Whitesands is a pilot test of toe and heel air injection with a catalytic sleeve to improve upgrading the produced oil. If it succeeds as fully as hoped, it will permit production of the Alberta tarsands without mining or the use of external fuel.
Not only is ethanol proving to be a dud as a fuel substitute but there is increasing evidence that it is destroying engines in large numbers
If I am reading this right, we can now accept a full range of cellulose containing feedstocks that pass first through a pretreatment phase. Nothing is said about this except to say that it is mild and surely wet. This treated feedstock is then passed
The new study shows that burning biomass to produce electricity rather than converting it to ethanol (made from corn kernels or the other parts of the plant, so-called cellulosic ethanol) delivers 81 percent more miles per acre of transportation in e
The method, called catalytic hydrothermal gasification, creates natural gas out of algae - more quickly, more efficiently and at higher yields than other biofuel processes. Genifuel expects the process also requires less capital investment
In October 2008, Konarka opened the largest roll-to-roll flexible thin film solar manufacturing facility in the world, preparing for the commercialization and mass production of its solar material
Gas power plants could be cheaply retrofitted to generate hydrogen as well as power, chemists say in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal. A catalyst would convert methane into hydrogen and combustible coke, allowing the power station to produce
The recent discovery of potentially vast oilfields buried beneath a thick layer of salt off the coast of Brazil has become a focus of excitement among many of the world’s big energy firms. Though the total size of reserves is not yet known, govern
Green charcoal is been made from cattails, also known as typha. This is great news and it appears that a whole lot of production issues have been solved to make it available as a cooking fuel.
The 100 megawatts unleashed by the station will supply about 40,000 households. That will far outstrip demand by Pope Benedict XVI and the 900 inhabitants of the 0.2 square-mile country nestled across Rome’s Tiber River. The plant will cover nine tim
You can also be certain that a lot of the recent demand has come from inventory restocking around the world because you may be sure that oil at $150 caused such inventories to be minimized. Right now they have had enough time to be maximized again.
I have it on good intelligence that the Obama administration is preparing to aggressively promote a major expansion of America’s nuclear energy capacity as the quickest way to fast track the huge amounts of fresh grid energy needed to supply the rapi
The value of this device is to displace a lot of charcoal out of the heating market. The device itself is up to the task of producing boiled water and that means hot beverages and also the production of stews. It may not seem like a lot, but if you a
Sundance "Best Documentary award"
A stiff wind blows year-round in North Dakota. In Arizona the sun beats down virtually every day. The U.S. has vast quantities of renewable electricity sources waiting to be tapped in these regions, but what it does not have there are power lines—big
What is happening though is that the wind industry is on its way to grabbing at least twenty percent of the global energy market. It is safe, it is reliable and it is deliverable
The British engineer climbed into the land yacht he calls the Ecotricity Greenbird and peeled off a 126.1-mph run across a California desert Thursday to take his place in the record books.
Tesla Motors, based in San Marcos, CA, unveiled its Model S sedan, a car that the company has been promising for years. The biggest change compared to the company's Roadster sports car, other than the appearance and price (the base price is half
Making a solar shower is easy. But what if the sun is buried behind a blanket of clouds? Do you go without hot water? Watch how Darren Doherty of Permaculture.biz solves the problem.
Global system revenues for sub-utility scale Renewable Distributed Energy Generation (RDEG) grew at a breakneck pace between 2007 and 2008, rising 76% to an estimated $29.9 billion at the end of 2008, according to a new report from Pike Research
Think US demand at 15,000,000 barrels per day and then consider that this technology can replace all that demand out of Alberta just as quickly as we can drill 1000 barrel per day shallow horizontal production wells. That is exactly 15,000 wells in t
This is a timely reminder that THAI technology is continuing to advance. Petrobank Energy is currently building out a CAPRI/THAI pilot well series to complete the technology validation stage. This is the first commercial field rollout of the techn
This research has tossed up a surprising result. Wind power can be easily integrated into a power grid by a combination of more finely managed power plant operations on a timely basis (remember just in time?) and building more flexibility into the po
Although we are now moving to get out of the oil business which well we should, how much oil do we really have that is recoverable? Because of this price shock and the flap over global warming which is a direct challenge to take all fossil fuels of l
"We're going definitely over $2, and I bet we'll hit $2.50 before spring," said Tom Kloza, publisher and chief oil analyst at Oil Price Information Service. "This is going to be an unusual year."
"Crude oil fell on concern that fuel demand in the US... may decline, as a report showed the number of newly jobless climbed to a 26-year high," said BetOnMarkets analyst Dave Evans.
The application goes on to describe a new form of utility garment that includes body armor among other things. Specifically, the application discusses that the electrical energy storage unit "substantially conforms to an armour plate." The
The ability to split the carbon-carbon bond and generate CO2 at room temperature is a completely new feature of catalysis," Adzic said. "There are no other catalysts that can achieve this at practical potentials."
You cannot come away from this article but to be sure that the systems described will nicely consume all our uranium waste problems while supplying massive grid power anywhere needed.
How much longer can the American people be fooled concerning our looming energy crisis? Find out the fraud of alternative energies and how they cannot compare or replace oil when it runs out. Ever hear of Hobson's Choice? We're facing it!