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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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With electric trucks and SUVs coming, is it time to reevaluate what a green car means?

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Over the past ten years, the green-car landscape has made progress in fits and starts. Since the 2011 Nissan Leaf that we named our original Best Car To Buy—rated at just 73 miles—electric cars have evolved rapidly.

2020 96
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2021 New Year’s Resolutions for drivers

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2020 has been a year to forget for most, but this shouldn't stop you from setting realistic goals to achieve this year

2020 51

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.

2020 148

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 ).

2020 139

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.

2020 135

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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ARPA-E Battery/Storage Exposition 14 Jan

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) is hosting a pitch event, ARPA-E’s Battery/Storage Exposition, on 14 January 2021, from 1:00-3:00 pm EST. This event will feature pitches from a select group of ARPA-E teams developing energy storage technologies.

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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.

2020 119

US motorcoach industry closures surge in 2020

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The American Bus Association (ABA) has released motorcoach industry closure data gathered from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

2020 120

ORNL team performs first neutron diffraction experiments on a running engine

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used neutron diffraction to provide noninvasive measurement of lattice strains inside components of a firing engine, thereby enabling the operando study of complex load states and thermal gradients throughout the solid materials.

2020 117

Exhaust and aftertreatment on the Achates ULNOx heavy-duty opposed-piston diesel

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Earlier this month, Achates Power announced that its innovative 3-cylinder, 10.6L opposed-piston (OP) heavy-duty diesel engine achieved Ultralow NO x (ULNO x ) performance results. Earlier post.)

2020 116

York study: Less traffic in first UK lockdown reduced NO2 pollution but caused increase in surface ozone

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Less traffic on the roads during the first COVID-19 lockdown in the UK led to a reduction in air pollution but may have caused potentially damaging surface ozone levels to rise, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of York.

2020 117

Volkswagen Group Components previews mobile charging robot

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Volkswagen Group Components provided the first glimpse of the prototypes of its mobile charging robot. This is one of the visionary charging concepts that Volkswagen hopes will expand the charging infrastructure over the next few years.

2020 115

Mullen Technologies receives letter of intent for purchase order of 1,500 MX-05 EVs

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Mullen Technologies Inc., an emerging EV manufacturer, has executed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Unlimited Electrical Contractors Corp (UEC) to enter definitive agreements for the purchase of up to 10,000 MX-05 electric vehicles. Earlier post.)

2020 110

Volkswagen significantly expanding charging infrastructure at German sites; first High Power Charging stations with up to 300 kW

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The Volkswagen brand is significantly expanding the charging infrastructure at its German sites. Some 750 new charging points are planned for next year, including the first High Power Charging stations with up to 300 kW power.

2020 105

Bosch wins orders worth several billion euros for vehicle computers

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Bosch has now won orders worth several billion euros for its vehicle computers—€2.5 billion worth since this past summer alone. Vehicle computers have huge business potential for Bosch.

2020 106

Swansea team develops faster, greener way of producing carbon spheres

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A fast, green and one-step method for producing porous carbon spheres—a component for carbon capture technology and for new ways of storing renewable energy—has been developed by Swansea University researchers. Carbon spheres range in size from nanometers to micrometers.

2020 106

PNNL TranSEC tool uses UBER data to track and potentially alleviate urban traffic congestion

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a new machine-learning-based tool to help urban transportation analysts relieve bottlenecks and chokepoints that routinely snarl city traffic.

2020 103

NY to award $18.9M to increase number of electric buses in state

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a series of initiatives to increase the number of electric buses in New York. Specifically, this effort includes $16.4 million in incentives for the expansion of electric bus usage amongst public transportation authorities, as well as $2.5 million for school bus operators to acquire cleaner forms of transportation with lower emissions. Under the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP) program, $16.4

2020 103

Cirium: 21 years of airline passenger traffic growth wiped out in 2020

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Global aviation data firm Cirium released its new Airline Insights Review 2020 which reveals the deep impact on aviation of worldwide travel restrictions to curb COVID-19.

2020 96

Utah-based Energy Fuels to enter commercial rare earth business in Q1-2021

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Energy Fuels Inc. entered into a three-year supply agreement with The Chemours Company to acquire a minimum of 2,500 tons per year of natural monazite sands, one of the highest-grade rare earth element (REE) minerals in the world.

2020 100

Pedestrians beware: Update enables Tesla owners to create their own horn sounds

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Tesla released a software update over the holiday weekend that added Boombox mode, which allows drivers to play custom sounds outside the car. Instead or a normal car horn, Boombox mode includes options like a goat bleating, ice cream truck music, applause, and fart sounds.

2020 97

ABB electromagnetic stirrers to increase efficiency for major Chinese steel manufacturer

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ABB has been chosen to supply its patented ArcSave electromagnetic stirrers as part of a substantial refit at leading Chinese iron and steel producer Guangdong Nanfang Donghai’s steelmaking plant in Guangdong Province, southern China.

2020 88

2021 Nissan Leaf gets no major changes

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Having just marked 10 years on sale, the 2021 Nissan Leaf enters the new model year with no major changes, and a very slight price increase.

2020 87

EPA finalizes ICAO-aligned GHG emissions standards for aircraft; “no costs and no emission reductions”

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets.

2020 83

Clean Energy and Total to create JV to develop carbon-negative RNG and infrastructure in US; $50M from bp

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its largest shareholder, Total S.E., will create a 50/50 joint venture to develop carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities in the United States, as well as credit support to build additional downstream RNG fueling infrastructure.

2020 84

Continental Mobility Study 2020 shows global trend toward own cars; slump in sharing

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The coronavirus pandemic is having a lasting impact on people’s mobility habits all over the world, according to the findings of the Continental Mobility Study 2020. Private car use has seen strong growth, while sharing and hailing services, which have been booming in recent years, are suffering a significant slump.

2020 81

Review update: 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid gets 50 MPG, in a look loud enough for social distancing

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A few hours with the 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid earlier this month left me with some wildly conflicting first impressions.

2020 78

Qatar invests $125M in energy storage company Fluence

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Fluence, the global energy storage solutions joint venture between Siemens and AES, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) pursuant to which QIA will commit to invest $125 million in Fluence through a private placement transaction. Consummation of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including regulatory clearances.

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Japanese, Russian companies partner on feasibility study of blue ammonia value chain between eastern Siberia & Japan

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Toyo Engineering Corporation and?Irkutsk Irkutsk Oil Company (IOC), Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), and Itochu Corporation are partnering on a joint feasibility study of a blue ammonia value chain between eastern Siberia and Japan. The project aims to establish a future blue ammonia value chain at a commercial scale.

Ford Mustang Mach-E, efficiency and tech, electric trucks and SUVs: Today's Car News

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a nominee for Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2021 award. We delved into efficiency paired with leading-edge technology. Electric trucks and SUVs are coming, but what does that mean? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. It's a new era.

2020 74

Saga Pure takes 12% stake in blue hydrogen, ammonia developer Horisont Energi

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Saga Pure ASA, an investment company focusing on opportunities within renewable energy, hydrogen, circular economy and CO 2 reductions, has invested NOK 35 million (US$4.1 million) in a gross NOK 150-million (US$17.6-million) private placement of new shares in Horisont Energi AS, corresponding to an ownership of 11.7% in Horisont Energi. Horisont Energi, based in Stavanger, Norway, is developing blue hydrogen, blue ammonia and carbon storage solutions.

NIST awards nearly $4M to support metals-based additive manufacturing

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The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded nearly $4 million in grants to help accelerate the adoption of new measurement methods and standards to advance US competitiveness in metals-based additive manufacturing (AM). Additive manufacturing typically creates parts and components by building them layer by layer, based on a 3D computer model that is virtually sliced into many thin layers.

2020 71

DOE intends to award $4M for projects to optimize safe, secure, and verifiable carbon storage

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) announced its intention to make $4 million in federal funding available for cost-shared research and development of tools and methods to optimize safe, secure, and verifiable carbon dioxide storage. ( DE-FOA-0002401 ). DOE’s Carbon Storage Program focuses on developing, testing, and verifying technologies and techniques that address challenges related to long-term, commercial-scale storage of CO 2 in the deep subsurface.

2020 71

Karma GS-6 plug-in hybrid gets same EPA ratings as current Revero GT

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Electric range and efficiency ratings for the upcoming Karma GS-6 plug-in hybrid were recently posted on the EPA's fueleconomy.gov website—and they match figures for the 2020 Karma Revero GT.

2020 71

Daimler Trucks NA to pay $30M penalty for slow recalls

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a consent order with Daimler Trucks North America following an investigation that found the company failed to recall vehicles in a timely fashion and to comply with other reporting requirements. The consent order includes a total civil penalty of $30 million.