2000 miles and counting

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I broke 2000 miles with the 914 EV this week. I topped off its water to increase its storage capacity a bit. The car has been running smoothly with no complaints.

2008 130

L.A. Times Takes A Bath In Dirty Water With Icelandic Bottled H20 Scam

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I’ve been seeing the b t full page ads for Icelandic Glacial water in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times for months now and every time I do they p**s me off. . Times hadn’t delivered an actual bottle of this snake oil water right along with my newspaper last week. .

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Ford cuts global water use 8.5% per vehicle from 2011 to 2012; total usage down 62% since 2000

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Ford has reduced the average amount of water used to make each of its vehicles by 8.5% Since 2000, Ford has reduced the amount of water used around the world from 64 million cubic meters to 24 million cubic meters—a reduction of about 10.6 Ford aims to use an average of 1,056 gallons of water to make each vehicle globally—consistent with its overall goal of a 30% reduction in the amount of water used per vehicle between 2009 and 2015.

2000 60

EIA: China’s use of methanol in liquid fuels has grown rapidly since 2000; >500K bpd in 2016

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Methanol, like ethanol, is an alcohol with inherent issues such as its solubility in water and corrosiveness. China is the global leader in methanol use and has recently expanded its methanol production capacity.

2000 78

Ford Becomes First Automaker to Join the Water Disclosure Project

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Ford Motor Company is the first automaker and one of several companies taking a leadership position in joining the Water Disclosure Project , which will establish a water disclosure protocol for companies around the world and promote conservation and stewardship. The Water Disclosure Project extends this approach to managing the world’s shrinking water resources, which has become a critical global environmental and quality of life issue.

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Researcher urges more effort on assessment of land and water impacts of oil sands production; reference point for other unconventional fuels

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Bitumen production from the Canadian oil sands provides a point of reference that could be used to observe and better manage the land and water impacts of a rapid transition to unconventional fuels, suggests Dr. Sarah Jordaan of the Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University. The two types of bitumen production—surface mining and thermal in situ production—have different land and water impacts.

Study Finds Stratospheric Water Vapor Is An Important Driver of Decadal Global Surface Climate Change

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Decadal warming rates arising from (i) greenhouse gases and aerosols alone (black); (ii) that obtained including the stratospheric water decline after 2000 (red); and (iii) including both the stratospheric water vapor decline after 2000 and the increase in the 1980s and 1990s (cyan).

BP awards Colorado State University $5M to research technology for oil recovery from watered-out wells

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Colorado State University has obtained a 5-year, $5-million grant from BP to study mechanisms involved with technology for oil recovery from “watered-out” wells. The term watered-out refers to a well that has begun producing large amounts of water—often occurring with waterflooding for enhanced oil recovery—thereby making oil production unprofitable. Upward of 70% of the petroleum can remain in the rock formations of many watered-out wells. 2000) Water Control.

Ford expands use of near-dry machining to six plants worldwide

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MQL reduces oil mist generation; biological contamination of coolant; waste water volume; costs for capital equipment; and regulatory permitting. For a typical production line, MQL can save more than 280,000 gallons (1 million liters) of water per year, Ford says.

2013 88

Study projects thermoelectric power in Europe and US vulnerable to climate change due to lower summer river flows and higher river water temperatures

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Projected changes in summer mean usable capacity of power plants in the US and Europe for the SRES A2 emissions scenario for the 2040s (2031–2060) relative to the control period (1971–2000). nuclear and fossil-fueled generating units) in Europe and the United States are vulnerable to climate change due to the combined impacts of lower summer river flows and higher river water temperatures. Compared to other water use sectors (e.g.

Univ. of Texas researchers propose lithium- or sodium-water batteries as next generation of high-capacity battery technology; applicable for EVs and grid storage

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Example of a lithium-water rechargeable battery. Researchers at the University of Texas, including Dr. John Goodenough, are proposing a strategy for high-capacity next-generation alkali (lithium or sodium)-ion batteries using water-soluble redox couples as the cathode. In theory, the decomposition potential of water is 4.27 The high theoretical potential predicts the possibility of obtaining a lithium-water battery with a high potential through a proper structural design.

2011 60

Satellite study shows drought-stricken Colorado River Basin states depleting their groundwater

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A new satellite study finds more than 75% of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought.

2014 102

USGS finds US aquifers being drawn down at accelerating rate

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Groundwater Depletion in the United States (1900-2008) comprehensively evaluates long-term cumulative depletion volumes in 40 separate aquifers (distinct underground water storage areas) in the United States, bringing together reliable information from previous references and from new analyses. From 1900 to 2008, US aquifers decreased by more than twice the volume of water found in Lake Erie. cubic kilometers, roughly 2% of the volume of water in Lake Erie.

2013 71

Studies highlight effects of different gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions

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The GDI study was conducted on a 4-cylinder, 4-valve, 4- stroke, water-cooled, turbocharged, direct-injection spark-ignition engine. Load characteristics of the engine were tested at 7 speeds: 1000, 1300, 1500, 1800, 2000, 2400 and 2800 rpm—selected according to Chinese standards.

2018 88

Gallup poll finds Americans’ worries about environmental threats easing

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As in the past, Americans expressed the greatest worry about pollution of drinking water, and the least about global warming. And although concern about environmental issues is lower among both Republicans and Democrats since 2000, it is down more among Republicans.

2015 108

Damen delivers hybrid tugboat to Royal Netherlands Navy; up to 30% lower fuel consumption, 40% fewer emissions

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The Dutch Navy’s hybrid tugs contain a main mechanical propulsion system equipped with two MTU 16V 4000 M63R engines—each delivering 1,840 kilowatts of power—plus a diesel-electric propulsion system, equipped with a 640 kW genset based on a MTU 12V 2000 M41B engine, and batteries.

2016 102

FPT International introduces 8.7-liter CNG engine in China

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The Cursor 9 CNG offers power up to 400 hp @ 2000 rpm, and torque up to 1700 N·m @ 1.200 rpm, while at the same time having emissions lower than Euro VI. Compared to the Cursor 9 diesel, the new engine has a Ni-Resist cast-iron exhaust manifold and water cooled wastegate turbocharger, increasing reliability. FPT Industrial has extended its range of on-road alternative fuel solutions with the 8.7-liter Cursor 9 CNG, based on the Cursor 9 diesel architecture.

2016 60

NuScale Power competing for DOE $266M small modular reactor funding opportunity

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Using light water reactor (LWR) technology, the NuScale Power Module is cooled by natural circulation, is entirely self-contained and is installed underwater and underground to maximize safety. The reactor and containment vessel operate inside a water-filled pool built below grade.

2013 78

Temperature and Salinity of the Western Mediterranean Increasing; Rate is Accelerating

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Spanish scientists have analysed the temperature and salt levels of the Western Mediterranean Sea between 1943 and 2000 to study the evolution of each variable. Their research shows that, since at least the 1940s, the deep water has become progressively hotter and saltier, and that, since the 1990s, this process has speeded up.

2010 60

Eni signs agreement for the acquisition of a new ultra-deepwater exploration block offshore Pakistan

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The block, which is approximately 7,500 square kilometers, is located in ultra deep water of an under-explored and promising area offshore Pakistan, Eni says.

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall launch long-term initiative for CO2-free ironmaking for steel production

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Swedish-Finnish steel company SSAB, mining company LKAB and power company Vattenfall have launched an initiative to develop a steel production process that emits water rather than carbon dioxide. Brindle (2000) “ Theoretical Minimum Energies To Produce Steel For Selected Conditions ”.

2016 78

Chevrolet introduces second-generation Duramax 4-cylinder diesels; global engine

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Water-cooled turbo. The improved variable-geometry turbo incorporates a water-cooling system in the turbine housing to reduce heat when operating at high speeds and full load. A new water jacket and cooling circuit design in the new cylinder block helps improve heat exchange.

2013 124

Ford joins voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program in India; first automaker

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The assembly plant has reduced water use 30% per vehicle produced in the last three years and reduced energy consumption 10% per vehicle produced. million metric tons, since 2000. Ford Motor Company became the first automaker to join a voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program recently established in India. The company already participates in similar programs in the United States, China, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.

2013 60

Bright Automotive To Convert VW Transporters to Plug-ins

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2000 / 907. 2000 / 907. CEO John Waters developed the battery pack for GM’s EV-1 and Evan House, VP Advanced Battery Engineering, was the former Director of Battery Development at Seeo.). A VW Transporter van. Click to enlarge.

Aquatech awarded a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) contract for a major Chinese coal-to-chemicals project

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Water purification technology company Aquatech has been awarded a contract for a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) plant for a coal-to-chemicals facility in Hailer in Inner Mongolia. of it, producing 2000 m 3 /day (528,000 gallons US/day) of process water and 220 m 3 /day (58,000 gallons US/day) of distilled water for various end-user applications. The HERO system is used to concentrate the feed water to a solids level of approximately 8.5%

Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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Significantly to reduce the CO 2 intensity and water use of its manufacturing operations. The new paint line will also use “dry-booth” technology, which uses limestone dust in place of water to capture paint overspray, reducing water use by two million gallons annually.

2015 124

Ascend Energy and Atrex Energy demo tubular SOFC electric ATV, fueled by natural gas

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Atrex Energy has worked on research and development of a commercially viable power generator utilizing Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) since 2000. The only by-products of the Atrex Energy SOFC design are water vapor, heat and low levels of carbon dioxide.

2017 83

USC team develops highly efficient catalyst system for converting CO2 to methanol; 79% yield from CO2 captured from air

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They recycled the catalyst over five runs without significant loss of activity (turnover number > 2000). Though mixed with water, the resulting methanol can be easily distilled, Prakash said.

2016 88

Researchers demonstrate sustainable integrated process for wastewater algae to biocrude via hydrothermal liquefaction

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HTL uses subcritical water as the chemical driving force to convert biomass to a carbon-rich biocrude. However, for high water content biomass, such as algae, the energy costs of dewatering may offset the energy demand of liquefaction processes.

2013 102

Being a Pro Eco Recycler

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3 water heater. 2000 free lumber. 2000 feet of mixed color copper wire. Here are a few strict guide lines that I follow to ensure a happy and productive partnership of parts. Remember most companies have to pay to get rid of some surplus. you don't ask you will not receive legally, I have received free things like: -73 used power packs (retail $200 ea. total $14,600). -1 1 3000 watt 12 volt inverter with 1 blown internal fuse. -1 1 1750 watt inverter. -20

2010 116

API: January petroleum demand in US lowest in 18 years

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This isn’t surprising given an economy that’s still treading water.” In January, total imports were at their lowest level for the month in 13 years, since 2000. Total US petroleum deliveries (a measure of demand) were down 1.7% for January against the same month a year ago to just under 18 million barrels per day—the lowest level for the month in 18 years, according to figures from the American Petroleum Institute (API).

2013 95

TU/e introduces converted VW Lupo electric research vehicle; lightweight and longer range

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kW, 260 - 520 V DC out, programmable, water cooled, CAN. Li-ion batteries: Winston Battery/Thunder Sky TS-LFP90AHA, capacity 90 Ah, 3.3V, cycle life > 2000 @ 80% DOD, chemistry: LiFePO4, 91 cells in series, 273 kg, 27 kWh. water cooled.

2011 112

Saft signs ~€4M contract with SNCF for MRX Ni-Cd on-board train battery systems

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SNCF’s TER 2N NG trainsets that first entered service in 2000 are based on the Alstom Coradia Duplex electric multiple unit (EMU) platform. As well as reduced maintenance requirements, an important advantage for train operators is the integrated water filling system that makes topping-up fast and simple. Saft has signed an on-board battery system replacement contract valued at around €4 million with SNCF, France’s national state-owned railway operator.

2015 60

Study finds global carbon emissions reached 10 billion tonnes in 2010

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each year between 2000 and 2010—three times the rate of increase during the 1990s. Global CO 2 emissions since 2000 are tracking the high end of the projections used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which far exceed two degrees warming by 2100. Yet governments have pledged to keep warming below two degrees to avoid the most dangerous aspects of climate change such as widespread water stress and sea level rise, and increases in extreme climatic events.

Declining Aral Sea

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The Aral Sea in Central Asia was once the world’s fourth-largest inland body of water, but it has been steadily shrinking over the past 50 years since the rivers that fed it were diverted for irrigation projects. By 2000, the Large Aral Sea had split into two: an eastern and western lobe.

Greenland Ice Cap Melting Faster Than Ever

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Recent warm summers further accelerated the mass loss to 273 Gt per year (1 Gt is the mass of 1 cubic kilometer of water), in the period 2006-2008, which represents 0.75 The Greenland ice sheet contains enough water to cause a global sea level rise of seven metres. Since 2000, the ice sheet has lost about 1500 Gt in total, representing on average a global sea level rise of about half a millimeter per year, or 5 mm since 2000.

2009 64

Study finds paved surfaces in Houston worsen air quality

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For the Houston study, Chen and his colleagues focused on the onset of a nine-day period of unusually hot weather, stagnant winds, and high pollution in the Houston-Galveston area that began on 30 August 2000. Paved surfaces in the Houston area keep the city warmer than more natural surfaces.

Opel introducing new top-end 2.0L BiTurbo diesel in Insignia; Euro 6.2, WLTP testing

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Diesel fuel is then injected through seven-hole jets in up to ten sequences at 2000 bar. In order to further lower fuel consumption, the electric water pump is only switched on when temperatures require it.

2017 78

BioSolar extends agreement with UCSB for further development of novel polymer cathode; projecting up to 459 Wh/kg and $54/kWh for Li-ion cells

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The lead inventors of the technology are UCSB professor Dr. Alan Heeger, the recipient of a Nobel Prize in 2000 for the discovery and development of conductive polymers, and Dr. David Vonlanthen, a project scientist and expert in energy storage at UCSB. Startup BioSolar, Inc.

2015 83

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics double lipid production in algae species without inhibiting growth

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Algae has other advantages over traditional biofuels because it can grow in salt water and thrive in harsh environmental conditions, therefore limiting stress on food and fresh water supplies. Since 2000, ExxonMobil has spent about $8 billion to develop and deploy lower-emission energy solutions across its operations. ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc.

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