energy conversion News

  • Shaping the energy policy conversation

    The EI’s Energy Barometer 2015 was an undoubted success. A high proportion (63%) of EI members in our College responded to the survey. Their comments provided us with strong, unified messages about policy continuity, investor confidence and innovation support, skills needed for the future, and the need to improve the way we communicate energy matters ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • A greenbuild conversation with Lisa Ling

    Herman Miller Discover Blog by Susan Huls At the 2010 Greenbuild conference, I had the chance to interview television journalist Lisa Ling. A special correspondent for ...


    By 3BL Media

  • U.S. Department of Energy Announces Projects to Transform Energy Storage and Conversion

    The Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) recently announced $37 million in funding for 16 innovative new projects as part of a new ARPA-E program: Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion-Conducting Solids (IONICS). IONICS project teams are paving the way for technologies that overcome the limitations of current battery and fuel cell products. By ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • WEC up! Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize Administrator

    The Water Power Program today awarded $6.5 million to a Prize Administration Team led by Ricardo Inc. of Van Buren Township, Michigan for the development and execution of the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Prize Competition. The WEC Prize aims to attract innovative ideas from developers by offering a monetary prize ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Covanta Energy Introduces Commercial Gasification System for the Conversion of Waste to Energy

    Covanta Energy Corporation (NYSE: CVA), a leading global owner and operator of Energy-from-Waste projects, today announced that it has completed commercial demonstration testing on a first-of-its-kind gasification technology. The technology has demonstrated the ability to gasify unprocessed post-recycled municipal solid waste (MSW) in a commercial setting, while reducing emissions and increasing ...


  • Enecsys and SMTC Partner to Build Next-Generation Solar Energy Conversion Technology

    SMTC Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTX) (TSX: SMX), a global electronics manufacturing services provider, and Enecsys Limited (www.enecsys.com), a premiere supplier of micro inverter products for the global solar market, announced today a partnership to produce Enecsys micro inverters for the Canadian market at SMTC's Markham facility located in York Region, Ontario. This enables ...


    By Marketwire

  • Starting a national conversation on Energy Strategy is difficult amid diverse voices

    Canada's current energy system needs to be transformed, starting with a "national conversation" toward a national energy strategy, speakers told the GLOBE 2012 business and the environment conference. Beyond agreeing that the status quo is no longer sustainable, however, panelists at GLOBE's town hall session differed in how to begin a national conversation amid polarized views, growing energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hi Score Continues Its Conversion of Florida Condominiums to Energy Saving Lighting

    Hi Score Corporation (PINKSHEETS: HSCO) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with yet another South Florida Condominium hi-rise. The agreement with Imperial Towers in Hallandale Beach, Florida, is designed to test the energy savings that Imperial Towers will appreciate by changing their T8 Fluorescent Fixtures and lamps to EcoGreenBulb Energy Saving T5 Retrofit Kits. The test ...


    By Marketwire

  • Hybrid Energy Looks to High Energy Solar Cells in Its Consumer Solutions: Energy Conversion to Double, Energy Costs to Half

    RENO, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 07/14/10 -- Hybrid Energy Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HYBE) is pleased to report independent advances in solar cell research have virtually doubled the conversion ratio of sunlight to energy, thereby significantly reducing the effective cost of its solar energy solutions and the cut payback time frames in half. Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin and ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA, San Jose, recycler celebrate food waste to energy conversion

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and City of San Jose will celebrate the city’s successful food-waste-to-energy program at a tour of the nation’s first large-scale commercial anaerobic digestion facility, privately owned and operated by Zero Waste Energy Development Company. “Thanksgiving is a great time to focus on reducing food waste, the largest single material ...

  • Ocean Thermal Energy conversion and the company bringing it to market: a catalyst for saving the environment

    The awareness of human induced effects on the environment has been in the public domain for nearly 200 years. Dating back to 1824, French physicist Joseph Fourier brought to light the impact of greenhouse gases on our environment. Yet since Fourier’s observation of this basic scientific truth, global carbon dioxide (CO2) levels have grown exponentially, passing the 400 parts per million ...

  • National fleet conversion to CNG is Bolivia’s goal

    Bolivia’s Oil and Energy Minister, Fernando Vincentti, has set the wheels in motion for a major rollout of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle conversions in 2011, using funds granted by Decree 478, reports FM Bolivia. The goal of the decree is to accelerate a shift of the energy matrix in the country, leading to conversion of the entire ...


  • New Enzyme Speeds Up Biomass-to-Sugar Conversion

    Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed an enzyme—called CelA—that can convert biomass such as trees, grasses, and agricultural residue to sugars up to 14 times faster and much more cheaply than competing catalysts used in biofuel production. If the enzyme performs well in larger tests, it could help drive down the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DOE Publishes Report on Detroit’s Street Lighting Conversion

    The U.S. Department of Energy has released a new report on the comprehensive street lighting restoration currently being undertaken by the City of Detroit, which includes transitioning the existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) sources to LED. Entitled Restoring Detroit’s Street Lighting System, the report provides an objective review of the circumstances surrounding the system restoration, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • HPEV Update on Vehicle Conversion and Motor/Generator Technologies

    HPEV, Inc. (OTCQB: BIBB) (formerly Z3 Enterprises, Inc.) announced today that the Company has reached another milestone on the road to completion of its initial vehicle plug-in hybrid conversion. Sub-assemblies and components for commercializing this patent-protected and revolutionary parallel hybrid conversion system on a Ford 350 class 3 truck are currently being delivered. Final assembly ...


    By Marketwire

  • Morbark launches sawdust quick switch conversion kit

    Morbark, Inc. now offers a second Quick Switch conversion kit, allowing grinder owners to further diversify their product offerings by simply modifying the hammermill of their Morbark horizontal grinder. The original conversion kit, introduced in 2009, gave Morbark grinder owners the ability to make high quality standard size chips. Now, the new Sawdust Quick Switch conversion kit also allows ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • GreenMan Subsidiary Completes Conversion for Bhushan Steel Ltd.

    GreenMan Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: GMTI) (PINKSHEETS: GMTI) announced that its American Power Group Inc. (APG) subsidiary has completed the follow-on order for Bhushan Steel Ltd. ("Bhushan Steel"), New Delhi, India, to convert two MAN B&W generators (one 12MW and one 9MW) at their Khopoli industrial site to APG's dual fuel technology. Bhushan Steel Ltd. is India's third largest secondary ...


    By American Power Group, Inc.

  • Alberta Innovates funds Biorefining Conversions Network 2.0

    With funding from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, the Biorefining Conversions Network aims to become a hub for bioeconomy investments and a world class centre of excellence for biorefining and biomass conversions. Using a Campus Alberta approach over the next three years, the network will receive $3.8 million for business development and research that turns the province's agricultural and ...


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