Fuel Efficiency Articles

  • White House Publishes Mid-Century Strategy For Deep Decarbonization

    On November 16, 2016, the White House filed the Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris climate deal. The strategy highlights the role that U.S. government-funded research, development, and demonstration ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Fuel Homogenization

    The structure of the financial expenses of automotive businesses and boiler plants is quite varied, though it still allows to identify the main expenditures. First of all, it is the fuel, which accounts for no less than 40% of all costs. Fuel homogenization devices are designed to increase the quality of combustion, thereby saving resources. Homogenized fuel features good performance, ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Easy Access to Savings on Board Ships - Case Study

    Grindrod Shipping, owner and manager of IVS and Unicorn Tankers, has installed OptiSaveTM on board 9 vessels; 7 bulk carriers and 2 tankers and more will follow. The co-operation with IVS goes back to 2009 and the first OptiSaveTM system was installed on board one of the bulk carriers soon after. “We have a great co-operation with DESMI and ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • AST Emergency back-up and mission critical fueling systems- Case Study

    The Challenge This Tanknology client is a large operator of hospitals and healthcare facilities, spanning multiple states. They operate more than 200 fuel storage tanks, roughly 75 percent aboveground and 25 percent underground. The tanks are specifically for back-up power generation. The company is in acquisition mode, with new facilities periodically added to their portfolio. ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • AST regional fuel distribution and services provider – Case Study

    The Challenge This Tanknology client is one of the largest regional wholesale petroleum marketers in the US, currently operating 15 bulk-fueling locations with more than 100 Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs), supplies, fuel and lubricants to thousands of clients across multiple states. The company is an expansion mode, with frequent acquisitions. Tanknology historically has supported the ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • What does Brexit mean for demand of UK Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)?

    Demand for UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) exports to fill up incinerator capacity in Europe is likely to continue even if Britain leaves the European Union in June, waste experts have suggested. The market for the export of UK waste to the mainland, especially the Netherlands, is to be viewed as one which has a high degree of certainty going forward: Brexit or no Brexit. The export of UK ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • The direct and indirect impacts of EU policies on land

    The 2011 Roadmap to a resource efficient Europe states, in its milestone of actions to address land as a resource, that 'By 2020, EU policies take into account their direct and indirect impact on land use in the EU and globally …' (EC, 2011d). This report presents a methodology for the assessment of European Union (EU) policies in terms of their land-related implications in Europe and ...

  • Case study - Waste heat generates steam and savings

    OVERVIEW A coil coating facility purchased a new a 15,000 SCFM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) which had a nominal heat transfer efficiency rate of 90% thermal energy recovery. It was designed with supplemental fuel injection (SFI) which is used during low VOC loading conditions, to help save fuel cost.  The facility was looking for additional ways to decrease their exhaust ...

  • Case study - Oxidizer system optimization

    OXIDIZER SERVICE SERIES: PART 4 As promised, this is the fourth installment of Anguil's Oxidizer Service Series. If you have read through the first three parts, this can be seen as a capstone of those efforts. Having a strong oxidizer service plan, backed up with recommended spare parts and all of the proper documentation will not only improve your system performance but also allow you to focus ...

  • Every kilowatt utilised optimally

    Heat recovery with AERZEN blowers As a part of an extensive renovation project, the city of Filderstadt modernised the Bombach wastewater treatment plant, located in the district of Bonlanden. Now, Delta Hybrid rotary lobe compressors made by AERZEN provide optimal oxygen supply, and, thanks to heat recovery measures, the energy balance has improved further. Although ...

  • Navy Launches “Great Green Fleet” Featuring Biofuel Powered Ships

    On January 20, 2016, U.S. Navy (Navy) Secretary Ray Mabus and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack launched a Carrier Strike Group (CSG) of ships running up to 50 percent biofuels as part of the "Great Green ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Surface-to-surface biofilm transfer: a quick and reliable startup strategy for mixed culture microbial fuel cells

    The startup of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) is known to be prone to failure or result in erratic performance impeding the research. The aim of this study was to advise a quick launch strategy for laboratory-scale MFCs that ensures steady operation performance in a short period of time. Different startup strategies were investigated and compared with membraneless single chamber MFCs. A direct ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Urban sustainability issues — What is a resource-efficient city?

    What is this report about? Policy background Scarcity of natural resources poses a threat to the continued prosperity and well‑being of the world's population. As the global economy and population grows and the standard of living rises, the demand for natural resources increases and this threatens the security of supply. Resources are defined as all inputs into ...

  • Performance of microbial electrolysis cells with bioanodes grown at different external resistances

    Bioelectrochemical systems need an anode with a high abundance of exoelectrogenic bacteria for an optimal performance. Among all possible operational parameters for an efficient enrichment, the role of external resistance in microbial fuel cell (MFC) has gained a lot of interest since it indirectly poises an anode potential, a key parameter for biofilm distribution and morphology. Thus, this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Solar fuels: how planes and cars could be powered by the sun

    Solar energy is the world’s most plentiful and ubiquitous energy source, and researchers around the world are pursuing ways to convert sunlight into a useful form. Most people are aware of solar photovoltaics that generate electricity and solar panels that produce hot water. But there is another thrust of solar research: turning sunlight into liquid fuels. Research in solar-derived liquid ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Simultaneous production and separation of biohydrogen in mixed culture systems by continuous dark fermentation

    Hydrogen production by dark fermentation is one promising technology. However, there are challenges in improving the performance and efficiency of the process. The important factors that must be considered to obtain a suitable process are the source of the inoculum and its pre-treatment, types of substrates, the reactor configurations and the hydrogen partial pressure. Furthermore, to obtain ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hydro Nano Gas could be the Answer for Neutralizing Carbon Fuel Emissions

    Hydro Infra Technologies (HIT), a Swedish clean tech company based in Stockholm, has developed an innovative patent pending approach for neutralizing carbon fuel emissions by generating a novel gas called Hydro Nano Gas (HNG). In spite of all the advancement happening in the energy sector, globa economies are ...

  • Performance and emission characteristics of CI engine, fuelled with diesel and oxygenated fuel blends

    Vegetable oils are a potential alternative towards partial or total substitution of diesel fuels. In this study, we used ethanol as the solvent, and a bio fuel enhancer as additive to explore the possible use of higher percentages of biodiesel in an unmodified diesel engine. Biodiesel was produced from cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) by pyrolysis process. A mixture containing 80% (by volume) of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • “Linking” semi trucks can result in huge fuel savings

    Over the past year one of the hottest tech trends has been the race to develop autonomous — or driverless — cars. The journal Nature even featured these vehicles on the cover in early February and quoted experts saying they could hit the road in less than a decade. But this rapid ...


    By Ensia

  • Questions and Answers on the European Commission Communication: The Paris Protocol – A blueprint for tackling global climate change beyond 2020

    1. What is the aim of the Communication? The Communication sets out the EU's vision for a transparent and dynamic, legally binding United Nations climate change agreement that sets the world on a pathway to prevent global warming from reaching dangerous levels. International negotiations are under way and are set to be finalised at the UN climate conference in Paris in December 2015. ...


    By Europa Press Room

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