Fraunhofer IFF team designing hydrogen factory of the future

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer IFF in Germany are designing the distributed and modular production and distribution of green hydrogen for industry, business and transportation throughout the value chain—a hydrogen factory of the future. The hydrogen factory of the future.

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Nvidia will enable Mercedes over-the-air upgrades, future automated-driving functions

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Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia are partnering to develop a new computing architecture for future cars. Launching in 2024, this will allow Tesla-style over-the-air (OTA) software upgrades and pave the way for autonomous driving, Mercedes said in a press release Tuesday.

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EVolution: 11 keys to GM's electrified future

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From 2020 through 2025, GM plans to invest more than $20 billion—more than $3 billion annually, on average—toward electric-vehicle programs.

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GM CEO confirms electric van, as all-electric future remains a mirage

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Fully electric commercial vehicles, like the electric van for delivery fleets that was first reported earlier this month, are “a huge opportunity” for GM, CEO Mary Barra said in a Bloomberg interview Monday.

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Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA to build software-defined computing architecture for automated driving across future fleet

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In addition, there will be numerous future safety and convenience applications. Automated driving functions in future Mercedes-Benz cars will be powered by NVIDIA’s next generation DRIVE platform.

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Transdev Canada purchasing 27 new electric Lion school buses

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The entire new fleet will be gradually introduced on the school transport networks operated by Transdev from the start of the school year in September 2020, in the Estrie and Montérégie regions of Québec. Transdev Canada is investing close to CAD$4.5

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Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns: 10 questions on Endurance electric truck origin and future

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Lordstown Motors serves as a fresh start in a couple of respects. On one hand, it gives a new life to the 53-year-old former GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio.

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Future Honda electric vehicles will be co-developed with GM, could have Super Cruise

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General Motors' electric-vehicle platform revealed last month will be the foundation for two future Honda electric vehicles, the automakers jointly announced Thursday.

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BMW Group opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus

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In the future, new technologies of this kind will shorten production times even further and allow us to benefit even more fully from the potential of toolless manufacturing. The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus.

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DOE announces $64M for research into future coal power plants

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $64 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under the funding opportunity announcement ( DE-FOA-0002057 ), “Critical Components for Coal FIRST Power Plants of the Future.”. DOE’s Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) initiative is intended to develop the coal plant of the future needed to provide secure and reliable power to the US grid.

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Successful first flight of the world?s largest all-electric aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan 208B

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The flying of the eCaravan serves as another critical step in the certification and approval process of the magni500 propulsion system, enabling future conversions of additional aircraft to magniX’s all-electric propulsion technology.

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Renault Morphoz electric concept previews brand's future EVs, mobility aims

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A new Renault concept car previews a modular platform to be used by the French automaker and its alliance partners on future production electric cars.

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Toyota to build prototype city of the future, powered by hydrogen fuel cells

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At CES, Toyota revealed plans to build a prototype “city” of the future on a 175-acre (0.71 Building a complete city from the ground up, even on a small scale like this, is a unique opportunity to develop future technologies, including a digital operating system for the city’s infrastructure.

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Ford Autopilot rival, Lyft all-electric future, VW solid-state tech, Tesla and Panasonic: Today’s Car News

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Lyft is going all-electric. Ford outlined its system to rival Autopilot and Super Cruise. Lordstown Motors teased sketches of its electric truck interior. VW re-upped on solid-state battery tech, and Tesla and Panasonic have signed a new supply deal. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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European project to develop cobalt-free EV batteries awarded €11.8M

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The COBRA (CObalt-free Batteries for FutuRe Automotive Applications) project has been awarded a €11.8-million grant to develop Next Generation Cobalt-free batteries.

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Roskill: Niobium industry looking for a future beyond steel; Li-ion batteries a possibility

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CBMM’s market dominance will continue as the group will expand its production capacity by 50% in 2020 and is considering more capacity increases in coming years. The niobium industry is aware of these issues and already looking for a future beyond steel, Roskill notes.

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Future Hyundai electric cars might clean the air while they charge

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The Hyundai Prophecy concept shows a way for future electric cars to gain that ability. Electric cars produce no "tailpipe" emissions, but what if they could also help clean up existing air pollution?

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Airbus and RollsRoyce end E-Fan X hybrid-electric aircraft initiative

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When we launched the E-Fan X project in 2017, we set out with the ambition to push the limits by testing disruptive technologies in a game-changing approach to future aircraft. And we did just that: E-Fan X has shattered pre-conceived notions of what is possible in future flight.

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Mercedes-AMG, Garrett developing 48V electric exhaust gas turbocharger

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An electric exhaust gas turbocharger, which in future will be used for the first time in a series production model, is already in the final stages of development. We have clearly defined our goals for an electrified future.

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Polestar Precept concept teases future flagship four-door electric car

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Polestar Tuesday revealed the first full photos and information for the Precept, a concept electric car that will be shown in March at the Geneva International Motor Show. Polestar has, in recent weeks, been teasing the Precept concept from the inside out.

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BMW Group plans > €30B on future-oriented technologies up to 2025; all-electric 7 Series model coming

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This also expresses our confidence for the future business development. Those companies capable of developing and combining hardware and software in equal measure will shape the future of the automobile. We have set ourselves clear targets for 2020.

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GM’s electric-vehicle future: President Mark Reuss offers some hints

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When General Motors brought five green-car reporters to Michigan this week to announce its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would produce only electric vehicles, it threw in an Easter Egg: a small-group interview with GM president Mark Reuss.

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Daimler Truck AG pushing forward with series production of fuel cells

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In close cooperation with their colleagues in Vancouver, Canada, and with the ongoing fuel cell development activities, the Stuttgart-based engineers are now transferring that experience to the direct preliminary stage of future series production.

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Japan scientists develop new catalyst capable of assisting three different key hydrogen reactions

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Inspired by three types of enzymes in nature, this research can help elucidate unknown relationships among catalysts, paving the way for efficient use of hydrogen gas as a next-generation energy source in the future.

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Cruise Origin launches the driverless future of electric mobility

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“This is the end of the human-driven, gasoline-powered single-occupant car, and the beginning of the future—the future beyond the car,” boomed a voice.

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Wärtsilä gas engines to burn 100% hydrogen

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This development is part of the company’s strategy to future-proof its engine technology in line with the global trend towards decarbonization of the energy and marine markets. Hydrogen as part of the renewable electricity system of the future.

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Faraday Future partners with US Hybrid to provide electric powertrain units for commercial applications

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EV developer Faraday Future and US Hybrid Corporation are collaborating to advance the use of FF’s electric propulsion system in new energy products currently under development by US Hybrid.

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Jaguar Land Rover reveals electric "concept platform" for future urban mobility

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The Project Vector "concept platform" is an electric box on wheels that Jaguar Land Rover hails as the "future of urban mobility."

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IVECO, FPT and Nikola Motor Company announce future Nikola TRE production in Ulm, Germany

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Testing is expected to begin in mid-2020 with prototypes to be showcased at the IAA 2020 commercial vehicle exhibition in Hannover, Germany this September. IVECO and FPT Industrial, the commercial vehicle and powertrain brands of CNH Industrial N.V.,

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Guidehouse Insights names Rivian, NIO, and Nikola the leading EV “upstarts”

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These challenges may be limiting in the near term, but they present opportunities for new competitors to establish a footprint in the future automotive market.

2020 93

NREL researchers evaluating blockchain for transactive energy applications

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NREL’s software uses algorithms that learn each home, and its occupants’ schedules and patterns, so foresee can predict future energy consumption in homes. The results highlighted the path for future research.

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SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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California’s largest owners and operators of hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) are in negotiation to purchase the plant’s output to supply current and future HRS to be built in the state over the next ten years.

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Project ASLAN launches open-source self-driving software platform

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To accelerate the progression of driverless technology, Project ASLAN has launched an open-source and rapidly deployable self-driving software platform. The free and open software stack has been launched expressly to foster engineering collaboration.

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Argonne developing new dynamic system simulation tool for future aircraft, including electric and hybrid: Aeronomie

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Nirmit Prabhakar, Dominik Karbowski, I-Han Liu, Roberto Torelli (2020) “ Dynamic UAS Simulation Framework for Energy and Mission Performance Optimization ”.

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IEA: COVID-19 crisis causing the biggest fall in global energy investment in history

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Energy investment is set to fall by one-fifth in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the start of 2020, global energy investment was on track for growth of around 2%, which would have been the largest annual rise in spending in six years.

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Toyota to offer free access to THUMS virtual human body model software

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Vehicle safety assessment organizations are also currently considering the use of THUMS for virtual testing in their future assessment plans. Software license sales through JSOL Corporation (Tokyo) and ESI Group (Paris) will come to an end during 2020, with the start of free access to THUMS.

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Toyota develops fuel cell system for maritime applications; first application on Energy Observer

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Embarking in June 2017 from Saint-Malo Port in France, Energy Observer is an electrically propelled vessel of the future that is operated using a mix of renewable energies and an on-board system that produces carbon-free hydrogen from seawater.

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Hyundai Motor Group, Canoo to co-develop all-electric platform for future EVs and PBVs

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With this collaboration, Hyundai Motor Group doubles down on its recent commitment to invest US$87 billion over the next five years to foster future growth. Hyundai presented its first PBV concept as a key pillar of its smart mobility solution strategy at CES 2020 in January.

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UCS: ride-hailing trips can produce nearly 70% greater emissions compared to private car trips

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Despite these troubling findings about their climate impacts, ride-hailing services still have the potential to be part of a cleaner, low-carbon transportation future.

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German transport company SWEG and Daimler sign LOI for first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with fuel cell range-extender

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The eCitaro REX, another one of the future options described at the launch, uses a fuel cell stack as a range extender, enabling the eCitaro to replace conventionally powered city buses seamlessly, even with very high range requirements. —Tobias Harms, future SWEG CEO.

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New Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy

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Clearly, the US is a major player, but to remain dominant, and meet future energy challenges, the US has to raise its game with further investments and public policies that reduce regulatory barriers, promote research, development, and deployment, and reward innovation.

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Successful demonstration of FlexMethanol conversion of wind power to methanol

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In the future, the fuel-cell-suitable crude methanol as well as the cleaned methanol will be sold industrially as e-fuel.

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Mercedes-Benz announces strategic partnership and equity stake in Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis

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In order to be able to meet increasing demand for German Mercedes-Benz plants in the future, Farasis is building a plant for battery cells in Bitterfeld-Wolfen; creating up to 2,000 new jobs.

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