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    • Solar thermal plant approved for California (IVN)- August 30, 2010
    • The 250-megawatt Beacon Solar Energy Project has been approved by the California Energy Commission. When built, it will be the first large-scale solar thermal plant in the US in over 20 years and will generate enough power for 100,000 homes. This is first of many such solar thermal projects planned for the Mojave area. Twelve more may be approved by the end of the year with a total of 34 being planned. If they all are built, then 300,000 acres of the Mojave Desert will be used to generate 2.4 g... More...
    • Politics aside, natural gas is beating up on clean coal (CNNMoney.com)- August 30, 2010
    • Coal has always been cheap and dirty. And the dirty part was justifiable because it was so cheap. Now, gas prices are dropping, threatening coal's dominance in the North American energy market. Which means gas could take over before coal gets a chance to clean up its act. Natural gas dropped in price last week, trading at under $4 per million British thermal units-the unit used to measure energy output. The price is competitive with coal on a Btu basis, David L. Goldwyn of the U.S. Department of... More...
    • Digital Combustion Analyzer (AZ Materials)- August 27, 2010
    • Cole-Parmer has been a leading global source of laboratory and industrial fluid handling products, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies. We are proven experts in the fields of temperature measurement and control, electrochemistry, and fluid handling. Our products are sold throughout the world through company-owned customer channel outlets and a strong network of international dealers. We boast an on-site, A2LA-accredited metrology lab for instrument calibration, repair, and NIST-traceable ce... More...
    • Dow Showcases New Photovoltaic Solutions at European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Business Wire)- August 24, 2010
    • The Dow Chemical Company will showcase its new solutions designed for photovoltaic manufacturers at this year's 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (PVSEC) in Valencia, Spain (stand L3/H4/B4, Hall 4, Feria Valencia). Dow's photovoltaic solutions can help increase solar cell efficiency and solar module durability, improve device performance at lower cost, and enable widespread adoption of solar energy. Solutions being showcased include: -- Dow's ENLIGHT(TM) cleaning,... More...
    • New Approach to Apply Nanostructure Coatings for High Tech Devices (AZ Nanotechnology)- August 23, 2010
    • These coatings can remove heat four times faster than the same materials before they are coated, using inexpensive materials and application procedures. The discovery has the potential to revolutionize cooling technology, experts say. This nanoscale-level coating of zinc oxide on top of a copper plate holds the potential to dramatically increase heat transfer characteristics and lead to a revolution in heating and cooling technology, according to experts at Oregon State University and the Pacifi... More...
    • Oil prices slide on US energy report (RTE Business)- August 18, 2010
    • Oil prices sank this afternoon as investors locked in recent profits and reacted to news of a lighter than expected drop in crude reserves in top energy consumer the US. Brent North Sea crude for delivery in October dived $1.04 to $75.89 a barrel in London trade. New York's main contract, light sweet crude for September, shed $1.27 to $74.50. Prices had jumped yesterday to snap five days of losses in a row on the back of a weaker dollar and rising equities. But the market fell again today as man... More...
    • Lubriserv offers vanishing fluids for fin forming (Manufacturing Talk)- August 16, 2010
    • The Evolution range of vanishing fluids can be used in fin forming or drawing and magnetic sheet pressing, removing the need for cleaning prior to the next operation of brazing or welding. During the brazing phase it doesn't form aldehydes and offers increased die and punch life, eliminates seizing up, and enables less down time and clean fin or worked sheets, eliminating washing operations. Vanishing lubricants disappear after the forming/pressing operation, leaving a light coating of lubricant... More...
    • FuelCell Energy Power Plants to be Installed at U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London (Global Newswire)- August 9, 2010
    • a leading manufacturer of high efficiency ultra-clean power plants using renewable and other fuels for commercial, industrial, government, and utility customers today announced the sale of two 300 kilowatt DFC300 fuel cell power plants to be installed at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London, located in Groton, CT. The two DFC300 fuel cell power plants will be installed adjacent to the existing energy plant on the Base and will provide reliable base load electricity to the Base. The byproduct... More...
    • New oxygen probe for combustion gas analysis (Measurement Devices)- August 9, 2010
    • Warminster PA, USA -- ABB has launched its next generation of combustion gas analyzers for industrial and utility boiler applications. With a revised sensor design and an increased choice of probe lengths up to four meters (13+ feet), the Endura AZ20 expands ABB’s offering to high temperature applications up to 800°C. The Endura AZ20 offers an enhanced robust design. Manufactured using a new ceramic-to-steel bonding process, the AZ20 offers improved resistance to thermal stresses and shocks c... More...
    • New FutureGen plant plan billions cheaper (St. Louis Business Journal)- August 6, 2010
    • Plans to build a multibillion-dollar, experimental coal plant in Mattoon, Ill., have been replaced with a cheaper proposal to retrofit an Ameren plant two-and-a-half hours west in Meredosia, Ill., U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Thursday. Ameren has come on board with the revamped project, which will use $1 billion in stimulus money and $247 million in private dollars, said Stephanie Muller, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Energy. This new FutureGen 2.0 plan will be potentially bi... More...