Hermosa Beach Sees The Light

Creative Greenius

As if from the heavens above, The Word, appeared immaculately and impeccably on some of Hermosa Beach’s signature buildings last night.

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Greenius Scores Free LED Holiday Lights from SBESC

Creative Greenius

Creative Greenius, Joe Galliani, with his free LED lights from the South Bay Environmental Services Center Holiday Light Exchange. It was the holiday Light Exchange in 2007 that first connected me with the SBESC and I’ve been a volunteer with them ever since.

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Princeton team uses light to boost production of isobutanol 5x from engineered yeast; optogenetics

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Researchers at Princeton University have used light to control genetically modified Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast—i.e., Optogenetic tools are ideal for achieving such precise control, as light can be applied and removed instantly without complex media changes.

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Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

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The more time I spend with Lillian Light the more I admire, respect and flat out like her. I want to be as vital and meaningful as Lillian Light is when I grow up.

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BMW’s ReachNow installing Light & Charge locations in Seattle; 100 chargers at 20 new public sites

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ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle.

Light Up Your Future At The Manhattan Beach Pier 8pm Saturday March 29

Creative Greenius

Some cities just turn out the lights for an hour to celebrate Earth Hour. The world leader in LED lighting, LEDtronics has generously donated 500 LED candles and holders.

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Cambridge team demonstrates light-driven photoreforming of unprocessed biomass to H2 at room temperature

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A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has reported the light-driven photoreforming of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin to H 2 using semiconducting cadmium sulfide quantum dots in alkaline aqueous solution.

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Argonne team develops synthetic bionano membrane to convert light to hydrogen

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A team led by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has developed a new way to produce solar fuels by using completely synthetic bionano machinery to harvest light without the need for a living cell.

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NASA green-lights 3 research projects on unmanned aviation systems

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NASA has given the green light to three teams of NASA researchers working on different aspects of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The trio of investigations are part of NASA’s Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) project and are expected to take between 24 and to 30 months to complete. Our idea is to invest a very modest amount of time and money into new technologies that are ambitious and potentially transformative. They may or may not work, but we won’t know unless we try.

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German alliance develops new active matrix LED headlights; 1,024 individually controllable light points

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A German research alliance has developed the basis for smart, high-resolution active matrix LED headlights, which takes adaptive forward lighting to a new dimension. Both headlights contain three LED light sources, each with 1,024 individually controllable light points.

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Hyundai introduces hydrogen fuel cell H350 light commercial van concept at IAA

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Hyundai Motor is introducing a hydrogen fuel cell concept version of its H350 light commercial van at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance forms light commercial vehicle business unit

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance is creating a light commercial vehicle business unit to expand its global presence in this growing segment. By leveraging Renault’s van expertise and Nissan’s truck know-how in key markets, the Alliance intends to grow its light commercial vehicle sales worldwide. In the spirit of the Alliance, partners will leverage complementary markets and products while maintaining their own brand identity, sales and revenue.

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Avantium acquires Liquid Light; electrocatalysis to convert CO2 to chemicals

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Renewable chemicals company Avantium has acquired the assets of Liquid Light. Liquid Light has developed proprietary process technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally-abundant carbon dioxide. The acquisition combines the technologies of both Liquid Light and Avantium to develop a world-leading electro-catalysis platform and to commercialize new process technologies using CO 2 as feedstock to produce sustainable chemicals and materials.

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Getting the Tachometer and Lights Working

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Since I had modified the regenerative braking system to not drive the brake lights, I had three extra wires left over. I'll use these to tap into DMOC monitoring functions to drive the tachometer and the red/green indicator lights on the dash.

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EIA projects light-duty vehicle energy use to drop 12% by 2025

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The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017) Reference case projects a decline in light-duty vehicle energy use between 2018 and 2040 as improvements in fuel economy more than offset increases in light-duty vehicle (LDV) miles.

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US light-duty vehicle sales hit record high of 17.5 million units in 2016

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According to Ward’s Automotive, in calendar year 2016 light vehicle sales reached 17.5 million light vehicles sold, the highest point until 2015. Light vehicle sales have increased for the past seven years.

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ICCT calculates consumer benefits of increased efficiency in 2025-2030 light-duty vehicles in the US

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A new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) estimates Consumer benefits of increased efficiency in 2025-2030 light-duty vehicles in the US. The analysis found that consumer benefits are available across vehicle types, from cars to light trucks.

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SwRI’s single-cylinder engines available for combustion research; light-, medium- and heavy-duty applications

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The engines, one for light- and medium-duty applications and one for heavy-duty applications, can accommodate either multi-cylinder or single-cylinder heads through a custom cylinder barrel and head support shelf.

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Metallic nanostructures with strong light confinement can triple the efficiency of solar-based hydrogen generation

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Researchers led by a team from KAUST have found a more sustainable route to hydrogen fuel production using chaotic, light-trapping materials that mimic natural photosynthetic water splitting. Plasmonic systems have specific geometries that trap light only at characteristic frequencies.

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ExxonMobil predicts peak in light-duty vehicle liquid fuels ~2030, but ongoing role for oil in the mix

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At the same time, total miles traveled per year by cars, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and light trucks will increase about 60%, reaching about 14 trillion in 2040. increasing hybrids and electric vehicles) play a much smaller role in limiting energy demand for light-duty vehicles.

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain to launch first valve rotator for downspeeded light vehicle engines

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At this year’s IAA in Frankfurt, Federal-Mogul Powertrain will launch a new, smaller version of its proven Rotocap valve rotator, the first such for 4 valve per cylinder light vehicle engines.

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SABIC exploring integrated lighting features in car windows

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SABIC is actively working on developing car window technology with integrated lighting features. SABIC first disclosed its efforts to develop polycarbonate (PC) windows with integrated lighting at the International Symposium on Automotive Lighting (ISAL), held in Darmstadt, Germany 28-30 September. While those elements are largely decorative, SABIC says integrated lighting can serve a variety of functional purposes. Using colored light for brand enhancement.

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EPA, DOT open public comment period on reconsideration of GHG Standards for Cars and Light Trucks

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In a joint Federal Register notice , the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) opened the public comment period on the reconsideration of the January 2017 Final Determination for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years (MY) 2022-2025.

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Audi launches Traffic Light Information V2I service in the US starting in Las Vegas

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Audi is the first manufacturer to launch Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology in the US, with the deployment of Traffic Light Information in select 2017 Audi A4, Q7 and allroad models in Las Vegas. The launch of this technology is another in a long list of firsts for Audi that have positioned us as the industry leader in connectivity solutions V2I applications and services like Traffic Light Information are essential components as we continue to move toward an autonomous future.

Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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six-piston) light-duty version of its opposed piston engine (OPE) in both diesel- and gasoline-fueled versions. Achates will demonstrate the engine in 2018 in a driveable light-duty truck. The light-duty engine is a “basic” Achates opposed piston 2-stroke engine, said Redon—i.e.,

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Brunel team working to develop next-generation light, thin-walled aluminum die-cast parts

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Researchers at Brunel University London are developing a new generation of ultra-light car parts that will reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions.

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Osaka team develops new solar-to-hydrogen catalyst that uses broader spectrum of light

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The three-part composite maximizes both absorbing light and its efficiency for water splitting. Finally, the gold-covered LTO is mixed with ultrathin sheets of the element black phosphorus (BP), which acts as a light absorber. Although H 2 can be produced from direct splitting of water using semiconductor photocatalysts under solar light irradiation, the present energy conversion efficiency of STH [solar-to-hydrogen] is too low for the technology to be economically sound.

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French team finds light-driven algal enzyme that converts fatty acids to hydrocarbons

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A team of researchers in France has discovered an algal photoenzyme that catalyzes the decarboxylation of free fatty acids to n-alkanes or -alkenes in response to blue light. In a paper in the journal Science , the researchers suggest that the photoenzyme, which they named fatty acid photodecarboxylase, may be useful in light-driven, bio-based production of hydrocarbons. For example, light-controlled catalysis allows the study of rapid enzymatic processes in real time.

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Daimler starts production of FUSO eCanter in Europe; first series all-electric light-duty truck

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has started production of the all‑electric light-duty truck Fuso eCanter in Tramagal, Portugal. The Fuso eCanter is produced in line with the conventional Canter light-duty truck at the Tramagal plant.

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Groupe Renault acquires PVI, a specialist in the electrification of Light Commercial Vehicles

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Groupe Renault has acquired the French company PVI (Power Vehicle Innovation), which specializes in the conversion of commercial vehicles to electricity or natural gas. PVI has previously worked with Groupe Renault on the development and electrification of the upcoming Renault Master Z.E.

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Cambridge team successfully tests hybrid light aircraft; 30% fuel savings

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Researchers from the University of Cambridge, in association with Boeing, have successfully tested a light aircraft powered by a parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system, in which an electric motor and gasoline engine work together to drive the propeller. Hybrid in flight. Click to enlarge.

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Eni licenses EST technology to Sinopec to convert residues to high-quality light products; eliminating pet-coke and fuel oil

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Eni’s proprietary Eni Slurry Technology (EST) is able to convert refining residues entirely into high-quality light products, eliminating both liquid and solid refining residues with significant environmental benefits.

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EPA: GHG emissions standards for cars and light trucks should be revised; joint process with NHTSA (updated with more reactions)

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the completion of the Midterm Evaluation (MTE) process for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025, and his final determination that the current standards are not appropriate and should be revised.

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Light over heat: UV-driven rhodium nanoparticles catalyze conversion of CO2 to methane

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Duke University researchers have engineered rhodium nanoparticles that can harness the energy in ultraviolet light and use it to catalyze the conversion of carbon dioxide to methane, a key building block for many types of fuels.

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California goal: eliminate gasoline, diesel light vehicles altogether

Green Car Reports

What if gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks were simply eliminated altogether from the new vehicles sold in a state? Residents of one state in the U.S. may, eventually, find out. California already leads the nation in promoting zero-emission vehicles, but the Golden State may soon take that policy a step further. DON'T MISS: Will California. emissions California California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in cars transportation policy

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ORNL-led team developing breakthrough high-temperature, high-strength Al alloy for advanced light-duty engines

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A team led by researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is developing a lower-cost cast aluminum (Al) alloy capable of at least a 50 ˚C temperature increase over the current cylinder head alloys 319 and 356 for use in light duty engines. Having such a higher-temperature alloy for use in the head can be a game changer for light-duty engines, suggested Dr. J Allen Haynes, ORNL propulsion materials program manager.

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EPA proposes leaving light-duty vehicle GHG standards for MY 2022-2025 unchanged

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed leaving the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for light-duty vehicle model years 2022-2025 in place, based on its technical analysis that shows automakers are well positioned to meet the targets. As part of the rulemaking establishing the model year 2017-2025 light-duty vehicle GHG standards, EPA committed to conduct a Midterm Evaluation of standards for model years 2022-2025.

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EPA to maintain light-duty vehicle GHG standards unchanged through 2025

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In an expected ruling, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy finalized her decision to maintain the current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for model years 2022-2025 cars and light trucks. Top: Footprint-based CO 2 (g/mile) light truck standards curves.

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Next-gen Audi A8 introduces new four-material space frame; light weight and rigid

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Volkswagen Group of America joins LIFT for automotive light-weighting research; first automotive OEM member

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Light-weighting is critical for the future of our vehicles, not only to improve on fuel economy, but also to help improve vehicle performance. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. VWGoA) has officially joined the LIFT (Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow) institute as a Silver Member to advance the group’s research into lightweight metals, therefore reducing the weight of future vehicles.

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