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

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Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. ANGP), a pioneer in the commercialization of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) vehicle technology, and United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the innovation engine of United Technologies Corp.,

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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?

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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.

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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.

Fall Preview and Theatrical Launch

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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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 LuxuryCarReport.com!

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.

‘10 Hybrid SUV Prices

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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.

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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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.) Click to enlarge.

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