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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Low-cost tiny electric cars like these could be the next big thing

Electrek

But even a $50,000 Tesla is still much harder to afford than an electric micro-car that can cost a quarter of the price. more… The post Low-cost tiny electric cars like these could be the next big thing appeared first on Electrek.

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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.

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Low-cost electric hatchbacks are finally making a big Leap into the market

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The post Low-cost electric hatchbacks are finally making a big Leap into the market appeared first on The Driven. Aside from Nissan Leaf, EV hatchbacks have been missing from the Australian EV market. But that may be about to change soon.

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Researchers use sodium to deliver low-cost MgSi alloys for solid-state hydrogen storage

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Researchers at the University of Queensland have show that a low-cost Mg-based hydrogen storage alloy is possible with only 1 wt% Si. Mg 2 Si is a promising catalyst for Mg-based hydrogen storage materials due to its low cost, light weight, and non-toxic properties. A high hydrogen capacity of 6.72 wt% hydrogen is achieved via trace sodium (Na) addition. A paper on their work is published in the Journal of Power Sources.

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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.

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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.

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Veer launches new low-cost electric boat for the average Joe that won’t sink your wallet

Electrek

The post Veer launches new low-cost electric boat for the average Joe that won’t sink your wallet appeared first on Electrek. Electric boats offer major advantages for beginner and experience boaters alike.

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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. For comparison, the US DOE’s 2020 target for the levelized cost of hydrogen (production only) is $2.30/kg.

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Yadea launches new low-cost KS3 electric scooter with suspension

Electrek

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.

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Honda launches low-cost U-GO electric scooter

Electrek

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.

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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.,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SONDORS Metacycle low-cost electric motorcycle begins shipping across the US

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The post SONDORS Metacycle low-cost electric motorcycle begins shipping across the US appeared first on Electrek. The long-awaited SONDORS Metacycle electric motorcycle is now beginning deliveries nationwide in the US, according to the latest update from the company. more….

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These are all the low-cost electric motorcycles that Americans can buy now

Electrek

The post These are all the low-cost electric motorcycles that Americans can buy now appeared first on Electrek. I know, I know. Electric motorcycles are usually quite pricey.

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Specialized unveils its first low-cost electric bicycle model under new Globe line

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The post Specialized unveils its first low-cost electric bicycle model under new Globe line appeared first on Electrek.

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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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Low-cost electric motorcycle maker RYVID lands $20M to manufacture in California

Electrek

The post Low-cost electric motorcycle maker RYVID lands $20M to manufacture in California appeared first on Electrek. There’s a growing number of affordably priced electric motorcycles hitting the US market, but many are still produced overseas.

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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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Hybrid fuel cell power: High electric efficiency from low-carbon fuels at low cost

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This technology development effort aims to drive both radically lower capital costs (70%-LHV) at distributed generation scales of 125 kW. The post Hybrid fuel cell power: High electric efficiency from low-carbon fuels at low cost appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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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.

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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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Could these tiny, low-cost electric cars help save America’s cities from massive vehicles?

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The post Could these tiny, low-cost electric cars help save America’s cities from massive vehicles? As the cars on US roads grow larger and heavier every year, perhaps going electric simply isn’t enough.

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Hybrid fuel cell power: High electric efficiency from low-carbon fuels at low cost

Innovation News Network

This technology development effort aims to drive both radically lower capital costs (70%-LHV) at distributed generation scales of 125 kW. The post Hybrid fuel cell power: High electric efficiency from low-carbon fuels at low cost appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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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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A fun and low-cost electric underwater sea scooter: Testing the Outdoor Master Marlin

Electrek

The post A fun and low-cost electric underwater sea scooter: Testing the Outdoor Master Marlin appeared first on Electrek. Wouldn’t it be great if you could experience the joys of life “under the sea” even without being as adept an underwater swimmer as Ariel or her mermaid compatriots?

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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.

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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.

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The SONDORS Metacycle first ride: Does this low-cost electric motorcycle meet the hype?

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The post The SONDORS Metacycle first ride: Does this low-cost electric motorcycle meet the hype?

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

Electrek

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.

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Razor relaunches its ankle-smashing iconic 2000s kick scooter as a low-cost electric scooter

Electrek

The post Razor relaunches its ankle-smashing iconic 2000s kick scooter as a low-cost electric scooter appeared first on Electrek. Remember that shiny aluminum Razor kick scooter from your childhood that somehow every kid on the block had?

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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.

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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. …

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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.

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

Electrek

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.

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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.

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