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  • Fuel poverty and energy efficiency debate

    The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (Mr Edward Davey): I am grateful to the Opposition for this opportunity to set out the many things the Government are doing this winter, and in the winters to come, to help people to keep their energy bills as low as possible and to keep their houses warm. I am under no illusion about how hard it is out there this winter. Times are tough, many ...

  • NASA Software Promotes Airline Fuel Efficiency

    Software developed at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., is enabling major fuel savings for airlines and an increase in environmental efficiency.   The Ames Direct-To software is a product of NASA aeronautics research in air traffic management. The software has been adopted by The Boeing Company for commercial use. Boeing intends to offer airlines the opportunity to ...

  • Epcon`s RTOs are an effective & fuel efficient option

    Epcon's Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers are the antithesis to VOC proliferation, with efficiency rates comparable to any available anywhere. They're good. Epcon's Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers, called RTO's in the industry, are designed to be energy efficient to the extreme. They do it primarily due to their ability to achieve high levels of VOC (Volatile Organic Chemical) destruction – ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • New Report Shows Increase in Fuel Efficiency for 2007

    (Washington, D.C. - Sept. 26, 2007) Reversing a long-term trend of slightly declining fuel economy, EPA is reporting an increase in fuel efficiency for 2006 and 2007, an average of 20.2 miles per gallon (mpg) for cars and light duty trucks. For the first time, real-world fuel economy values are based on the new, more realistic EPA test methods that have taken effect for model year 2008 vehicles. ...

  • EC proposes new directive to cut fuel consumption as well as emissions

    The European Commission today said substantial reductions in fuel consumption, as well as CO2 and pollutant emissions, should be made from road vehicles.  It adopted a new proposal arguing that large cuts could be achieved by public authorities procuring clean and energy efficient vehicles for public transport services and introducing them into their fleet. Citizens living in urban areas will be ...

  • How the EU Sulphur Directive for Marine Fuels offers an opportunity for innovation in fuel saving technologies

    With most ship owners switching to Marine Gas Oil inside designated Emission Control Areas as of January 1st 2015, the cost of fuel could rise by up to 50%, so all measures to reduce fuel consumption are vital. Research and field testing has shown that the latest developments in engine lubrication and unique marine energy management systems can add more than a 15% improvement in fuel efficiency, ...


  • A new direction for climate negotiations

    The Copenhagen climate summit ended six months ago in what was widely seen in the clean tech and environmentalist communities as a major disappointment. Now, six months later, at the conclusion of yet another climate negotiation in Bonn, Germany, optimism for a climate agreement this year is no brighter than in those dark days of December. Nonetheless, the outlines of a pragmatic new approach are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Fuel Efficient Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Technologies Worldwide

    Fuel Efficient Internal Combustion Engine market report contains comprehensive data on the worldwide market for efficient ICE technologies (engine deactivation, cylinder deactivation, variable valve timing and lift, turbochargers and superchargers, direct fuel injection, homogeneous charge compression ignition, reduced displacement engines, hybrids and partial hybrids, split cycle engines, and ...


  • Goonvean improves energy efficiency and cuts fuel bills by 6%

    With a huge gas requirement for it’s drying equipment, Goonvean has been acutely affected by the recent instability of gas prices. At the company’s sites in Cornwall, china clay (kaolin) is produced through several energy intensive processes including thermal drying. However, installation of Maxsys Fuel Systems, which utilise magnetic fuel treatment technology, has significantly boosted the ...


    By Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd

  • Global Fuel Efficient Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Technologies

    Fuel Efficient Internal Combustion Engine market report contains comprehensive data on the worldwide market for efficient ICE technologies (engine deactivation, cylinder deactivation, variable valve timing and lift, turbochargers and superchargers, direct fuel injection, homogeneous charge compression ignition, reduced displacement engines, hybrids and partial hybrids, split cycle engines, and ...

  • China, US near climate-change deal over fuel efficiency

    Bloomburg - China and the US, the biggest sources of the greenhouse gas emissions heating the planet, have stood in the way of an international climate treaty for almost as long as there have been efforts to craft one. The US never ratified the 1997 Kyoto Protocol partly because the pact didn’t compel China and other developing economies to lower emissions. Now, the two countries may be moving ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UPS sets new automotive goal to improve fuel efficiency by 20%

    UPS (NYSE:UPS) has set a new automotive goal to improve the miles per gallon (MPG) performance of its entire U.S. package delivery fleet by 20 percent between 2000 and 2020. The goal was announced today as UPS released the latest annual update of its corporate Sustainability Report, available at http://ups.com/sustainability. The new goal builds on gains ...

  • CO2-based vehicle taxes: Encouraging the switch to fuel-efficient cars

    'Ireland introduced changes to its vehicle tax system in July 2008. Higher taxes are now placed on vehicles which emit higher levels of carbon. A recent study has investigated how these fiscal policies influence the demand for new cars and how effective these changes are in reducing CO2 emissions. The results suggest there will be an overall reduction in CO2 emissions of 3.6-3.8 per cent, but ...

  • Not all fuels are environmentally friendly

    Fuel extracted from biomass, known as biofuels, are not necessarily more environmentally friendly than fossil fuels, says a recent report from EMPA (Research Institute Materials Science and Technology). Although biofuels come from renewable raw materials, growing and processing ...

  • A ‘Made in Canada’ fuel standard?

    The government's decision to introduce new fuel economy standards that at least match recent US standards of 35 miles per gallon by 2020 has been criticized by both automakers and environmental groups alike. The auto industry feels the standards are too high and too soon; while some environmentalists believe they are not high enough and the process of curtailing auto emissions is moving too ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Direct fired thermal oxidizer for asphalt application

    Custom sizing Accommodate unique process requirements Tank fumes abated Railcar and truck loading treatment Combine with process converters to minimize fuel consumption Waste heat recovery to heat flux or maintain tanks Manage heat to avoid overheating plant/tanks Provide steam if/when needed Help prevent unwanted or unforeseen ...


    By Nacah Tech LLC

  • Science Magazine Showcases Groundbreaking Bio Architecture Lab Technology That Efficiently Converts Seaweed to Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

    A team of scientists from Bio Architecture Lab (BAL), has developed breakthrough technology that helps to further enable the wide-scale use of seaweed (macroalgae) as a feedstock for advanced biofuels and renewable chemical production. The team engineered a microbe to extract the sugars in seaweed and convert them into renewable fuels and chemicals, thus making seaweed a real renewable biomass ...


    By Bio Architecture Lab, Inc.

  • Efficient Clean Coal Technology

    Among a lot of interesting topics being discussed at SETA 2016, reducing emission and improving efficiency in coal fired plants is among a great focus. Mr. Ajit Nambiar, Vice President, Power and Gas Sales, Siemens Pte Ltd, Singapore shared a case study to the audience how to optimize combustion using laser absorption spectroscopy technology as the innovative and cost-effective solution developed ...


    By GAT International

  • Commercial vehicle manufacturers push fuel efficiency and environmental protection with “vision 20-20”

    The European commercial vehicle manufacturers are taking the lead in pushing fuel efficiency to new levels, with the clear goal to contribute further to sustainable mobility around the world. Daimler, DAF, Iveco, MAN, Scania, Volkswagen and Volvo Group outlined their views in a joint press conference at the international motor show for commercial vehicles, IAA, in Hanover, stressing that shaping ...

  • EPA, DOT Propose Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are jointly proposing standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that would improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution to reduce the impacts of climate change, while bolstering energy security and spurring manufacturing innovation. The ...

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