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TVA turns to gas to replace Memphis coal plant

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 23:56
Allen is one of the biggest sources of air pollution in Memphis and the new natural gas plant will cut carbon emissions by 60 percent and nitrogen ...

Authorities to target false <b>fuel economy</b> figures

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 19:21
If passed, it's likely that the updated EU legislation would eventually be adopted by Australian authorities. Currently, Australian fuel economy testing is ...

Industrial waste monitoring to go online soon

Pipe: India - Thu, 2014-08-21 18:54
The government is now keen to kick-start a similar system to strictly monitor treatment of industrial waste – both effluents and emissions – by March 31 next year.






New Ford dedicated hybrid due in 2018, will it fare better than C-Max?

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 18:52
Everyone likes to go after the champ. When it comes to fuel economy, that means taking on the Prius, which is something that automakers not named ...

2016 Buick Envision To Feature Stop-Start Technology On 2.0L Turbo Ecotec Engine

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 18:18
Depending on vehicle application and implementation, Stop-Start has the potential to significantly improve fuel economy. For instance, when General ...

EPA did not follow guidance when discussing impact of regulations, GAO says

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 18:07
The EPA is one of the agencies responsible for bringing forth rules on greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for medium- and ...

Ford expected to introduce new hybrid to meet federal fuel standards

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 17:22
In 2012, the Obama administration revised the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, requiring automakers to raise average fuel economy to ...

Report: Gas mileage falls for new, heavier 2015 Mustang

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 16:48
The mantra for nearly all automakers in these days of tightening fuel economy standards is that each new model or redesign will be lighter and less ...

newsrel -- Air Resources Board releases results for eighth cap-and-trade carbon allowance auction

Pipe: Advanced tech - Thu, 2014-08-21 16:15
Please consider the following news release from the California Air Resources Board: http://bit.

54.5 mpg: Why our measure of <b>fuel economy</b> is wrong

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:30
The average fuel economy of all new cars sold was 25.6 mpg as of July 2014. That's a huge gap. While average fuel economy continues to improve, ...

arbcombo -- LCFS Workshop Presentation

Pipe: Advanced tech - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:09
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff has posted the PowerPoint presentation for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) workshop on August 22, 2014.

Is Ford rolling the dice with changes to 2015 Mustang?

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:07
Fuel economy details leaked onto to the Internet today. They show highway fuel economy on the bread-and-butter V-6 Mustang with an automatic ...

EMP's Advanced Remote Mount AC Condenser Helps Fleets Improve <b>Fuel Economy</b>

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:56
Field testing has shown fuel economy improvement and reduced emissions in the range of 2% - 6% depending on duty cycle. (PRNewsFoto/EMP).

EMP's Advanced Remote Mount AC Condenser Helps Fleets Improve <b>Fuel Economy</b>

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:56
This application enables our customers to realize a high quality cost-effective solution that improves fuel economy while reducing operational costs.".

2015 Ford Mustang <b>fuel-economy</b> figures (unofficially) revealed

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:56
ED), then the output and now, thanks to window stickers posted at Mustang6g.com, we have some idea of what the fuel economy ratings are going to ...

DOE awards $17M for vehicle technologies; batteries, PEEM, engines, materials, fuel

Pipe: Advanced tech - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:37

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $17.6 million in 14 cooperative agreements with small businesses and institutions of higher education to develop and to deploy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will help reduce petroleum use in the United States. The awards made under an Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0000988) issued in January. (Earlier post.)

The newly selected projects are in five areas: energy storage; power electronics and electric motors (PEEM); advanced combustion engines; materials technologies, and fuels and lubricant technologies. Awardees are:

AWARD TABLE Applicant Technology Federal share Energy storage (Area of Interest 1) Miltec UV International, LLC High speed precision printing and UV curing for ceramic separators
This project will develop the next generation of safer Lithium Ion PEV batteries by combining high speed precision printing and UV curing to instantly fixture ceramics on separator film. $1,560,000 Sila Nanotechnologies Core shell non-intercalation cathodes and anodes
his project will develop a nano-structured core to limit particle volume changes and protect the active material from undesired interactions with the electrolyte. $1,000,000 24M Technologies, Inc. High active loading cathodes by new manufacturing approach
This project will demonstrate a novel semi-solid electrode, cell, and manufacturing approach to prismatic cells for automotive applications. $1,945,770 Amprius A Commercially Scalable Process for Silicon Anode Prelithiation
his project will develop a cost- effective and scalable pre- lithiation process. $1,260,000 Lambda Technologies, Inc Variable frequency microwave drying of electrodes
his project will significantly reduce the size of inline drying ovens used in the manufacturing of batteries by using VFM technology, reducing size and energy usage and increasing throughput capabilities. $1,011,453 Parthian Energy LLC Unique S-cell design for reduction of inactive materials
This project will develop a novel S-cell to reduce the inactive battery materials by 50%. $591,364 Power electronics and electric motors (Area of Interest 2) University of Colorado Boulder 30 kW Modular DC-DC System using Superjunction MOSFETs
This project will develop a new modular power conversion approach that utilizes both silicon and WBG devices to address the fundamental power conversion, loss, and component stress mechanisms. $1,998,658 University of Wisconsin - Madison Brushless and Permanent Magnet free Wound Field Synchronous Motor (WFSM)
This project will research, design, and demonstrate a brushless and permanent magnet free wound field synchronous motor (WFSM) for electric vehicles. $493,247 Advanced combustion engines (Area of Interest 3) University of Connecticut In-situ grown Metal Oxide Nano-Array Catalysts for Low Temperature Diesel Oxidation
This project will develop cost- competitive, stable and efficient nano-array catalysts for automotive diesel oxidation after-treatment at low temperature. $1,450,000 University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign Micro-Jet Enhanced Ignition for High Efficiency Lean-Burn CombustionThis project will develop and test a micro-jet enhanced fuel injection and combustion system.
$672,000 Materials (Area of Interest 4) RMX Technologies Demonstration scale plasma oxidation of carbon fiber
This project will scale up a carbon fiber oxidation technology that reduces energy consumption and oxidation time. $1,998,054 Utah State University Carbon fiber precursor from biomimetic polymer
This project will use spider silk fiber as a model for engineering a biomimetic polymer precursor to replace polyacrylonitirile (PAN) precursors. $1,988,042 The Ohio State University Low-cost Titanium casting alloy
This project will develop and demonstrate a new titanium alloy and its casting process using permanent mold technology for a cast titanium connecting rod. $799,336 Fuels and lubricants (Area of Interest 5) The Regents of the University of Michigan Alternative Fuel Ignition
This project will utilize alternative fuel ignition to improve engine efficiency. $874,024

Tundra Owners Know How to Squeeze MPGs

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:30
What kind of fuel economy the next-gen Tundra will be able to achieve is anyone's guess, but we're optimistic that Toyota understands that the big ...

Sunlight, not microbes, key to carbon dioxide in Arctic

Pipe: Climate and Health - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:15
The vast reservoir of carbon stored in Arctic permafrost is gradually being converted to carbon dioxide after entering the freshwater system in a process thought to be controlled largely by microbial activity. However, researchers say that sunlight and not bacteria is the key to triggering the production of CO2 from material released by Arctic soils.

Air in US cities getting cleaner, EPA says

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:00
... our quality of life by cutting air pollution all while the economy has more than tripled," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said in the news release.

Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:00
... our quality of life by cutting air pollution -- all while the economy has more than tripled," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said in the news release.

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