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Enactus Students in Kenya Turn Food Waste into Fuel

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Food waste or fuel, what do you see?

A Kenyan Enactus team came up with a way to turn food waste into fuel for stoves. They taught 36 people to make corncobs into briquettes that are used in place of charcoal. The new fuel source is sustainable, cuts down on costs and requires less transportation because the new sustainable fuel is locally abundant. A message about the corncob briquettes reached over 20 million Kenyans and now 35 institutions are using the alternative source of fuel.

From Waste to Fuel

PepsiCo’s Tropicana facility in Fort Pierce, Fla., is making both orange juice and advances in sustainability.
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A stinging acronym has often attached itself to the placement of facilities where municipal solid waste gets sent: NIMBY, as in “Not In My Back Yard.”

But for a PepsiCo business on the east coast of Florida living next door to this sort of site, proximity proved key to cultivating what has become a genuine environmental asset.

Tropicana’s juice-producing facility in Fort Pierce, Fla., borders the St. Lucie County Baling and Recycling Center, a complex that receives more than 600 tons of household waste during an average day.

Enactus Students Turn Coconut Shells Into Fuel

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Byproduct or product, what do you see?

Enactus students in the Philippines saw a way to turn coconut shells into an alternative fuel for street vendors. They helped 10 vendors raise their incomes an average of 113%. Learn about the project's impact on carbon emissions at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/byproduct-product-see/. #seeopportunity

Enactus Students Create Fuel From Waste

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Refuse or fuel, what do you see?

An Enactus team in Zimbabwe saw a way to melt plastic and create diesel fuel as a byproduct. So far, 12 women have worked to convert over 3 tons of waste. Just 35 kg of plastic translates to 24 liters of liquid fuel and 7 kg of wax. Find out more about Enactus and this innovative solution at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/refuse-fuel-see/.

Transitioning to Low-Carbon Fuel: A Business Guide for Sustainable Trucking in North America

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BSR's Future of Fuels initiative has produced a guide that outlines strategies for companies to accelerate the transition to climate-friendly fuels while improving the sustainability impacts of all fuels.

Why UPS Trucks Don't Turn Left

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Originally published on priceonomics.com

In 2004, UPS announced a new policy for its drivers: the right way to get to any destination was to avoid left-hand turns. Even if that means following this route that a UPS driver described to an incredulous press member:

Honda R&D Installs Advanced Fast-Fill Hydrogen Refueling Station

New station on Honda R&D Americas' Torrance, California campus built in anticipation of Honda's next-generation fuel cell electric vehicle, due in 2015
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  • New station on Honda R&D Americas' Torrance, California campus built in anticipation of Honda's next-generation fuel cell electric vehicle, due in 2015
  • Honda-developed hydrogen refueling protocol significantly reduces fill time

From Plastic to Petroleum: Converting Bags to Biofuel

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Every year, over one trillion plastic bags are used around the world. The average American consumer alone uses 300 annually. This ubiquitous item started out as a convenient and sanitary container for food, produce, liquids, chemicals, and waste. Plastic bags reduce paper use and use less material than comparable boxes, cartons, and jars. They are light, strong, and cheap. Today, however, their sheer number has caused major environmental problems. Most are not recycled, but thrown away, packing up landfills, clogging drainage systems, polluting the ocean, and killing wildlife.

Obama’s Fuel Economy Drive For Trucks Aims To Curb Fast-Growing Climate Change Problem

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In his call Tuesday for boosting the fuel economy of heavy-duty trucks, President Barack Obama is taking aim at one of the world’s fastest growing engines of oil demand and greenhouse gas emissions.
 

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