November 24th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
In just two years, the world’s largest full-service restaurant group has recycled more than 7.3 million pounds of fry oil, the chain announced earlier this month.
Read More:That’s a Lot of Fries: Red Lobster-Olive Garden Group Recycles 7.3 Million Pounds of Oil
September 6th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Cars that run on only one type of fuel? That’s so pre-millennium. How about a car that runs on wine? Or cheese? Or both? Seriously.
Read More:Leaded, Unleaded or Merlot? The Wine-Powered Vehicle Has Arrived
August 9th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Farmers in St. Aquilin, France have found yet another use for a beloved part of their cuisine: They’re using duck fat to power vehicles.
Read More:How Far Can Your Car Drive on… Duck Fat?
February 24th, 2011 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
Scientists at the Rochester Institute of Technology are working to use microalgae to clean wastewater and produce biodiesel simultaneously; the school announced in a press release last week.
Purifying wastewater before sending it back into the ecosystem would reduce or eliminate pollutants, such as nitrates, phosphates, bacteria, and toxins. Microalgae consume these materials and then the algae – which are less expensive and grow quicker than corn and soybeans – can be converted into biofuel.
Read More:Algae Turns Wastewater into Biodiesel
December 18th, 2008 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
Most people know Jay Leno from the Tonight Show or his standup career in the 1980s. But he’s also a gear-head.
He likes cars. And in our new eco-conscious society, driving hotrods and gas-guzzlers isn’t going to win many hearts and minds.
That’s why Leno’s different. Somewhere in Southern California is Jay’s Big Dog Garage and it’s outfitted with a lot of eco-innovations:
- 54-kilowatt solar panel system
- 10-kilowatt vertical axis wind turbine
- Parts-washer that uses microbes to consume grease and oil
- Industrial canister exchange system, replaces aerosol cans for break cleansers
- Natural all-purpose cleaners
- 90% efficient hot water heater.
He’s also got a bunch of cool cars, like a GM biodiesel super-car powered by a Honeywell LT-101 turbine engine. For more, check out Jay Leno’s Garage.
Via The Los Angeles Times.
Read More:Jay Leno’s Green Garage