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

Green Car Congress

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.

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DESY study finds edges and corners increase efficiency of catalytic converters

Green Car Congress

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.

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Extended Chevrolet Express van converted

DIY Electric Car

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

Five Convertibles With High Gas Mileage: Enjoying Summer Efficiently

Green Car Reports

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.

BuG ReMeDEE project seeks to use extremophile bacteria to convert methane to biofuels, biopolymers and electricity

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Researchers from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSMT) are heading a project to to investigate methane cycling in deep and extreme environments and to develop new biological routes using previously unexplored and novel microorganisms from extreme environments for converting methane into value-added products such as liquid biofuels, biopolymers, and direct current electricity.

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UC Irvine acquiring 20 electric buses from BYD to convert fleet to all-electric

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The University of California, Irvine is poised to be the first college campus in the US to convert its buses to an all-electric fleet. The student-funded and -operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD for $15 million.

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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.

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.

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Fixing the DC-DC Converter

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

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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DC/DC converter blown

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

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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NSF launches $20M engineering research center aimed at converting natural gas into transportation fuels: CISTAR

Green Car Congress

Researchers also will explore novel approaches for converting methane to chemical intermediates, which can then be used as a feedstock for conversion to liquid fuels.

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Fuel from emissions? Catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol

Green Car Reports

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.

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New catalytic process to convert lignin into jet-range hydrocarbons

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Researchers at Washington State University (WSU) Tri-Cities have developed a catalytic process to convert corn stover lignin into hydrocarbons (C 7 –C 18 )—primarily C 12 –C 18 cyclic structure hydrocarbons in the jet fuel range.

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Driving a converted electric car from Holland to Australia, relying on gifts

Green Car Reports

He's the Dutchman undertaking this adventure in a Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen converted to run. What do you do when the year you planned for your round-the-world trip in an electric car turns into two—and you still haven't reached your destination? If you're taking such an ambitious trip, it helps to have a name as whimsical as Wiebe Wakker. road trips plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube conversions

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New composite reduces rare earth element usage in three-way catalytic converters

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The high-performance, three-way catalytic (TWC) converter is one of the workhorses of emissions reduction for gasoline engines. The TWC reduces NO x to nitrogen and oxygen; oxidizes CO to CO 2 , and oxidizes unburnt hydrocarbons to carbon CO 2 and water.

2017 85

Fraunhofer IAF develops first monolithically integrated GaN half bridge for voltage converters for e-mobility

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Half-bridge circuits are the centerpiece of many voltage converters. For example, the switching frequency can be improved by a factor of around 10 in comparison with conventional voltage converters.

2017 78

Argonne team develops synthetic bionano membrane to convert light to hydrogen

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A team led by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has developed a new way to produce solar fuels by using completely synthetic bionano machinery to harvest light without the need for a living cell.

2017 85

Avantium acquires Liquid Light; electrocatalysis to convert CO2 to chemicals

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Spun out from Princeton University in 2008, Liquid Light has invested more than US$35 million on low-energy electrochemistry technologies to convert CO 2 to major chemicals. The combination of Liquid Light’s expertise in electrochemistry with Avantium’s expertise in catalysis and process engineering will be the basis of a technology platform to develop novel production technologies for converting CO 2 to chemicals and materials.

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MIT researchers develop oxygen permeable membrane that converts CO2 to CO

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MIT researchers have developed a new system that could potentially be used for converting power plant emissions of carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, and thence into useful fuels for cars, trucks, and planes, as well as into chemical feedstocks for a wide variety of products.

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China researchers devise process to convert biomass to gasoline via one-step DME synthesis: DTG

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The conventional MTG process first converts syngas (from gasification) to methanol over a catalyst, then partly dehydrates the methanol to form an equilibrium mixture of methanol, DME and water. This mixture is converted to gasoline over a ZSM-5 catalyst.

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Photo-activated catalyst converts CO2 to CO for clean fuel technology; no unwanted byproducts

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When exposed to visible light, the material, a “spongy” nickel organic crystalline structure, converted the CO 2 in a reaction chamber exclusively into carbon monoxide (CO) gas, which can be further turned into liquid fuels, solvents, and other useful products.

2017 78

UPS, NYSERDA project to convert UPS diesel delivery trucks to electric; UES 225 kW switched reluctance motor

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UPS and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that new technology will be developed to convert UPS package delivery vehicles from diesel to electric.

2017 85

Classic Mini converted to electric previews 2019 Mini E to come

Green Car Reports

That's what led it to display an "old Mini" converted to electric power at a reception before last week's New York auto show. With a new, all-electric Mini E set to arrive in dealerships in a year or less, BMW wants to highlight the idea of a Mini Cooper powered by batteries. Sadly, the car wasn't on display at the show itself because—as. New York Auto Show History plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube BMW Mini E

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Eni licenses EST technology to Sinopec to convert residues to high-quality light products; eliminating pet-coke and fuel oil

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Eni’s proprietary Eni Slurry Technology (EST) is able to convert refining residues entirely into high-quality light products, eliminating both liquid and solid refining residues with significant environmental benefits.

2018 78

SUTD team proposes low-temperature thermionic converter with graphene cathode; about 45% efficiency

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Thermionic energy converters are heat engines that convert heat directly to electricity at very high temperatures. A basic thermionic converter consists of two electrodes separated by a vacuum or a vapor.

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ARPA-E awards $30M to 21 projects advance new class of high-performance power converters

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CIRCUITS project teams will accelerate the development and deployment of a new class of efficient, lightweight, and reliable power converters, based on wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. CIRCUITS projects will establish the building blocks of this class of power converter by advancing higher efficiency designs that exhibit enhanced reliability and superior total cost of ownership. A Universal Converter for DC, Single-phase AC, and Multi-phase AC Systems.

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Brookhaven team identifies active sites on catalysts for converting CO2 to methanol

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Chemists from the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators have definitively identified the active sites of a catalyst commonly used for making methanol from CO 2.

2017 85

Ideal Power Converters and NREL demonstrate vehicle-to-grid capabilities

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Ideal Power Converters (IPC) announced that the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable. Energy Laboratory (NREL) has successfully demonstrated vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities using IPC’s bi-directional Battery Converter. IPC’s Battery Converter will provide bi-directional power between the EV. The IPC Battery Converter weighs less than 100 lbs (45 kg) and can be wall-mounted inside or outside and will begin shipping in 2013 following industry certifications.

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Nesscap completes US$1M convertible note financing

Green Car Congress

has completed a non-brokered private placement of a US $1,000,000 Convertible Note with I2BF Energy. Ultracapacitor company Nesscap Energy Inc. The proceeds will be used for working capital. The offering constituted the second tranche of the bridge financing previously announced on 8 April 2014. The Note has a maturity date of 1 April 2015; the conversion price is CAD 0.10 per common share; the interest rate is 10% per year.

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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Alliance Autogas showcases converted F650/F-750 LPG bi-fuel truck

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Newly converted 2016 F-650/750 trailer and bobtail with an Alliance Bi-Fuel autogas system. Alliance AutoGas showcased a Ford F-650/F-750 tractor featuring a Bi-Fuel AutoGas System at the recent AutoGas Pavilion at the NPGA Propane Expo in Atlanta.

2015 78

Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

Creative Greenius

Otherwise you’ll just be buying a dinosaur that you’ll have to pay to convert or dispose of. It’s happening here in the Golden State my friends and soon there will be electrified blonds in convertibles for everyone because we are the straw that stirs the drink.

Biogas2PEM-FC project converts waste from olive oil production to electricity

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An EU-funded project, Biogas2PEM-FC , has developed a system to convert the toxic waste from olive oil production into electricity. The goal of the project has been to develop a technology to convert waste from the olive oil production into electricity.

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IH2 technology licensed for demonstration plant to convert woody biomass into drop-in hydrocarbon transportation fuels

Green Car Congress

IH 2 technology is a continuous catalytic thermochemical process which converts a broad range of forestry/agricultural residues and municipal wastes directly into renewable hydrocarbon transportation fuels and/or blend stocks.

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Top five convertibles for sun lovers

Green Cars News

The sun is shining and the sky outside the ContractHireAndLeasing.com office window has turned from a foreboding grey blanket to a dome of endless blu. Ford Citroen Mazda Land Rover BMW MX-5 Range Rover Evoque DS3 Mustang M4 Top 5 Editors Picks DS

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MAN Diesel & Turbo to convert 3 more coastal container ships to LNG

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The Wes Amelie project was really a pioneering moment in the European container-feeder market and shows clearly that existing MAN engines can be converted to LNG operation with a tremendous effect on exhaust emissions and the environment. the leading American marine-transportation group, contracted MAN PrimeServ to convert the North Star and Midnight Sun to dual-fuel operation on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Volkswagen to invest ~$1.2B in Zwickau plant to convert to pure e-mobility facility; MEB-based EVs

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billion) into its Zwickau, Germany plant to convert it into a pure-play e-mobility facility. As part of a projected €22.8 billion (US$26.9 billion) investment in its plants worldwide, the Volkswagen Group will invest about €1 billion (US$1.2

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Converting my Car to EV from Scratch

Electric Cars are for Girls

Where can I buy everything I need to convert my car over to an electric car? Including a 3 phase AC inverted motor, how to connect the

Amyris converts & restructures ~$175M of convertible debt; $25M private placement; moving forward on biojet JV w/ Total

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signed definitive agreements for the conversion and restructuring of approximately $175 million of debt, to be converted to Amyris common stock, with an additional $5 million of debt converted into joint venture ownership by its joint-venture partner, Total. The convertible debt conversion transaction, details of which were previously announced by Amyris on 30 June, provides for the exchange by Total Energies Nouvelles Activités USA (a wholly owned subsidiary of Total S.A.)

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QUB team converts aluminum foil waste to highly active alumina; biofuel catalyst, other applications

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Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a novel green route to convert aluminium foil waste into highly active nano-mesoporous alumina (γ-Al 2 O 3 ) (designated as ACFL550). The material shows higher surface area, larger pore volume, and stronger acidity compared to γ-Al 2 O 3 that is produced from the commercial AlCl 3 precursor, AC550. An open access paper on the work appears in Nature’s Scientific Reports.

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