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Newcastle Univ. researchers say expansion of Panama Canal could help reduce carbon footprint of marine industry

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In a paper published this month in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering , Paul Stott and Dr Peter Wright of Newcastle University, UK, suggest that the $6-billion Panama Canal expansion program offers the marine industry as a whole an opportunity to reduce its environmental impact. —Paul Stott. —Paul Stott. Brief

2015 Kia Soul EV, 2015 BMW X3 Diesel Crossover, Tesla Panama Trip: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: The 2015 Kia Soul EV electric car and 2015 BMW X3 crossover are unveiled at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, and an attempt to drive a Tesla Model S from Texas to Panama. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2015 Tesla Model X electric crossover will have all-wheel drive only, the company confirms.

Cross-Country Tesla Trip? Done! How About Texas To Panama?

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It was only a matter of time. Produce an electric car with enough range, and the journeys it can realistically achieve become almost limitless. There have been a flurry of coast-to-coast trips recently as Tesla opens up its countrywide Supercharger network, but perhaps the most impressive trip undertaken is that of Randy Denmon and Dean

US EIA reminder: Strait of Hormuz world’s most important oil chokepoint; almost 20% of oil traded worldwide

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Panama Canal. The Panama Canal is an important route connecting the Pacific Ocean with the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Source: EIA.

DOE launching $80M Supertruck II initiative; 55% BTE; awards $12M for 3 medium- and heavy-duty plug-in projects

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Two teams have already exceeded this goal and two are on track to meet it. Supertruck. Plug-in projects. Engines Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty

BP begins shipping crude oil for US West Coast through transPanama Pipeline

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has started shipping crude oil bound for the US West Coast through Petroterminal de Panama ( PTP )’s trans-Panama pipeline, marking the start of a seven-year transportation and storage agreement between BP and PTP. BP Products North America Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, BP has leased a total of 5.4 Brief

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MHI designs new bulk carrier enabling 25% reduction in CO2 emissions; ADM buying three

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Bubbles under the vessel bottom of the new bulk carrier with MALS. Click to enlarge. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Click to enlarge. m in draft.].

MHI completes development of next-generation LNG carrier; apple-shaped tanks and hybrid propulsion

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The new apple-shaped tanks constitute an improved version of high-reliability Moss-type tanks, and they have been adopted on the Sayaringo STaGE as part of MHI’s initiative to develop a vessel in the New Panamax category, i.e. capable of passing through the newly expanding Panama Canal which is expected to go into service early in 2016.

GL presents Approval in Principle to new TECHNOLOG LNG container vessel design

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The STREAM 4200 LNG’s 32.25-meter beam allows passage through the existing Panama Canal locks. Rendering of a 4,200 TEU STREAM container vessel.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Panama. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely. prices at the pump. to $4 per gallon. car market. Country.

Study finds enhanced tropical forest growth could result in carbon release from soil; priming stimulates decomposition

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The researchers used results from a six-year experiment in a rainforest at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, Central America, to study how increases in litterfall—dead plant material such as leaves, bark and twigs which fall to the ground—might affect carbon storage in the soil. —Dr. —Dr. Brief

ARB fines 12 ocean-going shippers $476,750 for violating low-sulfur fuel regulation

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Panama) - $30,250 Vessel name: Dumun. The California Air Resources Board has fined 12 shipping companies a combined $476,750 for failure to switch from high-sulfur diesel “bunker” fuel to cleaner, low-sulfur marine distillate fuel upon entering Regulated California Waters, as required by state law. Firon Shipping Inc. MK Shipmanagement Co.,

Florida Governor Rick Scott rejects proposed Federal high-speed rail project

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Florida Governor Rick Scott has informed US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood of the state’s decision to reject President Obama’s Tampa to Orlando high-speed rail project. Ridership and revenue projections are historically overly-optimistic and would likely result in ongoing subsidies that state taxpayers would have to incur. Brief

Blue Sun Energy, ARA Inc. and Chevron Lummus Global achieve production milestone for renewable drop-in fuels

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This is a key milestone toward commercial scale production, with initial results showing comparable system performance in the scale-up from our 4 barrel/day pilot system in Panama City, Florida to the 100 BBL/day demonstration system in St. Blue Sun Energy, ARA Inc. Joseph, Missouri. Earlier post.) Joseph. — Rob Sues, CEO of ARA. Brie

DOE selects 2 projects to demonstrate feasibility of enhanced water recovery; producing usable water from CO2 storage sites

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and its partners will demonstrate and adaptive management strategy of subsurface pressure, fluid movement, and differential pressure plume behavior using existing wastewater disposal wells and new wells at Plant Smith near Panama City, Florida, operated by Gulf Power Company. cost share). cost share). Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Water

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Mitsui OSK completes first hybrid car carrier vessel Emerald Ace; 2 new LNG carriers

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Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd. MHI) Kobe shipyard. Emerald Ace. Click to enlarge. Conceptual diagram of system. Click to enlarge. MWh of electricity. Brief

Next-generation LNG carrier concept about 8% more energy efficient, with 5% more cargo

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DNV GL announced the completion of the LNGreen joint industry project, which worked to develop a state-of-the-art next-generation LNG carrier.

ICCT finds growth in shipping in Arctic could increase pollutant emissions 150-600% by 2025 with current fuels

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The low-diversion scenario assumes 2% diversion from the Panama and Suez canals between July and November of 2025. Comparison of the potential reduction in emissions with the application of lower sulfur 0.5% and 0.1% fuel for Arctic vessels assuming a low-growth scenario. Source: ICCT. Click to enlarge. or 0.1%. Regulatory background.

MHI completes development of new-generation LNG carrier; reductions in size and weight, with more capacity and 20% lower fuel consumption than conventional ships

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Top : rendering of the continuous tank cover type LNG carrier Sayaendo Series. Bottom : Conventional Moss-tank carrier. Source: MHI Tech. Review.

Down to the wire for final round of public voting in DOE Apps for Vehicles challenge

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Currently in closed beta test (tested in multiple makes/models/years of cars, as well as city, rural environments, as well as internationally in Panama, Canada, UK and France), with a Q1/2 2013 launch date. Earlier post.). The two grand prie winners will split the remaining $34,000 from the total prize kitty (i.e., 17,000 each.). moj.io’s

BP Riser Insertion Tube Reported Working, Some Oil and Gas from Deepwater Horizon Well Being Captured

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Panama City, Fla.; The riser insertion tube. Source: BP. Click to enlarge. Situation status map as of 16 May (Sunday). Click to enlarge.

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State Department releases Keystone XL Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

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The document is posted on State’s Keystone project site , which it has run since the beginning of the Keystone XL Presidential permit process in 2008.

Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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April 18, 2009 1:03 pm Link Writing from Panama where we could use a few more electric cars to reduce pollution. rolls toward bankruptcy. James.