RSB & Bioledger release biofuels blockchain case study

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The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) and software company Bioledger released a case study on the potential of a blockchain database to support traceability of biofuel and its feedstocks and overcome the vulnerabilities identified in securing the supply of sustainable renewables.

Study finds particulates are even more dangerous than previously thought

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Previous studies have analyzed the particulate matter with mass spectrometers to see what it consists of. —Peter Aaron Alpert, first author of the new PSI study. If this is confirmed in further studies, we urgently need to adapt our models and critical values with regard to air quality. Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have for the first time observed photochemical processes inside organic aerosol particles containing iron.

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Study: Global Recession Negatively Impacting EV Sales (Duh)

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Today’s study comes straight from the memoirs of Captain Obvious. The post Study: Global Recession Negatively Impacting EV Sales (Duh) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Another Study Shows Consumers Hesitant to Embrace Mobility

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But every study we’ve encountered suggests the exact opposite. The post Another Study Shows Consumers Hesitant to Embrace Mobility appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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USC study shows promising potential for giant-kelp-based biofuel with depth-cycling approach

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Scientists at the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on Santa Catalina Island, working with private industry, report that a new aquaculture technique on the California coast significantly increases kelp growth, yielding four times more biomass than natural processes.

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Study: EVs use less raw material than gasoline vehicles

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Electric cars use much less raw material than internal-combustion vehicles, according to a new study from European advocacy group Transport & Environment, providing yet more evidence that their overall carbon footprint is lower.

New ICCT study finds low-cost carriers driving 90% of US airline CO2 emissions growth

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) on aviation fuel burn and associated greenhouse gas emissions has found that overall fuel burn and, therefore, CO 2 emissions from US airlines increased by 7% from 2005 to 2019.

Study: EVs cannot succeed without developing parallel supercharging networks

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These are the observations in an in-depth study of the industry by management professors at the University of California, Davis, and Dartmouth College. Electric vehicles cannot succeed without developing a nationwide network of fast-charging networks in parallel with the cars. Current EV business models are doomed unless manufacturers that have bet their futures on them, such as General Motors and VW, invest in or coordinate on a robust supercharger network.

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Study finds GHG emissions from corn ethanol now 46% lower than gasoline

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A new study by a team from Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E) has found that greenhouse gas emissions from corn ethanol are 46% lower than those from gasoline—a decrease in emissions from the estimated 39% done by previous modeling.

UC Davis study: roadkill declines as COVID-19 continues

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Fewer wild animals, including threatened mountain lions, are becoming roadkill during shelter-in-place orders, according to a study on three states from the University of California, Davis. Traffic on all roads in Idaho decreased up to 63% during the study period.

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Lotus unveils E-R9 next-generation EV endurance racer design study

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Lotus unveiled the E-R9, a new design study for a next-generation pure electric endurance racer that could be on the starting grid of circuits around the world for the 2030 season.

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Study found highly elevated PM2.5 in pre-COVID-19 subway air in NE US; NYC the worst

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This figure is comparable to sooty contamination from forest fires and building demolition, the study authors said. Although iron is largely nontoxic, some forms of organic carbon have been linked to increased risk of asthma, lung cancer, and heart disease, the study authors say.

UK APC awarding £9.4M to 22 low-carbon vehicle feasibility studies

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million (US$13 million) in public funding to 22 feasibility studies looking to scale up the industrialization of low-carbon emission vehicle technologies. In the second round of funding awarded as part of the APC’s Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) the 22 studies will explore the feasibility of UK-based battery production, the development of motors & drives and fuel cell technologies as well as recycling solutions.

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Study finds the wettability of porous electrode surfaces is key to making efficient water-splitting or carbon-capturing systems

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Now, a study at MIT has for the first time analyzed and quantified how bubbles form on these porous electrodes. Little study had been done on the kinds of porous electrodes that are increasingly being studied for use in such systems.

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Study: EVs use less raw materials than gasoline vehicles

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Electric cars use much less raw material than internal-combustion vehicles, according to a new study from European advocacy group Transport & Environment, providing yet more evidence that their overall carbon footprint is lower.

BMW Group commissions study on sustainable lithium extraction

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The aim of the University of Alaska-Anchorage and University of Massachusetts-Amherst study will be to investigate the impacts of lithium extraction on the hydrologic environment in Latin America. BASF SE is contributing to finance the study. The BMW Group intends to fill this gap with the study it has commissioned. The new study we have commissioned is designed to create a scientific basis for identifying the best options for sourcing lithium.

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KIT studying production of MEAs for heavy-duty fuel cell vehicle systems

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Within the KliMEA project, researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will study drive systems of heavy duty vehicles and fuel cell technology to find ways how future production of fuel cell components can be adapted to these expected new emissions requirements.

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IIHS study finds drivers significantly more likely to speed while using adaptive cruise control

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Drivers are using adaptive cruise control (ACC) as a tool for speeding, possibly undermining the feature’s potential safety benefits, according to a new study by researchers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) with colleagues from MIT.

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MIT study finds Uber & Lyft increase congestion, decrease transit ridership and don’t affect vehicle ownership

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In this study, we aim to systematically examine how TNCs have changed urban mobility in the United States as measured by road congestion, PT ridership and private vehicle ownership, using a panel dataset covering mobility trends, sociodemographic changes and TNC entry in all the metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) that had Uber and/or Lyft as of 2016 and report their PT ridership regularly.

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Argonne study shows range of GHG reductions for electrofuel Fischer-Tropsch; up to 108% reduction

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This study highlights the sensitivity of the carbon intensity of FT fuels to the system boundary selection (i.e.,

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Continental Mobility Study 2020 finds many people still have doubts about EVs

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The Continental Mobility Study 2020 shows that enthusiasm for electric cars is strong in China, while reservations still need to be overcome in Germany, France, the US and Japan. Charging infrastructure is also being expanded in all the countries studied.

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MIT study finds stiffer roadways could improve truck fuel efficiency

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Now, a study by MIT researchers suggests that small changes in roadway paving practices could reduce that efficiency loss, at little to no cost.

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Global study shows uneven urbanization among large cities in the last two decades

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Due to the rapid economic growth in the study period, China invested a large amount of resources into infrastructure construction for advancing the urban living environment. Of the 841 cities studied, 325 showed significant greening with more than 10% of greening BUAs.

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Mercedes shows off-road EQC 4x4² driveable study

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Key off-road data: EQC 4x4² (study). And in 2017, with the E 400 All-Terrain 4x4² study, Mercedes-Benz showed many an SUV its limitations when off-road.

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CMU-led study finds that when Uber and Lyft enter cities, vehicle ownership increases

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on average, increasing even more in car-dependent cities, according to a new study led by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. When ridesourcing companies Uber and Lyft show up in urban areas, vehicle registrations per capita increase by 0.7%

U Nebraska study finds no observable negative effects from E30 use in non-flex fuel vehicles

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The University of Nebraska’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering recently released results of a study of 50 non-flex fuel vehicles from the State of Nebraska to determine the adaptability, economic feasibility, and environmental impact of using E30 (30% ethanol blend). The study found an expected average increase in the LTFT of vehicles operating on E30; however, the distribution of O 2. The study went on to project that if only 10% of the 1.7

Study: Shift to electric trucks and buses could save 57,000 lives

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A shift to electric trucks and buses in urban areas could prevent more than 57,000 premature deaths by 2050, according to a new Environmental Defense Fund study. Electric cars get the most attention, but passenger vehicles aren't the only vehicles on the road.

IIHS study finds simple centerline hardening can make left turns safer for pedestrians

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Bollards and rubber curbs that prevent drivers from cutting across intersections at a diagonal can make streets safer for pedestrians, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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Study: Toyota has the longest-lasting hybrids

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A study released Wednesday helps confirm that. Toyota hybrids already have a reputation for lasting a long time without the kind of serious mechanical issues that might retire them from the road. Based on mathematically modeled results from more than 15.8

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UNSW Sydney to lead hydrogen supply chain study with Germany

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This study will help us jointly plot a pathway to address these challenges and seize the opportunity for a vibrant renewable hydrogen sector in and across these countries, and beyond. Australia and Germany have released national hydrogen strategies to help grow the development of renewable hydrogen as a clean source of energy.

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MIT study measures which kinds of infrastructure improvements could get more electric cars on the road

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A new study from researchers at MIT uncovers the kinds of infrastructure improvements that would make the biggest difference in increasing the number of electric cars on the road, a key step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. A goal of this study was “to better understand how to make these plans for rapid vehicle electrification a reality,” she adds.

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Study demonstrates association between personal exposure to air pollution and vascular damage

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A study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the “la Caixa” Foundation, contributes new evidence about the negative impact of air pollution on cardiovascular health.

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Car dealers are woefully unprepared for electric vehicles: study

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Yet another study has revealed that many dealerships across the United States still don't prioritize electric cars and haven't prepared for their growth. The latest report showed dealerships still practice the same unhealthy habits uncovered in earlier studies, including a lack of electric-car inventory, little to no marketing, and an apparent. car buying dealers Study plug-in cars dealerships

Ipsos Auto Global Study: interest in battery electric vehicles growing in the US

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Ipsos’ new 2020 Global Mobility Navigator Study, focusing on Electrification, found global interest remained on par with the numbers from 2019. However, the study reveals there has been an increase in interest in the US and Chinese markets.

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Siemens Energy teams up with Duke Energy, Clemson University to study hydrogen use

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Siemens Energy, Duke Energy and Clemson University have teamed up to study the use of hydrogen for energy storage and as a low- or no-carbon fuel source to produce energy at Duke Energy’s combined heat and power plant located at Clemson University in South Carolina. The pilot project, called H2-Orange—a nod to hydrogen gas and the collaboration with Clemson University—will ramp up in March 2021 and include studies on hydrogen production, storage and co-firing with natural gas.

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Study links air pollution to dementia and cardiovascular disease

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People continuously exposed to air pollution are at increased risk of dementia, especially if they also suffer from cardiovascular diseases, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal JAMA Neurology. Recent studies have linked both cardiovascular disease and air pollution to the development of dementia, but findings on the air pollution-link have been scarce and inconsistent.

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IIHS study suggests late-model SUVs are still more lethal to pedestrians than cars

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Though their designs have changed considerably over the past two decades, late-model SUVs still appear to be more likely to kill pedestrians than cars, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found. —IIHS Statistician Sam Monfort, lead author of the study.

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Bizarre Swedish study claims electric cars are worse for the environment

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The benefits of electric vehicles over those with internal-combustion engines are vast, but a strange new study is making rounds that claims electric cars are worse for climate-change emissions. The study. Carbon Footprint Study plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Electric vehicles shouldn't be considered all-out carbon footprint saviors, but they can legitimately be viewed as the great minimizers.

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Study: 2/3 of aviation climate impact due to emissions other than CO2

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of the human-made climate impact; two-thirds of this impact are caused by emissions other than CO 2 , according to a new study by researchers in Europe and the US. The study was published in the journal Atmospheric Environment. Aviation accounts for 3.5%

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Lifetime carbon emissions for EVs is much lower than previously suggested: Study highlights errors

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Lifetime carbon emissions of electric cars are much lower than previously suggested, according to a new study from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

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Harvard study links short-term exposure to PM2.5 with risks of common but rarely studied causes of hospital admissions; substantial economic costs

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Hospitalizations for several common diseases—including septicemia (serious bloodstream infection), fluid and electrolyte disorders, renal failure, urinary tract infections, and skin and tissue infections—have been linked for the first time with short-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution (PM 2.5 ), according to a comprehensive new study led by Harvard T.H. In addition, the study found that even small increases in PM 2.5

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Study finds ethanol blends reduce GDI tailpipe PM

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A new study finds that ethanol blends reduce particulate matter (PM) coming out of the tailpipe, which in turn reduces overall toxic emissions. The study was conducted by the University of California Riverside and the University of Wisconsin, Madison and commissioned by the Urban Air Initiative. The results of this study continue to validate the variety of health and environmental benefits of ethanol blends.

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Legal Study on EU Legislation for Corporate Fleet Electrification

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By Sam Hargreaves This study examines the legal feasibility of different options for legislative measures that could be put forward by the Commission in order to boost uptake of zero-emission vehicles in corporate fleets.

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