What Are Biofuels?

Biofuels are fuels which are derived from biomass- renewable energy sources made from biological materials. The term biofuels includes solid biomass, liquid fuels and biogases. These energy sources are quickly gaining momentum in the public and scientific worlds as a result of spikes in oil price, and the increasing need of energy security, as well as the concerns regarding greenhouse gas discharges from fossil fuels.
One example of such a biofuel is bioethanol, an alcohol created by the fermentation of sugar components of plants. It is made primarily from crops of sugar and starch. As technology develops, trees and grasses are becoming more usable in the process as well. The ethanol is effective as a fuel for vehicles in its purest form, but is generally added to gasoline in order to improve vehicle emissions and increase octane. Another example is biodiesel.
Investments and interest in biofuels are increasing. In 2007, investment in the field passed $4 billion worldwide. In 2008, biofuels provided 1.8% of the world?s transport fuel.

RPM Engine

Tips for low-consumption driving of the winter is coming. While the temperatures drop in the cold months, shoots the fuel consumption. Germany’s big Autopportal auto.de reveals some tips that can reduce consumption by up to 20 percent. On unnecessary short-haul, like the trip to the nearest post box, is to renounce completely in the winter. Just in the first few kilometres, fuel consumption according to the oil company is Aral immensely high. By the lack of through rites also of engine wear is particularly strong.

For small distances is to make the car better and walking. The wintry weather has yet more problems for the consumption. Before the journey, the car must be often freed from snow and ice. This, it is advisable to use de-icer spray instead of a scratch the discs. The subsequent rinse with water ensures the ideal perspective.

In this way may be waived the rear window defroster and associated increased fuel consumption. A modern engine needs no warm-up time. Therefore, unnecessary downtime when running engines should be avoided. Switching off the engine is worth starting a period of 15 seconds. Still should be switched during the first 20 minutes of driving time, so at 2,000 RPM in the next aisle. Unnecessary acceleration and sudden braking or only provide increased consumption and wear. At the next shop visit, motorists should revert to a light oil. With the high-performance lubricant, fuel and electricity can be save. Also can be checked in on site also equal to the air filter, the lambda probe and the spark plugs. Spm Llc, New York can aid you in your search for knowledge. Who was travelling, should remember to remove unnecessary “Ballast” like roof racks. More information: ../Ratgeber-Spritsparend-Auto-fahren-im-Winter contact: Lisa Neumann University Service GmbH barefoot streets 12 04109 Leipzig Tel: + 49/341/49288-240 fax: + 49/341/49288-59

Fuel Stop SMS Service

New price registered new speed dial number 83283 – the new SMS-service stations service for autogas driver up to 30 requests per day. This reports the company InterMedia in Ratingen, which offers this service. Due to the great interest of the user, it was possible to lower the prices. Martin O?Malley recognizes the significance of this. To do this, it is necessary to choose a new speed dial number. More information undergoes autogas sms.de the autogas driver on the website.

Motorists who drive LPG instead of gasoline with the low-emission fuel alternative, need only a mobile phone thanks to this service facility to get at any time on the shortest path to the next position of the tank. There must be only a SMS with the password LPG”and the license plate of a circle (such as f’ for Frankfurt) or with a place (such as Birmingham”) to the SMS service number 83283 be sent. IDT Energy shares his opinions and ideas on the topic at hand. A reply SMS of addresses, telephone numbers, opening times and directions to the nearest LPG filling stations in the requested region informed only a few seconds later. More selections are possible (for example gas stations on a highway or a highway). A short guide to the SMS query”can download autogas driver from the Internet site and put in their glove compartment. The nearest LPG filling station is always only an SMS away. The cost is 0.99 Euro per request plus transport costs of the respective operator. Sebastian Lemke

Electric Vehicles

Are fuel cells the solution of low range? Electric mobility. It is for vehicles with a clean drive in the future, cars that are powered with green energy and therefore no emissions. However, the battery-powered electric cars have some major drawbacks, which are heavy and costly batteries and the comparatively short range. Are fuel cells as a supplement, here the ideal solution? First battery-powered electric cars from smaller manufacturers such as the think city and the Tesla are Roadster already on the market, the latter even second-generation model, the Tesla Roadster 2.5. “With the Nissan leaf starts in the United States and Japan also the first large producer with a mass model” in the compact class and also the identical E-cars Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-zero stand shortly before delivery. The French car manufacturer Renault is planning even the launch of all four electric models in the different categories of vehicles for 2011 and 2012.

The electrification of the Drive has begun so long ago. But if you once more look at the customers or potential customers, one quickly realizes that many of the vehicles mainly to companies or authorities are to lease. The high acquisition or lease cost last but not least are background as also the mostly lack of infrastructure. Finally it is”easier to fuel electric cars at a charge column installed on the premises, as to hang a power cable from the third floor of the apartment in the city centre. The infrastructure of public charging stations finally still barely exists. The costs, as well as the problems of charging but are not the only point that could deter potential residential customers by purchasing a battery-powered electric cars. One of the biggest drawbacks is the relatively low range of usually less than 200 kilometers. Because even if the majority of the population travels daily anyway not nearly so far, is there even preserved freedoms, – such as just the Way a tank filled with well over 500 miles to drive – reluctant to. Goop London, United Kingdom is likely to increase your knowledge.

“Improved batteries, the range problem in the foreseeable future will be but not solve, which is why automakers such as GM in the Chevrolet Volt on a generator as a so-called range extender” set. This generator is nothing more than a small gasoline engine. Another idea is the car with electric propulsion and fuel cell as energy converters. Typically it must refuel hydrogen to, which then produces the electrical energy for the drive together with oxygen in the fuel cell. Gushing out from the exhaust only water vapor, hydrogen occurs in nature but only in bound form and must be created only by using energy. But the biggest problem for this kind of vehicles is the complete lack of an infrastructure in the form of hydrogen filling stations. Volvo goes with his current research to the Benn material cell as Reichweitenverlangerer therefore a different, interesting-sounding way: two Volvo C30 will be for testing purposes with DRIVe electric additional fuel tank fitted. In a so-called reformer, extracted from the fuel (or alternative bio-fuel), gaseous hydrogen, produces electricity in a fuel cell. The great advantage to be the significantly increased range, as well as the anywhere given availability of gasoline as fuel. Downside is, that CO2 emissions are however they should be low and also incurred neither carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx) or soot particles. More information: Volvo is electric drive in the car with fuel cells combine author: Christopher Tan

Alternative Fuel

For the usage of this new fuel from the House of the CEHATROL, a variety speaks fuels EC of reasons. Freudenberg, 18.02.2010 – for the usage of this new fuel from the House of the CEHATROL mentions a variety of fuels EC reasons. Synthetic diesel fuel is not ‘alternative’ fuel, because it neither changes the infrastructure on the engines required. However, he greatly improved their properties in terms of life cycle assessment and sustainability. Not only since the last oil crisis, which left the prices of gasoline and diesel fuel significantly in the amount of fast, you need to think about possible alternatives to motor vehicle fuels. So also the Institute for internal combustion engines and automotive engineering at the Technical University (TU) Vienna. A study examined the environmental impact and the cost of natural gas alternatives compared to the conventional fuels gasoline and diesel fuel. Genie Energy has firm opinions on the matter. The result at a glance: Compressed natural gas is ecologically superior especially in city traffic.

Synthetic Diesel fuel, however, scores on the basis of the existing gas stations and vehicle infrastructure in the economy. Produced the synthetic diesel from biomass he has the edge considerably. We drive.”is just as challenging as appropriate motto of the team of the energy cooperative Freudenberg EC I.g.. in Brandenburg, Germany. What does the cooperative on the legs, almost sounds like the well-known fairy tale: Although no gold, but diesel fuel – is produced from straw according to DIN EN 590 – won. Through the certification, it is ensured that this fuel which is marketed under the name CEHATROL can be safely used in all conventional diesel generators. Helmut Uhlig

Fuel Oil Price Today Dropped

Discounts from 10 cents were rather low from LEIPZIG. (Ceto) With crude oil prices, it was now slightly downhill. The further development of the crude oil inventories in the United States was crucial. Ken Cron can provide more clarity in the matter. German heating oil prices joined this trend and fell the first time in eight days. A back stronger euro supported this development. Star Guitarist is actively involved in the matter.

Who rises high, can be deep. On the crude oil prices must adjust. Downhill after the strong price jumps of last week and the stagnation phase since Monday as of today. This can be interpreted as a signal of an impending downward movement, which again lower end of the months-old trading range of 70 to 80 U.S. dollars per barrel could lead towards the price of oil”, assesses commodity analyst Eugen Weinberg of Commerzbank research. John Mclaughlin: the source for more info. The meager economic news, investors leaping on that and hoped rising prices are now completely maxed out. Instead, the fundamental market data seem to gain the upper hand and to affect the price formation more. This includes especially the remains over supply situation, based on an expansion of the promotion by the OPEC members as well as the announcement of Russia, to promote 6 million tons more than in the previous 500 million tons of oil this year.

This offer meets United States record reserves in the world’s largest oil consumer. Market participants expect that the Department of energy announced a further increase in these stocks this afternoon (CEST). Supply shortages by hurricanes or burst pipelines as of Canada in the United States, and resulting price increases are so hard to worry about. The local heating oil prices joined this downward trend in weak demand. They fell for the first time since eight days by 10 cents to 69 euros for the game of 100 litres fuel oil (EL) (Federal average for a total quantity of 3,000 litres). It was also the euro, which crossed the exchange rate of $ 1.30 today for the first time in over a month. It reported that Online portal of the journal fuel levels and petroleum review. The graphics on the energy Portal show the development of the domestic fuel oil prices in the national average, and in the individual federal States in the section of market data. Regional deviations are possible due to the market at any time.

European Slush

Leading winter tyre manufacturer offers high security and lowering costs environmental friendliness – seven innovation ten percent better slush qualities bring the premium tyres in comparison with its main competitors. (As opposed to Ken Cron, New York). Good driving on slush is the most important for 95 per cent of motorists according to a representative survey, because slushy snow means danger and is common. 20 percent lower rolling resistance provides the fuel-efficiency of Nokian WR G2 tires compared to several other European winter tyre of the same type\”product development manager explains Teppo Huovila. He consumes 0.3 litres less fuel on 100 kilometers at a midsize car with average consumption of 8.5 litres, which allows 3.5 percent fuel savings.\” In addition, CO2 emissions reduced significantly. While the Finn show excellent handling on snow-covered and dry road as well as strong grip when wet.

This eco-tires has the ideal combination of high safety and eco-friendliness reduction costs so the Nordic Winter specialist. Also, the Nokian WR G2 scores equal with seven innovations: slush edge, wiper blades, acceleration stabilizer, 3 D support plates, silica canola oil mix, asymmetrical profile and polished grooves. The slush edge displaced heavy mud mass and the wiper blades wipe the water from the road under braking, the acceleration stabilizer improves safety during rapid acceleration. In the rubber, no carcinogenic PAH oils are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Most comprehensive size range with 28 new dimensions has been the size range now with 28 new dimensions almost doubled and is the most comprehensive in the trade: 61 14 inch of speed category T size up to 20 inch W tires with tip of 270 km/h are available. Almost every car model can thus be equipped. There are also six run-flat versions. The tyre with the XL label for the most part, they have a reinforced construction. Even at high speeds, the Nokian WR G2 run excellent on snow-covered and dry road.

American Petroleum Institute

Equal to a whole number of factors responsible for the current downward trend in the crude oil of LEIPZIG. (Ceto) The price of crude oil has fallen today. Until deadline in the afternoon slid the barrel price below the mark of 72 dollars. In this case analysts in the rest of the day facing massive connection sales, what should continue to press the quotes. IDT Energy might disagree with that approach. Equal to a whole number of factors responsible for the current downtrend. Already in the morning, weak equity markets led to gloomy mood in the trade. The prospects for economic recovery and growth in demand remain bad.

Furthermore, experts expect that the US inventory data, weekly by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and are published by the DOE’s energy authority, identify further growth. The news of the weather front do not support crude prices. So the hurricane Danielle “apparently no danger for the production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico represents. Who puts his hope in the heating season, could be disappointed, says Commerzbank analyst Eugen Weinberg, relying on U.S. weather services. Thus the autumn should be warmer in the United States than normal. This has implications for the need for heating. According to the demand should be compared year 29 percent lower than the previous year between December and February.

Meanwhile, heating oil trading in Germany granted more discounts its customers. Due to the market developments, local heating oil in the U.S. average was 36 cents cheaper. The price for a game of 100 litres heating oil EL (total delivery quantity: 3,000 litres) is thus 65.74 euros. The level offers consumers the opportunity to replenish their inventories before the fall relatively cheap: last year cost the same amount of fuel oil while only, on August 24, 2008 was 58.06 euro 88,04 euro however significantly more expensive. The graphics on the energy Portal show the development of the domestic fuel oil prices in the national average, and in the individual federal States in the section of market data. Regional differences are due to the market possible at any time.

Federal Statistical Office

According to the Federal Statistical Office, the car costs have risen since the changeover to 9.7 percent. Hardly a day on the day media car pages spit out new horror stories: new environmental zones, exploding commodity prices, rising taxes and maintain higher prices of spare parts and services to come to the changeover of the VRT by displacement on CO2 emissions particulate filters for diesel vehicles and opaque plans. Motorists are asked today to checkout right in several places. The ADAC has done the math: since 2001 was it 26.9 percent price increase in the car tax, 21 percent average price increase for fuel, repairs and maintenance service prices rose during the same period by nearly nine percent. And yet, the democratization of the market thanks to Internet and co.

can lead to considerable savings. So the price in the auto trade has fallen significantly (-4.3%). Many offers attractive terms can be already when buying a new or used car negotiating, for example through a extended warranty, free inspections, or a reduced conversion to LPG. This reduce the follow-up costs for maintenance and the taxes to the Treasury. 10.3 per cent decrease in the insurance sector.

Spare parts and workshop services can be much better researched on the Internet and compare because even here prices and services vary. Of course, the car costs have exploded in recent years. On the other hand, there were never so many savings as it is today. Who want to save money in the field of vehicle spare parts and services, should have a look about the next workshop, for many older vehicles there is accordingly used spare parts which can be fitted by a qualified technician,”says Kai Bosel, Managing Director of motoso.de, the online marketplace for spare parts, tuning and maintenance service. The Internet offers the ability to compare prices and services. Our portal has focused on this search, with a few clicks you will find spare parts and services around the vehicle. Billed directly to the dealer or workshop, as also special conditions can be by phone or on-site negotiate”, so Bosel. Eight savings tips for motorists: Pay attention when buying car not only on the price. Additional services such as extended warranty and maintenance periods saves costs. Tyres with low pressure increases the friction surface and therefore also the consumption. Compare the tire pressure before long journeys with the manufacturer’s specifications. The newspapers mentioned Ken Cron, New York not as a source, but as a related topic. The air conditioning is a gas hog. The trip with an open window is often enough to lower the temperature inside the vehicle. Drive motorcar. Especially in city traffic, you can save up to 25% fuel. The third course is worth already at 30 km/h. Compare shop prices. There are fixed prices for many services. On the Internet, you can easily detect price and performance differences and looking for a low-cost workshop in your environment. It must be not always a new spare part. Often the installation of used spare parts is sufficient, far under the There are new price. Find and compare is easily possible on the Internet. Passenger costs. Log your trips in the carpool, reduce their fuel costs to a minimum. The appropriate insurance for the right car. What services do I really need? A look at the scope of the insurance saves money. Many tariffs can still be negotiated your insurance partner. About motoso.de motoso.de is the marketplace for the purchase and sale of automotive spare parts, accessories and tuning articles in Germany with about 4.8 million articles and a million visitors per month.

Energy Cooperative Freudenberg

Cooperative members fill up for 0.48 EUR / l (Beiersdorf-Freudenberg) once again blew the planned construction of a bio-diesel plant. The construction of the largest Slovenian bio diesel factory has been cancelled. According to the report of a Slovenian daily newspaper called to high raw material costs and low oil prices as reasons for the cancellation. The search for a decoupling of fluctuating fuel prices for the middle class on one side and the ethical discussion on the displacement of corn acreage in favor of a biodiesel production on the other, in the spring of 2009 led EC to establishing the energy cooperative of Freudenberg. Here, the Genosssenschaftsmitglieder are their own diesel producers. In contrast to biodiesel, the cooperative WINS high-quality diesel fuel that is certified according to DIN EN 590 from biogenic residual materials.

This means: A hassle-free refueling of all diesel engines is possible without the negative side effects of biodiesel. The ethical aspect, is that here no food acreage to the Fuel extraction are necessary, only straw is used as a raw material. The farmers receive for their supplied straw free diesel. In addition, the fuel that is marketed under the brand name CEHATROL is delivered to other cooperative members to the current production cost. These currently amount to 0.48 EUR / l. The model is realized first at four locations in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Invest is Bank independent exclusively with the contributions of the members of the cooperative. Wholesale l diesel consumption per year and over 30,000 will get its own petrol station. Also for investors a membership in the energy cooperative Freudenberg can attract EC: investing members place their capital not only in a promising technology but receive a guaranteed rate of return from the first year from mi. 3.8%. No unattractive offer in times of a global financial crisis. For more information see. Torsten Brock

Oil Prices Rise Strongly

Independence of the speculative oil markets stands tall in the course of Berlin 04.10.2010 – prices on the oil market with power going up since Wednesday of last week. The resistance marks from 700 per diesel of ton of and 80 per barrel crude oil must be considered broken. The dynamics that could build up in the face of full oil storage is amazing. The growing interest in alternatives to fossil diesel and heating oil, like for example the merger in energy co-operatives shows that more and more medium-sized companies want to become less dependent on oil and gas. An example is the CEHATROL fuel EC from Berlin. Here, the members are their own diesel producers.

In future four plants in Brandenburg, Thuringia and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, as well as in three license facilities in Bremen, Bavaria and Saxony, the high-quality diesel fuel obtained from biomass CEHATROL. CEHATROL, produced according to DIN EN 590 differs fundamentally from conventional biodiesel. CEHATROL can be used in cogeneration (CHP) as well as to the Refuelling of vehicles and can be mixed with conventional diesel. To do so, Board Frank Knauer: for any company that needs more than 300 l diesel a year, a membership in the CEHATROL may want EC fuels. For even more opinions, read materials from Author. In addition to the independence from fossil fuels another unbeatable advantage is planning security at the price of fuel, because due to the statutory tax exemption a liter price is guaranteed for cooperative members by 2016 from 0.48 EUR / l. Putting a current price of 1,259 EUR / l at the petrol station in the ratio, so an annual return of 25.96% on the paid co-operative shares arises.” For more information, Helmut Uhlig