December, 2020

Toyota moves closer to production with next-generation fuel cell technology for heavy-duty trucks; new Mirai system

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Toyota’s next generation fuel cell electric technology is now powering a new set of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

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The idea of applying the Mustang’s pony car heritage to Ford’s first widely available electric vehicle, the Mach-E, might seem like sacrilege to some, or the smartest product decision of the decade to others.

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Real-life review: Driving to Aberystwyth in a Tesla Model 3

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It’s probably the perfect journey and one that I have made a few times over the last year since my son started at Aberystwyth University

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Oxford team directly converts CO2 to jet fuel using iron-based catalysts

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Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a method to convert CO 2 directly into aviation fuel using a novel, inexpensive iron-based catalyst.

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LME copper prices hit 7-year high

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On 4 December 2020, the LME cash price hit its highest level since March 2013, closing at US$7,742/t. (By By 10 December, that dropped back to $7,712/t.) Copper has charted an unlikely trajectory through 2020, notes Roskill.

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Achates opposed-piston 3-cylinder 10.6L diesel emissions meet 2027 EPA, CA requirements

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Achates Power’s innovative 3-cylinder, 10.6L opposed-piston heavy-duty diesel engine has achieved performance results that comply with pending 2027 requirements of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California to reduce sharply emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ).

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Toshiba develops new magnetic material that delivers improved motor energy conversion efficiency

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Toshiba Corporation has developed a new magnetic material with characteristics that deliver major improvements in motor efficiency at minimum cost, and with the potential to win significant reductions in power consumption.

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Toyota launches C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced a limited launch of the C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle (BEV) to corporate users, local governments and other organizations that have been exploring new options to drive the popularization of BEVs.

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Xcel Energy, INL to use nuclear energy for clean hydrogen production; HTSE

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Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy will work with Idaho National Laboratory to demonstrate a system that uses a nuclear plant’s steam and electricity to split water. Earlier post.) The resulting hydrogen will initially be used at the power plant, but it could eventually be sold to other industries.

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Audi using augmented reality to increase efficiency in logistics planning

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Audi is using augmented reality (AR) to plan complex logistics processes. The virtual presentation of three dimensional holograms that are shown in their actual environment helps planners to better evaluate the future situation. Because of this, prototypes of containers or equipment, etc.,

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MAHEPA consortium marks latest flights of HY4 fuel cell hybrid electric aircraft

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The MAHEPA consortium announced that technology developed as part of the project has been successfully proven in flight on board the Hy4 fuel cell hybrid electric aircraft ( earlier post ).

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Toyota introduces second-generation Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle as design and technology flagship

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For 2021, Toyota has fully rebooted the Mirai, originally offered in 2016, as a premium rear-wheel drive sports-luxury fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) with striking design, cutting-edge technology, more engaging driving performance and a significantly longer EPA-estimated range rating.

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Bosch plans to start full-scale production of SOFCs in 2024

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Bosch plans to start full-scale production of distributed power stations based on solid oxide fuel-cell (SOFC) technology; hence its agreement to intensify its alliance with Ceres Power.

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Geologists discover new path to rare earth mineral formation; implications for green energy and tech industries

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Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have shed new light on the formation mechanisms of a rare earth-bearing mineral that is in increasingly high demand across the globe for its use in the green energy and tech industries.

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Plug Power & Gaussin collaborate on hydrogen-powered logistics vehicles

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Plug Power Inc., a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions, and Gaussin are collaborating to bring a commercial suite of ProGen-powered Gaussin transportation vehicles to market in 2021 as a solution to decarbonize the logistics ecosystem.

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Solid Power now producing large form factor 22-layer 20 Ah solid-state cells, pathway to full automotive performance compliance

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Solid Power, a developer of all solid-state batteries for electric vehicles, announced that its Louisville, Colo. facility is producing 20 Ah multi-layer all solid-state lithium metal batteries on the company’s continuous roll-to-roll production line.

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First electric school buses deployed in Texas; 3 Blue Bird buses

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The first zero-emissions electric school buses in the state of Texas were recently received by Everman Independent School District. The three buses, manufactured by Blue Bird Corporation, started transporting students this school year.

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Hyundai Motor Group to acquire controlling interest in mobile robot firm Boston Dynamics

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Hyundai Motor Group will acquire a controlling interest in the mobile robot firm Boston Dynamics from Softbank in a deal that values Boston Dynamics at $1.1 billion.

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SoCalGas to test technology that separates hydrogen from natural gas when the two are blended in pipelines

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With clean hydrogen gaining recognition worldwide as a carbon-free fuel capable of making a significant contribution to addressing climate change, Southern California Gas Co.

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CP announces hydrogen-powered line-haul locomotive pilot project

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Canadian Pacific plans to develop North America’s first hydrogen-powered line-haul locomotive. CP’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program will retrofit a line-haul locomotive with hydrogen fuel cells and battery technology to drive the locomotive’s electric traction motors.

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Bosch introducing CVT for electric vehicles: CVT4EV

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Bosch is introducing a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Bosch push belt, specially designed for electric vehicles: the CVT4EV. CVT4EV is a compact variable ratio transmission that supports the performance demands of electric vehicles for a wider audience.

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British Airways partners with ZeroAvia to speed up the switch to hydrogen-powered passenger aircraft

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British Airways (BA) has teamed up with ZeroAvia, a leading innovator in decarbonizing commercial aviation ( earlier post ), in a project to explore how hydrogen-powered aircraft can play a leading role in the future of sustainable flying.

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Berlin receives 90 electric Solaris buses; BVG Solaris electric fleet totals 123

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Solaris has completed the delivery of 90 Urbino 12 electric buses for Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). This was one of the biggest contracts for battery-powered buses in Europe and the largest one for the manufacturer in Germany so far.

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Metallic glass to improve performance of methanol fuel cells

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Fuel cells based on methanol oxidation have potential for the motor and technical industries.

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Toyota Europe establishes Fuel Cell Business Group

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To maximize the opportunities for hydrogen in Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has established a Fuel Cell Business Group to oversee its hydrogen activities across the region.

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Porsche produces prototype complete housing for an electric drive using 3D printing

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Porsche has produced its first complete housing for an electric drive using 3D printing. The engine-gearbox unit produced using the additive laser fusion process passed all the quality and stress tests without any problems.

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LSBU researchers investigating metal hydride hydrogen storage for buses

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Researchers from London South Bank University (LSBU), School of the Built Environment and Architecture, are investigating the use of metal hydrides to absorb, release and store hydrogen for fuel cell buses.

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Continental bicycle tire made of dandelion rubber wins German Sustainability Award

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The Urban Taraxagum bicycle tire from Continental has won the German Sustainability Award 2021 in the category “Responsible Design”. The tire is the first series-built bicycle tire made of dandelion rubber.

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Optimal Electric Vehicles secures initial order for 200 EV chassis; partnership with Olathe Ford

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Optimal Electric Vehicles and Olathe Ford, one of the nation’s largest Ford Commercial Vehicle Centers (CVCs), announced a new partnership in the sales and distribution of Optimal-EV’s E1 series battery-electric cutaway chassis platform.

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QuantumScape releases performance data for its solid-state battery technology

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PNNL-led team designs highly active cobalt-based PGM-free catalyst for fuel cells

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A multi-institutional research team led by materials scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has designed a highly active and durable catalyst that doesn’t rely on costly platinum group metals (PGM) to spur the necessary chemical reaction.

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Bremen orders five Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses with solid-state batteries

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Bremen’s public transport provider Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has ordered five new Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses equipped with solid-state batteries. Delivery of the locally emission-free eCitaro buses will take place in early 2022.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans announces next-generation eSprinter based on newly developed Electric Versatility Platform

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Mercedes-Benz Vans has developed a new Electric Versatility Platform for the large van segment. This e-drive platform will be the technical basis for the next-generation eSprinter.

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Proterra opens EV battery manufacturing line in electric bus factory

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Proterra has opened a new battery production line co-located in its EV bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The new battery production line will manufacture Proterra’s battery packs featuring next-generation cells.

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Volvo Trucks introduces the Volvo VNR Electric truck in the US, Canada

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Volvo Trucks North America announced the commercial introduction and sales start of its zero tailpipe emission, battery-electric vehicle to the North American market. The Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck model has a scheduled production start of early 2021.

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Scottish Enterprise project converting train to hydrogen power

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Scottish Enterprise, Transport Scotland and the Hydrogen Accelerator, based at the University of St Andrews, have appointed Arcola Energy and a consortium of industry leaders in hydrogen fuel cell integration, rail engineering and functional safety to deliver Scotland’s first hydrogen powered train.

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NACFE releases guidance report on hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty trucks

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The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released its latest Guidance Report , Making Sense of Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tractors. Almost every day there is a new announcement about hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks.

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