U Delaware team develops prototype efficient direct ammonia fuel cell for transportation

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A team at the University of Delaware has demonstrated a direct ammonia fuel cell (DAFC) prototype with a peak power density of 135 mW cm -2 at 80 ?C.

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Univ. of Delaware and state partner on EV charging station project to support longer electric trips

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Faster charging stations for electric vehicles will be strategically placed at key locations in Delaware to enable long trips in the state by next year, through a new collaborative research agreement between the University of Delaware (UD) and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). The new stations will not be more than 50 miles apart, which is the battery range for the least expensive electric vehicle models today.

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Honda joins vehicle-to-grid technology demonstration project in partnership with University of Delaware and NRG Energy

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The Honda technology builds off of the research conducted by the University of Delaware and now supported by NRG Energy, Inc. Partners in that demonstration include BMW AG providing 15 battery-electric MINIs (@ 12-15 kW each, providing blocks of 100 kW as required in PJM’s frequency regulation market); Milbank Manufacturing providing charging stations based on UD technology; AutoPort Inc. Battery. What grid markets are suitable or not suitable for battery life?

U. Delaware and NRG Energy vehicle-to-grid project selling power to PJM

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A vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project between the University of Delaware and NRG Energy has begun selling power to PJM Interconnection for the power grid. PJM changed rules for participation in the regulation service market to decrease the minimum amount of power needed to participate and we implemented new rules that recognize and compensate faster, more accurately responding resources, such as batteries.

University of Delaware Licenses V2G Technology to AutoPort; 100 V2G EVs as Test Fleet

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The University of Delaware has signed the first license for its vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology with AutoPort, Inc., 35 kWh Li-ion battery pack. The company currently is completing four vehicles for the State of Delaware and expects to have the first 100 vehicles produced in the next 12 to 18 months, he said. In September 2009, Delaware Gov. of Delaware). Vehicle to Grid Power (Presentation to Delaware Public Service Commission, Kempton, 2009.

Aqueous Hybrid Ion battery company Aquion files for Chap. 11, targets sale of assets

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the developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries and energy storage systems ( earlier post ), filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court of the District of Delaware. Batteries

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ARPA-E awards $37M for IONICS projects; improving solid-state batteries and fuel cells

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IONICS project teams are paving the way for technologies that overcome the limitations of current battery and fuel cell products. In particular, IONICS projects will work to improve energy storage and conversion technologies in three categories: transportation batteries, grid-level storage, and fuel cells. IONICS projects will use new materials and processes to achieve advancements such as increasing battery energy capacity while preventing short circuits and battery degradation.

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Johnson Controls files petition to dissolve Li-ion battery JV with Saft

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JCI) has filed a petition with the Delaware Court of Chancery to dissolve Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions LLC (JCS), the automotive Li-ion battery joint venture between Johnson Controls and Saft. The joint venture was formed in 2006 to develop and manufacture lithium-ion automotive battery solutions. This action reaffirms our strategic commitment to the advanced battery industry. BatteriesJohnson Controls, Inc.

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USDOT announces $84.9M through Lo-No program to expand advanced bus technologies

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These include hydrogen fuel cells, battery electric engines, and related infrastructure investments such as charging stations. The Anaheim Transportation Network will receive funds to purchase advanced battery-electric buses. The District Department of Transportation will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses, which will replace diesel vehicles that are reaching the end of their useful life. Delaware Transit Corporation. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-dut

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A123 Bankruptcy Auction Set For December 6th By Court

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Ailing battery firm A123 Systems, which supplies batteries to Fisker, BMW and GM among others, could soon have a new owner after Delaware courts have imposed a deadline for bids. Two companies vying for A123 and its assets are auto-parts maker Johnson Controls, and Chinese auto-parts maker Wanxiang Group. Associated Press reports the new December

Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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The 13 states working with California on regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles are Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Canada Electric (Battery) Emissions Regulations

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Lead-acid battery maker Exide files for Chapter 11 in US

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Lead-acid battery maker Exide Technologies filed a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. The petition was filed in the District of Delaware. Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, is one of the world’s largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The company said Chapter 11 filing is intended to facilitate the financial and operational restructuring necessary to strengthen its balance sheet and its business.

PA Governor Wolf announces $8.5M from Volkswagen Settlement to reduce transportation pollution

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Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission: A $2,093,042 grant for a joint project with the City of Philadelphia to replace five diesel trash trucks with five compressed natural gas (CNG) trash trucks and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority to replace five older diesel service vehicles with new ones to operate in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. Diesel Electric (Battery) Emissions

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Mitsubishi Motors, NewMotion, Nuvve in vehicle-to-grid pilot in Netherlands with Outlander PHEV

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has launched a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) pilot, with the first charge point already being utilized with Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s in-vehicle storage batteries. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Smart charging Smart Grid V2X

Greenlots to collaborate with Volvo Trucks on electric truck charging infrastructure for fleets in Southern California; SAE J3068

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—Rodney McGee, Chief Engineer of EV Projects, University of Delaware, and SAE Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Conductive Charging Task Force Chair. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty InfrastructureGreenlots, a global provider of EV charging software and solutions, will collaborate with Volvo Trucks to deploy charging infrastructure for electric trucks operating out of warehouses in Southern California.

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ARPA-E announces $98M in funding for 40 OPEN projects; two opposed-piston engines projects receive $10M total

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Novel Polymer-enhanced Rechargeable Aluminum-Alkaline Battery Technology – $2,000,000. Ionic Materials will develop a more energy dense (by volume and mass) rechargeable battery based on an aluminum-alkaline chemistry. At the center of Ionic Materials’ innovation is a new polymer-based material that suppresses the formation of unwanted chemical products that prevent aluminum-alkaline batteries from recharging. University of Delaware.

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ARPA-E Selects 37 Projects for $106M in Funding in Second Round; Electrofuels, Better Batteries and Carbon Capture

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The second round was focused specifically on three areas of technology representing new approaches for advanced microbial biofuels (electrofuels); much higher capacity and less expensive batteries for electric vehicles; and carbon capture. of Delaware). Better Batteries - Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation (BEEST). The critical barrier to wider deployment of electric vehicles is the high cost and low energy of today’s batteries.

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Wanxiang America wins auction for Fisker with bid valued at $149.2M; Bankruptcy Court approval expected on Tuesday

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The transaction includes the acquisition of Fisker’s Wilmington, Delaware plant. Wanxiang’s successful bid will be presented for approval by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in Wilmington on Tuesday, 18 February 2014. A123 had been the battery supplier for Fisker.

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more Google also intends to to invest approximately $10 million in technologies and companies featuring plug in hybrids, fully electric vehicles, vehicle-to-grid capabilities, batteries and other storage technologies , and the application of renewable energy and fuels to green vehicles.

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FTA LoNo grant recipients to purchase 35 Proterra electric transit buses

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million miles of revenue service, Proterra has more battery-electric buses on the road today in North America than any other manufacturer. Delaware Transit Corporation, six 35' Catalyst XR buses. Proterra announced that eight new and existing customers have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Grants. The 2016 LoNo grant winners will use their funds, a total of $22.8

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Johnson Controls wants to dissolve Saft partnership

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Johnson Controls Inc wants to end its lithium-ion battery joint venture with Saft after filing a petition with the Delaware Court of Chancery. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Johnson Controls Johnson Controls Saft SaftThe filing is under the Dispute Resolution Provisions outlined in their agreement back in January, 2006, with Johnson Controls advising Saft that the dispute is based on a wish to expand the [.].

EV maker CODA files for Chap. 11 bankruptcy; restructuring business around energy storage

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has filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 in the US Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware (Petition Nº 13-11153) to enable the reorganization of its business solely around energy storage based on its Li-ion battery systems. CODA Energy’s products are based on the same core technology—including its proprietary battery management and thermal management systems—in CODA’s electric vehicles, but adapted for stationary energy storage applications.

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BASF and Argonne reach resolution with Umicore over Li-ion NMC patents infringement claims

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BASF and Argonne National Laboratory have reached a business resolution of their pending Li-ion battery patent disputes with Umicore. Umicore is now licensed to make, use, sell, offer to sell, distribute and import nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode material for lithium-ion batteries in the United States under BASF’s and Argonne’s U.S. BASF and Argonne are dismissing their pending action in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against Umicore.

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A123 Systems reaches agreement to sell substantially all assets to Wanxiang for $256.6M

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Wanxiang outbid a joint Johnson Controls and NEC offer and a bid from Siemens in an auction held on 6 December for the assets of the bankrupt Li-ion battery maker. The agreement was reached following an auction conducted under the supervision of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Batteries Market BackgroundA123 Systems, Inc.

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CMU study finds controlled EV charging can reduce generation cost, but at greater health and environmental costs depending upon the generation mix

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Although electric vehicles have lower tailpipe emissions than gasoline powered vehicles, the changes in emissions associated with vehicle electrification on a life cycle basis will depend on the emissions associated with the operations of the power plants used to charge the battery.

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AC Propulsion sends eBox EV to Denmark for V2G research focused on buffering intermittent renewable energy

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The University of Delaware (UD) has developed communication and control systems for V2G technology and has had good results on the US grid. A fleet of five eBoxes has been in revenue-generating service at the University of Delaware by providing grid regulation for more than two years. of New Castle, Delaware, a tier 2 upfitter that does electric car conversions based on the AC Propulsion drive train and vehicle design.

Danish Parker project developing universal definition for EV integration with electric grid for V2G services

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In this context, electric vehicles can help ease overproduction of current by using some of the surplus to charge their batteries. The platform, initially developed by the University of Delaware is now supported and commercialized by Nuvve. Electric (Battery) Europe Smart Grid V2X

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Nissan brings LEAF to new US markets

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is expanding the availability of the battery-electric Nissan LEAF in the US. By the end of the year, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island will be added as markets where the Nissan LEAF will be available for order. Nissan North America Inc. Orders for the 2012 Nissan LEAF begin today in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York.

Johnson Controls to acquire automotive assets of Li-ion maker A123 Systems for $125M; A123 and US subsidiaries file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate lithium iron phosphate batteries and systems, has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Johnson Controls, Inc. District of Delaware. to the development of the advanced battery industry. BatteriesA123 Systems, Inc., in a transaction valued at $125 million.

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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The vast majority of the funded projects are for battery-electric buses and infrastructure; two projects are receiving a total of $3.2 The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses, associated charging infrastructure and a back-up generator to maintain bus service in a disaster situation. The 30' battery electric buses will replace several vehicles at or near the end of their useful lives.

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New highly selective and efficient catalyst for reduction of CO2 to CO

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Researchers at the University of Delaware have developed a highly selective nanoporous silver catalyst capable of electrochemically reducing carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide with 92% efficiency. The research team’s work is supported through funding from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund and University of Delaware Research Foundation.

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EPRI, 8 automakers and 15 utilities to create an open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles

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Leveraging IBM’s cloud-based PEV Enablement platform, Honda demonstrated a PEV’s ability to receive and respond to charge instructions based on grid conditions and the vehicle’s battery state. In addition, in December 2013, Honda supplied an Accord Plug-In Hybrid with a bi-directional on-board charger to the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging Smart Grid Standards V2X

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Study finds V2G-capable electric school buses cost-effective with current technology; financial and environmental benefits

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Electric school bus fleets with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities are cost-effective with today’s technology, and could save schools money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving public health, according to a new study by a team at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). They analyzed several factors, including fuel expense, electricity and battery costs, health externalities, and frequency regulation market price.

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A123 Systems receives interim court approval of $50M DIP financing from Wanxiang; responds to objections from Wanxiang, Fisker and others on asset sales process

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announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the "Court") has granted A123 interim approval to use $50 million of Debtor-in-Possession (DIP) financing, which is being provided by Wanxiang Group Corporation (Wanxiang). A123 and all of its US subsidiaries also filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. BatteriesLi-ion maker A123 Systems, Inc.

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DOE awards $100M in 2nd funding round for 32 Energy Frontier Research Centers

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Understand electrochemically-driven reactivity in electrified oxide materials, films and interfaces using lithium-ion battery chemistry. Provide the scientific insights and design principles needed to realize a new generation of powerful and long lasting batteries based on nanostructures. University of Delaware. Batteries Biomass Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Catalysts Research Solar Solar fuels

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SCAQMD awards AC Propulsion $300K grant for 3 electric service van conversions

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an automobile conversion company out of New Castle, Delaware. Energy storage will be provided by a lithium-ion battery pack sized to provide a driving range of roughly 80 miles. The battery pack will be chargeable from 120V to 240V sources at up to 18 kW, which could translate to a potential charge time of close to three hours. Conversions Electric (Battery) Fleets

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EPA awards $8M in FY2014 clean diesel grants in 21 states, Puerto Rico

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South Coast Air Quality Management District is replacing 11 on-road drayage trucks (model year 1991-1995), nine school buses with compressed natural gas (CNG), and one school bus with a battery-electric vehicle. Delaware. Delaware River and Bay Authority is repowering two Tier 0 marine propulsion engines in one vessel with Tier 3 engines. Delaware and Virginia.

New fragmented carbon nanotube adhesive conductor could eliminate need for binders in Li-ion electrodes

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A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has discovered a “sticky” conductive material that may eliminate the need for binders in Li-ion battery electrodes. The problem with the current technology is that the binders impair the electrochemical performance of the battery because of their insulating properties. The organic-solvent-free electrode manufacturing offers a promising strategy for the battery industry.

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"Spirit of DC" PHEV All Around America Update. from EVJerry back in DC with the "Spirit" Hanging out at the Beach!

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The basis for the "Spirit of DC" staying over in Arizona through the winter results from the gifting of a state-of-the-art Li-ion battery pack and charger from Delaware Power Systems out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. And there is Robb Protheroe's offer to integrate the new Li-ion battery pack with the PluginSupply kit and system, once shipped by DPS to Petaluma, CA. DPS will donate a battery pack of 6kwh ~ 7kwh with a 1500W charger.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

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Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us CalCars Frequently Asked Questions Jump to: Environmental Effects and Benefits Alternative Fuels Batteries PHEV Conversions Other Questions Note: This page is overdue for a major overhaul.

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Smith Delivers First Electric Trucks to Major US Corporations

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Smith Electric Vehicles US delivered the first electric Newton trucks—the largest commercially available battery-electric-powered truck—to four Fortune 500 companies and two utility companies in an event hosted at the Capitol Reflecting Pool on the National Mall in Washington DC. The Smith Newton electric truck is powered by lithium-ion batteries from Valence Technology and a 120 kW induction motor for a range of more than 100 miles on a single charge.

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I would say that electricity is a vastly superior fuel for the light vehicle fleet,” said Willett Kempton , a professor and alternative energy specialist at the University of Delaware. We will own the battery. We will always own the batteries,&# said Mr. Thesen.

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DOE to award $11M to 20 new Clean Cities projects for alt fuel cars and trucks

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Delaware Valley. Electric (Battery) Fuels Infrastructure Natural Gas Plug-ins PolicyThe US Department of Energy (DOE) is [link] about $11 million to 20 new projects to help states and local governments to develop the infrastructure, training, and regional planning needed to help meet the demand for alternative fuel cars and trucks, including vehicles that run on natural gas, electricity, and propane.

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