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The Environmental Protection Agency is not sufficiently protecting the environment

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The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment. There are two ways by which we can evaluate that question: the degree to which the agency is successful in defending its share of the limited budget pie against the demands of other well-deserving federal agencies, and the degree to which its rulemaking actions to protect human health and the environment build upon the actions taken by previous administrations.

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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. Yang Bin, Vice President of Tsinghua University.

2018 123

Kumamoto University project to use Nissan LEAF technology in electric bus test in Japan; 3 packs, 3 motors

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Technology developed by Nissan for the battery-electric Nissan LEAF will be used in an electric bus project led by a team from Kumamoto University, that starts testing next month in Japan, with the goal of making zero-emission public transit more widespread and affordable.

2018 127

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).

2018 81

University of Waterloo opens new automotive research facility

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The University of Waterloo has opened a new automotive research and testing facility, setting the stage for technological advances that will benefit both consumers and the environment. The $10-million Green and Intelligent Automotive (GAIA) Research Facility is supported by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the University of Waterloo, and equipment suppliers.

2016 94

DOE launches new high performance computing initiative to develop materials for severe environments: HPC4Mtls

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new high-performance computing (HPC) initiative to help US industry accelerate the development of new or improved materials for use in severe environments. The program aims to enable a step change in the cost, development time, and performance of materials in severe environments and save millions of dollars in fuel and maintenance across sectors.

2017 60

New safety test environment for high-speed flywheels for energy storage systems; new high-speed imaging techniques

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FlySafe test environment. The University of Brighton has developed a custom data acquisition system monitoring a number of sensors to enable this.

2015 106

Ford launches 10-year project to transform Dearborn campus; sustainability in the built environment; Living Building Challenge

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The transformation will integrate sustainability and innovation throughout the built environment, including a new Sustainability Showcase building on the product campus, which will aim to meet Living Building Challenge standards, the highest level of sustainability certification today.

2016 78

Volkswagen Group ERL working on more intuitive communications between driver, car and environment

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2014 96

GLBRC research review concludes cellulosic biofuels can benefit the environment if managed correctly

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Phil Robertson, University Distinguished Professor of Ecosystem Science at Michigan State University and lead author on the study and GLBRC colleagues from MSU, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Maryland drew on ten years of empirical research to identify the emerging principles for managing the complex environmental tradeoffs of cellulosic biofuel.

2017 60

World Environment Center awarding 30th Anniversary Gold Medal Award for sustainable development to Volkswagen Group

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The World Environment Center ( WEC ) will award its 30 th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development to the Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen’s Gold Medal submission was evaluated through a global competition with companies in multiple business sectors by WEC’s independent Gold Medal Jury chaired by Dr. Joel Abrams, Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh.

2013 88

Study finds automobile tires are a potential source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes to the environment

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A new study by researchers from Stockholm University concludes that automobile tires may be a potential previously unknown source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes—a type of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)—to the environment. PAHs primarily occur in complex mixtures; many are classified as carcinogenic/mutagenic environmental toxins with the potential to cause negative long-term effects both in humans and in the aquatic environment.

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

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Today is Earth Day 2012, a day filled with celebrations of the environment and all the things being done to try and improve it and make it more sustainable.

2012 190

U Toronto study measures GDI emissions in urban near-road environment

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A study of emissions from gasoline direct injection (GDI) vehicles in an urban near-road environment in Toronto over a wide range of weather conditions (February 2014 to January 2015) found that—other than for NO x and CO—the GDI engines had elevated emissions compared to the Toronto fleet. Hence, GDI PM mass loadings and chemical composition may vary depending on the measurement environment or exhaust conditioning.

2016 60

Are car tyres damaging the environment?

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Could car tyres be causing more damage to the environment than we originally realised? A new study by researchers at Stockholm University suggests they could be responsible for putting carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes – a type of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon – into the environment. Green cars Latest news car tyres car tyres and the environment Environmental Science and Technology green cars

Scientists at KU Leuven, University of Lubumbashi reveal the health risks of cobalt mining in DR Congo

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Researchers at KU Leuven and the University of Lubumbashi have now shown that cobalt mining takes a high toll on both the creuseurs—the ‘diggers’ who work in the mines, often by hand—and on the environment. Previous research by KU Leuven and the University of Lubumbashi (2009) had already found high concentrations of trace metals in the urine of people living close to mines. Demand for cobalt has been on the increase due to its many applications.

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DOT to award almost $9M to keep Ann Arbor connected vehicle R&D environment going for another 3 years

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a grants notice ( DTFH6114RA00002 ) for the award of $8,991,669 (as a 50% cost-share) to maintain for an additional three years the unique connected vehicle research and testing environment the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) developed in Ann Arbor under the Safety Pilot. DOT has opened up this data-rich environment to industry for use in testing their own devices and applications.

2014 78

New thermally durable solid-state Li-ion battery technology from Hitachi and Tohoku University

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and Tohoku University’s Advanced Institute for Material Research (AIMR) have demonstrated technology reducing the internal resistance of all-solid-state lithium ion batteries (Li-ion battery) through the use of LiBH 4 -based complex hydrides as novel solid electrolytes. Hitachi, Ltd.

2015 111

Nankai University team in pursuit of a Li-CO2 battery

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Researchers at Nankai University in China report their latest advance in developing a rechargeable Li-CO 2 battery with the use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with high electrical conductivity and porous three-dimensional networks as air cathodes for the rechargeable metal-CO 2 batteries. Yali Liu, Rui Wang, Yingchun Lyu, Hong Li and Liquan Chen (2014) “Rechargeable Li/CO 2 –O 2 (2:1) battery and Li/CO 2 battery” Energy Environ.

2015 79

Samsung introduces industry’s first universal flash storage for next-gen automotive applications such as ADAS

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is introducing the industry’s first embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution for use in next-generation automotive applications. Samsung Electronics Co.,

2017 78

Study finds wind concentrates pollutants with unexpected order in an urban environment

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A new study has found that pollutant particles carried by these flows prefer to accumulate in specific regions of the urban environment and even form coherent structures, rather than scattering randomly. The paper by researchers from Arizona State University and Notre Dame is published in the American Institute of Physics (AIP) journal Physics of Fluids. It was not known if such structures were robust enough to manifest in the environment.

2012 80

Zhejiang University team investigates emissions from methanol-gasoline blends

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A team at Zhejiang University has now investigated the impact of methanol–gasoline blends on the pollutant emissions of port-fuel injected spark ignition (SI) engines. With the wide promotion of methanol as an alternative fuel for vehicles and the growing emphasis on environment protections, methanol-induced unregulated emissions and their control in SI engines will become critical issues.

2016 65

US Federal Aviation Administration to form Center of Excellence (COE) for Environment and Energy

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is forming a Center of Excellence for Environment and Energy during FY-2013. The COE will be a consortium of the FAA, university partners, and private industry affiliates selected by the FAA Administrator to work collectively on business and operational issues of mutual interest and concern. These organizations may be considered as affiliate members by the COE core universities and may contribute to and receive funding from the COE.

2012 78

DOT issues discussion document on principles for a connected vehicle environment; safety as top priority

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) has issued a discussion document expressing a set of working principles intended to guide DOT’s research, demonstration and implementation activities related to a connected vehicle environment. Transportation Safety is the DOT’s top stated priority for the connected vehicle environment.

2012 80

Obama Administration releases National Bioeconomy Blueprint; health, food, energy and environment

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The White House today released a national Bioeconomy Blueprint , a comprehensive approach to harnessing innovations in biological research to address national challenges in health, food, energy, and the environment. This will include accelerating progress to market; enhancing entrepreneurship at universities; and utilizing Federal procurement authority.

2012 87

Corn ethanol worse for the environment than petrol

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Using corn residues to produce ethanol and other types of biofuel can generate more greenhouse gases than even fossil fuel sources, according to a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

University of Oxford makes catalytic breakthrough

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With emissions of fine particles proven to have an impact on human health and the environment, a team at the University of Oxford has examined a catalytic volatile particle remover for spray-guided direct injection spark ignition petrol engines – and has made a significant breakthrough. Green cars Latest news catalytic engine exhaust Environmental Science & Technology University of Oxford volatile particle remover

Are rebates failing the environment?

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A study by researchers at the University of British Columbia suggests that Canadian government programmes that offer rebates to hybrid car buyers are failing to offer the environmental benefits commensurate with the cost. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Canada Canadian Government hybrid car rebates rebates University of British Columbia

Applanix and University of Waterloo collaborate on advanced guidance and control technologies for autonomous vehicles

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Applanix, a Trimble Company, is collaborating on advanced research for autonomous vehicle guidance and control systems with the University of Waterloo Center for Automotive Research (WatCAR). This testing will take place in challenging weather conditions and environments including on roads under repair, with lane reductions and closures, are wet or covered in snow, and where there is poor visibility.

2017 64

Bluesky and University of Leicester form joint venture for air quality monitoring

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Aerial mapping company Bluesky and the University of Leicester are forming a new joint venture—EarthSense Systems—focused on air quality monitoring. The UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) reports that an estimated 29,000 deaths per year in the UK are attributed to particulate air pollution, a reduction in average life expectancy by around six months and a cost of £16 billion (US$21 billion) per year.

2016 68

Airbus and Tsinghua University partner on aviation biofuels

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Airbus and Tsinghua University have formed a partnership to complete a sustainability analysis of Chinese feedstocks, and to evaluate how best to support the development of a value chain to speed up the commercialization of aviation bio-fuels. —Professor Zhang Xiliang, Director of Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University, Project Manager.

2012 85

Daimler and Tsinghua University extend and expand research cooperation in China

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Daimler Greater China and Beijing’s Tsinghua University have signed a contract to continue and further to expand their research cooperation begun in 2012 for another 3 years. The Tsinghua University Daimler Joint Research Center for Sustainable Transportation, funded by an annual contribution of more than 3 million RMB (US$472,000) by Daimler, is supporting future-oriented research projects relating to sustainable transportation in the China-specific road environment context.

2015 73

Ford, University of Michigan open $8M battery lab focused on test production of advanced technologies

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Ford and the University of Michigan opened a new $8-million battery lab, housed at the U-M Energy Institute, which will serve as a battery manufacturing facility designed to support pilot projects. The lab is the result of collaboration between Ford, battery suppliers, the University of Michigan, and the state and federal governments, and is targeting advancements in extending battery life and durability.

2013 102

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

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Today is Earth Day 2012, a day filled with celebrations of the environment and all the things being done to try and improve it and make it more sustainable.

2012 130

UAE University researchers working on microalgae for biodiesel

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A team of researchers from the Chemical Engineering Department at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) have been working on a project called “Microalgae for Biodiesel” since 2010. The project is in collaboration with the Mechanical Engineering Department at UAEU and the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department at University of Auckland, New Zealand. This could have a profound impact on future energy needs and the environment.

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Ford kicks off new automated driving research projects with MIT and Stanford University

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Ford’s automated Fusion Hybrid research vehicle uses the same technology already in Ford vehicles in dealer showrooms, then adds four LiDAR sensors to generate a real-time 3D map of the vehicle’s surrounding environment. Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle with four LiDAR sensors.

2014 113

University of Washington team develops new robust approach to solving battery models

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A team at the University of Washington (Seattle) led by Dr. Venkat Subramanian has developed an approach that helps solve battery models without knowing the exact initial conditions and without having to use a Newton Raphson iteration (a method for finding successively better approximations of a real-valued function) or a nonlinear solver.

2015 82

Audi and Johannes Kepler University of Linz to establish center for artificial intelligence; autonomous driving

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Audi and the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU) are establishing the “Audi.JKU deep learning center” in Linz to conduct joint research into the intelligent car of the future. Research will be conducted into how cars driving in piloted mode in complex traffic situations can be exactly aware of and interpret their environment.

2017 60

Nissan Joint Research Center for Intelligent Mobility at Tsinghua University opens in Beijing

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This week marked the opening of the Tsinghua University (Department of Automotive Engineering) - Nissan Joint Research Center for Intelligent Mobility (the Joint Research Center), a collaboration between Nissan and Tsinghua University in Beijing to work on research and development of electric vehicle and autonomous drive technologies for the Chinese market. Nissan and Tsinghua University have a long history of cooperation.

2016 60

Neste Oil and Finnish Environment Institute to begin joint algae research; focus on NExBTL renewable diesel

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Neste Oil is expanding its algae research ( earlier post ) with the launch of a joint algae research program with the Marine Research Centre at Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). Neste Oil is already working with a number of international research institutions, universities, and companies in the algae research area.

DOE Joint Genome Institute approves 41 projects for 2012 Community Sequencing Program; climate, environment and bioenergy feedstocks

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One of single largest projects comes from Jeff Dangl at the University of North Carolina and his colleagues and focuses on the rhizosphere—the narrow region where microbes in the soil colonize and interact with plant roots. Samuel Hazen at the University of Massachusetts will lead a team to create a library of grass transcription factors for the energy crop model system Brachypodium distachyon. University of Iceland. University of California, Berkeley.

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