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SJTU team proposes new dual-fuel combustion mode: intelligent charge compression ignition (ICCI); high efficiency, low NOx

A team at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is proposing a new combustion mode—intelligent charge compression ignition (ICCI)—for ultra-high efficiency and low emissions simultaneously. A paper on ICCI is published in the journal Fuel.Brought to you by: EV Driven

Japan team develops solvent-free method for “milking” algae to harvest carbohydrates and phycobiliproteins

Up to now, algae has provided invaluable nutrition in the health food sector but has struggled to be competitive against petroleum-derived chemical production. Algae is favorable to petroleum from an environmental standpoint but the production cost of culturing, collecting, extracting and refining adds up to make it too expensive for practical use.Brought...

Researchers use synchrotron in quest for better synthetic fuels catalyst

Using X-rays from a synchrotron particle accelerator, scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now been able to observe for the first time a catalyst during the Fischer-Tropsch reaction that facilitates the production of synthetic fuels under industrial conditions.Brought to you by: EV Driven

Statkraft to install GE Rotating Stabilizers in grid-stabilization project in Scotland

Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has agreed to a deal to help further decarbonize the UK’s power sector and deliver a new approach to managing the stability of the grid. Statkraft UK will install GE’s Rotating Stabilizer technology—i.e.,Brought to you by: EV Driven

KIT team develops minimally invasive technology to mine lithium in geothermal plants

Scientists at KIT have developed and patented a process for minimally invasive technology to mine lithium in geothermal plants.Brought to you by: EV Driven

Mobileye and WILLER partner to launch autonomous robotaxi service in Japan, Southeast Asia

Mobileye, an Intel Company, and WILLER, one of the largest transportation operators in Japan, Taiwan and the Southeast Asian region, have formed a strategic collaboration to launch an autonomous robotaxi service in Japan and markets across Southeast Asia, including Taiwan.Brought to you by: EV Driven

Fisker completes $50M financing; Huhnke named CTO

Fisker Inc. recently completed a $50-million Series C financing round funded by Moore Strategic Ventures, LLC, the private investment vehicle of Louis M. Bacon. The proceeds will be used to support the next phase of engineering work on the Fisker Ocean all-electric luxury SUV, due for launch in 2022.Brought to you by: EV Driven

2022 GMC Hummer EV SUT and SUV: Everything we know in advance of full reveal

In fall 2021, GM will bring back Hummer—a brand once maligned by environmentalists—with a set of zero-tailpipe-emissions electric vehicles aimed at weekend adventurers. With that timing, 2022 GMC Hummer EV models will likely arrive after the Rivian R1T and R1S but before the Tesla Cybertruck—as well as a long list of otherBrought to you by: EV Driven

Delanchy Group receives first Renault D Z.E. electric truck

Freight carrier the Delanchy Group, which has been using a 100% electric Renault Trucks D prototype since 2017, has received the first D Z.E. series model. Earlier post.). Renault Trucks and the Delanchy Group have been working together for more than fifty years.Brought to you by: EV Driven

York study finds post-lockdown UK traffic getting back to normal but air remains cleaner as congestion is down

Air pollution is lower than expected in some of the UK’s towns and cities, despite a return to almost normal traffic levels, according to a new study by researchers at the University of York.Brought to you by: EV Driven

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