Ricardo advances hydrogen engine; testing prototype at University of Brighton

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Ricardo has developed a hydrogen-fueled research engine which could offer a renewable, economic and durable technology solution to accelerate zero-carbon emissions in heavy duty trucks, off-highway machines and marine vessels. Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen

Auburn University establishes Transportation Research Institute

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Auburn University is forming the Auburn University Transportation Research Institute. —Steve Taylor, associate dean for engineering research. The addition will aid researchers in Auburn University’s GPS and Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory.

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Universal Hydrogen signs LOIs with 3 carriers for hydrogen-powered aircraft

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Universal Hydrogen ( earlier post ) has signed LOIs with Icelandair Group (Iceland), Air Nostrum (Spain), and Ravn Air (Alaska) for aftermarket conversion of aircraft to hydrogen propulsion and for the supply of green hydrogen fuel using Universal Hydrogen’s modular capsules.

Deutsche Aircraft and Universal Hydrogen partner on hydrogen-fueled regional aviation

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Deutsche Aircraft, the new purpose-driven German aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) ( earlier post ), and Universal Hydrogen Co.

University of Michigan researchers lay out hurdles for Li-metal, solid-state batteries

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In a perspective piece in the journal Joule , researchers at the University of Michigan lay out the main questions facing lithium-metal, solid-state batteries.

Universal Hydrogen announces $20.5M in Series A funding to build and test full-scale hardware for hydrogen commercial aircraft

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Founded in 2020 by aviation industry veterans Paul Eremenko, John-Paul Clarke, Jason Chua, and Jon Gordon, Universal Hydrogen is stitching together the end-to-end hydrogen value chain for aviation, both for hydrogen fuel and hydrogen-powered airplanes. Universal Hydrogen modular capsule.

ATLIS Motor Vehicles and Clemson University partner to advance development of EV batteries

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and Clemson University have partnered to advance development of electric-vehicle batteries that charge faster, last longer and can be scaled to fit a variety of vehicle classes. The CNI is located at the Clemson University Advanced Materials Research Laboratory in Anderson County.

S. Korean universities partner to develop next-generation Li-metal batteries

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South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), in collaboration with Pukyong National University and Chosun University, has embarked on a joint research project to develop the next-generation of batteries for electric vehicles (EVs).

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Auburn University building new autonomous vehicle research facility

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The Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is building a new autonomous vehicle research facility at Auburn’s National Center for Asphalt Technology test track, making it one of the few such facilities in the nation attached to a test track.

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New Resource for University Educators

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Engineering education has evolved during the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic forced colleges and universities to close classrooms and shift to remote learning, prompting instructors to adapt their curricula and teaching style.

Wabtec Signs Memoranda of Understanding with Carnegie Mellon University & Genesee & Wyoming to Decarbonize Freight Rail and Improve Freight Rail Safety

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The post Wabtec Signs Memoranda of Understanding with Carnegie Mellon University & Genesee & Wyoming to Decarbonize Freight Rail and Improve Freight Rail Safety appeared first on EV Obsession. PITTSBURGH, Sept.

Siemens Energy teams up with Duke Energy, Clemson University to study hydrogen use

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Siemens Energy, Duke Energy and Clemson University have teamed up to study the use of hydrogen for energy storage and as a low- or no-carbon fuel source to produce energy at Duke Energy’s combined heat and power plant located at Clemson University in South Carolina. This partnership combines the experience, expertise and perspectives of Siemens Energy as the technology developer, Clemson University as the beneficiary and Duke Energy as the owner and operator of the asset.

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Low-density graphene-based aerogel can reduce aircraft engine noise up to 80%

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Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a graphene oxide (GO)/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) aerogel (GPA) weighing just 2.1 Aviation & Aerospace Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Graphene Materials

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Engineered E. coli could make carbohydrates, renewable fuel, from CO2

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Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK have engineered Escherichia coli bacteria to capture carbon dioxide using hydrogen gas to convert it into formic acid. coli host strain was engineered for the continuous production of formic acid from H 2 and CO 2 during bacterial growth in a pressurised batch bioreactor.

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Study finds particulates from auxiliary vehicle heaters can be up to 1000 times higher than from idling gasoline engines

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Researchers from Tampere University and the University of Eastern Finland have found that the particulate emissions of auxiliary heaters can be up to a thousand times higher than the particulate emissions of idling gasoline vehicles. Emissions Engines

MAN Energy launches industry consortium to develop medium-speed, ammonia-fueled engine

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Initiated by MAN with partners from industry and research institutes, it aims to define the steps necessary to produce a dual-fuel, medium-speed engine capable of running on diesel-fuel and ammonia. Alexander Knafl, Head of R&D, Four-Stroke Engineering, MAN Energy Solutions.

New public analytical model from Rice University helps fine-tune battery performance

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A simpler and more efficient way to predict performance will lead to better batteries, according to Rice University engineers. The method is 100,000 times faster than current modeling techniques.

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Rolls-Royce invests in new test facilities at Purdue for high-altitude and hybrid-electric aircraft engines

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Rolls-Royce has launched a new major investment project with Purdue University to develop new test facilities for high-altitude and hybrid-electric engines to power the next generation of US military aircraft. Gas turbine engine test cells must offer flexible operation to qualify engines for customer use. The test cell will simulate air conditions for testing, “flying” the engine at altitude while the test engine is still physically on the ground.

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies secures $2.5M to advance diesel-free truck demonstration; ethanol-fueled MCCI

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies , a growing startup dedicated to the development of clean engine technology ( earlier post ), secured $2.5 ClearFlame’s solution, grounded in technology developed during doctoral studies at Stanford University and validated using more than $3 million in grant funding, addresses this problem by elevating combustion temperatures in order to enable use of non-traditional fuels without sacrificing performance. Engines Fuels Heavy-duty

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Columbia University engineers make breakthrough in understanding electroreduction of CO2 for conversion to electrofuels

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Researchers at Columbia University have solved the first piece of the puzzle; they have proved that CO 2 electroreduction begins with one common intermediate, not two as was commonly thought. The Columbia Engineering experiments provide such detail that we should be able to obtain very definitive validation of the computational models. Electrocatalysis and photocatalysis (artificial photosynthesis) are among the most promising ways to achieve effective storage for renewable energy.

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies partners with Alto Ingredients to demo ethanol-fueled MCCI in heavy-duty diesels; high efficiency, low emissions

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Startup ClearFlame Engine Technologies announced a partnership with Alto Ingredients, a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients, to conduct pilot demonstrations of ClearFlame’s solution for diesel engines using low-cost ethanol in Class 8 trucks.

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Rolls-Royce Announces Major Testing Facility Expansion with Purdue University

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Rolls-Royce has launched a new major investment project with Purdue University in Indiana to develop new test facilities for high-altitude and hybrid-electric engines to power the next generation of U.S.

San Jose State University, CalCharge launch new “Battery University” program

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CalCharge, an energy storage innovation accelerator, and San Jose State University are teaming up to launch a “battery university”. Battery university courses will be offered through SJSU’s professional education program&. Classes are expected to start this summer in partnership with SJSU’s engineering college. CalCharge is a partnership of CalCEF and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Bath University and SAIC Motor team up to investigate gasoline particulate filter performance

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The University of Bath and SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre are collaborating on a project to identify the most efficient conditions for the optimum performance of gasoline particulate filters (GPFs), to help minimize vehicle impact on the environment. The ‘GPF Burn rate and Low Temperature Reactivity’ project will last 14 months and utilize the University’s state of the art Chassis Dynamometer in its Centre for Low Emission Vehicle Research (CLEVeR).

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MAN presents hydrogen roadmap; use in fuel cells and combustion engines

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MAN is testing both the use of a fuel cell and an H 2 combustion engine. The hydrogen combustion engine, on the other hand, offers a more readily available and robust solution thanks to the well-known basic technology and could thus serve as a bridging technology.

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DOE invests $65M at national laboratories and US universities to advance nuclear technology

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The awards fall under DOE’s nuclear energy programs called the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP), the Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET), and the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF). Nuclear Energy University Program ($55M). million through NEUP to support 57 university-led nuclear energy research and development projects in 24 states. Additionally, 21 university-led projects will receive more than $5.7

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DOE awarding up to $7M to 8 universities for co-optimization of fuels and engines: Co-Optima

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $7 million to projects at eight universities to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission engines. DOE selected eight universities under this latest Co-Optima funding opportunity: Cornell University. University of Michigan. University of Michigan-Dearborn. University of Alabama. Louisiana State University.

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James Cook University researchers using 3D printing for rocket fuels

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James Cook University (JCU) scientists in Australia are using 3D printing to create fuels for rockets, and using tailor-made rocket motors they’ve built to test the fuels. JCU lecturer in mechanical engineering Dr Elsa Antunes led the study, published in an open-access paper in the journal Aerospace. The JCU scientists 3D printed fuel grains (solid, plastic-based fuel) for the hybrid rockets using plastics and other materials.

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Empa and partners exploring DME as fuel with new heavy-duty test engine

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Empa, together with FPT Motorenforschung AG Arbon, Politechnico di Milano, lubricant manufacturer Motorex and other partners, is exporing the use of DME as a fuel for heavy-duty engines. The diesel engine on the Empa test facility was tuned to DME. We already know this engine very well.

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University Of Georgia purchases 20 Proterra 40' Catalyst E2 buses with DuoPower drivetrain

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The University of Georgia has placed an order for twenty Proterra 40? With the deployment of 20 Catalyst buses, the University of Georgia will have one of the largest fleets of electric buses in the US, and will displace more than 2,500,000 gallons of diesel over the vehicles’ 12-year lifespan and eliminate more than 4,500,000 pounds of carbon emissions annually. Catalyst E2 buses with DuoPower drivetrain technology and fourteen 125 kW Proterra PCS chargers.

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Rheinmetall and Tongji University set up joint lab for new energy vehicle technology; focus on fuel cells

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Rheinmetall AG, the German technology group, and Tongji University in Shanghai have recently set up a joint lab to foster cooperation in new energy vehicle technology. Pierburg, a subsidiary of Rheinmetall, is further developing its existing technologies in pumps and valves for internal combustion engines to the application in alternative drive trains, such as fuel cells and other new energy vehicles.

DOE awards $5M to Achates Power to develop next-generation medium-duty opposed-piston engine for commercial vehicles

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Achates Power was awarded a $5-million cooperative agreement from the US Department of Energy in 2020 for a new two-cylinder prototype demonstration and concept design of a next-generation medium-duty commercial vehicle opposed-piston engine. This new project will create and test designs that increase fuel efficiency and minimize the criteria emissions from Class 3-6 opposed-piston engines with a particular emphasis on two- and four-cylinder opposed-piston engine variants.

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Insight into benzene formation could help development of cleaner combustion engines

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The researchers say that their findings, recently published in an open-access paper in the journal Science Advances , are key to understanding how the universe evolved with the growth of carbon compounds. That insight could also help the car industry make cleaner combustion engines.

Rice University scientists show adding atom-scale defects to battery materials may help them charge faster

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Scientists at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering have discovered that placing specific defects in the crystalline lattice of lithium iron phosphate-based cathodes broadens the avenues through which lithium ions travel.

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Solaris and Pozna? University of Technology work on advanced driver assistance system intended for electric buses

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University of Technology, Solaris is developing an advanced driver assistance system for city buses, mostly electric ones. Devised jointly by engineers of Solaris and of the Pozna? University of Technology. In cooperation with Pozna?

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Chinese university develops new material to increase solid-state battery production

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Chinese university develops new material to increase solid-state battery production. Hitachi Zosen a major Japanese industrial and engineering corporation has developed a solid-state battery.

Jaguar Land Rover investing $1.6M in two new Centers of Excellence for Engine Combustion Research at Oxford and University College London; gasoline and diesel

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Jaguar Land Rover announced the creation of two new Centers of Excellence for Engine Combustion Research at two leading UK universities. million) investment will be shared equally between University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford to support the development of new research facilities and fund two 5-year study programs. Each center will focus on specific combustion technologies, both targeting higher engine efficiency.

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EcoMotors establishes R&D Center with Hunan University to develop opoc engine technology in China

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EM), developer of opposed-piston opposed-cylinder (opoc) engine technology, has established a joint research and development center together with Hunan University (HNU) in Changsha to further develop and adapt their technology for the Chinese market. The announcement comes shortly after the company announced the formation of a joint venture with First Auto Works Jingye Engine Company (FAW JY) to develop, manufacture, sell and service the opoc engine technology in China.

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Univ. of Pittsburgh and Sichuan University to establish joint engineering institute

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The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and Sichuan University in China will establish a joint engineering program to educate undergraduate students and foster collaborative research. The Sichuan University Pittsburgh Institute, as it will be named, expects to enroll its first class in the fall of 2014. Sichuan University will cover not only the institute’s operating costs, but also faculty start-up funds.

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New flying/driving robot developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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An experimental robot drone that flies like a typical quadcopter, drives on tough terrain and squeezes into tight spaces using the same motors, has been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. David Zarrouk, senior lecturer in BGU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, and head of the Bio-Inspired and Medical Robotics Lab and his graduate student, Nir Meiri.

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Daimler, Tsinghua University deepen joint research cooperation on sustainable transportation; automated driving and intelligent mobility

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Daimler and Chinese partner Tsinghua University signed an agreement further to deepen their research cooperation in the fields of automated driving and intelligent mobility. Established in 2012, the Center has served as an important joint effort combining Daimler’s innovation capabilities with Tsinghua University’s academic strengths in automotive research. China today plays a leading role not only in terms of its automotive industry, but as an overall engine for innovation.

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Researchers demonstrate continuous detonation in rotating detonation rocket engine with H2/O2

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A team from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has demonstrated continuous detonation in a rotating detonation rocket engine (RDRE) ( earlier post ) powered by H 2 /O 2 propellants. Aviation Engines

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Argonne and University of Illinois to form Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering intend to form the Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition to raise awareness of the potential for hydrogen and fuel cells to provide energy resilience and security, reduce emissions and foster economic growth.

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