How China's horrific air quality magically turns cleaner: cotton

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But officials in one Chinese city found a way to at least make that air appear cleaner, for awhile. China is known for having some of the most polluted air in the world. Like many Chinese cities, Xi'an, the provincial capital of Shaanxi, in the northern part of the country, has air-monitoring equipment. DON'T MISS: Coal in China: huge problem for. emissions China air pollution

Electric cars got even cleaner in a year, new grid data shows

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DON'T MISS: Electric cars cleaner than any gas-only car for. More good news about electric cars in the U.S.: the emissions associated with the electricity used to charge them have fallen. Again. Based on the latest data on powerplant emissions from the EPA, an electric car on the road in the U.S. now has average emissions as low as an 80-mpg car. Carbon Footprint emissions carbon dioxide plug-in cars wells to wheels Union of Concerned Scientists

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Harvard team develops cleaner method to separate rare-earth metals using bacteria

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Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a cleaner method to extract rare earth metals. Current process for separating rare-earth metals is time consuming, expensive, and dangerous. Processing one ton of rare earths can produce 2,000 tons of toxic waste.

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Cleaner electric cars, Mercedes diesel plans, new Corolla hatch, green-car deals: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got our monthly roundup of green-car deals, a first look at a Toyota Corolla Hybrid (that we may not get), an interview with Daimler's CEO, and good news about electric cars—which got even cleaner in the U.S. last year. Again. All this and more on Green Car Reports. An interview with Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche at the Geneva auto. Today in Car News

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Mercedes Announces Cleaner, More Efficient Diesel Engines

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Diesel may be a dirty word for some but for the major automakers, especially those with a significant presence in fuel-conscious Europe, it commands a lot of importance. One such automaker is Mercedes-Benz, which this week announced it is investing close to $3 billion over the coming years in developing next-generation diesel engines. This is in. Engine

Electric cars in UK cleaner than best diesels in summer, not yet in winter

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Although electric cars do not emit exhaust, it's widely recognized that the electricity to charge their batteries often still comes from fossil fuels. This has led to the scrutiny of electric cars to determine whether their overall "wells-to-wheels" carbon footprints exceed those of regular vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines. For most. Carbon Footprint emissions UK England electric utilities plug-in cars charging energy charging infrastructure

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Ames Lab creates multifunctional nanoparticles for cheaper, cleaner renewable diesel

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed bi-functional nanoparticles that perform two processing functions at once for the production of renewable diesel via the hydrogenation of oils from renewable feedstocks such as algae. Iron nanoparticles supported on mesoporous silica nanoparticles (Fe-MSN) catalyze the hydrotreatment of fatty acids with high selectivity for hydrodeoxygenation over decarbonylation and hydrocracking.

Bombardier introduces new, more efficient and cleaner Evinrude outboards

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Bombardier Recreational Products & Vehicles (BRP) has introduced a new two-stroke direct-injection outboard engine that produces up to 75% fewer total regulated emissions, with 15% better fuel efficiency and 20% more torque than leading four-stroke engines: the G2 engines, the next generation of Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines. Engine output ranges from 200 to 300 hp. They new G2 engines—3.4-liter (3441 cc) V6 (74?)

New MOF material has potential to cut costs and make nuclear fuel recycling cleaner

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By working at ambient temperature, the new material has the potential to save energy, make reprocessing cleaner and less expensive. A team of international researchers are investigating a new metal-organic framework (MOF) material that might help in nuclear fuel recycling and waste reduction by capturing volatile radionuclides such as xenon and krypton that evolve into reprocessing facility off-gas in parts per million concentrations.

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CMU study finds SOA levels in cities like LA will remain high despite cleaner cars; nonlinear relationship between SOA and NOx

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SOA is a major component of those particles, and bringing these areas into compliance—so that all Americans breathe cleaner, safer air—will likely require addressing SOA pollution.

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About 1/3 of Class 3-8 trucks in US equipped with advanced cleaner diesel engines

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About one-third of all medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks registered in the United States (2.9 million of 8.8 million trucks)—are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines, according to data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF).

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Electric cars cleaner than any gas-only car for 97 percent of U.S. drivers

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Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions when running. But unless they're charged entirely on renewable energy—still statistically unlikely today—there are emissions associated with generating the electricity used to charge their batteries. For several years now, rigorous "wells-to-wheels" analyses of the carbon-dioxide emissions. Carbon Footprint emissions carbon dioxide electric utilities plug-in cars GRID

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Electric cars are cleaner than hybrids in most places: mapped once again for your convenience

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The question is a reasonable one: electric cars may be zero-emission, but what about the electricity to recharge them? While renewable energy is growing globally, burning fossil fuels is still the source of most electric power today. The good news is that in most areas of the U.S., the "wells to wheels" carbon-dioxide emissions associated with. Carbon Footprint emissions global warming climate change carbon dioxide wells to wheels Union of Concerned Scientists

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Mazda exec: engines can get cleaner, EVs will die without subsidies

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Small Japanese automaker Mazda is in a tough spot. It's been on its own for most of a decade now, after Ford sold its shares in the company, and now Mazda must fund numerous new models all by itself. With global sales of just 1.5 million vehicles, it's one-seventh the size of Toyota or Volkswagen. DON'T MISS: Mazda to launch homogeneous-charge. Future Cars Engines SKYACTIV

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Several states wants far cleaner diesel trucks; EPA to start rulemaking?

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Almost one-third of the heavy trucks on U.S. roads now use the most stringent emission-control systems, which radically reduce their emissions of nitrogen oxides, soot, and other pollutants. Commercial trucks log much higher annual mileage than passenger cars, especially the semi tractors that haul long-distance freight across the country. emissions EPA California Commercial vehicle Truck

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EU cleaner-car proposals slammed for too few electric cars, too much biodiesel

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A new package of laws drafted by the European Commission aims to reduce consumption of fossil fuels within the European Union. Called "Clean Energy for All Europeans," the plan calls for emissions reductions in both the transportation and energy sectors, as well as increased use of renewable energy for electricity generation, and biodiesel for. Europe Biofuels energy policy EU plug-in cars biodiesel transportation policy

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IEA: Estonia is pioneering technologies for more efficient and cleaner use of oil shale

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An article in the latest issue of IEA Energy: The Journal of the International Energy Agency reports that Estonia, which has the most developed oil shale industry in the world, is collaborating in pursuing wider use of oil shale in a cleaner, more sustainable manner.

CA should use VW mitigation funds for cleaner diesel trucks to cut NOx: diesel lobbying group

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California is set to receive a lump sum of funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust following its diesel emission scandal. With $423 million at the state's discretion, groups are lobbying hard to ensure the funds are used to have an immediate and positive impact on the environment and air quality. One diesel lobbying group believes. Diesel emissions Trucks California Volkswagen diesel scandal

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£2.4 million fund for cleaner buses

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million fund to supply cleaner buses for cities around the country. Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced that a further £2.4

Europe fast charging, EVs cleaner everywhere, Trump vs science, IIHS loves Ioniq: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got reports on a couple of significant analyses, one on electric-car emissions and the other on climate change; a new app for EV charging from EVgo; a new fast-charging network in Europe; and an IIHS designation for the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran

California adds $72.5M for cleaner diesel trucks, deployment of advanced vehicle technologies

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This program provides vouchers of up to $55,000 to help California fleets purchase cleaner, advanced technology trucks and buses. The program has leveraged state funds to provide about $210 million in private financing since 2009 to help truck owners purchase cleaner trucks, exhaust retrofits and truck efficiency upgrades. With this additional funding, the program will continue to support small business truck owners to gain access to cleaner trucks.

EPRI-NRDC report finds widespread vehicle electrification and a cleaner grid could lead to substantial cuts in GHG by 2050

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Use of electric vehicles would achieve greater reductions in GHG emissions, corresponding to the rate that the electric grid becomes cleaner, through greater reliance on renewables and low- and non-emitting generation. While electric vehicles are cleaner than petroleum-fueled vehicles today, the greenhouse gas reductions can be maximized by charging vehicles from a cleaner grid.

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5 African nations push for cleaner diesel fuel from European suppliers

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African nations have a very specific problem when it comes to dealing with emissions from diesel vehicles. Because of lax emissions standards, traders import fuel to these countries that is too dirty for sale elsewhere. But now a handful of African nations are taking a stand against this. DON'T MISS: Why Africa gets filthiest diesel fuel: little. Environmental emissions energy policy air pollution Africa

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Topsøe researchers analyze hydrotreating catalyst at single-atom level; potential for more efficient catalysts for cleaner fuels

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The research could mean more efficient catalysts for oil refineries in the near future, promoting a cleaner environment and helping industry to deal with increasingly tight and more stringent environmental legislation. Cover courtesy of S. Nygaard, Haldor Topsøe A/S. Click to enlarge.

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Cars Are Getting Cleaner, Could Greener Roads Be Next?

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Today, cars are many orders of magnitude cleaner than their counterparts from previous decades. It was the terrible smog of cities like Los Angeles in the 1970s that prompted a huge change in the efficiency and pollution controls of automobiles. But what if our roads could help further? No, not by reducing congestion (though that would be nice

2014 Was A Good Year For Cleaner, Greener, More Efficient Cars

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DON''T MISS: In Just One Year, Electric Cars Have Gotten Cleaner: How''d They Do That? With the year all but wound down, it''s an appropriate time to look back and take stock of what''s been achieved over the past 12 months. So how did 2014 measure up in terms of boosting vehicle fuel efficiency and reducing emissions? According to the National

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Supreme Court: California Cleaner-Fuels Plan OK, Oil Companies Lose Appeal

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That means the LCFS now has one fewer obstacle in its aim to encourage the adoption of cleaner fuels in the state''s cars and In an action sure to appease fans of a greener transportation future, the U.S. Supreme Court has chosen to decline oil and ethanol companies'' appeal to a decision to uphold California''s Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS).

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Argonne VERIFI researchers applying GSA to investigate combustion engine parameters; seeking cleaner and more efficient engines

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By gaining a better understanding of how these parameter uncertainties affect outcomes, the VERIFI researchers, along with colleagues at the University of Connecticut, are seeking to create cleaner and more efficient engines.

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Tesla insurance, $10K Leaf discounts, cleaner electric cars, CT6 Plug-In drive: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got a first drive of the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In hybrid luxury sedan, $10,000 discounts on Nissan Leaf electric cars, higher Tesla insurance rates, and Trump misstating a climate study that was deeply flawed to start with. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, we issued our usual list of top green-car stories from. Today in Car News

Electric cars in Geneva, Tesla Model 3 quality, new Toyota hybrids, EVs get cleaner: The Week in Reverse

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What new electric cars were unveiled at this week's Geneva auto show, and which one appeared only in camouflage? How did we assess the build quality of the Tesla Model 3 we finally got to drive? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, March 9, 2018. Friday, we. The Week In Reverse

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Tesla vs VW poll, cleaner electric cars, CAFE-related jobs, electric work truck: Today's Car News

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Today, our readers weigh in on Volkswagen's claim that it will outdo Tesla, we look at jobs created by fuel-economy rules, the EU gets serious about emission testing, and BMW says that in a few years, you can sleep behind the wheel. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A top VW Group executive claimed that the company's electric cars would

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Audi A4 gets cleaner

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Audi has revealed a raft of changes to its A4 as part of a midlife refresh. Cosmetically the designers have managed to give the executive car a fresh new look, with subtle changes to bumpers, grille, and headlights. However, perhaps the best news is that across the board the engineers have managed to reduce CO2 [.]. Audi A4 diesel midlife

Toyota Mirai Test Drive, Tesla Drag Race, Cleaner Electric Cars: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Which promise made by electric-car maker Tesla Motors took 18 months to come to fruition? And what''s the 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle really like to drive?

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Electric Cars Get Cleaner, 2016 Chevy Volt On-Demand Regen, 2015 Audi A3 TDI Driven: Today's Car News

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We''ve got a lot of electric-car news today--including stories on how electric cars have gotten cleaner in the past year and an on-demand regenerative braking feature for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt--plus a review of the 2015 Audi A3 TDI. In just one year, electric cars have gotten cleaner.

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New £1 billion centre opens to develop cleaner cars

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A new £1 billion centre to research the development of new, cleaner cars has been opened this week by the Business Secretary, Vince Cable. Opening the new Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) at the University of Warwick, Cable also announced a fund of a further £32 million would be given for two new [.]. Green credentials Editor Pick

GM employees take to bicycles for cleaner transport

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General Motors (GM) might be best know for its production of four-wheeled mode of transport, but it seems the car giant is also switched-on to pedal-power too.

Diesels are cleaner and greener than ever before

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According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), diesel cars are 21 per cent less polluting and 27 per cent more economical than they were in 2003, with inventions like common rails and stop/start systems contributing to the fall in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. If it wer[.].

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Proof-of-principle of cost-effective methane cracking technology for H2 production without CO2; 50% cleaner than SMR, comparable to electrolysis

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With respect to emissions of carbon dioxide equivalent per unit of hydrogen, the LCA showed that methane cracking is comparable to water electrolysis and more than 50% cleaner than SMR. Researchers of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies ( IASS ) in Potsdam and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have achieved the proof-of-principle for a innovative technique to extract hydrogen (H 2 ) from methane (CH 4 ) without the formation of CO 2 as a byproduct.

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Bolt EV sales, Lucid vs Tesla, 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, cleaner diesel trucks: The Week in Reverse

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How's the Chevy Bolt EV electric car doing in sales after six months in the market? What was missing from President Trump's speech on U.S. energy policy? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, June 30, 2017. Friday, we had some rare good news on diesel engines: while. The Week In Reverse

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Leaky Natural Gas Wells No Cleaner Than Coal, Says NOAA

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Natural gas is increasingly considered a cleaner alternative to coal when it comes to energy production--not to mention a greener alternative to gasoline when used in vehicles like the Honda Civic Natural Gas. However, a new study suggests its green credentials may be damaged by methane leaks--negating any benefit from shifting to gas from dirtier