New Propulsion System cuts Fuel Consumption of Cargo Ships by 75%

New Propulsion System cuts Fuel Consumption of Cargo Ships by 75%

Posted: 03 May 2012 10:39 AM PDT

I recently wrote an article about a hybrid propulsion system for cargo ships which used giant sails along with traditional diesel engines. International transport via shipping is very popular, and also very polluting. The hybrid design, using diesel engines and wind power, managed to reduce fuel consumption by 30%; a decent amount, and one which could reduce shipping costs, potentially reducing the price of many imported goods.However a group of engineers, from Gamma Light and Heavy Industries Ltd. claim that they have discovered a new method of…

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Kenyan Energy Companies sign Multimillion Dollar Geothermal Energy Deals

Posted: 03 May 2012 10:36 AM PDT

Kenya currently receives most of its renewable power from erratic hydroelectric sources, which struggle to meet the nation’s energy demand, and supply varying levels of electricity to the grid.Now, two government-owned companies exploring the geothermal potential in Kenya have signed multimillion dollar deals to develop geothermal power plants in an effort to boost the country’s clean, reliable energy.Kenya Electricity Generating Company (Kengen) and Geothermal Development Company (GDC) have been exploring geothermal sources, mainly…

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