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Improving Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Through Tire Design, Materials...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Through Tire Design, Materials, and Reduced Weight Improving Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Through Tire Design, Materials, and Reduced Weight 2012 DOE Hydrogen...

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Petroleum Reduction Strategies to Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Petroleum Reduction Strategies to Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency October 7, 2013 - 11:53am Addthis YOU ARE HERE: Step 3 For reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the table below describes petroleum reduction strategies to improve vehicle fuel efficiency, as well as guidance and best practices for each strategy. Table 1. Determining When and How to Promote the Use of Strategies to Improve Fuel Efficiency Strategy When Applicable Best Practices Acquiring higher fuel economy vehicles Applicable to all types of vehicles, regardless of ownership or vehicle and fuel type Mission and geographical (e.g., terrain, climate) constraints should be evaluated when acquiring new vehicles Use a VAM to ensure vehicles are right-sized to their intended mission.

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Petroleum Reduction Strategies to Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

For reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the table below describes petroleum reduction strategies to improve vehicle fuel efficiency, as well as guidance and best practices for each strategy.

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Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Passenger Vehicles Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Passenger Vehicles January 11, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Columbus, Ind. - At an event today in Columbus, Indiana, Secretary Chu announced the selection of nine projects totaling more than $187 million to improve fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks and passenger vehicles. The funding includes more than $100 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and with a private cost share of 50 percent, will support nearly $375 million in total research, development and demonstration projects across the country. The nine winners have stated their projects

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Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Passenger Vehicles Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Passenger Vehicles January 11, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Columbus, Ind. - At an event today in Columbus, Indiana, Secretary Chu announced the selection of nine projects totaling more than $187 million to improve fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks and passenger vehicles. The funding includes more than $100 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and with a private cost share of 50 percent, will support nearly $375 million in total research, development and demonstration projects across the country. The nine winners have stated their projects

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Improving Vehicle Efficiency, Reducing Dependence on Foreign Oil (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This fact sheet provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program. Today, the United States spends about $400 billion each year on imported oil. To realize a secure energy future, America must break its dependence on imported oil and its volatile costs. The transportation sector accounts for about 70% of U.S. oil demand and holds tremendous opportunity to increase America's energy security by reducing oil consumption. That's why the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducts research and development (R and D) on vehicle technologies which can stem America's dependence on oil, strengthen the economy, and protect the environment. Hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles can significantly improve fuel economy, displacing petroleum. Researchers are making batteries more affordable and recyclable, while enhancing battery range, performance, and life. This research supports President Obama's goal of putting 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. The program is also working with businesses to develop domestic battery and electric-drive component plants to improve America's economic competitiveness globally. The program facilitates deployment of alternative fuels (ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen, electricity, propane, and natural gas) and fuel infrastructures by partnering with state and local governments, universities, and industry. Reducing vehicle weight directly improves vehicle efficiency and fuel economy, and can potentially reduce vehicle operating costs. Cost-effective, lightweight, high-strength materials can significantly reduce vehicle weight without compromising safety. Improved combustion technologies and optimized fuel systems can improve near-and mid-term fuel economy by 25% for passenger vehicles and 20% for commercial vehicles by 2015, compared to 2009 vehicles. Reducing the use of oil-based fuels and lubricants in vehicles has more potential to improve the nation's energy security than any other action; even a 1% improvement in vehicle fuel efficiency would save consumers more than $4 billion annually.

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2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Efficiency of Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using Zonal Thermoelectric Devices and Comfort Modeling Improving the Efficiency of Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using Zonal Thermoelectric...

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Impact of Vehicle Efficiency Improvements on Powertrain Design  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Explores how various chassis and complete vehicle improvements offer opportunities for energy recuperation on long-haul truck duty cycle, and how they impact powertrain requirements

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Improving Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Through Tire Design, Materials, and Reduced Weight  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Cooper Tire at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about improving vehicle fuel efficiency...

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Off-Highway Heavy Vehicle Diesel Efficiency Improvement and Emissions...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

High Engine Efficiency at 2010 Emissions Integrated Engine and Aftertreatment Technology Roadmap for EPA 2010 Heavy-duty Emissions Regulations Optimization of...

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Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

including engine downsizing, electrification of auxiliary systems such as oil and water pumps, waste heat recovery, improved aerodynamics and hybridization. Navistar, Inc. -...

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Supertruck - Improving Transportation Efficiency through Integrated...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Improving Transportation Efficiency through Integrated Vehicle, Engine and Powertrain Research Supertruck - Improving Transportation Efficiency through Integrated Vehicle, Engine...

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Transportation Energy Futures Series: Potential for Energy Efficiency Improvement Beyond the Light-Duty-Vehicle Sector  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Considerable research has focused on energy efficiency and fuel substitution options for light-duty vehicles, while much less attention has been given to medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, aircraft, marine vessels, trains, pipeline, and off-road equipment. This report brings together the salient findings from an extensive review of literature on future energy efficiency options for these non-light-duty modes. Projected activity increases to 2050 are combined with forecasts of overall fuel efficiency improvement potential to estimate the future total petroleum and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to current levels. This is one of a series of reports produced as a result of the Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project, a Department of Energy-sponsored multi-agency project initiated to pinpoint underexplored strategies for abating GHGs and reducing petroleum dependence related to transportation.

Vyas, A. D.; Patel, D. M.; Bertram, K. M.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: DOE’s Effort to Improve Heavy Vehicle Fuel Efficiency through Improved Aerodynamics  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about DOE’s...

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Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for Light-Duty Natural-Gas-Fueled Vehicles  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of this report is to evaluate and make recommendations concerning technologies that promise to improve the efilciency of compressed natural gas (CNG) light-duty vehicles. Technical targets for CNG automotive technology given in the March 1998 OffIce of Advanced Automotive Technologies research and development plan were used as guidance for this effort. The technical target that necessitates this current study is to validate technologies that enable CNG light vehicles to have at least 10% greater - fuel economy (on a miles per gallon equivalent basis) than equivalent gasoline vehicles by 2006. Other tar- gets important to natural gas (NG) automotive technology and this study are to: (1) increase CNG vehicle range to 380 miles, (2) reduce the incremental vehicle cost (CNG vs gasoline) to $1500, and (3) meet the California ultra low-emission vehicle (ULEV) and Federal Tier 2 emission standards expected to be in effect in 2004.

Staunton, R.H.; Thomas, J.F.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative Analysis of Control Techniques for Efficiency Improvement in Electric Vehicles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-SVM scheme is the best candidate. Keywords--Electric vehicle, induction motor, efficiency, field oriented. In fact, the motor drive, comprising of the electric motor, power converter, and electronic controller by the driver. Many researches [2-3] have demonstrated the induction motor is one of the right electric motor

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Quadrennial Technology Review Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification Workshop Documents Quadrennial Technology Review Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification Workshop Documents QTR Vehicle Efficiency and...

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Integrated Powertrain and Vehicle Technologies for Fuel Efficiency Improvement and CO2 Reduction  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Meeting the most stringent emission standards in the world (EPA2002, EPA2007, EPA2010) required the strength of global organizations EPA2002 emission regulation was associated with a significant drop in engine thermal efficiency; DOE support of R&D program helped avoid further efficiency drop in 2007; EPA2010 will lead to simultaneous improvements in emissions and fuel efficiency for most manufacturers

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Gasoline Ultra Fuel Efficient Vehicle  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Principal Investigator 13MY11 2011 DOE Vehicle Technologies Review Gasoline Ultra Fuel Efficient Vehicle ACE064 "This presentation does not contain any proprietary,...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Maximizing Alternative Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines

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Improving Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Through Tire Design, Materials, and Reduced Weight  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Improving Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Through Tire Design, Materials, and Reduced Weight  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Tailored Materials for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Class 8 Truck Freight Efficiency Improvement Project  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Daimler Truck North America LLC at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about Class 8 Truck...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Volvo SuperTruck- Powertrain Technologies for Efficiency Improvement  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Volvo at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about Volvo SuperTruck powertrain...

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Fuel efficient power trains and vehicles  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The pressure on the automotive industry to improve fuel economy has already resulted in major developments in power train technology, as well as highlighting the need to treat the vehicle as a total system. In addition emissions legislation has resulted in further integration of the total vehicle engineering requirement. This volume discusses subject of fuel efficiency in the context of vehicle performance. The contents include: energy and the vehicle; the interaction of fuel economy and emission control in Europe-a literature study; comparison of a turbocharger to a supercharger on a spark ignited engine; knock protection - future fuel and engines; the unomatic transmission; passenger car diesel engines charged by different systems for improved fuel economy.

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1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Vehicle Technologies Office supports research to design engines optimized for alternative fuels that increases efficiency and takes advantage of these fuels' unique properties.

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Improving the Efficiency of Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using Zonal Thermoelectric Devices and Comfort Modeling  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Summarizes results from a study to identify and demonstrate technical and commercial approaches necessary to accelerate the deployment of zonal TE HVAC systems in light-duty vehicles

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Advanced Nanolubricants for Improved Energy Efficiency and Reduced Emissions in Engines  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Argonne National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about advanced...

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Enhanced Ethanol Engine And Vehicle Efficiency (Agreement 13425...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Enhanced Ethanol Engine And Vehicle Efficiency (Agreement 13425) Enhanced Ethanol Engine And Vehicle Efficiency (Agreement 13425) Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle...

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Fuel Efficiency Potential of Hydrogen Vehicles | Department of...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Efficiency Potential of Hydrogen Vehicles Fuel Efficiency Potential of Hydrogen Vehicles 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy efficiency integrated into organizational culture.use and organizational goals for energy efficiency. Stafforganizational commitment to continuous improvement of energy efficiency.

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Materials for High-Efficiency Combustion Engines  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) is supporting work to improve the efficiency of advanced internal combustion engines for automotive, light trucks, and heavy-truck applications by 25% to 50%....

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DOE Announces 12 Projects To Increase Vehicle Efficiency | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Announces 12 Projects To Increase Vehicle Efficiency Announces 12 Projects To Increase Vehicle Efficiency DOE Announces 12 Projects To Increase Vehicle Efficiency February 16, 2005 - 10:16am Addthis Industry Partners to Cost-Share Funding on $175 Million in Research Projects WASHINGTON, DC -- Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman today announced the selection of projects that will increase the energy efficiency of passenger and commercial vehicles while maintaining low emissions. Twelve projects, with a total value of $175 million (50 percent, or $87.5 million contributed by the private sector) will focus on development of advanced combustion engine and waste heat recovery technologies. "Together with our private sector partners, the Department of Energy is pursuing innovative new technologies to improve vehicle fuel efficiency and

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Gasoline Ultra Fuel Efficient Vehicle  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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EcoCAR 3 Pushes the Vehicle Efficiency Envelope | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

III Vehicles Home About Vehicle Technologies Office Plug-in Electric Vehicles & Batteries Fuel Efficiency & Emissions Alternative Fuels Modeling, Testing, Data & Results Education...

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Beyond The Green Myopia: Vehicle Efficiency  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Enhancing powertrain technology with highly efficient diesel and gasoline engines, efficient transmissions, electric steering, active air conditioning, and efficient drivelines has gradually improved this overall...

Dr Arun Jaura

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program - Webinar Slides Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program - Webinar Slides "Financial...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency GDI Engine Research, with Emphasis on Ignition Systems Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency...

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US DRIVE Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle Efficiency...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle Efficiency and Energy Sustainability Partnership Plan US DRIVE Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle Efficiency and Energy...

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Fuel Efficiency of New European HD Vehicles  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

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Improving steam turbine efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper describes the condition of a significant number of fossil steam turbines operating in the United States and the maintenance practices used to improve their performance. Through the use of steam path audits conducted by the authors` company and by several utilities, a large data base of information on turbine heat rate, casing efficiency, and maintenance practices is available to help the power generation industry understand how different maintenance practices and steam path damage impact turbine performance. The data base reveals that turbine cycle heat rate is typically 5.23% poorer than design just prior to major outages. The degraded condition of steam turbines presents an opportunity for utilities to improve heat rate and reduce emissions without increasing fuel costs. The paper describes what losses typically contribute to the 5.23% heat rate degradation and how utilities can recover steam turbine performance through maintenance actions aimed at improving steam path efficiency.

Cioffi, D.H.; Mitchell, D.R.; Whitecar, S.C. [Encotech, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Autonomie Modeling Tool Improves Vehicle Design and Testing,...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Autonomie Modeling Tool Improves Vehicle Design and Testing, Informs New Fuel Economy Standards Autonomie Modeling Tool Improves Vehicle Design and Testing, Informs New Fuel...

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Johnson Controls Develops an Improved Vehicle Battery, Works...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Johnson Controls Develops an Improved Vehicle Battery, Works to Cut Battery Costs in Half Johnson Controls Develops an Improved Vehicle Battery, Works to Cut Battery Costs in Half...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Goals  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Goals to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Goals on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Goals on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Goals on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Goals on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Goals on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Goals on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Goals To help achieve the statewide goal of reducing petroleum use by 20% by July

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Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program Slide 1 Financial mechanisms within Integrated Energy Efficiency Programs Every successful energy efficiency...

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#LabChat: Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles, Dec. 13 at 2 pm ET |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

#LabChat: Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles, Dec. 13 at 2 #LabChat: Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles, Dec. 13 at 2 pm ET #LabChat: Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles, Dec. 13 at 2 pm ET December 11, 2012 - 10:09am Q&A Researchers are developing technologies that will help consumers drive farther using less fuel. Have questions? Ask us here or on #LabChat. Ask Us Addthis What improvements are making vehicles drive farther? Learn about the technologies that are increasing vehicle efficiency. What improvements are making vehicles drive farther? Learn about the technologies that are increasing vehicle efficiency. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Tweet your questions to @ENERGY using #LabChat. Send questions via email to NewMedia@hq.doe.gov.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality  

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Improving Biodiesel and Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Advanced Combustion Engines

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#LabChat Recap: Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles #LabChat Recap: Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles December 21, 2012 - 10:47am Addthis Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs #LabChat Recap: Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles The #LabChat on Dec. 13 sparked an engaging discussion about technologies that are improving vehicle fuel economy. Three researchers answered questions about advanced combustion, lightweighting and hybridization. Here is an overview of some of the conversations. Storified by Energy Department · Fri, Dec 21 2012 08:19:22 We kicked off the #LabChat with introductions from all the researchers. Each researcher focuses on a different vehicle technology that is expected to make great strides in improving vehicle

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions  

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Directions in Engine-Efficiency and  

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions  

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Directions in Engine-Efficiency and  

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Refines Efficiency Improvement  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Refinery processes that convert heavy oils to lighter distillate fuels require heating for distillation, hydrogen addition or carbon rejection (coking). Efficiency is limited by the formation of insoluble carbon-rich coke deposits. Heat exchangers and other refinery units must be shut down for mechanical coke removal, resulting in a significant loss of output and revenue. When a residuum is heated above the temperature at which pyrolysis occurs (340 C, 650 F), there is typically an induction period before coke formation begins (Magaril and Aksenova 1968, Wiehe 1993). To avoid fouling, refiners often stop heating a residuum before coke formation begins, using arbitrary criteria. In many cases, this heating is stopped sooner than need be, resulting in less than maximum product yield. Western Research Institute (WRI) has developed innovative Coking Index concepts (patent pending) which can be used for process control by refiners to heat residua to the threshold, but not beyond the point at which coke formation begins when petroleum residua materials are heated at pyrolysis temperatures (Schabron et al. 2001). The development of this universal predictor solves a long standing problem in petroleum refining. These Coking Indexes have great potential value in improving the efficiency of distillation processes. The Coking Indexes were found to apply to residua in a universal manner, and the theoretical basis for the indexes has been established (Schabron et al. 2001a, 2001b, 2001c). For the first time, a few simple measurements indicates how close undesired coke formation is on the coke formation induction time line. The Coking Indexes can lead to new process controls that can improve refinery distillation efficiency by several percentage points. Petroleum residua consist of an ordered continuum of solvated polar materials usually referred to as asphaltenes dispersed in a lower polarity solvent phase held together by intermediate polarity materials usually referred to as resins. The Coking Indexes focus on the amount of these intermediate polarity species since coke formation begins when these are depleted. Currently the Coking Indexes are determined by either titration or solubility measurements which must be performed in a laboratory. In the current work, various spectral, microscopic, and thermal techniques possibly leading to on-line analysis were explored for measuring the Coking Indexes.

WRI

2002-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites Water Efficiency...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Alternative Fuel Use Requirements to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Alternative Fuel Use Requirements on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Alternative Fuel Use Requirements on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Alternative Fuel Use Requirements on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Alternative Fuel Use Requirements on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Alternative Fuel Use Requirements on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center:

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Drive Cycle Powertrain Efficiencies and Trends Derived From EPA Vehicle Dynamometer Results  

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Vehicle manufacturers among others are putting great emphasis on improving fuel economy (FE) of light-duty vehicles in the U.S. market, with significant FE gains being realized in recent years. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data indicates that the aggregate FE of vehicles produced for the U.S. market has improved by over 20% from model year (MY) 2005 to 2013. This steep climb in FE includes changes in vehicle choice, improvements in engine and transmission technology, and reducing aerodynamic drag, rolling resistance, and parasitic losses. The powertrain related improvements focus on optimizing in-use efficiency of the transmission and engine as a system, and may make use of what is termed downsizing and/or downspeeding. This study explores quantifying recent improvements in powertrain efficiency, viewed separately from other vehicle alterations and attributes (noting that most vehicle changes are not completely independent). A methodology is outlined to estimate powertrain efficiency for the U.S city and highway cycle tests using data from the EPA vehicle database. Comparisons of common conventional gasoline powertrains for similar MY 2005 and 2013 vehicles are presented, along with results for late-model hybrid electric vehicles, the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt and other selected vehicles.

Thomas, John F [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing Energy Efficiency Improvement  

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efficiency opportunities as well as promote the use of energy efficient methodologies and technologies. If, as program results suggest, 15% to 20% of the gas that is now consumed at by plant operations can be saved through efficiencies, it would save $500...

Almaguer, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #793: August 19, 2013 Improvements in  

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3: August 19, 3: August 19, 2013 Improvements in Fuel Economy for Low-MPG Vehicles Yield the Greatest Fuel Savings to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #793: August 19, 2013 Improvements in Fuel Economy for Low-MPG Vehicles Yield the Greatest Fuel Savings on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #793: August 19, 2013 Improvements in Fuel Economy for Low-MPG Vehicles Yield the Greatest Fuel Savings on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #793: August 19, 2013 Improvements in Fuel Economy for Low-MPG Vehicles Yield the Greatest Fuel Savings on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #793: August 19, 2013 Improvements in Fuel Economy for Low-MPG Vehicles Yield the Greatest Fuel Savings on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #793: August 19, 2013

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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efficiency motors Switched reluctance drives Adjustable/efficiency motors Switched reluctance drives Adjustable/

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improve Your Boiler's Combustion Efficiency  

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This revised ITP tip sheet on boiler combustion efficiency provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

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2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies  

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The U.S. Department of Energy on August 14 announced the investment of more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate the research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels’ Quality  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

DOE's Vehicle Technologies Office is working with industry to test biofuels samples and improve their quality and consistency over time.

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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M. Kushler. (c. 1997). Energy Efficiency in Automotive andSummer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, Americanof Industrial Technologies, Energy Efficiency and Renewable

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Diesel Vehicle Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement Grants to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement Grants on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement Grants on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement Grants on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement Grants on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement Grants on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement Grants on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type

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DOE to Provide up to $21.5 million for Research to Improve Vehicle  

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up to $21.5 million for Research to Improve Vehicle up to $21.5 million for Research to Improve Vehicle Efficiency DOE to Provide up to $21.5 million for Research to Improve Vehicle Efficiency August 7, 2007 - 3:16pm Addthis BENTON HARBOR, MI - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced the Department will award a total of up to $21.5 million for eleven cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects that aim to improve the fuel efficiency of light-duty vehicle engines. These projects, selected for negotiation of awards, will focus on three areas: improving fuel utilization in ethanol-powered engines (engine optimization), developing advanced lubrication systems, and exploring high efficiency, clean combustion engines. Projects announced today will help advance President Bush's 20-in-10 Initiative, which calls for displacing 20

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Super-compound Engines Enable Multifuel Vehicles to Match Efficiency  

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Super-compound Engines Enable Multifuel Vehicles to Match Efficiency of Diesel-powered Vehicles is a 30 percent increase in lightload efficiency for a 2.0 liter (L) General Motors Ecotec engine in the last 25 years. Lightduty truck engines historically have poor efficiency, converting only 20 percent

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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1998b). Distributed Small-scale CHP on a Large ManufacturingCADDET). (1998). Free CHP Saves Energy for VehicleCombined heat and power (CHP) CHP combined with absorption

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the NEMA Premium Efficiency Electric Motor specification wasUnderloaded Electric Motor. Office of Energy Efficiency andElectric Apparatus Service Association (EASA) (2003). The Effect of Repair/Rewinding on Motor Efficiency.

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? | Department of Energy  

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Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? August 16, 2010 - 10:00am Addthis This image shows how a thermoelectric generator would be placed in a passenger car. | Photo courtesy of BMW This image shows how a thermoelectric generator would be placed in a passenger car. | Photo courtesy of BMW Lorelei Laird Writer, Energy Empowers What are the key facts? A Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) recaptures lost vehicle heat for better efficiency. This project is funded in part with $7.15 million federal Vehicle Technologies Program grant. This is targeted for the U.S. market in 2018 models. More than half of the gas we buy -- and the money we spend on it -- is wasted. Even the most efficient drivers are at the mercy of their vehicles'

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Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? | Department of Energy  

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Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? August 16, 2010 - 10:00am Addthis This image shows how a thermoelectric generator would be placed in a passenger car. | Photo courtesy of BMW This image shows how a thermoelectric generator would be placed in a passenger car. | Photo courtesy of BMW Lorelei Laird Writer, Energy Empowers What are the key facts? A Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) recaptures lost vehicle heat for better efficiency. This project is funded in part with $7.15 million federal Vehicle Technologies Program grant. This is targeted for the U.S. market in 2018 models. More than half of the gas we buy -- and the money we spend on it -- is wasted. Even the most efficient drivers are at the mercy of their vehicles'

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GATE: Energy Efficient Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Engines Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty...

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Innovative Approaches to Improving Engine Efficiency | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

& Publications Overview of High-Efficiency Engine Technologies Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Intake Air Oxygen Sensor Future Directions in Engines and Fuels...

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Prescription to Improve Thermoelectric Efficiency  

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PRESCRIPTION TO IMPROVE THERMOELECTRIC EFFICIENCY A Thesis by SHIV AKARSH MEKA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... May 2010 Major Subject: Materials Science and Engineering PRESCRIPTION TO IMPROVE THERMOELECTRIC EFFICIENCY A Thesis by SHIV AKARSH MEKA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

Meka, Shiv Akarsh

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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with absorption cooling District heating Alternative fuelsvery efficiently. District heating or a locally producedcooling (DOE, 2003b). District heating. District heating

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Oversized and Underloaded Electric Motor. Office of EnergyUnited States Industrial Electric Motor Systems Marketthe NEMA Premium Efficiency Electric Motor specification was

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gasoline Ultra Fuel Efficient Vehicle Program Update  

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heat recovery and friction reduction controls HATCI low friction technologies HATCI heat recovery system Slide 8 October 16, 2012 Phase 1, Vehicle 1 (Reduced Parasitic Loss)...

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Local Option - Improvement Districts for Energy Efficiency and Renewable  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Local Option - Improvement Districts for Energy Efficiency and Local Option - Improvement Districts for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Improvements Local Option - Improvement Districts for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Improvements < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Institutional Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Construction Heat Pumps Heating Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Biofuels Alternative Fuel Vehicles Bioenergy Solar Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Water Heating Wind Program Info State Colorado Program Type PACE Financing

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

minimum of problems. The Vehicle Technologies Office has collaborated with industry to test biofuel samples and improve both their quality and consistency over time....

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Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects Improve Competitiveness...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects Improve Competitiveness and Protect Jobs Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects Improve Competitiveness and Protect Jobs U.S. Department of...

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Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites: Best Management Practices Case Study 12-LaboratoryMedical Equipment Water Efficiency Improvements...

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Vehicle Efficiency Incentives: An Update on Feebates for States | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Vehicle Efficiency Incentives: An Update on Feebates for States Vehicle Efficiency Incentives: An Update on Feebates for States Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Vehicle Efficiency Incentives: An Update on Feebates for States Agency/Company /Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Focus Area: Standards - Incentives - Policies - Regulations Topics: Best Practices Website: www.aceee.org/sites/default/files/publications/researchreports/t051.pd This report is an account of vehicle feebates as a tool to reduce emissions and fuel use at the state level in the U.S. It discusses past and current efforts to implement feebates; structural and policy issues in feebate design; and analyses of feebate effectiveness. The report concludes with recommendations for state feebate program design.

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: GATE: Energy Efficient Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility  

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Presentation given by Ohio State University at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about GATE: energy efficient...

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Efficiency Improvement of an IPMSM using Maximum Efficiency Operating Strategy  

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, Joachim Böcker Paderborn University Department of Power Electronics and Electrical Drives 33095 Paderborn ma- chines (IPMSM) are preferably used for traction drives in electric vehicles in the machine control. Keywords-- Automotive application, Control of Drive, Electrical Drive, Efficiency

Paderborn, Universität

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fuel Efficiency and Emissions |...  

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Batteries Fuel Efficiency & Emissions Combustion Engines Fuel Effects on Combustion Idle Reduction Emissions Waste Heat Recovery Lightweighting Parasitic Loss Reduction Lubricants...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2013: Abuse Tolerance Improvements  

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Presentation given by Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) at the 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on improving the tolerance of batteries for plug-in electric vehicles under abusive conditions.

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Green Cooling: Improving Chiller Efficiency  

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1 1 Green Cooling: Improving Chiller Efficiency This new chiller simulation module being developed by Building Performance Assurance Project members will help building managers compare optimal and actual chiller efficiency. Chillers are the single largest energy consumers in commercial buildings. These machines create peaks in electric power consumption, typically during summer afternoons. In fact, 23% of electricity generation is associated with powering chillers that use CFCs and HCFCs, ozone-depleting refrigerants. Satisfying the peak demand caused by chillers forces utilities to build new power plants. However, because chiller plants run the most when the weather is hot and very little at other times, their load factors - and hence the utilities' load factors (the percentage of time the

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Efficiency improved turboprop. Technical memo  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Renewed attention has been focused on the efficiency of aircraft propulsion as the cost of fuel has risen. Studies conducted by NASA (1) to obtain fuel efficient aircraft have considered relatively highly-loaded turbo-prop systems. The disc loadings of these propellers are as much as four times higher than those on present turboprop aircraft. The higher disc loadings result in greater slipstream swirl and higher energy losses. Of primary importance is the radial distribution of the energy losses across the slipstream due to the tangential and axial velocities. This study presents the results of analysis defining the various sources of energy loss resulting from a swirling slipstream downstream of a propeller. Experimental data are presented demonstrating the presence of such losses and a propeller configuration discussed which offers improved propulsive performance when relatively highly-loaded propellers are employed.

Gearhart, W.S.

1982-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

For biofuels to succeed in the marketplace, they must be easy to use with a minimum of problems. The Vehicle Technologies Office has collaborated with industry to test biofuel samples and improve...

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Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department today announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.

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Efficiency Improvement Pathway | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Efficiency Improvement Pathway Technological solutions are hindered by the current economic reality and competing needs, but governmentacademicbusiness collaborative efforts...

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Technology Improvement Pathways to Cost-Effective Vehicle Electrification  

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Electrifying transportation can reduce or eliminate dependence on foreign fuels, emission of green house gases, and emission of pollutants. One challenge is finding a pathway for vehicles that gains wide market acceptance to achieve a meaningful benefit. This paper evaluates several approaches aimed at making plug-in electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) cost-effective including opportunity charging, replacing the battery over the vehicle life, improving battery life, reducing battery cost, and providing electric power directly to the vehicle during a portion of its travel. Many combinations of PHEV electric range and battery power are included. For each case, the model accounts for battery cycle life and the national distribution of driving distances to size the battery optimally. Using the current estimates of battery life and cost, only the dynamically plugged-in pathway was cost-effective to the consumer. Significant improvements in battery life and battery cost also made PHEVs more cost-effective than today's hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and conventional internal combustion engine vehicles (CVs).

Brooker, A.; Thornton, M.; Rugh, J. P.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Motor Vehicle Manufacturing |  

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Motor Vehicle Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Get started with ENERGY STAR Make the business case Build an energy management program Measure, track, and benchmark Tools for benchmarking energy management practices Tools for tracking and benchmarking facility energy performance ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicators for plants

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EFFICIENT VEHICLE TRACKING AND CLASSIFICATION FOR AN AUTOMATED TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM  

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surveillance system needs to detect vehicles and classify them if possible. Generating vehicle trajectoriesEFFICIENT VEHICLE TRACKING AND CLASSIFICATION FOR AN AUTOMATED TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM Amol to detect the pose of a vehicle in the 3D world. This information is used in a model-based vehicle detection

Nicolescu, Mircea

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What Efficiency Information Do You Look for When You Buy a Vehicle? |  

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What Efficiency Information Do You Look for When You Buy a Vehicle? What Efficiency Information Do You Look for When You Buy a Vehicle? What Efficiency Information Do You Look for When You Buy a Vehicle? June 9, 2011 - 7:30am Addthis On Tuesday, Eric told you about some recent developments in vehicle technologies: Gasoline vehicle label Electric vehicle label Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle label One change that you'll soon see when you shop for vehicles is new fuel economy labels. The new versions of the labels include estimated annual fuel costs, savings, and information on the vehicle's environmental impact. And these labels aren't just for gasoline-powered vehicles; plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles also will have this information. The labels will also provide an estimate how much fuel or electricity it takes to drive 100

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What Efficiency Information Do You Look for When You Buy a Vehicle? |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Efficiency Information Do You Look for When You Buy a Vehicle? Efficiency Information Do You Look for When You Buy a Vehicle? What Efficiency Information Do You Look for When You Buy a Vehicle? June 9, 2011 - 7:30am Addthis On Tuesday, Eric told you about some recent developments in vehicle technologies: Gasoline vehicle label Electric vehicle label Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle label One change that you'll soon see when you shop for vehicles is new fuel economy labels. The new versions of the labels include estimated annual fuel costs, savings, and information on the vehicle's environmental impact. And these labels aren't just for gasoline-powered vehicles; plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles also will have this information. The labels will also provide an estimate how much fuel or electricity it takes to drive 100

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Wireless Sensors Improve Data Center Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Case study bulletin describes how to improve data center energy efficiency for wireless sensors, and how to use that information to manage the data center.

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient and Alternative Fuel Vehicle  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Fuel-Efficient and Fuel-Efficient and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Use to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Use on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Use on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Use on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Use on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Use on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel-Efficient and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Use on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Fuel and Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Tax Credit to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Tax Credit on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Tax Credit on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Tax Credit on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Tax Credit on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Tax Credit on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Tax Credit on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Carbon Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Low Carbon Fuel and Low Carbon Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Requirement to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Carbon Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Requirement on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Carbon Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Requirement on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Carbon Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Requirement on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Carbon Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Requirement on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Carbon Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Requirement on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Carbon Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Requirement on AddThis.com...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Fuel and Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Title Tax Exemption to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Title Tax Exemption on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Title Tax Exemption on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Title Tax Exemption on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Title Tax Exemption on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Title Tax Exemption on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Title Tax Exemption on AddThis.com...

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Prospects on fuel economy improvements for hydrogen powered vehicles.  

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Fuel cell vehicles are the subject of extensive research and development because of their potential for high efficiency and low emissions. Because fuel cell vehicles remain expensive and the demand for hydrogen is therefore limited, very few fueling stations are being built. To try to accelerate the development of a hydrogen economy, some original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in the automotive industry have been working on a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine (ICE) as an intermediate step. Despite its lower cost, the hydrogen-fueled ICE offers, for a similar amount of onboard hydrogen, a lower driving range because of its lower efficiency. This paper compares the fuel economy potential of hydrogen-fueled vehicles to their conventional gasoline counterparts. To take uncertainties into account, the current and future status of both technologies were considered. Although complete data related to port fuel injection were provided from engine testing, the map for the direct-injection engine was developed from single-cylinder data. The fuel cell system data represent the status of the current technology and the goals of FreedomCAR. For both port-injected and direct-injected hydrogen engine technologies, power split and series Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) configurations were considered. For the fuel cell system, only a series HEV configuration was simulated.

Rousseau, A.; Wallner, T.; Pagerit, S.; Lohse-Bush, H. (Energy Systems)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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www.steps.ucdavis.edu How vehicle fuel economy improvements can  

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from Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles · Role of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) · Relative are very cost- effective Fuel savings more than pays for fuel economy improvements in light-duty vehicles Fuelsavings #12;7 Some cost/benefit estimates FE Improvement, hybrids, PEVs v. a base ICE vehicle over time

California at Davis, University of

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Thermal management concepts for higher efficiency heavy vehicles.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Thermal management is a cross-cutting technology that directly or indirectly affects engine performance, fuel economy, safety and reliability, aerodynamics, driver/passenger comfort, materials selection, emissions, maintenance, and component life. This review paper provides an assessment of thermal management for large trucks, particularly as it impacts these features. Observations arrived at from a review of the state of the art for thermal management for over-the-road trucks are highlighted and commented on. Trends in the large truck industry, pertinent engine truck design and performance objectives, and the implications of these relative to thermal management, are presented. Finally, new thermal management concepts for high efficiency vehicles are described.

Wambsganss, M. W.

1999-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Diesel Vehicles  

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Vehicles Vehicles Audi A3 Diesel vehicles may be making a comeback. Diesel engines are more powerful and fuel-efficient than similar-sized gasoline engines (about 30-35% more fuel efficient). Plus, today's diesel vehicles are much improved over diesels of the past. Better Performance Improved fuel injection and electronic engine control technologies have Increased power Improved acceleration Increased efficiency New engine designs, along with noise- and vibration-damping technologies, have made them quieter and smoother. Cold-weather starting has been improved also. Cleaner Mercedes ML320 BlueTEC Today's diesels must meet the same emissions standards as gasoline vehicles. Advances in engine technologies, ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, and improved exhaust treatment have made this possible.

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Design of Efficient In-Wheel Motor for Electric Vehicles  

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Abstract This research paper deals with the design and development of an in-wheel motor for electric vehicles. The proposed motor generates a 350-watt power drive with a power source of two 12 V batteries. The batteries are connected in series to increase the voltage to 24 volts and 18.23 A. The in-wheel motor is based on the principle of a DC electric motor to drive the vehicle wheels so that the mechanical components of the transmission and the energy loss are minimized. The proposed in-wheel motor has 46 poles, 51 slots and 51 teeth. In addition, the method lowers the maintenance cost. This research work assumes the maximum weight of 70 kg and the running speed of 20 km/hr. The experiment results show that the output power and efficiency of the in-wheel motor are subject to the variation in input power given that the input voltage remains constant at 25.41 volts. The maximum efficiency of the in-wheel motor of 82.56% is achieved at 2.5 N-m torque. The maximum torque of 6.25 N-m is achieved with the input power of 348.76 watts.

Winai Chanpeng; Prasert Hachanont

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Efficiency Improvement in an Over the Road Diesel Powered Engine...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

and potential efficiency enhancement deer08schock.pdf More Documents & Publications Thermoelectric Conversion of Waste Heat to Electricity in an IC Engine Powered Vehicle...

114

Empirical Methodologies for Improving HVAC Efficiency  

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Empirical Methodologies for Improving HVAC Efficiency Empirical Methodologies for Improving HVAC Efficiency Speaker(s): Anil Aswani Date: September 21, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Michael Wetter This talk describes the use of empirical methodologies that we have developed for the purpose of improving heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) efficiency through better control algorithms and configuration. We show that semiparametric regression can both identify simplified models of thermal HVAC dynamics while also estimating time-varying heating loads using only real-time temperature measurements from thermostats. These models can be used with our learning-based model predictive control (LBMPC) method in order to improve the energy-efficiency of HVAC. Experiments on testbeds with different types of HVAC show the

115

Design Enhancements To Improve Flare Efficiency  

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Two flare systems used at separate units within a larger chemical complex were modified to improve overall performance and efficiency. One system was a standard enclosed ground flare; the other was a less-conventional horizontal ground flare system...

Dooley, K. A.; McLeod, G. M.; Lorenz, M. D.

116

Ris Energy Report 4 Efficiency improvements Introduction  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-driven replacement of goods, and more repair, reuse and recycling are examples of lifestyle changes bringing and transported via pipelines and transmission lines. Potential efficiency improvements at the supply level

117

Enhanced Ethanol Engine And Vehicle Efficiency (Agreement 13425...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Wagner, Jim Szybist, Dean Edwards Oak Ridge National Laboratory Kevin Stork, Dennis Smith, Lee Slezak Vehicle Technologies U.S. Department of Energy 2008 Office of Vehicle...

118

General service incandescent lamp with improved efficiency  

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A high efficiency general service incandescent lamp is disclosed. The disclosed improved general service incandescent lamp has an outer and an inner envelope. The inner envelope has a relatively small housing containing a halogen gas and a relatively high pressure efficient fill-gas and in which a low voltage filament is spatially disposed therein.

Berlec, I.

1985-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

119

Evaluating Energy Efficiency Improvements in Manufacturing Processes  

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and increasing awareness of "green" customers have brought energy efficient manufacturing on top of the agendaEvaluating Energy Efficiency Improvements in Manufacturing Processes Katharina Bunse1 , Julia Sachs kbunse@ethz.ch, sachsj@student.ethz.ch, mvodicka@ethz.ch Abstract. Global warming, rising energy prices

Boyer, Edmond

120

EcoCAR 2: Racing Towards Vehicle Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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EcoCAR 2: Racing Towards Vehicle Efficiency EcoCAR 2: Racing Towards Vehicle Efficiency EcoCAR 2: Racing Towards Vehicle Efficiency May 23, 2012 - 1:55pm Addthis Teams of university students are exploring the hardware of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles this week at the EcoCAR 2 finals in Los Angeles, CA. | Energy Department photo, credit Myles Regan. Teams of university students are exploring the hardware of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles this week at the EcoCAR 2 finals in Los Angeles, CA. | Energy Department photo, credit Myles Regan. Connie Bezanson Education & Outreach Manager, Vehicle Technologies Program What are the key facts? First year finals of the EcoCAR2 competition conclude today in Los Angeles, CA. For the second and third years of the competition, teams integrate their systems into a "mule" vehicle and refine their vehicles to meet

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121

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Alternative Fuel and Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Use Requirements to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Use Requirements on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Use Requirements on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Use Requirements on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Use Requirements on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Use Requirements on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative

122

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Alternative Fuel and Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Emissions Reduction Requirements to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Emissions Reduction Requirements on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Emissions Reduction Requirements on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Emissions Reduction Requirements on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Emissions Reduction Requirements on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition and Emissions Reduction Requirements on

123

Improving the Performance of On-Road Vehicle Detection by Combining Gabor and Wavelet  

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from gray-scale images. A first step of any vehicle detection system is hypothesizing the loca- tions1 Improving the Performance of On-Road Vehicle Detection by Combining Gabor and Wavelet Features to the problem of vehicle detection. These methods learn the characteristics of the vehicle class from a set

Bebis, George

124

Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency Besides their energy security and environmental benefits,...

125

Vehicle Technologies Office 2013 Merit Review: A MultiAir / MultiFuel Approach to Enhancing Engine System Efficiency  

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A presentation given by Chrysler at the 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on its project to research a multi-air and multi-fuel approach to improving engine efficiency.

126

BetterBuildings Webinar Transcription- Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program  

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"Financial Vehicles Within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program," webinar transcript from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings program.

127

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency GDI Engine Research, with Emphasis on Ignition Systems  

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Presentation given by Argonne National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high efficiency...

128

Explore Careers in Energy Efficient Vehicles | Department of...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

vehicles that are as affordable for the average American family as today's gasoline powered vehicles are by 2022. Where can I find classes or training? DOE has also established...

129

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency iii 11-Sept-2009 ListA Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency 11-Sept-2009 Topic /A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency 11-Sept-2009 Topic /

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Improvements to a queue and delay estimation algorithm utilized in video imaging vehicle detection systems  

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Video Imaging Vehicle Detection Systems (VIVDS) are steadily becoming the dominant method for the detection of vehicles at a signalized traffic approach. This research is intended to investigate the improvement of a queue and delay estimation...

Cheek, Marshall Tyler

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

131

Energy 101: Electric Vehicles  

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This edition of Energy 101 highlights the benefits of electric vehicles, including improved fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and lower maintenance costs. For more information on electric vehicles from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, visit the Vehicle Technologies Program website: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/

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2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

132

Catalyst for Improving the Combustion Efficiency of Petroleum...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

for Improving the Combustion Efficiency of Petroleum Fuels in Diesel Engines Catalyst for Improving the Combustion Efficiency of Petroleum Fuels in Diesel Engines 2005 Diesel...

133

Idaho Waste Treatment Facility Improves Worker Safety and Efficiency...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Idaho Waste Treatment Facility Improves Worker Safety and Efficiency, Saves Taxpayer Dollars Idaho Waste Treatment Facility Improves Worker Safety and Efficiency, Saves Taxpayer...

134

Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America December 5, 2013 - 4:36pm...

135

Erosion-Resistant Nanocoatings for Improved Energy Efficiency...  

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Erosion-Resistant Nanocoatings for Improved Energy Efficiency in Gas Turbine Engines Erosion-Resistant Nanocoatings for Improved Energy Efficiency in Gas Turbine Engines...

136

Efficiency Improvement through Reduction in Friction and Wear...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Efficiency Improvement through Reduction in Friction and Wear in Powertrain Systems Efficiency Improvement through Reduction in Friction and Wear in Powertrain Systems Presentation...

137

Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Improve Energy Efficiency...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Improve Energy Efficiency of Hotels, Hospitals, Offices and other Commercial Buildings Energy Department Announces 9 Million to Improve Energy Efficiency of Hotels, Hospitals,...

138

AbstractAbstract Improving efficiency of thermoelectric  

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-classical transport models used to predict ZT can effectively predict thermoelectric performance of bulk materials Material PerformanceThermoelectric Material Performance 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000AbstractAbstract · Improving efficiency of thermoelectric energy conversion devices is a major

Walker, D. Greg

139

Improving Efficiency of Tube Drawing Bench  

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Greenville Tube Company, a manufacturer of high-precision, small-diameter stainless steel tubing, conducted an in-house system performance optimization project to improve the efficiency of its No. 6 tube drawing bench. This four-page case study summarizes their experience.

140

Blueprint for Improving Energy Efficiency in India  

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Blueprint for Improving Energy Efficiency in India Blueprint for Improving Energy Efficiency in India Speaker(s): V. Raghuraman Date: June 16, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-4133 Indian economic growth is averaging 8%, and is projected to reach double-digit growth rates. The Indian energy requirements are likely to grow at 6% vis-a-vis the world growth rate of 2%. India has limited energy reserves, and seeks to increase its energy efficiency with contemporary technologies. The higher economic growth has been achieved with limited electricity supply implying higher productivity, which needs to be investigated carefully. The country seeks carbon finance through CDM projects. It has launched an Energy Dialogue in close collaboration with the US DOE and is participating in the Asia Pacific Partnership (APP) with

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141

Energy efficiency improvement and cost saving opportunities for petroleum refineries  

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Improve Steam Turbine Efficiency. Hydrocarbon Processing 6cycle gas turbines with an electric efficiency of 32%. 5.The efficiency of the steam turbine is determined by the

Worrell, Ernst; Galitsky, Christina

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Energy efficiency improvements in Chinese compressed air systems  

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Air Systems, Paper #071 Energy efficiency improvements into increase industrial energy efficiency. As a result, morein use. Over time, energy efficiency decreases and the cost

McKane, Aimee; Li, Li; Li, Yuqi; Taranto, T.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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operation with energy efficiency in building systems. X X Xoperation with energy efficiency in building systems. 10.3.energy efficiency improvements in healthcare buildings. A

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings  

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For Energy Efficiency of Public Building -- GB 50189.communication on building energy efficiency policy in China.Improving energy efficiency in existing buildings. ASHRAE

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Energy-Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Textile Industry  

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Finishing Stenters, ADB Energy-efficiency Support Project.After Treatment Dryer. ? Energy-efficiency Bulletin (No.40).E. and Galitsky, C. , 2004. Energy-efficiency improvement

Hasanbeigi, Ali

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Energy-Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Textile Industry  

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efficiency improvement opportunities in electric motors in electric motors 31 When considering energy-efficiencyefficiency improvement opportunities in electric motors

Hasanbeigi, Ali

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Achieving and Demonstrating Vehicle Technologies Engine Fuel Efficiency Milestones  

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2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C.

148

Enhanced Ethanol Engine And Vehicle Efficiency (Agreement 13425)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland.

149

Achieving and Demonstrating Vehicle Technologies Engine Fuel Efficiency Milestones  

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2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C.

150

NREL Works to Increase Electric Vehicle Efficiency Through Enhanced...  

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at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are providing new insight into how heating and cooling systems affect the distance that electric vehicles can travel on a single...

151

Gasoline Ultra Fuel Efficient Vehicle | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

2 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting ace064confer2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications...

152

Gasoline Ultra Fuel Efficient Vehicle | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

1 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation ace064confer2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Gasoline...

153

#LabChat: Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles, Dec. 13...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

tweeting from @Argonne. A co-author of several patents related to hybrid powertrain architecture and vehicle operation, Rask explores new technological developments in electric and...

154

Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (Brochure)  

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Hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles use electricity as their primary fuel or to improve the efficiency of conventional vehicle designs. These vehicles can be divided into three categories: hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), all-electric vehicles (EVs). Together, they have great potential to cut U.S. petroleum use and vehicle emissions.

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2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Class 8 Truck Freight Efficiency Improvement Project  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

156

Will You Be Trading in Your Clunker for Cash--and a More Efficient Vehicle?  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Will You Be Trading in Your Clunker for Cash--and a More Efficient Will You Be Trading in Your Clunker for Cash--and a More Efficient Vehicle? Will You Be Trading in Your Clunker for Cash--and a More Efficient Vehicle? August 6, 2009 - 11:43am Addthis On Tuesday, Amy told you about the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) Program, widely known as "Cash-for-Clunkers," which provides an incentive to trade in your old vehicle for a new, fuel-efficient model. Will you be trading in your clunker for cash--and a more efficient vehicle? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. Please comment with your answers, and also feel free to respond to other comments. Addthis Related Articles You Can Still Save on the Road -- Even with No Cash for Clunkers

157

Technology Improvement Pathway to Cost-effective Vehicle Electrification: Preprint  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

454 454 February 2010 Technology Improvement Pathways to Cost-Effective Vehicle Electrification Preprint A. Brooker, M. Thornton, and J. Rugh National Renewable Energy Laboratory To be presented at SAE 2010 World Congress Detroit, Michigan April 13-15, 2010 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (ASE), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and ASE retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any

158

An Improved MPPT Interleaved Boost Converter for Solar Electric Vehicle Application  

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during transient and instantaneous peak power demands of an electric vehicle (EV) and to recover energyAn Improved MPPT Interleaved Boost Converter for Solar Electric Vehicle Application F. Khoucha, A and lower device stress than conventional designs, for solar electric vehicle (SEV) applications

Boyer, Edmond

159

AN ITERATIVE ROUTE CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENT ALGORITHM FOR THE VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM WITH SOFT  

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time windows exceeds the number of available vehicles, (b) a study of cost-service tradeoffs of available vehicles, (b) a study of cost-service tradeoffs is required, and (c) the dispatcher has1 AN ITERATIVE ROUTE CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENT ALGORITHM FOR THE VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM

Bertini, Robert L.

160

Strategies to Improve Industrial Energy Efficiency  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The broad topic of efficiency is investigated within the context of the general manufacturing sector, which includes anything from computing and electronics to food and textile products, and consumes enormous amounts of energy in order to generate the goods and services we use today. This is unsurprising as it stands to reason that in order to operate the necessary equipment and facilities to produce these products a significant amount of energy and resources must be expended. However, most manufacturing facilities are not operated at a highly efficient rate, in terms of both waste heat and materials. As a result, a number of opportunities exist to develop a more efficient, sustainable general manufacturing sector. This topic has been well researched in the past in terms of the losses encountered during various general manufacturing process streams, however, less literature exists which attempts to outline an appropriate efficiency loss mitigation strategy for companies to implement. In fact, the Trottier Energy Futures Project, which is, in collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation, creating an energy roadmap for Canada, has devoted one of its eleven key challenges for creating a more sustainable, low-carbon future for Canada to general manufacturing efficiency improvement. This paper will discuss appropriate efficiency loss mitigation strategies for companies.

K. O’Rielly; J. Jeswiet

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Improvements of vehicle fuel economy using mechanical regenerative braking  

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The paper presents a mixed theoretical and experimental evaluation of the improvements in fuel economy that follow the introduction of a mechanical Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) on a full size passenger car. This system, made up of a high speed storage flywheel and a Constant Variable Transmission (CVT), has a full regenerative cycle overall efficiency about twice the efficiency of battery-based hybrids. With reference to the baseline configuration having a 4L gasoline engine, adoption of a KERS may reduce the fuel consumption covering the NEDC by 25% without downsizing, and by 33% downsizing the engine to 3.3L.

Alberto A. Boretti

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Optical design and efficiency improvement for organic luminescent solar concentrators  

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Optical design and efficiency improvement for organic luminescent solar concentrators Chunhua Wanga and efficiency improvement method. Keywords: Organic luminescent solar concentrators, Photovoltaic, solar energy, efficiency, multi-layer, solar cells, liquid crystal, molecular alignment 1. INTRODUCTION By using

Hirst, Linda

163

Vehicles as big data carriers: Road map space reduction and efficient data assignment  

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Vehicles as big data carriers: Road map space reduction and efficient data assignment Benjamin used mode of transport. We argue in favor of equipping standard electric vehicles with data storage´es Inria, U. de Lyon, INSA-Lyon CITI CNRS Abstract--We advocate the use of a data shuttle service model

Boyer, Edmond

164

Integrated Surface Engineering for Improving Energy Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland.

165

CNG in OKC: Improving Efficiency at the Pump and on the Road | Department  

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CNG in OKC: Improving Efficiency at the Pump and on the Road CNG in OKC: Improving Efficiency at the Pump and on the Road CNG in OKC: Improving Efficiency at the Pump and on the Road March 8, 2012 - 4:02pm Addthis Andy Mitchell, Public Works Project Manager for the City of Oklahoma City, refills a vehicle at the new fast-fill CNG fueling station located at the city's main maintenance facility. | Courtesy of the City of Oklahoma City. Andy Mitchell, Public Works Project Manager for the City of Oklahoma City, refills a vehicle at the new fast-fill CNG fueling station located at the city's main maintenance facility. | Courtesy of the City of Oklahoma City. Jennifer Holman Project Officer, Golden Field Office What does this mean for me? Switching from gasoline and diesel fuels to compressed natural gas (CNG) can mean significantly lower amounts of carbon dioxide and air

166

Top U.S. Automakers Collaborate to Improve Heavy-Duty Freight Efficiency |  

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Top U.S. Automakers Collaborate to Improve Heavy-Duty Freight Top U.S. Automakers Collaborate to Improve Heavy-Duty Freight Efficiency Top U.S. Automakers Collaborate to Improve Heavy-Duty Freight Efficiency November 22, 2013 - 5:37pm Addthis As part of the 21st Century Truck Partnership, the Army will demonstrate technology that converts waste heat from an exhaust system to electricity used in its Stryker vehicle. | Photo courtesy of courtesy of U.S. Army As part of the 21st Century Truck Partnership, the Army will demonstrate technology that converts waste heat from an exhaust system to electricity used in its Stryker vehicle. | Photo courtesy of courtesy of U.S. Army Natalie Committee Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Detroit, the hub of America's automotive industry hosted a gathering of

167

Energy efficiency improvements in Chinese compressed airsystems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Industrial compressed air systems use more than 9 percent ofall electricity used in China. Experience in China and elsewhere hasshown that these systems can be much more energy efficient when viewed asa whole system and rather than as isolated components.This paper presentsa summary and analysis of several compressed air system assessments.Through these assessments, typical compressed air management practices inChina are analyzed. Recommendations are made concerning immediate actionsthat China s enterprises can make to improve compressed air systemefficiency using best available technology and managementstrategies.

McKane, Aimee; Li, Li; Li, Yuqi; Taranto, T.

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

U.S. and China Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle Efficiency |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle Efficiency U.S. and China Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle Efficiency September 20, 2007 - 2:41pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Representing the two largest automotive markets in the world, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) this week signed a five-year agreement to promote large-scale deployment of next-generation efficiency vehicle technologies in the U.S. and China, specifically focusing on electric, hybrid-electric, fuel cell, and alternative fuel technologies. This agreement falls under the "umbrella" Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology between the U.S. and Chinese governments, and implements a Protocol for Cooperation in the Fields of Energy Efficiency and Renewable

169

Fees and rebates on new vehicles: Impacts on fuel efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions, and consumer surplus  

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Several incentive systems are examined that provide rebates on vehicles with higher-than-average fuel efficiency and levy fees on vehicles with less efficiency. The rebates and fees are applied to new vehicles at the time of purchase, and the rates are set such that the total outlay for rebates equals the revenues from fees. We find that moderately-sized rebates and fees result in a substantial increase in average fuel efficiency. Most of the effect is due to manufacturers' incorporating more fuel-efficiency technologies into the vehicles that they offer, since the rebates and fees effectively lower the price to manufacturers of these technologies. Consumer surplus is found to rise, and the profits of domestic manufacturers are estimated to drop only slightly under most systems and actually to rise under one system.

Kenneth E. Train; William B. Davis; Mark D. Levine

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

U.S. and China Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle Efficiency |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

U.S. and China Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle U.S. and China Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle Efficiency U.S. and China Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle Efficiency September 20, 2007 - 2:41pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Representing the two largest automotive markets in the world, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) this week signed a five-year agreement to promote large-scale deployment of next-generation efficiency vehicle technologies in the U.S. and China, specifically focusing on electric, hybrid-electric, fuel cell, and alternative fuel technologies. This agreement falls under the "umbrella" Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology between the U.S. and Chinese governments, and implements a Protocol for Cooperation in the Fields of Energy Efficiency and Renewable

171

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Abuse Tolerance Improvements  

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Presentation given by Sandia National Laboratories at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about abuse tolerance...

172

IMPROVED PRUNING IN COLUMN GENERATION OF A VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM  

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column generation, shadow price model 1. Introduction The German automobile club ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil- Club) maintains a heterogeneous fleet of service vehicles in order to assist people

Krumke, Sven O.

173

Correlations of fuel economy, exhaust hydro-carbon concentrations, and vehicle performance efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CORRELATIONS OF FUEL ECONOMY, EXHAUST HYDROCARBON CONCENTRATIONS, AND VEHICLE PERFORMANCE EFFICIENCY A Thesis by PHILIP DOUGLAS BAUMANN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1974 Major Subject: Civil Engineering CORRELATIONS OF FUEL ECONOMY, EXHAUST HYDROCARBON CONCENTRATIONS, AND VEHICLE PERFORMANCE EFFICIENCY A Thesis by PHILIP DOUGLAS BAUMANN Approved as to style and content by...

Baumann, Philip Douglas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

174

Have You Seen Energy Efficiency Improvements in Your Neighborhood...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

This week, Erin shared the results of a major energy efficiency retrofit at her local library. Efficiency improvements over several years include installing 250 solar panels on...

175

Industrial energy-efficiency-improvement program  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Progress made by industry toward attaining the voluntary 1980 energy efficiency improvement targets is reported. The mandatory reporting population has been expanded from ten original industries to include ten additional non-targeted industries and all corporations using over one trillion Btu's annually in any manufacturing industry. The ten most energy intensive industries have been involved in the reporting program since the signing of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and as industrial energy efficiency improvement overview, based primarily on information from these industries (chemicals and allied products; primary metal industry; petroleum and coal products; stone, clay, and glass products; paper and allied products; food and kindred products; fabricated metal products; transportation equipment; machinery, except electrical; and textile mill products), is presented. Reports from industries, now required to report, are included for rubber and miscellaneous plastics; electrical and electronic equipment; lumber and wood; and tobacco products. Additional data from voluntary submissions are included for American Gas Association; American Hotel and Motel Association; General Telephone and Electronics Corporation; and American Telephone and Telegraph Company. (MCW)

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1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

NREL Works to Increase Electric Vehicle Efficiency Through Enhanced Thermal Management (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Researchers at NREL are providing new insight into how heating and cooling systems affect the distance that electric vehicles can travel on a single charge. Electric vehicle range can be reduced by as much as 68% per charge because of climate-control demands. NREL engineers are investigating opportunities to change this dynamic and increase driving range by improving vehicle thermal management. NREL experts are collaborating with automotive industry partners to investigate promising thermal management technologies and strategies, including zone-based cabin temperature controls, advanced heating and air conditioning controls, seat-based climate controls, vehicle thermal preconditioning, and thermal load reduction technologies.

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2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

On-Bill Financing for Energy Efficiency Improvements: A Review...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Improvements: A Review of Current Program Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices On-Bill Financing for Energy Efficiency Improvements: A Review of Current Program...

178

California: TetraCell Silicon Solar Cell Improves Efficiency...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

California: TetraCell Silicon Solar Cell Improves Efficiency, Wins R&D 100 Award California: TetraCell Silicon Solar Cell Improves Efficiency, Wins R&D 100 Award August 16, 2013 -...

179

Notice of Intent: Deploying Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Deploying Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings (FOA-0001168) Notice of Intent: Deploying Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S....

180

Transportation Energy Futures Series: Potential for Energy Efficiency Improvement Beyond the Light-Duty-Vehilce Sector  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

COMMERCIAL TRUCKS COMMERCIAL TRUCKS AVIATION MARINE MODES RAILROADS PIPELINES OFF-ROAD EQUIPMENT Potential for Energy Efficiency Improvement Beyond the Light-Duty-Vehicle Sector TRANSPORTATION ENERGY FUTURES SERIES: Potential for Energy Efficiency Improvement Beyond the Light-Duty-Vehicle Sector A Study Sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy February 2013 Prepared by ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY Argonne, IL 60439 managed by U Chicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY under contract DE-AC02-06CH11357 This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or

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181

Fuel Economy Standards, New Vehicle Sales, and Average Fuel Efficiency  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The average fuel efficiency of new automobiles sold in the ... trend stagnated in 1981, however, and average fuel efficiency has actually fallen since 1987. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards—the maj...

Steven G. Thorpe

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Improving the Accuracy of Vehicle Emissions Profiles for Urban Transportation Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Inventories  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Improving the Accuracy of Vehicle Emissions Profiles for Urban Transportation Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Inventories ... Metropolitan greenhouse gas and air emissions inventories can better account for the variability in vehicle movement, fleet composition, and infrastructure that exists within and between regions, to develop more accurate information for environmental goals. ... Older vehicles tend to have higher levels of CAP not only because of less-advanced pollution control technology, but also because of the deterioration of aging control systems. ...

Janet L. Reyna; Mikhail V. Chester; Soyoung Ahn; Andrew M. Fraser

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Feasibility of OnBoard Thermoelectric Generation for Improved Vehicle Fuel Economy  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Poster presentation at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

184

An improved energy management strategy for FC/UC hybrid electric vehicles propelled by motor-wheels  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The hybridization of the fuel-cell electric-vehicle (FCEV) by a second energy source has the advantage of improving the system's dynamic response and efficiency. Indeed, an ultra-capacitor (UC) system used as an energy storage device fulfills the FC slowest dynamics during fast power transitions and recovers the braking energy. In FC/UC hybrid vehicles, the search for a suitable power management approach is one of the main objectives. In this paper, an improved control strategy managing the active power distribution between the two energy sources is proposed. The UC reference power is calculated through the DC link voltage regulation. For the FC power demand, an algorithm with five operating modes is developed. This algorithm, depending on the UC state of charge (SOC) and the vehicle speed level, minimizes the FC power demand transitions and therefore ameliorates its durability. The traction power is provided using two permanent magnetic synchronous motor-wheels to free more space in the vehicle. The models of the FC/UC vehicle system parts and the control strategy are developed using MATLAB software. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the proposed energy management strategy.

Islem Lachhab; Lotfi Krichen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

A ROUTE IMPROVEMENT ALGORITHM FOR THE VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM WITH TIME DEPENDENT TRAVEL TIMES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

) formulate a time dependent vehicle routing problem with a general cost function and time window constraintsA ROUTE IMPROVEMENT ALGORITHM FOR THE VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM WITH TIME DEPENDENT TRAVEL TIMES MIGUEL A. FIGLIOZZI Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Portland State University P.O. Box 751

Bertini, Robert L.

186

54.5 MPG and Beyond: Fueling Energy-Efficient Vehicles | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

4.5 MPG and Beyond: Fueling Energy-Efficient Vehicles 4.5 MPG and Beyond: Fueling Energy-Efficient Vehicles 54.5 MPG and Beyond: Fueling Energy-Efficient Vehicles November 27, 2012 - 11:08am Addthis This infographic looks how new fuel economy standards will save Americans money at the pump, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and grow the U.S. economy. Click here to view the full infographic. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity. This infographic looks how new fuel economy standards will save Americans money at the pump, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and grow the U.S. economy. Click here to view the full infographic. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity. This infographic looks how new fuel economy standards will save Americans money at the pump, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and grow the U.S. economy. Click here to view the full infographic. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity.

187

Green Week 2011 Day 4: NNSA Highlights Energy Efficient Vehicles Throughout  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

4: NNSA Highlights Energy Efficient Vehicles Throughout 4: NNSA Highlights Energy Efficient Vehicles Throughout NNSA | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > Media Room > Press Releases > Green Week 2011 Day 4: NNSA Highlights ... Press Release Green Week 2011 Day 4: NNSA Highlights Energy Efficient Vehicles Throughout NNSA

188

Improving pumping system efficiency at coal plants  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The industry must employ ultramodern technologies when building or upgrading power plant pumping systems thereby using fuels more efficiently. The article discusses the uses and efficiencies of positive displacement pumps, centrifugal pumps and multiple screw pumps. 1 ref., 4 figs.

Livoti, W.C.; McCandless, S.; Poltorak, R. [Baldor Electric Co. (United States)

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

189

Lubricants- Pathway to Improving Fuel Efficiency of Legacy Fleet Vehicles  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Reviews recent studies on potential for low-viscosity lubricants and low-friction surfaces and additives to reduce fuel consumption, and impact of such approaches on other critical lubricant metrics

190

Georgia Power - Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Rebates | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Georgia Power - Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Rebates Georgia Power - Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Rebates Georgia Power - Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Rebates < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate All Incentives: 50% of cost Whole House Improvements: $2,200 Individual Improvements: $700 Program Info Start Date 1/1/2011 Expiration Date 12/31/2012 State Georgia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Programmable Thermostat: $100 BPI Assessment: $200 Whole House Improvements: 50% Air Sealing: $400 Attic Insulation: $300

191

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Efficiency 11-Sept-2009 9. Economic and Organizationaland Organizational Issues 9.1. Strategies to overcome structural challenges to energy efficiencyorganizational scheme to facilitate discussion of challenges to improving energy efficiency

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Kitchen Appliance Upgrades Improve Water Efficiency at DOD Exchange Facilities  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Case study details the Exchange (formerly the Army and Air Force Exchange Service), which took a leadership role in kitchen appliance upgrades to improve water efficiency by integrating water efficiency concepts into the organization's overall sustainability plan and objectives.

193

Ames Lab 101: Improving Solar Cell Efficiency  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Rana Biswas, a scientist with the Ames Laboratory, discusses his team's research in creating more efficient solar cells and working with Iowa Thin Film to produce these cells.

Biswas, Rana

2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

194

Ames Lab 101: Improving Solar Cell Efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Rana Biswas, a scientist with the Ames Laboratory, discusses his team's research in creating more efficient solar cells and working with Iowa Thin Film to produce these cells.

Biswas, Rana

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Improving the efficiency of water splitting in dye-sensitized...  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Improving the efficiency of water splitting in dye-sensitized solar cells by using a biomimetic electron transfer mediator Authors: Zhao, Y., Swierk, J. R., Megiatto, J. D.,...

196

On-Bill Financing for Energy Efficiency Improvements Toolkit...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

& Publications Financing Energy Upgrades for K-12 School Districts On-Bill Financing for Energy Efficiency Improvements: A Review of Current Program Challenges, Opportunities, and...

197

Photonic Crystals for Improving Organic Solar Cell Efficiency  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

An improvement of the organic solar cells efficiency is theoretically demonstrated by nanostructuring the active layer in the shape of a photonic crystal. An original process...

Duché, David; Escoubas, Ludovic; Simon, Jean-Jacques; Torchio, Philippe; Le Rouzo, Judikael; Vervisch, Wilfried; Flory, François; Labeyrie, Antoine; Roumiguières, Jean-Louis

198

Improving the Efficiency of Spark Ignited, Stoichiometric Natural...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Spark Ignited, Stoichiometric Natural Gas Engines Improving the Efficiency of Spark Ignited, Stoichiometric Natural Gas Engines This work focused on using camless engine technology...

199

Potential of Drastic Improvement of Energy Efficiency in Japan  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Introduction of effective policy measures to improve energy efficiency not only for industry sector but for household and commercial sector etc. should be explored...

Seiji Ikkatai; Haruki Tsuchiya

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

New Compressor Concept Improves Efficiency and Operation Range  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Advanced turbocharger compressor design with active casing treatment and advanced mixed flow turbine design provided improved performance and efficiency over the base turbocharger

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201

Automotive Fuel Efficiency Improvement via Exhaust Gas Waste...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Waste Heat Conversion to Electricity Automotive Fuel Efficiency Improvement via Exhaust Gas Waste Heat Conversion to Electricity Working to expand the usage of thermoelectric...

202

Measuring, Analyzing and Improving Airline Efficiency | GE Global...  

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Measuring, Analyzing and Improving Airline Efficiency Michael Durling 2012.09.24 Hello - my name is Mike Durling. I manage the Supervisory Control & Systems Integration Lab...

203

Kitchen Appliance Upgrades Improve Water Efficiency at DOD Exchange...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Kitchen Appliance Upgrades Improve Water Efficiency at DOD Exchange Facilities: Best Management Practice Case Study 11: Commercial Kitchen Equipment (Brochure), Federal Energy...

204

New Compressor Concept Improves Efficiency and Operation Range...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

design provided improved performance and efficiency over the base turbocharger deer12sun.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Boost System Development for Diesel HCCILTC...

205

A Discrete Event Simulation Model for "Efficient Selection of Relay Vehicles for  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 A Discrete Event Simulation Model for "Efficient Selection of Relay Vehicles for Broadcasting discrete event-driven simulation model for DIB and EDIB protocols on VANET. We define six types of events the ACK message to the sender. The following variables are used in the simulation model: · vehs stores

Lin, Jason Yi-Bing

206

CEQ Issues Guidance on Improving NEPA Process Efficiency | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

CEQ Issues Guidance on Improving NEPA Process Efficiency CEQ Issues Guidance on Improving NEPA Process Efficiency CEQ Issues Guidance on Improving NEPA Process Efficiency March 12, 2012 - 3:26pm Addthis The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has issued new guidance titled "Improving the Process for Preparing Efficient and Timely Environmental Reviews Under the National Environmental Policy Act" (NEPA Efficiency Guidance) that encourages federal agencies to "provide the best use of agency resources in ensuring a timely, effective, and efficient NEPA review." The NEPA Efficiency Guidance highlights existing provisions under the CEQ regulations implementing NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508) that help meet this objective. These provisions are available for the preparation of EAs, as well as EISs, and the Guidance encourages their use

207

CEQ Issues Guidance on Improving NEPA Process Efficiency | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

CEQ Issues Guidance on Improving NEPA Process Efficiency CEQ Issues Guidance on Improving NEPA Process Efficiency CEQ Issues Guidance on Improving NEPA Process Efficiency March 12, 2012 - 3:26pm Addthis The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has issued new guidance titled "Improving the Process for Preparing Efficient and Timely Environmental Reviews Under the National Environmental Policy Act" (NEPA Efficiency Guidance) that encourages federal agencies to "provide the best use of agency resources in ensuring a timely, effective, and efficient NEPA review." The NEPA Efficiency Guidance highlights existing provisions under the CEQ regulations implementing NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508) that help meet this objective. These provisions are available for the preparation of EAs, as well as EISs, and the Guidance encourages their use

208

Have You Seen Energy Efficiency Improvements in Your Neighborhood? |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Energy Efficiency Improvements in Your Neighborhood? Energy Efficiency Improvements in Your Neighborhood? Have You Seen Energy Efficiency Improvements in Your Neighborhood? August 25, 2011 - 8:47am Addthis This week, Erin shared the results of a major energy efficiency retrofit at her local library. Efficiency improvements over several years include installing 250 solar panels on the roof, upgrading to energy-efficient lighting, and others. The library has been saving over $57,000 per year in electricity costs, and expects to save even more in the future. After discovering a renewable energy project in our blogger's own community, we're curious: What energy-saving, innovative projects have you come across in your neighborhood? Each week, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. E-mail your responses

209

Equivalent circuit modeling of hybrid electric vehicle drive train  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The main goals of the advanced vehicles designer are to improve efficiency, to decrease emissions and to meet customer's requirements. The design of such vehicles is challenging and cannot efficiently be achieved without an appropriate tool...

Routex, Jean-Yves

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

210

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Advanced Nanolubricants...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

2014: Advanced Nanolubricants for Improved Energy Efficiency and Reduced Emissions in Engines Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Advanced Nanolubricants for Improved...

211

Improving Industrial Refrigeration System Efficiency - Actual Applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

cycle cooling during winter operation, compressor intercooling, direct refrigeration vs. brine cooling, insulation of cold piping to reduce heat gain, multiple screw compressors for improved part load operation, evaporative condensers for reduced system...

White, T. L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Rural Business Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Program | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Rural Business Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Program Rural Business Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Program Rural Business Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Savings Category Other Maximum Rebate Maximum Loan: $30,000 Program Info State Maryland Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount Loan amount: varies Grant: 10% of loan amount Provider Maryland Agricultural and Resource Based Industry Development Corporation The Maryland Agricultural and Resource Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO) offers low interest loans for energy efficiency improvements to farms and rural businesses through the Rural Business Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Program. The program is designed to facilitate the purchase of equipment or technology that lowers business energy consumption. Applicants must have a credit score of at least 650

213

Vehicle Technologies Office: Plug-in Electric Vehicle Basics  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Basics Basics Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), which include both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and all-electric vehicles, use electricity as either their primary fuel or to improve efficiency. Commonly Used PEV Terms All-electric vehicle (AEV) - A vehicle with plug-in capability; driving energy comes entirely from its battery. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) - A vehicle with plug-in capability; driving energy can come from either its battery or a liquid fuel like gasoline, diesel, or biofuels. Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) - Any vehicle with plug-in capability. This includes AEVs and PHEVs. Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) - A vehicle that has an electric drive system and battery but does not have plug-in capability; driving energy comes only from liquid fuel.

214

CSEM WP 135 Has Restructuring Improved Operating Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CSEM WP 135 Has Restructuring Improved Operating Efficiency at US Electricity Generating Plants Operating Efficiency at US Electricity Generating Plants? Kira Markiewicz UC Berkeley, Haas School the smallest efficiency gains while investor-owned utility plants in restructured environments had the largest

California at Berkeley. University of

215

Improving the Energy Efficiency of the MANTIS Kernel  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Improving the Energy Efficiency of the MANTIS Kernel Cormac Duffy1 , Utz Roedig2 , John Herbert1. The event-based TinyOS is more energy efficient than the multi-threaded MANTIS system. However, MANTIS, timeliness can be traded for energy efficiency by choosing the appropriate operating system. In this paper we

Sreenan, Cormac J.

216

An integrated approach towards efficient, scalable, and low cost thermoelectric waste heat recovery devices for vehicles  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Discusses isostatic pressing for scalable TE elements, properties characterization of nanostructured ZnO materials, and heat exchanger designs to improve device efficiency

217

Improvements in Terrain-Based Road Vehicle Localization By Initializing an Unscented Kalman Filter Using Particle Filters  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the computational cost of the previous terrain- based localization algorithm. In order to localize a vehicle alongImprovements in Terrain-Based Road Vehicle Localization By Initializing an Unscented Kalman Filter of a road vehicle along a one-mile test track and 7 kilometer span of a highway using terrain

Brennan, Sean

218

The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the Nation The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the Nation June 20, 2012 - 1:49pm Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy On the Energy Savers Blog, we talk a lot about what people can do at home to save money on their energy bills so they can use it on other things that enrich their lives. But businesses across the country are also taking steps to improve their energy efficiency -- steps that reduce costs for American companies, saving millions of dollars and making the U.S. economy more competitive. The Energy Department announced last week that six new major companies have joined the Better Buildings Challenge, which encourages leaders across the

219

The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the Nation The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the Nation June 20, 2012 - 1:49pm Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy On the Energy Savers Blog, we talk a lot about what people can do at home to save money on their energy bills so they can use it on other things that enrich their lives. But businesses across the country are also taking steps to improve their energy efficiency -- steps that reduce costs for American companies, saving millions of dollars and making the U.S. economy more competitive. The Energy Department announced last week that six new major companies have joined the Better Buildings Challenge, which encourages leaders across the

220

Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Weatherization |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Weatherization Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Weatherization December 9, 2013 - 9:37am Addthis Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Weatherization David Danielson David Danielson Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy KEY FACTS Since 2009, more than 1.1 million homes throughout the country have been weatherized More than 15,000 additional workers were hired to support this work Watch live coverage of today's weatherization event at the White House starting at 2 p.m. EST Since 2009, when the Energy Department seized a major opportunity to invest $5 billion through our Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to stimulate job growth and help families affected by the economic recession, we have

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221

Wireless Sensors Improve Data Center Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Wireless Sensor Wireless Sensor Technology Overview In most buildings, space conditions are controlled and coordinated by a building automation system (BAS). A BAS can provide temperature visualization information with dashboard displays through a person-machine interface (PMI). However, in most data centers, space conditioning is achieved with multiple, independently-operating cooling units located within the space. Unfortunately, these data centers do not have adequate auto- mation systems or visualization tools to monitor or manage these cooling units efficiently. In 2001, an emerging technology was demonstrated at University of California, Davis by Dr. Raju Pandey that "meshed" temperature sensors into a network using wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi

222

Secretary Chu Announces $47 Million to Improve Efficiency in Information  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Secretary Chu Announces $47 Million to Improve Efficiency in Secretary Chu Announces $47 Million to Improve Efficiency in Information Technology and Communications Sectors Secretary Chu Announces $47 Million to Improve Efficiency in Information Technology and Communications Sectors January 6, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy is awarding $47 million for 14 projects across the country to support the development of new technologies that can improve energy efficiency in the information technology (IT) and communication technology sectors. The data processing, data storage, and telecommunications industries are a crucial part of the American information economy. The rapid growth of these industries has led to an increase in electricity use, but improvements in the sector's energy

223

Secretary Chu Announces $47 Million to Improve Efficiency in Information  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

7 Million to Improve Efficiency in 7 Million to Improve Efficiency in Information Technology and Communications Sectors Secretary Chu Announces $47 Million to Improve Efficiency in Information Technology and Communications Sectors January 6, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy is awarding $47 million for 14 projects across the country to support the development of new technologies that can improve energy efficiency in the information technology (IT) and communication technology sectors. The data processing, data storage, and telecommunications industries are a crucial part of the American information economy. The rapid growth of these industries has led to an increase in electricity use, but improvements in the sector's energy

224

Energy Efficient Home Improvements Loan Program | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Energy Efficient Home Improvements Loan Program Energy Efficient Home Improvements Loan Program Energy Efficient Home Improvements Loan Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Other Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate Loans: Up to $20,000 for 100% of cost as long as 85% of work is for qualifying home improvements Homeowner Energy Efficient Rebates (in lieu of loans): 20% of qualifying improvements up to $2,000 Program Info State Kentucky Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount 100% of costs up to $20,000 '''''Note: This program is currently unavailable. Check the program web site for more information regarding future funding.'''''

225

Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Buildings Residential Buildings Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings Visitors Tour Solar Decathlon Homes Featuring the Latest in Energy Efficient Building Technology. Learn More Visitors Tour Solar Decathlon Homes Featuring the Latest in Energy Efficient Building Technology. Learn More The Building Technologies Office (BTO) collaborates with the residential building industry to improve the energy efficiency of both new and existing homes. By developing, demonstrating, and deploying cost-effective solutions, BTO strives to reduce energy consumption across the residential building sector by at least 50%. Research and Development Conduct research that focuses on engineering solutions to design, test, and

226

Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative Electric Vehicle Readiness...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

MO) Vehicles Home About Vehicle Technologies Office Plug-in Electric Vehicles & Batteries Fuel Efficiency & Emissions Alternative Fuels Modeling, Testing, Data & Results Education...

227

Superefficient Refrigerators: Opportunities and Challenges for Efficiency Improvement Globally  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

As an energy-intensive mainstream product, residential refrigerators present a significant opportunity to reduce electricity consumption through energy efficiency improvements. Refrigerators expend a considerable amount of electricity during normal use, typically consuming between 100 to 1,000 kWh of electricity per annum. This paper presents the results of a technical analysis done for refrigerators in support of the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative. Beginning from a base case representative of the average unit sold in India, we analyze efficiency improvement options and their corresponding costs to build a cost-versus-efficiency relationship. We then consider design improvement options that are known to be the most cost effective and that can improve efficiency given current design configurations. We also analyze and present additional super-efficient options, such as vacuum-insulated panels. We estimate the cost of conserved electricity for the various options, allowing flexible program design for market transformation programs toward higher efficiency. We estimate ~;;160TWh/year of energy savings are cost effective in 2030, indicating significant potential for efficiency improvement in refrigerators in SEAD economies and China.

Shah, Nihar; Park, Won Young; Bojda, Nicholas; McNeil, Michael A.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Improving the batteries for electric drive vehicles, including hybrid electric (HEV) and plug-in electric (PEV) vehicles, is key to improving vehicles' economic, social, and environmental...

229

Assessment of Energy Efficiency Improvement and CO2 Emission Reduction Potentials in India's Cement Industry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2000. “Potentials for Energy Efficiency Improvement in theBenefits of Industrial Energy Efficiency Measures,” EnergyC. , and Price, L. , 2008. Energy Efficiency Improvement

Morrow III, William R.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Aerodynamic Devices to Improve the Performance, Economics, Handling, and Safety of Heavy Vehicles  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Research is being conducted at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to develop advanced aerodynamic devices to improve the performance, economics, stability, handling and safety of operation of Heavy Vehicles by using previously-developed and flight-tested pneumatic (blown) aircraft technology. Recent wind-tunnel investigations of a generic Heavy Vehicle model with blowing slots on both the leading and trailing edges of the trailer have been conducted under contract to the DOE Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies. These experimental results show overall aerodynamic drag reductions on the Pneumatic Heavy Vehicle of 50% using only 1 psig blowing pressure in the plenums, and over 80% drag reductions if additional blowing air were available. Additionally, an increase in drag force for braking was confirmed by blowing different slots. Lift coefficient was increased for rolling resistance reduction by blowing only the top slot, while downforce was produced for traction increase by blowing only the bottom. Also, side force and yawing moment were generated on either side of the vehicle, and directional stability was restored by blowing the appropriate side slot. These experimental results and the predicted full-scale payoffs are presented in this paper, as is a discussion of additional applications to conventional commercial autos, buses, motor homes, and Sport Utility Vehicles.

Robert J. Englar

2001-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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CEQ Releases Two Handbooks on Improving Efficiency of Federal Environmental  

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CEQ Releases Two Handbooks on Improving Efficiency of Federal CEQ Releases Two Handbooks on Improving Efficiency of Federal Environmental Reviews CEQ Releases Two Handbooks on Improving Efficiency of Federal Environmental Reviews March 5, 2013 - 4:43pm Addthis The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) today released two new handbooks that encourage more efficient environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The first handbook, created by CEQ and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), provides advice to Federal agencies, applicants, project sponsors, and consultants on how to take advantage of existing regulatory provisions to align the NEPA process and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 review process. The handbook explains how to align NEPA and NHPA Section 106 processes for maximum efficiency and

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CEQ Releases Two Handbooks on Improving Efficiency of Federal Environmental  

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CEQ Releases Two Handbooks on Improving Efficiency of Federal CEQ Releases Two Handbooks on Improving Efficiency of Federal Environmental Reviews CEQ Releases Two Handbooks on Improving Efficiency of Federal Environmental Reviews March 5, 2013 - 4:43pm Addthis The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) today released two new handbooks that encourage more efficient environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The first handbook, created by CEQ and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), provides advice to Federal agencies, applicants, project sponsors, and consultants on how to take advantage of existing regulatory provisions to align the NEPA process and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 review process. The handbook explains how to align NEPA and NHPA Section 106 processes for maximum efficiency and

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Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program | Department of Energy  

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Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Low-Income Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Other Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info State Kentucky Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Homeowner energy efficient improvements (in lieu of loans): 20% of qualifying costs up to $2,000 Whole-house evaluation: $150 for the first 1000 customers '''''Note: This program is currently unavailable. Check the program web site for more information regarding future funding.''''' Kentucky offers ENERGY STAR Home Performance rebates and loans for

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Tax Deduction for Home Energy Audits and Energy Efficiency Improvements |  

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Tax Deduction for Home Energy Audits and Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction for Home Energy Audits and Energy Efficiency Improvements Tax Deduction for Home Energy Audits and Energy Efficiency Improvements < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Other Maximum Rebate $1,000 per return per year; $2,000 cumulatively per taxpayer Program Info Start Date 01/01/2009 State Missouri Program Type Personal Deduction Rebate Amount 100% of the cost of eligible improvements In July 2008, Missouri enacted legislation allowing homeowners to take an income tax deduction of the cost of home energy audits and associated energy efficiency improvements. The tax deduction is valid for expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2009. Any deduction shall be claimed for the tax year in which the qualified home energy audit was conducted or in

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Butler Rural Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan  

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Butler Rural Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficiency Improvement Butler Rural Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Program Butler Rural Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate $25,000 Program Info State Ohio Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount up to $25,000 Provider Butler Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. Butler Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. provides low interest loans (3%) for members to make energy efficiency improvements in eligible homes. There is a $15 application fee for all loans plus additional closing costs

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Memorandum of Understanding on Improving the Energy Efficiency...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Memorandum of Understanding on Improving the Energy Efficiency of Products and Buildings between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, dated...

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Improving the Efficiency of Spark Ignited, Stoichiometric Natural Gas Engines  

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This work focused on using camless engine technology to improve the efficiency of a natural gas engine. Late intake close timing and cylinder deactivation were utilized to meet a peak BTE > 40%.

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Microcomputer-based information feedback system for improving tractor efficiency  

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MICROCOMPUTER-BASED INFORMATION FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING TRACTOR EFFICIENCY A Thesis by JOSEPH GROGAN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1985 Major Subject: Agricultural Engineering MICROCOMPUTER-BASED INFORMATION FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING TRACTOR EFFICIENCY A Thesis JOSEPH GROGAN Approved as to style and content by: Dr. ill A. Stout (Chairman of Committee) Dr...

Grogan, Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants  

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Lubricants Lubricants As most vehicles are on the road for more than 15 years before they are retired, investigating technologies that will improve today's vehicles is essential. Because 11.5 percent of fuel energy is consumed by engine friction, decreasing this friction through lubricants can lead to substantial improvements in the fuel economy of current vehicles, without needing to wait for the fleet to turn over. In fact, a 1 percent fuel savings in the existing vehicle fleet possible through lubricants could save 97 thousand barrels of oil a day or $3.5 billion a year. Because of these benefits, the Vehicle Technologies Office supports research on lubricants that can improve the efficiency of internal combustion engine vehicles, complementing our work on advanced combustion engine technology.

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Audit Procedures for Improving Residential Building Energy Efficiency  

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Audit Procedures for Improving Residential Building Energy Efficiency This report analyses Sustainability Program Subtask 3.5.1: Residential Energy Efficiency Deliverable 1 Prepared by The University Delivery and Energy Reliability As part of Cooperative Agreement No. DE-EE0003507 Under Task 3.5: Energy

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Proposed Renovations for Lansing Chapman Rink Energy Efficiency Improvements  

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and implemented to make our buildings more energy efficient. Different Energy Systems/Existing Emissions In fiscal produced at the heating plant using natural gas and number 6 oil which heat the building and produce hotBenson 1 Proposed Renovations for Lansing Chapman Rink Energy Efficiency Improvements A Luce

Aalberts, Daniel P.

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Efficient Safety and Degradation Modeling of Automotive Li-ion Cells and Pack  

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Presentation given by EC Power at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about efficient safety and degradation...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Engines  

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Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high efficiency...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency, Low EMI and Positioning Tolerant Wireless Charging of EVs  

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Presentation given by Hyundai at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high efficiency, low EMI and...

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New Resin Improves Efficiency, Reduces Costs in Hanford Site Groundwater  

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Resin Improves Efficiency, Reduces Costs in Hanford Site Resin Improves Efficiency, Reduces Costs in Hanford Site Groundwater Treatment New Resin Improves Efficiency, Reduces Costs in Hanford Site Groundwater Treatment March 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis RICHLAND, Wash. - A new resin EM, the Richland Operations Office, and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company are using in contaminated groundwater treatment is expected to increase efficiency and reduce costs in the operation of pump-and-treat facilities along the Columbia River at the Hanford site. The higher performance resin, SIR-700, is expected to reduce DOE's estimated operation and maintenance costs over the lifetime of the 100-DX Groundwater Treatment Facility by approximately $20 million. In comparison to this expected cost savings, the construction cost for the treatment

246

Sustainable Transportation: Accelerating Widespread Adoption of Energy Efficient Vehicles & Fuels (Brochure)  

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While energy efficient transportation strategies have the potential to simultaneously slash oil consumption and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, a truly sustainable solution will require more than just putting drivers behind the wheels of new fuel-efficient cars. As the only national laboratory dedicated 100% to renewable energy and energy efficiency, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) accelerates widespread adoption of high-performance, low-emission, energy-efficient passenger and freight vehicles, as well as alternative fuels and related infrastructure. Researchers collaborate closely with industry, government, and research partners, using a whole-systems approach to design better batteries, drivetrains, and engines, as well as thermal management, energy storage, power electronic, climate control, alternative fuel, combustion, and emission systems. NREL's sustainable transportation research, development, and deployment (RD&D) efforts are not limited to vehicles, roads, and fueling stations. The lab also explores ways to save energy and reduce GHGs by integrating transportation technology advancements with renewable energy generation, power grids and building systems, urban planning and policy, and fleet operations.

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2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural Gas Compression Technology Improves Transport and Efficiencies,  

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Natural Gas Compression Technology Improves Transport and Natural Gas Compression Technology Improves Transport and Efficiencies, Lowers Operating Costs Natural Gas Compression Technology Improves Transport and Efficiencies, Lowers Operating Costs May 10, 2012 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - An award-winning compressor design that decreases the energy required to compress and transport natural gas, lowers operating costs, improves efficiencies and reduces the environmental footprint of well site operations has been developed by a Massachusetts-based company with support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). OsComp Systems designed and tested the novel compressor design with funding from the DOE-supported Stripper Well Consortium, an industry-driven organization whose members include natural gas and petroleum producers,

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Local Option - Energy-Efficiency Improvement Loans | Department of Energy  

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Energy-Efficiency Improvement Loans Energy-Efficiency Improvement Loans Local Option - Energy-Efficiency Improvement Loans < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Residential Program Info State Wisconsin Program Type PACE Financing '''''Note: The Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA) issued a [http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/15884/PACESTMT7610.pdf statement] in July 2010 concerning the senior lien status associated with most PACE programs. In response to the FHFA statement, most local PACE programs have been suspended until further clarification is provided. ''''' Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repaid via a special assessment on the property over a period of years. Wisconsin has authorized certain local governments to establish

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Development and Demonstration of a Fuel-Efficient Class 8 Highway Vehicle  

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Presentation given by Volvo Trucks at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about the development and...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Advanced Combustion Concepts- Enabling Systems and Solutions (ACCESS) for High Efficiency Light Duty Vehicles  

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Presentation given by Robert Bosch at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about advanced combustion concepts -...

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Rapid road repair vehicle  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed are improvments to a rapid road repair vehicle comprising an improved cleaning device arrangement, two dispensing arrays for filling defects more rapidly and efficiently, an array of pre-heaters to heat the road way surface in order to help the repair material better bond to the repaired surface, a means for detecting, measuring, and computing the number, location and volume of each of the detected surface imperfection, and a computer means schema for controlling the operation of the plurality of vehicle subsystems. The improved vehicle is, therefore, better able to perform its intended function of filling surface imperfections while moving over those surfaces at near normal traffic speeds.

Mara, Leo M. (Livermore, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potentials and policy implications of energy and material efficiency improvement  

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There is a growing awareness of the serious problems associated with the provision of sufficient energy to meet human needs and to fuel economic growth world-wide. This has pointed to the need for energy and material efficiency, which would reduce air, water and thermal pollution, as well as waste production. Increasing energy and material efficiency also have the benefits of increased employment, improved balance of imports and exports, increased security of energy supply, and adopting environmentally advantageous energy supply. A large potential exists for energy savings through energy and material efficiency improvements. Technologies are not now, nor will they be, in the foreseeable future, the limiting factors with regard to continuing energy efficiency improvements. There are serious barriers to energy efficiency improvement, including unwillingness to invest, lack of available and accessible information, economic disincentives and organizational barriers. A wide range of policy instruments, as well as innovative approaches have been tried in some countries in order to achieve the desired energy efficiency approaches. These include: regulation and guidelines; economic instruments and incentives; voluntary agreements and actions, information, education and training; and research, development and demonstration. An area that requires particular attention is that of improved international co-operation to develop policy instruments and technologies to meet the needs of developing countries. Material efficiency has not received the attention that it deserves. Consequently, there is a dearth of data on the qualities and quantities for final consumption, thus, making it difficult to formulate policies. Available data, however, suggest that there is a large potential for improved use of many materials in industrialized countries.

Worrell, Ernst; Levine, Mark; Price, Lynn; Martin, Nathan; van den Broek, Richard; Block, Kornelis

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving efficiency of high-concentrator photovoltaics by cooling with  

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Improving efficiency of high-concentrator photovoltaics by cooling with Improving efficiency of high-concentrator photovoltaics by cooling with two-phase forced convection Title Improving efficiency of high-concentrator photovoltaics by cooling with two-phase forced convection Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2010 Authors Ho, Tony, Samuel S. Mao, and Ralph Greif Journal International Journal of Energy Research Volume 34 Start Page 1257 Issue 14 Pagination 1257-1271 Date Published 11/2010 Keywords high-concentrator photovoltaic efficiency, two-phase flow cooling applications Abstract The potential of increasing high-concentrator photovoltaic cell efficiency by cooling with two-phase flow is analyzed. The governing energy equations were used to predict cell temperature distributions and cell efficiencies for a photovoltaic cell under 100 suns' concentration. Several design conditions were taken into consideration in the analysis, including cooling channel height, working fluid type (between water and R134a), working fluid inlet temperature, pressure, and mass flow rate. It was observed that the dominant parameter for increasing cell efficiency was the working fluid saturation temperature, which itself is affected by a number of the aforementioned design parameters. The results show R134a at low inlet pressures to be highly effective in this two-phase cooling design.

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High Efficiency Burners by Retrofit - A Simple Inexpensive Way to Improve Combustion Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Existing direct fired process heaters and steam boilers can have their efficiencies remarkably improved, and thus cut the fuel bill, by conversion from conventional type natural draft burners to high intensity, "forced draft" type burners...

Rogers, W. T.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Revises NEPA Regulations to Improve Efficiency |  

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Revises NEPA Regulations to Improve Efficiency Revises NEPA Regulations to Improve Efficiency Energy Department Revises NEPA Regulations to Improve Efficiency October 3, 2011 - 12:39pm Addthis Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Energy will save time and money in its environmental reviews of many proposed energy projects under revised regulations approved September 27, 2011, to implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The revisions focus on the Department's categorical exclusion provisions, and reflect the first update to these provisions in 15 years. A categorical exclusion applies to a class of actions that an agency has determined normally do not individually or cumulatively have a significant impact on the human environment. "Updating our NEPA rule allows us to accomplish our environmental reviews

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Energy Department Employees Strive to Cut Costs, Improve Efficiency |  

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Department Employees Strive to Cut Costs, Improve Efficiency Department Employees Strive to Cut Costs, Improve Efficiency Energy Department Employees Strive to Cut Costs, Improve Efficiency November 28, 2011 - 2:00pm Addthis Thanks to Camille Beben of the Office of Management, approvals for Department directives that used to take 14 months now take less than 6 months. | DOE photo, credit Hantz Leger. Thanks to Camille Beben of the Office of Management, approvals for Department directives that used to take 14 months now take less than 6 months. | DOE photo, credit Hantz Leger. Melvin G. Williams, Jr. Melvin G. Williams, Jr. Former Associate Deputy Secretary "We are working every day to help develop a clean energy economy, create good jobs, and make sure America is competitive on the global stage." Mel Williams, Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy

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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Existing Windows | Department of Energy  

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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Existing Windows Improving the Energy Efficiency of Existing Windows Improving the Energy Efficiency of Existing Windows October 15, 2008 - 10:56am Addthis Jen Carter What does this mean for me? There are several solutions to energy inefficient windows whether you're starting from scratch or simply making upgrades. But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. - William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet No one would dispute the undeniable beauty of soft, dappled light shining through a window in the early morning. Unless, of course, you happen to be one of the many Americans whose windows are letting in more than just light. Poorly fitted or sealed windows can be a major frustration during the winter months, letting in cold drafts that blur the lines between

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Local Option - Contractual Assessments for Energy Efficient Improvements |  

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Contractual Assessments for Energy Efficient Contractual Assessments for Energy Efficient Improvements Local Option - Contractual Assessments for Energy Efficient Improvements < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Multi-Family Residential Residential Program Info State Texas Program Type PACE Financing '''''Note: The Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA) issued a [http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/15884/PACESTMT7610.pdf statement] in July 2010 concerning the senior lien status associated with most PACE programs. In response to the FHFA statement, most local PACE programs have been suspended until further clarification is provided. ''''' Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repaid via a special assessment on the property over a period

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Characterization of Process Efficiency Improvement in Laser Additive Manufacturing  

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Abstract Laser additive manufacturing (LAM) enables production of complex parts with good mechanical properties. Nevertheless, part manufacturing is still relatively slow and the process efficiency could be improved to achieve total breakthrough into series production. In this study, the process efficiency improvements via higher laser power and thicker powder layers are studied. Effect of the building parameters must be understood when increasing build rate. Track-wise and layer-wise manufacturing strategy involves different independent and dependent thermal cycles which all affect part properties. Effects of the processing parameters such as speed and power on single-track formation are examined, since the part quality depend strongly on each single-track and layer. It was concluded that heat input has important effect on the penetration depth and possibility to melt thicker powder layers. These were noticed to be crucial for improving process efficiency.

Ville Matilainen; Heidi Piili; Antti Salminen; Tatu Syvänen; Olli Nyrhilä

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Employees Strive to Cut Costs, Improve Efficiency |  

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Employees Strive to Cut Costs, Improve Efficiency Employees Strive to Cut Costs, Improve Efficiency Energy Department Employees Strive to Cut Costs, Improve Efficiency November 28, 2011 - 2:00pm Addthis Thanks to Camille Beben of the Office of Management, approvals for Department directives that used to take 14 months now take less than 6 months. | DOE photo, credit Hantz Leger. Thanks to Camille Beben of the Office of Management, approvals for Department directives that used to take 14 months now take less than 6 months. | DOE photo, credit Hantz Leger. Melvin G. Williams, Jr. Melvin G. Williams, Jr. Former Associate Deputy Secretary "We are working every day to help develop a clean energy economy, create good jobs, and make sure America is competitive on the global stage." Mel Williams, Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy

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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Existing Windows | Department of Energy  

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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Existing Windows Improving the Energy Efficiency of Existing Windows Improving the Energy Efficiency of Existing Windows October 15, 2008 - 10:56am Addthis Jen Carter What does this mean for me? There are several solutions to energy inefficient windows whether you're starting from scratch or simply making upgrades. But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. - William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet No one would dispute the undeniable beauty of soft, dappled light shining through a window in the early morning. Unless, of course, you happen to be one of the many Americans whose windows are letting in more than just light. Poorly fitted or sealed windows can be a major frustration during the winter months, letting in cold drafts that blur the lines between

262

Improved Magnetic Field Generation Efficiency and Higher Temperature Spheromak Plasmas  

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New understanding of the mechanisms governing the observed magnetic field generation limits on the sustained spheromak physics experiment has been obtained. Extending the duration of magnetic helicity injection during the formation of a spheromak and optimizing the ratio of injected current to bias flux produce higher magnetic field plasmas with record spheromak electron temperatures. To explore magnetic field buildup efficiency limits, the confinement region geometry was varied resulting in improved field buildup efficiencies.

Wood, R D; Hill, D N; McLean, H S; Hooper, E B; Hudson, B F; Moller, J M; Romero-Talamas, C A

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved magnetic field generation efficiency and higher temperature spheromak plasmas  

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New understanding of the mechanisms governing the observed magnetic field generation limits on the sustained spheromak physics experiment has been obtained. Extending the duration of magnetic helicity injection during the formation of a spheromak and optimizing the ratio of injected current to bias flux produce higher magnetic field plasmas with record spheromak electron temperatures. To explore magnetic field buildup efficiency limits, the confinement region geometry was varied resulting in improved field buildup efficiencies.

R.D. Wood; D.N. Hill; H.S. McLean; E.B. Hooper; B.F. Hudson; J.M. Moller; C.A. Romero-Talamás

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining Benefits and Costs of Improved Water Heater Efficiencies  

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Determining Benefits and Costs of Improved Water Heater Efficiencies Determining Benefits and Costs of Improved Water Heater Efficiencies Title Determining Benefits and Costs of Improved Water Heater Efficiencies Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-45618 Year of Publication 2000 Authors Lekov, Alexander B., James D. Lutz, Xiaomin Liu, Camilla Dunham Whitehead, and James E. McMahon Document Number LBNL-45618 Date Published May 4 Abstract Economic impacts on individual consumers from possible revisions to U.S. residential water heater energy-efficiency standards are examined using a life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis. LCC is the consumer's cost of purchasing and installing a water heater and operating it over its lifetime. This approach makes it possible to evaluate the economic impacts on individual consumers from the revised standards. The methodology allows an examination of groups of the population which benefit or lose from suggested efficiency standards. The results show that the economic benefits to consumers are significant. At the efficiency level examined in this paper, 35% of households with electric water heaters experience LCC savings, with an average savings of $106, while 4% show LCC losses, with an average loss of $40 compared to a pre-standard LCC average of $2,565. The remainder of the population (61%) are largely unaffected.

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Electric motor systems in developing countries: Opportunities for efficiency improvement  

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This report presents an overview of the current status and efficiency improvement potential of industrial motor systems in developing countries. Better management of electric motor systems is of particular relevance in developing countries, where improved efficiency can lead to increased productivity and slower growth in electricity demand. Motor systems currently consume some 65--80% of the industrial electricity in developing countries. Drawing on studies from Thailand, India, Brazil, China, Pakistan, and Costa Rica, we describe potential efficiency gains in various parts of the motor system, from the electricity delivery system through the motor to the point where useful work is performed. We report evidence of a significant electricity conservation potential. Most of the efficiency improvement methods we examine are very cost-effective from a societal viewpoint, but are generally not implemented due to various barriers that deter their adoption. Drawing on experiences in North America, we discuss a range of policies to overcome these barriers, including education, training, minimum efficiency standards, motor efficiency testing protocols, technical assistance programs, and financial incentives.

Meyers, S.; Monahan, P.; Lewis, P.; Greenberg, S. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Nadel, S. [American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington, DC (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles  

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Activities in Vehicles Activities in Vehicles We conduct work in four key areas to develop and deploy vehicle technologies that reduce the use of petroleum while maintaining or improving performance, power, and comfort. Research and development (R&D); testing and analysis; government and community stakeholder support; and education help people access and use efficient, clean vehicles that meet their transportation needs. Researcher loads a sample mount of battery cathode materials for X-ray diffraction, an analysis tool for obtaining information on the crystallographic structure and composition of materials. Research and Development of New Technologies Develop durable and affordable advanced batteries as well as other forms of energy storage. Improve the efficiency of combustion engines.

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Enery Efficient Press and Sinter of Titanium Powder for Low-Cost Components in Vehicle Applications  

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This is the final technical report for the Department of Energy NETL project NT01931 Energy Efficient Press and Sinter of Titanium Powder for Low-Cost Components in Vehicle Applications. Titanium has been identified as one of the key materials with the required strength that can reduce the weight of automotive components and thereby reduce fuel consumption. Working with newly developed sources of titanium powder, Webster-Hoff will develop the processing technology to manufacture low cost vehicle components using the single press/single sinter techniques developed for iron based powder metallurgy today. Working with an automotive or truck manufacturer, Webster-Hoff will demonstrate the feasibility of manufacturing a press and sinter titanium component for a vehicle application. The project objective is two-fold, to develop the technology for manufacturing press and sinter titanium components, and to demonstrate the feasibility of producing a titanium component for a vehicle application. The lowest cost method for converting metal powder into a net shape part is the Powder Metallurgy Press and Sinter Process. The method involves compaction of the metal powder in a tool (usually a die and punches, upper and lower) at a high pressure (up to 60 TSI or 827 MPa) to form a green compact with the net shape of the final component. The powder in the green compact is held together by the compression bonds between the powder particles. The sinter process then converts the green compact to a metallurgically bonded net shape part through the process of solid state diffusion. The goal of this project is to expand the understanding and application of press and sinter technology to Titanium Powder applications, developing techniques to manufacture net shape Titanium components via the press and sinter process. In addition, working with a vehicle manufacturer, demonstrate the feasibility of producing a titanium component for a vehicle. This is not a research program, but rather a project to develop a process for press and sinter of net shape Titanium components. All of these project objectives have been successfully completed.

Thomas Zwitter; Phillip Nash; Xiaoyan Xu; Chadwick Johnson

2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Electricity and Natural Gas Efficiency Improvements for Residential Gas  

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and Natural Gas Efficiency Improvements for Residential Gas and Natural Gas Efficiency Improvements for Residential Gas Furnaces in the U.S. Title Electricity and Natural Gas Efficiency Improvements for Residential Gas Furnaces in the U.S. Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-59745 Year of Publication 2006 Authors Lekov, Alexander B., Victor H. Franco, Stephen Meyers, James E. McMahon, Michael A. McNeil, and James D. Lutz Document Number LBNL-59745 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Abstract This paper presents analysis of the life-cycle costs for individual households and the aggregate energy and economic impacts from potential energy efficiency improvements in U.S. residential furnaces. Most homes in the US are heated by a central furnace attached to ducts for distributing heated air and fueled by natural gas. Electricity consumption by a furnace blower is significant, comparable to the annual electricity consumption of a major appliance. Since the same blower unit is also used during the summer to circulate cooled air in centrally air conditioned homes, electricity savings occur year round. Estimates are provided of the potential electricity savings from more efficient fans and motors. Current regulations require new residential gas-fired furnaces (not including mobile home furnaces) to meet or exceed 78% annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE), but in fact nearly all furnaces sold are at 80% AFUE or higher. The possibilities for higher fuel efficiency fall into two groups: more efficient non-condensing furnaces (81% AFUE) and condensing furnaces (90-96% AFUE). There are also options to increase the efficiency of the furnace blower. This paper reports the projected national energy and economic impacts of requiring higher efficiency furnaces in the future. Energy savings vary with climate, with the result that condensing furnaces offer larger energy savings in colder climates. The range of impacts for a statistical sample of households and the percent of households with net savings in life cycle cost are shown. Gas furnaces are somewhat unusual in that the technology does not easily permit incremental change to the AFUE above 80%. Achieving significant energy savings requires use of condensing technology, which yields a large efficiency gain (to 90% or higher AFUE), but has a higher cost. With respect to electricity efficiency design options, the ECM has a negative effect on the average LCC. The current extra cost of this technology more than offsets the sizable electricity savings.

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Energy Efficient Electric Motors BY OSCAR BRANDSER Improvements in  

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three-phase induction motors present a strong opportunity to reduce plant operating costs. Iff iciency Gap: Motors account for as much as 90 percent of the total electrical usage in commercial and industrial applications. Even small improvements in motor efficiency result in substantial energy savings. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1992 E lectric motors are among the most energy efficient devices man has ever created. Today, more efficient electric motors are available than ever before. Simple economics will justify investing in energy efficient motors for most commercial and industrial applications. Energy costs are on the rise and conservation practices- such as the use of energy efficient motors-will help control future energy costs. Conservation practices can help slow down electric load growth and offset the need to add generation capacity. Conservation can help improve productivity by using resources more efficiently and will also help to keep electric costs low. This is an age of increasing costs of electricity due mainly to higher demands for a limited resource and increasingly higher capital costs of new power plants. These and other factors have encouraged many utilities to develop conservation programs and increase energy efficiency awareness among their customers. Required generation capacity will be greater than available capacity in the U.S. by the Year 2000, according to some projections, without conservation and elec-

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Identify Petroleum Reduction Strategies for Vehicles and Mobile Equipment  

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As defined by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction strategies for Federal vehicles and equipment are based on the three driving principles of petroleum reduction: Reduce vehicle miles traveled Improve fuel efficiency Use alternative fuels.

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Heavy-Duty Powertrain and Vehicle Development- A Look Toward 2020  

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Globalization in emissions regulation will be driving freight efficiency improvements and will require heavy-duty engine and powertrain advancements, vehicle improvements, and optimized system integration

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Determination of the recombination efficiency of thermal control coatings for hypersonic vehicles  

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A method is presented for determining the recombination efficiency of coatings for hypersonic vehicle applications. The approach uses experimental results from arc-jet tests with an analysis to determine the efficiency for the recombination of atomic species present in the boundary layer. The analysis employs analytical solutions to the laminar boundary-layer heat-transfer equations with experimental heating-rate, temperature, and pressure measurements. The authors discuss experimental difficulties in achieving reliable materials-performance data. The utility of the method is that it provides a rapid and efficient tool for use in qualitative screening and development of materials. The effects of second-order heat-transfer terms may be as high as 50% for low-catalysis surfaces. With the second-order terms included, the maximum uncertainty in recombination-efficiency data for low-catalysis surfaces is 45%. The discussions are based on experimental data and calculations for arc-jet tests of the titanium alloy Ti-14Al-21Nb with a borosilicate-like glass coating that has a recombination efficiency of about 0.006 to 0.01. 20 refs.

Clark, R.K.; Cunnington, G.R. Jr.; Wiedemann, K.E. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA (United States)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comment on “Effects of Ethanol on Vehicle Energy Efficiency and Implications on Ethanol Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Analysis”  

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‡ Mechanical Engineering School, University of Campinas, Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE), CNPEM/ABTLuS, Campinas, Brazil ... Without belaboring their use of “efficiency”, this argument is not a novel conclusion from their work, as the functional unit used in many biofuel life-cycle studies and renewable fuel policies is fuel energy content and/or vehicle efficiency-adjusted travel distance. ...

Bret Strogen; Simone Pereira Souza; Jeffrey R. Lidicker

2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Problems 1) Explain why the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is not as efficient as the reported "tank  

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Problems 1) Explain why the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is not as efficient as the reported "tank to wheel" efficiencies would suggest. Hydrogen must be produced, stored, and transported to heat and leaking of hydrogen in the atmosphere. Additionally it takes power to produce hydrogen

Bowen, James D.

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2014-05-08 Issuance: Energy Efficiency Improvements in ANSI/ASHRAE...  

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05-08 Issuance: Energy Efficiency Improvements in ANSIASHRAEIES Standard 90.1-2013; Preliminary Determination 2014-05-08 Issuance: Energy Efficiency Improvements in ANSIASHRAE...

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USDA Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Grants  

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USDA's Rural Business Cooperative-Service Agency, under the Rural Energy for America Program, is accepting applications for Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement grants of $20,000 or less to establish programs to assist agricultural producers and rural small businesses with evaluating the potential to incorporate renewable energy technologies into their operations.

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Improving Compressed Air System Efficiency- Know What You Really Need  

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demand-side management (DSM) programs as well as their own efforts, Wisconsin Power and Light customers have been able to improve compressed air system efficiency over the past few years. One customer reduced compressed air operating costs by one third...

Terrell, R. E.

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Improving efficiency of thermoelectric energy conversion devices is a major  

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Abstract · Improving efficiency of thermoelectric energy conversion devices is a major challenge Interdisciplinary Program in Material Science Thermal Physics Lab Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 2 S T ZT dominates over increase in Seebeck coefficient leading to poor device performance. Thermoelectric figure

Walker, D. Greg

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Dairy Processing Industry  

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2003).How to Improve Energy Efficiency in Refrigeratingpowder: Energy use and energy efficiency in the EuropeanSummer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry SenterNovem (

Brush, Adrian

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency  

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Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America December 5, 2013 - 4:36pm Addthis Industry and government officials discuss the Better Buildings Challenge expansion at the White House earlier this week. | Photo courtesy of Department of Housing and Urban Development Industry and government officials discuss the Better Buildings Challenge expansion at the White House earlier this week. | Photo courtesy of Department of Housing and Urban Development Maria Tikoff Vargas Director, Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge MORE RESOURCES Read the press release about the Better Buildings expansion Learn more about Better Buildings Accelerators

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Idaho Waste Treatment Facility Improves Worker Safety and Efficiency, Saves  

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Waste Treatment Facility Improves Worker Safety and Waste Treatment Facility Improves Worker Safety and Efficiency, Saves Taxpayer Dollars Idaho Waste Treatment Facility Improves Worker Safety and Efficiency, Saves Taxpayer Dollars August 27, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis The box retrieval forklift carriage is used to lift a degraded box as retrieval personnel monitor progress. The box retrieval forklift carriage is used to lift a degraded box as retrieval personnel monitor progress. The new soft-sided overpack is placed for shipment for treatment and repackaging. The new soft-sided overpack is placed for shipment for treatment and repackaging. The box retrieval forklift carriage is used to lift a degraded box as retrieval personnel monitor progress. The new soft-sided overpack is placed for shipment for treatment and repackaging.

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Opportunities for improving leaf water use efficiency under climate change conditions  

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Abstract \\{WUEi\\} (intrinsic water use efficiency) is a complex (multi)-trait, that depends on several physiological processes, driving plant productivity and its relation with a changing environment. Climatic change predictions estimate increases in temperature and drought in the semi-arid regions, rendering improved water use efficiency is a mandatory objective to maintain the current global food supply. The aims of this review were (i) to identify through a meta-analysis the leaf traits mostly related to intrinsic water use efficiency (WUEi, the ratio between A – net photosynthesis and gs – stomatal conductance), based on a newly compiled dataset covering more than 200 species/varieties and 106 genus of C3 plants (ii) to describe the main potential targets for \\{WUEi\\} improvement via biotechnological manipulations and (iii) to introduce emergent and innovative technologies including \\{UAVs\\} (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) to scale up levels from leaf to whole plant water status. We confirmed that increases in gm/gs and Vcmax/gs ratios are systematically related with increases in \\{WUEi\\} maintained across species, habitats, and environmental conditions. Other emergent opportunities to improve \\{WUEi\\} are described such as the relationship between photosynthesis and respiration and their link with metabolomics. Finally, we outline our hypothesis that we are observing the advent of a “smart” agriculture, wherein new technologies, such as \\{UAVs\\} equipped with remote sensors will rapidly facilitate an efficient water use regulating the irrigation schedule and determination, under field conditions, of cultivars with improved water use efficiency. We, therefore, conclude that the multi-disciplinary challenge toward WUE has only just begun.

Jorge Gago; Cyril Douthe; Igor Florez-Sarasa; Jose M. Escalona; Jeroni Galmes; Alisdair R. Fernie; Jaume Flexas; Hipolito Medrano

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Economy Improvements from a Hybrid-Electric/Diesel Powertrain in a Class 4 Parcel Delivery Vehicle  

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The goal of this project is to provide data to help bridge the gap between R&D and the commercial availability of advanced vehicle technologies that reduce petroleum use in the U.S. and improve air quality.

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Vehicles News | Department of Energy  

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July 14, 2010 July 14, 2010 Department of Energy Releases New Report on Economic Impact of Recovery Act Advanced Vehicle Investments Report Finds Recovery Act Advanced Vehicle Projects Are Creating Jobs, Spurring Private Capital Investment and Cutting Electric Vehicle Cost May 26, 2010 Deputy Secretary Poneman Attends Ground Breaking at Tennessee Advanced Vehicle Battery Plant Smyrna Electric Vehicle Project Expected to provide up to 1,500 Jobs in Tennessee March 31, 2010 GSA Doubles the Federal Hybrid Fleet, DOE Takes the Lead in Updating to Hybrids Agencies Move to Increase Energy Security and Fuel Efficiency January 11, 2010 Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Passenger Vehicles October 15, 2009 2010 Annual Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings | Department of  

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Commercial Buildings Commercial Buildings Improving the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings Engaging Industry Leaders to Deploy Energy Saving Tools, Technologies and Best Practices Learn More Engaging Industry Leaders to Deploy Energy Saving Tools, Technologies and Best Practices Learn More The Building Technologies Office (BTO) works with the commercial building industry to accelerate the uptake of energy efficiency technologies and techniques in both existing and new commercial buildings. By developing, demonstrating, and deploying cost-effective solutions, BTO strives to reduce energy consumption across the commercial building sector by at least 1,600 TBtu. Key Tools and Resources Use the guides, case studies, and other tools developed by the DOE

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Volvo SuperTruck- Powertrain Technologies for Efficiency Improvement  

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2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Potential Benefits from Improved Energy Efficiency of Key Electrical Products:  

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8254 8254 Potential Benefits from Improved Energy Efficiency of Key Electrical Products: The Case of India Michael McNeil, Maithili Iyer, Stephen Meyers, Virginie Letschert, James E. McMahon Environmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA December 2005 This work was supported by the International Copper Association through the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098. 2 ABSTRACT The goal of this project was to estimate the net benefits that cost-effective improvements in energy efficiency can bring to developing countries. The study focused on four major electrical products in the world's second largest developing country, India. These

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New Light on Improving Engine Efficiencies | Advanced Photon Source  

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The Crystal Structure of a Meta-stable Intermediate Particle in Virus The Crystal Structure of a Meta-stable Intermediate Particle in Virus Assembly Increasing Magnetic Response of Ferromagnetic Semiconductors under High Pressure Better Switching Through Chemistry in Thin Ferroelectrics First Molecular-Level Enzyme Images Could Improve Breast-Cancer Therapy Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed New Light on Improving Engine Efficiencies MARCH 3, 2009 Bookmark and Share The DOE, as part of its Clean Coal & Natural Gas Power Systems initiative, has a "Turbines of Tomorrow" program with the Program Performance Goal to: "By 2010, develop turbine technology that is capable of efficiently

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Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor  

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Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor environment: How to validate comfort and energy reduction Speaker(s): Wouter Borsboom Date: December 8, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 TNO is a research institute which is active in the energy saving and indoor environment. We like to present our research, our goals and discuss the challenges and the opportunities for cooperation. Therefore we like to give a presentation about the following topic and we are also interested in a presentation of LBL and UC Berkeley. An important topic in the building industry is near zero energy buildings. Most countries in Europe implemented programs to advance this goal in one way or another. In near-zero energy buildings, the interaction between building and systems

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Increase of unit efficiency by improved waste heat recovery  

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For coal-fired power plants with flue gas desulfurization by wet scrubbing and desulfurized exhaust gas discharge via cooling tower, a further improvement of new power plant efficiency is possible by exhaust gas heat recovery. The waste heat of exhaust gas is extracted in a flue gas cooler before the wet scrubber and recovered for combustion air and/or feedwater heating by either direct or indirect coupling of heat transfer. Different process configurations for heat recovery system are described and evaluated with regard to net unit improvement. For unite firing bituminous coal an increase of net unit efficiency of 0.25 to 0.7 percentage points and for lignite 0.7 to 1.6 percentage points can be realized depending on the process configurations of the heat recovery systems.

Bauer, G.; Lankes, F.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BetterBuildings Webinar Transcription - Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program  

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Better Buildings Webinar Better Buildings Webinar Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program July 29, 2010 2pm EST Danielle Byrnett : Hi folks. Welcome to the first Better Buildings webcast. We're going to be having a series of these. It looks like we've got more than thirty grantees on the phone and hopefully also up online. If you're having any trouble, feel free to use the box on the right-hand side of your screen to let us know, and we'll see what we can do to help you out. Erin Jackson is going to describe how the webcast is going to be run and moderated and then we will get started very shortly thereafter with our presenters: Chris Lohmann, Stockton Williams, Julie Bennett, and Brandon Belford. This is Danielle Byrnett if I didn't say that, Program Manager for Better Buildings. I

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Steam Partnerships: Case Study of Improved Energy Efficiency  

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Steam Partnerships: Case Study of Improved Energy Efficiency Michael V. Calogero, P.E., CEM Robert E. Hess Novi Leigh Director, Northeast Operations Sr. Energy Systems Engineer Energy Systems Engineer Armstrong Service, Inc ABSTRACT Effective.... 1998-2001 operating data from client's laundry processing facility. 3. Turner, Wayne C., Energy Management Handbook, 2 nd edition, 1993. 4. Armstrong International, Inc., Steam Conservation Guidelines for Condensate Drainage, Handbook N-1 01, 1997...

Calogero, M. V.; Hess, R. E.; Leigh, N.

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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This document presents a road map for improving the energy efficiency of hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The report compiles input from a broad array of experts in healthcare facility design and operations. The initial section lists challenges and barriers to efficiency improvements in healthcare. Opportunities are organized around the following ten themes: understanding and benchmarking energy use; best practices and training; codes and standards; improved utilization of existing HVAC designs and technology; innovation in HVAC design and technology; electrical system design; lighting; medical equipment and process loads; economic and organizational issues; and the design of next generation sustainable hospitals. Achieving energy efficiency will require a broad set of activities including research, development, deployment, demonstration, training, etc., organized around 48 specific objectives. Specific activities are prioritized in consideration of potential impact, likelihood of near- or mid-term feasibility and anticipated cost-effectiveness. This document is intended to be broad in consideration though not exhaustive. Opportunities and needs are identified and described with the goal of focusing efforts and resources.

Singer, Brett C.; Tschudi, William F.

2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Textile Industry  

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The textile industry is one of the most complicated manufacturing industries because it is a fragmented and heterogeneous sector dominated by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Energy is one of the main cost factors in the textile industry. Especially in times of high energy price volatility, improving energy efficiency should be a primary concern for textile plants. There are various energy-efficiency opportunities that exist in every textile plant, many of which are cost-effective. However, even cost-effective options often are not implemented in textile plants mostly because of limited information on how to implement energy-efficiency measures, especially given the fact that a majority of textile plants are categorized as SMEs and hence they have limited resources to acquire this information. Know-how on energy-efficiency technologies and practices should, therefore, be prepared and disseminated to textile plants. This guidebook provides information on energy-efficiency technologies and measures applicable to the textile industry. The guidebook includes case studies from textile plants around the world and includes energy savings and cost information when available. First, the guidebook gives a brief overview of the textile industry around the world, with an explanation of major textile processes. An analysis of the type and the share of energy used in different textile processes is also included in the guidebook. Subsequently, energy-efficiency improvement opportunities available within some of the major textile sub-sectors are given with a brief explanation of each measure. The conclusion includes a short section dedicated to highlighting a few emerging technologies in the textile industry as well as the potential for the use of renewable energy in the textile industry.

China Energy Group; Hasanbeigi, Ali

2010-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of Diesel Engine Technology to Meet US EPA 2010 Emissions with Improved Thermal Efficiency  

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Presentation given at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

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Hydrogen Air Fuel Cell Powered Passenger Car Fever — Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle for Efficiency and Range  

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Various technologies are used or developed to alleviate the atmospheric pollution due to exhaust gases from the vehicles: catalytic post — treatment, gaseous fuel and electric vehicles. Renault has decided to ...

J. C. Griesemann; D. Corgier; P. Achard…

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Combustion Concepts- Enabling Systems and Solutions (ACCESS) for High Efficiency Light Duty Vehicles  

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2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation

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An integrated approach towards efficient, scalable, and low cost thermoelectric waste heat recovery devices for vehicles  

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2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation

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Development and Demonstration of a Fuel-Efficient Class 8 Highway Vehicle  

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2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Advanced Combustion Concepts- Enabling Systems and Solutions (ACCESS) for High Efficiency Light Duty Vehicles  

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2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Advanced Combustion Concepts- Enabling Systems and Solutions (ACCESS) for High Efficiency Light Duty Vehicles  

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2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Development and Demonstration of a Fuel-Efficient Class 8 Highway Vehicle  

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2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Ramping-up Investments in Advanced Vehicle Technologies | Department of  

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Ramping-up Investments in Advanced Vehicle Technologies Ramping-up Investments in Advanced Vehicle Technologies Ramping-up Investments in Advanced Vehicle Technologies August 10, 2011 - 5:06pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this project do? Accelerates the development and deployment of next-generation vehicle technologies. Helps improve vehicle fuel efficiency and create quality jobs. Today, Secretary Chu announced the selection of 40 projects across 15 states to receive more than $175 million to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation vehicle technologies. From state-of-the-art electric drive batteries to light-weight vehicles, these projects will help improve vehicle fuel efficiency and create quality jobs. The selected projects focus on eight key approaches to improving vehicle

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Ramping-up Investments in Advanced Vehicle Technologies | Department of  

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Ramping-up Investments in Advanced Vehicle Technologies Ramping-up Investments in Advanced Vehicle Technologies Ramping-up Investments in Advanced Vehicle Technologies August 10, 2011 - 5:06pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this project do? Accelerates the development and deployment of next-generation vehicle technologies. Helps improve vehicle fuel efficiency and create quality jobs. Today, Secretary Chu announced the selection of 40 projects across 15 states to receive more than $175 million to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation vehicle technologies. From state-of-the-art electric drive batteries to light-weight vehicles, these projects will help improve vehicle fuel efficiency and create quality jobs. The selected projects focus on eight key approaches to improving vehicle

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Vehicle Technologies Office 2013 Merit Review: A University Consortium on Efficient and Clean High-Pressure, Lean Burn (HPLB) Engines  

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A presentation given by the University of Michigan at the 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about a university consortium to research efficient and clean high-pressure lean burn engines.

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Microwave-Assisted Ignition for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency  

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as solar-charged hydrogen fuel cells were allowed to becomee.g. wind-generated hydrogen fuel cell hybrid vehicle) can

DeFilippo, Anthony Cesar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Contribution of Economic Models in Evaluating Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvements  

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Traditional representation of improved end-use efficiency in the manufacturing sector has tended to assume “a net cost” perspective. In other words, the assumption for many models is that any change within the energy end-use patterns must imply a...

Laitner, J. A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technologies and Policies to Improve Energy Efficiency in Industry  

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The industrial sector consumes nearly 40% of annual global primary energy use and is responsible for a similar share of global energy?related carbon dioxide ( CO 2 ) emissions. Many studies and actual experience indicate that there is considerable potential to reduce the amount of energy used to manufacture most commodities concurrently reducing CO 2 emissions. With the support of strong policies and programs energy?efficient technologies and measures can be implemented that will reduce global CO 2 emissions. A number of countries including the Netherlands the UK and China have experience implementing aggressive programs to improve energy efficiency and reduce related CO 2 emissions from industry. Even so there is no silver bullet and all options must be pursued if greenhouse gas emissions are to be constrained to the level required to avoid significant negative impacts from global climate change.

Lynn Price

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient incorporation of silver to improve superconducting fibers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved method for the efficient incorporation of a metal such as silver in a superconducting material includes blending the metal with a high temperature superconductor or precursor powder and consolidating the same into pellets. The pellets are charged directly into a heating assembly where it is melted and heated sufficiently to a uniform temperature prior to fiberization. Droplets of the melted blend fall through a collar into a nozzle where they are subjected to a high velocity gas to break the melted material into ligaments which solidify into improved flexible fibers having the metal homogeneously dis This invention was made with Government support under a contract with the Department of Energy (DOE) and Ames Laboratory, Contract No. SC-91-225, our reference No. CRD-1272. The Government has certain rights in this invention.

Gleixner, Richard A. (North Canton, OH); LaCount, Dale F. (Alliance, OH); Finnemore, Douglas K. (Ames, IA)

1994-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Energy Efficiency Improvement in the United States Petroleum  

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in the United States Petroleum in the United States Petroleum Refining Industry Title Assessment of Energy Efficiency Improvement in the United States Petroleum Refining Industry Publication Type Report Refereed Designation Unknown LBNL Report Number LBNL-6292E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Morrow, William R., John Marano, Jayant A. Sathaye, Ali Hasanbeigi, and Tengfang T. Xu Date Published 06/2013 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Keywords industrial energy efficiency Abstract Adoption of efficient process technologies is an important approach to reducing CO2 emissions, in particular those associated with combustion. In many cases, implementing energy efficiency measures is among the most cost-effective approaches that any refiner can take, improving productivity while reducing emissions. Therefore, careful analysis of the options and costs associated with efficiency measures is required to establish sound carbon policies addressing global climate change, and is the primary focus of LBNL's current petroleum refining sector analysis for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The analysis is aimed at identifying energy efficiency-related measures and developing energy abatement supply curves and CO2 emissions reduction potential for the U.S. refining industry. A refinery model has been developed for this purpose that is a notional aggregation of the U.S. petroleum refining sector. It consists of twelve processing units and accounts for the additional energy requirements from steam generation, hydrogen production and water utilities required by each of the twelve processing units. The model is carbon and energy balanced such that crude oil inputs and major refinery sector outputs (fuels) are benchmarked to 2010 data. Estimates of the current penetration for the identified energy efficiency measures benchmark the energy requirements to those reported in U.S. DOE 2010 data. The remaining energy efficiency potential for each of the measures is estimated and compared to U.S. DOE fuel prices resulting in estimates of cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities for each of the twelve major processes. A combined cost of conserved energy supply curve is also presented along with the CO2 emissions abatement opportunities that exist in the U.S. petroleum refinery sector. Roughly 1,200 PJ per year of primary fuels savings and close to 500 GWh per year of electricity savings are potentially cost-effective given U.S. DOE fuel price forecasts. This represents roughly 70 million metric tonnes of CO2 emission reductions assuming 2010 emissions factor for grid electricity. Energy efficiency measures resulting in an additional 400 PJ per year of primary fuels savings and close to 1,700 GWh per year of electricity savings, and an associated 24 million metric tonnes of CO2 emission reductions are not cost-effective given the same assumption with respect to fuel prices and electricity emissions factors. Compared to the modeled energy requirements for the U.S. petroleum refining sector, the cost effective potential represents a 40% reduction in fuel consumption and a 2% reduction in electricity consumption. The non-cost-effective potential represents an additional 13% reduction in fuel consumption and an additional 7% reduction in electricity consumption. The relative energy reduction potentials are much higher for fuel consumption than electricity consumption largely in part because fuel is the primary energy consumption type in the refineries. Moreover, many cost effective fuel savings measures would increase electricity consumption.

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2012 U.S. Vehicle Analysis  

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Electric Vehicles …………………………………………………………. Dieselperformance of electric vehicles Diesel Vehicle From Tableelectric vehicles ……………………… 3.15: Emission and fuel efficiency performance of diesel

Lam, Ho Yeung Michael

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Cement Industry  

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Lime Institute. 2001. Energy Efficiency Opportunity Guide inIndustry, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resourcesof a Cement Kiln, Energy Efficiency Demonstration Scheme,

Worrell, Ernst

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smart Thermal Skins for Vehicles  

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8 8 Smart Thermal Skins for Vehicles With a modest effort, many of the energy-efficient technologies developed for buildings can be transferred to the transportation sector. The goal of vehicle thermal management research at LBL is to save the energy equivalent of one to two billion gallons of gasoline per year, and improve the marketability of next-generation vehicles using advanced solar control glazings and insulating shell components to reduce accessory loads. Spectrally selective and electrochromic window glass and lightweight insulating materials improve the fuel efficiency of conventional and hybrid vehicles and extend the range of electric vehicles by reducing the need for air conditioning and heating, and by allowing the downsizing of equipment.

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Vehicles Blog | Department of Energy  

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Vehicles Blog Vehicles Blog Vehicles Blog RSS November 22, 2013 As part of the 21st Century Truck Partnership, the Army will demonstrate technology that converts waste heat from an exhaust system to electricity used in its Stryker vehicle. | Photo courtesy of courtesy of U.S. Army Top U.S. Automakers Collaborate to Improve Heavy-Duty Freight Efficiency The 21st Century Truck Partnership aims to improve the fuel efficiency of heavy duty-freight vehicles in existing and future fleets throughout the country. The partnership includes 15 heavy-duty engine, truck, and bus manufacturers, four federal agencies and 12 national laboratories. September 19, 2013 A Clean Energy Revolution -- Now Critics often say America's clean energy future will "always be five years away." For four key clean energy technologies, that clean energy

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Vehicles News | Department of Energy  

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News News Vehicles News RSS September 4, 2013 Energy Department Announces $45 Million to Advance Next-Generation Vehicle Technologies Thirty-eight projects will accelerate the research and development of technologies to improve vehicle fuel efficiency, lower transportation costs, and cut carbon pollution. Energy Department Announces $45 Million to Advance Next-Generation Vehicle Technologies Building on President Obama's Climate Action Plan to build a 21st century transportation sector and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Energy Department announced today more than $45 million for thirty-eight new projects that accelerate the research and development of vehicle technologies to improve fuel efficiency, lower transportation costs, and protect the environment in communities nationwide.

316

Improving computational efficiency of Monte Carlo simulations with variance reduction  

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CCFE perform Monte-Carlo transport simulations on large and complex tokamak models such as ITER. Such simulations are challenging since streaming and deep penetration effects are equally important. In order to make such simulations tractable, both variance reduction (VR) techniques and parallel computing are used. It has been found that the application of VR techniques in such models significantly reduces the efficiency of parallel computation due to 'long histories'. VR in MCNP can be accomplished using energy-dependent weight windows. The weight window represents an 'average behaviour' of particles, and large deviations in the arriving weight of a particle give rise to extreme amounts of splitting being performed and a long history. When running on parallel clusters, a long history can have a detrimental effect on the parallel efficiency - if one process is computing the long history, the other CPUs complete their batch of histories and wait idle. Furthermore some long histories have been found to be effectively intractable. To combat this effect, CCFE has developed an adaptation of MCNP which dynamically adjusts the WW where a large weight deviation is encountered. The method effectively 'de-optimises' the WW, reducing the VR performance but this is offset by a significant increase in parallel efficiency. Testing with a simple geometry has shown the method does not bias the result. This 'long history method' has enabled CCFE to significantly improve the performance of MCNP calculations for ITER on parallel clusters, and will be beneficial for any geometry combining streaming and deep penetration effects. (authors)

Turner, A. [EURATOM/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxon, 0X14 3DB (United Kingdom); Davis, A. [EURATOM/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxon, 0X14 3DB (United Kingdom); University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Temperature Materials for High Efficiency Engines  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high...

318

Alternative Transportation Technologies: Hydrogen, Biofuels, Advanced Efficiency, and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presented at the U.S. Department of Energy Light Duty Vehicle Workshop in Washington, D.C. on July 26, 2010.

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Stretch Efficiency for Combustion Engines: Exploiting New Combustion Regimes  

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Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about stretch...

320

Thermoelectric Power Generation System with Loop Thermosyphon in Future High Efficiency Hybrid Vehicles  

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This project discusses preliminary experimental results to find how thermoelectrics can be applied ot future hybrid vehicles and the optimum design of such equipment using heat pipes

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321

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Model Development and Analysis of Clean & Efficient Engine Combustion  

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Presentation given by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about model...

322

Autonomie Modeling Tool Improves Vehicle Design and Testing, Informs New Fuel Economy Standards  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Autonomie, an advanced vehicle modeling and design software package created by Argonne National laboratory with EERE support, is helping U.S. auto manufacturers develop the next generation of hybrid and electric vehicles.

323

Vehicle interconnection metric and clustering protocol for improved connectivity in vehicular ad hoc networks  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The SUMO [25...] simulator was used for vehicle movement data generation. It is a microtraffic simulator and provides information about the movement and position of every vehicle individually, which is a key fact...

Samo Vodopivec; Melita Hajdinjak…

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Achieving world-class perceived vehicle quality through improved engineering and manufacturing tools  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Throughout the vehicle development process, automotive manufacturers must work to meet a variety of customer needs. One increasingly important attribute is vehicle exterior perceived quality, which is largely dependent on ...

Glomski, Paul T

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

EECBG Success Story: CNG in OKC: Improving Efficiency at the...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Manager for the City of Oklahoma City, refills a vehicle at the new fast-fill CNG fueling station located at the city's main maintenance facility. | Courtesy of the City of...

326

Improving Services, Effectiveness, and Efficiency at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro  

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1 Improving Services, Effectiveness, and Efficiency at The University of North Carolina of people across the campus) #12;2 Improving Services, Effectiveness, and Efficiency at UNCG Table ......................................................................................................................... 28 C. Organizational Structure

Saidak, Filip

327

Efficient, High-Torque Electric Vehicle Motor: Advanced Electric Vehicle Motors with Low or No Rare Earth Content  

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REACT Project: QM Power will develop a new type of electric motor with the potential to efficiently power future generations of EVs without the use of rare-earth-based magnets. Many of today’s EV motors use rare earth magnets to efficiently provide torque to the wheels. QM Power’s motors would contain magnets that use no rare earth minerals, are light and compact, and can deliver more power with greater efficiency and at reduced cost. Key innovations in this project include a new motor design with iron-based magnetic materials, a new motor control technique, and advanced manufacturing techniques that substantially reduce the cost of the motor. The ultimate goal of this project is to create a cost-effective EV motor that offers the rough peak equivalent of 270 horsepower.

None

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Fact #658: January 17, 2011 Increasing Use of Vehicle Technologies to Meet Fuel Economy Requirements  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Vehicle manufacturers are turning to vehicle technologies to improve efficiency and meet strict fuel economy requirements. Over the last 10 years, the use of engine technologies like multi-valves...

329

Apps for Vehicles Challenge Finalists Announced | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Apps for Vehicles Challenge Finalists Announced Apps for Vehicles Challenge Finalists Announced Apps for Vehicles Challenge Finalists Announced February 5, 2013 - 12:14pm Addthis Apps for Vehicles Finalists Apps for Vehicles Finalists Ian Kalin Director of the Energy Data Initiative What does this project do? The Apps for Vehicles competition challenges entrepreneurs to use vehicle open data to make cars and drivers safer and more efficient. American innovators have once again responded to a national call to action. Nearly 40 teams submitted ideas in response to a $50,000 Apps for Vehicles Challenge that seeks to improve safety and fuel efficiency through data innovation. Entrepreneurs were given the task to demonstrate what new products or services could help vehicle owners take advantage of largely untapped data from their own vehicles. Eight finalists have been selected

330

Efficiency and Reliability Improvement in Wind Turbine Converters by Grid Converter Adaptive Control  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Efficiency and Reliability Improvement in Wind Turbine Converters by Grid Converter Adaptive stack shows efficiency increase in the high power region. Introduction Wind turbines are emerging energy test setup. Keywords >, Efficiency>>, >,

Munk-Nielsen, Stig

331

Improving Energy Efficiency of Compressed Air System Based on System Audit  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

plan, formulate energy efficiency goals and adopt energyGO-102004-1926 [3] Energy Efficiency and Market Potential ofImproving Energy Efficiency of Compressed Air System Based

Shanghai, Hongbo Qin; McKane, Aimee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Low cost, compact, and high efficiency traction motor for electric and hybrid electric vehicles  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A new motor drive, the switched reluctance motor drive, has been developed for hybrid-electric vehicles. The motor drive has been designed, built and tested in the test bed at a near vehicle scale. It has been shown that the switched reluctance motor drive is more suitable for traction application than any other motor drive.

Ehsani, Mark

2002-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

333

Microelectronics Plant Water Efficiency Improvements at Sandia National Laboratories  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Sandia National Laboratories has developed extensive Sandia National Laboratories has developed extensive water efficiency improvements at its Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) complex in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since 1949, Sandia has developed science-based technologies that support national security: nuclear weapons, energy and infrastruc- ture assurance, nonproliferation, defense systems and assessments, and homeland security. The laboratory sits on 8,699 acres of land and employs more than 10,000 employees and contractors. Altogether, it owns 871 buildings encompassing more than 5.8 million square feet. The MESA complex houses research in microelectronics, including designing and prototyping microsystem-based components. The complex consumes about 28% of the total water used at Sandia. The processes used to create

334

FY 2014 Vehicles FOA 991 Selection Table  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Department announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.

335

Improving the energy efficiency of refrigerators in India  

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Five state-of-the-art, production refrigerators from different manufacturers in India were subjected to a variety of appliance rating and performance evaluation test procedures in an engineering laboratory. Cabinet heat loss, compressor calorimeter, high-ambient pull-down, and closed-door energy consumption tests were performed on each unit to assess the current status of commercially available Indian refrigerators and refrigerator component efficiencies. Daily energy consumption tests were performed at nominal line voltages and at 85% and 115% of nominal voltage to assess the effect of grid voltage variations. These test results were also used to indicate opportunities for effective improvements in energy efficiency. A widely distributed ``generic`` computer model capable of simulating single-door refrigerators with a small interior freezer section was used to estimate cabinet heat loss rates and closed door energy consumption values from basic cabinet and refrigeration circuit inputs. This work helped verify the model`s accuracy and potential value as a tool for evaluating the energy impact of proposed design options. Significant differences ranging from 30 to 90% were seen in the measured performance criterion for these ``comparable`` refrigerators suggesting opportunities for improvements in individual product designs. Modeled cabinet heat loadings differed from experimentally extrapolated values in a range from 2--29%, and daily energy consumption values estimated by the model differed from laboratory data by as little as 3% or as much as 25%, which indicates that refinement of the model may be needed for this single-door refrigerator type. Additional comparisons of experimentally measured performance criteria such as % compressor run times and compressor cycling rates to modeled results are given. The computer model is used to evaluate the energy saving impact of several modest changes to the basic Indian refrigerator design.

Sand, J.R.; Vineyard, E.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Bohman, R.H. [Consulting Engineer, Cedar Rapids, IA (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Improving Energy Efficiency of GPU based General-Purpose Scientific Computing through  

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Improving Energy Efficiency of GPU based General-Purpose Scientific Computing through Automated challenge. In this paper, we propose a novel framework to improve the energy efficiency of GPU-based General configurations to improve the energy efficiency of any given GPGPU program. Through preliminary empirical

Deng, Zhigang

337

How Have You Improved the Efficiency of Your Windows? | Department of  

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Have You Improved the Efficiency of Your Windows? Have You Improved the Efficiency of Your Windows? How Have You Improved the Efficiency of Your Windows? March 18, 2010 - 7:57pm Addthis This week, John told you about his experience with window shades that improve the energy efficiency of his windows. There are several things you can do to improve the efficiency of existing windows, including adding storm windows, caulking or weatherstripping, or using window treatments. How have you improved the efficiency of your windows? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. Please comment with your answers, and also feel free to respond to other comments. Addthis Related Articles How Have You Improved the Efficiency of Your Windows?

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Improving the efficiency of electric motor systems: Moving beyond efficient motors  

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Electric motors operating in the US consume more than half of the nation's electricity. Electric utilities were among the first groups to begin offering programs to promote efficiency in electric motors. A 1994 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) survey of utility demand-side management (DSM) programs found 151 efficient-motors and drives programs being offered by 95 utilities in the US. The most common programs have been prescriptive rebates for the purchase of high-efficiency motors. While many of these programs have been popular and successful, their cost is an issue of contention with some industrial consumer groups and within utilities attempting to reduce program costs. With the minimum motor efficiency regulations in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) set to go into effect for most products in October 1997, utilities will need to move beyond these simple high-efficiency motor rebate programs if they are to continue to offer motor programs to their customers. The focus will also have to shift from simply motors to motor-system issues. As a 1993 US Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored motor-system roundtable identified, motor-system expertise is not widely available, and many electric utilities will need assistance to develop and implement new programs. It is thus important that information be made available to these utilities on how to analyze customers' motor-systems needs, what program designs will most likely meet these needs, what resources they will need to implement their programs, and where to find those resources. DOE's Motor Challenge has already been identifying or developing many of these resources, and these are already being used by some utilities. If utilities are provided a program context, more of them can make better use of these resources and achieve success from their own standpoint (e.g., increased customer satisfaction and improved customer retention), from the customers' standpoint (e.g., lower motor-system costs and improved performance), and from the national standpoint (e.g., reduced motorsystem energy consumption and lower carbon emissions). The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has begun to establish this context by analyzing utility motor-systems programs. This work builds upon past ACEEE analyses of other utility DSM programs and ACEEE's extensive involvement in the technical aspects and design of programs involving electric motor systems.

Elliott, R.N.; Pye, M.; Nadel, S.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Improving Data Center Efficiency with Rack or Row Cooling Devices...  

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ECMs for Labs and Data Centers Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Case Study: Innovative Energy Efficiency Approaches in NOAA's...

340

Case Study: Opportunities to Improve Energy Efficiency in Three...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

More Documents & Publications Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Case Study: Innovative Energy Efficiency Approaches in NOAA's...

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341

TV Energy Consumption Trends and Energy-Efficiency Improvement Options  

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and Low Power Mode Energy Consumption”, Energy Efficiency inEnergy Consumption ..26 3.1.3. 3D TV Energy Consumption and Efficiency

Park, Won Young

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Fact Sheet: Improving Energy Efficiency for Server Rooms and Closets  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

energy-efficiency awareness classes offered by utility companies, ASHRAE, and other efficiency advocates, to take full advantage of best practices

Cheung, Hoi Ying Iris

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

How Have You Improved the Efficiency of Your Windows? | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

How Have You Improved the Efficiency of Your Windows? How Have You Improved the Efficiency of Your Windows? How Have You Improved the Efficiency of Your Windows? March 18, 2010 - 7:57pm Addthis This week, John told you about his experience with window shades that improve the energy efficiency of his windows. There are several things you can do to improve the efficiency of existing windows, including adding storm windows, caulking or weatherstripping, or using window treatments. How have you improved the efficiency of your windows? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. Please comment with your answers, and also feel free to respond to other comments. Addthis Related Articles Energy-efficient windows provide space heating and lighting to this sunny kitchen. | Photo courtesy of Emily Minton-Redfield for Jim Logan Architects.

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Clean Cities 2013 Vehicle Buyer's Guide (Brochure), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Natural Gas Natural Gas Propane Electric Hybrid Ethanol Flex-Fuel Biodiesel Vehicle Buyer's Guide Clean Cities 2013 Today's auto manufacturers offer hundreds of light-duty vehicle models that take advantage of alternative fuels and advanced technologies in order to help drivers and fleets reduce petroleum use, cut emissions, and save on fuel costs. This guide features a comprehensive list of such vehicles set to arrive in Model Year 2013. Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Compressed Natural Gas . . . . . 6 Propane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 All-Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Plug-In Hybrid Electric . . . . . . . 16 Hybrid Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Ethanol Flex-Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Biodiesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Vehicle Buyer's Guide Clean Cities 2013 Disclaimers This report was

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Clean Cities 2012 Vehicle Buyer's Guide (Brochure), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

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Gas Gas Propane Electric Ethanol Flex-Fuel Biodiesel Vehicle Buyer's Guide Clean Cities 2012 The expanding availability of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles makes it easier than ever to reduce petroleum use, cut emissions, and save on fuel costs. This guide features a comprehensive list of vehicles set to hit the market in model year 2012. Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Compressed Natural Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Propane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 All-Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Plug-In Hybrid Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Hybrid Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ethanol Flex-Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Biodiesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Vehicle Buyer's Guide Clean Cities 2012 Disclaimers This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the

346

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: A Materials Approach to Fuel-Efficient Tires  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by PPG Industries at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about a materials approach to fuel...

347

Traveled distance, stock and fuel efficiency of private vehicles in Canada: price elasticities and rebound effect  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper presents estimates of the rebound effect and other elasticities for the Canadian light-duty vehicle fleet using panel data at the provincial level from 1990 to 2004. We estimate a simultaneous three-eq...

Philippe Barla; Bernard Lamonde; Luis F. Miranda-Moreno; Nathalie Boucher

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Potentials and policy implications of energy and material efficiency improvement  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

energy efficiency - Initial results," Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, The Netherlands. Modern Plastics (

Worrell, Ernst; Levine, Mark; Price, Lynn; Martin, Nathan; van den Broek, Richard; Block, Kornelis

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Johnson Controls Develops an Improved Vehicle Battery, Works to Cut Battery Costs in Half  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Johnson Controls is working to increase energy density of vehicle batteries while reducing manufacturing costs for lithium-ion battery cells.

350

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Improved Solvers for Advanced Engine Combustion Simulation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about...

351

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Convective Cooling and Passive Stack Improvements in Motors  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by National Renewable Energy Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about...

352

Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (Brochure), Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP)  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles Hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles use electricity as their primary fuel or to improve the efficiency of conventional vehicle designs. This new generation of vehicles, often called electric drive vehicles, can be divided into three cat- egories: hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and all-electric vehicles (EVs). Together, they have great potential to reduce U.S. petroleum use. Hybrid Electric Vehicles HEVs are powered by an internal combus- tion engine or other propulsion source that runs on conventional or alternative fuel and an electric motor that uses energy stored in a battery. The extra power provided by the electric motor allows for a smaller engine, resulting in better fuel

353

Novel Spark Plugs Improve Energy Efficiency of Compressed Natural  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

by 99 percent and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent relative to gasoline. In California technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution beyond applicable standards of compressed natural gas light duty vehicles, thereby reducing harmful air emissions. The proposed innovation

354

CERAMIC MEMBRANE ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED IGCC EFFICIENCY  

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The objective of this program is to conduct a technology development program to advance the state-of-the-art in ceramic Oxygen Transport Membranes (OTM) to the level required to produce step change improvements in process economics, efficiency, and environmental benefits for commercial IGCC systems and other applications. The IGCC program is focused on addressing key issues in materials, processing, manufacturing, engineering and system development that will make the OTM a commercial reality. The objective of the OTM materials development task is to identify a suitable material that can be formed into a thin film to produce the target oxygen flux. This requires that the material have an adequate permeation rate, and thermo-mechanical and thermo-chemical properties such that the material is able to be supported on the desired substrate and sufficient mechanical strength to survive the stresses involved in operation. The objective of the composite OTM development task is to develop the architecture and fabrication techniques necessary to construct stable, high performance, thin film OTMs supported on suitable porous, load bearing substrates. The objective of the process development task of this program to demonstrate the program objectives on a single OTM tube under test conditions simulating those of the optimum process cycle for the power plant. Good progress has been made towards achieving the DOE-IGCC program objectives. Two promising candidates for OTM materials have been identified and extensive characterization will continue. New compositions are being produced and tested which will determine if the material can be further improved in terms of flux, thermo-mechanical and thermo-chemical properties. Process protocols for the composite OTM development of high quality films on porous supports continues to be optimized. Dense and uniform PSO1 films were successfully applied on porous disc and tubular substrates with good bonding between the films and substrates, and no damage to the substrates or films.

Ravi Prasad

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Vehicle Systems Integration Laboratory Accelerates Powertrain Development  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

ORNL's Vehicle Systems Integration (VSI) Laboratory accelerates the pace of powertrain development by performing prototype research and characterization of advanced systems and hardware components. The VSI Lab is capable of accommodating a range of platforms from advanced light-duty vehicles to hybridized Class 8 powertrains with the goals of improving overall system efficiency and reducing emissions.

None

2014-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

356

CERAMIC MEMBRANE ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED IGCC EFFICIENCY  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The objective of this program is to conduct a technology development program to advance the state-of-the-art in ceramic Oxygen Transport Membranes (OTM) to the level required to produce step change improvements in process economics, efficiency, and environmental benefits for commercial IGCC systems and other applications. The IGCC program is focused on addressing key issues in materials, processing, manufacturing, engineering and system development that will make the OTM a commercial reality. The objective of the OTM materials development task is to identify a suitable material that can be formed into a thin film to produce the target oxygen flux. This requires that the material have an adequate permeation rate, and thermo-mechanical and thermo-chemical properties such that the material is able to be supported on the desired substrate and sufficient mechanical strength to survive the stresses involved in operation. The objective of the composite OTM development task is to develop the architecture and fabrication techniques necessary to construct stable, high performance, thin film OTMs supported on suitable porous, load bearing substrates. The objective of the process development task of this program to demonstrate the program objectives on a single OTM tube under test conditions simulating those of the optimum process cycle for the power plant.

Ravi Prasad

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Existing buildings will dominate energy use in commercial buildings in the United States for three decades or longer and even in China for the about two decades. Retrofitting these buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use is thus critical to achieving the target of reducing energy use in the buildings sector. However there are few evaluation tools that can quickly identify and evaluate energy savings and cost effectiveness of energy conservation measures (ECMs) for retrofits, especially for buildings in China. This paper discusses methods used to develop such a tool and demonstrates an application of the tool for a retrofit analysis. The tool builds on a building performance database with pre-calculated energy consumption of ECMs for selected commercial prototype buildings using the EnergyPlus program. The tool allows users to evaluate individual ECMs or a package of ECMs. It covers building envelope, lighting and daylighting, HVAC, plug loads, service hot water, and renewable energy. The prototype building can be customized to represent an actual building with some limitations. Energy consumption from utility bills can be entered into the tool to compare and calibrate the energy use of the prototype building. The tool currently can evaluate energy savings and payback of ECMs for shopping malls in China. We have used the tool to assess energy and cost savings for retrofit of the prototype shopping mall in Shanghai. Future work on the tool will simplify its use and expand it to cover other commercial building types and other countries.

Levine, Mark; Feng, Wei; Ke, Jing; Hong, Tianzhen; Zhou, Nan

2013-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

358

Improving the Operating Efficiency of Microturbine-Based Distributed...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

370 kilowatt (kW) microturbine with 42% net electrical efficiency and 85% total combined heat and power (CHP) efficiency. Introduction The U.S. economic market potential for...

359

Advanced Electric Systems and Aerodynamics for Efficiency Improvements in Heavy Duty Trucks  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Advanced Electric Systems and Aerodynamics for Efficiency Improvements in Heavy Duty Trucks program (DE-FC26-04NT42189), commonly referred to as the AES program, focused on areas that will primarily benefit fuel economy and improve heat rejection while driving over the road. The AES program objectives were to: (1) Analyze, design, build, and test a cooling system that provided a minimum of 10 percent greater heat rejection in the same frontal area with no increase in parasitic fan load. (2) Realize fuel savings with advanced power management and acceleration assist by utilizing an integrated starter/generator (ISG) and energy storage devices. (3) Quantify the effect of aerodynamic drag due to the frontal shape mandated by the area required for the cooling system. The program effort consisted of modeling and designing components for optimum fuel efficiency, completing fabrication of necessary components, integrating these components into the chassis test bed, completing controls programming, and performance testing the system both on a chassis dynamometer and on the road. Emission control measures for heavy-duty engines have resulted in increased engine heat loads, thus introducing added parasitic engine cooling loads. Truck electrification, in the form of thermal management, offers technological solutions to mitigate or even neutralize the effects of this trend. Thermal control offers opportunities to avoid increases in cooling system frontal area and forestall reduced fuel economy brought about by additional aerodynamic vehicle drag. This project explored such thermal concepts by installing a 2007 engine that is compliant with current regulations and bears additional heat rejection associated with meeting these regulations. This newer engine replaced the 2002 engine from a previous project that generated less heat rejection. Advanced power management, utilizing a continuously optimized and controlled power flow between electric components, can offer additional fuel economy benefits to the heavy-duty trucking industry. Control software for power management brings added value to the power distribution and energy storage architecture on board a truck with electric accessories and an ISG. The research team has built upon a previous truck electrification project, formally, 'Parasitic Energy Loss Reduction and Enabling Technologies for Class 7/8 Trucks', DE-FC04-2000AL6701, where the fundamental concept of electrically-driven accessories replacing belt/gear-driven accessories was demonstrated on a Kenworth T2000 truck chassis. The electrical accessories, shown in Figure 1, were controlled to provide 'flow on demand' variable-speed operation and reduced parasitic engine loads for increased fuel economy. These accessories also provided solutions for main engine idle reduction in long haul trucks. The components and systems of the current project have been integrated into the same Kenworth T2000 truck platform. Reducing parasitic engine loading by decoupling accessory loads from the engine and driving them electrically has been a central concept of this project. Belt or gear-driven engine accessories, such as water pump, air conditioning compressor, or air compressor, are necessarily tied to the engine speed dictated by the current vehicle operating conditions. These conventional accessory pumps are sized to provide adequate flow or pressure at low idle or peak torque speeds, resulting in excess flow or pressure at cruising or rated speeds. The excess flow is diverted through a pressure-minimizing device such as a relief valve thereby expending energy to drive unnecessary and inefficient pump operation. This inefficiency causes an increased parasitic load to the engine, which leads to a loss of usable output power and decreased fuel economy. Controlling variable-speed electric motors to provide only the required flow or pressure of a particular accessory system can yield significant increases in fuel economy for a commercial vehicle. Motor loads at relatively high power levels (1-5 kW, or higher) can be efficiently provided

Larry Slone; Jeffrey Birkel

2007-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

360

Can We Improve Energy Efficiency of Secure Disk Systems without Modifying Security Mechanisms?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Can We Improve Energy Efficiency of Secure Disk Systems without Modifying Security Mechanisms--Improving energy efficiency of security-aware storage systems is challenging, because security and energy security and energy efficiency is to profile encryption algorithms to decide if storage systems would

Qin, Xiao

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361

Efficiency improvement of a ground coupled heat pump system from energy management  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Efficiency improvement of a ground coupled heat pump system from energy management N. Pardo a,*, Á coupled heat pump Energy efficiency Numerical simulation a b s t r a c t The installed capacity of an air to improve the efficiency of a ground coupled heat pump air conditioning system by adapting its produced

Fernández de Córdoba, Pedro

362

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Glass Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy efficiency integrated into organizational culture.use and organizational goals for energy efficiency. Stafforganizational commitment to continuous improvement of energy efficiency.

Worrell, Ernst

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Cement Making. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy efficiency integrated into organizational culture.organizational commitment to continuous improvement of energy efficiency.efficiency project, limited finances, poor accountability for measures, or organizational

Worrell, Ernst

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Pharmaceutical Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

use and organizational goals for energy efficiency. Stafforganizational commitment to continuous improvement of energy efficiency.efficiency project, limited finances, poor accountability for measures, or organizational

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Assessment of Energy Efficiency Improvement and CO2 Emission Reduction Potentials in the Cement Industry in China  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for Improving Energy Efficiency, Reducing Pollution andSummer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Washington,R. N. , 1994, “The energy-efficiency gap: What does it

Hasanbeigi, Ali

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

What Improvements Have You Made for an Energy Efficiency Tax Credit? |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Improvements Have You Made for an Energy Efficiency Tax Improvements Have You Made for an Energy Efficiency Tax Credit? What Improvements Have You Made for an Energy Efficiency Tax Credit? December 2, 2010 - 6:30am Addthis On Tuesday when Andrea highlighted the November happenings on Energy Savers, she mentioned that the federal energy efficiency tax credits are set to expire at the end of this year. This is really important to remember if you are planning to make energy-saving improvements, because they need to be "placed in service" by December 31, 2010. That means that you have fewer than 30 days to make your purchases and improvements! Learn more about the federal tax credits for energy efficiency. What improvements have you made for an energy efficiency tax credit? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question

367

Energy Secretary Moniz Unveils More Than $55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Following the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20st in which President Obama highlighted the surge in U.S. manufacturing and the strong growth in the auto industry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced more than $55 million to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean energy economy.

368

The Role of Advanced Combustion in Improving Thermal Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Combustion plays an important role in enabling high thermal efficiencies. Technologies that deliver short combustion duration and low soot emissions are needed.

369

Thermal Efficiency Improvement While Meeting Emissions of 2007...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Thermal Efficiency Reaching 50% at 2010 Emissions Time Optimized Combustion; Increased FIS Flexibility; Premium EGR System; Turbocharger Matching; Diesel Particulate Filter NOx:...

370

Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects Improve Competitiveness and Protect Jobs  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Case study summarizing CleanTech Partners and Focus on Energy's success in deploying "shovel ready" energy-efficiency technologies at nine industrial plants in Wisconsin

371

Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Commercial...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

if you will, that has specific definitions around different energy efficiency terms. Terms from the BEDES dictionary can be implemented if you're designing schema,...

372

Energy efficiency improvement and cost saving opportunities for petroleum refineries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

recovery turbine or turbo expander to recover energy fromhas recently upgraded the turbo expanders at its Houston andreplaced an older turbo expander by a new more efficient

Worrell, Ernst; Galitsky, Christina

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

hospitals have variable frequency drives (VFDs) on largeo o o o o Use of variable frequency drives, efficient motorscooling coils; with variable frequency drives the fans may

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Volvo SuperTruck - Powertrain Technologies for Efficiency Improvement  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

efficient highway transportation technologies to reduce petroleum consumption, operating cost, fuel consumption, environmental impact, and time to market for high risk high...

375

Technologies and Approaches for Improving Energy Efficiency of Network Elements  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Technologies and approaches for implementing energy-efficient network elements are briefly reviewed. Optical transmission and switching together with an optimized network concept...

Aleksic, Slaviša

376

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

source heat pumps (newer designs are greatly improved), condensing boilers, advanced control sequences to allow utilization of variable air

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Applications of Automatic Vehicle Location systems towards improving service reliability and operations planning in London  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Technological advances in the transit industry, such as the introduction of Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) systems, have provided agencies with robust data collection and measurement systems and enabled the development ...

Ehrlich, Joseph Emanuel

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Improvements in Test Protocols for Electric Vehicles to Determine Range and Total Energy Consumption  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

As electric vehicles have entered the market fairly recently, ... tested the same way as the ICE-driven cars with the exception that determining range is ... However, the current procedures address mainly primary...

Juhani Laurikko; Jukka Nuottimäki…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Hybrid options for light-duty vehicles.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) offer great promise in improving fuel economy. In this paper, we analyze why, how, and by how much vehicle hybridization can reduce energy consumption and improve fuel economy. Our analysis focuses on efficiency gains associated solely with vehicle hybridization. We do not consider such other measures as vehicle weight reduction or air- and tire-resistance reduction, because such measures would also benefit conventional technology vehicles. The analysis starts with understanding the energy inefficiencies of light-duty vehicles associated with different operation modes in US and Japanese urban and highway driving cycles, with the corresponding energy-saving potentials. The potential for fuel economy gains due to vehicle hybridization can be estimated almost exclusively on the basis of three elements: the reducibility of engine idling operation, the recoverability of braking energy losses, and the capability of improving engine load profiles to gain efficiency associated with specific HEV configurations and control strategies. Specifically, we evaluate the energy efficiencies and fuel economies of a baseline MY97 Corolla-like conventional vehicle (CV), a hypothetical Corolla-based minimal hybrid vehicle (MHV), and a MY98 Prius-like full hybrid vehicle (FHV). We then estimate energy benefits of both MHVs and FHVs over CVs on a performance-equivalent basis. We conclude that the energy benefits of hybridization vary not only with test cycles, but also with performance requirements. The hybrid benefits are greater for ''Corolla (high) performance-equivalent'' vehicles than for ''Prius (low) performance-equivalent'' vehicles. An increasing acceleration requirement would result in larger fuel economy benefits from vehicle hybridization.

An, F., Stodolsky, F.; Santini, D.

1999-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

380

Improving Efficiency and Load Range of Boosted HCCI using Partial Fuel Stratification with Conventional Gasoline  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Explores the potential of partial fuel stratification to improve the efficiency of internal combustion engines utilizing the homogeneous charge compression-ignition cycle.

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381

Identification and Evaluation of Near-term Opportunities for Efficiency Improvement  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

First- and Second-Law thermodynamic evaluation of experimental engine data and detailed modeling of engine and components provide new insight into strategies for improving efficiency.

382

Advanced Organic Vapor Cycles for Improving Thermal Conversion Efficiency in Renewable Energy Systems.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??The Organic Flash Cycle (OFC) is proposed as a vapor power cycle that could potentially increase power generation and improve the utilization efficiency of renewable… (more)

Ho, Tony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Reduce NOx and Improve Energy Efficiency, Software Tools for Industry, Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This fact sheet describes how the Industrial Technologies Program NOx and Energy Assessment Tool (NxEAT) can help petroleum refining and chemical plants improve energy efficiency.

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2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Electricity and Natural Gas Efficiency Improvements for Residential Gas Furnaces in the U.S.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

offsets the sizable electricity savings. References TitleElectricity and Natural Gas Efficiency Improvements forfueled by natural gas. Electricity consumption by a furnace

Lekov, Alex; Franco, Victor; Meyers, Steve; McMahon, James E.; McNeil, Michael; Lutz, Jim

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

IMPROVING CO2 EFFICIENCY FOR RECOVERING OIL IN HETEROGENEOUS RESERVOIRS  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The third annual report of ''Improving CO{sub 2} Efficiency for Recovery Oil in Heterogeneous Reservoirs'' presents results of laboratory studies with related analytical models for improved oil recovery. All studies were designed to optimize utilization and extend the practice of CO{sub 2} flooding to a wider range of reservoirs. Chapter 1 describes the behavior at low concentrations of the surfactant Chaser International CD1045{trademark} (CD) versus different salinity, pressure and temperature. Results of studies on the effects of pH and polymer (hydrolyzed polyacrylamide?HPAM) and CO{sub 2} foam stability after adsorption in the core are also reported. Calcium lignosulfonate (CLS) transport mechanisms through sandstone, description of the adsorption of CD and CD/CLS onto three porous media (sandstone, limestone and dolomite) and five minerals, and the effect of adsorption on foam stability are also reported. In Chapter 2, the adsorption kinetics of CLS in porous Berea sandstone and non-porous minerals are compared by monitoring adsorption density change with time. Results show that adsorption requires a much longer time for the porous versus non-porous medium. CLS adsorption onto sandstone can be divided into three regions: adsorption controlled by dispersion, adsorption controlled by diffusion and adsorption equilibrium. NaI tracer used to characterize the sandstone had similar trends to earlier results for the CLS desorption process, suggesting a dual porosity model to simulate flow through Berea sandstone. The kinetics and equilibrium test for CD adsorption onto five non-porous minerals and three porous media are reported in Chapter 3. CD adsorption and desorption onto non-porous minerals can be established in less than one hour with adsorption densities ranging from 0.4 to 1.2 mg of CD per g of mineral in decreasing order of montmorillonite, dolomite, kaolinite, silica and calcite. The surfactant adsorption onto three porous media takes much longer than one hour, with Berea sandstone requiring the longest time. In Chapter 4, comparisons of static adsorption of CLS, CD, and CLS/CD mixtures onto five pure minerals showed that the presence of CLS decreased the adsorption of CD onto the five minerals by 20 to 70%. Dynamic CLS/CD mixture adsorption tests onto Berea sandstone and Indian limestone cores showed that competitive adsorption between CD and CLS generally takes several days to reach equilibrium. Foam stability and interfacial tension tests on both injected and effluent samples were performed which showed that both foam stability and IFT decreased due to adsorption. Also it appears that there is a chromatographic effect on the surfactants in flow through porous media. Progress was realized in developing general equations for stress sensitivity on non-Darcy parameters (permeability and non-Darcy coefficient), and the multiphase flow induced by a high flow rate was confirmed as a mechanism for injectivity loss in CO{sub 2} flooding. In Chapter 5, a general equation is defined based on 60 general equations of permeability stress sensitivity and non-Darcy coefficient stress sensitivity and definitions of nominal permeability, nominal non-Darcy coefficient, permeability stress sensitivity, and non-Darcy coefficient stress sensitivity. The equations of stress sensitivity are independent of pressure, temperature, and rock properties and existing empirical correlations of the nominal permeability and nominal non-Darcy coefficient can be used when laboratory data are not available. This provides a tool to quantify the change of permeability and non-Darcy coefficient due to change of effective stress resulted from reservoir injection and/or production.

Reid B. Grigg; Robert K. Svec; Zhengwen Zeng; Baojun Bai; Yi Liu

2004-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

386

Clean Cities Program Contacts (Fact Sheet), Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

hybrid electric bus powered by natural gas in downtown Denver. Clean Cities works hybrid electric bus powered by natural gas in downtown Denver. Clean Cities works to reduce petroleum use in the transportation sector by supporting the deployment of alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, and other strategies. Photo by Pat Corkery, NREL 17976 Transforming Transportation for Two Decades Clean Cities strives to reduce U.S. depen- dence on petroleum. The program's successes include the following: ■ Clean Cities projects and activities have saved more than 4.5 billion gallons of petroleum. ■ Clean Cities efforts have helped place more than 660,000 alternative fuel vehicles on the road and develop the fueling infrastructure to support them. ■ In 2011 alone, Clean Cities activities helped to avert more than 5.8 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

387

Mack LNG vehicle development  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The goal of this project was to install a production-ready, state-of-the-art engine control system on the Mack E7G natural gas engine to improve efficiency and lower exhaust emissions. In addition, the power rating was increased from 300 brake horsepower (bhp) to 325 bhp. The emissions targets were oxides of nitrogen plus nonmethane hydrocarbons of less than 2.5 g/bhp-hr and particulate matter of less than 0.05 g/bhp-hr on 99% methane. Vehicle durability and field testing were also conducted. Further development of this engine should include efficiency improvements and oxides of nitrogen reductions.

Southwest Research Institute

2000-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

388

Boiler System Efficiency Improves with Effective Water Treatment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Water treatment is an important aspect of boiler operation which can affect efficiency or result in damage if neglected. Without effective water treatment, scale can form on boiler tubes, reducing heat transfer, and causing a loss of boiler...

Bloom, D.

389

Improving Boiler Efficiency Modeling Based On Ambient Air Temperature  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optimum economic operation in a large power plant can cut operating costs substantially. Individual plant equipment should be operated under conditions that are most favorable for maximizing its efficiency. It is widely accepted that boiler load...

Zhou, J.; Deng, S.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Improving Diesel Engine Sweet-spot Efficiency and Adapting it...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference in Detroit, MI, September 27-30, 2010. p-18yan.pdf More Documents & Publications D-Cycle -...

391

Improving energy efficiency in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment -- production facility  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The manufacturing plant of a pharmaceutical company in Singapore had low energy efficiency in both its office buildings and production facilities. Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system was identified to ...

Zhang, Endong, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Achieving Vehicle Fuel Efficiency: The CAFE Standards and Abstract: As a series of political objectives converge and call for enhanced domestic automobile  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

recommendations for the United States and China: rework minimum fuel efficiency standards, raise the gasoline tax situation in the United States is largely defined by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, whichAchieving Vehicle Fuel Efficiency: The CAFE Standards and Beyond Abstract: As a series of political

Mauzerall, Denise

393

IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF AN EXISTING GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION SYSTEM  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

.9 kilowatt total) 14 #12;ENERGY IMPROVEMENT BENEFITS 15 #12;RETURN ON INVESTMENT: SOLAR PANELS 16 #12 of grid energy with solar panel arrays Long-term operations and maintenance costs were significantly.7 kilowatt total) 13 #12;GROUNDWATER SYSTEM ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS ­ Northern Solar Array: 56 panel system (10

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

394

Vehicle Technologies Office: National Laboratories | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Technology R&D Center at Argonne National Laboratory Vehicles Home About Vehicle Technologies Office Plug-in Electric Vehicles & Batteries Fuel Efficiency & Emissions...

395

Vehicle Technologies Office: Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference gathers professionals in the engine community to share the latest in advanced combustion engine research and development...

396

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Integrated design, incorporation of models from other advanced buildingsand building operators. Communication with users through integrated designintegrated design process has great potential to advance cost-effective reductions in energy intensity – often while improving building

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Improving CO2 Efficiency for Recovering Oil in Heterogeneous Reservoirs  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The work strived to improve industry understanding of CO2 flooding mechanisms with the ultimate goal of economically recovering more of the U.S. oil reserves. The principle interests are in the related fields of mobility control and injectivity.

Grigg, Reid B.; Svec, Robert K.

2003-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

398

Operational efficiency through resource planning optimization and work process improvement  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis covers work done at National Grid to improve resource planning and the execution of pipeline construction and maintenance work carried out at the yards. Resource Planning, the art of picking the right jobs for ...

Balwani, Siddharth (Siddharth Vashdev)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

NREL: Learning - Advanced Vehicle Systems and Components  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Advanced Vehicle Systems and Components Advanced Vehicle Systems and Components Photo of a man checking out an advanced battery using testing equipment that includes a long metal tube on a table top. NREL's researchers test new batteries developed for hybrid electric vehicles. Credit: Warren Gretz Researchers and engineers at the NREL work closely with those in the automotive industry to develop new technologies, such as advanced batteries, for storing energy in cars, trucks, and buses. They also help to develop and test new technologies for using that energy more efficiently. And they work on finding new, energy-efficient ways to reduce the amount of fuel needed to heat and cool the interiors, or cabins, of vehicles. To help develop these new technologies, NREL's researchers are improving the efficiency of vehicle systems and components like these:

400

Quantum effects improve the energy efficiency of feedback control  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The laws of thermodynamics apply equally well to quantum systems as to classical systems, and because of this quantum effects do not change the fundamental thermodynamic efficiency of isothermal refrigerators or engines. We show that, despite this fact, quantum mechanics permits measurement-based feedback control protocols that are more thermodynamically efficient than their classical counterparts. As part of our analysis we perform a detailed accounting of the thermodynamics of unitary feedback control, and elucidate the sources of inefficiency in measurement-based and coherent feedback.

Jordan M. Horowitz; Kurt Jacobs

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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401

CERAMIC MEMBRANE ENABLING TECHNOLGOY FOR IMPROVED IGCC EFFICIENCY  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This quarterly technical progress report will summarize work accomplished for Phase 2 Program during the quarter April to June 2003. In task 1 OTM development has led to improved flux and strength performance. In task 2, robust PSO1d elements have been fabricated for testing in the pilot reactor. In task 3, the lab-scale pilot reactor has been operated for 1000 hours with improved success. In task 7, economic models substantial benefit of OTM IGCC over CRYO based oxygen production.

Ravi Prasad

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Policies for eliminating low-efficiency production capacities and improving energy efficiency of energy-intensive industries in China  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract China faced the greatest challenge in balancing its economic growth, energy and resource security as well as environmental pollution. The energy-intensive industries, which used to be the major force driving China?s economic growth, had seriously exhausted the countries? natural resources and energy, and at the same time polluted the environment because of the severe surplus of low-efficiency production capacities. As a result, the Chinese government had initiated multiple economic and administrative policies to eliminate these low-efficiency production capacities intended to improve the energy efficiency of energy-intensive industries. These policies are summarized in this paper, along with export tax rebating rate, resource tax, administrative audit and approvals, differential electric power pricing and shutting down the low-efficiency production capacities. The paper also evaluates the effects of these policies by analyzing several key indicators about the energy-intensive industries, including fixed asset investment growth rate, energy-intensity of industrial added-value, waste gas emission-intensity of industrial added-value. The VALDEX methodology is selected to examine the improving trends of energy-efficiency for energy-intensive industries. The analyzing results show that firstly the development of low-efficiency capacities tends to be more sensitive to the policies, so the policies that China had enacted really exert very important effects on improving the energy-efficiency of energy-intensive industries. However, the effects of economic policies seem more faster and obvious than the fiscal policies. Besides, the results also show that polices which are designed to reserve energy may not necessarily exert the same effects on reducing emissions. There is still large room for improving the energy efficiency of energy-intensive industries, substantial improvement still needs to be done for current policies’ system. Some suggestions for future work are provided.

Li Li; Jianjun Wang; Zhongfu Tan; Xinquan Ge; Jian Zhang; Xiaozhe Yun

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Baking Industry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

DITR). 2003. Energy Efficiency Best Practice Case Study:Energy efficiency opportunities identified. BUILDING CAPACITY Tracking and Monitoring Systems established for tracking energy performance and best practicesenergy efficiency improvements. As part of the facility assessment, the energy team should also look for best practices

Masanet, Eric

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

improving energy efficiency in the built environment is now seen as a growing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

improving energy efficiency in the built environment is now seen as a growing policy priority the 1973 oil embargo. Codes by state but they generally establish a minimum energy efficiency stan- dard.S. Department of Energy to establish building code energy efficiency targets by January 1, 2014. it also

Kotchen, Matthew J.

405

Efficient materialization of dynamic web data to improve web performance  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The issues of performance, response efficiency and data consistency are among the most important ones for data intensive Web sites on the Internet today. In order to deal with these issues we analyze and evaluate a materialization policy that may be ...

Christos Bouras; Agisilaos Konidaris

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Steam Power Partnership: Improving Steam System Efficiency Through Marketplace Partnerships  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to support the steam efficiency program. Today, the Steam Team includes, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), the American Gas Association (AGA), the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (ClBO), Armstrong International... pinch technology, and high performance steam. ? Armstrong International - Three worldwide factory seminar facilities, 13 North American sales representative facilities, 4 international sales representative facilities, 8 co-sponsored facilities, 2...

Jones, T.

407

Innovative financing for energy-efficiency improvements. Phase I report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The use of utility-assisted financing, tax-exempt financing, bank financing, leasing, and joint venture financing to promote energy efficiency investments for each of three different categories of buildings (multifamily, commercial, and industrial) is discussed in separate chapters. (MCW)

Klepper, M.; Schwartz, H.K.; Feder, J.M.; Smith, D.C.; Green, R.H.; Williams, J.; Sherman, J.L.; Carroll, M.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Announcing the Apps for Vehicles Challenge | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Announcing the Apps for Vehicles Challenge Announcing the Apps for Vehicles Challenge Announcing the Apps for Vehicles Challenge December 5, 2012 - 9:00am Addthis Announcing the Apps for Vehicles Challenge Patrick B. Davis Patrick B. Davis Vehicle Technologies Program Manager How can I participate? You can learn more about the competition at: http://go.usa.gov/g87k. Here at the Energy Department's Vehicle Technologies Program, we're revved up about the next great smartphone app: yours. That's why we're launching the Apps for Vehicles Challenge, which is looking for the best business plans, app ideas and product designs that use open vehicle data to help vehicle owners save fuel, save money and stay safe. Improving fuel efficiency is a national priority. With the country spending about $1 billion per day on foreign oil, the Administration spearheaded

409

CERAMIC MEMBRANE ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED IGCC EFFICIENCY  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This quarterly technical progress report will summarize work accomplished for Phase 2 Program during the quarter January to March 2004. In task 1 OTM development has led to improved strength and composite design for lower temperatures. In task 2, the measurement system of OTM element dimensions was improved. In task 3, a 10-cycle test of a three-tube submodule was reproduced successfully. In task 5, sizing of several potential heat recovery systems was initiated. In task 7, advanced OTM and cryogenic IGCC cases for near-term integration were developed.

Ravi Prasad

2004-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

410

Optical fiber technique as a tool to improve combustion efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A multi-optical fiber technique is presented, which enables one to detect the flame propagation during non-knocking and knocking conditions in real production engines. The measurement technique is appropriate to detect knock onset locations and to describe the propagation of knocking reaction fronts. With this knowledge, the combustion chamber shape can be optimized, leading to a better knock resistance and higher combustion efficiencies. Results of flame propagation under non-knocking and knocking engine operating conditions are presented. In addition, correlations between knock onset locations and areas in which knock damage occurs are shown for different engines. Presented are the effects of combustion chamber modifications on the combustion efficiency, based on the analysis of the optical fiber measurements.

Spicher, U.; Krebs, R.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Efficiency improvement of silicon nanostructure-based solar cells  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Solar cells based on a high-efficiency silicon nanostructure (SNS) were developed using a two-step metal-assisted electroless etching (MAEE) technique, phosphorus silicate glass (PSG) doping and screen printing. This process was used to produce solar cells with a silver nitrate (AgNO3) etching solution in different concentrations. Compared to cells produced using the single MAEE technique, SNS-based solar cells produced with the two-step MAEE technique showed an increase in silicon surface coverage of ~181.1% and a decrease in reflectivity of ~144.3%. The performance of the SNS-based solar cells was found to be optimized (~11.86%) in an SNS with a length of ~300 nm, an aspect ratio of ~5, surface coverage of ~84.9% and a reflectivity of ~6.1%. The ~16.8% increase in power conversion efficiency (PCE) for the SNS-based solar cell indicates good potential for mass production.

Bohr-Ran Huang; Ying-Kan Yang; Wen-Luh Yang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Proposed Software Framework Aimed at Energy-Efficient Autonomous Driving of Electric Vehicles  

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This paper describes the development of an electric car prototype, aimed at autonomous, energy-efficient driving. Starting with an urban electric car, we describe the mechanical and mechatronics add...

José-Luis Torres Moreno…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Efficiency, Cost and Weight Trade-off in TE Power Generation System for Vehicle Exhaust Applications  

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It contains a detailed co-optimization of the thermoelectric module with the heat sink and a study of the tradeoff between the material cost and efficiency for the TE module and the heat sink. An optimum design is found.

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An integrated approach towards efficient, scalable, and low cost thermoelectric waste heat recovery devices for vehicles  

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Efficient, scalable, and low cost vehicular thermoelectric generators development will include rapid synthesis of thermoelectric materials, different device geometries, heat sink designs, and durability and long-term performance tests

415

In fiscal year 2014, our focus will continue to be on improving efficiency and raising expectations.  

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of electrical distribution system at CHACP II � Improve air system reliability at CHACP I � Improve equipment controls � Reduce energy waste in the plant's � Improve efficiency of major equipment by trend analysis firm to develop a Utilities Master Plan for both central plants #12;

Zhang, Yuanlin

416

Final Guidance on Improving the Process for Preparing Efficient and Timely  

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on Improving the Process for Preparing Efficient and on Improving the Process for Preparing Efficient and Timely Environmental Reviews Under the National Environmental Policy Act Final Guidance on Improving the Process for Preparing Efficient and Timely Environmental Reviews Under the National Environmental Policy Act The Council on Environmental Quality is issuing its final guidance on Improving the Process for Preparing Efficient and Timely Environmental Reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and CEQ Regulations implementing NEPA provide numerous techniques for preparing efficient and timely environmental reviews. CEQ is issuing this guidance for Federal departments and agencies to emphasize and clarify that these techniques are available for all NEPA Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements.

417

Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre  

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complexity ·More efficient Vehicles, quicker to market, reduced cost to consumer The Optimisation Task and virtual environments Vehicle baseline testing on rolling road Calibration Control Engine VehiclePowertrain & Vehicle Research Centre Low Carbon Powertrain Development S. Akehurst, EPSRC Advanced

Burton, Geoffrey R.

418

CERAMIC MEMBRANE ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED IGCC EFFICIENCY  

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This quarterly technical progress report will summarize work accomplished for Phase 1 Program during the quarter January to March 2002. In task 1 improvements to the membrane material have shown increased flux, and high temperature mechanical properties are being measured. In task 2, composite development has shown that alternative fabrication routes of the substrate can improve membrane performance under certain conditions. In task 3, scale-up issues associated with manufacturing large tubes have been identified and are being addressed. The work in task 4 has demonstrated that composite OTM elements can produce oxygen at greater than 95% purity for more than 1000 hours of the target flux under simulated IGCC operating conditions. In task 5 the multi-tube OTM reactor has been operated and produced oxygen.

Ravi Prasad

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the  

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Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Industry Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Breweries |  

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Breweries Breweries Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder Technical documentation

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421

Processing Additives for Improved Efficiency from Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells  

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Add to ACS ChemWorx ... Herein, we clarify the mechanism by which processing additives control the morphology, and using the insight provided by the mechanism, we identify an entire class of processing additives which yields still higher efficiency solar cells than those fabricated with 1,8-octanedithiol as the processing additive. ... AFM images of the BHJ films processed with the additive exhibit larger interconnected regions of PCPDTBT and larger porous domains (the C71-PCBM regions prior to selective removal) compared with images of the BHJ film cast without using the processing additive. ...

Jae Kwan Lee; Wan Li Ma; Christoph J. Brabec; Jonathan Yuen; Ji Sun Moon; Jin Young Kim; Kwanghee Lee; Guillermo C. Bazan; Alan J. Heeger

2008-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

422

Measuring Energy Efficiency Improvements in Industrial Battery Chargers  

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&E is sponsoring this test work as a direct result of the energy saving opportunity that is available in the installed base of forklift battery chargers in our service territory. It is estimated that 32,000 three phase chargers and 12,500 single phase chargers...) website in summer 2009: ESL-IE-09-05-32 Proceedings of the Thirty-First Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 12-15, 2009 www.etcc-ca.com There are a number of elements that make up battery charger energy efficiency...

Matley, R.

423

CERAMIC MEMBRANE ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED IGCC EFFICIENCY  

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This quarterly technical progress report will summarize work accomplished for Phase 2 Program during the quarter July to September 2003. In task 1 OTM development has led to improved strength and composite design. In task 2, the manufacture of robust PSO1d elements has been scaled up. In task 3, operational improvements in the lab-scale pilot reactor have reduced turn-around time and increased product purity. In task 7, economic models show substantial benefit of OTM IGCC over CRYO based oxygen production. The objectives of the first year of phase 2 of the program are to construct and operate an engineering pilot reactor for OTM oxygen. Work to support this objective is being undertaken in the following areas in this quarter: Element reliability; Element fabrication; Systems technology; Power recovery; and IGCC process analysis and economics. The major accomplishments this quarter were Element production at Praxair's manufacturing facility is being scaled up and Substantial improvements to the OTM high temperature strength have been made.

Ravi Prasad

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

CERAMIC MEMBRANE ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED IGCC EFFICIENCY  

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This quarterly technical progress report will summarize work accomplished for Phase 1 Program during the quarter April to June 2002. In task 1 improvements to the membrane material have shown increased flux, stability and strength. In task 2, composite development has demonstrated the ability to cycle membranes. In task 3, scale-up issues associated with manufacturing large elements have been identified and are being addressed. The work in task 4 has demonstrated that composite OTM elements can produce oxygen at greater than 95% purity after 10 thermal and pressure cycles. In task 5 the multi-tube OTM reactor has been operated and produced oxygen.

Ravi Prasad

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

New Resin Improves Efficiency, Reduces Costs in Hanford Site Groundwater  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

The new resin was installed at the 100-DX Groundwater Treatment Facility, where it operated over one year without a single resin change. The new resin was installed at the 100-DX Groundwater Treatment Facility, where it operated over one year without a single resin change. The new resin was installed at the 100-DX Groundwater Treatment Facility, where it operated over one year without a single resin change. An operator tests the resin at a 100K Area pump-andtreat system to determine how much hexavelent chromium contamination it has gathered from the groundwater. An operator tests the resin at a 100K Area pump-andtreat system to determine how much hexavelent chromium contamination it has gathered from the groundwater. ResinTech SIR-700 is being implemented at groundwater treatment systems along the Columbia River to increase efficiency and reduce costs. ResinTech SIR-700 is being implemented at groundwater treatment systems

426

FORSCOM installation characterization and ranking for water efficiency improvement  

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On March 11, 1994, President Clinton signed Executive Order 12902-Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation at Federal Facilities. Section 302 of the Executive Order calls for energy and water prioritization surveys of federal facilities to be conducted. The surveys will be used to establish priorities for conducting comprehensive facility audits. In response to the requirements of the Executive Order, the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) has tasked Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) to initiate a broad study of the water savings potential at each of its major installations. This report provides an assessment of the water, sewer, energy (for hot water production and pumping), and associated cost savings potential at ten of the major FORSCOM installations. This assessment is meant to be a {open_quotes}first pass{close_quotes} estimate of the water savings potential, to assist FORSCOM in prioritizing installations for detailed water audits and potential water efficient retrofits. In addition, the end uses (toilets, sinks, showerheads, irrigation, etc.) with the greatest water savings potential are identified at each installation. This report is organized in the following manner. Following this Introduction, Section 2 provides important background information pertaining to the water analysis. Section 3 describes the methodology employed in the analysis, and Section 4 summarizes the study results. Section 5 prioritizes the installations based on both water/sewer savings and cost associated with water, sewer, and energy savings. Section 6 provides recommendations on where to start detailed water audits, as well as other recommendations. References are listed in Section 7. The appendices provide specific information on the analysis results and methodology, along with a discussion of special issues.

Fitzpatrick, Q.K.; McMordie, K.L.; Di Massa, F.V. [and others

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

CERAMIC MEMBRANE ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED IGCC EFFICIENCY  

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The objectives of the first year of phase 2 of the program are to construct and operate an engineering pilot reactor for OTM oxygen. Work to support this objective is being undertaken in the following areas in this quarter: Element reliability; Element fabrication; Systems technology; Power recovery; and IGCC process analysis and economics. The major accomplishments this quarter were: (1) Methods to improve the strength and stability of PSO1x were identified. (2) The O1 reactor was operated at target flux and target purity for 1000 hours. This quarterly technical progress report will summarize work accomplished for Phase 2 Program during the quarter October to December 2002. In task 1 improvements to PSO1x have shown increased performance in strength and stability. In task 2, PSO1d and PSO1x elements have been fabricated for testing in the pilot reactor. In task 3, the lab-scale pilot reactor has been operated for 1000 hours. In task 6 initial power recovery simulation has begun. In task 7, HYSIS models have been developed to optimize the process for a future demonstration unit.

Ravi Prasad

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

CERAMIC MEMBRANE ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED IGCC EFFICIENCY  

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This quarterly technical progress report will summarize work accomplished for Phase 1 Program during the quarter October to December 2000. In task 1 careful modification of the processing conditions of the OTM has improved the properties of the final element. In addition, finite element modeling has been used to predict the mechanical behavior of OTM tubes and to identify strategies for improving OTM robustness. In task 2, composite elements of PSO1d have been prepared and tested for over 800 hours without degradation in oxygen flux. Alternative materials for composite OTM and architectures have been examined with success. In task 3, modification of fabrication routes has resulted in a substantial increase in the yield of PSO1d composite elements. The work in task 4 has demonstrated that composite OTM elements can produce oxygen at atmospheric pressure of greater than 95% purity from a high-pressure air feed gas. The work in task 5 to construct a multi-tube OTM reactor has begun.

Ravi Prasad

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Output, efficiency, emissions improved with Cat's 3500 series B engine  

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Like most technologies, engine developments tend to follow evolutionary paths. And it's a given that the longer an engine's been around and the more successful it's been, the more likely it is that any changes made would be incremental. On the surface, such is the case with the Caterpillar 3500 Series B diesel engine, recently introduced in Europe and the United States. Based on the well-proven 3500 engine first introduced in 1980 and upgraded with a Phase II program five years later, most of the changes appear incremental. But taken as a whole, they provide a level of performance and durability that Caterpillar anticipates will make this engine an even stronger contender in power generation and marine applications for years to come. It's not hard to see why. Output has been increased between 17% and 30% on some models; fuel consumption is improved by as much as 15%; and with the new aftertreatment system introduced with the engines, emissions as low as 1.3 g/kWh NO[sub x] are said to be achieveable. This paper outlines the design, specifications, and highlights of the improvements in performance of these new engines. 3 figs.

Brezonick, M.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Advanced Combustion Engines  

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Combustion Engines Combustion Engines Improving the efficiency of internal combustion engines is one of the most promising and cost-effective near- to mid-term approaches to increasing highway vehicles' fuel economy. The Vehicle Technologies Office's research and development activities address critical barriers to commercializing higher efficiency, very low emissions advanced internal combustion engines for passenger and commercial vehicles. This technology has great potential to reduce U.S. petroleum consumption, resulting in greater economic, environmental, and energy security. Already offering outstanding drivability and reliability to over 230 million passenger vehicles, internal combustion engines have the potential to become substantially more efficient. Initial results from laboratory engine tests indicate that passenger vehicle fuel economy can be improved by more than up to 50 percent, and some vehicle simulation models estimate potential improvements of up to 75 percent. Advanced combustion engines can utilize renewable fuels, and when combined with hybrid electric powertrains could have even further reductions in fuel consumption. As the EIA reference case forecasts that by 2035, more than 99 percent of light- and heavy-duty vehicles sold will still have internal combustion engines, the potential fuel savings is tremendous.

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Project Information Form Project Title Routing Strategies for Efficient Deployment of Alt. Fuel Vehicles for  

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agency or organization) US DOT $90,000 Total Project Cost $90,000 Agency ID or Contract Number DTRT13-GProject Information Form Project Title Routing Strategies for Efficient Deployment of Alt. Fuel-UTC29 Start and End Dates May 16, 2014 to May 31, 2015 Brief Description of Research Project

California at Davis, University of

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Improving Fuel Economy via Management of Auxiliary Loads in Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicles.  

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??The automotive industry is in a state of flux at the moment. Traditional combustion engine technologies are becoming challenged by newer, more efficient and environmentally… (more)

Lawrence, Christopher Paul

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Advanced Power Electronics  

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Research Research Search More Search Options Site Map The electric drive system is the technology foundation for hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles. That's why NREL's Advanced Power Electronics project supports and promotes the design, development, and demonstration of power electronic components and systems that will overcome major technical barriers to the commercialization of hybrid, advanced internal combustion, and fuel cell vehicle technologies. In support of DOE's Vehicle Technologies Office, our researchers focus on developing advanced power electronics and electric machinery technologies that improve reliability, efficiency, and ruggedness, and dramatically decrease systems costs for advanced vehicles. Key components for these vehicles include the motor controller, DC to DC converters, and inverters

434

CERAMIC MEMBRANE ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED IGCC EFFICIENCY  

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This quarterly technical progress report will summarize work accomplished for Phase 1 Program during the quarter October to December 2001. In task 1 optimization of the substrate material has yielded substantial improvements to membrane life. In task 2, composite development has enabled 50% of the target flux under Type 1B process conditions. In task 3, manufacturing development has demonstrated that 36 inch long tubes can be produced. The work in task 4 has demonstrated that composite OTM elements can produce oxygen at greater than 95% purity for more than 500 hours of the target flux. In task 5 construction of the multi-tube OTM reactor is completed and initial startup testing was carried out.

Ravi Prasad

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

CERAMIC MEMBRANE ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED IGCC EFFICIENCY  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This quarterly technical progress report will summarize work accomplished for Phase 1 Program during the quarter January to March 2001. In task 1 careful modification of the composition and processing conditions of the OTM has enabled manufacture of high quality OTM elements. In addition, finite element modeling has been used to identify a suitable composition and geometry for successful pilot plant operation. In task 2, composite elements of materials with improved mechanical properties have been developed. In task 3, development of preferred fabrication methods has resulted in production of pilot plant scale composite elements. The work in task 4 has demonstrated that composite OTM elements can produce oxygen at atmospheric pressure of greater than 95% purity from a high-pressure air feed gas. The work in task 5 to construct a multi-tube OTM reactor is ongoing.

Ravi Prasad

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

CERAMIC MEMBRANE ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED IGCC EFFICIENCY  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This yearly technical progress report will summarize work accomplished for Phase 1 Program during the program year 2000/2001. In task 1, the lead material composition was modified to enable superior fluxes and its mechanical properties improved. In task 2, composite OTM elements were fabricated that enable oxygen production at the commercial target purity and 75% of the target flux. In task 3, manufacturing development demonstrated the technology to fabricate an OTM tube of the size required for the multi-tube tester. The work in task 4 has enabled a preferred composite architecture and process conditions to be predicted. In task 5, the multi-tube reactor is designed and fabrication almost complete.

Ravi Prasad

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Adjustable Nonlinear Springs to Improve Efficiency of Vibration Energy Harvesters  

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Vibration Energy Harvesting is an emerging technology aimed at turning mechanical energy from vibrations into electricity to power microsystems of the future. Most of present vibration energy harvesters are based on a mass spring structure introducing a resonance phenomenon that allows to increase the output power compared to non-resonant systems, but limits the working frequency bandwidth. Therefore, they are not able to harvest energy when ambient vibrations' frequencies shift. To follow shifts of ambient vibration frequencies and to increase the frequency band where energy can be harvested, one solution consists in using nonlinear springs. We present in this paper a model of adjustable nonlinear springs (H-shaped springs) and their benefits to improve velocity-damped vibration energy harvesters' (VEH) output powers. A simulation on a real vibration source proves that the output power can be higher in nonlinear devices compared to linear systems (up to +48%).

S. Boisseau; G. Despesse; B. Ahmed Seddik

2012-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

438

Improving efficiency of a vehicle HVAC system with comfort modeling, zonal design, and thermoelectric devices  

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Discusses progress on thermal comfort modeling and detailed design, fabrication, and component/system-level testing of TE architecture

439

DOEs Effort to Improve Heavy Vehicle Fuel Efficiency through...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

* Freight Wing Inc. and ATDynamics * Frito-Lay, Spirit, and Safeway * Michelin * Praxair Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL-PRES-653197 3 15% reduction in fuel use ...

440

A systematic and quantitative approach to improve water use efficiency in agriculture  

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As the competition for the finite water resources on earth increases due to growth ... is faced with intensifying pressure to improve the efficiency of water used for food production. The causes for the relativel...

Theodore C. Hsiao; Pasquale Steduto; Elias Fereres

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Assessment of Energy Efficiency Improvement in the United States Petroleum Refining Industry  

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AKU - Alkylation Unit BFW - Boiler Feed Water CCU CDU CKUrefinery offsites (e.g. , boiler efficiency improvements)PJ)  1  Reduce stand?by boiler requirements  Reduce hot 

Morrow III, William R.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

New 3E Plus Computer Program- A Tool for Improving Industrial Energy Efficiency  

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The task of determining how much insulation is necessary in the US industrial and manufacturing sector to save money, use less energy, reduce plant emissions and improve process efficiency has been greatly simplified thanks to a software program...

Brayman, N. J.

443

Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings FOA Webinar (Text Version)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Below is the text version of the webinar, Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings FOA, presented by Kristen Taddonio of the Commercial Buildings program in...

444

Case Study: Opportunities to Improve Energy Efficiency in Three Federal Data Centers  

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Study details three data centers Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory evaluated for potential energy-efficiency improvements. These three data centers represent a broad cross section of the Federal data center space.

445

Multi-objective-optimization-based approach to improve the electrical efficiency for organic solar cells  

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In this paper, new electrical scheme modeling and optimization approaches are proposed to improve the conversion efficiency of the organic solar cells. The electrical parameters such as shunt resistance ... Regio...

A. Maoucha; F. Djeffal

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Analyzing capital allocation for energy efficiency improvements by commercial real estate investment managers  

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Numerous studies have shown that retrofitting an office building with energy efficiency improvements can significantly reduce operating costs, yet many existing office buildings have not been retrofitted. The objective of ...

Peterson, Kristian A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Global energy efficiency improvement in the long term: a demand- and supply-side perspective  

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This study assessed technical potentials for energy efficiency improvement in 2050 in a global ... The reference scenario is based on the World Energy Outlook of the International Energy Agency 2007 edition and a...

Wina Graus; Eliane Blomen; Ernst Worrell

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Mechanistic Understanding of Microbial Plugging for Improved Sweep Efficiency  

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Microbial plugging has been proposed as an effective low cost method of permeability reduction. Yet there is a dearth of information on the fundamental processes of microbial growth in porous media, and there are no suitable data to model the process of microbial plugging as it relates to sweep efficiency. To optimize the field implementation, better mechanistic and volumetric understanding of biofilm growth within a porous medium is needed. In particular, the engineering design hinges upon a quantitative relationship between amount of nutrient consumption, amount of growth, and degree of permeability reduction. In this project experiments were conducted to obtain new data to elucidate this relationship. Experiments in heterogeneous (layered) beadpacks showed that microbes could grow preferentially in the high permeability layer. Ultimately this caused flow to be equally divided between high and low permeability layers, precisely the behavior needed for MEOR. Remarkably, classical models of microbial nutrient uptake in batch experiments do not explain the nutrient consumption by the same microbes in flow experiments. We propose a simple extension of classical kinetics to account for the self-limiting consumption of nutrient observed in our experiments, and we outline a modeling approach based on architecture and behavior of biofilms. Such a model would account for the changing trend of nutrient consumption by bacteria with the increasing biomass and the onset of biofilm formation. However no existing model can explain the microbial preference for growth in high permeability regions, nor is there any obvious extension of the model for this observation. An attractive conjecture is that quorum sensing is involved in the heterogeneous bead packs.

Steven Bryant; Larry Britton

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

449

Energy Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Cement Industry  

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This report provides information on the energy savings, costs, and carbon dioxide emissions reductions associated with implementation of a number of technologies and measures applicable to the cement industry. The technologies and measures include both state-of-the-art measures that are currently in use in cement enterprises worldwide as well as advanced measures that are either only in limited use or are near commercialization. This report focuses mainly on retrofit measures using commercially available technologies, but many of these technologies are applicable for new plants as well. Where possible, for each technology or measure, costs and energy savings per tonne of cement produced are estimated and then carbon dioxide emissions reductions are calculated based on the fuels used at the process step to which the technology or measure is applied. The analysis of cement kiln energy-efficiency opportunities is divided into technologies and measures that are applicable to the different stages of production and various kiln types used in China: raw materials (and fuel) preparation; clinker making (applicable to all kilns, rotary kilns only, vertical shaft kilns only); and finish grinding; as well as plant wide measures and product and feedstock changes that will reduce energy consumption for clinker making. Table 1 lists all measures in this report by process to which they apply, including plant wide measures and product or feedstock changes. Tables 2 through 8 provide the following information for each technology: fuel and electricity savings per tonne of cement; annual operating and capital costs per tonne of cement or estimated payback period; and, carbon dioxide emissions reductions for each measure applied to the production of cement. This information was originally collected for a report on the U.S. cement industry (Worrell and Galitsky, 2004) and a report on opportunities for China's cement kilns (Price and Galitsky, in press). The information provided in this report is based on publicly-available reports, journal articles, and case studies from applications of technologies around the world.

Price, Lynn; Worrell, Ernst; Galitsky, Christina; Price, Lynn

2008-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

450

Final Scientific Report - "Improved Fuel Efficiency from Nanocomposite Tire Tread"  

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Rolling resistance, a measure of the energy lost as a tire rotates while moving, is a significant source of power and fuel loss. Recently, low rolling resistant tires have been formulated by adding silica to tire tread. These "Green Tires" (so named from the environmental advantages of lower emissions and improved fuel economy) have seen some commercial success in Europe, where high fuel prices and performance drive tire selection. Unfortunately, the higher costs of the silica and a more complicated manufacturing process have prevented significant commercialization - and the resulting fuel savings - in the U.S. In this project, TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) prepared an inexpensive alternative to silica that leads to tire components with lower rolling resistance. These new tire composite materials were processed with traditional rubber processing equipment. We prepared specially designed nanoparticle additives, based on a high purity, inorganic mineral whose surface can be easily modified for compatibility with tire tread formulations. Our nanocomposites decreased energy losses to hysteresis, the loss of energy from the compression and relaxation of an elastic material, by nearly 20% compared to a blank SBR sample. We also demonstrated better performance than a leading silica product, with easier production of our final rubber nanocomposite.

Dr. Andrew Myers

2005-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

451

Dragload analysis: A unique method of improving paper machine efficiency  

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Dragload is the force required to drive a forming fabric while the sheet is being dewatered. The suggested method for calculating dragload and component dragload uses the relationship between fabric velocity and tension and the mechanical properties of the fabric. The advantage of this method over more conventional methods is its ability to be used on any type of machine or drive system and, most importantly, its ability to localize specific areas of dragload (component dragload) without the need to interrupt production on the machine. The method's limitation is that it does not produce an exact result, only an approximation. Obtaining the exact fabric velocity is difficult; however, there is enough accuracy in the readings with which to diagnose and troubleshoot. Steps taken to reduce dragload will help decrease energy consumption and increase forming fabric life. The suggested method provides a readily visible means of determining areas of high dragload. If used, this method will provide a valuable tool for further cost improvement in the papermaking process.

McMahon, M.J. (West Coast Wires, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada))

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS BY USING SOLAR HEAT CONCENTRATORS  

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IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS BY USING SOLAR HEAT CONCENTRATORS M. T. de : Thermoelectric generator, Solar heat concentrator, Carnot efficiency I - Introduction The global energy crisis the junctions of two different materials. For a TEG to supply a significant amount of power, several thermo

453

Funding Opportunity Webinar- Advancing Solutions To Improve the Energy Efficiency of US Commercial Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This webinar provides an overview of the DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001168, "Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings," which seeks to fund the scale-up of promising solutions to the market barriers that hinder the growth of energy efficiency in the commercial building sector.

454

Improving the Production Efficiency of Beef Cows through Mathematical Modeling and Genomics  

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Improving the Production Efficiency of Beef Cows through Mathematical Modeling and Genomics that integrating recent advances in genomics, the identification of intrinsic genetic factors that determine and evaluate the individual-based model for production efficiency· of beef cows using genomic and biomarker

455

Continuous Measurement of Carbon Monoxide Improves Combustion Efficiency of CO Boilers  

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CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENT OF CARBON MONOXIDE IMPROVES COMBUSTION EFFICIENCY OF CO BOILERS Russell L. Branham ana James J. Prichard Ashland Oil Company Catlettsburg, KY ABSTRACT The paper describes the application of in-situ flue gas CO... measurement in the operation of CO Boilers and details the steps needed to optimize combustion efficiency. INTRODUCTION In the petroleum industry, the efficient operation of a fluid-cata1ytic-cracking unit, produces gases rich in carbon monoxide...

Gilmour, W. A.; Pregler, D. N.; Branham, R. L.; Prichard, J. J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Development of Improved Energy Efficient Housing for Thailand Utilizing Renewable Energy Technology  

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SimBuild 2004, IBPSA-USA National Conference, Boulder, CO, August 4-6th, 2004, p. 1 THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENT 1 HOUSING FOR THAILAND UTILIZING RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 2 3... The paper reports on the results of research to reduce energy consumption in residential buildings in a hot and humid climate region (Thailand) using efficient architectural building components, energy efficient building systems, and renewable energy...

Rasisuttha, S.; Haberl, J.

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NREL: Learning - Advanced Vehicles and Fuels Basics  

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Advanced Vehicles and Fuels Basics Advanced Vehicles and Fuels Basics Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. Get Adobe Flash player This video provides an overview of the Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems and its research. Video produced for NREL by Fireside Production. Text Version We can improve the fuel economy of our cars, trucks, and buses by designing them to use the energy in fuels more efficiently. And we can help to reduce our nation's growing reliance on imported oil by running our vehicles on renewable and alternative fuels. Advanced vehicles and fuels can also put the brakes on air pollution and improve our environment. At least 250 million vehicles are in use in the United States today. They include all kinds of passenger cars, trucks, vans, buses, and large

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Propulsion Systems  

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Vehicle Technologies Office research focuses much of its effort on improving vehicle fuel economy while meeting increasingly stringent emissions standards. Achieving these goals requires a...

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Integrated methodology for production related risk management of vehicle electronics (IMPROVE).  

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??This scientific work is designated to provide an innovative and integrated conceptional approach to improve the assembly quality of automotive electronics. This is achieved by… (more)

Geis, Stefan Rafael

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Boiler Tune-ups: Improve efficiency, reduce pollution, and save money! |  

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Boiler Tune-ups: Improve efficiency, reduce pollution, and save Boiler Tune-ups: Improve efficiency, reduce pollution, and save money! Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources

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Vehicles News  

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news Office of Energy Efficiency & news Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 en Energy Department Announces $45 Million to Advance Next-Generation Vehicle Technologies http://energy.gov/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-45-million-advance-next-generation Energy Department Announces $45 Million to Advance Next-Generation Vehicle Technologies

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Chapter 2. Vehicle Characteristics  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

2. Vehicle Characteristics 2. Vehicle Characteristics Chapter 2. Vehicle Characteristics U.S. households used a fleet of nearly 157 million vehicles in 1994. Despite remarkable growth in the number of minivans and sport-utility vehicles, passenger cars continued to predominate in the residential vehicle fleet. This chapter looks at changes in the composition of the residential fleet in 1994 compared with earlier years and reviews the effect of technological changes on fuel efficiency (how efficiently a vehicle engine processes motor fuel) and fuel economy (how far a vehicle travels on a given amount of fuel). Using data unique to the Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Survey, it also explores the relationship between residential vehicle use and family income.

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Vehicles | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

renewable and alternative fuels. Advanced vehicles and fuels can also put the brakes on air pollution and improve our environment. At least 250 million vehicles are in use in the...

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Steam Pressure-Reducing Station Safety and Energy Efficiency Improvement Project  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Facilities and Operations (F&O) Directorate is sponsoring a continuous process improvement (CPI) program. Its purpose is to stimulate, promote, and sustain a culture of improvement throughout all levels of the organization. The CPI program ensures that a scientific and repeatable process exists for improving the delivery of F&O products and services in support of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Management Systems. Strategic objectives of the CPI program include achieving excellence in laboratory operations in the areas of safety, health, and the environment. Identifying and promoting opportunities for achieving the following critical outcomes are important business goals of the CPI program: improved safety performance; process focused on consumer needs; modern and secure campus; flexibility to respond to changing laboratory needs; bench strength for the future; and elimination of legacy issues. The Steam Pressure-Reducing Station (SPRS) Safety and Energy Efficiency Improvement Project, which is under the CPI program, focuses on maintaining and upgrading SPRSs that are part of the ORNL steam distribution network. This steam pipe network transports steam produced at the ORNL steam plant to many buildings in the main campus site. The SPRS Safety and Energy Efficiency Improvement Project promotes excellence in laboratory operations by (1) improving personnel safety, (2) decreasing fuel consumption through improved steam system energy efficiency, and (3) achieving compliance with applicable worker health and safety requirements. The SPRS Safety and Energy Efficiency Improvement Project being performed by F&O is helping ORNL improve both energy efficiency and worker safety by modifying, maintaining, and repairing SPRSs. Since work began in 2006, numerous energy-wasting steam leaks have been eliminated, heat losses from uninsulated steam pipe surfaces have been reduced, and deficient pressure retaining components have been replaced. These improvements helped ORNL reduce its overall utility costs by decreasing the amount of fuel used to generate steam. Reduced fuel consumption also decreased air emissions. These improvements also helped lower the risk of burn injuries to workers and helped prevent shrapnel injuries resulting from missiles produced by pressurized component failures. In most cases, the economic benefit and cost effectiveness of the SPRS Safety and Energy Efficiency Improvement Project is reflected in payback periods of 1 year or less.

Lower, Mark D [ORNL; Christopher, Timothy W [ORNL; Oland, C Barry [ORNL

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency Improvements  

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and the experiment's target to tolerances measured in a few microns (millionths of a meter). To analyze the experiment's results, a variety of target diagnostics, including...

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FY2002 Annual Progress Report for the Light Vehicle Propulsioin & Ancillary Subsystems Program  

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& Vehicle Technologies & Vehicle Technologies 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20585-0121 FY 2002 Annual Progress Report for the Light Vehicle Propulsion & Ancillary Subsystems Program Submitted to: U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office of FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Vehicle Systems Team Robert Kost, Team Leader January 2003 Light Vehicle Propulsion & Ancillary Subsystems Program FY 2002 Annual Progress Report CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................... 1 II. TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS DEFINITION....................................... 3 A. Simulation Model Development ..................................................................... 3 1. Improvement, Validation and Application of Advanced

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Significant Enhancement of Computational Efficiency in Nonlinear Multiscale Battery Model for Computer Aided Engineering  

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Presentation given by NREL at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about significant enhancement of computational...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Lubricant Formulations to Enhance Engine Efficiency (LFEEE) in Modern Internal Combustion Engines  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion for Efficient Waste Heat Recovery  

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Presentation given by GMZ Energy Inc. at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about nanostructured high...

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10 - Improving the environmental performance of heavy-duty vehicles and engines: key issues and system design approaches  

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Abstract: This chapter reviews various advanced technologies to improve the efficiency and environmental performance of heavy-duty engines, including design and operating characteristics of key subsystems such as fuel injection, conventional and advanced low-temperature combustion, turbocharging, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), variable valve actuation (VVA), cooling, aftertreatment, waste heat recovery (WHR), and electronic controls. Engine downsizing, down-speeding, down-breathing, turbocompounding, and air system capability performance are summarized by engine system theoretical analysis and numerical simulation for fuel consumption improvement.

Q. Xin; C.F. Pinzon

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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600 New Lights Bulbs to Improve Energy Efficiency at DOE | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

600 New Lights Bulbs to Improve Energy Efficiency at DOE 600 New Lights Bulbs to Improve Energy Efficiency at DOE 600 New Lights Bulbs to Improve Energy Efficiency at DOE November 18, 2010 - 10:30am Addthis Ingrid Kolb Director of the Office of Management Starting in September, the Department of Energy has been steadily replacing all 600 light fixtures under our Washington, D.C., Forrestal North Building canopy with state of the art Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures. Every new bulb now uses just 23 watts instead of 205 watts. That translates into almost half a million kilowatts hours saved every year. and will cut annual energy consumption at the Department of Energy Headquarters by about 1%. The final new LED fixture under the canopy was installed on October 28, but these lights are just part of a full program to reduce energy consumption

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Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency  

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Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency April 24, 2013 - 12:30pm Addthis Miss our Earth Day Hangout? View it now. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Want more info? Check out Energy Saver for tips and advice on ways to reduce your energy use. This week, more than 1 billion people in more than 190 countries celebrated Earth Day, demonstrating their support for environmental protection. First started in 1970 to encourage environmental reform, Earth Day is now an opportunity to take individual actions to protect the environment and use our resources -- like energy -- more efficiently. To celebrate Earth Day, we hosted a live Q&A to share tips and advice that

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Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency  

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Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency April 24, 2013 - 12:30pm Addthis Miss our Earth Day Hangout? View it now. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Want more info? Check out Energy Saver for tips and advice on ways to reduce your energy use. This week, more than 1 billion people in more than 190 countries celebrated Earth Day, demonstrating their support for environmental protection. First started in 1970 to encourage environmental reform, Earth Day is now an opportunity to take individual actions to protect the environment and use our resources -- like energy -- more efficiently. To celebrate Earth Day, we hosted a live Q&A to share tips and advice that

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INL receives GreenGov Presidential Award for fleet fuel efficiency improvements  

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Idaho National Laboratory has received a 2010 GreenGov Presidential Award for outstanding achievement in fuel efficiency in its bus and automotive fleets. The award was presented today in Washington, D.C., as part of a three-day symposium on improving sustainability and energy efficiency across the federal government. Lots more content like this is available at INL's facebook page http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

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2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A Survey of Methods for Analyzing and Improving GPU Energy Efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Recent years have witnessed a phenomenal growth in the computational capabilities and applications of GPUs. However, this trend has also led to dramatic increase in their power consumption. This paper surveys research works on analyzing and improving energy efficiency of GPUs. It also provides a classification of these techniques on the basis of their main research idea. Further, it attempts to synthesize research works which compare energy efficiency of GPUs with other computing systems, e.g. FPGAs and CPUs. The aim of this survey is to provide researchers with knowledge of state-of-the-art in GPU power management and motivate them to architect highly energy-efficient GPUs of tomorrow.

Mittal, Sparsh [ORNL; Vetter, Jeffrey S [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BetterBuildings Webinar Transcription - Financial Vehicles within...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Webinar Transcription - Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program BetterBuildings Webinar Transcription - Financial Vehicles within an...

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Vehicle Technologies Office's Research Recognized by R&D 100...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Vehicles Home About Vehicle Technologies Office Plug-in Electric Vehicles & Batteries Fuel Efficiency & Emissions Alternative Fuels Modeling, Testing, Data & Results Education...

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NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Systems Analysis and Integration  

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evaluates the impact of emerging technologies on efficiency, performance, cost, and battery life for a full range of vehicles-conventional vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles,...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Fuel and Lubricant Technologies...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

2008-2009 Fuels Technologies R&D Progress Report Vehicles Home About Vehicle Technologies Office Plug-in Electric Vehicles & Batteries Fuel Efficiency & Emissions Alternative Fuels...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Emissions Modeling...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Feedstocks Vehicles Home About Vehicle Technologies Office Plug-in Electric Vehicles & Batteries Fuel Efficiency & Emissions Alternative Fuels Modeling, Testing, Data & Results...

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Optimum Performance of Direct Hydrogen Hybrid Fuel Cell Vehicles  

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simulation tool for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Journal ofeconomies of the direct hydrogen fuel cell vehicle withoutMaximizing Direct-Hydrogen Pem Fuel Cell Vehicle Efficiency-

Zhao, Hengbing; Burke, Andy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

US DRIVE Vehicle Systems and Analysis Technical Team Roadmap...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

US DRIVE Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle Efficiency and Energy Sustainability Partnership Plan Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Vehicle and Systems Simulation...

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Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Program | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Program Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Program Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Program Agency/Company /Organization: Natural Gas Vehicles for America Focus Area: Standards - Incentives - Policies - Regulations Topics: Best Practices Website: www.emisstar.com/docs_and_pdfs/070709_NGV_fullreport NGVAmerica engaged Emisstar LLC to develop a streamlined and efficient natural gas vehicle incentive program to promote and accelerate the replacement of older diesel trucks with new natural gas vehicles. How to Use This Tool This tool is most helpful when using these strategies: Shift - Change to low-carbon modes Improve - Enhance infrastructure & policies Learn more about the avoid, shift, improve framework for limiting air

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Vehicles | Department of Energy  

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Vehicles Vehicles Vehicles EERE leads U.S. researchers and other partners in making transportation cleaner and more efficient through solutions that put electric drive vehicles on the road and replace oil with clean domestic fuels. EERE leads U.S. researchers and other partners in making transportation cleaner and more efficient through solutions that put electric drive vehicles on the road and replace oil with clean domestic fuels. Image of three semi truck cabs. The one on the left is yellow, the middle is green, and the far right truck is red. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports the development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies, including advances in electric vehicles, engine efficiency, and lightweight materials. Since 2008, the Department of

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Automating Internal Control at a Coffee Cooperative using Mobile Phones Improves Efficiency and Accountability  

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by capitalizing their quality advantage, sustainable growing practices and social impact. Many of these rely cooperatives monitor the growing practices of their members through internal control systems, ensuring for internal control at a coffee co- operative. Our goals were to improve the efficiency of this process

Parikh, Tapan S.

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Distributed Battery Control to Improve Peak Power Shaving Efficiency in Data Centers  

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Rack PDU BackupMain Bus-type power network Utility Diesel Generator ATS PDU Server Rack Server RackDistributed Battery Control to Improve Peak Power Shaving Efficiency in Data Centers Baris Aksanli, Eddie Pettis and Tajana S. Rosing UCSD, Google Stored energy in batteries can be used to cap peak power

Simunic, Tajana

487

UC Davis Research Supports Energy-Efficiency Improvements to California's Title 24 Codes  

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UC Davis Research Supports Energy-Efficiency Improvements to California's Title 24 Codes July 5 and demonstrations conducted at UC Davis. The lighting portion of the new Title 24 standards incorporate energy-saving technologies developed through the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), one of UC Davis's four energy

California at Davis, University of

488

Improving energy efficiency via probabilistic rate combination in 802.11 multi-rate wireless networks  

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transmission. An alternative way to conserve energy is to apply power control [1­4]. A wireless node is allowedImproving energy efficiency via probabilistic rate combination in 802.11 multi-rate wireless in revised form 20 January 2009 Accepted 27 January 2009 Available online 6 February 2009 Keywords: Energy

Lui, John C.S.

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Improving Charging Efficiency with Workload Scheduling in Energy Harvesting Embedded Systems  

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University Syracuse, New York, 13244, USA {yzhan158, yage, qiqiu}@syr.edu ABSTRACT In energy harvestingImproving Charging Efficiency with Workload Scheduling in Energy Harvesting Embedded Systems Yukan in the electrical energy storage (EES) bank. How much energy can be stored is affected by many factors including

Qiu, Qinru

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Renewable Energy Prediction for Improved Utilization and Efficiency in Datacenters and  

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Renewable Energy Prediction for Improved Utilization and Efficiency in Datacenters and Backbone requirements prevent easy integration with highly variable renewable energy sources. Short-term green energy of 11%. Their energy needs are supplied mainly by non-renewable, or brown energy sources, which

Simunic, Tajana

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Air-Stable High-Efficiency Solar Cells Using Improved Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Films  

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1 Air-Stable High-Efficiency Solar Cells Using Improved Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Films Kehang-3-5800-6983. #12;2 ABSTRACT We present the single-walled carbon nanotube/silicon (SWNT/Si) solar cells approaching, the PCEs of the fabricated solar cells slightly increased after six-month exposure in air without any

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Improved Power Grid Stability and Efficiency with a Building-Energy Cyber-Physical System  

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, or for sporadic reasons, for example a power plant goes offline unexpectedly (e.g., due to an earthquake or stagnant winds to propel wind turbines). Dur- ing an episode, the power grid operators must contend1 Improved Power Grid Stability and Efficiency with a Building-Energy Cyber-Physical System Mary

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Using Heterogeneous Networks to Improve Energy Efficiency in Direct Coherence Protocols for Many-Core CMPs  

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Using Heterogeneous Networks to Improve Energy Efficiency in Direct Coherence Protocols for Many, thus avoiding the indirection caused by accessing a separate directory (usually in the home node requests, but at the price of significantly increasing network traffic, and consequently, energy

Fernández Pascual, Ricardo

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Apply: Funding Opportunity- Advancing Solutions to Improve Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Closed Application Deadline: January 20, 2015 The Building Technologies Office (BTO) Commercial Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of nearly $9 million for Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001168, “Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings.”

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Materials Development for Improved Efficiency of Hydrogen Production by Steam Electrolysis and Thermochemical-Electrochemical Processes  

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is water electrolysis at high temperatures using heat from a nuclear reactor, known as high temperatureMaterials Development for Improved Efficiency of Hydrogen Production by Steam Electrolysis steam electrolysis (HTSE). The feasibility of this process is currently being demonstrated at Idaho

Yildiz, Bilge

496

Improving Efficiency of Data Assimilation Procedure for a Biomechanical Heart Model by  

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Improving Efficiency of Data Assimilation Procedure for a Biomechanical Heart Model by Representing to perform parameter estimation in a biomechanical model of the heart using synthetic observations [1, 3, 7, 8, 12, 15, 16] as an es- sential tool in heart modeling in order to personalize from

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

FL-City-Tallahassee FL-City-Tallahassee Location: City Tallahassee FL American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description 1) Use consultant to develop new dynamic rates and direct load control programs; 2) purchase equipment and software to enhance capability of the city's energy audit program; 3) provide commercial, residential and builder financial incentives (rebates) for energy efficiency improvements and green building; 4) convert conventional fleet vehicles to electric power, pilot program for installation of vehicle charging stations throughout city, and replacing vehicles with hybrid vehicles; 5) purchase energy efficiency equipment for several city buildings and integration of city buildings onto the Central Energy Management

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Temperature DC-Bus Capacitors Cost Reduction and Performance Improvements  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Sigma Technologies International at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high...

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IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING COSTS IN THE DRINKING WATER SUPPLY INDUSTRY: An ENERGY STAR Resource Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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Energy efficiency integrated into organizational culture.use and organizational goals for energy efficiency. Stafforganizational commitment to continuous improvement of energy efficiency.

Brown, Moya Melody, Camilla Dunham Whitehead, Rich

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Petrochemical Industry - An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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Improve Steam Turbine Efficiency. Hydrocarbon Processing,The efficiency of the steam turbine is determined by thereduce the efficiency of the steam turbine by 1.1% (Patel

Neelis, Maarten

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z