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Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing has completed the world’s first flight using green diesel. On December 3, the company’s ecoDemonstrator 787 test airplane was able to successfully complete a test flight running on a blend of 15 percent green diesel and 85 percent petroleum jet fuel in its left engine. "The airplane performed as designed with the green diesel blend, just as it does with conventional jet fuel," said Capt. Mike Carriker, chief pilot for New Airplane Product Development, Boeing Test & Evaluation. "This is exactly what we want to see in flight...

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Installing an environmentally safe diesel pump set

Ecologically friendly systems are becoming increasingly important in today’s world. Not only are environmental regulations becoming increasingly strict, most individuals desire to avoid damaging the environment. This can be especially important when attempting to install a diesel pump set for public or private use. Although modern diesel engines enjoy low emission standards, setting up an ecologically friendly diesel pump set requires a number of measures. Avoiding Polluting EmissionsAny diesel engine should be designed and...

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Toyota to release fuel cell vehicle by 2015

Toyota has announced their first fuel-cell automobile, set to be available by 2015. The Toyoto Mirai ia a four-door, mid size sedan that is powered by hydrogen and emits nothing but water vapor. Toyota will make the Mirai available in California first, beginning in the fall of 2015. It will be made available in additional markets tracking the expansion of convenient hydrogen refueling infrastructure. The Mirai uses a fuel cell that allows it to travel up to 300 miles on a full tank. The Mirai can be re-...

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Best Eco Cars of 2014

Eco-friendly cars, also referred to as green cars, are vehicles that have a lesser environmental impact than those that use fossil fuels like diesel or gasoline. This is made possible by their highly-advanced technology and alternative fuels, usually electric, fuel-cell, hydrogen, compressed air, natural gas and bio-diesel. The reason why eco cars are touted to be the products of the future is their significantly-less emission of air pollutants and greenhouse gases and because they reduce our depen...

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U.S. E.P.A. to replace dirty diesel engine school buses through rebate program

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has launched a rebate program that will help fund the replacement of school buses that have older, dirtier diesel engines. Under the E.P.A.’s National Clean Diesel Rebate program, public and private bus fleet owners eligible to apply for funding can have their old, dirty school buses replaced, thereby reducing diesel emissions and improving air quality. As part of the 2014 School Bus Replacement...

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Sony Pictures Entertainment installs 60 E.V. chargers for employee use

A total of 60 charging stations have been installed at Sony Pictures Entertainment’s lot and offices in Culver City, California. The installation is said to be the largest corporate deployment of electric vehicle charging stations in Southern California. NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., announced that they had completed the installation of the electric vehicle charging stations on October 14 as part of their eVgo Ready for Electric Vehicle program...

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Toyota hybrid exceeds 7 million mark in global sales

The cumulative global sales of Toyota Motor Corporation’s hybrid vehicle have exceeded the 7 million mark as of September 30. The cumulative global sales of Toyota’s hybrid vehicle has now reached 7.053 million units, with the latest million-unit milestone achieved in nine months – the fastest time yet for Toyota. According to Toyota, the mitigation of the environmental effects of automobiles is a priority. In line with this, Toyota believes that...

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World’s largest battery electric vehicle developed by BYD in California

The world’s largest battery-electric vehicle, a 60-foot bus from BYD Motors, was unveiled during the 2014 American Public Transportation Association Expo in Huston this week. The Lancaster is a 60-foot, articulated battery-electric bus which can drive up to 170 miles on a single charge with a passenger load of up to 120 passengers. The Lancaster was in development for almost two years and is named after the city of Lancaster in Californ...

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Easy modifications to make your car more efficient

There are plenty of reasons why you might be interested in lowering your car’s emissions. In some states, you may be required to pass a mandatory smog inspection. Other people may simply want to save the planet. Regardless of your reason, most people would certainly agree that motor vehicles, though incredibly convenient, pose a major threat to the ozone layer and the rest of our environment. From acid rain and greenhouse gases to asthma and other respiratory diseases, the po...

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Mitsubishi donates 2 E.V.s to Laos

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, through its Laos distributor KLM Import-Export Sole Co., Ltd., has donated two electric vehicles to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. In particular, KLM has donated two units of its i-MiEV new generation vehicle. A delivery ceremony was held on September 16 in Vientiane with government officials in attendance. Due to the great number of water resources that is available in Laosfrom large rivers like the Mekong, the development of hydraulic power...

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