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Honeywell’s UOP technology selected to boost yields at Romania’s largest synthetic rubber facility

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a Honeywell company, announced today that its UOP KLP technology has been selected to boost yields at Romania’s largest synthetic rubber production facility. UOP Ltd., The project is part of the company’s modernization investment program to upgrade their butadiene installation and increase production. Brief

Will Igniting Fuel With Lasers Make Spark Plugs Obsolete?

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But if you were to sit in, you would hear a paper by a research team in Japan and Romania that offers a fascinating new avenue for increasing engine efficiency and reducing gas consumption: Ditch the spark plugs, and use lasers to ignite

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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The extensive cooperation set out in the MoU includes several European Countries such as Italy, Romania, France and the Czech Republic and various areas of activities, like in-site fuel stations, R&D collaboration, cooperation with Governments and private stakeholders to develop CNG within the European DAFI, and the European project Connect2LNG.

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Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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The 24 countries which are covered in the route, in alphabetical order, are as follows: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. Brief

Passenger car registrations in EU down 7.1% in January 2012 year-on-year

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The biggest contraction was noted in Portugal (-47.4%) and the largest increase in Romania (+86.4%). growth. with 240,736 units. Brief

Ford launches production of 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine; could reach 1.3M units per year worldwide in future

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Cutaway of the 1.0L EcoBoost. Click to enlarge. The 1.0L EcoBoost will debut in Europe in early 2012 and ultimately be available worldwide.

Ford Car Buying Trends 2015 shows increasing demand for semi-autonomous driving technologies in Europe

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In the past year, more customers in Ireland went for diesel-powered cars (70%) than anywhere else, followed by Turkey and Romania (both 65%). European drivers are showing an increasing appetite for semi-autonomous driving technologies, according to a new Ford Motor Company study on buying trends in Europe. Powertrains. Body styles.

Ford launches the 1.5L EcoBoost engine; first in Mondeo, Fusion following; computer-controlled clutch on water pump

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Ford’s 1.5L EcoBoost engine. Click to enlarge. Ford Motor Company officially launched the new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine into its lineup.

EEA report suggests road charges for heavy-duty goods vehicles should reflect varied health effects of pollution in different countries

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Costs are also high in Luxemburg, Germany, Romania, Italy and Austria, at around €0.08/km (US$0.10). Source: EEA. Click to enlarge. Resources.

Fiat 875cc TwinAir named International Engine of the Year 2011

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Cutaway of the 875cc TwinAir. Click to enlarge. Fiat’s 875cc TwinAir engine ( earlier post ) was named the International Engine of the Year 2011.

Ford expands use of near-dry machining to six plants worldwide

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Craiova Engine Plant (Romania). Left: Wet flood machining. Right: MQL machining. Graphics: Unist Inc. Click to enlarge. Studies (Faverjon et al.

HELLA introduces top-end UP5.0 electric vacuum pump for brake systems; increased fuel efficiency

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HELLA manufactures fuel pumps in Germany, Romania, the US, Mexico and China. —for vehicle brake systems. The UP5.0 miles per gallon.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Romania. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely. prices at the pump. to $4 per gallon. car market. Country.

AMITRAN project developing CO2 assessment methodology for intelligent transport systems

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AMITRAN will run for 30 months until April 2014, and is co-funded by the 7 th Framework Programme of the European Commission (DG INFSO). million (US$3.4

Daimler plans new €500M engine plant in Poland

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The Daimler subsidiary Star Transmission in Romania assembles transmissions and produces parts and components. Daimler AG plans to invest approximately €500 million (US$576 million) in a new production facility in Poland. The investment of approximately €500 million covers the first stage of the new engine site. Brief

Renault Introducing New Fluence Sedan Line; Diesels All Less Than 119 gCO2/km, All-Electric Model in 2011

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Renault Fluence, which goes on sale in Turkey from November, will have three main markets: Turkey, Russia and Romania. Romania. In 2007, it was the fourth-most popular car in Romania, with sales of more than 10,000 units. The Renault Fluence. Click to enlarge. The Fluence is the successor to the sedan version of the old Mégane.

New Car Registrations in Europe Down 18.3% in February

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Other major markets were down with 7.7% (Czech Republic), 46.4% (Hungary) and 66.5% (Romania). Looking at the cumulative figures from January to February, Poland ranked first in absolute numbers with 56,841 new cars registered (+0.7%), followed by Romania (-58.8%), the Czech Republic (- 10.0% ) and Hungary (-31.4%). Source: ACEA.

Airbus and TAROM launch project to establish sustainable bio-kerosene jet fuel value-chain

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CCE and BIOTEHGEN are implementing various camelina placement trials at different locations in Romania, with the purpose of assessing sustainability of different production models and soil types, including contaminated soil and uncultivated land, in order to identify the best techniques and genetic material. Aviation Biomass Fuels

Zinnov: automotive witnessing highest disruption among all industries; ~$6B invested in start-ups in FY 2015

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Management consulting firm Zinnov released its latest study conducted on the Automotive R&D Globalization Landscape, presenting a global engineering R&D analysis on the top 60 automotive companies and how are they leveraging the global R&D ecosystems to improve engineering output and efficiency. —Sidhant Rastogi, Partner, Zinnov. Brief

Petrobras awards Technip/DOF Subsea JV ~$3.5bn in contracts for four new pipelay support vessels; ultra-deep water capabilities

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The hulls of these vessels will be built at Vard Tulcea in Romania and outfitted at Vard Søviknes in Norway. Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. billion).

Growing Number of EU Countries Levying CO2 Taxes on Cars and Incentivizing Plug-ins

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The Czech Republic and Romania take the number of Member States up to fifteen. Data: ACEA. Click to enlarge. of GDP. New to the list is Belgium.

Renault Introduces E85 Flex-Fuel Dacia Sandero in France

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The biofuel version of Dacia Sandero is manufactured by the brand’s ISO 14001-certified factory in Pitesti, Romania. Dacia has extended its line-up (in France) of vehicles that run on alternative fuels with a new, E85 flex-fuel version of the Dacia Sandero hatchback alongside the existing Dacia Logan/Sandero 1.4 16V 105 Bioethanol.

The voestalpine Group producing ultra-high strength automotive components in US

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Since 2012, voestalpine has invested more than €100 million (US$140 million) in new plants in China, Germany, Romania, South Africa, and the US. This completes the first phase of the Group’s internationalization program in the automotive sector. Additional plants and expanded capacity are in the planning stage. billion (US$15.8 Brief

Ford Takes its 3-Wet Paint Technology Global

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Ford is rolling out its 3-Wet paint technology in its paint shops in India, Romania, Mexico and China. The high-solids paint technology eliminates the need for process stages, replacing energy-consuming equipment with a simple, integrated booth. Earlier post.).

Ford doubles German production capacity of 1.0L EcoBoost to 1,000 units per day

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the 1.0-liter EcoBoost is also built in Ford’s Craiova, Romania, engine plant. Ford Motor Company is doubling the production capacity of its Cologne, Germany, engine plant to produce more than 1,000 units per day of the 1.0-L EcoBoost engine to meet growing European demand. The company added a second shift to meet demand for the engine.

Ford to expand 3-Wet Paint capacity by 50% globally in 2013

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The only current location with 3-Wet capability in Europe is Craiova Assembly Plant, Craiova, Romania. Ford Motor Company is expanding its 3-Wet paint ( earlier post ) capacity by 50% this year, adding the more environmentally friendly process to four more plants on three continents. Kansas City Assembly Plant, Claycomo, Mo. Brief

Renault-Nissan Alliance delivers €4.3B synergy target early; autonomous drive and connectivity expected to deliver major savings

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and in India, Brazil, Romania, Turkey and China, among other locations. Renault-Nissan Alliance generated €4.3 billion (US$4.8 billion) in synergies in 2015, one year ahead of schedule and an increase of 13% from 2014. Purchasing, engineering and manufacturing were the main contributors. billion (US$6.1 billion) in synergies in 2018.

Tecnomatic S.p.A. sues Remy, claiming false statements in DOE grant application over HVH stator winding technology

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Tecnomatic is headquartered in Italy with offices in India, Shanghai, Brazil, and Romania. Tecnomatic S.p.A. , an international maker of stator technology used in hybrid and electric automobiles, filed a $110-million lawsuit today in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Remy, Inc. Tecnomatic S.p.A. Brie

EEA Report: Trends in European Transport Are Heading in the Wrong Direction

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Indexed European transport sector greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2006. Source: EEA. Click to enlarge. Air pollution. Noise. —Professor McGlade.

Trial begins of new intelligent multimodal travel management service in European cities

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The novel system will be piloted in six European cities: Brno (Czech Republic), Bucharest (Romania), Florence (Italy), Munich (Germany), Oslo (Norway) and Vienna. EU-funded scientists are piloting a service that will allow people to determine the best way of making journeys in cities. million (US$3.95 Total project cost is €4.58

DAF Putting LF Hybrid Truck Into Production; Eaton Hybrid System

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DAF is the market leader in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary. The DAF LF hybrid. Volt cells.

All Western European Countries Will Have CO2-Related Car Taxation This Year; European Auto Industry Urges Harmonization of Schemes

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Romania was the first and so far only Eastern European Member State to introduce CO 2 -related taxation last year as part of a more comprehensive overhaul of vehicle taxation in the country. The number of EU countries with CO2-related car taxation rose to 15 in 2008. ACEA provides an overview of the CO 2 -based vehicle taxes here. of GDP.

JRC Report Concludes Extreme Weather Wont Affect Average Levels of European Crop Output for 2010; Yields Up, Although Acreage Down; Heat and Drought Have Huge Impact on Russia

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The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia were hit by floods in the spring. The European Commission says cereal production in 2010 will be close to the average recorded since 2005. Europe has faced a number of extreme weather events, such as floods and rain shortages, since the start of the year. year-on-year, and 5.0%

Emissions of Air Pollutants down in EU-27

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The EU-27 comprises Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. and NMVOC. LRTAP.

Renault plan Fluence Z.E production

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After an exhausting couple of weeks of announcements from Renault, the cheeky French carmaker is at it again.

New Car Registrations in UK fall 30.9% in January; Industry Urges UK Government to Provide Scrappage Incentives to Boost Demand

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Romania. The new car market in the UK continued to decline sharply at the start of 2009, with volumes down by 30.9% to 112,087 units, according to figures from the UK’s SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). SMMT expects the market to decline by 19.3% in 2009 to 1.72 million units. In January, diesel penetration rose 0.7 Austria.

Pike Research: Europe to have 4.1M EV charging stations by 2020, but needs to address country-specific variations

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Pike Research’s EVSE market forecasts include projections for 19 countries in Europe: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Europe will have more than 2.9 provide infrastructure.

Michigan State University Receives $2.5M ARPA-E Award to Build Wave Disc Engine/Generator for Series Hybrid Applications

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Schematic model of a wave disk engine, showing combustion and shockwaves within the channels. Source: MSU. Click to enlarge. Norbert Müller. 2004).

Ford Debuts Four-Cylinder EcoBoost Engine Family at Frankfurt; 1.6L and 2.0L I-4s to Start, Smaller Displacement Engine to Follow

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I-4 EcoBoost. Click to enlarge. At the same time, EcoBoost engines will deliver the off-the-line power and performance comparable to diesels. The 1.6-

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