How innovations can drive better transportation system
Seeking reality in the future of aeronautical simulation
(Phys.org) —The right tool for the job. It's a platitude that is as true for garage tinkerers as it is for the NASA aeronautical innovators who are helping to design future airliners that will cut fuel ...
Fuel cells utilised to produce electricity from process industry by-product hydrogen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a pilot-scale power plant based on fuel cells that utilises by-product hydrogen from the process industry. The power plant has been in operation at Kemira Chemicals Oy's ...
Energy efficiency experts are helping farmers save money
Iowa farmers can save a chunk of change simply by making sure their tractors are in the right gear, according to personnel at Iowa State University working to make agricultural operations run more efficiently.
Aircraft fuel consumption can be reduced by 15 per cent
Two aircraft engine concepts, geared turbofan and open rotor, can enable a significant reduction to aircraft fuel consumption. With open rotor, the potential reduction is 15 per cent. These are the findings ...
Logged driving route can reduce energy consumption by 10 percent
(Phys.org) —For long distance driving, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles use the internal combustion engine more than necessary. At Chalmers University of Technology, a method has been developed to make ...
Which has a more efficient 'engine': A tuna or a whale?
A large gray whale and a much smaller skipjack tuna each propels itself through water. Which is the more efficient swimmer? It has been difficult to compare propulsion efficiencies of animals of different ...
DOE SuperTruck utilizes exhaust technology to boost fuel economy
The Department of Energy's SuperTruck, recently hailed by President Obama as the energy efficient truck of the future, uses technology from DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory that leads to improved fuel ...
Reduced fuel use by US drivers a persistent trend
(Phys.org) —Despite U.S. population growth, fuel consumption by American drivers of light-duty vehicles is now lower than it was 15 years ago, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Exxon: Highly unlikely world limits fossil fuels
On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, America's biggest oil and gas company said the world's climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop ...
Using more wood for construction can slash global reliance on fossil fuels
A Yale University-led study has found that using more wood and less steel and concrete in building and bridge construction would substantially reduce global carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel consumption.
New catalytic converter could cut fuel consumption and car manufacturing costs
A new catalytic converter that could cut fuel consumption and manufacturing costs has been designed by a scientist from Imperial College London.
Saving gas: Less driving, better fuel economy
Fuel consumption by American drivers of light-duty vehicles is down 11 percent since 2004, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Emissions pricing revenues could overcompensate profit losses of fossil fuel owners
Revenues from global carbon emission pricing could exceed the losses fossil fuel owners suffer from this policy. Stabilizing global warming at around 2 degrees Celsius by cutting greenhouse-gas emissions from fossil fuels ...