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  • New way to measure fuel poverty proposed

    A new way to measure fuel poverty in England is being proposed today by the Government following the independent review on this issue by Professor John Hills of the London School of Economics (LSE) published in March this year. Ensuring more accurate measurement will help to design effective solutions to fuel poverty, allowing the resources available to be targeted where they are needed most. The ...

  • The ultimate fuel

    In three years a new type of battery may be available, using urine as an energy source. The inventor, Dr Ki Bang Lee (South Korea), has created his own business, K B Lab, in Singapore. He intends to make the batteries himself and/or have other companies develop them under licence. The battery consists of a strip of filter paper containing cupric chloride. A cathode is sandwiched between a ...

  • Energy measures to save £200 annually in fuel bills for a new home

    New energy standards to cut £200 on typical new homes’ fuel bills and large businesses over £60k, compared to build standards before 2010. These changes will also further cut carbon emissions, help tackle climate change and ensure the government is on track to deliver the Budget commitment for ...

  • Fuel poverty strategy for England

    Today I will be publishing the Fuel poverty strategy for England as required under the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 following extensive consultation held from July to October 2014 (1). This new fuel poverty strategy, the first in nearly 14 years, aims to set a durable framework for future fuel poverty policies with an ambitious new ...

  • Resistive fuel level sensors

    Euroswitch of Sale Marasino (Bs, Italy), known for its production of level sensors, pressure switches, thermostats, vacuum switches and rotation sensors, in addition to the vast range of products in its catalogue also offers its customers resistive fuel level sensors for controlling nonconductive liquids such as fuel and oils. This is thanks to the synergy with Mont.el (the company heading the ...


  • Intelligent and Portable Fuel Analysis

    Grabner Instruments, a subsidiary of AMETEK, Inc. has introduced a new portable and highly versatile FTIR spectrometer for the fully automatic measurement of gasoline, diesel and biofuel blends. The MINISCAN IRXpert is the first completely portable fuel analyzer that combines superior scanning range and resolution with the advantages of mid-IR and near-IR spectroscopy for highest measurement ...

  • Energy efficiency – The Hidden Fuel

    The benefits of energy efficiency go well beyond the simple scaling back of energy demand, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency published today. In a study that reframes the discussion about the so-called “hidden fuel”, the IEA shows how energy efficiency has the potential to support economic growth, enhance social development, advance environmental ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ethos Fuel Reformulator

    Ethos Fuel Reformulator is being launched in Ireland by Independent Distributor Patrick White Ethos Environmental's fuel reformulating products reduce emissions by burning fuel more completely, which improves fuel mileage. Exhaust is essentially unburned fuel, wasted fuel, so when the fuel is used more completely the engine delivers better mileage from every tank. Efficient fuel use also means ...


  • Food or fuel? The bioenergy dilemma

    The cost of grain-based staples–such as tortillas in Mexico, beef noodles in western China, and bread in the United States– has increased around the world. There are several reasons why prices have jumped, but there’s one getting a lot of attention: the global rush for bioenergy. Crops can be used as a food or fuel; both are important ecosystem services that nature provides to people. But as ...

  • Making fuel for exploring space

    Since its 1977 launch, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has travelled farther than any other piece of human technology. It is also the only human-made object to have entered interstellar space. More recently, the agency’s New Horizons mission flew past Pluto on July 14, giving us our first close-up look at the dwarf planet. For the longevity of these missions we can thank the isotope ...

  • Are emissions fueling Australian droughts?

    American scientists have just confirmed that parts of Australia are being slowly parched because of greenhouse gas emissions – which means that the long-term decline in rainfall over south and south-west Australia is a consequence of fossil fuel burning and depletion of the ozone layer by human activity. Such a finding is significant for two reasons. One remains contentious: it is one thing ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Clarifying and measuring energy security

    A new study has clarified the concept of the popular phrase 'energy security'. It suggests that measurements of energy security for a country or area should be multi-dimensional and include figures that represent fuel prices, the diversity of the energy market and political stability. Ensuring the security of energy supply through sustainable energy initiatives is a key concern in the EU and has ...

  • Factory-Calibrated Fuel Blend IR Analyzers Provide Measurement Data in Under a Minute

    Factory-calibrated portable infrared analyzers, available from Wilks Enterprise, determine the percent of ethanol in gasoline or biodiesel in diesel in under a minute to ensure correct fuel blends.  Models are available for measuring various ethanol or biodiesel ranges from 0.2 – 100%. The InfraCal Blend Analyzers are portable, rugged, compact and specifically designed for use by ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Measures to improve fuel efficiency also reduce vehicle noise, T&E report reveals

    After three postponements the Environment Committee of the European Parliament will finally vote next week on noise limits for vehicles. Contrary to industry concerns, a new report published today by Transport & Environment (T&E), Europe’s sustainable transport campaigners, ...

  • Comparative evaluation confirms superior performance of Metrohm electrode for pH measurement in fuel ethanol

    Independent confirmation of the outstanding performance of Metrohm’s EtOH-Trode for pH measurement in fuel ethanol: in an evaluation of different combined glass electrodes by means of an interlaboratory comparison, the Metrohm EtOH electrode with ground-joint diaphragm excelled by its outstanding precision. While all the electrodes with aqueous KCl filling solution and single liquid ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • New Videos Demonstrate the Ease of Using Portable Infrared Analyzers for On-Site Fuel Blend Measurements

    Wilks Enterprise is pleased to announce several new videos that demonstrate the ease of using portable infrared analyzers to determine the percent ethanol in gasoline or biodiesel in diesel to ensure a correct fuel blend.� Models are available for measuring various ethanol or biodiesel ranges from 0.2 – 100%.� The InfraCal Blend Analyzers are portable, rugged, compact and specifically ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Package of measures needed for shipping

    The Commission’s research unit charged with reducing emissions from shipping has recommended a package of regulatory measures combined with market-based instruments to tackle air pollution and climate impact. The Joint Research Centre (JRC) says a mix of sulphur emission control areas and fuel efficiency standards, combined with market-based instruments, could bring about an 80% reduction ...

  • Carbon-14 Measurement

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires that operators of nuclear power plants measure the amount of the radionuclide carbon-14 in their gaseous effluents. A proposed new ASTM standard will aid plants (and other facilities at which fission reactions or spent fuel processing takes place) in making these measurements. WK36397, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Measuring progress on technology for development

    This policy brief, published by the Secretariat of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), provides an overview of major science and technology (S&T) trends, commitments and achievements since the 1992 Earth Summit, with a view to informing discussions and priorities for the Rio+20 meeting. Despite government calls for the rapid adoption of clean technologies, the brief notes ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Common goals of improving fuel efficiency and fuel quality require a global perspective

    Chief executives of the world’s leading heavy-duty engine and vehicle manufacturing companies met this week in New Orleans to discuss challenges facing the industry.  The discussions focused on opportunities to address climate change and global energy security.  The executives agreed that addressing those important topics would require developing effective fuel efficiency measurement ...

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