Dana presenting VariGlide beltless transmission technology at International VDI Conference

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Dana Holding Corporation will present its VariGlide planetary variator for beltless continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) at the International VDI Conference, to be held 21-22 June 2016, in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

GM and SAE International select 8 NA universities for new autonomous vehicle competition; Bolt EV the platform

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At WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience, SAE International and General Motors announced the eight North American universities which will compete in the upcoming AutoDrive Challenge. Autonomous driving Conferences and other events Electric (Battery This new autonomous vehicle design competition is a three-year challenge to develop and demonstrate a fully autonomous passenger vehicle.

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Walt Disney World Resorts Adding Exciting New Group Options

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Meeting planners might not always think of Walt Disney World as a venue for clients with serious business in mind , but the “House the Mouse Built” is continually evolving to offer new options for incentive trips, conferences and other corporate gatherings. “We

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ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black (rCB)

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The ASTM International Board of Directors approved the launch of a new technical committee dedicated to developing standards for the growing field of recovered carbon black (rCB). James Thomas, president of ASTM International, said, “We’re thrilled to see this committee spring forth from the vibrancy of one of our existing committees.

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VW Internal Diesel-Cheating Probe: So Far, 50 Employees Have Talked

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a news conference ten weeks ago that Volkswagen used illegal software to cheat emissions tests, the company has been under heavy scrutiny. German prosecutors raided corporate offices, and Volkswagen has conducted its own internal investigation. Since the U.S.

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China Yuchai International introduces prototype Euro VI-compliant diesel engine

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China Yuchai International Limited announced that its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (GYMCL), recently introduced China’s first prototype diesel engine—based on its 8.4-liter YC6L platform—compliant with Euro VI emission standards.

MIA confirms showcase displays at International Low Carbon Conference 2012

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MIA has named the seven companies taking showcase displays at the 6th International Low Carbon Racing Conference. Europe’s leading conference for low carbon [.]. Faro Technologies, Flybrid Systems, Millers Oils, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, Oxford Brookes University, Ricardo and Williams Hybrid Power have confirmed their stands at the event on Wednesday 11th January at the NEC Birmingham. Latest news Birmingham low carbon MIA NEC

Lola-Drayson all-electric car to be unveiled at 2012 Low Carbon Racing Conference

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Lola Group and Drayson Racing Technologies (DRT) will launch their Lola-Drayson B12/69EV all-electric prototype racing car as part of International Motorsport Business Week on 11 January 2012 at the MIA International Low Carbon Conference in the UK.

German Government hosting international e-mobility conference; Merkel speaking

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The German Federal Government is hosting an international conference on e-mobility, “Electric Mobility Going Global” later this month (27-28 May) in Berlin; Germany’s chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel is scheduled to give a speech on the first conference day. The conference is conducted in cooperation with the National Electric Mobility Platform (NPE). The conference language is German, with simultaneous translation to English.

GSI/UNEP conference report finds fossil-fuel subsidy reform complex and challenges sobering; ~1% of global GDP spent on fossil-fuel subsidies

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Although momentum behind reforming subsidies for fossil fuels (for both consumers and producers) worldwide has gained significant momentum during the past few years, and although the benefits of subsidy reform seem evident, countries’ experience of reform and the challenges involved are “sobering”, according to a recently published report from a conference convened on the subject last year by the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

1st International Conference on Materials for Energy

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Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology), a non-profit scientific and technical society based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and partners are organizing the 1 st International Conference on Materials for Energy , to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany 4-8 July 2010. The program of the conference will cover current topics and recent progress in the science and technology of energy and new materials, including the nanoscale origin of macroscopic properties.

RIVE 2011 announces green car line-up

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The international event, consisting of two days of conferences and ‘green’ car trials, brings together the public and private sectors, to discuss and discover more about the world [.]. Green credentials Alès conference event France green car Renault RIVE trialsThe line-up for this year’s RIVE (les Rencontres Internationales des Voitures Ecologiques) event has been revealed as the show returns to Alès in the south of France.

4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards: current issues, future trends

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The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Brazilian National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) and the European Commission’s Directorate C (Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency) are organizing the 4 th International Conference on Biofuels Standards to be held 13–15 November 2012 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Overflow crowd at DC plug-in conference

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News of oil by the barrel and gas by the gallon reaching new highs had been dominating TV and print, so it was perhaps not surprising that the Google/Brookings Plug-in Electric Vehicle Conference saw overflow crowds. The President of Ford bored plug-in proponents with tweaks to the internal combustion engine and appeals to the feds for hand-outs. One couldn’t help leaving the conference with the excitement of feeling part of an idea whose time has come.

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Program Annual Merit Review Awards

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He has contributed to a number of important national and international collaborative efforts, including the development of SAE standards for hydrogen vehicle-to-station communications hardware and software (SAE J2799), establishing emergency response procedures for FCEVs, and developing a hydrogen dispenser test device and hydrogen quality specification at the California Fuel Cell Partnership. Conferences and other events Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Standards

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Ford holding auto app developer conference; hackathon with LA data

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Ford Motor Company will hold an automotive app developer conference on 8 September as part of the Connected Car Expo taking place at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. The conference will be followed by an overnight hackathon where developers will be provided data generated by Ford vehicles and from the City of Los Angeles to create innovative apps.

Australia Hosts First Climate Change Adaptation Conference

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The first international conference held in Australia to discuss the science and options for adapting to climate change begins in the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Center, Queensland, on 29 June. Almost 1,000 delegates from around the world are registered for the three-day Climate Adaptation Futures 2010 Conference , hosted by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship.

Wrightspeed partners with AxleTech on heavy-duty electric drive

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a developer and manufacturer of heavy-duty range-extended electric vehicle (REV) powertrains ( earlier post ), has partnered with AxleTech International, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty specialty drivetrain systems. Wrightspeed Inc.,

Calendar: 9th International Symposium: Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie

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Researchers, developers and users from industry, science and research will be discussing the latest trends, studies and findings from battery research from 29-30 March 2017 in Aachen, Germany at the English-language Advanced Battery Power Conference. Internationally renowned experts such as Professor Jeff Dahn, FRSC from Dalhousie University NSERC/Tesla Canada Industrial Research (“Surprising Chemistry that takes place within Lithium Ion Cells”) and Dr. Michael M.

UCLA, UC Davis host world conference on electric vehicles and cities prior to EVS26

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The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and the UC Davis Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center will host the World Electric Vehicle Cities and Ecosystems Conference on 5 May, just prior to EVS 26. The conference will explore best practices and innovative solutions for the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles in cities throughout the world.

Ricardo to host conference on energy generation and management in low carbon vehicles

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Ricardo will host a conference on the challenges and potential solutions for auxiliary power units (APUs), waste energy recovery, and parasitic loss reduction in electric and other low carbon vehicles. The conference—to be held at the International Digital Laboratory auditorium of the Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, on 21 September 2011—arises from the work of Ricardo and its partners on the Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project (LCVTP).

Ireland hosts international EV summit

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Dublin is about to get ‘Fully Charged’ with the opening of a one day conference this week, welcoming electric vehicle experts from Europe, the US and China. Electric cars conference electric car electric vehicle eventOpening this Wednesday (July 11, 2012) at the Convention Centre in Dublin, delegates will discuss how these regions are embracing the transition to electric transport and will share [.].

Advanced biofuels conference in Singapore to focus on cellulosic and algal produced bioenergy

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Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology and Singapore’s Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) announced the second Keystone Symposia conference on Biofuels in Singapore from 1-6 March 2011. The lineup of speakers includes: Dr. Adam Brown of the International Energy Agency; Professor Timothy Donohue of the University of Wisconsin-Madison/ Great Lakes Bioenergy; Dr. Arthur Grossman of Solazyme, Inc.;

XL Hybrids to display retrofitted hybrid Chevrolet 2500 Cargo Van at MIT Energy Conference

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a company that has developed a low-cost hybrid electric powertrain designed specifically for class 1-3 commercial fleet use ( earlier post ), will display a Chevrolet Express 2500 cargo van fitted with the company’s hybrid technology at the 2012 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Energy Conference Energy Showcase on 16 March. XL Hybrids, Inc.,


International team sequences button mushroom genomes

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An international collaboration of two dozen institutions led by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has fully sequenced the genes of Agaricus bisporus —the button mushroom. The ability to use proteins prevalent in soil confers an advantage to Agaricus over other fungal scavengers.

Schaeffler presenting new CVT-based plug-in hybrid concept for B- and C-segments

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At the VDI Transmission Conference in Friedrichshafen, Schaeffler will be presenting a plug-in hybrid concept based on a CVT (continuously variable transmission). The electric motor used in the plug-in hybrid concept provides 80 kW of power, while a turbocharged 1.4-liter internal combustion engine provides a further 110 kW. In hybrid mode (combined operation of the internal combustion engine and electric motor), compact vehicles achieve an NEDC consumption of 1.6

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Calls for an international 48V electrical standard for vehicles; looming WLTP implementation

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The conference. The three-day conference showcased technological advances being achieved by the European industry in the development of 48V mild hybrids. A common international 48V standard would be a smart move.

ORNL team receives special recognition award from R&D for 20 kW wireless power transfer

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) received a special recognition award from R&D Magazine for the Wireless Power Transfer Based Electric and Plug-In Vehicle Charging System, submitted by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America and co-developed by a team of ORNL researchers with support from Cisco Systems and the International Transportation Innovation Center. at the 54 th annual R&D 100 Conference, sponsored by R&D Magazine.

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Nissan and ENEL announce V2G system, launch smart grid trials in Europe

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At the 21 st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris this week, Nissan announced the development of a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) system which will allow drivers to operate as individual energy hubs with the ability to store, use or return electricity to the grid.

LanzaTech collaborating with Swayana to convert waste gases from ferroalloy production to ethanol

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In a 2007 paper presented at the XI International Conference on Innovations in the Ferro Alloy Industry (Infacon XI), a team from the US EPA, the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT), and SINTEF Materials and Chemistry (Lindstad et al. The energy produced is assumed to be used internally at the site and the carbon content of the CO subsequently converted to CO 2 in-plant.

Xtrac introduces Integrated Lightweight Electric Vehicle (ILEV) transmission system; torque vectoring with dual motors

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Xtrac’s project P1227 ILEV transmission system made its debut at the international Driving Future Motorsport Business Growth Conference, organized by the Motorsport Industry Association (the MIA).

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BIO Conference Highlights Emerging Range of Pathways to Drop-in Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuels

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The following list of companies presenting their pathways to hydrocarbon fuels at the BIO conference is not exhaustive; indeed, other companies at the same conference could take their platforms, which they are currently targeting at the lower-volume, higher-value chemical molecule market, to produce higher-volume, lower value transportation fuels. ERS just announced a joint venture with Wilmar International Limited (Wilmar) to construct a high-capacity biorefinery in Indonesia.

Reducing vehicle weight ‘important’ to cutting emissions

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Saving weight is potentially more important to future car design than many expensive alternative solutions to going greener, delegates at the Sunderland International Automotive Conference were told yesterday (Wednesday). The importance of reducing weight cannot be over emphasised, Paul Compton, CEO JSP Europe, said at the second day of Sunderland International Automotive Conference.

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London to phase out diesel buses; all new single deckers for central London to be zero emission

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The Mayor made the announcement at the International Zero Emission Bus Conference and Fuel Cell Bus Workshop ( IFCBW ) at London City Hall, held 30 November and 1 December and hosted by Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE). CTE and Element Energy have begun making plans for the next International Zero Emission Bus Conference to be held in mid-2018.

IBM scientists demonstrate 10x faster large-scale machine learning using GPUs

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The results, which efficiently utilize the full potential of the GPU, are being presented at the 2017 NIPS Conference in Long Beach, California. In Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Machine Learning – Volume 48 (ICML 2016).

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Toyota to Debut Dedicated Hybrid Concept at 2010 North American International Auto Show

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Toyota Motor Sales, USA, announced that it will stage the world debut of a new dedicated hybrid concept vehicle during the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The vehicle will be revealed during a news conference held on Monday, 11 January at COBO Hall.

U Waterloo researcher awarded 2016 Distinguished Dissertation Award for work on fuel cell catalysts

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His eventual goal is to create a fuel cell that will last 5,000 hours of operation and be competitive with typical internal combustion engines. They include a $1,500 prize and an invitation to speak to the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies conference to be held this November in Toronto.

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Could laser system reduce fuel consumption?

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At this year’s Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics, researchers from Japan will reveal a new multi-beam laser system that could help reduce a vehicle’s fuel consumption. Since the 1970s, lasers have been discussed as an alternative ignition source for efficient internal combustion engines with laser ignition promising less pollution and greater fuel efficiency. Green cars Latest news Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics laser engines laser system lasers

University of Nottingham leading 3-year, £830K project on automotive power electronics

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Outreach activities will include a website, representation at key national and international events and an annual community conference, held in conjunction with the Advanced Propulsion Centre Power Electronics Spoke. The University of Nottingham (UK) is leading a 3-year, £830,000 (US$1.1-million) research project on power electronics—the EPSRC Challenge Network in Automotive Power Electronics.

The interdependency of autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging

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Conference presentations at the 4th International Electric Vehicle Expo this week in Jeju, South Korea, explored issues related to automated driving systems, electric vehicles and infrastructure. Specifically, two presentations from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and SAE International addressed the interdependence of standardization, autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging. “