alternative energy vehicle Articles

  • Experts in combustion control - Expert Paper

    Fired heaters are integral to hydrocarbon processing (HP). Specifically designed for the reaction of fuel and air to produce extremely high gas temperatures, heaters transfer this energy to potentially highly flammable process fluids via heat exchangers. They consume large quantities of fuel, produce large quantities of emissions and are a potential safety hazard to personnel and plant. However, ...

  • The Energy-saving and Environmental Protection of LED Tri-proof Luminaires Have Made Great Contributions to the Processing Industry

    The three-proof lamps made of PC material are better material style, even if they are stepped on by foot, they will not break, and they are very durable. However, the transparency of this material is not as good as that of ABS lamps. The lamp made of ABS material is very brittle and crackable, but the transparency of this material is very good and bright. PMMA materials are cheaper, but less ...


    By Signcomplex Ltd.

  • The diffusion of innovation and perceived risk for the adoption of alternative energy vehicles

    Many researchers have studied alternative energy issues from a policy or industry viewpoint, but few have explored the consumer's beliefs and opinions. Since most applications of alternative energy are being developed for the consumer market, the consumer's acceptance and adoption of these new fuels and alternative energy vehicles are key factors to consider. This research studies the consumer's ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bio-Microbics Employee Inspires Students with Environmental Technology

    Chris Crouch, Chief Design Engineer at Bio-Microbics was recognized for his efforts working with teens in urban communities on green technology and innovation through critical thinking and experiential learning.   For an extended course curriculum, students from the Automotive Design Studio of DeLaSalle High School of Kansas City, Missouri, were given a mission to learn through creative ...


    By BioMicrobics, Inc.

  • Alternative fuels and sustainable mobility: is the future road paved by biofuels, electricity or hydrogen?

    This paper compares 16 alternative energy chains in a Well-to-Wheel analysis including three indicators: energy use, emissions of climate gases and emissions of local/regional pollutants. The analysis includes a private car which uses natural gas, biological fuels, electricity and hydrogen, respectively. The analysis shows that an alternative which scores favourably on one indicator often scores ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The battle of batteries: a history of innovation in alternative energy cars

    The paper gives a global view on the historical development of electrical cars. It is a history described in five major waves; the first one starting about 1835 and the last one ending about 2000. With two cases, important aspects of the two last waves are described in detail. The cases are the French VEL car and the Norwegian Think car. They have had their more specific setbacks. Problems in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Neste Publishes “4 Reasons Why The World Needs Biofuels”

    On July 12, 2016, Neste, a BRAG member, published "4 Reasons Why The World Needs Biofuels," highlighting the positive results of seeking alternative, low-carbon sources of renewable energy. The article mentions that "biofuels offer a solution to reduce carbon emissions of traffic when other solutions, such as switching to electric vehicles, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Biogas as an option for industrial applications

    Biogas is typically burned to produce electricity or used as vehicle fuel. This case study analyses possibilities to utilise biogas directly in industrial applications to replace current fossil raw materials. True industrial cases are analysed by considering economic impacts of using either landfill gas or gas produced from biomass. Utilisation of biogas is economically viable and technically ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimisation design of an energy management strategy for hybrid vehicles

    This paper presents an innovative method to analyse and design an optimal energy management strategy for a power-split power train hybrid vehicle. A hybrid dynamical system theory is introduced to formulate the problem of hybrid vehicle control system design that incorporates both continuous and discrete dynamics. The sequential quadratic programming method is proposed to optimise power ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluating advanced automotive energy technologies: a multivariate mobility contribution metric

    Mobility technology is beginning to shift from gasoline-fuelled, internal combustion engines to a variety of alternate fuels and powertrains, including hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. The benefits and/or limitations of many of these technologies are not well characterised by a simple fuel economy metric: mobility is a complex system requiring a multivariate systems measure, especially ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimisation of PHEV/EV charging infrastructures: a review

    Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) or electric vehicle (EV) has the potential to facilitate the energy and environmental aspects of personal transportation, but face a hurdle of access to charging system. The charging infrastructure has its own complexities when it is compared with petrol stations because of the involvement of the different charging alternatives. As a result, the topic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Choosing a hybrid car using a hierarchical decision model

    This paper describes and analyses an operational decision model of the customer decision process in selecting a new hybrid automobile. Three types of extreme customer profiles are introduced which represent disparate customers of hybrid cars. These profiles provide rankings, or priorities, which are used to establish a baseline of possible user entry. A hierarchical decision model (HDM) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimisation-based energy management of series hybrid vehicles considering transient behaviour

    This paper presents a real-time implementable optimisation-based energy management strategy for a series Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV). On the basis of the introduction of a transient fuel consumption model of the diesel Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and a battery equivalent fuel consumption model incorporating a charge-sustaining strategy, a novel Semi-Global Optimisation (SGO) problem is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The impact of national environmental policy on the global success of next-generation automobiles

    In this paper, we identify the most crucial factors of the potential world market success of alternative car designs: fuel cell vehicles (FCVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and conventional fuel efficient vehicles (FEVs). We assess which vehicle concept is favoured under which regulation regime. We suggest that the global success of a certain technology ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Peak oil and energy security: can alternative fuels and vehicles save us?

    Peak oil can be defined as the point in time when global oil production reaches its maximum annual rate, after which the annual production rate generally declines. Against an expected profile of growing demand for oil-based transport fuels, when peak oil occurs, it could create a growing transport fuel supply gap which, if not filled, would be expected to lead to very high prices for petroleum ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy management system for a PV assisted conventional vehicle

    In this paper, a novel algorithm is proposed, for effective energy management of a conventional internal combustion engine vehicle, consisting of a photovoltaic (PV) source and battery also to power its electrical load. It offers a more practical and eco friendly solution of fossil fuel consumption reduction as compared to presently available alternatives such as electric/hybrid electric ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling performance of ultracapacitor arrays in hybrid electric vehicles

    This paper describes the development of a computer model to model performance of ultracapacitor arrays in hybrid electric vehicles. A Power-Based Model (PBM) was created and the results were compared with data from the University of Idaho's ultracapacitor hybrid Future Truck. The PBM accurately predicts vehicle fuel economy and allows quick simulation speed. This model includes a derived Internal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How fire can be tamed

    Combustion dies at the interface between breathable air and macroscopic pieces of certain involatile fuels. If fed only them, in a compressed oxygen chamber, it makes an almost sunlike flame that cannot run wild. If upon dilution to manageable coolness the ash drops to the chamber bottom, and from there can be removed without the diluent, true harnessbrokenness is possible. Excess oxygen can be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • BIO Writes Open Letter To Congress Encouraging Multi-Year Extension Of Biofuel Incentives

    On October 18, 2016, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership, the Senate Finance Committee Chairs, and the House Ways and Means Committee Chairs calling for the extension of expiring renewable energy tax credits. The Second ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Fuel reduction potential of energy management for vehicular electric power systems

    In the near future a significant increase in electric power consumption in vehicles is to be expected. To limit the associated increase in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, smart strategies for the generation, storage/retrieval, distribution and consumption of the electric power can be used. This paper considers a vehicle configuration with a conventional drive train. Two energy management ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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