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KAIST research team proposes micro modular nuclear reactor cooled by supercritical CO2

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A KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) research team has proposed a micro modular nuclear reactor cooled by a supercritical CO 2 (S-CO 2 ) Brayton cycle. The core has long life (20 years) without refueling as well as inherent safety features.

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Tesla electric cars are step to Carl Sagan's future vision: fan video

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One of the more seminal thinkers of the late 20th century may have been Carl Sagan who, through his work producing the "Cosmos" television series and other venues, sought to educate the public about science.

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Toyota developing wearable mobility device for the blind and visually impaired

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Toyota is developing a wearable device for the blind and visually impaired that will help them do more with greater freedom, independence and confidence. Called Project BLAID, it reflects the company’s commitment to enrich lives by advancing the freedom of mobility for all.

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BMW Group developing self-driving robots for supply logistics; recycled BMW i3 batteries for power

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BMW is developing and testing a self-driving robot at the BMW Group’s Innovation Park in Wackersdorf. This center is the logistics hub for material management and just-in-sequence supply to BMW Group sites in ten different countries.

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Honda begins sales of Clarity Fuel Cell in Japan; targeting 200 units first year

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On 10 March, Honda Motor Co. began sales in Japan of its all-new fuel cell vehicle (FCV), the Clarity Fuel Cell. Earlier post.)

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Rice study finds using natural gas for electricity and heating, not transportation, more effective in reducing GHGs

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Rice University researchers have determined a more effective way to use natural gas to reduce climate-warming emissions would be in the replacement of existing coal-fired power plants and fuel-oil furnaces rather than burning it in cars and buses.

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SDTC awards Nsolv $13M to commercialize warm solvent technology for heavy oil extraction; 80% reduction in GHG emissions

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is awarding Nsolv $13 million in grant funding to commercialize its field-tested, proprietary warm solvent technology for in situ heavy oil extraction without the use of steam.

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Nissan: your electric car is the fuel station of the future (video)

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Electric-car charging infrastructure is a problem that vexes advocates, policymakers, and car companies. An adequate network of charging stations is key to mass adoption of electric cars, after all. But what if everyone has been looking at the problem from the wrong angle?

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Li-ion battery maker LG Chem recognized by GM as a 2015 Supplier of the Year Winner

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Li-ion battery maker LG Chem was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during the automaker’s 24 th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich. GM recognized 110 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or brought new innovations to the company. This is the sixth consecutive time LG Chem has received the award.

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Audi develops new generation of tools; bionic shapes and composite construction for material, weight and energy savings

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Audi Toolmaking has developed a new, highly efficient generation of tools that is up to 20% lighter and 10% more stable than the previous generation. This makes the processing of sheet metal in the presses faster and more precise.The new tools are already being used in the press shop in Ingolstadt.

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Argonne LCA study finds many alternative fuels consume more water than petroleum and natural gas fuels

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have analyzed the water consumption for transportation fuels in the United States using an extended lifecycle system boundary that includes the water embedded in intermediate processing steps.

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Rolls-Royce wins $6.5M contract to supply LNG propulsion package for fish food carrier; Bergen gas engine

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Rolls-Royce has signed a US$6.5-million contract with Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. The contract is to supply a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion package for a cargo carrier designed by NSK Ship Design for Norwegian shipowner NSK Shipping.

Mercedes-Benz launches new E-Class; new engines, PHEV, driver assistance systems; DRIVE PILOT

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Mercedes-Benz has launched the new tenth-generation E-Class, introduced at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this January. Earlier post.)

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ABI Research forecasts autonomous parking technology revenues to grow by 29.5% CAGR within next decade

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ABI Research forecasts shipments of new cars featuring autonomous parking technologies to grow at 35% CAGR between 2016 and 2026 and for revenues to likewise show growth at 29.5%

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Juniper forecasts HEV & EV sales to total 17M by 2020; Tesla ranked leading EV manufacturer

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A new study from Juniper Research forecasts that nearly 17 million hybrid and electric vehicles will be on the road by 2020, up from an estimated 12 million last year.

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BMW looks ahead to its next century with VISION NEXT 100; Alive Geometry; 4D Printing; Companion

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To mark its centenary year in 2016, the BMW Group is looking further ahead than usual with a series of Vision Vehicles designed to anticipate and respond to future mobility needs.

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Ford only automaker on Ethisphere Institute’s list of 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies

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Ford Motor Company is the only automaker named a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute today; this marks the seventh consecutive year Ethisphere Institute has named Ford a World’s Most Ethical Company. Engine manufacturer Cummins, Inc.

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Tohoku researchers develop efficient hydrodynamic reactor for pretreatment of biomass

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Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have developed a new system combining hydrodynamic cavitation with sodium percarbonate (SP) (an environmentally benign oxidation reagent) for the efficient pre-treatment of biomass.

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Fuji Heavy outlines next-gen “Subaru Global Platform”; improved performance, adaptable to electrification

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Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, outlined the Subaru Global Platform which is currently under development as the architecture to be used for all the company’s next-generation vehicles. The next-generation platform looks ahead to 2025.

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Goodyear showcases two concept tires designed for autonomous driving

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At the Geneva Motor Show, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced two concept tires designed with autonomous driving in mind.

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Ceres Power scales up “Steel Cell” SOFC fuel cell production capability with Innovate UK funding

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Toyota and Yanmar to collaborate on marine development and products; Toyota Hybrid Hulls

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Yanmar Co., have reached a wide-ranging agreement to collaborate on technical development, production, and mutual parts use in the marine industry.

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Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. Over the vehicles’ lifetime, the 155 Ford F-650 trucks will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 24.6 million pounds. These units will be deployed beginning in April. The new medium-duty delivery trucks, added to the company’s existing autogas fleet of 30 Ford trucks of the same model, will also help the company save on maintenance and fuel costs.

EPA to develop regulations for methane emissions from existing oil and gas wells; ICR coming in April

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The US EPA will begin developing regulations for methane emissions from existing oil and gas sources—e.g., oil and gas wells. The agency announced plans to cut methane emissions from new oil and gas wells last year. Earlier post.).

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German team doubles activity of water electrolysis catalysts for H2 production with monolayer of copper on platinum

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A team from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Technische Universität München and Universiteit Leiden has doubled the catalytic activity of electrodes for water electrolysis by applying a monolayer of copper the platinum electrodes. The resulting electrodes are the most active electrocatalysts ever reported for the HER (hydrogen evolution reaction) in acidic media under comparable conditions, to the best of their knowledge, wrote the authors in an open-access paper in the journal Nature Communications.

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Cal Energy awards GTI $1M grant to demo production-intent version of CWI 6.7L medium-duty natural gas engine with HD-OBD

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The California Energy Commission awarded the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) a $1-million grant to demonstrate a production-intent advanced version of the Cummins Westport Inc. CWI) ISB6.7 G natural gas engine. The advanced version engine meets the 2018 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Heavy-Duty On-Board Diagnostics (HD-OBD) requirements and will continue to meet California Air Resources Board’s (CARB’s) Optional Low NO x 0.1 g/bhp-hr emissions level.

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EPA and NHTSA seeking comments on new data for Phase 2 Heavy-Duty National Program to reduce GHG

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) related to the Phase 2 Heavy-Duty National Program proposed in July 2015 ( earlier post ) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption for new on-road heavy-duty vehicles and engines.

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Canada to echo U.S. fuel economy regulations for heavy-duty trucks

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In its efforts to increase the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks, the U.S. government now has a partner in its neighbor to the north. Canada plans to echo upcoming U.S. efficiency standards for large trucks, which account for a disproportionate amount of fuel consumption and carbon emissions. The two countries' standards already align in. Canada energy policy Fuel Economy transportation policy

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Toyota Setsuna electric car concept: wood body, 28-mph speed

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Toyota's reluctance to entertain the notion that battery-electric cars have any place in the future of zero-emission vehicles is well documented by now. So it was a surprise when the company announced that it would show an all-electric concept car, the Setsuna, in its first appearance at the Milan Design Week events that kick off on April 11. Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) plug-in cars

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Tesla Model S electric-car racing series to launch next year

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Some car fans don't connect with racing series because their purpose-built, open-wheel race cars bear no resemblance to anything they see on the street. And perhaps the same could be said of today's Formula E circuit of electric-car races across the globe. But how about a race series exclusively for the fastest electric road car in production--one. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Race Cars Formula E Championship Electric GT World Series

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2017 Mercedes S 550e plug-in hybrid to get wireless charging

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Wireless charging for electric cars is one technology that always seems to be approaching deployment, but hasn't quite gotten there yet. Several companies make wireless-charging equipment that can be retrofitted to certain vehicles. And some automakers have included wireless charging on recent concept cars. DON'T MISS: Daimler to spend $500. Plug-In Hybrids Mercedes plug-in cars charging Wireless charging

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Tesla sales bill in Utah sputters to halt after multiple changes

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Tesla continues to fight with franchised dealers in multiple states over its practice of selling electric cars directly to customers. One of those battleground states is Utah, where the debate recently took an interesting turn. A proposed bill initially aimed at allowing Tesla to employ its direct-sales model in the Beehive State stalled, after. dealers plug-in cars Car Sales Utah

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BMW marks 100th birthday with autonomous, zero-emission concept

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BMW is now a century old. To celebrate, the brand has unveiled a concept car that emits nothing from its tailpipe and can drive itself. The automaker hasn't said just how the Vision Next 100 concept manages to go emission-free, but it did talk a lot about the car's exotic materials and construction. DON'T MISS: BMW's first electric car (video) For. Green Autonomous cars Future Cars zero emissions

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Faraday puts up $75 million bond to reassure Nevada on factory

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Following its successful bid for the Tesla lithium-ion battery "Gigafactory," Nevada landed a second electric-manufacturing project as well. it's the proposed Faraday Future factory in North Las Vegas. But Nevada lawmakers have since expressed concern over Faraday's ability to meet the financial requirements of a deal meant to enable the. Manufacturing incentives plug-in cars nevada Faraday Future

Durable 2012 Chevrolet Volt: 300,000 miles, no battery loss

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One of the biggest worries about electric cars--and hybrids for that matter--is whether their expensive high-voltage battery packs will last the life of the car. If not, potential buyers worry, they may be saddled with thousands of dollars of cost in years to come. The evidence on hybrids is largely positive over the last 15 years, but there's. Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle durability Battery Life

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Why I bought a new Nissan Leaf electric car 2 hours from home: $8,500 net cost

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If you’re looking to spend $8,500 on a car, you’re probably going to bring home something with close to six digits on the odometer. Unless, that is, you buy a brand new electric car deep in the heart of oil and gas country. That’s what I did, and that’s how I wound up spending just $8,500 (after incentives, before taxes) on. nissan leaf

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Singapore levies carbon tax on used Tesla for electricity to recharge it

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A businessman and electric-car fan who imported a Tesla Model S into Singapore has had to pay an additional emission tax on the zero-emission luxury car. While the Tesla runs solely on batteries and has no tailpipe from which to emit anything, the island state levied the tax to reflect the annual carbon-dioxide emissions of the electricity used to. Carbon Footprint emissions tax Tesla Motors electric utilities plug-in cars Singapore