NEWS ALTERNATIVEFUEL NEWS 22 E15 in boats is a problem The ethanol promotion group of the US, known as the Renewable Fuels Association, warned against the use of gasoline mixes containing E15 fuel in marine engines but said that E10 is fine. “While E10 has been a part of the fuel supply for decades, E15 is relatively new to the market. Until further testing can be completed, E15 and other higher-level ethanol blends are not approved for use in boat engines,” said Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. However, E10 can be better, it added. “Indeed, E10 gives boaters the extra octane boost they need to pull skiers, tubers, or wake boarders while also keeping the water clean by reducing harmful exhaust emissions.” Dinneen added. Petronas’ successful plans for construction of floating LNG facility Petronas is advancing with success its plans to build Malaysia’s first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal by this year to meet increasing future demand. The floating terminal, which will enable easy loading of LNG to ships, is advancing thanks to works which just achieved 12 million man hours without any lost time injury since the construction started in 2012, the company reported. Back in 2012 it was intended that construction would be completed within Mitsubishi to build two ‘next generation’ LNG carriers Tesla and Nissan win award In the recent AAA Green Car Guide awards, Tesla Model S P85D earned the top score, whilst the 2014 Nissan Versa SV won the best green car value award. "Low-emission vehicles and hybrid choices vary in quality, price and size. The A A A Green Car Guide is one of our ongoing programs to help consumers navigate the wide-ranging green car marketplace," said Greg Brannon, AAA's director of Automotive Engineering. three years. “The PFLNG 1 will be moored in Kanowit gas field, located 180 kilometres offshore Sarawak, Malaysia and will produce 1.2 million tonnes of LNG per year. It will play a significant role in Petronas’ efforts to unlock the gas reserves in the country's remote and stranded fields, which had been deemed uneconomical to develop conventionally and to help meet the growing demand for gas,” according to information released by the company at the end of April. Tesla Motors to invest in Japan’s stations Tesla Motors, a US-based manufacturer of upscale electric vehicles, is planning to i nvest i n solar backed charg i ng stat i o n s i n Ja p a n . C u r r e nt l y Te s l a o n l y h a s s i x s t a t i o n s i n Ja p a n o u t of 4 2 5 worldw ide. Accord i ng to a n i nter v iew publ ished i n recent days i n Japan, t he company will soon make investments to expand the net work of stations in Japan. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has agreed to deliver two LNG carrier ships which will be used by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), according to information released May 14 in Tokyo by Mitsubishi. The ships will have a hybrid propulsion, making it possible for them to run on natural gas or diesel. According to information received, the ships will bring gas from the US. The new vessels will be put into service for transporting shale gas produced in North America. They are scheduled for completion and delivery in 2018. The ships will be built in Nagasaki. LNG is increasingly used as fuel by vehicles including trucks that need to make longdistance trips. One big challenge for the use of LNG is that it must be kept under extremely low temperatures to keep the compression $1 Billion LNG terminal construction in the Philippines set to start in 2016 First Gen Corp. have announced that construction of a $1 billion LNG terminal will begin in 2016 as planned. The company intends to bid out half of the project while holding the remaining 50%. The tender process has yet to begin but First Gen expect their partner to be a consortium of Filipino and international investors. Foreign investors will bring "expertise in operating and maintaining the facility," said Giles Puno, President of First Gen. The terminal is needed to feed natural gas power plants operated by First Gen. The 1000 MW Santa Rita plant and 500 MW San Lorenzo plant are currently fed by the Malampaya gas fields but these are expected to run dry within the decade.
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