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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was recently issued a patent for a novel method that rapidly characterizes specialized materials during the manufacturing process. This approach significantly improves...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Renault and distributed energy storage company Connected Energy are partnering to develop sustainable and efficient ways of using electric vehicle batteries at the end of their useable in-vehicle life in order to supply innovative and more affordable...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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In collaboration with engineering partner IAV, the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg, ZSW); the Reiner Lemoine Institut (RLI); and Wasserelektrolyse...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Albemarle Corporation, a premier specialty chemicals company and leader in the production of lithium and lithium derivatives, has been granted approval by the Environmental Assessment Commission (CEA) of the Antofagasta Region to increase its currently...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) have discovered a new cell-free cellulosomal system in Clostridium thermocellum—the most efficient single biomass degrader...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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As part of a continued push to encourage energy innovation and commercialization, the US Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) issued its first solicitation for proposals that help bring advanced energy technologies to market....
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Continental has begun production of urea sensors for the first time to support more efficient exhaust-gas aftertreatment in diesel engines. The sensor measures the level, quality, and temperature of the aqueous urea solution in the “AdBlue” tank...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Automobile maneuverability is limited by cramped inner city conditions. Those who need to park their vehicles frequently—such as delivery services and mobile care providers—lose a lot of working time searching for and then getting into parking spaces....
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Researchers in Germany report significant improvement in specific capacity and cycling stability of “reconfigured” Li-S cells compared to a standard cell setup. At a constant charging rate of C/5, cells with their modified separator showed 2.5 times...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Researchers at HRL Laboratories, LLC, have achieved the first demonstration of gallium nitride (GaN) complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) field-effect-transistor (FET) technology. In doing so they have established that the semiconductor’s...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder and a leading marine engine maker, has produced the first High Pressure Selective Catalytic Reduction (HP SCR) system for the significant reduction of NOx emission from 2-stroke marine...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, February 5, 2016
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A study of emissions from gasoline direct injection (GDI) vehicles in an urban near-road environment in Toronto over a wide range of weather conditions (February 2014 to January 2015) found that—other than for NOx and CO—the GDI engines had elevated......
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, February 5, 2016
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A team at the Engine Research Center (ERC), University of Wisconsin-Madison has demonstrated the viability of reactivity-controlled compression ignition (RCCI) in a two-stroke engine. (Earlier post.) A paper on their work is published in Proceedings...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, February 5, 2016
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An international group of physicists led by the University of Arkansas has created an artificial graphene-like structure with transition metal atoms in place of carbon atoms. The U of A-led group published its findings in Physical Review Letters. Graphene,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, February 5, 2016
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President Obama has laid out a plan for building a “21st Century Clean Transportation System”, the investment for which would be funded by a new $10 per barrel fee on oil paid by oil companies, which would be gradually phased...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Nanoparticle nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC), an emerging material that is being rapidly incorporated into lithium-ion battery cathodes, has been shown to impair Shewanella oneidensis, a key soil bacterium, according to new research published in...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Changing the microstructure in magnesium alloys improves their corrosion resistance, and so improves the possibilities for the transport sector to use these materials to decrease the weight of vehicles, according to work done by Mohsen Esmaily, researcher...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Adsorbed Natural Gas Products (ANGP) announced an exclusive licensing agreement with United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) allowing ANGP to use UTRC’s patent-pending technology—developed with support from DOE’s ARPA-E (earlier post)—to develop...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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New Flyer of America, a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries, the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses and motor coaches in the United States and Canada, has completed a two-week in-service demonstration with Miami-Dade Transit of the New Flyer...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales of an affordably-priced hybrid version as well as the newly refreshed gasoline-powered version of the Honda Odyssey and Odyssey Absolute premium minivans on Friday, 5 February, at dealerships across Japan. (Earlier...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Although metal oxides that absorb visible light are attractive for use as photoanodes in photoelectrosynthetic cells, their performance is often limited by poor charge carrier transport. Researchers from UC Berkeley and colleagues have now addressed...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in January 2016 was 25.1 mpg—up 0.2 mpg from the value for December 2015, and the first increase in eight months, according to the latest monthly report...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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