Global Bioenergies successfully scales up renewable isobutene process in Leuna Demo plant

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Global Bioenergies has succeeded in producing isobutene by fermentation at the scale of the Leuna Demo plant (a 5,000-liter fermenter), with run length and performances exceeding those performed on the pilot plant in Pomacle (a 500-liter fermenter). Success in this phase of the process’ scale up was obtained less than five months after start-up of the fermentation unit at the Leuna Demo plant, in December 2016.

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Make the Connection: Join Revation at ICMI Contact Center Demo 2017

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Join Revation Systems , along with leading contact center professionals seeking solutions to today’s challenges, at the ICMI Contact Center Demo Conference on September 25-27 at the Mandalay Bay North Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

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Audi & NVIDIA partner to deliver fully automated driving with AI starting in 2020; piloted Q7 w/ neural network CES demo

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Audi announced a partnership with NVIDIA to use artificial intelligence in delivering highly automated vehicles starting in 2020. Deep learning technology will enable skilled handling of real-road complexities, delivering safer automated vehicles earlier.

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Volvo Trucks and PATH successfully demo partially automated on-highway truck platooning in California; CACC

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Volvo Trucks and Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) at the University of California, Berkeley recently completed a successful demonstration of partially automated truck platooning, made possible by Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology ( CACC ).

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FEV, Lightspeed Technologies to demo fiber optic-based optical and electronic architecture for automotive applications

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FEV North America, Inc. FEV) and Lightspeed Technologies have jointly created an automotive O/E (Optical and Electronic) system architecture technology that transmits photons over plastic optical fiber in lieu of E/E (Electricity and Electronics) technologies that typically conduct electrons over copper. This will significantly reduce weight, the number of vehicle parts, and assembly costs, while improving system efficiencies.

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SwRI D-EGR gasoline demo vehicle delivers diesel efficiency at lower cost; potential for LEV III/Tier 3 emissions

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The schematic of the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in a D-EGR configuration (left), and the D-EGR engine under the hood of the demo vehicle showcased at SAE World Congress in Detroit. Specific BSFC improvements from the D-EGR engine relative to baseline engine.

BMW demos self-driving high-speed slides

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BMW has new self-driving technology that allows a car to autonomously drift around bends and slip between cones, even at high speed.

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Prototype Mack heavy-duty plug-in hybrid truck part of e-Highway demo near Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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The demo was conducted near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as part of a project with Siemens and sponsored by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

Volvo C30 Electric demos wireless charging

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Volvo has successfully demonstrated the working of a wireless charging for electric cars, as part of a project run in collaboration with Flanders’ Drive knowledge centre based in Flanders, Belgium.

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Delphi & Mobileye to showcase Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP) autonomous driving system in public demo at CES 2017

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Delphi Automotive PLC and Mobileye will showcase their Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP) automated driving system—which will be ready for production by 2019—on a 6.3-mile urban and highway combined public route in Las Vegas for CES 2017. Earlier post.).

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Tesla demos super-fast battery swapping facility

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Hedging its bets, Tesla has proven that its Model S electric saloon is ready to use a battery swapping system of recharging, able to switch its depleted battery for a fresh, fully charged one in less than 90 seconds-faster than you can fill your car with petrol. In a live demonstration at its des[.].

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EPRI and partners to stage public demo of Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform software

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), along with several auto manufacturers, utilities, and regional transmission organizations, will demonstrate the Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform software system, developed by EPRI and Sumitomo Electric Industries. The software is an advanced software platform for integrating plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) with smart grid technologies. Earlier post.).

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California Energy Commission awards $24.9M to 9 medium- and heavy-duty advanced truck demo projects

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The California Energy Commissions has selected 9 projects to receive a combined $24,873,512 in proposed funding for cost share in the field demonstration of advanced medium- and heavy-duty on-road vehicle technologies—primarily battery electric and fuel cell technology—that may become commercially available in California. The match amount for the nine projects is $17,212,984.

Honda and Ford launch Smart Home demos to boost electric cars

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Two giants of the motoring world, Honda and Ford, have independently announced the launch of smart home demos aimed at boosting the use of electric cars and energy efficiency in homes.

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Continental successfully conducts Cellular-V2X field trials in China; demo’ing results at CES

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Continental and Huawei have conducted field trials to test the efficiency of the Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) communication standard ( earlier post ) in Shanghai with positive results. C-V2X is emerging as a promising wireless communication technology, demonstrating strong potential for use in automated driving and intelligent mobility. Earlier post.) C-V2X allows road users to communicate leveraging LTE and in future, the 5G mobile network.

Houston METRO launches Proterra electric bus demo; Catalyst FC into revenue service for 90 days

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) will deploy a 40-foot Proterra Catalyst FC battery-electric bus for 90 days beginning on December 4, demonstrating the benefits that battery-electric transit technology can bring to the region’s communities.

NREL analysis of Proterra electric bus demo finds average fuel economy nearly 4x that of CNG baseline buses

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DOE awards LanzaTech $4M for low-carbon jet & diesel demo plant; 3M gpy; Audi evaluating fuel properties

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LanzaTech has been selected by the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to receive a $4-million award to design and plan a demonstration-scale facility using industrial off gases to produce 3 million gallons/year of low-carbon jet and diesel fuels. The LanzaTech award was one of six totaling $12.9 million. Earlier post.). The LanzaTech facility will recycle industrial waste gases from steel manufacturing to produce a low cost ethanol intermediate: “Lanzanol.”

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NREL report on electric bus demo at Foothill Transit finds Proterra fuel economy >8x higher than CNG on same line

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A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the second report summarizing the results of the battery-electric bus (BEB) demonstration underway at Foothill Transit in California.

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BMW i ChargeForward Program to demo contribution of intelligent EV charging to grid efficiency

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, BMW announced the BMW i ChargeForward Program—a pilot study to be undertaken by the BMW Group Technology Office, together with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E). Working with a select group of BMW i3 drivers, BMW i ChargeForward will demonstrate how intelligent management of electric vehicle charging can contribute to improved electric power grid efficiency while reducing total cost of electric vehicle ownership.

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Blue Bird developing battery-electric V2G school bus in $9M+ project; demo fleet in California in 2019

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In December 2016, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would be awarding $15M to organizations in an effort to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles. Blue Bird Corporation, a bus manufacturer located in Fort Valley, GA, was presented the largest amount at $4.4M in order to develop a zero-emissions, 100% V2G electric school bus. Earlier post.).

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US Navy demos recovery of CO2 and production of H2 from seawater, with conversion to liquid fuel; “Fuel from Seawater”

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Researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division have demonstrated novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of CO 2 and hydrogen from seawater and their subsequent conversion to liquid fuels.

Cal Energy awards GTI $1M grant to demo production-intent version of CWI 6.7L medium-duty natural gas engine with HD-OBD

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The California Energy Commission awarded the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) a $1-million grant to demonstrate a production-intent advanced version of the Cummins Westport Inc. CWI) ISB6.7 G natural gas engine. The advanced version engine meets the 2018 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Heavy-Duty On-Board Diagnostics (HD-OBD) requirements and will continue to meet California Air Resources Board’s (CARB’s) Optional Low NO x 0.1 g/bhp-hr emissions level.

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Ricardo demos real-world driving emissions testing at Air Quality show

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Ricardo demonstrated its new real-world driving emissions measurement service ( earlier post ), and discussed the first results from its road side vehicle monitoring research, at the Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE) in the UK earlier this week.

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Pro-Tesla States, Gas Mileage-Rules Threatened, Lit Motors C-1 Demo Video: Today's Car News

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We finish off the week with a look at where Tesla Motors can legally sell cars directly to customers, examine how dropping gas prices could impact impending Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules, and the Lit Motors C-1 electric motorcycle goes for a test run in a new video. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We''ve updated our October

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Daimler demos self-driving snow removal trucks; premiere of Remote Truck Interface

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Following its successful demonstration of the Highway Pilot and Highway Pilot Connect systems ( earlier post )—the latter making truck platooning possible—Daimler has demonstrated automated snow removal operations on the site of the former Pferdsfeld airbase.

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, partners demo automated, connected vehicles on I-395

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The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and Transurban, which operates the express lanes, conducted a demonstration of automated, connected vehicles on a 10-mile stretch of I-395 for federal and state officials. US Sen. Mark Warner, US Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology Greg Winfree, Virginia Tech President Timothy D.

Renault ZOE to demo usability of EVs in cross European trip

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A trip to demonstrate the capabilities of electric cars and the availability of the infrastructure to support them, will take one Renault ZOE some 854 miles from Munich to Barcelona.

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Schaeffler demo vehicle hits 2020 CAFE targets without electrification; 15% cut in fuel consumption; 48V hybrid system for 2025

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Schaeffler Efficient Future Mobility North America demo vehicle in Detroit. Click to enlarge.

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Pasha, Port of LA and California ARB partner on $26.6M Green Omni Terminal demo project; emerging zero and near-zero emission tech

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Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals L.P. and the Port of Los Angeles are launching the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project, a full-scale, real-time demonstration of zero and near-zero emission technologies at a working marine terminal. At full build out, Pasha will be the world’s first marine terminal able to generate all of its energy needs from renewable sources.

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Sumitomo Electric demoing ESS for power grid in California; US’ largest redox flow battery system

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Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, OKI and Qualcomm to host C-V2X trials in Japan in 2018 to validate and demo C-V2X

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Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, Inc., OKI and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, plan to carry out their first Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials in Japan. The objective is to validate and demonstrate the benefits of C-V2X using direct communication technology defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in their Release 14 specifications.

CMU demo’ing Autonomous SRX in Washington this week

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Sample images of urban driving and screen-captures of the Autonomoous SRX’s tracking system’s results. The images in the first row show detection and tracking results from an arriving area of Pittsburgh international airport. The other two images in the second row show those of an urban street.

Vocis launching demo EV with 2nd generation multi-speed transmission; projected 15% improvement in vehicle efficiency

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2nd generation eDCT prototype unit, with both motors mounted at the same end of the transmission. Source: Vocis. Click to enlarge.

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Praj to build demo commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in India

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million gallons US) per year demo commercial plant to produce cellulosic ethanol in India. The demo plant will seek to demonstrate technical and commercial viability as well optimization of water and energy integration and its impact on the capex and opex of the commercial financial proposal. Praj Industries will set up a 10-million liter (2.6 The company expects the project cost to be in the region of US$ 25-30 million and to break ground in early 2013.

Kawasaki Heavy to build first ocean-going liquid hydrogen tanker with demo in 2017; H2 for transport, industry, power in Japan

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KHI’s view of a “CO 2 -free hydrogen chain”. Source: KHI. Click to enlarge. The Nikkei reports that Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.

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Chrysler to present City of San Francisco with 14 PHEVs as part of a 3-year demo project

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Chrysler is deploying a test and demo fleet of 25 Chrysler PHEV minivans and 140 Ram 1500 PHEV pickup trucks to 12 partners including local municipalities, state governments, universities and energy companies across the United States. Tomorrow, Chrysler Group LLC will present 14 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to the City of San Francisco as part of a three-year evaluation program.

Canada to invest C$120M for EV infrastructure, alt fueling stations and demo projects

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The Government of Canada will invest C$120 million (US$89 million) to deploy infrastructure for electric vehicle charging and refueling stations for alternative fuels such as natural gas, as well as to support technology demonstration projects. Overall, Budget 2017 proposes to invest C$21.9 billion (US$16.4 billion) over 11 years to support green infrastructure that will advance Canada’s efforts to build a clean economy. This funding builds on Budget 2016’s investment of C$62.5 million (US$436.7

Toyota Motorsport GmbH to demo new high-performance electric drivetrain at Pikes Peak

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TMG’s high-performance electric powertrain, with dual axial flux motors and inverters visible. Click to enlarge. Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will demonstrate its high-performance electric powertrain technology at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado on 8 July.

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Injection of hydrogen into the German gas distribution grid from power-to-gas demo plant

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ITM Power, with its partners Mainova Aktiengesellschaft and NRM Netzdienste Rhein-Main GmbH, has injected hydrogen into the German gas distribution network from the Thüga Group’s power-to-gas demonstration plant. Earlier post.) The ITM Power rapid response electrolyzer plant has been delivered and commissioned ahead of schedule and the compliance and permitting work has been completed to enable the incorporation of hydrogen via the compliant mixing plant.