ITM Power signs hydrogen fuel contract with Honda (UK)

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The refueling network has been financially supported by Innovate UK, Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). Each station produces hydrogen on site via ITM Power’s rapid response electrolyzer system, and can refuel a fuel cell electric car in three minutes, providing 300 to 420 miles of clean emission driving, without compromise to drivers’ normal refueling routine.

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UK launches accreditation scheme for clean vehicle retrofit technologies

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In the UK, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and the Energy Saving Trust (EST), together with industry stakeholders, have launched the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme ( CVRAS ). CVRAS provides a single validation standard for any emission technology to meet the standards set out in the government’s Clean Air Zone Framework for England. Data from the three tailpipe emissions tests will be averaged to yield a mean result.

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Trek highlights green credentials of plug-ins

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The trip was sponsored by Florida Toyota dealer Earl Stewart to show the need for clean emission vehicles. How do you prove the benefits of a plug-in hybrid car to the public? Why set yourself a mechanical challenge of course. A Florida car dealer set a mission to drive 1,100 miles in a Toyota Prius, which had been modified as a plug-in hybrid, while burning as little petrol as possible.

Hertz introduces CNG vehicle rentals in US; Civics and Yukons

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Hertz is committed to providing our customers with a full spectrum of vehicle options to suit their rental needs including clean emission vehicles such as CNG, electric vehicles, as well as other fuel-efficient vehicles included in our Green Traveler Collection. As more low emission, fuel efficient vehicles become available for general use we will continue to expand our rental fleet, reflecting our dedication to offering sustainable travel options.

U. Houston-led project looking for new exhaust treatment catalysts for low-temperature lean-burn combustion engines

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A chemical engineer from the University of Houston is leading a $2.1-million project to find new catalytic materials that work at lower exhaust temperatures, allowing automakers to build vehicles that operate more efficiently while retaining the ability to clean emissions before they leave the tailpipe. Catalytic converters clean vehicle exhaust into nitrogen, water and carbon dioxide. Catalysts Emissions Engines Low Temperature Combustion

EnerDel introduces Li-ion pack for upgrading Allison NiMH-based hybrid buses

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With many of those batteries past their warranty and in need of replacement, the PPA300-689 Vigor+ Energy Storage System gives metropolitan transit authorities a choice in how to keep their clean-emission fleets operational at a fraction of the cost of total replacement. Li-ion battery maker EnerDel, Inc. has introduced the new PPA 300-689 Vigor+ Energy Storage System (ESS) as part of its aftermarket and service business strategy.

ITM Power to deploy solar-powered hydrogen refueling station at CEME; wind-powered public H2 station opens in South Yorkshire

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The station will be upgraded early 2016 to provide hydrogen at 700 bar as a result of funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). This will provide the fuel cell vehicles with a longer range of between 350 – 400 miles and extend the reach of clean emission transportation in South Yorkshire to hydrogen refueling stations elsewhere in the UK, including London.

Cyclone Power Technologies Receives Purchase Order for Two 10kW Waste Oil Gensets

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The new Phoenix 10kW waste oil generator will be powered by Cyclone’s WHE-25 engine—a compact, scalable waste heat engine—using a specially designed, clean emissions combustion chamber. The renewable power systems are scheduled to be delivered by the end of the year for field testing with PPG’s nationwide distributor, Clean Burn. Cyclone Power Technologies has received a purchase order from its licensee Phoenix Power Group (PPG) for two waste oil power generators.

MotoCzysz Electric Superbike Tackling 2010 Isle of Man TT Zero Race

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In 2009, the event held a clean emissions race, TT Zero , conceived with the support and involvement of numerous departments of the Isle of Man Government as part of the Island’s Freedom to Flourish program. seconds (87.434 mph) in the 2009 clean emissions race. The battery electric MotoCzysz E1pc superbike is one of the contenders in the 2010 Isle of Man TT Zero race for electric bikes today (Thursday).

Ford to offer 2014 F-150 with natural gas option

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Businesses and fleet customers have been asking Ford to make F-150 available with CNG capability to take advantage of the fuel’s low price and clean emissions. CNG Ford F-150. Click to enlarge.

Upcoming Mazda2 will offer new SKYACTIV 1.5-liter diesel

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a newly developed 1.5-liter clean diesel engine making use of the company’s next-generation SKYACTIV technology. clean diesel engine available in models such as the Mazda CX-5, the SKYACTIV-D 1.5 clean diesel engine will be introduced to the Japanese market where it will meet Japan’s Post New Long-term Emissions Regulations as a diesel-powered compact car. Diesel Emissions Fuel Efficiency

U. Mich, Ford team studies effect of ethanol in reducing PM from DISI engines; insights into fueling strategies to reduce soot

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Their results, they said, can provide insight into fueling strategies to reduce soot emissions in DISI engines. However, one of the other attributes of gasoline direct injected engines is higher particulate emissions. Emissions Engines Ethanol

Mazda introduces HAZUMI concept along with new 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-D diesel

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This compact and lightweight clean diesel engine is designed for combustion efficiency, just like the larger displacement SKYACTIV-D 2.2. The result is cleaner combustion with low NO x and soot emissions. HAZUMI. Click to enlarge.

Researchers Say Mix of Policies and Current or Near-Term Technologies Could Phase Out US CO2 Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants by 2030

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Life-cycle GHG emissions from fossil and alternative sources of electricity. This global climate change problem becomes manageable only if society deals quickly with emissions of carbon dioxide from burning coal in electric power plants, they state.

Valence set to power world’s first zero carbon Grand Prix

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Leading provider of lithium iron batteries for vehicles, Valence Technology, has provided ten of its U-Charge XP energy storage solutions for Imperial College London’s student entry into the TTXGP – the world’s first clean emission motorcycle Grand Prix, on the Isle of Man.

Are supercars going green?

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It consumes the excess carbon in the cylinder during the burn to gain a 15-30 per cent improvement in fuel mileage, while producing near zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. So, in effect, this is a supercar capable of around 200mph and yet it has very clean emissions.

Hyperion Unveils Design of its Small Modular Nuclear Reactor, the Hyperion Power Module

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A true SMR design, that delivers a safe, simple and small source of clean, emission-free, robust and reliable power is needed today—not years from now. At the recent Annual Winter Conference of the American Nuclear Society in Washington, and simultaneously at the “Powering Toward 2020” conference in London, England, Hyperion Power Generation Inc.