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Firefighters from Mobile, Ala., and U.S. Coast Guard crews were responding Wednesday night to several explosions and a fire on two fuel barges in the Mobile River.
http://www.examiner.com/article/several-explosions-rock-alabama-s-mobile-river-after-2-fuel-barges-catch-fireFirefighters from Mobile, Ala., and U.S. Coast Guard crews were responding Wednesday... more
In episode 59 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada on February 17, 2012, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Anne Jones, D. Phil., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis, Arizona State University, about why her research into harvesting excess light energy has promising potential as an energy alternative.
Anne explains why photosynthesis is an inefficient process and how she's attempting to improve its efficiency by using cyanobacteria to absorb and transfer light energy into a usable fuel product.In episode 59 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the... more
Around the world, the price of fuel seems to be going up everyday. The main reason for this price mark up is the rumors of war and the mass media’s effort to fuel the fire (no pun intended). Oil speculators are betting that Israel will strike Iran’s nuclear facilities in the near future. Also, they know that Iran is trying to block the Straits of Hormuz where most of the oil traffic is located. With all this developments in the Middle East region- no wonder oil speculators are jumping for joy. It’s like the Iraq War all over again.Around the world, the price of fuel seems to be going up everyday. The main reason for... more
Explosion at a fuel supply depot at an undefined military base in Afghanistan (date unknown)Explosion at a fuel supply depot at an undefined military base in Afghanistan (date... more
SUMMARY: "Algae fuel is based on technologies which seek to use algae or bacteria to produce fuels by combining light, carbon dioxide, water and nutrients through photosynthesis. It is a dream which has arisen every time the oil price has spiked. [...] That sort of logic, and laboratory experiments backing it up, saw a rash of start-ups around the world - and especially in the US - seeking venture capital funding based on promises of limitless, cheap, clean fuel. But none has yet succeeded in producing fuel commercially and at scale. Instead, many firms have shut down."SUMMARY: "Algae fuel is based on technologies which seek to use algae or bacteria... more
It takes more fuel to start a vehicle than it does to let it idle: People are really confused about this one and will leave a car idling for half an hour rather than turn it off and restart. Idling uses a quarter to a half gallon of fuel in an hour (costing you one to two cents a minute). Unless you're stalled in traffic, turn off the car when stopped for more than a few minutes.
Vehicles need to be warmed up before they're driven: That is a long-outdated notion. Today's cars are fine being driven off seconds after they're started.
As a vehicle ages, its fuel economy decreases: Not true. As long as it's maintained a 10 or 15 year-old car should have like-new mileage. The key thing is maintenance: An out-of-tune car will definitely start to decline mileage-wise.
Replacing your air filter helps your car run efficiently: Another outdated claim, dating back to the pre-1976 carburetor days. Fuel-injection engines don't get economy benefits from a clean air filter.
Aftermarket additives and devices can dramatically improve your fuel economy: There's not much evidence that these "miracle products" do much more than drain your wallet. Both the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Reports have weighed in on this. There are no top-secret 100-mpg bolt-ons out there.
Using premium fuel improves fuel economy: You might as well write a check to BP if you believe this. Only use premium if your car specifies it.It takes more fuel to start a vehicle than it does to let it idle: People are really... more
Recycling bottles, cans, and newspapers is on any short list of simple actions for a cleaner environment. If only it were as easy to collect and reuse carbon dioxide—that greenhouse gas
waste product that the world is generating in huge volume each day by burning fossil fuels.
link:http://news.nationalgeographic.co.in/news/energy/2011/08/110811-turning-carbon-emissions-into-fuel/Recycling bottles, cans, and newspapers is on any short list of simple actions for a... more
While a lot of people may be doing their part for the environment by sending their discarded plastic items off for recycling, the fact is that much of the plastic currently in use is non-recyclable. In a not particularly eco-friendly process, some of this plastic is burned to generate electricity, while much of it simply ends up in landfills. Canadian company JBI, however, has developed a process that uses those plastics as a feedstock, and turns them into fuel.
link: http://www.gizmag.com/plastic2oil-converts-plastic-to-fuel/19108/While a lot of people may be doing their part for the environment by sending their... more
The Wave Disk Generator uses 60 percent of its fuel for propulsion; standard car engines use just 15 percent. As a result, the generator is 3.5 times more fuel efficient than typical combustion engines.
Researchers estimate the new model could shave almost 1,000 pounds off a car's weight currently taken up by conventional engine systems.
Last week, the prototype was presented to the energy division of the Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is backing the Michigan State University Engine Research Laboratory with $2.5 million in funding.
Michigan State's team of engineers hope to have a car-sized 25-kilowatt version of the prototype ready by the end of the year.The Wave Disk Generator uses 60 percent of its fuel for propulsion; standard car... more
Project Icarus is a 21st century theoretical study of a mission to another star. Icarus aims to build on the work of the celebrated Daedalus project. Between the period 1973-1978 members of the BIS undertook a theoretical study of a flyby mission to Barnard's star 5.9 light years away. This was Project Daedalus and remains one of the most complete studies of an interstellar probe to date. The 54,000 ton two-stage vehicle was powered by inertial confinement fusion using electron beams to compress the D/He3 fusion capsules to ignition. It would obtain an eventual cruise velocity of 36,000km/s or 12% of light speed from over 700kN of thrust, burning at a specific impulse of 1 million seconds, reaching its destination in approximately 50 years. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/submit-an-article/42972-project-icarusProject Icarus is a 21st century theoretical study of a mission to another star.... more
In 1998 an American named Stanley Meyer, (probably Ohio’s most famous inventor) was poisoned and died clutching his throat outside a restaurant in his hometown of Grove City just moments after he jumped up from the table and shouted “They’ve poisoned me – I am going to die!” Stan had invented and demonstrated many times for the media and hundreds of people, his now-famous dune buggy with an internal combustion engine that ran only on water. Stan had found a practical and cheap way to produce hydrogen on demand. He was offered millions by Arab investors (well-documented) and
declined their offers.In 1998 an American named Stanley Meyer, (probably Ohio’s most famous inventor)... more
Are there any renewable energy buyers out there? Recycle paper? Wood? Make fuel? Maine needs green jobs. Are there any green investors out there willing to take this on and help change the planet? How about you Seventh Generation? Do you know anyone who could invest in this and get it started? Pass this around and get it to someone who cares. THANK YOU!!! If we could only recycle instead of destroying...No more bleaching...no more dioxin..this is a chance....Please someone jump on it!
AUGUSTA, Maine — State officials have 90 days to find a buyer for two Katahdin region paper mills before their Toronto-based owner begins decommissioning them.
Gov. Paul LePage announced Friday that Brookfield Asset Management Co. had granted the state a final extension of its decommissioning deadline to July 31, but East Millinocket officials said the mill on Main Street could not be dismantled yet in any event because the town still has a $2.17 million tax lien on it.
Brookfield made a partial payment covering almost all of the debt last week. Town officials were waiting Friday for the check to clear and said that Brookfield still owes about $18,778 on its 2010 tax bill, plus some slight and accumulating interest. Company officials had promised to pay the remainder this week.
“This gives us additional time to work on securing a qualified buyer,” LePage said in a statement Friday. “Brookfield has been generous with their extensions, and this shows the commitment the company has to finding a solution that will keep jobs in the region.”
More at link.Are there any renewable energy buyers out there? Recycle paper? Wood? Make fuel? Maine... more
I can appreciate the need to have the "control" over raw materials; however the best way to ensure TRUE profit is to be in the refining and distribution of fuel.
If the KOCH bros want to get the American people honestly on their side, perhaps they should consider INVESTING all their BILLIONS in refineries.....talk about an entrepenurial boom!! Hell, Trump brags about his "net worth"; wanna get elected????? build a refinery instead of the faux reality show; less money, more jobs, more votes more, more , more.....I can appreciate the need to have the "control" over raw materials; however... more
In a forest of tubes eight metres high in eastern Spain scientists hope they have found the fuel of tomorrow: bio-oil produced with algae mixed with carbon dioxide from a factory.Almost 400 of the green tubes, filled with millions of microscopic algae, cover a plain near the city of Alicante, next to a cement works from which the C02 is captured and transported via a pipeline to the "blue petroleum" factory.
LINK : http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110331/bs_afp/spainenergyalternativeenvironmentresearch;_ylt=Ags6oKMNAp34o9NLvGLOfcas0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTFpMWV2aXZjBHBvcwMyNARzZWMDYWNjb3JkaW9uX21vc3RfcG9wdWxhcgRzbGsDc3BhbmlzaHNjaWVuIn a forest of tubes eight metres high in eastern Spain scientists hope they have... more
Gas prices have doubled since Mr. Obama took office. According to the GasBuddy gasoline price tracking web site, the price of a gallon of regular gas was around $1.79 when Mr. Obama took office. Today the national average is $3.58. The lowest average price in the continental United States is $3.31 in Tulsa Oklahoma, the highest is $4.14 in Santa Barbara, CA. Four-dollar-a-gallon gas has arrived on average throughout California, and a number of other states are headed in that direction.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2011/mar/30/gas-prices-double-under-obama/Gas prices have doubled since Mr. Obama took office. According to the GasBuddy... more
It has been estimated that over 8 billion US gallons (30.3 billion liters) of used motor oil are produced every year by the world's cars and trucks. While some of that is re-refined into new oil or burned in furnaces for heat, neither of those processes are entirely environmentally-innocuous. In other cases, it is simply discarded.
link :http://www.gizmag.com/microwaves-utilized-to-convert-used-motor-oil-into-fuel/18261/It has been estimated that over 8 billion US gallons (30.3 billion liters) of used... more
Things are getting increasingly dicy at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant: The Tokyo Electric Power Company has admitted that a nuclear chain reaction could restart if the spent fuel rods could go critical
link: http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2011/03/japan-crisis-update-spent-fuel-rods-could-go-critical.htmlThings are getting increasingly dicy at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power... more
Protesters descended on Heathrow today in a coordinated attempt to highlight the fact that the aviation industry pays no VAT.
In a protest modelled on those recently seen at Oxford Street stores like Vodafone and Topshop by protest group UK Uncut, over 100 campaigners from TakeVAT and other direct action groups such as Plane Stupid ran around terminal 3 at Heathrow airport 'confiscating items'.
The campaigners were symbolically 'confiscating' items such as luggage trolleys and toilet roll, to highlight the fact that there is no VAT on airline tickets, the purchase of planes or on spare parts for aircraft.
In January VAT rose to 20%. Hard working families across the country are being hit hardest by the rise whilst the aviation industry -- which is mainly a habit of the rich, remains a special case and is completely exempt.
There were also protests in Leeds where around 20 protesters targeted Leeds/Bradford Airport. As soon as they arrived off the bus they were met by a handful of police and scuffles broke out as the protesters tried to reach the terminal building. In the end they managed to sit down together to make their point heard just outside the main terminal building.
Spokesperson for TakeVAT London said:
"It is simply unfair that aviation pays no VAT. Why should one of the dirtiest and noisiest industries in the world get away scot-free when ordinary people are charged VAT on basic necessities like toilet rolls?"
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http://www.youandifilms.comProtesters descended on Heathrow today in a coordinated attempt to highlight the fact... more
Oil and gas service companies injected tens of millions of gallons of diesel fuel into onshore wells in more than a dozen states from 2005 to 2009, Congressional investigators have charged.
:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/business/energy-environment/01gas.html?_r=1&ref=businessOil and gas service companies injected tens of millions of gallons of diesel fuel into... more