This week, the U.S. Department of Energy released their 2012 Market Report on Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications. The 78-page document is a perspective review of America’s growing use of wind power in the last year.
Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool (CHEP), an Australian manufacturer of wooden pallets and containers, recently upgraded the compressed-air equipment at its UK production plants with a goal to lower carbon (CO2) emissions. A key change was the installation of Atlas Copco’s GA-Series rotary screw compressors, which reportedly cut energy consumption by up to 35%.
A new helicopter concept with less complex mechanics aims to make aviation safer, simpler, and easier to maintain. Sagita Helicopters in Belgium is behind the design known as REDT (– Direct Turbine Driven Rotor). Unlike contemporary helicopters that use a tail rotor and gearbox, REDT needs neither of these components.