Sat.Sep 16, 2017

NSF launches $20M engineering research center aimed at converting natural gas into transportation fuels: CISTAR

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing nearly $80 million in four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to create novel technology platforms in the fields of living cell-based therapies, personalized heart tissue, point-of-care health systems and fuel derived from shale gas.

Frankfurt electric cars, Tesla Autopilot crash, Pacifica Hybrid back, China's audacity: The Week in Reverse

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Why might all the electric-car concepts at last week's Frankfurt auto show be a sign of desperation? What news out of China could scramble the future of the global auto industry? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, September 15, 2017. Friday, we commented on a new. The Week In Reverse

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Enerkem begins commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from garbage at its Edmonton biofuels facility

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Enerkem Inc. has started the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol. Enerkem’s facility in Edmonton, AB, Canada, is the first commercial-scale plant in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol made from non-recyclable, non-compostable mixed municipal solid waste.

GM to introduce at least 10 new New Energy Vehicles in China from 2016-2020; focus on autonomy, connectivity and sharing

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At a press conference in Shanghai, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said that the company will introduce at least 10 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China. These include the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In, the Buick Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle and the Baojun E100 electric vehicle—all of which have been introduced in China within the past 12 months.

Honda and McLaren end F1 partnership; Honda to supply power units to Scuderia Toro Rosso for 2018 season

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Honda and McLaren are ending their partnership for the FIA Formula One World Championship (F1) at the end of the 2017 season. The partnership has been ongoing since the team returned to F1 racing in 2015 and will continue to compete in the remaining races through the end of the 2017 season. Concurrently, Honda a new partnership with Scuderia Toro Rosso on the supply of power units from the 2018 season of the FIA Formula One World Championship (F1).