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Biofuels

  • 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible

    The pressure to show an interest in the ecological impact of driving is extending ever-upwards, so high that even Bentley is working on a new biofuel model. The new model is the convertible version of last year’s Continental Supersports, which will be making its world debut in just a few weeks at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Officially titled the 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, the new model is the fastest and most powerful production Bentley drop-top in history. It features the Supersports Coupe’s 612 horsepower twin-turbocharged W-12 engine and is capable of...

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    Report: Bentley Working On Hybrid Powertrain

    Bentley’s new hybrid powertrain is expected to be launched in 2011.

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    Study finds burning crops for electricity more efficient than converting to biofuel

    Hybrid and electric cars are often criticized for the fact that they still use electricity generated by fossil fuels, and often environmental groups will advocate the use of biomass-powered cars, such as ethanol vehicles, as opposed to the electrics. Now, however, a study run by Stanford biology...

  • 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports production model
    Spy shots: Bentley Continental Supersports in production trim

    Bentley's flex-fuel Continental Supersports recently broke ground as the first ethanol-burner from the brand, and this week the car took a step closer to arriving in showrooms as the first production models have started undergoing real-world testing. Having debuted in concept form at March’s...

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    Obama administration moves to boost biofuels with $787 million package

    As the U.S. struggles to bootstrap itself out of one of the worst economies in decades, the federal government continues its spending spree, earmarking $787 million to biofuels. The goal is ostensibly to meet a target set by former President George Bush of 36 billion gallons of biofuel in the...

  • 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports
    Bentley’s fastest and most powerful production car ever priced from $273,295

    Bentley's flex-fuel Continental Supersports recently broke ground as the first ethanol-burner from the brand, and with this week's announcement of the price of the car, its cash-burning abilities are known too. Taking its slot as the most powerful and fastest Bentley ever, the Supersports is also...

  • lexmaul vectra ffv 003

    Ethanol is a hot topic among biofuels advocates - and opponents - and green-car fiends alike, but it has a long tradition as a performance fuel as well. Lexmaul taps into that tradition with their latest Vectra, converting the car to E85 flex-fuel capability for extra performance. The CO2 savings doesn't hurt in carbon-conscious Europe either, but with up to 270hp (201kW) and 243lb-ft (330Nm) of torque on tap, you're not thinking 'green' you're thinking 'fun'. That's a big improvement over the stock Vectra's 175hp (130kW) as well. The conversion kit is included in Lexmaul's 'Stage 1' program...

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    Saudi muslim scholar calls ethanol fuel use a sin

    In the Koran the Prophet Mohammed set out clear rules for Muslim interaction with alcohol, forbidding the use, purchase, sale, service, transportation or even manufacture of the substance. And that's the basis a Saudi Muslim scholar is using to call ethanol use by Muslims a sin. Setting aside the...

  • Germans convert Ford Mustang GT to LPG
    LPG-powered Mustang GT cranks out 300hp

    The Ford Mustang is many things to many people, but rarely is it considered an efficient or 'green' vehicle. A German LPG advocacy group and tuning shop Rollin on Chrome have come together to change that perception, however, producing a 300hp (228kW) LPG-fueled custom Mustang GT, which joins the...

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