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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. battery and a 480Vac power grid. Converter and EV, enabling power flow and communications in a single wired connection.

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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. SiC-Based Wireless Power Transformation for Data Centers & Medium-Voltage Applications.

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Cree and ABB partner on silicon carbide high-power semiconductors

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and ABB’s Power Grids business are partnering to expand the rollout of silicon carbide in the rapidly-growing high-power semiconductor market. Cree’s products will be included as part of ABB’s power semiconductor product portfolio, across power grids, train and traction, industrial and e-mobility sectors. Specifically, Cree’s industry-leading silicon carbide devices will be assembled into ABB power modules. Cree, Inc.

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H2FUTURE building world’s largest green hydrogen pilot plant; targeting the steel industry

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The European H2FUTURE project consortium, comprising voestalpine, Siemens, VERBUND, and Austrian Power Grid, together with the research partners K1-MET and ECN, officially gave the green light to the construction of a 6 MW “green” hydrogen pilot production plant—the world’s largest—at a voestalpine Linz steel plant. The goal is to research real breakthrough technologies which will be applicable on an industrial scale in the next couple of decades.

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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. The 8 BREAKERS projects will work to develop new direct current (DC) devices to better manage power by eliminating electrical faults, improving efficiency and reaction times, and potentially enabling greater proliferation of energy storage and renewable resources.

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ARPA-E announces $27M for transformational power electronics technologies

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The US Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 14 projects for $27 million in funding to support the development of next-generation power conversion devices. These devices are critical to infrastructure because all electronics—from laptops to electric motors—rely on them to control or converted electrical energy from a high voltage to low a voltage in order to properly operate. PolarJFET Novel Vertical GaN Power Transistor.

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thyssenkrupp’s water electrolysis technology qualified as primary control reserve in Germany; hydrogen production for the electricity market

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In the future thyssenkrupp’s electrolysis plants will be able to act as large-scale buffers to stabilize the power grid and compensate fluctuations quickly and flexibly. s virtual power plant. Our plants are thus making a significant contribution to ensuring both a stable power supply and the cost-effectiveness of green hydrogen. Another central requirement is the need to stabilize the power grid against short-term fluctuations.

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Shipping industry eyeing hydrogen fuel cells as possible pathway to emissions reduction; work by Germanischer Lloyd and DNV

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One possible pathway being explored by the shipping industry is the use of hydrogen fuel cells. The concept design, which targets Northern European feeder services, uses liquid hydrogen as fuel to generate power with a combined fuel cell and battery system. The vessel is powered by a fuel cell system which delivers up to 5 MW to two podded propulsors. A battery system provides peak power.

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AMSC Power Electronics Support Nearly 10% of Global Wind-Generated Electricity

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American Superconductor Corporation ( AMSC ), a global power technologies company, announced in conjunction with Global Wind Day 2010 on 15 June that it has achieved a significant milestone by supporting the production of more than 15,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power worldwide with its proprietary power electronic solutions. This amount of zero-emission electricity is sufficient to power approximately 4.5 AMSC’s Wind Turbine Engineering and Power Electronics.

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Audi unveils e-gas project: synthetic methane from the methanation of green hydrogen; series production of CNG models in 2013 powered by e-gas

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Starting in 2013, Audi will begin series production of TCNG models whose engines—derived from TFSI units—will be powered by e-gas: synthetic methane produced via the methanation of hydrogen produced by electrolysis using renewable electricity. The e-gas project consists of two main components: Audi is contributing to the construction of offshore North Sea wind turbines which will generate clean power,that is then fed into the public power grid.

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Hyundai Mobis develops on-board bi-directional charger for V2G applications

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The bi-directional onboard charger (OBC) allows the vehicle to supply electricity in its battery to the grid. The power supplied by the vehicle can also be used as emergency power in homes. If more than enough power is supplied, it is possible to prevent a large power outage. In Korea, the amount of industrial damage caused by power outages is estimated to be 650 billion won (US$570 million) per year.

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Everfuel signs MOU for hydrogen supply to new zero-emission ship concept

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The plan is to expand the scope of the PtX (Power-to-X) plant up to 1 GW before 2030 and thereby contribute significantly toward the Danish government goal of 70% CO 2 reduction. Trefor Elnet as the power DSO. Energinet as the power TSO. EWII as power grid analyst.

ARPA-E trying to assist non-funded applicants find other funding sources; energy storage, biofuels and renewable power the top categories

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The listing, which includes 85 organizations as of 22 January, is grouped into 13 categories, with the largest categories being energy storage (29 applicants); biofuels (17); and renewable power (13): Biofuels (17). Grid (non-storage) (0). Industrial Efficiency (2). Power Electronics (2). Renewable Power (13). Vehicle Technologies (non-power) (3). Grid-Scale Rampable Intermittent Dispatchable Storage (GRIDS).

2011 185

Leclanché expands marine electrification solution to include fast charger for ports, harbors and vessels; Damen 1st adopter

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Expanding its portfolio of solutions for the marine electrification industry, Leclanché is introducing a new “ports and harbor” infrastructure solution enabling hybrid and fully electric vessels to fast charge when returning to port.

Mercedes-Benz Cars plants in Germany to be supplied with CO2-neutral energy from 2022

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In Germany, Mercedes-Benz Cars has eight vehicle and powertrain plants (Bremen, Rastatt, Sindelfingen, Berlin, Hamburg, Kamenz, Kölleda, Stuttgart-Untertürkheim), which either purchase electricity or operate their own power plants. Already existing highly efficient gas CHP systems additionally generate local heat and power at the factories. The measures are supported by efficient control of the electrical power supply. Manufacturing Power Generation Sustainability

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Top EV Charger Manufacturers in India

Electric Vehicles India

It offers to charge solutions under the brand name Charge-Grid. The Brand has established the first solar-based EV charging station, India’s first EV highway (Mumbai-Pune EV Highway), India’s first EV App ‘Charge Grid’ to find out the location of EV chargers and many more.

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First 800-kV High-Voltage Direct-Current Link in China Now Fully Operational; Transmission of Hydro Power to Pearl River Delta

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Siemens Energy and the utility China Southern Power Grid have put into operation the second pole of a world-record high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) system. Since that date, Pole 1 has operated at nominal power of 2500 MW without any interruptions. This technology is ideal for transporting clean, renewable power over thousands of kilometers to consumers—with nearly zero losses. Udo Niehage, CEO of the Power Transmission Division of Siemens Energy.

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Delta kicks off DOE-sponsored program to develop microgrid-capable solid state transformer-based 400 kW fast chargers for EVs; XFC

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Delta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, has commenced work on a research program, with 50% cost-share by the US Department of Energy (DOE), to develop a solid-state transformer (SST)-based extreme fast EV charger (XFC) with industry-leading capacity up to 400 kW to provide capable EVs a 180-mile range with less than 10 minutes of charging. The proposed XFC design is expected to offer grid-to-vehicle efficiency up to 96.5%—four

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ARPA-E awards $35M to 16 REFUEL projects for energy-dense carbon-neutral liquid fuels; leveraging ammonia

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The 16 REFUEL projects seek to develop scalable technologies for converting water and molecules from the air into energy-dense, carbon-neutral liquid fuels (CNLFs) using electrical energy from renewable sources. REFUEL projects will convert low-cost renewable energy into a transportable chemical fuel and use these fuels for transportation applications, while reducing production costs and environmental impact. Ammonia ARPA-E Fuels Power Generation

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CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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The solicitation was designed as a call for early-stage clean energy innovations that fall within five defined technology areas: energy efficiency; energy storage; AI/machine learning; advanced power electronics/power conditioning; and zero- and negative-carbon emission generation. To help California mitigate its ever-growing wildfires, this year CalSEED has included companies that are innovating in technologies that will build wildfire resiliency into the grid.

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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The new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing US competitiveness in rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics. Solar ADEPT: Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology ($14.7 streamline the process by which green plants convert carbon. production of oil, which is stored in seeds and is convertible to. QM Power. power grid.

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DOE seeking feedback on regulatory barriers to hydrogen infrastructure

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced increased collaboration with stakeholders to reduce regulatory barriers on the development of hydrogen infrastructure and has issued a new Request for Information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0001948 ) to foster this united effort with industry. duty vehicles, marine or rail power, and information processing centers, including but not limited to the needs relating to large?scale Grid Support (H2@Scale).

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DOE announces more than $65M in public and private funding to commercialize promising energy technologies

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FIVSIM – An Accurate And Efficient Code for the Industrial Simulation of Flow Induced Vibrations, $1,500,000. Praj Industries Ltd. High Efficiency Power-to-Gas in a Modular Hybrid Electrobioreactor, $1,000,000. Kairos Power (Alameda, California). Grid-Edge Intelligent Distribution Automation System for Self-Healing Distribution Grids, $550,000. Hydrogen Based Power Grid Support Using ElectrolyzeRs with Value Stacking (HYPER-V), $250,000.

Mantra Venture Group and KC Cottrell Sign LOI for CO2 Electroreduction Reactor; CO2 to Products

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KC Cottrell is currently in the construction phase of a pilot project that captures and purifies 1/2 tonne of CO 2 per day from an industrial power plant. ERC, Mantra’s CO 2 recycling technology, converts concentrated CO 2 into useful products such as formic acid. Formic acid is used in numerous industry applications worldwide and has a current market value of $1,400/tonne. Mantra Venture Group Ltd. signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with KC Cottrell Co., Ltd. (KC

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BMW i home energy storage system integrates 2nd-life i3 vehicle batteries

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The remarkable advantage for BMW customers in using BMW i3 batteries as a plug and play storage application is the ability to tap into an alternative resource for residential and commercial backup power, thus using renewable energy much more efficiently, and enabling additional revenues from the energy market. BMW i has worked with universities, national laboratories, utilities and industry partners to maximize residential energy efficiency.

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EPRI Report Shows That DC Superconductor Cable is Feasible for Development Using Todays Technology

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has published a report that describes the design of a superconducting direct current (DC) cable system capable of moving thousands of megawatts of electricity between regions, and which is practical and ready for commercial development, using today’s technology. Refrigeration and vacuum requirements of the line might be met by equipment and methods utilized in the industrial gas industry.

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Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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Volkswagen is one of the most successful platform developers in the automotive industry. The zero-emissions drivetrain in the ID family primarily consists of an electric motor integrated into the rear axle with power electronics and a transmission, a high-voltage flat battery pack installed in the vehicle floor to save space, and auxiliary powertrains integrated into the front end of the vehicle. Meanwhile, a DC/DC converter supplies the onboard electronics with 12-volt power.

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SCAQMD awards AC Propulsion $300K grant for 3 electric service van conversions

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The converted vans will run on electricity only and will charge directly from the power grid. The project will include the conversion of three vehicles that will be evaluated by service industry partners to be announced in the coming year. induction motor, inverter, charger and 12V power supply. The converted vehicle will comply with Guidelines for Electric Vehicle Safety SAE J2344, and all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

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ExxonMobil and Princeton select five energy research projects; including batteries and solar

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E-ffiliates promotes collaboration between industry and academia to search for energy and environmental breakthroughs. The five selected projects and the professors who will lead them are as follows: Extending Battery Lifetime and Cycle Efficiency: The project will use diagnostic tools recently developed at Princeton to study degradation pathways of electric-vehicle batteries, and how they might impact follow-on use in applications on the power grid, known as “second life” applications.

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DOE ROD for coal-based Texas Clean Energy Project sets in motion $450M of federal funding

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Record of Decision ( ROD ) that—along with a signed cooperative agreement—will allow federal funding to be used to help build a 400 MW facility that combines integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power generation, urea production, and carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technology. The plant will produce power by converting sub-bituminous coal into hydrogen-rich synthesis gas (syngas) and CO 2.

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Singapores A*Star Awards S$27.5M In Research Grants for Technologies for Sustainable Development

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A*STAR is also conducting research in Solar Photovoltaics, Next Generation Power Grids, Intelligent Energy Distribution, Fuel Cells, Sustainable Production of Fuels and Chemicals and Sustainable Manufacturing. In particular, one of the projects will explore the idea of using cheap and widely available magnesium oxide-based mineral silicates to trap carbon dioxide from industry flue gases via a process known as dry mineral carbonation.

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Calif. Energy Commission to award more than $44M for hydrogen refueling and alternative fuel vehicle projects

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Air Liquide Industrial US LP, will receive $1.5 Harvest Power Tulare, LLC, will receive two awards: $4,787,694 to build and operate a biofuel facility in Tulare County that will convert organic waste to biomethane, a renewable natural gas, using an on-site anaerobic digester; and $300,000 to build and operate a compressed natural gas fueling station, using the renewable natural gas produced from the anaerobic digester.

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The Cash Back Hybrid

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Here's an example from Spectrum Online : Can plug-in hybrid electric vehicles keep the electric grid stable? The result of their meeting on September 19th (“ Plug-In Hybrids: Accelerating Progress ”) is an early glimpse at a future with vehicles powered by electricity, emitting far fewer greenhouse gases than those of the last century—and playing a key role in the very stability of the nation’s electric grid.

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Coming Soon – The Electric City

Revenge of the Electric Car

Across the street from City Hall, some drivers are already plugging converted hybrids into a row of charging stations. And at the headquarters of Pacific Gas and Electric, utility executives are preparing “heat maps” of neighborhoods that they fear may overload the power grid in their exuberance for electric cars.&#. Across the street from City Hall, some drivers are already plugging converted hybrids into a row of charging stations.

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Tennessee, Nissan and TVA forge a path for electric car | | The Tennessean

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Facebook Digg Reddit Newsvine Twitter Tennessee may be getting a jump-start on preparations for the electric car, but how quickly Americans take to it and how enthusiastically power companies support it remain key questions as the government and automakers push for more alternative-fuel vehicles. 2 of 4) "Nissan is taking a leadership role by developing what could be this industrys next big thing," the governor said.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Until then, we also recommend you look at the FAQ at the Climate Progress Blog and the FAQ by Hybrids-Plus , an after-market converter of hybrid cars, for answers to many questions! Power and Associates 2004 report ]. Environmental Effects and Benefits to top Wont all these cars require us to build even more power plants? Dont PHEVs just shift pollution from gasoline cars to power plants? But its monumentally less pollution , even on the national (half-coal) grid.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog -

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Electric cars and a smart electric grid have a bright future, according to panelists at a roundtable discussion on the subject that I attended last Friday in Boston. “I And in a true smart grid, electric cars will not only be able to draw on electricity to run their motors, they will also be able to do the reverse: send electricity stored in their batteries back into the grid when it is needed. In effect, cars would be acting like tiny power stations.

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Think is also working closely with the Brussel based Eurelectric , the European union of electricity industry. Creature comforts include air conditioning, power steering, sunroof, and electric windows and mirrors. Think has even shown a convertible prototype. There are at least a half dozen different technologies to power cars with electricity under construction. The electricity for recharging has to come from somewhere, which means power plants.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Fisker $80,000 Karma series luxury 50-mile range series PHEV, S Sunset convertible version.Partnering with Quantum Technologies. Small long-term evaluation program, including modeling of vehicle-to-grid building benefits and economics, begun with Southern California Edison, joined by EPRI, other utilities, US DOE. Several aftermarket companies and organizations have converted hundreds of Priuses -- see Where PHEVs Are.) By partnering with these two industries.

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