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  • Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

    The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a large car. The Solar Impulse 2, unveiled to the world Wednesday at Switzerland's Payerne Air Force Base, is a bigger and better version of the single-seater prototype that first took flight five years ago. The original plane demonstrated that a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Exploit woodchips efficiently

    Ruf presents new briquetting press  Ruf Maschinenbau are bringing two new briquetting systems on to the market with the RUF 300 and the RUF 500, both of which are suited to the processing of diverse wood residuals and further biomass.   The demand for the climate neutral raw material wood as a heating material remains extremely high. As a consequence ...

  • Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

    After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating ...


    By Associated Press

  • Air Products` Hydrogen Station Dedicated and Fueling Flint MTA Fuel Cell Bus

    The Air Products (NYSE: APD) hydrogen fueling station in Flint, Michigan was officially dedicated and is filling the Flint Mass Transportation Authority's (MTA) hydrogen fuel cell powered bus now in service for riders, as the Flint MTA officially opened its alternative fuel facility today.  Air Products, the leader in hydrogen fueling ...


    By Air Products

  • Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ Powers First-Ever Transatlantic Biofuel Flight

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Green Jet Fuel has successfully powered the first transatlantic biofuel flight, which landed today at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The Honeywell-operated Gulfstream G450 became the first aircraft to fly from North America to Europe with a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-based ...


    By Honeywell

  • Biofuels can provide up to 27% of world transportation fuel by 2050

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector and enhancing energy security, when produced sustainably. With the transportation sector growing considerably, and demand for transport fuels rising globally, the IEA ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Air Products India Wins Renewable Hydrogen Fueling Station Contract

    Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced it has been awarded a contract with India's University of Petroleumand Energy Studies (UPES) to build the country's first solar powered renewable hydrogen fueling station.  Air Products' hydrogen fueling technology and infrastructure will be part of a mass public transit ...


    By Air Products

  • Boeing, Air New Zealand, Rolls-Royce Plan Bio-jet Fuel Flight Demo

    SEATTLE, Washington, September 28, 2007 (ENS) - A biofuel jet flight demonstration is in the planning stages, aircraft manufacturer Boeing, carrier Air New Zealand and engine maker Rolls-Royce said today. The joint project is designed to help accelerate the development of sustainable alternative fuels for commercial aviation, the three companies said. The demonstration ...

  • Air Products and FuelCell Energy Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Market Tri-Generation Stationary Fuel Cell Power Plants

      LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Air Products (NYSE: APD) and FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) a leading manufacturer of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to work toward the market development of stationary Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) power plants that ...


    By Air Products

  • United Airlines investing $30 million in biofuels producer

    United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes. United officials said Tuesday that they expect to begin receiving fuel from Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. in 2018 and could be taking 90 million gallons a year by 2021. That's enough fuel for 20,000 flights a year but just a drop in United's ...


    By Associated Press

  • Energy Department announces new investment to accelerate next generation biofuels

    Building on President Obama’s plan to cut carbon pollution and announced this week, the Energy Department today announced four research and development projects to bring next generation biofuels on line faster and drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuels from biomass. The projects – located in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin – represent a $13 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Air Products is the Exclusive Hydrogen Fueler for World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012 Ride-n-Drive Events

    June 06, 2012 Air Products’ (NYSE: APD) hydrogen fueling technology is the exclusive fueling supplier for the ride-n-drive events at the World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012 being held this week (June 3-7) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Air Products is providing its mobile hydrogen fueling technology to fuel the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles of several automobile manufacturers participating ...


    By Air Products

  • NASA awards $1.3 million to winner of electric airplane contest

    The U.S. space agency, NASA, has awarded its $1.3 million Green Flight Challenge aviation contest prize to team Pipistrel-USA.com of State College, Pennsylvania for its innovative and energy efficient electric aircraft. The second place award of $120,000 went to team e-Genius of Ramona, California for its electric powered entry. NASA announced the winners Monday. Its Green Flight Challenge ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Boeing Dreamliner: The promise of greener flying

    The Boeing Dreamliner 787, which is due to make its first commercial flight later this year with All Nippon Airways, is expected to change air travel in more ways than one. Not only should it offer passengers greater comfort, but it will also be among the least polluting aircraft ever to enter commercial operation. The new plane will be quieter and use 20 per cent less fuel than aircraft of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • IEA technology roadmap biofuels for transport

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA)<http://www.iea.org/> says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector and enhancing energy security, when produced sustainably. With the transportation sector growing considerably, and demand for transport fuels rising globally, the IEA ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Secretary Chu: China`s clean energy successes represent a new `Sputnik Moment` for America

    In a speech at the National Press Club, U.S Energy Secretary Steven Chu said that the success of China and other countries in clean energy industries represents a new "Sputnik Moment" for the United States, and requires a similar mobilization of America's innovation machine so that we can compete in the global race for the jobs of the future. Secretary Chu outlined efforts underway at the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Harvesting for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Energy Harvesting for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022 ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Biofuels studies to benefit from better lab test

    Thank sunlight, algae and green plants for the air we breathe, the food we eat and, in the not-too-distant future, the fuels that power our trips by plane, rail and automobile. In a process that is as complex as it is elegant, as breathtaking as it is breath-making, sunlight excites electrons in plant cells setting off a chain reaction that rips apart water to release oxygen and then changes ...

  • Manned Electric Aircraft 2013-2023: Trends, Projects, Forecasts

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Manned Electric Aircraft 2013-2023: Trends, Projects, Forecasts ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Energy Harvesting in Action

    Ambient energy Energy harvesting is the use of ambient energy to provide electricity for small and or mobile equipment, whether electrical or electronic. In 2011, $700 million is spent on the energy harvesting component itself, rising to just under $5 billion in 2021. Those wishing to use energy harvesting need reassurance that it is a technology that has progressed beyond trials ...


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