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Jordan Wants To Boost Electric-Car Adoption; Solar Charging To Come

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Jordan may soon join the list of countries that heavily promote electric cars. Located between Israel and Saudi Arabia, Jordan isn''t generally thought of in connection with electric cars, but its government hopes to change that with a combination of incentives and infrastructure buildup.

DOE authorizes Jordan Cove LNG export project

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has conditionally authorized Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. Jordan Cove) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, from the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon. Brief

Israel, Jordan Moving Ahead With "Electric Peace Car"

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Building on initial discussions in Davos at the World Economic Forum in January, a meeting has now been held in Jordan to move the idea forward. Tags: renault israel electric car toyota shai agassi jordan Ynetnews.com, an Israeli news site, reports on continuing progress on the Middle East electric car front.

Jordan signs $2B oil shale investment agreement with Saudi company

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The government of Jordan and the Saudi Arabian Corporation for Oil Shale (SACOS) recently signed a $2-billion agreement under which the government grants the Saudi company the right to extract and to develop the oil shale resources in the Attarat Um-AL-Ghudran region covering an area of 11 square kilometers. Brief

AllCell consortium launches Jordan solar EV project with Nissan

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A consortium of cleantech companies, led by AllCell Technologies, unveiled an off-grid solar charging station in Amman, Jordan. Jordan lacks fossil fuel resources and imports more than 90% of its energy. The station is located at the El-Hassan Science City, and will be open for public tours and educational programs in the near future.

Video of Plug In America’s Inaugural EV Parade West

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Jordan Howard, Youth Leader of Green Ambassadors. Plug In America's Inaugural EV Parade West rally - Photo courtesy of Dave Brown. Regular readers of this blog will know all about Plug in America’s triumphant Inaugural Parade in Santa Monica, CA a few weeks back. Now here’s a chance to enjoy some video from the event. .

6 new EVgo fast charging locations in Salt Lake City; 100th station in California

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Daybreak - 4628 Daybreak Rim Way, South Jordan, UT 84095. EVgo and multiple site host partners have installed Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast-Charging EVgo Stations at 6 Salt Lake City, Utah area locations. The chargers will give EV drivers the ability to recharge their vehicles in 30 minutes or less. It can support 9 plug-in concurrently.

Syrian oil ministry announces oil shale tender

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to 3 billion tons in each block. Oil shale deposits in Syria. Source: Gerjes, 2010. Click to enlarge. In 2005, Syria reactivated the effort. Resources.

Acetylene as dual fuel with diesel

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Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Researchers from the College of Engineering at Anna University (India) are proposing the use of acetylene as a dual fuel with diesel in compression ignition engines. Acetylene. Hydrogen. Diesel. Formula. C 2 H 2. C 8 –C 20. Density kg/m 3. 1.092. Auto ignition °C. 48,225.

IEA: Estonia is pioneering technologies for more efficient and cleaner use of oil shale

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There are also significant reserves in Jordan, Morocco, Sweden, Syria and Turkey. Different that shale oil—i.e., million tonnes. Brief

Estonian shale oil company acquires shale interests in Utah

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Similar to its approach in Jordan ( earlier post ), the US project will not be funded by regulated businesses and Enefit would look to acquire a strategic partner in the development phase. With the acquisition of OSEC, Enefit will focus on developing its oil shale projects in Estonia, Jordan and in the US. Enefit has control over 3.1

Jordanian cabinet OKs $2.4B oil shale project with Enefit; largest in region and world

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Jordan’s Council of Ministers on Sunday endorsed all agreements prepared by the national electricity company with Estonian company Enefit which will carry out a mega oil shale energy project in the Kingdom. This equates to about US$0.13) per kilowatt-hour for a period of 26.5 years. Earlier post.). Earlier post.). Earlier post.). Brief

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Researchers show use of MFRE can at least double wireless power transfer efficiency; more efficient than metamaterials

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Jordan Besnoff, a postdoctoral researcher at NC State, is a co-author of the paper. MR-FE use could potentially boost transfer efficiency by as much as 5,000% in some systems, the researchers said. In such a case, the transmitter and receiver are strongly coupled, with a high coupling coefficient (usually greater that 0.9). Click to enlarge.

International study identifies 14 key measures to reduce methane and black carbon emissions; reduction in projected global mean warming of ~0.5 °C by 2050

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Iran, Pakistan and Jordan would experience the most improvement in agricultural production. Source: Shindell et al. Click to enlarge. C (~0.9 °F)

Electric transit bus maker Proterra enters university market with order from ASUM

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Jordan Hess, ASUM Office of Transportation Director. Brief

Breakthrough on salt-tolerant wheat

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Rana Munns, Richard A James, Bo Xu, Asmini Athman, Simon J Conn, Charlotte Jordans, Caitlin S Byrt, Ray A Hare, Stephen D Tyerman, Mark Tester, Darren Plett & Matthew Gilliham (2012) Wheat grain yield on saline soils is improved by an ancestral Na+ transporter gene. The results are published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. —Dr.

IU scientists create self-assembling biocatalyst for the production of hydrogen; modified hydrogenase in a virus shell

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Jordan, a postdoctoral researcher at Alios BioPharma, who was an IU Ph.D. Jordan, Dustin P. Scientists at Indiana University have created a highly efficient self-assembling biomaterial that catalyzes the formation of hydrogen. The process of creating the material was recently reported in the journal Nature Chemistry. Edwards, a Ph.D.

New GM EcoTec3 engine family for 2014 Silverado and Sierra pickups; direct injection, cylinder deactivation and CVVT

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Jordan Lee, Small Block chief engineer and program manager. 2014 4.3L Click to enlarge. The new engine family includes a 4.3L V6, a 5.3L

Plug-in America’s Inaugural Parade

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Jordan Howard, member of the "Green Ambassadors" youth group. Guest Blogger Colby Trudeau takes us behind the scenes at Plug In America’s Inaugural Parade. All photos take by our Production Photographer, Todd Westphal. What an amazing day! Chris Paine in his Tesla as he drove in the Plug In America Inaugural Parade.

LG Chem to establish new electrolyte production plant in Michigan

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Her previous missions to Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan and Sweden have resulted in 49 companies announcing nearly $2 billion in new investment in Michigan and more than 20,000 new or retained jobs. Michigan Governor Jennifer M. million to support its Michigan operations.

Omar Yaghi to direct Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry

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Born in Amman, Jordan, Yaghi received his B.S. His appointment was effective 3 January 2012. The Molecular Foundry is a US Department of Energy (DOE) nanoscience research center. in chemistry from the State University of New York-Albany in 1985, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1990. Brief

Study Finds that US Subsidies for Fossil Fuels Are Almost 2.5x Those for Renewables

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US subsidies for fuels and renewable energy, 2002-2008. Nuclear was not included in the analysis. Source: Adeyeye et al. Click to enlarge. billion).

Report finds Coal-to-Liquids and Oil Shale pose significant financial and environmental risks to investors

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Shell’s recent agreement to develop oil shale in Jordan at a projected cost of $20 billion illustrates the potential cost of these projects. An increased focus on energy security and dwindling petroleum reserves are driving development of unconventional liquid fuel sources in the US. Earlier post.). Oil shale production requires 1.5 Brief

Use of Reformed Exhaust Gas Recirculation Gas as a Dual Fuel Can Significantly Reduce Both NOx and Smoke in a Diesel Engine at Low Loads

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Proposed engine-reformer-diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) system. Credit: ACS, Tsolakis et al. 2009) Click to enlarge. A paper on their study appeared online 7 October in the ACS journal Energy & Fuels. The REGR gas is fed back to the engine inlet. Credit: ACS, Tsolakis et al. Click to enlarge. 1 in the study. For 30% REGR, the NO x value (1.6

The "Spirit's" Getting Itchy Tires. Readying for the PluginAmerica-sponsored Inaugural Parade West: Plug In, America. Come Saturday, 17 Jan 2009

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Note: Jordan introduced Hillary Clinton at an LA Obama fundraiser several weeks ago with a remarkable speech. on Saturday, 17 January 2009 in Santa Monica. See PluginAmerica notice (somewhat edited and updated). So, PluginAmerica put out its own "Inaugural Parade West: Plug In, America!" on Sat., including the "Spirit of DC". on Sat.,

New 450hp Small Block V8 for 2014 Corvette features direct injection, cylinder deactivation, continuously variable valve timing

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Jordan Lee, Small Block chief engineer and program manager. Power density. The 6.2L Click to enlarge. L/100 km) on the highway. Engines