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Five Convertibles With High Gas Mileage: Enjoying Summer Efficiently

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A handful of the convertibles on sale are remarkably fuel-efficient. We've listed the five convertibles with the best fuel economy here. Convertibles Fiat 500CSummer isn't quite over yet, so there's still time to enjoy it on very little gasoline.

Avantium acquires Liquid Light; electrocatalysis to convert CO2 to chemicals

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Spun out from Princeton University in 2008, Liquid Light has invested more than US$35 million on low-energy electrochemistry technologies to convert CO 2 to major chemicals. Renewable chemicals company Avantium has acquired the assets of Liquid Light. It will extend our capabilities beyond catalytic conversion of biomass. Brief

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First Tesla Model S Convertible Built By Newport Engineering (Video)

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Electric-car buyers who want to feel the wind in their hair don''t have many choices.

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New catalytic process to convert lignin into jet-range hydrocarbons

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Ordinarily, it is wasted when plant biomass, including cellulose, is converted into biofuels such as ethanol. The work is featured on.

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New approach for synthetic rubber for degradable tires: converting cyclopentene to polypentenamers

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A team from the Texas A&M University campus in Qatar (TAMU-Qatar) and Caltech has developed a new way to make synthetic rubber; once this material is discarded, it can be easily degraded back to its chemical building blocks and reused in new tires and other products. Many of the non-degradable scrap tires get stockpiled in landfills. Bazzi, Ph.D.

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Harvard hybrid “bionic leaf” converts solar energy to liquid fuel isopropanol

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3PG is then converted into biomass in wt ReH16 or may be diverted in metabolically engineered Re2133-pEG12 into isopropanol. and Onie H.

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All-electric Bentley convertible concept shown at Geneva

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The Volkswagen Group can't seem to get enough luxury electric cars. The Audi e-tron SUV and Porsche Mission E sedan will go into production over the next few years, with an electric version of the VW Phaeton sedan expected as well. Following that up, at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show Volkswagen possession Bentley showed an all-electric concept car.

Want A Tesla Model S Convertible? Newport Engineering Says It'll Build You One

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In theory, convertibles are the perfect way to enjoy electric motoring. What better way to experience your zero-emissions car than with the roof down--enjoying the silence, the sounds of nature and the wind in your hair?

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Top five convertibles for sun lovers

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The sun is shining and the sky outside the office window has turned from a foreboding grey blanket to a dome of endless blu.

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SUTD team proposes low-temperature thermionic converter with graphene cathode; about 45% efficiency

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Thermionic energy converters are heat engines that convert heat directly to electricity at very high temperatures. Click to enlarge.

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New fast hydrothermal process converts 65% of wet algae feedstock sample to biocrude in one minute

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They saw their best results, with about half of the algae converted to biocrude, after treating it for 10 to 40 minutes at 570 degrees. Julia L.

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Consortium successfully runs silicon carbide multiport DC-DC converter in EV

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Silicon Carbide multiport DC-DC converter fitted to the Tata Vista EV. A consortium led by motorsport and technology company Prodrive has successfully run a silicon carbide-based multiport DC-DC converter in an electric car. A key aspect of the converter is the use of silicon carbide devices. Click to enlarge.

2013 Smart Electric Drive Cabrio: Brief Drive Of Electric Convertible

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But if you want an electric convertible, there''s just one: The 2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabrio. If you want an electric car, there are now 14 different models with plugs to choose from. The little two-seat battery electric vehicle with the roll-back cloth roof is now on sale along with the fixed-roof Coupe model of the same car.

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2016 Chevy Volt First Drive, Electric Car Sales, Fuel-Efficient Convertibles: Today's Car News

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Today, we drive the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, report on plug-in electric car sales for August, and check out five fuel-efficient convertibles. Check out these five fuel-efficient convertibles before summer is over. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

27 teams advancing in $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE; converting CO2 to products

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XPRIZE announced the 27 teams representing six countries advancing in the $20-million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global competition to develop technologies that convert the most carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas and power plant facilities into products with the highest net value. Coal plant. Breathe (India). Coal plant. C4X (China).

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Toyota Prius C Hybrid To Get Convertible Model In Japan?

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From the current Toyota lineup, the Prius C compact hybrid probably wouldn''t be your first choice for turning into a sports car. Toyota itself might disagree though, and will display just such a vehicle at the upcoming 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. It''s called the Aqua Air, and as you might know already, Aqua is the name given to the Prius C in its hom

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Faraday Future Concept, VW Budd-e, BMW i8 Convertible Concept: Today's Car News

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We have quite a bit of news from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Shows (CES) today, including electric-car concepts from Faraday Future, Volkswagen, and BMW. Also, check back later in the day--because we'll have more information on a future electric car that we think readers will really be interested in. The all-electric Volkswagen Budd-e concept.

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China team optimizes catalytic hydrogenation process to convert coal tar to gasoline and diesel

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Flow diagram of coal tar hydrogenation process. Credit: ACS, Kan et al. Click to enlarge. Al 2 O 3 -USY. of the total. —Kan et al. and 1.69

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UK’s biggest trial of electric cars converts drivers to battery power

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What’s more, of the 349 participating drivers, 80 per cent said they coul[.]. Electric cars

Can't Wait For That Electric Porsche Boxster? Convert One Yourself

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Remember the Porsche Boxster E? The German sports car maker previewed the electric concept back in 2011, giving car enthusiasts a glimpse into what an official Stuttgart electric vehicle might be like. The Boxster E has since faded from memory, though Porsche's 918 Spyder supercar will use plug-in hybrid technology--so not all the lessons have

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ARPA-E awards $33M to 13 intermediate-temp fuel cell projects; converting gaseous hydrocarbons to liquid fuels

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Hybrid Fuel Cell System for Converting Natural Gas to Electricity and Liquid Fuels Argonne National Laboratory will develop a hybrid fuel cell technology that will both generate electricity and produce liquid fuel. Category 1: Intermediate Temperature Fuel Cells for Distributed Generation. Lead organization. Partners). Description. Funding.

Fiat Chrysler is last Detroit maker to convert cars to use E15

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Corn growers and policymakers eager to blend greater amounts of ethanol into U.S. gasoline supplies may have just achieved a significant goal. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recently approved E15 fuel for use in all of its 2016 models, making it the last of the Detroit Three automakers to do so. E15 is a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent.

Should I Convert my SLK Mercedes to Electric?

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I am considering converting my SLK Mercedes to electric. Do you think it is a good candidate? Hi, Val - It's lovely. On the one hand, I want to say

UW-Madison and GLBRC team engineers S. cerevisiae to ferment xylose, nearly doubling efficiency of converting biomass sugars to biofuel

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Scientists at the University of Wisconsin­-Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) have used directed evolution to nearly double the efficiency with which the commonly used industrial yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae converts plant sugars to biofuel. cerevisiae to ferment xylose at rates comparable to glucose. Resources.

Audi Q4 Hybrid Concept, Tesla Model S Convertible, Saab 9-3 Electric: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Sketches of the Audi Q4 hybrid crossover concept appear ahead of the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, Newport Engineering creates a Tesla Model S convertible, and the first electric Saab 9-3 sedans roll off the assembly line. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Alliance AutoGas launches 5300-mile, 12-city Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride with converted F-150

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The converted F-150 will travel across the country from Kansas City to Seattle, WA, and back through the US, stopping along the way, to complete its journey in Jacksonville, FL, on 18 May, followed by a Homecoming event in Asheville, NC, on 23 May. Behind the autogas truck, they will be trailering a propane mower. It is powered by a 25.5

Convert Your Car To A Plug-in Hybrid? All You Need Is $3,000

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Electric car conversions have been around for many years, and many people have converted their regular hybrids to plug-ins too, but a team at Middle Tennessee State University has developed an

City of Santa Monica converting bus fleet to renewable natural gas

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Big Blue Bus has been fueling its LNG and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet of motor coaches with fuel supplied by Clean Energy since 2012. Brief

Another Convert To Natural-Gas Fueling: Railroad Locomotives?

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The U.S. is increasingly awash in natural gas, so it''s natural to consider it as a potential vehicle fuel. From passenger cars to long-haul trucks, both compressed natural gas (CNG) and refrigerated liquid natural gas (LNG) are being eyed as a replacement for diesel fuel and gasoline. Now, natural gas may make the leap into another kind of wheele

Bentley to cut fuel consumption of new Continental GT Speed

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Converting A Car To Electric? How About A ’39 Pontiac Silver Streak?

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have sought to convert gasoline cars to electric power. Over the years, we’ve seen everything from classic British sportscars through to SUVs and pickup trucks converted to run on electric power, with conversion budgets running from a few hundred to tens of

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Hydrogenics to supply 1MW electrolyzer to project converting CO2 to methanol; Power-to-Gas

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The hydrogen and captured carbon dioxide will then be catalytically converted into methanol, with a daily yield of approximately one ton of methanol using approximately 1.4 CO 2 will be captured from the flue gases in a special downstream flue gas scrubber (Post-Combustion Capture, PCC). tonnes of CO 2.

Eni converting Venice Refinery to biorefinery based on Ecofining technology

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Eni plans to convert its Venice (Italy) Refinery into a biorefinery producing innovative and high quality biofuels. The project involves an estimated investment of approximately €100 million (US$130 million), and is the first in the world to convert a conventional refinery into bio-refinery. Earlier post.). Brief

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SUEZ Environnement and Déinove partner on R&D to convert urban waste to ethanol with Deinococcus bacteria

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SUEZ Environnement and Déinove ( earlier post ) are collaborating on an R&D program to explore the development of a process to convert organic urban waste into ethanol using Deinococcus bacteria. The two companies have signed a two-year agreement. This organic waste is currently mainly recovered via composting and methanization. Brief

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Edeniq and Global Bio-chem to develop and commercialize technology to convert corn stover to industrial sugars for fuels

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a cellulosic sugar producer ( earlier post ), has signed a letter of intent with China-based Global Bio-chem Technology Group Company Limited to develop and to commercialize processes to convert corn stover to industrial sugars for use in the production of chemicals, fuels, and other bio-based products. Edeniq, Inc., Biomass Fuels

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New catalysts convert ethanol to butanol with high selectivity; potential low-cost upgrade for ethanol plants

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The new catalysts could reduce the costs of converting ethanol factories to production of butanol. The team presented a pair of papers on their work at the Spring meeting of the American Chemical Society this week in New Orleans. The Bristol team developed homogeneous ruthenium diphosphine catalysts for the upgrade of ethanol to butanol.

BMW i3 Lease Deals, Tesla Convertible, Compressed-Air Hybrid: Today's Car News

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From a heavily updated Toyota Yaris to lease deals on the BMW i3 electric car, today seems to be small-car day--although a convertible conversion of the big luxury Tesla Model S offsets all of that. Plus, we dig into what makes a new French compressed-air hybrid concept car work. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Nesscap completes US$1M convertible note financing

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has completed a non-brokered private placement of a US $1,000,000 Convertible Note with I2BF Energy. Ultracapacitor company Nesscap Energy Inc. The proceeds will be used for working capital. The offering constituted the second tranche of the bridge financing previously announced on 8 April 2014. Brief

New ceramic hollow fiber substrate for catalytic converters cuts fuel consumption, size and manufacturing costs

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The catalytic converter substrate comprises a plurality of micro-structured tubes, each tube having an inside surface and an outside surface.

China researchers devise process to convert biomass to gasoline via one-step DME synthesis: DTG

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This mixture is converted to gasoline over a ZSM-5 catalyst. kg/h, respectively. Upgrading the F-T product is necessary prior to use in engines.