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UT Austin team demonstrates new approach to lithium sulfide cathodes for Li-S batteries

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Credit: ACS, Fu et al. Click to enlarge. S batteries. The approach offers a new way to introduce lithium into the cathode in Li?S air, or Li?organic

U Texas Austin team finds P2S5 electrolyte additive enables use of Li2S bulk particles for high-capacity cathodes in lithium-sulfur batteries; ~800 mAh/g

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, led by Prof. Arumugam Manthiram, have found that using phosphorus pentasulfide (P 2 S 5 ) as an electrolyte additive. enables the direct use of commercially available bulk Li 2 S particles as high-capacity cathode materials for rechargeable Li?S S batteries with a Li S cathode. S batteries.

ExxonMobil invests $15M in University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute; renewable energy, battery technologies and power grid modeling

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ExxonMobil will invest $15 million as a leadership member of the University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute to pursue technologies to help meet growing energy demand while reducing environmental impacts and the risk of climate change. This research will complement ExxonMobil’s recently announced partnership with FuelCell Energy, Inc.

Car club secures 10,000 members

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The residents of Austin, Texas, have taken to the concept of a car club in their droves with 10,000 drivers signing up for the car2go mobility programme. Just four months after its launch on May 21, 2010, more than 80,000 rentals have been completed throughout the greater downtown Austin area with average use lasting between [.].

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Car sharing to continue in Texas

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The two-year car2go North America Pilot Programme in the state capital of Texas – Austin – has come to an end. Green cars Latest news Austin car sharing car sharing scheme Car2go Daimler TexasHowever, a new agreement has been signed to ensure that car2go will continue its operations in the city.

UT Austin researcher awarded $15M for switchgrass traits studies

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A researcher at The University of Texas at Austin will receive two grants totaling $15 million to study switchgrass ( Panicum virgatum ), with a focus on how it can become a sustainable source of bioenergy. Additionally, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a four-year grant of $4 million to Juenger and his team. Tom Juenger.

UT Austin team uses polypyrrole-MnO2 coaxial nanotubes as sulfur host to improve performance of Li?sulfur battery

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In a paper published in the ACS journal Nano Letters , they report using polypyrrole-MnO 2 coaxial nanotubes to encapsulate sulfur. —Zhang et al.

Portland Car2Go Car-Sharing Fleet To Get Bike Racks

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cities with significant car-sharing fleets; and it was one of the first North American cities, after Austin, where Car2Go.

UT Austin team identifies promising new cathode material for sodium-ion batteries: eldfellite

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The UT Austin cathode achieved a specific capacity that is only about two-thirds of that of commercial lithium-ion batteries. Earlier post.)

car2go Reaches 10,000 Registered Members in Austin

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Daimler’s car2go mobility program has reached 10,000 registered members in its first North American city, Austin, Texas, after just more than four months since its public launch on 21 May 2010. Business customers include the City of Austin, LIVESTRONG, downtown real estate firm urbanspace, GSD&M and the State of Texas.

UT Austin team devises new strategy for safe, low-cost, all-solid-state rechargeable Na or Li batteries suited for EVs

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, including Prof. eV, which promises to offer acceptable operation at lower temperatures.

INRIX analysis identifies top 10 US cities for highly autonomous vehicles; prioritizing corridors for deployment

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To demonstrate a city’s readiness for highly autonomous vehicles, INRIX ran an analysis and constructed heat maps to score and visualize results for Austin, Texas; New York; and San Francisco. Heat maps for City of Austin (left) and Downtown Austin (right). INRIX looked at one year’s worth of travel—nearly 1.3 New Orleans.

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Ford Partners with Austin Energy and Centerpoint Energy to Prepare Austin and Houston Areas for EVs

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Ford announced two partnerships with utilities in Texas— Austin Energy in Austin and Centerpoint Energy in Houston—to prepare those two regions for electric vehicles. An easy charging station permitting process is considered one of the keys to electric vehicle acceptance in the Austin area, Texas and across the country.

UT Austin to lead $58M study of methane hydrate in Gulf of Mexico; $41M from DOE

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is providing $41,270,609, with the remainder funded by industry and the research partners. Click to enlarge.

Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Partnership forms; applying for national designation

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Cities and regions across Texas are partnering with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR), and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to form the Texas Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground Partnership. El Paso Area — Tornillo/Guadalupe Port of Entry.

UT Austin researchers successfully spoof yacht at sea with false GPS signals

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GPS spoofing creates false civil GPS signals to gain control of a vessel’s GPS receivers. —Todd Humphreys. —Chandra Bhat. Brief

UT Austin team achieves best reported full-cell hybrid Li-air battery cycling with new ordered catalyst

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Cycling performance of the hybrid Li− air batteries with (top) ordered Pd 3 Fe/C air electrode and (bottom) conventional Pt/C air electrode. Right.

UT Austin team and partners report on extensive measurements of methane emissions during natural gas production

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Source: UT Austin. Estimated inventories of methane emissions from the natural gas production sector, excluding processing and transmission.

Iconic Land Rover Turned Into Electric Car Research Vehicle

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The Land Rover Defender is as much an automotive icon in Great Britain as the Jaguar E-Type, MGB or the Austin Mini. It's not as glamorous as any of them, but the car's chunky styling, go-anywhere ability and incredible longevity have resulted in the design barely changing since its introduction in 1948.

ORNL, UT Austin team proposes optimization framework for hybrids; balancing fuel consumption, motor efficiency, battery capacity and life

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Sample output. Shaltout et al. Click to enlarge. Further, the ability to control battery performance indices—e.g., —Shaltout et al.

AMD installs three Coulomb Technologies charging stations at Austin campus

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AMD has installed three Coulomb-manufactured ChargePoint electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its Austin “Lone Star” campus for employees, and plans to install additional stations at its Sunnyvale campus in spring 2011. The charging stations have dual outputs that deliver energy simultaneously: a 7.2

U Texas at Austin researchers rewire yeast for high lipid generation; 60x improvement over parent strains

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have rewired the native metabolism of the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica for superior production of lipids (lipogenesis). The research has resulted in a technology for which UT Austin has applied for a patent. —Blazeck et al. —Hal Alper. —Dr.

car2go completes pilot program, enters new agreement with the City of Austin’s Car-Share Austin Program; more than 21,000 registered members

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car2go, the largest carsharing network in Austin, Texas, has completed its two-year car2go North America Pilot Program with the City of Austin. Under a newly signed agreement with the City of Austin’s Car-Share program, car2go will continue operations in Austin. Brief

UT Austin researchers significantly boost yield and speed of lipids production from engineered yeast; more efficient biofuel production

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Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new strain of the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica featuring significantly enhanced lipids production that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production process. Resources.

Peer-to-peer car sharing service Getaround launches in Austin, Texas

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Peer-to-peer car sharing company Getaround announced its official launch in Austin, Texas. Getaround will join the local “collaborative consumption” space in Austin. This announcement closely follows the company’s February launch in the greater Portland metropolitan area with a $1.7 Brief

University of Texas at Austin study measuring methane emissions released from natural gas production

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A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin, and including engineering and environmental testing firms URS and Aerodyne Research, is conducting a major field study to measure methane emissions from natural gas production, about which little empirical data exist. This study is unparalleled in its scope and approach. Brief

UT Austin study finds no direct connection of hydraulic fracturing to reports of groundwater contamination

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Faculty members from across The University of Texas at Austin campus participated in the research, which the Energy Institute funded. Earlier post.). The study found that many problems ascribed to hydraulic fracturing are related to processes common to all oil and gas drilling operations, such as casing failures or poor cement jobs. Brief

Daimler Extending car2go Car-Sharing Program to Austin, Texas; Ramping Up in Germany

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Two smart2go units in Austin. It is then planned to make car2go accessible to the public in Austin in a second step. Click to enlarge.

Innov8 Transport thanks Elon Musk's attention-getting Hyperloop design

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While their system has similar concepts, the

Audi of America to pilot shared fleet service in North Carolina before 2017 debut

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Exclusive mobility concepts such as Audi on demand and Audi at home, Audi shared fleet services and partnerships such as VW Group’s investments in Gett, a European ride-hailing service, and Silvercar, a next-generation rental-car company based in Austin, Texas, are milestones on the road to providing integrated mobility solutions. complex.

UT Austin poll finds majority support development of natural gas and renewables; declining support for environmental issues

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The University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll has found that US consumers strongly support increased production of energy from domestic sources, particularly natural gas and renewables. The University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll reflects the views of 2,371 Americans surveyed during 5-16 March 2012. Brief

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UT Austin team synthesizes molybdenum-antimony composite material for Li-ion anode; 3x the volumetric capacity of a graphite anode with better safety, but poor cycle life

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With a discharge capacity of 518 mAh/g and 907 mAh/cm 3 and a tap density of 1.75 Comparing the cyclability of Mo 3 Sb 7 , Mo 3 Sb 7 -C, and graphite.

Daimler brings car sharing to Canada

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The car2go concept was first launched in Ulm, Germany, three years ago and was later rolled out to Austin, Texas. German automaker Daimler will launch its car2go car sharing service in Vancouver, British Columbia. Green cars Latest news Mercedes car sharing car sharing service Car2go Daimler

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$50M Battery500 consortium targeting battery pack with specific energy of 500 Wh/kg

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University of Texas at Austin. The team in this 5-year project hopes to reach these goals by focusing on lithium-metal batteries, which use lithium instead of graphite for the battery’s anode. The team will pair lithium with two different materials for the cathode. Idaho National Laboratory. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Batteries

UPS expands hybrid delivery fleet

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The company has expanded its fleet of alternative fuel vehicles with 200 next generation hybrid electric delivery trucks spread across eight US cities – Austin, Chicago, Houston, Long [.]. Some big name businesses are pushing to cut costs and do their bit for the environment – but few can boast about their efforts like delivery firm UPS.

Google teaching autonomous vehicles to share road safely with cyclists

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15 June 2016: Another Google AV in Austin was rear-ended. Google autonomous cars give cyclists ample buffer room when passing. Click to enlarge.

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7 finalists announced for USDOT Smart City Challenge; Amazon Web Services new partner

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The finalists are: Austin, TX; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; and San Francisco, CA. Earlier post.)

DOE to invest $16M in computational design of new materials for alt and renewable energy, electronics and other fields

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Chelikowsky, University of Texas, Austin. The US Department of Energy will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through use of supercomputers. The research teams include experts from universities and other national labs. The Berkeley Lab team will be led by Steven G. —Steven Louie.

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