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.

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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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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.

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?

Ricardo white paper outlines needed developments to realize autonomous driving

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In terms of advancing virtual testing and validation, the white paper describes Ricardo Agent Drive—simulation software based on ABM methodology that is used to create real-world driving scenarios to test complex driving situations for autonomous vehicles in agent-based simulation.

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[.].

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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). Power-to-Gas: The Case for Hydrogen White Paper.

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How to choose an electric vehicle battery company

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A new white paper from Ricardo Strategic Consulting looks at the processes that car manufacturers and investors should use when selecting suppliers in the electric vehicle battery systems market. The paper, titled “A battery of questions for electric vehicle investors”, looks at the absence of industry standards in terms of cell chemistries and performance, as [.].

ICCT: New RDE regulations not enough to control diesel car NOx fully; additional actions required

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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 provides a table detailing all the actions across the MSAs.

ICCT study finds state EV incentives playing a significant role in driving sales

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As described in their white paper, “Evaluation of state-level US electric vehicle incentives”, the researchers found that some of the states with the largest electric vehicle incentives—i.e.,

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UK says no to EU ban on petrol and diesel cars

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The European Commission revealed its white paper ‘Roadmap for the Future of Transport 2050’ late yesterday which details plans to reduce dependency on oil, reduce congestion and reduce emissions from the transport [.]. The UK government has rejected plans from the EU which plan a ban on petrol and diesel cars from city centres by 2050.

European Commission launches public consultation on ending oil dependency in transport

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The European Commission recently adopted the White Paper “Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area —Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system”, which also announced that the European Commission will develop “ a sustainable alternative fuels strategy including also the appropriate infrastructure.” The European Commission has launched a public consultation on long-term plans to end the EU’s oil dependency in transport.

California could revamp zero emission vehicle regulation

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A white paper has been published summarising possible changes to the regulation along with attachments on the Air Resources Board website, which you can visit here. With the staff of the California Air Resources Board suggesting that the regulations for zero emission vehicles need to be revamped, the board will now conduct a public meeting to determine whether a so-called ‘ZEV II’ will get the green light.

Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors & Subaru Join Linux Foundation and Automotive Grade Linux; new unified code base distribution

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AGL has also released a White Paper that addresses Linux Security in the Connected Car. Automotive Grade Linux ( AGL ), a collaborative open source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car, announced that Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.), Mitsubishi Motors, Mazda Motor Corporation and Ford Motor Company are joining The Linux Foundation and AGL. Ford Motor Company is the first US car manufacturer to join AGL.

Pike forecasts worldwide revenue from fuel cells and hydrogen will reach $785M million in 2012; interest in fuel cell vehicles re-emerges

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The total size of the global hydrogen and fuel cell market—including revenues from fuel cells and from hydrogen for fuel cells and internal combustion engines (ICEs)—will reach $785 million in 2012, according to a new white paper from Pike Research. The white paper describes ten key trends for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in 2012.

Study: natural gas heavy-duty trucking fleet could benefit economy, but has mixed environmental effects

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In the paper, the team investigated the possibility that natural gas could be utilized to provide fuel cost savings, geographic supply diversity and environmental benefits for the heavy-duty trucking sector—and whether it can enable a transition to lower carbon transport fuels.

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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.

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.

Pike highlights 10 trends influencing growth of global fuel cell industry in 2011

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In the midst of the increase in revenue and shipments, a number of metatrends are emerging that will change the shape the industry by the end of 2011, according to a new white paper by Pike Research. The paper , which includes predictions about the fuel cell and hydrogen industry in 2011 and beyond, is available for download on Pike Research’s website. The fuel cell industry is growing even in the face of a global economic recession, with 2010 revenues exceeding $750 million.

Pike Research survey finds erosion in US consumer support for clean energy since 2009; solar energy tops favorables, followed by wind, hybrid vehicles and EVs

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The survey results, part of Pike Research’s annual Energy & Environment Consumer Survey, are summarized in a free white paper, “Energy & Environment Consumer Survey”, which is available for download on Pike Research’s website.

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.

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.

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.

Study finds GHG emissions associated with palm oil production have been significantly underestimated; implications for carbon intensity of biofuels as well as biofuel policies in Europe

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The findings have been published as an International White Paper from the ICCT: Review Of Peat Surface Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Oil Palm Plantations In. This ICCT paper was produced as a consultancy report; a scientific version of the research will be submitted for publication in the peer-reviewed academic literature. Review of peat surface greenhouse gas emissions from oil palm plantations in Southeast Asia (ICCT White Paper 15).

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.).

US EPA seeking to award up to $1M for project to mitigate black carbon from diesel sources in Russian Arctic

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The main sources of black carbon in the Arctic, according to a Draft White Paper by the Arctic Council Short-Lived Climate Forcer Task Force, are road transport (34%) and off-road transport (20%), followed by open burning (23%) and then residential sources.

EU publishes new common noise assessment methods

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According to the European Commission’s 2011 White Paper on Transport, traffic noise-related external costs will be €20 billion (US$26.2 The EU published a new set of common noise assessment methods—Common Noise Assessment Methods in Europe ( CNOSSOS-EU )—drawn up by the European Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre.

DOE to provide up to $14.2M to develop lightweight materials for advanced vehicles

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The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently released a white paper outlining the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) ( earlier post ), an interagency effort that supports development of the material models, the implementation framework, and the data analytics tools necessary to solve industrially relevant materials engineering problems using an ICME approach. The US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide up to $14.2

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

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The paper encourages investor-owned electric utilities to meet an industry-wide goal to spend at least 5% of annual fleet acquisition budgets on plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and technologies. —EEI white paper.

Volvo Car Corporation challenges EU’s goals and tactics on cutting CO2 emissions; CEO says electrified vehicles will struggle to pass 1% market share by 2020

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Jacoby also raised concerns about the viability of the European Commission’s White Paper on Transport, which states that greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector will have to be cut by at least 60% by 2050 to achieve the EU’s climate change goals. The paper also calls for the use of conventionally fueled cars in cities to be halved by 2030 and then completely phased out by 2050.

European Commission outlines comprehensive Transport 2050 plan to increase mobility while cutting transport CO2 emissions 60%; phasing out conventionally-fueled (non-hybrid) cars in cities by 2050

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Achieving this will require a transformation in Europe’s current transport system, the white paper notes. In cities, switching to cleaner transport is facilitated by the lower requirements for vehicle range and higher population density, the paper notes. However, the paper notes, it will have to be complemented by the development of appropriate fuelling/charging infrastructure for new vehicles.

Governors of 8 states sign MoU to put 3.3M zero-emission vehicles on roads by 2025; 15% of new vehicle sales

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The announcement of the MoU was supported by the Consumer Federation of America, which released its own white paper, “ The Zero Emissions Vehicle Program: Clean Cars States Lead in Innovation ”. The CFA paper asserts that Zero Emissions Vehicle policies coupled with efforts to reduce barriers to clean vehicle adoption will accelerate the growth of the national market for the latest zero emissions vehicles.

Yet another CARB ZEV meeting

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Yet much of the white paper simply reaffirms CARB's intention to focus on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles, despite their own belief that even pre-commercialization of fuel cell vehicles remains over five years away. CARB's continued unbalanced allocation of resources is reflected on its website homepage and in the white paper itself (for example, 658 words are devoted to hydrogen infrastructure; 109 to BEV infrastructure.)

EPRI study finds US energy storage market could be as large as 16 GW of capacity if systems can meet $700–$750/kWh and all benefits can be monetized

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The analysis summarized in this paper indicates that capturing multiple benefits—including transmission and distribution (T&D) deferral, local or system capacity, and frequency regulation— is key for high-value applications. Positioning energy storage technologies. Source: EPRI.

ICCT assesses factors driving EV market in US cities

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A new white paper from a team at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses the growing US electric vehicle market and the factors that are driving it, with a focus on the 50 most populous US metropolitan areas.

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.

ICCT-led analysis of turbocharged, downsized engine tech finds lower costs and greater benefits than 2012 EPA/NHTSA analysis; 48V, e-boost, Miller

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A new white paper published by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), in collaboration with Eaton, Ricardo, JCI, BorgWarner, Honeywell, and the ITB Group, analyzes current turbocharged, downsized gasoline engine technology developments and trends.

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.

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