ElectraTherm and Navy to demonstrate shipboard waste heat recovery

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ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, is working with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Creare, and the US Naval Academy (USNA) to demonstrate gas turbine waste heat recovery as part of a Small Business Innovation Research project. The demonstration will take place at the USNA in Annapolis, Maryland to prove the potential for waste heat recovery onboard ships. Hot water is the only fuel consumed by the Power+.

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ARPA-E announces $11M for innovations in energy-water processing and agricultural sensing technologies; fourth, fifth OPEN+ cohorts

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The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $11 million in funding for 7 projects in the fourth and fifth cohorts of the agency’s OPEN+ program: Energy-Water Technologies and Sensors for Bioenergy and Agriculture. Energy-Water cohort teams will develop new, energy-efficient processing technologies for industrial (particularly oil and gas) and municipal wastewater. Energy-Water Technologies cohort. ARPA-E Sensors Water

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Eni and Hera Group partner on conversion of used vegetable oil to renewable diesel for waste collection vehicles

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In Italy, Eni and Hera signed a partnership agreement with the aim of converting used vegetable oil into renewable diesel for Hera’s waste collection vehicles. The agreement revolves around household waste vegetable oil, such as that used for frying, collected by Hera in around 400 roadside containers and about 120 collection centres. Enidiesel+ will power Hera’s urban waste collection vehicles.

2018 184

ABB Develops Cost-Effective Process to Clean Oily Produced Water

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Oily water treatment schematics. ABB has developed a water treatment technology that cleans oily wastewater—by far the largest waste product in oil and gas production—quickly, cost-effectively and energy-efficiently. Oily wastewater, also known as produced water, is basically water that is trapped in underground formations that is brought to the surface during oil and gas production. Water before, during and after treatment at one of the ABB de-oiling plants.

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Clean water company Ostara raises $14.5M for major expansion

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a clean water company that recovers phosphorus and nitrogen from industrial and municipal wastewaters to create premium fertilizers, completed a US$14.5-million private equity financing. Led by VantagePoint Capital Partners, a global investor in energy innovation and efficiency, the financing also included existing Ostara investor, London-based Frog Capital and a group of new investors including Waste Resources Fund L.P., Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.,

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ARPA-E to award $60M to 2 programs: enhancing biomass yield and dry-cooling for thermoelectric power

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ARPA-E’s ARID program will focus on new power plant cooling technologies that could significantly improve the overall energy efficiency of thermoelectric power plants by enabling high thermal-to-electric energy conversion efficiency with zero net water dissipation into the atmosphere. The US electric power industry has relied primarily on water cooling technologies to remove low grade heat from thermoelectric power plants. ARPA-E Biomass Biotech Power Generation Water

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DOE to Support Research Associated with Water Issues for Shale Gas and Alaskan Oil and Natural Gas

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Increasing population, heightened per capita water demands, regional droughts, and concerns over climate change have combined to make water issues even more pressing. As water supplies become scarcer, the protection of existing supplies becomes even more critical and water from oil and natural gas development is being viewed as a potential resource rather than a waste.

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Iwatani, SG H2 & City of Lancaster to launch green hydrogen transportation eco-system

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The plant will feature SGH2’s gasification technology, which uses biogenic waste, biomass and recycled water to produce carbon negative hydrogen. The City of Lancaster, host and co-owner of the green hydrogen production facility, will facilitate the supply of guaranteed feedstock of waste paper, reducing methane produced by landfill and saving the City between $50 to $75 per ton in landfilling and landfill space costs.

Dürr building smart and resource-efficient paint shop at San Luis Potosí in Mexico for BMW Group; Industry 4.0

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Responsible use of water resources is a particular sustainability goal in San Luis Potosí. The facility will have the lowest water consumption per vehicle produced in the production network. The water needed for the painting process is reconditioned and recycled. The waste water treatment plant, the deionization system of the water (DI plant), and the shop ventilation are also included in the scope of services.

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Feature: Going Green on Car Care, Repair and Insurance

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We’ll show you how to minimize your carbon footprint from the vehicle you drive in its care, repairs and maintenance. Generally the need for repair and maintenance is reduced as well since, as an example, the use of regenerative braking decreases wear and tear on brake components.

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Jervois to acquire SMP nickel & cobalt refinery in Brazil; concentrate from Idaho for refining, cobalt metal back to US

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SMP Refinery has annual refined production capacity of 25,000 metric tonnes of nickel and 2,000 metric tonnes of cobalt and is currently on care and maintenance.

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CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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Hago Energetics, Inc aims to help farms become more profitable by converting farm waste to high-value products, such as hydrogen and valuable carbons. They break down organic matter, such as food scraps and animal waste, in conditions with no oxygen to produce a biogas that is later decomposed to hydrogen and carbon; this hydrogen is expected to sell at a lower cost and lower carbon footprint than the current methods.

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Tailings storage facility breach at Mount Polley copper and gold mine

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The tailings storage facility at Imperial Metals Corporation’s Mount Polley mine was breached , early Monday morning, releasing an undetermined amount of water and tailings in the early morning of 4 August. On Tuesday, Imperial reported that “ The tailings dam breach that caused a water and tailings discharge … has stabilized. Imperial said that the exact quantities of water and tailings discharged have yet to be determined.

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Hitachi establishes European Nuclear Research Centre

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The Centre will have the aim of facilitating the development of safe and efficient nuclear power technologies based on advanced plant maintenance technology and proven decommissioning techniques in Europe, as part of Hitachi’s plan to expand its overseas nuclear power business. ENRC will also be undertaking R&D for medium to long-term issues such as reducing the volume of waste and lowering the cost of decommissioning. Hitachi, Ltd.

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New protocol to enhance photosynthetic production of hydrogen from green algae

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Photobiological water splitting to molecular hydrogen (H 2 ) and oxygen (O 2 ), also known as direct water biophotolysis, has been considered as one of the most promising and environmentally friendly approaches for generating bulk quantities of clean H 2 biofuel. The reaction is transient due to a rapid, within seconds, inhibition of H 2 ase by O 2 , which is co-produced in the water-splitting reaction.

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Comprehensive LCA report from Ricardo on behalf of EC confirms environmental benefits of electrified powertrains

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It considers the production of 60 fuel chains for conventional and alternative fuels as well as 14 different forms of electricity generation, the impacts of vehicle (and battery) manufacturing, and vehicle use and maintenance including different ‘end of life’ scenarios.

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Toyota, Aisin to Provide Improved Residential SOFCs for 2010 Test Project

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They feature higher load efficiency of the power-generating unit during low output (partial load efficiency) and greater hot water tank capacity, resulting in more effective use of waste heat. In addition, durability and ease-of-maintenance have also been improved to enhance product marketability. The depth of the hot water tank has been increased by 10 mm, raising the tank capacity from 70 liters to 90 liters and achieving more effective use of waste heat.

2010 161

Electric Vehicles Open-up New Business Opportunities

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Manufacturing Infrastructure Software Development Training and Skill Development Retrofitting Fleet operation Dealership and Franchise Maintenance and Repair. 8 Maintenance and Repair. Electric vehicle maintenance is not the same as ICE vehicle maintenance.

NTNU study finds ships’ and spare parts’ contribution to offshore wind power lifecycle impacts has been underestimated

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Components: WT = wind turbine; Fnd = foundation; EC = electrical connections, including substation; Inst = installation; IOo = input-output, other; Mnt = Maintenance, excluding replacement parts; RP = replacement parts; EOL = end-of-life. The study put special emphasis on aspects of installation, operation, and maintenance, as these stages have been given only cursory consideration in previous LCAs, they noted.

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Hydrexia and HyGear partner on low-cost hydrogen distribution in Europe; solid state storage and delivery

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Standard tube trailers require compressors at the filling terminal, which are expensive and require significant maintenance, whereas Hydrexia’s solid-state solutions operate at near ambient pressure and require little infrastructure at the filling station. By re-using the waste gases and waste heat of the process, the energy efficiency of the Hy.GEN is optimized.

2015 184

New LNG inland shipping vessel and integrated shipping concept

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Energy created can be stored when using less power or instead it can be used to heat or cool the cargo or for cooling water or heating accommodation. In addition, waste heat is used and becomes energy, so absolutely nothing is wasted. Damen engineers can carry out maintenance while the vessel is continuing to do its job. Bodewes Binnenvaart B.V.,

2012 191

Naysayer Alert – the hydrogen red herring

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The only by products are water and a fair degree of heat, the latter indicating a degree of inefficiency and wasted energy. Also, electrolysis of water by definition requires electricity in addition to the already mentioned pressurization, storage and distribution costs.

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BMW to Open Nearly Emission-Free Inorganic Sand Core Foundry in 2010

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BMW Plant Landshut, light-metal foundry, production of inorganically bonded cores, water jacket cylinder head, 6-cylinder-diesel-engine, quality testing. This production method will allow the light-alloy foundry to reduce its emissions of combustion residues by 98% The plant will completely decommission its current waste air treatment systems by 2010. The inorganic binders used are based on water-soluble alkali silicates (i.e.

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DOE awards $54M to 13 projects for transformational manufacturing technologies and materials; top two awards go to carbon fiber materials and electrodes for next-gen batteries

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This project will develop a Protected Lithium Electrode , a solid electrolyte and a scaled up manufacturing process for high energy density lithium-air, lithium-water and lithium-sulfur batteries. The PolyPlus lithium-water battery has achieved the highest energy density ever recorded at 1,300 Wh/kg. System for Industrial Water Reuse. This system will use waste heat to treat a wide variety of waste streams at manufacturing facilities.

2012 185

US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Laredo Bus Facility Solar Canopies: Provide shade structures with integrated, grid tied photovoltaic cells to be erected on the bus storage lot at the Laredo Bus Maintenance Facility. It would also fund stationary fuel cells to provide primary and emergency back-up power for the bus maintenance and storage facilities. Install photovoltaic capacity to generate “green” hydrogen: Install multiple PV modules at its Central Maintenance Facility in Hayward.

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UNEP and partners launch Global Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities; role of public transport

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Launched at the Rio+20 summit in Brazil, the Global Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities is intended to work with local and national governments, the private sector and civil society groups to promote energy efficient buildings, efficient water use, sustainable waste management and other activities. Urban areas account for 50% of all waste, generate 60-80% of all greenhouse gas emissions and consume 75% of natural resources, yet occupy only 3% of the Earth’s surface, UNEP said.

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Sakor: Hybrid and EV powertrain testing is key to reaping efficiency benefits

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What’s more, the testing technology is itself energy efficient, reducing operations and maintenance costs and contributing to the vehicle’s overall environmental performance. During regenerative modes, absorbed power is regenerated back to the AC mains instead of being dissipated as waste heat, which is common practice among previous generation testing systems. Very low maintenance requirements also contribute significantly to lowering operating costs.

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Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

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Here’s the version I remember hearing in New Jersey: A man goes on vacation and his brother agrees to housesit for him — feeding the cat, picking up the newspapers and mail, watering the plants, etc. You’ll also be finished forever with things like oil changes, tune ups, new air filters and the other maintenance that isn’t necessary with electric cars. ACT ACCORDINGLY – Stop wasting so much time mindlessly watching television, playing video games and going to Las Vegas.

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Capstone Turbine To Unveil Prototype Microturbine Range-Extended Electric Supercar at LA Auto Show

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No oil or other lubricants are needed, so maintenance is extremely low and the need to dispose of hazardous materials is eliminated. Capstone microturbines can run on a variety of fuels, including natural gas, waste methane from landfills, biodiesel, diesel, kerosene and propane. The CMT-380. Click to enlarge. Capstone Turbine Corporation is introducing a prototype range-extended electric supercar using one of its 30 kW C30 microturbines as the generator unit.

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ARPA-E announces $36M for high-temperature materials projects

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Heat exchangers are critical to efficient thermal energy use in a variety of applications, including electricity generation, nuclear reactors, transportation, petrochemical plants, waste heat recovery, and many more. Enabling turbine operation at significantly higher inlet temperatures substantially increases power generation efficiency and reduces emissions and water consumption. The waste heat from the device can be harvested for residential heating.

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California Energy Commission awards $9.6M to 8 projects on electric vehicles, natural gas and biofuels

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The grant will allow the transit system to install larger, higher capacity fueling compressors that will cut in half the time needed to refuel a CNG bus at its South Bay Maintenance Facility. A salt-tolerant crop that needs one-third less water than California-grown cotton or corn, sweet sorghum can yield as much ethanol per bushel as corn, and can be used for food, forage and fiber as well as fuel.

2010 204

Ford to invest $1.8B in R&D in China

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When launched, these new conveniently-located outlets will provide basic vehicle servicing such as oil changes and other routine maintenance, making vehicle ownership even easier for customers. Due in part to advanced treatment and reuse technology, Ford’s multiple assembly plants in Chongqing reused 250,000 cubic meters of water in 2014; compared with 2011, Ford used 36% less water per vehicle produced in China in 2014. Ford Motor plans to invest RMB 11.4 billion (US$1.8

2015 199

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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To ignore this potential is wasteful and foolish. Furthermore, even the older version PHEV can recharge at a slow rate using local solar, wind, water-derived or other net zero CO 2 fuel. has constructed prototype PHEV trucks for electric utility companies which can deliver energy to power an entire neighborhood during maintenance or repair when there is a power outage [ 4 ]. It is wasteful and destructive to be burning this versatile molecule; we must stop.

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Virginia Tech professor proposes simple biomass-to-wheel efficiency analysis to inform decisions on biomass/biofuel/powertrain combinations; the advantage of sugar fuel cell vehicles

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Conducting this BTW analysis is simple and straightforward because it not only avoids uncertainties or debates for (i) biomass production-related issues, (ii) feedstock collection and transport, and (iii) land use change, but also excludes water consumption issues and greenhouse gas emissions in the whole biosystem. Transportation and distribution of the sugar/water slurry or sugar slurry could easily use available infrastructure.

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DOE to award up to $35M to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies; fuel cell range extenders

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Renewable, low carbon production pathways include thermochemical biomass conversion; electrolysis from renewable electricity sources; and photoelectrochemical and solar thermochemical water splitting, which have been included in recent funding opportunities. integrating systems where the waste product of one process is utilized as the feedstock of the next); and/or.

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ARPA-E awards $55M to 18 projects in two new programs: TERRA for transportation energy and GENSETS for distributed generation

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The program will encourage systems that couple large-scale physical and genetic characterization with advanced algorithms in order to accelerate the year-over-year yield gains of traditional plant breeding and the discovery of crop traits that improve water productivity, nutrient use and our ability to mitigate greenhouse gases. Compared to conventional electricity generation and transmission, CHP captures the otherwise wasted heat and makes it available for useful application.

2015 192

Opel to launch 3 new engine families, 13 new engines by 2016

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The valve train is operated by low-friction hydraulic roller finger followers and driven by a timing chain with a maintenance-free hydraulic tensioner. A lightweight, aluminum fuel pump with a suction control valve allows delivery of the exact amount of fuel requested, avoiding energy waste that is normally necessary in regulating fuel pressure. For durability, it is water-cooled. Examples of some of the detailed measures taken include: Switchable water-pump.

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DOE to Award Up to $27M in Phase III Small Business Awards; Algae Processing, Fuel Cells, Improved Materials for Motors, Synthetic Fuels Among Areas of Interest

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Algae cultures tend to be relatively dilute, and the energy requirement to remove water from the cultures can be a significant portion of the energy balance. saline water). An emphasis on bio-fuels, which are suitable for an SOFC and derived from sources (such as cellulosic biomass, agricultural residues, or municipal solid waste) that do not compete with food supply, is required.

2010 185

New Comprehensive Lifecycle Energy and Emissions Inventory Includes Non-Operational Components; Large Aircraft Can Perform Better than Light Rail

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This includes raw materials extraction, manufacturing, construction, operation, maintenance, and end of life of vehicles, infrastructure, and fuels. Future work should also focus on environmental effects not quantified herein, such as the use of water, generation of waste water, and toxic emissions. Energy consumption and GHG emissions per PKT (passenger kilometer travelled). The vehicle operation components are shown with gray patterns.

2009 150

The Cat Is Still On The Roof – And The Roof! The Roof! The Roof Is On Fire!

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More importantly we are obligated to help change the course of the certain hell and high water that is coming for anyone under 30 years old. Here’s the version I remember hearing in New Jersey: A man goes on vacation and his brother agrees to housesit for him — feeding the cat, picking up the newspapers and mail, watering the plants, etc. ACT ACCORDINGLY – Stop wasting so much time mindlessly watching television, playing video games and going to Las Vegas.

2009 174

DOEs NETL Seeking RD of Sensor and Control Systems for Near-Zero Emission Power Gen Technologies

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A single plant or fleet of plants within an organization can benefit directly from a robust asset management program or condition monitoring system primarily through employing preventative or just-in-time maintenance and effectively utilizing planned outages. For example, minimizing water wall tube wastage in boilers may also aid in managing slag accumulation, heat transfer, combustion efficiency, and overall heat rate performance of a boiler.

2010 161

Calif. ARB releases GHG scoping plan update; more ZEVs, “LEV IV”, MD and HD regulations; ZEV for trucks; more LCFS

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The update identifies eight key sectors for ongoing action: Energy; Transportation, fuels, land use and infrastructure; Agriculture; Water; Waste management; Natural lands; Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (such as methane and black carbon); and Green Buildings. Caltrans, working with local and regional agencies, will consider lifecycle benefits and impacts (including environmental, construction, operation, and maintenance costs) for transportation infrastructure projects.

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New 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty Improves Fuel Economy Up to 25% with New Diesel and 15% With New Gasoline Powertrains; New Transmission Plays Key Role in Improved Economy

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Locked converter operation at lower speeds means less wasted heat energy and better fuel economy. Too much pressure wastes fuel. A patent-pending high-efficiency dual-media filter is the main reason for the extended maintenance interval, which is another savings for customers. First, it converts and oxidizes hydrocarbons into water and carbon dioxide. water and 32.5% The 2011 Ford Super Duty. Click to enlarge.

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