Intel to invest $20B to build two processor factories in Ohio

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To support the development of the new site, Intel pledged an additional $100 million toward partnerships with educational institutions to build a pipeline of talent and bolster research programs in the region.

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Balqon’s battery storage system powers up University of California, Riverside building

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Balqon Corporation, a developer of heavy-duty electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium-ion battery storage devices, has installed a one MWh lithium-ion battery storage system at the University of California, Riverside (UCR); the system has gone operational, providing electric power to the Bourns College of Engineering building.

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EC proposes 10 new European Partnerships and €10B for green & digital transition; Clean Hydrogen Partnership

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The proposed partnerships aim to improve EU preparedness and response to infectious diseases, develop efficient low-carbon aircraft for clean aviation, support the use of renewable biological raw materials in energy production, ensure European leadership in digital technologies and infrastructures, and make rail transport more competitive. This Partnership will be organized in three pillars: hydrogen production, hydrogen distribution and hydrogen usage in transport, industry, buildings.

US DOE announces 3 consortia for $125M US-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center; solar, second-generation biofuels and buildings

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The US Department of Energy announced the selections for three consortia that will make up the $125-million US-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC). These consortia—led in theUS by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the University of Florida, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)—will bring together experts from national laboratories, universities, and industry in both the US and India.

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US DOE Making $37.5M Available for Joint US-China Clean Energy Research; Buildings, Coal and Vehicles

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million in US funding over the next five years to support the US-China Clean Energy Research Center. Funding from the Department of Energy will be matched by the grantees to support $75 million in total US research that will focus on advancing technologies for building energy efficiency; low emissions coal including carbon capture and storage; and clean vehicles. US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the availability of $37.5

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University of Tennessee to head $250M advanced composites manufacturing institute; Ford, Honda and Volkswagen members

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The Department of Energy and a consortium of 122 companies, nonprofits, and universities led by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will invest more than $250 million—$70 million in federal funds and more than $180 million in non-federal funds—to launch a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Advanced Composites—the fifth institute to be awarded of the eight national institute competitions launched earlier ( earlier post ).

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Hyzon Motors to build US’ largest fuel cell MEA line for commercial vehicles in Chicago area

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a supplier of hydrogen fuel cell powered heavy vehicles ( earlier post ), plans to build the largest fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA) production line for commercial vehicles in the United States at its new Hyzon Innovation Center located in Bolingbrook, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. We chose the greater Chicago area due to its top-tier universities, national labs, equipment companies and manufacturers, and a large pool of talent for recruiting a highly-skilled workforce.

Materials science as key enabler for clean energy transition

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Materials science as key enabler for clean energy transition Former US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Yi Cui and Nian Liu, all currently at Stanford University, write in a Perspective piece in Nature Materials that research in materials science is contributing to progress towards a sustainable future based on clean energy generation, transmission and distribution, the storage of electrical and chemical energy, energy efficiency, and better energy management systems. “If

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That Super Sexy Clean Tech Roundtable, Part II of a Greenius Exclusive

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Bonnie Reiss, Pegasus Capital Advisors and University of California Regent (c) 2009 Joe Galliani. LED lighting, sustainable building materials, making sure that we’re doing all that we can to be as efficient in the way that we use energy no matter what it’s form. If you’re like me you would have found Tuesday’s gathering in Santa Monica a very sexy day at the beach.

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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.

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DOE Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute awards ~$10M to 10 projects

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute ( CESMII ) will award nearly $10 million for ten projects to help advance its goals and enable US manufacturers to develop and implement innovations that will advance U.S. The selected organizations (and project descriptions) from this first call selection are: University of Connecticut. Penn State University. University of Louisville. University of California, Irvine.

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Oak Ridge AMIE demo integrates 3D-printed building, natural gas hybrid with bi-directional wireless power transfer

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A research demonstration unveiled at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (DOE ORNL) combines clean energy technologies into a 3D-printed building and a 3D-printed natural gas-powered hybrid vehicle to showcase a new approach to energy use, storage and consumption. An ORNL team worked with industrial partners to manufacture and connect a natural-gas-powered hybrid electric vehicle with a solar-powered building to create an integrated energy system.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $36M to clean transportation projects

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The California Energy Commission awarded more than $24 million in grants today for clean energy freight transportation projects in Los Angeles and Long Beach and more than $12 million for other clean transportation projects. The SCQAMD project will build and demonstrate electric-drive trucks, near-zero emission low NO x natural gas engines, an electric top handler, and wireless electric vehicle charging technologies for cargo handling equipment and drayage trucks.

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California Energy Commission awards $3.27M to 6 clean transportation projects

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The California Energy Commission approved $3,270,066 for six clean transportation projects. Installing such infrastructure helps to overcome the challenge of access to residential electric vehicle charging options for those who live in multi-family buildings and may not have their own private parking spaces or authority to install their own charging equipment.

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

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Through the Department’s Clean Cities initiative, these projects address a range of community infrastructure and training needs, such as providing safety and technical training for fleet operators, mechanics, first responders, and code officials; streamlining permitting and procurement processes; and helping public and private fleets integrate petroleum reduction strategies into their operations. Clean Energy. Clean Fuels Ohio. Region Clean Cities. Clean Cities.

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Chrysler Group in 5-year, $18.2M partnership with McMaster University to develop advanced electric and hybrid powertrains; funding from Canadian Government

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Chrysler Group LLC has entered a 5-year, $18.2-million partnership with McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, with funding support from the Canadian government, to develop next-generation, energy-efficient, high-performance electrified powertrains and powertrain components. The project consists of three phases, each building on the achievements of the previous one.

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DOE launches Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative; awards $23.5M to 5 more manufacturing R&D projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI), which will focus on growing US manufacturing of clean energy products and boosting US competitiveness through major improvements in manufacturing energy productivity. The initiative includes private sector partnerships, new funding from the Department, and enhanced analysis of the clean energy manufacturing supply chain that will guide DOE’s future funding decisions.

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Headwaters and University of Utah Form JV for Carbon Storage

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Headwaters Incorporated has formed a joint venture with the University of Utah—Headwaters Clean Carbon Services LLC (HCCS)—which will provide a full range of services for CO 2 geologic storage and CO 2 used for enhanced oil recovery and enhanced coalbed methane recovery. The University of Utah has CO 2 expertise and technology developed by a team led by Dr. Brian McPherson.

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Novel microsphere photocatalysts show good performance for water splitting and water cleaning

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Researchers at the National University of Singapore and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore have produced novel microsphere catalysts that can improve water quality in daylight and also generate hydrogen as a green energy source. The novel multielement Au/La-SrTiO 3 microspheres were synthesized by a solvothermal method using monodisperse gold and La-SrTiO 3 nanocrystals as building blocks.

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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. to support the scale-up of electric vehicles; Exploring universal standards for vehicle evaluation, infrastructure, and communication protocols; and.

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Energy Secretary Chu says US faces a new Sputnik Moment in Chinas clean energy successes

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In a speech at the National Press Club, US Energy Secretary Steven Chu said that the success of China and other countries in clean energy industries represents a new “Sputnik Moment” for the United States, and will require a similar mobilization of innovation to enable the US to compete in the global race for the jobs of the future. Secretary Chu stressed that US economic competitiveness depends on jump-starting the next round of American innovation in clean energy.

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Ford launches 10-year project to transform Dearborn campus; sustainability in the built environment; Living Building Challenge

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The 10-year transformation of the company’s more than 60-year-old Dearborn facilities will colocate 30,000 employees from 70 buildings today into primarily two locations—a product campus and a world headquarters campus. Among the key criteria is that 100% of the building’s energy needs on a net annual basis must be supplied by on-site renewable energy. SmithGroupJJR designed the new campus layout, applying inspiration from tech companies and university campuses.

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Meet Surfside's Disaster-Data Forensic Sleuths

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In contrast to the public safety professionals who've deployed drones to determine the scope of the collapse and seek out survivors , the RAPID group looks for evidence of how and why buildings fall in the first place.

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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. The projects selected are located in 25 states, with 50% of projects led by universities, 23% by small businesses, 12% by large businesses, 13% by national labs, and 2% by non-profits. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. University.

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Ports of LA, Long Beach approve 2017 Clean Air Action Plan; targeted GHG reductions; zero-emissions on-road drayage by 2035

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The governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update , ushering in a new era of aggressive clean air strategies for moving cargo through the nation’s busiest container port complex. Developing a universal truck reservation system, staging yards, intelligent transportation systems and other efficiency programs to reduce emissions while improving the flow of cargo.

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President Obama announces nearly $4B public-private investment in energy upgrades to buildings; $2B government commitment

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President Obama today announced nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next 2 years. The $4-billion investment announced today includes a $2-billion commitment, made through the issuance of a Presidential Memorandum, to energy upgrades of federal buildings using long term energy savings to pay for up-front costs. billion square feet of office, industrial, municipal, hospital, university, community college and school buildings.

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Personal: Range Anxiety Be Damned!

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She lived in the residential area around Stanford University and Ridge wasn’t that far away. I’ll be the first to admit that charging infrastructure still has a lot of build-out that needs to be done before the BEV life will be easy and worry free. first appeared on Clean Fleet Report.

Universities to take lead on carbon cuts

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English universities face cuts or caps to their funding from 2011 if they fail to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions under Government proposals, and they may also be expected to take the lead amongst UK institutions on emissions cuts into the longer-term future. The targets are being proposed at a time when universities are having to expand to meet growing demand for places, and when their carbon emissions have increased compared with 1990 levels by over 30 per cent.

Algae harvesting company OriginOil’s second CLEAN-FRAC licensing agreement targets Canadian oil sands market; urban algae demo project in Paris

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the developer of a process for harvesting algae and cleaning up oil & gas water, announced that its second original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) agreement will target oil service companies in the Canadian oil sands market. In October, OriginOil announced its first agreement to license the CLEAN-FRAC process with oil and gas water treatment firm Pearl H 2 O. OriginOil, Inc.,

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DOE to Award $25M to Two Consortia for US-China Clean Energy Research with Combined Funding of $100M; Focus on EVs and Carbon Capture and Sequestration

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award two consortia—one led by the University of Michigan and one led by the West Virginia University—a total of $25 million over the next five years under the US-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC). The funding will be matched by the grantees to provide at least $50 million in total US funding and will facilitate joint research and development of clean energy technologies by the United States and China.

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Univ. of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Team Up On Li-Air Batteries, 5 Other Renewable Energy and Biomedical Technology Projects

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The University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University are awarding a joint research team $200,000 to support a project investigating high-capacity Li-air batteries for electric vehicle applications. Principal investigators are Donald Siegel, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan; Zi-Feng Ma, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; and Xianxia Yuan, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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Tsinghua University provincial-level lifecycle study finds fuel-cycle criteria pollutants of EVs in China could be up to 5x those of natural gas vehicles due to China’s coal-dominant power mix

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A province-by-province life cycle analysis of natural gas and electric vehicles by a team from Tsinghua University concludes that while, from the perspective of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) and criteria pollutant emissions, natural gas vehicles (CNGVs) are “ an option with no obvious merits or demerits ”, electric vehicles (EVs) are “ an option with significant merits and demerits in this regard ” due to China’s heavily coal-based electricity generation (national average of about 77%).

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US DOE to Award Up to $2M to Support of Advanced Coal Research at US Colleges and Universities

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The US Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is soliciting (DE-FOA-0000146) applications for the University Coal Research (UCR) Program. Therefore, it is critical to understand and be able to model gas-solids systems for building highly efficient, near-zero emission fossil energy plants.

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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Geographical distribution of Clean Cities Recovery Act awards. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Like the Recovery Act-funded projects, the annual Clean Cities projects include grants for vehicles, infrastructure, and education. Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project.

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UC San Diego receives $35M in state funding for new hydrogen-hybrid coastal research vessel

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California legislators have allocated UC San Diego $35 million to design and build a new coastal research vessel with a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system. For longer missions, extra power will be provided by clean-running modern diesel generators.

Niron Magnetics raises $21.3M to commercialize rare-earth-free iron-nitride magnets

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The Volvo Cars Tech Fund and Volta Energy Technologies join existing investors Anzu Partners and the University of Minnesota. Niron will use the funding to build its pilot production facility in Minnesota and accelerate the development of its Clean Earth Magnet technology.

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

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The US Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with General Motors and MathWorks, announced that the Georgia Institute of Technology has been named the winner of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge , which tasked 11 North American universities with applying advanced vehicle technologies to a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer while considering emissions, safety, and consumer acceptability factors. The Ohio State University finished in second place and University of Alabama came in third.

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.

2009 150

Let Us Now Murder AB 2145 Before It Kills Community Choice Power

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But as it turns out we shouldn’t have been so pleased because AB 2145 was still alive and in its revised form now had three different ways to kill the current Community Choice programs in Marin County and Sonoma County, and to make sure no new Community Choice Power programs, like our own embryonic South Bay Clean Power efforts, can possibly succeed. If you wanted to find out which AT&T Universe TV package came with HBO, it was a good place to be.

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Will We Achieve Net-Zero Emissions By 2035? A National Clean Electricity Standard Could Be Key

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At the top of that plan is achieving zero-carbon electricity generation, which will also enable clean electrification of the rest of the economy (electric vehicles, heat pumps, and heavy industry) to cut overall emissions by 70-80%. Clean electricity standards are not new.

Hydrogen Opposed Piston Engine Working Group formed

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—James Turner, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clean Combustion Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Achates Power prefers compression ignition in its OP engines because it enables combustion in the middle of the combustion chamber for clean, efficient combustion and minimal heat loss. Bourns College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA.

The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

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If you live in the city of Exxon/Mobil – I mean, Torrance, it will seem like an alternative universe full of knowledgeable, hard-working, committed, productive people in stark contrast to their mirror opposites on the Torrance Environmental Commission. In Manhattan Beach I’ve been watching the four committees of the ETF present their recommendations for the city council on water, waste, building and climate change. The Greenius in Yosemite.

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CSIRO receives $1 million in funding for hydrogen refueling station as part of VH2

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The government of the state of Victoria in Australia is providing more than $1 million in funding to CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, that will enable it to partner with Swinburne University of Technology to establish the Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2).

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