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Daido Steel & Honda develop neodymium magnet free of heavy rare earth elements; Honda Freed hybrid first to adopt resulting new motor

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Daido Steel Co., and Honda Motor Co., have developed a practical hot deformed neodymium magnet containing no heavy rare earth elements (REE) that still delivers the high heat resistance properties and high magnetic performance required for the use in the driving motor of a hybrid vehicle.

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Car leasing v buying used? It’s a no-brainer

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As someone with almost a decade in the retail motor industry behind me, I like to think I know a thing or two about buying and selling cars. Despite m. Peugeot Home Slider ContractHireAndLeasing.com Leasing

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VW diesel buybacks, Tesla Autopilot crash, 'sobering' fuel-cell future, Oklahoma natural gas: The Week in Reverse

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Why did one man involved in developing hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains call their prospects 'sobering'? And, how much do you get from Volkswagen if you bought a TDI diesel car after the emission scandal broke last September? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, July. The Week In Reverse

ABB wins 1st commercial order for 600 kW 15-second flash charging technology; electric buses in Geneva

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BMW introduces its trio of 7 Series plug-in hybrids

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BMW has introduced its three 7 Series plug-in hybrid luxury sedans: the 740e iPerformance, 740Le iPerformance, and the 740Le xDrive iPerformance. Earlier post.)

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DOE awarding $15M to 3 algae-based biofuel and bioproducts projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal biomass yields. These projects will develop highly productive algal cultivation systems and couple those systems with effective, energy-efficient, and low-cost harvest and processing technologies.

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Google teaching autonomous vehicles to share road safely with cyclists

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In the latest monthly report on its autonomous driving project, Google engineers outlined some of the steps they are taking to teach their self-driving cars to share the road safely with cyclists.

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Xtrac introduces Integrated Lightweight Electric Vehicle (ILEV) transmission system; torque vectoring with dual motors

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Xtrac has introduced its P1227 gearbox family, developed to address the growing market requirement for single-speed, lightweight and power-dense electric vehicle (EV) transmissions.

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2016 Billion Ton Report shows US could sustainably produce at least 1B tons biomass by 2040 for bioeconomy

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Driving test revisions to reflect ‘real-world’ motoring

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The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has proposed a number of significant changes to the driving test to make it more realistic, in order to. DVSA ContractHireAndLeasing.com

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Boeing, South African Airways and Mango celebrate Africa’s 1st commercial flights with sustainable aviation biofuel from tobacco

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Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and low-cost carrier Mango celebrated Africa’s first passenger flights with sustainable aviation biofuel. The flights coincided with Boeing’s 100 th anniversary and centennial celebrations worldwide.

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Mazda introduces SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS control technologies; G-Vectoring Control uses engine to enhance chassis performance

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Mazda Motor Corporation is introducing SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS, a series of new-generation vehicle motion control technologies.

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Governments of Canada & Québec award $76.5M to AE Côte-Nord Canada Bioenergy for renewable fuel oil from forest residues w/ Ensyn RTP

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The Governments of Canada and Québec will provide $76.5 million in funding to AE Côte-Nord Canada Bioenergy Inc. for the production of renewable fuel oil (RFO) from forest residues.

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JLR to field more than 100 research vehicles in UK for wide range of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies

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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) plans to create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles over the next four years, to develop and test a wide range of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies.

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BMW Group expands use of additive manufacturing processes in series production; planar technologies

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The BMW Group has been using components from 3D printers in series production since 2012; more than 10,000 additively-manufactured parts are built into the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

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Nissan’s ProPILOT autonomous drive technology debuts in new Serena; autonomous drive first for Japanese automakers

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Nissan Motor’s new Serena, scheduled to go on sale in Japan in late August, will come equipped with the company’s ProPILOT autonomous drive technology. ProPILOT is designed for highway use in single-lane traffic.

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Jaguar Land Rover demonstrates all-terrain self-driving technology; off-road connected convoy

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Jaguar Land Rover has demonstrated a range of innovative research technologies that would allow a future autonomous car to drive itself over any surface or terrain.

UQM receives new order for electric drive systems for Humvees in Israel

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UQM Technologies Inc. announced the receipt of a new, follow-on order from RAPAC for PowerPhase HD 950T electric drive systems to be installed in Humvee military vehicles in Israel.

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CCM: LiPF6 industry in China may face overcapacity in 2017

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UMTRI: GHG emissions from industry down over past 25 years, transportation emissions up; MD, HD truck share increasing substantially

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While the industrial sector in the US has made solid advances in reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the past 25 years, the transportation sector has increased its carbon footprint, according to an analysis by researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Hyundai and US DOE extend fuel cell vehicle loan partnership in concert with new DC-based hydrogen fueling station

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Hyundai and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are extending their fuel cell vehicle confirmation program, originally from 2013 through 2015, to a second phase, from 2016 through 2017.

Toyota Tsusho strategic equity investor in bio-BTX company Anellotech

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Catalytic pyrolysis company Anellotech, which focuses on producing cost-competitive BTX (benzene, toluene and xylene) from non-food biomass, revealed Toyota Tsusho Corporation as a multinational strategic equity investor and corporate partner in the renewable aromatic chemicals supply chain.

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Covestro opens new HDI plant in Shanghai; raw material for automotive coatings

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MAHLE Jet Ignition for Ferrari F1 as well as sub-200 g/kWh BSFC in light-duty engine; on-road and stationary applications

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MAHLE Powertrain has been developing Jet Ignition—a high-energy distributed ignition technology that enables homogeneous ultra-lean (λ > ∼1.6) combustion, with its attendant benefits of reduced fuel consumption and emissions—for a number of years. Earlier post , ( Earlier post.).

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Start-up developing electric 2-seat VTOL aircraft

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Lilium Aviation , a German startup initially funded by the European Union and supported by the European Space Agency and its Business Incubation Centre Bavaria, is developing a 2-seat, electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft, with planned rollout in January 2018.

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Caltech team uses computational topology optimization to design silicon anode structures for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Caltech have used computational topology optimization methods to design optimal multifunctional silicon anode structures for lithium-ion batteries. A paper on their work is published in the Journal of Power Sources.

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GE Aviation hits Farnborough at full throttle; $7.5B in R&D investments since 2010; ceramic matrix composites and 3D printing

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GE Aviation will enter the Farnborough Air Show on Monday with a wave of new product and technology introductions while expanding its factory network to deliver on a record $154-billion industrial backlog of product and services.

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Dunkirk regasification plant receives first LNG carrier

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The Dunkirk (France) LNG regasification plant, a turnkey project performed by Techint E&C and SENER as part of the TS LNG consortium, has received its first LNG carrier, thus initiating the installation’s commissioning phase. Its commercial operations are slated to begin in mid-September.

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Should we make roads more ‘elderly friendly’?

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The road network in the UK needs many things, but does it need to be altered to suit older drivers? That’s the question raised by a report from the Ol. Weekly Column Opinion Road Safety Safety

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New hybrid sweetgum trees could boost paper, bioenergy production

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Researchers at the University of Georgia (UGA) have crossed American sweetgums with their Chinese cousins, creating hybrid sweetgum trees that have a better growth rate and denser wood than natives, and can produce fiber year-round. The hybrid sweetgum trees have enormous potential for the production of bioenergy and paper, said Scott Merkle, a professor in UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.

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Consumer Reports calls on Tesla to disable and update auto steering function, remove “Autopilot” name

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Consumer Reports is calling on Tesla to disable the automatic steering function in the Autopilot driving-assist system available in its Model S vehicles until the company updates the function to confirm that the driver’s hands remain on the steering wheel at all times.

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FCC adopts new rules for wireless broadband above 24 GHz; foundation for 5G

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The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has adopted new rules for wireless broadband operations in frequencies above 24 GHz, making the United States the first country in the world to make this spectrum available for next generation wireless services. Building on the flexible approach to spectrum policy that enabled the explosion of 4G (LTE), these rules set a strong foundation for the rapid advancement to next-generation 5G networks and technologies in the United States.

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In aftermath of Chevron fire, California to tighten regulations on oil refineries

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In California, the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced a set of regulations to strengthen workplace and environmental safety at oil refineries across the state.

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New dissolvable metal support enables 3D printing of complex metallic structures

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Researchers have fabricated dissolvable carbon steel structures using 3D printing technology that can provide temporary support for components of larger stainless steel structures made by additive manufacturing. The first-of-its-kind soluble metal support is subsequently removed via electrochemical etching in nitric acid with bubbling oxygen. A paper on the technology is published in the journal 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.

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XL Hybrids receives first approval from California ARB for incentive vouchers for hybrid-electric upfit of fleet vehicles

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XL Hybrids, Inc. has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the first California Heavy Duty Voucher Incentive Project ( HVIP ) vehicle eligibility allowing significant discounts for aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered General Motors 2500 and 3500 passenger and cargo vans into hybrid electric vehicles. HVIP provides vouchers for California purchasers and lessees of hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Weekly round-up: Summer SUVs, some highly charged relations and Mercedes GLE hybrid driven

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Things have finally settled down this week (well, kind of) as Theresa May got the keys to No. Not only does she get Cameron’s house, but his car t. Weekly round-up

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Renault launches pioneering advertising campaign for new Megane

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Renault will use vehicle recognition technology as part of its advertising campaign for the upcoming Megane. The first automotive company to use the s. Renault Megane Technology

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