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2014-05-22
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When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with a woody agricultural waste product called lignin.
2014-05-21
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The Class 8 demonstrator notched 10.7 mpg with a fully loaded tractor-trailer, representing a 75% fuel-economy increase and a 43% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction compared to a 2009 baseline truck.
2014-05-13
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Boeing and Embraer S.A. announced plans to open a joint research center to advance a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. The two companies will perform joint biofuel research, as well as fund and coordinate research with Brazilian universities and other institutions.
2014-05-09
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BMW is doubling down on its commitment to carbon fiber with major capacity increases at the plant that makes the material for its new i brand of lightweight electrified vehicles. The plant (located in Moses Lake, WA, and owned by a joint venture between BMW and SGL Group called SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers) currently operates two production lines, exclusively for BMW i, with annual output of about 3000 ton (2721 t).
2014-05-04
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A new electrolyte developed the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) serves not only as an ion conductor, but also as a cathode supplement in batteries. Potential uses of the technology include remote keyless entry systems, cardiac pacemakers, sensors, and other applications "where replacing or recharging a battery is not possible or desirable."
2014-05-04
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Pennzoil Platinum and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum with PurePlus Technology are full synthetic motor oils formulated from natural gas.
2014-05-01
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The forklift is one of the few applications where less battery weight is not necessarily a good thing.
2014-05-01
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Conti's new 48-V hybrid system is a package-efficient module aimed at delivering much of the functionality of a 200- to 400-V hybrid system for a fraction of the cost. It will enter production in 2016 at two OEMs.
2014-04-28
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3-D catalytic activity of new open-frame nanoparticles is twenty times that of existing formulations.
2014-04-27
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Average MY2012 vehicle CO2 emissions fell by 22 g/mi from MY2011, with a corresponding improvement in fuel economy, according to a new report by the U.S. EPA. The figures of 376 g/mi and 23.6 mpg figures are both records, the agency said.
2014-04-21
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Vehicle has 18 mi/30 km all-electric range from lithium-ion battery pack. Uses 2.0-l twin-scroll turbo engine with combination peak output of 270 hp/201 kW and 300 lb ft/407 N-m. Offers "predictive navigation" for high fuel efficiency, and can save battery capacity for areas that may require electric vehicle-only operation. European drive cycle ratings are 3.8 l/100 km (62 mpg) and just 89 grams CO₂/100 km.
2014-04-16
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Acoustic panels are installed almost everywhere including in front of the engine and on the rear hatch.
2014-04-15
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Written for those who have an interest in or need to understand automotive fuels, SAE International offers the third edition of its best-selling Automotive Fuels Reference Book.
2014-04-14
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The passenger-vehicle and commercial-vehicle industries are working to meet government regulations for emissions and fuel economy while ironing out potential unintended issues.
2014-04-09
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Misfire detection is most difficult, SAE Congress panel tells attendees, and overall emissions diagnosis is harder than with passenger cars and light-duty trucks.
2014-04-09
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A lively panel discussion at the SAE 2014 World Congress explored the role of battery-equipped vehicles in a smart, vehicle-to-grid network.
2014-04-01
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Engineering boss Pierpaolo Antonini noted several technology developments that will help maintain the diesel's viability in the face of increasingly stringent global emission regulations.
2014-04-01
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The flywheel energy-storage technology that was used in, among other things, the Le Mans-winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro is being sold by Williams to GKN Land Systems for use mainly in mass-transit vehicles.
2014-04-01
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IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship promotes a variety of green technologies to link racing to the road.
2014-03-25
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Many people are skeptical of electrified vehicles (EVs)—and specifically the battery pack, because it is the most expensive part of the auto. By building an explanation that is more accessible to society, the industry (and the world!) will benefit.
2014-03-24
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Confined to private road courses to date, Toyota's tilting three-wheeler takes to regular roads beginning today (March 24). Ten units of the single-seat i-Road are undergoing a roughly eight-week public trial in Tokyo for evaluation of the vehicle's suitability for city driving and of its impact on how users decide what journeys to make with it.
2014-03-19
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J2601 and J2799 spell out pressure levels and other parameters for hydrogen fueling, helping pave the way for commercialization of fuel-cell vehicles.
2014-03-18
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Using gasoline in modified truck diesel engines can result in more than 50% efficiency if the combustion process is done correctly, according to research conducted at Lund University in Sweden. By employing a partially premixed combustion (PPC) process, fuel consumption for gasoline engines could be cut in half, the researchers claim.
2014-03-12
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Increased fuel efficiency—by as much as 10% or more—and reduced cost are two compelling reasons to consider any new technology. And these are two of the major benefits Ricardo claims for its new TorqStor advanced flywheel energy storage system.
2014-03-12
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Controlled Power Technologies' switched reluctance (SR) motor-generator technology was developed for a new breed of 48-V mild-hybrid vehicles.
2014-03-11
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The Miniscan IRXpert analyzer from AMETEK Petrolab Co. is a portable multi-fuel analyzer for gasoline, diesel, and biodiesel blends incorporating mid-IR and near-IR spectroscopy to achieve accuracy of fuel properties. It will be displayed a the SAE 2014 World Congress in Detroit April 8-10.
2014-03-11
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IAV will showcase its 48-V system at the SAE 2014 World Congress April 8-10 in Detroit.
2014-03-10
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Greater fuel efficiency and low emission requirements have grown into such an urgent imperative in aircraft design that it often overshadows an equally significant factor in air travel—noise. Airbus shows that it’s possible to infuse acoustic simulation into design processes from beginning to end, giving engineers the acoustic simulation intelligence they need to create quieter aircraft, according to Free Field Technologies.
2014-03-09
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Kia Motors Corp. is using what it maintains is a 360-V lithium-ion battery pack of “class-leading” energy density (200 W·h/kg) in the 2015 Soul EV to give it range of about 200 km (125 mi) on the European Driving Cycle, and “real-world” range of 80-100 mi (129-161 km) in the U.S.
2014-03-07
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The ishare urban concept vehicle by Applus IDIADA is designed as a demonstrator of the company’s vehicle-development capabilities.
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