Thursday, November 15, 2012

Smart Electric Vehicles

Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and Smart Electric Bike, the new electric vehicles that make up the Smart range. All a bet for the environment and sustainable development, ecology and betting on further technological innovations that improve the performance of previous versions, increasing both its speed and autonomy.

The Smart know that all electrically powered and fully sustainable, and without losing the features necessary for the city. Smart improves range of 135 km to the previous generation, a figure which now increases to 145 km with the arrival of the new Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, a power that can be used for both urban and intercity routes.

This new version of the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is capable of reaching 125 km / h top speed, with acceleration from 0-100 km / h in 11.5 seconds, halving the time it used the previous generation was 26.7 seconds to reach 100 km / h

The bike has a Smart Electric 250 watt electric motor which engages on the rear wheel and fed through a lithium ion battery 400 Wh. The electric motor assists the user while pedaling, ie complements the physical effort of the user who holds the bicycle. It also has 4 different levels of pedal assistance, so that anyone will be able to move in this mode of transport without worrying about their physical condition and will be assisted by the electric motor at all times.

The Ebike has a range of between 30 and 100 miles, something really interesting when move around the city. Another curious fact is that it is not necessary to have a specific permission, because its electric motor switches off automatically when exceeding 25 km / h.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Biomass plant in Albacete which will create about 300 jobs

The plant will be built soon in Ossa de Montiel, Albacete and Magro Valley company estimated to generate about 300 jobs, good news in these times of crisis.
In blogecologista we've talked about the advantages of biomass, these advantages is the fact that the construction of the plant will mean a job opportunity for many people.

Before talking about the new plant will have a little more on biomass.

What is biomass energy? How does a biomass plant? New biomass plant in Ossa de Montiel Video about a biomass plant

Biomass refers to biological material can be plant or animal. We often speak of biomass waste or byproducts referring to vegetables as fruit peels or rinds, but can also be applied to derived energy comes from the sun animales.La Plants and animals absorb some of this energy from the sun. Biomass was the most important source of energy until they began to use fossil fuels such as coal or oil.

These facilities can be used to produce biomass products thermal energy which can then be converted into electrical energy. Among the products of biomass used to produce thermal energy are:

Conifer bark, almonds and nuts and twigs Tojo Retama LeƱas industrial waste as olive stones, chips, cereal straw Earlier this October entrepreneurs gathered in Spain to attend the presentation of the proposed biomass plant plasma gasification. The plant builds the Valencia company Magro Valley in Ossa de Montiel and has an investment of 37 million euros. The technology used in this plant has been imported from Switzerland and Italia.Planta Albacete biomass will create about 300 jobs trabajoLa transformed into electrical energy plant waste processing, you will get a production of 11.5 million watts per hour. With this production between 1.5 and 2.5 times more than a generation incinerator.

 Cover the needs of 92,000 homes, all in the area or even in Albacete Albacete and Ciudad leftover Real.Al transform traditional energy crops creates steam, which is indispensable for the removal of glucose from corn . The plant will provide area farmers who grow corn, a crop with low cost and is one of the main crops in lands manchegas.Otro product that will be especially useful, comes from the recycling of residues, gravels or inert slag. This material is 10 times harder than the brick, and can be used for different purposes comerciales.