Renewable energy technologies

Renewable energy is generated from resources such as the sun, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat which are naturally replenished.

"Renewable energy is derived from natural processes that are replenished constantly. In its various forms, it derives directly from the sun, or from heat generated deep within the earth. Included in the definition is electricity and heat generated from solar, wind, ocean, hydropower, biomass, geothermal resources, and biofuels and hydrogen derived from renewable resources."

Do You Own a Flex Fuel Vehicle?

What is a Flex Fuel Vehicle? It's a car or truck capable of burning alternative fuels. We're talking about gas engines that can also burn ethanol, natural gas, propane, hydrogen, methanol, and p-series fuels.

Ethanol is alcohol-based and is made by fermenting and distilling corn, barley, or wheat. It can also be made from "cellulosic biomass", such as chunks of trees and grass, except that this version is called "Bioethanol" instead of plain "Ethanol".

Corvette Racing, Penske Porsches Win Green Challenge World Debut

BRASELTON, Ga., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A world debut only ever happens once. And these will be the names to be remembered as the inaugural winners of the Green Challenge at the American Le Mans Series' signature endurance race - Petit Le Mans - at Road Atlanta Saturday: -- Porsche ... and its Penske RS Spyder team of Pat Long, Sascha Maassen and Emmanuel Collard -- GM/Chevrolet ... and its Corvette Racing team of Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen and Ron Fellows.

Hoosiers Can Now Drive Green and Clean on the I-65 Biofuels

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The opening of a four-state "biofuels corridor" along Interstate 65 is good news for supporters of clean air, said the American Lung Association of Indiana. On Tuesday, October 7, a series of special events and promotions in three states will officially mark the completion of the two-year project which began with a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to expand biofuels infrastructure in the Hoosier State. Drivers of flex fuel vehicles can now travel the entire length of I-65 in Indiana and the next E85 station with a quarter of a tank to spare.

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