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.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Xayaburi Dam Can Alter the Ecosystem of the Mekong River

 BBC News reports that the construction of the dam of $3.5 billion will be officially inaugurated next Wednesday and is expected to continue until 2019. The project is funded in large part by Thai money, since most of the electricity that is expected to produce, will be sent to Thailand.

While it has been suggested to make dams smaller on the tributaries of the River, which could produce more power with less environmental impact, Laos goes ahead with the dam Xayaburi, with slight changes, but still receiving criticism.

Modifications to the dam to cope with the migration of fishes and possible problems with sedimentation, have been made, but the impact that will have the dam downstream in Cambodia and Viet Nam, is still cause for concern.

The Mekong is one of the largest rivers in the world, and in his tour through six countries: China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam. Its route is characterized by the presence of many waterfalls and Rapids due to the mountainous terrain, resulting in ecosystems of great beauty.
The Mekong is the river that has more stocks of the world, and involves the livelihoods of millions of families, since it contributes annually 2 million tonnes of fish, as the Siamese tent in the mud and the panga.

The Mekong also fertilize paddy fields, with its slime and allowing three annual rice harvests occur. The construction of the dam, would retain the silt, thus depriving the paddy fields of this natural fertilizer. In addition, the dam. It would also be an impediment for those fish species that back the River to reproduce.

On the other hand, the River is very polluted with arsenic, ammonia and other substances, arising from the use of fertilizers and pesticides in the cultivation of rice, as well as fecal waters from urban cores, that we are treated.

The dam, in addition to drastically reducing fish stocks, will increase pollution of the River, which has a direct impact on the health and survival of the locals, who will suffer all these effects for nothing, because the contribution of electricity do not affect them, nor see anything provided economic benefits, which will go to hands a French multinational.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wind Park Sierra de Carondio and Muriellos

When we knew he was going to build the "Park wind saw Carondio and Muriellos" many us come to consider how the events would be developed since they were going to perform on the same land which was the Archaeological Park. As you can imagine some were putting the cry in the sky thinking that it could destroy something so valuable.

The result has been satisfactory, for various reasons, among them that are continued finding archaeological elements that have been respected for what the cultural value continues to increase.

Finally the archaeological elements of the wind park "Sierra de Carondio and Muriellos" can continue visiting are while enhance the renewable energies in the area, a primary aspect for the area both friendly.
The procedure followed was marked each of the elements so that they would remain intact. In this way, you can visit areas such as BARROW, Bowl, Carreiriega de los Gallegos and Roman camp, where archaeological items.

One of the most interesting aspects of this area at a historical level, is that it was occupied by communities in the era of prehistory as indicated by the remains that have been found.

In turn, other types of performances such as the restoration of the forest track have been in the area and even is has meant that at the end, the Roman camp of Moyapan has today the official cataloging at the IAC of Allande.

This work has been directed and performed by one of the most important companies worldwide in terms of renewable energy, EDP Renewables, which performs its actions both in Europe and America.
Do you know more wind farms in these conditions? What do you think?

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Advances in Wind Energy: Wind Turbine in Low Winds

On September 18 was presented at the German fair Husum Wind Energy a new wind turbine with which it is possible to use the low winds, which means that we will have at our disposal more amount of wind energy.

While they are still designs, is expected for the second quarter of next year we can know in detail the first prototype which will be installed in in Osterild (Denmark).

The features of this new V126-3.0 MW with a rotor diameter of 126 meters which makes it perfect to take advantage of the low winds and, in turn, is one of the ways in which we will be able to differentiate them with its design of blades with structural shells.

In turn, as experts say, expected that with this type of design are to see reduced investment spending continues to maintain the high quality of the wind turbines.

This type of wind turbine has an area of greater, in particular sweep, a 27% more than the old turbines thanks to their shovels of 62 metres.

In turn, this type of wind turbine will make less noise reducing noise pollution.
This type of wind turbines require a prior measurement of the speed of the wind taking place thanks to the measuring towers.

There are different types of anenometros among them of three hemispherical cups that you've probably seen in any wind farm because it is the most widely used today.

Although, I have to tell you, that these towers are also used in aviation, marine, etc.

Definitely, this kind of products as V126-3.0 MW gives us a bit of encouragement and hope to those who support renewables since this means that increasingly enhance more values pro environment.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How Many Know About the Offshore Wind Power?

When we talk about offshore wind energy we refer to wind farms that are established in the sea, a park that is intended to get electricity thanks to the force of the wind.

Specifically, are the different pressure atmospheric and temperature that can be in different areas of the sea that cause there are currents of wind.

We are accustomed to speak of solar energy and other renewable energy sources, but we should not miss the opportunity to talk about the news of wind energy marine already uqe we can say that Europe is a leader in this sector.

There's only other two offshore wind farms in CHina and Jiangsu Rudong.

One of the most striking aspects of wind power is the frequency of wind as in high seas often increase by 40% and they are much more regular in Earth. This implies that offshore wind energy is much more productive than land-based wind farms.

Another of the advantages posed by the wind farm at sea is that it is much easier to move wind turbines on boat in trucks and trains due to the large size of each one of its parts (vanes) and weight.
The big disadvantage of wind farms on the high seas are the construction costs since it increases the difficulty, which may rise to double expenditure to which would lead to its installation in the land despite having the same capacity.

Another disadvantage is that this type of renewable energy is still in progress, we could say that he has not yet matured and gradually get to know new technological advances that can make big changes in the facilities that will make them much more viable.

Little by little we have to start to trust even more renewable energy to boost both his Studio and its use.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

New Range of Smart Electric Vehicles

Smart presents new Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and Smart Electric Bike models. Electric vehicles and that the brand wants to highlight its commitment for the environment and sustainable development, improving further benefits such as speed or autonomy, a step forward in the development and electric mobility.

In this new phase of electric vehicles has gone from a range of 135 km that had the previous generation to 145 km of the new Smart Fortwo Electric drive, which will allow us both to longer tours within and outside the city.

The new Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is capable of reaching 125 km/h maximum speed, with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 11.5 seconds, a revolution to verify that the previous generation employed 26.7 seconds to reach the same speed.

If we look at the autonomy of the electric bicycle has a swing of 30 to 100 kilometres, and it offers some really interesting when it comes to move in our city benefits.

The Smart Electric Bike mounts a 250 watt electric motor, attached to the rear wheel and that is powered by a Li-ion battery 400 Wh lithium. Electric power is provided while the user pedals, i.e., is complemented by the physical effort of the person who occupies the bicycle.

 It incorporates 4 different levels of assistance to pedalling, so any person for very little physical shape that has have the ability to navigate any street in your city without worrying about the slope of the ground which circulate. Another interesting fact is that you can drive without having any specific permission for her, since that the assistance of the electric motor will turn off when you exceed 25 km/h Post sponsored