ENERGY GLOBE World Award - Rwanda 2010 - Category AIR

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Submitted by: Epoch Energy Technology Corp.
Nation: Taiwan

EP-C100 Hybrid Fuel System - Dual-Fuel System for buses, trucks and cars

Epoch Energy Technology of Taiwan has developed a technology that enriches fuels with oxy-hydrogen gas. The goal of this development is to reduce emissions via environmentally friendly oxygen and hydrogen and thereby to protect the environment and the health of city residents. The high efficiency of these gases can reduce fuel consumption and emissions by some 15%. Worldwide application would mean annual savings of 667 million tons of CO2 for better air quality and reduced health risks. An additional benefit is that the gases are produced during operation, so there is no health hazard and no danger of explosion. The hybrid fuel system can easily be retrofitted into existing vehicles and has already been tested in public transportation in Taiwan and China. Worldwide marketing is already underway.



 All nominees:

Nominee I

Submitted by: Epoch Energy Technology Corp.
Nation: Taiwan

EP-C100 Hybrid Fuel System - Dual-Fuel System for buses, trucks and cars

Epoch Energy Technology of Taiwan has developed a technology that enriches fuels with oxy-hydrogen gas. The goal of this development is to reduce emissions via environmentally friendly oxygen and hydrogen and thereby to protect the environment and the health of city residents. The high efficiency of these gases can reduce fuel consumption and emissions by some 15%. Worldwide application would mean annual savings of 667 million tons of CO2 for better air quality and reduced health risks. An additional benefit is that the gases are produced during operation, so there is no health hazard and no danger of explosion. The hybrid fuel system can easily be retrofitted into existing vehicles and has already been tested in public transportation in Taiwan and China. Worldwide marketing is already underway.
 

Nominee II

Submitted by: City of Ann Arbor
Nation: United States

City of Ann Arbor LED Streetlight Program

The City of Ann Arbor is installing LED streetlights to reduce lighting costs and greenhouse gas emissions. After successfully piloting an LED replacement for our downtown "globe" lights, the City received a grant from the Downtown Development Authority for retrofits to over 1000 lights. This installation will save the City over $100,000 annually, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 267 tons CO2e annually. Testing continues on LED replacements for neighborhood streetlights, with the goal of replacing all public lighting with LEDs. Full implementation would cut public lighting energy use in half and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2,200 tons of CO2e annually. 

Nominee III

Submitted by: Malmö Environment Department (Sweden)
Nation: Sweden

Malmö

The Swedish city of Malmö puts particular emphasis on renewable energy resources and seeks to become the leading solar energy center in Sweden. Thus in 2007 the organization Solar City Malmö was founded. The goals of this organization are to disseminate knowledge about solar technologies, to raise consciousness and increase interest, and thus to escalate the utilization of solar energy and catalyze the growth of the branch in Malmö. These goals are being pursued via training, workshop, seminars and exhibits targeting architects, installation contractors, home owners and apartment management. As a model of energy efficiency, in 2007 Malmö installed the largest and most spectacular photovoltaic system in all of Scandinavia; with 1250 m² surface area, it produces 166 kW. In 2009 the first solar Stirling demonstration system is to be installed.