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  • Intelligent and Portable Fuel Analysis

    Grabner Instruments, a subsidiary of AMETEK, Inc. has introduced a new portable and highly versatile FTIR spectrometer for the fully automatic measurement of gasoline, diesel and biofuel blends. The MINISCAN IRXpert is the first completely portable fuel analyzer that combines superior scanning range and resolution with the advantages of mid-IR and near-IR spectroscopy for highest measurement ...

  • Making fuel for exploring space

    Since its 1977 launch, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has travelled farther than any other piece of human technology. It is also the only human-made object to have entered interstellar space. More recently, the agency’s New Horizons mission flew past Pluto on July 14, giving us our first close-up look at the dwarf planet. For the longevity of these missions we can thank the isotope ...

  • Tests Conducted by Major Pipeline Company to Detect Biodiesel in Diesel Fuels with Wilks Biodiesel Analyzer

    Seven weeks of on-site tests were recently completed at a major pipeline company in the Southwest to determine the effectiveness of the InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, Model EB, for detecting biodiesel contamination in diesel fuels about to enter the pipeline. Over 20 different diesel fuels were tested for the presence of biodiesel and if they would cause false positive readings. The testing ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Fossil fuel CO2 emissions up by 29 per cent since 2000, new testing confirms

    The strongest evidence yet that the rise in atmospheric CO2 emissions continues to outstrip the ability of the world’s natural ‘sinks’ to absorb carbon is published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. An international team of researchers under the umbrella of the Global Carbon Project reports that over the last 50 years the average fraction of global CO2 emissions that remained in the ...

  • Fast and accurate (bio-)fuel analysis with Grabner IROX

    Refineries and regulatory agencies worldwide prefer the GRABNER INSTRUMENTS IROX FTIR-fuel analyzers for fully automatic, fast, reliable and portable fuel testing. IROX measures the entire mid-IR spectrum and provides comprehensive and highly accurate information about fuel composition. More than 30 different components as well as important parameters such as octane and cetane numbers, RVP, ...

  • NREL Dedicates Advanced Hydrogen Fueling Station

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today dedicated its 700 bar hydrogen fueling station, the first of its kind in Colorado and in the national lab system, as part of a celebration of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. The fueling station is part of NREL's new Hydrogen Infrastructure Testing and Research Facility (HITRF), where scientists will be able to produce ...

  • NREL, Sandia Team to Improve Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

    A new project led by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories will support H2USA, a public-private partnership co-launched by industry and the Energy Department, and will work to ensure that hydrogen fuel cell vehicle owners have a positive fueling experience as fuel cell electric vehicles are introduced starting in ...

  • Element 1 Announces New Syngas Generator for Use in Research & Development Laboratories

    Element 1 Corp, a manufacturer of hydrogen generators, today announced availability of its new laboratory syngas generator. The LT-10 syngas generator produces a real reformate ...


  • EPA Makes Fuel Economy Estimates Stick

      (Washington, D.C.) -  To provide American consumers with improved information when shopping for cars and trucks, EPA is issuing new methods to determine the miles per gallon (MPG) estimates that appear on new vehicle window stickers. The new standards will take effect for model year 2008 vehicles, which may be available for sale as soon as next month. 'EPA's new fuel economy ...

  • New global standard for management of aviation fuel quality

    The Energy Institute (EI) and the Joint Inspection Group (JIG) have today (on November 14, 2013) published EI/JIG Standard 1530 Quality assurance requirements for the manufacture, storage and distribution of aviation fuels to airports (1st edition), representing a major step forward for the aviation fuel supply industry. EI/JIG Standard 1530 has been produced in response to the concern that there ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • New clues about a hydrogen fuel catalyst

    To use hydrogen as a clean energy source, some engineers want to pack hydrogen into a larger molecule, rather than compressing the gas into a tank. A gas flows easily out of a tank, but getting hydrogen out of a molecule requires a catalyst. Now, researchers reveal new details about one such catalyst. The results are a step toward designing catalysts for use in hydrogen energy applications such ...

  • Bionic leaf can fuel energy revolution

    Scientists in the US claim to have beaten nature at its own game. They have created a “bionic leaf” that exploits sunlight to create biomass − and they say their invention is now 10 times more effective than an oak or maple leaf. Two separate laboratories at ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Flies ScanEagle

    Insitu Inc. announced today that its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) successfully completed its first hydrogen-powered fuel cell flight during a two-and-a-half-hour flight test. The hydrogen-powered fuel cell solution was implemented as a modular upgrade to the runway-independent, expeditionary Group 2 ScanEagle UAS. The collaboration between Insitu, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and ...


    By InSitu d.o.o.

  • A new way to build membranes for fuel cells

    A team of researchers at MIT and Pennsylvania State University has been developing a new method for producing novel kinds of membranes that could have improved properties for batteries, fuel cells and other energy conversion and storage applications. After years of working on a novel way of making membranes through a unique layer-by-layer assembly, the team has developed a material specifically ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Microbes chow down on latest fuel-cell tech

    Original story at MIT News ou can quickly run out of fingers and toes counting the many ways we waste energy. Take our sewage systems, for example: The energetic content of wastewater is about 10 times the amount of energy it takes to process it. In the U.S., we spend 3 percent of our energy on processing ...

  • Fuel Cells for Residential, Commercial and Military Power

    Like batteries, fuel cells produce electrical energy through an electrochemical process.  Unlike batteries, fuel cells are “conversion” devices that change some kind of chemical fuel into electricity.  Like combustion engines, fuel cells “convert” fuel into energy, but in this case the energy is electricity, not kinetic (movement) or heat. Fuel cells ...


  • W2 Energy Initiates Plans for State of the Art Laboratory Facility in Catonsville, Md.

      GUELPH, Ontario, April 4, 2012  /PRNewswire/ --W2 Energy, Inc. (OTC: WTWO) announces plans to initiate the immediate opening of their new state of the art Fischer-Tropsch laboratory in Catonsville, MD. Catonsville, MD is 20 minutes from W2 Energy's Columbia, MD office and is home to the University of Maryland at Baltimore County, whose campus is well known for their strong engineering ...


    By XFuels Inc.

  • EPA Issues ICR Concerning Health Effects Research Requirements for Manufacturers of Fuels and Fuel Additives

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the February 20, 2013, Federal Register a notice announcing its intent to extend an Information Collection Request (ICR) concerning "Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives -- Health-Effects Research Requirements for Manufacturers." Manufacturers (including importers) of fuels and additives designated by EPA, including motor-vehicle ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Issues ICR Concerning Health Effects Research Requirements for Manufacturers of Fuels and Fuel Additives

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the February 20, 2013, Federal Registera notice announcing its intent to extend an Information Collection Request (ICR) concerning "Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives -- Health-Effects Research Requirements for Manufacturers." Manufacturers (including importers) of fuels and additives designated by EPA, including motor-vehicle ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Energy Department Announces New National Laboratory Collaborations with 38 Small Businesses

    At Earth Day Texas 2017 last week (4/21), the U.S. Department of Energy announced the 38 small businesses that will collaborate with national lab researchers through the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. SBV facilitates access to the DOE national labs for American small businesses, enabling them to tap into the intellectual and technical resources they need to overcome critical technology ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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