2016 Billion Ton Report shows US could sustainably produce at least 1B tons biomass by 2040 for bioeconomy

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The 2016 Billion-Ton Report , volume 1, updates and expands upon analysis in the 2011 US Billion-Ton Update ( earlier post ), which was preceded by the 2005 US Billion Ton Study ( earlier post ). The Billion Ton 2016 is the third in the series of these Billion Ton reports.

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2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

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Zero added two new bikes to its lineup for 2016, and its prices have come down while performance has gone up. The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Several established manufacturers gave us a glimpse of their plans for electric motorcycles, and an array of. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Brammo Empulse Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica Ego Yamaha

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ISO/TS 19880:2016 – New technical document for hydrogen stations

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ISO has published a new Technical Specification ISO/TS 19880-1 , Gaseous hydrogen — fueling stations — Part 1: General requirements, which is a key document for the building of hydrogen fueling stations worldwide. Earlier post.)

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Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

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Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed. Nonetheless, the magazine says the 2016 Prius is the most fuel-efficient car it's ever tested.

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U Waterloo researcher awarded 2016 Distinguished Dissertation Award for work on fuel cell catalysts

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Drew Higgins from the University of Waterloo has won the 2016 Canada’s Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) in the category of Engineering/Medical Science/Natural Science for his work on fuel cell catalysts.

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FTA to award up to $55M in 2016 Low or No Emission Program for transit vehicles

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $55 million of Fiscal Year 2016 funds ( FTA-2016-003-TPM ) for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities under the Low or No Emission Program (Low-No) Program. FTA also announced the availability of approximately $211 million of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: First Drive Of Sedan Using Volt Hybrid System

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The new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid uses essentially the same powertrain as the 2016 Chevy Volt, but with a far smaller battery pack. The second generation of GM’s Voltec plug-in hybrid system is now powering a car that doesn’t actually have a plug at all. That makes it a new entrant in the hybrid mid-size sedan category, which. Green Chevy Volt Voltec

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2016 Toyota Prius: Full View Photos Finally Leaked

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With the 2016 Toyota Prius scheduled to make its global debut in Las Vegas on the evening of September 8, you had to figure that photos of the car would leak out at some point. After years of spy shots of camouflaged Prius development mules, pre-production prototypes, and test vehicles, now we can see the actual lines of the 2016. Future Cars 2016 Toyota Prius

Chevrolet Volt: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2016

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Every year, Green Car Reports picks a new car or model line that we feel is the best green car for that new model year. This year, we picked a car that's the all-new version of one that was revolutionary when it was introduced several years ago. The latest version improves on it in pretty much every dimension. This year, the Green Car Reports Best. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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2016 New York Auto Show: green-car preview

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One week from tomorrow, the 2016 New York Auto Show will open its doors to reporters from around the world for two media-preview days. We know already that there will be a new version of the Toyota Prius unveiled there, but a few other concepts and production models will make their debuts as well. So far, New York is relatively light on green. New York Auto Show plug-in cars

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2016 Chevy Cruze gas mileage beats even previous Eco model

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The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze EPA fuel-economy ratings beat those of all gasoline versions of the previous-generation model. The second-generation Cruze was unveiled last June, and shown in China before that, but is just now going on sale throughout the U.S. It achieves a best of 30 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, 35 mpg combined, making good on Chevy's. General Motors Fuel Economy

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BorgWarner launches its first integrated electric drive module for the EV market; first application in China

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BorgWarner will launch an electric drive module (eDM) with integrated eGearDrive transmission in two pure electric vehicles from a major Chinese automaker. Production is expected to begin in summer 2017.

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Old Vs New: 2016 Tesla Model S 90D Compared To Original Version

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In a week or so, my 2013 Tesla Model S, now fitted with an 85-kilowatt-hour battery, will wind up its third year of residence in my driveway. It just finished its third cross-country trip, from my home in New York’s Hudson Valley to a winter getaway in Carpinteria, California, and the odometer just ticked over 55,000 miles. It’s been a. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Autopilot

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Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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At the SAE 2016 Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Symposium starting today in Knoxville, TN, Nissan will present a usability study of a fuel cell range extended EV (FC-REEV).

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Stanford team sets record for solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of solar water splitting: >30%

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Jaramillo (2016) “Solar water splitting by photovoltaic-electrolysis with a solar-to-hydrogen efficiency over 30%” Nature Communications 7, Article number: 13237 doi: 10.1038/ncomms13237.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

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The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the first mass-market crossover utility with a hybrid powertrain since the demise of the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2012. Granted, there's the luxury Lexus NX hybrid (using some of the same underpinninngs), and the low-volume Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, with a mild-hybrid powertrain. But in terms of mainstream compact. Fuel Economy

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LeEco showcases autonomous EV concept LeSEE at Auto China 2016

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China-based internet company LeEco unveiled its LeSEE electric car concept this week at Auto China 2016—The 14th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition.

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Loop Energy introduces fuel cell range extender for heavy-duty vehicles; in-service operation to begin in 2017

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Loop Energy ( earlier post ) has introduced a new range-extender (REX) power module for heavy-duty electric transport vehicles. At the core of the module is Loop’s unique fuel cell design which improves performance, durability and cost.

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2016 Tesla Model S gets styling update, 48-amp charger, new interior options

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The Tesla Model S electric car, which went into production in June 2012, is getting its first styling updates in almost four years. The Silicon Valley carmaker said that Model S luxury sedans produced starting today in its Fremont, California, assembly plant will have a new front-end design. Dispensing with the simulated oval "grille" of the. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) software update

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ACEEE Names 'Greenest' And 'Meanest' 2016 Cars

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Measuring the energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of different vehicles is easy if they're powered by gasoline, less so when the energy comes from grid electricity. This leads to perpetual debates over the assumptions used on the source of electricity and its carbon footprint, among others. But for 19 years, the American Council for. Environmental Carbon Footprint emissions greenest Fuel Economy Awards energy

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FEV showcasing 48V technology at 2016 SAE World Congress

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FEV will showcase some of its 48-Volt technology capabilities at the 2016 SAE World Congress next week in Detroit. FEV says it believes that 48V technology will be the next evolution in in-vehicle power.

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Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

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by James Stafford of Oilprice.com. Demand for lithium—the hottest commodity on the planet and the only commodity to show positive price movement in 2015—is poised to continue on its upward trajectory, becoming the world’s new gasoline and earning the moniker of “White Petroleum”.

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NREL lowers biofuel costs through catalyst regeneration and vapor-phase upgrading; R-Cubed

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This past June, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in partnership with Particulate Solids Research, Inc. and Springs Fabrication, installed a recirculating regenerating riser reactor (R-Cubed) in the pilot-scale Thermochemical Process Development Unit (TCPDU).

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DEKRA-certified tests: Mercedes-Benz HD trucks cut fuel consumption 22% in 20 years while meeting more stringent emissions rules; VECTO

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Left to right: Mercedes-Benz SK 1844 Euro II (model year 1996), Mercedes-Benz Actros 1846 Euro III (model year 2003), Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 Euro VI (model year 2016).

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2016 Geneva Preview, Tesla.com, Daimler CEO On Fuel Cells: Today's Car News

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Today, we preview the green-car debuts for the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Tesla Motors secures the domain name "Tesla.com," and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is skeptical of hydrogen fuel-cell cars' long-term prospects. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla Motors finally secures the domain name "Tesla.com," helping clear the way for the company. Today in Car News

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2016 Tesla Model X first drive review

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That's the 2016 Tesla Model X six- or seven-seat SUV, and courtesy of an owner in just that situation, we've finally been able to spend a few hours driving the luxury crossover. When you want to buy a Tesla electric car, and you've got four kids, there's only one choice on the market. Unlike other automakers, Tesla Motors almost never makes cars. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Volkswagen Group invests in Hubject eRoaming platform for EV charging

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The Volkswagen Group is joining the eRoaming platform Hubject GmbH as shareholder. Hubject, a joint venture formed by BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler AG, EnBW, innogy and Siemens ( earlier post ), launched its eRoaming EV charging platform “intercharge” in 2013.

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SAE’s highest technical safety award goes to hydrogen fueling paper

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At the Awards Ceremony at the SAE 2016 Government/Industry Meeting, SAE International honored the recipients of the Ralph H.

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Daimler Trucks NA presents new Class 8 Freightliner Cascadia with fuel efficiency improved up to 8%

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A fresh, aerodynamic shape with dozens of new updates and advanced powertrain components contribute to increased fuel efficiency by up to 8% over a 2016 Cascadia Evolution. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has presented its new heavy-duty truck flagship: the new Freightliner Cascadia.

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NASA testing new boundary layer ingesting (BLI) propulsor; 4-8% fuel burn savings over current advanced engines

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Source: Hall (2016). Hall (2016) “ Boundary Layer Ingestion Propulsion – Benefit, Challenges, and Opportunities ” 5 th UTIAS International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change.

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Study finds total PM10 emissions from EVs equal to those of modern ICEVs; role of weight and non-exhaust PM

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Data from Timmers and Achten (2016). —Timmers and Achten (2016). Timmers and Achten (2016). —Timmers and Achten (2016). Achten (2016) “Non-exhaust PM emissions from electric vehicles,” Atmospheric Environment , Volume 134, Pages 10-17, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.03.017.

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Xtrac introduces Integrated Lightweight Electric Vehicle (ILEV) transmission system; torque vectoring with dual motors

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Xtrac has introduced its P1227 gearbox family, developed to address the growing market requirement for single-speed, lightweight and power-dense electric vehicle (EV) transmissions.

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Qoros Auto unveils drivable engineering development car with QamFree engine; near +50% boost in power & torque, -15% fuel consumption

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At the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show, Qoros Auto introduced the first drivable engineering development car—a modified Qoros 3 hatchback—equipped with the QamFree engine featuring FreeValve’s Pneumatic-Hydraulic-Electric-Actuator (PHEA) technology.

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Tesla delivered 24,500 electric cars in Q3, holds firm on 2016 goal

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Tesla said late yesterday that it delivered roughly 24,500 electric cars during the third quarter, including 15,800 Model S sedans and 8,700 Model X utility vehicles. That total slightly exceeds estimates by at least half of the financial analysts who had projected deliveries from the Silicon Valley maker before their release. The third-quarter. sales Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars

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2016 Ram 1500 HFE EcoDiesel fuel-economy review: 24-mpg full-size pickup truck

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It may not look like it, but the Ram full-size pickup you see here may be one of the more interesting new trucks on the road today. You might view it as this decade's version of the Camaros, Mustangs, and Mopars that emerged in earlier days from back-corner "skunkworks" engineering groups at each Detroit automaker. How so, you ask? This Ram isn't. Fuel Economy EcoDiesel Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

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Toyota to start sales of fuel cell buses under the Toyota brand from early 2017

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Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to sell fuel cell buses (FC buses) under the Toyota brand from early 2017.

Researchers develop new process to make p-xylene from biomass with 97% yield

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2016), “Renewable p-Xylene from 2,5-Dimethylfuran and Ethylene Using Phosphorus-containing Zeolite Catalysts.”

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NREL and partners build pilot plant to co-process biomass streams with petroleum

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), together with leading petroleum refining technologies supplier W.R. Grace, and leading pilot plant designer Zeton Inc.,

2016 53

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For January 2016

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At this point, automakers have largely switched over to 2016 models, but any remaining 2015 models often make for the best deals--if you can find them, that is. It's a new year, and that means another round of notable deals on hybrid, diesel, and electric cars. We've also added a section for fuel-efficient gasoline cars, to provide another option. car buying Plug-In Hybrids deals

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Single Pt atom catalysts show enhanced catalytic activity for water-splitting; potential to drive down electrolysis cost

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Botton & Xueliang Sun (2016) “Platinum single-atom and cluster catalysis of the hydrogen evolution reaction” Nature Communications 7, Article number: 13638 doi: 10.1038/ncomms13638.

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