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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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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Former GM Product Czar Bob Lutz Asks: Is Tesla Doomed?

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Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz, now retired for a few years, is largely respected within the auto industry. He stopped flying his MIG fighter jet when he turned 80, as the story goes, but he remains a larger-than-life persona in an industry with fewer and fewer of them. He's still involved with range-extended electric truck maker VIa. Bob Lutz Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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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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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.

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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.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Production Car Spied Before 2016 CES Reveal

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The long-awaited, pure electric descendant of GM's EV1--and a cousin of the new Chevrolet Volt, or at least a close-sounding relative--the Bolt will go into production next year with an anticipated all-electric driving range of 200 miles. These are the first photos of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car.

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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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Honda FCV Sedan Teased Ahead Of 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

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After showing two concept vehicles over the course of two years, Honda will unveil its hydrogen fuel-cell production car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show a month from now. The production model. The first teaser image of the Honda FCV shows a car somewhat influenced by the 2013 FCEV concept, and the FCV concept followup that debuted in Tokyo last year. Tokyo Motor Show hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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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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JRC report finds electric vehicles in Europe on the way to full-scale commercialization

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The number of sold electric vehicles of all types rose from 760 in 2010 to more than 70,000 in 2014, with the trend continuing in the first half of 2015, according to the report. Only models of the group “mass production / imports” are shown.

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ESKAM finishing electric drive axle module for commercial vehicles, new production technologies; vehicle testing this year

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After that, they want to fit the axle module into a real vehicle for testing by the end of 2015. As well as designing the axle module, the project researchers and developers simultaneously developed the required series production technologies.

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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

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Mercedes-Benz to begin equipping top models with CO2 air conditioning systems starting in 2017; adapting other models for R1234yf

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From 2017, Mercedes-Benz will offer in Europe the S- and E-Class as the first production passenger cars equipped with CO 2 air conditioning systems. It is the first automobile manufacturer to award not only development contracts but also to place production orders for CO2 air conditioning systems and their components.

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Proterra extended range electric bus delivers 258 miles on one charge of 257 kWh pack

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The new Catalyst XR Extended Range product uses an NMC higher energy density pack, said Horton, allowing flexibility in the deployment of electric buses on routes of all types.

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Daimler and partners deploying world’s largest 2nd-life EV battery storage unit for grid support

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The world’s largest 2nd-life battery storage unit will soon go into operation in the Westphalian town of Lünen.

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Audi introduces Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV SUV at Geneva; 138 mpg US

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Audi is the first manufacturer worldwide to introduce this technology in series production in a plug-in hybrid. Audi introduced the Q7 e-tron quattro plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) at the Geneva show. The Q7 e?tron tron quattro is Audi’s second vehicle featuring a plug?in

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Systematic review of EV battery pack costs suggests economies of scale may push cost toward US$200/kWh without further cell chemistry improvements

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Source: Nykvist and Nilsson (2015). —Nykvist and Nilsson (2015). —Nykvist and Nilsson (2015). —Nykvist and Nilsson (2015).

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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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JCAP team reports first complete “artificial leaf”; >10% solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency

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One possible existing approach to solar-driven hydrogen production involves connecting photovoltaic (PV) panels, modules or cells physically and electrically in series with an electrolyzer (E), the researchers noted. Fuels Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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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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Opel to begin publishing WLTP fuel consumption numbers in Q2 2016; improving SCR for NOx reductions

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Opel expects to implement a production implementation of the new NO x reduction work in the summer of 2016.

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GM provides technical details of the Gen 2 Voltec propulsion system used in the 2016 Volt

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A team from GM Research and Development (GMR&D), Advanced Engineering, and Product Engineering examined more than 50 types of electric and hybrid propulsion systems to find the best type for the second-generation Volt. 2015) “Chevrolet Volt Electric Utilization,” SAE Int.

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Toyota announces aggressive environmental targets through 2050; cutting new vehicle CO2 by 90% compared to 2010

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On the manufacturing side, Toyota is targeting cutting production process-related CO 2 emissions per vehicle from new plants and new production lines to roughly half of 2001 levels by 2020, and roughly a third by 2030.

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Johnson Controls expanding global production of AGM batteries for start-stop systems; $555M investment from 2011 to 2020

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In anticipation of increasing demand for start-stop systems, Johnson Controls is adding Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery production capacity. AGM battery technology is at this point the dominant start-stop energy storage technology.

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

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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