Tokyo Gas Unveils World’s Largest Underground Liquefied Natural Gas Storage Tank

PHOTO : World's largest LNG tankTokyo Gas has unveiled the world’s largest underground liquefied natural gas storage tank to media. In Japan, demand for the resource has been rising as most of the country’s nuclear power stations were shut down after the 2011 disaster. Tokyo gas began building the tank four years ago in Yokohama City, near Tokyo. The underground liquefied natural gas storage tank measures 72 meters in diameter and is nearly 62 meters deep. The tank can store up to 250,000 kiloliters, enough to meet the average annual needs of about 360,000 households.

New Nissan Note With 65 Mpg* Coming To Geneva In Diesel, Gas Versions Update

NEW NISSAN NOTE: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY CONNECTEDNissan will start selling the note in Europe this fall.

Nissan will unveil the Note at the Geneva Motor Show next month and will bring some higher-end features to the economy car. Blind-spot warning systems, lane-departure sensors and a multi-camera "helicopter view" parking assistant will all be part of the package, as well a stop-start idling system. Nissan says much of the Note's development work was done in the UK and Spain. The new Note has not yet been priced.

British Gas Becomes Exclusive Charging Partner For Mitsubishi Motors In The Uk

British Gas Becomes Exclusive Charging Partner For Mitsubishi Motors In The UKIt has been announced today that British Gas will be the exclusive supplier of electric vehicle charging solutions for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK.

Mitsubishi Motors were the first mainstream manufacturer to the global market with the pure-EV Mitsubishi i-MiEV in 2009 and are proud to be first to market again with their pioneering plug-in hybrid technology. The global premiere of the Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid), which will offer the most sophisticated technology currently available, took place at the Paris Motor Show last month and is due to go on sale in the UK in 2013.

Honda Develops Household Gas Engine Cogeneration Unit

Honda Develops Household Gas Engine Cogeneration UnitHonda Motor announced it will begin sales of a new model for its household MCHP (Micro Combined Heat and Power) gas engine cogeneration unit in November 2012, through gas utilities across Japan. Building on its well-received predecessors that have served as the core unit in the ECOWILL household cogeneration system*1,which runs by burning natural gas or LPG (liquefied propane gas) for electricity generation and using the exhaust heat for hot water supply and heating, the new model has an autonomous operation function that enables system use in a power outage or other emergencies.

Tdk Announces Epcos Gas-filled Surge Arrester For Telecommunications Equipment

TDK announces EPCOS gas-filled surge arrester for telecommunications equipmentTDK Corporation presents a new EPCOS gas-filled surge arrester. This component consists of a stack of five individual arresters and was developed specifically to protect the power supplies of telecommunications equipment. Its rated DC operating voltage is 48 V DC plus 20 percent according to IEC 61643-11. The special feature of this arrester is its reliable quenching of an applied DC voltage.

Ihi Unveils Compact Gas Turbine Generator Unit

IHI Unveils Compact Gas Turbine Generator UnitIHI Corp developed a compact gas turbine generator unit and succeeded in using it to autonomously generate electricity.

This is the first time in the world that a portable gas turbine generator has been used to autonomously generate electricity, the company said.