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Syzygy raises $5.8M in Series A to develop photocatalytic platform for clean chemical and fuel manufacturing

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Syzygy Plasmonics , a technology company developing the world’s highest performance photocatalyst, raised $5.8 million in Series A funding. The financing was co-led by The Engine and by The GOOSE Society of Texas. Previous investor Evok Innovations was also a major participant in the round.

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Reality check: CHAdeMO fast-charging stations still outnumber CCS ones

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Five years ago, a frequent matter of debate here at Green Car Reports was whether CCS or ChAdeMO would become the electric-car DC fast-charging standard of choice in the U.S. Soon after that it became quite clear that CCS, with the weight of the European and U.S.

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Researchers develop large-scale, economical method to extract hydrogen from oil sands and oil fields

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Canadian researchers have developed a large-scale economical method to extract hydrogen from oil sands (natural bitumen) and oil fields. This can be used to power hydrogen-powered vehicles, which are already marketed in some countries, as well as to generate electricity.

Rivian R1S SUV to offer four roof options, but no sliding moonroof

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Rivian plans to match the variety of configurations for its upcoming R1T electric pickup in its R1S SUV. The all-electric SUV will offer four different roof options when it goes on sale in 2021, the company announced in a tweet on Monday.

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Jumbo and Goodfuels partner to test drop-in Bio-Fuel Oil on offshore decommissioning project

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Leading global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor Jumbo, and commercial, sustainable marine biofuel company GoodFuels, are partnering to test Goodfuels’ marine Bio-Fuel Oil on an offshore decommissioning project.

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Porsche shows Taycan interior in Apple Music announcement

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Porsche announced on Monday that its new Taycan electric car will be the first to incorporate Apple Music streaming in its central infotainment display.

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Empa team develops electrohydraulically actuated cam-less valve train; up to 20% fuel savings at low load

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Researchers at Empa have developed an electrohydraulically actuated cam-less valve train that enables completely free adjustment of stroke and timing, while at the same time being robust and cost-effective.

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UL issues world’s first certification for repurposed EV batteries to Nissan/Sumitomo JV

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UL announced that 4R Energy Corporation, a joint venture of Nissan Motors and Sumitomo Corporation focusing on the effective reuse of EV batteries for energy storage systems, is the first organization worldwide to be certified to UL 1974 , the Standard for Evaluation for Repurposing Batteries.

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Are safety ratings more important for EVs or gas cars? Take our Twitter poll

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As the IIHS and other safety agencies around the world have begun testing electric and other alternative-fuel cars, it seems worth asking whether our readers see these tests as more or less important than those for conventional cars. It isn't that the cars are more or less safe than the best gas-powered cars. Just last week, the IIHS released. crash tests Polls

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API: total US petroleum demand topped 20.8 mb/d in July, highest since 2005; on-road fuel demand down

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Total US petroleum demand averaged 20.8 million barrels per day (mb/d) in July 2019, which represented a 0.9% year-over-year increase and the highest demand for the month since 2005, according to the latest Monthly Statistical Report released by the American Petroleum Institute (API). This was a decrease of 0.9% from June but an increase of 0.9% compared with July 2018—and the highest demand for the month of July since 2005. Year-to-date through July, total petroleum demand averaged 20.4

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Porsche Taycan EV: Everything you need to know

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The all-electric Porsche Taycan is officially on the way, and we’ve been treated to some photos of a pre-production model ahead of its full reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September

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2019 SsangYong Korando launches in UK

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The new SsangYong Korando SUV has officially launched in the UK following its debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year

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