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DENSO building large test facility for production of biofuel from P. ellipsoidea microalgae

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The new facility located in Amakusa, Kumamoto, Japan will be used to perform verification tests needed to establish large-scale microalga cultivation technologies required to improve biofuel production efficiency.

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Audi’s production electric e-tron quattro may set a new standard for vehicle handling; advanced vehicle dynamics control

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The production version of Audi’s battery electric e-tron quattro SUV ( earlier post ), due out in 2018, is an important vehicle for the brand, and especially for Audi of America, which is driving many of the requirements for the C-segment electric SUV.

2015 72

HyperSolar Nears Voltage Needed For Solar Hydrogen Production

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What's so magical about 1.5 volts, you may ask? It turns out that it's the practical voltage required to produce hydrogen gas from water using artificial photosynthesis, powered only by solar energy, at commercial scale.

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BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe Production Will Double To Meet Demand

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While the partially electric i8 hasn''t been on sale for even a year, the Bavarian carmaker has already hinted at a production increase. Green Plug-In Hybrids Production plug-in cars Given its attractive looks, it''s not surprising that the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe has proven popular with buyers who can afford its six-figure price. Now it appears to have taken more concrete steps.

2015 43

Green Cars At Frankfurt Auto Show: Production, Concept Cars Previewed

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The annual parade of new concept and production models begins next week at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and there are a few green models that will be worth a look. It's September, which means a new auto-show season is getting underway once again. Frankfurt is the home event for the German manufacturers, and they're expected to be out in force. Green Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids

JCAP researchers propose artificial photosynthetic system for high-yield production of ethanol

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A team at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis ( JCAP ) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley is proposing an artificial photosynthesis scheme for direct synthesis and separation to almost pure ethanol with minimum product crossover using saturated salt electrolytes. The annual production rate of > 90 wt% ethanol using such a photosynthesis system operating at 10 mA cm -2 (12% solar-to-fuel (STF) efficiency) can be 15.27

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2016 Nissan Leaf, Tesla Sales, Hydrogen Production: Today's Car News

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Today, a report that the 2016 Nissan Leaf could arrive in August with a 100-mile range, Tesla's quarterly sales results, and a company that believes it's close to commercially-viable solar hydrogen production. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've updated our June plug-in electric car sales report with additional information. What's so. Today in Car News

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2015 Chrysler 200 Four-Cylinder: Gas Mileage Review

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The 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan is a good-looking, comfortable, and modern entry in a very competitive segment of the car market. Part of the Fiat-led product renaissance at Chrysler, it replaces the grim, dated previous 200 derived from the old Sebring and largely relegated to car-rental fleets. The 200 for 2015 has a pair of engine options

2015 26

Tokyo Motor Show Green Cars: Concepts & Production Models

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Auto-show season continues with the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, which featured a number of notable green-car debuts. Tokyo usually boasts a few significant world launches from the local carmakers, mixed with more esoteric models designed primarily with Japan in mind. Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles seemed to be prominent this year, with the introduction of. Tokyo Motor Show

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BMW Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Prototypes Now Testing, Production "Sometime After 2020"

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As the cost of advanced technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of vehicle travel rises, car companies have increasingly partnered to share those technologies and their costs. Now BMW has shown the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle prototypes from its partnership of several years with Toyota, which aspires to be the global leader in fuel-cell. hydrogen Future Cars Prototype research and development

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2016 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Green Car Concepts, Production Cars

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Thus far, we know of just a handful of concept cars and new production models that could be described as green to be revealed or displayed at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The Northeastern U.S. isn't going to see a shred of snow over the Christmas holidays, and Detroit in early January isn't looking too green either. And it seems likely that two of. Detroit Auto Show

ISO 19880 – New technical ISO document for hydrogen fueling station standardization

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The scope covers the processes from hydrogen production and delivery to compression and fueling a fuel cell vehicle.

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DOE issues $35M funding opportunity for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

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Hydrogen Production R&D: High-Temperature Water Splitting compatible with renewable and sustainable energy sources; Advanced Compression; and Advanced Vacuum Insulation for automotive applications. AOI 1 Topic 1: Hydrogen Production R&D: Advanced High‐Temperature Water Splitting.

2015 43

Breaking: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt 200-Mile Electric Car To Start Production In Oct 2016

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The Chevrolet Bolt, a subcompact electric car with 200 miles of range, is to go into production earlier than expected, just 20 months from now. According to a breaking news story early this morning, the Bolt will start production in October 2016--possibly as a 2017 model. DON''T MISS: Chevrolet Bolt Concept: 200-Mile, $37,500 Electric Car Concept

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Audi revamps 2015 R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans diesel hybrid racer; 4MJ class

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In the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the season’s pinnacle event, Audi will compete with a thoroughly revised R18 e-tron quattro diesel hybrid racer in the 4-megajoule class. 2015 R18 e-tron quattro.

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SAE World Congress panel highlights progress on H2 infrastructure and fuel cell vehicle commercialization

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Hydrogen stations are being built in these areas from industrial gas suppliers such as Linde, Air Products, Air Liquide, Iwatani and other companies such as H2 Logic, First Element and Hydrogen Frontiers are working to create these stations.

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Energica Vs Tesla, 2015 Chevy Volt Deals, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show Green Cars: Today's Car News

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Today, we have a drag race between electric cars and an electric superbike, notable deals on the outgoing 2015 Chevrolet Volt, and a roundup of green-car debuts from the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. As General Motors prepares to end production of the 2015 Chevrolet Volt, a major clearance sale is underway to.

Toyota Prius Plug-In Production To End In June; New One Coming Next Year

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Plug-In Hybrids Production plug-in carsA redesigned Toyota Prius hybrid is on the way, although it may not go on sale in the U.S. until next year. When it does, it will likely be followed in due course by redesigned versions of the other Prius "family" vehicles--the Prius C subcompact and the Prius V tall wagon. But in the case of the Prius Plug-In Hybrid--which is based on the.

2015 29

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell At LA Auto Show: Video

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The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell made its North American debut this month at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. That will make it the third current production fuel-cell vehicle sold here, after the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell and Toyota Mirai.

Will Tesla Model 3 Electric Car Hit 2017 Production Date?

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But the company has never managed to get a car into volume production on the date it first announced. Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has done many remarkable things in its short decade of existence--including a few the auto industry viewed as impossible. That applied to its Roadster, the Model S sedan, and the Model X electric SUV. DON'T MISS. Elon Musk Future Cars Model S Tesla Motors Model X gigafactory Tesla Model 3

Porsche presents more efficient Gen 2 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer for 2015

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Porsche 919 Hybrid, 2015. 2015 energy/fuel use formulas for one lap in Le Mans. The Porsche 919 Hybrid was homologated for the top energy-recovery category (8 megajoules for one lap in Le Mans) for the first time in 2015. Cooperation with production development specialists.

2015 30

VW’s Diesel Mess, Production Tesla Model X, 2016 Chevy Volt Ads: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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We have a lot more information about VW's diesel scandal, but no official solution yet for owners; the production Tesla Model X has made its grand entrance; and there are some controversial new ads for the Chevy Volt.

2015 40

INVISTA and LanzaTech make breakthrough for bio-derived butadiene production; metabolic toolkit

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Butadiene is a key intermediate chemical used in the production of synthetic rubber and various plastics. A metabolic toolkit integrates detailed knowledge about a bacterium’s genetic configuration with the tools to customize precisely that configuration in order to make a particular product, together with a model to accurately predict the performance of the bacterium. Butadiene is used by INVISTA in its proprietary, butadiene-based adiponitrile (ADN) production technologies.

2015 35

NEESC releases 2015 hydrogen & fuel cell development plans for eight Northeastern states; power generation and transportation

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CCAT ), released the 2015 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Development Plans for each of the eight states in the Northeast US. Based in New England, New York and New Jersey, the network focuses on the innovative development, production, promotion and deployment of hydrogen fuels and fuel cells to meet the pressing demand for energy storage solutions. The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster ( NEESC ), administered by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc.

2015 32

Tesla's Big Bet: Batteries For Energy Storage A 'Major New Product'

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Tomorrow night, if its strong hints are accurate, Tesla Motors will announce that it plans to offer lithium-ion battery packs for home and business energy storage. Such storage comes at a cost on top of that of the photovoltaic solar panels that generate the energy. But the promise is that such batteries vastly increase the utility of solar panels. Batteries Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars energy storage gigafactory

Audi unveiling two new production plug-in hybrids in Shanghai, new prologue allroad PHEV show car

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Audi is introducing two new models with plug-in hybrid drive systems to the market in China in 2016, both of which are having their world premier at Auto Shanghai 2015: the Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0

2015 41

How a tire company is doing its part to recycle and reuse; Michelin’s TREC

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According to Lehigh Technologies, products derived from end-of-life tire rubber have gone through extensive testing for health and safety in the United States and Europe by independent laboratories and government agencies. by Derek Peterson.

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Green Car Preview: 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Media days for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show begin next week, which means a new round of production and concept cars is about to be revealed. So far, it looks like the Los Angeles show will be a little light on hybrids and plug-in electric cars. But there will still be several fuel-efficient models of note debuting there. DON'T MISS: Expect A. Los Angeles Auto Show

Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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Ralf-Gerhard Willner will lead Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy. Wolfram Thomas takes charge of Group Production. He was appointed Executive Vice-President of Production at SEAT in 2002, becoming Deputy President of the brand in 2009, and was subsequently named Group Chief Officer for the Environment, Energy and New Business Areas in 2012. The Volkswagen Group is continuing its restructuring in the aftermath of the diesel engine emissions scandal.

2015 34

New VW Bus Concept Coming To CES, Electric Power For Production Version?

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To anyone who grew up in the Sixties or Seventies, the Volkswagen Microbus is generally pretty high on the list of cool cars. Perhaps owing to the model's pop-icon status, the notion of a new Microbus has been teased a couple of times over the past few years. Now it appears Volkswagen is preparing another Microbus concept. DON'T MISS: Electric. CES plug-in cars Microbus

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Fisker To Open California Plant, No Date Yet For Electric Car Production To Resume

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While all 2012 Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedans were built in Finland, the company always intended to assemble cars in the U.S. Before its collapse and bankruptcy, Fisker had bought a former General Motors plant in Delaware. A pledge to use this facility was one factor in the successful bid for Fisker by Wanxiang, China's largest. Green California Manufacturing Wanxiang plug-in cars

Researchers develop high-speed friction stir welding technique for aluminum joining at high volume production speeds

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The PNNL-developed process is ten times faster than current FSW techniques, representing production speeds that, for the first time, meet high-volume assembly requirements. For more than a decade, research related to the production of aluminum TWBs has been available.

2015 38

Tesla Delivery Goal Fell Due To Slower Model X Production Ramp: Sources

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Some of its most scrutinized numbers are the Model S production and delivery numbers, and the projections for how many cars the company will deliver for the rest of the. The quarterly financial results issued by electric-car maker Tesla Motors, plus the ensuing conference call with CEO Elon Musk, are eagerly followed by fans and analysts alike.

2015 36

Nomadic Power receives €2M grant for “MobileBattery” project; trailer-mounted Li-ion pack for vehicle and home

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The intelligent energy management system (NEM, Nomad Energy Manager) is self-learning, predicting user behavior and energy production capabilities of the photovoltaic system, based on weather forecasts, when connected to the user’s home.

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Elon Musk Hints At 50 Percent More Range For Tesla Model S: Video

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But while Tesla Motors works to diversify its products and add more technology, it also. The first deliveries of the Tesla Model X electric crossover are to take place next Thursday, September 29, and Tesla plans to unveil its less-expensive Model 3 sedan next year.

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Daimler Trucks NA SuperTruck achieves 115% freight efficiency improvement over 2009 baseline; 50.2% engine BTE

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DTNA’s SuperTruck was unveiled at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. DTNA unveiled its SuperTruck at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in the Freightliner Trucks booth. Click to enlarge.

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Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

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However, building more coal and gas power plants to make miles for transport is counter-productive if the game plan is to reduce carbon output. New cars in 2015 get 25 mpg.) by Henry Hewitt for Oilprice.com.

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Toyota pops the hood on the technology of the fuel cell Mirai at SAE World Congress

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At SAE 2015 World Congress last week, Toyota presented a set of four technical papers describing some of the technology innovations used in its production fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle Mirai ( earlier post ).

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Bosch highlighting solid-state Li-ion cells; double current energy density, production-ready in 5 years

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Bosch is highlighting its solid-state Li-ion battery technology, saying that the technology for electric cars could be production-ready in as little as five years. So far, Bosch has realized 30 production projects related to electromobility.

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Tesla Model X Appears At CES: Video Walkaround

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The 2015 CES exhibition floor was littered with cars, including this pre-production prototype of the upcoming Tesla Model X all-electric seven-seat crossover