Honda opens new $124M wind tunnel in Ohio

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Honda opened its new $124-million wind tunnel facility in Ohio, ushering in a new era of development testing capabilities for Honda and Acura products, as well as the company’s race vehicles. HALO Wind Tunnel Main Fan. Wind Tunnel Fact Sheet. Max Wind Speed.

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Ohio bill would let locals ban wind and solar (but not fossil fuels)


The Ohio State Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee will consider Senate Bill 52 today , which would allow townships to designate “energy development districts” for wind and solar farms or just veto them altogether.

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Honda Transmission contracts with Juhl Wind for two utility-scale wind turbines at Ohio plant; up to 10% of electricity for operations

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announced an agreement with Juhl Wind , Inc. to develop, install, and operate two utility-scale wind turbines (each rated at about 2MW) to generate electricity for the plant’s operations. The two wind turbines will supply up to approximately 10% of the plant’s electricity. Based on their location and actual wind speeds, combined output from the two wind turbines is estimated at 10,000-megawatt hours (MWh) per year. Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc.

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The single-largest wind farm in North America comes online in Oklahoma


Columbus, Ohio, headquartered American Electric Power ’s 998-megawatt (MW) Traverse Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma is now online. It’s the largest single wind farm built at one time in North America.

Honda plans quieter, more efficient EVs with lots of wind-tunnel development

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Honda on Monday announced the opening of a new $124 million wind tunnel facility that could aid in the development of future electric cars.

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Honda To Use Wind Turbines For Energy At Ohio Plant

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With GM using solar at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant and Volkswagen recently unveiling a huge solar array at its Chattanooga plant, Honda is next to display its green credentials--with wind turbines at its Ohio transmission factory It's no good simply producing green cars these days--you have to be green at every stage of producing the cars, too.

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Ohio bill would grant permanent subsidies to coal-fired power plants

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At the same time, ever-cheaper renewable energy—not only solar, but surprisingly fast-growing wind generation—is now. Ohio electric utilities electricity costs state laws fossil fuelsIt's now widely acknowledged that the energy and electricity-generation landscape is changing rapidly. The U.S. has vastly increased its oil and gas production, driving down prices of fossil fuels globally.

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GE and Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation Establish Partnership; Great Lakes Offshore Wind Farm

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GE and Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation ( LEEDCo ) of Northern Ohio have formed a long-term partnership beginning with the development of the first fresh water offshore wind farm in the US and involving a broad range of other initiatives. Under the new partnership GE will provide direct-drive wind turbines to LEEDCo’s 20 megawatt offshore wind project in the Ohio waters of Lake Erie.

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Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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Seeking to slash CO 2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. Starting in fall of 2020, Honda will purchase 530,000 MWh/year from 120 MW of wind power generated by the Boiling Springs Wind Farm in Oklahoma, a 150 MW development of the energy company E.ON.

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DOE awards $17M to FY 2014 SBIR Phase II projects; includes Si/graphene anodes, motor windings, exhaust treatments

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Vehicle technologies span a range from new Si/graphene Li-ion anode materials and composites for motor windings to diesel aftertreatment and advanced lubricants. NexTech Materials of Lewis Center, Ohio, has developed a new diesel engine exhaust NO x sensing technology that is able to rapidly and selectively measure nitrogen oxides in diesel engine exhaust streams. Composite Coatings for Low-Cost Motor Windings in Electric Vehicles.

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Honda expands renewable energy use with new wind turbines

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Honda is to become the first major automotive firm to ensure its US manufacturing facilities have a substantial wind power capabilities. The company this week activated two newly installed wind turbines at its plant in Russell’s Point, Ohio which are expected to generate 10,000 megawatt hours (MWh[.]. Honda

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GE and NASA To Begin Wind-Tunnel Testing This Summer of Open Rotor Jet Engine Systems

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Following several months refurbishing a special NASA test rig, GE Aviation and NASA this summer will begin a wind-tunnel test program to evaluate counter-rotating fan-blade systems for open rotor jet engine designs. The testing will be conducted throughout 2009 and early 2010 at wind tunnel facilities at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The first wind-tunnel tests this summer will essentially reenact those 1980s tests.

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Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns: 10 questions on Endurance electric truck origin and future

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On one hand, it gives a new life to the 53-year-old former GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio. On the other hand, it gives Steve Burns, formerly the CEO of Workhorse, a more solid footing and second wind for bringing a fleet-focused electric pickup—called the Lordstown

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As states continue to use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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These results indicate that coal and oil are the energy sources leading to most emissions, and that hydro, wind, and nuclear are the energy sources leading to least emissions. New Mexico Ohio. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Battery electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy source used to generate the electricity that powers them.

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Xcel Energy, INL to use nuclear energy for clean hydrogen production; HTSE

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Xcel Energy also has a large amount of wind in its energy generation portfolio, which offers an opportunity to demonstrate how a nuclear plant’s electricity could be used to make hydrogen when wind energy satisfies grid demand.

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Honda targeting 100% BEV & FCEV sales in N America by 2040; new e:Architecture EVs coming in second half of this decade

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Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America.

Energy Vault to provide 1.6 GWh of gravity energy storage to support DG Fuels SAF projects

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This initial project will be followed by additional projects in British Columbia and Ohio. The feed-stock reduction is achieved primarily by supplementing the process with oxygen and hydrogen produced by water electrolysis units that are powered by clean wind and solar generated electricity.

Argonne and University of Illinois to form Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition

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The states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas are home to a quarter of the US population and consume 30% of electric power generated in the US. The states account for 35% of US-installed wind capacity and while the region only produces about 4% of the nation’s solar energy, a number of pending large solar farms and community solar projects will greatly increase the region’s solar generating capacity.

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DOE to award up to $2M to 3 projects for hydrogen and fuel cell supply chain and manufacturing analysis

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Selections include the following three projects: Westside Industrial Retention & Expansion Network’s GLWN of Cleveland, Ohio, will receive $695,000 to complete detailed manufacturing analysis of fuel cell systems (automotive and stationary), high pressure hydrogen storage systems, and key high value hydrogen and fuel cell subsystems and components. solar, photovoltaic, wind, and electric vehicle battery technologies).

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DOE awards $19M to 13 initiatives in fossil-fuel areas to produce rare earth elements and critical minerals

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Appalachian Basin — North (Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia): Pennsylvania State University aims to assess and catalog Northern Appalachian Basin rare earth elements and critical minerals resources and waste streams, develop strategies to recover minerals from these streams, and assess the infrastructure, industries and businesses in the Northern Appalachian Basin to determine supply chain gaps.

DOE awarding $4.8M to 5 BIRD Energy projects with Israel; H2 storage, biofuel, sustainable transportation

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The program encourages cooperation between Israeli and American companies through funding joint research and development in a range of technologies, including solar, wind, biofuels, energy storage, fuel cells, smart grid, and water and energy efficiency. Rehovot, Israel) and AdvanceBio LLC (Milford, Ohio) will develop a process for production of ethanol from lignocellulosic feedstocks.

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UDRI leading project to develop safer, greener storage tanks for natural-gas fueled vehicles

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An Ohio-based initiative to develop affordable, safer and recyclable compressed-gas fuel tanks for the trucking and automotive industry, led by the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), is underway with the kick-off of its first collaborative project. by facilitating academic and industry partnerships to spur the development of better composite materials, processes and products for use within the automotive, wind turbine and compressed-gas storage industries.

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Study finds air pollution caused by corn production increases mortality rate in US

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The paper, published in Nature Sustainability , presents how researchers have estimated for the first time the health damages caused by corn production using detailed information on pollution emissions, pollution transport by wind, and human exposure to increased air pollution levels. The deaths caused per bushel in western corn belt states such as Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska tend to be lower than in eastern corn belt states such as Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

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University of Tennessee to head $250M advanced composites manufacturing institute; Ford, Honda and Volkswagen members

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In the wind energy industry, advances in low-cost composite materials will help manufacturers build longer, lighter and stronger blades to create more energy. The new institute pairs leading carbon fiber producers and suppliers—such as Materials Innovation Technologies, Harper International, and Strongwell—with key end users such as TPI for wind turbines and Ford, Honda and Volkswagen for automobiles.

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International Battery Large-Format Li-ion Cells Chosen by SC Electric for First Community Energy Storage System

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As more renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are integrated into the smart grid, managing and storing energy is essential due to the intermittent nature of these power sources. AEP Ohio’s gridSMART Demonstration Project, funded in part by $75-million Department of Energy (DOE) stimulus funding, will be deployed to 110,000 AEP Ohio customers in northeast central Ohio.

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US Army and Air Force planning to develop 1GW of renewable energy on installations by 2025

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Biofuels will be a behind-the-scenes game changer for the Air Force, according to Yonkers, who lauded the seminal research of alternative fuels at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. New sources of clean energy will vary among installations, he said, and will include solar, wind, biomass and geothermal developments. The US Army and Air Force are planning to develop 1 billion watts of renewable energy on their installations by 2025.

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ARPA-E awards $35M to 12 new projects to support medium-voltage devices for grid, industry and transportation

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The proposed solution represents a transformational state-of-the-art DC breaker scalable across voltage and current in medium voltage DC applications, such as power distribution, solar, wind, and electric vehicles. The Ohio State University, T-Type Modular DC Circuit Breaker (T-Breaker) for Future DC Networks – $2,309,950. The Ohio State University, GaN MOCVD Growth on Native Substrates for High Voltage (15-20 kV) Vertical Power Devices – $2,211,712.

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NASA testing new boundary layer ingesting (BLI) propulsor; 4-8% fuel burn savings over current advanced engines

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NASA is testing the propulsor, designed by United Technologies Research Center with research conducted by Virginia Polytechnic and State University, in its 8' x 6' Wind Tunnel at NASA Glenn in Cleveland, Ohio. NASA Glenn engineers also modified the wind tunnel to accept a larger model, a boundary layer control system and a way to power the experiment.

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GM commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050

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General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100% renewable energy—such as wind, sun and landfill gas—by 2050. The company expects to exceed this when two new wind projects come online later this year to help power four manufacturing operations. of GM’s Lordstown assembly plant in Ohio, the home of the Chevrolet Cruze.

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OSU researchers working to improve CFD software for simulation and evaluation of turbomachinery

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Simulations of pulsing vortex generating jets, a type of flow control device, created on Ohio Supercomputer Center systems. Researchers at the Ohio State University led by Dr. Jen-Ping Chen are working to improve the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software that engineers use to simulate and evaluate the operation of turbomachinery. Vorticity iso-surfaces are colored by velocity magnitude. Credit: Chen/OSU. Click to enlarge.

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President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes; new manufacturing innovation institute competition

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9 Universities and Labs: Colorado School of Mines; Michigan State University; Michigan Tech University; The Ohio State University; University of Kentucky; University of Michigan; University of Notre Dame; University of Tennessee; Wayne State University. In the wind energy industry, doubling the length of a turbine blade can quadruple the amount of electricity generated.

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General Motors plans to be carbon-neutral by 2040; eliminate LDV tailpipe emissions by 2035

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This investment includes the continued development of GM’s Ultium battery technology, updating facilities such as Factory ZERO in Michigan and Spring Hill Manufacturing in Tennessee to build electric vehicles from globally sourced parts and investing in new sites like Ultium Cells LLC in Ohio as well as manufacturing and STEM jobs. GM plans to become carbon-neutral in its global products and operations by 2040 and has committed to setting science-based targets to achieve carbon neutrality.

CMU study finds controlled EV charging can reduce generation cost, but at greater health and environmental costs depending upon the generation mix

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In a study focused on the PJM portion of the US electricity grid, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) found that although charging electric vehicles at night (when electricity is cheap and wind power is typically more plentiful) could lower electricity costs, doing so also creates more air emissions, and that the health and environmental costs from these emissions outweigh the electricity cost savings.

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GM and US Navy collaborating on fuel cell-powered underwater unmanned vehicles

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The vehicle will be capable of being stowed, launched and recovered by multiple host platforms, including littoral combat ships, Virginia-class submarines and Ohio-class guided-missile submarines. Fuel cell vehicles can operate on renewable hydrogen from sources such as wind and biomass stored for later use.

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Where to locate public chargers?

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Electricity is ubiquitous, EVs refuelable by wind, hydro, geothermal, solar, or traditional energy sources. Anywhere there’s an electrical outlet! BY TIM BENFORD AND RAPP HANKINS OF DRIVE ELECTRIC DAYTON.

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Toyota Motor awards MP2 Energy 5-year contract for 100% renewable energy for Plano headquarters

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The remaining electricity MP2 procures for Toyota will be 100% renewable, sourced from various resources including local Texas wind and offsite solar. MP2 Energy is a full service power company, serving approximately 1,300 MW to commercial, industrial and residential customers in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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OSU-led team demonstrates effective vibration energy harvesting platform inspired by trees

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Inspired by the damping mechanisms which sustain trees under wind and seismic loads, researchers at The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan are investigating the potential for the development of energy harvesting systems that efficiently convert the same motion- and wind-based excitations into electric power. Trees leverage a variety of damping mechanisms for self-preservation when subjected to wind and seismic loads.

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ARPA-E awards $175M to 68 novel clean energy OPEN 2021 projects

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The selected projects—spanning 22 states and coordinated at universities, national laboratories, and private companies—will advance technologies for a wide range of areas, including electric vehicles, offshore wind, storage and nuclear recycling. The Ohio State University. The US Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $175 million for 68 research and development projects aimed at developing novel advanced energy technologies.

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Acura unveils new NSX high performance hybrid sports car

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The development of next-generation NSX resulted in a clean-sheet design, which involved nearly three years of effort by a global design and engineering team led by engineers at the company’s development center in Raymond, Ohio. The NSX has undergone extensive testing at the company’s wind tunnel in Raymond, Ohio, leading to a number of changes from concept to final body design, including modified hood vents, new front fender vents, modified side air intakes, and an optimized deck spoiler.

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UCI-led study finds California’s strict air quality regulations have helped farmers

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As we transition away from fossil fuels in favor of solar and wind energy and electric vehicles, there will be big changes in ozone pollution. This project—which involved collaborators from Colorado State University, UC San Diego, Northeastern University, UC Davis and The Ohio State University—was funded jointly by the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Agriculture.

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DOE announces more than $65M in public and private funding to commercialize promising energy technologies

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De Nora Tech, LLC (Concord, Ohio). Offshore Wind Turbine Digital Twin for the Prediction of Component Failures, $200,000. Assessment Robot for Resilient Optimized Wind Energy ARROW(e), $1,000,000.

OnStar and Google demonstrate concept service for managing charging Chevrolet Volts with renewable energy

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Wind accounted for 2.3%. PJM data shows that peak time for renewable energy generation from wind is generally between 10 p.m. Founded in 1927, PJM Interconnection ensures the reliability of the high-voltage electric power system serving 60 million people in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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Among these is a $210-million investment in a new, more environmentally responsible auto-body painting facility and innovative paint process at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant (MAP), the largest of Honda’s eight auto plants in North America. Another example of this effort is Honda’s Russells Point, Ohio, transmission plant, which is the first auto plant in America to utilize on-site wind power for a substantial portion of its energy use.

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