alternative fuel vehicle Articles

  • Development of alternative fuels

    Sweco has a key role in the development of alternative fuels and has been honoured by Stockholm Public Transport to convert the South Bus Depot to gas fuelled buses. The first project phase involve 21 CBG buses and will service up to 130 buses of which 120 are in daily service. Stockholm Public Transport’s long term goal is to have the whole inner-city bus fleet running on biogas fuel to ...


    By Sweco

  • Fuel alternatives for heavy equipment

    High fuel prices are leading composters and wood grinders to reevaluate diesel-guzzling heavy equipment, looking to alternatives that are both more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. This could be as “simple” as filling up existing machines with biodiesel blends, could involve swapping out a diesel model for an electric one, or even go as far as generating electricity on site to power ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Peak oil and energy security: can alternative fuels and vehicles save us?

    Peak oil can be defined as the point in time when global oil production reaches its maximum annual rate, after which the annual production rate generally declines. Against an expected profile of growing demand for oil-based transport fuels, when peak oil occurs, it could create a growing transport fuel supply gap which, if not filled, would be expected to lead to very high prices for petroleum ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Alternative fuels and managing a diverse fuel portfolio

    Alternative fuels are becoming more prevalent in the marketplace at large and particularly within the waste industry. For example, Waste Management recently added its lOOOth natural gas fueled truck to its fleet this past summer. The alternative fuels that are going to work best for your fleet will take some investigation and research, but the prevailing data indicates that these solutions will ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Air quality issues drive vehicle alternatives

    Vehicle exhaust systems remain a major source of air pollution in cities, despite the progress being made to reduce emissions from new models. Energy World takes a look at efficiency improvements, and the alternative fuel alternatives to petrol and diesel. In early April, the south of Britain woke to a hazy blanket of smog. A few weeks earlier, Paris had choked and spluttered through its own ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Natural gas as a promising alternative fuel for passenger cars

    The present work (as a field study) investigated the role of compressed natural gas (CNG), as an automotive fuel in CO, HC and CO2 emissions in vehicle exhaust. Besides evaluating the influence of the fuel-feed systems into their cylinders on a vehicular emission level, two different systems were examined; electronic fuel-injection and well-carburetted engines. The chosen vehicles were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ohio cuts alternative fuel mandate in transportation budget

    On April 1, 2015, the Governor of Ohio, John Kasich (R), signed the 2016-2017 Transportation Budget Bill (Sub. H.B. 53). The state transportation budget does not include a requirement on alternative fuel use in the state vehicle fleet, a requirement that had been in place since 2006. Ohio Department of Transportation's ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Bio-Diesel- The alternate fuel for Indian Railways

    Global population explosion, rapid industrialization and greater human activities have been demanding more and more fuels/energy. On the other hand the reserve of fossil fuel is depleting day- by- day signaling a dark future for the mankind. In this scenario research in the field of renewable energy has increased. One such burning topic of the day is the production of “Bio-Diesel”. Bio-diesel is ...


  • The diffusion of innovation and perceived risk for the adoption of alternative energy vehicles

    Many researchers have studied alternative energy issues from a policy or industry viewpoint, but few have explored the consumer's beliefs and opinions. Since most applications of alternative energy are being developed for the consumer market, the consumer's acceptance and adoption of these new fuels and alternative energy vehicles are key factors to consider. This research studies the consumer's ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Alternative fuels and sustainable mobility: is the future road paved by biofuels, electricity or hydrogen?

    This paper compares 16 alternative energy chains in a Well-to-Wheel analysis including three indicators: energy use, emissions of climate gases and emissions of local/regional pollutants. The analysis includes a private car which uses natural gas, biological fuels, electricity and hydrogen, respectively. The analysis shows that an alternative which scores favourably on one indicator often scores ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Legal Lookout: Executive Order Supports Alternative Fuel Use

    On Jan. 24, 2007, President Bush signed Executive Order (EO) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management, which mandates that federal agencies reduce oil consumption, use more alternative fuels and curb greenhouse gas emissions. In his 2007 State of the Union address, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Strategic innovation in sustainable technology: the case of fuel cells for vehicles

    This paper explores the gap between the implied theoretical 'assumption' that development of technologies for sustainable development should be a smooth evolutionary transition and the reality of such change. Here, we identify a split between macro, long-term models of transition to greater environmental sustainability through innovation, as found in theories of ecological modernisation, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heavy Metals in Vehicles II

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Directive 2000/53/EC on End-of-Life Vehicles aims at the prevention of wastes from vehicles and at the reuse, recycling ...

  • Mexico’s first commercial waste to energy facility to supply alternative fuel under agreement

    Mexico’s first Waste to Energy plant is up and running in Hermosillo, Sonora. The facility began to take shape two years ago, when total waste management specialist ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Lithium Ion Battery testing for vehicles

    Introduction Lithium-ion batteries are used in many types of devices including over 60% of mobile phones and 90% of laptop computers. These batteries are inside iPods and iPads, as well as military and medical hardware. They are even powering pacemakers in the human body. However, the most significant growth in demand for Lithium-ion batteries is in the hybrid/electric vehicle market. This ...


    By Thermotron Industries

  • Effect of Biodiesel Fuels on Pollutant Emissions from EURO 3 LD Diesel Vehicles

    Transport is a key factor in modern economies. However, the EU transport system is currently not sustainable, and in many respects moving away from sustainability rather than towards it. The European Environment Agency highlights in particular the sector's growing CO2 emissions that threaten the EU meeting its target under the Kyoto protocol. Transport also represents a key challenge to ...


  • Electrifying vehicles: A car and its drama

    By Elisa Wood July 15, 2010 Who will play the lead character in Who Revived the Electric Car?, the sequel that is bound to be made to the famous documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car?http://www.whokilledtheelectriccar.com/.  Many are vying for the role: car manufacturers, battery producers, scientists and now the Obama ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Perfect products for fuel consumption

    In present time fuel customers get offered a row of perfect products for fuel consumption enhancement, processes of combustion, both in petrol engines for cars, and to the diesel. All additives to petroleum are harmless to the car and serve as protection against the low-quality fuel which has got to a tank and will increase saving. They will secure and will burn any petroleum and if fuel is a ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Power management policies and control of hybrid electric vehicle

    With increasing concern over the environment and ever-stringent emission regulations, the use of hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is being investigated as an alternative form of transportation. A hybrid vehicle combines the advantages of an electric drive and an internal combustion engine. This paper proposes the necessary hardware and software needed for an effective control of the electrical part ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling performance of ultracapacitor arrays in hybrid electric vehicles

    This paper describes the development of a computer model to model performance of ultracapacitor arrays in hybrid electric vehicles. A Power-Based Model (PBM) was created and the results were compared with data from the University of Idaho's ultracapacitor hybrid Future Truck. The PBM accurately predicts vehicle fuel economy and allows quick simulation speed. This model includes a derived Internal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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