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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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Located near Beulah, North Dakota, the Synfuels Plant will be transformed into the largest and lowest-cost, blue hydrogen production facility in the United States. In June 2021, Bakken and Mitsubishi Power Americas (Mitsubishi) entered into a strategic partnership to create a world-class clean hydrogen hub in North Dakota to produce, store, transport, and locally capture and sequester carbon (CO 2 ). Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

New electrocatalyst converts CO2 into ethanol, acetone, and n-butanol with high efficiency

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Excess energy produced by photovoltaics and wind energy could be stored through the electrocatalytic production of fuels from CO 2. Conversion into liquid fuels would be advantageous because they have high energy density and are safe to store and transport.


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Phillips 66 to convert Alliance Refinery to terminal facility

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Phillips 66 plans to convert its Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, La., Alliance receives domestic crude oil from the Gulf of Mexico by pipeline and US tight oil by marine transport. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, home heating oil and anode-grade petroleum coke. The majority of its refined products are distributed to customers in the eastern United States through major common-carrier pipeline systems and by barge.

Jemena and Coregas partner on green hydrogen for New South Wales transport industry

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Australian energy infrastructure company Jemena and gas supply company Coregas are partnering to advance the use of green hydrogen for the transport industry in New South Wales. This is the first time the New South Wales transport industry will have access to green hydrogen.

NREL releases comprehensive vision for deep decarbonization of transportation

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a comprehensive vision for deeply decarbonizing transportation. The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for about 28% of total carbon emissions.

HydroWing, Tocardo partner on production of hydrogen from tidal power

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HydroWing, in partnership with Tocardo, introduced the THyPSO (Tidal Hydrogen production, Storage and Offtake), a concept that creates green hydrogen from the sea, contributing to the wider global decarbonization of energy systems.

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Hydrogen Battery "Sponges" Store Solar for the Grid

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A novel project in Australia aims to harness the sun’s energy in two different ways: by storing it and by using it to produce green hydrogen. Operators can use the systems to store energy from solar panels and deliver power to the grid during cloudy days or at night.

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Deutsche Bahn and MTU present converted hybrid rail car for public transport

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Deutsche Bahn and Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH (MTU) have converted a diesel-mechanical powered car from the VT 642 series into a hybrid vehicle as part of a joint research project. The new drive system from MTU—a hybrid power pack—uses a generator to convert the kinetic energy generated during braking into electrical energy. This electrical energy is temporarily stored in batteries and then used as required for operation.

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Oberon Fuels starts commercial production of renewable dimethyl ether (rDME)

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Oberon Fuels, producer of clean-burning dimethyl ether (DME) transportation fuel, has begun production of the first renewable DME (rDME) in the United States, and the only current commercial production of this in the world.

Graz researchers develop cost-effective chemical looping process for decentralized production of high-purity hydrogen

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Hydrogen researchers at Graz University of Technology (Austria), together with the Graz-based start-up Rouge H2 Engineering , have developed a cost-effective process for the decentralized production of high-purity hydrogen using chemical looping.

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Greenland Launches Project to Store Renewable Energy with Hydrogen

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Diesel energy production is also used as reserve in the cities that are supplied from hydro power today. However, storage is required to balance the seasonal fluctuations in energy consumption and to enable distribution of energy to cities and settlements without local potential for renewable energy production. Excess electricity produced by hydro power will be used for electrolytic production of hydrogen, which will be stored.

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Bloom Energy and Idaho National Laboratory to test use of nuclear generation to power solid-oxide electrolyzer for H2 production

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First announced in July 2020, Bloom Energy’s electrolyzer converts water (or steam) into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen can then be injected into the natural gas pipeline, stored and used for power generation with a fuel cell at a later time, dispensed to fuel cell vehicles, or used by industrial processes that consume large amounts of hydrogen. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Nuclear Power Generation

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Study finds direct seawater splitting has substantial drawbacks to conventional water splitting, offers almost no advantage

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A study by a team of researchers from Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) and Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft has found that direct seawater splitting for hydrogen production has substantial drawbacks compared to conventional water splitting and offers almost no advantage.

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European Parliament approves binding 2030 32% renewables target; 14% of fuel for transport from renewables; 1st gen biofuels phased out

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Member states must also ensure that citizens are entitled to generate renewable energy for their own consumption, to store it and to sell excess production. Second generation biofuels can play a significant role in reducing the carbon footprint of transport and at least 14% of fuel for transport purposes must come from renewable sources by 2030.

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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.

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

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Blue Ammonia is CO 2 -free ammonia produced by conventional ammonia production processes with CCS (CO 2 capture and storage) to isolate CO 2 into underground reservoirs. 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. Ammonia Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market BackgroundToyo Engineering Corporation and?Irkutsk

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Fraunhofer IFF team designing hydrogen factory of the future

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer IFF in Germany are designing the distributed and modular production and distribution of green hydrogen for industry, business and transportation throughout the value chain—a hydrogen factory of the future.

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UCLA team uses engineered microbe and electricity to convert CO2 to higher alcohols

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An integrated electromicrobial process to convert CO 2 to higher alcohols. Electricity powered the electrochemical CO 2 reduction on the cathode to produce formate, which is converted to isobutanol and 3MB by the engineered R. Researchers at UCLA have demonstrated a method for converting carbon dioxide into higher alcohols using electricity. One way to circumvent both problems is to link man-made solar cells to biological CO 2 fixation and fuel 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. Alon markets gasoline and diesel products under the FINA brand name and is a leading producer of asphalt.

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UTA researchers demonstrate one-step solar process to convert CO2 and H2O directly into renewable liquid hydrocarbon fuels

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Hydrogen produced via the water-splitting reaction (WSR) … is arguably the easiest to produce and stores the most energy on a mass basis (kJ/kg); however, it is not a particularly attractive replacement fuel for transportation, due to technological issues with low-volume energy density, safe storage, and transportation. The product distribution also shifted toward higher C n products with increasing pressure.

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AkzoNobel and Gasunie investigating large-scale production of green hydrogen; 20MW facility for 3000 tons per year

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Intended for Delfzijl in the Netherlands, the installation would use a 20 megawatt water electrolysis unit, the largest in Europe, to convert sustainably produced electricity into 3,000 tons of green hydrogen a year—enough to fuel 300 hydrogen buses. The eventual aim is to be able to build installations that convert and store sustainable energy in the form of hydrogen on an even larger scale (from 100 megawatts). Europe Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power-to-Gas

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bp plans UK’s largest hydrogen project; 1GW of blue hydrogen

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bp is developing plans for the UK’s largest blue hydrogen production facility, targeting 1GW of hydrogen production by 2030. bp’s hydrogen business and make a major contribution to the UK Government’s target of developing 5GW of hydrogen production by 2030.

Risø DTU Investigating Production of Synthetic Transportation Fuel from Renewable Electricity and CO2

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Risø DTU, the National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark - DTU, is heading an effort to transform CO 2 and renewable electricity into synthetic fuels for transportation. The process in the electrolytic cells corresponds to part of nature’s own photosynthesis, which takes CO 2 out of the air and transforms it into a store of chemical energy in the form of sugar. Low temperature cells for local production of synthetic fuel.

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BNL, VT team creates Ru,Rh supramolecular photocatalysts for enhanced hydrogen production via artificial photosynthesis

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Scientists have been trying to artificially replicate photosynthesis to convert solar energy to stored chemical energy, with the objective of producing environmentally friendly and sustainable fuels, such as hydrogen and methanol. Artificial photosynthesis requires a molecular system that can absorb light; transport and separate electrical charge; and catalyze fuel-producing reactions. Catalysts Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar fuels

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DHL and London Stansted Airport to Use ITM Power’s Hydrogen Refueller in Hydrogen ICE Trial with Converted Ford Transit Vehicles

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DHL Supply Chain and London Stansted Airport recently signed agreements to participate in Hydrogen On Site Trials (HOST) of ITM Power’s transportable high pressure hydrogen refuelling unit (HFuel). HFuel generates hydrogen by electrolysis, compresses it, stores it and dispenses the gas on demand at high pressure (nominally 350 bar/35 MPa). The hydrogen fuel is currently designed to be stored in three tanks, underslung below the vehicle floor.

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Australia’s Jemena to supply green hydrogen to Hyundai from 2021; Green Gas project

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Our agreement with Hyundai and Coregas releases some of that pressure and is an opportunity to demonstrate that renewably generated hydrogen gas can be made directly available to the vehicle and transport sectors. The MOU also signals the wider community benefits of our Western Sydney Green Gas project and demonstrates the value of renewable gas to Australia’s transport industry. Australia Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Power-to-Gas

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Purdue, EPFL team propose Hydricity concept for integrated co-production of H2 and electricity from solar thermal energy

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Researchers from Purdue University and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are proposing a new integrated process involving the co-production of hydrogen and electricity from solar thermal energy—a concept they label “hydricity”. When the proposed integrated process is operated solely in standalone electricity production mode, the resulting SWP cycle can generate electricity with “unprecedented” efficiencies of 40-46%.

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Researchers propose using AC and ventilation systems for decentralized production of carbon-neutral synthetic fuels

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A research team led by Professor Roland Dittmeyer from the Institute for Micro Process Engineering (IMVT) at KIT and Professor Geoffrey Ozin from the University of Toronto (UoT) in Canada proposes to decentralize the production of synthetic energy sources in the future and to link them to existing ventilation and air conditioning systems in buildings. hydrocracking) allowing to further increase product yield and quality.

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Ceramic pump moves molten metal at a record 1,400 ?C; new avenues for energy storage and hydrogen production

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The new pump could facilitate high efficiency, low-cost thermal storage, providing a new way to store renewable energy generated by wind and solar power, and facilitate an improved process for generating hydrogen directly from fuels such as methane without producing carbon dioxide. Thermal energy is of greatest value—that is, has the highest available work or ‘exergy’—when it can be transported, stored and converted at the highest possible temperatures.

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Stanford team proposes method for electricity production from oil shale with in situ carbon capture to provide transportation energy with reduced CO2 emissions

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A team at Stanford University is proposing using solid oxide fuel cells as the basis for a method for electricity production from oil shale with in situ carbon capture (EPICC) as a means to provide transportation services from oil shale with greatly reduced CO 2 emissions. The process would convert much of the organic carbon in oil shale to the char which is left in the subsurface. Liquids production EPICC. System diagram of EPICC process.

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KU Leuven team creates solar panel that produces hydrogen from moisture in air

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A traditional solar panel converts between 18 to 20% of the solar energy into electricity. m² that converts 15% of the sunlight straight into hydrogen gas. The hydrogen gas produced in the summer will be stored and converted into electricity and heat in the winter. The hydrogen gas produced in the summer can be stored in an underground pressure vessel until winter. Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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Report from CS3 Symposium Highlights Work Toward Artificial Photosynthesis For Direct Solar Production of Liquid Transportation Fuels

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Scientists are making progress toward development of an “artificial leaf” that mimics photosynthesis, but that converts sunlight and water into a liquid fuel such as methanol for cars and trucks, according to a new report summarizing the discussions from the 1 st Annual Chemical Sciences and Society Symposium (CS3). Production and use of biofuels as a form of stored solar energy.

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Berkeley Lab researchers at JCAP develop unique semiconductor/catalyst construct for production of H2 from sunlight

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Grafting molecular cobalt-containing hydrogen production catalysts to a visible-light-absorbing semiconductor exploits the UV-induced immobilization chemistry of vinylpyridine to p-type (100) gallium phosphide (GaP). The oxygen is released as waste and the protons and electrons are used to convert carbon dioxide into the carbohydrate sugars that plants use for energy. Catalysts Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar

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DOE awards FuelCell Energy additional $8M for Phase 2 ARPA-E project with differentiated solid oxide platform

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Our proprietary solid oxide technology is differentiated by its high efficiency in converting electricity into hydrogen through electrolysis and utilization of the same fuel cell stack to recall that hydrogen from its integrated long-duration hydrogen energy storage to produce zero-carbon hydrogen-based power generation. This EERE project focuses on optimizing the operating parameters for solid oxide electrolysis for high efficiency hydrogen production.

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Porsche, Siemens Energy and partners advance climate-neutral eFuels development; Haru Oni pilot in Chile

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The result is renewable methanol, which can be converted into climate-friendly fuel using an MTG (Methanol To Gasoline) technology to be licensed and supported by ExxonMobil. In the pilot phase, e-Methanol production will initially reach around 750,000 liters per year by 2022.

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Energtek Begins Converting Tricycles in Manila With CNG Lite Adsorbed Natural Gas System

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a developer of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) storage technology, has begun converting tricycles to operate on natural gas in Metro Manila, as requested by the Government of the Philippines. Tanks store natural gas at a working pressure of 60 bars (6 MPa) in volumes of 5-10 liters; a set of tanks is designed to provide 100 km (62 miles) driving range. These are the primary method of transportation for drivers in many Asian countries. Energtek Inc.,

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Cambridge researchers develop standalone device that makes formic acid from sunlight, CO2 and water

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Researchers at the University of Cambridge, with colleagues at the University of Tokyo, have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into formic acid, a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity.

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German power-to-gas facility opens green methanation plant; €28M STORE&GO project

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In this second stage, hydrogen from regenerative energy sources is converted into methane (CH 4 ), i.e. synthetic natural gas, using CO 2 from a bio-ethanol plant. Moreover, it provides for unrestricted use of the natural gas infrastructure, including for transport and storage. This stored energy is then available as backup whenever there is an insufficient supply of solar and wind power. Hydrogen Production Natural Gas Power-to-Gas Wind

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Petrobras begins commercial production in ultra-deep Santos Basin pre-salt Iracema Sul area

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The platform Cidade de Mangaratiba is an FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) type unit and it was contracted in September 2011 from the Schahin-Modec consortium. The hull of the FPSO was converted at the Cosco shipyard, in Dalian, China and the integration of the process plant modules took place at the BrasFels shipyard in Angra do Reis, Rio de Janeiro. API) and will be transported by shuttle tankers. Production is expected to peak in the first half of 2016.

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Enzymatic Process Converts Cellulosic Materials and Water into Hydrogen at Low Temperature; Close to Theoretical Yield of H2 From Glucose

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Hydrogen production from cellodextrin and water by a synthetic enzymatic pathway. In 2007, the researchers had reported the development of a novel method using a combination of 13 enzymes to form an unnatural enzymatic pathway to completely convert starch and water in one reactor into hydrogen. Only approximately half of a glucose equivalent of soluble starch can be converted into glucose-1-phosphate mediated by starch phosphorylase for hydrogen production.

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IndianOil and LanzaTech to construct first refinery Offgas-to-Bioethanol production facility

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Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IndianOil), India’s flagship national oil company and LanzaTech signed a Statement of Intent to construct the world’s first refinery offgas-to-bioethanol production facility in India. LanzaTech’s first commercial facility converting waste emissions from steel production to ethanol will come online in China in late 2017.

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ClassNK grants Approval in Principle for new H2/CO2 FPSO design; offshore production of H2 and CO2 from associated gas from offshore wells

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Japan-based leading classification society ClassNK has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to a new H 2 /CO 2 FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) design developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Chiyoda Corporation. FPSOs are commonly used in the offshore oil and gas industry process and store crude oil and liquefied gas from offshore wells until it can be transported via pipelines to shore or via ship-to-ship transfer.

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San Francisco orders 30 El Dorado hybrid buses with Allison H40 EP systems

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) Municipal Railway (Muni) has awarded a contract to ElDorado for 30 electric hybrid E-Z Rider II model heavy-duty 30-foot transit buses, which will feature the Allison H 40 EP hybrid propulsion system. The H 40/50 EP Series is equipped with regenerative braking, a system that converts the vehicle’s kinetic energy to stored electric energy when decelerating or stopping, and has ratings up to a maximum 246 kW (330 hp).