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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. Earlier post.) The resulting hydrogen will initially be used at the power plant, but it could eventually be sold to other industries.

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The EV Transition Explained: Can the Grid Cope?

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There have been vigorous debates pro and con in the United States and elsewhere over whether electric grids can support EVs at scale. grid, but the rising number of EVs will test the local grid’s reliability at many of the 3,000 electric-distribution utilities in the United States , which themselves own more than 5.5

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Prysmian Group, $900M SOO Green HVDC Link Project Brings New Clean Energy Jobs to the US

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Courtesy of SOO GREEN HVDC LINK PROJECT $900M SOO GREEN HVDC LINK PROJECT, A KEY MILESTONE IN BUILDING A US CLEAN ENERGY GRID Partnership brings new HVDC transmission cable manufacturing capacity & jobs to the US June 21, 2021 (Minneapolis – Milan) – SOO Green HVDC Link today announced the selection of Prysmian Group – […].

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies hits multiple manufacturing, customer pilot, and fueling milestones

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As part of ClearFlame’s agreements for engine modification, Minneapolis-based Reviva has been named ClearFlame’s initial engine remanufacturing partner, responsible for integrating ClearFlame’s kit into existing Cummins X15 engines; engines will carry a two-year warranty. —BJ Johnson, ClearFlame co-founder and CEO.

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Powering Up Dealerships: Why Many Dealers Need More Power for EV Charging

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A Minnesotan story: How EV charging led to a new transformer In a recent episode of Inside Automotive on CBT News , Blink customer Audi Minneapolis faced a new problem. When the dealership was exclusively selling ICE vehicles, it could rely on its gasoline storage facility to fuel its inventory.

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Cummins Demonstrates Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Auxiliary Power System

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The demonstration, held at Cummins Power Generation facilities in Minneapolis, leveraged development supported by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Caine Finnerty, vice president, SOFC Operations, Protonex Technology Corporation.

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Chrysler/DOE Ram PHEV project exploring battery life modeling

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In addition to battery again and life cycle analysis, the project is exploring smart grid interfaces; bi-directional charging; second life—i.e., grid storage and load balancing for the battery pack; and integration with renewable energy. The program is slated to rack of 9 million miles of data, with 1.4 That dropped to 7.6,

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