Lucid Motors releases details about its electric drivetrain technology

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Lucid has been able to closely match its own computer-modeled predictions in real world testing by carefully engineering its proprietary technology with a focus on optimizing every aspect of the Air’s performance and efficiency.

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GTI launching a hydrogen technology center

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GTI, a research, development and training organization focused on natural gas and energy markets, is launching a hydrogen technology center. GTI has expertise in new storage and conversion technologies with materials development and testing.

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Fuel Cell Technology: Is it really BS or what?

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Is fuel cell technology just an expensive distraction that diverts research and development dollars away from electric car battery research? Or are fuel cells a helpful tool for reducing global carbon emissions

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Daimler Trucks’ Autonomous Technology Group adding testing center in New Mexico

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September 2020 marks one year of Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics partnering as a team after the US based automated driving technology company became part of Daimler Trucks’ Autonomous Technology Group.

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Volvo Cars introduces new in-car Advanced Air Cleaner technology; measures PM2.5 inside cabin

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Volvo Cars has introduced a world-first premium air quality technology in its cars, allowing Volvo drivers to breathe clean and healthy air inside their cars and clean the air of their cabin ahead of their journey.

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies and Quantron AG collaborate on fuel cell systems for heavy-duty trucks

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has launched the development of a special fuel cell system for heavy-duty trucks. A first test vehicle with the new drive technology is expected to be rolling across Bavarian roads in mid-2021.

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Virtual Peaker partners with Fermata Energy to bring V2G bi-directional vehicle charging technology to utilities

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Virtual Peaker and Fermata Energy are partnering to integrate Fermata Energy’s vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology with Virtual Peaker’s cloud-based residential energy demand response platform used by utilities across the country.

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SwRI engineers develop near-zero emissions diesel engine technology; 90% reduction of NOx

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Southwest Research Institute engineers have developed the next generation of clean diesel engine technology to reduce hazardous nitrogen oxides (NO x ) and carbon dioxide emissions while minimizing fuel consumption. SwRI developed the technology for the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

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Porsche presents 3D-printing technology for bucket seats

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With the 3D-printed bodyform full-bucket seat, we’re once again giving series-production customers the opportunity to experience technology carried over from motor sports. In the long term, the technology will also enable fully personalized solutions if sufficient customers express an interest in this. Porsche has presented an innovative alternative to conventional bucket seat upholstery with the concept study “3D-printed bodyform full-bucket seat”.

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Dürr expands market access in battery manufacturing technology with cooperation with Techno Smart

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Dürr is positioning itself in this growth market as a supplier of production technology and is expanding its market access to battery manufacturers through a cooperation with Techno Smart, a leading Japanese manufacturer of coating systems.

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US DOE awards EPRI $5.1M for advanced nuclear technology

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The award is through the Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) US Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development. Advanced Reactor Development Projects pathway, which allows a broad scope of proposed concepts and ideas that are best suited to improving the capabilities and commercialization potential of advanced reactor designs and technologies. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $5.1

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ICCT analysis finds UN’s aircraft CO2 standard lags current technology by more than a decade

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A new analysis of commercial aircraft fuel efficiency from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) finds that the UN’s aircraft CO 2 standard lags current technology by more than a decade.

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SwRI opens new automotive catalyst technology center

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Southwest Research Institute has launched a new automotive emissions aftertreatment catalyst testing facility, expanding the capacity and capabilities of its Universal Synthetic Gas Reactor (USGR) technology. The Catalyst Technology Center includes two new USGR systems, bringing SwRI’s testing capacity to six systems. Clients receive the technical information needed to help them develop new catalyst technology and materials.

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Lithium producer Orocobre working with EnergyX on direct extraction technology

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Orocobre Limited and Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. EnergyX ) have entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) on working together on implementation of direct lithium extraction (DLE) technologies in promoting sustainable development and innovation in the lithium mining sector. This trend has provided opportunities for companies such as EnergyX to introduce DLE technologies to make lithium extraction more efficient, sustainable, and economic.

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Univ. of Surrey researchers to develop Li-CO2 battery technology

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Researchers at the University of Surrey (UK) are to begin work on a new lithium-ion battery technology that is capable of capturing CO 2 emissions, following a £243,689 award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The project, which will be led by Dr Yunlong Zhao, will undertake research into state-of-the-art batteries that use Li–CO 2 electrochemical technology.

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DOE to award $20M to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $20 million in funding to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies. ( This topic area will focus on research projects to advance perovskite efficiency and stability at the cell or mini-module scale beyond the current state of the art technology. The center will investigate the environmental impact of perovskite technologies and serve as an objective source of information and analysis for the investment and finance communities.

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GM outlines China advanced technology roadmap for accelerating “Drive to 2030”

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General Motors outlined its technology rollout plan for electrification, intelligent driving and connectivity in China. China advanced technology roadmap highlights.

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Skeleton and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology developing a new graphene battery with 15-second charging time; SuperBattery

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Skeleton Technologies, a global leader in graphene-based ultracapacitor energy storage, has partnered with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to complete the development of the SuperBattery, a groundbreaking graphene battery with a 15-second charging time. We are delighted to have signed the SuperBattery development deal with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and combine forces to bring to market a technology that will blow existing EV charging solutions out of the water.

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Hyundai Motor expands partnership with US Government to support further exploration of hydrogen fuel cell technologies

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Hyundai’s commitment aims to increase technical collaboration to better understand challenges and to collect and publish independently validated data from demonstrating fuel cell technologies and hydrogen infrastructure under real world operating conditions.

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DOE to award $67M to stimulate manufacturing technology innovation

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a $67-million funding opportunity ( DE-FOA-0002252 ) to stimulate technology innovation, improve the energy productivity of American manufacturing, and enable the manufacturing of cutting-edge products in the United States.

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ARPA-E awarding $24M to two SCALEUP projects: battery technology and methane detection

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $24 million in funding for 2 projects as part of the first stage of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential (SCALEUP) program. The program works to take promising energy technologies to the pre-pilot stage of the path to market and ultimately lead to realized commercial impact.

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Nextchem and Saola Energy partner to deliver renewable diesel technology

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NextChem, an Italian renewable energy technology company, is partnering with Kansas-based Saola Energy to support the production of renewable diesel from vegetable oils and residual fats.

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Karma and PATEO announce strategic partnership to develop automotive technologies

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Karma Automotive, the Southern California-based luxury electric vehicle manufacturer and a developer of advanced technologies in automotive industry, and China-based PATEO , an IoV (input/output virtualization) enterprise, have partnered to integrate the PATEO Qing Mobile solution as a Proof of Concept (POC), as a whole or in parts, to use in Karma Revero GT vehicles. Karma’s Revero GT will showcase the partnership’s advanced technology solutions that drive value and results.

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Revolve Technologies shows new PCB-based fuel cell range extender

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UK-based Revolve Technologies has revealed the successful completion of a project to develop novel fuel cell technology using printed circuit board (PCB) construction (PCBFC). Source: Revolve Technologies. The technology can also be adopted by OEMs in other pure EV segments.

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BMW iX3 to introduce Gen5 BMW eDrive technology; NMC-811 batteries

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The first purely electric Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) is the trailblazer for the fifth-generation (Gen5) BMW eDrive technology, which, starting 2021, will also be deployed in the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT.

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Vitesco Technologies presents cost-effective dedicated hybrid transmission for PHEVs

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At the heart of Vitesco Technologies’ solution is an expanded role for the electric motor, which no longer simply acts as a means of propulsion and energy recuperation. —Stephan Rebhan, Head of Technology & Innovation at Vitesco Technologies.

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Clariant announces 4th license deal for sunliquid technology; first Bulgarian cellulosic ethanol project

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Specialty chemical company Clariant and Eta Bio, a company of the Pavlovi family, running a leading business in the agricultural sector in Bulgaria, have signed a license agreement for Clariant’s sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. The agreement marks the fourth signed license deal for Clariant’s sunliquid technology.

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Skeleton Technologies launches SkelCap SCA0300 ultracapacitor platform

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Skeleton Technologies, a European provider of ultracapacitors and ultracapacitor energy storage systems for automotive, transportation, and grid applications, is bringing to market a new ultracapacitor product platform, the SkelCap SCA0300, to address the fast-growing markets in manufacturing and warehouse logistics. The high power and excellent thermal characteristics of SCA0300 are the result of the low ESR, or internal resistance, of the cell—a Skeleton Technologies specialty.

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Enovix raises $45M; working to develop its 3D Silicon Lithium-ion technology for EV market

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Based on successfully deploying 3D Silicon Lithium-ion Battery technology in portable electronic devices, Enovix is now working with leading international automobile manufacturers to develop its patented battery technology for the electric vehicle (EV) market.

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Aptera partners with Elaphe for in-wheel-motor technology

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The rebooted Aptera Motors has teamed with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies on a long-range, volume production electric vehicle powered by in-wheel motors. In-wheel-motor technology affords Aptera advantages that would be impossible with other propulsion systems: enhanced aerodynamics, lighter overall vehicle weight and much-improved handling, resulting in industry-leading mileage and safety.

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Magna showcasing emobility technologies in new e4 demonstrator car

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Magna’s roadmap to e-mobility includes technologies showcased in the all-new e4 technology demonstrator car, which made its debut during the company’s winter test-driving activities in northern Sweden. e4 technology demonstrator in Sweden. The e4 technology demonstrator includes highly integrated PSM-type (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor) eDrive systems on the front and rear axle.

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Ford, Bedrock and Bosch exploring highly automated vehicle technology in Detroit to help make parking easier

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—Ken Washington, chief technology officer at Ford Motor Company. The automated valet parking technology will be running for Assembly tenant and private demonstrations through the end of September.

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Hyundai Motor accelerates hydrogen technology development through 3 strategic investments

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We hope to accelerate the widespread adoption of hydrogen technology by making FCEVs more accessible for our customers. H2Pro is an Israeli startup that developed the E-TAC (electrochemical, thermally active chemical) water splitting technology, which is efficient, affordable, and safe. H2Pro’s technology will allow Hyundai to lower the cost of hydrogen production, which will in turn reduce the price of hydrogen for customers. GRZ Technologies.

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Hyundai launches global advocacy program to highlight its leading role in hydrogen fuel cell technology

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As part of its vision to facilitate ‘Progress for Humanity,’ Hyundai Motor Company has launched Hydrogen to You, or H2U campaign, which will raise awareness of its leadership in hydrogen fuel cell technology. This team of H2U ambassadors directly addresses consumers who have demanded new technologies and holistic solutions that do not require fossil fuels. Scientist and YouTuber Jacob Beautemps, who deciphers the dynamics of hydrogen power and fuel-cell technology.

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Hydro-Québec partnering with Mercedes-Benz on development of solid-state battery technologies

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Canadian battery material specialist Hydro-Québec is partnering with Mercedes-Benz as part of the automaker’s research and development activities on future EV technology.

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CSIRO to partner with Fortescue on hydrogen technologies; focus on metal membrane technology

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CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, will partner with Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) on hydrogen technologies to support the development of new industries, create jobs and pave the way for low emissions export opportunities. The centerpiece of the $20-million partnership is an investment in CSIRO’s metal membrane technology, which enables ammonia to be used as a carrier material for hydrogen storage and transport.

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Startup licenses ORNL technology for converting organic waste to hydrogen

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Electro-Active Technologies has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies invented and patented by the startup’s co-founders while working at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel.

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Toyota Blockchain Lab accelerating blockchain technology initiatives and external collaboration

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The Blockchain Lab has moved forward with initiatives for using blockchain technology including, to date, verifying the usefulness of the technology through demonstration trials, and global collaboration with Group companies. Blockchain is expected to be a fundamental technology that supports connecting people and businesses more openly, in a manner that provides safety and security.

2020 76

Hyundai Motor Group develops air-conditioning technologies to maintain clean air in vehicles

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Hyundai Motor Group announced new technologies to improve the quality of air in vehicles and to create a more pleasant in-vehicle environment for customers. Recognizing the growing concern about air quality, the Group unveiled three new air-conditioning technologies: ‘After-Blow’, ‘Multi-Air Mode’, and ‘Fine Dust Indicator’. The technologies will be introduced initially on select models in Korea and expand to upcoming Hyundai, Kia and Genesis vehicles worldwide in the future.

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Michelin and Symbio to accelerate work on fuel cell technology through motorsport; MissionH24

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Through Symbio, the joint venture it formed with the automotive equipment manufacturer Faurecia, Groupe Michelin has become a preferential partner of the MissionH24 project which seeks to accelerate the development of zero-emissions mobility through the use of fuel cell technology in endurance racing. The LMP H2G, which was initially unveiled in the colours of H24Racing, is the world’s first electric Le Mans Prototype (LMP) to be powered by fuel cell technology.

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Semcon developing new robotic cell with vision technology to streamline fuel cell production

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International technology company Semcon is currently deepening its collaboration with fuel cell manufacturer PowerCell ( earlier post ) through a new framework agreement and by developing and deploying an entirely new robotic cell for testing new fuel cell production technology with the aim of making the fuel cells more efficient.

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TeraWatt Technology solid-state battery prototype tests showing 432 kWh/kg

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TeraWatt Technology announced that its 4.5Ah prototype solid-state battery design achieved a record-breaking energy density of 432Wh/kg (1122Wh/L) in validation tests conducted by third parties, including TOYO System based in Japan. TeraWatt Technology continues to further iterate the TERA3.0 TeraWatt Technology was established in 2017 as a division of SF Motors Inc. Ken Ogata, Senior Manager, Battery Technology of SERES.

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Ampcera announces a low-cost and scalable solid electrolyte technology for solid-state batteries

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Silicon-Valley-based Ampcera announced a low-cost flexible solid electrolyte (SE) membrane technology for solid-state batteries (SSBs). Performance and cost are the bottlenecks in the commercialization of SE technology and SSBs. To address them, Ampcera has been developing a scalable SE technology, and has filed multiple US patent applications and an international PCT patent application on its flexible SE membranes, a low-cost manufacturing method, and the corresponding SSBs.

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