Global Bioenergies and Audi renew their partnership in renewable gasoline

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Global Bioenergies and Audi signed a new agreement focused on the implementation of biomass residue feedstock usage, preparation of a path to commercialization and engine testing of new blends of renewable gasoline. The recent developments at Global Bioenergies support our vision that e-gasoline might be a game changer in the objective to reduce the GHG emissions in the transport sector in a fast and complete way. Bio-hydrocarbons Biogasoline Vehicle Manufacturers

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BMW i Ventures invests in Prometheus Fuels; CO2 air-capture and conversion to carbon-neutral gasoline

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Prometheus Fuels ( earlier post ), a company removing CO 2 from the air and turning it into zero-net carbon gasoline that it will sell at gas stations, at a price that competes with fossil fuels, starting as early as this year. The ability to create gasoline from air, cost competitively with fossil fuels, is a game changer. The effective upgrading of alcohols to gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels.

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Audi begins initial engine testing of Global Bioenergies, Fraunhofer e-gasoline

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Audi remains convinced of the potential of the fuels e-gas, “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) and e-diesel and is continuing to pursue its e-fuels strategy. Audi and its development partners Global Bioenergies S.A. galons US), the largest batch yet produced—of synthetic Audi e-gasoline for initial engine tests. Audi “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) is essentially a liquid isooctane. Bio-hydrocarbons Climate Change Emissions Fuels Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 73

Report suggests low-speed electric vehicles could affect Chinese demand for gasoline and disrupt oil prices worldwide

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Low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) could reduce China’s demand for gasoline and, in turn, impact global oil prices, according to a new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “

2019 138

First prototype carbon fiber chassis delivered from new £50M McLaren Automotive innovation and manufacturing center

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Codenamed ‘PLT-MCTC - 01’—which stands for ‘Prototype Lightweight Tub, McLaren Composites Technology center - 01’—the tub completed its 175-mile journey to the British sportscars and supercar maker’s global headquarters from the McLaren Composites Technology center (MCTC).

Toyota Motor Manufacturing France to start gasoline-engined Yaris export to North America in 2013

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As of May 2013, Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) will start building its successful Toyota Yaris compact car for export to the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. This investment is required to build the car to the specific requirements of the new market, including the installation of a North American specific 1.5-liter gasoline engine, automatic transmission, differences in the rear bumper, as well as other items linked to specific local regulations.

Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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In 2006, Honda was the first auto company to voluntarily and publicly announce targets for the reduction of its CO 2 emissions for its products and operations globally. Significantly to reduce the CO 2 intensity and water use of its manufacturing operations.

2015 143

GM to develop new global family of small-displacement gasoline engines; partnership with SAIC, SGM and PATAC

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Ecotec small gasoline engine. General Motors will develop an all-new global family of small-displacement Ecotec gasoline engines over the next several years that will deliver improved fuel economy, higher quality, better performance and reduced CO 2 emissions.

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has already impacted the automotive industry significantly, according to JATO Dynamics, a leading provider of global automotive data and insight. Global vehicle sales totalled 5.55 This represents the largest year-on-year monthly decrease since 1980, when JATO Dynamics started to collect data—even surpassing the global financial crisis in November 2008, which saw a 25% decline in sales. —Felipe Munoz, JATO’s global analyst.

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New Delphi Technologies 500+ bar GDi system cuts gasoline particulate emissions by up to 50%, reduces fuel consumption

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Reducing the number of exhaust gas particulates, including those smaller than 23 nm, will help manufacturers meet increasingly stringent future global emissions standards. —Walter Piock, chief engineer, Gasoline Systems, Delphi Technologies.

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Jaguar Land Rover accelerates electrification; manufacturing new range of electrified vehicles in UK; electric XJ first

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Jaguar Land Rover plans to manufacture a range of new electrified vehicles at its manufacturing plant in Castle Bromwich, UK. We are co-locating our electric vehicle manufacture, Electronic Drive Units and battery assembly to create a powerhouse of electrification in the Midlands. Together with the Wolverhampton Engine Manufacturing Center (EMC), home of Jaguar Land Rover’s global EDU production, these facilities will power the next generation of Jaguar and Land Rover models.

KOHLER unveils new global emissions platform for KDI diesels

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KOHLER has introduced a new global emissions platform for its award winning KOHLER Direct Injection (KDI) diesel engine line. Kohler has manufactured engines for more than 90 years.

2017 78

Divergent 3D partners with Altran to deploy 3D printing for car manufacturing

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Divergent 3D, a manufacturing technology company focused on the automotive sector, has entered into a global development partnership with engineering research and development (ER&D) firm Altran.

2016 102

Argonne using machine learning to optimize designing and manufacturing of new products; HD engine simulation presented at WCX

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This technology can be applied to manufacturing to quickly find the best design for a product or the most efficient production process. These models take in certain values corresponding to controlled aspects of the manufacturing process, for example, fuel pressure, when the fuel is injected into the case of an engine. Subsequently, a stochastic global optimization GA was used with the ML model to optimize the merit value. … High Performance Computing Manufacturing Simulatio

2018 69

VW stages global launch for third generation of Beetle; for the US, two gasoline and one diesel engines

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Volkswagen staged the global debut of the third generation of its iconic Beetle simultaneously in Shanghai, Berlin and New York. gasoline five cylinder; the 2.0L TSI turbocharged gasoline engine. TSI turbocharged gasoline models, while a 6-speed manual will come standard.

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R?sselsheim Engineering Center developing next four-cylinder gasoline engine generation for Groupe PSA; optimized for hybrids

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The Rüsselsheim Engineering Center will take on the global responsibility for the development of the next-generation of high-efficiency gasoline engines for all Groupe PSA brands (Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel and Vauxhall). Rüsselsheim already had global responsibility for engine development when we were still part of GM. With the development of the new generation of four-cylinder gasoline engines, we can exploit one of our key competencies.

2018 69

Shell develops lead-free aviation gasoline

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Shell has developed a lead-free replacement for aviation gasoline (Avgas 100 and 100LL); the replacement fuel will now begin a strict regulatory approvals process. The new lead-free formulation comes after 10 years of R&D, as well as successful initial testing, carried out in the last two months by two original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Leaded gasoline for automobiles was phased out of use in the US by 1995 due to its environmental and health impact.)

2013 84

T&E concludes that diesel cars emit more CO2 on a full lifecycle basis than gasoline cars

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To derive the emissions figure, T&E said that it made a number of assumptions for their calculations: The average gasoline lifetime driving distance of 175,000 km (108,740 miles) is taken as the starting point. T&E used the latest real-world fuel consumption figures for diesel and gasoline: 6.3

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Global Bioenergies reports first production of green isobutene at demo plant

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Global Bioenergies is now entering the final phase of demonstrating its technology for converting renewable carbon into hydrocarbons. In the fuel sector, it is presently used to manufacture isooctane, ETBE and MTBE which are valuable compounds used in gasoline mixes.

2016 109

DOE awarding $12.9M to 6 pilot- and demonstration-scale projects for manufacturing biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected six projects—entitled, “Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower”—-for up to $12.9 These projects, required to share the cost at a minimum of 50%, will develop and execute plans for the manufacturing of advanced or cellulosic biofuels, bioproducts, refinery-compatible intermediates, and/or biopower in a domestic pilot- or demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery.

2016 60

Volkswagen Millerized 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion gasoline engine offers diesel-like fuel economy; derivatives may be applied in hybrid systems

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Volkswagen has developed and deployed a gasoline engine that offers diesel-like fuel economy but is significantly cheaper to buy. Compared with other gasoline engines, the intake valves of the 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion in global markets.

2018 113

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

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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. Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle ManufacturersFuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

2016 78

New lightweight aluminum piston from Federal-Mogul enables further downsizing of gasoline engines

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Federal-Mogul Corporation has developed a lightweight, high-strength aluminium piston that enables engine manufacturers to increase the power density and efficiency of boosted, direct injected gasoline engines. Engines Fuel Efficiency Manufacturing

HeidelbergCement and Joule partnering to explore carbon-neutral fuel application in cement manufacturing

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Joule, a pioneer in the production of liquid fuels from recycled CO 2 , and HeidelbergCement, a German multinational building material company, are partnering to explore application of Joule’s technology to mitigate carbon emissions in cement manufacturing. Cement manufacturing is highly energy and emissions intensive, currently contributing about 6% of global CO 2 (Zhang et al. Bio-hydrocarbons Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Fuels Manufacturing

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Hyundai Motor America to release 8 new crossovers by 2020; gasoline, diesel, hydrogen and electricity

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Beginning with the US launch of the Kona—Hyundai’s first global B-segment CUV)—in March, this new lineup will encompass models from the A-segment (entry level) size class all the way up to the eight-passenger midsize class.

2017 78

Nissan and Sunwoda jointly to study battery development for e-POWER vehicles

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The e-POWER system includes a gasoline engine with a power generator, an inverter, a battery and an electric motor. Used solely to charge the high-output battery, the gasoline engine always runs at an optimal speed. Batteries Engines Hybrids Vehicle ManufacturersNissan Motor Co.,

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Ford unveils new Focus; 10% better fuel economy; focus on tech; gasoline and diesel

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The new Focus features a broad suite of Ford advanced driver assistance technologies and advanced EcoBoost gasoline and EcoBlue diesel engines offering a 10% fuel-efficiency improvement across the range. Manufacturing. Ford has unveiled the all-new Ford Focus.

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Honeywell Global Turbo Forecast projects 49M turbocharged vehicle sales, $12B revenue per year by 2019

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The automotive turbocharging industry will generate $12 billion in revenue by equipping 49 million vehicles with turbochargers annually by 2019, according to Honeywell Turbo Technologies’ 2014 Global Turbo Forecast.

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BCG forecasts electrified vehicles to take half of global auto market by 2030; hybrids to dominate

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In a new report (its fourth on electric car adoption) the Boston Consulting Group forecasts that a combination of hybrid and fully electric powertrains will cut the global market share of pure internal combustion engines (ICEs) by about 50% by 2030.

2017 95

Mercedes-Benz investing around $558 million in Berlin plant; global center of competence for CAMTRONIC

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In the future, Berlin will be a global center of competence for the production of the CAMTRONIC engine management system, giving it a unique position within the production network. With the agreement of this transformation plan, the plant is continuing to push forward its development into a high-tech component manufacturing facility, focusing on the expansion of capacity for advanced products. Engines Fuel Efficiency Manufacturing

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Honeywell Transportation Systems Forecast: turbocharged vehicles to account for 48% of annual global sales by 2021; electric boosting emerges

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Honeywell’s Transportation Systems Forecast projects that turbocharged vehicles will acount for 48% of annual global sales by 2021, up 9 percentage points from 2016. The global turbo business is expected to reach almost $12 billion in industry sales in 2021.

2016 111

JATO: Tesla most popular global electric vehicle brand between January and September 2017; EV sales accelerating

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Global manufacturers are now entering the Chinese market, as fully electric vehicles will earn more credits than plug-in hybrids under the country’s new Carbon Credit Program, which will come into effect in 2019. —Felipe Munoz, Global Automotive Analyst at JATO Dynamics.

2017 78

EPA finalizes GHG permit for $1B gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas; 8M barrels per year

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Natgasoline LLC to construct a new motor-grade gasoline production facility in Texas that uses natural gas as feedstock (gas-to-gasoline, or GtG). million metric tons of methanol per year, and the methanol-to-gasoline plant (MTG), which will produce more than 8 million barrels of gasoline per year.

2014 87

UMTRI study shows wide global variability in GHG emissions from operating an EV

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Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle—did not consider the emissions associated with manufacturing each vehicle type in their analysis.

2017 78

Mercedes-Benz powering ahead with €3B strategic engine initiative; increasing electrification, 48V; diesel and gasoline; cylinder deactivation

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The new six-cylinder in-line gasoline engine M 256 features a 48 V electrical system. The M 256 is the first member of a new family of premium gasoline engines that have for the first time been systematically designed for electrification from the outset.

2016 108

Tata Motors launches REVOTRON family of next-generation gasoline engines

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Tata Motors launched its REVOTRON Series of next-generation gasoline engines for the passenger vehicle market in India. Tata Motors developed the REVOTRON Series with inputs from global players in the areas of combustion, boosting, friction and calibration. Tata Motors worked closely with global engine consultant AVL and key technology partners such as Bosch, Honeywell, Mahle and INA for the new engine series.

2014 74

Study finds fleet switch from PFI to GDI engines will result in net reduction in global warming

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Thus, the researchers concluded, switching from PFI to GDI vehicles will likely lead to a reduction in net global warming. Gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engines have higher fuel economy compared to the more widely used port fuel injection (PFI) engines.

2017 96

Toyota cumulative global hybrid sales pass 5M, nearly 2M in US

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Cumulative global sales of TMC hybrid models as of 31 March 2013. Cumulative global sales of Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC’s) hybrid vehicles—including plug-in hybrids— topped the 5 million unit mark as of 31 March 2013, reaching 5.125 million units.

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Tenneco developing new gasoline particulate filter (GPF) technology ahead of Euro 6c emissions regulation

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Tenneco is leveraging its expertise in diesel particulate filter (DPF) technology to develop gasoline particulate filters for 2017 model year light vehicles. These filters are designed for gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines to reduce particulate emissions in compliance with the Euro 6c emissions regulation (particulate number of no more than 6 x 10 11 particles/km), which takes effect on 1 September 2017.

2015 86

A pathway to gasoline compressed ignition using naphtha fuels; higher efficiency, lower cost

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A new study by Dr. Gautam Kalghatgi and his colleagues at Saudi Aramco provides further support a pathway for significant improvements in the efficiency of a gasoline engine (i.e., Broadly, this approach is termed Gasoline Compression Ignition (GCI).

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2019 Honda Insight production model to make global debut at New York International Auto Show; series hybrid with 55 mpg city

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The all-new, production version of the 2019 Insight ( earlier post ) will make its global production debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Manufacturing. The Insight will be manufactured alongside the Civic and CR-V at Honda’s plant in Greensburg, Indiana.

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Jaguar shares details about new Ingenium family of efficient gasoline and diesel engines

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Jaguar Land Rover has revealed some details about its new Ingenium family of efficient diesel and gasoline engines. Ingenium’s modular design enables both gasoline and diesel engines to share many common internal components and calibration strategies. Ingenium engine. Click to enlarge.

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Renewable-methanol fueled Geely cars in fleet testing in Iceland; 70% reduction in WTW CO2 compared to gasoline

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The participants reported virtually no difference in driving experience compared to regular gasoline- or diesel-fueled cars. It features a 1.8-liter, 127 hp engine which can run on both 100% methanol (M100) and gasoline. The version used in the fleet test has a 50-liter methanol tank as well as a 10-liter gasoline tank. The car starts with fuel from the gasoline tank and automatically switches to methanol once a preset temperature has been reached in the engine.