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Intel creates new organization solely focused on ADAS and autonomous driving

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Intel has created a new organization called the Automated Driving Group (ADG), which will be solely dedicated to innovating the future of driving and designing the next generation of advanced driver assist systems and autonomous driving solutions.

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Daimler chief Zetsche: Daimler working toward swarm organization; mobility services, digitalization and e-mobility

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In an interview with Germany’s Wirtschaftswoche , Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche said that the company is implementing swarm organization management techniques to enable more rapid development in emerging critical areas such as digitalization, mobility services and e-mobility. The swarm organization method, explained Zetsche, supplements the hierarchical-management pyramid with cross-functional and interdisciplinary groups and eventually replaces them.

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UC Irvine study finds organic constituents of UFP play important role in heart disease; suggestions for more effective emission control

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Results of a study funded and released by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) suggest that the organic constituents of ultrafine PM (UFP, particles ? technology for the removal of the organic constituents as well as the reduction of the number of particles. Particle scale.

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NSF to award $13M to projects focused on electrochemical and organic photovoltaic systems

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The focus of this funding opportunity ( PD-17-7644 ) is on electrochemical energy systems and organic photovoltaics. For organic photovoltaics, the program emphasis is for fundamental research on innovative processes for the fabrication and theory-based characterization of future organic PV devices (OPVs). Devices of interest include polymer and small molecule organic photovoltaics or dye sensitized photovoltaics for electricity generation.

Harvard team demonstrates new metal-free organic–inorganic aqueous flow battery; potential breakthrough for low-cost grid-scale storage

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Quinones are naturally abundant, inexpensive, small organic molecules, and similar to molecules that store energy in plants and animals. The Harvard metal-free organic–inorganic aqueous flow battery. With organic molecules, we introduce a vast new set of possibilities.

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NREL modifies organism to produce ethylene via photosynthesis: alternative to fossil-fuel based ethylene for chemicals and transportation fuels

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PCC 6803—and demonstrated that the organism remained stable through at least four generations, producing ethylene gas that could be easily captured. The organism produced ethylene at a high rate and is still being improved. Conversely, the process recycles carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, since the organism utilizes the gas as part of its metabolic cycle. And it isn’t going to be a food buffet for other organisms.

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New silica-organic hybrid absorbents deliver among highest performance yet reported for CO2 capture from air

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organic hybrid adsorbents—in a paper published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. mmol/g) with a comparable organic amine content of 36% and closer to the ones obtained on an HAS with a higher organic content of 42.5% (1.72

Berkeley Lab developing novel metal-organic framework materials for high-capacity hydrogen storage

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is working to synthesize novel metal-organic framework materials with high hydrogen adsorption capacities sufficient to provide safe and cost-effective storage that could support a 300-mile (483-km) range on vehicles. Our approach has been to make some of the first metal-organic frameworks that have exposed metal cations on the surface.

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Tohoku team develops rechargeable quasi-solid state lithium battery with organic crystalline cathode

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The cross-section of an organic crystalline all-solid battery. The cathode contains a room-temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) and organic crystals in a sealed environment. A pair of researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have developed a novel rechargeable solid-state lithium battery with an organic crystalline cathode. The battery features a novel cell design which prevents dissolution of the organic cathode compounds.

Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi and 6 other Japanese companies to establish organization for membership-based EV quick charging services

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Overview of Charging Network Development Organization, LLC charging service. are establishing an organization to provide membership-based quick-charging services for users of electric vehicles (EVs). The organization, named the Charging Network Development Organization, LLC, aims to encourage increased and widespread use of EVs by helping to expand the scope of charging infrastructure. The organization plans to start such services in fiscal year 2012.

Chevrolet one of 16 organizations across US recognized by EPA for Climate Action; only automaker

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded 2015 Climate Leadership Awards to 16 organizations and one individual representing a wide array of industries from finance and manufacturing to retail and technology for showing what the agency said was exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change.

New Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry opens in Jena; organic radical batteries, redox flow batteries and high-temperature batteries

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CEEC Jena will focus on three types of batteries: organic radical batteries, redox flow batteries and high-temperature batteries (such as sodium-sulfur batteries), with applications for the latter two targeted at energy storage from renewable generation. Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems Hermsdorf / (IKTS) are launching the new Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry (CEEC) at Jena in Germany.

Berkeley study identifies diesel as main source of vehicular secondary organic aerosols

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The new findings contradict previous research focused on the LA Basin which concluded that gasoline vehicles contributed more to the production of secondary organic aerosols (SOA) than exhaust from diesel vehicles.

Anglo American Platinum invests in Hydrogenious Technologies; liquid organic hydrogen carrier technology for H2 storage

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South Africa-based Anglo American Platinum , the world’s leading primary producer of platinum group metals (PGMs), has invested in the first close of the Series A financing round of Hydrogenious Technologies, a company developing liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) hydrogen storage technology. Daniel Teichmann, Wolfgang Arlt, Peter Wasserscheid and Raymond Freymann (2011) “A future energy supply based on Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC),” Energy Environ.

Zero Waste Energy breaks ground on organic waste to CNG fuel facility

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Zero Waste Energy, LLC (ZWE) broke ground on an anaerobic digestion facility in South San Francisco, CA that will convert organic waste into compressed natural gas (CNG) and compost. The company estimates that each collection vehicle will gather enough organic waste during just one route to fuel it for an entire day, creating a closed-loop system. The project addresses numerous AB 32 requirements, diverting almost 95% of the organic waste feedstock from landfills.

Mitsubishi partners develop photovoltaic module

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The Mitsubishi Corporation has joined forces with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, as well as the Tokki Corporation, to develop a new Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) module. The new module relies on laser-scribing technology on a glass substrate with organic semiconductor materials that are deposited on to the substrate and then divided into several cells with the laser. Tags: Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi Organic Photovoltaic module

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Konarka Technologies and Webasto collaborating on organic solar applications in automotive roofing systems

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a developer and manufacturer of flexible organic solar films, is collaborating with Webasto, one of the top 100 automotive suppliers, to integrate Konarka’s Power Plastic organic solar cells in Webasto’s automobile roofing systems. We have had extensive discussions with automobile manufacturers on the value of organic solar cells. The organic solar cells from Konarka offer a transparent, light and cost-effective solution for use in roof systems.

Study indicates warming Arctic is remobilizing persistent organic pollutants into the atmosphere

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A new study by researchers from Canada, Norway and China indicates that warming in the Arctic is revolatilizing persistent organic pollutants (POPs) that have accumulated in sinks such as water and ice. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)—organic compounds produced by human activities that are resistant to environmental degradation—include industrial chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls, and pesticides, such as DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane).

S. Korean organizations collaborate on development of near-supersonic (~1,000 km/h) Korean Hyperloop train

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In the memorandum of understanding, the eight organizations promised to collaborate on the development of core technologies for the near-supersonic Korean Hyperloop train, also known as Hyper Tube Express (HTX).

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Volkswagen brand restructures development organization; distinct BEV group

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The Volkswagen brand has restructured its vehicle development organization. The new organization bundles competencies into four series groups containing several model series: small; compact; mid- and full-size; and BEV.

Siemens introduces new Organic Rankine module for waste heat recovery

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Siemens recently introduced an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) module for industrial plants or power stations for the conversion of waste heat to electricity. The new Siemens Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) module. In this case, however, organic silicone oils are used as the work medium.

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Mercedes-Benz realigning global production organization for passenger cars; organizing by product architecture

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At the same time we want to permanently and sustainably strengthen our competitiveness with a high-performance organization ,” said Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain Management, during a media event at the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant. The new manufacturing organization Mercedes-Benz Operations (MO) is based on global production networks and centralized responsibility for logistics and quality.

Added molecules allow metal-organic frameworks to conduct electricity

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Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Sandia National Laboratories have developed conductive metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)—MOFs with the ability to conduct electricity.

GM restructures global engineering organization; focus on quality and safety

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General Motors is restructuring its Global Vehicle Engineering organization to form two new organizations—Global Product Integrity and Global Vehicle Components and Subsystems—to improve cross-system integration, deliver more consistent performance across vehicle programs and address functional safety and compliance in its vehicles. Supplier Quality will now become part of the new Global Product Integrity organization.

Chiyoda successfully demonstrates liquid organic chemical hydride hydrogen storage technology

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Japan-based Chiyoda Corporation announced that a demonstration plant located in its Koyasu Office and Research Park has successfully achieved expected performance using a liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) technology. Chiyoda’s hydrogen supply chain concept. Click to enlarge.

Liverpool team develops better material for PEM fuel cells; porous organic cage solids with 3D protonic conductivity

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In the search for more effective PEMs, reseachers have looked to porous solids such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) or covalent organic frameworks. However, there are few examples of proton conduction in porous organic molecular solids. … We demonstrate this concept for a range of crystalline porous organic cages. Two distinctive features of the proton conduction in organic cage crystals were highlighted as design principles for future PEM materials.

Researchers create first soluble 2D supramolecular organic frameworks

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Researchers with the US Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), China’s Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry and Fudan University have unveiled the first two-dimensional supramolecular organic frameworks (SOFs) that self-assemble in solution, an important breakthrough that holds implications for sensing and separation technologies, energy sciences, and, perhaps most importantly, biomimetics.

U-M researchers nearly double efficiency of organic thermoelectric materials

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A research team from the University of Michigan has nearly doubled the efficiency of certain organic thermoelectric materials. These convert heat into electricity more than four times as efficiently as the organic semiconductors created to date. for organic semiconductors. U-M researchers improved upon the state-of-the-art in organic semiconductors by nearly 70 percent, achieving a figure-of-merit of 0.42

Scrap subsidies for biofuels, say agencies

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According to Reuters, the report, from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Bank and the UN among others, adds to the growing opposition to biofuel targets and subsidies [.]. Biofuels biofuel government subsidy world bank World Trade OrganizationGovernments should scrap state support and subsidies for biofuels because they are forcing global food prices up, a new report from 10 international agencies concludes.

Study reorders significance of fungal and bacterial decomposition of organic matter; impact on climate models

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In a 23-year experiment, a team from Lund University, Sweden, and the University of New Hampshire has determined that the common understanding of how organic material is decomposed by fungi and bacteria is fundamentally wrong. Decomposition of soil organic matter is then mainly carried out by fungi and bacteria, which convert dead plant materials into carbon dioxide and mineral nutrients.

GM Creates New South America Regional Organization

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General Motors is creating a new regional organization to meet rising customer demand in South America. As part of GM’s global product operations organization, GM South America has product design and engineering capabilities, which will allow it to continue creating local cars and trucks that complement GM’s global product architectures. GM South America will be headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be led by Jaime Ardila, currently president and general manager GM Mercosur.

Biofuel trade organizations form Biofuel Producers Coordinating Council

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Eight biofuel industry organizations have formed the Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council to advocate jointly for a US-wide policy for increased energy security through domestic biofuel production.

McGill team develops simple system for reversible H2 storage using organic cyclic hydrocarbons; alternative route to solar fuels

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A team at McGill University in Canada has developed a reversible hydrogen storage/release system based on the metal-catalyzed hydrogenation and photo-induced dehydrogenation of organic cyclic hydrocarbons at room temperature.

Mitsubishi and Partners Develop Highly Integrated Organic Photovoltaics Module

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Mitsubishi Cooperation (MC), the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Tokki Corporation have developed a new, highly-integrated Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) module. Structure of the OPV. Source: Mitsubishi Corporation. Click to enlarge.

Study finds lubricating oil the dominant source of primary organic aerosol from both diesel and gasoline vehicles

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Findings from a study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and Berkeley National Laboratory suggest that lubricating oil is the dominant source of primary organic aerosol (POA) from both gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles.

CTI organizing Vehicle Emissions Reduction Conference: Criteria Pollutants and CO2

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The Car Training Institute (CTI) is organizing a conference on vehicle emission reduction—including both criteria pollutants and CO 2 —on 16-20 May 2011 in Detroit, MI. The US EPA will follow, the organizers note. The organizers are welcoming contributions that describe the latest vehicle, engine or aftertreatment technologies that address either (or both) criteria pollutants or fuel consumption in the light-duty or heavy-duty sectors.

Chrysler Splits Dodge into Ram and Car Brand Organizations

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Chrysler has split the Dodge Brand into two separate organizations: the Dodge Ram Brand and the Dodge Car Brand. Diaz will also be the lead executive for the Sales organization in the United States. Gilles will continue to lead the Product Design organization of Chrysler Group which he joined in 1992. Fred Diaz Jr. is appointed President and CEO, Dodge Ram Brand with profit and loss responsibility for the Dodge Ram product portfolio.

New organization pushing for fully electrified door-to-door multi-modal surface transport in Europe

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The group brings together eleven organizations from across industries and transport modes—Alstom, AVERE, CER, ETRA, EURELECTRIC, EUROBAT Going Electric, Nissan, Polis, UITP, and UNIFE—and is committed to the promotion of further electrification of surface transport on a cooperative and multi-modal basis. The newly formed Platform for the Electrification of Surface Transport held its inaugural meeting in Brussels.

Researchers Suggest Organic Computing Approach to Traffic Light Control

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An organic computing-based approach to traffic light control, might help solve the problem of controlling road traffic in congested areas and avoid traffic jams and gridlock, according to research published this month in the International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems. The authors are members of the Organic Traffic Control Collaborative (OTC 2 ), a joint project between the two universities. Organic Traffic Control Collaborative.

Formula E electric-car race coming to New York City next July

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The Formula E electric-car race series is coming to New York City next summer, organizers announced earlier this week. Most drivers likely associate New York City with grueling traffic, scarce parking, and other aggravating situations. But could the Big Apple soon become known for.