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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected eight projects to receive almost $25 million in funding to construct small- and large-scale pilots for reducing the cost of CO2 capture and compression through DOE’s Carbon... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Green Car Congress
A study by researchers at Boise State University in Idaho has found that road noise degrades habitat that is otherwise suitable, and that “the presence of a species does not indicate the absence of an impact.” Their paper is published... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com “If you are the world’s leading energy economy, you produce energy, that’s what you do.” “A government can stay irrational longer than it can stay solvent.” “Even in the short term, you’re dead, if you... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Toyota will focus on two main themes at the upcoming IAA motor show in Frankfurt: hybrids and the continuation of the roll-out and democratization of the Toyota Safety Sense active safety technology. On the hybrid side, Toyota will showcase the... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Tesla Motors has made the promised battery upgrade for its Roadster available via its online shop. For a price of $29,000, with a $5,000 downpayment, customers will receive an new battery pack that Tesla says stores roughly 40% more energy... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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As of 1 September, all new cars sold in Europe must meet the Euro 6 emissions requirements. To mark this occasion the automotive and motor trading industries have launched an online clean diesel campaign to raise awareness among consumers and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Agnik, a leading data analytics company, has received a US Department of Transportation Phase II Contract to develop an advanced connected car platform for insurance solutions. This project will advance Agnik’s smartphone and device-based connected life platform with advanced driver... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Hilton Worldwide and Uber are partnering to offer expanded digital features that will further simplify and streamline the travel experience for Hilton guests. Through the partnership, Hilton guests around the world can set Uber Ride Reminders—automated notifications to request Uber... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Westport Innovations Inc. and Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. have entered into a merger agreement to create a premier alternative fuel vehicle and engine company. The transaction will result in a combined equity value of $351 million based on the closing... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded Iteris a $5.8-million task order for continued support and evolution of the National Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Architecture and the Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA) through 2018. This award extends Iteris’... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Electrovaya Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Litarion GmbH, has signed a contract for about €18.5 million (US$21 million) to supply Lithium-ion battery products to a German company in the non-automotive space. About €2.8 million (US$3.2 million) of the contract will be... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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A team from University College London and BP’s Fuels and Lubricants Research group has investigated the combustion and emissions characteristics of a range of fuel molecules which can be produced from lignocellulosic biomass through a variety of processing routes. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Land Rover is developing a “see-through” trailer concept that would completely remove the blind spot created when towing a caravan or trailer. This transparent view would allow the driver to clearly see vehicles coming up behind and help driver confidence... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
International Truck today plans to offer over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules (ECM) for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines. The company has completed its initial testing in its International Truck test fleets and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Dr. Fatih Birol, who has worked for the International Energy Agency (IEA) for 20 years, has taken office as the IEA’s new Executive Director. Dr. Birol’s selection as IEA Executive Director marks one of the few occasions that the head... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Saft America Inc. has received a competitively bid, $6.13-million award from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) in collaboration with the US Department of Energy (DOE) for 12-volt stop-start battery technology development. The contract includes a 50% cost-share... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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2010 and 2015 LCOE ranges for solar and wind technologies. Source: IEA/NEA. Click to enlarge. The cost of producing electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar has been falling for several years. A new report, a joint project... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Schlumberger and IBM today have teamed up to provide integrated services to upstream oil and gas customers that will improve the business impact of production operations projects. The offering combines Schlumberger’s production optimization services, upstream expertise, and Avocet production operations... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Lockheed Martin has joined a $17-million investment round in Peloton Technology, a developer of truck platooning systems, co-led by DENSO International America and Intel Capital (earlier post). The Peloton Truck Platooning System electronically couples pairs of trucks through a combination... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
The latest addition to Scania’s engine range for marine applications incorporates proven common-rail XPI fuel-injection technology (earlier post) for improved fuel efficiency. The new V8 engine, based on the company’s 16.4-liter V8 for trucks (earlier post), is also the most... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC)’s revamped 2016 Outlander PHEV, due to go on sale in Europe in September, will make its European debut at the 66th International Motor Show (IAA) in several weeks. MMC will also show the rally version of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Lionano Inc. announced an agreement with Cornell University’s Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) for the development and production of an innovative drop-in anode material for use in lithium-ion batteries. The drop-in consists of a hollow structured metal oxide material that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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The global biofuels industry averaged 68% in utilization rate from 2005 to 2014, reached a high of 80.9% in 2007, dropped to a low of 56.9% in 2012, and climbed slightly back to 60.4% in 2014. Despite the still apparent... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Particulate matter and NO2 air pollution are associated with increased risk of severe heart attacks despite being within European recommended levels, according to research presented at ESC Congress by Dr. Jean-Francois Argacha, a cardiologist at University Hospital Brussels (UZ Brussel-Vrije... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, recently delivered three hybrid shuttle carriers ordered by The Port of Virginia in late 2014 to Virginia International Gateway terminal (VIG) in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. Shuttle carriers are horizontal transportation system for shipping containers for terminals... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress