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The Hyperloop is a term coined by Elon Musk for a hypothetical high-speed mode of transportation which would essentially consist of passenger cars travelling in a network of tubes. The Hyperloop passenger capsules would be designed to travel at nearly two times the speed of commercial airplanes while using less energy. How? The Hyperloop design minimizes the two major energy consumption drivers of ground-level transportation: friction with the ground and friction with the air, overcoming them by (1) having each passenger capsule float on a 0.02–0.05 inch (0.5–1.3 mm) layer of air using a method resembling the levitation of pucks over an air hockey table and (2) containing the passenger capsules inside a steel tube maintained at a partial vacuum. Using these techniques to eliminate friction with the ground and greatly reduce air resistance, the capsules could glide for the bulk of the journey.
Figure above: The Daily Mail UK
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- Video: Measurement and Verification Protocols (24 min 30 sec)
- Video: Which Countries Are The Most Energy Efficient? (3 min 21 sec)
- Video: Sustainability via energy efficiency in industry (17 min 31 sec)
- Practise Quiz (8 multiple choice questions)
- Video: How Risky is this Energy Efficiency Project? (12 min 37 sec)
- Video: An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation (21 min 10 sec)
- Practise Quiz (5 multiple choice questions)
- Video: Energy Efficiency in a Nutshell (7 min 01 sec)
- Video: Industrial symbiosis (7 min 25 sec)
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Andrés Mercado-Salomon is an engineer with over 15 years' experience in many energy-related sectors, namely sustainable energy innovation, energy efficiency program design and implementation, financial analysis of sustainable energy projects, energy modelling of buildings and processes and measurement and verification of performance. Andrés has worked in 11 countries from the Americas and the MENA Region in the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors. In Canada, Andrés has worked with government agencies and private companies to help them design and implement sustainable projects and assess their technical and financial performance. Andrés is an experienced trainer. He has trained engineers and technicians from the institutional and commercial sectors in Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Algeria, Egypt, Palestine and Saudi Arabia. In 2011, he founded Abrafo Negajoule, a company specialized in helping clients make use of their resources efficiently and profitably.