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Transportation Fuel & Energy Solutions

Transportation fuel & energy solutions affect supply chain choices, alternative fuel and energy choices, and route optimization and behavior training for effective driving and delivery systems. We seek out solutions for your business and operational improvement.

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Alternative Cars and Trucks with Compressed Air

There are numerous alternative energies that are being developed and even refined for automobiles: natural gas, electric batteries, hydrogen... and we're hearing rumors of a couple new energy sources: salt water, regenerative braking and, more imminently: compressed air.

DOE Releases Transportation Energy Data Book

The Department of Energy has just released the 27th edition of the Transportation Energy Data Book.

Fuel Economy and Hybrid Transportation Impact

Alternative fuel vehicles in 2007 accounted for 2.1% of all registered vehicles in California.

Biodiesel Fuel

Biodiesel fuel is made from plant and animal matter - usually waste, and turned into diesel, considered the most efficient of the carbon based fuels.

Creating gasoline from plant matter, with almost no carbon footprint

Green gasoline is gasoline from sustainable biomass sources like switchgrass and poplar trees, with almost no carbon footprint.

Natural Gas Fuel

Natural gas fuel has advantages as a transition fuel for vehicles and heavy equipment.

E85 Ethanol Fuel

E85 Ethanol Fuel is a mixture of ethanol with gasoline to accommodate changing engines. Check with your regional suppliers for specifications.

Ford Develops Open Source EV Communications for Smart Meters

Ford Motor Company has developed an intelligent charging system that previews how its production vehicles will interact with the grid.

How Airports Go Green

Airport landings and takeoffs, as well as the diesel shuttles that circle the terminal roads, leave thousands of tons of toxic emissions in a compact area of the city.

Hybrid Fuel/Energy

Hybrid Fuel and Energy vehicles have dual systems that use liquid fuel such as gasoline or ethanol and electricity.

Electric Energy

Electric energy for vehicles can come from hybrid-type designs that capture energy from brakes, etc -- and from plug-in vehicles that tap the grid, or solar panels that generate energy for storage in a battery.

ZEV Zero Emissions Vehicles

ZEV Zero Emissions Vehicles are designed to reduce air quality degradation and pollution including greenhouse gases, particulates and also reduce dependence on petroleum fuels.

Freight Rail Fuel Efficiency Up More Than 20%

New Study Shows Freight Rail Fuel Efficiency Up More Than 20 Percent Since 1999

Heat, Tires and Maintenance - or lack thereof - as an Alternative Energy

Energy dissipates -- through burning or heat waves.  Heat is a "waste product" of many energy uses, even with tires.  So it is important to understand how to manage heat to extend the wearability of tires...and thus save money and energy use.  Well maintained tires give better gas mileage -- saving energy.  And well maintained tires last longer -- reducing the need for new or retreat tires to be manufactured, transported, installed and reclaimed at the end of their generational life.

Prius and Mariner For Livery - Greener Taxi and Limo Choices

Livery fleets are the largest class of public vehicles are often large, inefficient, gas-guzzling beasts.

Hydrogen Energy

Hydrogen Energy production and use is an emerging clean technology that promises reduced climate change emissions and air pollution. It currently uses natural gas as a feedstock but other options are being developed.

Biogasoline Fuel

BioFuel can be produced from Algae. Often called Algae Oil, Algae Fuel or Oilgae, this clean tech fuel is a third generation bio-fuel produced from Algae.

Fuel Savings for Transportation & Equipment

Fuel savings for transportation & equipment starts with reducing mileage through route optimization and quality maintenance, and continues with new technologies. We help you find fuel saving strategies.

Low Carbon Fuel Standard in California to Reduce GHG Emissions from Fuels

California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard calling for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by ten percent by 2020.

Diesel Fuel Innovations for Cleaner Solutions

Diesel fuel innovations for cleaner solutions include filtration, maintenance and better driver performance such as shutting off the engine when not in use. We help you discover cost and fuel saving solutions.

Hybrid plug-in vehicles

Hybrid plug-in vehicles are part of the "advanced automotive" technology being developed to reduce fossil fuel emissions that cause respiratory diseases such as asthma, and even heart disease.

Compressed Air Energy

Compressed air is air which is kept under a certain pressure, usually greater than that of the atmosphere. In Europe 10 % of all electricity used by industry is used to produce compressed air.

Green Crude

Algae, sunlight, carbon dioxide and non-potable water are used to make "green crude" fuel.

Michigan Academy for Green Mobility

The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth is partnering with universities to train automotive engineers for renewable energy jobs.

UPS Drives Greener with Hydraulic Hybrids

Hydraulic Hybrids are being road tested by UPS delivery trucks to reduce emissions and improve fuel savings.

Algae Biofuel

Algae is an ancient source of oil reserves, and is being tapped to produce Biofuel known as green crude.

Biofuel

Biofuel production, generation, efficiency and commercialization are part of the new economy of greener, more sustainable systems. Biofuel also affects systems such as water sources, agriculture, wildlands management and soil quality...

Biofuel

Algae is one of the biofuels expected to supplement transportation fuels with biorenewable fuel manufacturing

Retread Tire - A Green Solution for Transportation

Retread Tire Solutions for Public Sector Fleet Managers in Cities, Counties and States

Virent Energy Systems Developing Biogasoline From Sugar

Madison, Wis.-based Virent Energy Systems states that its BioForming technology, based on research started at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, uses a solid-state catalyst to convert plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules like those produced at a petroleum refinery.

PHEVs

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), also known as plug-in hybrids, are hybrid vehicles with rechargeable batteries that can be restored to full charge by connecting a plug to an external electric power source.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05) Loan Guarantees for Commercial Use

DOE believes that accelerated commercial use of new or improved technologies will help to sustain economic growth, yield environmental benefits, and produce a more stable and secure energy supply.

EV Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles - EVs include electric cars, trucks, trains, ships and industrial vehicles of all sorts. EV transportation is seen as one of the major trends in moving people and goods.

Battery Technologies

Battery Technologies are critical to electric vehicle transportation as well as electronic devices. Innovation of battery technologies are a clean tech innovation and commercialization initiative.

Hydraulic Hybrid

Hybrid vehicles use a combination of a gasoline engine and an alternative power plant. Hydraulic hybrids use many of the same principles as electric hybrids, but instead of using batteries, they use lightweight components and clean fluid to power the vehicle at slow speeds.

Hydraulic Hybrids

Hydraulic and pneumatic hybrid vehicles refer to hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) combining internal combustion engines and electric motors to charge a pressure accumulator to drive wheels via hydraulic o compressed air. Hybrid power trains are used for diesel-electric or turbo-electric railway locomotives, buses, heavy goods vehicles, mobile hydraulic machinery, and ships.

Compressed Air

Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) is a way to store energy generated at one time for use at another time. Another compressed air solution is vehicles: a compressed air car uses a motor powered by compressed air.

US-China Deal for Electric Vehicles

The United States and China are the world's two largest automobile markets.

Freight Trains / Rail

Freight trains and rail transport of goods and people can save fuel, especially when mass transit is combined with electric or hydraulic power systems.

Zero Emission Vehicle Production Mandates by CARB

ARB passes new ZEV amendment to produce 65,000 cleaner vehicles by 2012



Battery Research to Lengthen Electric Car Battery Life

Battery technology is a critical pathway to advanced transportation efficiency and research continues to extend the life of batteries for EV vehicles.

Transportation Fuels Advanced Manufacturing Evolution

Advanced automotive manufacturing at GM begins with the Volt which symbolizes the new GM and the new Michigan.

US-China

The United States and China are the world's two largest automobile markets.

Natural Gas Fuel

Natural gas fuel has advantages as a transition fuel for vehicles and heavy equipment.

EVs - Electric Vehicles

EVs - Electric Vehicles have been in development for decades, but 2010 is begins the commercialization trajectory of this new age in transportation in cars, trucks, trains and even ships.

Battery Technologies

Battery technologies are not yet keeping pace with the requirements of electric vehicles, waste management (toxic) and distributed storage requirments for cogeneration of many renewable energies. Innovation is ramping up to find a variety of new battery technologies that are lighter weight, faster to charge, less toxic to manufacture and with longer life.


Edited by Carolyn Allen, Managing Editor of Solutions For Green

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