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The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) released a white paper, “Transportation Electrification: Utility Fleets Leading the Charge,” that focuses on the electric power industry’s effort to accelerate the expansion of electric transportation in commercial...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected 11 biofuel projects projects—including gasoline substitutes, diesel substitutes and biomethane projects—for $43,633,421 in awards under a grant solicitation released in January for the development...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, July 25, 2014
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The Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (Biomechanics Institute - IBV) and its consortium partners in the European project HARKEN have developed a non-intrusive system integrated into smart materials which is capable of monitoring cardiac and respiratory...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said that the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) database severely under-represents the number of stations selling E85. RFA says it uncovered nearly 1,000 missing stations as it compared...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Charge–discharge profiles of ion-exchanged MgFeSiO4. Three-electrode cells using Mg metal counter electrode and silver reference electrode were used. Electrolyte was 0.5 M magnesium (trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (Mg(TFSI)2) in acetonitrile (solvent)....
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, July 25, 2014
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The UK’s 10-year, £1-billion (US$1.7-billion) Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) (earlier post) has selected the University of Warwick as the site for its Hub location, supporting the industry and government commitment to the development of low carbon...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, July 25, 2014
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According to a report from Frost and Sullivan (Kumar, 2013), fleet managers adopted more than half of EVs sold globally up to 2013. A new study of factors influencing fleet managers’ adoption of electric vehicles has found that testing new...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, July 25, 2014
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France-based yeast company Lesaffre has acquired Butalco, a start-up founded in 2007 by Professor Eckhard Boles and Gunter Festerl as a spin-off of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. Butalco is a research company focused on the development of yeast...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Ethanol producer East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC (EKAE) intends to integrate renewable diesel production at its ethanol plant in Garnett, Kansas. Renewable diesel will be made from the corn distillers oil (CDO) already produced at the plant along with other...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, July 25, 2014
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BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd. opened its new automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The €50-million (US$67-million) expansion of its automotive coatings production capacity is equipped with advanced...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Continental’s eBike System will enter production in the fourth quarter of 2014 and will be on display at the Eurobike trade fair from 27-30 August; the company had presented a prototype of the system at the Eurobike trade fair in...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The global market for sensors used in internal combustion engines (ICE) is on the road of steady growth for the next few years, propelled by increasing utilization in engine management and exhaust aftertreatment, according to a new report from IHS...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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A new satellite study finds more than 75% of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The new generation of the Cayenne will enter the market later this year in five versions: Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel and—in a world premiere—the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Under a new agreement, Fontaine Modification will install the back-of-cab and side-saddle CNG fuel storage, management and delivery systems manufactured by Mainstay Fuel Technologies on Class 8 heavy-duty, over-the-road tractors. Fontaine, North America’s...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The California Energy Commission gave final approval for nearly $50 million in grant awards for hydrogen refueling and electric charging construction projects recommended for funding in notices of proposed awards published in April and May. California’s...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Schematic of graphene/lithium iron phosphate battery. Credit: ACS, Hassoun et al. Click to enlarge. Researchers in Italy have developed an advanced lithium-ion battery based on a graphene nanoflake ink anode and a lithium iron phosphate cathode. By balancing...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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UK-based GKN Aerospace is to lead a consortium of UK companies in a 3½-year £13.4-million (US$23-million) research and development program called Horizon (AM) that builds on GKN Aerospace’s extensive and fast-developing additive manufacturing capability....
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Miscanthus, a perennial grass with vast potential to produce biomass, would deliver even better yields than once thought in Iowa, according to research by agronomists at Iowa State University. The research indicates that miscanthus could have a major...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Taking a page out of Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter-based announcement style, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann (@KT_Neumann) tweeted today (in both English and German) that after the run-out of the current generation Ampera plug-in hybrid, Opel will...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The new $148-million lightweight metals manufacturing institute announced in February by President Obama (earlier post) will locate in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, officials from the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Compression is a major contributor to the cost of hydrogen fueling. Source: Elgowainy et al. Click to enlarge. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) will begin work in August on a $1.8-million contract awarded by the US Department of Energy DOE to...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Enerpulse Technologies said that it has further identified the underlying mechanism by which its its pulsed energy ignition technology improves fuel economy, reduces emission and delivers higher torque in spark ignited (SI) internal combustion (IC) engines....
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Continental has developed an Electric Parking Brake (EPB) for drum brakes. It is especially tailored to the lower-priced automotive segment that, up until now, has had to make do with mechanical parking brakes built into the existing drum brake on...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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2014 ECOTEC 2.5L I-4 iVLC DI (LKW) with stop/start. Click to enlarge. Ninety-seven percent of customers in the US who purchased a 2014 or 2015 Malibu—accounting for about 83,000 vehicles—opted for the 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder base engine (LKW) equipped...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A carbon tax with revenues used to fund renewable energy programs gained support from 60 percent of Americans, according to a University of Michigan poll. That’s the highest among tax options presented and one that crossed the political divide with......
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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