Photocatalytic optical fibers convert water into hydrogen

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Researchers at the University of Southampton have transformed optical fibers into photocatalytic microreactors that convert water into hydrogen fuel using solar energy.

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ULEMCo delivers water tanker converted to use hydrogen dual fuel

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tonne bowser has been converted from a standard truck to use hydrogen dual fuel, an approach that allows fleet managers to transition more quickly to low carbon operation.

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Five Convertibles With High Gas Mileage: Enjoying Summer Efficiently

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A handful of the convertibles on sale are remarkably fuel-efficient. We've listed the five convertibles with the best fuel economy here. Convertibles Fiat 500CSummer isn't quite over yet, so there's still time to enjoy it on very little gasoline. It's a small niche, to be sure, but buyers seeking plenty of sun and good fuel economy still have plenty of options.

Vitesco Technologies wins major order for electric heating elements for diesel catalytic converters in 48V MHEVs

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Vitesco Technologies, formerly (until September 2019) the Continental Powertrain Division, has won a major contract from an European vehicle manufacturer for the supply of innovative electric heating elements for diesel catalytic converters.

2020 129

Startup licenses ORNL technology for converting organic waste to hydrogen

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The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel. There are usually thousands of microbes that are required to convert a complex organic mixture from biomass into electrons.

2019 126

Celeroton introduces new 7.5 kW fuel cell converter

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Celeroton is expanding its portfolio of fuel cell converters. With the launch of the improved power electronics converter, CC-550-7500 , operating compressors up to 7.5 kW of drive power (at 300 VDC converter input) is now possible for fuel cell stacks of up to 75 kW.

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Would Like to Convert a 2004 Jeep Liberty Limited to Electric

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I would like to convert a 2004 Jeep Liberty Limited into electric. Complete noob here. Any advice or suggestions would help. It's max weight is 5600

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New MOF material captures and converts NO2

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The NO 2 can then be easily converted into nitric acid, a multi-billion dollar industry with uses including agricultural fertilizer for crops; rocket propellant and nylon. Despite the highly reactive nature of the pollutant, MFM-520 proved capable of being fully regenerated multiple times by degassing or by treatment with water in air—a process that also converts the nitrogen dioxide into nitric acid.

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Extended Chevrolet Express van converted

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Boa informação sobre a montagem dos IGBTs: Quote: Originally Posted by subcooledheatpump. These are the replacement IGBTs, they are CM300DY-24H. Up next, liquid cooled heatsink/coldplate and 450 volt 6000 microfarad capacitors

First all-electric airline could soar with converted old seaplanes

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By land, by sea, and by air, battery power is expanding to drive all kinds of transportation. The most challenging of these modes may be air travel. It's harder to loft several thousand pounds of batteries into the air, to make them last potentially an hour or more.

2019 113

BASF launches new Tri-Metal Catalyst, enabling partial substitution of palladium with platinum in catalytic converters

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Adoption of the Tri-Metal Catalyst can reduce catalytic converter costs for automakers and partially rebalance market demand for PGMs (platinum-group metals), thereby enhancing PGM market sustainability.

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C2CNT process converts flue gas from natural gas power plant into carbon nanotubes

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On 26 July, the first flue gas from the natural gas power plant, the Shepard Energy Center in Calgary, Canada, was directly transformed by the C2CNT process ( earlier post ) into carbon nanotubes. In a related new study in the Journal of CO 2 Utilization (Wang et al. )

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Prodrive to unveil first 48V DC-DC converter targeting ISO/DIS 21780

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Prodrive has created the first 48V to 12V DC-DC converter targeted at the ISO/DIS 21780 standard for 48V automotive systems. While work continues to develop the unit, Prodrive will have a pre-production converter on display at its stand at the LCV show.

2019 96

Researchers use cascade reactions in nanozymes to convert CO2 to ethanol and propanol

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An international research team has now copied this principle, and used nanoparticles to convert carbon dioxide into ethanol and propanol. Enzymes use cascade reactions to produce complex molecules from comparatively simple raw materials.

2019 113

UVA researchers devise method for converting retired Li-ion anodes to graphene and GO

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Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA) have devised a process for converting retired Li-ion battery anodes to graphene and graphene oxide (GO).

2018 139

FCA to invest $400M to convert idled Indiana transmission plant to build GMET4 engines

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FCA will invest $400 million to repurpose an idled transmission plant in Kokomo, Ind., to build the GMET4 engine—the Company’s 2.0-liter Global Medium Engine inline four-cylinder turbo that is currently offered on the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee.

2020 96

Should classic cars be converted to electric power? Twitter poll

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The latest trend in classic cars is converting them to electric power. Jaguar announced last Thursday that it will convert its ultimate classic, the 1960s E-type, to electric power. It will build the cars at its classic center in England, and is taking orders. Jaguar says its electric powertrain is designed to plug into the E-type's sleek body. Polls

2018 71

University of Utah engineers develop fast method to convert algae to biocrude

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Algal biocrude obtained from CIJMs converts successfully into biodiesel, and cascades of CIJMs increase the net lipid production.

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Converting an Electric Boat

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I have a 10,000 lb. boat with dual Volvo outdrives that are 1.89/1 with 14 by 15 props. Would electric motors work here? Jack Knopf in Texas

UW Madison, ExxonMobil researchers convert alcohols to diesel-range ethers and olefins

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Linear alcohols were converted at above 90% selectivity while branched alcohols were far more selective to olefins (65-75%).

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Aradex DC/DC converter seeks to deliver maximum efficiency with fuel cells

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These differences can be compensated by a DC / DC converter to regulate the voltage level for feeding into the DC link. The Aradex DC / DC converter has achieved efficiencies of up to 99% in tests. The DC / DC converter controls the power flow from the fuel cell to the DC link.

2018 106

New porous coordination polymer captures CO2, converts it to useful organic materials

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A new material that can selectively capture CO 2 molecules and efficiently convert them into useful organic materials has been developed by researchers at Kyoto University, along with colleagues at the University of Tokyo and Jiangsu Normal University in China. The low reactivity of CO 2 makes it difficult to capture and convert it efficiently.

2019 86

Lightning Systems converting 35-foot diesel buses to battery-electrics in Boulder; cost-effective electrification

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This project will be the first step for the City of Boulder and Via in realizing their combined goal of converting the HOP fleet of 35-foot transit buses to all-electric vehicles.

2018 135

Blown away? Nissan Leaf convertible concept makes debut in Japan

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Nissan is famous for zigging when everyone else zags—especially when it comes to making convertibles. Years after its soft-top Murano CrossCabriolet crossover was laughed out of showrooms (and then went on to find a niche following on the used-car market), Nissan is at it again with a convertible version of the electric Leaf.

2018 66

Converting wastepaper to biocrude and hydrogen

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The researchers decided to explore the potential for converting wastepaper to fuels. Biocrude compounds, product gas and reaction pathways from APR of wastepaper at 250 °C in presence of 5 wt % Ni(NO 3 ) 2 catalyst. Credit: ACS, Tungal and Shende. Click to enlarge.

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Rice team demonstrates more efficient photocatalyst for converting ammonia to hydrogen

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Rice University nanoscientists have demonstrated a new catalyst that can convert ammonia into hydrogen fuel at ambient pressure using only light energy, mainly due to a plasmonic effect that makes the catalyst more efficient.

2018 123

Researchers devise photochemical process to convert bio-acetone to green jet fuel additive

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Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), with colleagues at Yale University, have developed a photochemical process to convert acetone derived from plants (bio-acetone) into a mixture of polycyclic alkanes, the high energy density of which is appropriate for high-perfomance aviation applications. We converted bio-derived acetone to isophorone and then used a UV lamp to convert it to a cyclobutane, a type of hydrocarbon with high energy density for fuels applications.

2020 71

Fuel from emissions? Catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol

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At least in North America, ethanol is a contentious fuel. A decade ago, it was seen as a homegrown and carbon-neutral way to use less gasoline—and federal legislation mandated that increasing volumes be blended into U.S. fuel supplies.

2016 113

Fixing the DC-DC Converter

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I cringe at the thought of having to send anything back to Electro Automotive for replacement or repair, so I took a chance and dissected the DC-DC converter to see if I could fix it. Here's the DC-DC converter taken out of its black aluminum case.

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WMG researchers convert used EV batteries into small off-grid ESS units

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Researchers at WMG, University of Warwick, have repurposed end-of-life electric vehicle batteries as small energy storage systems (ESS) for off-grid locations in developing countries or isolated communities. The repurposed units, each containing approximately 2kWh of energy capacity, will be able to power a small shop, a farm holding, or multiple residential homes. When an electric vehicle’s battery reaches the end of its useful life it is by no means massively depleted.

2019 98

First Tesla Model S Convertible Built By Newport Engineering (Video)

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Aside from the 2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive--and the now-discontinued Tesla Roadster--electric convertibles haven''t been a segment in which carmakers have expressed much interest. Electric-car buyers who want to feel the wind in their hair don''t have many choices.

2014 114

NREL refines method to convert lignin to nylon precursor

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Published in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science , the research demonstrates how lignin-derived compounds can first be converted to muconic acid via a biological process. Muconic acid can then be separated from the biological culture and catalytically converted into adipic acid.

2015 117

DC/DC converter blown

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Well, I ran out to Radio Shack this morning and got some more 5 amp fuses for the DC/DC converter. It looks like there's a pretty serious short in the DC/DC converter. After plugging a fast-blow fuse in, powering up the car blows the fuse. I tried a slow-blow fuse and that went too. I then disconnected the 12V battery to see if that was causing a problem and it still blew a fuse.

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Gevo develops process to convert isobutanol or fusel oils into renewable diesel

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has developed proprietary, breakthrough processes that convert either low-carbon isobutanol or low-value fusel oils—a mixture of alcohols that are byproducts from fermentation processes such as alcohol production—into renewable diesel. Gevo, Inc.

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Chinese team uses light to convert fatty acids into alkanes with up to 95% yield; photocatalytic decarboxylation

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WANG Feng at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have reported that photocatalytic decarboxylation is an efficient alternate pathway for converting biomass-derived fatty acids into alkanes under mild conditions of ambient temperature and pressure.

2020 83

Gevo and Leaf Resources sign joint development agreement for potential use of cellulosic-derived sugars to convert to hydrocarbon molecules

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and Leaf Resources , an Australia-based company and one of the world’s leading companies in converting plant biomass into industrial sugars, have signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA). The JDA is to explore Gevo’s potential use of cellulosic-derived sugars and glycerol from Leaf and the ability to convert these to hydrocarbon molecules useful as fuels or chemicals. Glycell pretreatment is followed by enzymatic hydrolysis which converts cellulose into cellulosic sugars.

2019 84

BTG and GoodFuels exploring options for joint investment to convert pyrolysis oil to low-carbon fuel for ships

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Biomass technology group BTG plans to set up a new high-tech technology company that can convert crude pyrolysis oil into diesel fuel suitable for the shipping sector.

2019 88

QUT, Mercurius Australia partner on pilot plant to convert sugarcane waste to jet and diesel fuel; REACH

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The patented REACH technology, developed by US-based parent company Mercurius Biorefining, has the potential to convert sugarcane bagasse and other biomass into cost effective drop-in biofuels and bio-chemicals, as alternatives to fossil fuels.

2019 112

FCA recalls 850,000+ gasoline vehicles due to problem with catalytic converters

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Fiat-Chrysler of America (FCA) will recall more than 850,000 gasoline-powered passenger cars and SUVs due to a problem with their catalytic converters. FCA’s own data and test results confirmed that the catalytic converters in these vehicles were malfunctioning. The recall was announced after an investigation by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There are about 50,000 of these vehicles in California.

2019 81

DESY study finds edges and corners increase efficiency of catalytic converters

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Catalytic converters for cleaning exhaust emissions are more efficient when they use nanoparticles with many edges, according to a study carried out at the the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a research center of the Helmholtz Association, X-ray source PETRA III.

2018 96

Buick unveils 2016 Cascada convertible at NAIAS

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Buick introduced the 2016 Cascada convertible at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The Cascada will be the first Buick convertible offered in the United States in 25 years and the latest globally developed vehicle to join the brand’s growing portfolio. It goes on sale in early 2016. The Cascada’s 2+2 configuration offers room for four adults.

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Is it wise to convert a VW Westfalia van to electric?

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I've been doing some research into some cheap-ish manual vans but was wondering if there is a limit to what can be converted based on size and design

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ArcelorMittal and LanzaTech break ground on €150M project to convert blast furnace carbon emissions to ethanol

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Leading steel and mining company ArcelorMittal has begun construction of new premises at its site in Ghent, Belgium, to house a new installation which will convert carbon-containing gas from its blast furnaces into bioethanol.

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