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  • Nexterra completes biosolids fuel testing

    Vancouver-based Nexterra has announced the successful completion of testing of biosolids as a potential new fuel source for its proprietary gasification technology. The first phase of testing took place last month at Nexterra’s product development centre in Kamloops B.C., using biosolids from Metro Vancouver. Nexterra is actively developing a new application of its proprietary gasification ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Boeing-American Airlines test in flight fuel cells

    Boeing and American Airlines are teaming up to test flight a suite of environmentally progressive technologies that increase fuel efficiency and reduce airplane noise using a Next-Generation 737-800 airplane known as the ecoDemonstrator. American Airlines is loaning the new 737-800 to Boeing so engineers can gather data about the viability of each technology being tested. After testing is ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Partnership Tests Feasibility of Sorghum Fuel in California

    Chromatin Inc., a biomass supplier with operations in California, and Constellation Energy, a power company headquartered in Maryland, have agreed to study the feasibility of burning sorghum as an alternative fuel at two power plants in California. The plants are jointly owned by Constellation and North American Power Group. "If successful, this will be the first production-scale effort to ...


    By Marketwire

  • ASTM E2817 - 11 standard test method for test fueling masonry heaters

    This test method is used for determining emission factors and emission rates for cordwood or other densified, binder free biomass fuel burning masonry heaters. The emission factor is useful for determining emission performance during product development. The emission factor is useful for the air quality regulatory community for determining compliance with emission performance limits. ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 ...

  • Airbus completes first test flight with alternative fuel on civil aircraft

    An Airbus A380 aircraft has successfully completed the world’s first ever flight by a commercial aircraft using a liquid fuel processed from gas (Gas to Liquids - GTL) in the first stage of a test flight programme to evaluate the environmental impact of alternative fuels in the airline market. The flight from Filton, UK to Toulouse, France, lasted three hours. The flight was piloted by Hugues ...


    By Airbus, an EADS Company

  • Waste to Energy Company with 51 Operating Facilities to Formally Test MagneGas® Fuel

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a leading technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas® fuel, announced today that a major waste to energy company with 51 existing operating facilities processing solid waste into renewable energy, has requested formal testing of MagneGas® as an immediate ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

  • Metallurgical Testing May Reveal the Cause of Recent Fuel Pipeline Failure

    Last month, over 116,000 gallons spilled from a ruptured fuel pipeline in Wellington, Ohio.  The 60 year old pipeline runs for 107 miles and was shutdown following the leak. A football field-sized area was contaminated with a variety of toxic chemicals that included toluene, ethylbenzene and benzene.    The spill resulted in the evacuation of numerous residents around the area ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA tests hydrogen fuel cell vehicle under real world conditions

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson today showcased the fourth generation of Chevrolet's Equinox Fuel Cell Car, the newest addition to the agency's vehicle fleet. The new car underscores EPA's support for national efforts to develop clean energy technologies and help move the United States toward energy independence. 'EPA is turning the key on an engine of ...

  • Rolls-Royce and British Airways to test alternative airline fuels

    Starting next year, the Rolls-Royce Group and British Airways hope to test up to four airplane fuel alternatives to kerosene. The companies are asking suppliers to provide fuel samples for testing in 2009. The companies are seeking fuels that perform as well as kerosene but emit fewer greenhouse gases. They are also taking into account if production of the fuels will have detrimental effects on ...

  • Fuel economy test with major poultry firm shows 5.5% improvement

    Evans Cooling Systems, Inc., a Sharon, CT based company, and the developer of the only waterless engine coolant, today announced results from a six month fuel economy test with a national leader in the poultry industry. The trucks tested were powered by a 13 liter International Max force engine. During normal unloading operations, the trucks are stationary for a number of hours and the ...


    By Evans Cooling Systems, Inc.

  • SMART TESTSOLUTIONS introduces HiL test system for fuel cell control systems

    SMART TESTSOLUTIONS GmbH is introducing a test system that allows developers to test the electronic control circuitry for fuel cell systems without requiring a real system. The test system is based on the Hardware-in-the-Loop principle –the voltages of the fuel cell stack as well as all relevant environmental parameters are simulated. The test environment combines the ...


    By Smart Testsolutions GmbH

  • US EPA approves GreenMan’s request for dual-fuel vehicular test exemptions

    GreenMan Technologies, Inc. announced that its American Power Group Inc. (APG) subsidiary has received a Vehicular Memorandum of Exemption and eleven initial Test Exemptions from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) for the testing and verification of APG’s non-invasive dual-fuel upgrade system for aftermarket diesel truck and tractor engines. Both ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • Breakthrough in Bio Fuel processing

    After 5 years of research and development the Engineers of EnvoPark Co.,Ltd. where able to finalize the Plasma Impulse Cracking reactor (PIC) process. Instead of using chemicals the PIC process does not need any chemicals. Tests with Jatropha curcus oil have shown the within the PIC process the oil can be turned in even to gasoline fuel further research will take place in ...


    By EnvoPark Thailand Co.Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • Fuel cells at sea

    Fuel cells may be the key to cleaning up the marine shipping industry according to Michiel Wijsmuller, managing Director of Worldwise Marine Engineering (WWM). Using fuel cells could significantly reduce carbon dioxide, sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides produced by marine vessels. Seagoing vessels are currently responsible for an estimated 14% of emissions of nitrogen oxides according ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

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