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Rice University scientists use red phosphorus to detect lithium dendrites in Li metal batteries

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Rice University scientists have developed a detection system capable of alerting for Li dendrite formation in a two?electrode Credit: Tour Group/Rice University). Credit: Tour Group/Rice University).

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Kyoto University team proposes selective dismantling to increase recycling potential of precious metals from end-of-life vehicles

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Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan are proposing the selective dismantling of certain components from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) to increase the recycling potential of precious metals (PMs).

2018 135

Kanazawa University-led researchers recycle rare-earth elements from spent fluorescent lamps by chemical/mechanical treatment

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A team led by Kanazawa University in Japan has developed a cleaner method for the recycling of several rare earths (REs) such as yttrium (Y) and europium (Eu) used as phosphors in fluorescent lamps (FLs). Credit: Kanazawa University.

2018 112

University at Buffalo-led team reports viable Mn-based catalyst for PEM fuel cells

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A University at Buffalo-led research team has developed an efficient platinum group metal (PGM)-free catalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in PEM fuel cells that consists of atomically dispersed nitrogen-coordinated single Mn sites on partially graphitic carbon (Mn-N-C).

2018 106

Daimler, Tsinghua University deepen joint research cooperation on sustainable transportation; automated driving and intelligent mobility

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Daimler and Chinese partner Tsinghua University signed an agreement further to deepen their research cooperation in the fields of automated driving and intelligent mobility. Yang Bin, Vice President of Tsinghua University.

2018 123

Monash University, Toyota Research Institute team develop family of borane-based ionic liquids for advanced battery electrolytes

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A team from Monash University, a leading university in Australia, and the Toyota Research Institute North America (TRINA), a division of Toyota Motor North America R&D (TMNA) based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, reports a novel family of closo-boron-cluster based room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs).

2018 122

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Bath University and SAIC Motor team up to investigate gasoline particulate filter performance

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The University of Bath and SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre are collaborating on a project to identify the most efficient conditions for the optimum performance of gasoline particulate filters (GPFs), to help minimize vehicle impact on the environment. The ‘GPF Burn rate and Low Temperature Reactivity’ project will last 14 months and utilize the University’s state of the art Chassis Dynamometer in its Centre for Low Emission Vehicle Research (CLEVeR).

2018 81

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MGX Minerals partners with University of British Columbia to develop metallurgical silicon-based anodes for high-energy Li-ion batteries

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is funding a research consortium with the University of British Columbia (UBC) to develop a low-cost and scalable method for fabricating silicon-based anodes to improve the energy density of Li-ion batteries. Canada-based MGX Minerals Inc.

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San Jose State University, CalCharge launch new “Battery University” program

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CalCharge, an energy storage innovation accelerator, and San Jose State University are teaming up to launch a “battery university”. Battery university courses will be offered through SJSU’s professional education program&. Classes are expected to start this summer in partnership with SJSU’s engineering college. CalCharge is a partnership of CalCEF and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

University of Waterloo opens new automotive research facility

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The University of Waterloo has opened a new automotive research and testing facility, setting the stage for technological advances that will benefit both consumers and the environment. The $10-million Green and Intelligent Automotive (GAIA) Research Facility is supported by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the University of Waterloo, and equipment suppliers.

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Kumamoto University project to use Nissan LEAF technology in electric bus test in Japan; 3 packs, 3 motors

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Technology developed by Nissan for the battery-electric Nissan LEAF will be used in an electric bus project led by a team from Kumamoto University, that starts testing next month in Japan, with the goal of making zero-emission public transit more widespread and affordable.

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Auburn University leads $2M DOE Co-Optima project to evaluate renewable butyl acetate as diesel fuel additive

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Auburn University researchers are leading a $2-million US Department of Energy Co-Optima project ( earlier post ) that will evaluate renewable butyl acetate (BA) as a bio-based fuel additive that can be blended with diesel fuel to reduce soot and greenhouse gas emissions and yield cleaner engine operation in cold-weather conditions. Joining as collaborators in the research are Cornell University, the University of Alabama, Virginia Tech and corporate partners Microvi Biotech Inc.

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British Airways challenges UK universities to develop a new generation of sustainable aviation fuel; part of $400M investment from parent

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As British Airways looks towards its Centenary next year, the airline, in collaboration with Cranfield University, has challenged academics from across the UK to develop a sustainable alternative fuel which could power a commercial aircraft on a long-haul flight, carrying up to 300 customers with zero net emissions.

2018 78

University of Surrey launches global research center on air pollution

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The University of Surrey is launching a new multi-disciplinary research center next week to tackle air pollution. The Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) will see the University leading on collaborative, cutting-edge research to identify an action plan to ensure “clean air for all”. NEST-SEAS is funded by the UGPN partners from Universities of Surrey, Wollongong, Sao Paulo, and North Carolina State University.

2017 60

Fudan University team develops superfast charging Li-ion battery cathode

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Researchers at Fudan University with colleagues at the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight have developed a LiMn 2 O4 material for a Li-ion battery cathode that exhibits superfast charging capabilities.

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Columbia University engineers make breakthrough in understanding electroreduction of CO2 for conversion to electrofuels

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Researchers at Columbia University have solved the first piece of the puzzle; they have proved that CO 2 electroreduction begins with one common intermediate, not two as was commonly thought. Electrocatalysis and photocatalysis (artificial photosynthesis) are among the most promising ways to achieve effective storage for renewable energy. CO 2 electroreduction has been capturing the imagination of researchers for more than 150 years because of its similarity to photosynthesis.

2018 71

Shell and Tsinghua University set up mobility research center

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Shell has partnered with Tsinghua University since 201 to provide students with the latest knowledge in lubricants technology. Shell collaborates with top-tier universities and research institutes globally. Aside from Tsinghua University, Shell partners with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA, works with Imperial College London in the UK, and recently signed an agreement with UC Berkeley to conduct research in global energy transition and new energy technologies.

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CUE at Ryerson University testing 150 kW Li-ion battery from Electrovaya

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The Center for Urban Energy (CUE) at Ryerson University in Canada is testing a 150 kW Li-ion battery provided by Electrovaya in collaboration with Toronto Hydro to prove how off-peak electricity can be stored.

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Japan NEDO launches major $90M solid-state Li-ion battery project targeting EVs; 23 companies, 15 universities/research institutes

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The ¥10-billion (US$90-million) project, which involves 23 automobile, battery, and material manufacturers as well as 15 universities / public research institutes, will tackle technologies that are currently bottlenecks for mass production of solid-state Li-ion batteries (SSLIB) such as the solid electrolyte; electrolyte coating with active material, and the sheet formation of the electrolyte-electrode layer.

2018 76

Scottish university makes battery breakthrough

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The University of St Andrews in Scotland appears to have made a significant breakthrough in the advancement of lithium-air batteries.

University of Louisville researchers working on new HER catalysts for water-splitting; $1M from NSF, DOE

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Researchers at the University of Louisville are developing new catalyst materials for the hydrogen evolution reaction in water splitting, where the bond between hydrogen (H 2 ) and oxygen is released. The current catalyst used in electrolyzers for the production of H 2 from water is platinum, which is very expensive. This research tests materials that are inexpensive, abundant and sustainable, mirroring the process used by plants and bacteria to split water for food production.to

University of Michigan team wins 2016 solar car race

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a team of students from the University of Michigan beat 23. Other than charging a battery-electric car using electricity harvested by photovoltaic panels, solar power isn't exactly practical for current production cars. But every year, dozens of solar-powered race cars compete in events around the world held for college students. In the U.S., Michigan Students solar

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Chalmers University joins Volvo Cars autonomous vehicle project in Sweden

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The Chalmers University of Technology has joined Volvo Cars’ Drive Me project—a public pilot with ordinary drivers behind the steering wheels of 100 self-driving Volvos. Chalmers University is joining the original partners, Volvo Car Group, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park and the City of Gothenburg in the collaboration, which is endorsed by the Swedish Government.

Volkswagen and Stanford University develop modified ALD process to increase Pt/C fuel cell catalyst efficiency, improve durability

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Volkswagen and Stanford University have developed in partnership a new catalyst production process to reduce the comparatively high cost of automotive fuel cell technology. —Friedrich Prinz, the Finmeccanica Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy.

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Russia’s KRET develops universal charging stations for electric vehicles

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KRET, part of Rostec, has developed the FORA universal charging stations for the rapid charging of electric vehicles in Russia and abroad. The universal charging station was developed in particular for the VAZ-1817 EL LADA vehicle and can provide an electric charge for 220 V AC batteries. The project for a universal charging station for DC batteries of up to 50 kW in accordance with international standards is currently in development and pre-production.

Scientists at KU Leuven, University of Lubumbashi reveal the health risks of cobalt mining in DR Congo

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Researchers at KU Leuven and the University of Lubumbashi have now shown that cobalt mining takes a high toll on both the creuseurs—the ‘diggers’ who work in the mines, often by hand—and on the environment. Previous research by KU Leuven and the University of Lubumbashi (2009) had already found high concentrations of trace metals in the urine of people living close to mines. Demand for cobalt has been on the increase due to its many applications.

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Wuhan University team proposes structure-variable sliding mode control of IPMSM in EVs

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Researchers at Wuhan University of Science and Technology in China have proposed a control method based on a speed loop structure-variable sliding mode controller (SMC) for interior permanent magnet synchronous motors in electric vehicles. The method combines maximum torque per ampere with a vector control strategy.

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Ford to expand research collaboration with Australian universities

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Ford will expand its collaboration with Australian universities as part of a commitment to developing a world-class system of external alliances, programs and practices in Australia and Asia. The company has appointed senior Ford Technical Engineer, Richard Taube, as Ford Australia’s Manager for University Programs. Ford’s vision is to expand its research presence in Australia and to grow alliances with the most relevant and technically capable universities.

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Students of Eindhoven University of Technology are presenting bio-composite car

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Students from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have designed and built a car made of bio-composite. The car, “Lina”, features chassis, bodywork and interior all made of natural materials.

2017 85

Nankai University team in pursuit of a Li-CO2 battery

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Researchers at Nankai University in China report their latest advance in developing a rechargeable Li-CO 2 battery with the use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with high electrical conductivity and porous three-dimensional networks as air cathodes for the rechargeable metal-CO 2 batteries.

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Academy Bus orders 6 New Flyer electric buses for Columbia University

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The buses will be deployed in 2018 on Columbia University’s Intercampus Shuttle network, operating between locations in Manhattan, New Jersey, and Rockland County serving over 30,000 students per year, with over 20,000 students using the Intercampus Shuttle network per month. Academy Bus is the contractor on record for Columbia University shuttle procurement.

2017 64

General Motors China and Shanghai Jiao Tong University to collaborate on vehicle sharing with Chevy EN-V 2.0

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General Motors China has signed a memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Jiao Tong University to collaborate on a vehicle sharing program featuring the Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 ( earlier post ) starting next year.

Zhejiang University team investigates emissions from methanol-gasoline blends

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A team at Zhejiang University has now investigated the impact of methanol–gasoline blends on the pollutant emissions of port-fuel injected spark ignition (SI) engines. Globally, the use of methanol as an alternative fuel has attracted interest because of its low production cost, renewable capacity, and good combustion-related properties (higher thermal efficiency, higher engine power, and lower regulated emissions).

2016 65

Samsung introduces industry’s first universal flash storage for next-gen automotive applications such as ADAS

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is introducing the industry’s first embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution for use in next-generation automotive applications. Samsung Electronics Co.,

2017 78

Rice University lab develops dual-surface graphene electrode to split water into hydrogen and oxygen

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Researchers in the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour have produced dual-surface laser-induced graphene (LIG) electrodes on opposing faces of a plastic sheet that split water into hydrogen on one side and oxygen on the other side.

2017 78

New thermally durable solid-state Li-ion battery technology from Hitachi and Tohoku University

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and Tohoku University’s Advanced Institute for Material Research (AIMR) have demonstrated technology reducing the internal resistance of all-solid-state lithium ion batteries (Li-ion battery) through the use of LiBH 4 -based complex hydrides as novel solid electrolytes. Hitachi, Ltd.

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Rice University study of lung cells suggests anthropogenic carbon nanotubes are common pollutants

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Rice University scientists, working with colleagues in France, have detected the presence of anthropogenic carbon nanotubes (CBTs) in cells extracted from the airways of Parisian children under routine treatment for asthma.

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Danish Parker project developing universal definition for EV integration with electric grid for V2G services

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Nissan, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, PSA Groupe, NUVVE, Frederiksberg Forsyning, Enel, Insero and DTU (Technical University of Denmark) Electrical Engineering (PowerLabDK) are partnering in the Danish project Parker to develop a universal definition for grid integration for electric vehicles. The platform, initially developed by the University of Delaware is now supported and commercialized by Nuvve.

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Newcastle University plugs into electric-powered catering

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Newcastle Universitys events catering service has become the first customer in the UK to buy ePower Trucks newly imported, road-legal, fully electric truck; the Ligier Flex L3.

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