This book focuses on natural gas and synthetic methane as contemporary and future energy sources. Following a historical overview, physical and chemical properties, occurrence, extraction, transportation and storage of natural gas are discussed. Sustainable production of natural gas and methane as well as production and storage of synthetic methane are scrutinized next. A substantial part of the book addresses construction of vehicles for natural and synthetic methane as well as large engines for industrial and maritime use. The last chapters present some perspectives on further uses of renewable liquid fuels as well as natural gas for industrial engines and gas power plants.
In Planes, Trains and Chuck & Eddie, Kerrie Flanagan's lighthearted essays remind us that time spent with family is always an adventure! From growing up in the shadows of her younger twin brothers, to a three-decade cross-country search for the perfect pizza to learning the unwritten rules of marrying into a "game" family, Flanagan shares entertaining snapshots of her life through the lens of family. *Now available as an ebook for all e-reader devices*
This book presents a common sense plan to improve mass transit in Detroit by starting low cost commuter trains on existing rail corridors. The business plan presented does away with the need for studies and consultants, high costs, fancy equipment and long lead times. Outlined is a blueprint for quickly and inexpensively starting up one or more commuter trains in Detroit or any other city needing to improve its mass transit system.
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