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Members of the Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC), led by Duke University in North Carolina, have published an open-access paper in the journal Oceanography presenting the large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae (ICMM)...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, December 5, 2016
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A study by a team from UC Davis for the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has found that the state could produce 14 bcf (billion cubic feet) per year of renewable natural gas (RNG) (biomethane) by the 2020s, meeting roughly...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, December 5, 2016
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US driving topped 2.4 trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 3.0% compared to the same period last year, lengthening a series of consecutive monthly increases that started in April 2014, according to preliminary new...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Wireless power transfer company WiTricity announced Tunable Matching Network (TMN) technology, which allows the wireless charging system automatically to optimize energy transfer between the ground and vehicle in a wide range of real-world operating...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Volkswagen Group officially launched its new mobility services company MOIA. Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Müller previewed the formation of the new business unit during a presentation of the Group’s new strategic plan—TOGETHER - Strategy 2025—in...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a novel electrode for lithium-sulfur batteries that improves cyclic stability and rate capability significantly. In a paper published in the ACS journal Nano Letters, they report using polypyrrole-MnO2...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Toyota Motor Corporation will partner with five Japanese power companies—Tohoku Electric Power Co., Ltd.; TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc.; Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.; Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.; and Shikoku Electric Power Company, Inc. to offer...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Nissan Motor has introduced Intelligent Vehicle Towing (IVT), a fully automated vehicle towing system, at its Oppama Plant. The IVT system uses a modified Nissan LEAF autonomously to tow trollies carrying finished vehicles between designated loading...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Royal IHC has launched DEME’s 3,500 m3-hopper LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Minerva at its shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. The official name giving and christening ceremony will take place in the spring of 2017 in Zeebrugge,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, December 5, 2016
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BP has sanctioned the $9-billion Mad Dog Phase 2 project in the United States, despite the current low oil price environment. Mad Dog Phase 2 will develop resources in the central area of the giant Mad Dog field through a...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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In the UK, CNG Fuels launched its renewable biomethane fuel, the most cost-effective and lowest-carbon alternative to diesel for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). The fuel is 35%-40% cheaper than diesel, and emits 70% less CO2 on a well-to-wheel basis. It......
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The first Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles arrived in Europe last week. The first six vehicles will be based with customers in London and Copenhagen as part of the Hydrogen for Innovative Vehicles (HyFIVE) demonstration project, partly funded by the......
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Continental’s Multifunctional Smart Device Terminal (MFST) is making its YYYYdebut in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The new terminal allows drivers to wirelessly charge their smartphone and to operate a range of device functions in the vehicle safely...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The first 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (earlier post) rolled off the line at the FCA US Windsor Assembly Plant (Ont.) on 1 December. The launch of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid marks another milestone for the Windsor plant as it is...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have been awarded a $50,000 National Science Foundation I-Corps grant to explore the commercialization potential of their new pathway for biojet from biomass waste. The WSU process, described in a...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its initial draft plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030—the most ambitious target in North America. The 2030 Target Scoping Plan Discussion Draft builds on the state’s......
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, December 2, 2016
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A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a new testing capability which integrates a driver model, full vehicle model, and hardware to explore the synergies of advanced combustion, new fuels, and...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, December 2, 2016
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