fuel

News

Fuel From Landfill Methane Goes on Sale

Published: 
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 8:33am
Category: 
Energy

Farmers, waste management companies and the energy industries have long experimented with converting methane, a byproduct of decomposing organic matter, into transportation fuel.

News

A Plan to Go Halfway Around the World, Fueled by Plastic Trash

Published: 
Mon, 10/15/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

HONG KONG — Sometime in the next few months, a single-engine Cessna will fly from Sydney to London. Converted to be able to carry extra amounts of fuel, the small plane will take 10 days for its journey, making 10 or so stops along the way.

What will make this journey special is not the route or the identity of the pilot — a 41-year-old British insurance industry executive who lives in Australia — but the fuel that the aircraft will be using: diesel processed from discarded plastic trash.