Blue World Technologies starting production of methanol fuel cells

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Methanol fuel cell developer and manufacturer Blue World Technologies ( earlier post ) is starting limited production—the first step in commercializing its methanol fuel cell technology. —Anders Korsgaard, CEO and Co-founder of Blue World Technologies.

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ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium create fuel cell technology JV

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Germany-based ElringKlinger and France-based Plastic Omnium, two automotive supplier leaders in their respective business areas, will create EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies, a joint venture dedicated to fuel cell stack development, production and commercialization.

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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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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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Advent Technologies to collaborate with Los Alamos, UT Austin, RPI, UNM and Toyota in the development of next-generation HT-PEM fuel cell technology

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We at Advent are committed to bringing HT-PEM technology to the market. We believe that HT-PEM represents not only a breakthrough for heavy-duty automotive technology but also for aviation, portable, and off-grid power generation.

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Soteria BIG licenses ORNL Li-ion battery safety technology

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Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG) has exclusively licensed and optioned a technology developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed to eliminate thermal runaway in lithium ion batteries due to mechanical damage.

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US DOE announces $26.9M for advanced nuclear technology

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding for three domestic projects that will accelerate advanced nuclear technology development. The awards are through the Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE) funding opportunity announcement ( DE-FOA-0001817 ) US Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development, in collaboration with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office for the hydrogen-related selections.

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Fisker to establish new technology center in San Francisco

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announced details surrounding its first dedicated engineering and technology center, to be located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Fisker Inc.

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. These technology efforts are directed at both large-scale hydrogen production using natural gas feedstock, and smaller distributed hydrogen production for transportation or remote power generation using either gaseous or liquid hydrocarbon fuels.

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Buick debuts V2X technology in China; first V2X vehicle to roll out by year end

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Buick’s vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology made its debut at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. Later this year, Buick will become the first brand in China officially to roll out the market-ready technology on a production vehicle, a Buick GL8.

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Teijin joins AZL Partner Network for Lightweight Production Technology

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The objectives of the cross-industry AZL Partner Network for Lightweight Production Technology align closely with Teijin’s vision and goals of developing lightweight materials and components for these next generation vehicles.

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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.

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Electrify America introduces Plug&Charge payment technology to its charging network

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Electrify America’s ultra-fast charging network now offers Plug&Charge payment technology, which allows electric vehicle (EV) owners to begin a charge without reaching for their wallet, smartphone or bank card. The Plug&Charge feature is enabled by advanced vehicle-to-grid communication technology that utilizes encrypted security measures. We are investing in customer-focused technologies like Plug&Charge to make the charging experience easier than filling up at a gas pump.

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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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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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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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Rolls-Royce completes ground-testing of technology set to power the world’s fastest all-electric plane: ACCEL

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Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the technology that will power the world’s fastest all-electric plane. Half of the project’s funding is provided by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Innovate UK.

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Researchers develop thin-layer artificial biofilm technology for green ethylene production

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Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland have developed a thin-layer artificial biofilm technology for sustainable and long-term ethylene photoproduction.

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DOE announces $29M in funding for fusion energy technology development

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GAMOW teams will work to close multiple fusion-specific technological gaps that will be needed to connect a net-energy-gain “fusion core," once it is ready, to a deployable, commercially attractive fusion system. Projects will address one or more R&D categories, including: Technologies, materials, and superconducting-magnet and fuel-cycle subsystems between the fusion plasma and balance of plant; Cost-effective, high-efficiency, high-duty-cycle, electrical-driver technologies; and.

Snam taking 33% stake in De Nora to strengthen position in hydrogen technologies

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a global supplier of clean energy and water treatment technologies, based on a 100% enterprise value of approximately €1.2 TKUCE AWE technology is involved in several large global hydrogen projects.

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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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Linde and Shell team up to commercialize lower-carbon technology for ethylene: E-ODH

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Linde GmbH and Shell announced an exclusive collaboration agreement on ethane-oxidative dehydrogenation (E-ODH) technology for ethylene production. We are convinced that Linde’s EDHOX technology position will be strengthened by Shell’s intellectual property and know-how in this area.

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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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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.

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies starts series production of DIAvent pressure equalization element for batteries for BJEV EV

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is starting high-volume production of its DIAvent pressure compensation component for the first time for use in a Chinese passenger car: the new ARCFOX ?-T

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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. After-Blow Technology. Multi-Air Mode Technology. Fine Dust Indicator Technology.

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Wärtsilä to collaborate with Anemoi Marine Technologies in future sales of Rotor Sail solutions

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The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) tied to a License and Cooperation agreement with UK-based Anemoi Marine Technologies for the future sales and servicing of Rotor Sail solutions to the shipping industry.

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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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Continental wins tire technology award with C.A.R.E tire concept for electric robotaxis

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The jury of the “Journey to Automation” award presented by the European Rubber Journal (ERJ) named Continental the Overall Winner in the award’s six categories and winner of the Tire Technology Award.

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NIO launches 100 kWh battery with flexible battery upgrade plans; cell-to-pack technology

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With more than 300 patents filed and gained, the 100 kWh battery features CTP (cell to pack) technology, realizing 37% higher energy density. China-based EV maker NIO launched its 100 kWh battery together with battery upgrade plans. Powered by the 100 kWh battery, the NEDC range of NIO models can now reach up to 615 km (382 miles).

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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. Working with regulatory agencies, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, SwRI combined engine modifications with integrated aftertreatment technology and control strategies to reach near-zero emissions levels (0.02

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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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Skeleton Technologies’ next-generation high-energy ultracapacitors to power Wrightbus’ hydrogen buses

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Skeleton Technologies is partnering with Wrightbus to supply its next-generation high-energy ultracapacitor modules to power fuel-cell buses in the UK. The ultracapacitors’ two-times higher energy density is enabled by Skeleton’s latest material technology innovation, making them a valuable addition to hydrogen fuel cells in emissions-free transportation. —Taavi Madiberk, CEO and co-founder of Skeleton Technologies.

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BYD debuts DM-i PHEV technology and 1.5L Xiaoyun Engine; 43% BTE

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BYD launched its DM-i hybrid technology alongside the official announcement of the high efficiency version of the 1.5L After defining new performance standards for PHEVs with its DM-p technology, BYD is prioritizing ultra-efficient fuel consumption with the DM-i technology. plug-in hybrid engine is specifically built for the DM-i hybrid technology. BYD has, for the first time, implemented split cooling technology for an engine.

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NETL to award $13M to GTI and partners to advance carbon capture technology

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GTI and partners, The Ohio State University, Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC), and Trimeric Corporation (Trimeric), have been selected for award on a project to advance Ohio State’s transformational membrane technology to provide step-out reductions in CO 2 capture cost and energy penalties. This project seeks to advance the technology from current Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 5 to TRL 6, validating an engineering-scale prototypical system in a relevant environment.

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Researchers combine plasma-assisted nitrogen oxidation and lean NOx trap technology for ammonia production

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assisted nitrogen oxidation and lean NOx trap technology, adopted from diesel?engine engine exhaust gas aftertreatment technology. Alternatively, electrification of ammonia synthesis can be achieved with electrocatalysis or with plasma technology.

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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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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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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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Buick to introduce 2021 GL6 MPV in China with 48V MHEV technology and enhanced connectivity

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Buick will introduce the 2021 GL6 to strengthen its lineup in China’s midsize MPV segment. It will officially go on sale on 19 November. The refreshed family-size GL6 is equipped with a standard 48V mild hybrid propulsion system.

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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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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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