Argonne white paper outlines battery and R&D requirements for electric aviation

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The white paper is the result of a two-day meeting to understand the unique R&D needs for electric aviation batteries held in December 2019 at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. —ACCESS director Venkat Srinivasan, a lead author of the white paper.

Forward-Thinking White Paper Charts R&D Path to Give Electric Aviation Industry Wings

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“The United States has the critical mass of expertise in batteries, aviation, propulsion, and system integration to invent the power source for the next 100 years of aviation,” the white paper concludes.


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Ricardo white paper outlines needed developments to realize autonomous driving

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Engineering firm Ricardo has published a white paper— Key Enablers for the Fully Autonomous Vehicle —highlighting the technologies and development processes that are needed to develop commercially feasible self-driving cars that meet consumer expectations while also achieving compliance with likely future transport regulations. winners [within the automotive industry will be created by the increasing value of software and sensors.

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CALSTART white paper shows nationwide tech supplier industry ready to support more efficient heavy-duty trucks and buses

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A new high-level white-paper from clean transportation industry group CALSTART shows that US companies that develop and manufacture high-efficiency, low-carbon technologies for heavy-duty vehicles are ready to support more efficient trucks and buses. The white paper’s mapping function also shows clusters of activity. Our industry can meet aggressive efficiency targets at affordable prices. This white paper just scratches the surface of that capability.

2016 150

CAAFI R&D team releases critical challenges position paper and white papers for alternative jet fuel industry

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The Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) R&D team released its current position paper on critical R&D challenges facing the alternative jet fuel industry, highlighting near-, mid-, and long-term priorities. The Position Paper is supported by a series of white papers describing the path forward on these key topics. Identifying and investing in these enabling technologies can bring significant benefits to the whole industry.

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SoCal Edison white paper shares data about PEV usage and charging

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Southern California Edison (SCE) released a white paper summarizing learnings from its Electric Vehicle (EV) readiness program. The paper, “Charged Up: Southern California Edison’s Key Learnings about Electric Vehicles, Our Customers and Grid Reliability,” shares information based on customer data and utility operations gathered since SCE began to prepare the distribution system and its customers for widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption in its service territory.

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Ricardo white paper suggests best practices in evaluating EV battery companies

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Ricardo Strategic Consulting has published a white paper outlining the processes that investors and automakers should adopt as they evaluate investment opportunities and suppliers in the rapidly developing electric vehicle (EV) battery systems market. Key questions explored briefly by the white paper include: Does the company have a product that is unique? to work in this dynamic industry by betting on which.

2011 185

Fraunhofer IAO patent analysis finds China leading in Industry 4.0

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The project’s first white paper reveals that China is way out in front when it comes to patent applications for the basic technologies needed for Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0, While IT systems today are already at the heart of the production system, in Industry 4.0, The first industrial revolution improved efficiency through the use of hydropower, steam power and the development of machine tools.

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Pike highlights 10 trends influencing growth of global fuel cell industry in 2011

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The fuel cell industry is growing even in the face of a global economic recession, with 2010 revenues exceeding $750 million. In the midst of the increase in revenue and shipments, a number of metatrends are emerging that will change the shape the industry by the end of 2011, according to a new white paper by Pike Research.

2011 236

Ricardo launching curated services on hydrogen developments

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As industry, governments and regulators strive to decarbonize transportation of all kinds, hydrogen is becoming the focus of significant additional interest both as a fuel and as an energy vector and store. Drawing on content aggregated from approximately 80,000 trusted news and relevant industry sources including Reuters, Bloomberg, Automotive News and Business Wire, the content is expertly curated by Ricardo.

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BIO Calls for Policies to Nurture BioBased Chemicals and Plastics Industry in US

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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is calling for US Federal policies to nurture the biobased chemicals and plastics industry in the US as a means to offset the two-decade-long shift of the industry away from the US and towards the Middle East and Asia. Total US employment in the chemicals industry declined by more than 20% in the last two decades, from more than 1 million in 1990 to just over 800,000 in 2009, and is projected to decrease further.

2010 205

CAE and Volocopter partner to train eVTOL pilots

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UAM is an emerging part of the aviation industry focused on aerial connectivity in and around cities.

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DeepGreen Metals revises undersea polymetallic nodules resources upwards

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A DeepGreen-commissioned white paper finds that nodules under exploration contracts in the CCZ contain more than enough battery metals to power one billion EVs and with a fraction of the social and environmental impacts when compared to land-based ores.

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Rolls-Royce Power Systems road map for climate-neutrality; 35% cut by 2030 from 2019; key role of mtu engines

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In a white paper accompanying the rollout of the road map, Dr Preiss notes that the engines that are the most relevant for Rolls-Royce Power Systems are off-highway engines in a power range starting at 560 kW up to around 10,000 kW.

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DOE Makes First Awards from $1.4B for Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

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billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the capture carbon dioxide from industrial sources for storage or beneficial use. Projects selected include large-scale industrial carbon capture and storage projects that capture carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sources—such as cement plants, chemical plants, refineries, paper mills, and manufacturing facilities—and store the carbon dioxide in deep saline formations and other geologic systems.

2009 185

11 automotive and mobility companies publish framework for safe automated driving systems: SaFAD

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The 11 companies—Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Daimler, FCA US LLC, HERE, Infineon, Intel and Volkswagen—comprise the broadest representation across the industry and have published, to date, the largest report on how to build, test and operate a safe automated vehicle. The SaFAD white paper authors’ purpose is to emphasize the importance of safety by design, along with verification and validation, as the industry works toward creating standards for automated driving.

2019 184

NAATBatt Coalition recommends deployment of up to 300 GWh of distributed energy storage systems by 2022

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A coalition of 13 leading industrial companies and electric utilities, including General Motors Company, The Dow Chemical Company and Duke Energy, issued a white paper recommending the installation of up to 300 GWh of distributed energy storage (DES) systems around the country by 2022. The white paper points out that the way that DES systems are paid for discourages their deployment.

2012 191

Trafigura and Yara to explore opportunities for clean ammonia as shipping fuel; infrastructure and market opportunities

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To reverse this trend the ships in use, the fuels that power them and the related infrastructure all need to change as the industry transitions to low- or zero-carbon maritime fuels. This agreement is another good example of cross-industry collaboration to develop and promote zero-emission fuel in the form of clean ammonia for the shipping industry.

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TARDEC seeks partners for Next-Generation Combat Vehicle prototype

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Army TARDEC is looking for new, innovative engineering organizations from industry, academia and defense communities to partner in the development its Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) prototype. DATC anticipates a Request for White Paper (RWP) to be released to DATC members only that is expected to result in a Project Award to a single team. DATC is an affiliate of SAE ITC (Industry Technologies Consortia).

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EEI encourages utilities to spend at least 5% of fleet acquisition budgets on plug-ins

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The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) released a white paper, “ Transportation Electrification: Utility Fleets Leading the Charge ,” that focuses on the electric power industry’s effort to accelerate the expansion of electric transportation in commercial and retail markets, beginning with electric utility fleets. The bottom line is that the electric utility industry needs the electrification of the transportation sector to remain viable and sustainable in the long term.

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Setting a new standard for battery leak testing


Currently, the common practice in the battery manufacturing industry is to test cell packaging prior to final assembly. You may remember, several years ago, the auto industry had a big recall of airbag inflators. I’ve been in this industry for 20 years, 15 of them with INFICON.

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ICCT quantifies the EV charging infrastructure gap across US markets

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In a new white paper , the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has quantified the gap in charging infrastructure across the 100 most populous US metropolitan areas in the US to power more than 3 million expected electric vehicles by 2025. There are many government and industry developments underway to deploy the necessary charging infrastructure, and electric utilities are especially positioned to support this infrastructure deployment.

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BIO says EPA inaction on RFS rule causing an increase in GHG emissions

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million additional cars on US roads are likely as a result of EPA inaction on finalizing the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules, according to a new white paper issued by The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). The white paper updates earlier BIO’s March 2014 study, “Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Proposed Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard Through 2022.”. Increased greenhouse gas emissions equal to 4.4

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Daimler AG and BMW Group launch long-term development cooperation for automated driving

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Along with Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, Continental, Fiat Chrysler, HERE, Infineon, Intel and Volkswagen, the BMW Group and Daimler have published a white paper entitled Safety First for Automated Driving (SaFAD). Since 2017, work in this area has been consolidated at the Autonomous Driving Campus in Unterschleissheim, just north of Munich, and the industrialization of the technology is being advanced with the support of partners.

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NASA and ARPA-E collaborate on iTech competition for transformational energy technologies

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Continuing through 29 April 2018, inventors and entrepreneurs can submit a five-page white paper on their concept on the NASA iTech website. The finalists have an opportunity to present their technologies and engage with NASA and ARPA-E subject matter experts, potential investors, and industry partners.

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SGB cuts time to maturity with new hybrid Jatropha from 5 to 1-2 years; $11M Series C financing

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A white paper released today and authored by Dr. Bob Schmidt, SGB’s chief scientist outlines how SGB has accomplished the domestication of a new crop species. The $11-million financing is led by SGB’s current investors including Thomas McNerney & Partners, Finistere Ventures and Flint Hills Resources (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries). SGB Inc.,

2014 185

Steel LCA study: lightweighting with advanced high-strength steel produces lower GHG emissions than with aluminum

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To address uncertainty and values used in other studies or industries, Monte Carlo simulations were used to test an expanded range of inputs for several key variables. In 2016 SMDI released a white paper on life cycle GHG emissions; this study includes a comprehensive ISO-conformant peer review of that white paper and incorporates updated baseline vehicle models and data.

2018 186

Gevo and Mansfield Oil sign commercial off-take and strategic alliance agreements for renewable isobutanol

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In addition the companies signed a commercial off-take agreement—Gevo’s second commercial off-take agreement to date and its first in the fuel industry. Earlier this month, Gevo entered into its first definitive commercial off-take agreement with Sasol Chemical Industries Limited, with a goal of providing cost-competitive, reduced carbon footprint alternatives for consumer goods such as paint, ink and coating applications. Gevo, Inc.

2011 179

Obama Administration outlines strategy for reduction of methane emissions

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Agriculture: In June, in partnership with the dairy industry, the USDA, EPA and DOE will jointly release a “Biogas Roadmap” outlining voluntary strategies to accelerate adoption of methane digesters and other cost-effective technologies to reduce US dairy sector greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020. Further, through the Natural Gas STAR program, EPA will work with the industry to expand voluntary efforts to reduce methane emissions.

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IHS Global Insight Report Projects That Plugged-in Vehicles Could Capture 20% of the Global Market by 2030

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Plug-in electric vehicles—plug-in hybrids and full battery-powered—will represent nearly 20% of the global market for light vehicles in 2030, according to findings in a study on the business case for Plugged-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) by automotive industry analysts at IHS Global Insight. The IHS Global Insight white paper, “Battery Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles: The Definitive Assessment of the Business Case,” forecasts an 8.6%

2010 191

European Commission launches public consultation on ending oil dependency in transport

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The European Commission recently adopted the White Paper “Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area —Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system”, which also announced that the European Commission will develop “ a sustainable alternative fuels strategy including also the appropriate infrastructure.” The European Commission has launched a public consultation on long-term plans to end the EU’s oil dependency in transport.

2011 218

Former Commerce and Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta urges technology neutral policies in reaching proposed CAFE standards

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In a white paper released at a National Press Club briefing, Secretary Mineta detailed his support for such policies—i.e., The White Paper was published by the US Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars, a national organization focused on promoting technology neutral policies and the energy efficiency and environmental benefits of advanced clean diesel technology.

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AMPLY Power: Top 25 US cities could save avg. 37% on fuel costs by switching to electric vehicles and buses; up to 60% with managed charging

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A white paper by AMPLY Power, a company providing fleet charging as a service, finds that 25 of America’s largest metropolitan areas could save an average of 37% on fuel costs by electrifying their bus and light-duty vehicle fleets. For commercial / industrial users, the three basic components of an electric bill are: energy charges, demand charges, and fixed charges.

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Pike forecasts worldwide revenue from fuel cells and hydrogen will reach $785M million in 2012; interest in fuel cell vehicles re-emerges

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The total size of the global hydrogen and fuel cell market—including revenues from fuel cells and from hydrogen for fuel cells and internal combustion engines (ICEs)—will reach $785 million in 2012, according to a new white paper from Pike Research. The white paper describes ten key trends for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in 2012. —“The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Industries: Ten Trends to Watch in 2012 and Beyond”.

2012 237

Southern California Edison introduces clean energy proposal to meet state’s climate, air quality goals; >7M EVs (24%) by 2030

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SCE describes its Clean Power and Electrification Pathway in a white paper. Reduced gasoline demand will also provide the benefit of reducing industrial emissions from refineries. Southern California Edison has proposed an integrated strategic framework for the state of California to meet its ambitious climate and air quality goals.

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AVnu Alliance members showcase the first multivendor interoperability demonstration of the AVnu AVB Automotive Profile

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Members of AVnu Alliance , the industry consortium driving open, standards-based deterministic networking ( earlier post ), publicly demonstrated interoperability of systems designed to meet the AVnu Automotive Profile at the Automotive Ethernet Congress held in Munich, Germany earlier this year. The demonstration is validation that AVB/TSN is the low-cost, high-performance networking technology for the automotive industry. AVnu Alliance White Paper: “ AVB for Automotive Use ”.

2016 174

JATO Dynamics: 2016 will be record year for plug-ins with global sales in excess of 700K units; China to begin dominating the market

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A new white paper from JATO Dynamics, the UK-based supplier of automotive business intelligence, projects , based on its partner LMC Automotive’s forecasts, that the global market for plug-in vehicles (plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles) will reach record sales in excess of 700,000 units next year thanks to strong growth in China, Europe and the US. The environmental case has helped the industry to introduce EVs to consumers and give them a foothold in the market.

2015 192

How to choose an electric vehicle battery company

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A new white paper from Ricardo Strategic Consulting looks at the processes that car manufacturers and investors should use when selecting suppliers in the electric vehicle battery systems market. The paper, titled “A battery of questions for electric vehicle investors”, looks at the absence of industry standards in terms of cell chemistries and performance, as [.].

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State Insurance Regulators Adopt Climate Risk Disclosure Requirement for Insurance Companies

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Last year, the NAIC drafted a white paper “ The Potential Impact of Climate Change on Insurance Regulation ”, which called on the insurance industry to “ thoroughly examine the impact of climate change issues on the insurance industry and make necessary regulatory changes and raise important issues in order to protect consumers and ensure a vibrant insurance market as we move into the future. ”.

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Volvo Car Corporation challenges EU’s goals and tactics on cutting CO2 emissions; CEO says electrified vehicles will struggle to pass 1% market share by 2020

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In a talk at the seminar “ EU Debate on Electromobility ” organized by Volvo Car Corporation and held at Autoworld in Brussels, Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation, said that jobs, investment and competitiveness in the European car industry could be threatened by the European Commission’s approach towards vehicle electrification. The European automotive industry risks losing the present technological leadership if this doesn’t happen.

2012 196

Electric cars will have ‘20 per cent market share by 2030?

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The group, made up of industry expert analysts from across the world reports in its latest white paper, ‘Battery Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles: The Definitive [.]. Electric cars, plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles will account for around 20 per cent of the global market for light vehicles by 2030, IHS Global Insight’s Automotive Group predicts.

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ARB Staff Posts Expert Review Reports of the ZEV Technical Analysis

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ARB staff then published a white paper summarizing possible changes to the ZEV regulation along with attachments on ZEV technology status; a 2050 GHG analysis; and complimentary policies. The scenarios presented in the white paper need to be carefully evaluated with respect to market dynamics, technologies improvements/barriers, required infrastructure, etc. –

2010 161

Governors of 8 states sign MoU to put 3.3M zero-emission vehicles on roads by 2025; 15% of new vehicle sales

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Subject to their respective legislative requirements, to work to develop uniform standards to promote ZEV consumer acceptance and awareness, industry compliance, and economies of scale. We are today in a very different position in our relationships with the federal government and industry as well.

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