petroleum consumption

Switchgrass Ethanol Yields Large Net Energy Gain

Article: Switchgrass Ethanol Yields Large Net Energy Gain

LINCOLN, Nebraska, January 8, 2008 – (ENS) – Switchgrass grown for biofuel production produced five times more energy than needed to grow, harvest and process it into cellulosic ethanol, finds a large farm study by researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln published Monday. The five year study also found greenhouse gas emissions from cellulosic ethanol…

Dipping Your Toe in the Car Pool

Article: Dipping Your Toe in the Car Pool

Personal transportation is an oft-discussed topic at TreeHugger, and while the methods and ideas often differ, we can all come to the same conclusion: driving by yourself is a pretty inefficient way to get around. So, even if you can’t drive an electric car [www.sundance.tv] or fuel up with biofuels [www.sundance.tv], there’s something everyone can…