PACCAR will work with Cummins to offer the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine (earlier post) in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. The X15N is the first natural gas engine to be designed specifically for heavy-duty truck applications with up to 500 horsepower output. The engine will include the integration of... Read more →


NFE and Apollo Funds complete $2B LNG maritime joint venture, establishing Energos Infrastructure

New Fortress Energy and Apollo completed the previously announced joint venture), establishing a platform which now owns and operates 11 liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure vessels consisting of Floating Storage and Regasification assets; Floating Storage vessels; and LNG carriers. The platform has been named Energos Infrastructure and is owned approximately... Read more →


TerraPower closes $750M fundraise; SK invests $250M

TerraPower, a nuclear innovation company, has closed an equity raise that yields a minimum of $750 million. This is one of the largest advanced nuclear fundraises to-date. The fundraise was co-led by SK Inc. and SK Innovation (collectively, SK) and TerraPower’s founder Bill Gates. SK invested $250 million. SK Group... Read more →


In this year’s largest methanol order to date, the Alfa Laval FCM (Fuel Conditioning Module) Methanol will be the low-flashpoint fuel supply system (LFSS) on six dual-fuel container vessels. The system was chosen for both its real-life performance and its high design flexibility. Alfa Laval will provide the methanol LFSS... Read more →


Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is working with Ford Motor Company on a demonstration project to reduce commercial fleet emissions by developing a F-550 Super Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck. This collaboration is part of the US Department of Energy's (DOE) SuperTruck 3 program, which aims to reduce emissions... Read more →


EPA seeks input on Phase 3 GHG standard rulemaking for heavy-duty engines and vehicles

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. This Panel will focus on the agency’s development of a rule that proposes to set a new phase of greenhouse gas requirements for heavy-duty engines... Read more →


SMUD running EV charging pilot program with BMW, Ford and GM

SMUD, the US’ sixth-largest, community-owned, not-for-profit electric service provider, announced the Managed Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Pilot, a new electric vehicle program with BMW of North America, Ford and General Motors. Managed EV Charging will make it easier for customers to switch to an EV. The pilot will help EV... Read more →


Vancouver-based Ceylon Graphite Corp. announced the renewal of the Industrial Mining Licence for the Malsiripura, M1 mining project in Sri Lanka (known as Ceylon until 1972) from the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB). The Licence grants exclusive rights to mine graphite from within the M1 mining area. With the... Read more →


DOE to award up to $44M to advance enhanced geothermal systems

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) field laboratory announced up to $44 million for up to 17 projects to develop and test technology to foster innovation in enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). Geothermal energy has the potential to provide electricity as well as... Read more →


Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have developed a new method to improve hydrogen absorption in metal hydrides. An open-access paper on their approach is published in Scientific Reports. Metal hydrides (MH) are known as one of the most suitable material groups... Read more →


A team led by researchers from Central South University (Changsha, Hunan, China) has proposed a cathode-electrolyte integration strategy to produce a solid-state lithium-metal battery with enhanced cycle stability. A paper on their work is published in the Journal of Power Sources. Solid-state lithium-metal batteries have many appealing properties, such as... Read more →


Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have developed a sustainable lithium recovery process which can selectively leach and recover lithium with formic acid before recycling valuable metals. With their method, lithium can be 99.8% recovered from layered oxide cathode materials with 99.994% purity. In addition, this lithium recovery process is... Read more →


Chemicals and materials company Ingevity earlier this month invested $60 million in a $170-million round to acquire an equity stake in Nexeon Limited (earlier post) in a strategic move to establish the company’s presence in the electric vehicle (EV) market and expand opportunities to grow its activated carbon business. UK-based... Read more →


Researchers from the City University of Hong Kong, Hunan University, Central South University in China and the University of Tennessee has discovered a new mechanism to increase the strength and the ductility of a high-entropy alloy. The findings provide important insights for the future design of strong yet ductile high-entropy... Read more →


As part of its commitment to accelerating the use of sustainable technologies in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) has developed an all-new race tire with a sidewall made with natural rubber derived from the guayule desert shrub. Bridgestone made the competition debut of these Firestone Firehawk alternate race... Read more →


Lucid: order your Air now before the federal tax credit goes away

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act; President Biden is expected to sign it into law this coming week. Among the many provisions of the bill is the revamping of the federal EV tax credit to require, among many other things, an MSRP of less than... Read more →


Lightning Motorcycles has revealed its new electric Bonneville Superbike: Tachyon Nb. Tachyon Nb is developed using Niobium technology and combines extreme high performance and innovations to target breaking the world Land Speed Record and exceeding the 250 mph (400 km/h) mark. Lightning partnered with the Brazilian company CBMM, global leader... Read more →


Mercedes-Benz is taking another step to scale up development and production of next-generation high-performance battery cells and modules by expanding its battery supply relationship with CATL through CATL’s newly announced battery plant in Debrecen, Hungary. CATL will invest €7.34B to build the 100 GWh battery plant in Debrecen—its second battery... Read more →


CATL signs strategic cooperation framework agreement with Chengdu City; battery swap operation

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) recently signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with the Chengdu Municipal Government. The two parties will carry out all-round cooperation in the fields of battery swap operation, research and development, comprehensive utilization of resources, manufacturing of key battery materials, new energy and energy storage.... Read more →


Hyundai Motor Group launches $400M Boston Dynamics AI Institute

Hyundai Motor Group has launched the Boston Dynamics AI Institute, with the goal of making fundamental advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and intelligent machines. The Group and Boston Dynamics will make an initial investment of more than $400 million in the new Institute, which will be led by Marc... Read more →


The Department of Energy (DOE) selected Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to lead a $9.25-million collaborative project in nuclear energy research through the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program. SciDAC brings together experts in science and energy research with those in software development, applied mathematics, and computer science to... Read more →


DOE awards $500K to mitigate residual stress and improve corrosion resistance for molten salt reactors

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Professor Jie Lian has been awarded $500,000 from the US Department of Energy as part of the Nuclear Energy University Research Program (NEUP) to conduct research and develop new materials that will make advanced nuclear reactors more resilient and economically efficient. Dr. Lian, the principle investigator... Read more →


Raven SR plans to use INNIO’s Jenbacher engines [60 Hz] with a “Ready for H2” option to produce renewable energy. The energy system will power and heat Raven SR’s S-Series hydrogen production facility at a sanitary landfill in Richmond, California. (Earlier post.) At the site, landfill gas (LFG) will be... Read more →


HP Taxis, Prins Alternative Fuel Systems and SBL-Automotive revealed https://bi-fuel-taxis-lcvs.com of the plug-in hybrid range-extended electric LEVC TX taxi and VN5 van allowing the range extender engine to run on LPG and CNG and their renewable counterparts of biopropane and biomethane. The LEVC TX and VN5 are manufactured by London... Read more →


California to receive more than $236M to support transit agencies’ transition to zero-emission buses

US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla (both D-Calif.) announced that 17 local governments and transit agencies will receive more than $236 million in grants from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to aid the transition to zero-emission buses. This funding comes from DOT’s Buses and Bus Facilities Program and Low... Read more →


XPENG unveiled the interior and major features of the G9, the company’s next all-electric SUV, prior to its launch in China this September. The G9 features XPENG’s new powertrain system using China’s first 800 V mass-production Silicon Carbide (SiC) platform, allowing it to add up to 200 km of CLTC... Read more →


FREYR Battery opens technology resources campus and business unit in Japan

FREYR Battery, a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, has established a technology resources campus and business unit in Japan. The new business unit is the company’s first physical location in Asia and will focus on efforts to facilitate and scale-up FREYR’s testing and development of the 24M... Read more →


REE Automotive announced the P7-B, a Class 3 box truck built on a P7 cab chassis. The new P7-B is part of a fleet of vehicles available to prospective customers to evaluate, test, and experience the agility, performance, and design enabled by REE’s novel REEcorner x-by-wire technology (earlier post). This... Read more →


EnTech Solutions, a clean-energy solutions provider, Peterbilt Motors Company, a division of PACCAR, and Maki Trucking, LLC, a regional transportation firm, are partnering to further the sustainability efforts of the Middleton digester renewable natural gas (RNG) facility by incorporating an electric vehicle (EV) tanker truck to transport the facility’s RNG... Read more →


IKEA US and Electrify America to install ultra-fast public and fleet charging at more than 25 IKEA retail locations

IKEA US announced a collaboration with Electrify America and Electrify Commercial to bring ultra-fast public charging stations and delivery fleet electric vehicle (EV) charging to more than 25 IKEA retail locations throughout the US. This joint effort will enable IKEA US to quadruple its total number of EV chargers, which... Read more →