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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 2 topics, which include two hydrogen and fuel cell related topics: fuel cell-battery electric hybrid trucks and... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Green Car Congress
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $13 million to five companies to lead key nuclear energy research and development projects supporting advanced reactor technologies. The cost-share agreements will help address significant technical challenges to the design, construction and... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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A study by a team from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows that state electric vehicle incentives are playing a significant early role in reducing the effective cost of ownership and driving electric vehicle sales. As described in... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Green Car Congress
General Motors is using waste adhesive from the production of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray to build stalactites for artificial bat caves. International bat experts from such non-governmental organizations as Bat Conservation International and the Organization for Bat Conservation are... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Green Car Congress
The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Ferrari will pay a $3.5-million civil penalty and has been ordered to comply with NHTSA oversight requirements as set forth in a Consent Order for failing to... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Philippe Wahl, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of La Poste group, and Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Renault group, signed a new partnership agreement today to pursue and strengthen their cooperation on the search for eco-mobility... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Green Car Congress
LG Chem held a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of an electric-car battery plant in Nanjing, China. The Nanjing battery plant, with an annual production capacity of more than 100,000 electric vehicles when completed by the end of 2015,... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Royal DSM says a combination of two of its most innovative thermoplastics technologies has resulted in high performance pressure vessels that are ideally suited for use as lightweight fuel tanks for automobiles running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or hydrogen.... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Toyota Motor Corporation will be testing electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Aichi Prefecture from 1 November until 15 March 2015. The tests will involve standard chargers for use with vehicles such as plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) and electric vehicles (EVs).... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Mercedes-Benz is now making its Crosswind Assist driver assistance function available as a retrofit solution for numerous variants of the Sprinter. The most important prerequisite is that the vehicle must be fitted with the current version of Adaptive ESP, available... Continue reading
Posted 19 hours ago at Green Car Congress
A multinational team including researchers from the BMW Group have optimized an ionic liquid electrolyte for Li-air batteries, which resulted in a stable electrode-electrolyte interface and a highly reversible charge-discharge cycling behavior in a test Li-air coin cell. The charge... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Hyundai’s Elantra (Avante in other parts of the world) recently sold its 10 millionth unit globally. Elantra is Hyundai’s first model, and one of only 10 cars in the history of the auto industry to reach 10 million sales. Elantra... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at Green Car Congress
by Andrew Topf of Oilprice.com Recent trade deals and high-level cooperation between Russia and China have set off alarm bells in the West as policymakers and oil and gas executives watch the balance of power in global energy markets shift... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at Green Car Congress
A study published earlier this year in the journal Nature Climate Change that cast doubt on whether biofuels produced from corn residue could meet federal mandates for cellulosic biofuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60% compared to gasoline (earlier... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
BASF and Toda Kogyo have agreed to form a joint venture for Li-ion cathode active materials (CAM) in Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, BASF will acquire a 66% ownership stake in the new venture, with Toda Kogyo Corp.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
With more than two months remaining in the year, Nissan LEAF has surpassed its own record of the most US electric vehicle sales in a single calendar year, the mark of 22,610 units that it set in 2013, the company... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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The Volkswagen Group was the top global R&D spender in 2014, according to The 2014 Global Innovation 1000 report from consultancy Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) . This marks Volkswagen’s third year in a row in the top spot. Volkswagen,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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The Dewar Trophy was presented to Andy Cowell, Managing Director of HPP, along with members of his project team from Brixworth. Click to enlarge. The UK’s Royal Automobile Club (RAC) has awarded the prestigious Dewar Trophy, presented for outstanding technical... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
A team from Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung (ZSW) in Germany reports in a paper in the Journal of Power Sources that the interaction of high-rate and low-temperature cycling increases the safety hazard for Li-ion batteries. In an earlier study... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Ford projects utility vehicles will account for 29% of its global sales by the end of the decade. Ford utility vehicles—ranging from the compact EcoSport to the eight-seat Expedition—accounted for 23% of brand sales globally in 2013, up from 17%... Continue reading
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The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) has issued a funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001198) for approximately $25 million for a new program: GENSETS (GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems). GENSETS seeks to fund the development of potentially disruptive generator... Continue reading
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) launched a new $2.3-million pilot program to accelerate the transfer of innovative clean energy technologies from the DOE’s National Laboratories into the commercial marketplace. Lab-Corps aims to better train and empower national lab researchers... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
The US Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued two requests for information (RFIs) seeking feedback from the research community and relevant stakeholders about electrolytic hydrogen production (DE-FOA-0001188) and hydrogen delivery research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities (DE-FOA-0001187)... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has agreed to sell its Energy Storage line of business to Johnson Matthey Plc for US$75 million at closing, which is expected early 2015. The Energy Storage business of Clariant is the largest... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
BASF Venture Capital has led a $3-million Series A financing with a $1.5 million investment in SLIPS Technologies Inc. based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Swiss entrepreneur and private investor Hansjörg Wyss has also participated in the financing. SLIPS Technologies develops... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress