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thyssenkrupp offering large-scale water electrolysis

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thyssenkrupp recently introduced industrial-scale water electrolysis for large projects. By splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen, this technology delivers “green” hydrogen, a clean, CO 2 -free energy carrier. The only inputs needed are water and renewable electricity from wind, hydro power or photovoltaics. 20 MW module. Green” hydrogen production is suited for long-term energy storage, hydrogen mobility and other applications, making optimal use of renewable energy sources.

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Hydrogen supply shortage leaves fuel cell cars gasping in California (Updated)

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The biggest challenge to driving a fuel-cell car is finding fuel. Automakers who sell fuel-cell models—Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai for now—have made progress in getting 33 hydrogen fueling stations built around Los Angeles and San Francisco. It's not helping drivers this week though. According to a photo tweeted by user Paolo NonVTEC. hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

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2019 Mercedes A-Class Saloon: what you need to know

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Following the launch of its all-new hatchback, Mercedes has expanded the updated A-Class range further with the addition of the Saloon

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2019 Audi e-tron to make global debut in San Francisco on 17 Sep; US reservations open then

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The 2019 Audi e-tron, the first all-electric vehicle from Audi, will make its global debut on 17 September at an event in San Francisco. US customers will be able to configure and reserve their 2019 Audi e-tron on that date as well. Full e-tron specifications, including pricing, will be available at www.audiusa.com , giving customers the details needed to configure their e-tron and reserve their vehicle with a refundable $1,000 reservation fee.

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EPA reinstates limitations on dirty diesel glider trucks

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In a reversal of its reversal, the EPA said Thursday that it would enforce limits on dirty "glider" trucks after all. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler put the brakes on his predecessor's decision to not enforce an Obama-era rule on dirty diesel big-rigs. CHECK OUT: States join to halt EPA's reversal on "glider" semi trucks Glider trucks are. Diesels Trucks

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New group of materials could lead to faster-charging Li-ion batteries

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Researchers from the University of Cambridge, with colleagues from Argonne National Laboratory in the US and Diamond Light Source, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, UK, have identified a group of materials—niobium tungsten oxides—that could be used to make even higher power batteries.

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Tesla Model S named car of the decade

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Tesla is known as the car of the future. Now the collector-car community that venerates cars of the past has also taken notice. Collector-car insurer Hagerty Insurance named the Tesla Model S the greatest car of the 2010s. DON'T MISS: South's good ol' boy drag racers whupped by Tesla, not happy about it That may have been obvious for some Green. Hagerty

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Kia Niro EV crossover now on sale in Korea; N American sales in Q1 2019

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The new Kia Niro battery-electric CUV (crossover utility vehicle) has gone on sale in Korea, featuring an expected driving range of up to 385 kilometers (239 miles), as calculated by SAE J1364 in the United States. European sales of Niro EV will follow at end of 2018 and North America in Q1 2019. The Niro EV sits alongside the existing Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants of the car—of which more than 200,000 have sold globally since the Niro’s introduction in 2016.

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Berkeley Lab nanoscale imaging study yields key insights into photo-electrochemical water splitting

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In the quest to realize artificial photosynthesis to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel—just as plants do—researchers need to not only identify materials to efficiently perform photoelectrochemical water splitting, but also to understand why a certain material may or may not work.

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Study finds behavior-influencing policies remain critical for mass market success of low-carbon vehicles

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Policies to entice consumers away from fossil-fuel powered vehicles and normalize low carbon, alternative-fuel alternatives, such as electric vehicles, are vital if the world is to significantly reduce transport sector carbon pure-emissions, according to a new study.

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UNL-led team greatly increases hydrogen production by T maritima; breaking the theoretical limit

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Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), with colleagues from North Carolina State University and the University of Connecticut, have engineered the hyperthermophilic anaerobe Thermotoga maritima to produce 46% more hydrogen per cell than the wild type. The team’s highest reported yield—5.7 units of hydrogen for every unit of glucose fed to the bacterium—easily surpassed the theoretical limit of 4 units proposed in 1977 by researcher Rudolf Thauer.

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Dana collaborating with Mecalac to provide e-drivetrain for e12 electric compact wheeled excavator

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Dana Incorporated has been collaborating with Mecalac to develop a customized e-Drivetrain system for the new Mecalac e12 electric compact wheeled excavator , introduced earlier this year at Intermat in Paris. With the proven Mecalac 12MTX as a base frame, this version is the first compact wheeled excavator powered entirely by electricity.

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GTI plans second Permian Basin field test site to maximize hydraulic fracturing efficiency and increase production

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GTI (Gas Technology Institue) is leading a high-profile program on Hydraulic Fracturing Test Sites (HFTS) in the Permian Basin, bringing together government and industry to improve recovery, continue enhancing environmentally responsible methods of optimizing production, and lowering costs in the Midland and Delaware Basins.

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U of Western Ontario team proposes Se as promising candidate for all-solid-state Li batteries

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Researchers at the University of Western Ontario are proposing selenium (Se) as a promising cathode material for all-solid-state Li batteries, paired with a lithium-tin (L-Sn) alloy as an anode and Li 3 PS 4 as the electrolyte. In a paper in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science , the team reports that in addition to the high electronic conductivity (1×10 -3 S cm -1 ) of Se, a high Li + conductivity of 1.4×10 10 -5 S cm -1 across the Se-Li 3 PS 4 interface can be achieved.

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EPA mileage estimates mark Lexus ES 300h the most fuel-efficient luxury vehicle without a plug

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The 2019 Lexus ES 300h’s US EPA mileage estimates of 43 mpg city, 45 mpg highway and 44 mpg (5.47 l/100 km) combined make it the most fuel-efficient luxury vehicle without a plug. The ES 300h uses a new, fourth-generation Hybrid Drive System. In addition to delivering stronger performance and fuel economy, the latest Hybrid Drive System has been designed to help eliminate the rubber-band feeling associated with some hybrid systems.

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EPA approves RFS pathway for sorghum oil as feedstock for bio-diesel or drop-in renewable fuels

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final notice determining biodiesel and heating oil produced from distillers sorghum oil via a transesterification process, and renewable diesel, jet fuel, heating oil, naphtha, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) produced from distillers sorghum oil via a hydrotreating process, would meet the lifecycle GHG emissions reduction threshold of 50% required for advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.

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Continental offers cybersecurity solutions from Argus and Elektrobit for all connected vehicle electronics

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Continental is offering end-to-end cyber security and over-the-air software update solutions from Argus Cyber Security (Argus) and Elektrobit (EB) pre-integrated into its connected vehicle electronics products including telematics units, infotainment systems, gateways and more. More than 60 million connected vehicles will be sold worldwide per year by 2021. Automobile connectivity will allow for additional functions between model upgrades or even during a vehicle’s life cycle.

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Liquid microscopy technique reveals new problem with lithium-oxygen batteries; lithium peroxide in electrolyte

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Using an in situ liquid transmission electron microscopy technique that can visualize chemical reactions occurring in liquid environments, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new reason lithium-oxygen batteries—which promise up to five times more energy than the lithium-ion batteries that currently power electric vehicles and cell phones—tend to slow down and die after just a few charge/discharge cycles.

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UC Davis team optimizes levulinic ester self-condensation process for production of cellulosic gasoline

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A team at UC Davis has optimized the levulinic ester self-condensation reaction and the efficient conversion of its products—which are highly branched cyclopentadienes—into a mixture of substituted cyclopentanes with high octane ratings and excellent density and flow properties.

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UK government launches consultation on inclusion of E10 in market

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The UK Department for Transport launched a consultation on whether and how it should introduce E10 fuel—which contains more bioethanol than traditional gasoline—to the UK market. We have launched this consultation in order to understand the impact of E10 on the UK market better, and to ensure that drivers are protected if any changes come into effect. —Transport Minister Jesse Norman.

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Novelis to acquire downstream aluminum producer Aleris for ~$2.6B; meeting automotive demand, expanding into aerospace

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Novelis Inc., the leading producer of flat-rolled aluminum products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aleris Corporation, a global supplier of aerospace and automotive rolled aluminum products, for approximately $2.6 billion including the assumption of debt.

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KIT, Tongji cooperating on distributed validation of fuel cell vehicle electric drive systems

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Tongji University in Shanghai are researching standardizable methods for joint technology development in dispersed locations. In the research project Project MovE2China, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Chinese government, engineers in Germany and China will simultaneously work on the validation of electrified drive systems for fuel cell vehicles.

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Hyundai Mobis develops dual-mode electronic steering system optimized for autonomous driving

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Tier-1 supplier Hyundai Mobis has developed an electric power steering system which uses the redundant control mode that takes advantage of two electronic circuits during autonomous driving to maintain normal steering capabilities under any circumstances. The system is an advanced technology with no case of mass-production as of yet.

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Ford spins-out autonomous vehicles organization

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Ford Motor Company has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating Ford’s autonomous vehicles (AV) business to capitalize on market opportunities. Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC will include Ford’s self-driving systems integration, autonomous vehicle research and advanced engineering, AV transportation-as-a-service network development, user experience, business strategy and business development teams.

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Daimler and Baidu to enhance strategic cooperation in automated driving and vehicle connectivity

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With collaboration between German and Chinese companies accelerating in the areas of automated driving and intelligent connected vehicles, Daimler and Baidu recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance their Sino-German cooperation in these strategic fields. The two companies have agreed to deepen their partnership through joint automated driving and connectivity projects, including further strengthening their collaboration through Baidu’s Apollo open platform.

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KIT, automakers, partners launch project “reFuels” in Germany for production of synthetic fuels from non-fossil carbon sources

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), with partners from the automotive, automotive supply and petroleum industries and with the support of the German state government of Baden-Württemberg, are launching a broad-based program to explore the opportunities synthetic fuels derived from non-fossil carbon sources offer society, the economy and the environment. In order to achieve the given climate goals, we need an intelligent mix of different alternative drives.

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Mercom Capital report: VC funding up for battery storage, down for smart grid, efficiency companies in 1H 2018 YoY

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Global VC funding (venture capital, private equity, and corporate venture capital) of $839 million for Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency companies in 1H 2018 was 18% lower compared to the more than $1 billion raised in 1H 2017, according to a new report from India-based Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm. Total corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing) in 1H 2018 was down with $2.4

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Volkswagen Group Canada forms Electrify Canada to install network of ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers

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Volkswagen Group Canada has formed Electrify Canada, a new company that will build an ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) direct current (DC) charging network across Canada. Volkswagen expects the network to be operational starting in the second quarter of 2019.

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WVU opens new research facility to extract valuable rare earth elements from acid mine drainage

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West Virginia University (WVU) researchers are opening a new facility to capture rare earth elements (REEs) from acid mine drainage (AMD) from coal mining.

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BP to acquire unconventional US onshore assets from BHP for $10.5B; transforming US onshore oil & gas business

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BP has agreed to acquire a portfolio of world-class unconventional oil and gas assets from BHP. The acquisition will bring BP extensive oil and gas production and resources in the liquids-rich regions of the Permian and Eagle Ford basins in Texas and in the Haynesville gas basin in Texas and Louisiana. Under the terms of the agreement, BP America Production Company will acquire from BHP Billiton Petroleum (North America) Inc.

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Volkswagen outlines critical role of computer in rapid development of record-setting electric I.D. R Pikes Peak

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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is unique in many ways, one of them being the heavily restricted test drives. Volkswagen Motorsport wasn’t able to complete hundreds of laps during the development of its record-setting electric I.D. R Pikes Peak ( earlier post ), as Formula 1 teams are allowed to do on certain racetracks, for example.

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Daimler AG Board approves Project Future corporate restructure; goes to shareholders in 2019

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The Board of Management and Supervisory Board of Daimler AG has approved a new corporate structure for Daimler AG. The new structure comprises three legally independent entities—Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck AG and Daimler Mobility AG—under the umbrella of Daimler AG. In the fall of 2017 the first preparatory measures were initiated to transform the current divisions Cars and Vans, as well as Trucks and Buses, into legally independent entities.

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NTT DOCOMO and AGC achieve 8Gbps 5G communications at 62 mph with on-glass antenna

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NTT DOCOMO, INC. DOCOMO) and AGC Inc. AGC) achieved the world’s first 8 Gbps 5G communications with a fast-moving vehicle equipped with “vehicle glass mounted antennas” (On-Glass Antennas) in a field trial conducted in conjunction with Ericsson Japan. System configuration. The 5G 28 GHz band compatible On-Glass Antennas used in the field trial were designed and developed by AGC.

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