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Making alternative fuels cheaper

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jun. 17, 2013)

Original story at MIT News MIT chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize a key biofuel component, which could make its industrial production much more cost-effective. The compound, known as gamma-valerolactone (GVL), is attractive because of its ...

Shanks expands alternative fuels market

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Jan. 8, 2009)

Waste management firm Shanks wants to broaden its development in markets for solid recovered fuel this year. SRF is produced after recyclable material is extracted from black bag waste and the residue is stabilised and dried at mechanical biological treatment plants. Shanks has supplied five of the UK’s cement kilns with SRF as a viable ...

Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time

by Associated Press  (Nov. 24, 2015)

One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery. If batteries can get better, cheaper and store more power safely, then electric cars and solar- or wind- powered homes become more viable - even on cloudy days or when the wind isn't blowing. These ...

Seaspan implements ECO Insight Solution

by DNV GL Energy  (Nov. 25, 2015)

“Seaspan has spent considerable effort to develop its capabilities around fleet performance. Close monitoring of the performance of our fleet is in line with our mission of safe, reliable and economical operations. The ability to measure hull degradation very accurately was what made this performance management solution interesting for ...

Iberdrola USA to convert vehicle fleet to alternative fuel

by IberdrolaUSA, Inc.  (Sep. 16, 2014)

Iberdrola USA recently signed a commitment agreement with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) to spend at least five percent of its annual fleet acquisition budget on plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and equipment. This commitment is the latest step in Iberdrola USA’s ongoing strategy to utilize and support alternative-fuel vehicle ...

Next Alternative's Emulsion Fuel Appropriate for Myriad of Applications

by Marketwire  (Jan. 30, 2012)

Robert Ireland, CEO of Next Alternative, Inc. (XETRA: N4H), has relayed that the firm's Emulsion Fuel is a leading source of energy for a wide spectrum of applications. Emulsion or Em-Fuel is water and petroleum blended on a sub-micron level. Next Alternative (NAI) manufactures this mixture at a 60% fuel, 40% water ratio. Also included is a ...

Leading Alternative Fuel Developers Set to Ramp Revenues

by Lux Research  (Feb. 19, 2013)

It will be a make-or-break year for alternative fuel developers as leaders race to show real revenue in order to cement their place in the industry, says Lux Research. Laggards will be caught between ...

Report maps future of alternative fuel vehicles

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jul. 10, 2013)

Original story at MIT News Cars that run on alternative fuels like biofuels and liquefied natural gas can cost less, cut emissions, and reduce dependence on foreign fuels, according to a report by the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). ...

Alternative Feedstocks for Chemicals and Fuels (Technical Insights)

The current oil price is over $100 a barrel and clearly, the higher the price of oil goes, the more organizations have incentives to go and find alternatives. This study examines alternative methods that may be useful in augmenting oil and gas production due to the cost of producing traditional feedstocks, and certain improvements in the ...

SwRI launches International Alternative Fuel Technology Center

by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)  (Sep. 8, 2011)

Southwest Research Institute launched a collaborative effort to assist our clients to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and to address governmental mandates for alternative fuel production and tightened emissions standards. SwRI’s new International Alternative Fuel Technology Center (IAFTC) will maximize the ...

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