HD REV powertrain company Wrightspeed gearing up for commercialization push

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a developer and manufacturer of advanced range-extended electric vehicle (REV) powertrains for heavy-duty applications ( earlier post ), is gearing up for a commercialization push with the appointent of four advanced engineering and commercialization executives. Wrightspeed Inc.,

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Ricardo forms company to commercialize cryogenic split-cycle engine: CryoPower

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Ricardo has created a company—Dolphin N2 Ltd—to commercialize its CryoPower cryogenic split-cycle engine technology ( earlier post , earlier post.) CryoPower is a potentially game-changing, commercially and environmentally attractive technology whose time really has come.

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Volvo Trucks introduces its first electric truck for commercial use; sales and production start next year

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Volvo Trucks introduced its first battery-electric truck for commercial use: the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications.

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New sensor tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries could support >5x faster charging without compromising safety

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Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick (UK) have developed a method to assess the maximum current for commercial 18650 Li-ion batteries, using novel instrumentation methods enabling in operando measurements.

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MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with ABB to develop and commercialize new electro-thermal stationary energy-storage system

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MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz AG has signed a cooperation agreement with ABB Switzerland for the development, production and commercialization of a three-way energy-storage system.

2018 92

Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. The company is also expanding its range of connected services for commercial customers as well as its specialist network.

2017 95

Daimler begins deliveries of electric FUSO eCanter; UPS first commercial customer; NGO fleets

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FUSO also announced the company’s first US commercial partner for the eCanter: UPS will place three of the new electric trucks into its fleet. In May of 2017, MFTBC announced its first commercial customer for the new in-line series production vehicle in the Japanese market.

2017 111

Federal-Mogul Powertrain introduces new piston ring for commercial vehicles; increased efficiency, lower emissions

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain has developed a new piston ring for use in commercial vehicle diesel engines that enhances gas sealing capability by stabilizing ring dynamic motion and homogenizing oil film. eLine is the first commercial vehicle piston ring technology that distributes oil circumferentially in a consistent layer. Rings used in the second groove of commercial vehicle engine pistons are predominantly designed with a tapered running face profile.

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Avantium raises €103M in IPO; commercializing YXY

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Funds raised will be used to further commercialize Avantium’s inventions into viable production processes. This will start with the commercialization of the YXY technology, in joint venture with BASF, by building the first commercial scale reference plant for FDCA. Sofinnova Partners, a leading European venture capital firm, announced the successful initial public offering of Avantium which raised €103 million (US$109 million) on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Bruxelles.

2017 60

ClearMotion raises $100M to commercialize digital chassis

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Proprietary software algorithms have enabled the commercial viability of the system while maintaining significant gains in performance. MIT spin-out ClearMotion , Inc., an automotive technology company developing a “digital chassis”, announced a $100-million Series C preferred stock financing led by clients advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with participation from New Enterprise Associates (NEA); Qualcomm Ventures; World Innovation Lab (WiL); and Eileses Capital.

2017 60

Rio Tinto and Alcoa announce world’s first carbon-free aluminum smelting process; Apple assist; Elysis JV to commercialize

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To advance larger scale development and commercialization of the new process, Alcoa and Rio Tinto are forming Elysis , a joint venture company to further develop the new process with a technology package planned for sale beginning in 2024.

2018 90

Velocys sells its second commercial license for FT renewable diesel and jet technology to Red Rock Biofuels

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The contract represents Velocys’s second commercial license, the first being to ENVIA for a gas-to-liquids plant. This is a very important milestone for Velocys, our second commercial license sold; our first licence being ENVIA.

2018 85

Algenol to distribute algae-derived ethanol commercially

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Offering ethanol made from algae for the first time commercially, Algenol Biotech LLC and Protec Fuel Management, LLC have entered into an agreement to market and distribute ethanol from Algenol’s Fort Myers, Fla., commercial demonstration module. The two will also offer Algenol’s future 18 million gallons per year from its commercial plant, which is planned for development in Central Florida in 2016 and 2017.

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Ballard announces planned deployment of 500 fuel cell commercial trucks this year in Shanghai

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Ballard Power Systems announced the planned deployment of 500 licensed hydrogen fuel cell electric commercial trucks—all using Ballard fuel cell stack technology—in Shanghai, China.

2018 78

Toyota phasing out diesel in passenger cars in Europe, keeping diesel for commercial vehicles

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However, Toyota will continue to offer diesel engines in commercial vehicles (Hilux, Proace and Land Cruiser) to meet customer needs. In commercial vehicles, where personal & business needs (e.g. Buoyed by strong European customer demand for hybrid versions on its core models, Toyota will phase out diesel engines from all its passenger cars in 2018. In 2017, hybrids represented 41% of Toyota’s European total sales, rising +38% year-on-year to 406,000 units.

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AEye demos first commercial 360? solid-state LiDAR system

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AEye Inc has completed a successful live metropolitan demo showcasing its solid-state commercial LiDAR system with 360° vehicle coverage. AEye is the first to announce a commercial solid state system capable of 360° coverage and real-time software configurability. AEye’s high performance system employs a dense 150-vertical-channel LiDAR scanner, paired with region of interest configurability, for enhanced ranges up to 300 meters.

2017 60

KAMAZ developing autonomous commercial vehicle

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KAMAZ, the largest Russian manufacturer of commercial vehicles, together with domestic software developer CognitiveTechnologies, has launched a project to construct an unmanned vehicle. To launch an unmanned KAMAZ into commercial operation, it is necessary to change the current law. The two companies are planning to submit a valid test model in June 2015, reported CEO of CognitiveTechnologies Olga Uskova to RIA Novosti.

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Mobileye and Munich Re partnering to reduce commercial fleet collisions

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Mobileye is collaborating with Munich Re to reduce commercial fleet collisions and enhance road safety in the United States. Munich Re, US) will make available Mobileye’s aftermarket Advanced Collision Avoidance System to its clients, including commercial fleets. Munich Re, US will also conduct a loss analysis to help quantify the potential impact of Mobileye’s technology on a client company’s portfolio of commercial fleet business.

2017 60

Meritor developing electric solutions platform for commercial vehicles

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Meritor, a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, is developing a platform of electric drive axles and suspensions as well as supporting systems to position Meritor as a leader in electric solutions for the commercial vehicle market.

2017 60

Hyundai introduces hydrogen fuel cell H350 light commercial van concept at IAA

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Hyundai Motor is introducing a hydrogen fuel cell concept version of its H350 light commercial van at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover.

2016 116

Qualcomm introduces first commercial 5G modem chipset solution

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a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has introduced the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, making Qualcomm the first company to announce a commercial 5G modem chipset solution. QTI will utilize these insights to help accelerate the standardization and commercialization of 5G New Radio (NR), the global standard for 5G. The first commercial products that will integrate the Snapdragon X50 5G modem are expected to be available during the first half of 2018.

2016 78

Enerkem begins commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from garbage at its Edmonton biofuels facility

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has started the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol. Enerkem’s facility in Edmonton, AB, Canada, is the first commercial-scale plant in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol made from non-recyclable, non-compostable mixed municipal solid waste. Enerkem Inc.

2017 85

Climeworks launches world’s first commercial plant to capture CO2 from air; potential for CO2-neutral fuels

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Switzerland-based Climeworks, a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), recently launched the world’s first commercial plant that captures atmospheric CO 2 for supply and sale to a customer.

2017 95

Renault-Nissan Alliance forms light commercial vehicle business unit

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance is creating a light commercial vehicle business unit to expand its global presence in this growing segment. By leveraging Renault’s van expertise and Nissan’s truck know-how in key markets, the Alliance intends to grow its light commercial vehicle sales worldwide. In the spirit of the Alliance, partners will leverage complementary markets and products while maintaining their own brand identity, sales and revenue.

2017 65

Ricardo licenses Qualcomm wireless EV charging technology for commercialization

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Ricardo has licensed Qualcomm Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs).

2016 85

Agility Fuel Solutions and Romeo Power Technology partner to provide high-performance, modular battery packs for commercial vehicles

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Agility Fuel Solutions, a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and Romeo Power Technology, an energy storage technology company founded by engineers and designers from SpaceX, Tesla, Amazon and Samsung, are partnering for the production of high-performance, modular battery packs for commercial vehicles. Agility Fuel Solutions is a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

2018 65

Groupe Renault acquires PVI, a specialist in the electrification of Light Commercial Vehicles

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Groupe Renault has acquired the French company PVI (Power Vehicle Innovation), which specializes in the conversion of commercial vehicles to electricity or natural gas. to 7.5t (Renault Maxity commercial vehicle, Gépébus Oréos 2X minibus, the Aptinéo Vehixel minicoach, the DongFeng/Haide 7.5t

2017 102

SAE J2954 Wireless Charging on track to make decision for WPT 2 (7.7kW) in January; planned commercialization in 2020

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The current timing plan projects a commercial rollout of Wireless Power Transfer infrastructure by 2020.

2016 135

Symbio’s 150 hydrogen-electric commercial vehicles have traveled 220,000 miles

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Symbio, the French producer of hydrogen fuel cell systems for transportation, reports that it has delivered 150 commercial hydrogen-electric vehicles which have now travelled a combined 220,000 miles (350,000 km).

2016 98

GFBiochemicals starts commercial production of levulinic acid from biomass

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Bio-based chemical company GFBiochemicals has started commercial production at its 10,000 MT/a capacity levulinic acid plant in Caserta, Italy. GFBiochemicals is the first company to produce levulinic acid at commercial scale directly from biomass.

2015 85

Lux: graphene severely underperforming commercially against “massive hype”

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Market analyst firm Lux Research has maintained a skeptical stance about the commercial prospects of graphene even in the light of the material’s compelling properties. A research and patent boom along with impressive technical performance is far from a guarantee of commercial success.

2015 85

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles introduces e-Crafter electric van concept; to market in 2017

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles introduced the e-Crafter electric van concept at this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover. With a permitted total weight of 4.2

2016 104

PSA Group makes electric commercial vehicles available for car sharing in Paris

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The city of Paris recently launched the electric commercial vehicle car sharing service for professionals, “ VULe Partagés ”. PSA Group today markets 5 electric vehicles: Peugeot i0n and Partner (commercial vehicle), Citroën E-Mehari, C-Zero and Berlingo (commercial vehicle).

2017 85

UPS deploys 100 commercial EVs in California

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UPS announced the deployment of 100 fully electric commercial vehicles that will be delivering packages around the state. The vehicles were manufactured in Stockton, California by Electric Vehicles International ( EVI ). Earlier post.). These UPS electric trucks will reduce the consumption of conventional motor fuel by approximately 126,000 gallons per year. Additional benefits include reduction of carbon emissions and noise.

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Nissan sketches electric commercial vehicle; envisions electric ambulance

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It is a somewhat stylized take on the NV200 light commercial gasoline van Nissan sells in Japan and Europe. Nissan has released an official sketch of an electric urban delivery vehicle that looks closer to viable than many EV concepts that have appeared at auto shows over the last few months.

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Mercedes-Benz will offer electric drive on all commercial van lines; electric eVito now available to order, eSprinter in 2019

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Mercedes-Benz Vans will offer electric drive options on all its commercial van model lines. The commercial model ranges with electric drive will thus cover all requirements from people moving to goods transport.

2017 85

BorgWarner introduces new EGR Coolers with compact floating core for commercial vehicles

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To support commercial vehicle manufacturers in meeting current and future emissions regulations, BorgWarner has developed an economical new series of multi-platform exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers featuring a compact floating core.

2017 78

Ultrafine jagged Pt nanowires extremely efficient ORR catalysts; 50x more power than current commercial catalyst

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Following testing, the researchers found that the jagged nanowires made the reaction much more efficient, delivering 50 times more current (power) than the same amount of commercial catalysts can.

2016 101

JRC report finds electric vehicles in Europe on the way to full-scale commercialization

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The European Union appears to be undergoing a transition from the testing of and experimentation with electric vehicles to full-scale EV commercialization, according to a new report from the EU’s Joint Research Center (JRC).

2015 122

Gevo produces first cellulosic renewable jet fuel specified for use on commercial airline flights

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has completed production of the world’s first cellulosic renewable jet fuel that is specified for commercial flights. This ATJ meets the ASTM D7566 specification allowing it to be used for commercial flights. Alaska Airlines is expected to fly the first commercial flight using this cellulosic jet fuel in the next few months. Gevo believes that this would be the first ever commercial flight flown with a cellulosic renewable jet fuel. Gevo, Inc.

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