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NAPA aligns with Qmerit for EV charging solutions

By mmillikin The National Automotive Parts Association LLC (NAPA) is collaborating with Qmerit, North America’s leading provider of installation services for EV charging and other electrification technologies. NAPA, with America’s largest network of parts and care, will be the first in the automotive aftermarket space to offer Qmerit’s turnkey EV charging installation services to buyers,…

AM Batteries (AMB) secures $25M Series A to scale manufacturing of novel lithium-ion dry-electrode technology

By mmillikin AM Batteries (AMB), a developer of lithium-ion dry-electrode technology, closed its Series A financing. Anzu Partners, an investment firm that focuses on breakthrough industrial technologies, led AMB’s oversubscribed $25-million Series A funding, with participation from TDK Ventures, Foothill Ventures, Toyota Ventures, Zeon Ventures, SAIC Capital, VinFast, Doral Energy-Tech Ventures, and Creative Ventures. The…

Study on effect of surface topography of Li metal anodes on dendrification

By mmillikin Researchers from Sogang University and Hyundai have quantitatively revealed the effect of surface topography of lithium metal anodes on dendrite growth using an electro-chemo-mechanical phase-field model. A paper on their work is published in the Journal of Power Sources. Lithium (Li) metal, which has the advantages of high theoretical capacity, low redox potential,…

DOE awards $200k to support NCSU project on extreme fast charging for EVs

By mmillikin A $5-million research project led by North Carolina State University’s (NCSU’s) FREEDM Systems Center focused on improving the efficiency of, and reducing the cost of, extreme fast charging (XFC) for electric vehicles (EVs) (earlier post) has been awarded an additional $200,000 grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE). XFC will allow EV…

TeraWatt developing I-10 network of electric heavy-duty charging centers

By mmillikin TeraWatt Infrastructure is developing the first network of high-powered charging centers for heavy-duty and medium-duty electric trucks along the Interstate 10 (I-10) highway, stretching from the Port of Long Beach – Los Angeles, California to the El Paso, Texas area. By investing in the necessary charging infrastructure, TeraWatt is enabling and accelerating the…

BNEF: global carbon capture capacity due to rise sixfold by 2030

By mmillikin The global capacity for carbon capture in 2030 is set to increase sixfold from today’s level, to 279 million tons of CO2 captured per year, according to research company BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) newly released 2022 CCUS Market Outlook. Sharp growth in the market has led to a 44% increase in expected 2030 capacity compared…

Study estimates California’s GHG reductions since 2003 could be wiped out by 2020 wildfires

By mmillikin In an open-access report in the journal Environmental Pollution, researchers from UCLA and the University of Chicago estimate that California’s wildfire carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions from 2020 (~127 mmt CO2e ) are approximately two times higher than California’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions since 2003. Without considering future vegetation regrowth, CO2e…

BAE Systems and Hyundai Supernal to collaborate on flight control system for electric aircraft

By mmillikin BAE Systems and Supernal will partner to design and develop the flight control computer for Supernal’s electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicle. In support of Supernal—an advanced air mobility company from Hyundai Motor Group (earlier post)—BAE Systems will help define the architecture of a lightweight, fly-by-wire system for its autonomous-capable aircraft. The…

Ultrafast EV charging debuts at Phillips 66 flagship station in Houston

By mmillikin Phillips 66 has installed FreeWire ultrafast electric-vehicle chargers (earlier post) at its station near Houston Headquarters, marking the debut of ultrafast EV charging at a convenience fuel station in the city. Phillips 66 and FreeWire unveiled plans earlier this year to deploy FreeWire’s ultrafast, battery-integrated technology to meet the growing demand from EV…

bp acquiring US RNG producer Archaea in $4.1B deal

By mmillikin In a move that will expand and accelerate the growth of its strategic bioenergy business, bp will acquire Archaea Energy Inc., a leading producer of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the US. The agreed acquisition, which is subject to regulatory and Archaea shareholder approval, will be for $3.3 billion in cash, as well…

BYD launches 3 new electric vehicles at the Paris Motor Show

By mmillikin BYD is launching three new battery-electric passenger vehicles in Europe at the Paris Motor Show, including the BYD ATTO 3, a C-segment SUV designed with the European customer in mind; the BYD TANG, a 7-seater with variable all-wheel drive; and the sporty sedan BYD HAN. The BYD ATTO 3 has been awarded the…

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