Daimler, partners building next-gen additive manufacturing process pilot production line for spare parts

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NextGenAM partners Premium AEROTEC, EOS and Daimler are building a pilot production line for a next-generation automated additive manufacturing (AM) process. Retainer of the truck diesel engine—the first spare part of the partner pilot project NextGenAM, from Daimler, Premium AEROTEC and EOS. The key for production is a scalable additive production chain, which is fully automated right through to the point where the printed parts are mechanically sawn off the build platform.

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Desktop Metal qualifies 4140 low-alloy steel for high-volume additive manufacturing of end-use parts with the Production System

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Desktop Metal is the first and only company to qualify 4140 low-alloy steel for use with metal binder jetting systems, enabling its use in mass production end-use part applications. million per year at a fully burdened part cost as low as $2.45.


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Steps Toward Health Data Standards for Wearables

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Industry groups and standards bodies have begun quantifying wearable devices' capabilities via the IEEE P360 standard for wearable consumer electronic devices and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) standards for step counting, heart rate, and sleep tracking.

ANSI releases Standardization Roadmap for EV deployment

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Domains and topical areas for the standardization roadmap for electric vehicles. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released the Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles – Version 1.0 , developed by the Institute’s Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP). Maximize the coordination and harmonization of the standards and conformance environment domestically and with international partners. —Standardization Roadmap.

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. 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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Haldor Topsoe to build large-scale SOEC electrolyzer manufacturing facility to meet customer needs for green hydrogen

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30% greater output—when compared to standard alkaline or PEM electrolyzers. C, which sets it apart from standard electrolysis technologies. It basically consists of three parts: an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte.

ABB leads electrification and automation innovation as part of Sustainable Underground Mining future mine project

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ABB has provided electrification, connected control and operations management systems, high-visualization and mobile operator workplaces as part of a global mining partnership to visualize a once-in-a-generation technology shift and reduce climate impact. Devised by LKAB , the Sustainable Underground Mining (SUM) project has the goal of setting a new world standard for sustainable mining at great depths in partnership with ABB, Combitech, Epiroc and Sandvik.

2020 161

BMW Group to build new pilot plant to produce Li-ion cells

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With a new pilot plant that will produce lithium-ion battery cells, the company is taking the next step in addressing all aspects of the battery cell value chain: from selection of materials, to battery cell composition and design, all the way to near-standard production and recycling.

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BMW Dadong plant closing in on standard production of iX3 EV

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BBA has been building BMW iX3 pre-production vehicles at Plant Dadong in Shenyang since the middle of last year. The BMW Group will release the new BMW iX3 EV ( earlier post )onto the market by the end of 2020.

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BASF to build new battery recycling prototype plant at site of cathode materials plant in Germany

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BASF will build a battery recycling prototype plant in Schwarzheide, Germany, at the site of its cathode active materials (CAM) plant. With this investment in battery recycling, plus leading process technology for manufacturing of cathode active materials, we aim to ‘close the loop’ while reducing the CO 2 footprint of our cathode active materials by up to 60 percent in total compared to industry standards.

GE Transportation expands locomotive diesel engine remanufacturing facility; demand increasing in part from compliance requirements for EPA Tier 3 standards

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The company will invest approximately $35 million to build capacity at a new diesel engine remanufacturing plant. This increase will be driven by routine locomotive overhaul cycles and the need to comply with stringent EPA Tier 3 emissions standards for diesel engines by 2013. In March 2008, EPA finalized a three-part program that will reduce emissions from diesel locomotives of all types: line-haul, switch, and passenger rail.

2011 200

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.

2011 253

Some Tesla Model S and Model X builds slip to March 2023 delivery in the US


Tesla has updated its Online Design Studio to reflect delivery dates of March 2023 for the Long Range versions of the Model S and Model X , but only if you require the standard, included wheels that come with the vehicles.

Setting a new standard for battery leak testing


There currently are no reliable tests on which to base leak-detection standards for a full range of soft-pouch, cylindrical or prismatic battery cells in use throughout the industry. How do you go from a submitted paper to an industry-wide standard?

2020 87

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. Some of these are performance-based standards, similar to the LCFS, while others are biofuel mandates that may or may not take into account the full fuel lifecycle analysis. —Low Carbon Fuel Standard 2011 Program Review Report.

2011 210

Groupe Renault launching project to build biggest energy stationary storage system from EV batteries in Europe

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Groupe Renault is launching its “Advanced Battery Storage” program, which aims to build the biggest energy stationary storage system using EV batteries yet designed in Europe by 2020 (power: 70 MW / energy: 60MWh). Advanced Battery Storage” is part of Groupe Renault’s strategy to develop a smart electric ecosystem in favor of the energy transition.

2018 246

INEOS to build new hand sanitizer plant in UK in 10 days to make 1M bottles per month; to replicate in Germany

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INEOS, a leading chemcial manufacturer, announced it will build a UK factory to produce 1 million bottles of hand sanitizer per month within 10 days and will replicate this in Germany. If we can find other ways to help in the Coronavirus battle, we are absolutely committed to playing our part.

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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.

Laser Melting for Better Aircraft Engine Parts

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The 20-member EU-funded FANTASIA (Flexible and near-net-shape generative manufacturing chains and repair techniques for complex shaped aero engine parts) consortium, headed by researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) in Germany, has demonstrated how selective laser melting (SLM) can be used to make both super strong and efficient complex-shaped aircraft engine components and repair damaged ones.

2010 179

Future-proofing EV Charging with the Right Management Platform – Part 1


In this first part of the series, we will review the challenges of today’s EV charging industry. Due to its exceptionally rapid growth , evolving charging behaviors and standards, existing and still-to-be-discovered energy constraints, its challenges are complex.

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EPA proposes tightening primary ozone standards to range of 65-70 ppb; final rule by October 2015

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Counties where measured ozone is above proposed range of standards, based on 2011-2013 monitoring data. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing tightening the ground-level 8-hour ozone (O 3 ) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb), while taking comments on a level as low as 60 ppb. EPA will issue final ozone standards by 1 October 2015. billion for a standard of 65 ppb.

2014 229

BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in electric bus company Proterra; part of $55M round

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As Proterra continues to build upon its 60% market share in the North American electric transit market, this new funding will support the company’s East and West coast production capabilities and its commitment to ongoing technology innovation. Due to Proterra's efforts, electric mass transit is overtaking fossil-fuel buses as the new standard.

2017 150

Obama Administration withdraws proposed rulemaking on strengthened ozone standards

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In a statement released this morning, President Barack Obama said he has requested that US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson withdraw the agency’s draft Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) rulemaking. In January 2010, EPA proposed strengthening the NAAQS for ground-level ozone, the main component of smog, and said it planned to issue final standards by 31 August 2010. National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

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Pisa, Deutsche Telekom and Kiunsys launch smart city pilot project to optimize inner city parking as part of ITS; POSSE

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We firmly believe that the right way to becoming a smart city is to have open standards and take a collaborative approach. That’s why we are particularly pleased to be part of this joint project with our partner company Kiunsys and the City of Pisa—a leading member of the European ITS standardization network POSSE. Pisa is a Transfer Site of the POSSE (Promoting Open Specifications and Standards in Europe) ITS standardization program.

2014 224

DINA consortium researches integrated diagnostic system for electromobility; draws up standards for diagnosis and repair

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A consortium led by the Bosch Group has developed a standardized integrated diagnostic system that in the future will be able to clearly identify and locate defects in the electrical powertrain. million) by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the leading-edge “Electric Mobility South-West” cluster. Instead, in the future it will be possible to pinpoint and replace defective parts individually.

2015 195

US EPA to Reconsider National Ozone Standards

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will reconsider the 2008 primary and secondary ozone standards. In 2008, EPA established a new primary 8-hour standard for ozone of 0.075 parts per million (ppm), and a new secondary standard set at a form and level identical to the new primary standard. The previous primary and secondary standards were identical 8-hour standards, set at 0.08 ppm standard, due to rounding.

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NREL and partners build pilot plant to co-process biomass streams with petroleum

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This pilot plant, constructed in part with funding from the Bioenergy Technologies Office, combines biomass pyrolysis together with fluid catalytic cracking—one of the most important conversion processes used in petroleum refineries—to demonstrate the potential to co-process biomass-derived streams with petroleum, at an industrially-relevant pilot scale. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), together with leading petroleum refining technologies supplier W.R.

2016 214

DARPA invests $2.7M in QinetiQ electric wheel-hub drive technology; moving to build-and-test phase

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As part of an electric propulsion system, QinetiQ’s hub-drive replaces multiple gearboxes, differentials, and drive shafts with compact and extremely high-powered electric motors contained completely within the wheels. The hub-drive system is in development as part of DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program, under a $1.5-million contract announced in September 2015. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a $2.7m

2016 190

Tiny Lasers Could Finally Bring Us Really Smart AR Glasses

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LaSAR is the newest program of the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO), which provides its customers with legal and financial infrastructure and administrative support for standards development and market adoption of emerging technologies.

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Dürr building smart and resource-efficient paint shop at San Luis Potosí in Mexico for BMW Group; Industry 4.0

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Dürr is building a paint shop in Mexico for the BMW Group that meets the requirements for connected Industry 4.0 San Luis Potosí will build the BMW brand’s best-selling model series, the BMW 3 Series Sedan. The BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosí will be a full plant, comprising body shop, paint shop and assembly, characterized by an innovative production system and comprehensive sustainability standards.

2018 217

SwRI to demonstrate use of electric vehicles as part of emergency power microgrid under US Army SPIDERS program

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The project is part of a Joint Capability Technology. based Burns and McDonnell Engineering Company , will build a microgrid out of existing electrical infrastructure at the Army post, integrating a 2-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) array, diesel generator sets and electric vehicles to provide a self-contained, energy-sustainable capability during electrical grid disruptions.

2012 241

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

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The German Automobile Industry Association is working together with automotive manufacturers on uniform cell standards, Audi said. Audi distinguishes between standard charging, contactless charging and quick charging. Standard charging by cable is the most obvious option. Six integrated sensors monitor the heat build-up. This modular simulation system has also been part of the portfolio for about two years now.

2010 185

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

2019 235

ABI Research: vehicle sensor crowdsourcing to transform the digital map ecosystem; need for standards

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As connected vehicles include more low-cost, high-resolution sensors, cars will capture and upload this data to a central, cloud-based repository so that automotive companies, such as HERE, can crowdsource the information to build highly accurate, real-time precision maps. ABI Research argues that the biggest challenge for the new mapping paradigm is the lack of standards coupled with high levels of fragmentation in the automotive industry.

2016 150

Neste Oil to produce 4,000 tons of NExBTL renewable aviation fuel as part of the EU-funded ITAKA project

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million gallons US) of NExBTL renewable aviation fuel as part of the project, primarily from sustainably produced Spanish camelina oil, and possibly also used cooking oil. The renewable fuel will be blended with conventional fossil aviation fuel in accordance with the appropriate ASTM standard to create a 50/50 blend that will then be distributed to European airlines for use on their commercial flights.

2012 221

California Energy Commission awards $750K to Electricore to study standardization of plug-in vehicle batteries

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750,000 to research value-based design options for the standardization of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) batteries. The project survey will include identifying barriers to standardizing, researching methods to implement battery system standards, and recommending potential paths to the commercial adoption of battery standards. The award was announced as part of a larger $3,994,121 award package for five research projects.

2013 210

Univ. of Illinois team argues that renewable fuel standard needs to be modified, not repealed

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A policy analysis by two University of Illinois researchers argues that Congress should minimally modify, not repeal, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). As a result, in its latest setting of the percentage standards for the four fuel categories covered for 2013, EPA specified biomass-based diesel (1.28 The Energy Biosciences Institute, supported in part by BP, funded the study. Timothy Slating and Jay Kesan (2013) “The Renewable Fuel Standard 3.0?:

NSF invests $12M in 14 materials-by-design research projects as part of Materials Genome Initiative

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The team is proposing a new hierarchical multiscale strategy that builds upon atomistic-nano-continuum computation guided material design; interfacial modification techniques; bulk functional gradient approaches; and nano-to-continuum characterization methodologies that are being developed at the Univ. Coupling those new materials with advanced manufacturing tools will accelerate their introduction into products, and at a lower cost than through standard approaches.

2012 191

Chemical company INEOS to build “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader to replace Land Rover Defender

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Following the completion of a six-month feasibility study, global chemical company INEOS confirmed that it will go ahead and build a brand new “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader. The company expects to spend many hundreds of millions on the project and is determined that the vehicle will not only fill a gap in the market vacated by the Defender but also provide a step change improvement in build quality and reliability.

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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Report: Ontario targeting 5% EV share of all new vehicles sold by 2020, 12% by 2025 as part of C$7B climate plan

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Canada’s Globe and Mail reports that as part of a more C$7-billion (US$5.4-billion), 4-year climate change plan, the Ontario government will invest C$285 million (US$221 million) in electric vehicle incentives; implement lower carbon fuel standards; and invest C$280 million (US$217 million) to help school boards buy electric buses and trucking companies switch to lower-carbon trucks, including by building more liquid natural gas fueling stations.

2016 150

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.

2016 150

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.

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