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Monday, October 3, 2011

Working in my first laboratory

Quality Control on iron is generally know as Metallugy.
Metallurgy is the study of...metal! More specifically the alloys and percent ratio of elements that combined to make metal have certain electrical, thermal, or ductile properties.Depending on the part that is being made determines what sort of properties that part needs to have. Example: pieces close to the engine need to be able to absorb a lot of heat.

My first real job out of college with my degree in geology and earth science is a little more than a step above what I could easily do with my high school diploma....but at this rate any job getting paid more than 8.50$ is a step in the right direction.
Everyday I get to analyze iron samples for chemistry and make sure the samples fall within specific ranges in order to determine if the iron is "good" or "bad". Usually the iron samples fall within the range, but every so often someone makes a mistake and the lab must capture the discrepant iron.

This is the uses an argon spark in order to 'excite' the electrons of particular elements and then fiber optics read and interpret the amount of energy caused by the argon.

Friday, June 17, 2011

EAV - Empire Avenue I am requesting to upgrade


EAV are you receiving me?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Greenman makes an effort to focus on dual fuel

Reported today June 14 from the Greenman news
The board of directors has deemed it beneficial to sell off the smaller rubber recycling companies owned by Greenman.  There will be a vote with the shareholders of course, but the board assures us that it is in our best interest to focus more specifically on the dual fuel technology.

This is good news for the most part. Greenman will be able to start making a positive profit in the next few quarters, and hopefully that will push the stock price higher!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

EPA Amends Alternative Fuel Conversion Regulations!! This is good news

American Power Group gets the go ahead to sell their dual fuel engine!

GreenMan Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: GMTI) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has amended its alternative fuel conversion regulations for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, thereby providing the Company's American Power Group subsidiary ("APG") with a clear path to begin selling its dual fuel vehicular system in the United States during 2011.
Excerpts from the EPA Policy Overview state, "Previous EPA regulations required vehicle and engine conversion systems to be converted by a certificate of conformity to gain regulatory exemption from potential tampering charges. EPA evaluated the requirement and determined that it is appropriate to introduce new flexibilities for all clean alternative fuel converters and expand compliance options for certain categories of conversions. The new approach builds upon the concept that it is appropriate to treat conversions differently based on the age of the vehicle or engine being converted. Under new regulation, testing and compliance procedures differ based on the age category of the vehicle or engine that is being converted: 1) new or relatively new; 2) intermediate age, or 3) outside useful life. All conversion manufacturers seeking exemption must demonstrate compliance, but the requirements differ among age categories. The new options will reduce some economical and procedural impediments to clean alternative fuel conversions while maintaining environmental safeguards to ensure that acceptable emission levels from converted vehicles and engines are being sustained. EPA expects the streamlined approach to result in cost savings for many converters."
Power Systems Research, a global supplier of business information to the engine, power products and components industries, estimates that approximately 4.6 million medium and heavy duty diesel vehicles, representing approximately 93% of all medium to heavy duty vehicles on the road today fit into either the "intermediate age" or "outside useful life" classifications.
APG's dual fuel system converts diesel engines and diesel generators to function more efficiently and at a lower operating cost (average net fuel cost savings of 30% - 40%) by seamlessly displacing 40%-70% of the normal diesel fuel consumption with CNG, LNG, well-head gas, or bio-methane. APG's system is non-invasive to the OEM engine and operates within all OEM performance controls with the flexibility to seamlessly return to 100% diesel operation at any time. APG's dual fuel conversion and emissions reduction systems can help users achieve their sustainability goals through lower carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulate matter emissions. In addition, the introduction of natural gas through APG's dual fuel system does not impact diesel engine power or pulling torque and will assist in extending the engine's oil life as natural gas is a cleaner burning fuel compared to diesel.
Lyle Jensen, GreenMan's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "During this past year, we have conducted successful vehicular test trial installations in Australia, India, Pakistan, and Africa. We now have the ability to prove here in the United States the positive economic and environmental impact that our dual fuel system can have on aftermarket diesel vehicles operating on U.S. highways. With APG's primary focus on aftermarket conversions of vehicular and stationary diesel engines, we believe that these new regulations will have a profound impact on our ability to commercialize fully our V-3000 vehicular dual fuel system in the United States."
About GreenMan Technologies
GreenMan's alternative energy subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. ("APG") provides a cost-effective patented dual fuel conversion technology for diesel engines and diesel generators. APG's dual fuel technology is a unique non-invasive energy enhancement system that converts existing diesel engines into more efficient and environmentally friendly engines that have the flexibility to run on: 1) diesel fuel and compressed natural gas ("CNG"); 2) diesel fuel and liquid natural gas ("LNG"); 3) diesel fuel and well-head gas; and 4) diesel fuel and bio-methane; and 3) only diesel fuel, with the flexibility to return to 100% diesel fuel operation depending on the circumstances. The proprietary technology seamlessly displaces 40% to 70% of the normal diesel fuel consumption and the energized fuel balance is maintained with a proprietary controller system ensuring the engines operate to Original Equipment Manufacturers' ("OEM") specified temperatures and pressures. Installation on a wide variety of engine models and end-market applications requires no engine modification unlike the more expensive high-pressure alternative fuel systems in the market See additional information at: and
"Safe Harbor" Statement: Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act With the exception of the historical information contained in this news release, the matters described herein contain "forward-looking" statements that involve risks and uncertainties that may individually or collectively impact the matters herein described, including but not limited to the fact that we have sold the tire recycling operations which have historically generated substantially all our revenue and that we will be prohibited from competing in that business on a regional basis until 2013; the risk that we may not be able to increase the revenue or improve the operating results of our American Power Group division; the risk that we may not be able to return to sustained profitability; the risk that we may not be able to secure additional funding necessary to grow our business, on acceptable terms or at all; the risk that if we have to sell securities in order to obtain financing, the rights of our current stockholders may be adversely affected; the risk that we may not be able to increase the demand for our products and services; the risk that we may not be able to adequately protect our intellectual property; and risks of possible adverse effects of economic, governmental, seasonal and/or other factors outside the control of the Company, which are detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these "forward-looking" statements.
View dataContacts: Chuck Coppa CFO or Lyle Jensen CEO GreenMan Technologies, Inc. 781-224-2411 Investor Relations Contacts: John Nesbett or Jennifer Belodeau Institutional Marketing Services (IMS) 203-972-9200
SOURCE: GreenMan Technologies, Inc.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

GreenMan Technologies Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results -- American Power Group to Thank

And get this...the best part of Greenman is a little company called APG... American Power Group.
They have successfully designed a dual fuel engine that can run on mostly natural gas and a little diesel.

Three Months ended December 31, 2010 Compared to the Three Months ended December 31, 2009
Net sales from continuing operations for the three months ended December 31, 2010 increased $352,000 or 80 percent to $792,000 as compared to net sales of $440,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2009. The increase is primarily attributable to increased revenue associated with our dual fuel subsidiary "APG" (American Power Group) during the three months ended December 31, 2010 and a $57,000 increase in our molded products subsidiary.
During the three months ended December 31, 2010, we incurred a negative gross profit of $22,000 as compared to a negative gross profit of $254,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2009. The reduction in the negative gross profit was primarily attributable to a $295,000 increase in dual fuel related revenue as compared to only $65,000 of revenue during the three months ended December 31, 2009. Due to lower playground tile production during the three months ended December 31, 2010 we were unable to fully absorb all manufacturing overhead costs, which contributed to the negative gross profit during the quarter.

GreenMan Subsidiary Signs Agreement With Casella Waste Systems Inc. to Test CNG/Diesel Dual Fuel Upgrade on Refuse Trucks

This is one of the many things GMTI is doing to try and make a difference...

Press Release Source: GreenMan Technologies, Inc. On Tuesday January 18, 2011, 9:00 am EST
CARLISLE, IA--(Marketwire - 01/18/11) - GreenMan Technologies, Inc. (OTC.BB:GMTI - News) announced that its American Power Group Inc. ("APG") subsidiary has signed an EPA Test Vehicle Agreement with Casella Waste Systems Inc., to convert one of its refuse trucks to APG's dual fuel system and begin on-the-road test trials and emission compliance approval. APG recently became the first company in the U.S. to receive a Vehicular Memorandum of Exemption from the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") allowing public highway access for the testing and verification of APG's unique non-invasive dual fuel upgrade system on aftermarket diesel truck and tractor engines.
Casella Waste Systems, Inc. is an integrated regional solid waste services company that provides collection, transfer, disposal, recycling, and resource management services to residential, industrial, and commercial customers, throughout the eastern United States. The company owns or operates thirty-one solid waste collection operations, thirty transfer stations,
and thirty-four recycling facilities supported by a fleet of more than one thousand vehicles.

.... follow the link if you would like more from Yahoo News about Greenman Subsidary

Friday, March 11, 2011

Solar Panels...what am I getting myself into with an alternative energy

It seems even the most efficient homes with all the best products and appliances will have to cover the entire roof. That means unless you are ready to put in some time and money this project will be hardley worth attempting.
It will take at least a 300 watt panel to maintain about a dozen lightbulbs all day. That means if you spend a few thousand dollars to get a pannel or two your investment will see a positive return in 10 years. I would make sure your home is up to standards before you expect any sort of return.
That doesn't mean that a solar pannel isn't worth the price just to have some green energy. Using the sun to produce any energy is worth the cost and will help drive electricity prices down.

Go green!

Greenman Tech a dual fuel future...what does that mean?

So this company GMTI has a smaller company called APG or American Power Group. Now the thing that is very cool about APG is they are trying to change the way we fuel vehicles for the better of the world.
A dual fuel system that uses mostly natural gas. The excelent thing about natural gas is how much we have inside the US boundaries

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What have you done latley?

What green things have you done latley?

I have not been able to do much besides recycle a few cans...however I do have about 900 shares in a company that is attempting to bridge the void between the united states and oil. If we would use vehicles that relied on only a fraction of diesel and mostly natural gas we as a county would be one major stepping stone closer to a more green reality.

Everyone must join in the fight...if your addition to the movement is to use a little less energy in your home everyday by shutting of the lights, then so be it and thank you for your help. Those of us who really want to fight back lets get going on more efficient solar panel and wave generators.

A little help everyday will make the difference. Keep fighting.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Greenman Technologies announces American Power Group

GreenMan Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: GMTI) announced that its American Power Group Inc. ("APG") subsidiary has signed an EPA Test Vehicle Agreement with Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc. to convert one of its refuse transfer trucks to APG's dual fuel system and begin on-the-road test trials and emission compliance approval. APG recently became the first company in the U.S. to receive a Vehicular Memorandum of Exemption from the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") allowing public highway access for the testing and verification of APG's unique non-invasive dual fuel upgrade system on aftermarket diesel truck and tractor engines.

This is very exciting news!! It was announces February 7th 2011. Pretty cool stuff...I've got some stock in this company so I get excited when I see it doing something worthwhile....

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Other things I find useful to recycle.

Currently there are a few other things I try to grab before they get hauled off into the garbage, I enjoy saving bottle caps, corks and crown royal bags. All of these things continuously get thrown into the trash and accumulate volume in our dumpsters.
There is a high goal in saving these random items however. That larger goal is to see these items that should be thrown away and watch them transform into a beautiful work of art. Possibly an installment of one sort or another. It is currently winter in my neck of the woods so there is no current project besides to stockpile as many bottle caps as possible. The crown bags are used for storage of all sorts and soon possibly a nice blanket made from the soft lush fabric...or maybe some slippers...
The wine corks are used pretty much just for filler or vases and things like that....basically just to look pretty. It is a little silly to buy a bunch of beans or rocks to fill a glass just to look pretty so when I found someone using wine corks instead I began to gobble them up too.

Monday, January 31, 2011

I love to recycle and you should too!

I truly love to recycle everything I possibly can. I think we all should join together in the movement to lower our collective carbon footprint.
This blog will be a small initiative to help spread the word of all things Green. Wind, Water and Solar to start with and then later we will search deeper and find new and interesting ways to implement different projects.
First project will be mostly about gaining enough resources to afford a few solar panels and hopefully we will get the ball rolling from there...

Please follow in the footsteps of removing our carbon footprint and replacing coal with cleaner fuels.
If you are any sort of Earth Scientist then you know we have massive natural gas resources. A new company has come out of the woodwork and they are in the business of removing our foreign dependence of oil...Even though we get most of our oil from Canada and Mexico however that is bad enough.
If you are into trading stocks and want to diversify your portfolio I would recommend checking out the company...American Power Group or APGI on the stock exchange
Duel fuel is the next step towards the future

Sunday, January 30, 2011

For those of us keeping up on the Scrap Copper per lb

For those of us who scrap copper I've found the most current prices.
Scrap copper for bare bright is about 4.30$ for the USA

Thank you



1. Search for and collect (anything usable) from discarded waste.
2. (of an animal) Search for (carrion) as food