HORIBA MIRA and Dearman accelerate use of liquid nitrogen for primary power
A revolutionary hybrid bus that runs on both diesel and liquid nitrogen has completed a rigorous series of trials to bring it one step closer to the road.
The hybrid bus – CE Power – is the world’s first to be powered by liquid nitrogen and has been built by engineers at HORIBA MIRA as part of an Innovate UK consortium. The bus utilises alternative propulsion to address urban air pollution challenges and features a high-efficiency, zero emission Dearman Engine, powered by liquid nitrogen, alongside a conventional diesel engine. The hybrid system enables the bus to reduce noxious [...]
Eco Energy World (EEW) Australia, an Australian developer of large scale solar projects, is excited to announce the approval of 3 new solar projects totaling 410MW, including its largest project up to date of 280 MW in Bouldercombe, Queensland.
The projects will be connected directly to the grid, providing the possibility to supply energy not only to Queensland, but potentially New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia; aiding Queensland’s transition to sustainable means of large scale power generation.
EEW Chairman Svante Kumlin stated “Queensland has huge potential for solar energy with its high irradiance, good infrastructure and [...]
A new study by climate scientists – published in the journal Environmental Research Letters – has advanced the understanding of the potential for wind power to provide energy during the coldest spells of winter weather.
The team, which involved scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre, Imperial College London and the University of Reading, compared wind power availability with electricity demand in winter and they found an interesting result.
Hazel Thornton, of the Met Office Hadley Centre, is one of the paper’s authors. She said: “During winter in the UK, warmer periods are often windier, while colder periods are more calm, due to the prevailing weather patterns. [...]