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Ontario researchers develop new water plasmolysis method for production of hydrogen

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Researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology are developing a new method to dissociate water vapor into hydrogen gas by microwave-generated plasma (plasmolysis). A paper on their work appears in the journal Fuel. (A)

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Audi E-Tron: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2020

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The Audi E-Tron is Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2020. We can’t think of a single fully electric vehicle that fits so well into a carmaker’s lineup the way that the E-Tron does.

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Video review: Jeep Wrangler

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Promising drivers the ability to ‘Go anywhere, do anything’, parking the Jeep Wrangler on your drive, or just about anywhere you fancy given its terrain-busting nature, is sure to bring kudos wherever you are

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Israeli team develops decoupled PEC water-splitting system for centralized production of H2

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Researchers in Israel have designed a separate-cell photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting system with decoupled hydrogen and oxygen cells for centralized hydrogen production. A paper describing their system is publishedin the journal Joule.

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Simple process for the production of fuel additives from residual forest biomass

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Researchers at the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, with colleagues at the Université de Toulouse, France, have developed a process for the direct production of levulinates from cheap residual lignocellulosic biomass using an affordable homogeneous catalyst.

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Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy to co-develop the first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system in US

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Highview Power Storage, Inc., a provider of long duration energy storage solutions, and Encore Renewable Energy, a developer of renewable energy generation and storage projects, jointly announced plans to develop the United States’ first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system.

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BMW using flax fiber cooling shaft in iFE.20 Formula E racer

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The BMW iFE.20 Formula E racer uses a cooling shaft manufactured from flax fibers—the first BMW race car fielded by a works team with parts made out of renewable textile fibers.

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Hyundai Motor Group to invest $87B over next 5 years; 44 electrified vehicles; new EV development system; hydrogen plans

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) will invest more than KRW100 trillion (US$87 billion) over next 5 years—KRW20 trillion (~US$17.4 billion) annually to enhance its leadership in vehicle electrification, autonomous driving and mobility services, said Euisun Chung, Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Group, at the company’s 2020 New Year ceremony at its headquarters in Seoul.

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Thomas Built Buses’ Jouley selected for first phase of Dominion Energy’s electric school bus initiative; 50 buses powered by Proterra

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Thomas Built Buses Inc (TBB) has been selected as the provider of all 50 electric school buses allocated for the initial phase of Dominion Energy’s electric school bus replacement program in Virginia. The program represents the largest deployment of electric school buses in the United States.

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Volkswagen raises EV forecast for 2025 to 1.5M vehicles from ID. family; 1M by 2023

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Under the Volkswagen’s latest plans, the company expects to reach its original strategic target of one million electric cars by the end of 2023—two years earlier than previously predicted. The Volkswagen brand now expects to produce 1.5 million electric cars by 2025.

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Brown research provides new design principle for water-splitting catalysts

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Scientists have long known that platinum is by far the best catalyst for splitting water molecules to produce hydrogen gas. A new study by Brown University researchers shows why the precious metal works so well—and it’s not the reason that’s been assumed.

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Matson takes delivery of first dual-fuel Kanaloa-Class con-ro vessel Lurline

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Matson, Inc., a leading US carrier in the Pacific, took delivery of its newest vessel, the largest combination container / roll-on, roll-off (con-ro) ship ever built in the United States, from General Dynamics NASSCO. Matson’s Lurline launches into San Diego Bay.

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Green Car Reports’ Car of the Decade: Tesla Model S

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ZF and MKR Technology develop hybrid drive for the Dakar Rally

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ZF has developed a new hybrid driveline for the Dakar off-road race. ZF, in cooperation with MKR Technology, has fitted the Riwald Dakar team’s Renault C640 with this new driveline developed especially for this objective.

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Porsche Taycan: Best Car To Buy 2020 nominee

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For anyone who appreciates electric cars and their potential to transcend existing boundaries, the Porsche Taycan—originally called the Mission E concept—was a rock star from the start. In concept form in 2015, its propositions included 600 horsepower, 0-62 mph acceleration in 3.5

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JATO: US demand for pickups remains strong despite price increases

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From the 2010 model year through to September 2019, 14.6% of new vehicle sales in the United States have been pickup trucks, according to JATO Dynamics. From a 13.1% market share in 2010, pickups have grown to claim a 16.8% market share in 2019. Source: JATO Dynamics.

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For the 2020s, Honda aims to favor hybrids over EVs

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Honda has said that it wants electrified vehicles to make up two-thirds of its global sales by 2030. That goal is nothing new; it was announced back in 2016. What is new is that Honda plans to emphasize hybrids (and perhaps plug-in hybrids) over electric vehicles, well into the next decade.

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7 series-hybrid Solaris buses to Z?bkowice ?l?skie; supercaps for energy storage

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Solaris will supply seven Urbino 12 series-hybrid buses to Z?bkowice bkowice ?l?skie, skie, Poland by 31 July 2020. The buses will serve on routes of the new public transport lines to be established in the municipality.

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U of T researcher suggests decline in dementia may be due to differences in lifetime exposure to lead; role of clean fuel regs

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Several studies from the US, Canada, and Europe suggest a promising downward trend in the incidence and prevalence of dementia. However, important risk factors for dementia—such as mid-life obesity and mid-life diabetes—have been increasing rapidly, so the decline in dementia incidence is perplexing to researchers.

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Second-best: Chevy Volt is gone, so here are the plug-in hybrids with the longest range

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First drive review: The 2020 Vanderhall Edison three-wheeler is a fun way to go green

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Planes, trains, automobiles and, even ships: No segment will be left untouched in the march towards a greener, more sustainable future—and going electric. Even a boutique company out of Utah that builds three-wheel playthings sees the writing on the wall.

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Jeep to present plug-in hybrid Wrangler, Compass and Renegade at 2020 CES

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It's been a long time coming but Jeep is finally ready to unveil its first production plug-in hybrids. Some readers may recall Jeep rolled out a plug-in hybrid Wrangler prototype as far back as 2008, though the global financial crisis put that particular project on ice.

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Study links closing of local automotive assembly plants in US to increase in deaths from opioid overdoses

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Closing of local automotive assembly plants may lead to increases in deaths from opioid overdose, according to a study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts General Hospital. The findings highlight fading economic opportunity as a driving factor in the ongoing opioid epidemic in the US, and build on previous research that links declining participation in the labor force to increased opioid use.

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Tesla rings in 2020 with a global manufacturing presence

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Although many who follow the growth of electric cars eagerly await the release of Tesla’s fourth-quarter and annual delivery numbers for 2019, the Tesla of 2020 and beyond is a truly global manufacturer.

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FCA to show Jeep Wrangler, Renegade and Compass 4xe PHEVs at CES

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FCA’s Jeep brand is utilizing CES to showcase three plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), the first step in the brand’s plan to offer electrification options on all models by 2022. All Jeep electrified vehicles will carry a new “Jeep 4xe badge.”. Additional information about the Jeep Wrangler, Compass and Renegade 4xe vehicles, which debut this year, will be provided at the Geneva, New York and Beijing auto shows.

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Nigeria LNG moves ahead with $10B expansion; 30 Mtpa

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The partners in Nigeria LNG (NLNG)—Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) (49%), Shell (25.6%), Total (15%) and Eni (10.4%)— have taken the final investment decision (FID) for the expansion project of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at Bonny Island. This brownfield development, which is expected to start-up in 2024, will increase the annual production capacity to more than 30 million tonnes per year (Mtpa) from the current 22.5 Mtpa—a 33% increase.

Three CA LCFS pathway applications for swine manure to Bio-CNG, Bio-LNG, and Bio-L-CNG; negative triple-digit CIs

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Element Markets Renewable Energy (EMRE) has filed applications for certification of three California LCFS (Low Carbon Fuel Standard) Tier 2 pathways for biomethane (Bio-CNG, Bio-LNG, and Bio-L-CNG) from anaerobic digestion of swine manure produced by Valley View Farms located in Greencastle, Missouri. The calculated carbon intensities are -345.68, -334.41, and -330.87 gCO 2 e/MJ, respectively. Smithfield owns and operates the swine farm.

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Greenlane secures new US$6.3M biogas upgrading contract for landfill gas to RNG project in California

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Canada-based Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., a subsidiary of Greenlane Renewables Inc., has secured a new US$6.3-million biogas upgrading contract with a customer in California, whose name is being withheld at this time for confidentiality reasons. Engineering work will begin immediately on the California-based landfill project.

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Tesla rings in 2020 with a global manufacturing presence, strong 2019 growth

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Tesla announced Friday that it delivered about 367,500 vehicles globally in 2019—meeting its guidance for the year of at least 360,000 vehicles and exceeding what Wall Street analysts had anticipated earlier in the week.

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California Energy Commission to award up to $11M for non-Li-ion energy storage projects

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) has released a solicitation (GFO-19-305) to fund innovative, non-Li-ion energy storage research projects, including green electrolytic hydrogen systems.

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Bosch develops long-range lidar to complement radar and cameras for automated driving

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Bosch is adding a new long-range lidar to its sensor portfolio for automated driving. The new Bosch sensor will cover both long and close ranges on highways and in the city. By exploiting economies of scale, Bosch wants to reduce the price for the sophisticated technology and render it suitable for the mass market.

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Short sights: The plug-in hybrids with the least electric range

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Hybrids use some of the hardware from electric cars to provide better efficiency or better performance—and often both. Plug-in hybrids sound like an easy concept to jump to from there.

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Best Car To Buy winners, Car of the Decade, plug-in Jeeps: Today’s Car News

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Cue that extra New Year’s confetti: We name our annual Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2020. This and more, today at GCR. The Audi E-Tron is our Best Car To Buy 2020. Read why the E-Tron won, and read more about the other two finalists, the Porsche Taycan and Kia Niro EV.

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Tesla’s global gains, Honda’s hybrid push, BMW’s Model S: Today’s Car News

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Honda isn’t sounding as bullish about electric cars as it did a couple of years ago; think hybrids instead. Tesla finishes the decade on a strong note and aims globally in 2020. And BMW could be working on an electric flagship sedan to rival the Model S and Audi E-Tron GT.

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Parents spend FOUR DAYS a year getting their kids into the car

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“Put that down.” “Tie Tie your lace, please.” Just get in the car will you." " Sound familiar? New research from Seat reveals it costs families 96 hours a year getting children ready, out of the house and into the car twice a day

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