Foxconn and Fisker confirm talks about making $30,000 EV in Wisconsin

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Foxconn and Fisker are in talks to build a $30,000 electric car in Wisconsin, local newspaper The Journal Times confirmed Thursday. Known as a contract manufacturer for the Apple iPhone, Foxconn announced plans for a Wisconsin factory in 2017, originally for large LCD screens.

iPhone maker Foxconn mulling EV factory in Wisconsin

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Apple iPhone contract manufacturer Foxconn is considering an electric-car factory in Wisconsin, The Guardian reported Tuesday.

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EGEB: Wisconsin 150 MW solar farm approved despite pushback

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Wisconsin approves Alliant Energy’s Onion River solar farm, which will be one of the state’s largest. more… The post EGEB: Wisconsin 150 MW solar farm approved despite pushback appeared first on Electrek.

50-mpg new cars, Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV, Fisker in Wisconsin, Nio battery swapping: Today’s Car News

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Fisker and Foxconn have confirmed that they’re in talks with Wisconsin as the potential manufacturing location for Fisker’s $30,000 electric vehicle—although a series of broken promises from Foxconn could get in the way.

BMW’s 300-mile EVs, Hyundai Tucson plug-in range and mpg, Foxconn in Wisconsin: Today’s Car News

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And what EV might Foxconn build in Wisconsin? BMW provided splashy product news for two upcoming electric vehicles, both expected to get the German brand to hit a higher driving-range peg. Hyundai released better numbers for its Tucson Plug-In Hybrid SUV.

Enbridge to undertake $7B pipeline replacement program; from Alberta to Wisconsin

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and Enbridge Energy Partners have received shipper support for a $7-billion investment in their Canadian and US mainline system running from Edmonton, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin. will undertake an approximately US$2.6-billion replacement program for its Line 3 pipeline running between Neche, North Dakota, and Enbridge’s existing Superior Station and Terminal Facility in Superior, Wisconsin. Enbridge Inc.

U. Wisconsin team reports gross indicated thermal efficiency of RCCI operation near 60%

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In a paper presented at the 2013 SAE World Congress, a team from the University of Wisconsin reported a gross indicated thermal efficiency of Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) operation of near 60%, given optimized combustion management and thermodynamic conditions.

Wisconsin, GLBRC researchers use chemical genomics to engineer IL-resistant yeast to improve biofuel production

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) and colleagues have engineered a new strain of the yeast S. cerevisiae that is more resistant to the toxic effects of ionic liquids (ILs) used to generate sugars from lignocellulose. As a result, their xylose-converting strain consumed glucose and xylose faster and produced more ethanol than the wild type strain.

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Odyne Systems delivers 7 plug-in hybrid work trucks through the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program

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Odyne Systems, LLC has delivered seven trucks featuring the Odyne plug-in hybrid propulsion system to utilities and municipalities throughout Wisconsin. Communities and utilities receiving the new technology were partially funded under the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program jointly administered through the Wisconsin State Energy Office and the US Department of Energy Wisconsin Clean Cities Program. The Richland Center unit of Wisconsin Public Power, Inc.

Johnson Controls endowing University of Wisconsin System for energy storage research

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is endowing a professorship, research labs and graduate studies in energy storage at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The lab will be housed in the new Wisconsin Energy Institute under construction on the UW-Madison campus. Johnson Controls, Inc. Between our scientists and the talented UW students, we expect groundbreaking projects to develop.

Hydrogen Engine Center and Wisconsin Motors Form JV for Wet-Sleeve Version of Oxx Engine

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HEC) and Wisconsin Motors (WM) have signed an agreement to form Oxx Power Continental, a joint venture, to produce a wet-sleeve version of the Oxx Power 4.9L Wisconsin Motors intends to certify these engines on traditional fuels (gasoline, natural gas and propane) while HEC intends to use alternative fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia, syngas, ethanol and methanol. To get started WM picked up 206 engine blocks from HEC and took them to Wisconsin for machining.

Webchat with Wisconsin and NC State EcoCAR Challenge Teams; 25 Feb at 3pm ET

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Members from two of the EcoCAR Challenge teams —NC State and the University of Wisconsin—will participate in a webchat today at 3pm ET. EcoCAR webchat with Wisconsin and North Carolina State Universities. The EcoCAR Challenge is a college engineering competition sponsored by GM and the US Department of Energy.

Johnson Controls funds two research projects with U Wisconsin to enhance fuel efficiency of start-stop vehicles and next-gen EVs

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Johnson Controls will fund two multi-year research projects at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) aimed at enhancing the fuel efficiency of start-stop and next-generation battery-electric vehicles. Dr. Thomas Jahns, Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines at UW–Madison, and Dr. Deyang Qu, Johnson Controls endowed professor at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UW–Milwaukee), will supervise the project.

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Univ. of Wisconsin offering online Master of Engineering in Engine Systems (MEES)

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The University of Wisconsin is offering an Internet-delivered Master of Engineering in Engine Systems (MEES). The MEES program incorporates the latest in research from the UW Engine Research Center. Courses provide skills including: Understanding how legislative drivers for emissions, safety, noise, and more directly impact engine design. Comparatively assessing alternative fuels and engines. Integrating engine design with various manufacturing processes.

GM and University of Wisconsin investigate diesel engines

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A partnership has been formed between General Motors and the University of Wisconsin looking into high-speed petrol direct injection compression ignition operation in low temperature combustion of a light duty diesel engine. general motors Green cars Latest news compression ignition diesel engines direct injection GM University of Wisconsin

Wisconsin: Higher Taxes For Hybrids, Electrics For Not Burning Enough Gas To Fund Road Repairs?

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It''s not news that the roads and bridges in many states are falling into disrepair. Much of the money to fund maintenance of this infrastructure comes from taxes on fuel, but that''s something that doesn''t apply to drivers of electric cars--and hybrid drivers pay less than others. RELATED: Why Electric-Car Owners Should Be Happy For New Colorado

New Univ. of Wisconsin model shows polar ice caps can recover from warmer climate-induced melting

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New University of Washington research indicates that even if Earth warmed enough to melt all polar sea ice, the ice could recover if the planet cooled again. A paper on the work is to be published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

University of Wisconsin and GM team investigating Gasoline Direct Injection Compression Ignition in light-duty diesel engines

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A team from the University of Wisconsin and General Motors has found that high-speed gasoline direct injection compression ignition (GDICI) operation in the low temperature combustion (LTC) regime in a light-duty diesel engine is feasible. GDICI is one of the approaches under investigation further to reduce NO x and PM emissions from diesel engines.

University of Wisconsin seeking commercial partners for alkylphenol solvent-based method to convert biomass into furan derivatives for fuels and chemicals

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The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners for a novel, cost-effective method developed by University of Wisconsin, Madison researchers for producing furan derivatives such as hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), furfural, levulinic acid (LA) or γ-valerolactone (GVL) from biomass using alkylphenols as solvents.

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U. of Wisconsin RCCI combustion work progressing; modeled 53% gross indicated efficiency in a light-duty engine could result in 2x fuel savings compared to SI gasoline

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Engine Research Center ( ERC ) led by Dr. Rolf Reitz are developing a dual-fuel compression-ignition engine low-temperature combustion (LTC) strategy called reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) ( Earlier post.) (Part 2 of a series on low-temperature combustion). In contrast to conventional diesel combustion, the highest temperature for RCCI combustion in center of chamber (adiabatic core).

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Univ. of Wisconsin team reports on new process for converting hemicellulose to furfural and levulinic acid as renewable fuel precursors and chemicals

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin led by Dr. Jim Dumesic report the conversion of the hemicellulose fraction of lignocellulosic biomass to furfural and levulinic acid using biphasic reactors with alkylphenol solvents in a new paper in the journal ChemSusChem.

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University of Wisconsin Team Develops High-Yielding Chemical Hydrolysis Process to Release Sugars from Biomass for Cellulosic Fuels and Chemicals

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A University of Wisconsin-Madison research team has developed a chemical process for the hydrolysis of biomass into sugars for subsequent processing into fuels and chemicals that delivers sugar yields approaching those of enzymatic hydrolysis. In an open-access paper published in the 9 March issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , they report that the process leads to a nearly 90% yield of glucose from cellulose and 70-80% yield of sugars from untreated corn stover.

University of Wisconsin Researchers Investigating Dual-Fuel (Gasoline and Diesel) Partially Premixed Combustion for High-Efficiency, Ultra-Low Emission Combustion; 53% Thermal Efficiency

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, led by Dr. Rolf Reitz, are investigating a blended dual-fuel (gasoline and diesel) concept to extend the operating range of partially premixed charge compression ignition combustion by using the varying fuel reactivity of the charge blend, which is determined in real time. The dual-fuel PCCI strategy showed thermal efficiency of 53%. Source: Rolf Reitz. Click to enlarge.

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Wisconsin Researchers Devise Process to Convert Biomass Intermediate Product into Drop-in Transportation Fuels Without Use of External Hydrogen or Precious Metal Catalysts

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, led by Dr. James Dumesic, have developed a process to convert aqueous solutions of ?-valerolactone Reaction pathways for conversion of GVL to butenes and CO 2 , and the integrated conversion of GVL to both a liquid stream of alkenes for use in transportation fuels and a gaseous stream rich in CO 2 that is appropriate for further processing options. Credit: Bond et al., Science. Click to enlarge.

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Midwest governors agree on EV charging-network plan

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First reported by NPR, the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition—REV Midwest—plans to set up charging stations across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

DOE awards $5M to Achates Power to develop next-generation medium-duty opposed-piston engine for commercial vehicles

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Achates Power will work with Isuzu Technical Center of America (ITCA), Clemson University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison as project members. The University of Wisconsin will contribute closed-cycle CFD to optimize clean, efficient combustion. . Working with the world-class teams at Clemson, Wisconsin, and Isuzu, the project helps lead us towards more sustainable transportation.

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Major department store to offer plug-in vehicle charging

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The store will offer 36 new stations across 18 new locations before the end of the year – including an expansion across the states of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin for the first [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars green cars Indiana Kohl's plug-in vehicles Texas USA WisconsinOne of the leading department stores in the USA – Kohl’s (logo, pictured) – is to extend its plug-in vehicle charging station initiative.

Gas prices continue to drop with demand, amid uncertainty over oil supply

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Wisconsin has the As the COVID-19 pandemic flared in some U.S. cities and stay-at-home orders applied to the vast majority of the nation last week, it’s not surprising that a lack of demand and a glut of supply continued to drive gas prices downward.

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Researchers make emissions breakthrough

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The masterminds at the University of Wisconsin believe they could be on the verge of a significant engine technology breakthrough that could reduce fuel consumption and regulate emissions of both nitrogen oxides and particulate matter. Tags: Green cars Latest news emissions engine technology fuel consumption reactivity controlled compression ignition University of Wisconsin

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Canadian oil sands still needed by the US

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Tags: Green credentials Latest news Alberta to Wisconsin pipeline Canadian oil sands David Jacobsen environmental concerns Green cars Whole Foods

2019 Honda Insight first drive mpg review: 55 mpg from hybrid sedan

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During our drive around Minneapolis, its exurbs, and into Wisconsin, we wanted to put to the test Honda's claims that its 1.5-liter inline-4 and 96-kw electric motor combination could return an EPA-rated 52 mpg combined (48 mpg Last week, we drove the new 2019 Honda Insight sedan and found Honda's newest compact hybrid roomy and comfortable.

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Xcel Energy wants 1.5M EVs in its service areas by 2030; 30x increase from today

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Xcel services customers in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North and South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. The major plans the company has proposed in Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico and Wisconsin aim to support residential charging, increase access to electric transportation for all customers, speed fleet electrification, and expand public charging options. Utility holding company Xcel Energy wants 1.5 million electric vehicles in its service areas by 2030.

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USDA invests $26 million in biofuel infrastructure to expand availability of higher-blend renewable fuels in 23 states

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The announcement includes investments in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas and Wisconsin. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $26 million to build infrastructure to expand the availability of higher-blend renewable biofuels by 822 million gallons annually in 23 states.

Oshkosh Corporation unveils Volterra platform of electric fire and emergency vehicles

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The first Pierce Volterra zero-emissions pumper has been placed on duty with the City of Madison Fire Department in Wisconsin, making this the first electric fire truck in service in North America.

EdeniQ licenses yeast technology from USDA for fermentation of C5 sugars to ethanol

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has licensed yeast technology from the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) associated with the fermentation of C5 sugars, such as xylose, to ethanol. The USDA Forest Products Labs operates in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. EdeniQ, Inc.

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Can Wearables "Testify" Against Their Owners?

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Two recent court decisions—one a civil case over an allegedly defective anatomical implant, the other a murder in rural Wisconsin—are the latest in a string of decisions confirming wearables data is fair game and can be pivotal in exposing a wrongdoing or exonerating an innocent person.

D3MAX signs contract for the design of its first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant

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Last February, D3MAX, LLC announced the completion and shipment of its pilot plant employing the patented D3MAX cellulosic ethanol technology to Ace Ethanol, LLC, in Stanley, Wisconsin. D3MAX has signed a contract with AdvanceBio Systems, LLC for a full-scale D3MAX design integrated with the Ace Ethanol plant in Stanley, Wisconsin.

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DOE awards Magna a grant to develop and ‘auto qualify’ advanced motor; 1/2 the cost, 8x power density

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In partnership with the Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Wisconsin-Madison, Magna is applying its powertrain, electronics and full-vehicle expertise to deliver an automotive-grade, non-permanent magnet, high-performance electric motor that aims to achieve increased power density and reduced cost compared to current e-motors.

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Johnson Controls partners with UW-Madison on battery lab

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Johnson Controls is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to establish a new battery laboratory at the Wisconsin Energy Institute on the campus. The company’s donation to the facility includes advanced battery testing technology, which will allow students, faculty and engineers to study and to optimize energy storage systems. The research is intended to enable manufacturers to build systems that utilize battery power more efficiently.

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ExxonMobil, UW-Madison partner on biomass-to-transportation fuel research

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil announced a two-year agreement to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. We are continuously investigating new ideas and technologies and we are looking forward to working with the team at the University of Wisconsin on this project.

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UW Madison ERC 2017 Symposium focusing on impact of future regulations on engine technology

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This year’s University of Wisconsin Engine Research Center Symposium will address the impact of future regulations on engine technology. The symposium will focus on technologies in four areas (sessions): Combustion Technology; Fuels Technology; Aftertreatment Technology; and Modeling Technology. These are technologies that the automotive and engine industries will need to implement to meet future vehicle efficiency targets with low emissions.

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Dept of Energy announces $36 million for biofuels and bioproducts development

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Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced up to $36 million to fund six small-scale projects in California, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. Yesterday U.S. The new program is meant to advance technology improvements and

DOE to award more than $27M to 12 plastics recycling R&D projects

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University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI) - Designing Recyclable Biomass Biomass-Based Polyesters – DOE Funding: $2,500,000. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $27 million in funding for 12 projects that will support the development of advanced plastics recycling technologies and new plastics that are recyclable-by-design.

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