Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, with colleagues from other institutions, have developed a metal alloy comprising niobium, tantalum, titanium, and hafnium with impressive strength and toughness at both extremely hot and cold temperatures, a combination of properties that seemed so far to be nearly impossible to achieve. In this... Read more →

Verde Clean Fuels, a renewable energy company focused on the development of commercial production facilities to convert syngas derived from diverse feedstocks into gasoline, announced that a consortium led by TDA Research and including Verde, has been awarded funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to complete a conceptual... Read more →

Hesai launches new ultra-wide FOV, long-range ATX lidar designed for ADAS series production vehicles

Hesai Technology released its new ultra-wide field of view (FOV), long-range lida: the ATX. With a longer detection range, higher resolution, and wider FOV, ATX empowers intelligent vehicles with excellent 3D perception. This new lidar utilizes Hesai’s advanced 4th-generation technology platform, with comprehensive upgrades to its laser transceiver module and... Read more →

Carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) are lighter and stronger than metal and are used in a variety of industries, including aviation, aerospace, automotive, marine, and sporting goods. In recent years, it has also been applied to new industries such as air mobility, which has led to an increase in its... Read more →

Silicon anode materials company Sicona to expand into US

Australia-based Sicona Battery Technologies, a developer of silicon-carbon anode materials for next-generation lithium-ion batteries, announced its expansion into the fast-growing United States battery component market with the development of its first commercial production facilities in the south-eastern United States near the geographic heart of the growing US battery and electric... Read more →

Weichai Power unveiled a diesel engine with a base 53.09% brake thermal efficiency at the 2024 World Congress on Internal Combustion Engines in Tianjin. This achievement was officially recognized by TÜV SÜD, an international authoritative testing organization, and the China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC), a professional testing body... Read more →

Neste successfully concludes its first processing run with pyrolysis oil from discarded tires

Pyrolysis oil derived from discarded tires was processed into high-quality raw material for chemicals and plastics at Neste’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland. In its efforts to advance chemical recycling, Neste has successfully conducted its first processing trial run with a new challenging raw material, liquefied discarded tires. In the processing... Read more →

US EPA awarding $7B to 60 selectees through Solar for All grant competition targeting low-income and disadvantaged communities

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 60 selectees that will receive $7 billion in grant awards through the Solar for All grant competition to deliver residential solar projects to more than 900,000 households nationwide. The grant competition is funded through the Inflation Reduction Act, which created EPA’s $27-billion Greenhouse... Read more →

Dow’s new MobilityScience Studio in Correggio, Italy, will support and advance EV growth

Dow announced its expanded investment in MobilityScience capabilities by opening the doors of its first European MobilityScience Studio in Correggio, Italy, marking its long-term commitment to the mobility industry as it continues to transform and grow. The new studio will allow Dow to collaborate with suppliers and OEMs on-site and... Read more →

DOE HTFO to develop and launch innovative clean hydrogen prize

The US Department of Energy's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), in partnership with domestic and global partners, plans to develop an innovative competition entitled Equitable and Clean Opportunities for Hydrogen Deployment – the Eco-H2 Prize. The Eco-H2 Prize will invite competitors to apply sustainability assessment tools and frameworks... Read more →

Researchers from Kazan Federal University in Russia report in a paper in the Journal of Power Sources that heteroatoms-co-doped oxo-triarylmethyl (B/N/P@oxTAM) can be used as a viable anode material for magnesium-ion batteries (MIBs) with extended life cycle and quick charge-discharge rates due to its low open-circuit voltage and diffusion energy... Read more →

Hyundai Motor launches first application of Nano Cooling Film

Hyundai Motor Company launched the first application of Nano Cooling Film, a vehicle window tint that offers a significant improvement in interior cooling performance compared to conventional tint films. Nano Cooling Film maximizes heat dissipation by incorporating a nanostructure with excellent heat transfer characteristics. This innovative transparent film is expected... Read more →

Porsche is completing its Cayenne model line, which was comprehensively revised in 2023, with the new, particularly dynamic GTS (Gran Turismo Sport) models. The SUV and Coupé combine a 368 kW (500 PS) twin-turbo V8 engine with performance-driven chassis systems. The car is now equipped with adaptive air suspension as... Read more →

Inauguration of E-Cells Lab at University of Bologna, supported by Ferrari and NXP

The inauguration of E-Cells Lab, a research center for electrochemistry within the University of Bologna, was held earlier this month. The laboratory, which was set up under the university’s scientific direction, aims to build knowledge of the materials, and the chemical and physical properties, of lithium cells. Ferrari is promoting... Read more →

Japan-based IHI announced that Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has chosen the company’s initiative for electric power control and thermal and air management system technology development for the Next-Generation Aircraft Development Project under NEDO’s Green Innovation Fund program. Prototype of megawatt-class engine-embedded electric machine for use... Read more →

Mercedes-AMG unveiled the new flagship of the AMG GT Coupe portfolio—the 2025 AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE—expected to arrive at US dealerships in late 2024. The extremely powerful E PERFORMANCE hybrid drive features an AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine at the front and an electric motor on the rear... Read more →

Ryanair is Europe’s top CO2-emitting airline for the third year in a row, according to a new study on 2023 aviation emissions by green group Transport & Environment (T&E). Lufthansa and British Airways are the second and third biggest emitters, but are still below their pre-Covid levels of flying. Budget... Read more →

Ohmium International, a company that designs, manufactures, and deploys advanced Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzers, is collaborating with Chilean company H2 Green Mining to develop green hydrogen projects to help decarbonize mining operations in the country. H2 Green Mining is a joint venture between Susterra, a subsidiary of the engineering... Read more →

Mazda has introduced the three-row Mazda CX-80 in Europe. Following the launch of the CX-60, the all-new Mazda CX-80 is the second of two new models for Europe from the company’s Large Product group. It is the most spacious car in Mazda’s European line-up and will become the new flagship... Read more →

Huntsman, a global manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals, has added to the company’s battery solutions portfolio a series of new lightweight, durable polyurethane foam technologies developed for the potting and fixation of cells mounted in electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The new range also includes products that can be used... Read more →

Topsoe plans to build $400M electrolyzer factory in US

Topsoe plans to build in Chesterfield, Virginia a factory that will manufacture Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cells (SOEC) (earlier post) that are essential to the efficient production of clean hydrogen and derivatives such as eAmmonia and eMethanol. Subject to Final Investment Decision (FID), this more than $400-million investment would mark Topsoe’s... Read more →

EPA issues emergency fuel waiver for E-15 sales to address supply issues

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing an emergency fuel waiver to allow E15 gasoline—gasoline blended with 15% ethanol—to be sold during the summer driving season. EPA intends the waiver to provide relief at the pump from ongoing market supply issues created by the ongoing war in Ukraine and... Read more →

Amprius Technologies, a developer of next-generation lithium-ion batteries with its Silicon Anode Platform, has signed purchase orders from AALTO HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo Satellite) for the company’s 450 Wh/kg ultra-high-energy density SiMaxx cells. Amprius’ 5.8 Ah, 450 Wh/kg SiMaxx cells are designed to operate in some of the most extreme... Read more →

The BMW Group is investing a further €200 million in Plant Landshut to expand the manufacturing facilities for the central housing of the highly integrated electric drive unit to be fitted in Neue Klasse models. This will bring the total channelled into the German factory site since 2020 to around... Read more →

ArcelorMittal is extending its innovative ArcelorMittal Multi Part Integration (MPI) steel solution to Japan. This expansion comes as a result of a strategic collaboration with G-Tekt, culminating in the signing of a partial ablation license agreement. The MPI concept allows multiple vehicle components to be integrated into one large laser... Read more →

ARPA-E ROSIE program announces $28M for 13 projects to decarbonize domestic iron and steel production

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $28 million in funding to 13 projects across 9 states to advance zero-process-emission ironmaking and ultra-low life cycle emissions steelmaking. The technologies funded through this program would be the first to meet both emissions and cost-parity goals. The teams will be managed by... Read more →

LiquidPiston, Inc., a leading innovator of efficient internal combustion engine technology and hybrid power systems, announced that a fully integrated version of its 25hp XTS-210 heavy-fuel rotary engine (earlier post) has begun testing. This milestone follows the successful completion of initial dynamometer testing of the engine core and enables parallel... Read more →

Available for the first time as part of its expanding product ecosystem, GM Energy’s initial offerings for residential customers will enable the use of vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology to provide power from a compatible GM EV to a properly equipped home, helping to mitigate the negative impacts of weather-related... Read more →

Hyundai Motor Group, Toray Group partner to develop lightweight and high-strength materials

Hyundai Motor Group signed an agreement for strategic cooperation with Toray Industries, Inc., a pioneer in carbon fiber and composite material technology, to advance material innovation for a new era of mobility. Toray Industries specializes in fibers and textiles, performance chemicals, carbon fiber composite materials, environmental engineering and life science.... Read more →