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UMD Engineers made a battery of all one material simply by sprinkling carbon (red) into each side of a new material (blue) that forms the electrolyte and both electrodes at the ends of the battery. Credit: Maryland NanoCenter Click to... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Green Car Congress
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up to $100 million in a Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership to support the infrastructure needed to make more renewable fuel options available to American consumers. USDA... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Adhering to a schedule in a proposed consent decree (earlier post), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its long-awaited proposed volume requirements (renewable volume obligations, RVO) (earlier post) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for the years 2014,... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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The first in a series of 27,500 cbm Dragon-class ethane carriers ordered by Evergas is being delivered from the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in China. The vessel features a comprehensive Wärtsilä solutions package, including two Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Green Car Congress
UK-based advanced vehicle and systems technology consultancy MIRA Ltd. announced a collaborative agreement with Fundação Parque Tecnológico Itaipu (FPTI) to develop a new centre of excellence for energy storage in Brazil. Their first project together will focus on the research... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Daimler is entering the commercial and residential stationary energy storage system (ESS) market with its wholly-owned subsidiary Deutsche ACCUmotive. The announcement comes four weeks after Tesla Motors announced its own entry into the ESS market with the home PowerWall Li-ion... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Researchers at the Beijing Institute of Technology have developed hydrangea-like amorphous mixed-valence VOx (vanadium oxide) microspheres (a-VOx MSs) for use as Li-ion anode materials. The a-VOx MSs—composed of intercrossed nanosheets, thus constituting a 3D network structure—show excellent lithium-storage performance in... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Researchers in S. Korea have designed a novel silicon-based multicomponent anode material for high energy density Li-ion batteries. The Si-based multicomponent anode delivers high capacity of ~1000 mAh g-1, highly stable cycling retention (~65% after 1000 cycles at 1C), excellent... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Toyota’s 2015 Auris range in Europe features significant improvements in five key areas; design; sensory quality; the hybrid model; safety; and, improving the model’s segment coverage by some 40%, powertrains. Toyota had introduced the facelifted Auris at the Geneva show... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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RAPTOR, a turbulent combustion code developed by Sandia National Laboratories mechanical engineer Dr. Joseph Oefelein, was selected as one of 13 partnership projects for the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR). CAAR is a US Department of Energy program located... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 162 projects to receive about $26.6 million in the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 2 Awards. (Earlier post.) Of these, 16 are vehicle-related,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
A new study by scientists from the University of Southampton and the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) suggests that the global climate is on the verge of broad-scale change that could last for a number of decades. The change to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The global EV Charger (EVC) market is forecast to grow from more than 1 million units in 2014 to more than 12.7 million units in 2020, according to a new EV Charging Infrastructure report by IHS Inc. IHS Automotive foresees... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Chemists at the University of Waterloo have identified the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries. The researchers from the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, led by Professor Linda Nazar who holds the Canada Research Chair in Solid State Energy... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Volkswagen has updated some key equipment specifications of the Tiguan for the new model year. Along with a new generation of engines, the compact SUV now also offers new radio and radio navigation systems. The Tiguan has been one of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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DENSO International America, Inc. has entered into an investment agreement with Peloton Technology, a developer of platooning systems for large truck transportation fleets. Peloton’s truck platooning system is an integrated safety, efficiency and analytics platform that builds on advanced safety... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Oxea is expanding its phthalate-free plasticizer portfolio with the introduction of Oxsoft L9 (linear trinonyltrimellitate). Oxsoft L9 is suited for special applications where products must meet the most rigid demands, such as the manufacture of resilient and durable high temperature... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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In coordination with local air officials, the California Air Resources Board is initiating a retire-and-replace pilot program in the Greater Los Angeles area and San Joaquin Valley to help people of low income replace old, polluting cars with cleaner, more... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Ford Motor Company is offering competitors access to its electrified vehicle technology patents in a move to help accelerate industry-wide research and development of electrified vehicles. In 2014, Ford filed more than 400 patents dedicated to electrified vehicle technologies. This... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
At Consumer Electronics Show Asia, Ford launched a strategic collaboration with Haier (home appliance), Trina Solar (solar power) and Delta Electronics (power management) to introduce MyEnergi Lifestyle (earlier post) to China, a holistic approach for lowering the energy costs and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Novvi LLC, a joint venture of Amyris, Inc. and Cosan S.A. Industria e Comercio, unveiled two new 100% renewable base oil—the main component of motor oils—products: a renewable polyalphaolefin (PAO) Group IV and a renewable version of its NovaSpec Group... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Lamborghini, a Volkswagen Group company, confirmed that a luxury SUV will join its product range as its third series model, with market introduction planned for 2018. A concept of the car was first presented as the Lamborghini Urus in 2012... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Honda aims to win a new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency in an 8,500-mile (13,679 km) drive across all 24 contiguous EU countries in a 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engined Honda Civic Tourer. In the Civic Tourer, the 1.6... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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General Motors and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have begun a two-year vehicle sharing pilot program in Shanghai featuring 16 Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 (earlier post) electric concept vehicles. (Earlier post.) The EN-V 2.0 pilot vehicles will be integrated into the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the world’s transport ministers meeting at the International Transport Forum 2015to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and “find new green solutions”. Ban called sustainable transport “a common thread” linking the upcoming UN Summit... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress