fuel efficiency rule Articles

  • Embedding nuclear physics rules and fuel chemistry limits in control algorithms for a fuel-efficient nuclear reactor

    In a nuclear reactor, the energy which is stored in the fuel is proportional to the amount of fissile material. The consumption of that amount, after a set burn-up, should and must result in delivering a set energy, barring leakages (losses). The loss of energy due to an inefficient control algorithm, after a set burn-up, is a problem that no one has yet addressed. Nuclear fuel chemists and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA issues final rules for boilers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that more than 200,000 boilers, process heaters and incinerators will be impacted by a set of Clean Air Act regulations issued on February 21, 2011. Since EPA first proposed the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA, DOT propose GHG/fuel efficiency standards for trucks, buses

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) have jointed proposed a rule that would establish the first-ever greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel-efficiency standards for buses and heavy-duty trucks. In a joint release on October 25, the agencies said that the new standards will result in GHG emissions reductions amounting to 250 ...

  • New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles Are a “Win-Win-Win”

    America’s vehicles are on the road to becoming cleaner. Last week, President Obama directed his administration to set new fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for medium- and ...

  • Ratio control with logarithmic logics in a new P&P control algorithm for a true fuel-efficient reactor

    The concept of expending minimum control energy while stabilising or manoeuvring reactor power for a nuclear reactor is the key for a fuel-efficient reactor control. This concept results from treating the reactor close to its natural characteristics by a new Power and Period (P&P) control scheme. This is proven by spending only the required rate of reactivity (not more) to govern the power by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 5 out of 7 EU Carmakers on Track to Hit EU 2021 Fuel Efficiency Targets – Report

    Five out of seven European carmakers are on track to meet their CO2 targets by the 2021 deadline if they keep progressing as they have since the introduction of the law in 2008, T&E’s 2014 cars and CO2 report reveals. The report, in its 9th edition, ...

  • Gulf Coast Company finds a simple, inexpensive way to meet discharge rules

    Retif Oil & Fuel Inc. is one of the top petroleum specialty products distributors in the nation, offering customers a full range of services from commercial and retail deliveries to on- and off-site refueling services. The company has served the greater New Orleans area through three facilities since 1965 and has a commitment to serve an expanded market throughout the entire Gulf Coast. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Black Liquor – Green fuel or greenwash?

    Black liquor is not the product of a pot still in rural Tennessee, but a toxic by-product of the kraft wood pulping process. On May 20, 2009 Canada, together with the European Union, Brazil and Chile, wrote to the United States Congress urging them to repeal a tax credit for the use of black liquor as a biofuel on the basis that the credit is acting as a subsidy on the production of kraft pulp ...


    By McMillan LLP

  • Additives mixing effect fuel consumption

    Additives are an instrument of fuel operational development properties which can’t be provided with the previous stages of fuel producing. They lead to product correction, instead of participate in the main method of production. Their efficiency is caused by chemical structure, structure of a basic base, mutual influence and additives mixing process. Improvers which affect some parameters ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Additives mixing effect fuel consumption

    Additives are an instrument of fuel operational development properties which can’t be provided with the previous stages of fuel producing. They lead to product correction, instead of participate in the main method of production. Their efficiency is caused by chemical structure, structure of a basic base, mutual influence and additives mixing process. Improvers which affect some parameters ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Widespread Applicability and Energy Assessment highlight the Proposed New Boiler MACT Rules

    As we reported in last month’s 4 The Record, April 29, 2010 was a busy day for U.S. EPA and marked the culmination of years of background effort and planning related to air toxic emissions from boilers. U.S. EPA has proposed four (4) rules that, when finalized, will impact thousands of facilities. Two (2) of these rules are intended to reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants from boilers ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Study Charts a Future for Waste-Derived Fuels

    Pointers to possible future EU policy initiatives to give co-incineration facilities burning waste-derived fuels a strategic role in waste management have emerged in a study for the European Commission.1 The report suggests a policy focus on promoting source separation of municipal wastes, active discouragement of mass burn incinerators, and a levelling of the regulatory playing-field for ...

  • Fossil Fuel Development in the Arctic is a Bad Investment

    Even master chess players can miss a great move when they have been primed to look for a different one. To explore this phenomenon, researchers tracked master chess players’ eye movements when given chessboards with different layouts. With the first board, players could reach checkmate using a familiar move. When given the second chessboard, the players' eyes kept looking at the pieces ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Refuse Derived Fuel, Current Practice and Perspectives

    Untitled Document Summary I OBJECTIVES The objectives of the project were to undertake a survey on the current ...

  • Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficient Lighting and Technology

    In developed nations, lighting accounts for a large portion of the entire amount of electrical power consumed. In the United States, lighting is responsible for approximately 20% of total electricity consumption. In Canada, up to 50% of the electricity used in residential areas is consumed by lighting. In the US and Canada, lighting accounts for about 35% of the electricity used in commercial ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • The real power behind today’s energy efficiency industry?

    President Barack Obama recently pushed for increased energy efficiency in his State of the Union address. His endorsement is a plus, no argument. But it may not be the federal government that drives the industry’s next growth spurt. Increasingly, the push for clean energy seems to be more grassroots, from the city and community. Consider these significant ...

  • Fuel reduction potential of energy management for vehicular electric power systems

    In the near future a significant increase in electric power consumption in vehicles is to be expected. To limit the associated increase in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, smart strategies for the generation, storage/retrieval, distribution and consumption of the electric power can be used. This paper considers a vehicle configuration with a conventional drive train. Two energy management ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency in U.S. manufacturing: the case of Midwest pulp and paper mills

    Rising international energy and labor costs are combining with historically low natural gas prices and improving productivity in the U.S. to create an intermittent resurgence of American manufacturing. In a 2012 survey of company decision makers, the Boston Consulting Group found that 37 percent of manufacturers with sales greater than $1 billion were planning to bring back production to the ...

  • 3E Company Fuels Shell`s EH&S Compliance Management

    Background Shell Oil is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with around 102,000 employees in more than 100 countries and territories.  Shell continually places a strong emphasis on environmental regulatory compliance, and the Company is committed to managing its environmental impact as it strives to meet the world’s growing energy needs.  ...


    By 3E Company

  • Permitting of Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials at Portland Cement Plants Post NSR Reform

    Introduction One of the ways that the portland cement industry is seeking eco-efficiency gains is in waste co-processing and energy/material recovery - using the waste and by-products of other industries as fuels and raw materials for cement manufacture.1 These wastes and by¬products of other industries, such as tires and plastics (fuels) or blast furnace slag and fly ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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