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ANL researchers report photo-excitation can speed up Li-ion charging by factor of two

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have reported that a new photo-excitation mechanism can speed up the charging of lithium-ion batteries by a factor of two or more. An open-access paper on their work appears in Nature Communications.

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Group pushes House to pass EV tax credit reform

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A coalition of 166 representatives sent a letter to the U.S. House leadership Wednesday to show support for reforming clean energy tax policies.

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DOE awards $4M to carbon capture and storage projects selected as part of ACT

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) announced $4 million in federal funding for national laboratories to collaborate with international partners on seven projects out of the 12 that were selected as a part of the Accelerating Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies (ACT) Initiative.

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Infiniti bets its future on electric cars–and hybrid tech it hasn’t yet named

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Transmissions will soon be history at Infiniti. Electric motors will exclusively power the drive wheels of future models, and all or nearly all versions will have all-wheel drive.

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ABB opens new plant for battery systems for mobility applications in Baden

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ABB officially opened a new plant for energy storage systems for mobility applications today in Baden, Switzerland. The energy storage systems will be used in railways, e-buses/trolleybuses and e-trucks. The facility represents an important investment in Switzerland as a production location. ABB has already received orders for energy storage systems from several vehicle manufacturers from different countries.

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Merged PSA-FCA aiming to build "a world leader" in sustainable mobility

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Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles has finally found a suitor—and in it, a partner in mobility and electrification. FCA and France's Groupe PSA (which operates the Citroën, DS, Opel/Vauxhall and Peugeot brands) announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement to merge operations, creating the fourth-largest automaker in the world with an

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FortisBC joins SEALNG to advance LNG as marine fuel

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SEALNG, the multi-sector industry coalition accelerating the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, welcomed Canadian LNG provider FortisBC to the growing coalition. FortisBC brings to the coalition nearly 50 years’ experience in LNG production in Western Canada. It owns and operates two LNG facilities on the west coast; its Tilbury LNG facility began operations in 1971, while its Mount Hayes facility on Vancouver Island launched operations in 2011.

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Bosch and Nanalysis to develop portable NMR products for applications such as on-board fuel analysis for cargo ships

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Nanalysis Scientific Corp. has entered into a collaboration agreement with Robert Bosch GmbH jointly to develop products for the growing industrial Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) market for applications such as on-board fuel analyzers for cargo ships, driven by new international environmental standards against dirty fuels. Bosch will distribute the products. The collaborative work begins this month; the joint development effort is expected to result in a marketable device by December 2021.

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Infiniti’s electric inspiration, EV tax credit boost, FCA-PSA merger: Today’s Car News

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Some members of Congress are helping keep EV tax credit reform on the table. NHTSA has a long list of questions for Tesla. PSA and FCA could merge into a greener, more electrified company. And Infiniti reveals more about its plan for the future. This and more here at Green Car Reports.

IEA: global energy efficiency progress drops to slowest rate since start of decade

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Energy efficiency has tremendous potential to boost economic growth and avoid greenhouse gas emissions, but the global rate of progress is slowing, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Global primary energy demand rose by 2.3% in 2018, driven in large part by the People’s Republic of China, India and the United States, which were responsible for 70% of demand growth. In the United States, primary demand increased for the first time since 2014.

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Volkswagen ID.4: Electric SUV teased

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Following the full launch of its ID.3, Volkswagen has teased its second all-electric model – the ID.4

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