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Ricardo’s low-cost, fuel-efficient automatic transmission concept for motorcycles

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These offer a comparatively low cost solution, but one that is unable to deliver the convenience or comfort of automatic operation.

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Semcon develops prototype low-cost smart motor for turning any bike electric

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The units costs less than €100 (US$114) to assemble and can easily be transferred between bikes. to 15.5 Brief

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More details emerge on low-cost electric car from Renault-Nissan for 2020

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance's plans for future electric cars are beginning to come into focus. The two automakers have dominated global battery-electric car sales with the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe, as well as lower-volume models like the Nissan e-NV200 and Renault Kangoo ZE electric vans. But many of the automakers' electric models are due for.

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Golar and Schlumberger form OneLNG JV; targeting development of low cost gas reserves to LNG

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Golar LNG Limited and Schlumberger have formed OneLNG, a joint venture to develop rapidly low cost gas reserves to LNG. Golar and Schlumberger have 51/49 ownership of the joint venture. Golar and Schlumberger have agreed an initial investment commitment to cover the estimated equity needed to develop the first project. Brief

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Redpine Signals introduces multi-protocol wireless V2X solution with ultra-low power and low cost

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Redpine Signals has introduced a multi-protocol wireless solution with ultra-low power and a low cost designed to drive the emergence of the connected car. California-based Redpine Signals is a fabless semiconductor, IoT devices and wireless system solutions company focusing on innovative, ultra-low. It has. and ZigBee.

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SwRI, UTSA researchers show biochar is low-cost, effective method to treat fracking water

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Once the water is used, the flowback, or wastewater, must be treated to remove hazardous chemicals before it is stored, reused or disposed, which can be a costly endeavor. Flowback water treatment is a critical sustainability issue for the oil and gas industry. This is particularly important in areas where water resources are scarce. Brief

BNL Researchers develop low-cost, efficient, non-noble metal electrocatalyst to produce hydrogen from water

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Platinum is the gold standard for electrocatalysis, combining low overpotential with high activity for the chemical reactions in water-splitting.

Harvard team demonstrates new metal-free organic–inorganic aqueous flow battery; potential breakthrough for low-cost grid-scale storage

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The design permits larger amounts of energy to be stored at lower cost than with traditional batteries. Cell schematic. Huskinson et al.

DARPA program integrates non-mechanical optical scanning tech on microchip; new class of low-cost, miniature LIDAR could support autonomous vehicle apps

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These accomplishments could open the door to a new class of miniaturized, extremely low-cost, robust laser-scanning technologies for LIDAR and other uses. SWEEPER technology can also steer a laser precisely across a 51-degree arc, the widest field of view yet achieved by a chip-scale optical scanning system.

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EPFL team develops low-cost water splitting cell with solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of 12.3%

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By combining a pair of perovskite solar cells and low price electrodes without using rare metals, scientists have obtained a 12.3% Credit: EPFL.

Tata Technologies displays eMO low-cost city EV engineering study at Detroit Show

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With sustainability in mind, eMO benefits from a low carbon footprint and a recyclability strategy. The eMO study. kWh air-cooled battery pack.

New nanoparticle copper compound cathode could enable low-cost, long-life and high-power potassium-ion batteries for grid storage

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Stationary energy storage systems that can operate for many cycles, at high power, with high round-trip energy efficiency, and at low cost are required. Cost is a greater concern. We decided we needed to develop a new chemistry if we were going to make low-cost batteries and battery electrodes for the power grid.

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

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While butanol has emerged as a potential sustainable liquid fuel replacement for gasoline, development of biosynthetic pathways for its synthesis are challenged by very low conversion and modest selectivity, they noted. The new catalysts could reduce the costs of converting ethanol factories to production of butanol. Resources.

Swiss team develops effective and low-cost solar water-splitting device; 14.2% solar-to-hydrogen efficiency

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The research is part of the nano-tera SHINE — project to develop an efficient and cost-effective hydrogen production system using sunlight and water.

Georgia Tech team develops simple, low-cost process for oxide nanowires; superior separators for Li-ion batteries

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The process could significantly lower the cost of producing the one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures, enabling a broad range of uses in lightweight structural composites, advanced sensors, electronic devices—and thermally-stable and strong battery membranes able to withstand temperatures of more than 1,000 ˚C. —Lei et al.

TM4 receiving $3.7M to develop low-cost wheel motors

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million in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s (SDTC) SD Tech Fund, through the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative, to develop low-cost wheel motors for electric and hybrid vehicles. TM4, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, is receiving $3.7 Since then, TM4 has designed three generations of wheel motors.

New low cost thermal barrier coating for diesel engine applications to solve heat issues associated with 2013 Euro VI emissions introduction

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Coatings specialist Zircotec has developed a new low cost, fit and forget ceramic coating offering surface temperature reductions of 125 °C for diesel engine applications. Euro VI will require manufacturers to further reduce NO x and particulate matter. There are also changes to the test cycle including cold start and soak test.

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Valeo to offer new low-cost solid-state LiDAR; co-developed with LeddarTech; mass production in 2018

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Tier 1 supplier Valeo is adding a new low-cost solid-state LiDAR, developed together with LeddarTech , a specialist in advanced detection and ranging solutions, to its portfolio for driving and parking assistance. The sensor works as well at night or in low light situations and in adverse weather conditions such as rain or fog.

Thai researchers find waste chicken fat a good low-cost feedstock for renewable diesel

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Therefore, they concluded, waste chicken fat from food industries containing a high degree of FFAs and water content can be used as a low-cost feedstock for renewable diesel production without requiring a pretreatment process. a soap product from the saponification reaction of the fats/oil with methanol). —Kaewmeesri et al.

New Na-ion battery combining intercalation and conversion could be promising low-cost energy storage system

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The reported performance of the new Na-ion battery suggests that the sodium-ion system is a potentially promising power source for promoting the substantial use of low-cost energy storage systems in the near future, the team concluded. In addition, the battery is based on sodium, an abundant, hence low cost, material.

Novel bi-metallic palladium-tungsten nano-alloy an efficient low-cost fuel cell catalyst; simple microwave synthesis

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In a paper in the journal Nature Communications , they reported that despite a very low percentage of noble metal (?palladium:tungsten=1:8),

Graphene ESD to partner with Stony Brook to develop new low-cost integrated ultra-high voltage supercapacitors

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The goal of the project is the development of low-cost integrated ultra-high voltage supercapacitor units by a high-rate reel-to-reel process. Lomiko Metals Inc. announced that Graphene Energy Storage Devices (Graphene ESD) has signed a research agreement with the Research Foundation of Stony Brook University (SBU). Lomiko Metals Inc.

GM investigating ultracap-based Active Energy Recovery Buffer as low-cost mechanism to improve conventional vehicle fuel economy

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GM is exploring the use of an ultracapacitor-based Active Energy Recovery Buffer (AERB) scheme as a low-cost means to improve fuel economy in conventional vehicles; results of a simulation study presented at SAE 2011 World Congress showed improvement of up to 1.3% —Gopalakrishnan et al. Resources. Emissions Fuel Efficiency

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Sandia researchers developing new family of metal-based ionic liquids for low-cost, efficient flow batteries

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concentrations are low compared to what is currently. lower capital costs. technology to achieve aggressive capital cost goals of $100.

Low cost hydrogen tech firm receives Carbon Trust backing

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A new fuel cell technology which could cut the cost of hydrogen-fuelled cars has been selected for a £1million investment by the Carbon Trust as part of its Polymer Fuel Cell Challenge. Fuel Cells Hydrogen fuel ACAL Energy air fuel cell funding hydrogen water

VW Passat hybrid to prove low cost solution to CO2

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Low carbon technology firm, Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) has announced it is to build an super efficient hybrid version of the Volkswagen Passat. Green credentials Controlled Power Technologies low carbon Passat VW

MIT engineers develop process that can treat produced water from gas wells at relatively low cost

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A new desalination process developed by engineers at MIT could treat produced water—deep water, often heavily laden with salts and minerals—from natural gas wells at relatively low cost. The research is the work of a team including MIT postdoc Prakash Narayan, mechanical engineering professor John H. —John Lienhard.

RAL proposes new efficient and low-cost process to crack ammonia for hydrogen using sodium amide; transportation applications

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The reverse reaction may have a similarly transformative potential, where the decomposition of ammonia into nitrogen and hydrogen enables the provision of hydrogen for a low-carbon energy economy. Arguably, this focus may have diminished the consideration of reversibility, cost, and practicality of use of these materials. The Haber?Bosch

SPX and Aker Wade partner to develop new low-cost fast chargers for EVs

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The new charge station is designed to be a low-cost, wall-mounted indoor unit aimed initially at vehicle dealerships. These new charge stations will utilize an all-in-one connector from SAE that provides Level 1, 2, and DC Fast Charging for any EV, with a power level that permits fast charging. Earlier post.)

Gevo awarded patent covering low-cost separation technology to remove isobutanol from fermentation broth

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Gevo says its technology is the most cost-efficient for the separation of C 3 –C 6 alcohols—including isobutanol—from dilute aqueous solutions such as fermentation broths. Thus, the present invention allows for production and recovery of C 3 -C 6 alcohols at low capital and reduced operating costs. Patent No. Brief

HyperSolar demonstrates low cost renewable hydrogen breakthrough

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Scientists have successfully demonstrated the process of producing hydrogen fuel using sunlight with the use of a new low-cost system. For over a century, the process of splitting water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen using electrolysis has been well known. Hydrogen cars Solar hydrogen solar USA

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HyBoost demonstrator debuts at LCV2011; 50% by swept volume downsizing with low-cost electrification

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Together the partners have sought to demonstrate an extremely cost-effective, ultra-efficient gasoline engine in a C-segment passenger car delivering the performance of a baseline 2.0-liter model but with significantly reduced real-world and drive cycle CO 2 emissions, and comparable improvements in fuel-economy. HyBoost demonstrator.

Saudi Aramco R&D proposes SuperButol as new low-cost high-octane blend component

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A team from Saudi Aramco Research and Development Center has developed a novel low-cost, high-octane gasoline blend component it calls SuperButol.

New aqueous rechargeable lithium battery shows good safety, high reliability, high energy density and low cost; another post Li-ion alternative

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Lower cost of production, using well-known materials. mol l -1 Li 2 SO 4 aqueous solution as electrolyte. Wang et al. Click to enlarge.

Researchers develop technique to create new tailored molecule with high density of active catalytic sites; potential low-cost alternative to platinum for splitting water

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The result is an entire layer of catalytically active material. Molybdenum atoms are shown as green, sulfur as yellow. Credit: Berkeley Lab. Resources.

LeMond Composites licenses ORNL low-cost carbon fiber manufacturing process; transportation, renewable energy, & infrastructure

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Founded in 2016, LeMond Composites is focused on the manufacture of high-volume, low-cost carbon fiber composites. Earlier post.)

GE-NRG Energy-ConocoPhillips JV invests in Glori Energy; low-cost enhancement to waterflooding EOR via microbial stimulation

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This is the key to our ability to extract substantial crude oil from wells at low cost. Conventional oilfield technology typically extracts only about one-third of all discovered oil, leaving significant crude underground. Glori divides its process into three phases: S1 – Sample. The S1 Phase generally takes 2-3 months. S2 – Simulate.

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Bio-inspired molybdenum sulfide catalyst offers low-cost and efficient photo-electrochemical water splitting to produce hydrogen

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The optimized photo-electrochemical water splitting device uses light absorbers made of silicon arranged in closely packed pillars, dotted with tiny clusters of the new molybdenum sulfide catalyst. Image courtesy of Christian D. Damsgaard, Thomas Pedersen and Ole Hansen, Technical University of Denmark. Click to enlarge. —Hou et al. Resources.

Columbia team develops simple, low-cost, scaleable membraneless electrolyzer fabricated with 3D printing for H2 production

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The high cost of electrolyzers arises from the high costs of individual components (e.g., O’Neil et al. Click to enlarge. cm s −1.

Velodyne LiDAR announces new design for miniaturized, low-cost solid-state LiDAR sensors using GaN technology

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Velodyne LiDAR announced a new design for a solid-state LiDAR sensor that can deliver a subsystem cost of less than US$50 when sold in high-volume manufacturing scale. The design consolidates components and results in significant advances in sensor miniaturization, reliability, and cost reduction. —Dr.