X-ray vision + fuel injection + particle accelerators = fuel-efficient car engines?
World Industrial Reporter — Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are using particle accelerators as well as X-ray vision to understand how a fuel spray works within a fuel injection system. The findings could potentially be an eye opener in assessing how modern car engines work, which the scientists hope will help find cleaner, more efficient ways of burning petrol and diesel. Read more.
Posted November 14, 2013
Transformative science: energy efficiency at the national labs
By Ben Dotson, U.S. Department of Energy — In the race to combat global climate change, energy efficiency is the “low hanging fruit” for reducing our carbon footprint. This month on energy.gov, we’re featuring the Energy Department’s National Labs and their work in energy efficiency: the technologies they’ve developed, the research they’ve conducted and the cutting-edge facilities they’ve built. New technologies and processes developed at the National Labs are fundamentally changing the way that consumers and businesses approach energy efficiency, saving energy and money along the way.
Illinois Accelerator Research Center
The 83,000 square-foot Illinois Accelerator Research Center, a new building at Fermilab, is aiming for a LEED Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, a rating recognizing the building’s limited use of natural resources and increased energy efficiency.
(Image: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)
Posted November 7, 2013