Sumitomo Corporation of Americas makes strategic investment in hydrogen fuel provider OneH2

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Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA), the largest subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, one of the world’s largest traders of goods and services, has invested in OneH2, a hydrogen fuel company headquartered in Longview, North Carolina. Hunt Transport, Inc.,

IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola Corporation unveil Nikola TRE battery-electric truck for European markets

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It is the bones of the Nikola TRE and marks the beginning of a new journey towards zero-emissions trucking, providing the platform for us to introduce disruptive features that will change the transport industry.

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Port of Corpus Christi, Howard announce to convert Javelina refinery services facility to blue hydrogen production

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The Port of Corpus Christi Authority (Port of Corpus Christi) and Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC (Howard/HEP) have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stating their intention to convert Howard’s Javelina refinery services facility into the region’s first blue hydrogen production facility. The company has corporate offices in San Antonio, Houston and Monterrey, Mexico.

KSRTC allows transportation of electric scooters & bicycles, reduces ticket charges 

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KSRTC allows transportation of electric scooters & bicycles, reduces ticket charges . Transport Minister Antony Raju said that KSRTC will reduce bus fares from next month. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) had issued a tender to lease 1,500 electric buses.

CompactGTL forms partnership with Fluor Corporation

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UK-based CompactGTL plc, the developer of a commercial scale modular gas-to-liquids (GTL) solution ( earlier post ), has entered into an agreement with Fluor Limited, the UK operating division of US-headquartered Fluor Corporation, for the delivery of pre-FEED (Front-End Engineering and Design) and FEED studies for potential commercial-scale modular gas-to-liquids projects.

Alliance AutoGas launches 5300-mile, 12-city Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride with converted F-150

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Supported by partners, Clean City Coalitions and corporate sponsors, Alliance AutoGas is embarking on a 5300+ mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip—the Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride —with its record-setting propane autogas F-150. The event is being hosted by the Metropolitan Energy Center/Kansas City Regional Clean Cities in conjunction with Veolia/Kansas City Transportation Group and Alliance AutoGas.

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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. Eaton Corporation. A Universal Converter for DC, Single-phase AC, and Multi-phase AC Systems.

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ARPA-E awards $33M to 13 intermediate-temp fuel cell projects; converting gaseous hydrocarbons to liquid fuels

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ARPA-E’s new REBELS projects focus on low-cost Intermediate-Temperature Fuel Cells (ITFCs) emphasizing three technical approaches: the production of efficient, reliable ITFCs; the integration of ITFCs and electricity storage at the device level; and the use of ITFCs to convert methane or other gaseous hydrocarbons into liquid fuels using excess energy. Georgia Tech Research Corporation.

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ARPA-E awards $35M to 12 new projects to support medium-voltage devices for grid, industry and transportation

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The US Department of Energy announced $35 million in awards for 12 projects that find new ways to harness medium-voltage electricity for applications in industry, transportation, on the grid and beyond. Medium-voltage DC circuit breakers could enable significant improvements in the United States’ electrical system, transforming how electricity is delivered and managed across the entire power grid, as well as critical applications in industry, transportation, and resource production.

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US Refiner Converting Fleet to Hybrids and Diesels

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has launched a new initiative to convert its 170-vehicle fleet to hybrid and clean diesel vehicles. Alon, which refines and markets transportation fuels and other petroleum products, is believed to be the first independent refiner of its size issuing a mandate to reduce corporate fuel use and environmental impact through a clean fleet program. Independent refiner Alon USA Energy, Inc.

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Consortium moves ahead with HESC pilot for conversion of Australian coal to LH2 for transport to Japan

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The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain ( HESC ) project will convert brown coal from the AGL Loy Yang mine into hydrogen at an adjacent site and then transport the gas by road in high pressure tube trailers to a liquefaction terminal at the Port of Hastings. A liquefaction plant at the Port of Hastings will convert the hydrogen gas into liquefied hydrogen (LH2). The liquefied hydrogen (LH2) will then be shipped to Japan for use predominantly in the transport industry.

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LeMond Composites licenses ORNL low-cost carbon fiber manufacturing process; transportation, renewable energy, & infrastructure

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The agreement will make Oak Ridge-based LeMond Composites the first company to offer carbon fiber produced by the process to the transportation, renewable energy, and infrastructure markets. Carbon fiber currently is produced by converting a carbon-containing polymer precursor fiber to pure carbon fiber through a carefully controlled series of heating and stretching steps. In the USA, the demand is being driven by the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.

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Canada’s CRIBE investing up to $6M in Domtar-Battelle partnership to convert wood waste to fuel via fast pyrolysis

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The Canada-based Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE) is providing up to $6 million in funding to leverage a total project value of up to $14 million for a partnership between Domtar and Battelle Memorial Institute to develop and deploy a fast-pyrolysis-based system to convert wood waste to drop-in transportation fuel.

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Alberta Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Awarding C$37.5 Million in Funding for Renewable Energy Projects from Biofuels to Home Generation

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Alberta, Canada’s Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCMEC) Corporation is awarding more than C$37.5 Enerkem’s technology converts residual materials, such as non-recyclable municipal solid waste, into transportation fuels and advanced chemicals. is a privately owned Alberta corporation formed in 2001 to design, build and operate biogas cogeneration facilities. Enmax Corporation , C$14.5

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Deret Transport running 22 Canter Eco Hybrids in fleet; 25% reduction in fuel consumption

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Deret Transport, one of France’s largest logistics companies, has recently opted for the Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid. The Canter is the flagship model of Daimler subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC). These engine variants employ BlueTec 6 technology with an SCR catalytic converter. The Deret Group now has one of the largest hybrid fleets in Europe, comprising 22 Canter Eco Hybrids.

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Converted Plug-In Hybrid Electric Terminal Tractor to be Tested at Port of Long Beach

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US Hybrid Corporation performed the conversion which uses a 33 kWh Li-ion battery pack from GAIA. EPRI expects the plug-in to have about 4 hours of electric operation, depending upon the duty cycle, said Andra Rogers, senior project manager of Electric Transportation at EPRI. A plug-in parallel hybrid electric terminal tractor used to move shipping containers and cargo within the port will be tested at a Port of Long Beach shipping terminal.

ARPA-E awards $55M to 18 projects in two new programs: TERRA for transportation energy and GENSETS for distributed generation

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The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $55 million in funding for 18 innovative projects as part of ARPA-E’s two newest programs: Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) and GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS). Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA). West Virginia University Research Corporation. Infinia Technology Corporation.

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HCL CleanTech to Establish Pilot Plant in North Carolina for Converting Woody Biomass to Sugars and Fuels

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The pilot plant will be located at Southern Research Institute’s Advanced Energy and Transportation Technologies Center in Durham. Sugars, lignins and tall oils produced at the facility will be distributed for testing of integration to more than 40 companies across the US and internationally who have the technologies to convert the sugars to biofuels and bioproducts and have requested to try the sugars, the lignin and the tall oils from the pilot plant.

Iogen proposes new method to increase renewable content of transportation fuels; renewable hydrogen from biogas for refinery hydrogenation units

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Cellulosic biofuel and biochemical company Iogen Corporation has developed and filed for patents on a new method to increase the renewable energy content of liquid transportation fuels. The biogas is then transported to the refinery, where it can be converted to hydrogen via known methods including, but not limited to autothermal reforming (ATR), steam methane reforming (SMR) and additional water gas shift reactions.

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Mascoma Announces Feedstock Processing and Lignin Supply Agreement with Chevron Technology Ventures; Chevron Working on Converting Lignin to Hydrocarbon Fuel Components

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Mascoma Corporation has entered into a feedstock processing and lignin supply agreement with Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), a division of Chevron USA, Inc. Mascoma will then convert the feedstock to cellulosic ethanol through its proprietary process, which produces lignin as a by-product. CTV is developing proprietary technology and catalysts for the conversion of lignin into hydrocarbon components for transportation fuels.

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California Energy Commission awards $1.1M to 12 small-scale projects to study transportation, natural gas and electricity technologies

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Ron Pretlac of GreenTech Motors Corporation will receive $93,600 to advance the production of high-efficiency electric motor technology for building end-use. The technology has the potential to increase generation of clean energy and reduce electricity costs by converting industrial, geothermal and solar-thermal hot waste water into electricity.

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MIT Report Finds Natural Gas Has Significant Potential to Displace Coal, Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Role in Transportation More Limited

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In the transportation sector, the study found a somewhat smaller role for natural gas. The use of compressed or liquefied natural gas as a fuel for vehicles could help to displace oil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but to a limited extent because of the high cost of converting vehicles to use these fuels. Transportation. Remove policy and regulatory barriers to natural gas as a transportation fuel.

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UGI and Vertimass in 15-year agreement to produce renewable fuels in the US and Europe; $500M investment; propane and SAF

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UGI Corporation has entered into a 15-year agreement with California-based technology developer Vertimass to utilize their catalytic technology to produce renewable fuels from renewable ethanol in the US and Europe. CADO completely converts wet ethanol (and other alcohols) into targeted hydrocarbons in a simple reactor system at moderate temperatures and near atmospheric pressure without adding hydrogen. UGI Corporation is a distributor and marketer of energy products and services.

Itochu and partners launch feasibility study of blue ammonia value chain between Eastern Siberia and Japan

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Itochu Corporation and Irkutsk Oil Company (IOC); Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC); and Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO) have agreed to undertake a detailed study for the commercialization of a blue ammonia value chain between Eastern Siberia and Japan.

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DOE to Award Up to $16.5M to RD Initiatives for Renewable Hydrocarbon Transportation Fuels Via Pyrolysis and Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Production

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million for two major research and development (R&D) initiatives that will support the expansion of renewable transportation fuels production. This project will collaborate with Albemarle Corporation and UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company in a three-year project to develop better processes to upgrade pyrolysis oil to hydrocarbon fuels. This project will develop an integrated and stable catalytic deoxygenation process for converting bio-oil to drop-in fuels.

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Japanese, Russian companies partner on feasibility study of blue ammonia value chain between eastern Siberia & Japan

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Toyo Engineering Corporation and?Irkutsk Irkutsk Oil Company (IOC), Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), and Itochu Corporation are partnering on a joint feasibility study of a blue ammonia value chain between eastern Siberia and Japan. Since this condition is similar to that of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) liquefaction, ammonia can be stored and transported with similar infrastructure for LPG storage and transportation.

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Universal Hydrogen, magniX, Plug Power, and AeroTEC set up hydrogen aviation center at Moses Lake, Washington

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Early adopters of the zero-carbon emission technology include Ravn Alaska, Icelandair, and Spain’s Air Nostrum, which have entered into letters of intent with Universal Hydrogen to convert their existing and future fleets to a hydrogen powertrain, and for long-term hydrogen fuel supply contracts using Universal Hydrogen’s modular capsule distribution network.

9 national, regional, state and city governments sign up to ZEV Pledge for their fleets; 121,355 vehicles

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The ZEV Pledge asks governments at all levels, as well as individual departments, agencies and public sector bodies, to pledge to convert their entire owned or leased fleets, where feasible, to zero-emission vehicles. Fleet vehicles—those owned or operated by a business, government agency or other organization—globally make up a quarter (24%) of vehicles on the road, yet contribute to more than half (56%) of road transport emissions.

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AIST, Toyota, and Toyota Central R&D Labs to consider joint research on advanced energy and environment technologies

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Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Toyota Motor Corporation, and Toyota Central R&D Labs., Carbon neutrality means achieving net-zero CO 2 emissions for the entire life cycle of a product in a recycling-based society—from its production, transportation, and use—followed by ensuring that it is recycled. Developing elemental technologies for the production, transportation, and use of hydrogen.

LanzaTech China JV reports 9M gallons of ethanol made from steel flue gas; new JV for PET

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Currently being sold to the road transport market in a low-carbon fuel blend, ethanol from this facility will now be converted into PET to be used for production of CarbonSmart consumer goods (T-shirts, bottles, packaging). Ethanol is a clean, easily transported and easily convertible liquid that can displace fresh carbon resources. Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Co.,

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Petrostar and Maverick Synfuels execute MOU for gas-to-methanol venture in Canada

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Canada-based Petrostar Petroleum Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture with US-based Maverick Synfuels to facilitate the development and operation of GTL (gas-to-liquids technology) in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The proposed plants will utilize and promote technology that converts a methane-rich feedstock into high-quality methanol.

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DOE EERE awarding $43.6M for Phase II SBIR projects

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will use Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and machine learning to rapidly improve catalysts which are imperative to the efficiency and economy of the United States by making energy production, manufacturing and transportation more efficient and eco-friendly. is developing smart hydrogen storage tanks that will reduce the operating costs of the fuel cell electric vehicles, increasing their adoption and reducing the consumption of fuels for transportation needs.

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ARPA-E awarding ~$14.4M to four projects for production of hydrogen and carbon products from methane

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Converting Hydrocarbons to Recyclable Materials for Metal Replacement with Positive Hydrogen Output, $3,300,000. The team will convert natural gas into carbon nanotubes with concurrent production of hydrogen, spin them into fibers, and evaluate the fiber performance and properties with the target of displacing metals. Nanocomp Technologies will develop an industrially scalable method to convert natural gas to a high-value carbon material, Miralon, while also producing hydrogen.

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ABB opens new plant for battery systems for mobility applications in Baden

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Energy storage systems are a key technology for the future of sustainable mobility and play an important role in the field of electrification and decarbonization of road and rail transport: Efficient energy stores are essential for the operation of electric buses and e-trucks and allow, for example, the braking energy generated by recuperation to be stored. Energy storage systems offer transport operators many options to retrofit their vehicle fleets for a more sustainable mobility.

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ElringKlinger fuel cell stacks exceeded expectations in EU-funded GiantLeap; trailer-attached hydrogen range extender for electric buses

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Within the scope of EU-funded GiantLeap project, Bosch Engineering GmbH, together with VDL Enabling Transport Solutions b.v. The stacks are based on PEM technology and convert chemical energy into electrical energy and water using hydrogen and oxygen.

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Velocys partners with PQ for FT catalyst manufacturing; secures funding for UK waste-to-jet project

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Velocys plc has partnered with PQ Corporation (PQ) for the supply of commercial quantities of Velocys’ proprietary microchannel Fischer-Tropsch catalyst to be used in multiple biorefineries incorporating its technology. Catalyst produced by PQ has already been used to successfully produce renewable transportation fuel and other products at ENVIA, the first commercial smaller scale gas-to-liquids plant which incorporates Velocys technology.

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Workhorse Group secures $35M in financing from Marathon Asset Management; $1.3M battery purchase by Duke Energy

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a manufacturer of electric-mobility solutions to the transportation sector ( earlier post ), closed a $35-million financing with Marathon Asset Management. The firm pursues credit through a broad spectrum of investments in global corporate credit, distressed and special situational credit, structured credit, emerging markets and leveraged loans. In addition to closing the Marathon loan facility, Workhorse continues working in partnership with Duke Energy Corporation.

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Renewable fuels company KiOR closes $75M loan

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earlier post ) has closed a $75 million four-year term loan with a lender group comprising an affiliate of Vinod Khosla and two Canadian corporations owned by certain pension fund clients of Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). KiOR is a development-stage company commercializing a two-step catalytic pyrolysis technology platform to convert non-food biomass into gasoline, diesel and fuel oil blendstocks. Renewable fuels company KiOR, Inc.

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Dominion Energy sets new goal of net zero emissions by 2050 for both power generation, natural gas operations

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JUST Capital, a nonprofit that promotes corporate responsibility, has also ranked Dominion among to US corporate citizens. The company is well positioned to unlock progress in transportation, agriculture and manufacturing. Transportation. Significant progress can be made by converting oil and coal-powered manufacturing facilities to lower-carbon natural gas.

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Ford, Ford Credit introduce sustainable financing framework prioritizing EV, clean production, community investments

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Actions such as the debt tender offer and the issuance of 0% convertible notes earlier this year, together with anticipated broader access to capital from the new sustainable financing framework, are consistent with Ford’s objectives to further strengthen its balance sheet and financial flexibility and return its credit ratings to investment grade. The committee comprises senior representatives from Treasury, Sustainability, Corporate Finance, Investor Relations, Ford Credit and Legal.

Maverick Synfuels and Petrostar Petroleum form JV for small-scale methane-to-methanol plants in Canada

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Maverick Synfuels and Petrostar Petroleum Corporation, a Canadian-based oil and gas exploration company, formed Maverick Northstar, Inc., The small-scale modular plants will utilize and promote technology that converts a methane-rich feedstock, such as natural gas, flare gas and biogas, into high-quality methanol, which offers new possibilities for synthetic chemicals and fuel production in Canada’s methane-rich prairie provinces.

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Battery capacity needs to power EVs in India from 2020 to 2035

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According to the International Council On Clean Transportation, the NITI Aayog describes ACCs as battery cells with the new generation, advanced storage technologies that can store electric energy as chemical energy and convert it back to electric energy when required.

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DOE announces $139M in funding for 55 projects to advance innovative vehicle technologies

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VTO research pathways focus on fuel diversification, vehicle efficiency, energy storage, lightweight materials, and new mobility technologies to improve the overall energy efficiency and affordability of the transportation system. Enovix Corporation. Exelon Corporation. Slashing Platinum Group Metals Content in Catalytic Converters: An Atoms-to-Autos Approach. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (Wabtec Corporation).

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