Engineering

Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks

Heavy-duty trucks, such as the 18-wheelers that transport many of the world's goods from farm or factory to market, are virtually all powered by diesel engines. They account for a significant portion of worldwide greenhouse ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Bosch engineers focus on brightening the future of diesel

Robert Bosch GmbH said its engineers have developed a new diesel-exhaust system that cuts emissions significantly below legal limits taking effect in 2020. Bosch is positioning the diesel technology as a solution to the NOx ...

Energy & Green Tech

Team converts wet biological waste to diesel-compatible fuel

In a step toward producing renewable engine fuels that are compatible with existing diesel fuel infrastructure, researchers report they can convert wet biowaste, such as swine manure and food scraps, into a fuel that can ...

Automotive

Porsche risks fine in new legal tussle over diesel cheating

German prosecutors on Monday said they have launched fresh legal proceedings over Porsche's role in the diesel emissions cheating scandal that erupted in 2015, which could leave the luxury carmaker facing a hefty fine.

Energy & Green Tech

A bioprocess for converting gaseous waste substrates to liquid fuels

(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers with MIT has developed a two-step process for converting waste gas into a liquid fuel suitable for use in transport vehicles. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy ...

Energy & Green Tech

Wind power from the sky

Anyone who has ever steered a child's kite knows the feeling: The wind grips the kite and pulls the string. The string is quickly tensioned, the spindle rotates between the fingers and is difficult to control. The question ...

Business

Daimler says to pay 870 mn euro fine over diesel recalls

German car giant Daimler said Tuesday it will not contest an order from Stuttgart prosecutors to pay an 870 million euro ($957 million) fine over hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles that breached emissions rules.

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