Hydrogen embrittlement in ferritic steels creates complications for clean energy storage, transportation

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As the global energy market shifts from coal, petroleum fuel, and natural gas to more environmentally friendly primary energy sources, hydrogen is becoming a crucial pillar in the clean energy movement.

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Saab Automobile enters agreement with Hawtai Motor Group on strategic partnership

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and Saab Automobile AB (Saab Automobile) have signed an agreement with Hawtai Motor Group Company Limited (Hawtai). The partnership with Hawtai allows Saab Automobile on the one hand to continue executing its business plan since we secured the required mid-term financing subject to meeting certain conditions, whilst on the other hand it allows Saab Automobile to enter the Chinese car market and establish a technology partnership with a strong Chinese manufacturer.

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Big Science tools for clean transportation: neutron scattering at ORNL

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This begins an occasional series on “big science” tools hosted at US national laboratories that are being applied to support the development of technology innovations for clean transportation. research facilities for scientists from universities, industry, and other laboratories, as well as to ORNL researchers: Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC). Images of Li-air cathode produced by neutron-computed tomography. Source: ORNL. Click to enlarge.

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Drive Electric Submission Land Transport (Clean Car) Amendment Bill

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Parliament Buildings. RE: Drive Electric Submission Land Transport (Clean Car) Amendment Bill. Drive Electric supports the Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Amendment Bill (‘the Bill’) and encourages New Zealand to be ambitious. Implementing the Clean Vehicle Standard .

Pike ranks Volkswagen Group as the global leader in clean diesel vehicles

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Pike Pulse Grid for clean diesels. The new Pike Pulse Report: Clean Diesel Vehicles from Pike Research ranks the Volkswagen Group as the leader in this market, due to the efforts of the Volkswagen and Audi brands. been a leader in selling diesel vehicles and is making a strong push for emerging clean diesel markets, Pike notes. A “clean diesel vehicle” is defined as one that meets the limits for NO x or. —“Pike Pulse Report: Clean Diesel Vehicles”.

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Dürr building smart paint shop for JAC plant for electric vehicles in China

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Dürr is building a fully automatic paint shop for a Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) plant in China. Short rinsing and color change times as well as fast cleaning intervals with the EcoBell Cleaner D2 increase the paint shop’s capacity and productivity. The plant is designed to handle 100,000 units per year, will commence operation in June 2018, and will produce battery-electric cars on behalf of a local electric car manufacturer.

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Electric Vehicle Initiative Launched at Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington DC

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At the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, DC, 19-20 July, ministers reaffirmed their commitment to previously-announced targets for the deployment of electric vehicles, which the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates will create global market momentum leading to at least 20 million electric vehicles on the road worldwide by 2020. EVI will explore opportunities to build upon existing international initiatives. Clean Energy Solutions Centers.

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Tech: John Deere Bringing Tech Down on the Farm

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The autonomous tractor packs a variety of technology typically found on high-end automobiles—six pairs of stereo cameras connected to a deep neural network capable of classifying each pixel in approximately 100 milliseconds and responding if there is an obstacle or task to be performed.

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Tips: 5 Best Car Maintenance Practices

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Particles and dirt can accumulate in the oil, and sludge begins to build up in the engine. Then keep the oil clean. Build up inside the engine can cause friction, which is not good for the engine. Ensure the engine has clean oil for ultimate fuel economy and enhanced performance.

GM And University of Michigan Form GM/U-M Institute Of Automotive Research And Education; Focus On Fuel-Efficiency And Reinvention Of The Automobile

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General Motors and the University of Michigan have formed the GM/U-M Institute of Automotive Research and Education, with a strategic focus on reinventing the automobile and developing the next generation of high-efficiency vehicles powered by diverse energy sources. The Institute will be dedicated to clean and efficient vehicle technologies that address major societal challenges including energy diversity, sustainable mobility and technology innovation.

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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The new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing US competitiveness in rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics. for climate control in automobiles. automobile market. fossil fuel consumption and emissions, enabling clean solar. the solar thermochemical production of Syngas for clean and. residential and commercial buildings, where there are.

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History: Electric Cars: The Golden Age

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With the recent growth of the electric automobile industry , it’s no surprise that EVs are a hot topic of conversation. Since then, his invention sparked (pun intended) an electric automobile revolution that made other modes of transportation seem antiquated.

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Feature: Top 6 Reasons Why an EV Is the Right Choice

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Most people are turning towards initiatives that build the environment rather than destroy it. With more users gearing towards purchasing electric vehicles, a surge in demand has drastically hit the electric automobile industry. It’s Getting Easier To Go Electric.

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Update: Top 10 Electric Cars

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Tesla is described as disruptive technology, but in reality the company has done what auto companies have done for a little more than a century—build great cars and match them up with owners who appreciate them. The post Update: Top 10 Electric Cars first appeared on Clean Fleet Report.

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Tech: Biomimetic Engineering Is Evolving ADAS

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First, I think it’s important to acknowledge that all of ADAS is fundamentally a biomimetic engineering challenge: we’re building machines that drive-a complex combination of behaviors that only humans have been able to master. Here’s What You Need to Know.

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Chesapeake Energy to invest some $1B over 10 years to support natural gas demand, infrastructure and end-use technologies; $305M in initial investments in Clean Energy Fuels and Sundrop Fuels

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Chesapeake also announced $305 million in two initial investments for CNGV: $150 million to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Chesapeake has agreed to invest $150 million in newly issued convertible debt of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., Clean Energy will use Chesapeake’s $150 million investment to accelerate its build-out of LNG fueling infrastructure for heavy-duty trucks at truck stops across interstate highways in the US.

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Delaware adopting California’s ZEV regulations

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In states already in the program, the automobile industry has successfully met the required percentage. Garvin said increasing the number of zero emission vehicles on Delaware roads, along with building out the state’s electric vehicle charging network are key strategies outlined in Delaware’s Climate Action Plan, a result of a two year-long process involving residents, businesses, and technical experts.

Georgia Tech named winner of DOE/GM/Mathworks EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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Managed by DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge builds on a 34-year history of DOE Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions that have embodied the spirit of American automotive ingenuity. More than 27,000 students from 93 unique educational institutions have participated to date, seeding the industry with engineers who have helped redefine the automobile for more than three decades.

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

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Toyota’s fuel cell system, which was first introduced in the Toyota Mirai hydrogen-fuel-cell electric vehicle, has proved its value as a propulsion system for automobiles. It required a re-design of the system, followed by the build and installation of the compact fuel cell module.

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Waxman/Markey Bill Accelerates Infrastructure and Build-out for Plug-Ins, Calls for Harmonization of Motor Vehicle GHG Standards; 3% of Emissions Allowances for Cap-and-Trade Go to Auto Industry

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2454 , The American Clean Energy and Security Act—which establishes a cap-and-trade program also contains a number of provisions for accelerating the deployment of a vehicle charging infrastructure and the manufacturing of plug-in electric drive vehicles. These applications may be jointly sponsored by electric utilities, automobile manufacturers, technology providers, car sharing companies or organizations, or 2 other persons or entities.

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Toyota, 5 Chinese companies establish R&D JV for commercial vehicle fuel cell systems in China

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Toyota Motor and five Chinese OEMs—China FAW Corporation Limited (FAW); Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM); Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., GAC Group); Beijing Automotive Group Co., BAIC Group); and Beijing SinoHytec Co.,

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Hyundai Motor and Kia collaborate with Next Hydrogen to develop advanced alkaline water electrolysis system

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to bolster their efforts to usher in a global hydrogen society through cost-effective production of clean hydrogen. Today it is expensive and time consuming to produce clean hydrogen. Due to this reason, Hyundai Motor, Kia, and Next Hydrogen are looking to improve the price competitiveness of clean hydrogen in consideration of regional climate and environmental characteristics.

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Battery startup Anzode receives $1.7M to develop new generation of non-lithium batteries

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has received a $1.7-million award for a three-year effort to develop a new generation of non-lithium batteries, as part of the California Energy Commission (CEC) Grant Funding Opportunity “Developing non-Lithium Ion Energy Storage Technologies to Support California’s Clean Energy Goals.” ( GFO-19-305 ). Anzode is building a generation of inexpensive green batteries that are safer for the environment. Future generations of our technology could even find their way into automobiles.

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GM and EDF announce recommended principles on EPA emissions standards for Model Year 2027 and beyond

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The recommendations were jointly developed by GM and EDF to support the next tier of EPA clean car standards. Standards should be performance-based and build from EPA’s existing and long-standing approach to regulate pollution from automobiles, including assigning zero emissions to vehicles that have no tailpipe emissions. GM and EDF also recognize the importance of building sustainable, just and socially responsible supply chains to meet these goals.

Toyota to invest Rs 4,800 crore to make electric vehicle parts in India

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Toyota has lined up its own green targets with India’s ambitions of becoming a manufacturing hub though the switch to clean transport in the South Asian nation is slower than in other countries such as China and the U.S.

7-state Midwest EVOLVE project to promote electric vehicles; Ford, GM, Nissan initial automotive partners

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In partnership with eight Clean Cities coalitions, Midwest EVOLVE (Electric Vehicle Opportunities: Learning, eVents, Experience) will demonstrate the performance and environmental benefits of plug-in electric vehicles through showcases, ride and drives, and events in communities throughout the seven-state region. The American Lung Association in the Upper Midwest and Twin Cities Clean Cities oversee the program.

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MECA: industry could exceed relaxed US efficiency standards as it has to meet tighter standards elsewhere

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The industry is a leader in the advancement of technologies in response to performance-based regulations that serve to protect the environment and human health while supporting a diverse range of clean fuel-efficient vehicles that meet the varied needs of consumers. MECA member companies represent more than 70,000 of the nearly 300,000 North American jobs building the technologies that improve the fuel economy and reduce emissions of today’s vehicles.

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BASF and GAC R&D Center co-develop 3 electric concept cars; debut at Auto Guangzhou 2018

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BASF and the Research and Development Center of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. BASF’s solutions span holistic air cleaning solutions to seat fabrics, as well as materials used to build the body panels and battery pack of the electric vehicles. Established in 2006, GAC R&D Center serves as the innovation and technology hub for Guangzhou Automobile Group.

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Honda targeting resumption of production in Thailand by end of March 2012

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Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., HATC), the Honda automobile production subsidiary in Thailand, which experienced damage from the major flooding in the country last year, reports that it expects to resume production by the end of March 2012. HATC said it is making progress in restoring plant facilities and manufacturing equipment since completing the drainage of the flood water and cleaning of the plant facilities which began at the end of November 2011.

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5th licensing win in China for Honeywell UOP’s Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins technology

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that China’s Better Clean Energy has licensed its Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) process to convert methanol into high-value petrochemicals, helping meet growing global demand for plastics and other key materials. This award is Honeywell UOP’s 5 th licensing win for its MTO process and comes after the successful start up of its first commercial-scale MTO facility for China’s Wison Clean Energy in September 2013. Better Clean Energy Co.

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U. Houston-led project looking for new exhaust treatment catalysts for low-temperature lean-burn combustion engines

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A chemical engineer from the University of Houston is leading a $2.1-million project to find new catalytic materials that work at lower exhaust temperatures, allowing automakers to build vehicles that operate more efficiently while retaining the ability to clean emissions before they leave the tailpipe. Engineers from Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles Inc. Catalytic converters clean vehicle exhaust into nitrogen, water and carbon dioxide.

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Ford to explore new 50:50 electric vehicle JV in China with Zotye Auto

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Ford has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., The MoU between Zotye Auto and Ford opens the door for us to explore our cooperation in the development of clean energy vehicles. —Jin ZheYong, chairman and president, Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd.,

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Researchers develop dual cellular-heterogeneous catalyst technology to produce olefins from plant sugar

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These renewable liquids could serve as a more sustainable replacement for today’s fossil fuels used to make everyday products such as plastic containers and bags, automobile parts, lubricants, and soaps.

Kroger announces the installation of 350 EV chargers in ten U.S. states


” Many direct-current (DC) fast chargers are compatible with most automobiles, allowing for a wide choice of charging options. The Kroger Co.

Colorado releases plan to support EVs on state’s highways, accelerate EV adoption

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John Hickenlooper released of the Colorado Electric Vehicle (EV) Plan , delivering on a directive set forth in the July 2017 Executive Order, “Supporting Colorado’s Clean Energy Transition.” Colorado currently ranks 8 th in the US for highest EV market share, according to the ZEV Sales Dashboard published by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. Build-out of an EV fast-charging network is likely to require significant public funding due to the high cost of installation.

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Driivz Acquired by Vontier to Accelerate its e-Mobility Strategy


Driivz’s white-label solutions allow utilities, gas and oil companies, automakers, and EV charging service providers to deliver a set of advanced, yet easy-to-use solutions to players in the ecosystem such as fleets, hosts, municipalities, commercial and industrial buildings and MDUs.

Trail Run for India’s First E-Highway Will Be Conducted In September

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According to Chaubey, “This innovative project will help tourists and individuals to ‘travel clean’ on EVs even if they are not EV owners and will encourage more people to acquire and take part in making India’s surface transportation green.

Alpha Motor Corporation SUPERSAGA electric performance sedan  

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We see the importance in evolving car culture and building motivation for clean energy automobiles and the technology which defines it,” said Alpha Motor Corporation. Rotiform DTM Satin Black 20-inch wheels are equipped onto the SUPERSAGA for a hyper-clean presence.

Canada aligns with US on light-duty vehicle GHGs, Tier 3 regulations and heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency

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The final Regulations Amending the Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations for model year 2017 and beyond will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, on 8 October. These regulatory amendments represent further action to reduce GHG emissions while building on the existing Regulations for 2011-2016 model year vehicles. The Notice of Intent for heavy-duty vehicles and engines would build on existing regulations for 2014-18 model years.

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GM commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050

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GM is also joining RE100 , a global collaborative initiative of businesses committed to 100 percent renewable electricity, working to increase demand for clean power. Tata Motors Limited is India’s largest automobile manufacturer, producing a range of commercial and passenger vehicles as well as defence and homeland security vehicles. In 2015, GM required 9 terawatt hours of electricity to build its vehicles and power its offices, technical centers and warehouses around the world.

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Electric Car Company Aurica Motors Enters Two Partnerships for Manufacturing Training and Engineering

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Electric car company Aurica Motors, which plans to retool the NUMMI plant in California to build not only electric cars but compatible battery charging stations ( earlier post ), has entered two partnerships in support of its mission. The Clean Tech Institute in Santa Clara has agreed to develop a training curriculum for electric auto manufacturing. Aurica provides an opportunity to launch a new era of more efficient and sustainable automobile production.

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Anzode gets $1.7-million CEC grant for non-lithium batteries

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Battery startup Anzode has received a $1.7-million award for a three-year effort to develop a new generation of non-lithium batteries, as part of the California Energy Commission (CEC) Grant Funding Opportunity “Developing non-Lithium Ion Energy Storage Technologies to Support California’s Clean Energy Goals.” Anzode is building a generation of inexpensive green batteries that are safer for the environment.

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JAC and Navistar Sign Two Integrated JV Agreements to Produce and Market Commercial Trucks and Diesel Engines

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An affiliate of Navistar International Corporation and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. JAC) have signed a joint venture agreement to develop, build and market advanced diesel commercial engines in China. also signed today a joint venture agreement with JAC to develop, build and market advanced commercial vehicles in China. The truck joint venture will build vehicles at an existing 800,000 square foot JAC manufacturing facility dedicated to medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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