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 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”.

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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.

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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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.

Maker of leading low-cost electric bicycle Lectric XP adds new industry exec, ups production

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more… The post Maker of leading low-cost electric bicycle Lectric XP adds new industry exec, ups production appeared first on Electrek.

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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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.

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.

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. 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.

2019 273

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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X Mobility launches electric lineup including low cost e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-motorcycles

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more… The post X Mobility launches electric lineup including low cost e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-motorcycles appeared first on Electrek. A new personal electric vehicle company has just debuted, joining a segment that has seen impressive growth lately.

Popular low-cost Lectric XP 2.0 electric bike launched with new highly anticipated upgrades

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more… The post Popular low-cost Lectric XP 2.0 The team over at Lectric eBikes has just released a new version of the company’s popular folding fat-tire e-bike, dubbed the Lectric XP 2.0. electric bike launched with new highly anticipated upgrades appeared first on Electrek.

These vintage video game designers are now making low-cost, real-life electric bicycles

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more… The post These vintage video game designers are now making low-cost, real-life electric bicycles appeared first on Electrek.

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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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 274

Low-cost 5V dual carbon battery development for EV 

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Low-cost 5V dual carbon battery development for EV . This battery doesn’t need any of the toxic metals that are costly and heavy. Lithium-ion batteries need toxic and costly metals such as manganese, cobalt and nickel but these are costly to be used in electric vehicles.

Fiido X unveiled as innovative, low-cost folding electric bike with torque sensor

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more… The post Fiido X unveiled as innovative, low-cost folding electric bike with torque sensor appeared first on Electrek. Fiido has released a number of folding electric bikes, each time making incremental improvements based on user feedback.

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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General Motors Invests In 'Low-Cost' California Lithium Venture

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The mineral would be extracted from geothermal brine

Electric scooter giant Ninebot releases two new low-cost e-scooter models

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The new Ninebot F30 and Ninebot F40 are exactly the kind of low-cost yet high-value electric scooters designed to help get more commuters onto two wheels. more… The post Electric scooter giant Ninebot releases two new low-cost e-scooter models appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla in talks with new LFP cell supplier for low-cost battery deal: report

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Tesla is reportedly in talks with Chinese battery maker EVE Energy Co for a potential supply deal for low-cost batteries. The post Tesla in talks with new LFP cell supplier for low-cost battery deal: report appeared first on TESLARATI.

USABC awards $4.8M to Zenlabs Energy to develop low-cost, fast-charge EV batteries

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in Fremont, California for development of low-cost, fast-charge (LC/FC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs). The contract award, which includes a 50% cost share, funds a 30-month project that began last month. Zenlabs has developed proprietary silicon-based formulations that offer higher specific capacity, longer cycle life, and lower cost.

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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 ). This synthesis consumes only CO 2 and electricity, and is constrained only by the cost of electricity. The process is constrained by the (low) cost of electricity.

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USABC awards $2.4M contract to WPI for development of low-cost/fast-charge batteries for EV applications

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The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR), and a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has awarded a $2.4-million contract to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to lead a program to develop low-cost/fast-charge batteries for electric vehicle (EV) applications.

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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. Although further work will be required to optimize performance for different usage purposes, the new material raises hopes for low-cost production without sacrificing performance.

2017 235

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.

2017 150

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. MAN Engines—a business unit of MAN Truck & Bus, itself a member of the Volkswagen Group—is now offering 12-cylinder, IMO Tier III emission standards engines for workboats, spanning a power range from 551 to 1,213 kW.

2019 184

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

2015 185

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. These offer a comparatively low cost solution, but one that is unable to deliver the convenience or comfort of automatic operation.

2016 192

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). Invented by LeMond CEO Connie Jackson and a research team at ORNL’s Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (CFTF), the process is projected to reduce production costs by more than 50% relative to the lowest-cost industrial-grade carbon fiber.

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.

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. Accordingly, increasing attentions have been paid on exploring highly active, cost-effective and durable alternatives, such as first-row transition metal alloys, oxides, hydroxides and phosphides. Among them, Ni-based catalysts have been demonstrated to be competent candidates with low overpotential and superior stability under alkaline conditions.

2018 174

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 163

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 150

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. By combining a pair of perovskite solar cells and low price electrodes without using rare metals, scientists have obtained a 12.3%

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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 150

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 163

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

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The devices can be fabricated with as few as three parts (anode, cathode, and cell body), reflecting their simplicity and potential for low-cost manufacture.The researchers used 3D printing to fabricate prototype electrolyzers that they demonstrated to be electrolyte agnostic, modular, and capable of operating with minimal product crossover. The high cost of electrolyzers arises from the high costs of individual components (e.g.,

2016 183

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 185

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. HyperSolar’s research is centered on developing a low-cost and submersible hydrogen production particle that can split water molecules using sunlight, emulating the core functions of photosynthesis. This lowers the system cost of what is essentially an electrolysis process. HyperSolar, Inc.

2014 210

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.

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