Delaware Vehicle-To-Grid Test Lets Electric Cars Sell Power

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The ability to have large numbers of electric cars store energy and feed it back into electric grids is still many years away, but researchers are studying how it could work in the real world. Vehicle-to-grid technology is seen by some as a way to smooth out demand for grid electricity by using electric cars as mobile energy reserves, while

Want To Lease A 2009 MINI E? If You Live In Delaware, You Can

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One of the earliest electric-car prototype test fleets of the modern day was made up of several hundred MINI E two-seaters, which hit U.S. roads on two-year leases from 2008 through 2010. MINI E drivers who loved driving electric--which is to say, many of them--were offered replacement BMW ActiveE electric cars, and the electric MINIs were taken

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Honda joins vehicle-to-grid technology demonstration project in partnership with University of Delaware and NRG Energy

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The Honda technology builds off of the research conducted by the University of Delaware and now supported by NRG Energy, Inc. The University of Delaware has been developing the technology so that vehicle batteries can be used not only for mobility but also for grid services. —Willett Kempton, professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and Research Director of the University of Delaware’s Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration.

Fisker Focuses On Karma Sales, Delaware Factory In Hibernation

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For Fisker Automotive, the last twelve months haven’t been exactly easy. Beset by delays, recalls and even a legal case from an irate investor, Fisker hit a low point in February when it was forced to lay off workers after missing deadlines associated with much-needed U.S. Department of Energy low-interest advanced-technology vehicle

Fisker To Hire 120 At Delaware Plant For 'Project Nina' Second Model

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The company announced today that it would post job listings for what will be roughly 120 positions at its Wilmington, Delaware, assembly plant where it plans to build its second model Although its much-delayed first model, the 2011 Karma plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan, hasn't quite reached dealers yet, Fisker Automotive is powering ahead.

Fisker starts posting jobs at re-commissioned Delaware plant; targeting Project Nina production at end of 2012

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Fisker Automotive is posting job openings at the re-commissioned Wilmington, Delaware plant. The announcement of new jobs in Delaware comes on top of a significant employment expansion at Fisker’s Global Headquarters based in Anaheim, California. The plan for 2011 will encompass the hiring of about 120 employees.

Fisker Assets Sold For $149 Million To Wanxiang, Chinese Parts Maker

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The assets of bankrupt Fisker Automotive were sold to Wanxiang America at the close of an auction in Delaware bankruptcy court that lasted more than two days and lasted 19 rounds. Bloomberg reports that the Chinese company paid a total of $149.2 million for the company, or six times the price of $25 million first offered by unsuccessful bidder

Fisker To Open California Plant, No Date Yet For Electric Car Production To Resume

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Before its collapse and bankruptcy, Fisker had bought a former General Motors plant in Delaware. While all 2012 Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedans were built in Finland, the company always intended to assemble cars in the U.S. A pledge to use this facility was one factor in the successful bid for Fisker by Wanxiang, China's largest. Green California Manufacturing Wanxiang plug-in cars

Univ. of Delaware and state partner on EV charging station project to support longer electric trips

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Faster charging stations for electric vehicles will be strategically placed at key locations in Delaware to enable long trips in the state by next year, through a new collaborative research agreement between the University of Delaware (UD) and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). The UD-DNREC project will enable trips within Delaware and nearby cities, making the entire state within an electric car’s range.

Valero to Permanently Close 210,000 bpd Delaware City Refinery

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Valero Energy Corporation intends to permanently shut down its Delaware City, Delaware refinery due to financial losses caused by very poor economic conditions, significant capital spending requirements and high operating costs. Valero Delaware City Refinery.

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Fisker Automotive bankruptcy deal officially finalised

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Earlier this week we told you that the future of Fisker Automotive has finally been determined: and now we can confirm that the sale has been approved in a Delaware bankruptcy court.

U. Delaware and NRG Energy vehicle-to-grid project selling power to PJM

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A vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project between the University of Delaware and NRG Energy has begun selling power to PJM Interconnection for the power grid. The University and NRG began work in September 2011 to move from research results to prepare to commercialize the technology, which provides a two-way interface between EVs and the power grid that enables vehicle owners to sell electricity back to the grid while they are charging their EVs. Earlier post.). On 27 Feb.,

AutoPort Licenses V2G Tech From the University of Delaware.

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Fresh on the heels of an announcement that AutoPort is partnering with AC Propulsion to convert vehicles for evaluation by the United States Postal Service (USPS), AutoPort is now announcing that they are first to license vehicle to grid (V2G) technology developed at the University of Delaware.

Researchers develop new process to make p-xylene from biomass with 97% yield

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A team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Minnesota, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware has developed a new chemical process to make p-xylene, an important ingredient of common plastics.

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University of Delaware Licenses V2G Technology to AutoPort; 100 V2G EVs as Test Fleet

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The University of Delaware has signed the first license for its vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology with AutoPort, Inc., The company currently is completing four vehicles for the State of Delaware and expects to have the first 100 vehicles produced in the next 12 to 18 months, he said. In September 2009, Delaware Gov. of Delaware). Vehicle to Grid Power (Presentation to Delaware Public Service Commission, Kempton, 2009. Components of a V2G system. Source: PJM.

NJ electric-car advocacy group launches as gas tax soars

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New Jersey was always the place for residents of neighboring states—Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania—to buy cheap gasoline. That era ended two days ago, when a political deal struck between its legislature and the governor raised the state gas tax by a whopping 23 cents a gallon. Today, a new coalition launched with the aim of. electric utilities plug-in cars state laws transportation policy New Jersey

Univ. of Delaware Researchers Conclude Cash for Clunkers Cost Exceeded Benefit

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Burton Abrams and George Parsons of the University of Delaware evaluated the efficiency of the recently concluded Cash for Clunkers (CARS) program and concluded that the cost exceeds the benefit by approximately $2,000 per vehicle, or close to $1.4

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Official: Fisker to Buy Former GM Plant in Delaware to Build Affordable Plug-in Cars

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Fisker CEO and founder Henrik Fisker was joined by US Vice-President Joe Biden in a dormant former GM assembly plant in Wilmington Delaware to announce that the plant will be purchased by Fisker. The plant will be used to support project NINA, the company's effort to build an affordable family oriented plugin car that will have a

Johnson Controls wants to dissolve Saft partnership

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Johnson Controls Inc wants to end its lithium-ion battery joint venture with Saft after filing a petition with the Delaware Court of Chancery. The filing is under the Dispute Resolution Provisions outlined in their agreement back in January, 2006, with Johnson Controls advising Saft that the dispute is based on a wish to expand the [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Johnson Controls Johnson Controls Saft Saft

New high-activity, low-cost nickel-based catalyst for fuel cells exhibits performance similar to Pt; hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cells

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Researchers at the University of Delaware, with a colleague at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, have developed a composite catalyst—nickel nanoparticles supported on nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes—that exhibits hydrogen oxidation activity in alkaline electrolyte similar to platinum-group metals. Stephen Giles was supported by a fellowship from the University of Delaware Energy Institute.

Fisker Buying Delaware Plant To Build Midsize 2012 Plug-In Hybrid

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At 10 am tomorrow morning, Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce that Fisker Automotive will buy the closed General Motors factory in Wilmington, Delaware, his home state. According to reports, company founder Henrik Fisker will join Delaware Governor Jack Markell and other dignitaries in announcing that Fisker will use the

Fisker Lays Off Workers, Seeks New Government-Loan Terms

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The company said today that it has laid off employees and contractors at both its new Anaheim, California, headquarters and its assembly facility in Wilmington, Delaware. The bad news just keeps on coming from electric-car startup Fisker Automotive. Layoffs by car companies are hardly new, but Fisker was granted $529 million in low-interest loans

Fisker Funds Keep Coming: Delaware Adds To DoE's $529 Million

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Last fall, Fisker Automotive was awarded $529 million in low-interest loans by the Department of Energy, and the company has continued to rake in cash since then. In January, for instance, Fisker raised an additional $115 million in private capital. Last week, the DoE and Fisker announced that the $529 million of loans had closed. But there's

Danish Parker project developing universal definition for EV integration with electric grid for V2G services

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The platform, initially developed by the University of Delaware is now supported and commercialized by Nuvve. Nissan, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, PSA Groupe, NUVVE, Frederiksberg Forsyning, Enel, Insero and DTU (Technical University of Denmark) Electrical Engineering (PowerLabDK) are partnering in the Danish project Parker to develop a universal definition for grid integration for electric vehicles.

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Maxwell supplying ultracaps to ABB for hybrid version of Philadelphia rail energy recuperation system

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In addition to reducing SEPTA rail vehicles’ consumption of grid-supplied electrical energy by 10 to 20%, the system enables SEPTA to provide frequency regulation services on the PJM Interconnection Network, a regional transmission organization (RTO) that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

New highly selective and efficient catalyst for reduction of CO2 to CO

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Researchers at the University of Delaware have developed a highly selective nanoporous silver catalyst capable of electrochemically reducing carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide with 92% efficiency. The research team’s work is supported through funding from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund and University of Delaware Research Foundation.

FTA LoNo grant recipients to purchase 35 Proterra electric transit buses

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Delaware Transit Corporation, six 35' Catalyst XR buses. Proterra announced that eight new and existing customers have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Grants. The 2016 LoNo grant winners will use their funds, a total of $22.8 million, to purchase 35 Catalyst buses, bringing Proterra’s total number of firm orders to 287 vehicles from 38 cities across the United States. With more than 2.4

Fisker targets Project Nina for 2012

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Fisker Automotive is looking to take on new employees at its Wilmington, Delaware, plant, ahead of the launch of its Project Nina production vehicles at the end of 2012; with sales to commence in 2013. Green cars Latest news Delaware plant Fisker Fisker Automotive Fisker Project NINA Project Nina

Baker Institute experts: major parts of the US shale sector will ramp up with $60 oil prices

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Examples include the 19,000 ton unit train of frac sand that Halliburton and US Silica moved into the Eagle Ford region in October and the frac jobs in the Delaware Basin that now sometimes exceed 30 million gallons of water—enough to fill more than 45 Olympic-size swimming pools.

Nissan brings LEAF to new US markets

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By the end of the year, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island will be added as markets where the Nissan LEAF will be available for order. Nissan North America Inc. is expanding the availability of the battery-electric Nissan LEAF in the US. Orders for the 2012 Nissan LEAF begin today in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York.

Wanxiang America wins auction for Fisker with bid valued at $149.2M; Bankruptcy Court approval expected on Tuesday

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The transaction includes the acquisition of Fisker’s Wilmington, Delaware plant. Wanxiang’s successful bid will be presented for approval by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in Wilmington on Tuesday, 18 February 2014. After 19 rounds of bidding, Wanxiang America Corporation (Wanxiang) has been selected as the highest and best bidder in a competitive auction for Fisker Automotive, completed on Friday.

Researchers show mixotrophic fermentation process improves carbon conversion, boosting yields and reducing CO2

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Where Do The Biggest SUVs Go From Here?

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The Delaware plant where the two hybrid SUVs are manufactured is being shut down due to lagging sales and Chrysler has no plans to move production of the two vehicles elsewhere. How far will big hybrid SUVs go?

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EPRI, 8 automakers and 15 utilities to create an open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles

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In addition, in December 2013, Honda supplied an Accord Plug-In Hybrid with a bi-directional on-board charger to the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. The Electric Power Research Institute, 8 automakers and 15 utilities are working to develop and to demonstrate an open platform that would integrate plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) with smart grid technologies enabling utilities to support PEV charging regardless of location.

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Chicken feathers plucked for hydrogen storage?

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No, this isn’t April Fool’s Day - scientists at the University of Delaware are developing a new low-cost material for hydrogen storage in the form of carbonised chicken feathers. So the University of Delaware set about developing the low cost hydrogen storage substrates from an abundant waste material - in this case chicken feathers. Tags: Green cars Hydrogen fuel Latest news chicken feathers hydrogen cars hydrogen storage University of Delaware

US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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billion miles of 19 states—Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming – and Washington, D.C. US driving topped 2.4

AC Propulsion sends eBox EV to Denmark for V2G research focused on buffering intermittent renewable energy

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The University of Delaware (UD) has developed communication and control systems for V2G technology and has had good results on the US grid. A fleet of five eBoxes has been in revenue-generating service at the University of Delaware by providing grid regulation for more than two years. of New Castle, Delaware, a tier 2 upfitter that does electric car conversions based on the AC Propulsion drive train and vehicle design.

Coalition of 11 states sues US EPA over soot rules

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Led by the State of New York, the coalition also includes California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. A coalition of 11 states filed a lawsuit to compel the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promptly to revise national air quality standards for air pollution involving soot. The EPA had failed to meet an October 2011 deadline for revising the existing standards.

BNL Researchers develop low-cost, efficient, non-noble metal electrocatalyst to produce hydrogen from water

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Additional collaborators on this research were: Anatoly Frenkel of Yeshiva University; Nebojsa Marinkovic of the University of Delaware; and Chao Ma, Yimei Zhu and Radoslav Adzic of Brookhaven Lab.

ExxonMobil doubles Permian Basin resources to 6B barrels via acquisitions

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billion barrels of oil equivalent in New Mexico’s Delaware Basin, a highly prolific, oil-prone section of the Permian Basin. This investment gives us an exceptional Delaware Basin position in a proven multi-stacked play that can generate attractive returns in a low-price environment.