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A consortium led by the Dearman Engine Company has been awarded £1.86 million (US$3.12 million) in the latest round of IDP10 funding from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board to support the development of a heat-recovery system for urban commercial...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The California Energy Commission has unanimously approved two major investment plans that could total nearly a half a billion dollars. One will fund clean energy research that benefits electricity ratepayers. Another is an annual clean transportation...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Volvo Cars has added an R-Design version of its V60 Plug-in Hybrid, which was has been one of the better selling plug-in vehicles in Europe since going on sale, and currently is in fifth place for the first quarter of...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Navigant Research forecasts that the United States will remain the largest national market for light-duty plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) during the next 10 years, with LD PEV sales exceeding 514,000 in 2023. Currently, North America is the strongest...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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ABB announced that its Terra 23/53 range of fast chargers has successfully passed the new European certification process for DC fast chargers at Applus+ IDIADA, the independent certification house in Spain. The ABB multi-standard chargers are compliant...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Neutron crystallography shows this iron catalyst gripping two hydrogen atoms (red spheres). This arrangement allows an unusual dihydrogen bond to form between the hydrogen atoms (red dots). Source: Liu et al. Click to enlarge. Using neutron crystallography,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The steel-based technology and capital goods group voestalpine’s 17th production site in the United States began operation, manufacturing ultra-high strength body-in-white components for premium car manufacturers in Cartersville, Georgia. This completes...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Transport Canada is ordering the least crash-resistant DOT-111 tank cars be removed from dangerous goods service within 30 days. These are older cars that have no continuous reinforcement of their bottom shell, said Transport Minister Lisa Raitt. There...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revised the 2013 cellulosic biofuel requirements for obligated parties (e.g., refiners) under the Renewable Fuel Standard 2 program down to 810,185 ethanol-equivalent gallons, or a 0.0005% ratio of the...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Tesla has expanded its strategic relationship with Sixt Leasing to include Switzerland as well as Germany. With 10% down on a 36-month lease, Sixt offers payments of approximately CHF 810 - 950 (US$919 - $1,078) per month, depending on the...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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HELLA is working with Paul Vahle GmbH to develop wireless (inductive) charging systems for plug-in vehicles. The cooperation between Vahle and HELLA combines the expertise and experience of both companies in the field inductive charging. Based in Kamen,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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EV3-850 combined with PowerPhase HD220. Click to enlarge. UQM Technologies Inc. and Kinetics Drive Solutions Inc. are collaborating to offer an integrated electric motor and multi-speed transmission system for commercial vehicle applications that will...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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General Motors is restructuring its Global Vehicle Engineering organization to form two new organizations—Global Product Integrity and Global Vehicle Components and Subsystems—to improve cross-system integration, deliver more consistent performance...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The US Environmental Protection Agency ordered Molycorp Minerals, LLC, to pay a $27,300 penalty for improper management of hazardous waste at its San Bernardino County mine and mineral processing facility. The violations were discovered as part of unannounced...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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EU-funded scientists developed a novel 320 kW (429 hp) diesel engine for light helicopters as an alternative to conventional turboshaft engines. The technology demonstrated substantial reductions in fuel consumption and emissions. Helicopters conventionally...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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The HELMETH (“Integrated High-temperature ELectrolysis and METHanation for Effective Power to Gas Conversion”) project, coordinated by Karlsruhe Institue of Technology (KIT) is targeting power-to-gas (PtG) system efficiencies of more than 85% through...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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With funding from The National Science Foundation (NSF), Magdy Abdelrahman, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at North Dakota State University, is experimenting with “crumb” rubber—ground up tires of different sized...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Plug Power Inc. signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Hysco Co. Ltd. (Hysco) to create a joint venture partnership to develop and to sell hydrogen fuel cells in countries throughout Asia using Hysco’s advanced stack and...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Motive Power & Equipment Solutions, Inc. (MP&ES), a provider of new and remanufactured locomotives, introduced the Greenville locomotive, an ultra­low emissions Gen Set locomotive powered by a combination of natural gas and diesel fuels. The...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) announced that it has sold a cumulative one billion gallons of biodiesel during its 17-year history. The company started by marketing 30,000 gallons of biodiesel in 1996; last year, it sold more than 258 million...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Toyota’s FPEG features a hollow step-shaped piston, combustion chamber and gas spring chamber. Click to enlarge. A team at Toyota Central R&D Labs Inc. is developing a prototype 10 kW Free Piston Engine Linear Generator (FPEG) featuring a thin...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Harman International Industries, Inc. has entered into an agreement with China’s Tsinghua University to establish a new joint research laboratory focused on creating disruptive innovations for future vehicles. Based in Beijing, the Harman-Tsinghua...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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