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NuScale Power submits industry-first certification application for small modular reactor to NRC

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This is the first SMR DCA to be submitted to the NRC and marks a significant milestone for NuScale and the power generation industry.

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BMW Designs Custom Solar Charging Station For i3, i8

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It certainly mitigates any lingering worries about fueling your car with a smoke-belching coal-fired power plant. BMW is backing solar too, commissioning its BMW DesignworksUSA arm to design a stylish solar carport, perfect for the i3 electric car and Solar charging is indisputably one of the best ways of running an electric vehicle.

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Toyota details design of fuel cell system in Mirai; work on electrode catalysts

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Power. Earlier post.) Earlier post.) Toyota Fuel Cell System (TFCS). The 2016 paper by Hasegawa et al. FC Boost Converter. Hasegawa et al.

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Ford Can Design Tesla-Like Electric Car, CEO Says; Does Higher-Power Charging Push Mean It May?

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Ford''s CEO, Mark Fields, told Wall Street financial analysts Friday that the company had the product development staff and engineering ability to build an electric car like a Tesla. While he didn''t say the company would do so, he did say that such a car would be "very consistent with our product strategy".

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DOE to support possible siting of NuScale-designed small modular reactor at Idaho National Lab

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This Site Use Permit has been granted to Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems ( UAMPS ) to support possible siting of an innovative small modular reactor (SMR) project within the boundary of DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site. The SMR design for the CFPP is being provided by NuScale Power. Brief

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

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The University of Nottingham (UK) is leading a 3-year, £830,000 (US$1.1-million) research project on power electronics—the EPSRC Challenge Network in Automotive Power Electronics. Professor Johnson, also Director of the EPSRC Center for Power Electronics, said tha t the project can yield benefits in others sectors.

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Argonne VERIFI team improves code to enable up to 10K simultaneous engine simulations; paradigm shift in engine design

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These simulations are typical “engineering-type” smaller scale simulations, which are used routinely for engine design within industry. This massive simulation capacity has opened up a new capability for industrial partners seeking new advanced engine designs. Earlier post.). In the past, doing 10,000 simulations was unthinkable.

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New Jet Engine Designs Could Let Military Save 25 Percent Of Fuel Burned

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Jet aircraft too burn large amounts of fuel, and that's become a point of concern for a particularly large and powerful entity. Cars and trucks are far from the only vehicles that burn fossil fuels, obviously. So the U.S. military has undertaken a new research effort, the Adaptive Engine Technology Development (AETD) program.

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UTRC and ANGP unveil first low-pressure conformable natural gas tank design

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The tank, which is the first of its kind, was showcased in the bed of ANGP’s ANG-powered Ford F-150 pickup. Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc.

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Honda FCV Concept Debuts: Design Evolution For 2016 Fuel-Cell Car

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The Honda FCV Concept offers more hints as to what the five-passenger mid-size sedan will look like when it appears on Japanese roads in early 2016, powered only by hydrogen. A revised version of Honda''s hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle debuted in Japan today.

NASA electric research plane designated the X-57, nickname: “Maxwell”; SCEPTOR

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NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.” Click to enlarge.

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EIA: trends in downsized engine design leading to increased demand for higher-octane gasoline

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The pressurized intake air allows a turbocharged engine to produce more power compared with a naturally aspirated engine of the same size.

JLR running on solar power

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The facility has been designed with sustainability in mind and has been awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating by BREEAM. Land Rover Solar Jaguar

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Lux: future use of wide bandgap materials in power electronics will reduce EV cost

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Power savings in plug-in vehicles versus total savings per car. Using wide bandgap (WBG) materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN)s for power electronics can improve efficiency and thereby reduce the high cost of battery packs, according to a new report from Lux Research. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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New 7th-generation Hyundai Sonata updates design, tweaks powertrain

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design language, stiffer body structure, better ride quality, reduced noise, vibration and harshness and advanced safety and convenience features. A revised 2.4-liter Theta II GDI four-cylinder engine powers SE, Limited and Sport models. A revised 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI, also featuring E-CVVT, powers Sport 2.0T

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Crowdsourcing Electric-Car Innovation: Design Inverter, Win $1 Million From Google

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It''s rewarding too, for any one entering the Google and IEEE ''Littlebox Challenge''--a competition to design a smaller, high power density inverter. Improving the modern electric drivetrain isn''t easy, but it''s certainly worthwhile. The prize? One million dollars.

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Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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Source: Achates Power. The Achates Power Opposed-Piston Engine features two pistons per cylinder, working in opposite reciprocating action.

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Motiv Engines introduces 2nd-generation split-cycle concept; MkII Clarke-Brayton heavy-duty engine being designed for LNG

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The power is produced in almost a 50-50 split between the combustion (central) and exhaust (largest) pistons. Click to enlarge. Background.

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Qoros Auto unveils drivable engineering development car with QamFree engine; near +50% boost in power & torque, -15% fuel consumption

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Earlier post.) FreeValve AB is a sister company to Koenigsegg Automotive. —Urban Carlson, CEO of FreeValve AB. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Solid-State Batteries Already Powering Electric Cars: BlueCars, In Fact

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As the name implies, solid-state cells replace the liquid electrolyte used in current lithium-ion cells with a solid material--a design that has numerous potential advantages. In the quest for a better battery chemistry that can make electric cars more competitive with internal combustion, solid-state cells have generated quite a bit of buzz.

Hyundai powers sustainable fish farming

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Aquaponics is a sustainable farming solution which allows fish farms to recycle fish waste to grow crops. In the new[.].

ABB wins orders of over $300 million for world’s first 1,100 kV UHVDC power link in China

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ABB will also supply the HVDC converter valves, DC circuit breakers, wall bushings and capacitors as well as provide system design support.

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TI reference design adds Wi-Fi capability to electric vehicle charging stations

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Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the first reference design that adds Wi-Fi connectivity to an electric vehicle (EV) charging station. Benefits of the EV Charging Station with Wi-Fi reference design: Level 1 and Level 2 charge operation. Power delivery up to 30 A, but expandable by using larger relays. Brief

Mitsubishi eX concept crossover highlights design and electric vehicle technology directions

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MMC intends the eX to showcase next-generation electric vehicle technologies, as well as a new take on the Dynamic Shield front design concept.

Sandia study finds high-speed hydrogen-powered ferry and supporting infrastructure in SF Bay feasible

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Final engineering model of the SF-BREEZE as designed by Elliott Bay Design Group. Total installed power: 4.92 Click to enlarge.

Siemens reports successful full load tests of additively manufactured CM247 gas turbine blades

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Furthermore, Siemens tested a new blade design with a completely revised and improved internal cooling geometry manufactured using the AM technology.

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ARPA-E to award up to $20M in new CIRCUITS program for redesigned WBG power electronics

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CIRCUITS seeks to accelerate the development and deployment of a new class of efficient, lightweight, and reliable power converters based on wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors through transformational system-level advances that enable effective operation at high switching frequency, high temperature, and low loss. Earlier post.).

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California oil producer applies for LCFS credits for producing crude oil using solar-generated power

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The Solar Project consists of 10,120 Canadian Solar 310 watt solar photovoltaic modules and two central inverters which convert the DC solar power from the solar modules into AC power which is used directly to power Seneca’s oil production equipment. In 1998, Seneca expanded its base into Kern County, Ca. Brief

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Novel opposed-piston free-piston linear generator for hybrids seeks to overcome drawbacks of earlier designs

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Design of opposed-cylinder free-piston linear generator from earlier works with single, centered linear generator. Click to enlarge. Huang 2012.

U of I at Chicago team to optimize new traffic-powered source of electricity

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Traffic Powered Renewable Energy System (TPRES), powered by vehicles driving over cylinder shown. Click to enlarge. Brief

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Daimler and BASF jointly develop smart forvision concept electric vehicle; energy efficiency, temperature management and lightweight design

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The use of advanced materials and technologies allowed new concepts to be implemented in the electric car that generate power as well as save it.

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Sion Power reports 400 Wh/kg, 700 Wh/L and 350 cycles under 1C for Li-ion battery with Li-metal anode technology

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Sion Power reported that a Licerion-Ion system has achieved 400 Wh/kg, 700 Wh/L and 350 cycles under 1C discharge conditions. Earlier post.)

Intelligent Energy announces US$1.8B deal for ~27K telecom towers in India; fuel cell power for ~70%; landmark in fuel cell deployment

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When the grid fails and the DC bus bar voltage drops to a predetermined level, the fuel cell power system starts automatically. billion (US$1.8

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Dual-powered locomotives debut in New Jersey

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Dual-powered locomotives—the first in the US to be powered by the overhead catenary or by twin diesel engines—recently made their debut in New Jersey. Power rating for the ALP-45DP is 4 MW (electric), 3.134 MW (diesel); the starting effort is 316 kN. ALP-45DP locomotives entering service. Click to enlarge. Brief

Stanford team increases power of corrosion-resistant solar cells; advance for solar fuels

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Researchers at Stanford, with colleagues at University College Cork in Ireland, have shown how to increase the power of corrosion-resistant solar cells, setting a record for solar energy output under water. Instead of pumping electricity into the grid, the power these cells produce would be used in the production of solar fuels.

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SEMPEED (Simulation of Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Electrical Drives) Consortium launches

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Motor Design Ltd ( MDL ) announced the official launch of the SEMPEED Consortium (Simulation of Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Electrical Drives) which is for academic collaborators and industrial members. SEMPEED aims to further the science of electric machine design, software, research and training. Dr. Dan M.

DOE awarding up to $80M for supercritical CO2 pilot plant

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Today the average efficiency of the US fleet of steam Rankine cycle power plants is in the lower 30% range. Drawing of sCO 2 plant.

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Mercedes-Benz powering ahead with €3B strategic engine initiative; increasing electrification, 48V; diesel and gasoline; cylinder deactivation

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The new engines] also need to be designed with a view to all current and future requirements. Most powerful passenger-car diesel engine: OM 656.

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Maxwell Technologies introduces 3V, 3,000-farad ultracapacitor; 31% higher power than 2.7V cell

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With the 3V cell, the transportation industry has a new way to retrofit systems to increase power, reduce engine weight and improve fuel efficiency.

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Mitsubishi Motors introducing MiEV Power BOX 1500 Watt Power Feeder for its EVs

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Supplied by a Mitsubishi Group affiliate, the MiEV power BOX will be offered as a dealer option for the company’s i-MiEV and MINICAB-MiEV EVs.