Study finds transporting food and ingredients generates 20% of carbon emissions in the global food system

A study by researchers in Australia and China has determined that global food-miles account for nearly 20% of total food-systems emissions; moving fruit and vegetables in refrigerated vehicles is particularly emissions-intensive. Their paper appears in the journal Nature Food. Food trade plays a key role in achieving global food security. With a growing consumer demand [...]

By |2022-07-06T03:01:17+00:00July 6th, 2022|AV|

Canada publishing final new Clean Fuel Regulations

Canada will publish the final Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR) in the Canada Gazette Part II on 6 July 2022. The CFR set increasingly stringent requirements on producers and importers to reduce the carbon intensity of gasoline and diesel. Once fully implemented, the CFR will help cut up to 26.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gas pollution [...]

By |2022-07-06T03:01:17+00:00July 6th, 2022|AV|

GAC unveils new higher energy density LFP battery, 1.5L hydrogen engine

Among the technologies displayed at 2022 GAC Tech day at the GAC R&D Center was a new-generation LFP battery built on microcrystalline technology (SmLFP). Compared with the current mass-produced lithium iron phosphate batteries on the market, the super-energy lithium iron battery has an increase of 13.5% in mass energy density, 20% in volume energy density, [...]

By |2022-07-06T03:01:17+00:00July 6th, 2022|AV|

Britishvolt signs MoU with Posco Chemical to Secure supply of anode and cathode active materials

Britishvolt signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Posco Chemical Co. Ltd. to secure a stable supply of anode and cathode active materials. The MoU, which is targeting a a Joint Development Agreement (JDA), is intended to help provide Britishvolt with a supply of active materials to support its requirements for pilot and volume production [...]

By |2022-07-06T03:01:16+00:00July 6th, 2022|AV|

CSIRO launches online Hydrogen Knowledge Center

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has launched an online center consolidating Australian hydrogen research and industry activities to supercharge the development of a clean and competitive hydrogen industry. The Hydrogen Knowledge Center, part of CSIRO’s Hydrogen Industry Mission, has been designed to foster collaboration between the growing Australian hydrogen industry, government and research and development [...]

By |2022-07-06T03:01:16+00:00July 6th, 2022|AV|

IEA: nuclear power can play a major role in transition to low emissions energy systems; Russia, China leading on new reactor starts

As the world contends with a global energy crisis, nuclear power has the potential to play a significant role in helping countries to securely transition to energy systems dominated by renewables, according to a new special report by the IEA. In countries that choose to continue or increase their use of nuclear power, it can [...]

By |2022-07-05T03:02:02+00:00July 5th, 2022|AV|

Tesla produced more than 258,000 EVs in Q2, delivered more than 254,000

In Q2 2022, Tesla produced more than 258,000 electric vehicles and delivered more than 254,000, despite ongoing supply chain challenges and factory shutdowns beyond the company’s control. June 2022 was the highest vehicle production month in Tesla’s history; deliveries were down 18% from the first quarter.   Production Deliveries Subject to operating lease accountingModel S/X [...]

By |2022-07-04T03:00:59+00:00July 4th, 2022|AV|

BMW to produce next-gen e-drives at Steyr engine plant; more than 600k units per year

From 2025 onwards, the next generation of BMW e-drives will be manufactured in its engine plant in Steyr, Austria—with both production and development on site—with eventual annual production capacity of more than 600,000 units. The BMW Group will be investing around €1 billion in competence development in this area between now and 2030. The BMW [...]

By |2022-07-04T03:00:59+00:00July 4th, 2022|AV|

Yuchai ignites 16L hydrogen engine

The Yuchai YCK16H hydrogen-fueled engine was successfully ignited in Yulin, Guangxi. The engine, with a displacement of 15.93 liters and a maximum horsepower of 560 hp, is the largest hydrogen-fueled engine with the largest displacement and horsepower in China. The YCK16H adopts advanced fuel high-pressure common rail, high-pressure in-cylinder direct injection technology and dual-channel turbocharging [...]

By |2022-07-04T03:00:59+00:00July 4th, 2022|AV|

HyMethShip seeks to fuel ship engines with hydrogen from methanol

The EU-funded HyMethShip project developed a system that innovatively combined a membrane reactor, a CO2 capture system, a storage system for CO2 and methanol as well as a hydrogen-fueled combustion engine to power ships. The top part of the graphic shows onshore methanol production. The bottom part shows how hydrogen for the engine is obtained [...]

By |2022-07-03T03:01:30+00:00July 3rd, 2022|AV|
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