Scottish Enterprise project converting train to hydrogen power

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Scottish Enterprise, Transport Scotland and the Hydrogen Accelerator, based at the University of St Andrews, have appointed Arcola Energy and a consortium of industry leaders in hydrogen fuel cell integration, rail engineering and functional safety to deliver Scotland’s first hydrogen powered train.

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Bombardier (now Alstom) to convert AGC hybrid trains to full battery power

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To help France meet its sustainability targets, Bombardier will now convert AGC hybrid trains to full battery power. The effort is part of France’s strategy to eventually phase diesel power out of its national rail fleet.

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Researchers show economic, environmental and grid-resilience benefits of converting diesel trains to battery-electric

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Retrofitting the trains to be powered by batteries is therefore feasible because diesel-electric trains already have an electric motor. Another major benefit is that battery-electric trains could be deployed as clean backup power, thus bolstering the electric grid’s resilience.

New waste-to-hydrogen plant in Tokyo to convert wastewater sludge into H2 for vehicles and power generation

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announced the completion of a facility in Tokyo that will convert sewage sludge into renewable hydrogen fuel for fuel cell mobility and power generation. A new facility in Tokyo that will convert sewage sludge into renewable hydrogen gas for fuel-cell vehicles is nearing completion.

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Eaton to supply DC-DC converters for new heavy-duty battery-electric truck

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Power management company Eaton’s eMobility business has been awarded a contract to supply a 24-to-12-volt DC-DC converter for use in a commercial heavy-duty battery electric vehicle (BEV) that will power accessories, such as antilock brakes and lighting.

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Indonesia converted 10 motorcycles to electric under pilot project

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Indonesia converted 10 motorcycles to electric under pilot project . Indonesia has launched a pilot project to convert combustion engine motorcycles into electric vehicles as part of its national drive to make the transportation more eco-friendly said the energy ministry.

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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Ricardo to develop high-voltage DC-DC converter for EVs for LS Automotive Technologies

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Ricardo won a contract with LS Automotive Technologies to develop a high voltage DC-DC converter to power the low voltage network in electric vehicles. DC-DC converters take energy from the direct current high voltage battery which powers the propulsion of the electric vehicle and convert it for use by the low-voltage direct current which powers vehicle lights, fans, pumps, wipers, and electronic control units. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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Wärtsilä and Eidesvik Offshore to partner on converting ship to ammonia-fueled engine

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The technology group Wärtsilä and Norwegian ship owner Eidesvik Offshore ASA have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at converting an offshore supply vessel (OSV) to operate with an ammonia-fueled combustion engine with required fuel supply and safety system.

PNNL team develops new low-cost method to convert captured CO2 to methane

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a new method to convert captured CO 2 into methane, the primary component of natural gas. Earlier this year, PNNL researchers revealed that using EEMPA in power plants could slash the price of carbon capture to 19% lower than standard industry costs—the lowest documented price of carbon capture. Different methods for converting CO 2 into methane have long been known.

Toyota Australia and BHP piloting converted electric LandCruiser

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The small-scale trial involves a LandCruiser 70 Series single-cab ute that has been converted to a battery-electric vehicle by Toyota Australia’s Product Planning and Development division in Port Melbourne.

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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Researchers convert spent asphalt to mesoporous carbon anode material for Li/Na/K-ion batteries

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A paper on their work is published in the Journal of Power Sources. Researchers at Changsha University of Science & Technology in China have used spent asphalt to produce a high-performance universal Li/Na/K-ion anode material.

NREL thermal management system greatly increases power density of SiC inverters in heavy-duty applications

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A thermal management system developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with John Deere promises to increase the power density of silicon carbide (SiC) inverters within heavy-duty EV applications significantly.

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European HYFLEXPOWER project to demo first integrated power-to-X-to-power hydrogen gas turbine

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The implementation of this project, the first industrial-scale power-to-X-to-power demonstrator with an advanced hydrogen turbine, will be launched at Smurfit Kappa PRF’s site—a company specialized in manufacturing recycled paper—in Saillat-sur-Vienne, France.

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Transform Materials plasma process converts abundant natural gas into high-value hydrogen and acetylene

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Transform Materials has developed a novel and sustainable microwave plasma reactor process to convert natural gas into high-value hydrogen and acetylene, thereby opening up a new pathway for green chemical manufacturing.

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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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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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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.

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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. If the fuel cell then produces sufficient power, the converter switches to the high-power input (range of 100-550 VDC) to operate the compressor directly from the fuel cell.

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Qorvo acquires United Silicon Carbide (UnitedSiC), a leading provider of silicon carbide power semiconductors

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Qorvo, a provider of innovative radio frequency (RF) solutions, has acquired United Silicon Carbide ( UnitedSiC ), a manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors. Electric (Battery) Market Background Power Electronics

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Wrightspeed and Matthews Specialty Vehicles partner to repower and convert buses and trucks into high-performance EVs; order for 30 MDS vehicles

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Wrightspeed and Matthews Specialty Vehicles are teaming up to develop, convert, and deliver battery-powered and range-extended electric buses, trucks, and specialty vehicles with industry-leading performance, efficiency, and total cost of ownership.

Air Products and Cummins partner on hydrogen fuel cell trucks; Air Products to convert global 2K truck fleet to H2

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Cummins will provide hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains integrated into selected OEM partners’ heavy-duty trucks for Air Products, as Air Products begins the process of converting its global fleet of distribution vehicles to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Following a successful demonstration and pilot phase, Air Products plans to convert its global fleet of approximately 2,000 trucks to hydrogen fuel cell zero-emission vehicles.

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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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. With the projected growth in 48V systems (predicted to be in as many as a third of all light vehicles by 2030 by consultancy LMC Automotive) enabling mild hybrid systems solutions on cars, the converter provides businesses with a solution in a neat package to provide power to existing 12V systems. 48V Hybrids Power Electronics

2019 184

Hydrogenics to supply 1MW electrolyzer to project converting CO2 to methanol; Power-to-Gas

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The application will take excess electricity from intermittent renewable energy sources, generate green hydrogen, and then create methanol using a low-carbon footprint production plant and carbon dioxide emissions from an existing coal-fired power plant in Essen, Germany owned by STEAG Gmbh, which operates a number of regional power plants and distributed energy facilities. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Hydrogen Methanol Power-to-Gas

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Toyota converting biogas to power for Georgetown plant

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, with help from Waste Services of the Bluegrass , is converting methane from a local landfill into renewable electricity to power Toyota’s Georgetown assembly plant. Scheduled for completion in early 2015, the project will not only provide enough power to produce 10,000 vehicles each year, but it will also lead to improved air-quality, reducing local air pollution as much as 90%.

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Bakken Energy to purchase synfuels plant and convert to blue hydrogen production as part of $2B hydrogen hub project

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Energy infrastructure developer Bakken Energy (Bakken) has reached agreement with Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) on key terms and conditions to purchase the assets of the Dakota Gasification Company (Dakota Gas), a subsidiary of Basin Electric, and the owner of the Great Plains Synfuels Plant.

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. With the support of the Central Innovation Program for Small and Medium Business (ZIM), Germany-based Aradex AG has developed the DC / DC converter VP5000-DCDC200-HL, which optimizes the integration of fuel cells into the drive system. The Aradex DC / DC converter has achieved efficiencies of up to 99% in tests. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Power Electronics

2018 204

HydroWing, Tocardo partner on production of hydrogen from tidal power

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THyPSO is a floating platform, housing 1 – 6 conventional bi-directional tidal turbines that convert tidal flows into electrical energy, which is then directed through an integrated hydrogen production unit, converting the unlimited supply of surrounding seawater into hydrogen.

2020 358

Coritech Services orders Ideal Power’s bi-directional battery converters for DoD vehicle-to-grid program

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Ideal Power Inc., developer of a power conversion technology called Power Packet Switching Architecture (PPSA), received a purchase order for ten of its PPSA-enabled 30 kW battery converters from Coritech Services, a provider of custom engineering solutions for a variety of applications including electric vehicle charging. Multiple IBC-30kW-480 converters can be used in parallel to provide higher power capability. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics V2

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GM to invest nearly $800M to convert CAMI into Canada’s 1st large-scale commercial EV plant; EV600 first

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Powered by the Ultium battery system, the BrightDrop EV600 is targeted to have an estimated range of up to 250 miles on a full charge and will have segment-leading safety features.

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Successful demonstration of FlexMethanol conversion of wind power to methanol

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In Germany, BSE Engineering and the Institute for Renewable Energy Systems at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (IRES) have demonstrated the conversion of wind power into renewable methanol. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Market Background Methanol Power-to-Liquids

2020 298

Chevrolet Performance previews eCrate package in converted 1977 K5 Blazer EV

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At SEMA360, Chevrolet will showcase a 1977 K5 Blazer converted to all-electric propulsion. To convert the 1977 K5 Blazer, the team first removed from the Blazer the original 175-horsepower, 400 cubic-inch (6.55-liter) V-8, three-speed automatic, fuel system and exhaust.

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Vitesco Technologies reduces emissions in high-voltage hybrid vehicles with electrical catalyst heating; new DC/DC converter

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With a new DC/DC converter, the heating discs of the electrically heated EMICAT catalyst ( earlier post ) can now also be supplied with electricity in high-voltage vehicles. EMICAT heated catalyst and the new DC/DC converter.

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Converting an '82 Corvette to use 4 electric motors

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I'm looking at using AMR-250 90 single motors from EVWest, and after building a rather nifty calculator for spec analysis, I've figured out that the best way for me to meet my performance goals is to use 4 of them, one to power each wheel. Converting an '82 Corvette to use 4 electric motors. So, I'm currently going through the design process for a high performance '82 Corvette electric car conversion.

DoD to prototype commercial hybrid conversion kits for tactical vehicles; XL Fleet and Volta Power

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However, even when stationary, the engines must remain running in order to power their essential onboard electronics, as well as their crew compartments’ heating and cooling systems.

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WUSTL researchers demonstrate solar-panel-powered microbial electrosynthesis to produce n-butanol from light, CO2 and power

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Here we have harnessed the power of microbes to convert carbon dioxide into value-added multi-carbon compounds in a usable biofuel. To the best of our knowledge, this study represents the first attempt for biofuel production using a solar panel-powered microbial electrosynthesis platform, where carbon dioxide is directly converted to liquid fuel. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a new way to train microbes to make n -butanol.

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European power-to-methane company Electrochaea opens California subsidiary

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Electrochaea employs a patented biocatalyst (BioCat) to convert low-cost and stranded electricity and CO 2 into pipeline-grade renewable gas. Biomethane / RNG Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Market Background Power-to-Gas

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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

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ORNL licenses high-power wireless vehicle charging technology to HEVO

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The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has licensed its high-power wireless charging technology for electric vehicles to HEVO. The license covers ORNL’s unique polyphase electromagnetic coil that delivers the highest surface power density available, 1.5

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UQM Technologies enters relationship with South Korean Power Plaza for 1-ton converted electric trucks

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has entered a business relationship with Power Plaza Co. Power Plaza is working with the Seoul city government and other key partners on a program to convert 1-ton diesel trucks—which are the primary commercial truck used in Seoul—to electric vehicles. Power Plaza 1-ton electric truck. The Power Phase 100 unit offers 100 kW peak, 60 kW continuous motor power and 300 N·m peak torque. UQM Technologies, Inc.

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Gevo awarded patent for process to upgrade or convert ethanol and bio-based alcohols to drop-in hydrocarbon fuels

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The combination of using decarbonized, plant-based alcohols, with our proprietary innovations to processing techniques known in the chemical industry can be a very powerful approach to dial-in the desired renewable hydrocarbon fuel product mix. Gevo has received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a process that encompasses upgrading ethanol and bio-based alcohols into drop-in, bio-based diesel and jet-fuel products.