The ultimate alternative fuel: Water?
The idea of using water as a fuel source isn’t necessarily new, but it certainly should be getting renewed interest as gas prices continue to skyrocket and the worldwide demand for oil continues to increase.
It keeps you hydrated. It keeps you clean. It keeps your grass green. And, by the way, it appears that water just may be an answer for the world’s dwindling supplies of fossil fuels.
The idea of using water as a fuel source isn’t necessarily new, but it certainly should be getting renewed interest as gas prices continue to skyrocket and the worldwide demand for oil continues to increase. A sharp-minded inventor has developed a system that converts water to usable fuel in automobiles and in welding systems; others are implementing water technology to power their otherwise gas-eating SUVs to fuel efficiencies one would typically expect only from a sub-compact.
Click here to read about a patented electrolysis process that converts water for use in welding and as an alternative fuel for cars. Click here for a story from WVEC news in Norfolk, VA, about a local resident who’s getting up to 40 mpg out of his Chevy Avalanche.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.