Three-part catalyst study advances conversion of CO2 to ethanol

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They also discovered why this three-part interface is successful. An international collaboration of scientists has taken a significant step toward the realization of a nearly “green” zero-net-carbon technology that can efficiently convert CO 2 and hydrogen into ethanol.

Ford Bronco Sport first to feature parts made of 100% recycled ocean plastic

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Ford has become the first automaker to use 100% recycled ocean plastics to produce automotive parts. The strength and durability of the nylon material equals that of previously used petroleum-based parts but with a 10% cost savings and requiring less energy to produce.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group introduces Green Carrier Certification as part of its sustainability roadmap

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As part of its sustainability roadmap, Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to below 29 million tons by 2030 and net-zero by 2050.

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Hyundai Mobis building third core EV parts plant in Korea

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Hyundai Mobis is building its third core parts plant for electric vehicles in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, following plants in Chungju and Ulsan. From the second half of next year, the new plant is expected to mass-produce 150,000 EV-specific module parts per year. Hyundai Mobis’ investment in the Pyeongtaek plant is in line with the company’s strategy of leading the electric vehicle core parts market.

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CSIRO receives $1 million in funding for hydrogen refueling station as part of VH2

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Construction will take place as part of the development of VH2—a new hydrogen production and storage demonstration facility, where CSIRO, Swinburne and their partners will test real world uses for hydrogen technology.

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NERC: high probability of insufficient resources to meet electricity demand as early as Summer 2022 in parts of US

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Findings from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC’s) 2021 Long-Term Reliability Assessment (LTRA) indicate there is a high probability of insufficient resources and energy to serve electricity demand, as early as Summer 2022, in many parts of the Western Interconnection.

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Desktop Metal qualifies 4140 low-alloy steel for high-volume additive manufacturing of end-use parts with the Production System

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Desktop Metal is the first and only company to qualify 4140 low-alloy steel for use with metal binder jetting systems, enabling its use in mass production end-use part applications. million per year at a fully burdened part cost as low as $2.45.

Nissan launches lightweight aluminum technology in Europe on new Qashqai; 2nd global model with parts from closed-loop recycling

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The new Qashqai follows the new Rogue sold in North America as the second global model for Nissan to feature aluminum parts produced with the closed-loop recycling process.

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Being Part of the EV Revolution

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The post Being Part of the EV Revolution appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations. For Eric Smith, driving an EV isn’t just about improving the environment – it’s about embracing technology and reducing our reliance on oil.

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Plug Power invited to submit Part II Application for proposed $520M DOE loan guarantee for green hydrogen production network

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has been invited to submit a Part II Application for a loan guarantee under the US Department of Energy (DOE) Title XVII Loan Guarantee Program. Plug Power says it will work closely with the DOE to fulfill the requirements of Part II of the application process. Plug Power Inc.

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1996 chevy s-10 conversion (part 2)

DIY Electric Car

1996 chevy s-10 conversion (part 2). After a long summer break, it is time to get back to my project. I feel like the old build thread had a lot of pre-amble before I even got to any building, so I am going to start a fresh topic. For anyone who has not been following along, I thought I would summarize the progress to date. Jan 2020: Bought my donor vehicle, a 1996 chevy S-10. Feb 2020: Bought a Tesla/Mercedes battery pack. Originally rated at 36kwh in 12x 7s modules.

Rivian charging network will be partly proprietary, partly patchwork

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Rivian has begun work on its own charging network, with a "two-tier" strategy that will include DC fast charging and slower AC charging, CEO RJ Scaringe said in an interview with TechCrunch.

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Bakken Energy to purchase synfuels plant and convert to blue hydrogen production as part of $2B hydrogen hub project

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As part of the agreement between Basin Electric and Bakken the Synfuels Plant will continue existing operations through 2025. Energy infrastructure developer Bakken Energy (Bakken) has reached agreement with Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) on key terms and conditions to purchase the assets of the Dakota Gasification Company (Dakota Gas), a subsidiary of Basin Electric, and the owner of the Great Plains Synfuels Plant.

Koenigsegg is now making Tesla aftermarket parts through collaboration with Unplugged Performance

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The world of Tesla aftermarket performance parts just welcomed its newest and possibly most impressive lineup yet. In a way, having Koenigsegg produce aftermarket parts for Tesla’s vehicles more than validates the electric car maker and its creations.

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Diakont part of ARPA-E program REPAIR program for pipelines

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Diakont is part of a team that was awarded $5 million in funding from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) Rapid Encapsulation of Pipelines Avoiding Intensive Replacement (REPAIR) program ( earlier post ) to develop new technologies for rehabilitating legacy cast iron and bare steel natural gas distribution pipelines, by building new, robust replacement pipe inside the existing pipelines.

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BMW Group spare parts logistics center piloting autonomous transport platforms

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The BMW Group’s worldwide spare parts logistics center in Dingolfing has recently started piloting autonomous transport platforms. The electrically powered AutoBox helps to move incoming spare parts efficiently from the freight dock to the warehouse. The aim of the AutoBox pilot project is to automate long distances in the Dynamics Center using the transport platform and to connect more distant parts of the building. Humans load the AutoBox with incoming parts.

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Yamaha’s production-ready futuristic E01 electric scooter seen taking part in first test rides

Electrek

more… The post Yamaha’s production-ready futuristic E01 electric scooter seen taking part in first test rides appeared first on Electrek. Yamaha’s first real attempt at an electric scooter, the Yamaha E01, appears to be close to production.

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Nissan field testing new mobility services as part of building sustainable future community in Japan

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Nissan began a field test of new mobility services as part of a partnership to promote future community building in Japan.

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Senate passes sustainable chemistry act as part of military spending bill

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The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the Senate in late July includes the bipartisan Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019 ( S.999 ), led by US Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and cosponsored by Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.).

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Volvo Cars, Northvolt to open R&D center as part of $3.3B investment in battery development and manufacturing; finalized JV

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Volvo Cars and Northvolt will open a joint research and development (R&D) center in Gothenburg as part of a SEK 30 billion (US$3.3 The R&D center, which will become operational in 2022, will create a few hundred jobs in Gothenburg and positions Volvo Cars as one of the automotive brands making battery cell development and production part of their end-to-end engineering capabilities.

New Teslas delivered with surprise missing USB ports due to parts shortages

Electrek

The automaker blames the missing parts on the global chip shortage. more… The post New Teslas delivered with surprise missing USB ports due to parts shortages appeared first on Electrek.

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Mercedes-Benz AG exploring sale of Hambach smart EV plant as part of global realignment

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Mercedes-Benz AG has taken numerous measures to sustainably improve its cost structure and become significantly more efficient. An important lever for this is the adjustment and realignment of capacity within its global production network.

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BASF investing €16M into tire pyrolysis oil company Pyrum as part of ChemCycling project

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BASF will uptake most of the pyrolysis oil and process it into new chemical products by using a mass balance approach as part of its ChemCycling project.

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Jumbo completes transportation part of its largest job: T&I for Yunlin offshore wind

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Representing a significant milestone in the largest job in its history, Jumbo has completed the transportation element of its Transport & Installation contract for the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Yunlin is a 640 MW project sited approximately 8km off the coast of Taiwan.

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Koenigsegg Now Making Carbon Fiber Aero Parts For Teslas

InsideEVs

You can buy them from Unplugged Performance, which has struck a partnership with Koenigsegg Advanced Manufacturing

LG Chem to invest $5.3B in battery materials by 2025; part of $8.8B investment in new growth engines

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The investment is part of a 10 trillion KRW (US$8.8 LG Chem will invest 6 trillion KRW (US$5.3 billion) in battery materials by 2025, including efforts in anode materials, separation membranes, cathode binders, radiant adhesives, carbon nanotubes, and more, according to LG Chem CEO Hak Cheol Shin. billion) investment in new growth engines, also including eco-friendly materials (3 trillion KRW) and new drugs (1 trillion KRW).

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Tesla is leasing new land as part of its California expansion — for $1 per year

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During that time, Tesla was hoping to convert an old Mopar distribution center into a manufacturing facility for car parts. The post Tesla is leasing new land as part of its California expansion — for $1 per year appeared first on TESLARATI.

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Magna claims it can boost EV range 30%, with software and controls a big part of it

Green Car Reports

Automotive supplier Magna is launching a complete electric powertrain package that can the company claims can boost range by up to 30%. Called EtelligentReach, the powertrain will debut on a "new entrant vehicle" in 2022, Magna said in a press release.

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CARB fines major online automotive parts retailer $1M for selling illegal aftermarket parts in California; ~4,000 emissions violations

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paid $1 million to resolve violations of the California Health and Safety Code and Vehicle Code related to the sale of illegal aftermarket performance auto parts in California. CARB investigators discovered that AutoAnything, a major online retailer, advertised and sold performance parts that modified emissions components, ultimately committing approximately 4,000 violations between 2012 and 2015. Illegal parts sold by the former AutoAnything, Inc.

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Honda begins making vital ventilator parts for Dynaflo

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The process was developed using production know-how from Honda’s experienced manufacturing associates, including parts tracking, build timing, quality checks and lot control. Honda has begun producing and delivering critical components for the production of much-needed ventilators to Dynaflo Inc. of Reading, Penn.

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Bridgestone focusing on sustainable procurement of natural rubber as part of sustainability campaign

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Japan-based Bridgestone, the world’s largest tire manufacturer, has launched “ A Layered Journey ”—a new global campaign highlighting the company’s efforts to incorporate sustainability in its value chain with a focus on the sustainable procurement of natural rubber.

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OECD report finds measures needed to curb PM emitted by wear of car parts and road surfaces, including EVs

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Wear and tear from brakes, tires and road surfaces will soon overtake car exhaust fumes as the leading source of fine particles released into the air by road traffic, according to a new OECD report.

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SEAT implements self-driven robots to automate outdoor parts transport; ASTI Tribot with SLAM navigation

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To date, eight AGVs are operating outside the production workshops at the Martorell plant to automate the transport of parts. The new vehicles join the 200 AGVs that are delivering parts inside the assembly workshops at the Martorell and Barcelona factories.

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Airbus installs first 3D-printed titanium part on series-production commercial aircraft; part manufactured by Arconic

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Arconic is 3D printing these parts for Airbus’s newest widebody aircraft at Arconic’s additive manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas. This first installation of a 3D printed titanium part on a series production Airbus commercial aircraft marks a milestone for additive manufacturing in aerospace. 3D-printed parts, including metal printed cabin brackets and bleed pipes, are already flying on Airbus A320neo and A350 XWB test aircraft.

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UPS forms subsidiary and applies for FAA Part 135 certification to operate drone delivery unit

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UPS has applied to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Part 135 certification to operate commercial drone flights in the UPS network under a subsidiary business called UPS Flight Forward, Inc. FAA grants the authority to operate on-demand, unscheduled air service via the Part 135 certificate. In contrast to more-limited FAA certifications for of drone flights for by other companies, UPS Flight Forward would operate under the FAA’s standard Part 135 certification.

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EV hype helped Stellantis stock beat TSLA in 2021 – Here’s how it can deliver in 2022 (part 1)

Electrek

more… The post EV hype helped Stellantis stock beat TSLA in 2021 – Here’s how it can deliver in 2022 (part 1) appeared first on Electrek.

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Volvo goes leather-free in all its EVs as part of new sustainability report

Electrek

more… The post Volvo goes leather-free in all its EVs as part of new sustainability report appeared first on Electrek.

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2021 Nissan Rogue company’s 1st global model built using closed-loop recycling system for aluminum parts

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The 2021 Nissan Rogue is the company’s first global model built using a “closed-loop” recycling system for aluminum parts. The system helps reduce CO 2 emissions compared with using parts made with primary alloys from raw materials.

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Cranfield: switching from aluminum to zinc alloys could greatly improve longevity and sustainability of automotive parts

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A new study by researchers at Cranfield University in the UK finds that switching from aluminum to zinc alloys in the production of automotive parts could greatly enhance their longevity and sustainability. The zinc alloy proved to be a more sustainable and higher performing option, when considering measures such as the environmental impact caused by the extraction of the metal and the quality of the parts it produces.

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BMW investing €400M in new vehicle assembly at Munich plant as part of shift to electromobility; engine production being concentrated at Steyr and Hams Hall

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The BMW Group is speeding up the shift towards electromobility and strengthening its global network for production of electrified vehicles. The company is investing €400 million in a new vehicle assembly at the main plant in Munich.

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Motor vehicles and component parts sector employment in US grew by 3% from 2017 to 2018

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The Motor Vehicles and Component Parts sector employed 3% more people in 2018 than 2017. Motor Vehicles and Component Parts employers are defined as any firms that contribute to the manufacture, wholesale distribution, transport, and repair and maintenance of gasoline, diesel, hybrid, electric, natural gas, hydrogen and fuel cell, or other vehicle technologies. More than 2 million employees in the sector worked with conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles in 2018, up 1.4%

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Daimler first automotive company to test UBQ’s climate-positive thermoplastic material in auto parts

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Daimler announced a trial and development partnership with Israeli cleantech company UBQ Materials to explore the use of UBQ’s climate-positive material in the production of automobile parts.

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Tesla snaps up battery patent for just $3 – seemingly as part of startup acquisition

Electrek

Tesla has snapped up an important battery patent for just $3, but it is seemingly part of a startup acquisition up in Canada. more… The post Tesla snaps up battery patent for just $3 – seemingly as part of startup acquisition appeared first on Electrek.

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