Ricardo white paper outlines needed developments to realize autonomous driving

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Engineering firm Ricardo has published a white paper— Key Enablers for the Fully Autonomous Vehicle —highlighting the technologies and development processes that are needed to develop commercially feasible self-driving cars that meet consumer expectations while also achieving compliance with likely future transport regulations.

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SoCal Edison white paper shares data about PEV usage and charging

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Southern California Edison (SCE) released a white paper summarizing learnings from its Electric Vehicle (EV) readiness program. The paper, “Charged Up: Southern California Edison’s Key Learnings about Electric Vehicles, Our Customers and Grid Reliability,” shares information based on customer data and utility operations gathered since SCE began to prepare the distribution system and its customers for widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption in its service territory.

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CALSTART white paper shows nationwide tech supplier industry ready to support more efficient heavy-duty trucks and buses

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A new high-level white-paper from clean transportation industry group CALSTART shows that US companies that develop and manufacture high-efficiency, low-carbon technologies for heavy-duty vehicles are ready to support more efficient trucks and buses. The white paper’s mapping function also shows clusters of activity. This white paper just scratches the surface of that capability.

2016 150

SAE releases technical white paper on two new low-GWP refrigerants; alternates to R-1234yf

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The MRB CRP team is now sharing a technical White Paper for these blends, based upon the information previously reported at SAE Thermal Management System Symposium (TMSS) in October 2012, and more recently updated at UNEP Round Table on New Technology in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning held in Milan on 7 June 2013.

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CAAFI R&D team releases critical challenges position paper and white papers for alternative jet fuel industry

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The Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) R&D team released its current position paper on critical R&D challenges facing the alternative jet fuel industry, highlighting near-, mid-, and long-term priorities. The Position Paper is supported by a series of white papers describing the path forward on these key topics.

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Ricardo white paper suggests best practices in evaluating EV battery companies

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Ricardo Strategic Consulting has published a white paper outlining the processes that investors and automakers should adopt as they evaluate investment opportunities and suppliers in the rapidly developing electric vehicle (EV) battery systems market. Key questions explored briefly by the white paper include: Does the company have a product that is unique?

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Green and Connected: CAR White Paper Explores Interaction of Vehicle Communications and Electrification of Powertrains

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The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) has released a review draft of a white paper prepared for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) that explores the interactions between what it calls “ two of the most important developments in automotive technology underway ”: the introduction of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications; and the electrification of the powertrain.

2010 191

Consumer Reports analysis finds EV owners spending half as much on maintenance compared to owners of gas-powered vehicles

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These findings on maintenance and repair costs are part of an upcoming white paper by Consumer Reports that compares costs of ownership for electric and gas-powered vehicles. The full white paper will be published in the coming weeks. A new analysis by Consumer Reports finds that owners of plug-in electric vehicles are spending half as much on maintenance and repair as the owners of similar gas-powered vehicles.

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Ricardo launching curated services on hydrogen developments

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The service provides a summary of recently published technical literature from sources such as the IMechE, Science Direct, Springer and SAE as well as white papers and other open access sources. A comprehensive list of forthcoming conferences and webinars related to hydrogen are also included, with papers sorted by subject.

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Tesla Energy takes a stand against coal and gas generators in Australia


In April 2021, the ESB released an options paper and invited companies and innovators to comment on their detailed design thus far. In the White Paper, Tesla Energy argued that battery storage is capable of replacing essential system services provided by thermal plants.

Number of electric cars California needs to cut 2030 emissions unclear: 4 million or 7 million?

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One of California's largest electricity producers recently published a white paper that analyzed how the state will achieve its 2030 greenhouse-gas targets—and it called into question targets set forth by California regulators. Specifically, Southern California Edison (SCE) said the targeted 4 million electric vehicles isn't nearly enough to. emissions California greenhouse gas climate change plug-in cars state laws

2018 95

Next 10-UC Berkeley study suggests additional tax revenue or income-based rate structure to make electricity more affordable for Californians

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The En Banc centers around themes and concepts raised by a CPUC-authored white paper on California electric and gas cost and rate trends over the next decade. —En Banc White Paper. En Banc White Paper (Utility Costs and Affordability of the Grid of the Future, Feb.

CAE and Volocopter partner to train eVTOL pilots

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As outlined in CAE’s Advanced Air Mobility white paper published this month, advanced air mobility will create an additional surge in the demand for pilots, with an estimated 60,000 pilots needed within the first decade of operation.

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Roskill: CO2 emissions from lithium production set to triple by 2025

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Roskill’s new Sustainability Monitor, and subsequent White Paper, analyze the energy consumption and CO 2 emissions of the lithium supply chain.

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Rolls-Royce Power Systems road map for climate-neutrality; 35% cut by 2030 from 2019; key role of mtu engines

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In a white paper accompanying the rollout of the road map, Dr Preiss notes that the engines that are the most relevant for Rolls-Royce Power Systems are off-highway engines in a power range starting at 560 kW up to around 10,000 kW.

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DeepGreen Metals revises undersea polymetallic nodules resources upwards

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A DeepGreen-commissioned white paper finds that nodules under exploration contracts in the CCZ contain more than enough battery metals to power one billion EVs and with a fraction of the social and environmental impacts when compared to land-based ores.

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NAATBatt Coalition recommends deployment of up to 300 GWh of distributed energy storage systems by 2022

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A coalition of 13 leading industrial companies and electric utilities, including General Motors Company, The Dow Chemical Company and Duke Energy, issued a white paper recommending the installation of up to 300 GWh of distributed energy storage (DES) systems around the country by 2022. The white paper points out that the way that DES systems are paid for discourages their deployment.

2012 191

Trafigura and Yara to explore opportunities for clean ammonia as shipping fuel; infrastructure and market opportunities

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Trafigura has co-sponsored the R&D of MAN Energy Solutions’ ammonia-fuelled engine for maritime vessels, has performed in-depth studies of transport fuels with reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and has published a white paper on the need for a global carbon levy for shipping fuels to be introduced by International Maritime Organization.

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11 automotive and mobility companies publish framework for safe automated driving systems: SaFAD

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The SaFAD white paper authors’ purpose is to emphasize the importance of safety by design, along with verification and validation, as the industry works toward creating standards for automated driving. The foundation of the SaFAD white paper is its 12 Guiding Principles, which are further refined into capabilities of the automated vehicle, from which safe-by-design elements are derived to support the capability and achieve the guiding principles.

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EV Project collects more than 24 million miles of EV operating data since inception

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As part of The EV Project, ECOtality will be releasing more than 40 white papers on various topics ranging from a study of the needs of commercial charging to regulatory issues. These white papers will be available to the public at www.theevproject.com. ECOtality, Inc. has collected more than 24 million miles of electric vehicle operating data since the inception of The EV Project in 2010. Earlier post.).

2012 185

ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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A new white paper from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses which policy actions are behind the regional leading markets in the US for electric vehicles. The white paper identifies the areas with the highest shares of EVs and catalogues the actions that support EV uptake. The white paper provides a table detailing all the actions across the MSAs.

2016 217

TARDEC seeks partners for Next-Generation Combat Vehicle prototype

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DATC anticipates a Request for White Paper (RWP) to be released to DATC members only that is expected to result in a Project Award to a single team. Army TARDEC is looking for new, innovative engineering organizations from industry, academia and defense communities to partner in the development its Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) prototype. TARDEC will reveal details of this new program at a briefing in Warren, Mich., on Wednesday, 29 March.

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EEI encourages utilities to spend at least 5% of fleet acquisition budgets on plug-ins

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The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) released a white paper, “ Transportation Electrification: Utility Fleets Leading the Charge ,” that focuses on the electric power industry’s effort to accelerate the expansion of electric transportation in commercial and retail markets, beginning with electric utility fleets. —EEI white paper. The EEI paper notes that plug-in technologies are available and cost-effective for a number of fleet applications today.

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Fraunhofer IAO patent analysis finds China leading in Industry 4.0

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The project’s first white paper reveals that China is way out in front when it comes to patent applications for the basic technologies needed for Industry 4.0. Part one of the study can be downloaded as a white paper free of charge. Part of Fraunhofer IAO’s China TechWatch research project involves analyzing developments in Chinese technology.

2015 221

Toyota Research Institute outlines progress in automated driving; Platform 2.1; new Luminar LiDAR

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White paper. The white paper includes the philosophy that guides its approach to the technology, its ongoing research programs, and its near-term product plans. Toyota Research Institute (TRI) outlined some of its progress in the development of automated driving technology and other project work, including the development of robots for in-home support of people. Since unveiling its Platform 2.0

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ICCT quantifies the EV charging infrastructure gap across US markets

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In a new white paper , the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has quantified the gap in charging infrastructure across the 100 most populous US metropolitan areas in the US to power more than 3 million expected electric vehicles by 2025.

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California Hydrogen Business Council says a robust P2G RD&D program should be a priority for the state

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The case for using Power-to-Gas solutions to store renewable energy is compelling for a number of important use cases, according to a new white paper released by the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC). The paper, —“Power-To-Gas: The Case For Hydrogen”—outlines the feasibility and economics of renewable energy storage solutions using P2G. Among the paper’s conclusions is that a robust P2G RD&D program should be a priority for the state of California.

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Gap between real world and official fuel economy more than doubles

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A new white paper by the independent environmental research firm, shows that the discrepancy between official and re[.]. The difference between official and ''real world'' fuel economy figures of our cars is growing, according to new research by the International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT). Green credentials

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Setting a new standard for battery leak testing


Wetzig and his colleague, Maximillian Reismann, authored a white paper, “Methods for Leak Testing Lithium-Ion Batteries to Assure Quality with Proposed Rejection Limit Standards,” which was accepted and published by the SAE in April 2020.

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BIO says EPA inaction on RFS rule causing an increase in GHG emissions

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million additional cars on US roads are likely as a result of EPA inaction on finalizing the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules, according to a new white paper issued by The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). The white paper updates earlier BIO’s March 2014 study, “Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Proposed Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard Through 2022.”. Increased greenhouse gas emissions equal to 4.4

2014 204

Scottish authorities ‘failing’ to promote sustainable travel

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While Scotland weighs its options as it considers a vote for independence, Scots have more reading to do besides the 670-page White Paper released this week by the Scottish National Party. A leading independent think-tank is also calling on Scottish public bodies to consider if they are doing enough[.]. Green credentials

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Daimler AG and BMW Group launch long-term development cooperation for automated driving

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Along with Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, Continental, Fiat Chrysler, HERE, Infineon, Intel and Volkswagen, the BMW Group and Daimler have published a white paper entitled Safety First for Automated Driving (SaFAD).

2019 192

NASA and ARPA-E collaborate on iTech competition for transformational energy technologies

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Continuing through 29 April 2018, inventors and entrepreneurs can submit a five-page white paper on their concept on the NASA iTech website. NASA iTech and the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) are collaborating on a unique iTech competition to identify transformational energy technologies that can improve energy generation, storage and distribution to the benefit of both space exploration and life on Earth.

2018 163

Steel LCA study: lightweighting with advanced high-strength steel produces lower GHG emissions than with aluminum

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In 2016 SMDI released a white paper on life cycle GHG emissions; this study includes a comprehensive ISO-conformant peer review of that white paper and incorporates updated baseline vehicle models and data. The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, released a peer-reviewed study that examines the overall environmental impact of vehicle lightweighting using advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) compared with aluminum.

2018 186

SGB cuts time to maturity with new hybrid Jatropha from 5 to 1-2 years; $11M Series C financing

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A white paper released today and authored by Dr. Bob Schmidt, SGB’s chief scientist outlines how SGB has accomplished the domestication of a new crop species. SGB Inc., an agricultural biotechnology and seed company enabling the production of high quality, low-cost and sustainable plant oil, protein and biomass, announced success in its program to create hybrid Jatropha which has both high yield and rapid time to maturity.

2014 185

Spectacular #YearOfJoe Comes To Breathtaking Finish As #YearOfJoe2 Kicks Off With A Bang!

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For the past decade I’ve been writing environmental/climate focused blogs, web pages, Facebook posts, flyers, Op-eds, speeches, white papers, tweets, rally show flows, introductions of famous folks and press releases. Greetings Creative Greenius Readers, A little more than a year ago I was fried to a crispy, nasty edge and ready to commit homicide with any number of potential victims in my sights – if I didn’t do myself in first from a stroke or a heart attack.

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Ricardo-AEA to lead 4-year EC-funded study on the future of sustainable urban transport in Europe

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These objectives include those set out in the 2011 Transport White Paper such as significantly reducing CO 2 and air pollutant emissions from urban transport. The European Commission has selected Ricardo-AEA to lead a project to help cities across Europe take action to improve the performance of their transport systems. The new four-year project will be carried out on behalf of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE).

2014 191

UK Government to Announce Next Steps for High Speed Rail in March 2010

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If the Government decides to pursue proposals for high speed rail, it will publish a white paper by the end of March 2010. The white paper will set out detailed plans for new high-speed rail lines and services, including route proposals, timescales and associated financial, economic, and environmental assessments.

2009 161

Gevo and Mansfield Oil sign commercial off-take and strategic alliance agreements for renewable isobutanol

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Isobutanol—a Renewable Solution For The Transportation Fuels Value Chain (Gevo white paper). Gevo, Inc. has entered into a strategic marketing alliance with Mansfield Oil Company to distribute isobutanol-based fuel into the petroleum market. In addition the companies signed a commercial off-take agreement—Gevo’s second commercial off-take agreement to date and its first in the fuel industry.

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Neah Power Systems pitching on-board formic acid reforming for automotive hydrogen fuel cell applications

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The company recently published a white paper discussing its patent pending technology. Neah Power Systems , Inc. is in preliminary discussions with a fuel cell company to license formic acid reforming technology for certain grid scale applications, and is also identifying appropriate automotive partners for the technology, opening up new Served Available Markets (SAM) that are very significant, according to CEO Chris D’Couto.

2014 225

MECA report finds additional NOx emission reductions from new heavy-duty trucks achievable and cost-effective (corrected)

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[In the earlier version of this post, I mistakenly linked to and used the 2019 report rather than the current 2020 report. I apologize for the error. —Ed].

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IHS Global Insight Report Projects That Plugged-in Vehicles Could Capture 20% of the Global Market by 2030

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The IHS Global Insight white paper, “Battery Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles: The Definitive Assessment of the Business Case,” forecasts an 8.6% The development of powerful, long-lasting batteries and ready access to a reliable power grid for recharging remain the critical issues for the success of the battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle of the future, according to the white paper.

2010 191

EC issues €26M call for transportation-related proposals; electric urban freight vehicles and heavy-duty LNG trucks

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Cross-Cutting Activities: Forum to help implement the future orientation of the overall transport system as defined by the White Paper (€1.5 The European Commission has published a €26-million (US$36-million) call for transportation-related proposals. The call deals with a variety of topics under the headings of safe and seamless mobility, competitiveness through innovation and the European Green Cars Initiative.

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