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ORNL composite increases current capacity of copper wires; ultra-efficient, power-dense electric motors

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Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a composite that increases the electrical current capacity of copper wires, providing a new material that can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense electric vehicle traction motors.

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Chevy Bolt EV electric cargo van: Little-known official upfit makes it so

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General Motors has hinted at plans to launch an electric van aimed at commercial fleets, but it turns out GM already has one in its lineup. That vehicle is the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which is available as a cargo van through GM's fleet-sales division.

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EIA: US fuel ethanol plant production capacity creeps up to 17.4B gallons per year

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The US Energy Information Administration released its annual fuel ethanol production capacity report, with data for all operating US fuel ethanol production plants as of 1 January 2020. According to the EIA, total nameplate capacity for 2020 has creeped up to 17.378 billion gallons per year, up 2.8%

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Evonik and Siemens Energy commission pilot plant for conversion of CO2 to chemicals

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Evonik and Siemens Energy commissioned a pilot plant—sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)—that uses carbon dioxide and water to produce chemicals. The necessary energy is supplied by electricity from renewable sources.

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KIST-Hanyang team develops single-atom Pt catalyst for SOFCs

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The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that Dr. Kyung-Joong Yoon and Researcher Ji-Su Shin from the Center for Energy Materials Research, together with Professor Yun -Jung Lee from Hanyang University (Hanyang University, President Woo-Seung Kim), have developed a single-atom Pt catalyst that can be used for SOFCs.

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US Xpress releases trucking industry forecast; driver turnover, truckload capacity and load volumes significantly impact market

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US Xpress, Inc., one of the US’ largest asset-based truckload carriers by revenue, released its September industry forecast spotlighting key economic trends and updates specific to the trucking industry. Three key insights include: Rising Driver Turnover. As the economy slowly recovers, freight volumes will rise and drivers will become an increasingly precious commodity.

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