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DOE releasing $20M in funding to ARPA-E awardees; NEXTCAR and REFUEL projects

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REFUEL projects will use water, molecules from the air, and electricity from renewable sources to produce high-energy liquid fuels for transportation and other uses. Wichita State University: Alkaline Membrane-Based Ammonia Electrosynthesis with High Efficiency for Renewable and Scalable Liquid-Fuel Production – $855,000. Opus 12, Inc.:

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Boeing Angers Safety Officials With Disclosures on 737 Max Incident

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Boeing drew fresh criticism from a federal regulator on Thursday over disclosures about the continuing investigation into a harrowing January flight in which one of the company’s 737 Max planes lost a panel , exposing passengers to howling winds at an altitude of about 16,000 feet. The body is made in Wichita, Kan.,

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NASA awards $16.5M to four teams for additional research into reducing aircraft fuel consumption, emissions and noise

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Under the new contracts, the teams will now develop concepts and models that can be tested in computer simulations, laboratories and wind tunnels. Aircraft and Technology Concepts for N+3 Subsonic Transport, $4.6 Cessna Aircraft Company-Cessna Citation, Wichita, Kan., Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research, or SUGAR, $8.8

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ARPA-E awards $35M to 16 REFUEL projects for energy-dense carbon-neutral liquid fuels; leveraging ammonia

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REFUEL projects will convert low-cost renewable energy into a transportable chemical fuel and use these fuels for transportation applications, while reducing production costs and environmental impact. Renewable Electricity-Powered Carbon Dioxide Conversion to Ethanol for Storage and Transportation (Category 1) The Opus 12, Inc.

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