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  • This issue of Energy World concentrates on energy use in buildings, and particularly how demand management and smart electricity metering can cut consumption costs. We also take a look at converting a Victorian house to meet new, low energy standards. The other main theme is energy use in transport ...

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  • In the fuel-cell world, about 100 such buses are in operation worldwide, including 8 single-decker vehicles in London, a figure likely to triple within 3 years, and be joined by a double-decker vehicle in 2017.   Whereas the hydrogen fuel may routinely be stored as gas up to 700 bar, a techniqu...

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  • In UK, Shell has opened at Cobham service station the first of three 2017 hydrogen refuelling sites in this country.   Up to 400 such sites are planned by 2023, and future projects are envisaged in US, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. 

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  • In UK, Geog Deeke has invented a double-acting piston engine (DICE) of generally conventional design but utilising a combustion stroke on each side of the piston.   This has a crankshaft some 50% shorter, resulting in a reduced overall engine mass, and a 45% increase in power. 

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  • In US, Volvo in conjunction with Energimyndigheten has developed the long-haul Concept Truck powered by a hybrid combustion engine-electrical battery system that allows the engine to be switched off for about 30% of the driving time, saving 5 to 10% in fuel. 

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  • In US, the Naval Research Laboratory completed a flight with the Ion Tiger UAV powered by a 5000W hydrogen fuel cell system replacing its original 550W polymer fuel cell.   The new cell is formed from metal-foil bipolar plates held together with a backbone of titanium straps. 

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  • In US, researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have become the nucleus of a consortium including Textron Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Hartzell Propellers and the Argonne National Laboratorys Center for Transportation that is developing a nine-seater hybrid electric turbop...

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  • In France, the IAI tow tractor TaxiBot completed certification for Airbus A320 aircraft at Toulouse.   The pilot-controlled system was tested at a maximum speed of 43 km/h including slow-speed tight turns.   The system adds no weight to the aircraft. 

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  • In US, the WheelTug system is expected to enter service for use with Boeing 737 aircraft in late 2018 having received FAA approval.   In US, aircraft take an average 5 minutes 30 seconds for the push-back procedure, whereas WheelTug will require only 1 minute. 

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  • In UK, Electroflight recognises that former designs of electric aircraft have concentrated on endurance rather than speed (e.g. Solar Impulse at 56 mph, Airbus E-Fan at 136 mph, and Long-EZ at 220 mph) but is now seeking high performance in terms of speed and power.   The Electroflight P1e will...

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