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Axel Springer and Porsche to set up joint start-up accelerator

By mmillikin Axel Springer Digital Ventures and Porsche Digital will establish a new, joint start-up accelerator. The companies signed an agreement on entering into a joint venture in which each holds a half share. Together, both companies aim to support digital business ideas that have high market potential and the chance to change the sector…

DuPont launches SYNERXIA THRIVE fermentation solution to increase ethanol yields

By mmillikin DuPont Industrial Biosciences launched the SYNERXIA THRIVE Fermentation System, the newest innovation in the company’s synergistic fermentation system technologies. The new fermentation system will deliver up to 4% higher ethanol yields in dry grind facilities, improved robustness during thermal excursions and improved performance. SYNERXIA THRIVE is the result of a multiyear investment in…

Mercedes-Benz will offer electric drive on all commercial van lines; electric eVito now available to order, eSprinter in 2019

By mmillikin Mercedes-Benz Vans will offer electric drive options on all its commercial van model lines. This will start with the mid-size eVito, with deliveries commencing in the second half of 2018. Further model ranges will follow, starting in 2019. The eVito, the second all-electric production model from Mercedes-Benz Vans after the 2010 Vito E-Cell,…

Jülich, ORNL researchers advance high energy density iron-air batteries

By mmillikin In a new study published in the journal Nano Energy, researchers from Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provide in-depth insight into the electrochemically induced surface reaction processes on iron anodes in concentrated alkaline electrolyte in iron-air batteries. Using in-situ electrochemical atomic force microscopy (in-situ EC-AFM) at the Center…

Toyota and Suzuki partnering on EVs in India

By mmillikin Toyota Motor and Suzuki Motor have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on moving forward in considering a cooperative structure for introducing electric vehicles (EVs) in the Indian market in around 2020. Specifically, Suzuki will produce EVs for the Indian market and will supply some to Toyota, while Toyota is to provide technical…

PPG partners with SiNode Systems to commercialize high-energy silicon-graphene anodes

By mmillikin PPG has entered into a partnership with SiNode Systems to accelerate the commercialization of high-energy silicon-graphene anode materials for advanced battery applications in electric vehicles. The 30-month project will enable the partners to rapidly develop and demonstrate anode materials that will store more energy than conventional lithium-ion battery materials, enabling electric vehicles to…

Federal-Mogul Powertrain acquires Controlled Power Technologies; adds electrification capability; 48V

By mmillikin Federal-Mogul Powertrain has completed the acquisition of UK-based Controlled Power Technologies Ltd (CPT). The purchase provides a timely route for Federal-Mogul Powertrain to expand into the development and manufacture of powertrain technologies for electrification and hybridization that complement the company’s existing capabilities. Headquartered in Laindon, Essex and with a further site in Coventry…

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