Israel-Lebanon: oil spill in the mediterranean

The Israeli aviation bombing of oil reservoirs at the Jiyeh power plant in southern Lebanon has caused "the greatest ecological disaster in the Mediterranean," the Lebanese Minister of the Environment said on Saturday. "So far, 10.000 to 15.000 tons of crude has spilled into the sea, this is the biggest disaster [...]

Biogas of Alsace wine

A biogas plant for the Alsace vineyard? With its 30 to 000 tonnes of marc and viticultural effluents, the vineyard could consider the construction of a biogas power plant. But has viticulture taken stock of energy issues and challenges? In June 40, we could learn in Viti-Alsace […]

Download: Water Injection: NACA Report from 1944

Report of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) of Langley Field from September 1944. This report highlights, with curves and tests at the supports, the different advantages of the fighter jet engines equipped with an additional water injection. The main conclusions are as follows: The injection of water increases the octane number of the mixture. The injection of water allows [...]

Download: Water Injection: NACA Report from 1942

Report of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) of Langley Field dated August 1942. This report highlights, with curves and tests at the supports, the different advantages of the fighter jet engines equipped with an additional water injection. The main conclusions are as follows: The injection of water increases the octane number of the mixture. The injection of water allows the increase [...]

Download: Definition and implications of the clean car concept. Report of the Senate.

Report of the Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices. The definition and implications of the clean car concept, by MM. Christian CABAL and Claude GATIGNOL, MPs. Introduction By changing social status, that is to say by moving from the rare luxury product to a massively distributed and owned object, the automobile has become an essential element of [...]

A study raises the limits of biofuels.

Bank Sarasin criticizes ethanol from the perspective of sustainable development. Bank Sarasin (BSAN.S), renowned for its analyzes of the sustainable development of economic sectors, looks at biofuels, including ethanol, a form of alcohol produced by fermenting natural sugars. The theme is hot: Switzerland opened Thursday in Winterthur, its first station [...]