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      Friday, July 27, 2007
      2805902 cumulative visits; 05:54 am GMT/UTC

      • Fuel Efficiency > Engines
        >
        href="http://www.gizmag.com/go/7679/" rel=nofollow>DiesOtto - the “future of the gasoline engine”
        - Mercedes-Benz unveiled a new gasoline engine offering the high torque and fuel economy of a diesel (40 US mpg) together with extremely clean emissions. The DiesOtto features direct gasoline injection, turbocharging, variable valve timing and variable compression, a hybrid integrated starter/generator module and controlled auto ignition. (GizMag; Jul. 25, 2007) (Thanks John Q. Public)
      • Solar
        > Space >
        href="http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/07/25/1738239">Public Discussion Opened on Space Solar
        - The U.S. National Security Space Office (NSSO), an office of the Department of Defense, has taken a novel approach to a study they are doing on space based solar power. They've opened a public forum to garner public ideas on the best means to harvest energy in space. (Slashdot; July 25) (See also Space.com)

      Thursday, July 26, 2007
      2802089 cumulative visits; 06:30 am GMT/UTC

      • Fuel Efficiency > Engines > Spark-free, Fuel-efficient Engines On The Way - In a "homogeneous charge compression ignition" (HCCI) engine, fuel and air are mixed together and injected into the cylinder. The piston compresses the mixture until spontaneous combustion occurs. The engine thus combines fuel-and-air premixing with spontaneous ignition (as in a diesel engine). (Science Daily; July 25)
      • EV / Batteries
        >
        title=http://www.insidegreentech.com/1501/device-conduit-technologies-intros-ev- href="http://www.insidegreentech.com/1501/device-conduit-technologies-intros-ev-" rel=nofollow>New long range EV battery
        - Device Conduit Technologies says its DCT RackPack™ Massively Intermoduled Battery (MIB) pack can finally deliver 100 to 300 mile range to electric and hybrid vehicles at affordable prices. Their solution combines off the shelf systems in a novel manner combined with a new technology. (Inside Greentech; Jul. 20, 2007)
      • Humor > 710 Problems Under the Hood - A lady recently came into a mechanic shop saying that she was missing her seven-hundred-and-ten and needed a new one.  Finally, after pointing to one in another car in the shop, the mechanic figured out what the problem was.

      Wednesday, July 25, 2007
      2800035 cumulative visits; 16:52 pm GMT/UTC

      • Fuel Efficiency > Vehicles
        >
        href="http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/07/eco-friendly_flying_saucer.php">An Eco-Friendly Flying Saucer
        - Researchers at the Delft University of Technology have started working on an "ultra eco-friendly plane" of the future which happens to be a flying saucer. As the head of the CleanEra project, he hopes to design a plane that will reduce noise and release 50% less carbon dioxide per passenger-mile than current airliners. (TreeHugger; July 24, 2007)
      • Hydro > Oregon's Largest Dam Removal Starts - Portland General Electric Company reported that it has begun demolition of Marmot Dam, ushering in a new era for Oregon’s Sandy River Basin. The removal will improve salmon and wildlife habitat and public recreation.  The demolition will be the largest dam removal in the Pacific Northwest in 40 years and the largest ever in Oregon. (BusinessWire; July 24)

      Tuesday, July 24, 2007
      2795005 cumulative visits; 07:33 am GMT/UTC

      • Batteries
        >
        href="http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Utility_Scale_Batteries">Utility Scale > Altairnano and AES partner on grid storage
        - Altairnano, manufacturer of NanoSafe™ battery packs, announced that it is developing a grid storage solution with AES. A suite of energy storage solutions are expected to deliver in excess of 1MW of power and 500 KWh of energy to deal with congestion, peaks and fluctuations in electricity demand. (Inside Greentech; July 23, 2007)

      Monday, July 23, 2007
      2791035 cumulative visits; 05:16 am GMT/UTC

      • Featured:
        Nuclear
        >
        href="http://www.energybusinessreports.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=1200&affillink=NEC">Is Nuclear Power Safe? -
        The Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear power plant in Japan discharged approximately 350 gallons of radioactive water into the sea Wednesday after an earthquake shook the Japanese town, 160 miles northwest of Tokyo.  355-page report reviews global nuclear power outlook and opportunities. (Energy Business Daily; July 18) (Thanks Barbara Drazga)
      • Human-Powered / Nanotech
        >
        href="http://news.softpedia.com/news/Nanogenerator-Could-Draw-Energy-from-Human-Blood-60580.shtml">Nanogenerator Could Draw Energy from Human Blood
        - Scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology are working on a new type of nanogenerator that could draw the necessary energy from flowing blood in the human body, by using the beating heart and pulsating blood vessels. Once completed, this new cellular engine could find various applications, even beyond medicine. (Softpedia; July  21) (See Slashdot discussion)
      • Batteries / EV
        >
        href="http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Electric_Scooters">Motorbikes
        > Lithium-Ion
        Motorcycles
        - Better batteries are making electric motorcycles possible, providing a cleaner alternative to pollution-spewing gas-powered bikes. (MIT Technology Review; July 19)
      • Grid
        > Cheney
        Suppressed Evidence in California Energy Crisis
        - In-depth investigation by Jason Leopold shows how Vice President Dick Cheney pressured federal energy regulators to conceal evidence of widespread market manipulation by energy companies during the California electricity crisis in 2001. (Truthout; July 19)

      Sunday, July 22, 2007
      2789697 cumulative visits; 19:04 pm GMT/UTC

      • Featured:
        Pyramid Power > Pyramidal Power by Thomas Trawoger
        - Austrian inventor demonstrates that a fairly simple set-up of a home-made capacitor and two home-made coils, stimulated by a magnet, positioned at the geometric center of a metallic pyramid will produce appreciable amounts of current, enough to run a small fan. (PESWiki; July 22) (Thanks Sepp Hasslberger)
      • Plastic / Oil / Recycling
        >
        href="http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/07/making_oil_out.php">Making Oil out of Plastic
        - Japan's Blest Company has developed a machine which recycles plastic waste back into oil. The Blester is a batch type oil machine which can recycle polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE) and polystyrene (PS). Recycling plastics can lead to an 87% reduction of carbon dioxide.
        (TreeHugger; July 22)
      • Biofuel
        >
        href="http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Biodiesel_from_Algae_Oil">Algae
        > Boeing Helping to
        Develop Algae-Powered Jet
        - Air New Zealand and airliner manufacturer Boeing are secretly working with Blenheim-based biofuel developer Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation to create the world's first environmentally friendly aviation fuel, made of wild algae. (Stuff.co.nz; July 18) (See Slashdot discussion)

      Saturday, July 21, 2007
      2785873 cumulative visits; 06:30 am GMT/UTC

      • Magnet Motors / Electromagnetic
        >
        href="http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Surge_Motor_Technology_by_Troy_Reed">Surge Motor Demo Pending?
        - New Energy Congress member, Nora Maccoby, has prevailed on Troy Reed to attend the July 26-29 ExtraOrdinary Technology conference in Salt Lake City; and to see if he can't throw together one of his prototypes on short notice to display at that event. (PESWiki; July 21)
      • Nanotech / Batteries > Self-Assembling Biological Nanobattery - The iron-containing protein, ferritin, can hold either a positive or negative charge, and it self-assembles relatively easily into a uniform nanolayer.  NASA has filed a patent to create one layer of one charge, then cover it with another layer of the opposite charge.  NASA reckons its battery is not only stable and robust, but can be produced easily and quickly too. (New Scientist Tech; July 16)
      • Alternative Fuels > EcoEnergy Solutions - Features emulsified fuels containing various percentages of water to reduce both oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) pollution created during the combustion process. This technology extends to mobile and stationary diesel engines, industrial fuel oil boilers and residual oil for power generation. (Thanks John Q. Public)

      Friday, July 20, 2007
      2782562 cumulative visits; 06:18 am GMT/UTC

      • Magazines > Infinite Energy: Issue 74 - Topics include Rewriting Geology: Challenging Existing Models of Science; Beyond Plate Tectonics; Introduction to Zero Point Energy; Quantum Theory and the Nested Worlds’ Interpretation; Many-Centers Nuclei; Hydrogen Bond Energy Drives Hurricanes. (July/August 2007)
      • Ocean Current > Taiwan planning development of ocean current power - A 25-square mile region under the sea off Taiwan's east coast, fitted with 1,000 turbines, has the potential to supply 1.68 trillion kw-h/year, more than all of Taiwan's present power needs.  The first step is likely to be the deployment of a 5 MW test turbine, hopefully to be completed in the next three years. (Taiwan Headlines; July 2, 2007) (Thanks Adrian Akau)
      • Alt Fuels > Butanol > Gevo to make biobutanol - Gevo intends to produce biobutanol from different types of biomass, including sugar cane, corn byproducts and grasses. Its bioprocessing technology uses fermentation to convert plants to alcohol-based fuels. The company intends to make butanol for automobiles, trucks and jets using the same basic technologies. (Biopact; Jul. 19, 2007) (Thanks John Q. Public)

       

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