Friday, November 30, 2007

Raser Electric Motor





Next Generation Hybrid Motor

As hybrid vehicles become “electric motor dominant” they require a motor that can deliver more power and more torque at a lower cost with more reliability. Raser’s Symetron™ technology is available for license for “hub” style motors to meet the needs of the next generation of hybrid vehicle motors. Symetron™ technology offers PM motor performance with the economy of an AC induction pancake motor. The technology is ideal for many applications including integrated hybrid motors, intergraded starter generators, and is scaleable for a wide range of sizes from small scooters to the large heavy vehicles and generators.







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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Chevy Hybrid Tahoe/ Saturn plug in




Chevy getting into the hybrid thing.... The world is filled with positive energy and technology. Enjoy the blog...

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Formula Hybrid FUTURE






Formula Hybrid : Formula SAE program, has colleges and schools build and race hybrid/gas/electric vehicle. FH SAE builds a new layer of complexity and provides an additional technical challenge to student teams. Entry to the Formula Hybrid competition will be to construct the vehicle and develop the chassis and related systems in the Formula SAE program and then replace the IC engine with a hybrid drive train the following year for the Formula Hybrid competition, resulting in a two-year design cycle.


HYBRID RACING FUTURE is bright. These little carts fly demonstrating the obvious. That combinatioins of gas electric technology can generate sustained high performance. Also see winner 24 hours of tokachi: SUPRA HVR.




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Sunday, October 28, 2007

HelioVolt


HelioVolt’s FASST™ technology produces high-performance solar thin-film with pioneering time and materials efficiencies. 10 to 100 times faster than current processes. 100 times thinner than traditional silicon. Factor in the flexibility of custom shapes and sizes. Plus easy adaptability to multiple construction materials – glass, steel, metal, composites and some polymers. The result? Another industry revolution is born.

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

UM 3b: Sport














URBAN MOTOR CO. (UMC; urbanmotor.com) : Sport, has been designed to produce enourmous fuel consumption flexibility. All UMC vehicles are built with the 3-way Charging System (3WAY), which allows a combination of battery recharging methods.

3Way; Solar, Plug-in and generator will provide greater functionality and reliability than the current global fleet of small vehicles.


Depending on timing and availability UMC vehicles are designed to provide U with the most efficient vehicles in the universe. UMC vehicles are part of a grid to vehicle recharging plan that will allow more flexibility in fuel consumption.

100 MPG Delivery PHEVan














URBAN MOTOR CO.


UMC: Has developed a proposed 100 mpg PHEVan Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle; Toyota Prius.



THE PHEVan: is a modded toyota prius with added Hymotion plug in battery kit.

The greater the amount of battery capacity the more flexibility in fuel consumption is provided.

Serial Hybrid Configuration: Constant velocity motors can more efficiently recharge a battery than be involved in the torque derision cycle. Therefore much limiting the acceleration of the van

By reversing the engine/battery ratio vehicles of the future will be able to have much greater control of fuel consumption. Energy optimization will allow for infinetly greater flexibility. When asked about how many miles per gallon the vehicle consumes a time/ distance; how long over how much time. By having a base level charge a vehicle could operate in a battery only mode, thus making irrelevant the mpg figure... Miles per Tank will be derived on a user/user basis. Fleets with shorter delivery routes would in theory save the greatest amount of fuel. Future fuel consumption can then be optimized by incremental adjustments, making tomorrow's fleets cleaner, leaner and greener...







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Friday, October 26, 2007

Solar-modded Prius




SOLAR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE: Can you believe that its possible? Batteries and the sun moving a car... It supposedly enhances performance by 10%...

California-based SEV has developed a prototype PV Prius fitted with a custom molded fiberglass photovoltaic module that will add solar panels to the roof of the car. And they suggest this will increase gas mileage by 17% to 29%.Maybe even more if batteries are enhanced and combined with more panels.

Fuel savings chart shows the savings of adding solar recharging, but these savings can also be achieved with grid recharging...



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Saturday, August 18, 2007

powerspan eco















The Electro-Catalytic Oxidation (ECO) system is an integrated air pollution control technology that achieves major reductions in the primary air pollutants of concern from coal-fired power plants, specifically 99% reduction of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions, 90% of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, 80-90% of mercury (Hg) emissions, and 95% of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions. The system also provides high removal of other metals and acid gases such as sulfuric acid (SO3/H2SO4), hydrochloric acid (HCl), and hydrofluoric acid (HF). The ECO system produces a valuable, ammonium sulfate fertilizer co-product, reducing operating costs and minimizing landfill disposal of waste.




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Thin-Film Solar




TFPV. . . . most manufacturers are ramping up production capacity and several -- including First Solar, Fuji Electric, Nanosolar, Sanyo, Uni-Solar and G24i -- are building plants with more than 100 MW in capacity.

Some of the findings of the report include:

  • PV could eventually account for as much as 20 percent of the U.S. market's energy needs.
  • TFPV was only five percent of the entire PV market recently , but it is expected to account for 35 percent of the photovoltaics market by 2015.
  • TFPV can be manufactured using simple printing or other R2R machines. Printing TFPV has the potential for lowering capital costs by as much as 75 percent, reducing waste and increasing throughput.



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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Bio Diesel Landspeed Bike



Die Moto, a custom-built performance diesel motorcycle capable of running on diesel, biodiesel, or straight vegetable oil (SVO) fuels. Designed and fabricated at The Crucible by a team of environmentally conscious vehicle enthusiasts, engineers and artisans, the Die Moto is out to prove the viability of alternative fuel technology in performance vehicles. As fuel efficiency and low emissions become increasingly important, diesel technology has responded with improved mileage and easy adaptation to biodiesel and SVO.

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smart meter penquin


I like the smart meter concept, it is indeed worthwhile, this penguin though could exist on the pc...

The Penguin is part of the evolving universe of gadgets meant to monitor or conserve energy usage. The Lifinity ECO is both a thermostat or an energy monitor, using helpful cartoon penguins that keep tabs on your heating and AC settings, as well as the stuff plugged in around the house. Currently only available in Japan, naturally, under Matsushita’s National brand, we hope Panasonic considers bringing it to the US, where energy awareness is getting more and more cool.

NationalLifinityECO

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Friday, August 10, 2007

OUTLAW GASOLINE ENGINES



Gasoline Internal Combustion Engines; Get Rid of em, they stink. The world of ultra clean transportation is right at our fingertips. Its time to drive change. Fighting wars of oil resources represents the "old school" way of solving problems; today " new school" proclaims, Plug-in Hybrid Clean Diesel technology will reduce fuel consumption and emissions. What is the holdup? Really nothing except building the batteries, lihitium vs nickle.... 10 years from now they will say the answer to the battery problem was so simple...







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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Solar Cell Phones




HTW Solar Phone from China...I think every phone should and will have its own panel...

Solar Phone Rechareger: Until then, Soldius has developed, manufactures and sells, the highest quality, stylish and aesthetic products combined with State of the Art technology which provides people everywhere in the world the ability to use solar energy for charging their everyday electronic devices.

“Today’s increased functionality of mobile phones places enormous energy demands on the handset’s battery. Without an interim replenishing charge, current battery technology struggles to maintain the daily demands of enhanced handsets, for example Bluetooth peripherals, video, imaging etc”.

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

The age of gas-guzzlers is over


'Pure Honda to the core, the Remix concept vehicle focuses on a simple, lightweight and fun-to-drive philosophy,' said John Mendel, senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 'The concept balances sports car virtues with real-world practicality.'

Hybrid vehicles are hot these days. Factors like constantly rising fuel prices, a growing concern about the environment and fear of tighter emission norms around the globe have spurred the production and sales of hybrids. Powered by this interest, great strides have been made in the field of batteries and associated technologies. All this made the hybrids more user friendly and evolved greater consumer interest in these vehicles. Major brands are now seriously considering the launch of dedicated hybrids like Honda's hybrid concept above.

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Saturday, August 4, 2007

Closed-loop ethanol system


At the Genesis plant the patented closed-loop ethanol system produces energy by combining manure, collected from an adjacent 28,000-head cattle feedlot, with thin stillage, a cellulosic byproduct of ethanol refining. The hot liquid mixture is decomposed inside an anaerobic digester, where bacteria extract methane-rich biogas that is used to fire the plant's ethanol boilers. Traditional ethanol refineries are fueled by coal or natural gas.The leftover grain is fed wet to the cattle at the nearby feedlot, whose manure in turn powers the plant and creates high-quality fertilizer as a byproduct. Traditional ethanol plants have to invest in expensive, energy-intensive equipment to dry this leftover grain to prevent spoilage, and then transport it to far-off farms to use as feed. The on-site cows are treated to fresh wet cake from the nearby plant, thus avoiding both the cost and fossil fuel pollution of drying and transporting the grain.

Greenhouse gases are reduced by capturing the methane gas, which is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide in causing global warming, that the decomposing manure would release to the atmosphere if it were not used in the process. By recycling livestock manure into biogas energy, the system eliminates a major component of the No. 1 source of water pollution in the United States: agricultural runoff.



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Friday, August 3, 2007

Mercury Meta One


Mercury Meta One combines a hybrid transmission with a twin-turbocharged V-6 diesel engine calibrated to run on a bio-diesel blend (fuel made from natural, renewable sources such as vegetable oils). The combination is designed to produce the power of a V-10, with emission levels clean enough to meet California's Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) requirement.


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THREE WHEELERS







Carver, LIfe Jet 300... and the GX3, A crossover between a sports car and a motorcycle. The GX3 was developed by the Moonraker Team and VW's Design Center in California, exclusively for the U.S. With its three wheels and a unique design, this Volkswagen brings pure driving enjoyment back into every day life. Light, fast and environmentally friendly, the GX3 shows that conceptually it is much closer to a motorcycle than to any other type of vehicle.

The choice seems to be two wheels in front or two in back? I like the two in front...



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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Ford F-250 Super Chief



The tri-fuel flexibility is one possible innovation by Ford to help pave the way for hydrogen vehicles, as the nation's ethanol and hydrogen fueling infrastructure continues to develop. The concept truck and its name are inspired by the bold, American Super Chief trains of the nation's past. Super Chief is Ford's most advanced, well-appointed pickup ever ? designed to build on the standard for interior excellence established by the new F-150. Super Chief features an interior paneled in American walnut, brushed aluminum and bold brown leather. Convenience features include bold light-emitting diode (LED) headlamps, a full glass roof and automated ottoman. --Technology Innovation in a Bold American Wrapper. The Ford F-250 Super Chief concept boldly foretells a new era for pickup trucks that Ford intends to lead with bold, American design and innovation ? as it has for nearly three decades. The world is filled with positive energy and technology. Enjoy the blog...

greenfuel


GreenFuelTechnologies Corporation is a pioneer in the development
of algae bioreactor technology to convert the CO2 in your smokestack gases into clean, renewable biofuels. Imagine what GreenFuel
Emissions-to-Biofuels™ could mean for your business:
Significantly Reduce CO2 Emissions Without Retooling
Create Revenue from Biofuel Sales
Reduce Exposure to Fossil Fuel Price Volatility
Earn Valuable Emissions Credits and Government Tax Subsidies
Make Your Power Plant More Profitable and Environment Friendly

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

venturi solar car




Eclectic, the first autonomous vehicle in the history of the automobile, opens up a new era in the field of mobility : reserved for daily driving in urban areas, its low energy consumption makes it the most economical environmental vehicle ever built.

Innovative and astonishing, Eclectic is much more than a simple vehicle ; it is a production and storage plant for renewable energies, either solar or wind based. Charging of these energies, which is intermittent in certain regions, can also be complemented by electrical recharging.

Hybrids and flex-fuel cars




Hybrids and flex-fuel cars have the hype, but diesels have the history. As the battle to develop a more Earth-friendly automobile heats up, both technologies offer strengths and weaknesses.The world is filled with positive energy and technology. Enjoy the blog...

Mitsubishi Concept-cX


Mitsubishi Concept-cX: The compact crossover uses a new high-output, high-efficiency 1.8-liter diesel engine, featuring a variable geometry (VG) turbocharger and a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) with diesel particulate filter (DPF) in the exhaust system for compliance with upcoming Euro 5 emission standards. Europeans have learned to drive Clean Diesel Technology... We will see a shift towards clean diesel in the USA... Looks pretty sweet...

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LS9, Inc., the Renewable Petroleum


LS9, Inc., the Renewable Petroleum CompanyTM, is a privately-held biotechnology company pursuing industrial applications of synthetic biology to produce proprietary biofuels. LS9's products, currently under development, are designed to closely resemble petroleum derived fuels, but be renewable, clean, domestically produced, and cost competitive. In addition to biofuels, LS9 will also develop industrial biochemicals for specialty applications.

Should be interesting to watch if these guys survive...



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Solar Ark; Sanyo













Solar Ark: solar power for the future

The Solar Ark, a unique, ark-shaped, solar photovoltaic power generation facility, offers activities to cultivate a better appreciation of solar power generation, and thereby of both ecology and science. This 315m-wide, 37m-tall facility is located in Gifu Prefecture, in the geographical center of Japan, and can be seen from the JR Tokaido bullet train, which runs past on an adjacent railway track. This structure while beautiful seems like some kind of dinosaur. Research is yielding advances in solar panel efficiency and today's solar farms are more oriented towards high heat and located in deserts/ sunbelts.

Using a novel technology that adds multiple innovations to a very high-performance crystalline silicon solar cell platform, a consortium led by the University of Delaware has achieved a record-breaking combined solar cell efficiency of 42.8% from sunlight at standard terrestrial conditions.

That number is a significant advance from the current record of 40.7% announced in December and demonstrates an important milestone on the path to the 50% efficiency goal set by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).



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Monday, July 30, 2007

SeaGen




SRI International has announced the deployment of a prototype buoy-mounted, ocean wave-powered generator off the coast of Florida in the Tampa Bay. The electroactive polymer artificial muscle (EPAM™) technology is used to produce electricity as they bob up and down attached to buoys. The deployment is part of a program sponsored by HYPER DRIVE Corporation, Ltd., a Japanese company focused on development and deployment of wave-powered generators around the world.
The wave-powered generators can be deployed on existing ocean buoys that use batteries as their energy source. The new generator utilizes patented electroactive polymer artificial muscle (EPAM™) technology, and offers a renewable method to continually power ocean buoys. The bouys will be equipped with instrumentation that allows remote monitoring of the generator’s output energy as well as wave height and buoy motion. SRI is working with Artificial Muscle, Inc., an SRI spin-off company and the exclusive licensee of EPAM, in the development of the EPAM components for the wave-powered generators.Tidal, wave, and river water power generation is about a decade behind wind power. Just now moving from the lab into power generation with breakout potential just over the horizon. This month should see installation of one of those exciting tidal power generation systems, a 1.2 mw system to be be installed in Strangford Lough by
SeaGen. After years of testing smaller turbines, this is a production level system that is going in the water. This is the last phase of testing and development before large scale installations can occur.

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