Delaware adopting California’s ZEV regulations

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Delaware will join 13 other states in adopting California’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulations. Managed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control ( DNREC ), the ZEV program is designed to accelerate the commercialization of battery-electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles. Transportation is the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions in Delaware. million grant program to expand Delaware’s electric charging network.

U Delaware team develops chemocatalytic process to convert waste polypropylene to lube oils

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Researchers at the University of Delaware have shown that ruthenium deposited on titania is an active and selective catalyst for breaking down polypropylene into valuable lubricant-range hydrocarbons with narrow molecular weight distribution and low methane formation at low temperatures of 250 °C with a modest H 2 pressure.


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U Delaware team demonstrates efficient direct ammonia fuel cell for vehicles

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Researchers at the University of Delaware have demonstrated a direct ammonia fuel cell (DAFC) prototype with a peak power density of 135 mW cm ?2. The DAFC employs an ammonia-tolerant precious-metal-free cathode catalyst and a high-temperature-stable hydroxide exchange membrane. Their paper is publishedin the journal Joule.

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U Delaware team develops prototype efficient direct ammonia fuel cell for transportation

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A team at the University of Delaware has demonstrated a direct ammonia fuel cell (DAFC) prototype with a peak power density of 135 mW cm -2 at 80 ?C. In an invited paper at the 233 rd ECS Meeting in Seattle last year, the Delaware researchers noted that: DAFCs-HEM sound attractive but they also have some significate drawbacks: first, the overall performance of DAFCs-HEM are rather low (?11

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Tesla uses its new social platform to try to help Delaware open up to electric cars


Tesla is using its new social platform, “Engage Tesla,” to help influence Delaware to support electric vehicles and direct car sales. more… The post Tesla uses its new social platform to try to help Delaware open up to electric cars appeared first on Electrek.

U Delaware team synthesizes base oils at high yields from biomass

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A team at the University of Delaware has now synthesized new bio-based base oils with tunable molecular branches and properties at high yields (>80%) from biomass-derived 2-alkylfurans with enals via conjugate addition-hydroxylalkylation/alkylation (CA-HAA) and hydrodeoxygenation reactions.

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Ford 'Superchargers' In Delaware Raise Design Controversy Issues


After seeing those charging points, one of Tesla's exec headed to Twitter to say what he really thinks

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.

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.

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U Delaware team develops efficient catalyst for production of renewable jet-fuel-range alkanes from biomass under mild conditions

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A team at the University of Delaware has synthesized renewable jet-fuel-range alkanes by hydrodeoxygenation of lignocellulose-derived high-carbon furylmethanes over ReO x -modified Ir/SiO 2 catalysts under mild reaction conditions (170 ˚C, 5 MPa). The Delaware team hypothesized that the catalyst could also catalyze HDO of furylmethanes to the corresponding branched chain alkanes with high carbon efficiency.

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US Transportation Secretary LaHood issues “Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving”; $2.4M for California, Delaware pilot projects

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million in federal support for California and Delaware that will expand DOT’s “Phone in One Hand, Ticket in the Other” pilot enforcement campaign to reduce distracted driving. Coinciding with the release of the blueprint, Secretary LaHood announced that California and Delaware have been selected to receive federal support for pilot projects that will test the effect of increased law enforcement and high-profile public education campaigns on distracted driving.

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.,

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

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. The Valero Delaware City Refinery , acquired in the purchase of Premcor in 2005, was commissioned in 1956 with a throughput capacity of 140,000 barrels per day (bpd).

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.

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.

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

President Biden Clears Way for States to Curb Vehicle Pollution

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Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Luke Tonachel President Biden is following through on his promise to re-establish the long-held authority of governors to adopt vehicle pollution regulations to protect the health and welfare of people in their states.

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

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

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.

Tesla Taxi, MINI E In Delaware, Carbon-Capturing Cars: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Tesla Model S taxis (in Norway), the possibilities of carbon-capture technology for cars, and how to lease a 2009 MINI E in 2014. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Carice Electric Sports Car is tiny and beautiful, but it''s also kind of expensive. The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will go rallying in

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

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

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.

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

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

Senate passes sustainable chemistry act as part of military spending bill

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The Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019 is endorsed by the GC3 Sustainable Chemistry Alliance, the American Chemical Society, the American Chemistry Council, the American Sustainable Business Council, 3M, Ashland, BASF, Beautycounter, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Chemours, Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, Environmental Working Group, The LEGO Group, Nohbo LLC, Procter & Gamble, and the University of Delaware.

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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

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UD team devises CO2 direct air capture device powered by hydrogen for HEMFCs

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University of Delaware engineers have demonstrated an effective way to capture 99% of carbon dioxide from the ambient air feed to an hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cell (HEMFC) air using a novel electrochemical system powered by hydrogen. Source: University of Delaware.

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GTI plans second Permian Basin field test site to maximize hydraulic fracturing efficiency and increase production

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GTI (Gas Technology Institue) is leading a high-profile program on Hydraulic Fracturing Test Sites (HFTS) in the Permian Basin, bringing together government and industry to improve recovery, continue enhancing environmentally responsible methods of optimizing production, and lowering costs in the Midland and Delaware Basins.

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ArcelorMittal licenses Usibor patent about hot stamping process to AK Steel; resolution of patent infringement case

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This licensing agreement is a part of the settlement of a patent infringement case that has been pending in the Federal District Court for the District of Delaware between the two companies. This licensing agreement is a part of the settlement of a patent infringement case that has been pending in the Federal District Court for the District of Delaware between the parties. ArcelorMittal entered into a licensing agreement of its Usibor part processing technology patent with AK Steel.

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States with the highest and lowest truck traffic on interstate highways

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There are no rural interstates in the District of Columbia and Delaware.). Delaware. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This analysis examined truck traffic as the percentage of all traffic on interstate highways in the individual states and the District of Columbia. The calculations combined the percentages of vehicle distances traveled by single-unit trucks and combination trucks (but not light trucks) published by the Federal Highway Administration. The data are for 2019.

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.

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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

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As states use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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The largest decreases (in terms of percentage of percentage) were in Massachusetts (from 25% to 0%), Connecticut and New York (both from 14% to 1%), and Delaware (from 70% to 5%). by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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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

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WiTricity files patent infringement suit against Momentum Dynamics

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The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the District of Delaware. WiTricity, the industry pioneer in efficient wireless power transfer over distance, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Momentum Dynamics, a Pennsylvania-based company developing wireless charging systems for the automotive and transportation industries. The lawsuit seeks recovery of financial damages and an injunction to halt the sales of Momentum Dynamics products that infringe seven (7) U.S.

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DOT and DOE announce nearly $5B over 5 years for new national EV charging network; $615M in FY2022

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Delaware. The US Departments of Transportation and Energy announced nearly $5 billion that will be made available under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program to build out a national electric vehicle charging network. The program will provide nearly $5 billion over five years to help states create a network of EV charging stations along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors, particularly along the Interstate Highway System.

Top 10 states offering EV incentives

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Delaware. Delaware offers a Clean Vehicle Rebate Program for its residents who purchase or lease a new EV. Delaware drivers who qualify for the rebate could receive up to $2,500. Various states across the United States offer electric vehicle (EV) purchase incentives to help accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles. Below is a list of the top 10 states who provide valuable incentives. Find out if your state is on the list! .

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

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Elon Musk forms several ‘X Holdings’ companies to fund potential Twitter buyout


Elon Musk reportedly formed three holding companies in Delaware , all with variations of the name “X Holdings,” according to a new report from Bloomberg.

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.

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