Efficient Drivetrain collaborates with Master Transportation on first Made-in-Taiwan e-bus; EDI PowerDrive EV 6000

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The initial bus will be completed in Q4 of 2017, and is the first of its kind to meet the “made in Taiwan” policy—a government initiative created to establish local supply chain, requiring that at least 70% of the components be from manufacturers in Taiwan.

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Taiwan team engineers E. coli to produce n-butanol from glycerol

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Researchers at Feng Chia University in Taiwan have engineered the bacterium Escherichia coli to produce n-butanol from crude glycerol—a byproduct of the production of biodiesel. Overall, the team concluded, the technology platform may be useful for the economic viability of glycerol-related industries.

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New hybrid electric ferry launches in Taiwan with Visedo electric propulsion system

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It heralds Asia’s first hybrid electric ferry and, if successful, the Kaohsiung City Government plans to retrofit the rest of its diesel fleet to help reduce pollution levels around Taiwan’s largest harbor. The Taiwanese harbor city of Kaohsiung has launched a new hybrid electric ferry.

Ford launches Hsuehshan Tunnel Transformer Challenge in Taiwan; Mobility Challenge Series 2.0

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in 2014 ( earlier post ), Ford has launched the Hsuehshan Tunnel Transformer Challenge in Taiwan, which asks developers to submit traffic-busting solutions for the main highway artery between Taipei and popular tourist destination Yilan.

Taiwan’s ITRI introduces cellulosic bio-butanol production technology; pathway with highest carbon conversion yield

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ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute), a Taiwan-based high-tech applied research institution, is introducing ButyFix, a technology for cellulosic bio-butanol production with a negative carbon footprint.

Taiwan to Increase Government Support of Li-ion Technology for EV Market

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Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) will increase its support of the country’s lithium-ion battery industry, with a focus on high-power and high-safety cells for application in electric vehicles. To promote Taiwan’s electric car industry, the MOEA wants to speed up the development of such cells to make Taiwan into a key parts supplier for EVs.

Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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The global geothermal industry surpassed 12,000 MW of geothermal power operational, with about 600 MW of new geothermal power coming online globally, according to a year-end update by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA). The international geothermal power industry is poised to place between 500 and 1,000 MW on line per year for the rest of the decade, said GEA. Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, the United States, and Yemen.

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USDA approves corn amylase trait for Enogen; first approved genetically modified trait for ethanol industry

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This is the first genetically modified output trait in corn for the ethanol industry. The corn amylase trait in Enogen has already been approved for import into Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia and Taiwan, and for cultivation in Canada. Syngenta has received full deregulation for its corn amylase trait from the US. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Earlier post.)

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IMEC Launches New Industrial Affiliation Program on GaN-on-Si Technology for Power Electronics and Lighting

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IMEC launched a new industrial affiliation program (IIAP) to develop high-voltage, low-loss, high-power switching devices based on large-diameter (up to 200mm) GaN-on-Si (gallium-nitride on silicon ) technology. IMEC is inviting both integrated device manufacturers and companies in the compound semiconductor industry to join the program.

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ITRI Founds High Safety Lithium-ion Battery STOBA Consortium and Unveils STOBA Trademark

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Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has established the High Safety Lithium Battery STOBA Consortium and also unveiled a STOBA logo. It also aims to allow the smooth entry of Taiwan companies into the supply side of global system manufacturers.

VisIC and ZF partner on R&D effort to develop EV inverter based on GaN semiconductor technology; focus on 400V

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Our partnership with ZF for the development of gallium nitride-based power inverters in electric vehicles illustrates the break-through of gallium nitride technology in the automotive industry. ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Israel-based VisIC Technologies Ltd.,

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Stanford team develops ultra-fast aluminum-ion battery with stability over thousands of cycles

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Other co-lead authors of the study affiliated with Stanford are visiting scientists Meng-Chang Lin from the Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute, Bingan Lu from Hunan University, and postdoctoral scholar Yingpeng Wu.

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China Steel Corporation making $46M investment in LanzaTech commercial waste-gas-to-ethanol project

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Taiwan’s largest integrated steel maker, China Steel Corporation (CSC), has announced formal Board approval of a 1400-million TWD (US$46 million) capital investment in a LanzaTech commercial ethanol facility.

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KAUST team alters atomic composition of MoS2 to boost performance as water-splitting catalyst for H2 production

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This technique may also have potential benefits for other manufacturing industries.

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Efficient Drivetrains, Shannxi Automotive reveal PHEV Class 8 cement mixer truck

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EDI) announced the expansion of its electric drive solutions portfolio into the construction industry. EDI has a well-established market footprint in the Asia Pacific region, with multiple offices in China, as well as presence in India and Taiwan. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla for $1.8 billion

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In 2015, Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd., China-based Tencent Holdings Ltd. has acquired a 5% stake (8,167,544 shares) in Tesla for an aggregate price of $1,777,842,836 (including commission), according to a Schedule 13G form filed by Tesla with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Tencent acquired the shares through Tesla’s latest registered offering of common stock (17 March 2017, earlier post ) and through open market purchases.

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Ioxus expands distributor network to China, Asia-Pacific; demand in wind turbine and hybrid bus markets

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a manufacturer of ultracapacitors for transportation, alternative energy, medical, industrial and consumer product markets ( earlier post ), is expanding its sales efforts in China and the Asia Pacific region. Through its recently formed Ioxus Distributor Network, the company is providing technical and marketing support to distributors such as Secotec Ltd, Sinotek, Beijing Favor and Asiacom Technology in China and Lucky Presage and Can-Think in Taiwan. US-based Ioxus, Inc.,

Mitsubishi Heavy selling MLiX Li-ion rechargeable battery business to Delta Electronics; focus shifting to ESS systems

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Delta Electronics is the core enterprise of the Taiwan-based Delta Group; it offers diverse lineup of electronic products including power and thermal management solutions, and as an enterprise of global scale it has approximately 200 facilities worldwide including production, sales and R&D functions. MHI) is selling its Li-ion rechargeable battery business to Delta Electronics.

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LanzaTech and LCY to target bio-based chemicals market; bio-based C2 to C5 feedstock as raw materials

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LanzaTech, a company using proprietary bacteria to convert industrial waste gases into fuels and chemicals ( earlier post ), is partnering with Taiwan-based LCY Chemical Corporation (LCY), one the world’s leading chemical companies, to identify key bio-based chemicals to produce for global fuels and chemicals markets. LCY, a billion-dollar enterprise, is fully integrated and operates in Taiwan, China, Japan, Qatar and the United States.

3M and LG Chem enter into NMC patent license agreements; cathode materials for Li-ion batteries

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Under the agreement, 3M grants LG Chem a license to US Patents 6,660,432 (Paulsen et al. ); 6,964,828 (Lu and Dahn); 7,078,128 (Lu and Dahn); 8,685,565 (Lu and Dahn); and 8,241,791 (Lu and Dahn) and all global equivalents including in Korea, Taiwan, Japan, China and Europe. This license will give our battery customers confidence in LG’s technology and our long-term commitment to the battery industry.

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Freescale introduces world’s smallest integrated tire pressure monitoring system

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In addition, properly inflated tires improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, resulting in many regions worldwide, including the United States, European Union, China, Japan and Taiwan, to begin requiring TPMS in new vehicles. The industry’s lowest RF power consumption at 7 mA ldd significantly extends battery life.

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Delta Electronics Targeting Electric Powertrain Market; Series Hybrid Test Vehicle On the Road

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Taiwan-based Delta Electronics has integrated existing automation, motor, servo-motor and electrical electronics technologies to develop its own gasoline-electric series hybrid propulsion system—the first gasoline-electric hybrid propulsion system developed by a Taiwanese electronics company.

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Four China OEMs select Efficient Drivetrains for PHEV systems for buses

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As the year progresses, EDI will continue to work to expand commercial bus deployments to territories across China and Taiwan. Industry reports denote 2016 electrified buses grew to approximately 116,000 units in 2016—20% of the overall bus market, with forecasts that the China bus market will reach over 200,000 PHEV and EV vehicles by 2020, and reach full electrification by 2027. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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Teco to begin producing E-Bus hub motors in April, May

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Engaged extensively in eco-friendly vehicles, power generation and technologies, Teco is also working with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to develop motors for electric scooters, and has delivered wind-power generators for testing in Mongolia, says Lin. Industry sources say that Teco has won orders for 85 such generators. Taiwan’s Teco Group will start producing the first batch of in-wheel (hub) electric motors in April or May, according.

Adgero signs €3.5M deal with ultracap manufacturer Skeleton for road freight KERS

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Under the agreement, the French transport technology developer will now source SkelMod 160V modules exclusively for the Adgero hybrid system pioneered to increase efficiency for the truck transport industry. The distribution agreement covers markets in the member states of the European Union, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Israel, Iceland, Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China.

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Petrobras in 10-year, $820M contract to supply Toyota Tsusho with ethanol for Bio-PET project

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The Brazilian sugarcane ethanol will be used as feedstock in a chemical ethanol project that TTC is deploying with a local partner in Taiwan to produce Bio-PET. This is Petrobras’s first long-term ethanol supply contract, the company said, and it ranks the company among the biggest global players in the industry. Petrobras recently signed a contract to supply Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) with hydrated ethanol for ten years.

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LanzaTech gas fermentation technology at core of €14.6M EU Steelanol project; 25K t/year demo plant

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LanzaTech’s gas fermentation technology ( earlier post ) is at the core of the new Horizon2020 Steelanol project (2015-2018), which seeks to produce bioethanol via an innovative gas fermentation process using exhaust gases emitted by the steel industry. In November 2012, China Steel Corporation (CSC), Taiwan’s largest integrated steel maker, and LCY Chemical Corporation formed a joint venture, White Biotech (WBT), as part of a Green Energy Alliance with LanzaTech.

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New process for lower-cost steel with high strength and high ductility

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A Hong Kong-Beijing-Taiwan mechanical engineering team led by Dr Huang Mingxin from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has developed a strategy to develop both high strength and high ductility in inexpensive, medium Mn (Manganese) steel.

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Ford Focus was best-selling nameplate in the world for the first half of 2012 with 489,616 units

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billion invested in the region since 2006, Ford is investing heavily and expanding aggressively to meet the needs of consumers here, who are expected to generate 60 percent of the industry’s future growth through 2020. Bringing more than 50 new vehicles and powertrains to market by mid-decade, including 15 vehicles to China by 2015, eight vehicles to India by 2015, eight vehicles to ASEAN and four vehicles to Taiwan.

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SAE International to Host Vehicle Battery Summit in Shanghai

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The event intends to bring together engineers, scientists and corporate decision makers from the battery, automotive, utility and lithium mining industries. The program compares technological advances occurring worldwide, including developments in the Europe, Taiwan, Korea, the US and in particular China. Reliability and safety issues as well as other challenges the industry faces, including standardization, will also be addressed.

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KBR Awarded Contract by Chemetall Foote Corp. for Lithium Hydroxide Operation Expansion

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KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power and industrial markets. Chemetall has lithium production facilities in the United States, Chile, Germany and Taiwan. KBR’s Downstream business unit has been awarded a contract to provide engineering and procurement services to Chemetall Foote Corp. (a a subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, Inc.)

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Umicore and 3M Form NMC Cathode Materials Relationship

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Under the agreement, 3M grants Umicore a license to patents US6964828, US7078128 and equivalents in Taiwan, China, Japan, and the EU, thereby granting Umicore access to a family of NMC cathode material compositions for manufacture and sales to lithium-ion battery manufacturers.

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Stanford team reports new low-cost, non-precious metal catalyst for water splitting with performance close to platinum

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Nickel (Ni) and stainless steel are typically used in industry for water reduction and oxidation catalysis respectively in basic solutions. Structure of the NiO/Ni-CNT hybrid. Blue = nickel, green = nickel oxide. Credit: Gong et al. Click to enlarge.

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IHS forecasts 11% rise in China automotive semiconductor market in 2014 due to safety and navigation features

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The fast-growing semiconductor market for China’s automotive industry is set for double-digit expansion in revenue this year, propelled by an increasing desire among Chinese car buyers for added vehicle safety features and helpful infotainment applications such as car navigation, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Chip consumption in 2014 by the country’s automotive industry will amount to $4.6 Click to enlarge.

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"Spirit of DC" Taking on Las Vegas EVA, Monday Eve, 24 November 2008

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LiFeBATT USA distributes Lithium Iron Phosphate battery modules that are manufactured in Taiwan. The Computer Area Network (CAN) standard communication protocol is widely used in the automotive electronics industry. LiFeBATT USA distributes Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery modules that are manufactured in Taiwan using some of the same resources that provide LiFePO4 cells to Plug-In Supply.

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3M Forms Strategic Relationship with Amperex Technologies for NMC Li-Ion Cathode Materials

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3M will become a strategic supplier of NMC cathode materials to ATL and will work jointly with ATL to develop new cathode, anode and electrolyte materials for the lithium-ion battery industry. million (total DOE/industry cost share: $ 2.28

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UK Carbon Trust report says fuel cell vehicles could take more than 30% of mid-sized car market by 2050

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It would also reduce global carbon emissions from vehicles by an additional 260 million tonnes per year by 2050—equivalent to the current annual emissions of Taiwan. The PCB industry is well established and has developed ultra-efficient manufacturing techniques.

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Ford expanding global electrified vehicle battery R&D

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Taiwan and Korea, where the company offers the Mondeo Hybrid. This is truly a world-class environment for Ford to develop and test industry-leading battery technology. Ford is expanding its electrified vehicles research and development program in Europe and Asia this year, creating a “hub-and-spoke” system that allows the global team to further accelerate battery technology and take advantage of market-specific opportunities.

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GE Introduces Upgraded 7FA Gas Turbine for Power Generation; Improved Output and Efficiency

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The continuing evolution of GE’s gas turbine technology supports a growing industry trend toward the use of natural gas. Key regions for the upgraded, 60-hertz 7FA will include North America, Latin America, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. The upgraded Frame 7A gas turbine. Click to enlarge. Using next generation gas turbine technology to increase output and efficiency, GE Energy introduced an upgraded Frame 7FA heavy-duty gas turbine for 60 Hz power plants.

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Boston-Power to supply Li-ion battery systems to Beijing Electric Vehicle Company for EVs, starting with Saab 9-5 based C70

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a provider of next-generation lithium-ion battery cells, modules and systems ( earlier post ), has entered a multi-year agreement to provide lithium-ion battery systems to Beijing Electric Vehicle Company (BJEV), the electric vehicle delivery arm of Beijing Automotive Industry Company (BAIC). Industry-leading operating temperature range: Discharge -40°C to 70°C; charge -20°C to 60°C. The company’s plant in Taiwan is still operating as well. Boston-Power, Inc.,

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Global WorldAutoSteel Project Presents Interim Results of FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) Phase 2 Project for Low GHG Body Structure for Electrified Vehicles

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WorldAutoSteel,the automotive group of the World Steel Association, has presented findings on the progress of FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) Phase 2, a global steel industry effort to develop advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) architectures for electrified vehicles that reduce life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. China Steel Corporation – Taiwan, China. Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.

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Perspective: Despite Solyndra’s death, the future of solar energy is sunny

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I believe that the loss of industry players Solyndra, Evergreen, and SpectraWatt opens the market for more innovative solar companies to succeed with smarter tactics and mainstream products that fit into existing manufacturing models. Unlike other established markets the solar industry is still a tiny fraction of the overall energy production worldwide. Solyndra was producing a PV product that did not fit within traditional balance of system (BOS) solar industry structures.

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