August, 2017

A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

Creative Greenius

Ladies and gentlemen your friendly neighborhood Greenius has hit the wall. I am dog tired. And I’m cranky – angry even – I’ve got no patience left. My lips no longer pucker to kiss politicians ass and I find that I can no longer suffer fools gladly.

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SOLETAIR project produces first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar power and atmospheric CO2

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The SOLETAIR project ( earlier post ) has produced its first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar energy and the air’s carbon dioxide via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

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How Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, based on HCCI, actually works (video)

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Earlier this month, Japanese automaker Mazda laid out its future powertrain strategy and dropped a massive announcement in the process.

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What is the ‘relay’ car theft technique and how can you avoid it?

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It was reported last month that UK vehicle theft has increased 20% in recent years, and recent evidence suggests that a new computerised ‘relay’ style

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Siemens building first stretch of eHighway on public roads in Germany

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Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead contact line for electrified freight transport on a ten-kilometer stretch of autobahn. The line will supply electricity for the electric drive of a hybrid truck.

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ChargEVC: New Jersey plug-in electric vehicle registration up 79% for MY 2016 vehicles over 2015

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Registration of model year 2016 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in New Jersey was up 79% over 2015, according to a recent analysis by ChargEVC , a diverse coalition of organizations and companies that support growth of the electric vehicle market.

Volkswagen to put MEB-based electric I.D. BUZZ microbus concept into production; Cargo variant too

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Volkswagen announced it will put the battery-electric I.D. BUZZ microbus concept into production. Volkswagen presented the concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Earlier post.)

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New electric truck company Chanje emerges from stealth; first model out this year

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Chanje, a California-based commercial electric vehicle and energy solutions company, has emerged from stealth mode. Chanje’s first model, the V8070 panel van, already has volume orders and will be delivered later this year.

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Are Autonomous Buses the Answer for Efficient Transportation and Reducing Emissions and Fuel Consumption?

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by Dave Crichton. Driverless cars are poised to decongest personal car traffic, shrink our eco footprint, free up parking spaces and reduce the frequency of collisions by about 90%. This could result in a conservative estimate of $642 billion in cost savings. But as promising as autonomous private vehicles are, could self-driven buses outshine them? Recent innovations in autonomous public transport.

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MIT, Toyota team clarifies role of iodide in Li-air batteries

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Lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) batteries potentially could offer three times the gravimetric energy of current Li-ion batteries (3500 Wh/kg at the cell level); as such, they are looked to a potential solution for long-range EVs.

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Amminex introduces hardware retrofit for NOx control on older diesel cars; surpassing Euro 6

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Amminex is introducing BlueFit: a hardware retrofit solution aimed at lowering NO x emissions on older diesel cars to meet and surpass the latest Euro 6 standard.

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ULEMCo to offer a fuel cell range extender module for Nissan e-NV200 electric van

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UK-based ULEMCo has developed a fuel-cell-based unit that will extend vehicle range by supplying additional power to the standard Nissan e-NV200 van.

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Infiniti reveals Prototype 9 open-wheeled electric retro roadster; new 30 kWh pack, prototype motor

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Nissan Motor Corporation and its Infiniti brand revealed a sleek, open-wheeled electric retro roadster prototype at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

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New ICCT study finds CO2, NOx emissions of Euro 6 diesel and gasoline cars under real-world settings exceeding limits

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A new study commissioned by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) investigates the real-world emissions of four Euro 6 passenger cars—one gasoline and three diesel vehicles with different aftertreatment technologies—tested under variable conditions.

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EU NELLI project delivers new generation solid-oxide fuel cell; efficient and lower cost

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The EU-funded three-year NELLHI project has concluded after successfully developing a new stack design of solid oxide fuel cells, from an all-European supply chain.

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Northwestern, Argonne team IDs promising Li-rich layered oxide electrode pairs for high-energy-density Li-ion batteries

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GreenPower Motor secures commitments for 11 electric school buses in California; ARB approval for $95K HVIP incentive

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Canada-based GreenPower Motor Company ( earlier post ) and its California factory direct dealer, School Bus Sales of California, have secured commitments for eleven batteery-electric Synapse 72 school buses from six different school districts in South Coast and North Coast California districts.

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Purdue, Notre Dame, Cummins discovery could lead to new SCR catalyst design for improved NOx control

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Researchers at Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame and Cummins have discovered a new reaction mechanism that could be used to improve SCR catalyst designs for pollution-control systems to further reduce emissions of smog-causing nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust.

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AFRL APTO tests EPS Graflight V-8 diesel for unmanned aircraft; 40% less fuel than typical engine, less vibration

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WUSTL study finds use of air conditioning reduces in-car pollution

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Traffic is a major source of harmful pollutants; daily peak exposures tend to occur near roadways or while traveling—or being stuck—on them.

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Exxon knew climate change was real, ads told public it wasn't

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Sometimes it's best not to dare the public to do the research, especially if you're trying to persuade them of something that isn't true. Almost two years ago, Inside Climate News published a significant expose that confirmed Exxon's own scientists had agreed that human carbon emissions contributed to global warming as early as July 1977. But as. global warming climate change carbon dioxide Exxon fossil fuels

New Holland Agriculture unveils methane-powered concept tractor

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New Holland Agriculture, a global agricultural equipment brand of CNH Industrial, unveiled a methane-powered concept tractor at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.

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MINI to present MINI Electric Concept design study at the IAA; all-electric production model in 2019

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MINI will present the new MINI Electric Concept design study at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt am Main. Designed for use in urban areas, this concept car offers a window into how pure-electric day-to-day mobility might look in the years ahead.

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Cummins unveils electric Class 7 tractor; plans for “revolutionary” heavy-duty diesel in 2022

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Schaeffler and NCTE to cooperate in the bike and e-bike market; torque sensor

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Schaeffler has selected NCTE as a technology partner for torque sensor technology and and will exclusively offer a joint portfolio from the two companies covering sensor bearing products for the bike and e-bike market.

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Toyota Motor to expand adoption of safety support technologies; expansion of safety awareness activities for customers

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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced plans to expand adoption of safety support technologies to reduce further the rate of collisions. The company also announced an expansion of safety awareness activities for customers.

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California ARB fines BNSF and Union Pacific $1.25M over drayage truck violations

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) reached. settlements with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) and Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR) to resolve violations of the state’s drayage truck regulation, which requires cleanup of trucks servicing the state’s busy ports and intermodal rail yards.

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Seven-Eleven Japan and Toyota introducing fuel cell trucks and fuel cell power generators for studies on CO2 reduction

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Seven-Eleven Japan Co., and Toyota Motor Corporation have concluded a basic agreement for studies on energy conservation and CO 2 emissions reduction in convenience store distribution and operation.

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UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in June up 0.3 mpg from June

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in July was 25.4 mpg (9.25 l/100 km)—up 0.3 mpg from June, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Canadian team proposes new propane phase-change thermal management system for hybrid electric battery packs

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MAHLE to present highly efficient 48V electric vehicle concept at IAA: MEET

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MAHLE has developed a highly efficient 48-volt electric vehicle concept for urban mobility. MEET” (MAHLE Efficient Electric Transport) will make its world debut at IAA Cars 2017 in Frankfurt/Germany in September. The modular design could be transferred to a wide range of platforms, MAHLE said.

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Aemetis to license InEnTec gasification technology to produce cellulosic ethanol; coupled with LanzaTech syngas-to-ethanol tech

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Aemetis has signed a Master Agreement with key exclusive rights for the use of an advanced gasification technology from InEnTec to produce cellulosic ethanol.

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Army Research Lab discovers aluminum nanomaterial rapidly splits water on contact

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Researchers at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have discovered that a nano-galvanic aluminum-based powder of their design splits water on contact, producing hydrogen and oxygen.

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Electric cars and public charging: hot dog and bun, not chicken or egg?

Green Car Reports

It's an old cliche used to indicate an unsolvable problem: which came first, the chicken or the egg? Sometimes it's applied to the challenge of electric-car charging stations: which comes first, sales of the cars or installation of public charging to support them? Well, Jeff Allen isn't having any of it. He wants to talk about hot dogs, and buns. portland plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stations

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