Sat.Aug 25, 2012 - Fri.Aug 31, 2012

Zero Electric Motorcycle

Electric Cars are for Girls

Interview with Brandon Nozaki Miller about his light, fast, Zero electric motorcycle

Sapphire Energy’s commercial demonstration algae-to-energy facility now operational; 81 million tons of algal biomass harvested

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Aerial photo of Green Crude Farm in November 2011. Click to enlarge. Sapphire Energy, Inc. announced that the first phase of its Green Crude Farm, a commercial demonstration algae-to-energy facility, is now operational.

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Creative Greenius and the Marine Exchange Transformation

Creative Greenius

For those of you wondering what your friendly neighborhood Greenius does when he’s not blogging or hanging out with 999 other climate activists at Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps training , the answer is he works for a living. And he works hard in his role as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Outreach for CBS EcoMedia.

Elon Musk: Solar Really Is The Future For Electric Cars

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Electric cars are only as green as the means by which they get their power. While producing zero local emissions and propelled using efficient electric motors, ideally that electricity would be from a renewable source, rather than by burning fossil fuels or even using nuclear. That's not always possible, but as far as Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is

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EV Fest 2012: Toronto, Ontario

Electric Cars are for Girls

Toronto's EV Fest 2012 is a place where the public, business owners, and fleet managers can come to learn about electric vehicles and green energy. Sept. 9 at Evergreen Brickworks, 10-5

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First reference installation of Opcon Waste Heat Recovery technology for ships; potential for 5–10% fuel savings

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The MV Figaro. Click to enlarge. Opcon, in collaboration with Wallenius Marine, recently completed the first reference installation of its Waste Heat Recovery technology for ocean-going vessels in a project supported by the Swedish Energy Agency. Earlier post.)

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Creative Greenius and the Marine Exchange Transformation

Creative Greenius

For those of you wondering what your friendly neighborhood Greenius does when he’s not blogging or hanging out with 999 other climate activists at Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps training , the answer is he works for a living. And he works hard in his role as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Outreach for CBS EcoMedia.

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Neighborhood Electric Vehicle: Dead or Alive?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Does the neighborhood electric vehicle have a place in today's high-speed electric car world? I think it does, and even has the potential to save lives

Study finds clear trend of increasing NOx with higher biodiesel blends with CARB diesel; NOx neutrality achieved by blending in renewable or GTL diesel

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NO x emissions results of biodiesel, renewable, and GTL diesel fuel blends, and CARB diesel fuel for 2006 Cummins ISM. Credit: ACS, Hajbabaei et al. Click to enlarge.

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Plug-In Hybrids Charge Forward

Hybrid SUV Blog

Trending Up: Hybrid Sales on a Roll. The market for hybrid cars and SUVs perhaps has not taken off as fast as some had expected.

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2012 Honda Civic, Hybrid & Natural Gas: Ultimate Guide

Green Car Reports

The Honda Civic originally made its name in the 1970s, arriving at the perfect time to attract tens of thousands of customers scared out of larger, thirstier vehicles by the oil crisis. Four decades down the line and the Civic still has a reputation as a gas sipper, though the modern car is unrecognisable from its first-generation counterpart

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2013 Nissan Leaf will be sold in Puerto Rico, first expansion into Latin America

National Green Transportation

Nissan today announced the 2013 Nissan Leaf will be available in Puerto Rico, making it the first Latin America market for Nissan's electric car. Nissan and Puerto Rico signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 14 months ago

Researchers develop new non-catalytic process for converting lipids from sewage sludge to biodiesel; high yield and economic production

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Illustration of non-catalytic biodiesel conversion Credit: ACS, Kwon et al. Click to enlarge.

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Plug-In Hybrids Charge Forward

Hybrid SUV Blog

Trending Up: Hybrid Sales on a Roll. The market for hybrid cars and SUVs perhaps has not taken off as fast as some had expected.

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Portland, Dallas Have Most Electric Car Charging Stations Per Head

Green Car Reports

Ask most Americans to name the cities with the most public charging stations for electric cars per head of population, and they’ll likely mention Los Angeles and perhaps San Francisco. According to PlugShare (via good.is), however, Portland, Oregon and Dallas, Texas top the list. PlugShare, the social network devoted to finding and sharing

Obama Administration announces new 54.5 MPG CAFE standards

National Green Transportation

Today the Obama Administration announced the long-awaited new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard for cars and light-duty trucks, raising the standard to the equivalent of 54.5 miles/gallon, by 2025. The CAFE standards are regulations

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Hitachi leading European project on cooperative connected infrastructure for fully electric vehicles

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eCo-FEV project concept. Click to enlarge. Hitachi Europe Ltd., through its Information and Communication Technologies R&D.

Robert Llewellyn: Leafing It

Green Cars News

In May of 2011 I took possession of a new car. Since then my wife and I have travelled a total of 18,876 miles in the vehicle. In the developed world that is probably one of the most unremarkable claims anyone could make. You have a car and you drive it, big deal. The only [.]. Electric cars Nissan Robert Llewellyn electric car Nissan LEAF solar panels

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U.S. EPA Sets Gas Mileage Standards: 54.5 MPG By 2025

Green Car Reports

After a long, political battle, both on Capitol Hill and in Detroit, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Obama administration have confirmed new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for all cars made between 2017 and 2025. The final ruling, originally due two weeks ago but delayed because of continued political wrangling, will require

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2013 Nissan Leaf will be sold in Puerto Rico, first expansion into Latin America

National Green Transportation

Nissan today announced the 2013 Nissan Leaf will be available in Puerto Rico, making it the first Latin America market for Nissan's electric car. Nissan and Puerto Rico signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 14 months ago

Honda discloses estimates of annual greenhouse gas emissions related to its operations and customer use of products

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Honda GHG emissions by Scope. Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co., disclosed estimates of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to Honda including emissions from Honda’s global business operations and customer use of Honda motorcycles, automobiles and power products.

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Infiniti electric car to debut at Paris Motor Show

Green Cars News

Infiniti is to reveal its first fully electric car at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show this September. What’s even more exciting is that the luxury carmaker says that the new LE Concept is a ‘production intent’ model, meaning we could expect to see it away from the showground and on real roads before too long. [.]. Green credentials Infiniti Paris Motor Show

Could Range-Extended Cars Save The Rotary Engine? Mazda Says Yes

Green Car Reports

While the Wankel rotary engine, Mazda’s power plant of choice for many years, has a fantastic power to weight ratio, it isn’t exactly what you’d call a green engine. As a consequence, since the Mazda RX-8 ended its production in June this year, you won’t find a rotary engine powering any new Mazda on sale in the U.S. today

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Obama Administration announces new 54.5 MPG CAFE standards

National Green Transportation

Today the Obama Administration announced the long-awaited new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard for cars and light-duty trucks, raising the standard to the equivalent of 54.5 miles/gallon, by 2025. The CAFE standards are regulations

Aisin Seki develops new economic electric water cooling pump for automobiles

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Aisin Seki electric water cooling pump installed in engine (red circle). Aisin Seiki. Click to enlarge. Aisin Seki Co., Ltd has developed a smaller, cheaper electric cooling pump through some effective efficiency optimisations.

Electric cars: the cleaner choice. The Green Piece

Green Cars News

Tuesday 28 August, 2012. The Green Piece Column. One of the things that confuses me deeply (I confess there are many things that confuse me) in the apparent rejection of electric cars is the argument that they are not any greener than combustion cars because electricity is produced from fossil fuels. While it is largely [.]. Electric cars The Green Piece electric car power generation The Green Piece Column

What Will New 2025 CAFE Standards Mean For YOU?

Green Car Reports

Yesterday, we revealed the news that the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2025 have been confirmed after a long political battle. Essentially, the standards will require a carmaker's range of cars and trucks to meet an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. That sounds like a difficult target to hit--after all, the most

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Novozymes to market Terranol C5 yeast for cellulosic ethanol

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Terranol strain V1 is capable of completely fermenting glucose and xylose in different pretreated lignocellulosic materials within a short period of time. Shown here is NREL corn stover hydrolysate obtained after pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis using Novozymes Cellic Ctec2. Source: Terranol.

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Arctic sea ice shrinks to new low in satellite era

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The extent of the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean is now the smallest observed in the three decades since consistent satellite observations of the polar cap began, according to scientists from NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado.

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India adopts National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020; 6-7M electrified vehicles by 2020, total investment up to $4.1B

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India’s National Council for Electric Mobility (NCEM) has adopted the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP 2020), which is the mission document for National Mission for Electric Mobility (NMEM). The NEMMP 2020 lays the vision, sets the targets and provides the roadmap for achieving significant penetration of electric vehicles (including hybrids) in India by 2020.

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UAV fully fabricated by additive layer manufacturing

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Last August, Engineers at the University of Southampton (UK) flew the first “3D printed” aircraft.

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GM leading current industry evaluation of BioRID rear impact crash dummies

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The BioRID ATD. Click to enlarge. General Motors, which has a long history of crash test dummy design, is leading current research on the potential for global auto industry use of a test dummy that would help automakers and safety experts better understand how crash victims are hurt in rear impacts.

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Hertz to acquire Dollar Thrifty group

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Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Hertz would acquire Dollar Thrifty for $87.50 per share in cash in a transaction valued at a corporate enterprise value of approximately $2.3 billion. Click to enlarge.

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Northwestern team synthesizes MOFs with highest surface areas yet and calculates new theoretical upper limit 39% beyond current; implications for gas storage

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Different cages within NU-109 (d-g) and NU-110 (k-n). Hydrogens and disordered solvent molecules are omitted for clarity. Carbon = gray; oxygen = red; copper = teal. Purple spheres are included to guide the eye in distinguishing between th cages. Credit: ACS, Farha et al. Click to enlarge.

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Neste Oil complete first phase of its microbial oil pilot plant; feedstock for NExBTL renewable diesel

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Neste Oil plans to use yeast and fungi to convert waste into oil for NExBTL feedstock. Click to enlarge. Neste Oil has completed the first phase of its project to build a pilot plant for producing microbial oil for use as a feedstock for NExBTL renewable diesel.

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DOE to fund 14 research projects on deepwater and Arctic methane hydrates; potential future energy supply

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Methane hydrate can form in Arctic and marine environments. Source: DOE. Click to enlarge.

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Statoil to begin transporting Bakken crude from North Dakota by rail to overcome limited pipeline capacity; more than 1,000 cars for unit trains

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In September, Statoil will begin transporting by rail Bakken crude from North Dakota to customers in the US East, West and Gulf Coasts, and Canada.