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I'm going to try to replace the sychro rings myself based on the Pelican Parts article and, if I screw up, I'll take the whole thing back to A & P to put it back together.

New nanolithia cathodes may address technical drawbacks of Li-air batteries; scalable, cheap and safer Li-air battery system

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Overall, the new battery system is “ very scalable, cheap, and much safer ” than lithium-air batteries, Li says. Nature Energy 1, Article number: 16111 doi: 10.1038/nenergy.2016.111.

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New high-power, fast-charging, safe and long-life Li-ion battery

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O 4 -based cathode (LNMO) with a finely tuned stoichiometry and a surface layer obtained through a single-stage, simple, cheap and easy-scalable mechanochemical milling route followed by high temperature annealing in air; and a composite liquid electrolyte formed by a mixture of LiPF 6 , ethylene carbonate, dimethyl carbonate and Py 1,4 PF 6 ionic liquid.

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Ames Lab researchers observe rare-earth-like magnetic properties in iron

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In modern magnets, iron gives most magnets their strength, and comes with the benefits of being abundant and cheap. x Fe x )N,” Nature Communications 5, Article number: 3333 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4333. Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have observed magnetic properties typically associated with those observed in rare-earth elements in iron, albeit at cryogenic temperatures.

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Polymer microcapsules with liquid carbonate cores and silicone shells offer a new approach to carbon capture

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These permeable silicone beads could be a “sliced-bread” breakthrough for CO 2 capture—efficient, easy-to-handle, minimal waste, and cheap to make. Nature Communications 6, Article number: 6124 doi: 10.1038/ncomms7124.

Baker Institute expert suggests assumptions about oil’s influence on politics in the Middle East should be reversed

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Assumptions about oil’s influence on politics in the Middle East should be reversed, according to a new article from an expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Instead of oil buttressing autocracy, the article argues that autocracy among oil exporters buttresses oil by encouraging consumption.

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They use cheap, clean, and domestic electricity for short trips and daily commutes, displacing or eliminating oil consumption and CO2 pollution. Its a coalition between the Tree-Huggers, Do-Gooders, Sod-Busters, Cheap Hawks, and the Evangelicals".

The Technical Failure That Could Clear The Oil Glut In A Matter Of Weeks

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His assessments are based on regional (OPEC) developments, as production of oil and gas in the so-called cheap oil regions is also under threat. The main focus of his work has been on geopolitical risks, terrorism, Link to original article: [link]. by Cyril Widdershoven for Oilprice.com. OPEC exports have come under pressure this week from technical threats to oil fields, with Saudi Arabia’s Manifa problems grabbing the headlines.

UK, Saudi team shows hydrocarbon wax is a viable, safe medium for on-board hydrogen storage

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Against this backdrop, we sought to investigate heavy alkane hydrocarbon waxes as cheap, safe, readily producible and widely accessible hydrogen storage materials.

Univ. Houston, Caltech team develops new earth-abundant, cost-effective catalyst for water-splitting

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Goddard III, Shuo Chen & Zhifeng Ren (2016) “Efficient hydrogen evolution by ternary molybdenum sulfoselenide particles on self-standing porous nickel diselenide foam” Nature Communications 7, Article number: 12765 doi: 10.1038/ncomms12765.

Researchers Model Hydrogenase Active Sites to Create Synthetic Catalyst for Hydrogen Production

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Nature uses cheap and plentiful building blocks—iron, nickel and sulfur—to achieve the catalytic performance seen in rare and expensive metals. Soc. , , Article ASAP doi: 10.1021/ja902570u. Chemists at the University of Illinois have described a catalyst that acts like nature’s most pervasive hydrogen processor by creating a model of the active site found in iron-iron hydrogenase and nickel-iron hydrogenase.

Green Autos in the Times: Hybrid Hype, Hydrogen Hooey and Electric Dreams

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A number of articles about "green cars" worth perusing in Saturday's New York Times Automotive section. Usually devoted to crass boosterism of America's largest manufacturing industry, these articles still contain a lot of that. The meme of the ugly green car gets its own article ( Once Frumpy, Green Cars Start Showing Some Flash ). Especially as displayed in Adam B.

Sandia team boosts hydrogen production activity by molybdenum disulfide four-fold; low-cost catalyst for solar-driven water splitting

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The idea was to understand the changes in the molecular structure of molybdenum disulfide, so that it can be a better catalyst for hydrogen production: closer to platinum in efficiency, but earth-abundant and cheap. Molly is dirt cheap and abundant. Jeffrey Brinker (2015) “Understanding catalysis in a multiphasic two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide” Nature Communications 6, Article number: 8311 doi: 10.1038/ncomms9311.

Not So Prolific: US Shale Faces A Reality Check

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We are producing cheap oil today, leaving costly oil for tomorrow. Link to original article: [link]. by James Stafford of Oilprice.com. The collapse of oil prices has forced the US shale industry to slash production costs.

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Stanford, SLAC team cages silicon microparticles in graphene for stable, high-energy anode for Li-ion batteries

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This new method allows us to use much larger silicon particles that are one to three microns, or millionths of a meter, in diameter, which are cheap and widely available.

KTH team develops new cost-effective water-splitting electrocatalyst for H2 production

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The new catalyst also offers a competitive, cheap alternative to catalysts that rely on more expensive, precious materials, such as iridium oxide (IrO 2 ) or ruthenium oxide (RuO 2 ). Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have developed a new cost-effective electrocatalyst for water-splitting to produce hydrogen.

$67 Oil Has All The Majors Converging in Argentina

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That means consumers are not reaping the benefits of cheap fuel. Article Source: [link]. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. Argentina offers one of the few places on earth where oil companies are not suffering from the full force of the collapse in prices. Argentina regulates oil prices, a policy originally intended to insulate the public from the whims of the market, protecting people from triple-digit crude prices.

Kyoto team develops new cathode material for high-energy-density rechargeable magnesium batteries

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Moreover, the terrestrial abundance and melting point of elemental magnesium by far surpass that of lithium, translating to a cheap and safe battery system. Charge–discharge profiles of ion-exchanged MgFeSiO 4.

PNNL Researchers Grow LiMnPO4 Cathode Materials via Solid-State Reaction in Molten Paraffin

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As a surfactant and solvent, oleic acid and paraffin are cheap, environmentally friendly, and provide a stable environment for moisture-sensitive precursors because of their hydrophobic nature, the authors note. Article ASAP doi: 10.1021/nl1007085.

High capacity, long-life porous nano-silicon Li-ion anode material from beach sand

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we have demonstrated a highly scalable, cheap, and environmentally benign synthesis route for producing nano-Si with outstanding electrochemical performance over 1000 cycles.

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Here’s the text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Despite a high upfront cost, operating an electric vehicle is cheap, costing 2.5 A coalition of car makers, battery suppliers and electricity providers has come together to ask for federal help for EVs. More details at: Group Seeks US Tax Credits To Spur Electric Car Use. by Judith Burns for Dow Jones.

New metal-free ORR catalyst outperforms platinum in fuel cell

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The technology to make the metal-free ORR catalysts builds on a simple and cheap industrial process several of the researchers developed to make graphene sheets from graphite. Scientific Reports 3, Article number: 1810 doi: 10.1038/srep01810.

Opinion: The End Of An Era: Is The US Petrodollar Under Threat?

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Having that status would allow China cheap access to world capital markets and cheaper transaction costs on international trade, not to mention increased clout as an economic power commensurate with its rising proportion of world commerce. However, “[It] is clear that China is laying foundations for wider acceptance of the yuan,” said Karl Schamotta, a senior market strategist at Western Union Business Solutions, as quoted in an International Business Times article.

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Failed Local Paper Put Out Of Its Misery - By Creative Greenius!

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It’s not even cheap at twenty five cents an issue. I intend to read the Breeze’s few local articles of community interest for free on their highly unattractive website. Greenius Blog Fires Daily Breeze Editors, Takes Over Environmental Coverage.

OSU hybrid “solar battery” uses photo-assisted charging to improve performance of Li-air batteries; “negative overpotential”

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The state of the art is to use a solar panel to capture the light, and then use a cheap battery to store the energy. Researchers at The Ohio State University have developed a novel strategy to improve the efficiency and performance of non-aqueous lithium-oxygen (Li-air) batteries.

New Stanford prelithiation protocol enables pairing of Li-free electrode materials to make an advanced high-energy Li-ion battery

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The Stanford team is proposing a facile method for prelithiating a Si nanowire (SiNW) anode by a self-discharge mechanism using cheap Li metal foil as the Li source. ACS Nano Article ASAP doi: 10.1021/nn201716. Schematic diagrams showing (a) the prelithiation of SiNWs on stainless steel (SS) foil, and (b) the internal electron and Li + pathways during the prelithiation. Two possible electron pathways are shown in (b).

Will EU demand for biofuel mean starvation for world’s poorest?

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Business Daily Africa ’s article entitled ‘Africa to feed EU’s appetite for biofuels as its people starve’ explores the relationship between the European Union’s introduction of a biofuel directive in 2008 and rises in food prices. Research last year by Friends of the Earth found that some fuel suppliers were adding twice as much biofuel as required by law, bulking out their fuel with cheap biofuel and defying the RFO’s call to slow demand for the controversial ‘green’ fuel.

Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles: A Financial Win-Win for All -- Seeking Alpha

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Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles [EV], plug-in hybrids [PHEV] and fuel cell vehicles [FCV] at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. Related Articles Bankruptcy Probable for GM Quick Read Apr 17, 2009 Detroits Face-Off with Bankers Quick Read Apr 17, 2009 The Airline Industry: Not for Long-Term Investors Quick Read Apr 17, 2009 Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Greentech Media | The Bus With Plug and Play Batteries

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Though $155,000 seems awfully cheap for lithium-ion battery packs. COMMENTS See what other people think about this article or leave your comments.

Urban transport | Two wheels good | The Economist

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Devil In The Details: Is Copenhagens 2 ºC Guardrail Obsolete?

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A BBC article [ 9 ] upped the stakes on Thursday the 9 th with an article on carbon emissions that characterized “the lower target of 1.5 The article was countered the next day by an AOSIS statement that its proposed mitigation path would be expected to temporarily result in average temperatures of slightly more than 1.5 by Jack Rosebro. Global 2ºC maximal warming limit as compared to past and. present temperatures, as well as temperatures projected for various.

Greentech Media | ECOtality CEO: Fast Charging and Why Battery Swapping Is Doomed

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Given the cost of oil and the economic, geopolitical and ecological effects of our continued reliance on petroleum, electric transportation will be cheap. COMMENTS See what other people think about this article or leave your comments.

EV special III / Opinion / Hybrid & Electric / Themes / Welcome - Minds in Motion

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But in our next article, his colleagues warned us not to rush. With very few moving parts, there is little that can break, so maintenance is infrequent and cheap. Related articles Electric vehicles soon to boom - part I All in due time - part II Download PDF version of this page Comments. Home About Minds in Motion Contact Us Left menu Community People say People do Themes Alternative Fuels Clean Buses Hybrid & Electric Hydrogen for Mobility Sust.

Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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As another panelist pointed out, “ The New York Times is well-equipped to write the article about how Stimulus Funds have been wasted ”. In general, the sponsor’s goal is to use as much cheap debt financing and as little equity as possible to complete the deal. by Bill Cooke. Green Car Congress attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) conference (23-24 June) sponsored by Euromoney Energy Events and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE).

Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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11 days ago See More Related Articles and Blog Posts Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1) 1 morgan 9:26PM (4/22/2009) Am I the only one who thinks this looks like a mid 90s car? I also think it will be cheap, which is why I think someone will buy the group.

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Furthermore, changing the battery pack on say a Toyota Prius often costs a fortune, at least in most European countries, so such cars better be VERY cheap, but they’re not. I also wrote an article about cars and what’s good and not good.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. Clean Fleet Article It would be a financial win-win for all. John Addison publishes the Clean Fleet Report with archives of over 60 articles and reports about electric vehicles, V2G, biofuels, fleet success and more.

Slow start for charge of the electric cars - Times Online

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Cheap to run but expensive to buy, they offer theprospect of low or zero carbon emissions, but manufacturers won’t sell themunless motorists want to buy them – and motorists won’t buy unless the priceis right and there are enough places to charge the batteries.

Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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This article discusses: (a) why the focus should have been on the transfer of proven renewable energy technology from developed to developing countries; and (b) how this technology transfer can be financed with currently available funds. Perspective by Brian J. Donovan, CEO of Renergie, Inc.

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Sven Thesen, the communication and technology director for Better Place , a start-up that is gaining traction (see this recent New York Times article ) in its effort to create a network for electric cars in various countries, likened the concept of electric cars to cellphones.