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    • Inventys - CO2 capture for $15 per tonne (Carbon Capture Journal)- February 14, 2011
    • Inventys has developed a gas separation technology that it claims enables carbon dioxide to be captured from industrial flue gas streams for US $15 per tonne of CO2. Called the VeloxoTherm™ process, it has the ability to recover the heat energy evolved during adsorption and use it to help release the CO2. The VeloxoTherm™ (velox = fast; therm = thermal) gas separation process is a post combustion carbon dioxide capture technol­ogy that has been developed by Inventys Thermal Technologies. Th... More...
    • Ultimately renewable fuel (ContractorMag.com)- February 11, 2011
    • Fossil fuel guzzling has fallen out of favor. Alternative fuels and energy efficiency are in demand, especially when the source of energy is wood, the ultimately renewable resource. Even more appealing is when the wood fuel is a byproduct of the facility it’s heating and is burned in an eco-friendly fashion. “Wood is our lifestyle, our bread n’ butter, and is at the core of everything we do,” says Merv Wenger, owner of Wenger Woodworks in Manheim, Pa. Merv and his son Travis operate the... More...
    • Lockheed Martin Ships Out First Orion Spacecraft (PR Newswire)- February 10, 2011
    • The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Orion team shipped out the first Orion crew module spacecraft structure today from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La. The spacecraft is headed to Lockheed Martin's Denver, Colo. facilities where it will undergo a series of rigorous tests to confirm Orion's ability to safely fly astronauts through all the harsh environments of deep space exploration missions. Soon after the spacecraft arrives in Denver, it will be integrated with the heat shield ... More...
    • 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...