Wed.Jan 15, 2020

New highly efficient catalyst for photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction toward methane

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Researchers at the University of Michigan, McGill University and McMaster University have developed a binary copper?iron iron catalyst for photoelectrochemical CO 2 reduction toward methane.

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Electric cars got much cleaner in 2019, as coal plants were retired at a record pace

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One campaign pledge the Trump administration hasn’t been able to keep, as of yet, is the revival of the U.S. coal industry.

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Ammonia-salt solvent pretreatment for biomass could significantly reduce cost of cellulosic biofuels

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A Rutgers-led team has developed a new biomass pretreatment process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

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Lucid Air electric sedan: Full reveal in April, production by end of 2020

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Lucid has announced that a formal introduction for its Air electric luxury sedan will be held in April—perhaps coinciding with the New York Auto Show. It’s also opened reservations for the Air, which is due for deliveries by very early next year.

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Enevate announces new 4th-generation Si-dominant battery technology; optimized for high volume production

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Enevate, a developer of advanced silicon-dominant Li-ion battery technology capable of extreme fast charging for electric vehicles (EVs), announced its new fourth-generation technology optimized for high volume commercialization and manufacturing at gigafactory scale. The new XFC-Energy technology achieves 5-minute charging to 75% capacity with 800 Wh/L cell energy density. Today’s conventional large-format Li-ion EV cells are at 500-600 Wh/L and typically take more than 1 hour to charge.

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Honda and Isuzu, Lucid Air, cleaner EVs from less coal: Today’s Car News

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Coal plants closed and electric cars got greener. Honda looks to trucks for its fuel-cell technology. And the Lucid Air has a debut date. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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USDOT to release BAA for V2X communications devices for safety band spectrum testing

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The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) plans to issue a broad agency announcement ( BAA ) to procure prototype or commercially available, off-the-shelf, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications devices to support USDOT 5.9 GHz Safety Band spectrum testing.

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Rice engineers find overabundance of intentional defects can cause battery cathodes to fail

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New simulations by Rice materials scientist Ming Tang and graduate student Kaiqi Yang, detailed in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A , show that too much stress concentration in widely-used lithium iron phosphate cathodes can open cracks and quickly degrade batteries.

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National Pothole Day: Shock poll reveals extent of our dissatisfaction with UK roads

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It’s National Pothole Day

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Kia Motors to offer 11 EVs by 2025, targeting a 6.6% global EV market share; launching dedicated EV model in 2021

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Kia Motors Corporation announced details of ‘Plan S’, its mid- to long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a leadership position in the future automotive industry, encompassing electrification and mobility services, as well as connectivity and autonomy. The Plan S strategy outlines Kia’s shift from a business system focused on internal combustion engine vehicles toward one centered on electric vehicles and customized mobility solutions.

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National Pothole Day: Everything you need to know, plus alternative pothole uses

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Potholes: the scourge of Britain’s roads, the bane of UK motorists, suspension saboteurs and renowned tyre trashers

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Isuzu and Honda to conduct joint research on fuel-cell-powered heavy-duty trucks

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Isuzu Motors Limited and Honda R&D Co., Ltd., a R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., agreed to undertake joint research on heavy-duty trucks, utilizing fuel cells (FC) as the powertrain. As a commercial vehicle manufacturer committed to support transportation, Isuzu has been striving to promote the utilization of low-carbon and sustainable energy.

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