Ohio bill would grant permanent subsidies to coal-fired power plants

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It's now widely acknowledged that the energy and electricity-generation landscape is changing rapidly. At the same time, ever-cheaper renewable energy—not only solar, but surprisingly fast-growing wind generation—is now. Ohio electric utilities electricity costs state laws fossil fuelsThe U.S. has vastly increased its oil and gas production, driving down prices of fossil fuels globally.

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Ohio Turns Its Back, Thumbs Its Nose At Energy Efficiency

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This past Friday the 13th proved to be particularly unlucky for renewable-energy advocates in Ohio. That was the day the state legislature passed SB 310, a bill to halt the expansion of Ohio''s energy-efficiency resource standard, which encourages the use of renewable energy. Ohio governor John Kasich signed the bill the same day.

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Honda To Use Wind Turbines For Energy At Ohio Plant

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With GM using solar at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant and Volkswagen recently unveiling a huge solar array at its Chattanooga plant, Honda is next to display its green credentials--with wind turbines at its Ohio transmission factory It's no good simply producing green cars these days--you have to be green at every stage of producing the cars, too.

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Ohio State named first-year champion in 4-year EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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The Ohio State University has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year One champion, taking the lead in the premier four-year collegiate engineering competition. Teams have four years (2018-2022) to transform their vehicles from design concept into reality, building an energy efficient, connected and semi-automated vehicle for the car sharing market.

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Clean Fuels Ohio signs LoI to deploy 500 Workhorse W-15 range-extended electric hybrid pickups across Ohio

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Workhorse Group has received a Letter of Intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to partner with Workhorse to help deploy 500 W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickup trucks throughout the state of Ohio. Workhorse has also received Letters of Intent from Duke Energy, Portland General Electric, the City of Orlando, and Southern California Public Power Authority.

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Lima Energy signs 10-year synthetic crude supply contract with Husky Energy refinery in Ohio

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Lima Energy Company, a subsidiary of USA Synthetic Fuel Corporation in Washington, DC, has signed a contract to supply up to 80 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of its “Ultra Clean Synthetic Crude” (UCSC) to Husky Energy’s Lima, Ohio Refinery over ten years. Lima Energy is selling the synthetic crude at a discount to the oil market; the syncrude has less than 1 part per million (ppm) sulfur content.

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Xcel Energy, INL to use nuclear energy for clean hydrogen production; HTSE

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Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy will work with Idaho National Laboratory to demonstrate a system that uses a nuclear plant’s steam and electricity to split water. This is a game-changer for both nuclear energy and carbon-free hydrogen production for numerous industries.

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Ohio State team wins EcoCAR2 competition with E85 series-parallel plug-in hybrid Malibu

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The US Department of Energy and General Motors Co. announced that the Ohio State University (OSU) team was the overall winner of the EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future finals. Over the course of three years, The Ohio State University consistently met incremental goals that strengthened their position against the other university teams, the organizers said. The vehicle used lithium-ion-phosphate batteries to form the basis for the energy storage system.

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Ohio opens first LNG station deployed through the Recovery Act

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The US Energy Department (DOE) announced the recent opening of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling station in Ohio. The new station, which celebrated its official grand opening yesterday in Seville, Ohio, was constructed by Clean Energy Fuels. The LNG station and vehicles are part of the Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership project, which received an $11 million Energy Department investment under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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Wringing Out Car-Making Efficiencies: Honda's 'Green Path' Detailed

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It's well established by now that the energy required to extract raw materials and turn them into a finished car is considerably less than the energy that car will consume over its lifetime to move itself around. But that isn't stopping manufacturers from chipping away at the huge amounts of energy consumed in and around their assembly plants. Carbon Footprint Ohio energy

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SG Preston planning $400M, 120M gpy renewable diesel plant in Ohio

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SG Preston (SGP) announced the planned development of a 120-million gallon per year renewable diesel facility in Lawrence County, Ohio. The UOP technology will allow SG Preston to customize its biofuel offering by adjusting fuel characteristics to meet various operating environments (extreme cold or heat) of the end user without diluting energy content in the fuel blend.

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Ohio workshop seeks ideas for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

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Confirmed workshop speakers are NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, NIST Director Patrick Gallagher and Ohio Sen. In addition, the Ohio workshop will explore manufacturing-related interests and needs specific to the region. Core partner agencies include NASA, the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack highlights USDA, GE efforts to commercialize renewable jet fuel for Ohio aviation industry

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US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted USDA’s collaboration with General Electric (GE) Aviation, the Ohio Aerospace Institute, air carriers and producer groups to develop a Midwest-regional strategy to provide renewable-jet fuel at GE Aviation’s Cincinnati-area facilities. USDA’s Farm Service Agency also has another energy crop production initiative underway in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania through the agency’s Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP).

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Ohio cops embrace solar power

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The Ohio Highway Patrol Cars are to be fitted with five-watt solar panels in an effort to conserve fuel and battery life. The solar energy will power the police’s radio systems so that the officers don’t have to keep their engines idling just to keep the radios on. Tags: Green cars Latest news Ohio Highway Patrol Cars solar power police cars We’ve featured a number of news stories here at TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk

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Midwest EVOLVE electric vehicle project hosts first EV ride and drive at Earth Day event in Ohio

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EarthFest is Ohio’s largest environmental education event and the longest-running Earth Day celebration in the nation. This year, in partnership with Mayor Frank Jackson’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, and Midwest EVOLVE, EarthFest will celebrate the “Year of Vibrant Green Space.”.

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Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program Recommends Nearly $7.2M in Funding for 6 Projects; 3 Li-ion Awards

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The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program recently recommended nearly $7.2 The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program supports research and development that addresses the technical and cost barriers to commercialization of advanced energy components and systems, with preference to wind, biomass, and energy storage in Ohio. quasar energy group. million in funding to six new projects.

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CODA abandoning plan to build Li-ion battery factory in Columbus, Ohio

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The company has been waiting for the US Department of Energy (DOE) to act on its $500-million loan application to help pay for construction. Since Coda applied for the loan, the Department of Energy has come under fire for its loan to Solyndra, a maker of solar panels that later went bankrupt, and for aid to other electric car companies. The Columbus Dispatch reported that Coda Automotive is abandoning plans to build a Li-ion battery factory in Columbus.

NRDC says Baard Energy agrees to switch from coal to natural gas for feedstock for proposed synthetic fuel plant in Ohio to avoid further permit challenges

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a press release on Friday saying that Baard Energy had agreed to a settlement entailing their switching from coal as a feedstock for its planned coal/biomass-to-liquids Ohio River Clean Fuels plant ( earlier post ) to natural gas. In November 2008, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the third and final state environmental necessary to the Ohio River Clean Fuels (ORCF) project.

BASF expanding catalyst and battery R&D site in Ohio with $25M investment; new cathode materials research

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BASF is investing $25 million in renovating and expanding its research and development (R&D) facility in Beachwood, Ohio. As an example, the company is working with Sion Power to develop lithium-sulfur technology with a mid-term goal of tripling the energy stored in the battery per weight. Our investment in Beachwood will allow us to focus on developing new battery materials that can provide higher energy density, greater power, increased safety and lower cost.

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Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership to Invest $29M+ in Alt Fuel Vehicles and Infrastructure Projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has cleared Clean Fuels Ohio to begin its work with the Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership (OATP) to carry out more than $29 million in alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure projects—the largest single investment in advanced transportation energy infrastructure and vehicle technology in the state’s history, according to Sam Spofforth, Executive Director of Clean Fuels Ohio.

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Ohio State researchers use neutron depth profiling to track flow of Li atoms into and out of anode in real time

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Using a neutron beam, chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University have been able to track the flow of lithium atoms into and out of an anode in real time as a Li-ion battery charged and discharged. Ohio State researchers are using the technique to test new, high-capacity electrode materials, including ones containing tin, silicon, germanium and aluminum. This research is supported by the US-China Clean Energy Research Center for Clean Vehicles (CERC-CVC).

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Baard Energy raises $2.5B for coal/biomass-to-liquids plant in Ohio; construction to begin late spring or early summer 2011

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Baard Energy LLC, a company seeking to build a coal/biomass-to-liquids (CBTL) plant in Ohio ( earlier post ) has raised $2.5B from investors in the coal and energy markets and is preparing to begin construction of the nearly $6 billion Ohio River Clean Fuels Project by late spring or early summer. billion in funding through the US Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program. Youngstown Business Journal.

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Survey says: Americans don’t understand energy use

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Americans have a “very poor understanding of energy use and savings” – that’s the damning verdict of a new survey by researchers from Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University and Ohio State University. They found that many of the participants in the survey believed they can save energy with small behavioural changes that actually achieve very [.].

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CODA to Site Automotive Li-ion Battery Manufacturing Facility in Ohio Pending DOE Loan

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CODA, a California-based electric car and battery company, plans to build an automotive-grade lithium ion battery system manufacturing facility in Ohio. CODA is considering several sites within Ohio for the facility, which could employ more than 1,000 initially. Lio Energy Systems, a joint venture between CODA and Lishen Power Battery, would operate the facility. The proposed facility in Ohio would replicate this facility.

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Honda Transmission contracts with Juhl Wind for two utility-scale wind turbines at Ohio plant; up to 10% of electricity for operations

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Once the turbines begin operating later this year, the Honda transmission plant in Russells Point, Ohio will be the first major automotive manufacturing facility in the United States to obtain a substantial amount of its electricity directly from wind turbines located on its property. The decision to go forward with the project followed a thorough evaluation of renewable energy sources for the plant, which Honda announced in February 2012. Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc.

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Oxford Resource Partners and Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. Launch Miscanthus Biomass Pilot Project on Reclaimed Mine Land in Ohio

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The goal of the project is to demonstrate the feasibility and economic viability of biomass production from dedicated energy crops in eastern Ohio. Miscanthus is a genus of high-yielding perennial grass that has shown promise as a sustainable source of renewable energy. Oxford is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. applies functional genomics to the study of plant genes and is a leading developer of dedicated energy crops for the bioenergy markets.

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Smith Electric Vehicles US Partners with Clean Fuels Ohio Program To Target $10M in Federal Funding

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Clean Fuels Ohio , a state-wide non-profit organization, has launched its Ohio Electric Drive Initiative designed to bring more than $10 million in federal funds to Ohio through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation (SEV-US) and the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research are participating in the Ohio Electric Drive Initiative as major program partners.

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Survey says: Americans don’t understand energy use

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Americans have a “very poor understanding of energy use and savings” – that’s the damning verdict of a new survey by researchers from Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University and Ohio State University. They found that many of the participants in the survey believed they can save energy with small behavioural changes that actually achieve very [.].

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Ohio State University Takes Top Spot at 2009 EcoCAR Competition with EREV Design

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University students from The Ohio State University earned top honors at the 2009 finals of the EcoCAR : The NeXt Challenge competition in Toronto, Canada for their design of a Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV). The Ohio State University took first place out of 17 universities in the US and Canada that competed in the first major milestone of this three-year competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy, General Motors, and many others including the Government of Canada.

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BASF to Commercialize Argonne Li-ion Composite Cathode Material; Seeks Funds for Plant in Ohio

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and BASF have signed a world-wide licensing agreement to mass produce and market Argonne’s patented composite cathode materials to manufacturers of advanced lithium-ion batteries. BASF will conduct further lithium-ion battery material application development in its current Beachwood, Ohio facility. BASF currently offers a high-energy Lithium Nickel Cobalt Oxide ( LNCO ) cathode material.

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GE Aviation to Create Electric Power Research Development Center in Ohio; Focus on Military and Civil Hybrid Electric Vehicles and More Electric Aircraft

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GE Aviation will create an Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research & amp Development Center (EPISCENTER) near Dayton, Ohio. GE’s EPISCENTER will focus on advanced energy management involving electric power systems research and development including electric power generation, control, distribution and management, conversion and energy storage equipment. The Ohio Third Frontier Commission is providing a capital grant for up to $7.6

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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With the coming solar feed-in tariff legislation moving through Sacramento that will pay us for the extra solar energy we produce and feed back into the grid. Just as a reminder, the way AB 811 works is that it allows property owners to receive a 20 year no paperwork/no credit check loan to finance their installation of solar PV electric system or other energy efficiency improvements. is trying to put together driven by Howard Choy the County’s Energy Services Manager.

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Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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These VPPAs will enable Honda to fully offset the remaining carbon-intensive grid-supplied electricity being used in its Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama automobile manufacturing operations, and will help the company meet its voluntary carbon reduction goal. As a result of the deal, Honda is one of the top automakers globally in the adoption of renewable energy to power its operations.

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Three Honda plants earn Energy Star recognition

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For the eighth consecutive year, two of Honda’s Ohio automobile manufacturing plants have earned the US. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, while the company’s auto plant in Greensburg, Ind. The ENERGY STAR certification is given to facilities that perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and that also meet strict energy efficiency-performance levels set by the EPA.

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GM commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050

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This new renewable energy goal, along with the pursuit of electrified vehicles and efficient manufacturing, is part of the company’s overall approach to strengthening its business, improving communities and addressing climate change. Establishing a 100 percent renewable energy goal helps us better serve society by reducing environmental impact. The company has set itself the goal of using 100% renewable energy across all its own operations.

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US Coal companies merge: Murray Energy acquires controlling interest in Foresight Energy GP LLC for $1.395B

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Murray Energy and Foresight Reserves, LP (the current owner of Foresight Energy GP) have entered a definitive agreement for a transaction through which Murray Energy will acquire a controlling interest in Foresight Energy LP and FEGP to create a US coal mining company controlling more than nine (9) billion tons of coal reserves with approximately 87.5

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Brightmark Energy closes $260M in financing for first US commercial-scale waste-plastics-to-fuel plant; ULSD and naphtha

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Brightmark Energy , a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, closed a $260-million financing package for the construction of the US’ first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant, which will be located in Ashley, Indiana. The financing for “Brightmark Energy Ashley Indiana” includes $185 million in Indiana green bonds, which were underwritten by Goldman Sachs & Co.

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Toyota Motor awards MP2 Energy 5-year contract for 100% renewable energy for Plano headquarters

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Toyota Motor North America has awarded MP2 Energy, a full-service power company based in The Woodlands, Texas, a five-year retail electricity contract to provide 100% renewable energy solutions to Toyota’s new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. The contract takes into consideration the forecasted hourly energy consumption for the approximately 2.1

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DTE Energy, Enbridge and Spectra Energy to develop major new gas pipeline from Utica shale to US Midwest and Canada; 1Bcf/day

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Detroit-based DTE Energy, Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) jointly to develop the NEXUS Gas Transmission (NGT) system, a project that will move growing supplies of Ohio Utica shale gas to markets in the US Midwest, including Ohio and Michigan, and Ontario, Canada. Upon completion of the project, Spectra Energy will become a 20% owner in Vector Pipeline, a joint venture between DTE Energy and Enbridge.

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Vaporized Foil Actuator Welding technique from OSU uses 80% less energy and delivers bonds 50% stronger; joining dissimilar materials

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Engineers at The Ohio State University have developed a new welding technique—Vaporized Foil Actuator Welding (VFAW)—that consumes 80% less energy than a common welding technique, yet creates bonds that are 50% stronger. Glenn Daehn, professor of materials science and engineering at Ohio State, who helped develop the new technique, explained the new process in a keynote address at the recent Materials Science & Technology 2015 meeting.

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DOE awarding $4.8M to 5 BIRD Energy projects with Israel; H2 storage, biofuel, sustainable transportation

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The Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Energy (MOE) and the Israel Innovation Authority, announced $4.8 million for five newly selected energy projects as part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development ( BIRD ) Energy program. million in the areas of hydrogen storage, advanced biofuels, sustainable transportation, and energy efficiency. The five approved new projects are: Brenmiller Energy Ltd.

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NETL to award $13M to GTI and partners to advance carbon capture technology

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GTI and partners, The Ohio State University, Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC), and Trimeric Corporation (Trimeric), have been selected for award on a project to advance Ohio State’s transformational membrane technology to provide step-out reductions in CO 2 capture cost and energy penalties. GTI and Ohio State will jointly lead the project, overseeing design and testing of the CO 2 capture system.

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OSU smart membrane could enable new category of high-energy, high-power energy storage for EVs

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A team at the Ohio State University has developed a membrane that regulates bi-directional ion transport across it as a function of its redox state and that could be used as a programmable smart membrane separator in future supercapacitors and redox flow batteries. A) Implementation in an energy storage device uses double layer electrodes (similar to supercapacitor) or liquid electrodes (similar to RFB) kept separated by the smart membrane separator.

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