Three-part catalyst study advances conversion of CO2 to ethanol

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The efficient conversion of carbon dioxide, a major air pollutant, into ethanol or higher alcohols is a big challenge in heterogeneous catalysis, generating great interest in both basic scientific research and commercial applications.

Geely begins mass production of commercial satellites; support for future vehicles

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Eighteen months after start of construction of its intelligent satellite production and testing center in Taizhou, China, Geely Technology Group has begun mass production of commercial satellites.

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Airbus installs first 3D-printed titanium part on series-production commercial aircraft; part manufactured by Arconic

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Airbus and Arconic, a global technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing company, have achieved a 3D printing first—the installation of a 3D printed titanium bracket on a series production Airbus commercial aircraft, the A350 XWB. Arconic is 3D printing these parts for Airbus’s newest widebody aircraft at Arconic’s additive manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas. This 3D printed titanium bracket is part of an ongoing partnership between Airbus and Arconic.

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Desktop Metal qualifies 4140 low-alloy steel for high-volume additive manufacturing of end-use parts with the Production System

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Desktop Metal is the first and only company to qualify 4140 low-alloy steel for use with metal binder jetting systems, enabling its use in mass production end-use part applications. million per year at a fully burdened part cost as low as $2.45.

Hyundai outlines broad hydrogen strategy; focus on commercial vehicles; cost parity with BEVs by 2030

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The Group said it will electrify all new commercial vehicle models—featuring fuel cell electric or battery electric powertrains, as well as the application of fuel cell systems—by 2028. High durability stacks for commercial vehicles will achieve 500,000 kilometers of drive range.

Motherson Group collaborating with UBQ to bring carbon-negative thermoplastics into auto parts

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The companies are joining efforts to implement the carbon-negative UBQ thermoplastic ( earlier post ) into auto parts manufactured by Motherson Group for the automotive industry. Adding as little as 10% UBQ GHG to a part can immediately transform it into a carbon-neutral product.

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Bakken Energy to purchase synfuels plant and convert to blue hydrogen production as part of $2B hydrogen hub project

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The North Dakota Hydrogen Hub is expected to be commercially operational in late 2026 with a redevelopment budget for the broader hub including carbon capture and sequestration and hydrogen storage exceeding $2 billion. As part of the agreement between Basin Electric and Bakken the Synfuels Plant will continue existing operations through 2025.

Niron Magnetics raises $21.3M to commercialize rare-earth-free iron-nitride magnets

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As part of ARPA-E’s REACT program, the University of Minnesota (UMN) developed an early stage prototype of an iron-nitride permanent magnet material. Niron Magnetics , a company developing high-performance rare-earth-free iron-nitride (FeN) permanent magnets, has raised $21.3

VW Commercial Vehicles unveils e-BULLI; electric T1

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) unveiled the e-BULLI. All of the electric drive system's standard parts are being made by Volkswagen Group Components in Kassel. The company is also offering qualified dealers a ready-to-fit parts kit.

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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.

Oberon Fuels starts commercial production of renewable dimethyl ether (rDME)

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Oberon Fuels, producer of clean-burning dimethyl ether (DME) transportation fuel, has begun production of the first renewable DME (rDME) in the United States, and the only current commercial production of this in the world.

Rio Tinto Alma smelter site for first commercial demo of ELYSIS GHG-free aluminum smelting technology

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ELYSIS has selected the Alma smelter, operated by Rio Tinto in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec, for the first installation and demonstration of its inert anode technology at a commercial size of 450 kiloamperes (kA)—a common capacity for modern, full-scale smelters.

Senate passes sustainable chemistry act as part of military spending bill

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Agencies participating in the Entity must carry out specified activities in support of sustainable chemistry, including incorporating sustainable chemistry into existing research, development, demonstration, technology transfer, commercialization, education, and training programs. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the Senate in late July includes the bipartisan Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019 ( S.999 ), led by US Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.)

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Gevo and Axens ally on ethanol-to-jet technology and sustainable aviation fuel commercial project development

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Gevo and Axens North America have entered into an agreement that establishes a strategic alliance aimed at accelerating the commercialization of sustainable ethanol-to-jet (ETJ) projects in the United States. As part of the alliance, Axens brings technologies with more than 60 related patents; engineering packages; proprietary catalysts; and certain proprietary equipment required to convert ethanol into jet fuel. 30 years of commercial operation.

Nuvera Fuel Cells announces commercial availability of E-45 fuel cell system

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, announced that its Nuvera E-45 fuel cell system is now commercially available.

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PACCAR and Aurora partner to develop and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks

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PACCAR and Aurora have signed a global, strategic agreement to develop, test and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks.

BASF investing €16M into tire pyrolysis oil company Pyrum as part of ChemCycling project

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BASF will uptake most of the pyrolysis oil and process it into new chemical products by using a mass balance approach as part of its ChemCycling project.

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Albertsons makes first US commercial 100% electric refrigerated grocery delivery with a Class 8 truck; Volvo Trucks and AEM

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to make the first commercial 100% zero-emission grocery delivery with a Class 8 truck in the US. Albertsons Companies, the second-largest grocery chain in the US, recently took delivery of two Volvo VNR Electric trucks at its distribution center in Irvine, California.

Tesla supplier Pegatron is building a parts plant in Texas

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Recent reports have indicated that Taiwan’s Pegatron has selected a site in El Paso, Texas, for an upcoming production facility that would provide parts for American electric car maker Tesla. The post Tesla supplier Pegatron is building a parts plant in Texas appeared first on TESLARATI.

Daimler Truck and Cummins sign global framework agreement for cooperation in medium-duty commercial vehicle engines

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As part of the strategic partnership, Daimler Truck AG and Cummins Inc. Daimler Truck AG and Cummins Inc. announced in February that they would enter into a global strategic partnership for medium-duty engines. Earlier post.) The details of the agreement have been established and the framework agreement has been signed by both companies.

Utah-based Energy Fuels to enter commercial rare earth business in Q1-2021

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Upon a successful ramp-up of this program, Energy Fuels will be the first US company in several years to produce a marketable mixed REE concentrate ready for separation on a commercial scale. Our goal is to domestically produce the raw materials needed for clean energy and advanced technologies, while creating green jobs in an economically challenged part of the country. Energy Fuels Inc.

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Lightning eMotors partners with Soderholm Bus & Mobility to sell electric commercial vehicles in Hawaii

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Lightning eMotors signed a new exclusive partnership with Soderholm Bus & Mobility in Hawaii to provide Lightning eMotors’ zero-emission powertrains for their commercial van and bus customers.

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UPS forms subsidiary and applies for FAA Part 135 certification to operate drone delivery unit

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UPS has applied to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Part 135 certification to operate commercial drone flights in the UPS network under a subsidiary business called UPS Flight Forward, Inc. FAA grants the authority to operate on-demand, unscheduled air service via the Part 135 certificate. In contrast to more-limited FAA certifications for of drone flights for by other companies, UPS Flight Forward would operate under the FAA’s standard Part 135 certification.

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ChargePoint acquires eBus and commercial vehicle management provider ViriCiti to accelerate fleet electrification

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ChargePoint Holdings, a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network operating in North America and Europe, has acquired ViriCiti, a leading provider of electrification solutions for eBus and commercial fleets. The ViriCiti team, customer accounts and technology will become part of ChargePoint’s operations.

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AXYARD, Lab1886 and Daimler Trucks automate the operation of commercial vehicles

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The automated snow removal by two self-driving Mercedes-Benz Arocs in Immendingen shows a successful application for automated commercial vehicles in closed areas.

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Suzuki and Daihatsu join CJP to apply CASE technologies in mini-commercial vehicles in Japan

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have joined the Commercial Japan Partnership (CJP) commercial vehicle project ( earlier post ) to accelerate their carbon neutrality initiatives in minivehicles through the dissemination of CASE technologies (connected, autonomous, shared and electric) and services. Mini-commercial vehicles cover areas that are accessible to them because of their size and support last-mile logistics. Suzuki Motor Corporation and Daihatsu Motor Co.,

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Ballard and Forsee Power to develop & commercialize integrated fuel cell & battery solutions for heavy-duty hydrogen mobility

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As part of the strategic relationship, Ballard is committing to participate as a cornerstone lead investor (up to €40 million) in connection with the proposed IPO of Forsee.

Merchants Fleet intends to buy 12,600 electric light commercial vehicles from GM’s BrightDrop

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Merchants is working with BrightDrop to procure 12,600 BrightDrop EV600s, an all-new, electric light commercial vehicle purpose-built for the delivery of goods and services over long ranges.

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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.

Sionic Energy, formerly NOHMs, launches to commercialize next-generation silicon-anode Li-ion battery cells

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As part of this transformation Ed Williams, NOHMs’ Company Chairman, Acting CEO, and 15-year battery industry executive will assume the position of CEO and guide the company through its accelerated growth strategy into the automotive, consumer electronics, and aviation battery markets.

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UCSD team offers roadmap of four challenges for solid-state battery commercialization

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In an open-access review paper published in Nature Nanotechnology , researchers at the University of California San Diego offer a research roadmap that includes four challenges that need to be addressed in order to advance all-solid-state batteries to commercialization.

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POET-DSM’s first commercial cellulosic bio-ethanol plant on schedule for startup in first part of 2014

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POET-DSM Advanced Biofuel’s first commercial cellulosic bio-ethanol plant remains on schedule for startup in the first part of 2014 as workers continue equipment installation and other activity through the winter. Commissioning for select parts of the process is scheduled to begin in January.

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

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Plus plans to use the new funds to accelerate the global commercialization and deployment of its automated trucking system. The company will also scale deployments in the US and China, and expand internationally to Europe and other parts of Asia.

GM to invest nearly $800M to convert CAMI into Canada’s 1st large-scale commercial EV plant; EV600 first

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BrightDrop is an all-new business within GM offering commercial customers an ecosystem of connected and electrified products and services designed to improve the delivery of goods and services from the first to last mile.

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Ford to produce new Volkswagen Amarok as part of commercial vehicle agreement

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Ford and Volkswagen have announced they will produce 8m commercial vehicles as part of an alliance

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Daimler Truck and Cummins enter strategic partnership for medium-duty commercial vehicle engines

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As part of the planned strategic partnership, Cummins will invest in the further development of medium-duty engine systems for Daimler Trucks and Buses and the global production and delivery of medium-duty engines by Cummins for Daimler Trucks and Buses beginning in the second half of the decade. In the future, Daimler Truck AG will focus on the further progression of zero-emission drive technologies as well as further development of commercial heavy-duty drivetrains.

Hyundai to launch XCIENT Fuel Cell truck, reveal fuel cell commercial vehicle roadmap next week

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At the event, leaders of Hyundai’s Commercial Vehicle Business Division and Fuel Cell Center will introduce the eco-friendly fuel cell truck and their roadmap for clean commercial mobility.

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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. With experience from GE and DuPont, Dummer has led the commercialization of 10+ world-first technologies ranging from advanced materials, electrical systems & biotechnology. Wrightspeed Inc.,

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1st development phase of Autostack Industrie project for commercialization of fuel cell stacks complete

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The complexity and number of parts of a fuel cell (FC) system is similar to a combustion engine. Depending on capacity, the stack alone consists of up to 400 pairings of individual parts (cells) in addition to assembly parts, end plates and system interfaces. In 2017, Germany launched a consortium of leading industrial companies to investigate high-volume production of automotive fuel cell stacks. Earlier post.)

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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. . A/m under Part 18 from 79 kHz to 90 kHz when utilizing a measurement distance of 10 meters.

Nuseed secures commercial offtake agreement for carinata with leading biodiesel producer Saipol

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Nuseed Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, has executed a commercial off-take agreement with Saipol, the largest biodiesel producer in Europe, to supply Nuseed Carinata as a feedstock for certified low-carbon oil for renewable fuels and high protein non-GMO meal for livestock feed.

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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.