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The Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) has granted PowerCell Sweden AB SEK5 million (US$600,000) to develop a modular fuel cell system for stationary applications. The project aims to develop and demonstrate stationary fuel cell systems based on modules of...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Hydrogenics Corporation will supply a 1MW electrolyzer and provide engineering expertise to a consortium of companies working on the European project MefCO2 (methanol fuel from CO2) in Germany. The application will take excess electricity from intermittent...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, January 26, 2015
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GM has launched a “Green Dealer Recognition” program for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealerships across the US. Participating dealers have proven track records in areas such as energy reduction, renewable energy use, water conservation efforts,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, January 26, 2015
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In a study investigating switched reluctance motors (SRMs) for in-wheel motor applications, researchers at Chongqing University in China have found that the vertical component of the residual unbalanced radial force of the motor deteriorates the lateral...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Chemical company BASF has decided to exit the current R&D collaboration with Novozymes and Cargill to develop a bio-based process for producing 3-hydroxypropionic (3-HP) and acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. BASF joined the collaboration...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Researchers at the University of Michigan, with colleagues at Ford and the Harbin Institute of Technology in China, have developed a dendrite-suppressing membrane exhibiting high modulus, ionic conductivity, flexibility, ion flux rates and thermal stability...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) said it will unveil a world premiere compact SUV plug-in hybrid concept car on 3 March at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show. Mitsubishi said that the compact SUV concept was designed to achieve top-of-class...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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A new carbon capture technology sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for economically capturing 90% of the carbon dioxide emitted from a coal-burning power plant has begun pilot-scale testing. The Polaris membrane system, developed by Membrane...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The Lotus F1 team presented its 2015 challenger, the E23 Hybrid, the successor to the E22. The 2015 racer features a Power Unit from new supplier Mercedes Benz in place of the E22’s Renault unit. (Earlier post.) Improvements within Design,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The first study to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of lifetime exposure to new technology diesel exhaust (NTDE)—i.e., exhaust from heavy-duty diesel engines meeting EPA 2007 and later emissions requirements—has found no evidence of carcinogenic...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Researchers at the Kumoh National Institute of Technology in Korea have developed a new, high-performance Li-Tellurium (Li-Te) secondary battery system using a Li metal anode and a Te-based cathode. As described in an open access paper in Nature’s...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Market research firm ABI Research forecasts that the market for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) will grow from US$11.1 billion in 2014 to US$91.9 billion by 2020, passing the US$200 billion mark by 2024. ADAS packages have long been available......
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The automotive semiconductor market did exceptionally well in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS. Strong growth in vehicle production together with increased semiconductor content in cars resulted in 10% growth year over year to reach $29B. IHS...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Symbio FCell has delivered the first five Renault Kangoo ZE Light commercial vehicles (LCVs) powered by its hydrogen Fuel Cell Range-Extender, as part of a full fleet project led by the Conseil Général de la Manche which will ultimately deploy...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, January 26, 2015
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A team from the University of Minnesota and Michigan State University has identified the structure of the key intermediate “Q” in the enzyme methane monooxygenase (MMO). MMO catalyzes the O2-dependent conversion of methane to methanol in methanotrophic...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, January 26, 2015
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On Sunday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its revised proposed comprehensive conservation plan and final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the 19.64-million acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The FWS’ preferred alternative...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, January 26, 2015
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China Yuchai International announced that a “K-Gold” model C&C truck equipped with the YC6K1340N liquid natural gas (LNG) engine has won the “Fuel Efficient Heavy-Duty Truck of the Year 2014” at China’s largest annual commercial vehicle...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to add two advanced automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems—crash imminent braking (CIB) and dynamic brake support (DBS)—to the recommended advanced safety features included under...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Dana Holding Corporation is now offering its Spicer PowerBoost hydraulic-hybrid system for field testing by off-highway original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Dana engineers have conducted extensive field tests of the Spicer PowerBoost system integrated...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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