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Honda Energy do Brasil Ltda. (Honda Energy), Honda’s wind power generation business subsidiary in Brazil, has begun operation of its wind power generation facility. Honda thereby the first automaker in Brazil to start a wind power generation business....
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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The Hydrogen Education Foundation announced the 11th annual Hydrogen Student Design Contest, which will challenge student teams to develop business and financing models for hydrogen fueling stations. Finalists will be asked to pitch their plans to investors....
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Lexus will next year launch the “Lexus Safety System +” package, a newly-developed set of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of vehicle speeds. While Lexus vehicles already feature a wide...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, November 28, 2014
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UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced a package of measures totalling £214 million (US$336 million) to expand the use of bicycling in the UK. This will bring the total invested in cycling by the government to £588 million ($923...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Measurements by Ricardo found that an older Euro III bus retrofitted with a selective catalytic reduction and continuously regenerating particulate trap system can be cleaner in terms of lower NOxemissions than newer Euro V hybrid buses. The measurements...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Researchers at the University of Manchester in the UK have found that monolayers of graphene—which, as a perfect monolayer is impermeable to all gases and liquids—and its sister material boron nitride (BN) are highly permeable to protons, especially...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, November 28, 2014
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A team headed by Maximilian Fichtner and Zhirong Zhao-Karger from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany reports developing an electrolyte that may be used for the construction of magnesium-sulfur battery cells. Their paper is published...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Neste Oil will bring to the market a low-sulfur marine fuel in accordance with the EU sulfur Directive requirements entering into force in 2015, and will begin distributing it in mid-December. The new fuel will significantly reduce sulfur, nitrogen and......
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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BMW 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype. Click to enlarge. BMW has unveiled a 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype. Combining a four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine from the new Efficient Dynamics engine family with an electric motor, the BMW 3 Series......
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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China’s apparent oil demand in October rose 2.9% year over year to 42.65 million metric tons (mt), or an average 10.09 million barrels per day (b/d), according to a just-released Platts analysis of Chinese government data. The official data has...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Prestolite Electric Propulsion Systems (PEPS) has officially launched production at its new factory in Beijing. PEPS is a joint venture between TM4, a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, and Prestolite Electric (Beijing) Limited (PEBL). The automated PEPS production...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Global Bioenergies (GBE) has successfully produced bio-sourced butadiene by direct fermentation. This marks the first time an entirely biological production process—i.e. without any chemical step—has been reported for butadiene, an important petrochemical...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Starting next year, some of Toyota Motor Corporation’s new models will be compatible with advanced vehicle-infrastructure cooperative systems that use a wireless frequency reserved for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). This compatibility will be...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Counties where measured ozone is above proposed range of standards, based on 2011-2013 monitoring data. Source: EPA. Click to enlarge. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing tightening the ground-level 8-hour ozone (O3) National Ambient...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-derived...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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GE Aviation and Turbocoating SPA of Parma, Italy, have formed a 50/50 joint venture, called Advanced Ceramic Coatings, to provide thermal barrier coatings for Ceramic Matrix Composite Components (CMCs) used in jet engines. (Earlier post.) The use of...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and subsidiary Toyota Technical Development Corporation (TTDC) have agreed to reorganize TTDC on 1 January 2016, absorbing TTDC’s vehicle R&D business—which includes vehicle engineering, testing and prototype-building,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Mercedes-Benz is introducing a Shooting Brake version of its CLA compact coupé. The CLA Shooting Brake (length/width/height: 4630/1777/1435 mm) will initially be available with a choice of two diesel and three gasoline engines—all equipped as standard...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) researchers have developed a cost-effective and more efficient way to manufacture nanoporous metals over many scales, from nanoscale to macroscale. Nanoporous...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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by James Stafford of Oilprice.com When it takes up to four million pounds of sand to frack a single well, it’s no wonder that demand is outpacing supply and frack sand producers are becoming the biggest behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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> Highlands EnviroFuels, LLC has signed a letter of intent to become a Gevo licensee to produce renewable isobutanol, using syrup from sugar cane and sweet sorghum as feedstock. Highlands will build a commercial-scale “Brazilian-style” syrup mill...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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