Energy

Carbon Reduction Industries' EcoSwitch

08 March, 2011 | Supplied by: Carbon Reduction Industries Pty Ltd

Many businesses are becoming more aware that simple steps to reduce their impact on the environment may reduce the impact on their bottom line. The EcoSwitch can be used to reduce electricity consumption easily, safely and cost effectively.


Dwyer AQS-1 AQStick ambient VOC monitor

28 February, 2011 | Supplied by: Dwyer Instruments (Aust) Pty Ltd

The AQS-1 AQStick ambient volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor is used to monitor ambient air quality by detecting the VOC content in the air. Some common sources of VOC contamination are carpets, building materials, paints, cleaners and tobacco smoke. Even low concentrations of these compounds can affect building occupants’ comfort. A computer’s USB port provides power for the sensor and the LED lights which change colour in accordance with the ambient air quality.


Dwyer Model 450A-1 digital pocket size carbon monoxide meter

28 February, 2011 | Supplied by: Dwyer Instruments (Aust) Pty Ltd

The Model 450A-1 digital pocket size carbon monoxide meter measures the ambient concentration of carbon monoxide (CO) in the environment and displays the measurement on the two-line digital LCD screen. Besides the measurement, the maximum recorded CO value since the last reset is shown. An audible carbon monoxide alarm gives warning of CO levels above 25 ppm. For viewing in poorly lit environments, the built-in back light brightens the display.


Fluid Components International ST51 air/gas flowmeter

28 February, 2011 | Supplied by: AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

The ST51 air/gas flowmeter from Fluid Components International (FCI) provides industrial plant engineers with a solution for greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring and supports the EPA’s BACT (Best Available Control Technology) initiative in the US. The flowmeter is suitable for the measurement and monitoring of industrial plant greenhouse gases. It features a no-moving-parts design that’s non-clogging and operates over a wide flow range with low-flow sensitivity. Packaged in an explosion-proof transmitter, the calibration is matched to the user’s actual gas composition and installation conditions.


Prototype of family-sized electric car

25 February, 2011

Five local companies have joined forces to build prototypes of Australia’s first modern large electric car. Supported by the Australian Government, the consortium hopes to produce a family car which could revolutionise the Australian car industry.


Energy sub-metering installed for Baptist Community Services

24 January, 2011 | Supplied by: mySmart Pty Ltd

Baptist Community Services - NSW & ACT (BCS), a not-for-profit Christian care organisation that serves the elderly and people living with a disadvantage, has developed a resource reduction policy following a commitment to reduce its energy consumption by 2% each year until 2020. To help meet this target, BCS has selected mySmart CTI as its metering provider, to gain complete visibility of its energy usage.


Construction of wind farm

24 January, 2011 | Supplied by: Veolia Australia and New Zealand

The construction of Infigen Energy’s Woodlawn wind farm has commenced at Veolia’s Woodlawn Eco-precinct located at Tarago, some 250 km south of Sydney. Covering 6000 hectares, the precinct also houses the Woodlawn bioreactor. The 48.3 MW Woodlawn wind farm, currently under construction, will be owned and operated by Infigen. It will consist of 23 wind turbines and is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2011.


LED lighting upgrade in car park

24 January, 2011 | Supplied by: enLighten Australia Pty Ltd

enLighten and the City of Sydney have replaced 850 fluorescent lights with light emitting diodes (LEDs) at the Goulburn Street car park in Central Sydney. The LED lighting upgrade is forecast to: reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 220 tonnes per year; save 206 mWh of electricity per year - the equivalent energy used by 28 typical Sydney households annually; and save the City of Sydney approximately $26,000 in energy costs per year.


Micromeritics ASAP 2050 Xtended Pressure Sorption Analyzer

24 January, 2011 | Supplied by: Particle & Surface Sciences Pty Ltd

The fuel cell and its chemical energy source, hydrogen, have received much recent attention as a promising long-term solution to the world’s energy needs. Developing storage technologies involving advanced materials and the conversion of hydrogen to useful forms of energy are of critical importance. A fundamental understanding of hydrogen physisorption/chemisorption processes and adsorption/desorption kinetics is needed to optimise hydrogen uptake and release capacity rates. Knowledge of chemical reactivity and material properties, particularly with respect to exposure under different conditions (air, moisture, etc), needs to be gathered.


Solar becoming the new Aussie ‘Hills Hoist’

22 December, 2010

The Chief Executive of the Clean Energy Council says the increased affordability of solar power in Australia means the technology is fast becoming “the Hills Hoist of the 21st century”.


Fuelling cars from household waste

09 December, 2010

Flex Ethanol Australia is a company that will be formed with the support of GM Holden to bring a waste-to-ethanol plant a step closer in Australia.


Funding to help solve solar energy puzzle

30 November, 2010

CSIRO has welcomed the award of a $5.65 million grant from the Australian Solar Institute towards three major solar research projects worth a total of $16 million.


Conservelec SunPower Light Saver

29 November, 2010 | Supplied by: Conservelec Pty Ltd

The SunPower Light Saver is an energy-saving technology that is claimed to be able to save electricity consumption by over 20%. When installed on the light circuit, it adjusts optimal voltage for each lamp according to electricity supply conditions. It is suitable for all fluorescent lights and high-intensity discharge lamps.


Philips dimmable 12 W Master LEDbulb

29 November, 2010 | Supplied by: Signify

The Philips dimmable 12 W Master LEDbulb is an LED replacement for a 60 W incandescent light bulb.


ABB invests in wind-technology company

22 November, 2010

ABB, the global power and automation technology group, has announced that it has made a strategic investment in Pentalum Technologies, an Israel-based company developing advanced wind-sensing technology for control and optimisation of wind turbines and wind farms.


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