Light-truck sales declined less during the current pandemic than car sales

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The raw data were annualized, seasonally adjusted sale values, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Michael Sivak is the managing director of Sivak Applied Research and the former director of Sustainable Worldwide Transportation at the University of Michigan. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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Berkeley study finds clean vehicle rebates have predominantly benefited wealthy, white Californians

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The distribution of California’s clean vehicle rebates across different socioeconomic groups has been uneven, with higher income groups more likely to receive rebates, according to a new study by a team from the University of California, Berkeley. —Rubin and St-Louis (2016). There may be other reasons why communities of color aren’t receiving and benefiting from clean vehicle rebates, say Rubin and St-Louis. —Evelyne St-Louis.

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Differential effects of the current pandemic on the sales of light-duty vehicles and heavy trucks

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The raw data for the calculations—annualized, seasonally adjusted vehicle sales—came from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Michael Sivak is the managing director of Sivak Applied Research and the former director of Sustainable Worldwide Transportation at the University of Michigan. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) are being purchased primarily by individuals, while heavy trucks by companies.

2020 69

Study links air pollution to increased emergency department visits for heart and lung disease

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New research by George Mason University found that exposure to certain air pollutants is linked to increased emergency department (ED) visits for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Mason Assistant Professor of Global and Community Health Dr. Jenna Krall led the research with colleagues from Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Pittsburgh. cities including Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Dallas, TX; Pittsburgh, PA; St. Louis, MO.

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WUSTL team develops high-power direct borohydride fuel cells; double the voltage of conventional H2 fuel cells

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Engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) have developed high-power direct borohydride fuel cells (DBFC) that operate at double the voltage of conventional PEM hydrogen fuel cells. Wittcoff Distinguished University Professor and corresponding author. Their research was published in an open-access paper in the journal Cell Reports Physical Science.

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DARPA awards WUSTL researcher $860,000 to engineer E. coli to produce gasoline-range molecules

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The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) of the US Department of Defense has awarded Dr. Fuzhong Zhang, assistant professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) a Young Faculty Award worth $860,000 to engineer the bacterium Escherichia coli to produce gasoline-range molecules. Zhang is the first faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis biologist Himadri B.

NSF awards UIC $1.44M to discover new 2D materials for better batteries

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The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $1.44-million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to discover new 2D materials that can be used to manufacture better and cheaper batteries. During the four year grant cycle, Salehi-Khojin and Klie will be assisted by researchers at Washington University of St.

2017 60

Biofuel cells could power electrical gadgets

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According to the BBC, scientists at St Louis University in Missouri, US have developed a prototype cell, similar to the ones our own bodies, which can convert almost anything into energy. Scientists are developing a way to use nature’s own power stations, mitochondria, to convert organic matter into energy.

WUSTL study finds use of air conditioning reduces in-car pollution

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For example, a team at the University of Surrey found that particulate pollution levels inside cars are up to 40% higher when the vehicle is stuck in a traffic jam or stopped at a red traffic light compared to free-flowing traffic conditions. Using their simultaneous measurement approach, Leavey and Reed were able to test a number of variables while driving to and from Washington University over a four-month period starting in 2014. Louis.

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DOE announces $139M in funding for 55 projects to advance innovative vehicle technologies

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The Research Foundation for The SUNY Stony Brook University. University of Delaware. University of Maryland. Marquette University. Washington State University. Colorado State University. Regents of University of Minnesota. Purdue University. Clemson University. Michigan Technological University. University of Alabama. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Utah State University. University of Washington.

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DOE awarding $13M to advance fuel cell performance and durability and H2 storage technologies

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These projects, selected through collaborative research consortia, will leverage industry, university and laboratory expertise to accelerate advanced hydrogen storage technologies and fuel cell performance and durability. Vanderbilt University: this project is testing a new technique to electrospin low-platinum group metal electrocatalysts with a proton-conducting binder to improve durability and performance of fuel cell electrodes. University of Missouri, St.

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Study: no one knows which city has the highest concentration of PM2.5

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Chemical Engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and lead author. Exposure to ambient PM 2.5 is the leading global environmental risk factor for mortality and disease burden, with associated annual global welfare costs of trillions of dollars, However, no one knows what city has the highest level of the pollution.

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$12+M awarded to 4 projects seeking to design crops with ability to fix their own nitrogen; no artificial fertilizers

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Golbeck, Penn State University; Christopher A. Voigt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Susan Rosser, University of Glasgow; and Bill Rutherford, Imperial College London. Team members are Maren Friesen, Michigan State University; Bill Rutherford and Martin Buck, Imperial College London. Researchers led by Washington University in St. Louis biologist Himadri B. Pakrasi, Tae Seok Moon and Fuzhong Zhang, Washington University in St.

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Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new Manufacturing USA Institute

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Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute. Anaerobic digestion of grassy biomass and wet wastes to convert waste biomass into carbon-neutral fuels and chemicals, with $4 million from the energy department and additional support from Earth Energy Renewables of Bryan, Texas; Roeslein Alternative Energy of St. Louis; the State of Iowa; the Iowa Energy Center; and Iowa State.

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FTA awarding $130M in Low-No grants for zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and facilities

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Alabama A&M University. Alabama A&M University will receive funds to purchase zero-emission electric buses, which will replace diesel buses that have reached the end of their useful life. The Bi-State Development Agency (Metro Transit) serving the St. Louis region will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace aging diesel buses and related charging infrastructure.

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Commercial dewatering enzyme could reduce costs of grain ethanol production

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Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) professor Milorad Dudukovic and graduate student Ana Beatriz Henriques in the WUSTL Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering also were members of the research team. A commercial dewatering enzyme could reduce overall costs linked with producing ethanol from grain, and also reduce associated emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a study by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and colleagues.

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DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. Commercializing 3D Printable Feedstocks for the Advanced Manufacturing of Energy Products, $300,000 MilliporeSigma, St. Louis , Mo. Autonomous Benthic Macroinvertebrate and Larval Fish Imaging and Identification System, $150,000 OceanSpace LLC, St.

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DOE Investing Up to $78M Investment in Two Consortia Targeting Algae-Based and Biomass-Based Bio-Hydrocarbon Fuels and Infrastructure; $1.6M for Ethanol Blends Fueling Infrastructure

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The selected projects consist of leading scientists and engineers from universities, private industry, and government, and will facilitate sharing expertise and technologies. Led by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (St. Louis, MO), NAABB will develop a systems approach for sustainable commercialization of algal biofuel (such as renewable gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel) and bioproducts.

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ARPA-E awards $43M to 19 energy storage projects to advance electric vehicle and grid technologies

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Utah State University. Utah State University will develop electronic hardware and. Pennsylvania State University. Pennsylvania State University is developing an innovative. Washington University. in St. Louis. Washington University in St. Louis will develop a predictive. the University of Kansas, and Vanderbilt. University will develop an advanced flow battery with a low-cost, durable membrane and unique catalyst.

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Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Louis, where the reasons for growth in this “New Wave” market include enthusiastic dealer engagement that results in increased community education and awareness, corporate and university outreach and midwestern pragmatism that appreciates the value equation of an EV. Top 15 LEAF market year-to-date in 2013. Source: Nissan Click to enlarge. Nissan provided a list of the top 15 markets in the US for the Nissan LEAF battery-electric vehicle.

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ARPA-E awards $37M for IONICS projects; improving solid-state batteries and fuel cells

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Iowa State University. Iowa State University will develop a new process to create glassy solid electrolytes (GSEs) that allow for long lifecycle batteries, an important goal for the energy storage community. Pennsylvania State University. Pennsylvania State University will develop solid ceramic and composite electrolytes using its recently developed “cold sintering” process. University of Colorado Boulder. University of Colorado Boulder. Louis.

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US DOE announces 3 consortia for $125M US-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center; solar, second-generation biofuels and buildings

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These consortia—led in theUS by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the University of Florida, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)—will bring together experts from national laboratories, universities, and industry in both the US and India. Louis; Corning Incorporated; General Electric Company; Konarka Technologies, Inc.;

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DOE awards $100M in 2nd funding round for 32 Energy Frontier Research Centers

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Twenty-three of the projects receiving funding are headed by universities, eight are led by the Energy Department’s National Laboratories and one project is run by a non-profit organization. University of California, Berkeley. University of California, Riverside. Northwestern University. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Purdue University. University of Notre Dame. Harvard University. University of Maryland, College Park.

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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Alabama A&M University. Alabama A&M University’s Bulldog Transit System will receive funding to purchase electric buses, charging stations, and other associated equipment. Lextran will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses and on-route charging stations to service the University of Kentucky campus, City of Lexington, and Fayette County. The buses will be deployed in areas such as downtown and the University.

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Inorganic mercury converted to more toxic and bio-accumulative monomethylmercury in ocean waters, possibly by microbes

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A team led by the University of Alberta has confirmed that inorganic mercury (Hg) found worldwide in ocean water is transformed into monomethylmercury (MMHg)—a potent and bio-accumulative neurotoxin—in the seawater. Louis, Holger Hintelmann, Jane L.

President Obama Announces 48 Projects to Receive $2.4B in Grants for Next-Generation of Batteries and Electric Vehicles; To be Combined with $2.4B in Industry Cost-Share

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Companies and universities in Michigan are receiving more than $1 billion of the grants. Manufacturing: Warren, MI and St. Louis, MO; Deployment: 11 partner fleets. West Virginia University (NAFTC). Purdue University. Colorado State University. $5. Missouri University of Science and Technology. $5. Rolla, MO Warrensburg, MO Linn, MO St. Louis, MO Kansas City, MO Lee’s Summit, MO. Wayne State University. $5.

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Association of Independent Plant Research Institutes (AIPI) forms with focus on renewable energy, ecosystem services and sustainable agriculture

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Scientific leaders from the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (Cornell University); The Carnegie Institution for Science;, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (St. Louis, Mo.); The four largest nonprofit plant science research institutions in the US have formed the Association of Independent Plant Research Institutes (AIPI) in an effort to target plant science research to meet the challenges facing society in a more coordinated and rapid fashion.

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APRA-E awards WUSTL $2M to develop predictive battery management system for plug-in vehicles; targeting more efficient use

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A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) will receive $2 million from the US Department of Energy’s ARPA-E to design a predictive battery management system for lithium-ion batteries to guarantee their longevity, safety and performance. The School of Engineering & Applied Science is providing $1.2 million in matching funds, for a total project investment of $3.2 million.

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USDA and DOE award $12.2M to 10 research projects to accelerate bioenergy crop production and spur economic impact

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Bartley, University of Oklahoma, Norman. Eric Beers, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg. Braun, University of Missouri, Columbia. Luca Comai, University of California, Davis. Stephen Kresovich, University of South Carolina, Colombia. Jan Leach, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Mockler, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis. Sacks, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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DOE reports progress on development of hydrogen storage technologies

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The program made three new awards in FY 2014: HRL Laboratories, with partners SNL and University of Missouri-St. Louis, is investigating two material systems, mixed metal borohydrides and lithiated boranes, with potential to offer high gravimetric capacity with fast kinetics at temperatures and pressures relevant to automotive applications. Northwestern University).

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New JBEI Methodology Speeds Search for Cellulosic Biofuel Microbes

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Working with Keasling on this study were Rajat Sapra, a biochemist with Sandia National Laboratories who directs the enzyme optimization program at JBEI, and Yinjie Tang, a chemical engineer now with Washington University in St. Louis.

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Researchers Sequence the Maize (Corn) Genome

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The new maize sequence was produced by a consortium of researchers that was led by the Genome Sequencing Center (GSC) at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and included the University of Arizona, Iowa State University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. Buckler of the USDA and Cornell University and Doreen H. Schnable of Iowa State University.

2009 69

ARPA-E selects 33 projects for $66M in awards; advanced biocatalysts for gas-to-liquids and lightweight metals

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Louis, MO. Northwestern University. Northwestern University will engineer an entirely new biocatalyst for highly efficient methane activation, the first step required to convert methane into a liquid fuel. Northwestern University will adjust and repurpose chemical properties within a certain class of natural enzymes that utilize copper to activate methane without the input of energy. Pennsylvania State University. University of Michigan.

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DOE Awards $377 Million in Funding for 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers

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US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the delivery of $377 million in funding for 46 new multi-million-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) ( earlier post ) located at universities, national laboratories, nonprofit organizations, and private firms across the nation. The mission of the EFRCs is to accelerate the rate of scientific breakthroughs needed to create advanced energy technologies for the 21 st century. Pennsylvania State University. Purdue University.

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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Fleets include transportation authorities, cities, school districts, the University of Michigan, FedEx, and Meijer. The fleets include two utility fleets, five cities and towns, three counties, ten private companies, two state fleets, ten school districts, and two universities. Louis, San Antonio/Austin, and Oklahoma City as well as a refueling corridor along I-10 in Louisiana (New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles).

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