Mon.Oct 26, 2020

Fairfax County & Dominion Energy launch Virginia’s first publicly funded autonomous electric shuttle pilot project

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Fairfax County and Dominion Energy have launched passenger service on Relay—the first publicly funded autonomous electric shuttle and test of driverless technology in public transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Why do owners of Toyota hybrids keep their vehicles so long?

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Toyota hybrid owners, on average, keep their cars much longer than owners of other vehicles. That's according to a new analysis from iSeeCars, which analyzed 900,000 used cars from model years 2012 and 2013 sold in 2020.

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Star Scientific selected as 2020 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards Finalist; industrial heat from H2 without combustion

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Star Scientific has been named an Emerging Technology of the Year category finalist in the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards, an annual program recognizing innovation, leadership and exceptional performance in the energy sector. Star Scientific is developer of the Hydrogen Energy Release Optimizer (HERO). HERO uses a proprietary catalyst to turn hydrogen into continuous industrial heat without combustion.

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Tires could be costing EV owners an extra charge a year, study suggests

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Over the life of an electric vehicle, tires can have a profound effect on electric vehicle range and efficiency. That’s been given more nuance with a new collaborative study, between Geely Research Institute, Shanglong Linglong Tire Co.,

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US biodiesel plant production capacity dropped 2% in 2020

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The US Energy Information Administration released its annual US Biodiesel Plant Production Capacity report, containing data for all operating US biodiesel plants as of 1 January 2020.

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Bollinger previews electric trucks’ modular battery pack, skips the skateboard platform

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Bollinger Motors last week provided a little more detail about the battery pack that will power its lineup of rugged trucks, encompassing the B1 SUV and B2 utility pickup, plus other commercial layouts.

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Line 144 in Munich all-electric with 8 new Ebusco buses; first fully electric line

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The Munich Traffic Association (MVG) has deployed 8 new Ebusco buses. From now on, line 144 will be driven entirely electrically with these buses—his is the first fully electric line in Munich.

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Santos reports successful CO2 capture and storage injection trial in Moomba CCS project

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Australia-based natural gas company Santos has successfully injected approximately 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide deep underground into depleted gas reservoirs as part of the final field trial for the Moomba Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project.

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Study finds significant link between PM2.5 pollution and neurological disorders in US

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pollution was significantly associated with an increased risk of hospital admissions for several neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias, in a long-term study of more than 63 million older US adults, led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Cambridge study finds globalized economy making water, energy and land insecurity worse

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The first large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources has found that globalization may be decreasing, rather than increasing, the security of global supply chains. Countries meet their needs for goods and services through domestic production and international trade. As a result, countries place pressures on natural resources both within and beyond their borders.

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SmartSens launches SC133GS 1.3M pixel global shutter CMOS sensor for in-vehicle applications; DMS

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SmartSens, a China-based high-performance CMOS image sensing (CIS) chip design company, launched its SC133GS CMOS 1.3M pixel CMOS sensor with global shutter and fan-out package to further enhance performance in automotive settings. The solution delivers superior signal-to-noise ratio, ultra-high sensitivity, and excellent dynamic range to address growing demand for intelligent in-vehicle technology and smart car applications such as driver monitoring systems (DMS).

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