Oil and Natural Gas provides 95% of Libya’s hard currency earnings and 95% of the government’s budget. Libya holds the largest proved oil reserves in Africa. Proved oil reserves stand at 46.4 billion barrels, as of January 2011. That represents a share of more than 3% of World proved oil reserves. Preliminary trade data indicate that […]
Archive | February, 2011
Sometimes when I read the news, I get a “not in my neighborhood” feeling when it comes to hydrogen development. I’m chomping at the bit for hydrogen technology to become normalized to the point where I can have casual discussions about it with my neighbors as I would any other topic such as the price […]
Whether you are camping, vacationing on some tropical island, holed up on the back 40’s cabin or stuck in a snow bank and need emergency help there are many reasons to have backup power that don’t rely on typical batteries or electricity. Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows that I’m a […]
University of Tokyo researchers have developed photosensitive nanogels that are made into hydrogen nanogenerators. Researcher Kosuke Okeyoshi explains, “We have designed photoinduced hydrogen nanogenerators and fabricated them by a novel nanointegration method that uses nanogel as sensitizer and nanoparticles as catalyst. The nanogels involve a photoinduced electronic transmission circuit to realize a smart photoenergy-converting system.” […]
Are People Finally Getting It…or Not? I recently discovered several items I had squirreled away a couple of months ago for possible use in a future blog, along with notes on what I wanted to say. They related to the same subject–public opinion on nuclear energy. The only trouble is, the items led me to […]
AeroVironment is used to building alternative energy devices and even vehicles. In January 2011, AeroVironment unleashed its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called the Global Observer which was powered by hydrogen. Now, AeroVironment has unveiled it Smart Charging Dock for consumers in anticipation of large sales of electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs). The […]
Manas Transit Center (formerly Manas Air Base) at Manas International Airport in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, is one of the busiest U.S. military installations in the world. About one-third of all fuel delivered over Afghanistan comes from the flying gas stations (KC-135 Stratotankers) in that Center.