##### 24 August 2006

Shell is awarding \$1 million to the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department of Ohio State University to support a research project into the use of membranes for CO2-Hydrogen separation. The research examines a novel approach to membrane separation technology used in production of hydrogen from fossil fuels. One benefit of... Read more →

## Nissan Develops New-Generation V6 Engines; 10% Improvement in Fuel Efficiency

##### 24 August 2006

Nissan’s new 3.5-liter V6. Nissan Motor has developed two new-generation six-cylinder V-type gasoline engines for front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicles. The 3.5-liter VQ35HR and 2.5-liter VQ25HR engines offer a 10% improvement in fuel efficiency compared to vehicles equipped with the existing VQ engine as well as Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (Japan) emissions.... Read more →

## Lotus Engineering Develops E85 Exige Research Sportscar

##### 24 August 2006

Lotus Engineering, the engineering consultancy division of Group Lotus Plc, has developed an E85 version of the Lotus Exige—the Lotus Exige 265E—as a research car. Powered by a modified version of the 1.8-liter engine in the standard Lotus Exige S, the Exige 265E is more powerful than its gasoline counterpart,... Read more →

## Statoil Opens Norway’s First Hydrogen Station; “NaturalHy” Fueling for Fyk, Too

##### 24 August 2006

A hydrogen Prius at the new station. Statoil opened Norway’s first hydrogen filling station for motor vehicles as a step in creating the HyNor hydrogen highway between the capital, Oslo, and western Norway’s port of Stavanger. (Earlier post.) By 2009, HyNor plans to have enough fueling stations along the 580... Read more →

## Coal Gasification Archive Goes Online

##### 24 August 2006

A Texas A&M University history professor and Syntroleum Corporation, owner of a compact Fischer-Tropsch fuels technology, are posting nearly a quarter of a million pages of coal gasification research conducted from the 1920s through 1980s on the Internet. Professor Anthony Stranges, who holds degrees in chemistry and a doctorate in... Read more →

## BP Launches Consumer Carbon Offset Program in UK

##### 23 August 2006

BP has launched a UK program to offset the CO2 emissions caused by driving. Called targetneutral, the non-profit initiative allows drivers to calculate the cost of the annual CO2 reduction required to make their vehicle CO2 neutral. Road transport accounts for 22% of UK CO2 emissions. An average car, driven... Read more →

## Biodiesel’s Beneficial Effect on Diesel Particulate Filter Performance

##### 23 August 2006

Use of biodiesel can lower the balance point temperature in diesel particulate filters (DPF) compared to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, and can cause a measurable increase in the regeneration rate of the DPF, according to data from the first phase of a study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and... Read more →

## Hymotion Delivers Converted Plug-in Prius to Car-Sharing Service

##### 23 August 2006

The Hymotion L5 PHEV kit in a Prius Hymotion has delivered one of its L5 Prius Plug-in Hybrid systems to HOURCAR, a car-sharing program that serves Minnesota’s Twin Cities. The Hymotion L5 plug-in system (earlier post) serves to more than double the fuel efficiency of Toyota’s Prius hybrid, delivering 100+... Read more →

## Prospects for Light-Duty Diesels in the US

##### 23 August 2006

On paper, clean advanced technology diesel passenger cars and light-duty trucks should be charging into the US market. The changeover to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel that takes affect this year—a profound change akin to the removal of lead from gasoline, according to the EPA—opens the door to advanced emissions aftertreatment... Read more →

## DOE Announces Hydrogen Storage Funding Opportunity

##### 23 August 2006

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is soliciting applications for R&D funding for viable hydrogen storage technologies for on-board vehicular applications. This funding opportunity announcement follows a preliminary application phase that took place earlier this year. This announcement is for final applications, due... Read more →