Fuel Efficiency

Boeing Expands Customers' Fuel-Efficiency Capabilities by Acquiring ETS Aviation

Press Release

SEATTLE, May 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced an agreement to acquire ETS Aviation, a provider of fuel-efficiency management and analytics software. ETS Aviation solutions lead the market, providing more than 120 airlines and corporate flight departments the tools necessary to accurately monitor fuel consumption, identify fuel savings opportunities, and track and report carbon emissions. 

The Future of Fuel Efficient Mobility Comes to the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference

Summary: 
  • Chris Hostetter discusses investment in fuel cells and hydrogen infrastructure in “The Road to Profit in Alternative Fuels” panel
  • Toyota serves as the first automaker to sponsor the conference
Press Release
  • Chris Hostetter discusses investment in fuel cells and hydrogen infrastructure in “The Road to Profit in Alternative Fuels” panel
  • Toyota serves as the first automaker to sponsor the conference

Maersk Line Sustainability Progress Update: Extreme Ship Makeover

Modifications to the design of older container ships play an important part in reducing Maersk Line's CO2 emissions. And modifications can be even more radical than they sound.
Article

Ok, here’s how you retrofit a Stepnica Class container ship: First, you cut off the navigation bridge and raise it. Please note that this requires the use of a rather large crane. Now your ship can hold 10 % more containers. Then you modify the engine to make it more efficient at low speeds, you cut off the bulbous bow and put on a smaller one, and suddenly you are looking at a 5 % reduction in the fuel consumption of the ship.

Maersk Line Sustainability Progress Update: The Rocket Science of Network Optimisation

How do you optimise a network of container shipping routes that spans the globe, and where every country and every container terminal represents its own set of variables? Basically, it takes Excel and excellence – and not necessarily in that order.
Article

It’s a lot about understanding the flow of it. We have a global network of more than 550 ships sailing around the world. Drawn on a map it looks like a chaos of spaghetti with lines and routes criss-crossing each other; but to the trained eye it looks like, well, organised spaghetti, « says Søren Toft, Chief Operations Officer.

He embodies the recent change of philosophy at Maersk Line, where a strengthened department responsible for planning the network in 2013 undertook the enormous task of optimising the entire network of shipping routes.

Maersk Line Increases Business While Reducing CO2 Footprint

Today, Maersk Line publishes its Sustainability Progress Update for 2013, showing a 3.8 million tonnes CO2 reduction in a year where the business grew 4.1%.
Press Release

April 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ - “2013 was a good year for Maersk Line – financially as well as in terms of our sustainability performance” says Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Line. “Our fuel efficiency improvements helped cut CO2 as well as air pollutants like SOx and NOx. So even while our business grew, we were able to reduce our environmental impact in absolute terms.”

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Issues Auto Industry’s First-Ever Asset-Backed Green Bond

Bond Proceeds to Fund Consumer Loans and Leases for Toyota’s Leading Portfolio of Green Vehicles
Press Release

TORRANCE, Calif., March 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued the auto industry’s first-ever Asset-Backed Green Bond in the amount of $1.75 billion. The offering was upsized from $1.25 billion to accommodate demand as institutional investors demonstrated strong interest in this inaugural clean transportation investment opportunity. The Green Bond is the newest component of TFS’ broad-ranging funding program and serves to enhance Toyota’s already extensive green commitment.

BNSF Implements Technologies That Enhance Fuel-Efficient Train Operations

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Rail is the most fuel- and cost-efficient means for moving freight over land, and BNSF Railway is continuing to enhance that performance. Two key BNSF initiatives include energy management systems that maximize locomotive efficiency and a Fuel MVP program that rewards locomotive engineers for exceptional efficiency in train handling.

Boeing Wind Updates Service to Optimize In-Flight Operations for Qatar Airways

Real-time wind data to conserve fuel for airline and increase operational efficiency
Press Release

SEATTLE, Feb. 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Qatar Airways today announced a five-year agreement to provide Boeing Wind Updates services for the airline to maximize in-flight operational efficiency. Boeing Wind Updates provides customized, real-time wind and temperature information to aircraft. This data allows for more efficient trajectory prediction during pre-flight operations and continuous optimization in-flight by providing tailored wind information for flight crews and the aircraft flight management system.

The Next Great Car Song

Blog

By: John Schulz, AVP of Sustainabile Operations, AT&T

It’s no secret that we humans love our cars.  We sing songs about them. We name them.  And, obviously, we race them. And based on what came out of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week, it’s clear that we’re bracing for the next big love affair with the automobile: the “connected car.”

Honda Announces Next Generation of Portable Power

All-New EU7000is Generator--First Electronic Fuel Injected Generator in Honda Lineup
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Nev., January 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Honda Power Equipment is debuting the all-new EU7000is portable generator at this year’s World of Concrete trade show venue – adding greater power performance to its popular Super Quiet Series.  This new generator delivers more of what Honda generator customers have come to expect from Honda:  fuel efficiency, clean power output, quiet operation and longer running times in a portable package.

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