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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have used a novel Ni-based metal organic framework (Ni-MOF) significantly to improve the performance of Li-sulfur batteries by immobilizing polysulfides within the cathode structure through...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Adrian Narvaez of Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers (HHC) observes a metal hydride storage tank, part of a project led by Sandia National Laboratories. (Photo by Dino Vournas) Click to enlarge. Sandia National Laboratories and Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers (HHC) are...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The infrared photo shows a temperature increase of only 9.8 degrees at the junction between the pantograph and the overhead charging rail of the Opbrid Bůsbaar at 625 A. Click to enlarge. During recent tests of Hybricon Bus Systems’ new...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Kyocera Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (KCCS) have installed a Solar Cycle Station for EV at the headquarters of Shintec Hozumi Co., Ltd. in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Based on a development plan by...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Historical Trends in Black Carbon Emissions from Surface Transportation (teragrams of black carbon per year). Source: Minjares et al. Click to enlarge. The World Bank has published a report, undertaken by a team from the International Council on Clean...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Canada-based CO2 Solutions Inc., an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, announced that it has exceeded the second set of technical performance milestones for its oil sands project. CO2 Solutions’ technology platform...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Sunday, April 13, 2014
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Bi-fuel options, allowing either compressed natural gas or gasoline to power the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups, will start at $9,500. A dedicated CNG option on the 2015 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cargo and...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced Corolla global sales of 1.22 million units in 2013, according to the company’s internal data based on individual vehicle sales reporting from its distributors. The 5% year-over-year increase confirms the...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have created new ceramic materials that could be used to store hydrogen safely and efficiently. The researchers have created for the first time compounds made from mixtures of calcium hexaboride,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Brake specific fuel consumption map for the LD Achates opposed-piston engine. The map is extremely flat, with the engine’s high efficiency extending to low loads. Source: Achates Power. Click to enlarge. Achates Power, Inc., the developer of a family...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Researchers at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and the IdAB-Institute of Agrobiotechnology in Spain have genetically modified tobacco plants from which it is possible to produce between 20 and 40% more ethanol; this would increase their viability...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) posted first quarter sales result of 225,152 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Europe, up 14% from the same period in 2013. TME’s European market share in the first three months of the year stands at 4.9%,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff has posted five new and one revised Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) fuel pathway applications to the LCFS public comment website. The new pathways include two renewable diesel pathways; two biodiesel pathways,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Land Rover revealed its Discovery Vision Concept SUV prior to the opening of the in New York International Auto Show; the concept—heavy on new assistance systems, especially for all-terrain situations, and advanced human machine interface and connectivity...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Peugeot will unveil the EXALT concept at the Beijing Motor Show. Weighing just 1,700 kg (3,748 lbs), PEUGEOT EXALT is powered by a plug-in HYbrid4 drivetrain with a total maximum power of 340 bhp (254 kW) shared between the four...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Total and its joint venture partners have made the final investment decision to develop the ultra-deep offshore Kaombo project in Angola. With a production capacity of 230,000 barrels per day, Kaombo will develop estimated reserves of 650 million barrels....
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, April 14, 2014
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2015 Jetta. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen is presenting the world premiere of the redesigned 2015 Jetta sedan at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. In addition to its three four-cylinder gasoline engines (2.0-liter naturally aspirated and 1.8T...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, April 14, 2014
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The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) plans to restructure its mPower Small Modular Reactor program (earlier post) to focus on technology development. Without the ability to secure significant additional investors or customer Engineering, Procurement...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, April 14, 2014
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A majority of Americans, Australians and Britons believe that connected-vehicle technology will make driving safer, but most are also concerned about security and privacy, according to a recent survey by researchers Brandon Schoettle and Dr. Michael...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Evonik Industries have developed a chemical cross-linking reaction that ensures good short-term healing properties of a polymer material under mild heating. The research results have been published...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Hitachi, Ltd. will establish a new R&D base in the UK—the European Nuclear Research Centre (ENRC)—by the end of September 2014. The Centre will have the aim of facilitating the development of safe and efficient nuclear power technologies based...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, April 14, 2014
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General Motors and its joint ventures sold their 1 millionth vehicle in China in 2014. This is the eighth consecutive year that GM has sold more than one million vehicles in a calendar year, and the earliest it has reached...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, April 14, 2014
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a funding opportunity announcement for up to $20 million (DE-FOA-0001023) for applications for selection and award in FY 2014 that focus on the (1) methane hydrate reservoir-response field experiments in Alaska;...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, April 14, 2014
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The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze will debut at the New York International Auto Show with greater connectivity—including new Text Message Alerts, Apple Siri integration and OnStar 4G LTE with available Wi-Fi hotspot—in addition to revised exterior styling,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Decomposition of the decadal change in total global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion by four driving factors; population, income (GDP) per capita, energy intensity of GDP and carbon intensity of energy. WG III Summary for Policymakers. Click...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Sunday, April 13, 2014
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Researchers from MIT and Harvard University have developed a material that can absorb the sun’s heat and store that energy in chemical form, ready to be released again on demand. A paper describing the new process is published in the...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Sunday, April 13, 2014
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