Milwaukee Tool Transforms Itself Into an Innovation Company

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Back in 2013, Milwaukee Tool embarked on an ambitious new direction for its products by giving their tools wireless connectivity. Milwaukee Tool knew that they were introducing something that would require a behavior change in their users. Milwaukee Tool. Milwaukee Tool.

Coal-tar-based pavement sealant a major source of PAH contamination in Milwaukee streams

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Runoff from pavement with coal-tar-based sealant is the primary source of toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to streambed sediments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a US Geological Survey and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District open-access study published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Among the most toxic samples collected were those from sections of Lincoln Creek, Underwood Creek and the West Milwaukee Ditch.


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Milwaukee M18 kit includes pole saw and blower for $369, more in New Green Deals


Milwaukee’s kit includes an 8Ah M18 FUEL battery that works with a variety of its tools while also delivering both a 10-inch pole saw and blower to your setup. If your yard care routine still employs gas tools, it’s time to convert to electric.

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 16-in. chainsaw with 12Ah battery + blower $449, more in New Green Deals


Well, Milwaukee’s M18 FUEL 16-inch chainsaw comes bundled with a high-output 12Ah battery, charger, and blower to tackle anything you need around the house. more… The post Milwaukee M18 FUEL 16-in. Ready to tackle end-of-summer/beginning-of-fall projects?

Green Deals: Milwaukee M18 FUEL brushless trimmer + edger combo hits $303, more


Home Depot is offering the Milwaukee M18 FUEL Brushless String Trimmer Kit with Edger Attachment for $303 shipped. Milwaukee’s M18 FUEL system delivers gas-like performance without any of the drawbacks.

Johnson Controls donates plug-in electric and all-electric vehicles to Pulaski High School in Milwaukee

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is donating a plug-in electric and all-electric vehicle to the automotive program at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Pulaski High School, creating what is believed to be the first program in the nation to give students dedicated access to this advanced vehicle technology. Johnson Controls, Inc.

AFE to Use Plasma Gasification of Waste in 25MW Power Project in Milwaukee

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Alliance Federated Energy (AFE) last week announced the development of “Project Apollo,” a $225-million, 25MW energy project located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The first phase of the renewable energy facility is expected to process approximately 1,200 tons of municipal and industrial waste per day, generating enough clean energy to power roughly 20,000 homes in the Milwaukee area. Project would turn Milwaukee trash into energy”, JSonline , 2 February 2010.

Harley’s electric moped stalled, so this 55 mph Chinese version ripped off the design


But years later the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer hasn’t shown us any more progress than a two-year-old prototype. Back in 2018 Harley-Davidson unveiled one of the coolest-looking electric mopeds we had seen at the time.

Johnson Controls partners with UW-Madison on battery lab

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The UW-Madison partnership complements Johnson Controls’ existing partnership with UW-Milwaukee. At UW-Milwaukee, Johnson Controls scientists are working with university research staff and students to develop new energy storage materials. Johnson Controls is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to establish a new battery laboratory at the Wisconsin Energy Institute on the campus.

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Johnson Controls endowing University of Wisconsin System for energy storage research

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is endowing a professorship, research labs and graduate studies in energy storage at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Johnson Controls Endowed Professorship in Energy Storage Research will add an expert in technology education to the UW-Madison and UW- Milwaukee Colleges of Engineering and Applied Science. Johnson Controls, Inc.

SEMPEED (Simulation of Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Electrical Drives) Consortium launches

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A first academic site is now operational at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI under the coordination of Professor Nabeel A. A first group meeting and two-day training course was held in May 2015 in Milwaukee to correlate with the EMCW 2015 Expo and Conference. Motor Design Ltd ( MDL ) announced the official launch of the SEMPEED Consortium (Simulation of Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Electrical Drives) which is for academic collaborators and industrial members.

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Johnson Controls funds two research projects with U Wisconsin to enhance fuel efficiency of start-stop vehicles and next-gen EVs

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Dr. Thomas Jahns, Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines at UW–Madison, and Dr. Deyang Qu, Johnson Controls endowed professor at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UW–Milwaukee), will supervise the project. The research will be conducted at the Johnson Controls Energy Systems Laboratory at the Wisconsin Energy Institute on the UW–Madison campus and at the advanced battery laboratories at UW–Milwaukee donated by Johnson Controls.

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Inventor of the First AI System That Could Read Handwriting Dies at 72

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Founder of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society’s Milwaukee Section. Ishii was an active IEEE volunteer who established the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Milwaukee Section. He graduated in 1959 and joined Marquette University , in Milwaukee, as a professor.

Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Milwaukee and Fort Lauderdale. Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. Over the vehicles’ lifetime, the 155 Ford F-650 trucks will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 24.6 million pounds. These units will be deployed beginning in April.

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Nissan expands “No Charge to Charge” program expands to 10 new US markets

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Milwaukee. Nissan has expanded its “No Charge to Charge” program to 10 new markets, continuing the push to provide LEAF owners with no-cost public charging. The program offers new LEAF buyers free public charging for the first two years of ownership The 10 new markets are: Charleston, S.C. Charlotte, N.C. Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo. Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville/Anderson, N.C./S.C. Jacksonville, Fla. Miami. Palm Springs, Fla. Portland/Auburn, Ore. Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota, Fla.

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Azure Dynamics signs HEV/EV sales/service agreements with 76 additional dealerships

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Azure previously announced dealerships in major markets including Boston, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, San Antonio and Toronto. Azure Dynamics Corporation has signed agreements with 76 additional dealerships to represent Azure’s products including the Transit Connect Electric and the Balance Hybrid Electric in key markets across North America. The new agreements bring the total number of dealerships in the Azure program to 103.

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Hydrogen Opposed Piston Engine Working Group formed

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Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Several organizations, encompassing companies, research labs, and academia, have formed the Hydrogen Opposed Piston Engine Working Group. The Working Group consists of members undertaking research and development in the field of hydrogen combustion in an opposed-piston engine.

Eaton to develop affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles; liquid piston technology

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and Milwaukee and the Advanced Hydraulics group in Eden Prairie, Minn. Eaton Corporation will develop an affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles, utilizing existing natural gas sources in the home and innovative compressor technology. The effort is funded in part by a $3.4-million grant from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) MOVE project. Earlier post.).

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NC State team develops new Si/C inverter; 12.1 kW/L & greater efficiency in a smaller, lighter package

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The team is presenting two papers on the inverter at IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) next week in Milwaukee. Researchers at the Future Renewable Electric Energy Distribution and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center at North Carolina State University have developed an inverter for hybrid and electric vehicles using off-the-shelf components made of the wide-bandgap semiconductor material silicon carbide (SiC). The new SiC-based inverter has a power density of 12.1

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Harley Davidson’s livewire brand

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The initial hubs will be at Silicon Valley in California and Milwaukee in Wisconsin. Harley Davidson’s livewire brand. Approximately a week ago, Harley Davidson announced Livewire as an all-electric vehicle brand.

USDOT announces $84.9M through Lo-No program to expand advanced bus technologies

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Milwaukee County. Milwaukee County will receive funds to purchase battery-electric buses to replace diesel buses purchased near the end of their useful life. The US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $84.9 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced propulsion technologies.

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USABC awards $5.48M Li-ion PHEV battery technology development contract to Johnson Controls

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All cells will be built either in Johnson Controls Battery Technology Center in Milwaukee or its Li-ion manufacturing facility in Holland, Mich. The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), an organization whose members are Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has awarded a $5.48-million lithium-ion battery technology development contract to Johnson Controls Inc.

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Tin-based nanoplates as promising anode materials for high-capacity Li-ion batteries

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Researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology, with colleagues from the Beijing University of Technology and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, have synthesized tin chalcogenide (SnSe 0.5 S 0.5 ) nanoplates for use as Li-ion anodes. In a paper published in the Journal of Power Sources, they reported that the as-prepared of SnSe 0.5 exhibits an outstanding discharge specific capacity of up to 1144?mAh mAh g ?1 1 at 0.1 1 after 100 cycles and 682 mA?h?g 1 at 0.5

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Study estimates ~4M children worldwide develop asthma each year because of NO2 air pollution

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The problem affects cities in the United States as well: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Milwaukee were the top five cities in the US with the highest percentage of pediatric asthma cases linked to polluted air.

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Johnson Controls and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft collaborate on next-gen cooling systems for Li-ion battery packs; focus on 48V micro-hybrid system

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Along with the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Johnson Controls Power Solutions works with partners such as Argonne National Lab, the University of Wisconsin System, Lawrence Technological University, Ohio State University, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Hannover University, Aachen University, the University of Cambridge and the University of Science and Technology- Beijing.

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Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle makes European debut in Milan; more specs and details

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The new electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle—originally unveiled in Milwaukee during the company’s 115 th Anniversary this past Labor Day weekend—made its European debut at the Milan press conference of the EICMA show.

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Odyne Systems delivers 7 plug-in hybrid work trucks through the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program

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The following have received advanced Odyne hybrid systems under the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program: Milwaukee County took delivery of four work trucks in December 2011 and January 2012 that will be used throughout Milwaukee County to maintain traffic signals and street lighting. Odyne Systems, LLC has delivered seven trucks featuring the Odyne plug-in hybrid propulsion system to utilities and municipalities throughout Wisconsin.

US Army Awards CD Technologies $19M Contract for Development of Large-Format Lithium-ion Batteries

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This contract will allow C&D Technologies to establish a world class research and development facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, including pilot production capability dedicated to large-format lithium-ion batteries, and will establish a domestic manufacturing base for C&D designed lithium battery systems. —Dr. The US Army has awarded C&D Technologies , Inc. a $19-million contract for the development of large-format lithium-ion battery systems.

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Argonne rolls out updated version of AFLEET alternative fuels and advanced vehicles analysis tool

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In case studies conducted by AFLEET developers, the tool has evaluated the environmental benefits of vehicles under a range of circumstances—from fleets of Chicago-based, propane-operated bakery delivery trucks, to propane-fueled school buses in Texas and Virginia, to refuse trucks running on compressed natural gas in Milwaukee, Chicago and Boise, Idaho.

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Lifecycle study finds that environmental impacts of silicon-anode Li-ion battery could be roughly comparable with conventional Li-ion battery

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A lifecycle assessment (LCA) of silicon nanowire (SiNW) anodes for Li-ion batteries (LIBs) by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has concluded that a LIB pack using SiNW anodes from metal-assisted chemical etching could have environmental impacts comparable with those of a conventional Li-ion battery pack, while significantly increasing the battery energy storage. Life cycle impact benchmarking between LIB packs with SiNW and graphite anode.

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Harley Davidson LiveWire One electric motorcycle to debut on July 8th

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The initial hubs will be at Silicon Valley in California and Milwaukee in Wisconsin. Harley Davidson LiveWire One electric motorcycle to debut on July 8th. The most popular electric motorcycle Harley Davidson LiveWire One is likely to make a debut on July 8th.

ARPA-E to award $22M to 18 projects to accelerate production of macroalgae for energy and other uses; MARINER

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University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukee, WI. Pyrifera The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee team will develop a breeding program focused on determining the ideal genetic traits for farmed seaweed at scale. The Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will award $22 million in funding to 18 projects as part of the Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER) program. Earlier post.)

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US PIRG report finds reduced driving and rates of car commuting in most populous US urbanized areas

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The urbanized areas containing two Wisconsin cities, Milwaukee and Madison, saw the second and third biggest drops in per-capita VMT: 21% and 18%, respectively. VMT per capita has declined across the US (2006 to 2011). States with shading are missing reliable data for all or part of an urbanized area, and ‘X’s denote the location of excluded urbanized areas. Source: US PIRG. Click to enlarge.

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Chemrec CEO Urges Serious Consideration for DME at Low-Carbon Biofuel for North America

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LeBlanc said a forestry waste BioDME biorefinery integrated with a pulp mill in Michigan or Wisconsin, for instance, would generate enough clean-burning, low-CO 2 DME in a year to replace the diesel fuel to power the municipal truck and bus fleets of the cities of Milwaukee or Chicago, as well as non-governmental fleets such as delivery vehicles, for a year. Speaking at the 2009 World Methanol Conference in Miami, Richard J.

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No Hostage to Oil

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must not be 'hostage' to foreign oil Monday 20 February 2006 By Tabassum Zakaria MILWAUKEE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The United States must reduce its dependence on oil from foreign countries that can hold it hostage, President George W. battery development center and looked at two hybrid SUVs before speaking at a company headquarters in Milwaukee.

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Waste Management piloting Rotopress collection trailers in North America; natural gas tractors

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Milwaukee, Wis. In a pilot program, Waste Management, Inc. is introducing Rotopress waste collection trailers for the first time in North America. The Rotopress modular technology, combined with a decoupled tractor-trailer configuration using natural gas as its fuel source, provides a number of operational and environmental benefits.

IEEE STEM Activity Kits Are In Demand at 150 U.S. Public Libraries

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Other corporate donors include American Transmission , Eaton , Elite Electronics , Emerson Electric , and Milwaukee Tool.

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Ford Crew Chief telematics system can improve fuel economy by up to 20% through better fleet management

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Milwaukee-based Joy Global Inc., Users of Ford Crew Chief —powered by Telogis —are improving fuel efficiency for their fleets by up to 20% through better management of vehicle diagnostics, location and driver behavior. Crew Chief was developed by Ford Motor Company in response to commercial customer demand for a system that would allow fleet managers to monitor the location of the trucks in their fleets.

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Analysis: What’s the Best Way to Market EVs?

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LiveWire Labs in Silicon Valley will communicate with Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee to “pioneer the future of motorcycling.” Harley-Davidson Launches Stand-Alone Electric Bike Brand.

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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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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). The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) Research Board announced that eight Research Consortia will be funded for the next three years with a total of $112.5

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President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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Chicago Hub Network( Chicago, Milwaukee, Twin Cities, St. The envisioned high-speed rail corridors. Source: DOT. Click to enlarge. President Barack Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, released a strategic vision and plan for a high-speed passenger rail (HSR) system in the US.

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Obama outlines plans for high-speed rail system

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Chicago Hub Network( Chicago, Milwaukee, Twin Cities, St. With the promise that he will scrutinise how every dollar is spent as the US bids to stage an economic recovery, President Barack Obama has released a strategic vision for a high-speed passenger rail system in the US.

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US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Milwaukee County Department of Transportation and Public Works, Wisconsin: $210,000. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding $100 million in Economic Recovery Act funding to 43 transit agencies for projects to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from both vehicles and facilities.

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