Archive for the ‘Biogas’ Category
Some highlights from this week’s News Scan:
- Reducing internet-driven energy consumption
- Dealing with sea level rise
- Methane leaks still a problem for natural gas industry
This past spring, Apple announced that it was building a 20-MW solar farm to help power its data center in Maiden, North Carolina. After construction was completed, it bought another 200 acres of nearby land to build an additional 20-MW solar farm, according to reports. The facility also contains a 5-MW biogas-powered fuel cell installation. Apple claims that it intends to power two additional data centers with renewable energy by early 2013.
Santa’s yearly jaunt around the globe puts 44,000 km on his odometer twice the average North American driver. If we assume that the magic provides the altitude for this trip and that consequently, the reindeer power only the forward momentum at over 3100km/h, then we can determine that they burn a whopping 980 million calories each!! So the next question is: how much food is in 980 million calories? Well, if they’re eating corn, they’d need to scarf down 16,500 lbs – or 1.6 acres. Growing 12.8 acres of corn has its own implications that we’ll leave for another calculation.
- Major forest fires to increase as climate changes
- What makes some people greener than others?
- Global investment in renewable energy reaches new heights
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The American Clean Skies Foundation ACSF commissioned a review of the US maritime market opportunities for natural gas, for which a report is now available. The study offers an in-depth look at the challenges and prospects for converting U.S. marine vessels to liquefied natural gas LNG, highlights how the maritime industry can benefit from low prices and low emissions.
- New study shows thriving jellyfish populations
- Time-lapse tools help people understand climate change
- Environmental and economic concerns emerge about forest bioenergy
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Kwik Trip’s ownership and management holds a strong belief that Natural Gas is the vehicle fuel of the future. The company currently operates over twenty natural gas vehicles ( NGVs), from light duty vehicles to heavy duty class 8 vehicles.
Through Kwik Trips own anchor fleet, they will test, promote and educate Kwik Trip consumers about the benefits of Natural Gas as a vehicle fuel. It’s goal is promote and market to the public the knowledge that it acquires from purchasing, operating and maintaining its own NGV fleet.
Hydrogenics Corporation has announced it has entered into an agreement with Enbridge Inc. to jointly develop utility scale energy storage in North America. Enbridge is Canada’s largest natural gas distribution company and plans to use its existing infrastructure as a ‘Power-to-Gas’ storage system.
The boat will be the first catamaran powered by 27,000 HP gas turbines fuelled by natural gas. Cahrt Ferox says the catamaran, measuring 99 meters length, will be the world’s fastest, environmentally cleanest, most efficient, high speed ferry and will be operated in Latin America.
Maintaining the crown as the world’s fastest street-legal car, the Maxximus LNG 2000, the brainchild of financier Bruce McMahan and Indianapolis-based designer Marlon Kirby, has now set world records for both LNG liquefied natural gas and LPG propane.