Tag: Virginia Commonwealth University

Jun 5, 2015 - 09:10 am

Siemens & Scania, JOSPEL, Empa & ETH Zürich, Virginia University.

eHighwaySwedish eHighway: Siemens and Scania will conduct a joint demonstration project of a catenary system for hybrid trucks. The contract was awarded by the Swedish Transport Administration to the County Council of Gävleborg and means the electrification of a two-kilometer stretch of the E16 highway north of Stockholm. The core of the system is a pantograph which hooks up to the catenary system and disconnects automatically at speeds of up to 90 km/h. Two hybrid trucks by Scania will be used in the demonstration phase.

EU aims for more range: The project JOSPEL is set to develop a novel energy efficient climate control system for electric cars to help reduce the energy used for passenger comfort by at least 50 percent. The project is funded with 6.7 million euros through EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
greencarcongress.com, europa.eu

Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, together with ETH Zürich and road sweeper manufacturer Bucher Municipal have developed a natural gas-electric hybrid powertrain for road sweepers. Compared to conventional sweepers, the energy consumption has been halved. A concept study to investigate possible commercialisation is currently under development.

New magnet: Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University were able to synthesize a powerful new magnetic material that could replace rare earth magnets. The new material consists of nanoparticles containing iron, cobalt and carbon atoms with a magnetic domain size of roughly five nanometers.
greencarcongress.com, vcu.edu

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Most clicked link on Thursday was the report by German WirtschaftsWoche on BMW allegedly planning an all-electric SUV to take on the Tesla Model X.

Jan 23, 2015 - 09:38 am

DLR & Lange Aviation, Ford, Fuel cell recycling, VCU.

DLR-AntaresQuietly chasing the bad guy: The electric sailplane ‘Antares’ developed by Lange Aviation and DLR (German Aerospace Centre) is equipped with a special camera in order to survey offenders from above and send the images to police in real time. Helicopters would be too noisy for the job. The Antares was built as both a battery powered and a fuel cell version.
ingenieur.de, dlr.de (articles in German)

Ford heads for Silicon Valley: Ford plans to open a “Research & Innovation Center” in Palo Alto, less than three miles from the HQ of Tesla Motors. The centre will supposedly be one of the auto industry’s largest. Whether Ford will feel inspired by its neighbour to work on electrification was not announced.
autonews.com, inautonews.com

Recycling fuel cells: Axion Consulting, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells and Technical Fibre Products have developed a recycling process to recover high-value materials from waste fuel cells. The collaborative project is funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.
recyclinginternational.com, environmentalleader.com

Doubling efficiency: A professor from the Virginia Commonwealth University has received 505,000 dollars from the National Science Foundation to make Li-ion batteries more efficient and environmentally friendly. Assistant Professor Dr. Arunkumar Subramanian says he will simultaneously research alternative battery materials that are both nontoxic and more abundant.
eurekalert.org, vcu.edu

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Most clicked link on Thursday was Hyundai´s “Prius-fighter” dedicated hybrid seen wearing production body.

Oct 27, 2014 - 09:22 am

Virginia Commonwealth University, Maxwell & Corning, TDAP.

Halogen-free Li-ion batteries: Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University have identified a series of halogen-free electrolytes but with comparable performance characteristics. Halogen is toxic and with this research, scientists hope for the development of safer Li-ion batteries.

Ultracapacitor development: Maxwell and Corning will work together to increase the capacity of energy storage systems by addressing issues with ultracapacitors, such as cost, energy density, lifetime, etc. Unlike batteries, ultracapacitors store energy in an electric field.

Funds for low-carbon technology: The Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) by the UK Advanced Propulsion Centre will fund successful applicants developing innovative low-carbon technologies that can be used by the automotive sector. Existing technologies from other sectors may also apply. The deadline is October 31st.
smmt.co.uk, apcuk.co.uk (application)


Found on electrive.com
05.06.2015 09:20