Ford spins-out autonomous vehicles organization

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating Ford’s autonomous vehicles (AV) business to capitalize on market opportunities.

2018 83

Michelin Vision concept wheel/tire: airless, connected, rechargeable, organic

Green Car Congress

The concept tire—which combines the functions of wheel and tire—is airless, connected, rechargeable, customizable and organic, is both a wheel and a tire. Organic tire. Vision is made with an organic core that can be reused and recharged.

2017 124

Electrify America to collaborate with 6 California organizations to boost awareness, adoption of ZEVs in low-income & disadvantaged communities

Green Car Congress

Electrify America will collaborate with six organizations in California to help develop and launch community-based programs to support brand-neutral education and awareness of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) for disadvantaged and low-income communities.

2018 103

Yale study finds that organic aerosols more complicated than previously thought

Green Car Congress

Yale researchers have found that organic aerosols—a type of air pollution—are much more complicated than previous studies indicated. Using high-powered equipment to analyze air samples, the researchers were able to get a detailed look at the molecular makeup of organic aerosols, which have a significant presence in the atmosphere. Here we perform a non-targeted molecular-level intercomparison of functionalized organic aerosol from three diverse field sites and a chamber.

2018 73

FPT Industrial launches e-Powertrain organization; showcases e-powertrains at IAA CV, including H2 fuel cell concept

Green Car Congress

At the IAA 2018 exhibition in Hannover, FPT Industrial launched its new e-Powertrain organization. On display at the event are its electric powertrain solutions, including a new hydrogen fuel cell concept powertrain developed by FPT for IVECO.

2018 100

Organically synthesized porous carbon shows “exceptional” potential as Li-ion anode material

Green Car Congress

A international team of researchers, led by Lancaster University in the UK and Jilin University in China, reports the first organically synthesized sp?sp D Organically Synthesized Porous Carbon.”

2018 83

Clariant Catalysts collaborates with Hydrogenious on Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology

Green Car Congress

Hydrogenious Technologies has developed an innovative means of transporting hydrogen by chemically binding the molecules to Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC).

2018 78

Chiyoda successfully demonstrates liquid organic chemical hydride hydrogen storage technology

Green Car Congress

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.

2013 117

New method for the precise analysis of the composition of secondary organic aerosols in PM

Green Car Congress

Researchers in Poland have developed a new precise method for the chemical analysis of secondary organic aerosol (SOA)—an important yet not fully characterized constituent of atmospheric particulate matter. The chemical properties of molecules, especially organic ones, are determined not only by their chemical composition itself, but also by the spatial structure of the molecules. These aerosols are known as secondary organic aerosols (SOA).

2018 64

Added molecules allow metal-organic frameworks to conduct electricity

Green Car Congress

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.

2013 99

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2014 72

Japan launches first global hydrogen supply chain demo project; liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) technology

Green Car Congress

Yoshimi Okada, Mitsunori Shimura “ Development of large-scale H 2 storage and transportation technology with Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) ”. Four Japanese companies—Chiyoda, Mitsubishi, Mitsui and.

New hierarchical metal-organic nanocomposite cathode for high-energy sodium-ion batteries

Green Car Congress

Building on earlier work, researchers in China have fabricated a hierarchical metal-organic nanocomposite for use as a cathode in sodium-ion batteries (SIBs). Their electrode—metal-organic cuprous tetracyanoquino-dimethane (CuTCNQ) in a three-dimensional (3D) conductive carbon nanofibers (CNFs) network (CuTCNQ)—exhibits a capacity of 252 mAh g -1 at 0.1

2017 67

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

Green Car Congress

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).

2017 91

Audi organizes all rail transport in Germany to be CO2-free; DBeco plus

Green Car Congress

Audi says it is the first company in Germany to organize its logistics operations by rail to be completely CO 2 -neutral. As of now, all rail transport for Audi AG in Germany is CO 2 -free.

2017 78

Intel creates new organization solely focused on ADAS and autonomous driving

Green Car Congress

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.

2016 86

Volkswagen brand restructures development organization; distinct BEV group

Green Car Congress

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.

2016 64

GM restructures global engineering organization; focus on quality and safety

Green Car Congress

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.

2014 69

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2014 154

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

Green Car Congress

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.

U-M researchers nearly double efficiency of organic thermoelectric materials

Green Car Congress

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

2013 74

Researchers create first soluble 2D supramolecular organic frameworks

Green Car Congress

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.

2013 73

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2015 123

Biofuel trade organizations form Biofuel Producers Coordinating Council

Green Car Congress

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.

2012 76

CMU study finds secondary organic aerosol production from PFI and GDI vehicles has been “substantially” reduced by tightening NMOG standards

Green Car Congress

Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) is a major component of fine particulate matter—which causes adverse health effects—even in urban environments; vehicles may be a dominant source of SOA in urban areas, although there is still an ongoing debate over SOA formation from on-road sources. Compared to hot operations, cold-start exhaust had lower effective SOA yields, but still contributed more SOA overall because of substantially higher organic gas emissions.

2018 64

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2012 115

USC team develops novel organic redox flow battery for large-scale energy storage

Green Car Congress

Scientists at USC have developed a novel water-based Organic Redox Flow Battery (ORBAT) for lower cost, long lasting large-scale energy storage. ORBAT employs two different water-soluble organic redox couples on the positive and negative side of a flow battery. Aiming to overcome these disadvantages, we have demonstrated for the first time an aqueous redox flow battery that uses water-soluble organic redox couples at both electrodes that are metal-free. Schematic of ORBAT.

2014 93

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

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2015 84

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2015 70

GM Creates New South America Regional Organization

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2016 60

Organic traffic system may get the green light

Green Cars News

Now however, an organic computing based approach to traffic light control aims to solve the traffic jam issue altogether. The authors of the research are members of the Organic Traffic Control Collaborative, which is a joint project between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Leibniz Universitat Hannover. The organic computing system is based on the presence of large autonomous systems which are equipped with sensors and actuators.

Light 39

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2014 78

Organic cathode material for high-capacity Li-ion battery with fast charge and discharge

Green Car Congress

Researchers from Kyoto University and Panasonic have developed a rechargeable Li-ion battery using a new organic cathode material that exhibits “ remarkable ” charge–discharge properties with a high specific capacity of 231 mAh/g, excellent rechargeability (83% of the capacity retained after 500 cycles), and charge–discharge ability (90% of the capacity at 30 C as compared to 1 C). Versatility of chemical structures is a benefit of functional materials based on organic molecules.

2012 92

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2016 66

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2013 99

Open Charge Alliance selects OASIS as the standard development organization for Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP)

Green Car Congress

The Open Charge Alliance ( OCA ) consortium has decided to standardize the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) at OASIS , an international open standards development organization (SDO). OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is an international, non-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of open standards for the global information society.

2015 60

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2014 92

CTI organizing Vehicle Emissions Reduction Conference: Criteria Pollutants and CO2

Green Car Congress

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.

2011 66

American and European Standards organizations agree to strengthen transatlantic cooperation on standards for electric vehicles

Green Car Congress

Cooperation on eMobility standardization was the focus of discussion during a Transatlantic Roundtable organized by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which took place in Brussels on 28-29 November. Participants acknowledged that a number of organizations produce globally relevant standards following open, transparent, and consensus-based processes.

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2013 78

Mitsubishi and Partners Develop Highly Integrated Organic Photovoltaics Module

Green Car Congress

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.

2009 78