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SK Innovation to begin production of NCM-811 batteries

Green Car Congress

Korea-based SK Innovation said it will start the first commercial production of mid-and large-size pouch-type NCM-811 batteries. NCM-811 refers to the nickel-rich layered cathode material, comprising 80% nickel, 10% cobalt and 10% manganese. SK Innovation has been producing NCM-622 cells (60% nickel, 20% cobalt, 20% manganese in the cathode). SK Innovation said that the new higher energy density cells could extend EV range by another 100 km compared to current cells.

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Just 2 More Weeks Till Sunstock 2017! Are You Ready to Rock L.A.?

Creative Greenius

If you were with me last summer at Sunstock 2016 held on the Autry Museum field you know what a blast we had from start to finish. The best music. The best audience. The best vibe. Great food and drink. And all of it powered by the sun and the solar PV systems on site. It was such a hit we’re doing it again, on Saturday Sept 9 with all new bands and a b g new venue – the legendary and infamous The Magic Box, right in the heart of DTLA and mere steps from the Metro station.

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Cummins electric semi truck: traditional maker takes on Tesla

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The well-established Cummins company chose an appropriate time to reveal its all-electric semi tractor concept: just before Tesla prepares to reveal its own electric semi next month. The traditional diesel-engine maker debuted its Urban Hauler Tractor, a Class 7 semi truck with a 44,000-pound payload. Notably, the company called the semi truck a. Trucks cummins Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle semis

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The Human Factor: Why Call Centers Should be More than Just Phones

Revation Systems

Over the past 15 years, call centers have evolved from being perceived as simple channels that resolve customer concerns via phone to powerful sources of connectivity and service delivery for digitally transforming industries. However, not all contact centers are created (or run) alike.

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Amminex introduces hardware retrofit for NOx control on older diesel cars; surpassing Euro 6

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Amminex is introducing BlueFit: a hardware retrofit solution aimed at lowering NO x emissions on older diesel cars to meet and surpass the latest Euro 6 standard. BlueFit comprises two key elements: a scaled-down version of the ASDS (Ammonia Storage and Delivery System) that is already used on commercial vehicles ( earlier post ) and an SCR catalyst. The ASDS is installed in the spare wheel well and the SCR catalyst is fitted to the exhaust pipe under the car.

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Volvo reveals further details of upcoming XC40 crossover

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The highly anticipated XC40, Volvo’s first ever entry in the small premium SUV segment, is set to be revealed in full soon, but for now Volvo has released a video that shows what the car will look like and what tech will be on offer

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Exxon knew climate change was real, ads told public it wasn't

Green Car Reports

Sometimes it's best not to dare the public to do the research, especially if you're trying to persuade them of something that isn't true. Almost two years ago, Inside Climate News published a significant expose that confirmed Exxon's own scientists had agreed that human carbon emissions contributed to global warming as early as July 1977. But as. global warming climate change carbon dioxide Exxon fossil fuels

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New ICCT study finds CO2, NOx emissions of Euro 6 diesel and gasoline cars under real-world settings exceeding limits

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A new study commissioned by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) investigates the real-world emissions of four Euro 6 passenger cars—one gasoline and three diesel vehicles with different aftertreatment technologies—tested under variable conditions. The investigation was conducted by the Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics, of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and its spin-off company, Emisia.

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Volkswagen’s “Air Care Climatronic” cleans the air; air quality sensor and active biogenic filter

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Volkswagen has developed a special automatic climate control system—“Air Care Climatronic”—which keeps pollen, fungal spores and particulates out from entering the car. The air purification system is available for all current Golf, Touran, Tiguan, Passat models as well as the new Polo and Arteon. It uses an air quality sensor with an active biogenic filter that is more effective than conventional pollen filters.

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EY launches Tesseract, a blockchain-based mobility platform

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EY launched Tesseract, an integrated mobility platform underpinned by blockchain technology. The platform facilitates fractional vehicle ownership, shared use and seamless multimodal transport and it will help lay the groundwork for how autonomous vehicle fleets could be owned in the future and provide access to a variety of on-demand mobility options.

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EU NELLI project delivers new generation solid-oxide fuel cell; efficient and lower cost

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The EU-funded three-year NELLHI project has concluded after successfully developing a new stack design of solid oxide fuel cells, from an all-European supply chain. NELLHI combined European know-how in single cells, coatings, sealing, and stack design to produce a novel high-performance 1 kW SOFC stack along with with the proof of concept of a 10 kW e SOFC stack.

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Northwestern, Argonne team IDs promising Li-rich layered oxide electrode pairs for high-energy-density Li-ion batteries

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A team from Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory have used multi-faceted high-throughput density functional theory (HT-DFT) screening to identify a number of new Li 2 M I O 3 -Li 2 M II O 3 active/inactive electrode pairs—M I and M II being transition- or post-transition metal ions—that can be tested experimentally for high-energy-density LIBs.

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Australian, Germany Li-ion gigafactory aspirants sign MoU

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Magnis Resources Limited, part of a consortium aspiring to build a Li-ion gigafactory in Australia ( earlier post ), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with German Lithium-ion battery consortium TerraE-Holding GmbH (TerraE) for the supply of raw materials. TerraE-Holding GmbH has organized 17 major companies and research institutions into a consortium to handle planning for building large-scale lithium ion battery cell manufacturing in Germany. Earlier post.).

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nanoFlowcell planning entry into FIA Formula E with flow cell and 48V drive

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Swiss R&D company nanoFlowcell Holdings ( earlier post ) is in discussions with Formula E Holdings on nanoFlowcell’s participation in the FIA Formula E Championship and intent to enter with a Formula E race car with nanoFlowcell 48VOLT flow-cell drive. The nanoFlowcell is a compact flow battery operated with two ionic liquid electrolytes (bi-ION).

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WLTP and RDE tests for measuring emissions come into force in EU tomorrow

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Two new tests for measuring emissions from cars and vans will come into force in the EU tomorrow. The new laboratory test, the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure ( WLTP ), will introduce more realistic testing conditions for measuring pollutant and CO 2 emissions than the previous, outdated lab test (NEDC). It thus provides a more accurate basis for measuring a vehicle’s fuel consumption and emissions.

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D3MAX signs contract for the design of its first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant

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Last February, D3MAX, LLC announced the completion and shipment of its pilot plant employing the patented D3MAX cellulosic ethanol technology to Ace Ethanol, LLC, in Stanley, Wisconsin. Pilot testing of the patented D3MAX corn fiber-to-ethanol process has been successful, allowing D3MAX to move to the next stage of commercial deployment—the design of a full-scale D3MAX plant at Ace Ethanol.

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New Holland Agriculture unveils methane-powered concept tractor

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New Holland Agriculture, a global agricultural equipment brand of CNH Industrial, unveiled a methane-powered concept tractor at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. Developed by the New Holland design and engineering teams, this concept combines alternative fuels and advanced agricultural technology with readily available powertrain innovation from CNH Industrial sister brand FPT Industrial.

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MINI to present MINI Electric Concept design study at the IAA; all-electric production model in 2019

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MINI will present the new MINI Electric Concept design study at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt am Main. Designed for use in urban areas, this concept car offers a window into how pure-electric day-to-day mobility might look in the years ahead. MINI will present an all-electric series-production model in 2019.

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Ballard-powered fuel cell electric bus achieves 25,000 hours of revenue operation

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Ballard Power Systems announced that a fuel cell electric bus powered by Ballard’s FCveloCity-HD6 fuel cells has achieved a new durability record with more than 25,000 hours of revenue service. This is equivalent to operating a bus on a 14-hour daily schedule, 5-days per week for 6.9 years with no significant maintenance to the fuel cell stack, a core engine component.

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Cummins unveils electric Class 7 tractor; plans for “revolutionary” heavy-duty diesel in 2022

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During an event at the Cummins Technical Center, Cummins unveiled its latest power solutions and energy-diverse products, displaying its near-zero natural gas engine technology ( earlier post ); super-efficient diesel engines (the X12 and X15, earlier post ); and shared plans to introduce a “revolutionary” new heavy-duty diesel engine in 2022 for Class 8 linehaul trucks. Cummins also revealed a fully electric class 7 demonstration Urban Hauler Tractor.

2017 163

Schaeffler and NCTE to cooperate in the bike and e-bike market; torque sensor

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Schaeffler has selected NCTE as a technology partner for torque sensor technology and and will exclusively offer a joint portfolio from the two companies covering sensor bearing products for the bike and e-bike market. This cooperation between Schaeffler and the sensor technology supplier NCTE results in a portfolio of mechatronic components for the bike and e-bike market.

2017 163

Toyota Motor to expand adoption of safety support technologies; expansion of safety awareness activities for customers

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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced plans to expand adoption of safety support technologies to reduce further the rate of collisions. The company also announced an expansion of safety awareness activities for customers.

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NREL, Swiss scientists create silicon-based multijunction solar cells that reach nearly 36% efficiency

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have created tandem solar cells with record efficiencies of converting sunlight into electricity under 1-sun illumination. Their paper appears in the new issue of Nature Energy.

2017 163

DOE announces $50M for large-scale pilot coal projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the availability of a $50-million funding opportunity through the Office of Fossil Energy ( DE-FOA-0001788 ) to design, construct, and operate two large-scale pilots for transformational coal technologies that improve coal-powered systems’ performance, efficiency, emission reduction, and cost of electricity. DOE has supported a range of potentially transformational coal technologies aimed at enabling step-change improvements in coal-powered systems.

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Daimler teases Mercedes-AMG hybrid supersports showcar

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Daimler teased the upcoming world premiere of the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The two‑seater supersports showcar brings fully-fledged Formula 1 hybrid technology to the road. This high-performance hybrid has an output of more than 1000 hp and a top speed exceeding 350 km/h (217 mph). The showcar combines outstanding racetrack performance with day-to-day suitable Formula 1 hybrid technology and exemplary efficiency. Brief

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French team finds light-driven algal enzyme that converts fatty acids to hydrocarbons

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A team of researchers in France has discovered an algal photoenzyme that catalyzes the decarboxylation of free fatty acids to n-alkanes or -alkenes in response to blue light. In a paper in the journal Science , the researchers suggest that the photoenzyme, which they named fatty acid photodecarboxylase, may be useful in light-driven, bio-based production of hydrocarbons.

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Shell, ITM Power to install 10MW electrolyzer for refinery hydrogen

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Shell, together with ITM Power, plans to install a 10MW electrolyzer to produce hydrogen at the Wesseling refinery site within the Rheinland Refinery Complex. This would be the largest unit of its kind in Germany and the world’s largest PEM (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane) electrolyzer. Today, the refinery uses approximately 180,000 tons of hydrogen per year in its various plants.

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Van Hool consortium to deploy first hydrogen bus route in France; green hydrogen for bus rapid transit

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A consortium comprising bus-maker Van Hool, ITM Power, SMTU-PPP and Engie will deploy the first hydrogen bus route in France, in Pau. François Bayrou, President of the community of Pau Béarn Pyrénées, made the announcement about the creation of this “zero emission” bus rapid transit (BRT) route, which will be operated by the Pau transport operator companies SMTU-PPP and STAP starting in September 2019 between the hospital and the railway station in Pau.

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Audi organizes all rail transport in Germany to be CO2-free; DBeco plus

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As of now, all rail transport for Audi AG in Germany is CO 2 -free. Audi says it is the first company in Germany to organize its logistics operations by rail to be completely CO 2 -neutral. By changing over to DB Cargo’s “ DBeco plus ” product, the company will reduce CO 2 emissions by more than 13,000 tons each year, achieving an important milestone along the way to CO 2 -neutral production. Audi has been using environmentally friendly “DBeco plus” rail transport for its cars since 2010.

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ChargePoint continues EV charging expansion in Europe

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ChargePoint, Inc. announced the availability of a complete suite of charging solutions to help drivers in Europe charge at home, work, around town and on long trips. With residential solutions for multi-family and single-family homes as well as public and commercial solutions for many types of businesses including, fleets, public charging sites and rapid charging hubs along major roadways, ChargePoint is the only company to deliver a comprehensive suite of charging solutions for every scenario.

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Magna unveils MAX4 autonomous driving platform

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Magna unveiled MAX4, a fully integrated, customizable and scalable autonomous driving sensing and compute platform that can enable up to Level 4 autonomous driving capabilities in both urban and highway environments. MAX4 combines cameras, RADAR, LiDAR and ultrasonic sensors with a compute platform; the systems are designed for easy integration with any automakers’ existing and future platforms.

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Autoliv partners with global automaker on radar for autonomous driving

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Autoliv has been selected by a global automaker to supply 77GHz high-resolution radar systems for autonomous driving. Autoliv’s high-resolution radars, located on the four corners of the vehicle, allow for increased detection points, leading to improved ability to understand free space, better object separation in multiple target environments, and more precise detections in Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

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California ARB study finds commuters’ exposures to air pollution greatly depends on mode of travel; light rail, personal vehicles the lowest

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The mode of travel you take on your daily work commute can make a big difference in your exposure to air pollution, according to a new study by researchers at the California Air Resources Board (ARB). The study, published recently in Atmospheric Environment , investigated commuter exposure to PM 2.5 , black carbon (BC), and ultrafine particles (UFP) in six common transport microenvironments in Sacramento, California.

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LG Innotek unveils second-generation V2X full module

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LG Innotek has developed a second-generation V2X Full Module” geared for the connected cars and autonomous vehicles. In addition to having the wireless communication ability sufficient for commercialization, this device can be equipped into any part of a vehicle thanks to its excellent durability and minimized size, enhanced from the first-generation models.

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Volkswagen loads up new Polo with convenience & driver assistance systems

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Volkswagen is loading the new Polo with an extensive range of new assistance and convenience systems such as the Front Assist area monitoring system with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring; Blind Spot Monitor lane change assistant; Rear Parking Alert system; and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Thanks to its MQB platform, the Polo small car features a multitude of assistance systems which are typically only found on higher-end vehicles.

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Renault and Ferrovial launching new car-sharing service in Madrid with 500 ZOE EVs

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Ferrovial Services and Renault have signed an agreement to implement Zity, a car sharing service in Madrid. The project will start up with an initial fleet of 500 ZOE electric vehicles located within the M-30 beltway and in some adjoining areas. Ferrovial is a leading global infrastructure operator and municipal services company, with 97,000 employees in more than 20 countries. Its main business areas are: Toll Roads, Services, Construction and Airports.

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WSU team develops van der Waals Schottky junctions with significantly enhanced thermoelectric properties

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A team at Washington State University (WSU), with colleagues from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, has developed a multicomponent, multilayered In 2 Se 3 composite material van der Waals Schottky diode.

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