Clean Cities Success: Fair Oaks Farm 8.18.2011
15,000 acre Fair Oaks Farm in northern Indiana is building a public access, compressed natural gas station to service a new fleet of 42 CNG milk delivery trucks. A majority of the fuel will come from a planned biomethane pipeline. Outlined by these yellow-flagged stakes, it will stretch 4 and a half miles to an underground anaerobic digester. The digester… Read More
Eco Challengers 8.11.2011
Automotive technology is advancing by leaps and bounds and with every new breakthrough in energy storage, materials or electronics, the gap between science fiction and reality gets narrower. So training car engineers to continue this crucial work into the future can no longer rely on traditional classrooms and textbooks. That's why collegiate engineering… Read More
Clean Cities Success: Foodliner 8.05.2011
Mid-west based Foodliner is one of the largest bulk food haulers in America. In 2010, Foodliner expanded their fleet to include 6 new Compressed Natural Gas tractors for use in daily deliveries. Refueling along their routes is made easy thanks to a public access CNG fueling station in Des Plaines, Illinois. The company is looking into adding other CNG trucks with… Read More
Green Boomtown: Union City, Indiana 8.05.2011
These days, many cities and towns are turning green; using domestic, renewable fuels to replace petroleum in their fleet vehicles, enacting anti-idling laws, and encouraging good practices like recycling. But one Indiana city has done more than just embrace these principles, they've reinvented themselves as an environmental boom town, where the rush is not… Read More
The emergence of cars like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt have generated a lot of buzz for electric drive vehicles lately. But hydrogen fuel cells, seen by many as one of the most promising long-term clean driving solutions, are making their way into new cars as well. The development of hydrogen technology has not been limited to the automotive field… Read More
Alternative Fuel Propane 4.22.2011
If asked to name the three most popular transportation fuels in the world, most people would correctly guess gasoline and diesel as the top two, but what about number three? Well, here's a clue: it's one of the cleanest-burning fossil fuels and is used by millions of Americans every day, for everything from moving cargo to heating their homes—and let's not forget…… Read More
Charging Network 3.25.2011
The current influx of electric vehicles bodes well for a near future era of clean, emission free motoring. But critical to making that goal a reality is the ability to recharge all of those vehicles. And creating a nationwide charging infrastructure from the ground up is a daunting task. So, is America ready to plug in? Ready or not, the EVs are coming.… Read More
Battery Electric Vehicles 3.11.2011
It may be hard to believe, but one form of electrified car, the gas-electric hybrid, has actually been on our roads for more than a decade. Once a novelty, they're now part of the vehicle mainstream. As hybrid technology has matured, though, more advanced electric drive vehicles are fast coming on line, ready to lead the charge toward a sustainable green driving future.
Clean National Parks 12.17.2010
Some of America's most precious treasures are our national parks. And the U.S. Park Service understands that keeping the parks pristine, while also allowing easy access by vacationers is a huge challenge. So, setting the pace on making the drive through the parks greener is not just a goal, it's a passion...
Eco-Car Challenge 6.02.2010
Automotive technology is evolving at a dizzying pace, and training the next generation of car engineers is no longer confined to traditional classrooms and textbooks. Real-world, hands-on experience is crucial and that's why collegiate engineering competitions like the EcoCar Challenge are more important than ever before.