EIA ups total shale oil resource estimate by 13% to 419B barrels, shale gas by 4% to 7576 Tcf

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The addition of four countries—Chad, Kazakhstan, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—to a previous assessment covering 42 countries has resulted in a 13% increase in the global assessed total resource estimate for shale oil and a 4% increase for shale gas.

IAV and Microsoft demonstrate connected highly automated driving vehicle for enhanced safety; cloud-based analytics and big data

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At CES 2016 last week, IAV and Microsoft demonstrated a connected highly automated driving (CHAD) vehicle capable of connecting with the Microsoft Azure cloud and Windows 10 to enable communication that helps prevent vehicle and pedestrian accidents and increases driving comfort and convenience.

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NREL to lead $5M initiative to reduce energy use and increase energy efficiency of DFW

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—DFW Airport Executive Vice President of Operations Chad Makovsky. The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will lead a team of researchers—in partnership with Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world—to identify new transportation technologies that could dramatically improve energy use, convenience, and affordability.

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Verdezyne groundbreaking for first bio-based DDDA plant; replacing petroleum

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Chad Waite, Chairman of the Verdezyne Board of Directors. Verdezyne Inc., a synthetic biology company producing bio-based chemicals, held a groundbreaking ceremony for its VerdePalm plant, Verdezyne’s first commercial-scale renewable chemicals manufacturing facility, in southern Malaysia.

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Ioxus expects to announce its first ultracap-battery product with Enersys this year

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Ultracapacitor-maker Ioxus expects to announce this year the first ultracapacitor-battery solution resulting from its partnership with Enersys ( earlier post ), says Chad Hall, Ioxus Co-Founder and VP of Sales and Business Development: a UPS system that will combine ultracapacitors and lead-acid batteries in a rack-mount application. —Chad Hall.

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REGI secures up to $20M for biodiesel plant capacity expansion

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Chad Stone, Chief Financial Officer. Renewable Energy Group, Inc. has secured financing of up to $20 million from First Midwest Bank for the $24-million capacity-expansion project at the company’s Ralston, Iowa biodiesel refinery. The upgrade project, announced last November, is expected to increase the annual nameplate capacity of the Ralston biorefinery from 12 million to 30 million gallons.

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Northwestern team develops new approach to catalyst design using SPBCL and DFT; new HER catalyst 7x more active than Pt

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—Professor Chad A. Liliang Huang, Peng-Cheng Chen, Mohan Liu, Xianbiao Fu, Pavlo Gordiichuk, Yanan Yu, Chris Wolverton, Yijin Kang, Chad A.

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3-D nanocone solar cell boosts PV conversion efficiency by nearly 80%

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Other contributors to this technology are Sang Hyun Lee, X-G Zhang, Chad Parish, Barton Smith, Yongning He, Chad Duty and Ho Nyung Lee.

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New DuraBlue ultracaps from Maxwell increase shock and vibration tolerance, energy and power capacity

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This enhanced shock and vibration tolerance is particularly important in the transportation market—especially mass transit—and in developing markets in which the road infrastructure might not be quite as smooth as in more developed ones, noted Chad McDonald, director of product marketing. —Chad McDonald. —Chad McDonald. DuraBlue cell. Click to enlarge. Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

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Limitations on diesel-ignited propane duel fuel combustion in heavy-duty diesel engine

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Polk, Chad D. A team at Mississippi State University performed a detailed experimental analysis of diesel–ignited propane dual fuel combustion on a 12.9-liter, six-cylinder, production heavy-duty diesel engine. They presented their results Results are presented for brake mean effective pressures (BMEP) from 5 to 20 bar and different percent energy substituted (PES) by propane at a constant engine speed of 1500 rpm.

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2014 Chevy Malibu using Johnson Controls AGM battery in Start Stop system

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—Chevrolet spokesman Chad Lyons. Johnson Controls is providing its advanced Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery technology to power Chevrolet’s 2014 Malibu featuring Start Stop technology. Earlier post.) The technology will increase the 2014 Malibu’s fuel economy by an estimated 5%. We offer Start Stop technology in some of our European products, but the new Malibu’s Start Stop system is the first standard in an automatic car for GM overall.

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Ioxus launches new ultracap module series for easier design and installation; under the hood for automotive

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Chad Hall, co-founder and VP of product management at Ioxus. —Chad Hall. Ultracapacitor maker Ioxus has launched its iMOD X-Series, a family of 22 modules that makes the design and installation at the system level extremely easy for the end-customer.

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Ioxus unveils 16V/58F iMOD ultracapacitor module series for alternative energy markets

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Ioxus is targeting its 16V/58F iMOD modules initially for wind turbine pitch control, said Chad Hall, VP of Sales, with starting systems for large vehicles and off-road equipment next, automotive subsystems, backup power/UPS/ride through and power conditioning for renewable energy systems. —Chad Hall. Ioxus, Inc.,

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Sandia researchers developing new family of metal-based ionic liquids for low-cost, efficient flow batteries

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Rose, Chad L. Chad L. Schematic of a redox flow battery. Staiger et al. Click to enlarge.

UCR team finds adding even small amounts of tin to Si-based anode greatly improves charge capacity and cycling stability

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Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found that adding tin nanoparticles—even in small amounts—to a silicon-based anode provides significant improvements in performance in terms of both charge capacity and cycling stability.

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Honeywell Awarded FAA Research Project to Evaluate and Demo 4-Dimensional Flight Trajectory-Based Operations

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Chad Cundiff, vice president, Crew Interface Products, Honeywell Aerospace. Honeywell has finalized a research agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to evaluate and demonstrate NextGen Air Traffic Management technology that will allow aircraft to fly more direct routes to save on fuel and emissions and arrive in a precise location at a precise time—improving on-time arrivals and reducing delays into airports.

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Yissum offering novel high-performance anode for sodium-ion batteries; antimony sulphide nanoparticle-coated graphene

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Prikhodchenko, Chad W. Sodium-ion batteries (Na-ion, NIBs) are seen as an alternative to lithium-ion batteries for large-scale applications due to their lower cost and abundant supply of sodium. However, low capacity and poor rate capability of existing anodes have been major obstacles to the commercialization of NIBs.

Ioxus Introduces 1,000-, 3,000- and 5,000-Farad Ultracapacitor Cells with Higher Power Densities

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Chad Hall, Ioxus COO. Ioxus, Inc. launched a new family of large cell prismatic electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLC) for transportation and utility applications that are lower in cost for the overall system design. The 1,000-, 3,000- and 5,000-Farad (F) ultracapacitors are smaller in size with increased energy and power density compared to products of other industry players. Earlier post.).

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Ioxus Developing Higher Power Density Ultracapacitors

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Smaller Ioxus cells offer a power density of 22-28 kW/kg, and larger cells offer densities of 12-15 kW/kg, said Chad Hall, COO of Ioxus. Chad Hall.

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Wisconsin, GLBRC researchers use chemical genomics to engineer IL-resistant yeast to improve biofuel production

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Quinn Dickinson, Scott Bottoms, Li Hinchman, Sean McIlwain, Sheena Li, Chad L. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) and colleagues have engineered a new strain of the yeast S. cerevisiae that is more resistant to the toxic effects of ionic liquids (ILs) used to generate sugars from lignocellulose.

Ioxus introduces new iCAP ultracapacitor series with a 3,000F cell

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Ioxus is targeting a number of markets for the iCAP: transportation drives or systems (comprising several specific sub-groups, notes Chad Hall, Founder and VP Sales); grid power storage; large regenerative energy capture (e.g., The iCAP 3000F cells. Click to enlarge. Ioxus, Inc.

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US indicts 7 individuals and 3 companies in alleged $100M biodiesel RINs fraud in Indiana

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Four of the defendants—Craig Ducey, Chad Ducey, Chris Ducey, and Brian Carmichael—operated E-Biofuels, a Middletown, Indiana company that held itself out as a producer of biodiesel from feedstocks such as animal fat and vegetable oils. US Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett, along with Robert G.

Big Science tools for clean transportation: neutron scattering at ORNL

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Thomas Watkins; Hassina Bilheux; Ke An; Andrew Payzant; Ryan Dehoff; Chad Duty; William Peter; Craig Blue; and Craig Brice. Images of Li-air cathode produced by neutron-computed tomography. Source: ORNL. Click to enlarge.

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