GM wins US grant to develop solid-state batteries

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General Motors is the latest automaker reported to be working on solid-state lithium batteries, thanks to a $2 million grant from Uncle Sam. The money is part of a larger grant to develop more fuel-efficient powertrains, the fan site GM Authority reports. lithium batteries

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Tesla granted patent on metal-air battery charging

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When it comes to Tesla and electric-car batteries, the eyes of most analysts are currently on the automaker's "Gigafactory," which began battery-cell production earlier this year. Batteries Patent plug-in cars metal-air batteryThe Gigafactory is expected to build cells in massive numbers, but using a variation of the same lithium-ion chemistry that currently dominates in the electric-car.

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DOE awards Magna a grant to develop and ‘auto qualify’ advanced motor; 1/2 the cost, 8x power density

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Magna has been awarded a grant by the US Department of Energy to develop and ‘auto-qualify’ advanced electric motor technologies for next-generation vehicle propulsion systems. Electric (Battery) Motors

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NSF awards Saratoga Energy grant to advance production of carbon nanotubes from CO2 for batteries closer to market

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Saratoga Energy has won a National Science Foundation grant to scale up its breakthrough process for generating low-cost, top quality carbon nanotubes from carbon dioxide for use in making high-performance Li-ion batteries, such as those used in electric vehicles, grid storage, and military and aerospace applications. Manufacturers use carbon nanotubes as a conductive additive along with anode and cathode materials as part of the battery-making process.

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California ARB grant solicitation for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced a competitive grant solicitation for an administrator to implement the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20. This solicitation includes an option for new Grant Agreements for fiscal years FY 2020-21 and FY 2021?22, Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Hybrids

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DOE awards Saratoga Energy $1M commercialization grant for graphite from CO2 technology for Li-ion batteries

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Saratoga Energy , the developer of a process for synthesizing graphite from carbon dioxide, has won a $1-million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant from the Department of Energy to help commercialize its innovation. The DOE SBIR program is designed to advance clean energy technologies that show good potential for commercial success and job creation, and businesses across the country compete for the grants. Batteries

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Elcora awarded NSERC-ENGAGE grant to support development of graphene supercapacitors

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has been awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)- ENGAGE grant with Dr. Heather Andreas , an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Dalhousie University. —Troy Grant, CEO, Elcora. Engage Grants are designed to give innovative companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian universities and colleges. Batteries Canada Graphene

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California making $450M available in TIRCP Cycle 4 grants for rail and bus projects

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The state of California will make available $450 million in grants to help fund rail and bus investments made by public agencies under the California Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program ( TIRCP ). Procurement of electric buses, charging systems, and associated electric bus infrastructure are eligible projects under this program, as well as leasing electric buses and/or batteries. The 2020 TIRCP grant cycle will program projects starting with the 2020?21

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KIST researchers develop promising solid electrolyte for solid-state batteries

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Cl 1.5 ) in all-solid-state batteries without a decreased intrinsic electrochemical window in various electrode configurations. Resolving this is one of the most important and difficult challenges in the development of all-solid-state battery technology. Batteries Solid-state

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Toyota and Kenworth collaborate to develop 10 hydrogen fuel-cell T680 trucks as part of ZANZEFF grant

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This collaboration is part of a $41-million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant preliminarily awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the Port of Los Angeles as the prime applicant.

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Hydro-Québec grants an exploitation license and partners with Nouveau Monde Graphite to develop materials for Li-ion batteries

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Hydro-Québec (HQ) and Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) have signed a license and a research and development agreements respecting the processing of graphite for use in lithium-ion batteries. The partners hope that this collaboration will enable NMG to commercialize battery material technologies developed by HQ over the past 30 years. HQ will assist NMG in its material qualification processes with leading lithium-ion battery manufacturers. Batteries Materials

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Hydro-Québec grants an operating license and partners with Nouveau Monde Graphite to develop materials used in lithium-ion batteries

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Hydro-Québec (HQ) and Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) recently signed a license and a research and development agreements concerning the processing of graphite for use in lithium-ion batteries. This collaboration is intended to enable NMG to commercialize battery material technologies developed by HQ over the past 30 years, helping to position Québec strategically in the lithium-ion battery market. Batteries Materials

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Cal Energy Commission approves >$10M in grants for medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric and fuel cell vehicle projects

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The California Energy Commission approved more than $10 million in grants for four projects demonstrating advanced medium- and heavy-duty vehicle technologies utilizing battery-electric or fuel-cell electric powertrains that will enhance market acceptance and lead to vehicle production and commercialization. to build and test four 33-foot BYD battery-electric buses in Los Angeles. to build and test 5 Class C battery-electric school buses in Reedley, Colton and Los Angeles.

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DOE awarding $72M in 73 Phase II SBIR/STTR grants

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The US Department of Energy will award 73 grants totaling $72 million to 68 small businesses in 24 states. Small businesses that demonstrated technical feasibility for innovations during their Phase I grants competed for funding for prototype or processes development during Phase II. This project focuses on the development and US manufacturing of a new battery membrane that enables low-cost and long-lived Li-ion batteries. Batteries Fuels

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Nomadic Power receives €2M grant for “MobileBattery” project; trailer-mounted Li-ion pack for vehicle and home

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Nomadic Power has developed a simple and efficient solution to extend the range of battery-powered electric vehicles. Our mobile batteries have great potential in these markets that recently got a significant shot in the arm by Tesla’s announcements.

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California ARB announces $24M grant solicitation for zero-emission truck and bus pilot commercial deployment projects

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) announced a grant solicitation for Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Pilot Commercial Deployment Projects. ARB will hold an applicant teleconference to answer questions regarding this Grant Solicitation on 21 October 2015. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Plug-insUp to $23,658,000 is available for this project from FY 2014-15 funds.

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EnStorage and Princeton Power Systems awarded $950K BIRD grant for hydrogen bromide flow battery system

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Princeton Power Systems and EnStorage have been awarded a $950,000 grant from the Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD). The grant will support the commercialization and deployment of an energy storage system based on EnStorage’s proprietary hydrogen bromide (HBr) flow battery and Princeton Power Systems’ inverters and site controller.

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Grant could bolster electric vehicle batteries

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A $500,000 grant awarded from the Oklahoma Centre for the Advancement of Science and Technology could improve the life cycle of electric vehicle batteries. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news carbon nanotubes electric vehicle batteries electric vehicle grant electric vehicles Lithium-ion batteries Oklahoma Centre for the Advancement of Science and Technology SouthWest NanoTechnologies University of Oklahoma

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BASF grants Pulead a sub-license under Argonne Lab NCM cathode material patents

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BASF has granted China-based battery cathode producer Pulead a sub-license under Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) patents related to nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) cathode materials for lithium ion batteries. NCM cathode materials, composed of a unique combination of lithium and manganese-rich mixed metal oxides, are used for cost-effective high energy, safety and long-life batteries for many applications. Batteries China

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New UNIST catalyst boosts metal-air battery performance

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Metal-Air Batteries (MABs), which use oxygen from ambient air as recourses to store and convert energy, have received considerable attention for their potential use in electric vehicles (EVs) owing to their large storage capacity, lightweight, and affordability. Batteries Li-O2

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Mitsubishi Chemical grants BASF usage license for Vinylene Carbonate in electrolytes for Li-ion batteries

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BASF and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation have signed a royalty-bearing licensing agreement granting BASF usage rights for Vinylene Carbonate based on Mitsubishi Chemical’s proprietary patents. Vinylene Carbonate is an important electrolyte performance additive that ensures the efficient long-term stability of Li-ion battery cells. BASF recently acquired Merck’s electrolytes activities, which are now part of BASF’s global Battery Materials business.

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AllCell granted US patent to prevent thermal runaway propagation in Li-ion batteries

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AllCell Technologies received a new US patent (Nº 8,273,474 ) covering the use of phase change materials (PCM) to prevent thermal runaway propagation in electrochemical devices such as lithium-ion batteries, ultra capacitors, and fuel cells. AllCell’s passive technology requires no power to operate and has no moving parts, paving the way for the industry to improve battery performance while simultaneously reducing battery cost.

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Simple method for ceramic-based flexible electrolyte sheets for lithium metal batteries; mass production at room temperature

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m in thickness) for Li-metal batteries, which can be mass-produced at room temperature. The mechanical robustness and operability of the flexible LLZO composite sheet at a wide range of temperatures makes it a promising electrolyte for Li-metal batteries.

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Li-Cycle sets up its first US-based Li-ion battery recycling center in NY state

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Empire State Development (ESD) announced that Canada-based Li-Cycle Corporation will establish its first US-based Li-ion battery recycling facility in New York State. Batteries Materials Recycling

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MIT Energy Initiative announces 2014 seed grant awards

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The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) announced its latest round of seed grants to support early-stage innovative energy projects. They can thus be optimized for applications such as carbon capture, wastewater filtration, and natural gas storage, and for use in devices including fuel cells, rechargeable batteries, and solar cells. Dual-mode lithium-bromine seawater battery; Martin Bazant, chemical engineering and Cullen Buie, mechanical engineering.

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DOE awards two grants to UPS for research on reducing emissions and electric truck wireless charging

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently awarded two grants to UPS to support research aimed at reducing emissions and developing wireless charging for electric trucks. The first grant, worth $1 million with a possible expansion to $10 million if the technology proves successful, will fund a joint project between UPS, Oak Ridge DOE National Lab, Workhorse, CALSTART and Cisco.

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Ilika completes US$19M equity placement to support solid-state battery commercialization

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UK-based Ilika, a developer of solid-state battery technology, successfully completed a £15-million (US$19-million) equity placement to support its growth strategy. Ilika currently produces its Stereax batteries on a pilot line in Southampton, UK. Batteries Solid-state

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FTA selects 7 projects to receive $22.5M in grants for battery-electric and fuel cell buses, infrastructure

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million toward transit buses and related facilities that utilize battery-electric, fuel cell, and other innovative technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve operating efficiency. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) will receive $4,275,000 toward five battery-electric zero-emission buses, as well as eight charging stations. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) will receive $5,427,100 toward five battery-electric zero-emission buses.

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Ford awards university research grants

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As it bids to stay on top of the latest technologies, Ford has awarded 13 university research programme grants to 12 different universities around the world. The three-year collaborative research projects vary from testing the properties of thermoplastics modified with nanomaterials to studying the environmental and economic impact of batteries for electric vehicles.

EPA grants waiver for California’s Advanced Clean Car Program

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has formally granted a California Air Resources Board (CARB) request for a waiver of preemption for its Advanced Clean Car (ACC) regulations. The new ZEV standards are designed to commercialize battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell technologies, reaching about 15% of new vehicle sales in California in the 2025 time frame. The large majority of comments urged EPA to grant the waiver.

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UQM Technologies granted patent on permanent magnet electric motor design using non-rare earth magnets

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has been granted a US patent ( 8,928,198 , “Brushless PM machine construction enabling low coercivity magnets”) for an electric and hybrid electric vehicle motor design using non-rare earth magnets. Implementation of this patented technology is part of a $4-million Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research and Development Grant previously awarded to UQM for the development of non-rare earth magnet electric motors for use in electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

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Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure; counters conventional wisdom

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The discovery, published in Nature , challenges the conventional belief that lithium metal batteries fail because of the growth of the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) between the lithium anode and the electrolyte. Our ultimate goal is to enable a commercially viable lithium metal battery.

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Long Beach Transit receives $600K grant for 40 Cummins near-zero CNG engines

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Long Beach Transit (LBT) recently received a $600,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Near Zero Incentive Program for the purchase of 40 Cummins “near-zero” compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. In March, the transit agency began battery-electric bus service on its Passport Route.

International Battery receives $800K grant to develop bulk energy storage system expandable to 1 MW

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International Battery has received an $800,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) to design, manufacture and test an 800 kilowatt-hour bulk energy storage system (BESS), expandable to one megawatt. Marking International Battery’s largest battery system to date, the completed energy storage system will demonstrate the advantages of using large-format lithium batteries for renewable energy integration and Smart Grid support, according to the company.

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Camden to received NJ’s first electric buses; Proterra purchase supported by Low-No grant

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Supported with a $500,00 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Grant (Low-No), NJ Transit is purchasing battery-electric buses from Proterra, a ChargEVC member. ChargEVC, a non-profit coalition supporting the adoption of electric vehicles in New Jersey, announced that Camden, NJ will see the state’s first electric buses.

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Tesla, Ford and Nissan win big with DOE grants

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Part of the money will be used to set up a production line for their battery packs and electric drive trains to be sold to other manufacturers such as their new partner, Daimler. billion to build EV and battery factories in Tennessee. We’ve been waiting for several months to hear this good news. Three EV pioneers, Tesla, Nissan and Ford, are receiving loans from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program.

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Proterra to provide three battery-electric transit buses to Worcester Regional Transit Authority as part of clean fuels grant

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Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) was recently awarded a $4.4-million Federal Transit Authority Clean Fuels grant to purchase buses from Proterra Inc. The transit authority will use the grant money to replace three of its twelve old diesel buses with Proterra’s all-electric BE-35 35-foot transit buses. The Worcester (Mass.) Earlier post.).

Dept of Interior approves plan for largest solar project in US; 690 MW Gemini Solar with 380 MW battery system

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The ROD approves a right-of-way grant for the project and the associated amendment to the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan of 1998. Batteries Power Generation Solar

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BYD introducing second-generation battery-electric yard tractor

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The ongoing demonstration project at the BNSF facilities is paid for in large part by a $9.1-million grant awarded to San Bernardino County Council of Governments (SBCOG) from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Ports and Marine

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FTA LoNo grant recipients to purchase 35 Proterra electric transit buses

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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 million miles of revenue service, Proterra has more battery-electric buses on the road today in North America than any other manufacturer.

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Nemaska Lithium secures $12.87M grant from SDTC for Phase 1 lithium hydroxide plant

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has secured a $12.87-million technology commercialization grant for its Phase 1 lithium hydroxide hydromet plant from the federally-funded Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). Today’s batteries are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and battery manufacturers typically take up to 12 months to qualify a new supplier of lithium hydroxide. Batteries Canada Nemaska Lithium Inc.

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Dana receiving $2M grant from Ontario for ongoing development of Li-ion battery cooling technologies

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Dana Holding Corporation will receive a $2-million grant from the Province of Ontario for the ongoing development and manufacture of lithium-ion battery cooling technologies needed for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. To date, Dana’s air- and liquid-cooled battery technologies have been selected by several global automakers for 16 electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.

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Antelope Valley Transit Authority buying two BYD electric buses with inductive charging system with $1.9M grant

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The Antelope Valley (California) Transit Authority (AVTA) is purchasing two BYD 40-foot, battery-electric buses as part of its clean bus initiative. The buses have been funded through a $1.9-million grant arranged by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich to support an electric bus demonstration project in the Antelope Valley. The grant came from Proposition A local return funds and will cover the cost of both buses plus the charging system.

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