Tagged Legislation

Forsee Power to supply NMC Li-ion batteries for Alstom Aptis electric bus

By mmillikin Alstom has selected French battery manufacturer Forsee Power to provide Li-ion batteries for Alstom Aptis electric bus (earlier post), scheduled for series delivery from 2019 onwards. The vehicles will be equipped with NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) Li-ion battery technology as a standard feature. Alstom said it chose Forsee Power for its advanced…

Urgent need: Legislators must protect radar systems from wind turbines #NY

By National Wind Watch But wind turbines don’t do much of anything for economic development. They provide few local jobs and don’t add significantly to the tax base when benefiting from payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements…[ ]…Legislators from the north country must join forces to see that the radar systems at Fort Drum and in Montague are shielded…

Henkel investing in new technologies and products for e-drive systems

By mmillikin Building on its years of experience and expertise in engine and powertrain applications, leading adhesives provider Henkel is actively investing in new technologies and products for efficient large-scale manufacturing of safe and reliable electric drive systems. Key solutions include innovative liquid gasketing, magnet bonding, thermal management and potting products as well as a…

Energy Storage Gets Its Day in Congress

By [email protected] Energy storage experts got to ask what their country could do for them Wednesday. The House Energy and Commerce Committee convened a hearing on “the role of energy storage in the nation’s electricity system,” which gave industry insiders the rare chance to share what they’ve been thinking before a national audience. The committee…

ICCT paper suggests new supersonic aircraft unlikely to comply with existing environmental standards for subsonic aircraft

By mmillikin Findings presented in a new working paper by a team at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) suggest that the new generation of supersonic aircraft currently in development by three US-based companies (e.g, earlier post) are unlikely to comply with existing international environmental standards for subsonic aircraft. The ICCT team, led by…

AKASOL developing second-generation Li-ion battery systems for Mercedes-Benz’ eCitaro; 35% more energy in 2020

By mmillikin This autumn, AKASOL will begin serial production of the first-generation battery system AKASYSTEM OEM for the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric bus. AKASOL is also starting to develop second-generation lithium-ion battery systems in close cooperation with Daimler Buses. Being upwards compatible, these will offer about 35% more energy and contribute to an improved range in…

Honda and Panasonic to begin experiment on battery sharing using detachable mobile batteries and electric motorcycles in Indonesia

By mmillikin Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Panasonic Corporation will conduct a research experiment in Indonesia on battery sharing using the Honda Mobile Power Pack (“Mobile Power Pack”) detachable mobile battery with electric mobility products, including electric motorcycles powered by the Mobile Power Pack. The two companies are planning to begin the research experiment in…

Ireland votes to divest from fossil fuels within 5 years

By Sophie Vorrath Ireland becomes world’s first nation to legislate to divest completely from fossil fuels, after passage of bill compelling €8.9bn Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to withdraw all money invested in oil, gas and coal. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Global Bioenergies and Audi renew their partnership in renewable gasoline

By mmillikin Global Bioenergies and Audi signed a new agreement focused on the implementation of biomass residue feedstock usage, preparation of a path to commercialization and engine testing of new blends of renewable gasoline. (Earlier post.) Following the completion of a first series of engine testing and significant progresses of the isobutene bioproduction process, the…

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