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Neste Oil Corporation and Renewable Energy Group have entered into a Settlement and License Agreement whereby the parties have settled Neste Oil’s US patent infringement lawsuits against REG and REG’s Singapore patent infringement lawsuits against...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The California Energy Commission has issued a solicitation (PON-14-310, Driving the Integration of Electric Vehicles to Maximize Benefits to the Grid) to fund Applied Research and Development projects that will advance technologies and strategies for...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In a pre-Christmas media event, Ford president and CEO Mark Fields said while 2014 was a good year for the company, 2015 has the potential to be a “breakthrough year”. Fields said that Ford’s investments in products, people, plants and...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a set of proposals to transition Washington to cleaner sources of energy and to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) emission limits adopted by the state Legislature in 2008. The proposals build on a comprehensive executive...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Interfacial oxygen between the silicon and carbon improves electrode performance. Credit: ACS, Son et al. Click to enlarge. Researchers at the University of Maryland have improved the cycle life of silicon/carbon matrix-composite electrodes by 300%,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Starting next week, Tesla Motors will pilot a battery pack swap program with invited Model S owners. The selected owners will have the opportunity to swap their car’s battery at a custom-built facility located across the street from the Tesla...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Volvo Cars, protective gravity sports gear manufacturer POC and Ericsson will present an innovative safety technology connecting drivers and cyclists at the International CES in Las Vegas next month. The technology consists of a connected car and helmet...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, December 19, 2014
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New Volvo Bus 7900 Electric Hybrid (plug-in hybrid) buses (earlier post) began scheduled operation in Hamburg on 18 December, coinciding with the opening of the Innovation Route 109. The public transport company in Hamburg, the Hamburger Hochbahn AG,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Shanghai GM launched the Chevrolet Sail 3 in Chengdu; the third-generation Sail had been unveiled last month at the Guangzhou Motor Show. Five variants of the new family car with a choice of new 1.3L and 1.5L engines are available....
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Toyota is planning a further $126-million expansion of its Southeast Michigan R&D campuses—the third time in just over a year that Toyota has announced plans to increase employment and investment in Michigan. Under the plan, Toyota will expand...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, led by Prof. Arumugam Manthiram, have found that using phosphorus pentasulfide (P2S5) as an electrolyte additive enables the direct use of commercially available bulk Li2S particles as high-capacity cathode...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, December 19, 2014
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G2X Energy, Inc. and Methanol Holdings Trinidad Limited (MHTL) announced that MHTL intends to partner with G2X Energy to construct the world-scale methanol-to-gasoline (MTG)-ready, methanol production facility being developed by G2X Energy in Lake Charles,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Discharge capacity and cycle numbers for LMNC cathode with and without DFDEC in the electrolyte. Pham et al. Click to enlarge. A team led by researchers at Chungnam National University (S. Korea) has developed a novel high-voltage electrolyte additive,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Cellulosic biofuel technology developer Iogen Corporation and Raízen, one of the world’s largest producers of sugarcane ethanol, have begun production of cellulosic ethanol on schedule at Raízen’s newly expanded Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Researchers from Rice University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley have developed a computational methodology to support the experimental exploration of potential high-capacity metal organic frameworks (MOFs) for use in on-board...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Johnson Controls is supplying the Lithium-ion battery pack for the Hybrid Range Rover (earlier post), announced in 2013. Production of the cells and complete battery systems is underway at Johnson Controls’ manufacturing facility in Holland, Michigan....
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Toshiba Corporation has supplied a Li-ion battery traction energy storage system (TESS) to Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. TESS stores traction energy generated by decelerating trains as they enter a station and releases it as needed when trains accelerate from...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The EU must continue to allow the use of lead-based batteries in vehicles as they are essential for the needs of future generations of European cars, according to the automotive and automotive battery industries in Europe. Lead battery and car...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The sixth in a series of reports on peak motorization in the US by Dr. Michael Sivak at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) finds that distance driven per GDP reached its highest values in a broad plateau...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Teijin Limited is opening the second production line for LIELSORT, an innovative separator for lithium-ion secondary batteries (LIBs) to meet the increasing market demands. (Earlier post.) Operations will begin on 24 December. Teijin produces two types...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production reached a new all-time high in 2013, according to the annual report “Trends in global CO2 emissions”, released by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the European Joint...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A team of researchers from Purdue University’s Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, or C3Bio, has developed a process that uses a bimetallic Zn/Pd/C catalyst to convert lignin in intact lignocellulosic biomass directly into...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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CO2 emissions of the B-Class Electric Drive compared with the B 180 gasoline-engine variant [t/car]. Click to enlarge. The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive (earlier post) delivers up to 64% lower CO2 emissions than the equivalent B 180 gasoline model...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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