Sat.Aug 01, 2015 - Fri.Aug 07, 2015

Ready For Environmental Justice in the LA Harbor? So Are We! Join Us, August 19 in San Pedro

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Wednesday, August 19 at 7pm South Bay 350 Climate Action Group comes to San Pedro for its first ever general membership meeting in the L.A. Harbor. We’ve been working with the San Pedro and Wilmington communities as well as Carson, Torrance and many other cities.

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Oil Hauler Brings Electric Cars To Heart Of Oklahoma Oil Country

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The event that started out as National Plug-In Day has now expanded into National Drive Electric Week. Every year, advocacy group Plug-In America collaborates with the Sierra Club, the Electric Auto Association, and numerous smaller entities to host a national electric-car awareness event.

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JRC: Increased use of renewables results in growing GHG emission savings in the EU; transport contribution only 5%

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Greenhouse gasses (GHG) emission savings due to final renewable energy consumption in electricity; cooling/heating; and transport sectors rose at a compound annual growth rate of 8.8%

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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is first plug-in vehicle from Audi to sell in the U.S.

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On Wednesday, Audi announced American pricing for the 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid. While that car name is a mouthfull, it is important as the first-ever plug-in vehicle from Audi to be sold

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Volkswagen Group selects LG as FAST partner for high-voltage batteries

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The Volkswagen Group nominated the first 44 suppliers who will be collaborating with the Group on a new common strategic level under the joint FAST initiative. Among the 44 is LG Electronics for the supply of high-voltage batteries. Earlier post.).

2015 113

Argonne team finds copper cluster catalyst effective for low-pressure conversion of CO2 to methanol with high activity

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have identified a new material to catalyze the conversion of CO 2 via hydrogenation to methanol (CH 3 OH): size-selected Cu 4 clusters—clusters of four copper atoms each, called tetramers—supported on Al 2 O 3 thin films.

2015 112

Armored Plug-In Hybrid, Mazda Miata, Tesla Battery Life: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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What's our new champion for the greenest sports car you can likely afford? And, who's built a plug-in hybrid with armor plating--and why? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, July 31, 2015.

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Researchers find HEV under real-world conditions delivers significantly greater fuel economy benefits than EPA “sticker” values

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Nissan Suggests 'Five Most Breathtaking Electric Drives' In Europe (Video)

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Owning an electric car is fine for daily use, but if you have someplace special to go, some drivers may ask whether it's capable. As public charging infrastructure continues to expand, more destinations are being opened up to drivers looking to take electric-car road trips.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt EPA-rated at 53 miles all-electric range

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The Chevrolet Volt’s all-new second-generation Voltec extended-range electric propulsion system ( earlier post ) delivers 53 miles (85 km) of all-electric range, based on EPA testing. That is nearly a 40% improvement over the first-generation Volt, and a 6% boost over the projected 50-mile (80 km) AER estimated at the new Volt’s unveiling in January. Earlier post.). Chevrolet expects many next-generation Volt owners will use power solely from their batteries for more than 90% of trips.

2015 107

MIT/Tsinghua high-rate aluminum yolk-shell nanoparticle anode for Li-ion battery with long cycle life and high capacity

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A team of researchers at MIT and Tsinghua University has developed a high-rate, high-capacity and long-lived anode for Li-ion batteries comprising a yolk-shell nanocomposite of aluminum core (30 nm in diameter) and TiO 2 shell (~3 nm in thickness), with a tunable interspace (Al@TiO 2 , or ATO).

2015 105

VW bringing EA211 1.4L turbo direct-injection engine to Jetta range in US

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Volkswagen is introducing the 1.4-liter EA211 four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI engine into the Jetta range, replacing the previous naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine that was used in the S model and the 1.8T TSI engine in the SE model.

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CPI launches project to produce bio-methane from seaweed through anaerobic digestion

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The UK’s Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a 3-year, £2.78-million (US$4.34-million) UK-based collaboration—SeaGas—to produce bio-methane from seaweed through anaerobic digestion (AD). The project launched in July 2015 and consists of six partners including The Crown Estate, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Queen’s University Belfast and Newcastle University.

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NXP announces complete automotive Ethernet portfolio; high-bandwidth technology for autonomous driving and secure connected vehicles

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NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced its new product portfolio for automotive Ethernet.

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2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV starting at $37,900 in US

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US prices for the 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid electric vehicle ( earlier post )—the first of many Audi e-tron models destined to come to the US—will begin at $37,900. Purchasing customers may qualify for applicable state and federal incentives and tax credits.

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ILL team uses neutron scattering to elucidate structure and dynamics of superionic conductor Li4C60; potential for batteries and fuel cells

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Researchers at the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), a leading international research center for neutron science and technology, and their colleagues have elucidated the structure and dynamics of the solid superionic conductor Li 4 C 60 using neutron scattering.

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UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in US unchanged in July 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

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MINI Connected app relaunches with greater focus on driving-related functions

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The 5-year-old MINI Connected app is undergoing a major relaunch , with the new version available to download from mid-August. The new MINI Connected will simplify the App’s menu interfaces and offer MINI drivers a console to display a range of information and driving related functions.

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OSU team develops new aqueous lithium-iodine solar flow battery; 20% energy savings over Li-I batteries

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After debuting the first solar air battery—a photo-assisted charging Li-O 2 battery—last fall ( earlier post ), researchers at The Ohio State University led by Professor Yiying Wu have now developed a new system combining a solar cell and a battery into a single device.

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EIA: US refineries running at record levels; gasoline demand; exports up

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Gross inputs to US refineries exceeded 17 million barrels per day (b/d) in each of the past four weeks, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA)—a level not previously reached since EIA began publishing weekly data in 1990.

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Nissan to address KERS issues of GT-R LM NISMO before returning to FIA World Endurance Championship

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Nissan will delay its return to the LM P1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship and instead focus on technical issues that challenged its race team during the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.

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Honda Access using Stratasys 3D printing to prototype accessories

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2015 96

Camber Ridge opening $60M tire testing facility with 0.5-mile oval indoor track

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Camber Ridge, LLC is partnering with Teton Capital, LLC to launch a new $60-million state-of-the-art facility for vehicle tire characterization, which will begin operations in 2016.

2015 96

Opinion: Could WTI Trade At A Premium To Brent By Next Year?

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by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. A flood of bearish news has pushed down oil prices to their lowest levels in months, with WTI nearing $45 per barrel and Brent flirting with sub-$50 territory. With a bear market back, there is pessimism throughout the oil markets.

2015 96

Proposed process for low-emissions coal-to-liquids

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The EMS (Earth and Mineral Science) Energy Institute at Penn State has developed a conceptual novel process configuration for producing clean middle-distillate fuels from coal with some algal input with minimal emissions.

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Delphi to showcase gesture control system at IAA

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Delphi will showcase its “gesture control” system at the 2015 IAA in Frankfurt in September. Delphi demonstrated this technology in January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2015 96

DOE JGI team identify regulators of lipid production in algae; potential boost for algal fuels development

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Algae naturally produce oils that can be converted into transportation fuels, making this a potentially attractive pathway for large-scale biofuel production.

2015 96

DOE to award Thar Energy $9.4M to help advance more efficient supercritical-CO2-based power cycles

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The US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected Thar Energy, LLC to develop new recuperator technologies leading to more cost-effective and efficient supercritical carbon dioxide (SCO 2 )-based power cycles.

2015 96

3M and LG Chem enter into NMC patent license agreements; cathode materials for Li-ion batteries

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3M and LG Chem have entered into a patent license agreement to further expand the use of nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC) cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries. Under the agreement, 3M grants LG Chem a license to US Patents 6,660,432 (Paulsen et al. ); 6,964,828 (Lu and Dahn); 7,078,128 (Lu and Dahn); 8,685,565 (Lu and Dahn); and 8,241,791 (Lu and Dahn) and all global equivalents including in Korea, Taiwan, Japan, China and Europe.

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Ko-HAF project on highly automated driving at higher speeds launched in Germany

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A consortium of 16 automobile manufacturers, automotive suppliers and public partners has launched the Ko-HAF (Kooperatives hochautomatisiertes Fahren, Cooperative Highly Automated Driving) project in Germany. Ko-HAF, which is targeting highly automated driving at higher speeds, has a total budget of €36.3 million (US$40 million) and is expected to run until November 2018.

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Tesla Model S Hacked In Low-Speed Driving; Patch Issued, Details Tomorrow

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has come under intense public scrutiny after a pair of hackers took control of a Jeep Cherokee remotely through its Uconnect infotainment system and disabled certain features, including its brakes and transmission. Publicity around that vulnerability quickly led the company to recall 1.4 million vehicles for a fix, under. Security software Tesla Motors plug-in cars hackers software update

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Norway's Goal: All New Cars Will Be Emission-Free By 2025 To Cut Carbon

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With yesterday's release of final EPA rules for reducing carbon emissions from power plants, the stage is set for a major battle over how--and even whether--any carbon emissions in the U.S. may be limited. Meanwhile, there's Norway. As Ola Elvestuen, a member of Parliament there as well as Chair of the Standing Committee on Energy and the. Carbon Footprint Norway climate change plug-in cars transportation policy

California Air Resources Board Head: All New Cars Should Be Zero-Emission In 2030

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Among U.S. states, California is by far the most enthusiastic when it comes to electric cars. And that's largely due to regulations overseen by the state's Air Resources Board. But Mary Nichols--the chair of this agency since 2007--isn't satisfied with having just a few electric cars on California roads. DON'T MISS: California Approves Aggressive. emissions California California Air Resources Board plug-in cars transportation policy

2015 87

Classic 1966 VW Bus With Green Drivetrain: Solar-Powered Electric Motor

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Solar-powered cars are typically custom-built affairs that prioritize function over form. Their shapes are usually dictated by aerodynamics and the placement of solar panels, and there's often room for only one occupant. But this solar-powered vehicle has a whole lot more style. DON'T MISS: VW Bus Hybrid That Never Was: The Microbus Prototype Of. solar roof plug-in cars solar Microbus

2015 88

DOE to award up to $80M to two advanced nuclear reactor projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a funding opportunity announcement ( DE-FOA-0001313 ) to support the research, development, and demonstration of advanced nuclear reactor concepts. The announcement represents an early step in increasing investment in nuclear advanced reactor technologies, the DOE said. DOE will partner with industry to fund up to two awards of approximately $6.0 million each in FY 2015. The Energy Department will invest up to $3.6

2015 87

2016 Chevy Volt EPA Ratings: 53-Mile Electric Range, 42 MPG On Gas

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The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has been rated by the EPA at 53 miles of electric range, a nice boost on Chevy's earlier promise of "at least 50 miles." The EPA also rates the 2016 Volt at 42 mpg combined when the engine is running, and 106 Miles Per Gallon Equivalent combined when operating solely on electricity. Together, those three. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars EPA Ratings BMW i3 REx

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World's Biggest Hydrogen Station Planned For San Francisco: Cars, Ferries To Fuel There

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San Francisco may soon get its own high-speed hydrogen fuel-cell ferry boat as part of a demonstration project backed by public and private interests. But that boat will need a place to refuel--as will hundreds and then thousands of hydrogen fuel-cell cars from Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai over the next five years. So as well as designing a new. Infrastructure California hydrogen san francisco hydrogen fuel cell Boats