University of Maryland wins 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

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The team of the University of Maryland is the winner of the 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest, announced on Sunday by the US Department of Energy at the Young Scientist Symposium of the World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012 in Toronto, Canada. For the 2012 Contest, students were challenged to plan and design a tri-generation system that produces electricity, heat, and hydrogen for their university campus.

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University of Maryland team creates solid-state Li-ion battery out of one material

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Credit: Maryland NanoCenter Click to enlarge. Engineers at the University of Maryland have created a solid-state Li-ion battery that is made entirely out of one material. Chunsheng Wang, a professor in the University of Maryland’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and his team have made a single material that incorporates the properties of both electrodes (cathode and anode) and electrolyte.

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NASA selects Amprius and U Maryland for two new battery projects; silicon anode and Li-S

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University of Maryland, College Park: Garnet Electrolyte Based Safe, Lithium-Sulfur Energy Storage. Proposals for Phase II were received from federally funded research and development centers, universities and industry. NASA’s Game Changing Development (GCD) program has selected two proposals for Phase II awards targeted toward developing new energy storage technologies to replace the battery systems currently used by America’s space program.

U of Maryland inventors receive patent for cellulose-digesting bacteria that make ethanol; looking for licensees

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Kohn and Seon-Woo Kim are faculty members at the University of Maryland where the organisms were first discovered. The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent Nº 9,193,979 for ethanol-tolerant microorganisms that convert cellulosic biomass to ethanol. Inventors Richard A. Earlier post.) The patent describes using the microorganisms to produce ethanol from crop or waste biomass like food waste, crop residues (e.g. corn stalks), algae, or leaves.

U. Maryland and Redox Power partnering to commercialize low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells for distributed generation and transportation

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University of Maryland researchers have partnered with Redox Power Systems LLC to commercialize low-temperature solid oxide fuel cell (LT-SOFC) technology for distributed generation—and ultimately transportation—applications at about one-tenth the cost and one-tenth the size of current commercial fuel cell systems. University of Maryland Professor Eric Wachsman describes how solid oxide fuel cells work.

U Maryland team devises new method to stabilize high-capacity Si anodes for Li-ion batteries: interfacial oxygen

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Researchers at the University of Maryland have improved the cycle life of silicon/carbon matrix-composite electrodes by 300%, even at mass loadings, solely by the chemical tailoring of the interface between the silicon and the carbon with atomic oxygen. Interfacial oxygen between the silicon and carbon improves electrode performance. Credit: ACS, Son et al. Click to enlarge.

U Maryland and US Army Research Lab furthering “water-in-salt” electrolyte Li-ion battery; targeting EV use

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University of Maryland (UMD) and US Army Research Lab (ARL) researchers are spearheading a public-private sector collaboration to further develop a lithium-ion battery that would be safer to operate and less costly to dispose of than those currently available on the market.

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Univ. of Maryland team develops promising sodium-ion cathode material: FePO4/nanotube composite

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Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a nanocomposite material of amorphous, porous FePO 4 nanoparticles electrically wired by single-wall carbon nanotubes as a potential cathode material for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs). Systematic diagram for the nanocomposite of SWNT?amorphous amorphous porous FePO 4. nanoparticles. Right. cycling stability at 50 mA/g. Credit: ACS, Liu et al. Click to enlarge.

Univ. of Maryland researchers using modified Tobacco Mosaic Virus as template for Li-ion electrodes

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An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Maryland’s A. Funding for the research comes from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, and the Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the University of Maryland. James Culver’s work is conducted in collaboration with Purdue University professor Michael Harris.

Univ. of Maryland team develops tin-film on wood fiber anode for Na-ion batteries; targeting grid storage

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A team at the University of Maryland has demonstrated that a material consisting of a thin tin (Sn) film deposited on a hierarchical conductive wood fiber substrate is an effective anode for a sodium-ion (Na-ion) battery, and addresses some of the limitations of other Na-ion anodes such as capacity fade due to pulverization. Electrochemical performance of the Sn anodes. (a) a) Galvanostatic charge/discharge voltage profiles at a rate of C/10. (b)

Ballard, Univ. of Maryland and Army Research Lab Partner on Fuel Processing Technology for Operation of Fuel Cells With Non-Hydrogen Fuels

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Fuel cell designer and manufacturer Ballard Power Systems, with founding partners University of Maryland (UMD) and US Department of Defense Army Research Laboratory (ARL), has launched a new center of excellence for the advancement of fuel processing technology. The new center—named FuelWorks—will be located at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Scientists develop new gasoline fuel cell

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But according to scientists at the University of Maryland, that’s where we’re going wrong in the race to produce cleaner forms of transport. "There Fuel Cells hydrogen research SOFCs University of MarylandWhen we think of fuel cells, most people automatically think of hydrogen as the fuel of choice. "There is a problem in the perception of the public and policy makers, and in [.].

Iron triflouride could make better electric-car batteries

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Researchers at the University of Maryland, in conjunction with Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new battery cathode material that they say could triple the energy density of lithium-ion batteries. The new material is an engineered variety of iron trifluoride, a well-known material that has had problems with rechargeability and low. Batteries

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Advanced Biofuels USA receives USDA grant for feasibility study of eastern shore energy beet-to-jetfuel project

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The US Department of Agriculture has provided $16,893 to Advanced Biofuels USA , a Maryland-based 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, for a feasibility study of producing bio-jetfuel from energy beets grown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The study will look at the technical and economic aspects of a project being developed by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Purdue University, and Maryland small businesses.

Sensor offers lithium-ion battery failure warning

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The bright minds at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, have made an important breakthrough that could help warn about impending lithium-ion battery failure. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries battery management systems Johns Hopkins University sensor

EPA awards $6M in research funding to improve air quality models

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The universities receiving the funding through EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program include: Colorado State University, to gain insights on how emissions from wildfires and volatile chemical products (for example, personal care products, cleaning agents, and coatings) contribute to the formation of fine particles in the atmosphere. Columbia University to develop tools that will improve the computational efficiency of chemical mechanisms for use in air quality models.

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UMD IBBR awarded DOE grant to investigate how to protect biofuel crop poplar trees from disease

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The University of Maryland (UMD) Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) has been award ed a $1.1million US Department of Energy (DOE) grant to elucidate the mechanism of rust pathogenesis in poplar in an effort to engineer durable resistance for this important, second-generation biofuel crop. Initial seed funding was also provided by the University Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State.

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ChargePoint reports 35% increase in in-network charging stations on college campuses

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There are currently 1,134 charging spots at colleges and universities on the ChargePoint network, up about 35%, with just 838 at this time last year. With 38 on-campus charging spots, the University of California at Davis has the most of any university on the ChargePoint network. The top 5 colleges and universities with the most ChargePoint EV charging spots are: University of California at Davis: 38. Towson University, Maryland: 36.

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DOE awards $97M to 33 bioenergy research and development projects

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University of Alabama. University of North Dakota. North Carolina State University. Oregon State University. University of Cincinnati. University of Maryland - College Park. Princeton University. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Utah State University. Montana State University. Arizona State University. University of California - San Diego. Duke University. University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

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Quantum Information Edge alliance launches to accelerate quantum computing R&D

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A nationwide alliance of national labs, universities, and industry launched in December to advance the frontiers of quantum computing systems designed to solve urgent scientific challenges and maintain US leadership in next-generation information technology. It could transform the design of solar cells, new materials, pharmaceuticals, agricultural fertilizers, and probe the mysteries of physics and the universe, among many applications.

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ARPA-E awarding $33M to 10 projects for natural gas pipeline retrofitting: REPAIR

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University of Colorado, Boulder. The University of Colorado Boulder will lead a multi-institutional team to develop a data-driven framework of physical testing and modeling to enable the gas industry to better evaluate products to rehabilitate cast iron and steel natural gas pipes and enhance their performance and longevity. University of Maryland. Carnegie Mellon University. University of Pittsburgh. University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials.

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Morgan State NTC researchers seeking EV owners input in survey on buying decisions

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Researchers at the National Transportation Center at Morgan State University are curious about the decisions that led EV owners to buy their vehicles. Although the survey says participants must own/lease a plug-in hybrid or plug-in battery electric vehicle registered in the State of Maryland, the MSU team is accepting responses from all EV owners.

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$112.5M awarded to research consortia studying effects of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico

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The Research Consortia funded are: Lead Institution: The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute. Member Institutions: The Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Minnesota, SINTEF Norway, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Research Applied Technology Education Services (Rates)/Coastal Oil Spill Simulation System (COSS). Lead Institution: Texas A&M University at College Station.

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UMD researchers receive funding to develop onboard fast-charging system for electric vehicles

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Professor Alireza Khaligh and and Professor Patrick McCluskey at the University of Maryland Energy Research Center have received a three-year Grant Opportunity for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) valued at $460K from the National Science Foundation. Their project, "Integrated On-Board Universal SiC-based Fast Charging for Plug-In Electric Vehicles centers on the design of an integrated, universal on-board fast charger compatible with all charging levels.

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UMD researchers create new architecture for solid-state Li metal batteries

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Researchers at the University of Maryland have designed a flexible lithium-ion conducting ceramic textile featuring fast lithium-ion conductors, good electrochemical stability, and scalable processing approaches to device integration for solid-state lithium metal batteries.

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DOE announces $139M in funding for 55 projects to advance innovative vehicle technologies

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The Research Foundation for The SUNY Stony Brook University. University of Delaware. University of Maryland. Marquette University. Washington State University. Colorado State University. Regents of University of Minnesota. Purdue University. Clemson University. Michigan Technological University. University of Alabama. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Utah State University.

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First crop of DOE Battery500 seedlings awarded nearly $6M; high-risk, high-reward toward 500 Wh/kg

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University of Maryland: College Park. Penn State University Park. University of Maryland: College Park. University of Pittsburgh. Cornell University. University of Maryland: College Park. Wayne State University. Oregon State University. SUNY University at Stony Brook. University of Houston.

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DOE awarding $19.4M to 22 advanced vehicle technologies projects; Mercedes-Benz, GM Li-S battery projects

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University of Maryland: College Park. Penn State University Park. University of Maryland: College Park. University of Pittsburgh. Cornell University. University of Maryland: College Park. Wayne State University. Oregon State University. SUNY University at Stony Brook. University of Houston. University of Virginia. University of Houston. University of Kentucky. Clemson University.

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UMD researchers develop highly reversible 5.3V Li-metal cell with 720 Wh/kg; 5.5V electrolyte

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Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) led by Chunsheng Wang—a professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE), and Chemistry & Biochemistry—have developed a highly reversible 5.3 Over the last several years, increasing the energy density of batteries has been a top priority in battery technology development, congruent with increasing demands for faster mobile devices and longer-lasting electronic vehicles.

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DOE awarding $33M for carbon-neutral hybrid electric aviation

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University of Maryland. The University of Maryland is developing a highly efficient and cost-effective hybrid-electric turbogenerator suitable for powering narrow body aircraft such as the B737. University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will design and optimize an energy storage and power generation (ESPG) system for aircraft propulsion. University of California, San Diego. Marquette University.

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Expanded graphite as a superior anode for sodium-ion batteries

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Researchers at the University of Maryland, with colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago, report on a new method for expanding graphite for use as a superior anode for sodium-ion batteries in a paper in Nature Communications. To address that problem, the University of Maryland team developed a way to expand the graphite material—i.e.,

FTA awarding $130M in Low-No grants for zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and facilities

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Alabama A&M University. Alabama A&M University will receive funds to purchase zero-emission electric buses, which will replace diesel buses that have reached the end of their useful life. Maryland Department of Transportation. The Maryland Department of Transportation (Maryland Transit Administration) will receive funds to purchase new electric buses and support charging infrastructure as it transitions to a zero emission fleet.

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DOE awards $1.25M to UMERC team for self-healing 3D conformal solid-state electrolytes

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $1.25M to a team of researchers at the University of Maryland Energy Research Center ( UMERC ) for the development of advanced high-voltage electrolytes and additives, conformable and self-healing solid-state electrolytes, and lithium metal protection.

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DOE selects 15 projects for $32M to advance lower-cost fusion concepts; ARPA-E BETHE

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University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Wisconsin High-field Axisymmetric Mirror (WHAM) project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will leverage advances in the stability and confinement of the mirror fusion concept, innovative plasma heating, and high-field superconducting magnets to demonstrate a potentially transformative development path toward a low-cost linear fusion device. University of Maryland, Baltimore County. University of Washington.

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New halogen conversion-intercalation chemistry enables high-energy density aqueous Li-ion battery

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A team of researchers led by a group from the University of Maryland has. developed a halogen conversion–intercalation chemistry in graphite that produces composite electrodes with a capacity of 243 mAh g -1 (for the total weight of the electrode) at an average potential of 4.2 volts versus Li/Li +.

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USPTO awards patent to UMD team for process to make gasoline through fermentation; electrofuels

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The inventors are Professor Richard Kohn and Faculty Research Associate Dr. Seon-Woo Kim from the University of Maryland (UMD). In 2010, the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) created the Electrofuels Program which provided more than $50 million to universities and companies to develop microorganisms that could use hydrogen or electricity to convert carbon dioxide to liquid fuels.

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Researchers develop non-flammable fluorinated electrolyte for Li-metal anodes with aggressive cathode chemistries; toward a 500 Wh/kg goal

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Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD), the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) have developed a non-flammable fluorinated electrolyte that supports the most aggressive and high-voltage cathodes in a Li-metal battery. Chunsheng Wang, professor in the University of Maryland’s Clark School’s Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, collaborated with Kang Xu at ARL and Khalil Amine at ANL on these new electrolyte materials.

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XL Hybrids introduces cloud-based fleet vehicle connectivity and analytics system

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XL Link is currently measuring key performance indicators in vehicles equipped with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems for major fleets such as The City of Boston, Yale University, AmeriPride Services and Montgomery County Maryland. XL Hybrids has introduced the XL Link cloud-based big data analytics system, which measures key performance indicators—including MPG performance—and reports carbon dioxide emissions reductions in clients’ hybrid-electric fleet vehicles.

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AE Biofuels acquires biotechnology company Zymetis

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a Maryland-based industrial biotechnology company that develops products for the renewable chemicals and advanced fuels industries. The genome of the Z-microbe has been fully sequenced by researchers at the University of Maryland. Steve Hutcheson, founder of Zymetis and professor at the University of Maryland. AE Biofuels, Inc. earlier post ) has completed the acquisition of Zymetis, Inc.,

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DISCOVER-AQ project to begin flights to enhance measurement of ground-level air-quality from space

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This summer two NASA research airplanes will fly over the Baltimore-Washington region and northeast Maryland as part of a mission to enhance the capability of satellites to measure ground-level air quality from space. to the northeastern corner of Maryland in a pattern that follows major roadway traffic corridors. Ground sites maintained by the Maryland Department of the Environment form the backbone of the surface network. DISCOVER-AQ instrumentation deployment strategy.

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Researchers predict average Gulf of Mexico hypoxic “dead zone” slightly above-average in Chesapeake Bay

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The Gulf of Mexico prediction is based on models developed by NOAA­-sponsored modeling teams and individual researchers at the University of Michigan, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences/College of William and Mary, Texas A&M University, and the US Geological Survey, and relies on nutrient loading estimates from the USGS.

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NASA selects proposals for advanced energy storage systems for future space missions: silicon-anode Li-ion and Li-S

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Advanced High Energy Rechargeable Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, submitted by Indiana University in Bloomington. Garnet Electrolyte Based Safe, Lithium-Sulfur Energy Storage, submitted by the University of Maryland, College Park. Proposals for this solicitation were submitted by NASA centers, federally funded research and development centers, universities and industry.

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Researchers Develop CO-Tolerant Bi-Metallic Catalysts for Fuel Cells

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Researchers at the University of Maryland and Yeshiva University report the synthesis of PtMo alloy and MoO x @Pt core-shell nanoparticles (NPs). The work was supported by funding from the US Department of Energy and the University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC). Both the carbon-supported alloy and core-shell NPs show substantially higher CO tolerance, compared to conventional commercialized E-TEK PtRu alloy and Pt catalyst.

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