Paving Material Laced with Titanium Dioxide Removes NOx

Test results from a road surface containing titanium dioxide show that the material reduces the concentration of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 25 to 45%, according to Professor Jos Brouwers of the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) in The Netherlands….

EVO Electric to Demonstrate Plug-in Hybrid Black Cab at Bridgestone Eco-Rally 2010; DuoDrive System with Axial Flux Motor

Accumulated fuel consumption over Cenex drive cycle for standard London taxi (TX2) and DuoDrive-equipped TX2 (blue line). Click to enlarge.EVO Electric Ltd., a developer and manufacture of axial flux motors, hybrid drive trains and generator set…

Nissan Outlines Fuel-Saving Technologies Launching in FY2010; New Engines, Transmission, Stop-Start System and Hybrid System

The new 3-Cylinder HR12DE engine. Click to enlarge.In Yokohama, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. outlined the range of fuel-saving technologies—including 3- and 4-cylinder engines, CVT transmission with stop-start system and new hybrid system (earlier po…

Petrobras Partners with BIOeCON on BiCHEM Process for Cellulosic Biofuels and Chemicals

Brazil’s Petrobras will partner with BIOeCON, a Dutch company, on the development of a new process for enhanced conversion of lignocellulosic biomass such as sugarcane bagasse into chemicals that can be used to produce green plastics, or further tran…

New BlueTEC Model for Mercedes S-Class; Fuel Consumption Down 11%, Power Up 10% and Torque Up 15%

Mercedes-Benz is introducing the new S 350 BlueTEC. Equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system using AdBlue, the S350 BlueTEC already complies with the emission levels which are planned for 2014 with the introduction of the EU 6 stand…