More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Brazil engineers try boosting ethanol's efficiency

Mon Jun 4, 2007 5:20 PM ET

By Terry Wade

SAO PAULO, June 4 (Reuters) - Brazilian automotive engineers are working to design engines that burn ethanol as efficiently as gasoline, as more of their technologies are adopted by countries turning to biofuels.

"The local technology is serving as a foundation," Fabio Ferreira, head of applied engineering in Brazil for Germany's Robert Bosch GmBH , which makes fuel injectors, said on Monday. "The alcohol protected fuel injector was designed here and later was adopted worldwide."

Ethanol, or alcohol, can cause corrosion, which requires engine makers to use resistant materials for fuel tanks, intake and exhaust systems.

New engines sold in Brazil, called flex-fuel motors, run on any combination of ethanol, which is distilled from sugar cane, or gasoline.

Right now, a tank of pure ethanol runs out of fuel about 30 percent faster than one burning gasoline. Engineers want to close that gap.

More than 80 percent of new cars sold in Brazil have flex-fuel engines, which were introduced in 2003. Ethanol in Brazil, the world's biggest sugar cane grower, tends to be about half as expensive as gasoline.

All Brazilian gasoline stations sell pure ethanol, or gasoline that contains a mixture of about 20 percent ethanol.

Besides fuel injectors, automotive makers like Volkswagen and General Motors > are playing with turbos, variable valve timing, camshafts, fuel pumps, pre-heating for cold starting, spark plugs, faster computer chips and newer softwares to improve the efficiency of burning fuels containing alcohol.

They also say efficiency improves with the use of direct injection technology, in which fuel and air are mixed inside the engine instead of before they enter it.

Some gasoline stations in Sweden and the United States sell fuel that is 85 percent ethanol and more countries are expected to push the biofuel on concerns about global warming and renewable energy.

"Once ethanol is more widely distributed, our engine technology will become very important," Henry Joseph Jr., president of the commission on energy and the environment for Anfavea, the Brazilian association of automakers, said at a two-day ethanol summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil's business capital.

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