Fuel Efficiency Articles

  • Charles Darwin High School Contract Report Case Study

    A no obligation survey was performed free of charge to determine how efficiently the plant was operating. A report was provided to the school outlining efficiency and emissions levels, highlighting where savings could be made and recommendations to achieve the savings. Based on the information collected during the survey, a quotation was prepared for the customer. This included the supply of 3 ...


    By Limpsfield

  • Easy access to savings on board ships - Case Study

    Grindrod Shipping, owner and manager of IVS and Unicorn Tankers, has installed OptiSave on board 9 vessels; 7 bulk carriers and 2 tankers and more will follow. The co-operation with IVS goes back to 2009 and the first OptiSave system was installed on board one of the bulk carriers soon after. “We have a great co-operation with DESMI and their automation team. We always look at how much fuel ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Easy Access to Savings on Board Ships - Case Study

    Grindrod Shipping, owner and manager of IVS and Unicorn Tankers, has installed OptiSaveTM on board 9 vessels; 7 bulk carriers and 2 tankers and more will follow. The co-operation with IVS goes back to 2009 and the first OptiSaveTM system was installed on board one of the bulk carriers soon after. “We have a great co-operation with DESMI and ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Hybrid System in Fiji: The Sun Saves Fuel

    When you think of Fiji, you first think of vacation, wonderful beaches with palms and crystal clear water with perfect spots for scuba diving. We also thought of energy: Energy that could help build a more ecological electrical power supply. The existing power supply on the three separate islands of Kadavu, Lakeda and Rotuma around the Fijian mainland had been fully based on diesel generators. ...


    By SMA Solar

  • “Linking” semi trucks can result in huge fuel savings

    Over the past year one of the hottest tech trends has been the race to develop autonomous — or driverless — cars. The journal Nature even featured these vehicles on the cover in early February and quoted experts saying they could hit the road in less than a decade. But this rapid ...


    By Ensia

  • How semi trucks can save billions of gallons of fuel

    Each year, over two million long-haul trucks crisscrossing America consume nearly 36 billion gallons of diesel fuel. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have discovered that adding drag-reducing devices to trucks could result in billions of gallons of fuel savings. The devises tested included trailer skirts — panels along ...


    By Ensia

  • Introduction of ECU Calibration tool, STARS Calibrate

    The control of engine is becoming more complicated over the years for balancing clean exhaust gas with high merchantability in addition to the fuel mileage improvement demand today and is controlled by the computer, ECU (Engine Control Unit). As the example of complexes, there are the implementation of Variable Valve Technology, Direct Injection to Gasoline Engine/Common-Rail Injection to Diesel ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • 5 out of 7 EU Carmakers on Track to Hit EU 2021 Fuel Efficiency Targets – Report

    Five out of seven European carmakers are on track to meet their CO2 targets by the 2021 deadline if they keep progressing as they have since the introduction of the law in 2008, T&E’s 2014 cars and CO2 report reveals. The report, in its 9th edition, ...

  • New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles Are a “Win-Win-Win”

    America’s vehicles are on the road to becoming cleaner. Last week, President Obama directed his administration to set new fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for medium- and ...

  • Xp3 Fuel Efficiency and Maintenance Case Study by Pepsi Guatemala

    PEPSI Guatemala Fuel: Diesel Machine/Type: Truck/Motor Test: Fuel Efficiency and Maintenance OBJECTIVE Evaluation of Xp³ for Diesel’s effectiveness in transport units Nos. 950 y 945. Fuel consumption history, oil analysis, and injectors were checked before Xp³ was added. Oil analyses were conducted after 5,352 km, with and without Xp³. In addition, a detail record of ...


    By Xp3 Canada

  • An assessment of energy balance from sugar–based ethanol for fuel–saving and climate policy - the case of an island economy

    The study assesses the efficiency of sugar–based ethanol production in Mauritius using the net energy balance and energy ratio. The findings indicate a positive net energy balance. For every one unit of fossil fuel used, the system returns more than six times in terms of renewable energy from ethanol. The fuel savings and other economic benefits which may be accrued to Mauritius are discussed. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Examining the nature of the relationship between Tapis crude oil and Singapore petrol prices

    Fuel prices play a crucial role in the supply side of many economies across the globe. Hence, it is important to ensure that fuel pricing is efficient and free from any asymmetric behaviour. This paper examines the long– and short–run relationships between the price of unleaded petrol in Singapore (Mogas95) and the price of Tapis crude oil using 4,929 daily observations (4 June 1993–25 April ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How Waste Fleets Can Maximize Fuel Savings While Adopting CNG

    Natural gas and, specifically, compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and vehicles running on CNG were all over the industry news in 2012. Organizations such as Republic and Veolia added CNG collection vehicles to their fleet makeup in Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin, while Waste Management opened more than a dozen CNG fueling stations to support its growing fleet of CNG vehicles. ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Can gasoline be saved by financial incentives and training of bus drivers? 'Egged Ltd.' bus company in Israel as a case study

    Gasoline consumption can be reduced if drivers are motivated to save gasoline and are familiar with driving practices that help to minimise gasoline consumption. To verify this assumption, four groups of drivers (20 bus drivers each) were randomly chosen for this study from two operational branches of the 'Egged Ltd.' mass transit company in Israel. In a 2 × 2 factorial design, one group of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA, DOT propose GHG/fuel efficiency standards for trucks, buses

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) have jointed proposed a rule that would establish the first-ever greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel-efficiency standards for buses and heavy-duty trucks. In a joint release on October 25, the agencies said that the new standards will result in GHG emissions reductions amounting to 250 ...

  • The Obama energy plan: a reality check

    For the past 40 years, all American presidents except for Ronald Reagan have pursued energy independence through various schemes to improve energy efficiency and increase domestic oil production. In 1970, President Nixon inaugurated a plan to make virtually pollution free automobiles within five years and promised energy independence by 1980. President Ford’s Project Independence Blueprint called ...

  • Flying high on fuel-efficiency

    Within an industry where little things count in terms of weight, distance and economy, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has come a long way in maximizing its fuel- efficiency. KLM has almost turned fuel-saving into a culture: since 2003 an increasing part of its entire organisation has been involved in decreasing kerosene consumption. This in order to save both costs and climate, as burning up one kilo ...

  • Retire the clunker?

    What would it take to convince you to get rid of your gas-guzzling old clunker? Would US$5,500 do? Some members of Congress think this is the magic figure. Under a bill introduced in the House and Senate today, Uncle Sam would give you a credit of up to US$5,500 to scrap your old car. You could spend the credit on a new, fuel efficient vehicle or mass transportation.The proposal makes a lot of ...

  • New Energy Indicators for Transport: The Way Forward

    The IEA Energy Technology and R&D Office, and the International Transport Forum (ITF) held a joint workshop on New Energy Indicators for Transport: The Way Forward, 28-29 January 2008. This two-day workshop examined the quality and coverage of energy-related transportation indicators and data currently available from national governments and other sources around the world. A primary objective ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Optimising Your Plant�s Number One Asset - People

    The refining and petrochemical industry is currently undergoing a significant transformation fueled by a need to become leaner, more efficient organizations. As plants look for ways to successfully navigate this transformation, the most significant trend emerging is associated with the way operators and maintenance technicians are viewed. Specifically, organizations are transforming their view of ...

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