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July 31, 2006

Biomass Power Investment: New Mexico ...




PNM will invest in a New Mexico biomass power plant as a source of renewable energy for its customers.  The plant will produce its energy from cellulosic materials, such as woody materials from the land.  ...  New Mexico

...   "PNM and Western Water and Power Production have signed a 20-year agreement to deliver renewable energy from a new 35 megawatt biomass power plant. The plant will go into service in early 2009 and will be located in Torrance County, near Estancia, N.M. The plant will be sited on 50 acres adjacent to Tagawa Greenhouses, which will utilize waste heat from the facility to heat the greenhouse and potentially increase production.  The plant will be owned and operated by Western. PNM will purchase the power to serve its customers in New Mexico.  A biomass power plant utilizes waste woody materials removed from forests and rangelands, which will reduce hazardous fires and restore the ecological health of these lands.

Under state law, New Mexico electric utilities must produce or purchase at least 10 percent of their customers' electricity requirements from renewable energy resources by 2011. PNM currently purchases wind-generated electricity from the New Mexico Wind Energy Center near Ft. Sumner, N.M. The wind and biomass projects together are projected to provide approximately 20 percent more renewable power than mandated when the biomass plant comes on-line in 2009. State law also strongly encourages that electric utilities seek a diversity of resources that could include solar and geothermal in addition to wind and biomass.  Western will construct the plant using state-of-the-art technology that will minimize air pollution and ensure that the harvesting of biomass materials will be done in accordance with high standards for biomass removal and rangeland restoration. Compared to other forms of fossil-fueled power plants, biomass plants reduce green house gas emissions that contribute to global climate change. "   ...


Biomass Power Investment: New Mexico: Via PNM: New Mexico's First Biomass Power Plant ...

Background on the New Mexico renewable energy portfolio rule ...  New Mexico Wind Energy Farm ...

Via Democratic Energy: Renewable Portfolio Standard: "New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed into law a measure (SB 43) that requires investor-owned electric utilities to produce or buy increasing amounts of renewable energy. According to the new law, renewables must make up 5 percent of the utilities' sales by 2006, and 10 percent by the year 2011. The renewable energy measure puts into statute a Public Regulation Commission (PRC) rule that took effect last year.  ... "

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July 30, 2006

Wind Energy Farm Investments ...




Invenergy is executing on its wind energy development program. It has a number of wind projects in development in more than twenty states in the U.S.  GE is supplying its wind turbine technology.  Invenergy is making significant capital investments in wind energy assets, such as the Judith Gap Judith Gap Wind Energy Farm in Montana ...project in Montana.  The Judith Gap wind farm can generate 135 MW and is located in central Montana.  The facility was constructed across 14,300 acres, approximately 100 miles east of Helena, Montana. The project includes 90 GE 1.5 MW sle wind turbines.  ...

...   "Now, wind energy is a whole new ballgame. This is big business, with corporate America investing $150 million. It's major industry and it's here for the long haul. Wind farms already are scattered from coast to coast, and now they've landed in Montana in a major way. "   ...

Wind Energy Farm Investments: FARMING THE WIND: New and massive, Judith Gap project typifies the growth spurt of wind energy ...

Additional resources on the Judith, Montana wind farm ...

Foundation for wind turbine at Judith Montana ...Via State of Montana: Judith wind farm facts: "The farm sits on both sides of Highway 191 between Harlowton and Judith Gap and 13 of the 90, 1.5 megawatt towers will be on state land. According to terms of the lease the project will contribute nearly $20,000 to the school trust for a one-time installation fee, and future revenues range from about $35,000 to 50,000 annually depending on the volume of power produced. "

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July 29, 2006

Biomass Biofuel Workshop August ...




Upcoming workshop focuses on biomass ...

...   "Focus on Biofuels and Biomass at Planned Workshop:  A workshop for Marion Berry addresses the public ...legislators, the business and manufacturing community, community leaders and interested citizens on the potential for producing energy and value-added products from biomass in Arkansas is set for Aug. 24 and 25 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock.  U.S. Rep. Marion Berry (D, AR, 1st District) will deliver an opening address and former Senator Dale Bumpers will be the keynote luncheon speaker on Aug. 25. "   ...

Biomass Biofuel Workshop August ...

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July 26, 2006

Stylish Electric Vehicle: Tesla Motors Roadster ...




Electric vehicle combines style and technology to deliver efficiency ...

...   "Using a unique two-speed electrically actuated manual transmission, the Tesla Roadster's power comes from a 3-phase, 4-pole AC induction motor. The motor is controlled by the Power Electronics Module (PEM) which also controls the inverting direct current to 3-phase alternating current, charging and braking systems.  The Roadster's Energy Storage System (ESS) provides power to the entire vehicle, including the motor. Its durable, tamper-resistant enclosure includes: 6,831 lithium-ion cells, a network of microprocessors for maintaining charge balance and battery temperature, a cooling system, and an independent safety system designed to disconnect power outside the enclosure under a variety of detectable safety situations.  Tesla Roadster Electric Vehicle

The Tesla Roadster comes complete with its Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE), a home-based charging system, which features an automatic safety disconnect system and can charge the Tesla Roadster in approximately 3.5 hours. An optional mobile charging kit is also available.  The Tesla Roadster has a range of up to 250 miles (EPA Highway) on a single charge, roughly triple the range of previous mass-produced electric vehicles. "   ...

Stylish Electric Vehicle: Tesla Motors Roadster: Via Tesla Motors: Tesla Motors Hosts World Debut Of Tesla Roadster: Offering Performance, Style & Efficiency — With A Conscience  ...

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July 25, 2006

Ethanol BioMass Conversion SCF Technology ...




Globex completes pilot trials of biomass pre-treatment process for the production of bioethanol from wood waste, which is based on supercritical fluid (SCF) technology.  ...

...    "SCF technology is a state of matter between a liquid and a gas, which can be obtained in a high pressure vessel. The results showed a significant increase in lignin and hemicellulosic removal from wood chips and the destruction of the cellulosic crystalline structure. This technology demonstrates considerable advantages over the traditional pre-treatment processes of lignocellulosic material such as steam explosion, classical acid hydrolysis or alkaline hydrolysis.  This new technology involves a value-added utilization of residues from crops, wood chips and pulp & paper. Globex's successful testing of this technology in its new biomass conversion process provides unique and effective uses of a biomass resource that until now has been largely overlooked and ignored. Environmentalists from all over the world will see this new proven biomass conversion technology as a welcome alternative to extensive agricultural practices which consist of the mass production of corn, wheat or sugar beet. Nowadays, bioethanol can be produced via the fermentation of crops such as sugar beet or wheat. Nevertheless, these practices imply intensive use of OGM, herbicides and pesticides. By transforming wood waste into bioethanol, it is a win-win scenario -- greenhouse gases are reduced, air quality is improved and the forest and pulp & paper industries valorize their residues. "   ...

Ethanol BioMass Conversion SCF Technology: Via Globex, Inc.: Globex, Inc. Reports Positive Trial Results for Its New Biomass Conversion Process ...

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July 24, 2006

Electric Vehicle Battery Technology ...




The Deputy First Minister, Nicol Stephen, recognizes Axeon Power's innovative battery technology that contributes to the development of electric vehicles.  ...   Electric Smart Car will be produced ...

...   "The Dundee-based company is working with ITI Energy and Aberdeen-based Axeon Technologies to develop a novel battery management system that will substantially help to improve the efficiency and performance of electric vehicles.  Globally new clean energy technologies are considered to be a vital part of environmental sustainability and electric cars have a large part to play in reducing carbon emissions. Last week Ford announced a commitment to invest GBP1bn to explore alternative engine technologies and at the London Motor Show, Daimler Chrysler launched an electric version of its Smart car. "   ...

Electric Vehicle Battery Technology: Via Axeon Ltd: Dundee company on the road to a greener future ...

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July 23, 2006

Truck Fuel Cell Reduces Emissions Idle Reduction: Modine ...




Modine Manufacturing Company introduces new fuel cell product that reduces emissions, sustains the environment, and lowers operating costs for truck drivers.  This fuel cell eliminates idling that occurs at truck rest stops, by providing drivers with an environmentally-friendly power source.  In addition, CO2 is used as the refrigerant in the cooling system.  ...  Modine fuel cell reduces truck idling ...  Picture courtesy of Modine Manufacturing Company.

...   "This new advanced idle reduction system (idle-off) incorporates high efficiency, zero emissions fuel cells, and uses carbon dioxide (CO2), an environmentally-friendly refrigerant, in the cooling. This new idle-off system can be used for both cooling and heating the sleeper cabin in a heavy-duty truck, creating multiple benefits for truck drivers and fleets.  More than half a million heavy-duty diesel trucks are on the road in the United States today. To comply with hours of service laws, long haul truck drivers must have an off duty period of 10 hours after driving 14 hours. If the driver desires to heat or cool the sleeping compartment during that time, the truck must be idled to provide a comfortable environment within the sleeper cab. The Department of Energy estimates that currently more than one billion gallons of fuel are consumed each year while trucks idle in these conditions.

The new CO2 air-conditioning and heating system was designed internally by Modine at its research and development facility in Racine, Wisconsin. CO2 is an environmentally friendly refrigerant with zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and zero net Global Warming Potential (GWP) as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Kyoto Protocol, which is an amendment assigning mandatory targets for nations around the world for the reduction of greenhouse gases. The unique properties of CO2 make it advantageous for both cooling and heating a vehicle. Using a CO2 heat pump to heat the cabin in cold weather conditions is more energy efficient than using other conventional heating products.  Modine sourced the fuel cell power pack from General Hydrogen Corporation. The fuel cell power pack uses hydrogen gas as the fuel with the only byproduct being water. It was specifically designed for a truck auxiliary power unit application to produce electrical energy continuously for more than 10 hours. The thermal management system was designed and built by Modine's fuel cell products group. "  ...

Truck Fuel Cell Reduces Emissions: Modine: Via Modine Manufacturing: Modine Introduces New Green Technology, with Fuel Cells and CO2, to Help Truckers Cut Emissions and Save Money ...

Idle reduction references ...

Department of Energy: Auxiliary Power Units: "Auxiliary power units (APUs) are portable, truck-mounted systems that can provide climate control and power for trucks without idling. These systems generally consist of a small internal combustion engine (usually diesel) equipped with a generator and heat recovery system to provide electricity and heat. "

Truck Stop Electrification: "TSE eliminates or greatly reduces prolonged idling by long haul trucks by providing electrical "shore" power for cab heating and air conditioning, by powering in-cab equipment such as TVs or engine block heaters, and powering trailer refrigeration units (reefers) carried by about 18% of long haul trucks. "

Idle reduction benefits ...

Benefits: Idle Reduction Benefits: "Reducing the idling time of heavy-duty trucks reduces petroleum consumption, fuel costs, engine wear and maintenance costs, diesel emissions, and noise. Argonne National Lab estimates that, based on the approximately 460,000 long-haul trucks currently operating in the United States, idle reduction technologies could reduce diesel fuel use by 838 million gallons per year. That wasted diesel fuel translates to $1.4 billion that could be saved by drivers using idle reduction technologies. "

Investments are being made to reduce truck idling, such as ...

The Climate Trust Fights Global Warming: Truckers Get a Cleaner, Healthier, and Quiet Night's Rest: "The Climate Trust has awarded funding to Shurepower, LLC to support the launch of a truck stop electrification network at truck stops in Oregon and Washington. The project will clean the air, reduce unnecessary fuel consumption, save truckers money, and help stop global warming.  Each night, thousands of truckers idle their diesel engines during government mandated rest periods to power heating, air conditioning, and appliances for their sleeper cabs. Unfortunately, engines running at idling speed also cause undue wear on machinery, emit harmful local and global air pollutants, and increase noise levels for drivers and neighboring communities. "

Modine is an innovator in green technology ...

Modine displays CO2 air-conditioning system at SAE Automotive Alternative Refrigerant Systems Symposium: "Modine installed the air-conditioning system on a BMW 328i car. The design goals were to demonstrate a fully functioning CO2 vehicular air-conditioning system with equal or better performance than the existing R-134a system, a lofty goal as the BMW is known to have a very high performance R-134a system, said Steve Memory, Manager of Heat-Transfer Research at Modine. R-134a is an interim substitute replacing CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) refrigerants, which are implicated in the destruction of the ozone layer. Modine's new heat exchangers had to be direct, drop-in replacements for the existing components, having the same size and volume. "

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July 21, 2006

Biodiesel Production Facility




NewGen is making investment in the biodiesel production and distribution infrastructure.  It has not reported any revenues yet.  ...  NewGen Technologies ...

...   "NewGen also made progress in finalizing the engineering and construction plans for the company's first two 60-million gallon biodiesel production facilities in Iowa and Georgia.  The company is pursuing a number of potential options to finance these plants at the project level; construction is expected to begin during the second half of 2006. "   ...

Biodiesel Production Facility: Via NewGen: NewGen Announces First Quarter Results: Making Progress Towards Start of Operations ...

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Diesel Ethanol Fuel: Diesenol




XcelPlus International will produce and distribute Diesenol, an ethanol-based substitute for traditional diesel and BioDiesel fuel, and FlexTek bi-fuel converter for gasoline powered vehicles.  ...

...   "Diesenol is NOT a blend of diesel fuel and gasoline. Diesenol is a blend of ethanol and a specially engineered proprietary chemical. The chemical additive was designed specifically to provide combustion and to maintain the integrity of the injector system. Diesenol has better cold start characteristics than conventional diesel fuel and does not require any special equipment or fittings. Diesenol is designed to combust at the same compression as ordinary diesel fuel. Field tests of Diesenol showed none of the problems associated with E95: Trucks running on Diesenol had more power, better torque curves and no injector failures. The test vehicles were city buses and trailer trucks, each of which logged over 400,000 Kilometers of use with Diesenol fuel. "   ...

Diesel Ethanol Fuel: Diesenol: Diesenol Substitute for Conventional Diesel and BioDiesel Fuel ...

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July 19, 2006

Green Technologies Generate Savings ...




ATP investments of over $100 million focus on projects that conserve fossil energy sources through reduced use of energy in buildings, industrial production, and transportation, with a total ATP investment of over $110 million.  ...

...   "Sustainability through the use of green technologies anticipates that pollution Green technology investments by NIST ...can be avoided, and resources conserved, without imposing a cost burden or diminishing competitiveness.  This view represents a change in perspective away from environmental protection and clean-up regulatory costs and penalties on competitiveness.  Central to this evolving paradigm shift is the emergence of green technologies as   market-based solutions for controlling harmful industrial emissions and avoiding the inefficient use of valuable scarce resources. "   ...

Green Technologies Generate Savings: Via ATP: ATP-funded green technologies generate energy savings and show promise for combining economic returns and sustainability ...

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Toyota Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Demonstration ...




Toyota will demonstrate its fuel cell system in a hybrid bus.  As background, the National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory, which conducts fuel cell application research, appealed to industry in January 2006 to find companies interested in public road-testing of fuel cell buses. TMC and Hino responded together and were selected to participate in this fuel cell demonstration program.  ...

...   "The effort is part of a fuel cell demonstration program of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's (METI's) Japan Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Demonstration Project (JHFC) and is intended to provide TMC and others with data necessary for the commercialization of fuel cell hybrid buses.  Specifically, the FCHV-BUS (short for fuel cell hybrid vehicle – bus) will cover the entire Tokoname Bus Route, from the Chitahanda stop to the route's terminal Centrair stop, as well as a circular route on the airport's man-made island. 

The bus will be operated by Chitanoriai Co., Ltd. (Chitanoriai), with which TMC and Hino teamed up to operate the bus from March 9 to 22 around Centrair as part of the Fuel Cell Vehicle Practical Application Promotion Project of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT).  Furthermore, with the cooperation of Chubu Sky Support Co., Ltd. (CSS), two units of the FCHV-BUS will be used by CSS to shuttle passengers between Centrair's passenger terminal and airplanes on the tarmac.  The buses will be fueled at the JHFC Centrair Hydrogen Station, which will be set up within Centrair as part of the JHFC's Demonstration Study of Hydrogen Fueling Facilities for Fuel Cell Vehicles. FCHV Bus Hydrogen fuel cell ...

The FCHV-BUS features an electric-motor hybrid system powered by a battery and fuel cells supplied with high-pressure hydrogen gas.  During operation, it does not emit carbon dioxide, said to be a cause of global warming, or other atmospheric pollutants, such as nitrogen oxide; it is highly energy-efficient, as well as very quiet. "   ...

Toyota Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Demonstration: Via Toyota: Toyota-Hino Fuel Cell Bus to Serve Centrair and Vicinity ...

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July 18, 2006

China Green Technology Opportunity for Sustainability ...




China's economy is continuing to grow at a rapid clip.  PWC sees China as a laboratory for green technology, as it explores means to satisfy its energy needs in an environmentally sustainable manner.  Can economic growth and sustainble development coexist?  What green technology innovations could be created and incubated in the China environment?  Fortunately, China leaders recognize the opporunity and working the issue.   ...

...   "Second, China's rapid economic growth is creating millions of increasingly affluent consumers each year.  They are expected to generate demand for green products and better environmental practices, influencing not only government policy, China Sustainable development through green technologies ...but also corporate decision-making.  Third, given China's cost advantage in mass-manufacturing, it is conceivable that new green technologies, such as the super-efficient batteries that are needed for hybrid cars, can be adopted and produced in China quickly and inexpensively. China's large pool of scientists and engineers should not be overlooked as a valuable source of innovation and application of green technologies. "   ...

China Green Technology Opportunity: Via PWC: Shaping the debate (PDF) ...

Rocky Mountain Institute on China Sustainability: "China is very open to the message of sustainable development, and has known for well over half a century that it cannot support a population of 1.3 billion people if they consume and waste resources as fast as Westerners. "

Via The China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development: "Members of the China Board are playing a critical role in the planning and implementation of the national policy governing the next generation of development in China. Like their U.S. counterparts, they bring to the Board proven expertise and enthusiasm for the future of sustainable development. "

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July 17, 2006

Ford Motor Engine Hydrogen Power ...




Ford produces hydrogen fueled V-10 internal combustion engine to power its shuttle bus products for North American fleet customers.  Ford is committed to alternative fuels and supports a flexible fuel strategy.    ... 

...   "The supercharged 6.8-liter V-10 engine will power Ford's E-450 hydrogen fueled shuttle buses. The buses are scheduled to be delivered to fleet customers later this year, first in Florida and then in other locations across North America. Hydrogen internal combustion engine technology represents an important step toward enabling hydrogen to become a viable motor fuel.  Ford's 6.8-liter V-10 engine is specially prepared to burn hydrogen as a fuel but is based on the same modular engine series that powers many Ford products.  Hydrogen fueled internal combustion engines have many advantages including high efficiency, all-weather capability, and near zero emissions of regulated pollutants and greenhouse gases (CO 2). They can also be easily hybridized for further gains in fuel efficiency.  While the hydrogen internal combustion engine shuttle buses will provide valuable real-world experience, Ford is also conducting research into next generation hydrogen internal combustion engines, including features such as direct injection to enhance power and fuel economy. Ford Hydrogen Engine ...

Ford's hydrogen internal combustion engine is much more than just a converted production engine. This 6.8-liter V-10 engine is specially prepared to burn hydrogen as a fuel but is based on the same modular engine series that powers many Ford products. Significant efforts were made to optimize this engine for hydrogen fuel to achieve maximum efficiency and robust durability in the customer's hands.  Prior to production, more than 7,000 hours of development and testing was performed on engine dynamometers to ensure optimum durability and performance when vehicles reach customers later this year. The engine development process replicated the same stringent durability standards applied to other Ford engines.

Ford's strategy for alternative fuels is built around multiple technologies, including hydrogen internal combustion engines. This flexible approach allows the company to meet goals for customer needs, environmental impact and shareholder interests. The strategy does not focus on one catch-all solution, but offers a flexible array of options, including hybrids, clean diesels, bio-diesels, advanced engine and transmission technologies and E85 ethanol.  Ford's first hydrogen internal combustion engine demonstration vehicle, released in 2001, was based on a lightweight aluminum sedan body, which also was used in the development of hydrogen fuel cell technology. Subsequent projects included the Model U concept, first showcased at the 2003 North American International Auto Show, several Focus based demonstration vehicles, a V-6 powered tractor in use at Orlando International Airport as well as two hybridized transit buses. At the 2006 North American International Auto Show, Ford displayed the Super Chief Concept, which demonstrated Tri-Flex technology, which allows a vehicle to run on hydrogen, E-85 ethanol or gasoline. "   ...

Ford Motor Engine Hydrogen Power: Via Ford Motor Company: FORD LAUNCHES PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES FOR DELIVERY TO CUSTOMERS ...

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July 16, 2006

FlexFuel Vehicles: Ethanol Fuel Availability Expands ...




FlexFuel Vehicles: Ethanol Fuel Availability Expands in Pittsburgh area.  VeraSun Energy is expanding its initiative with General Motors to increase the availability of E85 fuel, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.  ...

...   "Together with convenience store retailer Sheetz, Inc. and the State of Pennsylvania, the companies announced plans for the addition of three new fueling stations offering VE85, VeraSun's branded E85, at select Sheetz locations in the Pittsburgh area.  VeraSun will be supplying VE85 to select Sheetz stores, beginning this week at the new Pleasant Hills location (on Route 51 and Lewis Run Road), and expanding to two additional stores by later this year.  E85 Fuel availability increases ...

Sheetz, based in Altoona, Pa., is one of America's fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains with more than $3.4 billion in revenue in 2005, 322 locations and more than 10,000 employees.  Today's announcement marks the fourth collaboration in four states that GM and VeraSun have entered with a third-party retailer since the companies began working together to promote awareness of E85. The first initiative, launched last May in Sioux Falls, S.D., put VeraSun's VE85 pumps in seven prominent local stations. In the Chicago metro area, what began as a 20-location effort in February has already expanded to include 32 sites, and the initial four outlets in Minneapolis-St. Paul have grown to 16 in the last four months.  VeraSun is committed to developing markets for renewable fuels and helping consumers realize a future that includes renewable energy. "   ...

FlexFuel Vehicles: Ethanol Fuel Availability Expands: Via Verasun Energy: VERASUN AND GENERAL MOTORS COLLABORATE TO BRING E85 ETHANOL-BASED FUEL TO PITTSBURGH: Governor Rendell welcomes E85 availability ...

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July 05, 2006

Clean Renewable Wind Generation System ...




Krystal partners with Magenn Power to leverage the innovative MARS wind-power electrical generation system.  ...

...   "This innovative new product will deliver up to 4 kW (kilowatts) of power at a cost Magenn MARS wind technology ...per kWh (kilowatt-hour) potentially much lower than conventional wind turbines mounted on towers.  Benefits of the MARS over conventional wind turbines include: produce low cost electricity (<10 cents per kWh); bird and bat friendly; low noise; operate over a wide range of wind speeds (2 to 28 meters/second); high altitudes from 400 to 1,000 feet above ground are possible without expensive towers or cranes; the MARS is mobile (useful if the owner plans to move to a new home or business location, good for emergency deployment and disaster relief). "   ...

Clean Renewable Wind Generation System: Via Krystal Planet: Krystal Planet announces distributorship for Floating wind generators with Magenn Power ...

MARS is an innovative lighter-than-air tethered device that rotates about a horizontal axis in response to wind, efficiently generating clean renewable electrical energy at a lower cost than all competing systems. This electrical energy is transferred down the tether to a transformer at a ground station and then transferred to the electricity power grid. Helium (an inert non-reactive lighter than air gas) sustains the Air Rotor which ascends to an altitude for best winds and its rotation also causes the Magnus effect. This provides additional lift, keeps the device stabilized, keeps it positioned within a very controlled and restricted location, and causes it to pull up overhead rather than drift downwind on its tether.  Magenn Power is an Ottawa Canada based company focused on delivering next generation wind turbines.

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July 04, 2006

Clean Power: NJ Choice Program ...




Jennifer Amato explores the Clean Air and Energy Efficiency Program of Middlesex County New Jersey.  ...

...   "For residents to individually contribute to the reduction in fossil fuels, the Clean Clean Power in New Jersey ...Power Choice Program from the Board of Utilities offers solar, wind, landfill gas or low-impact or small hydro power to individual homeowners. "   ...

Via Woodbridge Sentinel: County embarks on clean energy initiative ...


NEW JERSEY CONTINUES TO LEAD THE WAY IN ADOPTING CLEAN ENERGY POLICIES AND PROGRAMS: "During 2005, the State's solar market grew significantly for the second consecutive year and achieved a major milestone with the installation of its 1,000th photovoltaic system in early 2006. This milestone reflects the exponential growth of the State's solar market from 2001, when there were only six solar electric systems installed.  This past year also saw the installation of the State's first major wind generator on the site of the Atlantic County Utilities Authority and the launch of the Clean Power Choice Program, an initiative that provides electric utility customers the option of selecting clean energy through a sign-up option on their electric utility bills. "

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July 02, 2006

Recycle Electronic Equipment: Environmentally Responsible ...




HP expands its product return and recycling program in order to reach more customers and create convenient ways for people to discard used or unwanted electronic equipment in an environmentally responsible manner.  ...

...   "The company will host a series of product collection events in the United States throughout the summer to raise awareness and increase the rate of electronics recycling among consumers.  The collection events, which will accept a range of products from any manufacturer, will be held from June through September in Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico and Oregon.  HP recycles used electronic equipment ...

During the local product collection events, customers can drop off a broad range of products from any manufacturer at no charge. All products collected will be recycled at one of HP's approved recycling facilities across the United States. These facilities operate under HP's global recycling standards, which ensure responsible product recycling.

HP is on target to meet its global goal to recycle 1 billion pounds of hardware and HP print cartridges by the end of 2007. In 2005, HP recycled approximately 140 million pounds of hardware and HP print cartridges globally – an increase of 17 percent over the previous year. Since the company began recycling, it has recycled 750 million pounds in total.  HP's recycling program operates globally in more than 40 countries, regions and territories and seeks to reduce the environmental impact of IT products, minimize waste going to landfills and help customers conveniently discard products in an environmentally sound fashion. Plastics and metals recovered from products recycled by HP have been used in new HP products, as well as a range of other uses, including auto body parts, clothes hangers, plastic toys, fence posts, serving trays and roof tiles. "   ...

Recycle Electronic Equipment: Environmentally Responsible: Via HP: HP Expands Global Recycling Program ...

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