Global Bioenergies and Audi renew their partnership in renewable gasoline

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Global Bioenergies and Audi signed a new agreement focused on the implementation of biomass residue feedstock usage, preparation of a path to commercialization and engine testing of new blends of renewable gasoline. The recent developments at Global Bioenergies support our vision that e-gasoline might be a game changer in the objective to reduce the GHG emissions in the transport sector in a fast and complete way. Bio-hydrocarbons Biogasoline Vehicle Manufacturers

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GM and Honda to establish industry-first $85M joint fuel cell system manufacturing operation in Michigan

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General Motors and Honda are establishing the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture—Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC, FCSM)—to mass-produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company.

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Ford, LG Chem team reports 1st cradle-to-gate LCA for mass-produced battery pack in commercial BEV; cell manufacturing key GHG contributor

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the factory gate—before delivery to the consumer) emissions assessment for a mass-produced battery in a commercial battery electric vehicle (BEV)—the lithium-ion battery pack used in the Ford Focus BEV.

2016 85

NR Canada seeking commercialization partner for methane oxidation catalyst

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Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is seeking expressions of interest from firms which wish to enter into a commercial licensing arrangement to bring to market its methane oxidation catalyst. NRCan said the ideal licensee would be a Canadian distributor for this technology and would have the capacity for commissioning, manufacture, marketing, and sales. Companies interested in commercializing the NRCan technology must submit a letter of interest to NRCan on or before 24 January 2020.

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Anellotech Bio-TCat hits commercially-targeted yields during 6 months of continuous operations

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Anellotech ’s Bio-TCat technology has achieved commercially-targeted yields in its TCat-8 pilot unit in Silsbee, Texas during six months of continuous process operations.

2019 96

Brightmark Energy closes $260M in financing for first US commercial-scale waste-plastics-to-fuel plant; ULSD and naphtha

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Brightmark Energy , a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, closed a $260-million financing package for the construction of the US’ first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant, which will be located in Ashley, Indiana.

2019 117

Ford reveals production version of Transit Custom PHEV at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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Ford revealed the production version of the new Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany. Ford is the first volume manufacturer to offer PHEV technology in this segment of the van market.

2018 106

Divergent 3D partners with Altran to deploy 3D printing for car manufacturing

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Divergent 3D, a manufacturing technology company focused on the automotive sector, has entered into a global development partnership with engineering research and development (ER&D) firm Altran.

2016 102

Anellotech planning commercial Bio-TCat plant based on progress in development program

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Sustainable technology company Anellotech confirmed significant progress in its Bio-TCat technology development program and has begun planning for scale-up design and engineering of a commercial plant with its process development and design partner IFPEN and commercialization, engineering, and licensing partner Axens. Anellotech has developed an innovative manufacturing process to produce cost-competitive renewable chemicals and fuels from non-food biomass.

2018 73

R?sselsheim Engineering Center developing next four-cylinder gasoline engine generation for Groupe PSA; optimized for hybrids

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The Rüsselsheim Engineering Center will take on the global responsibility for the development of the next-generation of high-efficiency gasoline engines for all Groupe PSA brands (Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel and Vauxhall). With the development of the new generation of four-cylinder gasoline engines, we can exploit one of our key competencies. The Rüsselsheim Engineering Center has decades of experience in the construction of efficient gasoline engines.

2018 69

Shell develops lead-free aviation gasoline

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Shell has developed a lead-free replacement for aviation gasoline (Avgas 100 and 100LL); the replacement fuel will now begin a strict regulatory approvals process. The new lead-free formulation comes after 10 years of R&D, as well as successful initial testing, carried out in the last two months by two original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Leaded gasoline for automobiles was phased out of use in the US by 1995 due to its environmental and health impact.)

2013 84

DOE awarding $12.9M to 6 pilot- and demonstration-scale projects for manufacturing biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected six projects—entitled, “Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower”—-for up to $12.9 These projects, required to share the cost at a minimum of 50%, will develop and execute plans for the manufacturing of advanced or cellulosic biofuels, bioproducts, refinery-compatible intermediates, and/or biopower in a domestic pilot- or demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery.

2016 60

Japan Ministries propose light commercial vehicle fuel economy standards for 2022

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The new standards will require that the fuel economy of model year 2022 light and medium commercial vehicles sold in Japan average 17.9 Global comparison of light truck/light commercial vehicle fuel economy standards (in mpg or km/L under CAFE test cycle).

2015 99

XL Hybrids introduces the first hybrid electric upfit for Ford F-250 pickups and chassis for commercial fleets

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XL3 will be upfit on the Ford Super Duty 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine compatible with a range of wheelbases, cab and bed configurations in both 4x2 and 4x4 options.

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Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new Manufacturing USA Institute

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Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute. The recently announced advanced manufacturing institute is dedicated to improving the productivity and efficiency of chemical manufacturing. Such process intensification could boost manufacturing productivity while cutting costs and reducing waste.

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EPA finalizes GHG permit for $1B gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas; 8M barrels per year

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Natgasoline LLC to construct a new motor-grade gasoline production facility in Texas that uses natural gas as feedstock (gas-to-gasoline, or GtG). million metric tons of methanol per year, and the methanol-to-gasoline plant (MTG), which will produce more than 8 million barrels of gasoline per year.

2014 87

SCAQMD launches US’ largest zero-emission commercial lawn mower demonstration program in San Bernardino

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The California South Coast Air Quality Management District delivered a dozen new, battery-electric commercial lawn mowers to agencies in San Bernardino County as part of a long-term demonstration program to promote the zero-emission equipment. The mowers are manufactured in the United States by Mean Green Products based in Hamilton, Ohio, and include riding and walk-behind mowers. The mowers also are about 50% quieter than a commercial gas mower.

2015 77

China Steel Corporation making $46M investment in LanzaTech commercial waste-gas-to-ethanol project

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Taiwan’s largest integrated steel maker, China Steel Corporation (CSC), has announced formal Board approval of a 1400-million TWD (US$46 million) capital investment in a LanzaTech commercial ethanol facility.

2015 93

A pathway to gasoline compressed ignition using naphtha fuels; higher efficiency, lower cost

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A new study by Dr. Gautam Kalghatgi and his colleagues at Saudi Aramco provides further support a pathway for significant improvements in the efficiency of a gasoline engine (i.e., Broadly, this approach is termed Gasoline Compression Ignition (GCI).

2014 96

ANGP commercializes 1st ANSI NGV2-certified on-board low pressure ANG technology storage system for LDVs

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liter V6 bi-fuel engine for gasoline or natural gas operation. GEN 2 can be configured for optimal space utilization and will enable commercially viable application in the broad light-duty vehicle market, including passenger cars and SUVs. Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc.

2016 78

Nissan to produce Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines in North America; latest step in collaboration

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powertrain assembly plant will build Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines for Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz models. Thus we are systematically broadening our manufacturing footprint in this important growth market. Today it manufactures 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines for the complete lineup of US-produced Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. Engines Vehicle Manufacturers

DOE seeking input on commercialization of fuel cells as range extenders for battery-electric vehicles

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0001145 ) to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to the technical and economic feasibility of commercializing fuel cell range extenders for available battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) in the US market. Gasoline PHEV40. Gasoline HEV. Gasoline ICEV.

2014 87

Phase 1 of DOE-funded ABBA Integrated Biorefinery project begins; renewable jet, gasoline, diesel and nanocellulose

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The project, which will co-produce full replacement renewable jet fuel, gasoline, diesel and Bioplus nanocellulose from woody biomass in an integrated biorefinery at AVAPCO’s site in Thomaston, Georgia, has received a $3.7-million award from the Department of Energy. The project aims to demonstrate that co-production of high volume commodity fuels and low volume, high value co-products enables profitable biorefineries at commercial scale.

2017 60

Alaska Airlines to be Gevo’s commercial launch partner for renewable alcohol-based jet fuel

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Gevo has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Alaska Airlines to purchase Gevo’s renewable jet fuel and fly the first commercial flight on alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ). Gevo has been working through the rigorous ASTM process for six years, which includes extensive engine testing and data analysis by all of the major original equipment manufacturers to establish the specification for this drop in fuel.

2015 76

Cummins introduces 5L V8 diesel for North American light- and medium-duty commercial vehicles

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will be manufactured at the Columbus Engine Plant, with production to start during the fourth quarter of 2014. Many of our customers have asked for a Cummins alternative for gasoline or other small displacement automotive diesel engines. The new ISV 5.0 diesel. Click to enlarge.

2013 109

CMU analysis finds BEVs powered with natural gas-based electricity have about 40% of the lifecycle GHGs of a conventional gasoline vehicle

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According to a new lifecycle analysis by a team at Carnegie Mellon University, a battery electric vehicle (BEV) powered with natural gas-based electricity achieves around an average 40% lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction when compared to a conventional gasoline vehicle.

2015 127

Ricardo signs MoU for strategic cooperation with Foton, collaboration on new 1.0L gasoline engine

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Ltd (Foton), a designer and manufacturer of commercial vehicles, including medium and heavy-duty trucks, light-duty trucks, vans, pickups, and buses. gasoline engine, through which Ricardo will help Foton improve engine efficiency and meet new emissions and fuel consumptions standards in China. Ricardo has signed two contracts with Beiqi Foton Motor Co.

2015 73

Joule expands solar CO2 conversion platform to produce renewable gasoline and jet hydrocarbons

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Joule, the developer of a direct, single-step, continuous process for the production of solar hydrocarbon fuels ( earlier post ), has extended its solar CO 2 conversion platform to produce renewable gasoline- and jet fuel-range hydrocarbons. With this latest development, Joule can now also directly produce medium-chain hydrocarbons which are substantial components of gasoline (Sunflow-G) and jet fuel (Sunflow-J).

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EPS advancing diesel engine for general aviation applications; 30-50% lower fuel consumption than gasoline

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The Graflight V-8 engine employs an electronic control system designed and manufactured by Bosch General Aviation Technology; the system reduces to dramatically reduce pilot workload and ensure efficiency and ease of operation.

2015 78

ArcelorMittal, LanzaTech and Primetals to build €87M commercial-scale waste-gas-to-ethanol plant

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ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company; LanzaTech; and Primetals Technologies, a leading technology and service provider to the iron and steel industry have entered into a letter of intent to construct Europe’s first commercial-scale production facility to create bioethanol from waste gases produced during the steelmaking process. It will predominantly be used in gasoline blending, but it can also be further processed into other products such as drop in jet fuel.

2015 77

Toyota provides update on status of green car technology, future plans; 21 new hybrid models, new gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EV and fuel cell stack

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In the area of energy conservation, TMC has developed a new gasoline engine that achieves a maximum 38.5% Gasoline engines. An enhanced engine for use in hybrid vehicles, based on the 2.5-liter AR gasoline engine, adopts the Atkinson cycle and D-4S injection system. Starting in 2014, TMC plans to launch a vehicle with a new 2.0-liter, turbo-charged AR engine, also based on the 2.5-liter AR gasoline engine. The new EQ EV offers power consumption of 104 Wh/km.

2012 102

ExxonMobil, Corning and Toyota develop onboard membrane system to separate gasoline into octane fractions to optimize engine efficiency and performance

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ExxonMobil, Corning and Toyota have collaborated to develop an Onboard Separation System (OBS) to optimize gasoline engine efficiency and performance. OBS is a membrane-based process that separates gasoline into higher and lower octane fractions—essentially creating a dual fuel system from a single base fuel—allowing optimal use of fuel components based on engine requirements. 100 RON product when using regular unleaded (RUL) 92 RON gasoline as the base fuel.

2014 103

Ampcera announces a low-cost and scalable solid electrolyte technology for solid-state batteries

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Performance and cost are the bottlenecks in the commercialization of SE technology and SSBs. To address them, Ampcera has been developing a scalable SE technology, and has filed multiple US patent applications and an international PCT patent application on its flexible SE membranes, a low-cost manufacturing method, and the corresponding SSBs. Ampcera has already successfully commercialized a series of solid-state electrolyte materials, including sulfide compounds (e.g.

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American Refining Group taking 1/3 stake in Amyris/Cosan Novvi JV; accelerating commercialization of renewable base oil and lubricants

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Our launch of Novvi’s synthetic base oils has been embraced by manufacturers in a range of top-tier lubricant segments, across both automotive and industrial applications. American Refining Group (ARG) is taking a 33.3% stake in Novvi LLC, a joint venture of Amyris and Brazil-based Cosan S.A.

2016 78

GM CEO outlines highlights of fuel economy plan through MY2016: lightweighting; more efficient gasoline and clean diesel engines, electrification

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More efficient gasoline engines. GM is improving the thermodynamic efficiency of our gasoline engines using a suite of technologies, including turbocharging, direct injection, variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation. Akerson also spoke briefly about the benefits of natural gas for vehicles, especially for commercial fleets and long-haul truckers. Manufacturing energy intensity.

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Lufthansa to evaluate Gevo Alcohol-to-Jet renewable fuel for commercial aviation use

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has come to an agreement with Lufthansa under which the carrier will evaluate Gevo’s renewable jet fuel with the goal of approving the alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) for commercial aviation use. These differences in ATJ blend components from SPK paraffins derived from the FT or HEFA processes cause concern with turbine engine manufacturers because the different carbon distributions of the fuel might impact engine performance. Bio-isobutanol producer Gevo, Inc.

2014 76

Fallbrook and TEAM to commercialize NuVinci CVT for low- to medium-speed vehicle by late 2015 or early 2016

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inventor of the NuVinci continuously variable planetary (CVP) transmission technology ( earlier post ), and TEAM Industries (TEAM) plan for the near-term commercialization of NuVinci technology in a transmission suitable for a small, low- to medium-speed vehicle. Fallbrook Technologies Inc.,

2014 96

Mazda Begins Commercial Leasing of Hybrid Rotary Hydrogen Vehicle

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Mazda Motor Corporation has begun commenced commercial leasing of the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid ( earlier post ), a hydrogen hybrid vehicle that offers substantially improved performance due to the addition of a hybrid system. Transparent view of Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid.

2009 85

Ford CEO Unveils New Figo for India Market and Export Sales, New Manufacturing Plant in China with Changan

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The new Ford Figo will be manufactured at Ford’s expanded integrated manufacturing facility near Chennai, which is undergoing a $500 million transformation to become a regional center of excellence for Ford small car production. Separately, Ford announced that its joint venture with Changan in China—Changan Ford Mazda Automobile (CFMA)—is building a new, manufacturing facility in Chongqing, scheduled for completion in 2012. The Ford Figo. Click to enlarge.

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CMU team identifies IVOCs emissions from on-road gasoline vehicles and small off-road engines as important SOA precursors

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A team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has characterized the intermediate volatility organic compound (IVOC) emissions from on-road gasoline vehicles (LDGVs) and small off-road gasoline engines (SOREs). The researchers said their results clearly demonstrate that IVOCs from gasoline engines are an important class of SOA precursors. Emissions from on-road light-duty gasoline vehicles (LDGVs) are a major contributor to secondary organic aerosol (SOA) in urban environments.

2016 60

UK unveils new plan to cut NO2; sale of new conventional gasoline and diesel cars to end by 2040; focus on local action

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Among the many policy and funding details in the UK Plan for Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations , produced by Defra and the Department for Transport is the cessation of the sale of all new conventional gasoline and diesel cars by 2040.

2017 78

QUB spin-out to commercialize to technique for production of MOFs; storage for natural gas vehicles

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The technology is to be commercialized by a spin-out from the University, MOF Technologies. MOF manufacturing techniques have been limited as they are costly, slow and require large quantities of solvents, which can be toxic and harmful to the environment. Seed funding has been provided by both QUBIS and NetScientific, which specializes in commercializing technologies developed within university laboratories. Example of mechanochemical production of a MOF. Pichon et al.

2012 76

Renault-Nissan and Daimler Announce Strategic Cooperation; Equity Exchanges, Common Small Vehicle Platform, Powertrains and Light Commercial Vehicles

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The new partners have agreed upon, and will implement with immediate effect, specific projects in the areas of a new common architecture for small vehicles; engines; and light commercial vehicles. The focus of the cooperation in the powertrain area is on the sharing of highly fuel-efficient, diesel and gasoline engines between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler. Daimler will provide gasoline and diesel engines out of its current portfolio to Infiniti.

2010 74