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Ricardo licenses Qualcomm wireless EV charging technology for commercialization

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Ricardo has licensed Qualcomm Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs).

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CSIRO licenses technology to Amfora for production of oil in leaves and stems of plants; participates in Series A

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Innovation Leader with CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Allan Green, said that this was the first of many applications of the technology, which can be used to produce energy-rich feed for livestock as well as for human food, biofuels and industrial uses.

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Dana presenting VariGlide beltless transmission technology at International VDI Conference

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Dana’s VariGlide technology features a unique planetary, coaxial configuration, which eliminates belts and pulleys used in conventional CVTs. In 2012, Dana formed a strategic relationship with Fallbrook Technologies Inc.

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Berkeley Lab awarded $4.6M for transformational agriculture technologies

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million to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for two transformational agriculture technology projects. Development of the Tomographic Electrical Rhizosphere Imaging (TERI) technology, which was awarded $2.3 million, Berkeley Lab physicists led by Arun Persaud of the Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics (ATAP) Division will build an instrument to analyze soil chemistry, without disturbing it, by means of inelastic neutron scattering. “

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AAM develops new axle technology; lighter, more efficient for up to 1.5% better fuel economy

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American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has developed completely new, significantly improved axle technology. of vehicle weight savings, said Phil Guys, AAM vice president and chief technology officer. “

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Maxwell Technologies to acquire Nesscap Energy for $23M; strengthens position in automotive, industrial, wind

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Maxwell Technologies and Nesscap Energy Inc., With a strengthened sales channel, increased R&D capabilities, and improved manufacturing efficiencies, Maxwell will be able to deliver more products, faster into target markets thereby benefitting customers and other technology adopters.

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Toyota changes course, offers to share hybrid technology with rivals

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Over the past six months, Toyota has made some remarkable decisions about its present and future car technologies. Now, the company has decided to offer its proprietary hybrid technology in volume to other automakers. After years of staunch opposition to battery-electric vehicles, it committed to launching one by 2020. DON'T MISS: Toyota battery. parts suppliers Future Cars hybrid sales

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Exxon backs carbon-capture technology to feed fuel cells

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The oil giant announced Thursday that it is expanding a partnership with Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy to develop the smaller company's fuel-cell technology. ExxonMobil is backing a new process that would capture carbon dioxide form power plants, and use it to feed fuel cells. FuelCell hopes to combine carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). oil Carbon carbon dioxide clean energy Exxon

DARPA invests $2.7M in QinetiQ electric wheel-hub drive technology; moving to build-and-test phase

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investment in UK-based QinetiQ’s electric hub-drive technology. In addition to creating possibilities for pioneering future designs, the technology has the potential to enhance present-day military vehicles. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a $2.7m

Finnish electric powertrain company Visedo raises €20M to support global expansion; SRPM technology

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The equity investment round was led by Emerald Technology Ventures, with Ilmarinen, LähiTapiola, Suffice International, Sinituote, Finnish Industry Investment, VNT Management, Green Campus Innovations and Visedo’s employees participating in the funding. —Charles Vaslet, Partner at Emerald Technology Ventures.

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First product at ENVIA Energy’s small-scale GTL plant in Oklahoma City; Velocys technology

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The ENVIA plant uses Velocys technology for small-scale GTL. This is a landmark event for Velocys’ technology and its commercial reference plant. The first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at ENVIA Energy’s GTL plant in Oklahoma City. These products are fractionated on site to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha.

Efacec licenses Qualcomm’s wireless EV charging technology

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Efacec Electric Mobility, a global supplier of energy, engineering, environment and transportation solutions, has licensed Qualcomm Halo wireless electric vehicle charging technology to commercialise WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs). We believe Qualcomm Halo technology delivers the most advanced and comprehensive WEVC technology available today.

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Graphene ultracapacitor company Skeleton Technologies secures €4M from KIC InnoEnergy; targeting 20 Wh/kg by 2020

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European ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies received a €4-million (US$4.4-million) investment from KIC InnoEnergy, an investment company dedicated to promoting sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe’s energy industry.

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China R&D company introduces micro-turbine range extender technology at Geneva

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Techrules said that its newly developed battery management technologies enable superior charging efficiency. Where charging points are unavailable TREV technology can recharge batteries anywhere, either while underway or when parked.

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Volvo tests Flybrid KERS technology

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Volvo Car Group''s engineering company, Flybrid Automotive, has been testing a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) on passenger cars in the UK. Volvo says that the system is capable of cutting fuel consumption by 25% while offering 80 extra horsepower.

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Audi ups A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV technology offerings for US MY2017; virtual cockpit

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For MY 2017, Audi has updated its A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid electric vehicle for the US with improved technology offerings such as the available Audi virtual cockpit and standard driver assistance systems including Audi pre sense front.

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Battelle/Concurrent Technologies Corporation technology positioning paper: Improving Li-ion battery safety without decreasing energy density

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introduction: The following technology positioning paper is a joint effort by a team from Battelle and Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC). The paper outlines the technology landscape and the opportunities that exist in the area of improved Li-ion battery safety. Energy is a common technology area on which both research organizations focus in different ways, noted Dr. Vicki Barbur, CTC Senior Vice President and CTO.

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SAE International and @GM announce new collegiate competition for autonomous technology; Chevy #Bolt as platform

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During the AutoDrive Challenge, students will focus on autonomous technologies and allow for modification and testing throughout the three-year competition. The focus will be on real-world applications of sensing technologies, computing platforms, software design implementation and advanced computation methods such as: computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, artificial intelligence, sensor fusion and autonomous vehicle controls.

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ARPA-E projects receive more than $1.8B in private follow-on funding for transformational energy technologies

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In addition, ARPA-E, tasked with supporting transformative innovation in the energy sector, announced that 56 projects have formed new companies, 68 projects have partnered with other government agencies for further development, and an ever-increasing number of technologies have been incorporated into products sold on the market today. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced that a group of 74 project teams has attracted more than $1.8

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Audi Buys Patents For Fuel-Cell Technology From Ballard Systems

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Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota have made most of the headlines in hydrogen fuel-cell development lately, but the Volkswagen Group may soon increase its presence. Audi announced today that it will acquire a package of patents from fuel-cell company Ballard Power Systems, which it says will be applied across all VW Group brands. DON''T MISS: Audi A7

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New Battery And Energy Research And Technology: What We're Reading

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Yet while it took considerable effort to get both of these technologies into the hands of consumers, there's still a lot to be. Modern electric cars have been on sale for over four years, and in that time they've proven that battery power works in the real world. Now, they're being joined by the first retail hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles as well. Batteries hydrogen research plug-in cars

Toyota pops the hood on the technology of the fuel cell Mirai at SAE World Congress

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At SAE 2015 World Congress last week, Toyota presented a set of four technical papers describing some of the technology innovations used in its production fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle Mirai ( earlier post ). The new fuel cell stack in Mirai increases the current density by a factor of 2.4

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Porsche presents new 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer; 800V battery technology

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VTG technology used here—the variable adaptation of the turbine geometry to the level of exhaust pressure drives the turbines, even at low engine revs and low pressure.

Chronocam raises $15M in Series B; high-performance bio-inspired vision technology for autos and other machines

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Chronocam will use the investment to accelerate product development and commercialize its computer vision sensing and processing technology.

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Onboard Dynamics receives $3M from ARPA-E, others for innovative CNG refueling technology

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Onboard Dynamics is currently pursuing two compressed natural gas refueling solutions, based on novel technology for both on- and off-vehicle applications: A fully integrated onboard engine-compressor system. Onboard Dynamics, Inc.

Lucid Motors chooses Mobileye as partner for autonomous vehicle technology

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These technologies will enable a full Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) suite at launch, and then enable a logical and safe transition to autonomous driving functionality through over-the-air software updates. Luxury EV developer Lucid Motors and Mobileye N.V.

Qoros and FreeValve partner on camless technology; new Qoros concept uses FreeValve PHEA

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At Auto China in Beijing, Qoros Auto unveiled a concept car showcasing a new Qoros “Qamfree” engine featuring FreeValve ’s Pneumatic-Hydraulic-Electric-Actuator (PHEA) technology. FreeValve and Qoros also announced a partnership for the continued development of the camless technology.

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Volkswagen To Triple Battery Capacity With Lithium-Air Technology?

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Fossil fuels may not be the cleanest way of powering us between two points on a map, but there''s little doubt they offer convenience. So far, scientists have struggled to find batteries for electric cars that match the huge amounts of energy stored in a gallon of gasoline or diesel. As a result we get big, heavy batteries with relatively short

Bosch and SBB Cargo working on connected rail freight wagon; leveraging automotive technology

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Bosch Engineering is leveraging its automotive connectivity technology and working with Swiss rail freight operator SBB Cargo to develop rail logistics into a connected transport system.

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DOE issues $35M funding opportunity for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $35 million in available funding to advance hydrogen and fuel cell technologies ( earlier post ) to support research and development, early market deployments, and domestic manufacturing. hose/piping, dispenser/station technologies).

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SwRI to showcase Ranger precision localization technology for automated driving; non-GPS system with 2cm precision

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We have made this technology smaller, faster, and more robust for real-world use at a relatively low cost. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) will showcase its award-winning Ranger precision localization solution at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016 conference and trade show in New Orleans 2-5 May.

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SAE technical experts: fuel cell technology has advanced significantly, FC vehicle production has begun, further cost reductions & infrastructure development required

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Employing original Honda technologies, the fuel cell stack for this model was downsized by 33% compared to the previous version of the fuel cell stack yet delivers 130 kW of output, with an output density of 3.1

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Audi presenting piloted driving and Car-to-X technologies from Digital Motorway Test Bed; LTE-V for V2X

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Twelve months after the launch of the “Digital Motorway Test Bed” in Germany, Audi is presenting new technologies for piloted driving and Car-to-X-communication at the German Federal Ministry of Transport. Audi is involved in six projects on the test bed; three of them focus on structural measures; the remaining three on communication technologies.

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AVID Technology and GKN Hybrid Power strike deal to develop EVO motor for hybrid and electric vehicle industry

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UK-based automotive cleantech firm AVID Technology Limited has signed a deal with GKN Hybrid Power to develop and manufacture electric motors for the automotive industry. The arrangement will also see AVID develop the high power density EVO technology further, which will deliver new variants of the motor and additional applications. Its axial flux technology was originally developed by a tech company spin-out from Imperial College London.

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Ford opens portfolio of patented technologies to competitors to accelerate industry-wide electrified vehicle development

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Ford Motor Company is offering competitors access to its electrified vehicle technology patents in a move to help accelerate industry-wide research and development of electrified vehicles. In 2014, Ford filed more than 400 patents dedicated to electrified vehicle technologies. In total, Ford has more than 650 electrified vehicle patents and approximately 1,000 pending patent applications on electrified vehicle technologies.

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Researcher makes suggestions for battery technology

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PSA Peugeot Citroën: tests confirm environmental performance of BlueHDi SCR technology for diesel NOx control

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PSA Peugeot Citroën developed and invested in this technology so it could be deployed in late 2013, two years before mandated by regulations. The development of SCR technology represented an investment of several hundred million euros.

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Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg opens competence center for manufacturing technology and innovation for new production technologies

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Volkswagen has opened a competence center for technology and innovation and its Wolfsburg plant. Volkswagen employees will develop and test new production technologies on-site in the center’s near-production environment. Going forward, experts will be able to test their developments in continuous operation for a three- to six-month period and at the same time train employees on site in how to use the new technologies.

DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office updates 5-year program plan; commercially viable hydrocarbon biofuel technologies by 2017; <$3/GGE

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BTO) has updated its Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP), which delineates the goals and structure of the office. BETO high-level schedule. Click to enlarge.

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Strategic consortium to commercialize Virent’s BioForming Technology for low carbon fuels and bio-paraxylene

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Renewable fuels and chemicals company Virent has established a strategic consortium with Tesoro, Toray, Johnson Matthey and The Coca-Cola Company focused on completing the development and scale up of Virent’s BioForming technology to produce low carbon bio-based fuels and bio-paraxylene (a key raw material for the production of 100% bio-polyester).

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