Electric Motorcycle Maker Mission Motors Runs Out Of Juice

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Mission Motors, a small company that generated a lot of excitement for its incredible electric motorcycle prototype, has just filed for bankruptcy. The company developed an electric superbike that could go up to 150 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, but it never managed to put the bike into production. DON'T MISS: 2016 Zero. Green Mission Motors electric motorcycles

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San Francisco Will Juice Your Electric Car For Free

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The city of San Francisco, California, will install electric vehicle charging stations in publicly-owned garages and at San Francisco International Airport by the end of the year that drivers can use for free until 2013. The plan involves dropping around 90 charging stations across the city in the hopes that it will encourage more residents to

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Your Electric Car Out Of Juice? AAA Tests Roadside Recharging

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Everyone makes mistakes once in a while, and we’re sure most drivers have run out of gasoline at least once in their life. But as the saying goes, it's hard to carry a gallon of electricity back to your plug-in car if the battery is completely out of charge. Which is why AAA is now testing roadside assistance for rapid charging of electric

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GE and Juice Technologies Co-Developing Electric Vehicle Charging Devices

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GE and Juice Technologies have entered a joint development agreement to create intelligent plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging devices for US and global markets. The chargers integrate GE’s smart meters with Juice Technology’s Plug Smart engine to help consumers charge their cars during low-demand, lower cost time periods.

Date palm juice can inhibit corrosion of aluminum alloy used in aerospace applications

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Date palm juice inhibited corrosion of an aluminum alloy called AA7075, used in aerospace and other applications, in a salt solution, according to a new study by Husnu Gerengi at Duzce University in Turkey. Gerengi decided to check date palm juice. Gerengi noted that while an extract from date palm leaves is a known anticorrosive, this was the first test of the fruit’s juice. The juice, which he reported adsorbed into the aluminum’s surface, contains a number of sugars.

Tsinghua Researchers Find that Sugarcane Juice is a Good Fermentation Feedstock for Algal Biodiesel

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Researchers at Tsinghua University in China have shown that sugarcane juice is a good feedstock for biodiesel production, when used to support the growth of the alga Chlorella protothecoides by heterotrophic fermentation. In fermentation in a 5-liter bioreactor, algae using sugarcane juice hydrolysate (SCH) grew faster than algae using glucose.

?Unlimited Juice? Electric Vehicle Charging Plans: Good Idea or Exploitation?

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We often get asked by readers just how much it will cost to run an EV. And while we’re able to say that an EV costs less to run once purchased than a gasoline car we’ve had to guess refer them to their local utility company for exact pricing. So what if you could enter into a monthly service contract with an energy provider to provide

Need Juice? 7 Home Charging Solutions for Your Electric Car

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You’ve read the reports, drooled over the spy shots and saved your pennies for an all-electric or plug-in hybrid electric car. But do you know how you’re going to charge your new car at home, the office or at your parents’ place? Before you pick any charger, do your research. Make sure you know how quickly your EV can charge, and

Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

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Around 35 percent of electric car owners were concerned about reaching a destination before running out of juice “Range anxiety” for pure battery-powered electric car owners wears off quickly as a driver begins to understand the capabilities and charging patterns of their car, according to a new study by the Technology Strategy Board.

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How Far Left On My Leaf? Electric-Car Charging Location Apps: Review

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To combat “range anxiety” (the fear of running out of juice), Nissan offers a function in their navigation system that (1) notifies the driver when the The all-electric Nissan Leaf is a gas to drive. The car is peppy, quiet, and holds the road nicely. But its practical range is approximately 75 miles on an 80-percent battery charge.

IH2 technology licensed to India-based SunLight Fuels; liquid hydrocarbon fuels from bagasse

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Bagasse is the fibrous residue remaining after the extraction of juice from the crushed stalks of sugarcane. Sunlight Fuels Private Limited (Sunlight Fuels), headquartered in New Delhi, India, has entered into a second-stage Front End Loading (FEL-2) license agreement for IH 2 (Integrated Hydropyrolysis and Hydroconversion) technology with a Singapore-based affiliate of CRI Catalyst Company LP (CRI), a global catalyst technology company of the Shell Group.

Range Rover Hybrid Coming

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turbodiesel V6, a 35 kW electric motor is integrated with the 8-speed automatic, and juice is provided by a lithium ion battery pack which is encased in a protective boron-steel cage beneath the floor. The 2014 Range Rover is designed to be the most capable luxury condo on the market.

Greater Manchester plugs into electric motoring with new charging points

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Electric vehicle owners in Greater Manchester have rejoiced at the prospect of being able to re-juice away from home as the city joined the likes of Newcastle, Bristol and London by introducing a streamlined network of electric vehicle charging points.

2011 Detroit Auto Show: Sexy Electric Mercedes SLS AMG Due 2013

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If the shots we showed you last year of Mercedes-Benz’s electric offering on the now iconic SLS AMG super-car were enough to get your juices flowing, you’ll be pleased to know that Mercedes announced yesterday at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show that the all-electric SLS AMG E-Cell will be available for order in 2013.

Tesla Losing Libel Case With Top Gear In UK High Court

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A Tesla Roadster may not have really whirred to a halt in the 2008 episode of Top Gear - since at the center of a long, drawn out legal battle - but the maker's court case against the BBC programme is definitely running out of juice. A ruling in favor of Top Gear has struck a blow to Tesla's libel battle against the car-themed entertainment show

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How To Charge An Electric SUV

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So it’s not hard to imagine electric vehicle (EV) drivers will occasionally cut it close when battery power is low or simply run out of juice. Who You Gonna Call When Your EV Batteries Run Low?

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Free EV chargers laid on for LCV2012

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Electric vehicle owners will be able to drive their EV to next month’s Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2012 without worrying whether they’ll have enough juice to get home. A 30-minute fast charge and four standard charging bays will be available to use for free during the event at the Millbrook Proving Ground on September 5-6. [.]. Latest news cenex Chargemaster LCV2012

Full steam ahead for recharge infrastructure as Chiltern Railways install free charging bays

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Funded by a consortium coordinated by Milton Keynes Council and installed by POD Point, the EV charge points [pictured] provide the capacity for two cars to be re-juiced simultaneously, free of charge. Chiltern Railways has hopped aboard the electric vehicle express after charging points were installed at nine major train stations.

Smart charging device under testing

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The devices, known as the Plug Smart Pal and Plug Smart Solo, which have been developed by Juice Technologies LLC, could allow customers to charge their vehicle anywhere in the utility company’s territory and charge the usage to their existing account. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Juice Technologies San Diego Gas and Electric smart charging smart charging device

ChargePoints Services secures cost-cutting fast chargers

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DBT’s Quick Chargers [pictured] can juice up an EV to around 80% of its battery capacity in 20-30 minutes but at 60% of the cost of other rapid chargers available. ChargePoints Services (CPS) has completed a distribution deal with France-based DBT for its electric vehicle fast chargers. Reduced re-fuelling times will help EVs compete with [.]. Latest news ChargePoints Services fast chargers London 2012

Praj, Gevo to enter commercialization phase of Gevo isobutanol technology for sugarcane and molasses feedstocks

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Praj Industries and Gevo announced that Gevo’s proprietary isobutanol technology will now be available for licensing to processors of sugarcane juice and molasses. In the first phase of development, Praj worked with Gevo’s technology using sugar cane and molasses feedstocks, undertaking test-runs in order to develop a process design package that will now be offered for commercialization to cane juice and molasses-based ethanol plants, as licensees of Gevo’s isobutanol technology.

Leaf Gets iPhone Control

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While the vehicle is at a charging station, it’ll be able to send updates to your phone, telling you when it’s finished suckling go-juice.&#. While the vehicle is at a charging station, it’ll be able to send updates to your phone, telling you when it’s finished suckling go-juice. Another Leaf-note: It’ll be iPhone friendly. Read more in the article: Nissan Leaf electric car gets iPhone control. From the article: “All Nissan Leafs (Leaves?)

Amyris processes Ceres sweet sorghum into renewable diesel using soluble and cellulosic sugars

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To process the soluble sugars that accumulate in the plants, the sorghum juice was first extracted from the stems and concentrated into sugar syrup by Ceres. Liquid fuel and chemical production from sweet sorghum. Source: Amyris. Click to enlarge. Amyris, Inc.

Al Muratsuchi Votes To Kill Community Choice Then Finds Out He Was Duped & Calls Me To Apologize

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This political primary season just keeps getting weirder and weirder. Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, representing the 66th District in California explains as State Controller, John Chiang listens at the Lunquist Mansion on the Palos Verdes Peninsula during a recent fundraiser (photo by Joe Galliani).

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SDG&E to Test Mobile Smart Charging Device for Plug-ins

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San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will test and evaluate a mobile smart charging device for plug-in electric vehicles developed by Juice Technologies LLC. SDG&E and Juice Technologies presented a prototype of the Juice Technologies Plug Smart intelligent charging device at the Plug-In 2009 Conference in Long Beach, CA. Juice Technologies.

Your iPhone Can Charge Wirelessly—How About Your Electric Car?

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Just set it down on the charging mat and let your phone juice up. Plugs. They’re, like, so 2008. There’s been a surge of attention over the last year towards products that that can charge your smartphone wirelessly, like the devices PowerMat makes. But according to a new report from Pike Research, the technology that makes your

Scientists engineer sugarcane to produce lipids for biodiesel, more sugar for ethanol; ARPA-E project PETROSS

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Using a juicer, the researchers extracted about 90% of the sugar and 60% of the oil from the plant; the juice was fermented to produce ethanol and later treated with organic solvents to recover the oil. Long, Vijay Singh (2017) “Evaluation of the quantity and composition of sugars and lipid in the juice and bagasse of lipid producing sugarcane” Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology , Volume 10, Pages 148-155 doi: 10.1016/j.bcab.2017.03.003.

Coda Explains Low Battery Plan Or How To Ease Range Anxiety Once Underway

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According to Coda's Kara Saltness, First, just like in a gasoline-powered car, there will be warnings that the juice is The first EV from Santa Monica based Coda Automotive is coming to fleets and a limited number of individual buyers in late 2010, but we're getting a preview of how the car will handle running low on battery power already.

EV Owners to Receive Gasoline Vehicle Rental Coupons For Long Trips, Interesting Solution to Range Anxiety

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Range anxiety is the fear of running out of juice in an EV during an extended trip with no place to plug-in in sight. Range anxiety is often discussed at great length in regard to electric vehicles. This anxiety, if not quickly overcome, could hamper the entire EV segment. Automakers have looked for solutions to the problem, but see few

Ford Not Offering Fast Charge Capability on First Generation of EVs

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Fast charging requires a lot of juice. Many potential EV buyers have discussed the necessity of fast charge stations and the automakers are listening. Most upcoming EVs will have fast charge capability, but there are additional hurdles to overcome before fast charging become commonplace. Fast charging units operate at about 50 kW of power

Downtown South San Francisco electrified

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Hoping the parking will contribute to the revitalization of Grand Avenue, SSF now offers a convenient spot to stop for a bit of juice just off 101. Four electric vehicle charging stations were unveiled today at a new parking structure in downtown South San Francisco.

Optinol estimates its biobutanol process can achieve energy cost parity with ethanol

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The process has been tested with a wide variety of feedstocks including sugar cane juice, corn starch, sweet sorghum juice, molasses types including sugar cane and beets and cellulosic sugars. Based on preliminary engineering studies to estimate the capital and operating costs for commercial scale production, Optinol Inc. has concluded that it is feasible to produce bio-butanol using its process at energy-cost-parity with ethanol.

Energy-Efficient One-Pot Process for Conversion of Biomass to HMF

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A team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences reports the production of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from monosaccharide (fructose and glucose), polysaccharide (inulin) and the Jerusalem artichoke juice by a simple one-pot reaction including hydrolysis and dehydration using solid acid under mild conditions. The HMF yield was up to 74% and 65% when inulin and Jerusalem artichoke juice were hydrolyzed by exoinulinase.

First 4,400 2011 Chevrolet Volt Buyers Eligible For Free In-Home Charging Stations

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Rather, the first buyers of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt will be eligible for one of 4,400 Department of Energy-funded in-home charging stations to juice up their cars without having to rely on the slow feed of 120-volt No, this isn't the same 4,400 that were abducted by aliens and returned to a mediocre TV drama, though there could be some overlap.

Five Questions: Jon Azrielant, Project EViE Executive Director

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A perceived lack of sex appeal may prevent some buyers from considering the electric cars that will soon go on sale, but it's range anxiety--the fear of what happens when you run out of juice--that really give people pause. What's needed is a stunt, something that could convince buyers that electric cars are far more capable than they imagined

NREL and Ecopetrol in $2.3M CRADA agreement to optimize conversion of waste biomass to ethanol

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But the bagasse can be stacked and stored for a long time after the juice is removed and washed out of the green grass stalk. It’s more challenging to break down the cellulose in the bagasse than the sugar-rich juice, but if the conversion process is successful, the bagasse can be processed into a biofuel.

Amyris adds additional production capacity through agreement with Paraíso Bioenergia

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Under the agreement, Amyris will construct fermentation and separation capacity to produce Amyris products and Paraíso will supply sugar cane juice and other utilities; Amyris will retain the full economic benefits enabled by the sale of Amyris renewable products over the lower of sugar or ethanol alternatives. The new production facility will be designed to process juice from up to one million tons of cane annually. Renewable hydrocarbons company Amyris, Inc.

Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

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We could convince Mattel and 20th Century Fox and other successful companies to get on board but politicians knew that the Interior Department and its NPS had no juice come budget season and there were no big political payoffs to come from being the champion of the National Parks.

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Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

Creative Greenius

We could convince Mattel and 20th Century Fox and other successful companies to get on board but politicians knew that the Interior Department and its NPS had no juice come budget season and there were no big political payoffs to come from being the champion of the National Parks.

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The trials of public charging, part 2 (of many to come)

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Only half the story about public charging is providing juice: enabling drivers to extend the range of their vehicles beyond their night-time "fill-up" at home when necessary and overcoming newbie "range anxiety." Juice flows.