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 127

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

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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.

2016 105

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

ITM Power to study large-scale production of renewable hydrogen in British Columbia; export to Japan and California

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In the initial phase of the project, ITM Power will undertake a techno-economic feasibility study for the large-scale centralized production of renewable hydrogen in the province of British Columbia (BC). This positions BC as a strong candidate for production of renewable hydrogen generated via electrolysis. Canada Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power-to-Gas

2018 69

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

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 65

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 97

New low-cost bio-inspired nanostructured MoS2 catalyst performs almost as efficiently as Pt for hydrogen production

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The production method uses nature as an ally rather than a hindrance, Chou said. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Nanotech

2017 85

Blue Bird electric school buses in pre-production, deliveries this year; Type C & D configurations

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Blue Bird electric buses have completed certification testing; they are now in pre-production. Blue Bird is taking orders for its electric school buses for delivery in 2018. Blue Bird is the only school bus OEM to offer electric Type C & D configurations. Earlier post.)

2018 130

Volvo Trucks introduces its first electric truck for commercial use; sales and production start next year

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Sales and series production of the new model will start in Europe next year. —Jonas Odermalm, head of product strategy Volvo FL and Volvo FE at Volvo Trucks.

2018 119

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 66

KAUST team alters atomic composition of MoS2 to boost performance as water-splitting catalyst for H2 production

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Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen ProductionResearchers at KAUST have developed and used a novel way of increasing the chemical reactivity of a two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide material to produce a cheap and effective catalyst for water splitting to produce hydrogen.

2017 104

Jaguar unveils first all-electric production vehicle I-PACE

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Jaguar unveiled its first all-electric production vehicle, the I-PACE. The I-PACE has a 90kWh Lithium-ion battery and offers sports car performance of 0-100 km/h in 4.8

2018 104

Ceramic pump moves molten metal at a record 1,400 ?C; new avenues for energy storage and hydrogen production

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Batteries Hydrogen Hydrogen Production MaterialsA ceramic-based mechanical pump able to operate at record temperatures of more than 1,400 ˚C (1,673 K) can transfer high-temperature liquids such as molten tin, enabling a new generation of energy conversion and storage systems.

2017 85

BNL, VT team creates Ru,Rh supramolecular photocatalysts for enhanced hydrogen production via artificial photosynthesis

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In the study, they compared the hydrogen-production performance and analyzed the physical properties of the supramolecules to understand why the photocatalyst with six as opposed to three Ru light absorbers produces more hydrogen and remains stable for a longer period of time.

2017 78

Integrated solar-driven system for electrochemical energy storage and water electrolysis for H2 production

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Batteries Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar fuelsA team from UCLA and colleagues from Tarbiat Modares University and Shahed University in Iran have devised an integrated solar-powered system for both electrochemical energy storage and water electrolysis. They synthesized a nickel-cobalt-iron layered double hydroxide (Ni-Co-Fe LDH) on a nickel foam substrate using a fast, one-step electrodeposition approach.

2017 65

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 72

Hydrogen from sunlight, but as a dark reaction; time-delayed photocatalytic H2 production

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Thus it is possible to decouple the generation of photoinduced electrons from their use, for example, in fuel production, within one single, inexpensive material. This could be a significant advance for the production of storable solar fuels independent of the intermittency of solar irradiation. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

2016 85

Columbia team develops simple, low-cost, scaleable membraneless electrolyzer fabricated with 3D printing for H2 production

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Researchers at Columbia University are investigating the use of membraneless electrochemical flow cells for hydrogen production from water electrolysis that are based on angled mesh flow-through electrodes. 3D printing Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2016 95

TEI 156: Medical device product management – with Mike Lawless

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Test to understand where a product design fails and use parallel solution paths. Several listeners have asked about medical device products and I searched for someone with deep experience in this area. Summary of some concepts discussed for product managers. [2:38]

2017 90

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 67

Rice, Lawrence Livermore scientists develop new efficient non-Pt MX2 catalyst for efficient hydrogen production; Materials Genome Initiative in action

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Scalable production requires catalyst alternatives that can lower materials or processing costs while retaining the highest possible activity. Finding surface-active catalysts in layered materials is a significant step forward for hydrogen production using non-noble metal catalysts.

2017 78

Study: consumer products overtake transportation as largest source of VOCs air pollution in cities

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Consumer products such as shampoo, cleaning products and paint now contribute as much to emitted volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in cities as tailpipe emissions from vehicles, according to a new study led by NOAA. 1A) and sales data of volatile chemical products.

2018 117

Georgia Tech team furthers four-stroke-cycle active-membrane piston reactor for enhanced SMR for H2 production

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Steam methane reforming is currently the primary pathway for hydrogen production worldwide. It also captures and concentrates carbon dioxide emissions, a by-product that now lacks a secondary use—although that could change in the future. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Natural Gas

2017 85

NEVS receives EV production license in China

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The Chinese government approved NEVS’ application to start production of electric vehicles in its manufacturing plant in Tianjin. I am very grateful for the approval we now have received for the electric vehicle production license.

2017 95

DOE’s $10M Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium accelerating development of green hydrogen production

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This consortium will utilize the expertise and capabilities of the national laboratories to accelerate the development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources. As part of the EMN, the HydroGEN consortium will provide industry and academia the expertise and capabilities to more quickly develop, characterize, and deploy high-performance, low-cost advanced water-splitting materials for lower cost hydrogen production.

2016 78

German team clarifies key catalytic step in enzymatic production of hydrogen

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Enzymes, called [FeFe]-hydrogenases, efficiently turn electrons and protons into hydrogen; they are thus a candidate for the biotechnological production of the potential energy source. Now, researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Freie Universität Berlin have clarified the crucial catalytic step in the production of hydrogen by enzymes. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2017 60

RPI team develops method to use paper-making by-product in lithium-sulfur batteries

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Lignosulfonate, a sulfonated carbon waste material, is a major by-product in the papermaking industry. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have now developed a method to use this cheap and abundant waste byproduct to build a components for lithium-sulfur batteries.

2018 95

PNNL team develops fastest synthetic catalyst for H2 production; controlling structural dynamics for 1,000x performance boost

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In this study, the importance of controlling structural dynamics in catalysis is demonstrated through the modulation of catalytic rates over three orders of magnitude for molecular Ni electrocatalysts for H 2 production. The longer the arms, the slower the movement, allowing them to attribute the faster hydrogen production to the slower arm movements. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2017 69

Sion Power to begin production of Licerion Li-metal anode batteries late this year

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Sion Power will begin production of its patented Licerion rechargeable lithium metal battery in late 2018 from its Tucson facility. All Licerion products incorporate Sion Power’s protected lithium metal anodes (PLA), unique electrolyte formulations and engineered cathodes.

2018 113

New catalyst supports ultra-low-temperature water-gas-shift reaction for hydrogen production

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Researchers from China and the US have synthesized gold layered clusters on an α-MoC substrate to create an interfacial catalyst system for the ultra-low-temperature water-gas shift (WGS) reaction for the production of high-purity hydrogen and concomitant utilization of carbon monoxide (CO). Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2017 60

SoCalGas, partners developing technology to make carbon fiber during hydrogen production from methane; reducing the cost of H2 and cutting GHG

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The low-emission process, selected for funding as part of the H2@Scale initiative ( earlier post ) by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), will create both hydrogen that can be used in fuel cell vehicles and industrial processes, as well as carbon fiber used in applications from medical devices and aerospace structures to building products. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Materials Natural GasSouthern California Gas Co.

2018 60

Virginia Tech team engineers optimized synthetic enzymatic pathway for high-yield production of H2 directly from biomass

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After optimizing enzyme loadings using this model, volumetric H 2 productivity was increased 3-fold to 32 mmol H 2 ?L The productivity was further enhanced to 54 mmol H 2 ?L However, combining these process steps is a logical step forward to minimize production costs.

2015 107

Atomic cobalt on nitrogen-doped graphene catalyst shows promise to replace platinum for hydrogen production

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Catalysts Graphene Hydrogen Production

2015 90

Princeton team uses light to boost production of isobutanol 5x from engineered yeast; optogenetics

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In a paper in the journal Nature , the researchers reported that they used light to increase yeast’s production of the chemical isobutanol as much as 5 times higher than previously reported levels in peer-reviewed studies. Light-controlled isobutanol production.

2018 85

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

Technion team devises method for on-demand H2 production from water and aluminum for aviation applications

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Aerospace engineers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed and patented a process for on-demand hydrogen production from the reaction of activated aluminum powder and water for commercial aircraft applications. Shani Elitzur, Valery Rosenband, Alon Gany (2017) “On-board hydrogen production for auxiliary power in passenger aircraft,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.02.037. Aviation Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2017 60

Bochum chemists develop method to produce self-healing catalyst films for hydrogen production

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Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen ProductionChemically aggressive conditions prevail during the electrochemical splitting of water to produce hydrogen, wearing out the catalysts used. Further, engineering stable electrodes using highly active catalyst nanopowders for electrochemical water splitting remains a notorious challenge.

2017 60

Process for production of jet-range hydrocarbons from crude Jatropha oil using hydrogen produced in-situ from formic acid

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A team at the Korea Institute of Energy Research has developed a catalytic process for the production of jet-range oxygen-free hydrocarbons from crude Jatropha oil, using hydrogen produced in-situ from formic acid. Aviation Bio-hydrocarbons Catalysts Hydrogen Production

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