Alfa Laval introduces E-PowerPack ORC waste heat recovery system for ships

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Alfa Laval is introducing the E-PowerPack waste heat recovery system for ships. Able to convert waste heat directly into electrical power, the E-PowerPack uses Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology to reduce ship fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.

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Arafura Resources awards engineering design contract for Nolans NdPr project to Hatch

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Australia-based Arafura Resources Limited has awarded Hatch a contract to carry out Engineering and Procurement Services for the Nolans NdPR project hydrometallurgical plant. Waste streams, including gypsum, from extraction processing will be neutralized before being pumped to an RSF.

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McMaster team reviews progress on hybrid-specific engine technologies

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A team from McMaster University in Canada has published a comprehensive review of recent progress in low-temperature combustion (LTC), alternative fuels (AF), over-expansion Atkinson cycle, and waste heat recovery (WHR) techniques as applied to hybrid-specific engines. As a crucial component in hybrid powertrains, the internal combustion engine has important impacts on vehicle performance. Modern Atkinson engines are mostly realized by VVT technology.

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HyMethShip seeks to fuel ship engines with hydrogen from methanol

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The EU-funded HyMethShip project developed a system that innovatively combined a membrane reactor, a CO 2 capture system, a storage system for CO 2 and methanol as well as a hydrogen-fueled combustion engine to power ships. Engines Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Methanol Ports and Marine

PACCAR to offer Cummins X15N natural gas engine in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks

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PACCAR will work with Cummins to offer the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine ( earlier post ) in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. The X15N is the first natural gas engine to be designed specifically for heavy-duty truck applications with up to 500 horsepower output.

Greenergy opts for Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology to produce low-carbon fuels from waste tires

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Greenergy will invest in Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of a project to produce low-carbon transportation fuels from waste tires. billion tires are discarded each year worldwide, creating significant waste.

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E-Waste is a Cybersecurity Problem, Too

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million metric tons of electronic waste in 2019, up more than 21% over five years, according to the United Nations’ most recent assessment. Only about 17% of that e-waste was recycled, and what happens to the rest can be detrimental for both human health and privacy.

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SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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The plant will feature SGH2’s technology, which will gasify recycled mixed paper waste to produce green hydrogen that reduces carbon emissions by two to three times more than green hydrogen produced using electrolysis and renewable energy, and is five to seven times cheaper.

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Startup licenses ORNL technology for converting organic waste to hydrogen

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The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel. The system combines biology and electrochemistry to degrade organic waste—such as plant biomass or food waste—to produce hydrogen. An electrolysis method designed by co-founders Abhijeet Borole and Alex Lewis then combines the protons and electrons into hydrogen molecules.

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TdVib commercializing CMI technology for recycling rare earth elements from electronic waste

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A team of researchers from the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), a US Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory, developed a novel way to extract rare earth elements from the high-powered magnets in electronic waste ( earlier post ). TdVib designs and manufactures technology-driven, high-value systems based on electromagnetics, including magnetostrictive smart materials Terfenol-D and Galfenol. —Kevin Stoll, the engineering project manager of TdVib.

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Free piston/ORC system for automotive waste heat recovery being tested at University of Brighton

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A prototype automotive waste heat recovery system has been fired up on a recently commissioned test rig at the University of Brighton. The organic Rankine cycle test rig uses a novel linear free piston expander from Libertine ( earlier post ) to overcome the technical and economic barriers to using Rankine cycle technology for automotive waste heat recovery. Libertine’s technology leverages a combination of piston geometry, electrical machine design and cylinder construction.

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Ways2H partners with Ford, Bacon & Davis to build waste-to-H2 production facilities for clean fuel in US markets

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a global producer of renewable hydrogen from the world’s worst waste streams, and Ford, Bacon & Davis, a leader in energy facility engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), are collaborating to design and to build waste-to-hydrogen facilities in California and other locations in the United States, to produce renewable hydrogen fuel for customers in the mobility and power generation sectors, and to offer alternative disposal options for waste processing and waste disposal companies.

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LanzaTech Project DRAGON shortlisted for UK funding; ATJ-SPK from waste

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LanzaTech’s Project DRAGON (Decarbonizing and Reimagining Aviation for the Goal Of Netzero) will undertake the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) of a facility in Port Talbot, South Wales, that will produce more than 100 million liters per year of ATJ Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (ATJ-SPK). The feedstock for the facility will be waste-based, low-carbon ethanol, procured from a variety of waste sources.

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ORCnext project concludes waste heat recovery efficiency can be boosted by 20-25%

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The four-year projet ORCNext , aimed at developing knowledge and design tools for next generation of Organic Rankine Cycles (ORCs), has concluded that waste heat recovery efficiency can be increased by 20 to 25% through appropriate cycle selection, efficient expanders, appropriate control and less oversizing of the heat exchangers. The Rankine Cycle transfers waste heat to a working fluid at a constant pressure. Reducing the design time.

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Gigantism Is a Never-Ending Temptation for Engineers and Designers

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There is a fundamental difference between what can be designed and built and what makes sense. Of course, the most infamous overshoot of all airplane designs was Howard Hughes’s H-4 Hercules , dubbed the “ Spruce Goose ,” the largest plane ever made out of wood.

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GTI quantifies opportunity to produce low-carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) from wood wastes

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GTI has released a site-specific engineering design titled “ Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Wood Wastes ”. GTI led a team of engineers and scientists to produce a blueprint for converting an existing biomass facility into an RNG production site, using the wood waste feedstock and some of the existing infrastructure. A biomass power plant in Stockton, California, was the host site for the engineering design effort.

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IBM and Samsung unveil novel semiconductor design that could enable 85% energy reduction compared to scaled finFET: VTFET

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Given the constraints the industry is currently facing along multiple fronts, IBM and Samsung are demonstrating our commitment to joint innovation in semiconductor design and a shared pursuit of what we call ‘hard tech.’

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Alphabet Energy introduces PowerModules for modular thermoelectric waste heat recovery; partnership with Borla for heavy-duty trucks

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The PowerBlocks thermoelectric materials are p-type tetrahedrites and n-type magnesium silicide (Mg 2 Si) which provide the average ZT of around 1—similar to that obtained by skutterudite (GM, Gentherm) and half-heusler (GMZ) materials used by the DOE Waste Heat 2 (WH2) projects, according to a recent US Department of Energy (DOE) technology assessment. —saving 52,500 liters of diesel fuel per year, per engine. Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery

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New catalytic process turns renewable and waste carbon into cleaner, high-performance diesel biofuel blendstock

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The first-of-its-kind continuous catalytic process was designed to reduce production costs relative to batch chemistry, the prior state-of-the-art technology.

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BMW provides an update on waste heat recovery projects; Turbosteamer and the Thermoelectric Generator

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Despite improvements in engine efficiency—e.g., with technologies such as direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, exhaust-driven turbochargers, brake energy regeneration and Auto Start Stop function—about 60% of the generated energy is still lost, half of it being exhaust heat, with the remaining half as heat absorbed by the engine cooling system. Thus researchers focused on designing a component having only one high-temperature circuit.

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Co-Optima FY20 report highlights advances in engines-fuels research

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These include renewable domestic biomass, such as forestry and agricultural waste, which can be combined with petroleum-based fuels to improve vehicles’ carbon footprint and engine performance. Co-Optima Emissions Engines Fuels

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HeatReCar project demonstrates technical feasibility of thermoelectric generator for waste heat recovery; economic case more difficult

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A recently completed European project coordinated by Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF) demonstrated the technical feasibility of a Bi 2 Te 3 -based thermoelectric generator (TEG) for waste heat recovery for application to a diesel light-duty truck (LDT). They selected bismuth telluride (Bi 2 Te 3 ) suitable for lower operating temperatures in a diesel engine. Test bench results showed that the TEG was able to deliver 500W e at the design point, with inlet gas at 450 ?C

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$4M ARPA-E award to Lanzatech to improve design of bioreactors for waste-gas-to-fuels fermentation technology

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LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, was awarded a $4-million grant by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) as one of the 15 REMOTE projects ( earlier post ) receiving a combined $34 million to find advanced biocatalyst technologies that can convert natural gas to liquid fuel for transportation. Doing so will enable the reuse of waste methane gases for low carbon fuels and chemicals.

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Cummins Westport B6.7N natural gas engine receives near zero emissions certifications; full NG engine portfolio now certified near zero

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natural gas engine. Like the Cummins Westport ISX12N and L9N engines, the B6.7N g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction from engines operating at the current EPA NO x limit of 0.2 natural gas engine is available with ratings from 200 to 240 hp and up to 560 lb-ft. Cummins Westport Inc.

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Q&A: Here’s How AI Will Change Chip Design

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Engineers and designers can do only so much to miniaturize transistors and pack as many of them as possible into chips. So they’re turning to other approaches to chip design, incorporating technologies like AI into the process. What are the benefits of using AI for chip design?

Altalto waste-to-jet fuel plant advances in UK; BA, Shell, Velocys

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Velocys is leading the development of the project and has assembled all the technology components into a standardized integrated design. The proposed plant would take more than 500,000 tonnes each year of non-recyclable everyday household and commercial solid waste destined for landfill or incineration such as meal packaging, diapers and takeaway coffee cups and convert it into more than 60 million liters (15.85

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MIT/Stanford team develops battery technology for the conversion of low-grade waste heat to power; TREC

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Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed new battery technology for the conversion of low-temperature waste heat into electricity in cases where temperature differences are less than 100 degrees Celsius. The thermally regenerative electrochemical cycle (TREC) entails a four-step process: (1) heating up the cell with waste heat; (2) charging at high temperature; (3) cooling down the cell; (4) discharging at low temperature. Batteries Waste Heat Recovery

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KIT team produces synthetic natural gas from waste wood; used in natural gas vehicles

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The pilot plant was designed and tested by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Research Centre of the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW). —Felix Ortloff, Head of the Process Engineering group of the DVGW Research Centre at KIT’s Engler-Bunte Institute (EBI). Biogas facilities produce renewable gas mainly by fermenting biological waste.

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Simulation study suggests ORC waste heat recovery system could deliver potential 7% improvement in fuel consumption in a PHEV on highway

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A simple Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) waste heat recovery system could recover up to 10% of engine waste heat under highway driving conditions, corresponding to a potential 7% improvement in fuel consumption in a light-duty plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), with low penalization of the added weight to the vehicle electric range, according to a simulation study by researchers from the University of Stuttgart and the Ohio State University.

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New Mærsk Triple-E ships worlds largest and most efficient; waste heat recovery and ultra long stroke engines contribute to up to 50% reduction in CO2/container moved

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Mærsk Line has signed a contract with Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Besides its size, which provides superior economies of scale compared to other vessels (more cargo means less CO 2 per container moved), the efficiency of Triple-E comes from its innovative design. Two ‘ultra-long stroke’ engines turn two propellers, and specially optimized hull and bow forms guide the vessel through the water at the speeds typical in the industry today.

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Stena Line seeking novel approaches to recover energy from exhaust gases from ship engines

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Stena Line is seeking novel, cost-effective approaches to recover energy from exhaust gases from ship engines and to transform it into a more useful energy form (e.g., Stena Line said that it is especially interested in industrial-scale applications of thermoelectric generators (TEG) that use the temperature difference between the exhaust gas and the ambient air to directly transform waste heat into electricity. Also, a 1MW engine produces a mass flow of about 7 tonnes/hour.

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GM Receives $2.7M ARPA-E Award to Explore Thermomechanical Waste Heat Recovery Using SMA Heat Engine

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Concept diagram of an SMA heat engine for power generation from waste engine heat. million (subject to final negotiation with DOE) to support building a prototype thermomechanical waste heat recovery system using a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) heat engine to generate electricity from the heat in automotive exhaust. The SMA heat engine for waste heat recovery is something the researchers have been talking about for less than a year, Aase said.

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Cyclone Power Improves Performance And Durability of Waste Heat Engine

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Cyclone Power Technologies says that it has achieved positive results from performance tests recently conducted on its award winning Waste Heat Engine (WHE), and expects the final stage of testing prior to on-site beta installation to begin in July. The company recently modified certain design elements and materials of the WHE in an effort to reduce heat conductivity losses and engine wear.

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Royal Caribbean Group to use trio of power sources on next class of ships: fuel cell, battery, dual fuel engines

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Royal Caribbean Group’s new class of ships known as ‘Project Evolution’, set to debut in summer 2023, will operate using a trio of power sources including a fuel cell system, battery technology and dual fuel engines using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the main fuel.

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Tesla seeking 56% cut in $/kWh, $25K EV in three years through manufacturing and design innovations

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Drew Baglino, Tesla’s Senior Vice President, Powertrain and Energy Engineering, said that the company has a plan to halve the cost per kWh based not on a single innovation, but across the entire chain from raw materials to vehicle integration. Cell design.

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Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine Turns 200

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Babbage set to work on the concept for a Difference Engine, a machine that would use a clockwork mechanism to solve polynomial equations. That is, he wanted to build a full-scale Difference Engine. The Difference Engine was a calculator with 25,000 parts. Difference Engine No.

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Researchers Exploring On-Board Exhaust Gas Reforming to Improve Combustion and Recover Waste Heat

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Professor Stan Golunski, Deputy Director of the newly established Cardiff Catalysis Institute , in collaboration with engineers at Brunel and Birmingham Universities, is investigating the feasibility of an on-board exhaust gas reforming system to improve combustion and recover waste heat. The REGR gas is fed back to the engine inlet. Tags: Catalysts Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems Waste Heat Recovery

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Ford study shows Rankine waste heat recovery system on a light-duty vehicle could almost meet full vehicle accessory load on highway cycle

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An organic Rankine cycle (ORC) waste heat recovery system using R245fa as the working fluid could nearly supply the full vehicle accessory electrical load in a light duty vehicle (Ford Escape) on the EPA highway cycle in both a conventional and hybrid powertrain configuration, according to a modeling study presented by Ford Motor Company at last week’s Directions in Engine-efficiency and Emissions Research Conference (DEER), in Detroit.

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BMW investing €400M in new vehicle assembly at Munich plant as part of shift to electromobility; engine production being concentrated at Steyr and Hams Hall

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The new assembly in Munich will be built on the site currently used for engine production. The combustion engines with four, six, eight and 12 cylinders produced there will be manufactured at the company’s locations in Steyr in Austria and Hams Hall in the UK going forward.

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SunGas Renewables and Hatch partner for design and deployment of biomass gasification systems

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a global advisory, development consulting, multidisciplinary engineering and project delivery firm. The alliance will leverage both organizations’ technical expertise, engineering capabilities and market knowledge to accelerate the deployment of SunGas’ biomass gasification systems.

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Cyclone Power Technologies receives patent on Waste Heat Engine; product launch slated for later this year

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Cyclone Power Technologies, developer of the external combustion Cyclone Engine, announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has allowed the company a patent on its scalable waste energy recycling engine known as the WHE (Waste Heat Engine). This is the first patent for the WHE, which is a major component of Cyclone’s business objectives, and the 10 th US patent for the company’s engine technology.

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Cyclone Power Technologies and Phoenix Power Group reach milestone with waste oil engine system

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and Phoenix Power Group LLC have successfully completed fabrication, assembly and initial testing of the first pre-production Waste Heat Engines (WHE-25) manufactured by TopLine Energy Systems.( The Phoenix-10 Waste Oil Power Generator (P-10) is scheduled for commercial production in 2012. Powered by the Cyclone WHE-25 external combustion engine, each P-10 generator system is designed to produce 7.5 Cyclone Power Technologies Inc.

Cyclone Power Technologies to Design Generator System Running on Waste Motor Oil

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has received a work order from Phoenix Power Group LLC (PPG) to develop a prototype electric generator system that will be powered by Cyclone’s heat-regenerative, external combustion engine running on waste oil. The initial Phoenix waste energy recovery systems are expected to deliver approximately 50 kW of electricity back to the power grid from the clean combustion of used oil. Cyclone Power Technologies Inc.

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