March 22, 2011, GigaOm/earth2tech and Reuters
Ford is turning to a new tech to reduce the weight of its cars and improve fuel efficiency: tiny bubbles. Ford says it is trialling a technology out of the labs of MIT, now owned by Trexel, called MuCell, which injects micro bubbles into plastic components.
March 17, 2011, San Diego Daily Transcript
James Lemke is an airplane enthusiast who owns quite a few aircraft. Among those are several single-engine planes, which he was anxious about flying without a backup engine. So he wondered, why not have a lightweight engine as a backup?
March 4, 2011, RoadScholar.com
Achates Power, founded in 2004, proposed the creation of a new engine that would save on two important matters, both which are intermingled: fuel and cost.
March 4, 2011, GreenTech Media
Achates Power… claims that its proposed two-stroke opposed piston diesel engine -- an idea put into practice by the Junkers aircraft company -- will cost 10 percent to 15 percent less than a conventional engine to manufacture and will increase fuel efficiency by 10 percent to 15 percent, according to CEO David Johnson.
February 15, 2011, Auto Monitor
January 12, 2011, CBSDetroit.com
December 7, 2010, WardsAuto.com
November 29, 2010, SAE.org
June 30, 2010, Calit2
March 31, 2010, CBS News
Not everything is new in greentech. A number of companies are based around technologies and concepts coined years and even centuries ago.