ORNL team develops low-cost scalable method to join materials in solid-state batteries; electrochemical pulse

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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a scalable, low-cost method to improve the joining of materials in solid-state batteries, resolving one of the big challenges in the commercial development of safe, long-lived energy storage systems.

Researchers use melamine to create effective, low-cost carbon capture; potential tailpipe application

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millimoles per gram at 1 bar), fast adsorption time (less than 1 minute), low price, and extraordinary stability to cycling by flue gas. The low cost of porous melamine means that the material could be deployed widely.

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USABC awards $3.5M low-cost/fast-charge battery technology development contract to Zenlabs Energy

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in Fremont, California for a low-cost/fast-charge (LCFC) technology development. Zenlabs has developed proprietary silicon-based formulations that offer higher specific capacity, longer cycle life, and lower cost. The contract award, which includes a 50% cost share, funds a 24-month project that began earlier this year. The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) awarded a $3.5-million technology development contract to Zenlabs Energy Inc.

Researchers propose new aluminum–sulfur battery with molten-salt electrolyte; low-cost, rechargeable, fire-resistant, recyclable

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This differs from other aluminum batteries in the choice of a positive elemental-chalcogen electrode as opposed to various low-capacity compound formulations and in the choice of a molten-salt electrolyte as opposed to room-temperature ionic liquids that induce high polarization. Importantly for scalability, the cell-level cost of the aluminum–sulfur battery is projected to be less than one-sixth that of current lithium-ion technologies.

Where’s My Low Cost Electric Vehicle?

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Across the country, … Continue Reading Where’s My Low Cost Electric Vehicle? Even with today’s rising electric vehicle prices and shortages, long-term policy goals should remain the focus. It is a good time to be an electric vehicle owner.

Heliogen and Bloom Energy demonstrate production of low-cost green hydrogen; concentrated solar and high-temp electrolysis

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When combined with Bloom’s proprietary solid oxide, high-temperature electrolyzer, hydrogen can be produced 45% more efficiently than low-temperature PEM and alkaline electrolyzers. Electricity accounts for nearly 80% of the cost of hydrogen from electrolysis.

Emerson and BayoTech partner to scale production and distribution of low-cost, modular SMRs for hydrogen production

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BayoTech’s patented technology requires less feedstock, which means fewer carbon emissions and less cost to produce hydrogen than traditional reformers, the company says. BayoGaaS, BayoTech’s gas-as-a-service option, provides customers with low-cost hydrogen on demand.

New ICCT study finds low-cost carriers driving 90% of US airline CO2 emissions growth

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Further, the study found that low-cost carriers (LCCs) such as Spirit, Frontier, and Southwest have driven virtually all that airline emissions growth since 2005. Source: “Low-cost carriers and US aviation emissions growth, 2005 to 2019”.

PNNL team develops new low-cost method to convert captured CO2 to methane

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To explore the use of EEMPA in converting CO 2 to methane, Kothandaraman and her fellow authors studied the reaction’s molecular underpinnings, then assessed the cost of running the process at scale in a 550-megawatt power plant. The authors’ assessment identified further cost savings, in that CO 2 captured by EEMPA can be converted to methane on site.

New process improves efficiency of low-cost solar cells 

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Researchers have found a way to improve the efficiency of low-cost solar cells, aiding the global transition to clean energy. The post New process improves efficiency of low-cost solar cells appeared first on Innovation News Network.

FPX Nickel establishes subsidiary to pursue large-scale, low-cost and permanent carbon capture and storage

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to pursue opportunities in large-scale, low-cost and permanent carbon capture and storage (CCS). Importantly, FPX will have the right to use any intellectual property developed by CO 2 Lock, further raising the potential for development of a low- or zero-carbon nickel mining operation at Decar. FPX Nickel Corp.,

Yadea launches new low-cost KS3 electric scooter with suspension

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more… The post Yadea launches new low-cost KS3 electric scooter with suspension appeared first on Electrek. When thinking of Yadea, images of the brand’s popular seated electric scooters more readily come to mind.

Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R) completed in Japan; aiming for low-cost green hydrogen production; P2G

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Renewable energy output is subject to large fluctuations, so FH2R will adjust to supply and demand in the power grid in order to maximize utilization of this energy while establishing low-cost, Green hydrogen production technology.

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NASA to fly payload with SpinLaunch’s mass accelerator to test low-cost, high-cadence kinetic launch system

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The velocity boost provided by the accelerator’s electric drive results in a 4x reduction in the fuel required to reach orbit, a 10x reduction in cost, and the ability to launch multiple times per day.

USABC awards $3M low-cost/fast-charge EV battery technology development contract to Amprius Technologies

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The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) awarded a $3-million technology development contract to Amprius Technologies for a low-cost, fast-charge silicon nanowire cell technology for electric vehicles. The contract award, which includes a 50% cost share, funds a 30-month project that began earlier this year.

Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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The results from this study suggested a cost of hydrogen as low as ¥17 to ¥27/Nm 3 (US$0.16 - $0.25) using a combination of technologies and the achievement of ambitious individual cost targets for batteries, PV, and electrolyzers. For comparison, the US DOE’s 2020 target for the levelized cost of hydrogen (production only) is $2.30/kg.

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Honda launches low-cost U-GO electric scooter

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more… The post Honda launches low-cost U-GO electric scooter appeared first on Electrek. Honda may have dragged its feet for years when it came to electric two-wheelers, but the company has now released a number of new and interesting designs.

Hyundai reportedly set to launch two low-cost electric cars in Europe

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The post Hyundai reportedly set to launch two low-cost electric cars in Europe appeared first on The Driven. Hyundai is stepping closer to offering two compact EVs in Europe for less than €20,000, reports say.

Canadian startup launches INDIEGOGO funding campaign for low-cost electric self-charging solar tricycle produced in Pakistan

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The team projects that the high-efficiency vehicle will have a a minimum unit cost of only $1,400 to produce—the price of an average mountain bike—once the funding goal is reached.

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DOE awards Eaton $4.9M to develop low-cost fast-charging solution; solid-state transformer, modular chargers

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million for a program to reduce the cost and complexity of deploying direct-current (DC) fast electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVCI). Under the three-year program, Eaton will develop and demonstrate a novel, compact and turnkey solution for DC fast-charging infrastructure that is anticipated to reduce costs by 65% through improvements in power conversion and grid interconnection technology, charger integration and modularity, and installation time.

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Ampcera announces a low-cost and scalable solid electrolyte technology for solid-state batteries

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Silicon-Valley-based Ampcera announced a low-cost flexible solid electrolyte (SE) membrane technology for solid-state batteries (SSBs). Performance and cost are the bottlenecks in the commercialization of SE technology and SSBs. To address them, Ampcera has been developing a scalable SE technology, and has filed multiple US patent applications and an international PCT patent application on its flexible SE membranes, a low-cost manufacturing method, and the corresponding SSBs.

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Fraunhofer researchers develop new low-cost dry-film electrode production process

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Better and more cost-efficient production methods for energy storage are increasingly in demand, especially in Germany: All major automobile manufacturers have launched ambitious electric vehicle programs that will ensure a sharp rise in demand for batteries. Production at locations with high electricity prices—such as Germany—is, therefore, very high-cost. Our dry transfer coating process aims to noticeably reduce the process costs in electrode coating.

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New low-cost and high-performance multinary intermetallic compound as active electrocatalyst for hydrogen production

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The new electrocatalyst can be produced at large scale and low cost, providing a new paradigm in a wide application of hydrogen production by electrochemical reaction in future. Their high costs and scarcity hinder the development and applications of this hydrogen production method.

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Ride1Up Core-5 updated as low-cost 28 MPH commuter electric bike with longer range

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Ride1Up’s Core-5 electric bike has received an upgrade to improve its already popular position as a cost-effective $1,195 commuter electric bike. The post Ride1Up Core-5 updated as low-cost 28 MPH commuter electric bike with longer range appeared first on Electrek.

New low-cost $1,245 electric gravel bike with Gates belt drive opens pre-orders

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San Diego-based Ride1Up has now opened orders for its low-cost electric gravel bike, the Roadster V2 Gravel Edition. more… The post New low-cost $1,245 electric gravel bike with Gates belt drive opens pre-orders appeared first on Electrek.

Low-cost SONDORS Metacycle nearly sold out through 2023, but $5k price set to rise soon

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The $5,000 SONDORS Metacycle looks like one of the best bets right now for a low-cost and highway-capable electric motorcycle in the US. more… The post Low-cost SONDORS Metacycle nearly sold out through 2023, but $5k price set to rise soon appeared first on Electrek.

New photos show SONDORS prepping its low-cost electric motorcycle for delivery (for real this time)

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The post New photos show SONDORS prepping its low-cost electric motorcycle for delivery (for real this time) appeared first on Electrek. This isn’t the first time we’ve reported that SONDORS is ready to deliver its Metacycle electric motorcycle to pre-order customers.

SONDORS prepping its low-cost electric motorcycle for delivery [Update: Deliveries started]

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The post SONDORS prepping its low-cost electric motorcycle for delivery [Update: Deliveries started] appeared first on Electrek. This isn’t the first time we’ve reported that SONDORS is ready to deliver its Metacycle electric motorcycle to pre-order customers.

Researchers in Australia develop low-cost water-splitting catalyst that offers comparable performance to platinum

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An additional benefit is that our nickel-iron electrode can catalyse both the hydrogen and oxygen generation, so not only could we slash the production costs by using Earth-abundant elements, but also the costs of manufacturing one catalyst instead of two.

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Ride1Up Roadster V2 Gravel Edition review: The best low-cost electric gravel bike out there. Period.

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But considering that my next favorite gravel e-bike costs 3x as much , I still call that an amazing deal! The post Ride1Up Roadster V2 Gravel Edition review: The best low-cost electric gravel bike out there.

Exeter team develops low-cost photoelectrode for spontaneous water-splitting using sunlight

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The greatest challenge is to develop a suitable technology for large scale and cost effective solar fuel production to compete with fossil fuel. Cost effective solar fuel generation is hindered by the semiconductor material not meeting certain essential criteria to achieve highly efficient solar to hydrogen conversion. Also for cost effective, environmental and scalability issues, earth abundant non-toxic materials should be the focus of research into new semiconductor materials. …

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Fucare’s new 20 mph seated electric scooter is a low-cost option for comfortable riding

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The post Fucare’s new 20 mph seated electric scooter is a low-cost option for comfortable riding appeared first on Electrek.

Europeans already love electric cargo bikes, and now Americans are embracing these low-cost car alternatives

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The post Europeans already love electric cargo bikes, and now Americans are embracing these low-cost car alternatives appeared first on Electrek.

EUNORAU D6 e-bike launched as low-cost electric road bike with mid-motor & torque sensor

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The post EUNORAU D6 e-bike launched as low-cost electric road bike with mid-motor & torque sensor appeared first on Electrek. EUNORAU, a value-oriented electric bike maker, is back again with a new model of e-bike.

Rice U team creates low-cost, high-efficiency integrated device for solar-driven water splitting; solar leaf

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Rice University researchers have created an efficient, low-cost device that splits water to produce hydrogen fuel. Ajayan, and Jun Lou (2020) “A Low-Cost and High-Efficiency Integrated Device toward Solar-Driven Water Splitting” ACS Nano doi: 10.1021/acsnano.9b09053.

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A new Iron Age? Startup promises low-cost, high-energy iron-air batteries for home grids

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The startup's first product will be an iron-air battery, which can be used in energy-storage applications for one-tenth the cost of current lithium-ion chemistry, according to an announcement.

Gevo develops process for low-cost renewable isoprene; building block for rubber and rubber products

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has developed a proprietary catalytic process that transforms low-cost commercially available, or even waste by-product, renewable alcohols into renewable isoprene that would be expected to compete head-to-head on price with natural and petroleum-based chemical equivalents while reducing CO 2 emissions. Renewable, low-carbon, low-cost isoprene has been pursued by a lot of companies over the years without commercial success. Gevo, Inc.

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Lectric eBikes unveils Lectric XPremium low-cost mid-drive folding electric bike with torque sensor

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Right after unveiling a new lower-cost folding e-bike two weeks ago , Phoenix-based Lectric eBikes is back with a new higher-end mid-drive electric bike known as the Lectric XPremium.

Aventon Soltera electric bike launched as low-cost commuter e-bike with high-quality roots

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The lower cost model still features the company’s high quality manufacturing and looks like it may edge out other competitors in the category on features. Aventon is highly-regarded in the electric bicycle industry for its quality manufacturing.

SWFT Maxx electric moped review: A low-cost ride with e-bike performance and scooter comfort

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more… The post SWFT Maxx electric moped review: A low-cost ride with e-bike performance and scooter comfort appeared first on Electrek. The SWFT Maxx electric moped is one of those rare two-wheeled EVs that tries to have its cake and eat it too.

Fucare HU3 electric scooter review: Here’s why I fell in love with this low-cost seated e-scooter

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is an interesting new entry in the seated electric scooter market, offering a combination of cute design and low-maintenance construction. The post Fucare HU3 electric scooter review: Here’s why I fell in love with this low-cost seated e-scooter appeared first on Electrek.

Low-cost SONDORS Metacycle e-motorcycle gets (another) delivery delay, updates design images

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The low-cost 80 mph (130 km/h) SONDORS Metacycle may be one of the most highly anticipated electric motorcycles of the year, but that huge spotlight also shines a light on controversies surrounding its delayed production.

Europe’s newest long-range, low-cost electric motorcycle is production-ready and looks good

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more… The post Europe’s newest long-range, low-cost electric motorcycle is production-ready and looks good appeared first on Electrek.