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Hurtigruten to contract Rolls-Royce to upgrade nine cruise ships from diesel to hybrid gas power

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Norwegian expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce for a major environmental upgrade program to hybrid power.

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1970 Clean Car Race: How college teams helped bring about emission limits on new cars (and show up Detroit) after the first Earth Day.

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When it comes to changing the world, never count out a bunch of college students with pens and wrenches. In response to growing demands to clean up the air, particularly from automotive exhaust pipes, and growing pushback from automakers, a bunch of college students banded together in 1970 to prove they could make cars cleaner than Detroit could. youtube

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Really fast electric-car charging stations coming to a Walmart near you

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Tired of not being able to find a fast charging station near the stuff you need to buy? Not anymore. Electrify America, an organization born out of the Volkswagen emissions settlement, plans to install an unspecified number of DC fast-charge stations at 100 Walmart stores across the country. Not only should this give electric car drivers a

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Electrify America installing 150/350 kW fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations

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Electrify America will install electric vehicle fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations across 34 states by June 2019. This initiative will more than double the number of electric vehicle charging stations at Walmart stores across the US.

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NTN to supply in-wheel motors to EV startup FSAT in China

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Japan-based NTN, a leading global supplier of hub bearings and driveshafts, will supply in-wheel motor technology to EV startup Changchun Fawsn Auto Tech (FSAT), established in October 2017 by FAW Group. FSAT will exhibit a prototype vehicle at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show.

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New systems biology model for wood formation can lead to progress in biofuel and green chemistry applications

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Researchers in the US, China and Taiwan have developed a new systems biology model that mimics the process of wood formation, allowing scientists to predict the effects of switching on and off the 21 (at least) pathway genes involved in producing lignin, a primary component of wood.

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HEI: 95%+ of world’s population live in areas of unhealthy air

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Seven billion people, more than 95% of the world’s population, lived in areas exceeding the WHO Guideline for healthy air in 2016, according to a new global study. Fifty-eight percent lived in areas with PM 2.5 concentrations above above the WHO Interim Target 1 (IT-1, 35 ?g/m

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BMW Group plans Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group will invest more than €10 million in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus. Located in Oberschleissheim, just north of Munich, the facility will allow the company to continue developing its expertise in this field of work.

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Lithium Australia finalizes acquisition of VSPC for Li-ion cathodel materials

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Lithium Australia (LIT) has finalized its acquisition of advanced cathode material production technology, acquiring 99.7% of the equity in Brisbane-based Very Small Particle Company (VSPC).

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Lawrence Livermore publishes state-by-state energy/water Sankey diagrams

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For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has published state-by-state energy and water Sankey diagrams in one location so that analysts and policymakers can find all the information they need in one place.

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Nidec develops fully integrated traction motor system (e-axle)

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Nidec Corporation, a Japan-based leading global manufacturer of electric motors, has developed a new fully integrated traction motor system (e-axle) comprising an electric motor, reduction gear box and inverter. Latest version of the e-axle.

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Anglo American Platinum, Shell invest in HyET for electrochemical hydrogen compression

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Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), alongside Shell Technology Ventures (STV), has taken a stake in High-Yield Energy Technologies ( HyET ) ( earlier post ), a Dutch company that has developed cost-effective electrochemical hydrogen compression (EHC) technology.

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Jilin team develops crystalline porous salts with high proton conductivity; application for fuel cell membranes

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Researchers at Jilin University in China have developed a new class of self-assembled crystalline porous organic salts (CPOSs) featuring high proton conductivity for applications such as proton-exchange membranes for fuel cells.

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Scientists use machine learning and HiTp to speed discovery of metallic glasses by 200 times; approach applicable to other materials

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Researchers at SLAC and their colleagues at Northwestern University and NIST have combined machine learning (ML) and high-throughput (HiTp) experiments to find a new system of metallic glasses in the Co-V-Zr ternary.

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Tongji team develops multi-mode energy management strategy for FCVs based on neural network driving pattern recognition

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ArcelorMittal and partner Honda unveil first inner and outer door ring system; applied on 2019 Acura RDX

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At WCX18: SAE World Congress Experience earlier this month, ArcelorMittal and Honda unveiled the world’s first outer and inner door ring system to better balance strength and performance while removing additional weight from the vehicle. The partners co-engineered the system for the 2019 Acura RDX.

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New Bosch highway assist system installed on the Maserati 2018 range; ACC Stop & Go plus Lane Centering

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Bosch’s highway assist system, which combines the ACC Stop & Go and Lane Centering functions to control the vehicle’s speed, acceleration and braking, is installed on all the vehicles in the Maserati MY 2018 range.

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H2FUTURE building world’s largest green hydrogen pilot plant; targeting the steel industry

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DOE to award up to $39M for innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies R&D

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) announced up to $39 million in available funding to support early stage research and development (R&D) of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. (

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Jilin study shows coolant temperature in GDI engine at idle has critical effect on particulate number emissions

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Researchers at Jilin University in China report in a papaer in the journal Fuel that coolant temperature in a gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engine under idle has a critical effect on particulate number (PN) emissions and that optimizing other operating parameters will further reduce PN emissions.

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Indian ride-sharing company Ola to put 10,000 EVs on the road in 12 months, 1M by 2021

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India-based Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, launched “ Mission: Electric ”, with a commitment to place 10,000 E-rickshaws and Electric auto-rickshaws in its service in the next 12 months.

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Buick VELITE 6 PHEV and Enspire all-electric concept SUV make global debut in China; VELITE 6 EV coming

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The Buick VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and the Buick Enspire all-electric concept SUV made their global debut at a launch event in Wuzhen, Zhejiang.

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Army researchers conduct first combustion experiment with X-rays

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The US Army Research Laboratory’s Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Propulsion has, for the first time, used X-rays with its experiment in a gas turbine combustor using X-rays. The data will help advance gas turbine engine designs for higher power density and efficiency, scientists said.

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ASTM greenlights ethanol as feedstock for alcohol-to-jet synthetic fuel; blend level up to 50%

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ASTM International recently approved ethanol as a feedstock in ASTM D7566 Annex A5, the Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons for alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK).

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Alberta publishes report assessing non-combustion uses for bitumen, opens $2M call for projects

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Alberta Innovates, in partnership with industry, government and other organizations, recently released the results of a study that investigates the best opportunities for “Bitumen Beyond Combustion” (BBC). Following a 2017 report that identified potential products that could be made from Alberta oil sands bitumen, this new study identifies the top potential uses to help Alberta diversify its economy outside of conventional fuels and chemical feedstocks.

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Brown team develops new model for effect on strain on catalyst performance; potential to optimize catalysts for different reactions

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Research in recent years has shown that applying a strain to metal catalysts—either compression or tension—can in some cases change the way they perform. Now, Brown University researchers have developed a new model to explain why stretching or compressing metal catalysts can make them perform better. The theory, described in the journal Nature Catalysis , could open new design possibilities for new catalysts with new capabilities.

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The Environmental Protection Agency is not sufficiently protecting the environment

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Opinion by Michael Sivak. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment. However, as the EPA is getting ready to relax the future vehicle fuel economy standards , the time is right to consider whether, under the current administration, this agency’s mission is, in fact, being carried out.

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Hubject and Daimler pilot Plug&Charge via ISO 15118 on smart EQ fortwo/forfour; no card or app needed

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Drivers of plug-in electric vehicles have needed to have the right charging card or smartphone app to gain access to public charging stations.

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Amminex and partners receive €1.5M EC Horizon Prize for DeNOx retrofit solution

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Amminex, a Faurecia company, and its three partners the Technical University of Graz, Johnson Matthey, and ICCT have won the European Commission’s €1.5-million Horizon Prize in the Engine Retrofit for Clean Air category.

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Consortium moves ahead with HESC pilot for conversion of Australian coal to LH2 for transport to Japan

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The Australian, Japanese and Victorian governments and a consortium of companies have launched the pilot of an innovative supply chain that will deliver liquefied hydrogen from the Latrobe Valley in Australia to Japan.

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VTT has 3D printed a smart metal shaft

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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, which is developing future manufacturing concepts, has succeeded in 3D printing a smart shaft, combining sensor technology, wireless data transfer, and condition monitoring in the same package.

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INFINITI to build five new models in China and electrify its portfolio

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Ahead of Beijing International Motor Show, INFINITI announced it will build five new vehicles in China in the next five years, beginning with the all new QX50 SUV, and electrify its portfolio ( earlier post ). Over the next five years INFINITI is planning to localize five new vehicles in China, tripling our sales here in our fastest growth market, globally.

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Nissan to launch 3 new EVs and 5 new e-POWER models in Japan by FY2022; 100K LEAFs sold in Japan

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Nissan announced that it plans to launch three new electric vehicles and five e-POWER models in Japan by the end of fiscal 2022 (31 March 2023). e-POWER technology features a small gasoline engine that charges a high-output battery, eliminating the need for an external charging source. Nissan expects electric vehicles and e-POWER models to make up 40% of sales in Japan by the end of the company’s 2022 fiscal year.

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CCM: Shanghai Energy investing US$790M to construct world’s largest Li-ion wet process separator production base

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China will account for more than 60% of the world’s production of wet-process separators for Li-ion batteries, with more than 10 billion square meters capacity, according to China-based market intelligence firm CCM. Now, Shanghai Energy , the largest supplier in the country, will build the largest production base, strengthening China’s leading role in the new energy industry. Separators are a key element in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with liquid electrolytes.

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