UPM Biofore Concept Uses Trees to Create a More Sustainable Car

March 20, 2014 by  
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UPM and students from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences have teamed up to create the Biofore concept car that showcases how biomaterials can be implemented to make future vehicles more sustainable. By replacing traditional plastic parts with biomaterials such as wood, for example, UPM shows how cars and other industrial applications need not rely so heavily on oil-based products. Read the rest of UPM Biofore Concept Uses Trees to Create a More Sustainable Car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biocomposite materials , diesel engine , Diesel Fuel , green car , green transportation , Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences , sustainable car , upm , UPM Biofore Concept , Wood        

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Small Diesel Pickup Truck from India Coming to US

August 26, 2010 by  
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American automakers, as well as foreign manufacturers selling in the US have a few full-size pickup trucks with diesel engines, but for years a small pickup with a diesel engine has not been available. That is set to change as Indian car maker Mahindra & Majindra has received EPA approval to sell its small pickups in the US. The company is producing small pickups with a 2.2 liter common-rail turbo diesel engine that has 140 horsepower and gets up to 30 miles per gallon

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Hybrid Wind Turbines Can Generate Power Even When the Wind Isn’t Blowing

August 26, 2010 by  
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A Colorado company is introducing a system that will allow wind turbines to generate power even when the wind is not blowing. The SmartGen hybrid gas-wind turbine enables wind turbines to produce energy at periods of low wind, by turning the turbine with compressed air generated at the base of the tower from a turbo-compressor that is run on natural gas or biogas. Even more importantly, the SmartGen system can be retrofitted into existing wind turbines, allowing existing facilities to increase their performance

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Fiat 500 Gets New MultiJet Diesel Engine and 60 MPG

February 17, 2010 by  
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Photo courtesy of Autoblog Green In addition to its two-cylinder small displacement engine and an all-electric plug-in (in concept form, anyway), the Fiat 500 will soon offer a 1.3-liter 16-valve MultiJet diesel engine that has a fuel economy of 60 mpg .

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MINI Diesels Spied, Could be on Sale in U.S. Next Year

November 30, 2009 by  
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America needs more diesels.

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Electric Car Batteries May Cost Too Much For Energy Grid Storage

November 30, 2009 by  
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The idea of using electric cars to store energy for the power grid is a good one, I think . Unfortunately, it may be too expensive at this time to make any sense, according to one recent cost analyst.

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Sarah Palin Cartoon Archive (cartoons)

November 30, 2009 by  
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Mean Joe Green #81: Sarah Palin Cartoon Archive The politician that offers nothing but (mildly) good looks and soundbytes sprinkled with CRAZY, is all over the media lately because someone helped her write a book. Well, I want to take this opportunity to remind you just how dumb (I think/thought) she is… Mean Joe Green #26: Governor Palin vs

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Ancient Protein May be Key to Unlocking Potential of Algae Biofuels

November 30, 2009 by  
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In a discovery that should help sustainable algae biofuels make the leap from an exotic curiosity to a mainstream fuel, researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have identified an ancient protein that helps keep green algae from imbibing too much sunlight during photosynthesis . The protein, called LHCSR, is a molecular self-regulator that protects algae from a damaging overdose of sun. With a better understanding of how the protein functions, it may be possible to engineer strains of algae that can be grown economically in artificial photosynthesis systems, providing more stability and efficiency than an open pond without the expense of a bioreactor.

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