USC team uses mixed conduction membranes to suppress polysulfide shuttle in Li-S batteries

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We can now focus our efforts on improving other parts of lithium-sulfur battery discharge and recharge that hurt the overall life cycle of the battery. The study was funded by the University of Southern California and the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute. The authors presented this paper earlier at the Honolulu, Hawaii, Meeting of the Electrochemical Society in October 2016.

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US Hybrid awarded contract to deliver plug-in fuel cell shuttle bus to Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency

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Integrated at US Hybrid’s Honolulu facility, the 25-passenger shuttle bus utilizes a 30 kW fuel cell fueled by a 20 kg hydrogen storage and delivery system. Onboard batteries are recharged by regenerative braking as well as grid charging. The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute is an organized research unit of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) of the University of Hawaii at M?noa The hydrogen shuttle bus. Click to enlarge.

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Better Place, Sheraton Waikiki and Hawaiian Electric Partner on EV Charge Network in Hawaii

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Better Place has started its initial deployment of EV infrastructure in Hawaii, with the launch of a project to incorporate its electric-vehicle infrastructure in Honolulu, in partnership with Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts’ Sheraton Waikiki Resort and Hawaiian Electric Company. In addition, the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute/University of Hawaii will be a research partner conducting data acquisition and analysis, reporting on vehicle and recharge performance and grid and driver behavior.

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ARPA-E to award $22M to 18 projects to accelerate production of macroalgae for energy and other uses; MARINER

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University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg, MS. The University of Southern Mississippi team will develop a novel and robust seaweed growth system capable of precise positioning for maximizing productivity and avoidance of surface hazards such as weather or marine traffic. University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg, MS. University of Alaska Fairbanks – Fairbanks, AK. Honolulu, HI. University of California, Irvine – Irvine, CA.

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US DOE Awards More than $47M in Recovery Act Funding to Advance Smart Grid Development; New Smart Grid Report and Smart Grid Clearinghouse

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Real-time pricing would enable customers to recharge vehicles during off-peak hours at reduced cost. The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) was selected as the winner of the $1.3 Projects are implemented by teams of organizations, including utilities, private companies, universities, governmental groups, etc. University of Hawaii at Manoa-Hawaii Natural Energy Institute. University of Nevada – Las Vegas.

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