Idaho National Laboratory low-energy electrochemical process could eliminate need for steam cracking of hydrocarbons

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A team of Idaho National Laboratory (INL) researchers, with colleagues at Georgia Tech, has pioneered an electrochemical process that could eliminate the need for high-energy steam cracking.

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Dynexus licenses Idaho Lab’s IMB technology for forecasting battery health

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The 2011 R&D 100 Award-winning Impedance Measurement Box (IMB) was invented by INL’s Energy Storage Group in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with support from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office. Under an exclusive licensing agreement, Dynexus Technology will commercialize INL’s embedded wideband impedance technology for analyzing and forecasting the health, aging and safety characteristics of advanced energy storage devices.

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U-M teams with Argonne, Idaho national labs to study potential energy savings of connected vehicles

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U-M, with Argonne National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory, won a three-year, $2.7 Idaho National Laboratory will consult on the project to provide guidance about data collection and analysis. The University of Michigan is working with two US Department of Energy national laboratories to study whether connected and automated vehicles could help people drive more efficiently. million grant from DOE to fund the research.

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Live in Idaho and Want an Electric Car? You're In For a Long Wait

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According to the Idaho Business Review, Idaho could be that state, with both the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Nissan Leaf unavailable at present. If California is the undisputed capital of electric cars in North America, which state is its antithesis? Worse still, Nissan won’t be even making its all-electric Leaf available in the state until

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DOE to support possible siting of NuScale-designed small modular reactor at Idaho National Lab

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that an agreement has been reached to support possible siting of an innovative small modular reactor (SMR) project within DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site. This Site Use Permit has been granted to Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems ( UAMPS ) to support possible siting of an innovative small modular reactor (SMR) project within the boundary of DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site.

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Idaho National Laboratory Co-Sponsors Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Conference

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The Idaho National Laboratory co-sponsored a conference in Seattle just weeks ago titled, "Beyond Oil: The Sustainable Communities Initiative." The focus of the conference was to discuss the future of electric vehicles and their related infrastructure. Those in attendance for the event included more than 300 individuals including at least 50

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OriginOil in CRADA with Idaho National Lab for algae processing standards

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the developer of a technology to extract oil from algae, announced the funding of a new research agreement with the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL). OriginOil, Inc., Under the terms of the new Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), OriginOil will provide INL with its Single Step Extraction technology, and contribute its knowledge of how to stimulate oil production and pre-treat for consistent extraction of the algae and its co-products.

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OriginOil and Idaho National Lab to develop direct conversion of algae into renewable crude oil for existing oil refineries

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the developer of a technology to extract oil from algae, plans to co-develop an integrated system with the US Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for direct conversion of raw algae into a renewable crude oil that can be used by existing petroleum refineries. OriginOil, Inc.,

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US DOE Offers $2B Conditional Loan Guarantee for Front End Nuclear Facility in Idaho

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The $2-billion loan guarantee will support AREVA’s Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility near Idaho Falls, Idaho, which will supply uranium enrichment services for the US nuclear power industry. The Idaho Falls facility will use advanced centrifuge technology instead of the more energy-intensive gaseous diffusion process.

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Idaho National Lab Nominates Supercritical/Solid Catalyst for Biodiesel Production for R&D 100 Awards

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Idaho National Laboratory has nominated its supercritical/solid catalyst for biodiesel production from waste fats, oils and greases for the R&D 100 Awards. scaled SSC in a successful demonstration of the technology at a pilot plant in American Falls, Idaho. The lab also nominated medical imaging from better radioisotope production, and significantly improved gun sight optics. INL has won 41 R&D 100 Awards since 1986.

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Exide Technologies, SRNL and University of Idaho to Collaborate to Advance Lead-Acid Battery Chemistry

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Exide Technologies entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and the University of Idaho to develop and commercialize improvements on lead-acid battery technology for applications including hybrid electric vehicles and renewable energy storage. The chemical engineering team at the University of Idaho, led by Dean Edwards, Ph.D.,

Solar-powered prototype could be the road of the future

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Idaho-based Solar Roadways came up with [.]. Green credentials Federal Highways Idaho renewable road solar power Solar RoadwaysRoads which have the power to melt snow and ice or power the vehicles which run on them could be a step closer as US firm Solar Roadways announces it has been granted $750,000 from the Federal Highways Administration to produce a prototype version of just such a road.

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Plug-in hybrids clock up one million miles

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Thanks to the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity at the Idaho National Laboratory, the US Department of Energy has now clocked up one million miles under its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle testing. Speaking about the testing results obtained so far, Jim Francfort from the Idaho National Laboratory talked about how driver behaviour, changing frequency and environmental conditions could all impact the vehicles’ efficiency and miles per gallon results.

INL cuts fuel consumption by 20 per cent

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Idaho International Laboratory (INL) is celebrating some remarkable fuel consumption figures having reduced its fuel use by 20.2 Tags: Green cars Latest news cutting fuel use fuel consumption Idaho National Laboratory per cent during the first nine months of Fiscal Year 2009. In all this amounts to 167,000 gallons less than during the same period in 2006 with INL pointing to four key tactics that have helped achieve the success.

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Could Solar Roads Meet Our Power Needs? Crowdfunding Project Begins

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Idaho-based Solar Roadways aims to do just that, and is crowdfunding a project to manufacture its interlocking solar panels on a wider If there''s one big problem with centralized solar power facilities it''s that finding the space to build them is quite difficult.

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DOE Study: Focus Charging Around Homes, Workplaces, ‘Hot Spots’

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That’s one potentially surprising conclusion resulting from a new analysis of charging habits, released by the Idaho National Laboratory this week. Public charging infrastructure isn’t actually needed everywhere to accomplish wider electric-vehicle adoption. The results from the U.S. Department of Energy lab are based around the. Charger charging Fast Charging

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Critical Materials Institute manufactures magnets entirely from US-sourced rare earths

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CMI member institution Idaho National Laboratory sourced the raw materials and refined the oxides; CMI Industry member Infinium produced the metal ingots from those oxides, which in turn were processed into magnets at CMI’s home research institution at Ames Laboratory. The research team consisted of Critical Materials Institute researchers Ikenna Nlebedim from Ames Laboratory, Scott Herbst from Idaho National Laboratory, and Matt Earlham from Infinium.

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Global Green Cars Announces New Kentucky Production Plant

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Global Green Cars, a partially owned subsidiary of Utah based Green Star Products, recently announced plans to move its operations to Williamsburg Kentucky from the current location in Idaho. The company reportedly plans on completing the transition of its personnel and operations by October 2009.

11 states assessing fees on EV owners in lieu of traditional fuel taxes

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Idaho is the only state that has a fee for conventional hybrid electric vehicles (without a plug).

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US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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billion miles of 19 states—Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming – and Washington, D.C. US driving topped 2.4

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Wireless charging bench testing complete, proving interoperability and validating SAE TIR J2954

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Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and TDK R&D Corporation, along with the US Department of Energy (DOE), automotive companies and suppliers have completed bench testing to support the SAE Technical Information Report (TIR) J2954.

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Western Governors pledge to create electric vehicle charging network

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The governors of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to create a unified regional electric vehicle plan to allow electric vehicles to recharge and travel easily along the 5,000 miles of freeways in the western region.

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DOE Critical Materials Institute rare-earth recycling invention licensed to US Rare Earths

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The membrane solvent extraction system, invented by CMI partners Oak Ridge and Idaho national laboratories, is the first commercially licensed technology developed through the CMI.

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Pacific Ethanol to implement corn oil technology at its Stockton ethanol plant

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Pacific Ethanol provides transportation, storage and delivery of ethanol through third-party service providers in the Western United States, primarily in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Colorado, Idaho and Washington. The facilities in operation are located in Boardman, Oregon, Burley, Idaho and Stockton, California, and one idled facility is located in Madera, California. Pacific Ethanol Inc.

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Wood to jet fuel alliance to hold first annual meeting

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NARA is an alliance of researchers, educators and economists from universities, businesses, and non-governmental and governmental institutions dedicated to help create a sustainable residual woody biomass to biojet fuel and value added co-products industry in the Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana region. Additional supply-chain coalition communities will be established in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

NanoSteel and AK Steel deliver next-gen advanced high-strength steel to GM

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NanoSteel was born out of six years of research conducted at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Idaho Falls and funded by internal INL grants, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the United States Department of Defense.

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Western Hydrogen produces first hydrogen from Molten Salt Gasification pilot plant

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The MSG process, under license from Idaho National Laboratory, uses a combination of molten sodium salts (sodium carbonate and sodium hydroxide) to convert a carbon feedstock and water into hydrogen. Molten Salt Gasification Process. Click to enlarge.

SAE J2954 Wireless Charging on track to make decision for WPT 2 (7.7kW) in January; planned commercialization in 2020

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Currently, there is bench testing underway at Idaho National Lab (INL) between automotive and supplier WPT systems, coordinated by the SAE J2954 Team and the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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DOE Vehicle Technologies Program presents an Electric Vehicle Quarterly Discussion webinar

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The speaker will be Jim Francfort, from Idaho National Laboratory; the webinar runs from 1:00-3:00 p.m. On Wednesday, 15 December 2010, the US Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program will host a webinar focusing on community deployment of electric vehicles. This Webinar will provide an opportunity for stakeholders, industry representatives, and Program staff to discuss partnership opportunities and technological challenges related to electric vehicle infrastructure.

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NanoSteel and AK Steel win Platts Breakthrough Solutions Of The Year award

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NanoSteel, a developer of nanostructured steel materials, and the company’s joint development launch partner, AK Steel Corporation, have won the Platts Global Metals “Breakthrough Solution of the Year” Award.

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DOE awards $18M to 5 projects to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles & use of other alternative fuels

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million to accelerate PEV adoption by developing electric highway corridors along I-15, I-80, I-70, and I-84 in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.

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NuScale Power submits industry-first certification application for small modular reactor to NRC

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The first commercial 12-module NuScale power plant is planned to be built on the site of the Idaho National Laboratory.

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Chevrolet Volt owners surpass half a billion electric miles; 63% of overall driving in EV mode

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In an independent study conducted between July and December 2013, Volt drivers who participated in the Department of Energy’s EV Project managed by Idaho National Labs totaled 1,198,114 vehicle trips of which 974,692, or 81.4%, were completed without the gasoline-powered generator being used. Chevrolet Volt owners have accumulated more than half a billion all-electric miles since the vehicle’s launch in 2010.

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US and Belgium sign nuclear energy R&D collaboration agreement

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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) and Belgium’s Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie/Centre d’Etude de l’Energie Nucléaire (SCK•CEN) (also known as the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning cooperation in nuclear energy research and development.

DOE awarding $16M to 54 projects to help commercialize promising energy technology from national labs

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Idaho. Idaho. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $16 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from DOE’s National Laboratories to the marketplace. This first Department-wide round of funding through the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) will support 54 projects at 12 national labs involving 52 private-sector partners. Among the selected technologies are a number addressing advanced vehicle and transportation needs.

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Upcoming workshop for SAE J2954 wireless power transfer status and testing in California

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TDK and Idaho National Laboratory will provide the view from labs. On 6 February, the Center for Sustainable Energy in San Diego in California will be hosting a workshop for SAE J2954 (Wireless Power Transfer and Automated Charging and Alignment) with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and California Energy Commission (CARB-CEC) related to wireless power transfer technology status and testing plans in California.

Heidi On The Hot Seat

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When you’re flying back and forth from Sacramento to Santa Monica in your private jet on a nightly basis and using the same jet to spend your available leisure time in Idaho you are no Climate Action Hero. All Global Warming Is Local.

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Phantom road study shows road noise degrades habitat

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A study by researchers at Boise State University in Idaho has found that road noise degrades habitat that is otherwise suitable, and that “ the presence of a species does not indicate the absence of an impact. Their paper is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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Brookhaven Lab to focus on characterizing composite solid electrolytes and sulfur cathodes in Battery500 project

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VIA Motors receives $20M contract to supply extended-range electric pickups and vans to >50 fleets

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Technology installed in each vehicle that will record and transmit data to the Idaho National Lab (INL) for analysis by the DOE and EPRI.


INL study suggests fast charging can take longer in cold temperatures

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New research from Idaho National Laboratory suggests that electric vehicle drivers could face longer fast charging times when temperatures drop. The reason: cold temperatures impact the electrochemical reactions within the cell, and onboard battery management systems limit the charging rate to avoid damage to the battery.

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BP selects Tesla batteries for pilot storage project at US wind farm

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In the United States, BP directly operates 13 wind farms—in Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas—while holding an interest in a separate wind facility in Hawaii. BP Wind Energy, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Rolling Thunder I Power Partners LLC, has signed a purchase agreement to install a high-storage battery at its Titan 1 Wind Farm in South Dakota.

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US new light-duty diesel sales dropped slightly in 2016 to 280,000 units from 300,000 in 2015

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Smaller population Western states had the overall highest percentage of diesel passenger vehicles led by Wyoming (11%), Montana (8%) and Idaho (7.5%). The US added more than 280,000 new diesel passenger vehicles across the country in 2016, with Texas, California and Florida having the highest numbers of diesel vehicles, according to a Diesel Technology Forum analysis of the latest Vehicles in Operation (VIO) data compiled by IHS Automotive (December 2016).

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