Converted hydrogen fuel cell refuse vehicle on trial in Ruhr region as part of HECTOR

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The Abfallentsorgungs-Gesellschaft Ruhrgebiet mbH ( AGR ), a waste management company in Herten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, has put a converted DAF CF 340 hydrogen fuel cell truck into operation as part of the EU-funded HECTOR (Hydrogen Waste Collection Vehicles in North West Europe) project.

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.


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Toyoda Gosei develops cellulose nanofiber-reinforced plastic for automotive parts

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Toyoda Gosei has developed a cellulose nanofiber (CNF)-reinforced plastic with the aim of reducing CO 2 over the lifecycle of automotive components, from raw material procurement and production to recycling and disposal.

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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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Heliox and PACCAR Parts partner to deliver mobile DC chargers to PACCAR’s electric trucks in North America

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Heliox, a global leader in DC charging systems for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, announced a supply agreement with PACCAR Parts to support the rollout of PACCAR’s electric vehicles.

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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Automakers and suppliers part of DOE Better Climate Challenge

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a commitment from more than 90 companies and organizations to reduce their Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 through DOE’s Better Climate Challenge. This national public-private partnership calls on organizations across the country to set portfolio-wide greenhouse gas reduction targets and share their innovative solutions and best practices with partners and across industries.

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Wallbox’s Pulsar Plus home EV chargers now available for purchase at NAPA Auto Parts

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Wallbox, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions worldwide, announced a strategic partnership with NAPA Auto Parts, a premier retail auto parts reseller in the US.

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.

Elon Musk reveals what Tesla’s Master Plan Part 3 is about


Elon Musk has revealed more details about what his Tesla Master Plan Part 3 will be about during a new companywide meeting with employees held last night. The post Elon Musk reveals what Tesla’s Master Plan Part 3 is about appeared first on Electrek.

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Motherson Group collaborating with UBQ to bring carbon-negative thermoplastics into auto parts

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The companies are joining efforts to implement the carbon-negative UBQ thermoplastic ( earlier post ) into auto parts manufactured by Motherson Group for the automotive industry. Adding as little as 10% UBQ GHG to a part can immediately transform it into a carbon-neutral product.

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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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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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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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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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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.

1996 chevy s-10 conversion (part 2)

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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.

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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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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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.

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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Tesla expands Supercharger pilot program for non-Tesla EV owners to a large part of Europe


The post Tesla expands Supercharger pilot program for non-Tesla EV owners to a large part of Europe appeared first on Electrek. Tesla expands Supercharger pilot program for non-Tesla EV owners to Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.

Elon Musk says he is going to release Tesla’s Master Plan Part 3


Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he is working on releasing the third part to Tesla’s “Master Plan.”. Part One and Two have been important pieces of literature at Tesla that, in many ways, laid the path to the company’s success.

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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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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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Tesla’s Elon Musk hints that he’s working on a “Master Plan Part 3”


Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed something extremely exciting: he is currently working on Master Plan, Part 3. Master Plan, Part 2 came ten years later, a time when the company was already producing the Model S and Model X. Do you have any idea what Master Plan, Part 3 will entail?

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Should Right-to-Repair Laws Extend to Bionic Body Parts?

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When one user’s Argus II system broke, he had to crowdsource spare parts to get it working again; other users have defunct technology in their eyes or are simply mourning the vision upgrades they were promised.

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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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Tesla’s Elon Musk to become part of Twitter’s board of directors


It should be noted that as long as Musk is serving as part of the social media company’s Board of Directors, he will not be able to become a beneficial owner of more than 15% of Twitter’s common stock.

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EIA projects US renewable diesel supply to surpass biodiesel in the near term but remain small part of larger diesel market

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EIA projects these two fuels will remain a relatively small part of the larger diesel market, accounting for less than 8% of the US diesel production in 2050.

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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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Toyota to invest Rs 4,800 crore to make electric vehicle parts in India

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He added that the company would be moving toward a new area of technology — electrified powertrain parts — with production going to start in the “very near-term.”. The post Toyota to invest Rs 4,800 crore to make electric vehicle parts in India appeared first on Promoting Eco Friendly Travel.

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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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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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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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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Clean Transportation in PA: Big Questions for 2022 (Part 2)

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This blog was co-authored with Will Bernstein, Climate Advisor to the City of Pittsburgh. Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging EV Charging Stations Policy Research Research Pennsylvania public transportation

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