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  • MIT recommends steps to slash gasoline use by 2035

    How much gasoline would the nation save in the year 2035 if lightweight hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles dominated the marketplace? More than 68 billion gallons, or about half the fuel currently used each year by today's vehicles. Such detailed analyses in a new MIT report published this month conclude that over the next 25 years, the fuel consumption of new vehicles could be reduced by 30-50 ...

  • Climate change and health costs of air emissions from biofuels and gasoline

    The report’s erroneous finding that modern corn ethanol actually increases greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to gasoline is completely predicated on the baseless assumption that additional corn demand for increased ethanol production will cause conversion of large amounts of grassland enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Thus, like several other highly controversial studies ...

  • Renewable fuel standard increased for 2009

    The 2009 renewable fuel standard (RFS) will be 10.21 percent to ensure that at least 11.1 billion gallons of renewable fuels be blended into transportation gasoline. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) established the annual overall renewable fuel volume targets, reaching a level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To achieve these volumes, EPA calculates a percentage-based ...

  • Biofuels Blend Ratio and Total Glyceride Measurements using Mid-IR Analysis

    The InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, a portable mid -infrared spectrometer that gives spectral, quantitative or qualitative information, for easy, on-site biofuel analyses. With the trend toward alternate fuels, there is a significant increase in biodiesel and ethanol production and the need for easy and accurate analytical measurements. The InfraSpec Spectrometer can measure percent ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 2011 Original Equipment Manufacturers Strategies for Passenger Vehicle Engine Downsizing in Western Europe

    The engine downsizing trend is a key powertrain strategy followed by the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) towards emissions compliance. This study aims to bring forth the key engine families and their specifications from a downsizing perspective, using information obtained through interviews with industry experts. Furthermore, engine downsizing trends specific to both gasoline and diesel ...


  • Oxford Instruments’ X-Supreme complies with the new ISO test method for sulfur in automotive fuels

    The reduction in sulfur concentration in automotive fuels has a number of environmental benefits including the reduction in car exhaust sulfur dioxide levels leading to less pollution and cleaner air quality. Automotive fuels follow stringent regulations and many countries already produce, or are scheduled to produce, ultra-low sulfur (< 10 or 15 mg.kg-1 sulfur) automotive fuels. The recently ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Easy-to-use portable IR analyzers for biofuels measurements on display at 2010 PITTCON, Booth No. 2510

    Last Fall, transportation of biodiesel through a US pipeline represented a major milestone in the biofuels marketplace. On-site blend analysis was crucial -- both at the beginning of the pipeline and at the end --to ensure it met specifications. These tests were done using the InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzer and InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer from Wilks Enterprise.While the application of ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Carbon Sciences Accelerates Development of Breakthrough CO2 to Fuel Technology

    Carbon Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform greenhouse gases into gasoline and other portable fuels, today announced details of its plan to accelerate the development of its breakthrough CO2 to fuel technology. Carbon Sciences' technology is based on a high performance catalyst for the efficient transformation of CO2 and methane gas into a ...


  • Final EPA Staff Paper Recommends Stronger Standards for Airborne Lead

    (Washington, D.C. - Nov. 1, 2007) A key document in EPA's review of national air quality standards for lead recommends the agency strengthen the current lead standards to better protect children. The 'Final Staff Paper' does not change current air quality standards. It does, however, contain EPA staff recommendations for the administrator to consider in upcoming decisions about revising the ...

  • Burn Coal and Reduce CO2 Not Increase It

    Documento sin título Contrary to the popular belief, coal can actually be utilized to reduce greenhouse gases not increase them. ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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 ...

  • Carbon Sciences to Produce First Samples of Diesel Fuel

    Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABND), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make gasoline and other fuels from natural gas and carbon dioxide, today announced plans to produce samples of diesel fuel in an end-to-end process demonstration. Carbon Sciences' breakthrough catalyst technology transforms natural gas and carbon dioxide into a synthesis gas (syngas), which can then be transformed ...


    By Carbon Sciences, Inc.

  • EPA Draft Staff Paper Outlines Lead Air Quality Standards Review

      Contact: John Millett, (202) 564-4355 / millett.john@epa.gov The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its first Draft Staff Paper for the Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The document is part of the agency's review of the lead NAAQS to ensure that federal air quality standards reflect the latest air pollution and health ...

  • Energy Department announces up to $15 million to research biomass-based supplements for traditional fuels

    As part of President Obama’s blueprint for an economy fueled by homegrown and alternative energy sources, the Energy Department announced today up to $15 million available to demonstrate biomass-based oil supplements that can be blended with petroleum, helping the U.S. to  reduce foreign oil use, diversify the nation’s energy portfolio, and create jobs for American workers.  ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Discovery of New Enzymes may help Cheaper Ethanol Turn into a Reality Soon

    RNCOS’ recent report “Biofuel Market Worldwide (2007-2010)” has notified that the production of ethanol in US will likely exceed 9.5 Billion-Gallon by the end of 2010, representing a CAGR value of above 18.5%. At present, a process akin to brewing beer is used to produce ethanol wherein conversion of starch crops into sugar is done, the sugar is then fermented in to ethanol, and finally ...


    By RNCOS

  • Regenesis Oxygen Release Compound (ORC) facilitates cost-effective contaminated site closure at 29 major petroleum company sites in Midwest

    Using the enhanced in-situ bioremediation technology Oxygen Release Compound (ORC®) and targeted contaminant source removal, remediation professionals restored and secured regulatory closure for 29 petroleum- contaminated sites across Indiana at an estimated cost saving of $75,000-$900,000 per site. The cleanups used an innovative and increasingly popular site closure strategy designed to achieve ...


    By REGENESIS

  • EPA’s limited sampling indicates bacteria in floodwaters at birds point-new madrid floodway in southeast Missouri

    Analysis of this week’s limited sampling of floodwaters in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway in southeast Missouri has indicated the presence of bacteria in nine samples of collected water, EPA Region 7 announced today. EPA crews on Tuesday, May 24, conducted surface water sampling at four locations within the floodway to determine if any threats might be present for emergency response ...

  • EU greenhouse gas emissions: more than half way to the `20 % target by 2020`

    The European Union"s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA), shows that emissions have not only continued their downward trend in 2008, but have also picked up pace. The EU-27"s emissions stood 11.3 % below their 1990 levels, while EU-15 achieved a reduction of 6.9 % compared to Kyoto base-year levels. " ...

  • Contaminants in US groundwater

    According to a new study by the USGS, more than 20% of untreated water samples from 932 public wells across the US contained at least one contaminant at levels of potential health concern. About one-third of the US population receive their drinking water from such a system. The USGS study (Contaminants in Groundwater used for ...


  • Lotus hybrid blooms

    The torque-current characteristics of a combined motor-generator developed for a Lotus-based hybrid car have been comprehensively mapped by a TorqSense digital torque sensor. Specialist electromagnetic design company Elektro Magnetix (EMX) of Brighton developed and tested the motor-generator for Lotus Engineering’s EVE(Efficient, Viable, Environmental) Hybrid. This is a technology demonstrator ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

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