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BMW-Toyota Pact: Hybrids, Fuel Cells, Carbon Fiber--And A Sports Car Too

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On Thursday, we brought you news that BMW was planning to ditch its partnership with GM to develop fuel cell vehicles, for Japanese rival Toyota. That news has now been confirmed, with a joint press conference on Friday heralding the start of BMW and Toyota's partnership. The automakers' Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) includes plans for joint

Comparative genome study finds ancestral fungus may have influenced end of coal formation; potential resource for biofuel production

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Scanning electron micrograph of wood being decayed by the white rot fungus. Punctularia strigoso-zonata. Robert Blanchette, University of Minnesota) Click to enlarge.

Mitsui OSK completes first hybrid car carrier vessel Emerald Ace; 2 new LNG carriers

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Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd. MOL) has completed the hybrid car carrier vessel Emerald Ace , designed to generate zero emissions while berthed, at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI) Kobe shipyard. Emerald Ace. Click to enlarge. Conceptual diagram of system. Click to enlarge.

Petrobras oil and gas output up 1.9% in May from April

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Petrobras announced that its average domestic and foreign oil and natural gas output in May was 2,601,223 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), up 1.9% on the figure for April. Fields in Brazil produced an average 2,350,476 boed, a rise of 2% on the previous month’s output. Foreign output stood at 250,747 boed, an increase of 1.7% on April. Domestic output included 1,989,210 barrels/day of oil, up 1.4% on oil output in April.

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4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards: current issues, future trends

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The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Brazilian National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) and the European Commission’s Directorate C (Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency) are organizing the 4 th International Conference on Biofuels Standards to be held 13–15 November 2012 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.