UPS collaborating with Workhorse to deploy 50 electric trucks; rivaling acquisition cost of conventional; no subsidies

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UPS plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks that will be comparable in acquisition cost to conventional-fueled trucks without any subsidies—an industry first that would breaki a key barrier to large scale adoption of electric fleets. Each truck will have a range of approximately 100 miles between charges, ideal for delivery routes in and around cities. —Steve Burns, CEO of Workhorse Group.

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GlobalData: hydrogen to become game changer as large-scale source of cleaner power

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GlobalData’s latest report, ‘ Thematic Research: Hydrogen ’, highlights that countries worldwide are striving to accelerate the development and use of hydrogen technology to tackle environmental concerns and enhance energy security. The availability of these sources is not always commensurate with demand for power. Hydrogen fuel can be stored for long periods, in quantities limited only by the size of storage facilities.

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Lung Association report highlights health and climate costs of petroleum-based transportation and the benefits of shifting to ZEVs

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A new report produced by the American Lung Association concludes that over-reliance on petroleum-based fuels for transportation costs the 10 ZEV states in the US (California and nine other states that have adopted the California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program) an estimated $37 billion in health expenses and climate costs every year—with California costs alone hitting $15 billion. For the average driver, every tank of gas burned costs $18.42

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California ARB amends diesel rules to reduce cost of compliance

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has amended its diesel rules to offer businesses a variety of options to comply with the regulations to reduce soot from diesel engines. The amendments to the Truck and Bus regulation eliminate requirements for trucks with a GVWR of less than 26,001 pounds, and ease the compliance schedule for heavier trucks. No other state, and no other nation has such an extensive set of rules to slash pollution from diesel engines.

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Northwestern-led team develops hydrogenation catalyst selective for carcinogen benzene; cleaner gasoline

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A team from Northwestern University, with colleagues from UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company; Universita’ degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”; Argonne National Laboratory; and Ames Laboratory has developed a new hydrogenation catalyst that is highly selective for benzene, an aromatic—and known carcinogen—that is part of conventional gasoline. An open access paper on their work is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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EPRI Analysis estimates costs of fully developing US smart grid could reach $476B; benefits up to $2T

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Total Smart Grid costs. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has released a broad assessment of the costs and benefits to modernize the US electricity system and deploy the smart grid. Factoring a wide range of new technologies, applications and consumer benefits the investment needed to implement a fully functional smart grid ranges from $338 billion to $476 billion and can result in benefits between $1.3 Estimated benefits of the Smart Grid.

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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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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. At this stage, cost estimates are uncertain, since methane cracking is not yet a fully mature technology. —Professor Thomas Wetzel, head of the KALLA laboratory at KIT.

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IEA sees China lead the way in developing new cleaner coal technologies

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”China’s coal sector has made remarkable progress over the last decade, fuelling rapid economic growth and bringing a better quality of life for China’s citizens”, said Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), today in Beijing at the launch of the new publication, Cleaner Coal in China. Policy action to widen use of cleaner coal technologies. Coal accounts for about 70 percent of primary energy consumption in China.

New catalyst could lead to affordable fuel cell cars

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Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the development of affordable fuel cells. One of the biggest hurdles for the use of hydrogen fuel cells in cars is the cost of the platinum used as a catalyst within the fuel cell. Increase in the demand for platinum-based catalysts could drive up the cost of platinum [.]. Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars affordable catalyst cheaper cleaner fuel cell hydrogen

The iconic Ford Transit to become cleaner and greener

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Following the launch of ECOnetic models in Ford’s Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo passenger car ranges, Ford are now looking to implement their low CO2 approach in the commercial vehicle market. In addition to the new Transit ECOnetic, an ECOnetic version of its compact workmate, the Fiesta Van, will also go on sale later this year. It offers 1,097kg gross payload (the standard Transit 280S van is 1,092kg), and the same load box volume of 6.5

Chevron partners with Clean Energy On Adopt-A-Port initiative to supply renewable natural gas for port trucks

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on Adopt-a-Port, an initiative that provides truck operators serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with cleaner, carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) to reduce emissions. Chevron’s funding will allow truck operators to subsidize the cost of buying new RNG-powered trucks. —Mike Vomund, Chevron vice president of Americas Products – West. Chevron is partnering with California natural gas retailer Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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Panasonic working with with Tropos Motors to advance electric compact utility vehicles

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Panasonic will partner with Tropos Motors to advance hyper-efficient electric compact utility vehicles—the second largest class of fleet vehicles. Low-speed electric compact utility vehicles (eCUV) offers benefits to the fleet owner including lower cost of purchase with a reduced cost of operation and maintenance, which equates to a quicker return on investment. —Scott Morrison, director of advanced engineering at Panasonic Automotive.

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Truckers Slowly Warm To Cold Liquified Natural Gas

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In addition to being cleaner burning, the fuel is in abundant supply, and doesn't come with any severe range or performance shortfalls. But the extra cost of natural-gas powered vehicles has largely kept fleet operators away. When it comes to lower-emission alternatives to diesel in long-haul trucks, natural gas has some positives. DON'T MISS. emissions Trucks heavy duty natural gas fleet semis

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CMU study finds taxes on emissions would result in more rapid electrification by ridesharing companies

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering have found that with an emissions-based incentive towards electrification, ridesourcing companies such as Uber and Lyft would electrify more and cut their emissions by amounts ranging from 10% in New York to 22% in Los Angeles. In LA alone, this represents a reduction of about $29 million per year in health and environmental costs, the researchers said. Private and external costs of energy inputs vary across cities.

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VW diesel V-6 fix may be in sight; Tesla in China; Carbon tax crash course: Today's Car News

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Today, Volkswagen soon may have new software (and possibly hardware) for tens of thousands of Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche vehicles; CAFE incentives for cleaner vehicles may have some unintended—and dirty—consequences; and, the cost of a carbon tax and how it would work is all up next.

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California Governor orders all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be ZEVS by 2035; medium-and heavy duty trucks by 2045

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035 and additional measures to eliminate harmful emissions from the transportation sector. In addition, the Air Resources Board will develop regulations to mandate that all operations of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles shall be 100% zero emission by 2045 where feasible, with the mandate going into effect by 2035 for drayage trucks.

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New report showcases innovative finance tools to electrify truck, bus fleets; TCE Toolkit

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Broader collaboration among key stakeholders and a new generation of finance solutions will be needed to electrify trucks and buses at scale by 2050, according to a report released today by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), MJ Bradley and Vivid Economics.

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Toyota to debut 2 BEVs, 1 PHEV for US this year; says research shows BEVs & PHEVs have similar environmental benefits

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Toyota currently has more than 40% share of the total alternative fuel vehicle market, which includes a 75% share of the fuel cell market and a 64% share of hybrids and plug-ins. By 2025, Toyota’s goal is to have 40% of new vehicle sales be electrified models, and by 2030 expects that to increase to nearly 70%. —Gill Pratt, chief scientist of Toyota Motor Corporation and CEO of Toyota Research Institute.

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Propane Autogas fueling nearly 600 Nestlé Waters’ delivery trucks; about 30% of NA fleet

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The company now operates nearly 600 of these alternatively fueled trucks, which make up about 30% of its total North American fleet. Based on the proven emissions reduction compared with our older diesel units, and lower fuel and total cost of ownership, we knew this was the right application for us within the alternative fuel space. —Bill Ardis, national fleet manager for the ReadyRefresh business unit of Nestlé Waters.

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Santos reports successful CO2 capture and storage injection trial in Moomba CCS project

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Australia-based natural gas company Santos has successfully injected approximately 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide deep underground into depleted gas reservoirs as part of the final field trial for the Moomba Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project.

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EPA making $20M available for clean diesel projects

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Request for Proposals ( EPA-OAR-OTAQ-12-05 ) with up to $20 million in FY 2012 grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing pollution from the existing fleet of diesel engines. engines; locomotives; non-road engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction; handling of cargo. EPA will provide funding for: Verified Exhaust Control Technologies: up to 100% of the cost of eligible verified.

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Truck Stop Natural Gas May Spur On Alt-Fuel Car Adoption

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While offering several advantages over gasoline or diesel, such as low cost of refueling, HOV-lane stickers in California and cleaner running, the disadvantages are even greater. One of those has been the availability of natural gas, limiting its suitability for longer trips, where access to a natural Natural gas has forever been a "nearly" fuel.

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Syzygy Plasmonics raises $23M Series B to electrify chemical manufacturing; photocatalytic reactor for hydrogen production

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The Antenna-Reactor is the combination of a larger light-harvesting plasmonic nanoparticle (the ‘Antenna’), and smaller traditional catalyst nanoparticles (the ‘Reactor’). Today, the production of chemicals such as plastics, fuels, fertilizers, and hydrogen is primarily reliant on fossil fuel.

EPA to award up to $5M for projects to reduce diesel emissions at ports

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EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) will award up to $5M combined for proposals ( EPA-OAR-OTAQ-14-07 ) that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, from fleets operating at marine and inland water ports located in areas of poor air quality. Verified/Certified Engine Upgrades: up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of eligible engine upgrades.

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Ballard signs joint development agreement with Chart Industries for heavy-duty mobility onboard hydrogen solutions

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Ballard Power Systems signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Chart Industries, Inc.—a This collaboration of two industry veterans is targeted to enable accelerated adoption of hydrogen in heavy-duty transport applications requiring long range, rapid refueling and lowest total cost of ownership of the vehicle.

SoCalGas reduces CNG price by $0.26 per gallon at its fueling stations by using LCFS credits

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SoCalGas) will lower the price of compressed natural gas at all of its 13 public access natural gas vehicle fueling stations by $0.26 Through a California Public Utilities Commission approved program, the utility is able to offer a reduced price by returning revenue generated from the sale of Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits to customers. Natural gas costs significantly less than gasoline or diesel per GGE. per gallon, and the average cost of diesel was $3.73

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Understanding Electric Vans & the London Congestion Charge

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Here at DriveElectric, we’re proud to have one of the UK’s largest electric van rental fleets. There’s never been a better time to lease an electric van, both in terms of choice and cost. It sounds like a lot, but this means it adds a lot of value to exemptions.

EPA to award up to $4M for projects to reduce diesel emissions from port fleets

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EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) is soliciting proposals ( EPA-OAR-OTAQ-14-02 ) that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, from fleets operating at marine and inland water ports. Funding will be in the form of cooperative agreements. Verified Marine Shore Connection Systems: EPA will fund up to 25% of the cost of eligible shore connection systems.

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Pennsylvania awarding up to $5M to support alternative fuel transportation initiatives

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting grant applications for innovative, advanced fuel, and vehicle technology projects that will result in cleaner advanced alternative transportation within the commonwealth. DEP’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program offers funding for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.

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Lightning Systems all-electric medium-duty vehicles selected for State of California contract

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The voucher program can reduce the upfront cost of advanced zero emissions fleet vehicles by 40 to 70 percent. By offering point-of-sale incentives for clean trucks and buses, HVIP provides a streamlined approach for providing helpful incentives to fleets without waiting to submit proposals or complicated paperwork. Fleets receive the voucher discount at the point of sale while HVIP-approved vendors and dealers process the required documentation.

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EPA to award up to $5M to reduce diesel emissions at ports

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EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) is soliciting proposals ( EPA-OAR-OTAQ-14-07 ) that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, from fleets operating at marine and inland water ports located in areas of poor air quality. Verified/Certified Engine Upgrades: EPA will fund up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of eligible engine upgrades.

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London City Commuting: Why an EV makes sense

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The UK capital isn’t the most welcoming place for cars, with the lack of parking, Congestion Charge , congestion itself and the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). With some great transport links to take advantage of, having a car in London isn’t always necessary or practical. Cost savings.

Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) announces availability of EDI PowerDrive 4000ev drivetrain; suitable for Type-A school buses

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EDI) announced the availability of its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, suited for Type-A school buses. With a captive ridership of 26 million students, the number of vehicles in the nation’s school bus fleet is bigger than commercial buses, trains, and air travel services combined, reaching almost half a million buses. Overall, the industry is accelerating the adoption of zero-emissions buses to improve air quality and reduce exposing children and local communities to toxic emissions.

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BMW Group and PG&E launching ChargeForward Phase 3 pilot; V2G testing

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ChargeForward is the first smart charging program to offer customers incentives for maximizing the integration of renewable energy while optimizing their EV charging. Now entering its third phase, ChargeForward originally launched in 2015 to test the ability of EVs to support the electric grid and provide benefits to customers through vehicle-grid-integration applications that enable smart charging and demand response.

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Electric cars buyers guide

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The early weeks of the new year are always exciting. And what could be more of a positive change than being more environmentally friendly in 2021? Here we answer some of the key questions you’re likely to have. How much does it cost to run an electric car?

Air Products announces multi-billion dollar net-zero blue hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, Alberta

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in conjunction with the Government of Canada and the Province of Alberta, announced a multi-billion dollar plan to build a landmark new net-zero blue hydrogen energy complex. The project relies on an innovative combination of well-established technologies.

GE Capital and Clean Energy form strategic alliance to accelerate adoption of natural gas in trucking industry

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the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, have entered into a strategic alliance to accelerate the conversion of heavy-duty trucking fleets from diesel to cleaner-burning, less-expensive natural gas. Clean Energy will then help offset the monthly cost of newly-acquired NGVs to make it consistent with the cost of a diesel truck, if the customer makes a fuel commitment.

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CARB launches $40M CORE incentive program for clean off-road freight and cargo handling equipment, vehicles

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The California Air Resources Board launched a new $40-million program designed to accelerate the purchase and use of zero-emission off-road freight technologies. The “Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project” (CORE) will feature a streamlined voucher process for buyers to receive funding that will offset the higher costs of clean, zero-emission equipment including terminal tractors, transport refrigeration units, cargo-handling equipment and more.

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AZRA invests C$40 million (CAD) in transport electrification in Canada; 2K new charge points and Twizy

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Certified since 1 March 2016 by Transport Canada, its speed is capped at 40 km/h (25 mph) to come under the category of low-speed vehicles. The Twizy will be available for lease at $99 (CAD) per month, including the costs of registration and insurance. AZRA-Partenaire-Renault-Partner has teamed up with Uni-Select to ensure the management and maintenance of the vehicle fleet.

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The environmental impact of electric cars

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If you’re looking at electric cars , environmental impact is probably high on your list of priorities. There are plenty of benefits of making the switch to driving an electric vehicle (EV). That’s why the UK Government has banned the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030.

ULEMCo delivers first hydrogen dual fuel road sweeper to Aberdeen City Council

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UK-based ULEMCo—a spin-out from Revolve Technologies focused on conversions of diesel vehicles to hydrogen dual fuel operation—has collaborated with Aberdeen City Council (ACC) to deliver the first hydrogen dual fuel road sweeper. The vehicles will use hydrogen fuel for around a third of the energy used to drive and operate the vehicles. The cleaner sweeper has been adapted by retrofitting a standard EURO 6 DAF truck to run on both diesel and hydrogen fuel.

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Electric company car tax explained

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Here we take a look at what company car tax is, what’s changed, and how it compares between different types of cars. The level of company car tax you pay depends on the value of the vehicle and your earnings. Benefits of having an electric company car.

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ICL researchers develop new membrane-based system for cheap, efficiently made biofuels

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Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a membrane-based extraction system for the production of biofuels which uses less than 25% of the energy of current processes and produces ten times more biofuel with more than 99.5% Widespread use of biofuels is inhibited by the significant energy burden of recovering fuel products from aqueous fermentation systems. —Professor Andrew Livingston of Imperial’s Department of Chemical Engineering.

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