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NASA Aims at Cut in Fuel Consumption with new Tech

January 28, 2013 / No Comments

It would be good to think of an aircraft that would run on reduced fuel. Fuel consumption being an important factor, NASA aims at developing an aircraft which would help reduce the consumption rate. They have developed an innovative flying wing aircraft which consumes about 50% fuel than what the others do. The new X-48C flying wing aircraft uses less fuel than ...

Toyota Prius and Chevy Volt in High Demand as Buyers Go for Fuel Efficient Cars

April 10, 2012 / No Comments

Fuel efficiency has slowly seeped into our automotives as one of the principal criteria. Save the ecological concerns, the hike in fuel prices in the US has proved enough to awaken the consciousness of the car buyers. They are now on a spree to find new ways to stop fuel prices looting their wallet. And, apparently almost all car makers ...

Urban Traffic Causes People to Fill an Extra 3.9 Gallons of Fuel

January 25, 2011 / No Comments

Post-recession, many people have chosen not to take their vehicles out on the street due to increasing fuel prices and economic turmoil. But the situation is vastly changing and now as the financial crisis is being solved more and more motorists are appearing on the road. This was revealed by a study conducted by Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M ...

The Key to Fuel Efficiency Lies on Your GPS Locator

June 15, 2009 / No Comments

Sometimes the most simple things can be the key to the most amazing of revelations and can go a long way in energy conservation, ultimately benefiting the planet. A group of researchers from Ricardo-an automotive engineering firm in West Sussex, UK-believe that we are driving our hybrid cars like regular gas-guzzlers. The main culprit is our air conditioner which stops whenever ...

Alternative Fuel: Methanol better than Hydrogen?

June 3, 2009 / No Comments

With the alternative fuels hype going on, the debate for a better choice between hydrogen and methanol is on and whoever would be the winner, it would benefit the mankind either ways. The ecologists have re-instated their faith in methanol based on the fact that making hydrogen commonly available as a fuel is a tough deal. [caption id="attachment_5441" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Do ...

Microbes (Microbial Fuel Cells) to Turn Carbon Dioxide into Methane

April 6, 2009 / 1 Comment

A team of scientists led by Dr. Bruce Logan of Penn State University are seriously engaged in using a microbe that could provide a solution for most of our environmental woes. A single arrow that shoots down two major eco-problems, this new species of bacteria known as Methanobacterium palustre apparently has the potential to turn CO2 into CH4. That means ...

10 New Biodiesel Refineries Open Up in India

February 12, 2009 / No Comments

In what is being hailed as a major step towards going green in the developing world, Bharat Renewable Energy, a joint venture between Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Nandan Biomatrix, announced they will build 10 new biodiesel refineries in India. [caption id="attachment_3950" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="Jatropha Field in Uttar Pradesh"][/caption] Considering that green initiatives are few and far in-between in this part of the ...

Biofuels in the News in Japan

December 18, 2008 / No Comments

Biofuels are in the news in Japan. A Japanese research group is claiming a first - a cleaner/greener production of biodiesel fuel - the "non-catalytic superheated methanol method." "At a pilot plant the group was able to continuously produce 400L of fatty acid methyl ester (FAME), a biodiesel fuel, out of 500L of raw material oil every day." They also succeeded in ...

2050 – Most of Asia’s Electricity Needs Met by Clean Energy

November 4, 2008 / No Comments

The "Energy (R)evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook" says that two-thirds of Asia's electricity needs can be met by renewable energy sources by 2050. If so, the aggressive investment could create an annual $360 billion industry worldwide and save $18 trillion in future fuel costs. I wonder if the men and women punched their calculators to determine how many people depending ...

Fuel-saving Cars – Key to Competitiveness, says Honda

October 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

Honda knows that fuel-saving cars and low inventory are the keys to staying competitive. The company also knows that saving fuel is saving our environment and producing cars on demand doesn't tax other global resources as well. Honda's President was interviewed - excerpts: "Compact cars like the Jazz (known as the Fit in Japan) remain stable in the region, but we are having ...

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