Visedo introducing new SRPM motor design for buses; 10% increase in power, better cooling

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Finnish manufacturer Visedo is unveiling a new electric motor design at BusWorld 2017 that is optimized for the bus market and ready for mass manufacture. With the new S-model PowerDRUM, Visedo has achieved a 10% increase in power output as well as better cooling.

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Ontario seeking design concepts for hydrogen-powered regional rail trains

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The Canadian province of Ontario is electrifying its GO rail network to transform how people move around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), and is seeking design concepts for hydrogen-powered trains as an alternative to conventional overhead wires. Recent advances in the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power electric trains in other jurisdictions makes it important that Ontario consider this clean electric technology as an alternative to conventional overhead wires.

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Robert Allan Ltd. designs new battery-electric pilot boat

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It features a fully electric twin screw drivetrain and a substantial bank of high energy density batteries that are recharged from shore power. The aluminum boat has the same total weight, power, and speed as the steel prototype.

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Wärtsilä introducing portfolio of hybrid tug designs

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The technology group Wärtsilä is introducing a new portfolio of tug designs, to be known as the Wärtsilä HYTug series, with the emphasis on environmental sustainability. Notably, the enhanced efficiency enables the total installed main engine power to be less than with conventional designs.

2017 78

BMW and MIT Self-Assembly Lab collaborate to design the first printed inflatable material; liquid printed pneumatics

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The BMW Design Department in collaboration with MIT’s Self-Assembly Laboratory have successfully developed printed inflatable material technologies that selftransform, adapt and morph from one state to another. —Martina Starke, head of BMW Brand Vision and BMW Brand Design at BMW Group.

2018 85

Let Us Now Murder AB 2145 Before It Kills Community Choice Power

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We told the bill’s author, Assemblyman Stephen Bradford that we wanted to bring Community Choice Power to the South Bay, especially cities like Inglewood and Gardena, where lowering electricity bills will have a big impact on homeowners and business owners.

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Audi switches to power output designations on its models; kW-based performance levels for all power types

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Audi is adopting a standardized nomenclature for the power output designations of its worldwide range of automobiles. While the names of the model series—from Audi A1 to Audi Q7—will remain unchanged, within the model families, combinations of two numbers will replace the various type designations previously used. The reference value for the new model designations is the power output of the individual model in kilowatts (kW).

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Groupe PSA and Centrale Nantes launch €4M R&D program on digital simulation techniques for powertrain design

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Groupe PSA and Ecole Centrale de Nantes have launched of an R&D partnership to optimize powertrain design processes for the group’s future vehicles. The aim of the partnership is to accelerate the use of digital simulation techniques in the design, development and testing of powertrains and increase model predictability. Digital simulation as a design method is also less expensive than prototyping, which requires substantial tooling costs.

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EU-Live project unveils electrified 3-wheeler; designed by Groupe PSA

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Groupe PSA was involved as the only automaker in the project, and as a result has expanded its design expertise beyond the automotive industry. Each in-wheel motor is able to produce 25 kW of peak power; the systems are air cooled and come with custom disk brakes.

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NuScale Power’s Small Modular Nuclear Reactor design certification accepted for review by US NRC

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Fluor Corporation announced that NuScale Power—in which Fluor is the majority investor—has received notice that its design certification application has been accepted for review by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). NuScale’s small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) commercial power plant technology can deliver the energy diversity needed to power unique energy needs while also providing a safe, more flexible, carbon-free power generation solution.

2017 65

Sandia researchers take study of hydrogen-powered passenger ferries to next level; optimizing design

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Now, Sandia researchers are taking the work to the next level in a second study that focuses on the optimal combination of vessel design, speed and passenger capacity, which, once determined, could reduce uncertainty in the industry; and the technical evidence to support new safety codes for hydrogen fuel-cell vessels. Now, mechanical engineer and project lead Joe Pratt is asking whether it makes sense to design ferries that are faster or slower, larger or smaller.

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Wärtsilä designing first hybrid propulsion system for fish farming ship

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Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver the ship design for a new processing and transportation vessel to be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain on behalf of Hav Line AS of Norway. This results in lower fuel costs, both for production and production of electrical power.

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Grannus Process designed BACT by US EPA for production of hydrogen or ammonia

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Grannus, LLC’s Grannus Process has been designated as Best Available Control Technology (BACT) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for production of hydrogen or ammonia. The designation was achieved because the processes’ emissions levels are well below Federal, State and local permit application requirements—even in non-attainment zones.

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Wärtsilä introduces HY hybrid tug design for Chinese market

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The technology group Wärtsilä has adapted its hybrid tug design ( earlier post ) specifically to meet the needs of the Chinese market. The Wärtsilä HYTug design is based upon Wärtsilä’s fully integrated hybrid power module. This combines engines, an energy storage system using batteries, and power electronics optimized to work together through a newly developed energy management system (EMS).

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Northwestern team develops new approach to catalyst design using SPBCL and DFT; new HER catalyst 7x more active than Pt

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It is a major challenge in catalysis to uncover structure–performance relationships that drive the design and optimization of high-performance/low-cost catalysts. Mirkin (2018) “Catalyst design by scanning probe block copolymer lithography” PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1800884115.

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Techrules unveils production design of series-hybrid Ren RS with micro-turbine range extender; 330 km/h

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Techrules, a China-based automotive R&D company ( earlier post ) is unveiling the final production design of its Ren RS series-hybrid supercar at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The flagship version—with a high-power 28.4 Modular drivetrain for multiple power outputs.

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Geely/Volvo awards Maxwell Technologies with ultracapacitor subsystem design win for 2020 model year platforms; mild- and plug-in hybrids

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Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of capacitive energy storage and power delivery solutions, announced a technology partnership with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely), the parent company of leading brands such as Volvo and Geely Auto. The partnership focuses on the integration of state-of-the-art ultracapacitors and advanced power conversion electronics into Geely’s global automotive vehicle lineup in support of their fleet electrification strategy.

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GM researchers posit simple model to assist in balancing high energy density vs fast charging in EV design

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In a paper published in the Journal of Power Sources, they suggest that their approach is useful in terms of comparing and contrasting battery systems and shedding light on technological tradeoffs.

2018 95

New protonic ceramic fuel cell addresses power density and stability issues

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The peak power densities of the resulting fuel cells exceed 500?mW It is widely recognized that high-power operation in this temperature regime is key to lowering fuel cell costs. However, only a handful of studies report peak power densities of PCFCs exceeding 200mW cm ?2

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NASA electric research plane designated the X-57, nickname: “Maxwell”; SCEPTOR

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NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.” The X-57 features 14 electric motors turning propellers, all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing.

2016 85

MIT-led team devises new approach to designing solid ion conductors; implications for high-energy solid-state batteries

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Therefore, it is of great importance to design new lithium ion conductors having not only high Li conductivity but also being stable during battery operation. The new design principle has been about five years in the making, Shao-Horn says.

2018 85

Audi steps up research into carbon-neutral synthetic fuels with new e-diesel pilot plant; power-to-liquids

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The pilot facility offers scope for sector coupling, in other words combining the energy sectors power, heat and mobility, and makes it possible to store renewable energy. To produce it, the power-to-liquid plant converts surplus hydropower into synthetic fuel.

2017 85

Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop preliminary design study

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Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk released the preliminary design study for what he call “The Hyperloop”—a new high-speed electric transportation system targeted for the the specific case of high-traffic city pairs (e.g.,

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Berkeley Lab team designs active polyelectrolyte binder that allows for a doubling in capacity of conventional Li-sulfur battery

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Without this information, rational design principles for polymer binders remain obscure. By nearly doubling the battery’s electrical capacity over long-term cycling, the new polymer raises the bar on the capacity and power of lithium-sulfur batteries.

2018 95

Lamborghini presents electric super sports car design concept, developed in collaboration with MIT labs

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Automobili Lamborghini, a member of the Volkswagen Group, unveiled its new design concept for a future Lamborghini electric super sports car: the “Lamborghini of the Terzo Millennio”, developed in collaboration with two MIT laboratories. Design.

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BMW introduces iPerformance designation, starting with three 7-Series plug-ins

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At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, BMW will officially introduce the new iPerformance model designation, which will be given to all BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles starting in July 2016, as a visible indicator of the transfer of technology from BMW i to the BMW core brand.

2016 85

Infiniti Q Inspiration concept designed with autonomy, VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine in mind

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The Q Inspiration powertrain combines turbocharged gasoline power with the torque and efficiency of a hybrid or diesel engine. VC-Turbo continually transforms, adjusting its compression ratio to optimize power and fuel efficiency, resulting in the smart application of power for greater driver control. Representing the next step in INFINITI design, the exterior of the Q Inspiration Concept features clear and concise lines with dynamic and confident proportions.

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NuScale Power submits industry-first certification application for small modular reactor to NRC

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NuScale Power formally announced the submittal of a Design Certification Application (DCA) for their innovative small modular reactor (SMR) design ( earlier post ) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for their review and approval. Nuclear Power Generation

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GM details 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid powertrain design and operation

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For the HEV, this allows the envelope of EV power and duration to be set by the battery capability rather than limited by the drive unit. The powertrain cooling system includes three loops: The low-temperature coolant loop to cool the power electronics. Motor A peak power.

2016 78

Final design of first autonomous and fully electric container vessel revealed; model testing at SINTEF Ocean

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A six-meter, 2.4-ton model of the final design of the autonomous and fully electric container vessel Yara Birkeland ( earlier post ) was revealed as testing commenced at SINTEF Ocean’s 80-meter test tank facility in Trondheim.

2017 78

ITM Power launching electrolyzer stack designs for MW-scale plant

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ITM Power will launch its new high pressure and high volume stack designs that form the basis of its Megawatt Scale energy storage plant at the Hannover Messe on 23-27 April and All-Energy in Aberdeen on 23-24 May. The hydrogen production plant is packaged in a single 20ft standard ISO container and is a 1MW load that can be demand side managed by power companies with a response time of one second for both turn on and turn off.

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ORNL VIBE open-architecture framework for improved EV battery design

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VIBE provides an open architecture framework for pre-experimental design simulation as part of the CAEBAT program. EC Power’s Autolion. ORNL partners on CAEBAT are ANSYS, CD-adapco, EC Power and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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Toyota details design of fuel cell system in Mirai; work on electrode catalysts

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Hybrid systems are a core technology that Toyota is adopting in every form of its next-generation vehicles; the Mirai uses the same motor, power control unit (PCU), and hybrid battery as existing Toyota hybrids. Power.

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BMW’s hybrid motor design seeks to deliver high efficiency and power density with lower rare earth use

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With its introduction of the eDrive motor—a proprietary hybrid synchronous motor designed to exploit both permanent magnets and the reluctance effect—in both the BMW i3 ( earlier ) and i8 ( earlier post ), BMW is advancing what it sees as an answer to achieving the highest possible power density and efficiency coupled with minimum possible use of magnets containing rare earth materials. Advanced Power Electronics and Electronic Motors.

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DOE announces achievement of SunShot goal, new research focus; $82M in two new solar power opportunities

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In conjunction with the annual Solar Power International conference, the US Department of Energy (DOE) released new research showing that the solar industry has achieved the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the SunShot Initiative. GW in 2017—enough to power the equivalent of 9.1

2017 78

Mitsui awards Ocean Power $2.6M contract for PowerBuoy system design and components for deployment off Japan

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MES) has awarded a $2.6-million contract to Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. OPT) to provide the final design and supply of key components of a PowerBuoy system intended for deployment off the coast of Japan to demonstrate its utility application in local sea conditions. This follows work performed under a previously-announced contract for preliminary development and design work completed earlier this year. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co.,

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Hurtigruten to contract Rolls-Royce to upgrade nine cruise ships from diesel to hybrid gas power

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Norwegian expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce for a major environmental upgrade program to hybrid power. The ships will completely change their power system with the installation of new Rolls-Royce LNG-engines as part of a new hybrid system.

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MINI to present MINI Electric Concept design study at the IAA; all-electric production model in 2019

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MINI will present the new MINI Electric Concept design study at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt am Main. Designed for use in urban areas, this concept car offers a window into how pure-electric day-to-day mobility might look in the years ahead.

2017 85

Pi Innovo and GaN Systems collaborate to offer electronics design services for auxiliary systems for multi-voltage, hybrid and electric vehicles

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Hybrids and EVs have a substantial requirement for power conversion; a drive train can be operated up to 100s of kW. It has a power density 5x that of existing 12 V BLDC motor controllers. Controls and controllers Electric (Battery) Hybrids Power Electronics

2016 78

Velodyne LiDAR announces new design for miniaturized, low-cost solid-state LiDAR sensors using GaN technology

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Velodyne LiDAR announced a new design for a solid-state LiDAR sensor that can deliver a subsystem cost of less than US$50 when sold in high-volume manufacturing scale. LiDAR sensors that leverage this new design will be less expensive, easier to integrate due to their smaller size, and more reliable as a result of fewer moving parts. The design consolidates components and results in significant advances in sensor miniaturization, reliability, and cost reduction.

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