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SMA Touts Largest Solar PV-Diesel Hybrid Power Plant

Germany-based SMA Solar Technology announced August 14 what it calls the “world’s largest” combination of diesel, solar-photovoltaic and battery storage for electric power in the Bolivian province of Pando, due for start-up at end-2014.

Fuels & Processing

Underground Gas-Tank Retrofits Needed

National Institute of Standards and Technology researchers suggest gas stations may need to replace submersible pump casings, typically made of steel or cast iron, sooner than expected.

Margins & Economics

Texas CNG, LNG Tax Revenues Top $2 Million

Sales of natural gas motor fuel are surging in Texas. As of July 31, the state’s Comptroller said fiscal-2014 tax revenue from sales of compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas motor fuel surpassed $2 million.

Fuels & Processing

A New Dawn in Industrial Photosynthesis

Bedford, Mass.-based Joule has effectively re-channeled photosynthesis and improved its overall energy-capture efficiency by nearly 100% in outdoor testing at its biofuel demonstration facility in Hobbs, N.M.

Transportation & Logistics

California: High on Hydrogen, Part I

While low-carbon transportation fuels like biofuels, natural gas, plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and others are touted as viable alternatives for meeting California’s strict greenhouse-gas (GHG) reduction goals, hydrogen now appears to be front and center in the discussion.

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