SAE and ISO publish joint automotive cybersecurity standard

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SAE International , in collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), published ISO/SAE 21434™ Standard: Road Vehicles – Cybersecurity Engineering. The standard helps the industry define a structured process to ensure cybersecurity is incorporated into the design of road vehicles, including systems, components software and connections of any external device or network.

SK On and KERI to collaborate on Li-ion battery safety technology and standards

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Korea-based batterymaker SK On—the recently spun-off battery business of SK Innovation—and Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) signed an MOU to develop technology to maximize the safety of lithium-ion batteries and also to develop related standards. Test values derived from this method will then be used to build ‘super gap’ technology to prevent fires. Batteries Electric (Battery) Safety Standards

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Calls for an international 48V electrical standard for vehicles; looming WLTP implementation

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At the 2 nd International Conference Automotive 48 V Power Supply Systems , held last week in Düsseldorf, Germany, Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), a major sponsor of the event, together with leading car makers and Tier 1 suppliers, argued the need for an internationally agreed 48V electrical standard. Such a standard will be necessary for the global automotive industry to achieve the economies of scale demanded by original equipment manufacturers.

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SAE International publishes two standards for vehicle-to-vehicle communications

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SAE International has published two new technical standards for vehicle-to-vehicle communications: to standardize the data message sets used in Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications and to establish the parameters for a vehicle communication system to receive and transmit the message sets. This standard also supports interoperability among DSRC applications through the use of a standardized message set, and its data frames and data elements.

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SAE International committee develops safety standards for Li-ion systems

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SAE International’s Battery Standards Committee has created safety performance standards for lithium-ion battery systems. These are the first minimum base standards for safety performance expectations—i.e., The document, “ J2929 - Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion Battery System Safety Standard - Lithium-based Rechargeable Cells ,” provides a common foundation from which all battery and vehicle manufacturers can create safe battery systems.

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Ongoing market rollout for SAE hydrogen fueling standards

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At the Fuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition (FCS&EE) today in Los Angeles (co-sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Toyota and Honda, among others), SAE is providing a short course on “SAE H 2 Fueling Standardization”; the course is presented by Jesse Schneider from BMW and Steve Mathison from Honda, both of whom have been deeply involved in the development of the SAE hydrogen fueling standards. This is on par with gasoline internal combustion vehicles.

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

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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. The interim carriage requirements specify the construction standards of containment vessels for liquid hydrogen carriers, and mitigate the safety risks associated with transporting the liquid hydrogen via sea.

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Organizations release Joint Due Diligence Standard for copper, lead, nickel and zinc

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Five organizations representing their metal industries —The Copper Mark, the International Lead Association (ILA), the International Zinc Association (IZA), the Nickel Institute and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)—have released the Joint Due Diligence Standard for Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc. The development of the Standard was made possible by the financial and in-kind support provided by the International Copper Association (ICA).

EV Charging: A Look at the International Landscape

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EV charging technology is still evolving which means it is not yet standardized. Quite simply, the sooner the stations are standardized, the sooner EVs become the norm. A project began in 2016 to build stations all up and down the Queensland coastline.

OXIS Energy to build Li-S manufacturing plant in Brazil

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OXIS Energy and the Minas Gerais Development Company CODEMGE have signed a 15-year lease agreement with Mercedes Benz Brazil (MBB) to take possession of a plant located at the MBB manufacturing site in Juiz de Fora in southeast Brazil to build a Li-sulfur battery manufacturing operation. OXIS has also successfully developed a standard Li-S battery module that saves production time and cost.

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ASTM releases new high-octane fuel standard D8067-17 to support development of more efficient engines

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ASTM International recently announced the release of a new high-octane fuel standard that is expected to impact the development of gasoline products compatible with vehicles that feature high-performance fuel-efficient engines. Formation and approval of the standard was led by Dr. Robert L. The request for the new standard came directly from an industry alliance of automakers, biofuel feedstock and producer groups, and agribusiness partners.

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IEC publishes two EV charging standards; global consensus on plugs and sockets

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The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) has published two new International EV charging standards: IEC 62196-1 and IEC 62196-2. The two IEC International EV Standards reflect a global consensus on the plugs and sockets that are needed to charge EVs. The newly published International EV charging Standards IEC 62196-1 and IEC 62196-2 standardize the plugs and sockets which can be used in different electricity infrastructures.

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ICCT: IMO committee agrees to establish first climate framework for international shipping

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) reports that the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a resolution codifying an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy for international shipping. The strategy implies that international shipping would consume between 3.8% New phases of the Energy Efficiency Design Index ( EEDI ) standards for new-build ships, to be reviewed within MEPC.

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European automakers request 6-month postponement of new Euro standards due to COVID-19

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Mike Manley, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the current European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) president, has sent a letter to Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, requesting a 6-month postponement of the application dates of key upcoming EU standards, including: Euro 6d TEMP for heavy vans and ambulances (currently 1 September 2020); Euro 6d ISC?FCM

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Harmonizing Low Carbon Fuel Standards

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—Low Carbon Fuel Standard 2011 Program Review Report. The concept of harmonizing specific aspects of the LCFS program with other low carbon fuel standard programs has been of interest for the staff since the inception of the program. Since the initiation of the LCFS, many other LCFS-like programs have emerged both nationally and internationally (e.g., —Low Carbon Fuel Standard 2011 Program Review Report.

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International team uncovers mechanisms of VW, Fiat software defeat device code

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An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanisms of two families of software defeat devices for diesel engines: one used by the Volkswagen Group to pass emissions tests in the US and Europe, and a second found in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. During current emissions standards tests, cars are placed on a chassis equipped with a dynamometer. The conditions of the test are both standardized and public.

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Increased International Cooperation on Standards for Energy Efficiency Needed, Including Transport

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A recent workshop jointly organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) confirmed that key players in the energy sector consider International Standards essential instruments to support the implementation of energy efficiency practices. Technical standards allow efficiency to be defined, measured and evaluated.

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Green Power licenses WiTricity technology to build wireless chargers for South Korean EV market

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WiTricity’s DRIVE 11 reference designs will comply with the upcoming SAE, ISO/IEC and GB (China) global standards. WiTricity is also collaborating directly with leading carmakers to drive global standards for wireless charging systems.

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International Truck invites Class 8 competitors to open event for head-to-head testing on fuel economy, aerodynamics and drivability

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International Truck (Navistar’s flagship vehicle brand) has invited each of its Class 8 competitors to participate in an open performance testing to compare fuel economy and drivability of their new trucks during the week of 31 August at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana. Tires will be standardized across all vehicles and will be provided by Navistar, sets will be randomly assigned for each vehicle.

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NREL researchers, industry partners testing Megawatt Charging Systems; up to 3.75MW

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Electric vehicle industry experts and scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are testing and evaluating the compatibility of inlet and connectors for a new high-power charging standard for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles called the Megawatt Charging System (MCS). This need also extends beyond road vehicles: Industries from aviation to shipping are considering options to electrify their fleets and are also looking for a 15- to 20-minute fast-charging standard.

KLM, SkyNRG and SHV Energy announce project to build European plant for sustainable aviation fuel: DSL-1

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SkyNRG’s independent Sustainability Board advises on whether the fuel meets the highest sustainability standards, thereby ensuring that the fuel (produced from waste streams) will not have a negative impact on the food supply and environment. The board includes representatives from WWF International, the European Climate Foundation, Solidaridad Network and the University of Groningen.

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NextEV to build $463M plant in Nanjing; motors and modules

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NextEV and the Nanjing Municipal Government signed a strategic partnership agreement to build a 3 billion RMB (US$463 million) plant facility for the development and production of high-performance motors and electronic modules in the Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone. To this end, NextEV is willing to share our technologies, and build key components for other domestic electric vehicle manufacturers.

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HollyFrontier to build $350M renewable diesel unit at Artesia refinery; 125M gallons/year

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The RDU will be funded with cash on hand and is expected to generate an internal rate of return between 20% and 30%. We expect our new renewable diesel plant will generate attractive returns and help us meet our requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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IMO environment meeting adopts mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping; first mandatory global GHG reduction regime for an international industry sector

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Mandatory measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping were adopted by Parties to MARPOL Annex VI represented in the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization ( IMO ), when it met for its 62 nd session from 11 to 15 July 2011 at IMO Headquarters in London. These measures constitute the first mandatory global greenhouse gas reduction regime for an international industry sector.

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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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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. The IMO, an arm of the United Nations, is the global standard-setting agency for the safety, security, and environmental performance of international shipping.

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Honda to unveil new small vehicle prototype at Thailand International Motor Expo

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plans to exhibit the world premiere of a prototype representing the direction of the new small-sized vehicle which is scheduled to be introduced to Thailand and India in 2011, at the 27 th Thailand International Motor Expo 2010 starting 30 November 2010. Building upon the Honda New Small Concept, which was showcased in India (January) and Thailand (March) in 2010 ( earlier post ), this prototype represents vehicle packaging that is closer to the mass-production model.

Chinese EV battery manufacturer CATL building plant in Germany; 14 GWh capacity, €240M investment by 2022

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CATL) is building its first plant outside of China in Thuringia, Germany. Among CATL’s current customers are: International auto makers: BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen. CATL also keeps seeking global cooperation with technological leading companies, universities and academic institutions; the company has contributed to drafting more than 40 industry standards. The Chinese EV battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd.

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Borgward to build manufacturing facility in Bremen; all-electric-drive Borgward BX7 first model; Industry 4.0

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Borgward Group AG, the reincarnation of the German automaker that ceased operations in 1961 ( earlier post ), will be returning to Bremen and building a production facility there. standard. Borgward’s Bremen facility will closely cooperate with the Borgward plant in Miyun, China, near Beijing, which was also constructed according to the latest Western standards. In the first step, the company will build an assembly hall with around 10,000 square meters of floor space.

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Automakers launch IONITY JV to build 350 kW high power charging European network for EVs

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With a capacity of up to 350 kW per charging point, the network will use the European charging standard Combined Charging System to significantly reduce charging times compared to existing systems. The investment underlines the commitment that the participating manufacturers are making in electric vehicles and relies on international co-operation across the industry.

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Chinese EV battery manufacturer CATL building plant in Germany; 14 GWh capacity, €240M investment by 2022

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CATL) is building its first plant outside of China in Thuringia, Germany. Among CATL’s current customers are: International auto makers: BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen. CATL also keeps seeking global cooperation with technological leading companies, universities and academic institutions; the company has contributed to drafting more than 40 industry standards. The Chinese EV battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd.

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Saft building European alliance for 7-year R&D push on advanced Li-ion and solid-state batteries; targeting gigafactory production scale

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France-based advanced battery-maker Saft, a wholly-owned subsidiary of international energy giant Total, is building an alliance with other European partners to launch an ambitious program of research, development and industrialization for new generations of batteries focusing on advanced high-density Li-ion and solid-state battery technology. This will then lead to an easily scalable manufacturing standard block of 1GWh.

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Scaleo chip introduces Advanced Motor Events Control (AMEC) technology for internal combustion engine and electric motor control

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France-based Scaleo chip has introduced AMEC (Advanced Motor Events Control), a technology for internal combustion engines and electric motors control. Accompanying these solutions are an increase of electric driven functions, control of complex engine system and functional safety constraints inherited from both the Euro 7 regulation and the ISO 26262 standard applications.

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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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And in 2018 we will have a demonstration vehicle that proves an internal combustion engine is able to cost-effectively meet the CAFE standard, does not require the adoption of costly vehicle modifications, infrastructure upgrades, or a change in how the driver operates or maintains the vehicle. Achates is building the analytical models to figure out how to design the ports for any given applications. The OP engine features high internal EGR with lower pumping.

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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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Canada, US and Mexico commit to align light- and heavy-duty fuel efficiency and GHG standards out to 2025 and 2027, respectively

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As part of that effort, the leaders committed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from light- and heavy-duty vehicles by aligning fuel efficiency and/or GHG emission standards out to 2025 and 2027, respectively. They further agreed to reduce air pollutant emissions by aligning air pollutant emission standards for light- and heavy-duty vehicles and corresponding ultra low-sulfur fuel standards by 2018.

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NHTSA proposes updating electrical safety requirements for fuel cell and mild hybrid vehicles; alignment with int’l standards

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The NPRM proposes adding an optional method for post-crash electrical safety into the standard, FMVSS No. 305 align the standard with international regulations and the latest version of the voluntary industry standard, SAE J1766 , “Recommended Practice for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Systems Crash Integrity Testing”. At the same time, the proposed rule would better align NHTSA regulations with global industry standards.

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Volkswagen Group China building first factory specifically for MEB production; 300K unit capacity; 1st model a new VW e-SUV in 2020

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standard robots, as well as a range of technologies including AI, AR and VR, delivering an intelligent and digitalized production plant. This flexible manufacturing facility allows for models with internal combustion engines as well as electric drive systems to be built on the same production line. Volkswagen Group China is beginning construction in Anting of the Group’s first factory specifically designed for the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) platform.

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Update: SAE J2954 wireless charging validation to 11kW, Recommended Practice to enable autonomous vehicle parking and charging in 2017

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At the SAE 2017 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium last week, an overview of the plans for testing to validate power levels up to WPT 3, (11kW) for SAE J2954TM were shown along with a preview of the technology to be standardized in the upcoming Recommended Practice. The upcoming SAE J2954 Recommended Practice will enable a seamless, automated standard methodology to charge for individual vehicles to fleets of autonomous vehicles and their infrastructures.

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ICCT-ClimateWorks: well-designed vehicle standards and fuel feeds could reduce combined US, China and EU CO2 emissions by 1.3 Gt in 2030, boost economy

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Vehicle efficiency improvements via effective standards and policies could reduce annual CO 2 e emissions from the US, China, and the EU by 1.3 Gt in 2030 by implementing well-designed vehicle performance standards and fuel fees, according to a new analysis by a team from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the ClimateWorks Foundation. Also, performance standards generally do not incentivize automakers to surpass the minimum requirements.

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Obama climate plan calls for new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018; cleaner fuels and investment in advanced fossil energy

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Among the transportation-related elements of US President Barack Obama’s new climate action plan, which he is outlining today in a speech at Georgetown University, is the development of new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018. In 2011, the Obama Administration finalized the first fuel economy standards for Model Year 2014-2018 for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, and vans. Leading international efforts for GHG emission reductions and adaptation.

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US Commerce Secretary to Present Major Report on Smart Grid Interoperability Standards

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US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will present a major new report for public comment next Thursday (24 Sep) on the Smart Grid in Washington, D.C. The draft report, entitled “NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0”, was developed during the first phase of NIST’s three-phase plan to identify technical standards to support the interoperability of Smart Grid devices and systems.

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New Study Suggests Sustainability Principles for California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) adopted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) earlier this year ( earlier post ) requires a 10% reduction in the average greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity of the state’s transportation fuels by 2020. proposed by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), an international initiative involving stakeholders across the entire biofuel supply chain, nongovernmental organizations, experts, governments, and inter-governmental agencies.

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