Exeter team develops low-cost photoelectrode for spontaneous water-splitting using sunlight

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The greatest challenge is to develop a suitable technology for large scale and cost effective solar fuel production to compete with fossil fuel. Cost effective solar fuel generation is hindered by the semiconductor material not meeting certain essential criteria to achieve highly efficient solar to hydrogen conversion. Also for cost effective, environmental and scalability issues, earth abundant non-toxic materials should be the focus of research into new semiconductor materials. …

2018 109

WSU team develops highly-efficient, low-cost nickel-iron nanofoam for OER for water splitting

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However, the scarce resource and prohibitive cost of these precious metals hurdle their further commercial applications. Among them, Ni-based catalysts have been demonstrated to be competent candidates with low overpotential and superior stability under alkaline conditions.

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Johns Hopkins team plates Pt on cobalt to create low-cost, highly efficient fuel cell catalysts

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University, with colleagues at Purdue and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), have plated a one nanometer thick coating of platinum on a core of cobalt to create a cost-effective and highly efficient fuel cell catalyst.

2018 78

DGIST, PNNL team develops efficient, low-cost anode material for water electrolysis

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Korea’s DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology), with colleagues at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), have developed a low-cost, highly efficient and ultra-durable core-shell nanostructured electrocatalyst that exhibits an improved oxygen evolution activity and stability compared to that of the commercial noble metal electrodes. Researchers at S.

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Why a Fiat 500e driver got a Honda Clarity Fuel Cell as his next green car: low cost

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When marketing executive Chris Baccus leased a 2015 Fiat 500e three years ago, he intended to keep his 2007 BMW 335i as a "fun car," and use the electric Fiat just for commuting. Within six months, he'd sold the BMW altogether. Part of his interest in the Fiat, he admitted, came from an article about a group of race-car enthusiasts who. California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

2018 69

LeMond Composites licenses ORNL low-cost carbon fiber manufacturing process; transportation, renewable energy, & infrastructure

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LeMond Composites, founded by three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, has licensed a low-cost, high-volume carbon fiber manufacturing process developed at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Velodyne introduces new low-cost fixed-laser solid-state LiDAR for autonomous driving and ADAS applications

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Velodyne LiDAR announced its new fixed-laser, solid-state Velarray LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor, a cost-effective yet high-performance and rugged automotive product in a small form factor.

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ABI Research: 16B ride-hailing trips completed globally in 2017, 24B expected in 2018; 70% in Asia

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ABI forecasts that 24 billion completed trips by the end of 2018. In direct contrast to Western Europe and North America, vehicle ownership is relatively low in Asian markets due to the large expense and impracticality for consumers in large cities. This has spurred the growth of dynamic ride-hailing services, where the average cost of a trip can be as low as US$0.10

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AVEVAI introduces IONA e-LCVs with more than 300 km range; supercapacitor-battery hybrid technology

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AVEVAI , a new B2B e-mobility and logistics solutions and technology provider based in Singapore, launched its range of IONA electric light commercial vehicles (e-LCVs) at the 5 th Guangzhou International Electric Vehicles Show in China (16-25 November 2018).

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Manganese hydride molecular sieve for practical hydrogen storage could cost roughly 5x less than 700 bar tanks

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The team projects that reasonable estimates for production costs and loss of performance due to system implementation result in total energy storage costs roughly 5 times cheaper than those for 700 bar tanks, potentially opening doors for increased adoption of hydrogen as an energy vector.

2018 120

Ecolectro secures $1.7M ARPA-E award for development of alkaline exchange membranes and ionomers for fuel cells and electrolyzers

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a developer of low-cost, high-performance polymers for electrochemical applications, announced its selection by the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for an award that will support the continued development of its alkaline exchange ionomers and membranes.

2018 115

FEV and SEG develop 48V mild hybrid Mercedes AMG A45 demonstrator

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This requires only minor modifications of the powertrain and therefore entails comparatively low costs. This is particularly noticeable driving off after a stop or at low rpms. SEG Automotive emerged from the Bosch Starter Motors & Generators division in 2018.

2018 109

Ballard introduces next-generation fuel cell stack for heavy duty motive market: FCgen-LCS

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The FCgen-LCS features important design and performance enhancements, while also offering a reduction in total-cost-of-ownership. The total-cost-of-ownership comparison is based on life cycle cost of a 50-kilowatt fuel cell stack operating for 50,000 hours with a single refurbishment.).

2018 125

Toyota introducing new Corolla Touring Sports with two hybrid powertrain options at Paris show

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liter full hybrid powertrain joining the engine line-up, the new 2018 Corolla model range also marks the debut of Toyota’s dual hybrid strategy. The improved 1.8-liter hybrid powertrain stands for quiet, intuitive, responsive and self-charging electric technology with low cost of ownership.

2018 111

Impact Coatings delivering fuel cell PVD coatings to Michelin

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With a combination of low contact resistance, high corrosion resistance, and low cost, it exceeds both performance and cost reduction targets set up by the US Department of Energy (DOE), the company says.

2018 123

Ionic Materials raises $65M in Series C; polymer electrolyte for solid-state batteries

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Further advancements made possible by Ionic Materials’ polymer will support very inexpensive and low-cost rechargeable alkaline batteries as well. Low cost precursors.

2018 139

Nel ASA awarded multi-billion NOK contract for 448 electrolyzers (1 GW) by Nikola Motor

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It will secure fast and cost efficient fueling of Nikola’s fleet of hydrogen trucks, delivering support to major customers like Anheuser-Busch, as well as a growing fleet of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles. The three models range in capacity from as low as 50 to up to 485 Nm³ H?/hr).

2018 119

New Ricardo 48V electric motor aims to boost power and cut costs of hybrids; up to 50% increase in power density; ECOCHAMPS

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In doing so, the aim was for a cost premium of no more than 10% over equivalent conventional products—considerably less than the additional cost of current hybrid architectures.

2018 104

Ceres Power and Weichai finalize strategic collaboration and JV agreement on SOFCs; range-extenders for buses

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Ceres Power, a developer of low-cost solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)company, and Weichai Power, one of the leading automobile and equipment manufacturing companies in China, finalized their long-term strategic collaboration first announced in May 2018.

2018 101

IEA: Petrochemicals set to be the largest driver of world oil demand

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After decades of stagnation and decline, the United States has re-emerged as a low-cost location for chemicals production thanks to the shale gas revolution, and is now home to around 40% of the global ethane-based petrochemical production capacity.

2018 121

24M raises $21.8M to accelerate SemiSolid battery development and deployment; round led by Kyocera and ITOCHU

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million in funding from ARPA-E in 2016 to further the development of the next generation of high-energy-density, low-cost batteries ( earlier post ), has raised a $21.8 24M , part of a team that received $3.5

2018 96

Toyota develops first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet for electric motors

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A portion of the neodymium has been replaced with lanthanum (La) and cerium (Ce), which are low-cost rare earths, reducing the amount of neodymium used in the magnet. Toyota Motor Corporation has developed the world’s first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet.

2018 129

Graforce plasma electrolysis for efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water; partnering with Audi

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Mixing in biogas produces hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG)—a cost-effective, environmentally friendly fuel for vehicles that also generates electricity and heat.

2018 113

MGX Minerals partners with University of British Columbia to develop metallurgical silicon-based anodes for high-energy Li-ion batteries

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is funding a research consortium with the University of British Columbia (UBC) to develop a low-cost and scalable method for fabricating silicon-based anodes to improve the energy density of Li-ion batteries. Canada-based MGX Minerals Inc.

2018 91

Xtalic enters EV market with materials that improve battery charger connector wear by up to 40 times

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The alloy is commercialized as a barrier layer alternative in connector stacks to extend life or reduce precious metal cost in smartphone, electric vehicle, and enterprise server markets.

2018 96

ICL team assesses relative costs of carbon mitigation for 12 H2 production paths; trade-off between cost and level of decarbonization

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A team at Imperial College London has examined the relative costs of carbon mitigation from a lifecycle perspective for 12 different hydrogen production techniques using fossil fuels, nuclear energy and renewable sources.

2018 105

Study suggests lithium and cobalt for batteries may face supply risks by 2050

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The researchers present these results in the journal Nature Reviews Materials as part of a cost and resource analysis of sodium-ion batteries. … Passerini (2018) “A cost and resource analysis of sodium-ion batteries“ Nat. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier 2018.

2018 121

Team develops high-capacity Li-ion sulfur battery; no Li-metal anode

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cycles, suggesting that the characterized materials would be suitable candidates for low?cost cost and high?energy?storage Lecce, Giuseppe Antonio Elia, Álvaro Caballero, Julián Morales, Jusef Hassoun (2018) “A Lithium?Ion

2018 106

ARPA-E awarding ~$14.4M to four projects for production of hydrogen and carbon products from methane

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million), or to produce super strong, durable concrete with lower cost and environmental impact (3 projects, $6.1 Inspired by the high quality of applications in the agency’s recent OPEN 2018 funding opportunity, ARPA-E created OPEN+ cohorts to focus on targeted, high-value opportunities to innovate technologies and create new communities. High-Throughput Methane Pyrolysis for Low-Cost Hydrogen, $3,946,542.

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Researchers demonstrate high-capacity Mn-rich Li-ion cathodes; a design pathway away from cobalt and nickel

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Although Mn [manganese] has been used in a spinel cathode, and Fe in the LiFePO 4 olivine, these compounds suffer from low energy density. Researchers led by a team at UC Berkeley have demonstrated high-capacity manganese-rich cathodes for advanced lithium-ion batteries.

2018 113

China-US team uses graphene composite separator to suppress polysulfide shuttling in Li-S batteries

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Lignosulfonate (SL)—a low-cost byproduct of the chemical industry—features abundant negatively charged sulfonic and dendritic groups.

2018 98

Drexel team proposes TiO/CNF nanofiber mats to improve Lithium-Sulfur battery performance

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This cathode design can not only help Li-S battery maintain its energy density, but also do it without additional materials that increase weight and cost of production, according to Kalra.

ARPA-E announces $12M for five projects in nuclear materials science; first OPEN+ cohort

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The agency decided to create the OPEN+ cohorts—drawing from the large and impressive OPEN 2018 applicant pool—to focus on particular topics in energy where ARPA-E sees significant opportunities to innovate and create new communities. ARPA-E plans to announce a total of nine OPEN+ cohorts throughout late 2018 and early 2019. The team will alter the traditional AM process, including utilizing nonstandard powders to optimize performance and reduce cost.

Canada awards Nano One up to $349,000 to improve durability of Li-ion batteries; high-voltage spinel

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NRC IRAP will support Nano One’s project to develop Coatings for High Durability Lithium ion Battery Cathodes and will contribute up to $349,000 in non-dilutive and non-repayable funds between 1 August 2018 and 31 May 2020.

2018 90

IEA: record oil output from US, Brazil, Canada and Norway to keep global markets well supplied

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Over the next three years, gains from the United States alone will cover 80% of the world’s demand growth, with Canada, Brazil and Norway—all IEA members—able to cover the rest, according to Oil 2018 , the IEA’s five-year market analysis and forecast.

2018 101

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance invests in Enevate to advance Si-dominant Li-ion battery technology for EVs

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Enevate’s HD-Energy Technology for EVs features five-minute fast charging with high energy density and long driving range, with the added capability of low-temperature operation in cold climates, low cost, and safety benefits. This short charging time is superior to any other Li-ion technology available today to meet automotive EV requirements for energy density, range, safety, and cost.

2018 87

Ceres Power enters new partnership with Nissan on solid oxide fuel cell technology for EVs

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Ceres Power, a UK-based spin-out from Imperial College and the developer of the SteelCell low-cost Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology ( earlier post ), has entered into a new partnership with Nissan further to develop fuel cell technology for EV applications.

2018 101

New advanced metals processing center opens at Brunel

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Joining: A cold metal transfer (CMT) welding set with a universal robot, for welding at very low heat input to minimise distortion and for welding thin gauges. The new Advanced Metal Processing Center (AMPC) has opened at Brunel University London.

2018 112

Volkswagen Braunschweig to build up to 500K battery systems per year for MEB EVs

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The knowledge developed in Braunschweig is used internationally and thus guarantees low-cost, high-quality battery systems worldwide.

2018 109

Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) announces availability of EDI PowerDrive 4000ev drivetrain; suitable for Type-A school buses

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Paired with available government subsidy and incentive programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, school districts can now benefit from low cost of ownership and sustainable transport for its students. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

2018 95

Mitsubishi Electric develops object-recognition camera technology using proprietary AI for mirrorless cars; ~100m range

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Mitsubishi Electric’s Maisart AI technology, which realizes compact AI for low-cost devices, can distinguish between object types such as pedestrians, cars and motorcycles.

2018 110

ARPA-E announces $98M in funding for 40 OPEN projects; two opposed-piston engines projects receive $10M total

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The US Department of Energy announced $98 million in funding for 40 new projects as part of OPEN 2018, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) latest open funding opportunity. The selected OPEN 2018 projects are in 21 states and fall into 9 technical categories, including transportation, electricity generation and delivery, and energy efficiency. . Ecolectro is developing alkaline exchange ionomers (AEIs) to enable low-cost fuel cell and electrolyzer technologies.

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Researchers in Belgium develop new class of solid composite electrolytes for Li-ion batteries: Eutectogels

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The organic liquid electrolytes in conventional LIBs are flammable, prone to excessive oxidation at potentials as low as 4.2 These solvents share many attributes with the ionic liquids among which a low vapor pressure and nonflammability.