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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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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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

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.

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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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.

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).

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.

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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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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.,

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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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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The interdependency of autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging

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This was demonstrated in benchtesting at Idaho National Laboratory at the end of last year. Conference presentations at the 4th International Electric Vehicle Expo this week in Jeju, South Korea, explored issues related to automated driving systems, electric vehicles and infrastructure.

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$50M Battery500 consortium targeting battery pack with specific energy of 500 Wh/kg

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Idaho National Laboratory. Announced last week as one of the Obama Administration’s new initiatives to advance electric vehicle adoption ( earlier post ), the Battery500 consortium, led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), aims to build a battery pack with a specific energy of 500 watt-hours per kilogram, compared to the 170-200 watt-hours per kilogram in today’s typical EV battery.

PNNL managing new Lightweight Materials National Lab Consortium

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To date, the LightMAT network includes Ames Laboratory; Argonne National Laboratory; Idaho National Laboratory; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; and Sandia National Laboratories.

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2016 Billion Ton Report shows US could sustainably produce at least 1B tons biomass by 2040 for bioeconomy

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Update: SAE J2954 wireless charging validation to 11kW, Recommended Practice to enable autonomous vehicle parking and charging in 2017

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The SAE Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) and Alignment team has been working with the Idaho National Lab and US Department of Energy (DOE) regarding testing for the validation of WPT 1-2 (3.7-7.7kW) in 2016.

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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

WiTricity collaborating with Nissan on wireless charging for EVs

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In December 2016, bench testing for the J2954 taskforce at Idaho National Laboratory demonstrated interoperability between the so-called Double D (DD) and Circular Topologies between 3.7 WiTricity is collaborating with Nissan to further the adoption of wireless EV charging systems. Both companies are participating in the SAE International J2954 standardization effort for wireless power transfer. Earlier post.).

INL releases results of testing of Evatran Plugless 3.3 kW Level 2 wireless charging system

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Idaho National Laboratory researchers recently released independent testing results of a wireless charging system designed for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). System efficiency at 100mm gap for 3.3kW output plotted against primary coil position relative to secondary coil (mm). Source: INL.

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SAE International approves TIR J2954 for PH/EV wireless charging; targeting finalized standard by 2018

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TIR J2954 WPT compatible systems have been built by automakers and suppliers and are currently under test with a cross-industry team with the US Department of Energy, Idaho and Argonne National Labs.

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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.

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.

Argonne rolls out updated version of AFLEET alternative fuels and advanced vehicles analysis tool

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In case studies conducted by AFLEET developers, the tool has evaluated the environmental benefits of vehicles under a range of circumstances—from fleets of Chicago-based, propane-operated bakery delivery trucks, to propane-fueled school buses in Texas and Virginia, to refuse trucks running on compressed natural gas in Milwaukee, Chicago and Boise, Idaho.

General Atomics launches bid for DOE small modular reactor program with EM2

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Idaho National Laboratory offers capabilities to test the new EM 2 fuel system. General Atomics (GA) is developing a small modular reactor (SMR) and has recently submitted a proposal to the DOE SMR initiative to help bring the reactor to market.

WiTricity announces Tunable Matching Network technology; optimization of power transfer between ground and vehicle

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The WiTricity TMN technology was recently tested by Idaho National Laboratory (INL), with funding from the US Department of Energy, to support validation of the SAE Technical Information Report (TIR) J2954.

Obama Administration announces actions to sustain and advance nuclear energy in US

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As an initiating step, Idaho National Lab will serve as the GAIN integrator for Office of Nuclear Energy capabilities. Although overshadowed by the announcement on denial of a Presidential Permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline ( earlier post ), on Friday, the Obama administration also on Friday announced and highlighted a number of actions to sustain and advance nuclear energy in the US.

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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.

ANSI convening EV codes and standards workshop

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On behalf of the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Idaho National Laboratory, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is convening a standards needs assessment workshop on the codes and standards needed to facilitate the successful introduction, and wide-spread acceptance and deployment of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty on-road electric drive vehicles (EDVs).

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.

ZeaChem signs contract to develop advanced drop-in biofuels beyond cellulosic ethanol

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The USDA AFRI Regional CAP is led by the University of Washington and includes GreenWood Resources, Oregon State University, Washington State University, the University of California, Davis, University of Idaho, and the Agricultural Center for Excellence. ZeaChem Inc.,

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PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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9 ] Plug-in Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Analysis - Idaho National Laboratory, U.S. by Professor Andrew Alfonso Frank, CTO Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and UC-Davis Emeritus and Bruce R. Thomas. Abstract. The Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Long Electric Range (PHEVLER - pronounced “fevler”) is a new category emerging in the electric vehicle marketplace. PHEVLERs are defined as PHEVs with sufficient battery capacity for all electric driving of twice the average daily distance. [

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Wireless charging J2954 testing to 11 kW in 2017 for LD, HD starting up to 250 kW; autonomous charging and infrastructure proposal for California

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SAE International is working to ensure that electric vehicle wireless power transfer systems from diverse manufacturers will interoperate seamlessly with each other to prepare for commercialization in 2020.

Updated energy life-cycle assessment of soybean biodiesel finds fossil energy ratio of 5.54; significant improvement from earlier studies

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Researchers from the University of Idaho and the US Department of Agriculture have updated the analysis of the energy life-cycle of soybean biodiesel and found a fossil energy ratio (FER) of 5.54

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