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    • National Academy of Engineering elects 68 members and 9 foreign associates (Eureka Alert!)- February 8, 2011
    • The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 68 new members and nine foreign associates, announced NAE President Charles M. Vest today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,290 and the number of foreign associates to 202. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appr... More...
    • Can We Get to 80 Percent Clean Energy? (Reuters)- February 7, 2011
    • Like many Americans, I tuned in to watch the State of the Union address last Tuesday to hear how President Obama planned to work with the newly elected bi-partisan legislature. The President laid out some ambitious plans to achieve the speech's theme of "winning the future." While these plans included a few new priorities for the Obama administration, many of the initiatives described in the speech have been part of the President's agenda since his 2008 election campaign. One of these enduring i... More...
    • Heat Transfer Fluids feature flashpoints up to 615°F. (Thomas Net News)- February 5, 2011
    • Duratherm S is silicon-based thermal fluid, while Duratherm G is made from polyalkylene glycol, and Duratherm HF has petroleum hydrocarbon formulation. Featuring flashpoints of 500°F to as high as 615°F, heat transfer fluids enable industrial users to comply with demands of insurance companies, fire marshals, and other industry regulators to operate at temperatures lower than fluid's flashpoint. Industrial users of heat transfer fluids are under increasing pressure by insurance companies, fir... More...
    • PE March/April: Steam versus thermal fluid for heating (theEngineering.uk)- February 2, 2011
    • Despite the many advantages offered by thermal fluid systems – higher temperatures, improved accuracy and control as well as fewer corrosion issues, ease of maintenance, and greater flexibility – they have made few inroads against traditional steam systems in the process industries. The next issue of Process Engineering magazine will include a feature on thermal fluids. For this, we are seeking readers’ views on the relative advantages and disadvantages of this technology compared to steam... More...
    • Electric Cars: Far in the Distance or Right Down the Road? (Solar Home & Business Journal)- January 31, 2011
    • Will plug-in vehicles be just a passing novelty in the United States, or will they spark a dramatic transportation shift that ultimately affects everyone? Both scenarios, and others in between, were posited at a recent Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in Pasadena, Calif. How Californians take to electrified automobiles will help to set the tone for the nation. Tom Cackette, chief deputy executive officer of the California Air Resources Board, told a symposium audience that “you basically... More...
    • Bloomfield's LiquidPiston Inc. secures $5M investment (HartfordBusiness.com)- January 26, 2011
    • Bloomfield combustion engines developer LiquidPiston, Inc. has secured a $5 million investment that will allow the company to add jobs and further advance its fuel efficient rotary diesel engine technology. The company recently closed on a $5 million Series B investment round from a group of investors including Northwater Capital and Adams Capital Management. Alexander Shkolnik, president, CEO and founder of the company, said LiquidPiston is developing internal combustion engines based on an inn... More...
    • Steam-Powered Racer to Make Run at Land-Speed Record (The New York Times)- January 26, 2011
    • On Tuesday, Cyclone Power Technologies of Pompano Beach, Fla., announced that it would attempt to break the land-speed record for an unlikely race class: steam cars. A British team set the existing record of 148.308 miles per hour in 2009. The prior record holder? A 1906 Stanley Steamer. Spearheading the attempt is Chuk Williams, an engineer who has built a pair of steam-powered vehicles, including a dragster. Mr. Williams is building the chassis and body for the racecar, while Cyclone is supply... More...
    • Clean Coal Task Force funds 12 projects (Wyoming Business Report)- January 26, 2011
    • LARAMIE - The UW-based Clean Coal Task Force (CCTF), whose job is to first identify and then fund research projects that could lead to the development of technologies to reduce the environmental impact of coal-based energy, will call for a second round of proposals for the second consecutive year. The 12 approved projects from the initial 2010 RPF received $6,992,300, leaving about $7 million remaining for additional projects. A second RPF will be issued on Jan 31, 2011 to use the remaining 2010... More...
    • EnviroMission Solar Tower technology valued at USD$60 million (SolarServer.com)- January 25, 2011
    • On January 20th, 2011 EnviroMission Ltd. (South Melbourne, Australia) announced that it has received an independent valuation at USD$60 million of its Solar Tower technology, associated intellectual property and development rights. The company states that it will reference this valuation in its half-year financial statement for the second half of 2010. "This valuation represents an independent assessment of the value of EnviroMission's enhancements to Solar Tower technology, new intellectual pro... More...
    • Capturing Waste Heat with Organic Rankine Cycle Systems (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)- January 24, 2011
    • Waste heat and low-temperature geothermal are hot sources of renewable energy that get a boost from Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems. In Brisbane, Australia, a 240-kW ORC unit at a timber plant will soon harvest heat from an existing biomass burner and generate electricity to power kilns for drying lumber. Similar ORC systems are becoming killer add-ons for other heat-based renewable energy plants, including concentrating solar and utility-scale geothermal systems. “People are realizing now... More...