The Daily Sprout

The Airlines Are Hurting More Than You: “More than half of what they [airlines] charge for a ticket is devoted to jet fuel, up from as little as 10% to 20% just a few years ago.” — WSJ.

Toyota “Moving Beyond Lithium Ion”: Toyota said today it will make its cars more fuel efficient, start producing lithium ion battery tech with a JV, and develop battery technology that is beyond lithium ion. Also buried at the end of this article, the company says it is looking into cellulosic ethanol, too. And then theres the fact that they confirmed a plug-in hybrid for 2010. A long green to-do list. — Forbes and AutoblogGreen.

Thin Film Heading to German Court: The world’s largest maker of thin film solar equipment filed a complaint against Sunfilm in Germany for patent infringement — Bloomberg.

Algae-to-Biodiesel, Algenol in the Money?: Florida’s Algenol Biofuels is reported to have a $850 million licensing deal — Inside Greentech.

Xtrac Says Flywheels for Hybrid Vehicles: Xtrac, a company that develops transmission technology, says its flywheel kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) that is being created for Formula One cars could be used for hybrid vehicles — Green CarCongress.

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