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Dana presenting VariGlide beltless transmission technology at International VDI Conference

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Dana’s VariGlide technology features a unique planetary, coaxial configuration, which eliminates belts and pulleys used in conventional CVTs.

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ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black (rCB)

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The ASTM International Board of Directors approved the launch of a new technical committee dedicated to developing standards for the growing field of recovered carbon black (rCB). James Thomas, president of ASTM International, said, “We’re thrilled to see this committee spring forth from the vibrancy of one of our existing committees.

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VW Internal Diesel-Cheating Probe: So Far, 50 Employees Have Talked

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a news conference ten weeks ago that Volkswagen used illegal software to cheat emissions tests, the company has been under heavy scrutiny. German prosecutors raided corporate offices, and Volkswagen has conducted its own internal investigation. Since the U.S.

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SAE International approves TIR J2954 for PH/EV wireless charging; targeting finalized standard by 2018

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SAE International approved for publishing “SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer for Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles and Alignment Methodology,” a milestone industry guideline to establish wireless power transfer between infrastructure, vehicle suppliers and OEMs for plug-in electric and electric vehicles (PH/EV). Earlier post.)

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Drayson reveals Le Mans electric racing car

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A brand new electric racing car has been unveiled at the 2012 Low Carbon Racing Conference at the NEC in Birmingham this week. Green credentials car Drayson electric International Low Carbon Racing Conference Lola MIA

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Lola-Drayson all-electric car to be unveiled at 2012 Low Carbon Racing Conference

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Lola Group and Drayson Racing Technologies (DRT) will launch their Lola-Drayson B12/69EV all-electric prototype racing car as part of International Motorsport Business Week on 11 January 2012 at the MIA International Low Carbon Conference in the UK. It is an exciting time to be a race engineer. —Lord Drayson. Brief

German Government hosting international e-mobility conference; Merkel speaking

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The German Federal Government is hosting an international conference on e-mobility, “Electric Mobility Going Global” later this month (27-28 May) in Berlin; Germany’s chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel is scheduled to give a speech on the first conference day. Video streaming will be offered through the website of the conference.

GSI/UNEP conference report finds fossil-fuel subsidy reform complex and challenges sobering; ~1% of global GDP spent on fossil-fuel subsidies

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Following that announcement, G-20 Leaders agreed to national plans to implement subsidy reform (June 2010) and have asked international organizations to review and assess members’ progress against their commitments (November 2010), according to the conference report. Recent international political developments. Earlier post.)

1st International Conference on Materials for Energy

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Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology), a non-profit scientific and technical society based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and partners are organizing the 1 st International Conference on Materials for Energy , to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany 4-8 July 2010. The Call for Papers has been extended to 11 January. DECHEMA.

RIVE 2011 announces green car line-up

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The international event, consisting of two days of conferences and ‘green’ car trials, brings together the public and private sectors, to discuss and discover more about the world [.]. Green credentials Alès conference event France green car Renault RIVE trials

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4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards: current issues, future trends

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Brazil, EU and the US are the three largest producers of biofuels; other countries where biofuel production and utilization is increasing are also expected to participate in this conference. Biofuels are finding expanded utilization in ground transportation systems, and more recently in aviation systems. Brief

Overflow crowd at DC plug-in conference

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News of oil by the barrel and gas by the gallon reaching new highs had been dominating TV and print, so it was perhaps not surprising that the Google/Brookings Plug-in Electric Vehicle Conference saw overflow crowds. One couldn’t help leaving the conference with the excitement of feeling part of an idea whose time has come.

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Program Annual Merit Review Awards

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She also actively participates in various safety, codes, and standards groups including SAE International, CSA Group, and ISO on efforts related to vehicle and fueling station safety. Barilo has authored several papers and has presented nationally and internationally on hydrogen safety. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Awards.

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Calendar: 9th International Symposium: Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie

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Researchers, developers and users from industry, science and research will be discussing the latest trends, studies and findings from battery research from 29-30 March 2017 in Aachen, Germany at the English-language Advanced Battery Power Conference. Brief

Ford holding auto app developer conference; hackathon with LA data

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Ford Motor Company will hold an automotive app developer conference on 8 September as part of the Connected Car Expo taking place at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Immediately following the developer conference, all developers are invited to participate in the 12-hour hackathon. Brief

Australia Hosts First Climate Change Adaptation Conference

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The first international conference held in Australia to discuss the science and options for adapting to climate change begins in the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Center, Queensland, on 29 June. Professor Palutikof.

UCLA, UC Davis host world conference on electric vehicles and cities prior to EVS26

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The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and the UC Davis Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center will host the World Electric Vehicle Cities and Ecosystems Conference on 5 May, just prior to EVS 26. Brief

ORNL team receives special recognition award from R&D for 20 kW wireless power transfer

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at the 54 th annual R&D 100 Conference, sponsored by R&D Magazine. Earlier post.). The team developed the world’s first 20-kilowatt wireless charging system for passenger cars and achieved 90 percent efficiency at three times the rate of the plug-in systems commonly used for electric vehicles today. The honorees were recognized on 3 Nov.

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Ricardo to host conference on energy generation and management in low carbon vehicles

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Ricardo will host a conference on the challenges and potential solutions for auxiliary power units (APUs), waste energy recovery, and parasitic loss reduction in electric and other low carbon vehicles. The conference will conclude with a comparison of range extended electric vehicles to other low carbon powertrain architectures. Brie

Ireland hosts international EV summit

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Dublin is about to get ‘Fully Charged’ with the opening of a one day conference this week, welcoming electric vehicle experts from Europe, the US and China. Electric cars conference electric car electric vehicle event

Schaeffler presenting new CVT-based plug-in hybrid concept for B- and C-segments

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At the VDI Transmission Conference in Friedrichshafen, Schaeffler will be presenting a plug-in hybrid concept based on a CVT (continuously variable transmission). The electric motor used in the plug-in hybrid concept provides 80 kW of power, while a turbocharged 1.4-liter internal combustion engine provides a further 110 kW. seconds.

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Advanced biofuels conference in Singapore to focus on cellulosic and algal produced bioenergy

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Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology and Singapore’s Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) announced the second Keystone Symposia conference on Biofuels in Singapore from 1-6 March 2011. The scientific organizers of the conference are Professor Stephen P. —Professor Mayfield. Brief

XL Hybrids to display retrofitted hybrid Chevrolet 2500 Cargo Van at MIT Energy Conference

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a company that has developed a low-cost hybrid electric powertrain designed specifically for class 1-3 commercial fleet use ( earlier post ), will display a Chevrolet Express 2500 cargo van fitted with the company’s hybrid technology at the 2012 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Energy Conference Energy Showcase on 16 March. Brief

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International team sequences button mushroom genomes

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An international collaboration of two dozen institutions led by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has fully sequenced the genes of Agaricus bisporus —the button mushroom. bisporus lines, a commercial strain and related wild variety. Resources.

London to phase out diesel buses; all new single deckers for central London to be zero emission

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The Mayor made the announcement at the International Zero Emission Bus Conference and Fuel Cell Bus Workshop ( IFCBW ) at London City Hall, held 30 November and 1 December and hosted by Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE). Earlier post.). There are currently more than 200 ZEBs operating in the US, according to CTE.

Calls for an international 48V electrical standard for vehicles; looming WLTP implementation

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The conference. A common international 48V standard would be a smart move. This reduces to 2.5% —Paul Bloore. Click to enlarge.

Nissan and ENEL announce V2G system, launch smart grid trials in Europe

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Nissan will commence Smart Grid trials in partnership with multinational energy manufacturer and distributor, ENEL. Earlier post.). Click to enlarge.

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Xtrac introduces Integrated Lightweight Electric Vehicle (ILEV) transmission system; torque vectoring with dual motors

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The dual electric motors of the transmission system also provide an inherent torque vectoring capabilities. Click to enlarge. —James Setter.

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Hyundai's Updated Hybrid Six-Speed Transmission: For Plug-In Hybrids Too?

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Hyundai announced a new six-speed automatic transmission for upcoming hybrid cars at its annual International Powertrain Conference in Namyang, South Korea. The carmaker says it was able to integrate almost all of the hybrid components--including an electric motor--into the transmission, increasing efficiency and reducing weight.

U Waterloo researcher awarded 2016 Distinguished Dissertation Award for work on fuel cell catalysts

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His eventual goal is to create a fuel cell that will last 5,000 hours of operation and be competitive with typical internal combustion engines. They include a $1,500 prize and an invitation to speak to the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies conference to be held this November in Toronto. —CAGS President Dr. Brenda Brouwer.

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BIO Conference Highlights Emerging Range of Pathways to Drop-in Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuels

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The following list of companies presenting their pathways to hydrocarbon fuels at the BIO conference is not exhaustive; indeed, other companies at the same conference could take their platforms, which they are currently targeting at the lower-volume, higher-value chemical molecule market, to produce higher-volume, lower value transportation fuels.

University of Nottingham leading 3-year, £830K project on automotive power electronics

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Outreach activities will include a website, representation at key national and international events and an annual community conference, held in conjunction with the Advanced Propulsion Centre Power Electronics Spoke. The Network will also compile and maintain a register of community capability, capital equipment and facilities.

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Reducing vehicle weight ‘important’ to cutting emissions

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Saving weight is potentially more important to future car design than many expensive alternative solutions to going greener, delegates at the Sunderland International Automotive Conference were told yesterday (Wednesday). JSP manufactures lightweight plastic [.].

The interdependency of autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging

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Conference presentations at the 4th International Electric Vehicle Expo this week in Jeju, South Korea, explored issues related to automated driving systems, electric vehicles and infrastructure. The issue with conductive charging is though there are plenty of standards, unfortunately many of these standards are simply not compatible.

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Letter from Copenhagen

Revenge of the Electric Car

So were the electric Teslas, Nissans, Renaults, Betterplace vehicles, and Danish cars of the “International Mayor’s EV Parade,&# a couple days later. Step into a bike lane as many an international innocent would on the way to Klimaforum and learn a new Danish swear word. And the international press did its job.

Toshiba advances deep learning with extremely low-power neuromorphic processor; supporting IoT edge devices

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Toshiba reported the development of its TDNN chip at the Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference 2016, an IEEE-sponsored international conference on semiconductor circuit technology held in Japan. The Von Neumann architecture is the standard and most widely used computer architecture. an image of a cat) to an output signal (e.g.

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Schaeffler Group sees e-mobility and digitalization as key opportunities

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The corollary of that estimate is that 70% of vehicles by 2030 will still have some form of internal combustion engine. Click to enlarge.

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IC Bus demonstrates gasoline powertrain

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IC Bus will demonstrate its Gasoline-Powered CE School Bus at the School Transportation News (STN) Expo Conference and Trade Show in Reno. V8 gasoline engine paired with commercial grade transmissions. Earlier post.). Brief

Toyota to Debut Dedicated Hybrid Concept at 2010 North American International Auto Show

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The vehicle will be revealed during a news conference held on Monday, 11 January at COBO Hall.

Could laser system reduce fuel consumption?

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At this year’s Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics, researchers from Japan will reveal a new multi-beam laser system that could help reduce a vehicle’s fuel consumption. Green cars Latest news Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics laser engines laser system lasersNow [.].