Fastidiously engineered Ford Eco Blue diesel promises big fuel savings

Ford’s EcoBlue diesel has been designed to save fuel and deliver more power from the top down. Ford’s EcoBoost gasoline engines have found favor in everything from Fiesta hatchbacks to the almighty Mustang, but the fuel-saving tech is yet to make its way into the brand’s diesel engines. Until now, that is, because Ford has […]

THE STORY OF THE TESLA ELECTRIC CARS AS THE FUTURE IN THIS BLOOMBERG FULL VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

ELON MUSK BILLIONAIRE EXTRAORDINARY TESLA ENERGY ON ELECTRIC CARS Published on 10 Jun 2014 Aug. 3 (Bloomberg) — “Bloomberg Risk Takers” profiles Elon Musk, the entrepreneur who helped create PayPal, built America’s first viable fully electric car company, started the nation’s biggest solar energy supplier, and may make commercial space travel a reality in our […]

SOON WE WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE JUST ABOUT ANYTHING FROM SAWDUST

This is science at its best: When I was growing up, the only practical use for sawdust was to soak up vomit, but thanks to scientists at a Belgian university who developed a new chemical process, that same sawdust could soon be used in gasoline and other products normally derived from petroleum. Researchers at KU […]

SPRAY-ON SOLAR CELLS WILL REVOLUTIONIZE THE SOLAR INDUSTRY PRICING STRUCTURE

Research scientists at the University of Sheffield have recently developed a technique to make solar panels even more efficient with the creation of spray-on solar cells. With further research and development, this technology may one day replace traditional bulky solar cells with a spray can. The current solar power market is being handicapped by the […]

Will this incredible solar innovation by Ford make Holden irrelevant?

Last week we discussed how remarkable innovation in the renewable energy sector will change the way  energy is sourced in buildings such as office blocks and factories. We looked at how recent developments in photovoltaics allow office windows to be both transparent enough to let in sufficient light, as well as sensitive enough to act […]

CHEAP SYNTHETIC FUEL SHOULD NOW SOON BE AVAILABLE

Breakthrough promises $1.50 per gallon synthetic gasoline with no carbon emissions By Mike Hanlon 05:26 January 26, 2011 UK-based Cella Energy has developed a synthetic fuel that could lead to US$1.50 per gallon gasoline. Apart from promising a future transportation fuel with a stable price regardless of oil prices, the fuel is hydrogen based and produces no […]

SHARP TO MANUFACTURE CRYSTALLINE SOLAR CELLS IN JAPAN

Sharp begins mass production of crystalline solar cells in Sakai, Japan Sharp Corporation will start mass production of its new single crystalline solar cell at its solar cell plant in Green Front Sakai, Sakai City, Osaka, Japan. The annual production capacity for the solar cells will be 200 MW. This single crystalline solar cell with […]

SOLAR WAFER FACTORY INSPECTED BY CHINESE AT BOSTON USA

Energy secretary tours solar disrupter While in the Boston area, Steven Chu gets a tour of the labs of 1366 Technologies, a solar start-up aiming to make solar power lower than the price of coal. Received & published by Henry Sapiecha

BOEING MAKE A SUPER EFFICIENT SOLAR CELL

Boeing to mass-produce record-breaking 39.2 percent efficiency solar cell When it comes to solar cells, everyone is chasing the highest conversion efficiency. Although we’ve seen conversion efficiencies of over 40 percent achieved with multi-junction solar cells in lab environments, Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab is bringing this kind of efficiency to mass production with the announcement of […]

MAKING TOUGHER PLASTIC BOTTLES FROM PLANTS

Making tougher biodegradable plastics from plants Replacing petro-chemical-based plastics with plant-based alternatives is a growing area of research. One popular form of plant-derived plastic is Poly(lactic) acid, or PLA, a type of biodegradable plastic that is currently used to make bottles, bags and is woven into fibers to make clothes in place of polyester. Although […]