Liquid Air Energy Network forms in UK; focus on transportation and energy storage

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A new new forum for the advocacy and development of liquid air as an alternative technology to harness waste and surplus energy within power and transport—the Liquid Air Energy Network (LAEN)—has formed in the UK. The main potential applications are in electricity storage, transport and the recovery of waste heat. At 300 bar, air has a specific energy of 140 Wh/kg (0.5MJ/ kg). Example power cycle of the cryogenic (e.g.,

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Volvo Buses officially launches the all-new plug-in Electric Hybrid bus

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Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid with overhead conductive charging station and pantograph extended. As previously announced ( earlier post ), Volvo Buses will officially launch the new plug-in 7900 Electric Hybrid bus at the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show in September. The plug-in hybrid drive reduces diesel fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 75%, compared to a conventional diesel bus. Total energy consumption is reduced by 60%.

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Groupe Renault creating first European factory dedicated to the circular economy of mobility in Flins

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The entity will thus offer a turnkey service for the sales network: optimized transport of vehicles, supply of spare parts (Re-Cycle Center), renovation, storage, production of photos and videos and their online availability. The Group is also developing mobile energy storage applications.

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AVL Concept Turbohybrid Mild Hybrid System Approaches Full Hybrid Fuel Savings at Lower Cost; Improved Driveability

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AVL has developed and patented a mild hybrid system and engine operating strategy that combines downsizing with a turbocharged gasoline direction injection engine; downspeeding (the application of a longer gear ratio) and a relatively low power electric machine to deliver a reduction in fuel consumption approaching that of a full hybrid but at lower cost, while improving the driveability of the vehicle.

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