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MIT, Novogy team engineers microbes for competitive advantage in industrial fermentation; the ROBUST strategy

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Researchers at MIT and startup Novogy have engineered bacteria and yeast ( Escherichia coli , Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Yarrowia lipolytica ) used as producer microbes in biofuel production to use rare compounds as sources of nutrients.

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BMW 330e plug-in hybrid ads: no wait for Tesla Model 3 needed

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The Tesla Model 3 electric car, which its maker says will launch late next year with 200 miles of range and a $35,000 price, has caused a few shock waves across the car industry.

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New Audi Q2 crossover available to order

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Audi’s new Q2, the company’s first crossover, is now available to order with three specification levels available from launch – SE, Sport and S line. Audi Home Slider Geneva Motor Show Editors Picks Q2

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Berkeley Lab researchers devise ant-nest-like structure for promising Li-S electrodes

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Inspired by the structure of ant nests, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have devised a novel Li–S electrode featuring increased sulfur loading and sulfur/inactive-materials ratio to improve life and capacity.

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Fujitsu develops technology to enable high-speed deep learning

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Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has developed software technology that uses multiple GPUs to enable high-speed deep learning powered by the application of supercomputer software parallelization technology.

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Urban Drive Cycle Testing shows a 26% mpg improvement on Ford Transits with XL Hybrids drive system

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XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results showing a 26% improvement in miles per gallon on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.

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2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance PHEV going on sale in US starting at $89,100

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The 2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) is in production and will arrive at US dealerships in August starting at $89,100 plus $995 Destination and Handling.

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U Maryland and US Army Research Lab furthering “water-in-salt” electrolyte Li-ion battery; targeting EV use

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University of Maryland (UMD) and US Army Research Lab (ARL) researchers are spearheading a public-private sector collaboration to further develop a lithium-ion battery that would be safer to operate and less costly to dispose of than those currently available on the market.

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Argonne team finds significant albedo warming effect for switchgrass ethanol

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One of the key points of contention over the climate benefit of biofuels is the impact of land use change (LUC) associated with biofuel feedstock production. LUC results in biogeochemical (e.g., soil organic carbon) and biogeophysical (e.g.,

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DOE: number of PEV battery packs sold in 2015 dropped 3.4% from 2014, but overall capacity sold increased 22.6%

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According to data compiled by the US Department of Energy (DOE), the number of battery packs sold for plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in the US declined by 3.4% from 2014 to 2015. However, the total battery capacity for all PEVs sold between 2014 and 2015 increased by 22.6%.

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Lux: Total is leading example of oil supermajor expanding into solar plus storage and distributed generation

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France-based Total is the first oil supermajor aggressively to enter new areas of business including solar plus storage and distributed generation, notes Lux Research in a new report : “Superpower Darwinism: What Big Oil Can and Cannot Do About Total’s Billion-Dollar Battery Move.”.

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BMW says electrified models exceeding sales expectations, especially in Europe

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BMW said that its electrified models continue to exceed expectations, especially in Europe. While 4% of all BMW sales in Western Europe in July were electrified vehicles, that percentage increases significantly in markets where innovative electric mobility is supported through financial and infrastructure measures. In the Netherlands, 43% of BMW 3 Series registrations are for the plug-in hybrid BMW 330e model and 26% of 2 Series Active Tourer registrations are for the BMW 225xe.

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Plug-in hybrid problem: buyers don't understand them at all

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What's an electric car? It's a car powered by a battery, like your cellphone. Doesn't use gasoline. What's a hybrid car? It's a car that runs on gasoline, but gets better fuel economy (whether or not you understand how). OK, so what's a plug-in hybrid? DON'T MISS: BMW 330e plug-in hybrid ads: no wait for Tesla Model 3 needed Ask average car buyers. Advertising Marketing Plug-In Hybrids

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BMW teases Tesla, Nissan BladeGlider, CR on VW buybacks: Today's Car News

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Today, ads for the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid poke fun at Tesla Model 3 wait times, the Nissan BladeGlider electric sports car reemerges in Brazil, and Consumer Reports criticizes Volkswagen diesel buyback offers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Read about electric car emissions, a Chevrolet Volt sales milestone, and good news for Volkswagen. Today in Car News

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Sumitomo and US Hybrid partnering to grow hydrogen fuel cell business for commercial vehicles and mass transit

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Sumitomo Corporation together with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (collectively, SC Group) announced a strategic collaboration agreement with US Hybrid to grow US Hybrid’s fuel cell production business through the expansion of fuel cell stack production capacity. Earlier post.)

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China researchers develop new pathway for jet-range bio-cycloalkanes from acetone and hydrogen

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Study quantifies impact of oil and gas emissions on Denver’s ozone problem

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CALSTART white paper shows nationwide tech supplier industry ready to support more efficient heavy-duty trucks and buses

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A new high-level white-paper from clean transportation industry group CALSTART shows that US companies that develop and manufacture high-efficiency, low-carbon technologies for heavy-duty vehicles are ready to support more efficient trucks and buses.

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Study: more stringent O3 and PM2.5 air pollution standards could save thousands of lives, greatly improve public health

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EIA: US ethanol plant capacity increases to nearly 15B gallons/year; 3rd consecutive annual increase

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Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States was 14.903 billion gallons per year, or 973,000 barrels per day (b/d), at the beginning of 2016, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) most recent US Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report.

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Researchers gain better insight into transformation of steel; managing nucleation could limit need for alloying elements

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Researchers at TU Delft have shed new light on the process of nucleation in the polymorphic transformation of solid materials—specifically, steel. Polymorphism is the ability of a solid material to exist in more than one phase or crystal structure.

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Surprise Natural Gas Drawdown Signals Higher Prices Ahead

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by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. The US electric power sector burned through a record amount of natural gas in recent weeks, a sign of the shifting power generation mix and also a signal that natural gas supplies could get tighter than many analysts had previously expected.

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US Navy completes sea trial with ARA’s 100% drop-in renewable diesel fuel

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A Navy ship has, for the first time, operated on a 100% drop-in renewable diesel fuel.

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Vanderbilt, Nissan and Georgia Tech partner on new low PGM electrospun nanofiber catalysts for improved automotive fuel cells

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Vanderbilt University, Nissan North America and Georgia Institute of Technology are collaborating to test a new technique to electospin low-platinum-metal-group (low PGM) electrocatalysts with a proton-conducting binder to improve durability and performance of fuel cell electrodes.

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Panasonic acquires German software company OpenSynergy; virtualization for integrated cockpit solutions

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Panasonic Corporation has acquired all the outstanding shares of the German software company OpenSynergy GmbH, making it a subsidiary.

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Researchers say fuel market rebound effect can result in increased GHG emissions under RFS2; suggest taxes over mandates

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The US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) is intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.

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TU Delft student team presents Forze VII hydrogen racer

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TU Delft student team Forze presented the Forze VII hydrogen racer to the public for the first time on Sunday during the Gamma Racing Day at the TT Circuit in Assen.

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Toyota to collaborate with Japan Federation of Hire-Taxi Associations on next-gen taxi; role of automated driving

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The Japan Federation of Hire-Taxi Associations and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to study on areas for collaboration, so as to develop and introduce the Japanese taxi of the future.

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LPE chooses Veefil for Australia’s first commercial EV fast-charging station

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Australian energy retailer Locality Planning Energy has chosen Tritium’s Veefil ( earlier post ) as the first commercial electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations to be deployed in Australia. The first charging station, to be operational at Noosa, Queensland next week, is one of five planned across southeast Queensland and will enable drivers to charge EVs 25 times faster than a standard home charger.

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CALSTART brief highlights growth of and future opportunity for California’s clean transportation technology industry

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A new CALSTART brief indicates that California’s climate and energy policies are not only helping to protect the environment and improve air quality, but are also helping to accelerate growth of the clean transportation technology industry (CTTI) in the state.

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You'll never know the EPA ratings of heavy-duty pickup trucks: here's why

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When it introduced the current-generation F-150 half-ton pickup truck for the 2015 model year, one of the major points Ford touted was fuel economy. It claimed the light-duty F-150's aluminum body saved over 700 pounds compared to previous steel body, helping to improve efficiency. When it came time to redesign the Super Duty line of heavy-duty. EPA EPA Ratings

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2017 Karma Revero: first official photo of rebooted Fisker Karma released

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As the 2017 Karma Revero gets closer to its official launch later this year, its maker has released the first official photo of the luxury plug-in hybrid sedan. The rebooted Karma is a modified and updated version of the car previously sold in 2012 as the Fisker Karma, before its maker shut down production and later declared bankruptcy. The Karma. Videos Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Fisker Automotive Karma Revero

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Which electric car excites you the most? Our poll results

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This site covers all manner of vehicles, mostly for personal transport, with a focus on energy efficiency, reducing environmental impact, and advanced technologies to do so. When we started daily publication in 2009, our most popular articles were about hybrid cars. Now, our readers' highest enthusiasm is reserved for plug-in electric. plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Porsche Mission E Polls

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National Drive Electric Week kicks off one month from today

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More than 100 cities across the U.S. will take part in the sixth annual National Drive Electric Week during the week of September 10 to 18, 2016. What started in 2011 as National Plug-In Day has expanded to become scores of local gatherings to promote plug-in electric cars. Since then, it has actually outgrown its "National," designation, with. plug-in cars Plug-in America Drive Electric Week

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VW will roll out particulate filters for gasoline engines next year

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Volkswagen has yet to get modifications to reduce the emissions of TDI diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software approved by U.S. regulators. But while it continues to wrestle with that problem, VW is undertaking a separate program to reduce emissions from its gasoline models. Particulate filters are usually employed on diesel powertrains. emissions VW TSI diesel particulate filter (DPF

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Report: Sumitomo to begin selling fuel cells for commercial vehicles with US Hybrid

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The Nikkei reports that Sumitomo Corp., the giant Japanese integrated trading company, will start selling fuel cells for commercial vehicles via a partnership with California-based US Hybrid. Sumitomo, which is strengthening its automobile business and expects growth in the fuel cell market, plans to supply mostly Japanese commercial vehicle makers, according to the report. Sumitomo has been involved in fuel cell research and development of years, and already produces fuel cell components.

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Electric cars as bad as coffee or refrigerators: why we fear new things

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Electric cars face opposition not just from entrenched interests that benefit from the use of fossil fuels, but from car buyers as well. Shoppers continue to express concerns about things like range anxiety and availability of charging stations, among other factors. Many are simply unfamiliar with electric cars—and thus suspicious of. future plug-in cars innovation transportation policy consumer confidence Books

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