Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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Researchers from Japan’s NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science), the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University have jointly conducted a techno-economic analysis for hydrogen production from photovoltaic power generation (PV) utilizing a battery-assisted electrolyzer.

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Toyota and DIFFER partner on direct solar production of hydrogen from humid air, rather than water

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Hydrogen production based on renewable energy sources significantly helps reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuelsThe Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research ( DIFFER ) is partnering with Toyota Motor Europe (TME) to develop a device that absorbs water vapor, and splits it into hydrogen and oxygen directly using solar energy.

2019 104

UCSC team develops novel ruthenium catalyst that outperforms platinum in alkaline hydrogen production

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A novel ruthenium-based catalyst developed by researchers at UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) has shown markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts in alkaline water electrolysis for hydrogen production. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2019 109

ARPA-E awarding ~$14.4M to four projects for production of hydrogen and carbon products from methane

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The team will convert natural gas into carbon nanotubes with concurrent production of hydrogen, spin them into fibers, and evaluate the fiber performance and properties with the target of displacing metals. The proposed technology could significantly reduce energy consumption and CO 2 emissions associated with metal production, while producing hydrogen. High Value, Energy Saving Carbon Products and Clean Hydrogen Gas from Methane, $3,479,624.

2018 77

DLR team integrates solar heat into solid oxide electrolyzer for highly efficient hydrogen production

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Experimental setup of the solar heated solid oxide electrolyzer system for hydrogen production. Water electrolysis is considered as a promising pathway for the production of sustainable hydrogen to be used as such an energy carrier. Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

2019 91

Univ. of Twente team develops highly efficient Si photocathode for solar fuels production

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Large-scale conversion and storage of solar energy via the production of hydrogen would likely rely upon Earth-abundant materials. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar fuels

2018 126

ICL team assesses relative costs of carbon mitigation for 12 H2 production paths; trade-off between cost and level of decarbonization

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A team at Imperial College London has examined the relative costs of carbon mitigation from a lifecycle perspective for 12 different hydrogen production techniques using fossil fuels, nuclear energy and renewable sources. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Lifecycle analysis

2018 105

Neste investing €1.4B to boost capacity for renewable drop-in fuels and products production in Singapore

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billion to add additional renewable products production capacity in Singapore. The investment will extend Neste’s renewable product overall capacity in Singapore by up to 1.3 million tons per year, bringing the total renewable product capacity close to 4.5

2018 91

Air Liquide inaugurates HyBalance pilot site in Denmark for production of carbon-free hydrogen

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In Denmark, Air Liquide inaugurated HyBalance, a pilot site for the production of carbon-free hydrogen. MW, enables the production of around 500 kg of hydrogen a day without releasing CO 2. Under the coordination of Air Liquide, the HyBalance project brings together a group of partners—Hydrogenics, LBST, Neas Energy, and Hydrogen Valley—for the construction of one of the largest carbon-free hydrogen production units in Europe.

2018 78

Compact pilot plant for solar to liquid fuels production

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Partners from Germany and Finland in the SOLETAIR project are building a compact pilot plant for the production of gasoline, diesel and kerosene from solar energy, regenerative hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar fuelsThe plant will be compact enough to fit into a shipping container. The plant consists of three components. A direct air capture unit developed by the Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT) extracts carbon dioxide from air.

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UNL-led team greatly increases hydrogen production by T maritima; breaking the theoretical limit

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The feat represents a breakthrough in the global effort to scale up the sustainable production of clean-burning hydrogen for vehicles and heavy industry, said Raghuveer Singh, who who conducted the research as part of his dissertation. But under normal conditions, most of that carbon gets funneled into the biological machinery that cranks out new cells, leaving little left over for hydrogen production. Biotech Hydrogen Production

2018 78

Volkswagen striving to make production of the electric ID. carbon-neutral

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The production of an electric vehicle currently generates significantly more CO 2 than that of cars with a combustion engine—around 150% on average. However, the Volkswagen brand is setting up production of its coming electric ID.

2019 103

Production-bound Porsche Taycan electric car spotted cold-weather testing

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Porsche's first electric car, the 2020 Taycan sedan, is sold out for a year—mainly to current Tesla owners. Now those buyers can get the best look yet at the new car, with photos from a spy photographer at our sister site MotorAuthority, who caught the car cold-weather testing. The photos show the Taycan with minimal camouflage, looking

2019 76

DLR and partners inaugurate largest solar-thermochemical H2 production plant

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The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with international project partners, has inaugurated the largest solar-chemical installation yet for the production of hydrogen. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

2017 78

Has Permian Productivity Peaked?

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Or, more specifically, drilling costs are starting to rise and the enormous leaps in production that can be obtained by simply adding more rigs also appears to be running into some trouble. Overall, however, production is still expected to increase. oil production will average 9.3

2017 85

Electric Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro production to rise again: report

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Both Hyundai and Kia planned to approach the electric and plug-in car market aggressively, but now the Korean siblings plan to boost production even over totals announced earlier this year. This past summer, both brands said they would increase their electrified car production to 50,000 units next year. Future Cars Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 64

Tesla finds Chinese production site for electric cars: Shanghai

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Tesla is closing in on a deal to begin production of its cars in China, after it signed a preliminary agreement to explore building cars near the major city of Shanghai. By signing the preliminary agreement, Tesla will begin the first step towards local production in China, a move that would significantly lower costs. China Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 70

GM to kill Chevy Volt production in 2019 (Updated)

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General Motors confirmed Monday morning that it plans to cease production of the Chevrolet Volt in March, as part of an effort to streamline production and pivot its business more toward zero-emissions and personal-mobility efforts. The Volt was the first production plug-in car sold in the U.S.

2018 87

Volkswagen Group Components to start series production of flexible fast charging station in 2020; replacing heat exchanger production

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Volkswagen Group Components—the new brand within the Volkswagen Group that supplies components including engines, gearboxes, electric drive systems, steering systems and seats towards e-mobility—will begin series production of the flexible fast charging station ( earlier post ) from 2020 onwards. At the same time, the transformation of heat exchanger production at the Hanover components plant will provide sustainable prospects for the future in the new e-mobility business area.

2019 82

NUS study finds correlation between PM2.5 pollution and employee productivity

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A study by researchers from the National University of Singapore Department of Economics ( NUS Economics ) has found a correlation between pollution and productivity of employees. The researchers, led by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo, gathered information from various factories in China and discovered that exposure to air pollution over several weeks can reduce employee productivity.

2019 84

KU Leuven demonstrates production of biogasoline with integration into existing refineries; potential large-scale production

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Here we demonstrate the production of biogasoline with a direct upstream integration into processes in existing petrorefinery facilities that targets the 10% bio-based carbon in accordance with the current European Union directives (for 2020) for biofuels.

2018 96

Bill Gates calls Tesla “an amazing product,” doesn't see electric trucks working quite yet

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Electric cars may be seen by some as part of a seemingly unstoppable, powerful technological wave that will disrupt not just the auto industry but most other forms of transportation.

2019 98

Tesla Model 3 production crossed 2,000 last week; is it sustainable?

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Tesla reported Tuesday that it built 34,494 electric cars in the first quarter of 2018, by far its largest quarterly production total ever. But all eyes were on one number: the production of Model 3 sedans, which was 9,766 vehicles out of that total. Elon Musk Fremont Production assembly plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Of the rest, 11,730 were Model S hatchback sedans and 10,070 were Model X crossover utility.

2018 67

Researchers find product-specific active sites on copper catalysts for CO2 reduction

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by reducing mixtures of 13 CO and 12 CO 2 , we show that oxide-derived Cu catalysts have three different types of active sites for C–C coupled products, one that produces ethanol and acetate, another that produces ethylene and yet another that produces 1-propanol.

2018 127

Spanish researchers propose new LOHC-based system for on-demand hydrogen production, storage and transport

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A potential LOHC requires a fast dehydrogenation reaction to control the production of molecular hydrogen on-demand. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Power-to-Gas

2017 88

Tesla Model 3 Performance version coming, after 'production hell' ends

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Now that the Tesla Model 3 has officially entered production, the electric-car maker's main goal will be to ensure the manufacturing process ramps up smoothly. Production Performance Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV With 1,800 new reservations reportedly placed each day for the affordable electric sedan, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to confirm the company needs to get through six months of.

2017 66

New mesocrystal photocatalyst enhances light-driven hydrogen production

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A group of Japanese researchers has developed a novel photocatalyst for increased hydrogen production. Topotactic epitaxy is a solid-tate reaction in which the orientations of the epitaxially grown product crystals are determined by the orientation of the initial crystals.

2017 78

Volkswagen targeting further boost in factory productivity; TRANSFORM.TOGETHER

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The Volkswagen brand has introduced a new production strategy—TRANSFORM.TOGETHER—which targets a 30% increase in productivity worldwide by 2025 compared to 2018. And production plays a key role in that. This is where we see a powerful production efficiency lever.

2018 96

Volkswagen previewing mobile quick charging station; trials in 2019, production in 2020

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The start of production is planned for 2020. Volkswagen is previewing the company’s future mobile quick charging station.

2018 146

Ahead of electric-car production, VW demands suppliers cut carbon emissions

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As Volkswagen ramps up to build a new generation of mass-market electric vehicles in the aftermath of its diesel scandal, regulators and environmental groups will likely be paying close attention to their emissions—especially the emissions created in making them. The Financial Times, in a Sunday report, presented some interesting pieces of. Manufacturing global warming carbon dioxide sustainability MEB architecture

2019 87

New protocol to enhance photosynthetic production of hydrogen from green algae

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For decades, researchers believed that the main obstacle to the longer-term hydrogen production in algae in light was the destruction of the hydrogenase enzyme, a key element in this process, which is caused by oxygen. This led to techniques such as sulfur-deprivation to extend hydrogen production. In addition, algae steer the electrons resulting from the decomposition of water and charged by sunlight into hydrogen production instead of biomass accumulation.

2018 69

PNNL-led project to boost productivity, lower cost of algae biofuels and bioproducts offering collaboration opportunities

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The DISCOVR project employs the unique complementary capabilities of the four participating national laboratories and the outdoor testbed at the Arizona Center for Algal Technology and Innovation to identify and test high productivity microalgae strains for year-round outdoor cultivation. A key cost driver for algae biofuels is productivity, which is directly tied to which algae strain is chosen and how it’s cultivated.

2019 73

GM restructuring; changing product development, production; 5 NA & 2 international plants shutting next year; staff reduction

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These steps include the reorganization of its global product development and product development staffs; the realignment of its manufacturing capacity including the shuttering of 5 North American plants and two international plants in 2019; and a reduction of salaried workforce. The actions include: Transforming product development. Compressing global product development campuses. Optimizing product portfolio.

2018 74

NREL sets new world efficiency record for solar hydrogen production: 16.2%

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Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

2017 96

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2018 130

Grannus Process designed BACT by US EPA for production of hydrogen or ammonia

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Grannus, LLC’s Grannus Process has been designated as Best Available Control Technology (BACT) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for production of hydrogen or ammonia. BACT certification confirms the Grannus Process has the lowest emissions level in the industry for production of hydrogen while maintaining cost competitiveness at a scale relative to competitors’ designs. Ammonia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2018 65

DOE awarding up to $3.5M to 3 projects for nuclear-compatible high-temperature electrolysis for H2 production

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million to three hydrogen production research and development (R&D) projects that are compatible with nuclear energy sources. The technology of hydrogen production through conventional water electrolysis is well-established; high-temperature electrolysis (HTE) adds in some of the energy needed to split the water as heat instead of electricity (by using steam instead of liquid water), thus reducing the overall energy required. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Nuclear

2018 73

Tesla to stop Roadster production

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As Tesla files for its IPO, the company reveals that it will stop production of the Roadster — and will focus on the Model S. From the article: “A reading of the fine print by Wired’s Autopia blog uncovers some disturbing product-planning news. To wit, the company’s only product, the first true freeway-capable, mass-produced electric car of the modern age, will go bye-bye next year.&#. Production begins mid-March. Tesla's Model S.

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New hybrid photocatalyst for highly efficient hydrogen production from water

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The spatially uniform heterostructure, correlated to plasmon-resonance through conformal coating MoS 2 that effectively regulated charge transfer pathways, is proven to be vitally important for the unique solar energy harvesting and photocatalytic H 2 production. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Nanotech Solar fuels

2017 64

GM ramps up 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric-car production; how many can it build?

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With anticipation of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV launch growing, General Motors has started to ramp up production of its groundbreaking 200-mile electric car. sales Chevy Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV It's actually rated by the EPA at 238 miles combined, but it joins a segment of the electric-car market with 200 miles or more of range that has only been occupied to date by cars with a.

2016 87

DOE awards MIT researchers $1.9M to advance electrolytic production of copper; direct production of copper wire

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One of Allanore’s primary goals is to make high-purity copper that can go directly into production of copper wire, which is in increasing demand for applications from renewable energy to electric vehicles. Production of electric and hybrid cars and buses is expected to rise from 3.1 This purity is equivalent to the best current copper production methods. (An Some of the byproducts of copper production, selenium, for example, are valuable in their own right.

2018 78

AkzoNobel and Gasunie investigating large-scale production of green hydrogen; 20MW facility for 3000 tons per year

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However, the real potential is in large-scale production as the basis for green chemistry. Europe Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power-to-Gas

2018 85

Honda to unveil new EV prototype at 2019 Geneva Show; mass production version out this year

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A mass production version of the car will be on sale later in the year. Honda has confirmed the global premiere of a prototype version of its new electric vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019.

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