Researchers have developed a new Metal Organic Framework (MOF) that might provide a better and cheaper method for separating the different hexane molecules of gasoline.  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) measurements help to explain how the MOF works. The new MOF was created in the laboratory of Jeffrey Long, professor of chemistry [...]

A team of researchers from Ford Motor Company are asserting in a paper published in the journal Fuel that “substantial societal benefits” would arrive for consumers by using higher volume blends of ethanol to leverage the alcohol’s inherent high octane rating to produce ethanol-gasoline blends with higher octane numbers. Octane numbers measure in scale the [...]

For nearly a year and two hundred plus posts we’ve looked at the leading edges of the energy and fuels context coming at us.  The leading one for half a century is petroleum and its not going away.  With fusion, man made alternatives, solar and geothermal in an even longer list, the one we need [...]

“Ah! Out with the sharp knives mates.” T. Boone Pickens has his idea of launching wind power so strongly made and out so fast that natural gas could be used for cars instead of some of the gasoline we’re using. Can it stand the test of close examination? Make no mistake; this Pickens fellow is [...]

The flip side to food vs. fuel is that the corn crop may come up short enough to drive ethanol in part off the market for gasoline addition. Estimates are putting the price increase at 15% or nearly 60 cents per gallon. At 10% in E-10 mixes that could be high but even at a [...]

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