Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2018 Hybrid and Plug-in will be produced in Asan, Korea, with Hybrid availability in the first quarter of 2018 and Plug-in availability in the second quarter of 2018.

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Buyers in seven Northeast states urged to consider electric cars

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New York Marketing New York Auto Show plug-in cars New Jersey Connecticut Massachusetts Rhode Island Vermont New HampshireWhen companies want to sell more of something, they market it. Now, at long last, electric cars are about to get the same treatment. Following an announcement at the New York International Auto Show last week, 16 major automakers are joining forces with seven states to promote sales of electric vehicles to consumers. The Alliance for Automobile.

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Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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Scaringe earned his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a member of the research team in the Sloan Automotive Laboratory.

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

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Founded by the head of the Department of Material Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xtalic has commercialized products with 30 leading electronics firms and continues to leverage its proprietary toolkit to design and to patent stable nanostructured materials.

2018 96

LLNL, Harvard team 3D print nanoporous gold; revolutionizing electrochemical reactors

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—Wen Chen, currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Friend, Juergen Biener (2018) “Toward digitally controlled catalyst architectures: Hierarchical nanoporous gold via 3D printing”.

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Researchers take first 3D images of microscopic hydrogen-embrittled cracks in metal

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Demkowicz (2018) “Crystallographic character of grain boundaries resistant to hydrogen-assisted fracture in Ni-base alloy 725” Nature Communications volume 9, Article number: 3386 doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05549-y.

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BYD delivering 6 electric buses to Martha’s Vineyard; 4 more to be purchased

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BYD recently delivered five electric buses to the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts; a sixth is scheduled to be delivered by the end of the July. VTA is the first transit agency in Massachusetts to commit to going all-electric.

2018 95

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. Multimetallic Layered Composites (MMLCs) for Rapid, Economical Advanced Reactor Deployment, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, $1,694,034.

USABC awards $1.08M Li-ion battery recycling project to Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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million to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts for Phase II of a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery recycling contract. The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has awarded $1.08 The contract award, which includes a 50% cost share, funds a 24-month project.

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Sandia-led team discovers mechanism for soot formation

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Michelsen (2018) “Resonance-stabilized hydrocarbon-radical chain reactions may explain soot inception and growth” Science Vol. A team led by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories has discovered a mechanism for soot formation, apparently solving a longstanding scientific puzzle.

2018 90

Idaho National Laboratory low-energy electrochemical process could eliminate need for steam cracking of hydrocarbons

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Dong Ding, Yunya Zhang, Wei Wu, Dongchang Chen, Meilin Liu and Ting He (2018) “A Novel Low-Thermal-Budget Approach for Co-Production of Ethylene and Hydrogen via Electrochemical Non-Oxidative Deprotonation of Ethane” Energy & Environmental Science doi: 10.1039/C8EE00645H.

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XL trucks' Ford F-250 Hybrid gets California approval

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On Tuesday, the Massachusetts-based "upfitter" announced that it received certification to sell its F-250 Hybrid in California, which has stricter emissions. There's no way to save more fuel than to do it in something that already uses a lot of it. That's what XL Hybrids aims to do by adding hybrid and even plug-in hybrid systems to Ford pickups.

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Hyundai invests in solid-state battery materials startup Ionic Materials

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Battery tech may be getting a big solid-state boost soon

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A Woburn, Massachusetts, company may be attracting big name attention for its solid-state technology that it says can withstand higher temperatures and offer higher capacity. For battery makers, producing a stable solid to withstand the rigors of charging and discharging has proved elusive. Ionic Materials said in February that it had secured $65. lithium-ion Battery Heating Battery Life

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Xtalic enters EV market with materials that improve battery charger connector wear by up to 40x; XTALIUM alloy

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Founded by the head of the Department of Material Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xtalic has commercialized products with 30 leading electronics firms and continues to leverage its proprietary toolkit to design and patent stable nanostructured materials.

2018 85

Up to $29M available for public EV chargers in SoCal; SCIP accepting applications

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A national nonprofit organization, CSE manages statewide incentive programs for electric vehicles and electrical vehicle charging infrastructure in California, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. A rebate project to increase public access to high-powered charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) throughout Southern California launched this week in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

2018 76

Steel LCA study: lightweighting with advanced high-strength steel produces lower GHG emissions than with aluminum

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The study was independently reviewed by expert representatives from Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Argonne National Lab, and thinkstep to establish conformance with International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the globally recognized benchmark for standard setting.

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Hyundai invests in solid-state battery materials startup Ionic Materials

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2018 78

Berkeley Lab team designs active polyelectrolyte binder that allows for a doubling in capacity of conventional Li-sulfur battery

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Researchers from JCESR at Berkeley Lab and Argonne National Lab comprised the team, together with scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and UC Berkeley.

2018 95

Exxon and climate change: two lawsuits, in opposite directions, on same grounds

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New York, Massachusetts, New York City, and a slew of cities in California have brought multiple lawsuits against oil producers for a lack of disclosure of potential liabilities they may face. One of the world's largest oil producers is about to enter a tit-for-tat battle over climate change with government officials from multiple states.

New Renault-Nissan-Mitsubish venture fund to invest up to $1B over five years; 1st investment in Ionic Materials for solid-state electrolyte

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Ionic, based in Massachusetts, is the developer of a pioneering solid polymer electrolyte that enables improved performance and cost effectiveness of high-energy density batteries for automotive and multiple other applications. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi launch ed Alliance Ventures, a new corporate venture capital fund that plans to invest up to $1 billion to support open innovation over the next five years.

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DOE to award ~$13.5M to 16 R&D projects for solid-oxide fuel cell technologies

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers will develop electrodes that are inherently more tolerant to chromium and silicon impurities in the SOFC cathode operating environment. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected 16 projects to receive approximately $13.5 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects that will advance solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technologies.

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Northwestern team develops way to stabilize high capacity Li4Mn2O5 cathode; doping with vanadium or chromium

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Yao, currently a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University, and Soo Kim, a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are both former members of Wolverton’s laboratory and served as the paper’s co-first authors. Hegde and Chris Wolverton (2018) “Interplay of cation and anion redox in Li 4 Mn 2 O 5 cathode material and prediction of improved Li 4 (Mn,M) 2 O 5 electrodes for Li-ion batteries” Science Advances Vol.

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DOE to award $35M to 24 projects to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will develop a direct production process for copper wire, using molten sulfide electrolysis as a replacement for the traditional pyro-metallurgical process. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $35 million for 24 projects to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing.

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nuTonomy to test its self-driving cars on specific public roads in Boston

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nuTonomy plans to launch its self-driving mobility-on-demand service in Singapore in 2018. Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker that direct the development of an on-street testing process.

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NASA awarding $6 million to 3-year ULI project to develop approach to electric aircraft fueled by liquid hydrogen

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Ansell, (2019) “ A Review of Distributed Electric Propulsion Concepts for Air Vehicle Technology ,” 2018 AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS), Cincinnati, OH, 2018, pp.

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Autonomous driving software company nuTonomy closes $16M A round

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nuTonomy is positioning itself to be the first company to deliver an autonomous taxi service, and plans to launch a commercial offering in 2018. Emilio Frazzoli (CTO) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, nuTonomy has differentiated itself by pioneering technology for motion planning and decision-making that is based on methods that have been successfully employed in the development of spacecraft, airplanes, and other complex, safety-critical autonomous systems.

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

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million ZEVs between 2018 and 2025, 1.24 Created individually for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, the state plans were produced with support from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and input from industry stakeholders including automakers, government agencies, gas suppliers, and hydrogen and fuel cell companies to advance deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technology. Massachusetts.

2015 93

California ARB mods to ZEV regulations for IVMs would result in ~1.9% drop in total ZEV/TZEV units 2018-2025; no impact on air quality requirements

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The current ZEV requirements for MY 2018 and following focus the program on ZEVs (battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles) and transitional ZEVs (TZEV)—typically plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV).

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FAA launches new Center of Excellence for alternative jet fuels; $40M in funding over 10 years

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Led by Washington State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the COE will explore ways to meet the environmental and energy goals that are part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The FAA continues its goal to improve National Airspace System energy efficiency by at least two percent per year, and to develop and deploy alternative jet fuels for commercial aviation, with a target of one billion gallons of alternate jet fuel in use by 2018.

2013 77

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

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These standards are expected to build on the improvements in engine and vehicle efficiency required by the Phase 1 greenhouse gas emission standards, and provide an opportunity to achieve further greenhouse gas reductions for 2018 and later model-year heavy-duty vehicles, including trailers.

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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AVTA is committed to having an all electric fleet by 2018. Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority will receive funds to purchase all-electric transit buses and an energy storage system.

2017 70

Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. It covers ten Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont). percent per year over the next four years so that in 2018 there is a ten percent reduction from the baseline. percent per year over four years for a total reduction of ten percent by 2018.

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