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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the 2017 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), including two subtopics focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. DOE had... Continue reading
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Researchers at MIT have produced the first assessment of the annual costs of IQ losses from aircraft lead emissions in the US. Their study, published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, found that that atmospheric lead pollution attributable... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Green Car Congress
The Nikkei reports that Honda’s Suzuka factory has begun production of hybrid motors for smaller cars. Honda developed with Daido Steel a magnet that does not require heavy rare-earth elements. (Earlier post.) Honda will mass-produce the motors, which will debut... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Tesla’s latest Model S version, the P100D with Ludicrous mode, is the third-fastest accelerating production car ever produced, with a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds. The 100 kWh battery also increases range substantially to an estimated 315 miles (507... Continue reading
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A Los Alamos National Laboratory team, in collaboration with Yoong-Kee Choe at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan and Cy Fujimoto of Sandia National Laboratories, has discovered that fuel cells based on a new phosphate-quaternary... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
X Energy, LLC, a developer of high-temperature gas-cooled pebble-bed small modular reactors, and a subsidiary of Southern Nuclear Operating Company (Southern Nuclear) have entered into a memorandum of understanding as a step toward commercializing and deploying X-energy’s High Temperature Gas-cooled... Continue reading
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Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate conversion assets and supporting business functions currently operated by Jiangxi Jiangli New Materials Science and... Continue reading
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Speaking at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, California, NVIDIA revealed the architecture and underlying technology of its new Parker processor, which is suited for automotive applications such as self-driving cars and digital cockpits. Hot Chips, a symposium on high... Continue reading
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Mobileye and Delphi Automotive PLC are partnering to develop a complete SAE Level 4/5 automated driving solution. The program will result in an end-to-end production-intent fully automated vehicle solution, with the level of performance and functional safety required for rapid... Continue reading
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Daimler has extended its portfolio of new energy vehicles (NEV) with the introduction of the DENZA 400, the company’s “Made in China, for China” electric vehicle from joint venture Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. (BDNT). The DENZA 400... Continue reading
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Globally, the use of methanol as an alternative fuel has attracted interest because of its low production cost, renewable capacity, and good combustion-related properties (higher thermal efficiency, higher engine power, and lower regulated emissions). In China in particular, there are... Continue reading
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Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of solid-state LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions (earlier post), raised $90 million in Series B funding at a valuation well over $1 billion. Sensata Technologies, Delphi Automotive, Samsung Ventures, Motus Ventures and GP... Continue reading
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With funding from Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been working with industry-partner LanzaTech to convert alcohols derived from captured carbon monoxide, a byproduct in the production of steel, into synthetic paraffinic kerosene, a non-fossil-based jet... Continue reading
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has compiled figures showing that although most electric vehicles (EV) have shorter ranges than gasoline vehicles, there are EVs with ranges equal to or greater than some gasoline-powered models. Further, the median range for... Continue reading
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The government of British Columbia recently unveiled its Climate Leadership Plan, targeting the reduction of net annual greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25 million tonnes below current forecasts by 2050 and the creation of up to 66,000 jobs over... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Together with Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ), Audi is inaugurating a new transmission plant in the northern China harbor city of Tianjin. The plant will supply highly efficient 7-speed S tronic transmissions for the new Audi A4 L and other... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Nel Hydrogen Solutions has secured a repeat-order for two new CAR-200 hydrogen stations from an undisclosed European customer. Nel Hydrogen Fueling, formerly known as H2 Logic A/S and a division of Nel ASA (Nel), has initiated production of CAR-200, the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made 11 awards totaling $55 million aimed at building research capacity to develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems and to address fundamental questions about the brain. The cooperative... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
HARMAN has developed a layered 5+1 automotive cybersecurity framework which consists of a series of layers that protects the car’s head unit from being compromised and used as a portal into the in-vehicle network. At the deepest level, a secure... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Three startups from the West Coast—Zendrive (earlier post), PolySync (earlier post) and Civil Maps (earlier post)—will join TechLab at Mcity this fall, moving resources to develop their driverless vehicle technologies in Ann Arbor. The move is part of an expansion... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
AK Steel launched NEXMET, an new family of high strength steels for use in automotive lightweighting applications. These products are specifically designed to assist automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in meeting 2025 US Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) targets. AK... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
A study by researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology has found that the “persistent diesel dogma” of “the higher the cetane number (CN) the better” relative to the soot-NOx trade-off is valid in neither conventional or low temperature combustion operation.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
A team from the Texas A&M University campus in Qatar (TAMU-Qatar) and Caltech has developed a new way to make synthetic rubber; once this material is discarded, it can be easily degraded back to its chemical building blocks and reused... Continue reading
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A new study suggests that focusing on a gasoline-fueled vehicle’s cold start is the best target for future design changes to reduce emissions of criteria pollutants. The researchers are presenting their work today at the 252nd National Meeting & Exposition... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
A team of researchers University of South Florida is using naturally occurring fungi to drive an environmentally friendly recycling process to extract cobalt and lithium from tons of waste batteries. The researchers presented their work at the 252nd National Meeting... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress