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February 28, 2007

  • Conservation > Power Efficiency Corporation - The Power Genius™ AC electric motor controller incorporates a soft start with energy savings technology that saves 20-40% of the electricity used. It senses a lightly loaded motor’s inefficiency and reduces the power to the electric motor while maintaining the motor at full operating speed.
  • Water as Fuel > HyPower Fuel > HyPower Fuel Announces Web Cast Productions - HyPower's first web cast will be released and aired on March 9, 2007, to demonstrate the production efficiency of the H2 Reactor and the possibilities it has for the internal combustion engine. The H2 Reactor is an electrolyzer that creates hydrogen and oxygen gases from water. (Yahoo! Finance; Feb. 28, 2007)
  • Mixing Sea and River Water > RED Stack - RED: Reverse Electro Dialysis – Stack: operating membrane and electrode unit - Developing a power plant based on mixing sea/river water to harness the energy in different salt concentrations. Hopes to reduce the current production cost of 1.40 €/kWh to 0.14 €/kWh by 2010 and to design and build a 200 MW power plant.

February 27, 2007

  • Political Action > Promoting New Energy in D.C. - New Energy Movement vice president, Steve Kaplan, recently returned from spending a month and a half briefing various Congressional offices regarding new energy technologies and promoting legislation that would support new energy. (PESN; Feb. 25, 2007)
  • Thermal Electric > Charles M. Brown Chip Update - Patent describes a chip which absorbs heat directly while producing electrical power. "The invention comprises an array of very many very small diodes in uniform alignment parallel, imbedded in a microchip. A mature design of 100,000,000,000 diodes per square centimeter ... would produce ~100 watts per square centimeter."
  • Alt Fuels > Ethanol > New natural gas dehydration approach - The Vaperma, EnCana and SDTC Advanced Natural Gas Dehydration Project could significantly reduce emissions and energy consumption compared to traditional natural gas processing. Siftek™ uses a hollow-fiber polymer membrane to dehydrate NG and dewater ethanol. (Inside Greentech; Feb. 27, 2007)
  • Electric Vehicles > Quick Charge! - The Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT) has been field testing AeroVironment PosiCharge rapid chargers for a fleet of Hyundai Santa Fe battery electric vehicles. The NiMH batteries took about 30 minutes to charge, longer than the 10-15 minute rapid charge available at full power, which lead-acid battery EVs often take advantage of. (Yahoo! Autos)
  • Batteries > New Oak Ridge thin-film battery - Oak Ridge Micro-Energy, a manufacturer of thin film rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, is developing a new battery that operates below 3 V. The company's batteries are intended for applications such as wireless sensors, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, semiconductor non-volatile memory chips, and advanced medical devices. (Inside Greentech; Feb. 27, 2007)

February 26, 2007

  • Biomass > Electricity from Seaweed - Tokyo Gas teamed up with NEDO to create the first power plant in the world that runs off of seaweed, which creates methane gas when broken down by microoganisms. The gas fuels an engine that produces electricity, generating 10 kilowatts of electricity per hour. Research results will be used to consider larger-scale commercial use. (TreeHugger; Feb. 26, 2007)
  • Biodiesel / Cavitation > Ultrasonic Processing for Fast Biodiesel Production - Ultrasonication produces biodiesel yields of 99% in five minutes instead of one hour, and reduces separation time from 5-10 hours to 15 minutes, according to Hielscher. It decreases the catalyst requirement by 60% due to cavitational bubble collapse, which produces intense local heating and high pressures. (Green Car Congress; Feb. 26, 2007)
  • Alternative Fuels > Oil from Shale for $25 a barrel - Israeli engineering firm A.F.S.K. Hom Tov has a process that uses oil shale as a catalyst to extract combustible organic material from the residual bitumen byproduct of crude oil refineries. The end product can be refined into high-grade petroleum for $25 a barrel and additional natural gas is produced which would further boost the financial feasibility. (ISRAEL21c; Jan. 14, 2007)

February 25, 2007

  • Bio-Energetic > Rife Technology - A New Hope (41 min) - The genius of Royal Rife and his discovery of eliminating diseases like cancer using electro magnetic frequencies, which like so many other simple natural therapies have been suppressed by the govt. and medical powers because of money, greed and power. (Google Video)

February 23, 2007

  • Fuel Efficient Vehicles > Air Car Tantalisingly Close - The MDI Air Car runs on compressed air, emits only air, refills in 3 minutes for about 1.5 Euros, to go another 200 kilometres. The 110 kph commuter vehicle is slated for release later in 2007. There are plans for a hybrid version with a range of 4,500 km. (Celsias; Feb. 23, 2007)
  • Alt Fuels > Butanol / Flight > Butanol Jet Fuel From CO2 - Ocean Ethanol lab experiments confirm electrochemical production of butanol from CO2, water and electricity, generating butanol, water and oxygen. Estimated production cost is $.80 per gallon - based on current electrical rates, free water and free CO2. Butanol was identified by Virgin Airlines as the jet fuel of the future. (Ocean Ethanol; Feb. 21, 2007) (Thanks Greg Giese)
  • Lighting > GE reinventing the incandescent light bulb - General Electric announced advances that could raise the energy efficiency of incandescent light bulbs four times, to that of fluorescents. High-efficiency incandescent (HEI™) lamps will incorporate innovative new materials to provide the same high light quality, brightness and color while saving energy and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. (Inside Greentech; Feb. 23, 2007)
  • Solar Hydrogen > Professor demonstrates new hydrogen fuel system - A University of Nevada research team have created a photoactive hydrogen material with over a billion nanotubes, through an electrochemical process from applied ultrasonic waves. The material has the potential to produce hydrogen from water for as little as $1 per gallon equivalent by harnessing the sun's energy. (PhysOrg; Feb. 23, 2007)
  • Solar > Citizenre > Selling Homeowners a Solar Dream - Wired reviews the affordable solar dream concept along with the skeptical views about whether it will actually happen at this time using this approach. House of cards, or wave of the future? (Wired; Feb. 21, 2007)

February 22, 2007

  • Ocean Wave > OPT to Work on Wave Power Park - Ocean Power Technologies and PNGC Power have signed an agreement to work cooperatively on development of a wave park in Oregon. OPT's PowerBuoy® systems will initially generate 2 MW, and they have a permit for up to 50 MW of capacity at the site. (Inside Greentech; Feb. 22, 2007)
  • Methane Hydrates > BP Drills Alaska North Slope Gas Hydrate Test Well - BP Exploration successfully drilled a research well to collect samples and gather knowledge about gas hydrate, a potential long-term unconventional gas energy resource. Known deposits of methane hydrate are enormous. However, the challenge is finding the technology to unlock the energy, to separate the natural gas from the solid gas-water-ice "clathrate" in which it occurs. (BP; Feb. 20, 2007)
  • Alt Fuels > Butanol > DuPont outlines commercialisation strategy for biobutanol - DuPont has clarified its commercialisation strategies for biobutanol at an alternative energy conference. Fleet testing of biobutanol has begun in the United States and the European Union. Biobutanol market testing is targeted for later this year in the United Kingdom. Additional global capacity will be introduced as the technology advances and market conditions dictate. (Biopact; Feb. 22, 2007)
  • Electric Scooters > eScooter - Arrow 45 is a German 4 wheeled electric scooter with a top speed of 45 km/h and a range of 30-60 km. It costs about 1 cent per kilometer to run.

February 21, 2007

  • SEG > Searl Proof of Concept Video Posted - Mock-up completion marks the first time since 1963 that a roller has rotated about a ring continuously. To be followed in a few months by a full 15 kW SEG generator capable of cheaply and safely producing electricity without fuel, pollution, friction, or noise. (PESN; Feb. 21, 2007)
  • Wind > Vertical Axis > VAWT Is Self-Starting and Self-Regulating - The PacWind Delta I Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) is self-starting, self-regulating and captures very low speed winds. It maintains peak power output in high winds without over spinning, and transfers from drag mode to lift mode in winds of 4-5 meters per second, resulting in a fourfold surge in power output. (Renewable Energy Access; Feb. 21, 2007)
  • Batteries / Nanotech Thin Film Batteries 40 Times More Efficient - Micro-generation of energy is set to bring a worldwide economic revolution brought by the availability of thin film batteries that are more fuel-efficient, charge within minutes, and hold a charge 40 times longer than existing batteries. Thin film batteries can be charged from renewable energy sources and used to power the home and car. (Nanotechnology Now; Feb. 19, 2007)
  • Engines > Coates - The Spherical Rotary Valve Engine creates more efficient and powerful combustion and compression stokes. A spherical port-type rotary valve system replaces the high pumping-loss poppet valve-train in a conventional engine. The result is lower emissions, more power, lower fuel consumption and no maintenance or adjustment.

February 20, 2007

  • PAC / Lighting > World First? Australia Switches Off Incandescent Bulbs - The Australian Environment minister announced that incandescent light bulbs will be banned by legislation in about 2009-10, claiming it as a world first, though California recently suggested a similar move. The minister reckons it should save 4 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2015, by replacing them with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). (TreeHugger; Feb. 20, 2007)
  • Home Generation > Solar Heating > Reflective Solar Heating - A stainless steel mirror installed flat on the deck effectively doubles the amount of solar energy entering the window. Heat is transferred to the house with no losses or delays associated with heat storage and transfer, at a capital cost of around $150 per kW ($0.15 per watt).

February 19, 2007

  • Alt Fuels > Ethanol > Diversa - Developing enzymes that convert renewable resources, such as corn and cellulosic biomass, into renewable fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel. Valley "Ultra-Thin™" enzyme, for the conversion of corn into ethanol, is on the market today and a set of enzymes has been developed for an economical, commercial-scale process to convert starch and cellulosic biomass to fuel ethanol.
  • Batteries > BeUtilityFree - Nickel Iron batteries are environmentally friendly and are the most suitable choice for home power systems. They have the longest life of any battery, efficiency stays about 80% throughout its life time, they do not sulfate, don't freeze, and are easily rejuvenated by a simple electrolyte change. No need to do frequent equalization changes as you have to do with lead acid batteries.
  • Home Generation > Solar Heating > BuildItSolar - The Solar Shed uses solar collectors mounted on an outbuilding for house heating. The collectors are integrated with the south wall of the shed, which is oriented for best collection. Heat is stored in a 500 gallon insulated water tank. Hot water from the tank is pumped to the house radiant floor heating system as the house needs heat.

February 18, 2007

February 17, 2007

  • Magnet Motors > Perendev > Perendev Magnet Motor History and Update (4:00 - 4:55 pm Mountain live) - Interview with Mike Brady, who has stirred the imagination of many thousands with his claim to an operational all-magnet motor, with no other input energy source than magnets, which cause rotation when arranged in a proper alignment. (PESN; Feb. 17, 2007)

February 16, 2007

  • Electromagnetic > Modified Bedini Cole Window motor - Mike (HMM) has posted a demonstrated video of a device which quickly became buzzed as "overunity," but he does not claim it to be such. Complete instructions provided. Many researchers presently seeking to replicate the effect.
  • Alternative Fuels > Carbon sponge stores methane fuel - Researchers have developed a method to convert corncob waste into a carbon "sponge" with nanoscale pores. It can store 180 times its own volume and at one seventh the pressure of conventional natural gas tanks, ideal for next-generation methane-powered automobiles. (Physorg; Feb. 16, 2007)
  • Wind > Mehmetoğlu - Wind turbine with cylindrical blades is claimed to produce 30% more energy than similar types of turbines with the same input energy level. The video was taken under 4 m/ sec. wind conditions.
  • Hydrogen > The Truth About Hydrogen - Wild promises abound, but can the simplest element in the universe really power our homes, fuel our cars and reduce our contribution to global warming? PM crunches the numbers on the real hydrogen economy. (Popular Mechanics; Nov. 2006)

February 15, 2007

  • Engines > Crystal Ion Air Turbine Engine - Engine resurrected from the '60s by Ron Rockwell is said to run totally on ambient air, and can be scaled large enough to power an airplane or small enough to power a lawn mower.
  • Thermal Electric > Organic Thermoelectric Material from UC Berkeley - Researchers have generated electricity from heat by trapping organic molecules between metal nanoparticles to create an organic thermoelectric material. The discovery could lead to the development of more cost-effective thermoelectric converters that could be applied to waste heat recovery—including in vehicles. (Green Car Congress; Feb. 15, 2007)
  • Alternative Fuels > LS9, Inc. - Using synthetic biology, LS9 is developing biofuels designed to closely resemble petroleum derived fuels, but be renewable, clean, domestically produced, and cost competitive. Derived from diverse agricultural feedstocks, these high energy liquid fuels are compatible with current distribution and consumer infrastructure.
  • EV / Solar > Solar Charged Electric Lawnmower - Plans to convert an older non-working gas mower into an electric powered mower by replacing the gas engine with an electric motor that runs from a 12 volt battery that will be charged using a PV solar panel. It will be easier to use, there is no messy dangerous gasoline to deal with, and it eliminates the emissions of an internal combustion mower.

February 14, 2007

  • Ocean Wave > AquaMarine Power - Oyster™ is a near-shore bottom-mounted wave energy converter, where it is easier to access, less prone to extreme storms, and waves are amplified for small sea efficiency. Double acting pistons deliver pressurized seawater to the hydro-electrical power conversion unit located onshore. Full scale sea trials are planned to commence in 2007.
  • Lighting > Axis Technologies - Axis Daylight Harvesting Dimming Ballast can reduce fluorescent lighting energy costs by up to 70%. It utilizes an individual photo sensor to automatically adjust the amount of electrical current flowing to the light fixture and then dims or increases lighting in conjunction with the amount of available sunlight.
  • Lighting / Solar > Parans Solar Lighting - Sunlight is collected and concentrated by solar panels with an array of optical lenses mounted on roofs or facades. It is brought into the building through fiber optic cables and then flows out through luminaires. Exchanging half of a building’s electrical lighting for Parans Fiber Optic Solar Lighting can lower the energy costs by 20 – 25 percent.

February 13, 2007

  • Alternative Fuels > Bio jet fuel breakthrough? - Diversified Energy has licensed a new biofuel technology from North Carolina State University, that can make high performance fuels from any renewable lipid-based oil compound, such as soybean, canola, animal fats or algae. Centia™, delivers a more advanced and complex hydrocarbon fuel, suitable for jet fuel, or as a biodiesel additive for cold-weather operations. (Inside Greentech; Feb. 13, 2007)
  • Storage > Electricity Storage in Refrigerated Warehouses - "Night Wind" project will lower the temperature of large coldstores in Europe by just 1°C during the night when electricity demand is low, then let it rise 1°C by switching them off during the day when demand is at peak. The net effect would be that the warehouses would act as batteries — potentially storing 50,000 megawatt-hours of energy. (TreeHugger; Feb. 12, 2007)
  • Home Generation > Agriboard Industries - The Agriboard (pdf) wall system is made from highly compressed wheat and rice straw with an R-value up to 25.44, thus saving money on heating and cooling costs. It reduces air leakage and creates greater ‘Thermal Mass’ which helps to moderate large exterior temperature changes.
  • Hybrid Vehicles > RailPower Technologies - The Green Goat® hybrid locomotive can reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 40% to 70%. The large diesel engine is replaced with a small genset, a battery pack and a computerized control module. The heavy batteries give the locomotive good traction and the genset runs only when the batteries need charging.

February 12, 2007

  • Geothermal / Oil > GeoPower In The Oil Sands - Major oil companies have formed a consortium called GeoPower In The Oil Sands (GeoPOS) that is exploring using heat in the Earth's crust as a clean alternative to natural gas for oil sands production. Heat in the granite rock that lies 500 metres below could supply enough hot water and steam to extract oil from the tarry sands. (Clean Break; Feb. 10, 2007)
  • Waste to Energy > Trash to fuel gets 2nd shot - The KDV-500 catalytic pressureless depolymerization technology by Germany's AlphaKat is claimed to turn trash into diesel fuel in 3 minutes. It uses catalysts in crystallic form in a high speed turbulence system with a production cost of 0.23 €/l. (WyomingNews; Feb. 10, 2007)
  • Electric Vehicles > Blue Sky Design - BugE four-season personal electric transport can go 40 miles @ 30 mph at a cost of 1 cent per mile, with a top speed of 50 mph. The lead acid batteries can be fully charged in 8 hours, or plug in anywhere you go. The BugE kit will sell for approx. $3000 and assembled for $4000, from the designer of the Gizmo.
  • Alternative Fuels > Butanol > Biofuels Entrepreneur Seeking £80M for Biobutanol Plant - The former CEO of Biofuels Corp. is trying to raise £80 million (US$156 million) to build a biobutanol plant in the south of Ireland, which would use local sugar beets as the feedstock. Compared to ethanol, biobutanol — C4H10O, a four-carbon alcohol — is more suitable for use in gasoline engines. (Green Car Congress; Feb. 11, 2007 )

February 10, 2007

February 9, 2007

  • Solar > Solar to Electricity in Glass Windows - Octillion Corp. is developing nanosilicon photovoltaic (PV) solar cell technology that could adapt glass windows to generate electricity from sunlight, without losing significant transparency. The cells provide high quantum down conversion efficiency of short wavelengths (50% to 60%). (Renewable Energy Access; Feb. 9, 2007)
  • Fuel Efficiency > Transmissions > Zeroshift Automated Manual Transmission - Zeroshift has developed a way of replacing synchromesh in a manual gearbox with a reliable, cheap-to-manufacture mechanism that allows completely seamless gearchanges. The AMT changes gear faster and provides improved acceleration, economy and emissions in any vehicle to which it is applied. (Gizmag; Feb. 9, 2007)
  • Fuel Cells > Fuel Cell Technology To Put a Charge in Economy - Microcell's hydrogen fuel cells are cylindrical in shape and include membranes that are nanometer in size. The cylindrical shape is cheaper to produce and easier to maintain than fuel cells utilizing a flat, rectangular platform. Mobile generators will be produced first, followed by fuel cells for vehicles that don’t rely on fossil fuels. (WRAL; Feb. 8, 2007)

February 8, 2007

  • Solar > Thin Film > The Future in a Tiny Solar Sphere - Kyosemi’s innovative new Sphelar® is a matrix of tiny, spherical-shaped solar cells that are designed to absorb sunlight at any angle, and do not require motorization for tracking the sun. They optimize the use of reflected and indirect light, and convert energy with close to 20% efficiency. (WorldChanging; Feb. 5, 2007)
  • Alternative Fuels > Ethanol / Biomass > First US Cellulosic Ethanol Plant - Celunol achieves high ethanol yields from cellulosic biomass at costs competitive with conventional sugar and starch feedstocks. Its 50,000 gallon pilot facility commenced operation in November 2006 and a 1.4 million gallon facility is targeted for completion in mid 2007. (The Energy Blog; Feb. 8, 2007)
  • Investment Resources > AltEnergyStocks.com - Comprehensive web resource for investing in alternative energy, renewable energy and clean technology. Provides stock charts and analysis of publicly traded companies, as well as a "paper portfolio" of alternative energy stocks.

February 7, 2007

  • Wind > New Low-Speed Wind Turbine Blade - “STAR", or Sweep Twist Adaptive Rotor, by Sandia National Laboratories promises to be more efficient and significantly reduce the cost-of-energy at low wind speed sites. Such sites are numerous in the U.S. and would increase by 20-fold the available land area that can be economically developed for wind energy. (TreeHugger; Feb. 7, 2007)
  • Hydro > Tide / River > Optimset Turbo - Low cost vertical axis underwater turbine with sinkable and floatable blades, and an inlet water flow accelerator, surpasses the efficiencies of other fluid driven turbines. It can be used in low stream velocities, deep or shallow water, unidirectional (river) and bidirectional (tidal) currents. (Thanks Edouard Petrounevitch)

February 6, 2007

  • Wireless transmission of electricity - Encyclopedic entry about wireless energy transfer -- the process that takes place in any system where electromagnetic energy is transmitted from a power source to an electrical load, without interconnecting wires.
  • Air Conditioning > New Glass Can Switch To Become A Mirror - Japanese scientists at AIST recently developed a thin film which can make transparent glass turn into mirrors, while eliminating the yellow tinge of previous versions. The use of such a window in buildings or automobiles could reduce the energy consumed by air conditioners by more than 30%. (TreeHugger; Feb. 5, 2007)
  • EV > Electric Scooters > Boomerbents - Raptor allows riders to pedal or twist the throttle, cruise at 15 mph top speed for 25 miles on a single battery charge, and climb steep hills. No need for license, insurance or registration. It has 750 watts of torque, full front & rear suspension, hydraulic disk brakes, wide seat and a canopy. (Thanks Don Harmon)

February 5, 2007

  • Biomass > Gynerium Sagittatum: a new plantation crop? - Samoa Fiber will be using tropical 'wild cane' for the production of bio-oil. The yield per hectare is four times that of the fastest growing wood and three times more than switchgrass. Biomass yields have become the single most important cost factor in biofuel production. (Biopact; Feb. 5, 2007)
  • Wind > The emergence of windcrofting - An alternative to large scale wind farms is "windcrofting," installing rows of smaller-scale turbines between fields on rented farmland, so no productive land is lost. Proven Energy is beginning a program for windcrofting in the UK, and has already installed more than 1000 of their turbines on farms. (EcoGeek; Feb. 2, 2007)

February 4, 2007


February 3, 2007

February 2, 2007

  • Fuel Efficiency > Retrofits > The Fuel Saver 7000 - Three stage gasoline cold vaporizing vacuum system has produced gas mileage increases up to 57%. Since engines run on vapor gas instead of liquid gas, the Fuel Saver 7000-MPG injects vapor gas into the engine. Then your vehicle cuts back on the liquid gas running through the present fuel system.
  • Investment Resources > EnvironmentalStocks.com - is a global investor and industry research portal for the environmental and socially responsible investing sector. The website does not make stock recommendations but features industry and stock news, exclusive articles and financial columnists, audio interviews, investor conferences, blogs, and a directory of stocks in the sector.
  • Biodiesel from Algae Oil > PetroSun field testing Algae biodiesel - PetroSun announced that field testing of the cultivation of algae for biodiesel production is in the final stage prior to construction of a commercial facility. This stage will consist of producing adequate algae paste to test biodiesel manufacturers under consideration by subsidiary Algae Biofuels. (Market Wire; Feb. 1, 2007)

February 1, 2007

  • Wind > Vertical Axis > TMA > Will TMA Wind Blow Away the Competition? - Vertical axis wind turbine technology with concentrating air foils enables TMA to compete with the best horizontal turbine costs at lower wind speeds, while the return on investment is even greater at higher wind speeds, where the horizontal turbines have to shut down. Other advantages are many. (PESN exclusive; Feb. 1, 2007)
  • Engines / Water Fuel > Water Manipulation Motor - The rapid compression of air in a cylinder creates a temperature of 500°C which is used to boil water and implode hydrogen created by electrolysis. A four cycled engine is converted to water by insertion of a steel gasket in the cylinder head that holds the hot air until the water and hydrogen are injected.
  • Top 100 > The Global 100: Most Sustainable Corporations 2007 - The Global 100 list of the most sustainable corporations in the world for 2007 includes companies from 16 countries, in sectors ranging from oil and gas to wireless telecommunication services. The United Kingdom leads with 24, followed by the United States (19) and Japan (13). (TreeHugger; Feb. 1, 2007)

February 4, 2007


February 3, 2007

February 2, 2007

  • Fuel Efficiency > Retrofits > The Fuel Saver 7000 - Three stage gasoline cold vaporizing vacuum system has produced gas mileage increases up to 57%. Since engines run on vapor gas instead of liquid gas, the Fuel Saver 7000-MPG injects vapor gas into the engine. Then your vehicle cuts back on the liquid gas running through the present fuel system.
  • Investment Resources > EnvironmentalStocks.com - is a global investor and industry research portal for the environmental and socially responsible investing sector. The website does not make stock recommendations but features industry and stock news, exclusive articles and financial columnists, audio interviews, investor conferences, blogs, and a directory of stocks in the sector.
  • Biodiesel from Algae Oil > PetroSun field testing Algae biodiesel - PetroSun announced that field testing of the cultivation of algae for biodiesel production is in the final stage prior to construction of a commercial facility. This stage will consist of producing adequate algae paste to test biodiesel manufacturers under consideration by subsidiary Algae Biofuels. (Market Wire; Feb. 1, 2007)

February 1, 2007

  • Wind > Vertical Axis > TMA > Will TMA Wind Blow Away the Competition? - Vertical axis wind turbine technology with concentrating air foils enables TMA to compete with the best horizontal turbine costs at lower wind speeds, while the return on investment is even greater at higher wind speeds, where the horizontal turbines have to shut down. Other advantages are many. (PESN exclusive; Feb. 1, 2007)
  • Engines / Water Fuel > Water Manipulation Motor - The rapid compression of air in a cylinder creates a temperature of 500°C which is used to boil water and implode hydrogen created by electrolysis. A four cycled engine is converted to water by insertion of a steel gasket in the cylinder head that holds the hot air until the water and hydrogen are injected.
  • Top 100 > The Global 100: Most Sustainable Corporations 2007 - The Global 100 list of the most sustainable corporations in the world for 2007 includes companies from 16 countries, in sectors ranging from oil and gas to wireless telecommunication services. The United Kingdom leads with 24, followed by the United States (19) and Japan (13). (TreeHugger; Feb. 1, 2007)

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