Weighting it out

The future of lead wheel weights in the U.S. remains as clear as mud. For all the obvious reasons the industry should shift to steel, zinc or other weight materials, state and federal governments seem to be in no hurry. The federal government in particular has been...

Vegetable Oil In Your Tank

Things to Consider in Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO) If you’ve read the recent Science article about biofuels co-authored by Nature Conservancy scientist Joe Fargione, you may know that biofuels made from corn and other food by-products have serious drawbacks — namely,...

Tesla Motors Being Restricted?

Tesla Motors Inc recently lost a battle for its direct to consumer sales model in New Jersey (in a rather back-handed way, it seems). However, while the automaker’s losing battles get a lot of press, it’s worth noting that Tesla can still sell cars in most of the...

N.J. Using Less Electricity

Ron Rossi has always looked for efficiencies in his workplace. Back in the 1970s, fresh out of engineering school, he helped institute energy-efficiency measures at two supermarkets owned by his family, such as reclaiming the heat thrown off by the air conditioning...