World’s Fastest: 270.49 mph Hennessey Venom GT

On February 14, 2014, the Hennessey Venom GT set a new world speed record for 2-seat sports cars by reaching a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h). The test was performed at the Kennedy Space Center on the 3.2-mile Space Shuttle landing runway. Brian Smith, Director of Miller Motorsports Park, drove the Venom GT to its record speed.  A representative from Racelogic, world-renowned maker of VBox GPS data-acquisition systems, was on hand to independently verify and document the Venom GT’s highest recorded speed.  The Venom GT was powered with Pennzoil Platinum® with PurePlus™ Technology, a first of its kind synthetic motor oil made from natural gas.  For more information please visit:

http://www.venomgt.com
http://www.pennzoil.com
http://www.hennesseyperformance.com

 

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Algae to Bio-Crude in Less Than 60 Minutes

Engineers have created a chemical process that produces useful crude oil just minutes after engineers pour in harvested algae — a verdant green paste with the consistency of pea soup. The PNNL team combined several chemical steps into one continuous process that starts with an algae slurry that contains as much as 80 to 90 percent water. Most current processes require the algae to be dried — an expensive process that takes a lot of energy. The research has been licensed by Genifuel Corp. Read the full story here: http://www.pnnl.gov/news/release.aspx?id=1029

For more on PNNL’s bio-based product research, visit http://www.pnl.gov/biobased/.

Gas nozzle dripping problem solved

When fuel consumers are finished pumping gas, a number of fuel drops fall to the ground. Globally, these drops amount to roughly half a billion litres of fuel which is unnecessarily evaporated into our atmosphere each year. We at DRAM Innovations have developed a method to retaining and recycling this wasted fuel.

Learn more on www.DRAMInnovations.com