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  • C&R ditches £300m retail JV with PRICOA

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  • Lake Titicaca bypass

    first_imgPERU’S Ministry of Transport has invited tenders for consultants to review the technical and economic feasibility of building a standard-gauge railway between Puno and Desaguadero to replace the present train ferry across Lake Titicaca. The bi-weekly ferry severely constrains capacity on Enafer’s main link to Bolivia, and recent droughts and low water levels have given problems with docking the ferry.In recent years much Bolivian transit traffic has shifted to Arica in Chile, which has better rail and road connections. The Ministry hopes that a through rail link will revive Enafer traffic, and is considering building the line as mixed gauge so that Bolivian metre-gauge stock can run through to Puno.Military engineers began grading the formation for the line during the 1970s , but no work has been undertaken for many years. Bids for the study were due to be submitted by July 27, with a contract to be awarded this month. olast_img read more

  • Stena to use large ‘powerbanks’ in charging stations at ports

    first_imgImage courtesy: Stena Batteryloop is a subsidiary of the Stena Recycling Group.  The collaboration includes several Stena companies – Batteryloop, Stena Recycling, Stena Rederi and Stena Line – the ports of Gothenburg and Kiel and the accreditation company DNV GL. “One thing is sure, batteries are here to stay. In order to conserve natural resources and make battery recycling sustainable, we need to do everything we can to use batteries for as long as possible. Our conclusion is that many batteries can have a second life as energy storage. If we can find solutions that will scale-up and work in ports, we’ll have a win-win situation in many ways”, says Rasmus Bergström. “This is an important milestone in the electrification of shipping. Our future project, Stena Elektra – a fully electric ferry – is already on the drawing board. In order to succeed, we need to solve the issue of how to quickly charge a ferry. Energy storage at ports using recycled batteries, is a very interesting and sustainable alternative for the future”, says Per Wimby, project manager for electrification at Stena Teknik. Stena Line revealed in its sustainability report for 2019 that it has cut its total CO2 emissions by 1.7 %, corresponding to 24,000 tonnes of CO2 in total. Posted: 3 months ago The company has gained significant know-how in electrification, including in the recycling of used batteries from the automotive industry. A global collaboration agreement was recently signed with Volvo Buses, for the reuse of batteries from its electric vehicles. The project forms part of the company’s strategy to reach zero emissions by 2050. Swedish Stena Group is developing a solution to use recycled batteries in charging stations at ports. Going net zero In 2018, Stena Line began invested in the battery-powered ferry Stena Jutlandica, which uses battery power to drive the bow thrusters that steer the vessel into port. Quayside energy storage can also be used as an alternative power source for vessels in port, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project is targeting the development of a new type of energy storage, similar to very large powerbanks, which will be essential for the quick charging of electric ferries in the future. Stena Line is a strong supporter of battery power as an energy source for ships.center_img Stena Elektra is a lightweight battery-powered vessel with the capacity to run approximately 50 nautical miles on batteries only, i.e. between Gothenburg or Fredrikshaven. “New solutions are being designed to meet the charging requirements of the transport sector of the future, especially for shipping where vessels are starting to switch to electric power. Rapidly charging a large ferry, for example, requires a huge amount of energy in a short time and it’s not certain that the electricity grid will be able to deliver it. Local energy stores at ports could offer a great solution to this problem”, says Rasmus Bergström, Managing Director of Batteryloop. The report further indicates that ferry owners and operator managed to reduce its CO2 emissions per transported ton freight and passenger vehicles onboard its vessels by 3.6%. The ferry operator also wants to launch a fully battery-powered vessel before 2030. Stena Elektra; Image courtesy: Stena Line Stena Line: We are 10 years ahead of the industry’s emission reduction targets According to Erik Lewenhaupt, Head of Sustainability at Stena Line, the company is working in parallel with reducing fuel consumption, and emissions to sea and air and at the same time exploring and evaluating the fuels for the future. “We are currently involved in several projects with alternative fuels and propulsion, including the world’s first methanol powered vessel and a battery project with the aim of launching a fully battery-powered vessel before 2030,”  he said back in June. Categories: Business & Finance The project will be carried out over two years and be part-financed by INEA, the EU’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency. The core of the endeavor is to map and evaluate opportunities to reuse lithium-ion batteries from the transport and automotive industry for energy storage in ports – to charge electric ferries, for example. Posted: 3 months agolast_img read more

  • Texas A&M breaks policy, allows star freshman quarterback Manziel to address the media

    first_imgFor months, Johnny Manziel has captured the imagination of the college football world.Who were some players he tried to emulate? How was he feeling when he took a 20-0 lead on then-No. 1 Alabama? What goes through his mind when he’s running around trying to make a play?For weeks and months, the answers to these questions were solely imagination. A Texas A&M policy prevents freshmen from speaking to the media, so the media went on without talking to the most intriguing talent in college football and Heisman Trophy frontrunner.Earlier this week, the world finally got its answers: John Elway and Doug Flutie, a feeling he will never forget and “Let’s score a touchdown.”Texas A&M broke policy on Monday and hosted a teleconference for the quarterback. Manziel, no longer shrouded in quite as much myth and legend, spoke eloquently, calmly and confidently for about an hour.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAggies head coach Kevin Sumlin opened the teleconference by thanking the media for their patience this season with regards to the seemingly archaic system, and then proceeded to heap praise upon his star.“As I’ve said the last couple of weeks, how Johnny has performed this season, his numbers speak for themselves, against anybody who’s played not only this year, but who’s played the game,” Sumlin said. “As we’ve gone through this process, he’s been a catalyst for this football team in the first season in the (Southeastern Conference).”But after Sumlin’s opening statement, it was all Manziel for an hour.Right off the bat, Manziel touched on just the subject one would expect: the origin of his nickname “Johnny Football.”“I think it’s something that’s funny,” Manziel said. “I think it’s something a lot of people here in ‘Aggieland’ they enjoy, and that I find extremely funny.”The media blackout has helped contribute to the legend of “Johnny Football,” but more important has been his production on the field. Manziel has accounted for 43 touchdowns this season and broke Cam Newton’s SEC record with 4,600 total yards for No. 10 Texas A&M.Manziel’s crowning achievement, though, came on Nov. 10. Alabama entered its matchup with the then-No. 15 Aggies undefeated, and the favorite to win the national championship.But Manziel was unfazed, and the Aggies jumped out to a 20-0 lead. The Crimson Tide rallied back to cut the lead to 23-17, but then Manziel found wide receiver Malcome Kennedy for a 24-yard touchdown, a play the quarterback called his favorite of the season.“That’s one of what I believe was our most complete team plays, when you have 11 guys each doing their part to a full degree,” Manziel said. “Malcome Kennedy runs a great corner route, has a guy draped all over him, and he makes a one-handed catch to score the last touchdown on the road to go on and upset a No. 1 team. That feeling, you will never forget it.”As Manziel’s status has grown, his life has changed away from the football field. When Manziel goes out to dinner, people come up to him asking for autographs and pictures with their children.Still, Manziel remains humble. He said he hasn’t given much thought to the Heisman race, and of the countless YouTube videos of people singing about and praising the quarterback, Manziel has only seen one — a little girl claiming to be his No. 1 fan who he’s met several times after games.“I don’t see myself as ‘Johnny Football,’” Manziel said. “I see myself as Jonathan Manziel, small-town guy from Kerrville, who’s just extremely fortunate and extremely blessed to be playing football at A&M.”But the legend of “Johnny Football” would only truly be complete if Manziel goes on to become the first freshman to win the Heisman.Though he said he doesn’t give the Heisman much thought, he still understands how significant winning it would be. Manziel would join former Aggies halfback John David Crow, whom Manziel’s father makes an effort to talk to during every game, as Texas A&M’s only Heisman winners.Being the first freshman, though, would really be astounding. Manziel likens it to a video game, where even as a freshman a player can put up cartoonish numbers. Of course in those video games, Manziel said, he would make himself 6 feet 6 inches and 230 pounds.But in reality, Manziel gets trash-talked for his scrawny 6-foot-1-inch, 200-pound frame. He may not be a prototypical video game creation, but that hasn’t held him back from perhaps the greatest season in college football history — in real life.“It’s something that you dream about as a kid,” Manziel said. “When you’re sitting there playing all these NCAA games as a kid and you create a player and you win the Heisman as a freshman because you just put up crazy numbers, it’s something you can only sit back and dream about.“It’s the biggest, most prestigious award in college football, so it would definitely be a dream come true.”Game of the WeekNo. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 GeorgiaNo. 1 Notre Dame has already punched its ticket to the Bowl Championship Series national championship game. Saturday’s matchup between Alabama and Georgia serves as a de facto semifinal to find the Fighting Irish’s opponent.Like a typical Southeastern Conference matchup, this one should be all about the defense. Both the Bulldogs’ and the Rolling Tide’s defense rank in the Top 25, with Alabama’s being the best in the country. UGA’s, though, perhaps pressures the quarterback better — linebacker Jarvis Jones ranks fourth in the country with 10.5 sacks. The key, then, becomes frustrating quarterback A.J. McCarron, who has been almost mistake-free this season. The only game he’s thrown any interceptions in: the Crimson Tide’s only loss on Nov. 10 to then-No. 15 Texas A&M. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 28, 2012 at 11:54 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2last_img read more

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