Global Bioenergies, IBN-One and Lantmännen Aspen partner on renewable isooctane for specialty fuel applications

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Global Bioenergies, IBN-One and Lantmännen Aspen, world market leader in alkylate gasoline for two- and four-stroke small engines, have entered into a partnership on renewable isooctane ( earlier post ) for specialty fuel applications. Aspen is part of the Swedish Lantmännen group, an agricultural cooperative and Northern Europe’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products with annual revenues of €3.4

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First drive review: 2021 Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid is for “Zoom town” weekend warriors

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Sun Valley, Aspen, Butte, or Bozeman: The places in the West that might sound familiar as ski destinations or summer mountain getaways are increasingly the “Zoom towns” that weekend-warrior tech types—younger professionals who live for quick dashes up to the slopes, cliffs, or trails—are calling home. While bigger West.

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Argonne study shows range of GHG reductions for electrofuel Fischer-Tropsch; up to 108% reduction

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The authors modeled the FT fuel synthesis process using Aspen Plus, which showed that 45% of the carbon in CO 2 can be fixed in the FT fuel, with a fuel production energy efficiency of 58%.

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Toyota Mirai fuel cell rated with EPA-estimated 67 mpge

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Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz announced the EPA-estimated performance figures at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle ( earlier post ) will offer an EPA-estimated 67 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) city/highway/combined when it hits dealerships in California this fall, and an EPA-estimated driving range rating of 312 miles (502 km) on a single fill of hydrogen.

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Mayors of 12 major cities pledge to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025; major areas to be zero-emission by 2030

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Together4Climate was part of CityLab, an annual summit organized by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Atlantic and the Aspen Institute. The mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape Town have pledged to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 and ensure that a major area of their city is zero emission by 2030.

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

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Joy is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a lifetime trustee of the Aspen Institute.). Ionic Materials has secured $65 million in a Series C financing round from a leading group of financial and strategic investors.

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2019 Keeling Curve Prize winners include Opus 12; conversion of CO2 into fuels and chemicals

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The KCP winners, announced during a celebration at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Friday, 28 June, were chosen from almost 150 applications from all over the world. The Keeling Curve Prize (KCP) has selected 10 winners for 2019, among them Opus 12 (Berkeley, California) which is developing a device that recycles CO? into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels. Earlier post.). The Opus 12 process—based on the electrochemical reduction of CO 2 —combines CO?,

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ANGP commercializes 1st ANSI NGV2-certified on-board low pressure ANG technology storage system for LDVs

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The FEPS is equipped with miniature compressor technology from Aspen Compressor, LLC. Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. ANGP) has successfully installed the industry’s first ANSI NGV2-certified adsorbed natural gas (ANG) active storage system.

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UTRC and ANGP unveil first low-pressure conformable natural gas tank design

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To commercialize the tank, ANGP has assembled a team of leading technology providers: (1) UTRC, designer of the conformable tank; (2) Ingevity Corporation, which produces an activated carbon adsorbent in monolith form (Nuchar FuelSorb) that is highly effective in capturing and releasing natural gas constituents; and (3) Aspen Compressor, developer of an innovative natural gas fuel pump. Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc.

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Study finds autothermal reforming with WGS reactor preferred option for on-board reforming of biodiesel and bioethanol

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The paper by Stefan Martin and Antje Wörner, published online in the Journal of Power Sources , investigated steam reforming (SR) and autothermal reforming (ATR) options for the on-board conversion of bioethanol and biodiesel using the simulation tool Aspen Plus, with a special emphasis on thermal heat integration.

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GM, Honda to collaborate on next-generation fuel cell technologies; targeting commercial feasibility in 2020 time frame

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Toyota’s Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle – Advanced (FCHV-adv), part of a fleet of 100 in a nationwide demonstration program, was recently on-site at the Aspen Ideas Festival. 2011 Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle. Click to enlarge. In New York, General Motors and Honda announced a long-term, definitive master agreement to co-develop next-generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies, aiming for the 2020 time frame. Earlier post.)

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CALSTART Small Hybrid Bus Working Group Selects StarTrans-Azure Dynamics for National Hybrid Bus Deployment

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The Azure Dynamics Balance chassis. Click to enlarge. CALSTART’s Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) Small Hybrid Bus Working Group members have selected the supplier team of StarTrans-Azure Dynamics for a 16-plus vehicle national hybrid-electric bus procurement. The vehicles are 23-foot, gasoline-powered hybrid electric cutaway buses using the StarTrans Senator bus body, Ford E450 chassis, and the Azure Dynamics Balance parallel electric hybrid system with the Ford 5.4L

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Researchers propose CO2 recycling to improve Fischer-Tropsch GTL efficiency and reduce total CO2 emissions

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The team developed two process models for CUGP mainly producing light olefins and Fischer–Tropsch (F–T) synthetic oils with Aspen Plus software. Overview of the CUGP processes. Credit: ACS, Zhang et al. Click to enlarge. Researchers in South Korea are suggesting two new carbon-dioxide-utilized Gas-to-Liquids processes (CUGP) to increase the overall efficiency of conventional Fischer-Tropsch GTL.

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Fall Preview and Theatrical Launch

Revenge of the Electric Car

My Plans: Coming up August 25 is an opening night screening for Aspen's MountainSummit at the Wheeler Opera House followed by a TEDx presentation in Black Rock City on September 1. This summer has been a wild ride of festivals, terrific opening press and special event screenings across the country. Now, after your votes and months of work by our amazing distributor Area23a, we've got Revenge premiering in LA and NY on October 21 and then rolling out nationally!

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Study explores energy balance of Fischer-Tropsch diesel via autothermal reforming of pyrolysis oil from biomass residue; spreadsheet offered as tool

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The estimated energy efficiencies computed with the spreadsheet are comparable to those obtained with Aspen software. Researchers from the Stevens Institute of Technology, BASF Catalyst and Golden BioMass Fuels Corporation report on their investigation of an energy balance, in broad outline, for the production of a high-quality synthetic diesel from residual crop biomass via a Fischer-Tropsch route in a paper published in the ACS journal Energy & Fuels.

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UMass Amherst Licenses Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis Technology to Startup Anellotech to Produce Renewable Biogasoline

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Aspen Plus software will be used for process design simulation. Huber’s process rapidly pyrolizes biomass in the presence of a zeolite (ZSM-5) catalyst. Click to enlarge.

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DOE awarding $72M to 27 projects to develop and advance carbon capture technologies, including direct air capture

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The University of Akron in collaboration with Aspen Aerogels, Inc., The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of approximately $72 million in federal funding to support the development and advancement of carbon capture technologies under two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). Under this cost-shared research and development (R&D), DOE is awarding $51 million to nine new projects for coal and natural gas power and industrial sources.

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Compare 11 SUVs On 11 Specs

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As of the time of this writing, buyers in the market for a hybrid sport utility have eleven (11) vehicles to choose from (not including hyrids that have been discontinued such as the Durango, Vue, Aspen and Tribute). Based on what people are searching for on and the keyword searches driving traffic from search engines, we recently created a one-page document to help our visitors compare hybrid SUVs. We call this the Hybrid SUV Comparison Chart.

Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

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The company’s first hybrid products , the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen two-mode hybrids, use technology developed jointly by their former parent company Daimler, along with General Motors and BMW. I t wasn't that long ago that I remember a Chrysler ad that bragged about how its new Charger, with the big V 8, was a hybrid. it burned gas and rubber. Now, the very ungreen Chrysler is changing its tune.

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Two Genomic Research Projects in British Columbia Tackle Issues in Emerging Forestry Biofuels Industry

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Poplars and aspens are native to British Columbia, have inherently fast growth rates and wood that is easier to convert to fermentable sugars than conifers using current bioprocessing technologies. Cumulative percentage (in 2008) of lodgepole pine killed by the pine beetle infestation in British Columbia. Source: BC Ministry of Forests and Range. Click to enlarge.

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NREL report estimates gasoline produced from biomass could cost about the same as ethanol

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The report uses a new technoeconomic model developed in Aspen Plus to look at the future potential of the described biomass-to-gasoline (BTG) process, based on calculations for a mature plant (the n th plant) and 2012 technology targets as established in the Multi-Year Technical Plan of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of the Biomass Program. Current case design block flow diagram of thermochemical gasoline from biomass-derived methanol and the methanol-to-gasoline process.

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Update: ‘09 Saturn Vue Hybrid

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In any case, a 3 month delay was welcome news when compared to Chrysler announcing they would discontinue the Aspen and Durango hybrid SUVs. The last time we reported on the Two Mode Saturn Vue Green Line was in March, 2008. Since then, there hasn’t been much news…until recently. In November, GM spokesman Brian Corbett announced that the decision had been made to re-time the launch of the 2-mode Vue from December, ‘08 to sometime during the first quarter of 2009.

On Again Off Again: Audi Q5

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However, as Audi saw other large SUV hybrids such as the Durango and Aspen fall off the market, they decided to remove the hybrid option from the Q7. At a time when most car companies are eager to jump into the hybrid SUV pool, one auto manufacturer is reluctantly dipping a toe in. Audi, part of German giant, Volkswagen, is planning to release both a hybrid version and a diesel version of the cross-over vehicle, the Q5, in late 2010.

Where Do The Biggest SUVs Go From Here?

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Both the 2009 Dodge Durango and 2009 Chrysler Aspen will be ending production after this year. How far will big hybrid SUVs go? In a previous post about AFS Trinity’s 150 mile per gallon vehicle, we highlighted one company’s rage about the popularity of hybrid SUVs that get only a few more miles to the gallon than their standard fuel counterparts. This article from the San Mateo Daily Journal takes a closer look at the offenders and inspired this blog post.

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Hybrid SUV Future Looks Bright

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We lost green versions of the Durango, Aspen, and Vue - the Tribute might as well be gone, and rumors are now circulating that Ford may kill their Mercury brand, meaning the hybrid Mariner could also soon be history. Where do we go from here? If you read the article last week about 2010 hybrid sport utility vehicle prices , you know that your total number of hybrid SUV options has decreased over the past two years.

ML450 Hybrid In ‘09 Looks Doubtful

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Only a few weeks ago, the hybrid Durango and hybrid Aspen went on the chopping block. We originally learned about Mercedes’ plan to develop a hybrid version of their popular M-Class in September of 2007, at the Frankfurt Auto Show. And while it is scheduled to go on sale later this year, news and updates about the green ML450 have been almost nonexistent.

EPA Proposes New Regulations for Renewable Fuel Standard to Implement Requirements of EISA; GHG Reduction and Indirect Land Use Change Effects Included

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The EPA GHG lifecycle analysis combines a suite of peer-reviewed process models and peer-reviewed economic models of the domestic and international agricultural sectors to determine direct and significant indirect emissions, respectively (GREET, FASOM, FAPRI, Winrock, GTAP, CENTURY, DAYCENT, ASPEN-based models, MOVES and NEMS). Example of results from EPA lifecycle analyses in the NPRM. Emissions for select fuel pathways for the two time horizon/discount rate approaches. See below.)

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Plug-In Prius Goes Up to 12 Miles on Electricity Only -

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2009 Chrysler Aspen The Chrysler Aspen is Chryslers first attempt at a mid- to full-size SUV, and while it is. Part of HighGear M E D I A Welcome to!

Criticism for Government green car buys

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For example, 2,933 vehicles have been ordered from Chrysler despite the fact that the manufacturer does not include any hybrids in its line-up with the exception of the Durango/Aspen line. It seems like a great idea in theory - the US Government is backing up its calls for the public to move to green cars by buying some of its own. However, the practise of the Government Services Administration’s (GSA) orders for 14,105 fuel efficient vehicles has come in for criticism.

‘10 Hybrid SUV Prices

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Hybrid sport utility vehicles have been around for about 5-6 years now (the first was the 2005 hybrid Ford Escape that went on sale in 2004) and while there once were several more to choose from (including the hybrid Dodge Durango, hybrid Saturn Vue, hybrid Chrysler Aspen and the hybrid Mazda Tribute), you still have a decent selection to consider today.

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