The EcoBoost truck engine was a total success in terms of fuel economy as well. The race truck can hold 65 gallons of fuel, with the strategy to carry about 30 gallons of fuel during a given stint to save weight and to save time during fuel stops. The EcoBoost race truck ran the entire race on regular fuel, unlike other competitors who used more expensive specially blended fuels.
EcoBoost is fundamental to Ford’s strategy to provide technologically advanced, high-output, smaller-displacement powertrains that deliver uncompromised performance and fuel economy.
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Toshiba’s got an Environmental Vision for 2050 called:
A Higher Quality of Life for Earth’s Future Generations
Toshiba is working to explain it sustainable practices with a campaign called “process, products, and technology.”
SUSTAINABLE PROCESSES
How Toshiba considers its impact to the environment throughout every stage of its manufacturing process. In addition they are focusing on all other business areas, including shipping, packaging, and product energy consumption and “end-of-life” cycle.
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Oil-soaked plastic boom material used to soak up oil in the Gulf of Mexico is finding new life as auto parts in the Chevrolet Volt.
General Motors converted an estimated 100 miles of the material off the Alabama and Louisiana coasts and kept it out of the nation’s landfills.
The ongoing project is expected to create enough plastic under hood parts to supply the first year production of the extended-range GM Volt.
“Creative recycling is one extension of GM’s overall strategy to reduce its environmental impact,” said Mike Robinson, GM vice president of Environment, Energy and Safety policy. “We reuse and recycle material by-products at our 76 landfill-free facilities every day. This is a good example of using this expertise and applying it to a greater magnitude.”
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