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    • On the thermodynamics of algal biodiesel production systems (Philstar.com)- December 30, 2010
    • Biodiesel is the term used for derivatives of vegetable oils and animal fats that have been chemically modified so that their physical properties resemble those of diesel fuel. This chemical modification ensures that they can be used as fuels for diesel engine without posing significant risk of damage, and without any drastic changes in performance. There are many environmental benefits that have been attributed to biodiesel use, including biodegradability and reduction of emissions of greenhous... More...
    • U.S. Considering Its First-Ever Regulations for Disposal of Coal Ash (Solar & Home Business Journal)- December 30, 2010
    • About 45 percent of the electricity generated in the United States this year has come from coal-fired power plants, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. As a combustible fuel, coal has key advantages, including low costs. Recent mining tragedies have served as a reminder that coal has drawbacks as well. The advantages of burning coal to produce electricity are realized by almost everyone in the form not just of lower electricity prices but also of reduced costs for practicall... More...
    • Tufts Engineering Dean Linda Abriola Among Top U.S. Women in Science (NewsWise)- December 28, 2010
    • Linda Abriola, dean of the School of Engineering at Tufts University, has been recognized in "American Women of Science Since 1900" (ABC-CLIO, 2010), an encyclopedia focused on 500 of the 20th century’s most notable American women scientists. "American Women of Science Since 1900" examines the pioneering but sometimes overlooked achievements of distinguished women in disciplines from genetics to computers to nutrition. “I am truly honored to be recognized alongside such accomplished and pion... More...
    • A*STAR spearheads R & D efforts to position Singapore as an innovation hub (Physorg.com)- December 28, 2010
    • The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will be initiating R&D in oil and gas equipment to position Singapore as an innovation hub for the Oil and Gas (O&G) equipment sector and strengthen Singapore's marine and offshore industry. The announcement, made by Mr S Iswaran, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Education, at the 18th International Oil & Gas Industry Exhibition & Conference (OSEA 2010) on 30 November, highlighted that A*STAR will be collaborating with t... More...
    • Natural gas-fired power plant closer to expansion (The Seattle Times)- December 28, 2010
    • Owners of a natural gas-fired power plant in Grays Harbor County are one step closer to expanding production. A state panel recommended to Gov. Chris Gregoire last week that Chicago-based Invenergy LLC be allowed to go forward with the $400 million project, the Olympian newspaper reported. The governor has 60 days to make a decision. Invenergy wants to add two combustion-turbine generators and a single steam generator to double production at its power plant in Satsop. The expansion could generat... More...
    • Thermal Energy extends Flu-Ace range (The Engineer)- December 24, 2010
    • Thermal Energy International Inc. will be unveiling its modified range of FLU-ACE systems on stand D5 at Maintec 2011. Providing heat recovery and emission control in one package, FLU-ACE systems will be available in a broader range of sizes and are aimed at processing companies and institutions with both CHP waste heat boilers as well as traditional industrial boiler systems.rn More...
    • Strata Oil & Gas Announces Contingent Resource (Sys-Con Media)- December 23, 2010
    • Strata Oil & Gas Inc. ("Strata") (OTCBB: SOIGF), is pleased to announce the release of its Resource Reclassification Report on its 100% owned Cadotte Project in the Peace River Oil Sands area of Alberta, Canada. Norwest Corporation ("Norwest") of Calgary Alberta completed this independently prepared Resource Reclassification Report ("Report") on behalf of Strata. In the report, Norwest concludes that historical pilot testing in the region combined with field testing and ore characterization work... More...
    • Improved combustion efficiency using Catalyst Injection System (Maritime Populsion)- December 21, 2010
    • The US based company EcoEmissions Systems, Inc, founded in 2008, with headquarters in Tempe, Arizona, has developed a patented system of reducing fuel consumption and emissions of diesel engines. The system can be fitted in a mattter of hours on new engines or retrofitted to an existing engine as the installation requires virtually no modifications. The Catalyst Injection System (CIS) feeds an aerosol mist of an inert platinum based catalyst into the combustion chamber during the intake cycle. O... More...
    • Economy vs efficiency (Sun2Surf)- December 20, 2010
    • Shell explains the differences between its two fuel formulas. FOR most road users in Malaysia, how petrol is processed is a vague notion at the back of their heads. We know it is distilled from crude oil, pumped from oil wells in the ground. But throughout its entire journey, as it is transported from refineries to petrol pumps to the combustion chambers in our cars, this golden liquid is rarely ever seen by the lay person. It is no wonder then that, standing at the pumps, few people aside from ... More...