Efficiency Allows End Users to Do More Work with Fewer Machines

Why bother with energy efficiency? Control Design, January 19, 2017 “The end user is looking for energy-efficient machines, but these users are also looking to do more work with fewer machines as a means of saving energy,” says Mark Sobkow, vice president of manufacturing solutions, RedViking in Plymouth, Michigan. “We do a lot of projects that focus

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Identifying Options for Re-Use of CO2

CO2 Utilization: A Look Ahead The Energy Collective, January 9, 2017 Finding ways to convert carbon dioxide from an energy and industrial sector waste product to a useful commodity could spur the development of new technologies, products, and industries while limiting emissions to the atmosphere of climate-altering pollutants. In 2016, U.S. policymakers demonstrated leadership in

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Calculating the Potential of Computing Efficiency

Energy Efficiency of Computing: What’s Next? Electronic Design, November 28, 2016 For a long time, processor performance and peak output energy efficiency moved forward together at a rapid clip. The gains started well before 1965, the year Gordon Moore published his first projection.  Peak output efficiency doubled about every 1.6 years from the dawn of

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New Process To Turn Waste Heat Into Electricity

Researchers report new thermoelectric material with high power factors Phys, November 14, 2016 Researchers reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they have demonstrated a step forward in converting waste heat – from industrial smokestacks, power generating plants or even automobile tailpipes – into electricity. The work, using a thermoelectric compound composed of

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The Power Cycle of the Future

Manuel A. Fontan, ERS, for Zondits Steam has an important role in our everyday lives, although we don’t always realize all that it’s doing for us. It can be found virtually in any industry or technology that requires heat, moisture, sterilization, and other crucial processes. Steam can be used to heat the water in our


Energy Efficiency Saves Taiwan’s Manufacturing Sector NT$8.5 Billion

Energy efficiency helps manufacturers save over NT$8.5 billion a year Focus Taiwan, August 29, 2016 The local manufacturing sector has reduced its costs by about NT$8.55 billion (US$269 million) per year during 2009-2015 period as it has adopted measures to improve energy efficiency, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Monday. During that period, more

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The Excess Project Provides Power Efficient Computing

New Approach to Computing Boosts Energy Efficiency Phys, August 26, 2016 A European research project led by Chalmers University of Technology has launched a set of tools that will make computer systems more energy efficient – a critical issue for modern computing. Using the framework of the project programmers has been able to provide large