Hyundai Mobis building third core EV parts plant in Korea

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Hyundai Mobis is building its third core parts plant for electric vehicles in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, following plants in Chungju and Ulsan. From the second half of next year, the new plant is expected to mass-produce 150,000 EV-specific module parts per year. Hyundai Mobis’ investment in the Pyeongtaek plant is in line with the company’s strategy of leading the electric vehicle core parts market.

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Raven SR & Hyzon Motors to build up to 100 waste-to-hydrogen hubs

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a global supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, announced a joint venture to build up to 100 hydrogen hubs across the United States and globally. As part of the agreement, Hyzon is acquiring a minority interest in Raven SR.

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ELMS and Thermo King partner to build all-electric refrigerated delivery van prototype

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ELMS) ( earlier post ) and Thermo King, a strategic brand of Trane Technologies plc, plan to build an all-electric refrigerated delivery van. As part of the collaboration, Thermo King will integrate its E-200 all-electric refrigeration unit into the ELMS’ Urban Delivery electric vehicle (EV).

SAE International and General Motors launch AutoDrive Challenge II; Level 4 autonomy

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SAE International announced the launch of the SAE AutoDrive Challenge II through a continued partnership with GM. The competition continues the strong partnership between GM and SAE in STEM education and will build on the success of the original AutoDrive Challenge.

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CFM international to use GE additive layer manufacturing for some LEAP-X engine parts

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CFM International, a 50:50 venture between GE Aviation and France’s Snecma, will produce some parts for the Leap-X family of engines ( earlier post ) for single-aisle short-haul aircraft using an additive layer manufacturing process (ALM, earlier post ) developed at GE’s Global Research Center. The LEAP engine, part of GE’s ecomagination portfolio, is a high-bypass turbofan that is lighter in weight and with up to 15% lower fuel costs compared to current CFM models in its class.

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Group14 Technologies and SK materials form JV to build plant for lithium-silicon battery materials

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Group14 Technologies, a global provider of silicon-carbon composite materials for lithium-ion markets, and SK materials, one of the world’s top manufacturers of special gases and industrial gases, are forming a joint venture to build a factory for lithium-silicon battery materials in South Korea.

Audi of America launches Internal Carbon Price program to support goal of lowering CO2 footprint 30% by 2025

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Audi of America is among the first in the automotive industry to implement an internal carbon price program as a key initiative in the brand’s pursuit of lower CO 2 emissions. This is part of the global commitment Audi has made to lower its carbon footprint by 30% by 2025, and is part of the larger Audi AG Mission:Zero imperative to reach net-zero carbon by 2050. Building heat & energy. Logistics: Vehicle and parts transport.

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Study: new international agreements needed to ensure sustainable supply of minerals and metals for low-carbon energy tech

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A study by an international team of researchers warns that the global transition to global low-carbon energy technology could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals.

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EV Charging: A Look at the International Landscape

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The demand for EVs certainly exists, but that is only one part of the equation. A project began in 2016 to build stations all up and down the Queensland coastline. Looking Ahead If you are considering building an EV charging station, there are many factors to take into account.

British Airways challenges UK universities to develop a new generation of sustainable aviation fuel; part of $400M investment from parent

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The award is part of a commitment from IAG (International Airlines Group), British Airway’s parent group, to invest a total of $400 million in sustainable fuel development and long-term supply agreements. This includes an existing partnership with renewal fuels company, Velocys, to build a plant to convert household waste into sustainable fuels—the first time an airline has done this in Europe.

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DOE awards $4M to carbon capture and storage projects selected as part of ACT

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) announced $4 million in federal funding for national laboratories to collaborate with international partners on seven projects out of the 12 that were selected as a part of the Accelerating Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies (ACT) Initiative.

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SK Innovation to build $1.67B EV battery manufacturing plant in Georgia

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billion to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plant in Georgia. SK Innovation, which is part of SK Group, says that it is making the investment in Georgia to better compete in the growing global EV battery market. SK Group has been building relationships within the United States for decades. South Korea-based SK Innovation, a developer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, will invest $1.67

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Siemens building first stretch of eHighway on public roads in Germany

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Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead contact line for electrified freight transport on a ten-kilometer stretch of autobahn. The system is being built as part of the joint project “Electrified, innovative heavy freight transport on autobahns” (ELISA) of Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). The eHighway is twice as efficient compared to internal combustion engines.

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PNNL team develops catalyst to convert ethanol into C5+ ketones as building blocks for high-value chemicals and fuels

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ZrO 2 catalyst that converts ethanol into C 5+ ketones that can serve as building blocks for everything from solvents to jet fuel. A paper on the work is published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. During the process, palladium and zinc formed an alloy that behaved very differently from its constituent parts, catalyzing only the necessary reaction steps that lead to the formation of C 5+ ketones.

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McLaren Automotive launches collaborative strategic project on next-gen powertrains; part-funded by UK government

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The project, supported and part-funded by UK Government through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), is intended to deliver improvements in thermal system efficiency using a modular combustion system, lightweight castings and composite materials. The project will also improve the UK’s development and production capabilities of low-CO 2 internal combustion engine technology.

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LLNL researchers develop efficient method to measure residual stress in metal 3D-printed parts

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have developed an efficient method to measure residual stress in metal parts produced by powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing. This 3D printing process produces metal parts layer by layer using a high-energy laser beam to fuse metal powder particles. When each layer is complete, the build platform moves downward by the thickness of one layer, and a new powder layer is spread on the previous layer.

2014 200

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

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And the brilliance of Elon Musk and the brainiacs he’s put together on his Tesla team is that they’re savvy enough to have made the Roadster a sexy, California, hardbody piece of eye candy in addition to making it 400% more efficient than any internal combustion engine vehicle ever. 95% of all the lead scientists are telling us that we’re near the tipping point in terms of parts per billion of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.

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CFM International completes design freeze for LEAP-1B engine; 15% improvement in specific fuel consumption

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CFM International has completed design freeze for the advanced LEAP-1B engine, the exclusive powerplant for the Boeing 737 MAX, paving the way for the first full engine to test in mid-2014. Parts manufacturing for the LEAP-1B engine will then accelerate through year end, leading to build-up of the first engine in early 2014. There are twelve LEAP-1B certification engine builds schedule over the next three years.

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Volkswagen Braunschweig to build up to 500K battery systems per year for MEB EVs

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The battery system is an elementary part of the value chain, and we bundle the expertise for this important technology for the whole of Europe in Braunschweig. The knowledge developed in Braunschweig is used internationally and thus guarantees low-cost, high-quality battery systems worldwide. Volkswagen Braunschweig has been awarded the contract to further the development and production of battery systems for the Modular Electric Drive Modular System (MEB).

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Volkswagen Group reorganizing some international production; new Poland plant for Crafter

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The Volkswagen Group is re-ordering major parts of its international plant capacity deployment. The Group is building a new plant at Wrze?nia, nia, Poland to build the successor to the Volkswagen Crafter van. The new Wrze?nia nia plant will be commissioned in the second half of 2016. The Volkswagen Tiguan is to be assembled in Hanover in addition to Wolfsburg from 2016. The next generation of the Porsche Panamera is to be produced entirely in Leipzig.

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INFINITI to build five new models in China and electrify its portfolio

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Ahead of Beijing International Motor Show, INFINITI announced it will build five new vehicles in China in the next five years, beginning with the all new QX50 SUV, and electrify its portfolio ( earlier post ). As part of our roadmap to electrify our portfolio, we anticipate that by 2025, more than 50% of new INFINITI vehicles sold globally and in China will be electrified.

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Quimera, IMSA and ALMS aim to launch international Electric Vehicle motorsport series in 2013

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Strategic sustainability project specialists Quimera, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS) are collaborating to develop an international Electric Vehicle motorsport series. By embracing the “cleantech concept”, the championship is also looking to include motorcycles as part of its event roster. Quimera is current building Touring GT prototypes. Quimera all-electric GT prototype.

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137. BATTERY MANAGEMENT IS DISRUPTING THE VALUE CHAIN IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES: THE CHANGING SUPPLY CHAIN — PART 2

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Electric vehicles contain fewer components than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, and are relatively easier to assemble. Most cells makers also provide the pack assembly, though some auto manufacturers, namely Tesla and the German auto makers, favor building their own packs.

BP establishing $100M international research center for advanced materials for energy and industrial applications

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BP will establish a $100-million international research center, the BP International center for Advanced Materials (BP-ICAM) to lead research to advancethe fundamental understanding and use of materials across a variety of energy and industrial applications. The BP-ICAM hub will be based in dedicated premises which will use advanced tools to support this major international collaboration.

2012 196

Bloom Energy and Samsung Heavy Industries team up to build ships powered by solid oxide fuel cells running on natural gas

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Bloom Energy and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a part of Samsung Group, today are collaborating to design and develop ships powered by Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cell technology. Such an innovation will play a key role in helping the company exceed the 50% emissions reduction target, compared to 2008 levels, that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has mandated all shipbuilders should achieve by 2050.

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International Transport Forum brief suggests Smart Grid and EV technologies could be mutually beneficial; V2X potential

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A new policy brief published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) International Transport Forum (ITF) notes that existing electricity systems will need to be reconfigured to support the widespread adoption of electric mobility and suggests that Smart Grid technologies and EVs and EVs could be mutually beneficial.

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Tesla delivered 14,820 vehicles in Q1; parts shortages dogged Model X; on-track for full-year guidance

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Tesla said that the Q1 delivery count was impacted by “severe” Model X supplier parts shortages in January and February that lasted much longer than initially expected. By the last full week of March, the build rate rose to 750 Model X vehicles per week; many of these vehicles were built too late to be delivered to their owners before end of quarter, however.

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SDG&E seeks approval to build charging infrastructure to support ~3,000 medium/heavy electric vehicles

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Under a proposal submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this week, San Diego-based SDG&E is seeking approval to build charging infrastructure to enable about 3,000 medium/heavy-duty vehicles to go electric. As part its Power Your Drive Program, SDG&E continues to make progress installing up to 3,500 charging stations at multi-family homes and businesses.

2018 163

Audi TechDay e-mobility, Part 2: systems and components

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Unlike internal combustion engines, electric motors yield their maximum torque at extremely low rpms, practically from the starting position. The air is suctioned by a radial fan placed in front of the battery, and flows through the battery via its internal ducts. Six integrated sensors monitor the heat build-up. This modular simulation system has also been part of the portfolio for about two years now. Audi’s electrohydraulic combination brake (EHCB).

2010 185

New international Climate and Clean Air Coalition to focus on reduction of short-lived climate pollutants

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The coalition will reduce short-lived climate pollutants by driving the development of national action plans and the adoption of policy priorities; building capacity among developing countries; mobilizing public and private funds for action; raising awareness globally; fostering regional and international cooperation, and; improving scientific understanding of the pollutant impacts and mitigation. A substantial part of these cuts can be done at little or no net cost.

2012 185

Australia and Japan developing safety standards for marine transport of liquid hydrogen; KHI building carrier

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Ship containment systems are being developed in Japan that will be capable of safely transporting liquid hydrogen in bulk from Australia to Japan as part of a pilot project scheduled to commence in 2020. Bulk gas cargoes are carried under the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code) which is a mandatory code under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention.

2017 163

Proterra beats out BYD for Mineta San José International Airport electric bus contract; 10 Proterra electric buses to be in service by late 2018

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Mineta San José International Airport (SJC). Funded in part by a $3.8-million zero-emissions vehicle grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, the new Proterra battery-electric buses will replace these older CNG buses, resulting in the elimination 3.1 Complementing these efforts, SJC’s Terminal B received a Silver LEED certification—one of the first airports in the US to receive the honor—for its innovative use of building materials to reduce energy use.

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DOE to award $12.5M to improve efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of new tech track for US-China initiative

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These are: Advanced internal combustion engine and powertrain systems. A range of advanced technologies developed under Topic Areas 1-4 will be deployed on a truck to demonstrate improvements in vehicle fuel economy and emissions reduction using one of the following approaches: modifying/utilizing an existing “off-the-shelf” or prototype truck; or building a full prototype truck. Building Energy Efficiency.

2016 190

FANUC to build factory of the future using NVIDIA AI platform; self-teaching robots in the FIELD system

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At IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) 2016 in September, FANUC demonstrated the FIELD system that provides advanced analytics and deep learning capabilities for FANUC CNCs (Computer Numeric Control) and robots, peripheral devices and sensors used in automation systems. ZDT monitors these robots to see if the application is causing abnormal wear that could lead to a failure, and if so, FANUC sends parts with support to address the issue before any downtime occurs.

2016 214

Southern Oil to build new biofuels lab in Queensland; focus on renewable diesel and jet

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Australia-based Southern Oil and JJ Richards & Sons, joint venture partners in the Northern Oil Refinery at Yarwun, Australia, are building a new $5.3-million dollar biocrude and biofuel laboratory in central Queensland on the site of the recently announced Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant. It has been re-refining waste oil since 2001 and was the first company in Australia to produce fully re-refined lube oil to international standards.

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Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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The Opposed-Piston Engine uses fewer parts, including the eliminating the cylinder head(s) and related components, eliminating the valvetrain and related components, and a reduction in the aftertreatment system size and cost, among other things. OP Engine and a comparable V6 with supercharger shows a part reduction of more than 60% (110 primary components for the Achates Power inline 3-cylinder engine vs. 325 primary components for the V6), enabling an approximate 10% cost reduction.

2017 217

Pinto Energy to build 2,800 bpd small-scale GTL plant in Ashtabula; Velocys microchannel technology

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Pinto Energy LLC (Pinto), a developer of smaller scale Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) facilities, will build a 2,800 barrel per day (bpd) GTL plant at Pinto’s 80-acre industrial site to the east of Ashtabula, Ohio. Velocys is part of the Oxford Catalysts Group plc; Oxford Catalysts is changing its name to Velocys plc on 25 September 2013.) Pinto has chosen Ventech Engineers International LLC (Ventech) as the project’s EPC Contractor.

2013 214

UQM Technologies Receives Order for 50+ Electric Drive Systems from International Automobile Company

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has received an initial order for more than fifty PowerPhase electric propulsion systems as part of the fleet build and vehicle development activities of an established international automobile manufacturer. UQM Technologies , Inc. Deliveries under the order are scheduled to occur in the fourth calendar quarter of 2010 and the first calendar quarter of 2011.

2010 161

AllCell and International Copper Association develop more efficient Li-ion battery pack for hybrids using thermal management techniques

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AllCell Technologies, LLC and the International Copper Association, Ltd., (ICA) The result is a thermal management system primarily based on passive materials that require no energy to operate and have no moving parts. According to AllCell CEO Said Al-Hallaj, the project builds upon years of research and design work the firm has been leading with a number of large automotive OEMs.

2011 185

Darling International and Valero Considering Forming a Joint Venture for Renewable Diesel

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Darling International and a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation are taking initial steps towards the formation of a joint venture to build a facility capable of producing more than 10,000 barrels/day or (135 million gallons per year) of renewable diesel on a site adjacent to Valero’s St. —Darling International Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Randall Stuewe. Darling International Inc.

2009 179

Nauka's Troubled Flight—Before It Tumbled the ISS

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Any hopes that the space agencies in Houston and Moscow had for tamping down public concerns over the International Space Station's recent tumble in orbit were lost last week as new revelations from Moscow confirmed worst-case rumors. Space flight Iss Nasa International space station Russia

Boeing Begins Building Phantom Eye Hydrogen-Powered HALE Demonstrator

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The Boeing Company has begun to build Phantom Eye—its first unmanned, liquid-hydrogen powered, high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) demonstrator aircraft. Louis are part of the high altitude long endurance aircraft being assembled by teams in Boeing’s Phantom Works division. The propulsion system included a multi-stage turbocharged internal combustion engine and its associated subsystems.

2010 191

Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision builds on electrification, autonomous drive and vehicle intelligence

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Nissan outlined its Intelligent Mobility vision at the Geneva International Motor Show. Nissan said it is committed to enabling vehicles to be part of that connected ecosystem. Created to guide the Nissan product evolution, Intelligent Mobility will anchor company decisions around how cars are powered, how cars are driven, and how cars integrate into society, all while staying focused on creating more enjoyable driving experiences.

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