Neste testing renewable gasoline in Sweden for possible commercialization internationally

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), is beginning the final phase of testing of a renewable gasoline for drop-in commercial use in the existing fleet. The final phase will complete commercial tests of the fuel, thereby enabling significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline and hybrid cars.

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UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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Herein, industry based along with our proposed internal resistance (IR) based fast charging techniques were performed on commercial Panasonic NCR 18650B cylindrical batteries. High internal resistance can cause problems during charging.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Argo AI launch international trials of autonomous driving with ID. BUZZ

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It marks a milestone for Volkswagen Group and its Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand (VWCV), which plans to implement Level 4-capable autonomous driving technology for self-driving vans. BUZZ is to facilitate commercial deployment of transport and delivery services starting in 2025.

Cummins begins testing of hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine

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Cummins has begun testing a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine. Following the proof-of-concept testing, the company plans to evaluate the engine in a variety of on- and off-highway applications, supporting the company’s efforts to accelerate the decarbonization of commercial vehicles. The proof-of-concept test is building on Cummins’ existing technology leadership in gaseous-fuel applications and powertrains.

SAE International publishes new J2954 wireless charging standard

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SAE International has published the first global standard that specifies, in a single document, both the electric vehicle and supply equipment (EVSE) ground-system requirements for wireless charging of electric vehicles (EV).

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First international safety standard for Level 4 automated driving systems has been published

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An international group of experts led by WMG, University of Warwick working together as a part of an ISO technical committee, has published the first international (ISO) safety standard for Level 4 automated driving systems, taking them a step further towards being more widely available. They currently tend to operate on predefined routes in low-speed environments, often being used in commercial, business or university campuses.

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First Hualong One Gen III reactor in commercial operation

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Unit 5 of China’s Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant, the first project to adopt China’s indigenous Generation III nuclear power technology Hualong One (HPR 1000), has been put into commercial operation, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced.

Baker Hughes acquires exclusive license from SRI International for mixed salt process technology for carbon capture

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Baker Hughes has entered into a global exclusive licensing agreement with SRI International to use SRI’s innovative Mixed-Salt Process (MSP) for CO 2 capture. —Manish Kothari, president of SRI International.

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VW Commercial Vehicles unveils e-BULLI; electric T1

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) unveiled the e-BULLI. The new look and corresponding technical solutions were developed by the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles design center in cooperation with VWCV Vintage Vehicles and the Communications department.

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Li-Cycle delivers first commercial shipment of recycled battery material

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a North-America-based lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, recently completed its first shipment of commercially recycled battery material, containing energy metals concentrate. Li-Cycle Corp. ,

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Ford opens E-Transit Registration site for commercial customers; new pricing

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Ford is opening an E-Transit registration site today for commercial customers ahead of order banks opening by July. To date, more than 450 commercial customers in North America, including 200 top fleets and fleet management companies, have said they’re interested in purchasing the E-Transit.

LBNL, Nissan researchers explore ethanol internal reforming in SOFCs for vehicle applications

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Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Nissan Research Center report on their investigation of the internal reforming of ethanol fuel on high-performance metal-supported solid-oxide fuel cells (MS-SOFCs) with infiltrated catalysts in a paper in the Journal of Power Sources.

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First International Safety Standard for Fully Automated Driving Systems Published

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First international commercial flight completed with direct sugar to hydrocarbon (DSHC) fuel

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Amyris has partnered with Brazilian airline GOL to fly the industry’s first commercial flight with sugarcane-derived farnesane, the recently approved renewable jet fuel. On 15 June, ASTM revised its jet fuel standard, paving the way for airlines to use Synthesized Iso-Paraffin (SIP) farnesane (generically, Direct Sugar to Hydrocarbon, DSHC) as a jet fuel component in commercial airlines globally.

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Ampcera announces internal battery heating architecture for fast-charging solid-state batteries

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a developer of solid electrolyte technologies for advanced electric vehicle batteries ( earlier post ), announced a new, low-cost, energy-efficient internal heating battery architecture that directly targets the solid electrolyte separator, the key component in solid-state batteries. Currently commercially available Ampcera solid-state electrolyte materials include sulfides (e.g. Ampcera Inc.,

Hyundai Motor signs MOU to commercialize hydrogen fuel-cell-propulsion systems for marine vessels

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Hyundai Motor Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Global Service, a South Korean manufacturer specializing in ship electric propulsion systems and a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, and Korean Register (KR), South Korea’s only internationally recognized classification society, to develop and commercialize hydrogen fuel cell systems to propel marine vessels.

NYK Line, JMU and ClassNK partner to commercialize ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier

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In 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) set the goal of halving GHG emissions from the international maritime sector by 2050 and reaching a target of zero as early as the end of this century.

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International travelers experience adverse cardiopulmonary health effects even after short stay in polluted cities

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The study is the first of its kind, say the authors, to analyze pollution-related coughing and breathing difficulties and recovery times upon returning home, in healthy, young adults who’ve travelled internationally. Before embarking on their travels, all were taught how to measure their lung function and heart rate daily using commercially available spirometers (to measure lung function), wrist blood pressure monitors, and heart rate sensors.

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Ford introduces F-150 Lightning Pro electric pickup targeted at commercial customers

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Ford unveiled the all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro, a version of the electric F-150 Lightning ( earlier post ) targeted at commercial customers. Commercial customers track their business expenses closely—they buy what they need and not a penny more.

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Plus raises $200M in new funding to advance global commercialization of its automated trucks

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Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a provider of self-driving truck technology, completed a $200-million round of funding led by new investors Guotai Junan International, CPE, and Wanxiang International Investment.

Knorr-Bremse opens new commercial vehicle e-mobility development unit: eCUBATOR

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Knorr-Bremse, a leading provider of braking systems and of other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, is bundling its know-how in the field of e-mobility in a new, in-house development unit, eCUBATOR. We want to support our customers in the e-mobilization of commercial vehicles.

Hystar raises $5.9M+ to develop and commercialize its high-efficiency thin-membrane PEM electrolysis tech

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million) to support further development and commercialization. Hystar, a spin-out from SINTEF that is developing a novel PEM electrolysis technology, has raised more than NOK 50 million (US$5.9

Electric commercial vehicle company SEA Electric raises $42M; partnership with Exro

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The net proceeds from the investment will allow SEA Electric to solidify its position in the electrification of commercial vehicles while funding its backlog and facilitating more pilot programs with operators. SEA Electric Holdings Pty Ltd.

Citroën launching electrification offensive across commercial range

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Citroën is a leading player in the Light Commercial Vehicles market. The Brand is now preparing to launch a major electrification offensive across its commercial range. This electrification will concern the light commercial vehicles but also the passenger vehicles. Citroën is a centenarian brand boasting nearly 90 years of expertise in light commercial vehicles.

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Japanese consortium reports successful demonstration of hydrogen supply chain system using MCH; semi-commercialization to begin

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By transporting and storing more than 100 tons of hydrogen over ten (10) months, the demonstration verified that the system is technically ready for commercial use and confirmed SPERA Hydrogen’s potential contribution to global carbon neutrality in 2050.

Brazilian airline GOL to make first international commercial flights with newly approved Amyris-Total drop-in biofuel

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Amyris has partnered with Brazilian airline GOL to begin the first international commercial route with a drop-in renewable jet fuel (farnesane) blend developed by Amyris and Total ( earlier post ). On 15 June, ASTM revised its jet fuel standard, paving the way for airlines to use Synthesized Iso-Paraffin (SIP) farnesane as a jet fuel component in commercial airlines globally.

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Hyundai Motor partners with regional firms to establish H2 fuel cell commercial vehicle ecosystem in China

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Hyundai Motor Company is spearheading the development of a hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicle ecosystem in China with regional partners. Hyundai believes China has a massive potential for hydrogen powered commercial vehicles.

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Mahindra and REE Automotive to establish a strategic collaboration for the development of electric commercial vehicles

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Mahindra & Mahindra and REE Automotive signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore development and manufacturing of electric commercial vehicles for global markets. such as commercial vehicles, mid-duty delivery trucks, last mile delivery, passenger cars, taxis and shuttles.

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SAE WPT Taskforce urges FCC to move on commercialization of wireless charging

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SAE International’s Wireless Power Transfer and Alignment Task Force, SAE J2954, is urging the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to act to support the commercialization of wireless charging operating in the frequency band of 79 kHz to 90 kHz as well as type approval based on SAE J2954 standards as well as ANSI C63.3. . The SAE task force consists of more than 150 international experts representing automakers, suppliers, users, national laboratories, and government agencies.

Japanese demonstration project begins for commercialization of vessels equipped with high-power fuel cells

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Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), and ENEOS Corporation announced that Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has approved the companies’ participation in a demonstration project for the commercialization of high-power Fuel Cell (FC) vessels.

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Velodyne Lidar collaborating with Ford Otosan on autonomous driving for heavy commercial vehicles; Velarray H800

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is collaborating with Ford Otosan on product development and testing of autonomous heavy commercial trucks. Ford Otosan, with annual production capacity of 455,000 vehicles, 70,000 engines and 140,000 powertrains, is the biggest commercial vehicle production center of Ford in Europe.

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Gevo enters into purchase and sale agreement for ATJ fuel with Air TOTAL International

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Air TOTAL International SA and Gevo have entered into a purchase and sale agreement for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)—specifically, Alcohol-to-Jet, ATJ—for use and distribution in France and other parts of Europe. Air TOTAL supplies the commercial, business and general aviation sectors at more than 300 airports in 72 countries on five continents.

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Aeristech introduces new 20 kW motor for internal combustion and fuel cell compressor applications

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The applications for Aeristech’s new 20kW motor include traditional internal combustion and fuel cell passenger and commercial vehicles with stacks of up to and more than 100kW, industrial, aerospace and marine. Aeristech, the UK-based developer of power-dense and efficient high-speed electric motors for applications including super- and turbo-chargers and fuel-cell compressors, has introduced a new 20 kW motor.

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Group14 Technologies launches commercial manufacturing factory in US for lithium-silicon anode materials

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US-based Group14 Technologies , a global provider of silicon-carbon composite materials for lithium-ion markets, announced the launch of its first commercial-scale 27,000-square foot US manufacturing factory to meet demand for higher-performing lithium-silicon anode materials. The new factory, located at Group14 HQ in Woodinville, Washington, also will house a new R&D center, corporate offices, and serves as the first of several planned commercial manufacturing sites.

DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The new TCF selections will expand DOE’s efforts to catalyze the commercial impact of the Department’s portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities. MetalTek International, Watertown, Wis.

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Henkel and RLE International demonstrate lightweighting potential in hybrid automotive body parts

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In a comprehensive joint study, Henkel and RLE International have examined and validated the potential of high-performance structural foam for lightweighting in automotive body and closure parts. The hybrid parts feature a solid frame or carrier molded in higher percent fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) and selective reinforcements using Henkel’s Teroson EP structural foam, a commercially available epoxy based material that delivers high strength and stiffness at extremely low weight.

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Faraday Institution commits a further $31M to battery research to deliver commercial impact

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million will fund these refocused research projects, including targeting market opportunities and early-stage commercial development, in the following areas: Extending battery life , led by Prof Clare Grey, University of Cambridge, with researchers from the Universities of Birmingham, Liverpool, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, Warwick, Imperial College London and UCL.

Ballard introduces fuel cell industry’s first commercial module to power ships: FCwave

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Global efforts to decarbonize include commercial maritime activities, where Ballard intends to build on our leading position in zero-emission fuel cell solutions. —Rob Campbell, Ballard Chief Commercial Officer.

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DSM and Lightyear to scale the commercialization of integrated solar roofs for EVs

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High-tech mobility innovator Lightyear and Royal DSM will jointly scale the commercialization of Lightyear’s unique solar-powered roof for the electric vehicle market.

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CATL expands partnerships with VDL and Quantron in Europe for commercial vehicle electrification

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and Quantron AG to optimize local product solutions and services for commercial vehicle electrification in Europe. The NMC battery is another optional solution for commercial vehicle electrification, especially for vehicles that have higher requirements for volume efficiency.

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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. In June, the company was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Wrightspeed CEO Ian Wright was an invited presenter to the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.

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International Trucks offers over-the-air programming for Cummins engines

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Building on its introduction of over-the-air (OTA) programming for its proprietary engines, International Trucks is now the first truck OEM to offer OTA programming for Cummins engines. Over-the-air programming, available through the nine-pin International LINK device, enables drivers or fleet managers to utilize a mobile interface to initiate engine programming at the customer’s facility over a safe, secure Wi-Fi Connection.

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