Biomethane for Energy and Fuel

By John Addison (7/24/09) OK. I admit it. I am writing this article from a Summit about cow poop. No, this isn’t a joke to get 8-year olds rolling on the floor with laughter. This is serious. I am reporting from the inaugural National Biomethane Summit, in Sacramento, California, where over ... Read More...

Balqon Offers BEV Hostler

Balqon Corporation is now offering for sale a battery-electric tow tractor for moving semi trailers around port yards and distribution warehouse centers.  115 kWh in the lead acid battery pack is enough energy for 30 to 50 miles and one whole shift of yard operation under 25 mph.  The electric ... Read More...

Hybrid Truck Convoy in Washinton DC

CALSTART, along with its Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) showcased the emergence of fuel-saving hybrid technology for the nation’s biggest vehicles and unveiled  a new study from Duke University that finds hybrids provide the US with a strategic opportunity in competitiveness, green jobs and reduced pollution. “Even in the midst ... Read More...

What Makes a Smart Grid Smart?

By Tom Bartley. The answer is Intelligent Energy Transfer!  It is smart to not waste energy and not waste money in power generation capacity, but it takes some intelligent technology and control to make it happen.  Electricity energy storage is one of those key technologies to minimize transmission losses ... Read More...