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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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”.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

Greening India’s Homes & Vehicles with Low-Cost Finance

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Greater Credit from Financial Institutions Can Improve Affordability, Awareness, and Adoption By RMI India Pursuing low-carbon development is central to India’s Paris Agreement climate goals.

Ola begins deliveries of its low-cost 70 MPH electric scooters, raises $500M more in funding

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more… The post Ola begins deliveries of its low-cost 70 MPH electric scooters, raises $500M more in funding 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.

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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.

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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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.

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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Gazelle’s new Medio T9 City electric bike debuts as low-cost Bosch-powered e-bike

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more… The post Gazelle’s new Medio T9 City electric bike debuts as low-cost Bosch-powered e-bike appeared first on Electrek. Gazelle has just launched its latest electric commuter bike, the Medio T9 City.

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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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.

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.

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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Closer look at the battery behind SONDORS’ low-cost 80 mph electric motorcycle

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more… The post Closer look at the battery behind SONDORS’ low-cost 80 mph electric motorcycle appeared first on Electrek. Electric bicycle company SONDORS has expanded into the larger electric mobility space with the announcement of a highway-capable electric motorcycle.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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.