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30 May 2016

HOW TO TURN VEHICLE WASTE HEAT INTO ENERGY

HOW TO TURN VEHICLE WASTE HEAT INTO ENERGY A 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundreds of liters of fuel and reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 1,000 tons per year. Working with automotive manufacturer Scania, researchers from Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have been testing semi trucks equipped with a system that converts exhaust heat into power -- through a process called thermoelectric generation (TEG). The voltage produced by the system can power the truck and reduce the strain on the engine, explains researcher Arash Risseh.



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24 May 2016

NATURAL GAS VEHICLES CRUCIAL TO ACHIEVING EUROPEAN EMISSIONS GOALS

NATURAL GAS VEHICLES CRUCIAL TO ACHIEVING EUROPEAN EMISSIONS GOALS NGVA Europe, the region’s industry association that promotes the use of natural gas and renewable methane as a fuel mainly in vehicles and ships, says in a recent press release that natural gas vehicles offer large opportunity for rapid reduction of GHG emissions within Europe’s upcoming strategy on decarbonisation of transport: Changing to natural gas vehicles today makes it possible to reach the 2030 target of 30 percent greenhouse gas emissions reduction coming from road transport ahead of time.



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