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  • Science opens routes to energy recycling

    Molecular biology has been used by scientists in the US to make a catalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen. It means that a truly renewable biotechnological material could be used to help cars run on water. In China, chemists have announced a nanofabric – a catalyst put together atoms at a time – that could begin the process of turning the greenhouse gas carbon ...


    By Climate News Network

  • New route to reclaiming plastics from ASR

    Researchers have found a new way of separating the different types of shredded plastic parts from end-of-life-vehicles (ELVs). In co-operation with Japanese vehicle manufacturer Toyota and German waste technology specialist Sicon, the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising, Germany, has developed the so-called CreaSolv process. When compressed into granulate, ...


    By Recycling International

  • New tool to make waste collection routes more efficient

    Significant savings on mileage and vehicle costs can be achieved by using computer optimisation to plan waste collection routes, new research suggests. When applied to a case study of cooking oil recycling in Portugal, it was found that the technique could lead to a reduction of 13% in annual distance travelled and a fleet hiring cost reduction of 11%. The increased interest in recycling has led ...

  • Moment of truth for electric vehicle industry

    Following comprehensive stakeholder discussions in Bonn, Detroit and Beijing, Ernst & Young has today launched an in-depth report highlighting the global challenges and opportunities facing today's electric vehicle (EV) market. The Global Ignition Sessions report brings together these geographically diverse groups of stakeholders to focus on the critical, real-world issues facing the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • China Electric Vehicle Industry - 2017 Research and Forecast

    In overall electric vehicle market, the output in China is still relatively low. According to the statistics of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, China’s electric vehicle output in 2012 was only 12,552 units. In 2012, the main type of electric vehicle is pure electric type with the output of 11,241 units, accounting for the vast proportion of total output; compared with 2011, ...

  • UPS deploys 200 hybrid electric vehicles

    UPS (NYSE:UPS) has announced its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles had expanded with the deployment of 200 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks in eight U.S. cities. The 200 new hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) join roughly 20,000 low-emission and alternative-fuel vehicles already in use and have been deployed in Austin, Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Long Island, ...

  • Best Practices for Utilities to Prepare for Electric Vehicles

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Best Practices for Utilities to Prepare for Electric Vehicles ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Gently does it gets your further in an electric vehicle

    Drivers of petrol and diesel cars are usually aware that driving at high speed, harsh acceleration and hard braking all contribute to lowering their fuel economy. Scientists can readily explain in terms of the thermodynamics of the internal combustion engine why driving such a car more smoothly and at gentler speeds will increase ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • FedEx adds more than 4,000 new, fuel efficient vehicles

    FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world's largest express transportation company, continues its holistic fleet approach to fuel efficiency with significant expansion of its lower polluting, energy efficient vehicles. Within the next two months, FedEx Express will place 24 new all-electric vehicles into service, expanding to three new cities and more than doubling its ...

  • DOT to support electric vehicles with national alternate fuel network

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), hoping to spur the electrification of U.S. transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions on the highways, says it has designated 55 routes that will act as a national “alternative fuel” network, enabling drivers to fuel vehicles without traditional gas and diesel-powered engines. The network will alert drivers to refueling ...

  • Waste management first In Ottawa - natural gas waste collection vehicles

    Residents of Ottawa can look forward to a cleaner and quieter city when Waste Management (NYSE:WM) introduces 25 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled trucks to collect waste and recycling in 2012. The purchase is the result of being awarded a collection district ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UPS purchasing 100 all-electric vehicles for California Deployment

    UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the purchase of 100 all-electric delivery vehicles for deployment in California, bolstering UPS’s continuing effort to reduce the emissions of its truck fleet and improve its energy security. The 100 vehicles will be acquired from Electric Vehicles International (EVI) of Stockton, Calif., and will replace older generation diesel trucks in the largest single ...

  • Automotive designers urged to consider ‘simpler’ materials for future vehicle recyclability

    Automotive engineers and manufacturers should consider ‘simpler’ materials over high-performance composites at the initial design stage so that new motor vehicles can be more readily recycled at the end of their lives, urges a leading UK-based plastics recycler. With no currently viable recycling routes for many of the recently developed materials used in modern lightweight vehicles, ...

  • Vehicle spot checks drive new load safety campaign

    Spot checks on hundreds of vehicles will take place in the coming weeks in support of a new drive to ensure that loads are being transported securely. The Health and Safety Executive's new load safety campaign is focused on reducing the number of death and injuries linked to workplace transport. Loading and unloading accounts for one in five workplace transport incidents- many resulting from ...

  • Vehicle Emissions Testing ‘First’ for Enviro Technology and Bristol City Council

    Following the launch of their local authority targeted ‘Vehicle Emissions Monitoring Programme’ earlier this year, air quality monitoring specialists – Enviro Technology – have announced the commencement of fleet characterisation work with Bristol City Council. Bristol’s fleet characterisation survey, which commenced on 6th November, will continue for a month at seven sites across the city ...

  • WIH Resource Group launches Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV) group on LinkedIn

    WIH Resource Group announces the development of the Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV) Group on LinkedIn. The Group was created in response to what WIH Resource Group sees as negative consequences of the United States ever-increasing dependence on foreign oil. In addition, WIH Resource Group believes strongly that the air quality benefits of the use of alternative fueled vehicles, in both personal ...


    By WIH Resource Group

  • IBM and ZSE Create Virtual Green Highway for Electric Vehicles

    IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced it has teamed with Zapadoslovenska energetika, a. s. (ZSE), the largest distributor and supplier of electricity in Slovakia,on a smart energy ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • Thamsesdown Recycling increase fleet capacity with routeMASTER vehicle tracking

    North Wiltshire's Thamesdown Recycling isn't just any recycling business, it's also a pioneer in the fields of secure document, data, and product destruction with over 25 years’ experience. With customers including pubs, clubs and local authorities to food and drink manufacturers, it's vital the company can keep track of where their vehicles are, especially when they may be carrying ...


    By AGM Telematics Ltd.

  • Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2013 - 2023: Forecasts, Technologies, Players : Researchmoz.us

    All electric vehicles have at least one traction motor, so the market for electric vehicle traction motors is one of the largest markets for electric vehicle parts and a primary determinant of the performance and affordability of a given vehicle. Indeed, IDTechEx Research find that in 2013 44.6 million electric motors will be needed for vehicles, rising to 147.7 million in 2023. ...


  • Parker Confirms 43 Percent Reduction in Fuel Consumption and 99 Percent Uptime for Refuse Vehicles Using RunWise® Technology

      CLEVELAND, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced positive results after more than a year of service for its fleet of  pre-production vehicles operating in several communities in South Florida. ...


    By Parker Hannifin Corp

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