German airline Lufthansa has signed an agreement with Australian biofuel developer Algae.Tec to build a large-scale algal jet fuel production facility in Europe.
The UK government’s incentive scheme for electric vehicles is not working and demand remains low, warned a report from the Transport Select Committee earlier this week.
US aircraft maker Boeing and American Airlines unveiled a next-generation 737-800 ‘eco’ airplane in Washington DC earlier this week.
European targets to replace conventional fuels with biofuels are contributing to the rise in food prices, putting millions under the risk of hunger, warns international aid agency Oxfam.
The latest government figures indicate that sales of low-emission vehicles in the UK are starting to accelerate with over 960 vehicles registered in the second quarter of 2012 alone.
Greenhouse gas emissions fell by 2.5% last year despite growing GDP and coal consumption, according to the latest estimates by the European Environment Agency.
The UK government yesterday announced the creation of a £13 million Energy Storage R&D Centre to focus on the development of batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles.
US President Barack Obama last week officially signed off on “groundbreaking” standards that will take fuel efficiency to 54.5 mpg for cars and light trucks by 2025.
A US Department of Energy project that aims to use captured CO2 from flue gas to produce algal biofuels is moving to its next phase.
US carmaker Ford is increasing its engineering workforce and doubling its battery testing capabilities over the next year to support the development of more electric vehicle technologies in-house.