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Researchers develop an air-stable and waterproof lithium metal anode using wax

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A research team led by Prof. Quan-Hong Yang at Tianjin University and Prof. Wei Lv at Tsinghua University has developed a wax-PEO coating on lithium metal surface by a simple dip coating method to realize an air-stable and waterproof lithium metal anode.

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CO2 emissions in US could fall again in 2019, federal agency projects

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A new report by the U.S. Energy Information Agency forecasts that for the first time in two years annual carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. will decrease. The report, issued last week, forecasts that U.S. CO2 emissions will fall by 2.2

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5G mobile network goes live at all BMW Brilliance Automotive production sites in China

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BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has become the first automobile manufacturer to enable full 5G wireless coverage at all its plants.

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Continental, TU Chemnitz inaugurate new fuel cell laboratory

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Continental AG is expanding its fuel cell technology sector. In strategic cooperation with the Chemnitz University of Technology Professorship of Advanced Powertrains (ALF), the newly established Fuel Cell Laboratory for Fuel Cell Technology was dedicated on 17 July.

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Audi e-tron GT first vehicle in the VW Group to dispense with actual prototype in 3P workshops

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The Audi e-tron GT is the first vehicle in the VW Group to dispense with an actual prototype in the 3P (Production Preparation Process) workshops, according to Markus Moinot, Head of Production Planning Processes in Neckarsulm.

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Topsoe to build demonstration plant to produce cost-competitive CO2-neutral methanol from biogas and green electricity

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Haldor Topsoe will build a 10 kg/hour methanol plant to demonstrate the company’s electrified and extremely compact eSMR Methanol technology for cost-competitive production of sustainable methanol from biogas.

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NIH study links air pollution to increase in newborn intensive care admissions

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Infants born to women exposed to high levels of air pollution in the week before delivery are more likely to be admitted to a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), suggests an analysis by researchers at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Depending on the type of pollution, chances for NICU admission increased from about 4% to as much as 147%, compared to infants whose mothers did not encounter high levels of air pollution during the week before delivery.

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Adamas: China, US and Japan drove 73% of electrified vehicle battery nickel deployment in May 2019

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In May 2019, 73% of all nickel metal equivalent (NME) deployed in passenger electrified vehicle batteries globally went into vehicles sold in China, the US and Japan, collectively, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest ‘ EV Battery Nickel Monthly ’ report. In total, the amount of NME deployed globally in May 2019 increased by 57% versus the same month the year prior due to rising BEV sales and growing adoption of higher-nickel cathode chemistries, such as NCM 523, 622 and 811.

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New database to speed creation of innovative steels

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Researchers from the National University of Science and Technology (MISIS) in Russia have developed a database that will help create new grades of steels. This will speed up the process of creating innovative steel grades with specified strength and ductility allow at least 10 times, which will allow manufacturing car bodies of the most complex shapes. A paper describing their work is published in the journal Calphad.

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POET outlines lessons from 4-year long startup of Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol project

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Commercially viable cellulosic ethanol plants has proven devilishly difficult to bring to fruition. The primary outlier from the list of efforts that have shut down over the past few years is POET/DSM’s Project Liberty ( earlier post ). In an editorial in the journal Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining , two POET team members set out some of the lessons they learned during the four-year startup period. Biomass collection.

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Exploring the effects of CR, EGR and spark timing on performance and emissions of HD natural gas engines

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Researchers at Hunan University have investigated the effects of compression ratio (CR), EGR and spark timing strategies on performance, combustion and NO x emissions of a heavy-duty natural gas engine fueled with 99% methane content. A paper on their work is published in the journal Fuel. natural gas … is one of the most important alternative fuels in engines in terms of performance, safety, price and emission characteristics.

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BMW Group partners with Tencent to build BMW Group China High Performance D³ platform

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BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd. and Tencent signed an agreement to work together on building the BMW Group China High Performance D³ (Data-Driven Development) platform. The BMW Group will use the platform to develop automated driving technologies and products which suit the complex local traffic conditions and meet local customer demands. China is at the forefront of automated driving development, and we aim to play a pioneering role in this area.

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Ad for 2020 Porsche Taycan: Building the grand vision, seeking renewable power?

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The 2020 Porsche Taycan will be the first widely available electric car designed around 800 volts—and in Porsche's newest advertisement, the company wants to make sure the power supply is ready.

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Just ahead of electric-car push, voice systems are about to get much smarter

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Volkswagen knows that there’s a frustrating disconnect over voice commands in the car. Through today’s relatively inexpensive speakers and smart devices at home, you’re able to give simple natural-language requests and most of the time it just works.

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In-wheel motor system could have buses driving in circles

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Protean, the British builder of in-wheel electric motors has a new idea for electric buses. Not only should they use Protean's in-wheel electric motors, they could use them on the company's newly developed suspension arms that could allow each wheel to rotate 360 degrees on its own axis.

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Faster shifts could make 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid more fun

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Hybrids are known for their efficiency. And they're also often known for being not much fun to drive. Partly, that's because they often have transmissions that deliver sloppy shifts, whether that's because they're CVTs or just conventional automatics with long, slow, lethargic shift programming.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, VW voice commands, twirling buses, CO2 drop: Today's Car News

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Hyundai releases details on the 2020 Sonata Hybrid. VW advances voice commands. Protean introduces in-wheel motors on casters for electric buses. And the U.S. government predicts a drop in carbon-dioxide emissions. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will get a solar roof, digital key app, and a sportier. Today in Car News

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Supercharger V3 rollout, Lexus aims for electric, feds waffle over mpg: The Week in Reverse

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Which sports car company announced plans to build (in all-electric form) the most powerful production car? What new breakthrough is expected to bring down the cost of hybrids? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending July 19, 2019. Tesla unveiled its most powerful Supercharger. The Week In Reverse

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