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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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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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.

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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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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.

2019 142

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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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.

2019 90

MAN Engines releases first IMO Tier III engines for workboats; low-cost, SCR-only solution

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The key to cost savings and greater system simplicity was the manufacturer’s decision to avoid a complex exhaust gas recirculation system and heavy, bulky components like diesel particulate filters and oxidation catalytic converters.

2019 96

GWU team demonstrates highly scalable, low-cost process for making carbon nanotube wools directly from CO2

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Researchers at George Washington University led by Dr. Stuart Licht have demonstrated the first facile high-yield, low-energy synthesis of macroscopic length carbon nanotubes (CNTs)—carbon nanotube wool—from CO 2 using molten carbonate electrolysis ( earlier post ).

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Tokyo Tech team develops low-cost germanium-free solid electrolyte for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have devised a low-cost, scalable approach to developing all-solid-state batteries, improving prospects for scaling up the technology for widespread use in electric vehicles, communications and other industrial applications.

2017 122

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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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. …

2018 109

Ricardo’s low-cost, fuel-efficient automatic transmission concept for motorcycles

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Ricardo has developed and demonstrated an advanced and cost-effective motorcycle Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) concept that offers the comfort and convenience of automatic and semi-automatic operation with better-than-manual fuel efficiency.

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EPFL team develops low-cost catalyst for splitting CO2

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EPFL scientists have developed an Earth-abundant and low-cost catalytic system for splitting CO 2 into CO and oxygen—an important step towards achieving the conversion of renewable energy into hydrocarbon fuels. Using only Earth-abundant materials to catalyze both reactions, this design keeps the cost of the system low. This is the first time that such a bi-functional and low-cost catalyst is demonstrated.

WSU team develops highly-efficient, low-cost nickel-iron nanofoam for OER for water splitting

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However, the scarce resource and prohibitive cost of these precious metals hurdle their further commercial applications. Among them, Ni-based catalysts have been demonstrated to be competent candidates with low overpotential and superior stability under alkaline conditions.

2018 90

LeMond Composites licenses ORNL low-cost carbon fiber manufacturing process; transportation, renewable energy, & infrastructure

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LeMond Composites, founded by three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, has licensed a low-cost, high-volume carbon fiber manufacturing process developed at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

EPFL team develops low-cost water splitting cell with solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of 12.3%

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A team led by Dr. Michael Grätzel at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland has developed a highly efficient and low-cost water-splitting cell combining an advanced perovskite tandem solar cell and a bi-functional Earth-abundant catalyst.

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TM4 receiving $3.7M to develop low-cost wheel motors

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million in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s (SDTC) SD Tech Fund, through the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative, to develop low-cost wheel motors for electric and hybrid vehicles. The objective of this project is to design an in-wheel motor electric drive system with one of the highest power densities in the world, and at the lowest possible cost. TM4, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, is receiving $3.7

Columbia team develops simple, low-cost, scaleable membraneless electrolyzer fabricated with 3D printing for H2 production

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Electrolyzers, which use electricity and water to produce hydrogen and oxygen, are well-established commercially available technologies, but the cost of producing H 2 by water electrolysis is currently too expensive. as well as the cost of assembling the electrolyzer.

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HyperSolar reaches 1.25 V for water-splitting with its self-contained low-cost photoelectrochemical nanosystem

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volts (V) of water-splitting voltage with its novel low-cost electrolysis technology. V or more is generally needed because of the low reaction kinetics. This lowers the system cost of what is essentially an electrolysis process. HyperSolar, Inc.

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Johns Hopkins team plates Pt on cobalt to create low-cost, highly efficient fuel cell catalysts

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University, with colleagues at Purdue and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), have plated a one nanometer thick coating of platinum on a core of cobalt to create a cost-effective and highly efficient fuel cell catalyst.

2018 78

Saudi Aramco R&D proposes SuperButol as new low-cost high-octane blend component

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A team from Saudi Aramco Research and Development Center has developed a novel low-cost, high-octane gasoline blend component it calls SuperButol. In addition, the process helps to optimize refinery operations by valorizing low-value products.

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Researchers demonstrate use of 3D printing to produce and operate light-weight, low-cost electrolyzers

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The use of 3D printing allows construction of light-weight, low-cost electrolyzers and the rapid prototyping of flow field design. reported that the bipolar plate assembly is the highest cost component in the stack, representing nearly 40% of the overall cost.

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Harvard team demonstrates new metal-free organic–inorganic aqueous flow battery; potential breakthrough for low-cost grid-scale storage

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In a paper in Nature , they suggest that the use of such redox-active organic molecules instead of redox-active metals represents a new and promising direction for realizing massive electrical energy storage at greatly reduced cost. Cell schematic.

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U of Waterloo team develops low-cost approach to stabilize Li metal anodes

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Researchers at the University of Waterloo (Canada) have developed a low-cost and scalable approach that tackles the stabilization of Li metal electrodes by forming a single-ion-conducting and stable protective surface layer in vivo. This comprises a thin amorphous “Li 3 PS 4 ” layer formed by using a low-concentration electrolyte additive.

2017 65

Velodyne introduces new low-cost fixed-laser solid-state LiDAR for autonomous driving and ADAS applications

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Velodyne LiDAR announced its new fixed-laser, solid-state Velarray LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor, a cost-effective yet high-performance and rugged automotive product in a small form factor.

2017 78

Swiss team develops effective and low-cost solar water-splitting device; 14.2% solar-to-hydrogen efficiency

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The method, which surpasses previous efforts in terms of stability, performance, lifespan and cost efficiency, is published in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society.

2016 85

UT Austin team devises new strategy for safe, low-cost, all-solid-state rechargeable Na or Li batteries suited for EVs

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However, the team notes, the all-solid-state metal-plating batteries are simpler to fabricate at lower cost and offer much higher energy densities, longer cycle life, and acceptable charge/discharge rates. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, including Prof.

2016 123

Zotye launches low-cost car in China

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It is the first domestically made car sold below 20,000 yuan in China, costing only 2,000 yuan more than the world’s cheapest car, Tata Motor’s Nano, referred to as “The People’s Car.” ” An average mid-range family car costs around 150,000 yuan in Beijing Friday.Though the present basic model does not yet meet Beijing’s vehicle discharge standards, Zotye Auto is in the process of upgrading the vehicle to meet the capital's emission regulations.

DGIST, PNNL team develops efficient, low-cost anode material for water electrolysis

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Korea’s DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology), with colleagues at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), have developed a low-cost, highly efficient and ultra-durable core-shell nanostructured electrocatalyst that exhibits an improved oxygen evolution activity and stability compared to that of the commercial noble metal electrodes. Researchers at S.

2018 60

Semcon develops prototype low-cost smart motor for turning any bike electric

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The units costs less than €100 (US$114) to assemble and can easily be transferred between bikes. Semcon has developed a smart and inexpensive motor prototype that can be easily fitted to any bike. The needs and wishes of the typical cyclist are what got us started.

2016 85

DENSO develops a new low-cost fuel injection system for small motorcycles

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Rather, it uses newly developed control technologies that ensure the same fuel economy and environmental performance as conventional fuel injection systems, thus cutting costs. Main components of the DIET-FI system. Click to enlarge.

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NovCoat consortium develops novel low-cost conductive coatings for PEM fuel cells

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The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), a UK-based technology innovation center, Intelligent Energy and coatings supplier Haydale have been collaborating to develop novel, conductive coatings for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell bipolar plates with the goal of further cost reductions. These coatings were applied using roll-to-roll techniques to pre-coat low cost stainless steel foils, and post-coat after part fabrication.

2017 60

New low-cost bio-inspired nanostructured MoS2 catalyst performs almost as efficiently as Pt for hydrogen production

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While Pt nanoparticles represent the current benchmark for HER electrocatalysis, the elemental scarcity, high cost, and poor stability against nanoparticle coarsening and agglomeration impose practical limitations and motivate the need for a next generation of alternative HER catalysts.

2017 85

Penn State, FSU team develops low-cost, efficient layered heterostructure catalyst for water-splitting

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A team of scientists from Penn State and Florida State University have developed a lower cost and industrially scalable catalyst consisting of synthesized stacked graphene and W x Mo 1–x S 2 alloy phases that produces pure hydrogen through a low-energy water-splitting process. The researchers suggested that their strategy offers a cheap and low temperature synthesis alternative able to replace Pt in the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER).

2017 65

Velodyne LiDAR announces new design for miniaturized, low-cost solid-state LiDAR sensors using GaN technology

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Velodyne LiDAR announced a new design for a solid-state LiDAR sensor that can deliver a subsystem cost of less than US$50 when sold in high-volume manufacturing scale. Our new design approach creates a true solid-state LiDAR sensor, while significantly raising the bar as to what can be expected from LiDAR sensors as far as cost, size, and reliability. The design consolidates components and results in significant advances in sensor miniaturization, reliability, and cost reduction.

2016 74

More details emerge on low-cost electric car from Renault-Nissan for 2020

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance's plans for future electric cars are beginning to come into focus. The two automakers have dominated global battery-electric car sales with the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe, as well as lower-volume models like the Nissan e-NV200 and Renault Kangoo ZE electric vans. But many of the automakers' electric models are due for. Renault plug-in cars Renault-Nissan

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RMIT researchers develop low-cost, reliable method to detect NO2; personal monitoring systems

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RMIT University researchers in Australia, with their colleagues in China, have developed a low-cost and reliable method of detecting nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ), a significant air pollutant than contributes to more than seven million deaths worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The 2D SnS 2 -based sensor provides a real solution for low-cost and selective NO 2 gas sensing.

2015 73

New low-cost, lightweight magnesium sheet alloy with good formability for automotive applications; 1.5x stronger than aluminum

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The magnesium alloy becomes stronger than aluminum alloy after a heat treatment, uses only common metals, and could be a low-cost, lightweight sheet metal for automotive applications. The newly developed alloy is composed of only common metals, so the material cost is not expensive.

2017 78

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

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Researchers at Stanford University, with colleagues at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other institutions, have developed a nickel-based electrocatalyst for low-cost water-splitting for hydrogen production with performance close to that of much more expensive commercial platinum electrocatalysts.

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DSD to reveal low cost 48V e-drive architecture concepts at CTI Symposium

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Dr. John Reeve, DSD UK Chief Engineer, will present a paper entitled “A study of compact architectures using multiple 48V e-drives to create a low cost 30–45 kW full hybrid system.”. This allows low voltage hybrids to deliver many of the benefits associated with high voltage plug-in hybrids without the dealer and infrastructure investment required to safely handle high voltage systems. Consumers and manufacturers are seeking lower cost solutions for hybrid powertrains.

2015 79

BNL Researchers develop low-cost, efficient, non-noble metal electrocatalyst to produce hydrogen from water

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A team of researchers led by Dr. James Muckerman at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have developed a new class of high-activity, low-cost, non-noble metal electrocatalyst that generates hydrogen gas from water.

Thai researchers find waste chicken fat a good low-cost feedstock for renewable diesel

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Therefore, they concluded, waste chicken fat from food industries containing a high degree of FFAs and water content can be used as a low-cost feedstock for renewable diesel production without requiring a pretreatment process. carbon bonding, and oxygenated components in FAME [fatty acid methyl ester, i.e., biodiesel] molecules result in low thermal and oxidation stability relating to the high viscosity and low heating value.

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