Japan V2G demonstrator project using EVs as virtual power plant resource; METI funding

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—have been selected by the Ministry for Economy, Transport and Infrastructure (METI) to receive grants under METI’s FY2018 Sustainable open Innovation Initiative (SII) to help fund “A Demonstrator Project for A Virtual Power Plant Utilizing Consumer Energy Resources (V2G Aggregator Project)”.

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DOE to release hydrogen safety training resource

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) and Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) are developing a hydrogen training resource focused on fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology and how it can be utilized for federal fleets.

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Global Bioenergies successfully moves its C3 process to demo scale; isopropanol and acetone from renewable resources

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Global Bioenergies has reached a new milestone in scaling up its C3 process converting renewable resources into isopropanol and acetone. Earlier post.) These two biobased compounds target large markets in the cosmetics and solvent segments. They can also be converted into polypropylene, a key component in the plastics industry, with market value exceeding 70 billion dollars. A first pilot run was successfully conducted in December 2017.

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Roskill: Chinese companies step up their pursuit of lithium resources

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Nextview New Energy, underwritten by Tibet Summit Resources and Tajik-China Mining, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Lithium X Energy for approximately C$257 million (US$197 million), despite worries over the deal’s likelihood following reports by another Nextview target—Bacanora Minerals—over delays to an investment. Nextview takes control of the Sal de los Angeles lithium brine project in Argentina, containing over 2Mt LCE of resources.

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SoCalGas introduces STARS solar hydrogen generation system at California Air Resources Board Symposium

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SoCalGas) introduced an innovative new solar-powered hydrogen generation system during the California Air Resources Board Technology Expo and Symposium at the University of California, Riverside. Increasing this fueling infrastructure could help speed the deployment of zero emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicles which can play a significant role in reducing California’s greenhouse gas and smog emissions, according to the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

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ExxonMobil doubles Permian Basin resources to 6B barrels via acquisitions

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Exxon Mobil Corporation will more than double its Permian Basin resource to 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent through the acquisition of companies owned by the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas, with an estimated resource of 3.4 billion in ExxonMobil shares, and a series of additional contingent cash payments totaling up to $1 billion, to be paid beginning in 2020 and ending no later than 2032 commensurate with the development of the resource.

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California Air Resources Board posts revised draft of strategy to reduce “Super Pollutants”

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted a revised draft of California’s proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Strategy.

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Dürr building smart and resource-efficient paint shop at San Luis Potosí in Mexico for BMW Group; Industry 4.0

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From the first full year of production, the plant will be the BMW Group’s most resource-efficient production location worldwide. Responsible use of water resources is a particular sustainability goal in San Luis Potosí.

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DIY Electric Car Wiki - A Tremendous Conversion Resource

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Some of the members here will find this obvious but I've spoken with several people recently who had no idea that we have such a fantastic resource built up. For those of you who don't know, we have an electric car conversion wiki which has tons of info for beginners and pros. It's the same one as the link on the top right of the page, but I admit, our site design is a little weak so I'm not terribly surprised that it gets overlooked. Hey, it's all about the content, right?

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GTI partners with Purdue’s CISTAR Center on conversion of shale resources to valuable liquid fuels

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The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is partnering with Purdue University’s Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) and other experts from academia, industry and government to develop technologies for responsible conversion of alkanes—light hydrocarbons including methane, ethane and propane—into more valuable liquid fuels, including gasoline and diesel fuels ( earlier post ).

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EPA draft assessment finds no widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources from fracking

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft assessment on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the United States. Resources.

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California Air Resources Board Head: All New Cars Should Be Zero-Emission In 2030

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And that's largely due to regulations overseen by the state's Air Resources Board. emissions California California Air Resources Board plug-in cars transportation policyAmong U.S. states, California is by far the most enthusiastic when it comes to electric cars. But Mary Nichols--the chair of this agency since 2007--isn't satisfied with having just a few electric cars on California roads. DON'T MISS: California Approves Aggressive.

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Global Bioenergies reports first production of ETBE entirely from renewable resources

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Global Bioenergies announced the production of ETBE—Ethyl tert-butyl ether, an oxygenate additive for gasoline—purely from renewable resources. ETBE features very different and advantageous physical and chemical characteristics, compared to ethanol, when blended into gasoline.

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Using new seismic imaging technique, BP finds significant additional resources in the Gulf of Mexico

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BP announced a major breakthrough in seismic imaging that has identified more than 200 million barrels of additional resources at BP’s Atlantis field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. As a result of this early success, BP now is deploying this technique to fields elsewhere in the Gulf of Mexico as well as in Azerbaijan, Angola, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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Researchers review risk to water resources from unconventional shale gas development in US

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They identified four potential modes of water resource degradation: (1) shallow aquifers contaminated by fugitive natural gas (i.e., Resources.

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DOE awards U of North Dakota $2.5M to sample and characterize coal-based resources containing rare earth elements

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The US Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) announced that the University of North Dakota has been awarded a 2-year, $1.5-million contract to sample and characterize US coal-based resources containing high concentrations of rare earth elements (REEs). The university will also perform a round-robin inter-laboratory study on the analytical methods used to measure the concentration of REEs in US coal-based resources.

California Air Resources Board breaks ground for new $419M lab, headquarters in Riverside; $154M from VW settlement

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) broke ground on its new state-of-the-art Southern California headquarters. The 380,000-square-foot building will be home to one of the largest and most advanced vehicle emissions testing and research facilities in the world. Construction costs of $419 million, which include $108 million for specialized laboratory and testing equipment, were approved by the Legislature in July.

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Range Resources fleet now largely fueled by CNG

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Range Resources Corporation announced that its vehicle fleet is now being largely fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG). Range Resources is an independent oil and natural gas producer with operations focused in Appalachia and the southwest region of the United States. Range now has approximately 184 CNG vehicles in its corporate fleet, with 100 serving its growing southwestern Pennsylvania operations.

Western Lithium to Acquire Rocky Mountain Resources for Vanadium Resources

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Western Lithium Canada Corporation and Rocky Mountain Resources Corp. Western Lithium is developing the Kings Valley, Nevada lithium deposit into potentially one of the world’s largest strategic, scalable and reliable sources (based on a National Instrument 43-101 resource estimate) of high quality lithium carbonate. have entered into a non-binding letter of intent pursuant to which Western Lithium proposes to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rocky Mountain.

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Schlumberger & Weatherford to form JV targeting N America unconventional resource development

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Schlumberger and Weatherford will create OneStim, a joint venture to deliver completions products and services for the development of unconventional resource plays in the United States and Canada land markets. The joint venture will offer one of the broadest multistage completions portfolios in the market combined with one of the largest hydraulic fracturing fleets in the industry.

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EPA approves Flint Hills Resources for cellulosic ethanol from Edeniq’s Pathway technology

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announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Flint Hills Resources’ registration of its 120-million gallon per year Shell Rock, Iowa ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production using Edeniq’s Pathway Technology. Edeniq, Inc.

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California Air Resources Board signs MOU with Australian climate agency

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California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Under the agreement, the Clean Energy Regulator and the Air Resources Board will share information to develop complementary and effective market-based programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support and build on the capacity of the international carbon market. The Australian Clean Energy Regulator and the Air Resources Board have been sharing practical lessons over the past year on methods for setting carbon prices.

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California Air Resources Board unanimously adopts Advanced Clean Cars Package

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Resources. ACC combines three sets of regulations to reduce emissions from light-duty vehicles and build the market for advanced zero emission vehicles. Source: ARB. Click to enlarge.

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US DOE, Natural Resources Canada open pilot plant to advance oxy-combustion carbon capture at coal-fired power plants

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) and Canada’s Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) opened a new 1 Megawatt thermal (MW th ) facility to test an advanced process to capture CO 2 emissions from coal-fired power plants. The new 1 MW th facility will test oxy-fired pressurized fluidized bed combustion (oxy-PFBC) as a means to capture CO 2 more efficiently and economically and to help advance the commercialization of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) in the US as well as Canada.

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Apache confirms significant new resource play in Texas: 75 Tcf gas, 3B barrels of oil

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Apache Corporation has confirmed the discovery of a significant new resource play—the “Alpine High”—in the southern portion of the Delaware Basin, primarily in Reeves County, Texas. Apache put more than two years of extensive geologic and geophysical work, methodical acreage accumulation, and strategic testing and delineation drilling into confirming the resource.

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New study doubles estimate of BC gas resources

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A new joint report on the shale-gas potential of Northeastern British Columbia’s (BC) Horn River Basin more than doubles a previous assessment of gas resources within the province. Location of unconventional resources currently recognized in British Columbia. Resources.

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EIA ups total shale oil resource estimate by 13% to 419B barrels, shale gas by 4% to 7576 Tcf

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) continues to expand its assessment of technically recoverable shale oil and shale natural gas resources around the world.

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California Air Resources Board rejects Volkswagen Group recall plan for 3.0-liter diesel passenger cars

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Wednesday rejected proposed plans submitted by Volkswagen/Audi and Porsche for repair of undisclosed Auxiliary Emission Control Devices (AECDs) and defeat devices in 3.0 liter, diesel passenger cars manufactured for model years 2009-2016. This decision affects about 16,000 3.0-liter diesel Volkswagens, Audis and Porsches sold in California.

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Texas Mineral Resources to establish lithium subsidiary to market Round Top lithium

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Texas Mineral Resources Corp. Column leach tests were conducted by Resource Development Inc (RDI) of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, an independent laboratory testing company which provides technical and consulting services to the international mining industry. The 2013 PEA was based on a 20-year mine life while only using 18% of the resource, suggesting a potential overall mine life in excess of 100 years. Texas Mineral Resources Corp.’s

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California Air Resources Board readopts Low Carbon Fuel Standard, adopts regulation on alternative diesel fuels

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The Air Resources Board re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard ( LCFS ), which requires a 10% reduction by 2020 in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels. To address the court’s ruling and to strengthen the program, the Air Resources Board readopted the LCFS regulation following public testimony delivered yesterday at the first of a two-day Board meeting.

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Rystad Energy: Oil sands and Arctic most expensive oil resources; NA shale putting on pressure

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Oil and gas consultancy Rystad Energy estimates that oil sands and the Arctic continue to be the most expensive resources, with an average breakeven price of $75-80 per barrel of oil equivalent (boe).

Redhill Resources signs option to acquire Lincoln Lithium project; 225 km SE of Tesla Gigafactory

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Redhill Resources Corp. has entered into a property option and assignment agreement with a vendor to acquire a 100% right, title and interest in and to the Lincoln Lithium Property in Nevada. The Property covers an area of 3200 acres of placer claims in the Big Smoky Valley, Nevada, directly adjacent to claims controlled by Ultra Lithium Inc. and Avarone Metals Inc.

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MIT study cautions smaller nations on rushing to develop their natural gas resources; Cyprus as model

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Based on the interim results of a new study, MIT researchers are warning smaller nations to proceed with caution in pursuing the development of their natural gas resources. Resources. Cyprus offshore hydrocarbon exploration blocks. Paltsev et al. Click to enlarge.

Plenty of lithium resources for electric vehicles

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Will there be enough lithium resources to support increased demand from the use of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles? Their prediction suggests that even with a rapid and widespread adoption of electric vehicles there will be enough resources to support demand until at [.]. Electric cars Ford Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries lithium resources University of Michigan

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Green Hero: California Air Resources Board

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Natural Resources Canada invests $800K in G4 Insights project to convert forestry waste to renewable natural gas

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Natural Resources Canada is investing $800,000 in G4 Insights Inc. for the development of technology to convert forestry waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) that can be distributed through existing natural gas pipelines in Canada. G4 is developing and commercializing a proprietary PyroCatalytic Hydrogenation (PCH) process to produce a renewable drop-in replacement for fossil natural gas.

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Bottled Water in Hermosa Beach: A Waste of Money, Resources and Perfectly Good Tap Water

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Some of my friends on the Hermosa Beach City Council don’t believe that drinking water out of a new, disposable plastic water bottle at every Council meeting does any harm – so they crack open a new bottle of water at every meeting to quench their thirst.

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California Air Resources Board stepping up border-area enforcement of diesel regulations

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has stepped up enforcement of its diesel truck regulations to ensure that only vehicles compliant with California’s stringent anti-pollution laws travel across the U.S.

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Volkswagen submits recall plan for 2-liter diesel cars to California Air Resources Board; ARB to respond

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The Volkswagen Group of America (VW) submitted a recall plan to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on Friday, responding to the violations described in ARB’s 18 September 2015 letter to VW concerning illegal defeat devices in 2-liter diesel-powered vehicles, model years 2009-2015.

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Ford prepares EV market with online resources

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Ford has launched specially dedicated online resources to help motorists understand electric car technology and adapted to its use. Ford App electric car facebook Focus EV MyFord resource smartphone websiteThe US carmaker now has a dedicated website, a Facebook page and an electrified vehicles video to help drivers understand electric cars and learn about Ford’s planned electric and hybrid model launches. Furthermore, when drivers finally [.].

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