DOE Releases Key Fuel Efficiency and Optimization Studies

DOE Releases Key Fuel Efficiency and Optimization Studies

The US Department of Energy just released two new studies related to fuel and engine co-optimization. One study identifies high-octane blendstocks for gasoline to create better performance. The other quantifies the fuel efficiency potential associated with different fuel properties. Both studies were completed by the … Read more…

Harvard University Sets Course To Be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2050

Harvard University Sets Course To Be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2050

Harvard University seeks to be fossil-fuel-free by 2050, according to a new plan based on recommendations from a task force made up of students, faculty members, and senior administrators. “An analysis done by the task force found that the full scope of damages associated with … Read more…

Electric System Turns Diesel Engine Trucking Fleets Into Hybrids

Electric System Turns Diesel Engine Trucking Fleets Into Hybrids

A new electric system converts long-haul diesel trucking fleets into hybrid ones and promises up to 30% fuel and emissions savings. Called 6X4HE, the patented system from Pittsburgh-based Hyliion can be used on new or existing Class 8 trucks, according to the company. Hyliion’s self-contained … Read more…

Toyota’s First Net Zero Dealership Set for Corvallis, OR

Toyota’s First Net Zero Dealership Set for Corvallis, OR

Toyota says that its dealership in Corvallis, OR, will be the car maker’s first Certified Net Zero Energy Automotive Dealership when it opens. The press release says that the architect – Gensler – will collect data to enable the building, when complete, to gain LEED Platinum certification. … Read more…

FAA Pays to Upgrade Airport Hangar Heating

FAA Pays to Upgrade Airport Hangar Heating

The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) in Maine has received $1.558,098 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to upgrade two hangars at the Brunswick Executive Airport, according to Mainebiz.com. The funding, the story says, was awarded through the FAA’s Military Airport Program. It will cover installation … Read more…

Electric Vehicles: Big Benefits, Big Challenges

Electric Vehicles: Big Benefits, Big Challenges

Energy managers and facility managers should think about electric vehicles on two levels. The first is practical: How will the organization set up charging stations and handle the increased energy load that will result? In the longer term, companies need to maximize this potent new approach to transportation.

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