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

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Wichita State University: Alkaline Membrane-Based Ammonia Electrosynthesis with High Efficiency for Renewable and Scalable Liquid-Fuel Production – $855,000. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is honoring additional commitments to 10 previously selected Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) awardees for a total of $20 million.

INRIX analysis identifies top 10 US cities for highly autonomous vehicles; prioritizing corridors for deployment

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Wichita. INRIX, a leading global connected car services and transportation analytics company, has created a scalable and customizable scoring system to prioritize corridors for the deployment of highly autonomous vehicles (HAVs). Leveraging aggregated INRIX trip data from millions of connected cars, parking availability and restrictions, and US Census demographic data, INRIX created a scalable and customizable scoring system to analyze and visualize priority corridors for HAV deployment.

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Neil Young - Rockin’ The EV World in “JOHNNY MAGIC” Straight from his LincVolt

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Right here in Wichita. Wichita. In Wichita. Wichita. Out on the Kansas two-lane flats near Wichita. Wichita. Wichita. Legendary singer-songwriter and electric car advocate, Neil Young is out with his latest song and it could easily become the first anthem for the rapidly blowing-up EV movement in America.

SkyNRG and AEG Fuels deliver sustainable aviation biofuels for Bombardier Business Aircraft demo fleet

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The Learjet 75 business jet flew from Los Angeles to Wichita, Kansas; the Challenger 350 aircraft flew from Los Angeles to Vancouver, British Columbia; the Challenger 650 business jet flew from Los Angeles to Montreal, Quebec; and the Global 6000 aircraft flew from Los Angeles to Hartford, Connecticut.

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

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Wichita State University. Alkaline Membrane-Based Ammonia Electrosynthesis with High Efficiency for Renewable and Scalable Liquid Fuel Production (Category 1) The Wichita State University team will demonstrate a method for creating ammonia from air using a hydroxide- exchange membrane (HEM) powered by renewable electricity.

DOE-Sponsored Seismic Project Helps Identify Untapped Oil in Developed Reservoirs

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Mull Drilling Company of Wichita, Kan., Using innovative seismic-based technologies developed with funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE), a Kansas drilling company has discovered an untapped, 10-foot-thick oil zone in a developed Colorado reservoir. Close examination has shown that the reservoir has excellent fluid properties and that the oil zone has not been affected by drainage from surrounding wells. discovered the oil zone near Cheyenne Wells, Colo.,

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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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Cessna Aircraft Company-Cessna Citation, Wichita, Kan., NASA is awarding $16.5 million to four industry and academic teams for additional research into ideas to reduce aircraft fuel consumption, emissions and noise in aircraft that could enter service between 2030 and 2035. NASA refers to this time period as N+3, representing technology three generations more advanced than what is in service today. The teams first studied the ideas from October 2008 to April 2010.