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  • New plane fuel efficiency gains are more than a decade late for UN goal – study

    Since 2010, the average fuel burn of new aircraft has improved by 1.1% per year, which suggests that aircraft manufacturers may miss UN aviation body ICAO’s 2020 fuel efficiency goals by 12 years, a new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) reveals. As air traffic soars ...

  • Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

    The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a large car. The Solar Impulse 2, unveiled to the world Wednesday at Switzerland's Payerne Air Force Base, is a bigger and better version of the single-seater prototype that first took flight five years ago. The original plane demonstrated that a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Solar powered plane finishes journey, lands in NYC

    A solar-powered aircraft completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight Saturday night, gliding to a smooth stop at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Solar Impulse touched down at JFK at 11:09 p.m., completing the final leg of the cross-continental journey that started in California in early May. For Saturday's final leg, the aircraft left Dulles ...


    By Associated Press

  • UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

    A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by the agency's environmental panel requires new aircraft designs meet the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Solar-power plane airborne on historic round-the-world trip

    With its wings stretched wide to catch the sun's energy, a Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft took off from Abu Dhabi just after daybreak Monday in a historic first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fossil fuel. Solar Impulse founder André Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seat aircraft when it lumbered into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Prototype plane piloted by UNEP champion of the earth completes solar-powered flight across USA

    Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg has successfully landed at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport setting a new milestone in the history of aviation. For the first time, a plane capable of flying day and night powered exclusively by solar energy has crossed the USA from the West to the East Coasts without using a ...

  • Exploit woodchips efficiently

    Ruf presents new briquetting press  Ruf Maschinenbau are bringing two new briquetting systems on to the market with the RUF 300 and the RUF 500, both of which are suited to the processing of diverse wood residuals and further biomass.   The demand for the climate neutral raw material wood as a heating material remains extremely high. As a consequence ...

  • Transatlantic airlines’ poor fuel-economy shows need for efficiency standards and carbon pricing

    Some of the world’s largest airlines, including British Airways, Lufthansa and United Airlines, are among the least fuel-efficient carriers on transatlantic routes, according to a new study. The failure of highly profitable carriers to invest in more fuel-efficient planes on one of the most lucrative routes in the world is a ...

  • 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

  • Next Alternative's Emulsion Fuel Surpassing Expectations

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/27/11 -- Robert Ireland, CEO of Next Alternative, Inc. (FRANKFURT: N4H), recently relayed that the firm has been testing a new formula of Emulsion Fuel that will have significant impact on a variety of energy-related industries. Emulsion Fuel (Em-Fuel) consists of water and petroleum blended on a sub-micron level. Next Alternative (NAI) has already ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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.

  • Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

    After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating ...


    By Associated Press

  • Air Products` Hydrogen Station Dedicated and Fueling Flint MTA Fuel Cell Bus

    The Air Products (NYSE: APD) hydrogen fueling station in Flint, Michigan was officially dedicated and is filling the Flint Mass Transportation Authority's (MTA) hydrogen fuel cell powered bus now in service for riders, as the Flint MTA officially opened its alternative fuel facility today.  Air Products, the leader in hydrogen fueling ...


    By Air Products

  • Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ Powers First-Ever Transatlantic Biofuel Flight

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Green Jet Fuel has successfully powered the first transatlantic biofuel flight, which landed today at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The Honeywell-operated Gulfstream G450 became the first aircraft to fly from North America to Europe with a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-based ...


    By Honeywell

  • Efficient and energy optimised exhaust gas treatment for carbon fibre processes and recycling

    The use of carbon fibre and composite materials has significantly increased in the past few years and will further increase mainly to reduce the weight of air planes, cars and wind blades in order to reduce the fuel consumption and increase efficiencies. For the production of carbon fibre a reasonable amount of heat energy is required for fibre oxidation ovens and carbonisation furnaces and ...

  • Biofuels can provide up to 27% of world transportation fuel by 2050

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector and enhancing energy security, when produced sustainably. With the transportation sector growing considerably, and demand for transport fuels rising globally, the IEA ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Air Products India Wins Renewable Hydrogen Fueling Station Contract

    Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced it has been awarded a contract with India's University of Petroleumand Energy Studies (UPES) to build the country's first solar powered renewable hydrogen fueling station.  Air Products' hydrogen fueling technology and infrastructure will be part of a mass public transit ...


    By Air Products

  • Boeing, Air New Zealand, Rolls-Royce Plan Bio-jet Fuel Flight Demo

    SEATTLE, Washington, September 28, 2007 (ENS) - A biofuel jet flight demonstration is in the planning stages, aircraft manufacturer Boeing, carrier Air New Zealand and engine maker Rolls-Royce said today. The joint project is designed to help accelerate the development of sustainable alternative fuels for commercial aviation, the three companies said. The demonstration ...

  • Air Products and FuelCell Energy Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Market Tri-Generation Stationary Fuel Cell Power Plants

      LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Air Products (NYSE: APD) and FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) a leading manufacturer of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to work toward the market development of stationary Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) power plants that ...


    By Air Products

  • Shell and TravelCenters of America Agreement to Provide Natural Gas Fuel Option For US Truck Fleet Operators

    Shell and its affiliates have signed a memorandum of understanding with TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) to sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) to heavy-duty road transport customers in the US through TA's existing nationwide network of full-service fueling centers. Pending final agreements, the proposed plans include ...


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