2019 Keeling Curve Prize winners include Opus 12; conversion of CO2 into fuels and chemicals

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water and electricity to produce higher-energy carbon-based products and a co-product of pure oxygen. Energy Access. Finance. African Clean Energy (Lesotho) produces cookstoves that reduce smoke emissions and solar electricity for small electronics and LED lighting. Clean Energy Works (Washington, D.C.) is using pay-as-you-save financing to help transportation companies switch to electric buses. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels

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Beacon Power Flywheel Energy Storage Plant Approved for Construction by New York State Public Service Commission

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The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted the Beacon Power Corporation a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) for its proposed 20 MW flywheel frequency regulation plant in Stephentown, New York, and approved the project’s overall financing. A flywheel system is a storage-based approach, and thus is of particular interest for use in conjunction with renewable power generation (wind, solar) where the primary power output is variable.

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Lishen and ZAP in strategic alliance; funding for several thousand EV conversions in US

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ZAP, and electric vehicle company based in California, has entered into a strategic alliance with Tianjin Battery Company Ltd ( Lishen ), through which Lishen will provide financing for several thousand full vehicle EV conversions of US fleet vehicles using Lishen’s latest Li-ion battery technology and ZAP’s proprietary patented Vehicle Control Unit (VCU). ZAP plans to utilize this financing alliance to pursue other volume fleet opportunities in the Americas and SE Asia.

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FreeWire Technologies raises $125M in Series D; battery-integrated ultrafast EV charging stations

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FreeWire Technologies, a developer of ultrafast electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions, raised $125 million in new capital. The financing consists of a Senior Convertible Note provided exclusively by funds and accounts managed by BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

Rio Tinto makes US$10M strategic equity investment in Nano One; strategic partnership on cathode materials

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The technology applies to all lithium-ion battery chemistries for applications in electric vehicles, renewable energy storage and portable electronics. Battery materials company Nano One and Rio Tinto have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership, with Rio Tinto providing iron and lithium products, collaboration and a US$10-million investment into Nano One.

DOE releases five-year strategic plan, 2014-2018; supporting “all of the above” energy strategy

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released its five-year 2014-2018 Strategic Plan. The plan is organized into 12 strategic objectives aimed at three distinct goals: Science and Energy; Nuclear Security; and Management and Performance. To achieve this first objective, DOE intends to pursue parallel strategies: Advance options for diverse energy resources and conversion devices for power.

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Sun Catalytix Completes $9.5M Series B Round; Round Led by Tata Limited

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Sun Catalytix Corporation (Sun Catalytix), an energy storage and renewable fuels company ( earlier post ), completed a $9.5-million Series B Funding Round led by Tata Limited, with participation from existing investor Polaris Venture Partners as well as other investors. The funds raised in this financing will support continued development of the company’s catalyst technology.

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A123 Systems and Wanxiang execute definitive agreements for investment of up to $465M in A123

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A123 Systems expects the full investment from Wanxiang will provide it with the capital necessary to strengthen its competitive position in the global vehicle electrification and grid energy storage markets. Pursuant to the terms of the definitive agreements, Wanxiang would provide A123 with up to $75 million in initial debt financing under a Senior Secured Bridge Facility.

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A123 Systems in non-binding MoU with Wanxiang for strategic investment of up to $450M; Wanxiang would own up to 80% of A123 common stock

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Wanxiang’s proposed investment in A123 is intended to create the capital structure necessary for the company to continue growing its core businesses, and alignment with Wanxiang is also expected to substantially strengthen A123’s access to the growing vehicle electrification and grid-scale energy storage markets in China.

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TeraWatt Infrastructure aims to address the massive energy capacity needs of EV fleet charging depots


Fleet vehicle depots will need to incorporate not only charging stations, but energy management systems, and possibly energy storage and on-site generation. It also provides fleet operators a suite of solutions and asset financing for infrastructure projects at their own sites.

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BoostEV is an on-demand mobile EV charging network, like UberEats for hungry EVs


Josh : You can buy, lease, or finance the equipment from us. What’s the typical charging speed, and how much energy storage can you get per stackable unit? We want to start that conversation.

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ZENN Motor Increases Stake in EEStor to 10.7%; EESU Production Prototype Promised by End of 2009

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ZMC) increased its equity investment in energy storage developer, EEStor, Inc. Under its Technology Agreement with EEStor, ZMC holds the worldwide exclusive rights to incorporate EEStor’s energy storage technology (EESU) for new passenger vehicles up to 1,400 kilograms curb weight (net of batteries); golf carts, Low Speed Vehicles and certain utility vehicles; and the conversion of any class of used internal combustion 4-wheel vehicles to electric.

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Live Blog: Tesla (TSLA) 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders


15:48 PT – More energy storage projects will likely happen in Texas. Energy, in general, got shortchanged since we were focused on Model 3 production. The CEO also adds that Tesla’s finances should be even better, especially as FSD matures.

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EU Industry Ministers Call for Harmonized EV Charging and Safety Standards by Mid-2011

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European industry ministers in an EU Competitiveness Council meeting in Brussels yesterday voiced their support for the European Commission’s strategy for clean and energy-efficient vehicles, which was published last month ( earlier post ).

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Pike Research makes 10 electric vehicle predictions for 2013

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For 2013, chemical conglomerates, such as Dow Energy Materials and BASF, will continue to invest heavily in anode, cathode, and electrolyte material research and development (R&D). The EV battery industry continues to await commercially viable breakthroughs in energy and power density that could lead to a new level of performance. Battery swapping gives way to battery financing.

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US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding $100 million in Economic Recovery Act funding to 43 transit agencies for projects to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from both vehicles and facilities. Selection criteria included a project’s ability to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and also to provide a return on the investment. The primary use of electrical energy by GLPTC is by its garage and maintenance facilities.

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European Automotive Industry Outlines RD Priorities for EU Green Car Initiative

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Energy and Environment (exploring primary energy sources which are renewable, secure, sufficient and environmentally compatible; the electrification of vehicles and the road transport system as a whole; lightweight structures and new vehicle concepts for high energy-efficiency). Among the specified research needs in this particular area are: Energy storage systems.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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In addition to the USPS, ConEd, Duke Energy, DTE Energy and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will participate in the test program. Chrysler LLC, in conjunction with the USPS and select energy service providers, also announced that the company intends to apply for the U.S. i would like to see maybe Smith America build a conversion of their current cars, maybe have a retrofit model so you dont have to get rid of the trucks at all, just upgrade!

Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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The three leading new options to re-supply our autos with energy are charging at home, battery swap stations and fast charge stations. Well take a look at these three different energy resupply methods and outline some of their strengths as well as weaknesses. Theres no questioning the convenience of never having to stop by an energy station to "fill up" before heading off on a busy day about town.

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