Hydrogen Busses – SBS Depot http://sbs-depot.com/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 07:17:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sbs-depot.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1-150x150.png Hydrogen Busses – SBS Depot http://sbs-depot.com/ 32 32 Automotive industry needs to focus on advanced technologies: Arun Goel https://sbs-depot.com/automotive-industry-needs-to-focus-on-advanced-technologies-arun-goel/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 10:21:34 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/automotive-industry-needs-to-focus-on-advanced-technologies-arun-goel/ India’s auto industry will prove to be an engine of economic growth for the country, said Arun Goel, secretary of the Ministry of Heavy Industries. Addressing the Special Plenary Session – Building the Nation, Responsibly, at the 62nd Annual SIAM Convention, Goel noted that over the past decade, every nation that has become a developed […]]]>

India’s auto industry will prove to be an engine of economic growth for the country, said Arun Goel, secretary of the Ministry of Heavy Industries.

Addressing the Special Plenary Session – Building the Nation, Responsibly, at the 62nd Annual SIAM Convention, Goel noted that over the past decade, every nation that has become a developed nation has gone through a certain sequence that begins with success in the automotive sector, leading to success in the capital goods sector, eventually leading to success in defense, then aerospace.

Today, in terms of numbers, the Indian automotive industry is number one for two-wheelers, three-wheelers and tractors and number four for the passenger car segment and seventh for commercial vehicles in the world; however, the industry ranks 11th in terms of value, he pointed out.

The one-day convention brought together senior dignitaries from across the sector representing private and public space. Interestingly, all the dignitaries agreed that the automotive industry will become the torchbearer of India’s growth story.

Indian Auto accounts for less than 2% of world trade with exports of $12 billion compared to $272 billion for Germany, $113 billion for Japan, while smaller countries are also above India , with Hungary posting exports of $13 billion, Poland with $15 billion and Turkey and Thailand at $21 billion and $20 billion respectively.

The Secretary noted that while India’s automotive industry is moving towards net zero emissions through various types of fuels including electric vehicles, hydrogen and ethanol, it also needs to focus on advanced technologies to make India the global automotive hub.

According to the statistics he presented, advanced automotive technologies in Indian automobile is 3% in value while globally it is currently 18% and is expected to reach 30% by 2030. , it is predicted that by 2030, 45% of vehicle cost will come from advanced automotive technologies, Goel said.

Upcoming Opportunities

According to published reports, India currently has a car density of 27 per 1,000 people, while China and the United States have 273 and 837 respectively. It is estimated that by 2030, passenger transport will increase by 30% and freight transport by 50%, the secretary said.

Meanwhile, with the current share of vehicles in India, the country emits 274 million tons of carbon dioxide, which is expected to reach 1,164 million tons by 2050. This will also increase the share of global emissions from the India from 13.2% to 19%.

To prevent India from reaching this milestone and reaching the goal of net zero emissions by 2070, the government is taking several measures to help India’s automotive industry reduce emissions, as road transport emits 90% of total air pollution, Goel added.

“In automotive PLA against our investment estimate of INR 42,500 crore, we have a committed investment of around INR 67,700 crore,” he noted.

Meanwhile, in terms of PLI ACC, against the 50 gigawatt target, the government expects 98 gigawatts to be installed by 2025 and 163 gigawatts by 2030, which is expected to drive investment of INR 88,000 crore.

Apart from the supply, on the demand side, the government has come up with several programs such as FAME I and II in the electric vehicle segment. The Secretary noted that as a result of the FAME II policy, e2W sales increased by 10% compared to June ’21.

Similarly, the government has also changed the policies for electric buses, which has helped reduce the ratings of zero-emission buses by up to 27% lower than diesel buses and 23% lower than CNG.

“In the case of PLI auto, the payment can reach 18% for zero emission vehicles. For PLI ACC, we meet around 20% of the sale value of the battery. And in FAME, we pay from 20% to 40 % of the original cost,” the secretary noted. The combination of everything will be a complete package for the automotive industry.

In setting the target of making India the global hub of the automotive sector, he addressed the convention that with these investments, which are channeled into particular sectors, the industry will be able to realize cost savings. scale through manufacturing quality products.

With the government working on its side to act as a catalyst, Goel hopes that from the current size of India’s auto industry of $123 billion, it will grow to $2 trillion by 2047, with the global share growing from 2 % currently at 7% during the said period.

Speaking at the event, Sumita Dawra, Additional Secretary, Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, said, “Our country is making great strides in all segments, including the automotive sector. As manufacturing is the backbone of the economy, we are constantly working to improve our ease of doing business by removing or integrating approval and compliance requirements. The government’s PLI program provides the necessary support for automotive sectors to grow rapidly.

Kenichi Ayukawa, SIAM Chairman and Executive Vice President, Maruti Suzuki India, made closing remarks.

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Letenda announces its first order for electric buses in the United States https://sbs-depot.com/letenda-announces-its-first-order-for-electric-buses-in-the-united-states/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 15:43:42 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/letenda-announces-its-first-order-for-electric-buses-in-the-united-states/ Letenda has announced its first electric bus order to date in the United States. The Vermont Agency of Transportation will award a contract for four 30-foot Electrip electric buses. “We believe in the importance of supporting transport companies in their transition to the electrification of public transport in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We […]]]>

Letenda has announced its first electric bus order to date in the United States. The Vermont Agency of Transportation will award a contract for four 30-foot Electrip electric buses.

“We believe in the importance of supporting transport companies in their transition to the electrification of public transport in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We are proud to be part of the solution by supporting our customers: Green Mountain Transit (GMT) and Marble Valley Regional Transit (MVRTD) as well as the State of Vermont in its efforts towards a zero emissions economy. Quebec and the state of Vermont have a similar climate and proximity that invites an exceptional opportunity for collaboration,” said Nicolas Letendre, President and CEO of Letenda.

These vehicles will be delivered to Green Mountain Transit (GMT) and Marble Valley Regional Transit District (MVRTD) and will be in service in the cities of Burlington and Rutland. These four vehicles are in addition to the 22 electric buses already in circulation or in the process of being supplied by pursuing the objective of reducing pollution.

“Vermont is committed to addressing climate change, and electrifying the transportation sector is an important piece of the puzzle. Vermont is proud to become the first recipient in the United States of Letenda electric buses, which shows our dedication to these efforts. It is essential that we show our commitment with the investments we choose to make. I would like to thank our partners, including Letenda, for their work to build a greener future,” said the Governor of the Vermont, Phil Scott.

The energy efficiency of the Electrip allows it to offer performance in winter conditions, which was a major criterion in the choice of Letenda. The move also reflects the state of Vermont’s goal to help companies trying to introduce more electric vehicle options to the U.S. market.

Joe Flynn, Secretary of the Vermont State Transportation Agency, added, “VTrans is excited to add four Letenda electric buses to our fleet, which already has four electric buses in use statewide and 14 more which will be delivered soon. Green Mountain Transit and Marble Valley Regional Transit District will work together to source these vehicles from Letenda, with delivery likely in 2023. We thank the Federal Transit Administration, our transit providers, regional utility companies, and Letenda for having worked towards our common goals of reducing pollution, improving user experience and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. »

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The REV Group has a deep gap in the world of electric vehicles https://sbs-depot.com/the-rev-group-has-a-deep-gap-in-the-world-of-electric-vehicles/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 05:30:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/the-rev-group-has-a-deep-gap-in-the-world-of-electric-vehicles/ REV Group (NYSE:) is a niche EV game without the flash of Lucid (NASDAQ:), Workhorse Group Inc (NASDAQ:) or Nikola Corp (NASDAQ:) but it has something they don’t. Most other manufacturers make electric ambulances, fire trucks, buses, and campers are rare, and best of all, they’re not in production yet, ever, ever. When it comes […]]]>

REV Group (NYSE:) is a niche EV game without the flash of Lucid (NASDAQ:), Workhorse Group Inc (NASDAQ:) or Nikola Corp (NASDAQ:) but it has something they don’t.

Most other manufacturers make electric ambulances, fire trucks, buses, and campers are rare, and best of all, they’re not in production yet, ever, ever. When it comes to luxury, last mile and long distance delivery, all you have to do is look at top names like Tesla (NASDAQ:), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:) and General Motors Company ( NYSE 🙂 to find the toughest competition on the planet.

The takeaway is that the REV group has a deep moat and more. The company isn’t a pure play on electric vehicles, but a maker of ICE (NYSE:), BEV, hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. This gives it a deep ditch as well as deep diversification.

REV Group constrained by the supply chain

had a good quarter, which could have been better if not for supply chain constraints limiting production and deliveries. The company reported $594.8 million for a 0.3% gain over last year and also beat consensus by a slim margin. Gains were driven primarily by strength in the RV segment, aided by pricing actions across the portfolio.

The Fire & Emergency segment saw a year-over-year decline, but this was due to parts supply and labor availability and not the underlying business. The commercial segment also showed a slight decrease of 0.3%, offset by a 19.6% increase in the RV segment.

Moving down to margin, the company posted a decline in margin from a year ago, but in line with the Marketbeat.com consensus figure, and there was also a sequential improvement. This left Adjusted EPS at $0.24 and $0.02 better than expected, and the recovery in margins is expected to continue through the end of the year.

The only bad news is the tips. The company lowered its revenue outlook for the year, but only to the top, and the new lineup still falls within the consensus. Guidance has been kept at the bottom of the scale due to record backlogs and supply visibility, so there is a chance of outperformance should supply chain issues ease over the next two months. . REV Group President and CEO Rod Rushing is sad,

“We achieved sequential margin improvement in the third quarter with strong demand for our vehicles. We continue to take action to offset inflationary pressures and remain focused on operational disciplines to drive margin expansion across all of our businesses. The midpoint of the updated guidance calls for continued momentum in revenue margins that remain constrained by the supply chain.

REV Group returns capital to shareholders

Another of the many attractive qualities of the REV Group is its established nature and, more specifically, its profitability. The company is making profits and has a healthy balance sheet that dividends have added but share buybacks.

The stock is yielding around 1.80%, with the shares trading near $11.30, which is a safe payout. Like so many others, the company suspended payment during the pandemic but brought it back quickly and to pre-pandemic levels, around 21% of profits. The company has no history of increasing dividends, but it would be possible, given the parameters.

The technical outlook: REV Group bounces back on institutional support

REV Group hit bottom with first quarter results, and second quarter results caused a reversal. The price action has jumped over 5% and is showing signs of near-term resistance, but the weekly charts are very bullish. The stock is not only showing a new level of support higher than where it first bounced, but the rebound is also supported by indicators and earnings.

Assuming the market follows through, 98% institutional ownership and 6% short interest should help push the price up to the $14 level before the end of the year.

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Capping £2 bus fares across England to save passengers money https://sbs-depot.com/capping-2-bus-fares-across-england-to-save-passengers-money/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/capping-2-bus-fares-across-england-to-save-passengers-money/ people could save more than £3 per single bus ticket to cope with cost of living pressures Capping bus fares at £2 on almost all journeys across England, saving users 30% off the average fare, helping millions pay for travel costs for work and essential journeys the government is providing up to £60m over 3 […]]]>
  • people could save more than £3 per single bus ticket to cope with cost of living pressures
  • Capping bus fares at £2 on almost all journeys across England, saving users 30% off the average fare, helping millions pay for travel costs for work and essential journeys
  • the government is providing up to £60m over 3 months to subsidize operator costs and encourage greener travel for commuters

Millions of people across England will save money thanks to a new £2 cap on single bus journeys from January to March 2023, backed by up to £60million to ensure affordable transport across the country.

The Transport Secretary announced today (3rd September 2022) that the Government will provide up to £60million from January to March next year, to help bus operators cap single adult fares at £2 each way.

The move will help passengers pay for travel costs for work, education, shopping and medical treatment during the winter months as they face the pressures of rising living costs.

Bus fares vary between parts of the country and between bus operators, and can even reach almost £6 for a single journey in rural areas. The new cap means passengers in these areas could save over £60 a month if they made 4 single journeys a week.

The average one-way fare for a 3-mile journey is estimated to be over £2.80, meaning the new fare will save passengers nearly 30% off the fare each time they travel.

The funding to keep fares low follows the Government’s announcement of £130million last month to protect vital bus routes and services across the country, which low-income people in particular rely on .

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:

Buses are by far the most widely used form of public transport, so ensuring almost all bus journeys are under £2 will help passengers through the winter months and provide direct support to thousands of households in across the country.

This £60million increase will allow everyone to travel to work, education, shopping and doctor’s appointments affordably.

We know people will feel the pressure of rising costs this winter, so we’ve been working hard this summer to provide concrete, practical help that will reduce day-to-day expenses.

The new initiative follows the allocation of more than £2billion to support bus services in England during the pandemic and a commitment to fund improved services, new bus priority measures and new electric buses or hydrogen as part of Bus Back Better, the ambitious national bus strategy, released last year.

During the pandemic, bus passenger numbers have dropped significantly, along with other public transport users, and figures show usage has not returned to pre-pandemic levels.

However, ensuring that the public can access affordable bus fares will encourage more people to choose buses for local journeys, which will help reduce carbon emissions as the country moves closer to Net Zero goals. It is estimated that the program will remove at least 2 million car journeys from the roads, reducing traffic congestion and pollution for everyone.

Introducing the fare cap by January allows the government to work with operators and local authorities to implement a program that most effectively delivers real savings to passengers. Operators representing approximately 90% of the bus market have expressed their support for the program and we hope that all bus operators will participate.

The fare cap is based on numerous offers across the country in areas with high bus demand, which include daily, weekly and monthly ticket options and promotional offers. One-way fares already below £2 will not be affected by the cap.

The government will continue to work closely with bus operators and local authorities and will consider future support to help passengers continue to access reliable and affordable bus services after March.

A flat fare bus pilot scheme, backed by £23.5m government funding, was launched in Cornwall in January and has already seen an indicative 10% increase in passenger numbers. The 4-year ‘Any Ticket Any Bus’ scheme includes a £3 day ticket in towns or a £9 day ticket across Cornwall, valid for different bus operators.

Dawn Badminton-Capps, England Director for Charity Bus Users, said:

The fare cap announced today will bring welcome short-term relief to the millions of people who depend on buses to access education, jobs and health services. Buses make a vital contribution to society and government support is essential to protect services for the future.

Paul Tuohy, Executive Director of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

This will be great news for the millions of people who rely on the bus to get to work, shop, get to medical appointments and communicate with friends and family. It will also encourage more people to find the nearest bus stop and try the bus… where could you go for just £2?

Buses have great potential to reduce traffic and carbon emissions, to connect communities and alleviate loneliness. This £2 fare cap – which we have been pushing for – will help put buses on the path to a bright future.

Alison Edwards, Policy Director at the Confederation of Passenger Transport:

The £2 fare caps are an eye-catching move that could help attract new passengers to the bus, particularly at a time when networks are adapting to new modes of travel, and customers and operators are facing cost of living and business cost challenges.

We look forward to understanding in detail how the proposed fare cap will work in practice to ensure it supports the long-term sustainability of bus networks, which are essential for connecting communities to jobs, education and skills, as well as friends, family and essential people. public services.

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Topsoe Confirms FID Will Build World’s Largest SOEC Electrolyser Plant; the company’s largest single investment https://sbs-depot.com/topsoe-confirms-fid-will-build-worlds-largest-soec-electrolyser-plant-the-companys-largest-single-investment/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 21:32:56 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/topsoe-confirms-fid-will-build-worlds-largest-soec-electrolyser-plant-the-companys-largest-single-investment/ Topsoe’s board of directors made the final investment decision (FID) to begin construction of the world’s largest SOEC electrolyser manufacturing facility in Herning, Denmark. The plant’s manufacturing capacity is 500 MW per year with an option to expand to 5 GW. Rendering of the SOEC electrolyser plant. SOEC technology consumes less electricity than alkaline and […]]]>

Topsoe’s board of directors made the final investment decision (FID) to begin construction of the world’s largest SOEC electrolyser manufacturing facility in Herning, Denmark. The plant’s manufacturing capacity is 500 MW per year with an option to expand to 5 GW.

Rendering of the SOEC electrolyser plant.


SOEC technology consumes less electricity than alkaline and PEM technologies because the process requires less energy overall; with the integration of a steam supply, the SOEC process becomes even more efficient.

The case for using electrolysis to produce green fuels is now well established, but manufacturing capacity has always been the challenge. We are meeting this challenge head-on. We are committed to taking the lead in scaling power-to-x technology to contribute to the energy transition, and we are investing over DKK 2 billion [US$267 million] to meet this demand and address this fundamental weakness in supply. This is the largest investment in the company’s history, clearly underlining our commitment to driving the energy transition, and we hope this huge facility will serve as a catalyst for new investments in the future.

—Roeland Baan, CEO of Topsoe

Sundus Cordelia Ramli, CCO of Topsoe’s Power-to-X division, said Topsoe already has 500MW of pre-sold capacity and is also in talks with other potential offtake partners.

With a capacity of 500 MW per year, the new facility will be the largest SOEC manufacturing plant in the world. This is a rapid acceleration not only for Topsoe, but also for Denmark.

Topsoe is also delivering on its REPowerEU ambitions when, in May 2022, a joint statement was signed with other industry leaders and the European Commission to commit to increasing European electrolyser manufacturing capacity tenfold by 2025.

This is a major statement of intent from Topsoe, but it is also a reality that industry cannot drive this energy transition alone. We expect long-term incentives and favorable framework conditions from the EU and the Danish government to continue accelerating the market for green hydrogen and anchoring large-scale electrolyser production right here in the EU.

—Roeland Baan

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Perth-based Stagecoach is spending £24m on electric buses https://sbs-depot.com/perth-based-stagecoach-is-spending-24m-on-electric-buses/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/perth-based-stagecoach-is-spending-24m-on-electric-buses/ Perth-based Stagecoach is spending £24m on electric buses Calendar An icon of a desktop calendar. to cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across it. Caret A right-pointing solid arrow icon. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of Facebook’s “f” mark. Google An icon of Google’s “G” mark. […]]]>




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The world’s first hydrogen passenger trains have arrived https://sbs-depot.com/the-worlds-first-hydrogen-passenger-trains-have-arrived/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 22:02:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/the-worlds-first-hydrogen-passenger-trains-have-arrived/ An anonymous reader quotes a CNN Travel report: The future of eco-friendly travel may be here – and Germany is leading the charge, with the first railway line entirely operated by hydrogen trains, from Wednesday. Fourteen fuel cell-powered hydrogen trains will run exclusively on the Bremervorde route in Lower Saxony. The 93 million euro ($92.3 […]]]>

An anonymous reader quotes a CNN Travel report: The future of eco-friendly travel may be here – and Germany is leading the charge, with the first railway line entirely operated by hydrogen trains, from Wednesday. Fourteen fuel cell-powered hydrogen trains will run exclusively on the Bremervorde route in Lower Saxony. The 93 million euro ($92.3 million) deal was struck by state subsidiary Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LVNG), the owners of the railway, and Alstom, builders of the Coradia iLint trains. The Elbe-Weser Railways and Transport Company (EVB), which will operate the trains, and the gas and engineering company Linde, are also part of the project.

The trains, including five which make their debut on Wednesday, will gradually replace the 15 diesel trains currently running on the route, with all 14 operating exclusively by the end of the year. Just 1 kilo of hydrogen can do the same as about 4.5 kilos of diesel. The trains are emission-free and quiet, with only steam and condensed water coming out of the exhaust. They have a range of 1,000 kilometers (621 miles), meaning they can run all day on the grid on a single tank of hydrogen. A hydrogen refueling station has already been set up on the route. Trains can go at a maximum of 140 km/h, or 87 mph, although regular speeds on the line are much lower, between 80 and 120 km/h.

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R&D 100 awards recognize seven Berkeley lab innovations https://sbs-depot.com/rd-100-awards-recognize-seven-berkeley-lab-innovations/ Tue, 23 Aug 2022 16:32:38 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/rd-100-awards-recognize-seven-berkeley-lab-innovations/ Seven innovative technologies from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) were awarded with an R&D 100 Award 2022. The prize, awarded by R&D review and selected by an independent jury, recognizes the 100 most innovative and disruptive technology products of the year from industry, academia and […]]]>

Seven innovative technologies from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) were awarded with an R&D 100 Award 2022. The prize, awarded by R&D review and selected by an independent jury, recognizes the 100 most innovative and disruptive technology products of the year from industry, academia and government-sponsored research.

Berkeley Lab’s winning technologies diagnose disease, generate green hydrogen, improve battery performance and recyclability, and increase energy efficiency. The winning teams will be celebrated at the R&D 100 Gala Banquet in San Diego on November 17.

Here are the descriptions of the technologies:

Spectral phenotyping with MirroRx

(Credit: Jenny Nuss)

Diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease are difficult to diagnose before symptoms appear, while others, such as aggressive cancers, need to be detected early to improve survival rates. Berkeley Lab scientists have developed MirroRx, a biomarker technology that accurately predicts disease state. The disease phenotype is analyzed by measuring how the patient’s endogenous molecules vibrate upon exposure to infrared light. The difference in the vibrational profile of diseased and control samples is so visible that the spectral process resembles a “cellular fingerprint”. Early tests with presymptomatic Alzheimer’s disease patients accurately predicted those who will eventually develop the disease.

The development team led by Cynthia McMurray includes Edward Barnard, Ben Brown, Dhruba Ghosh, Lila Lovergne and Aris Polyzos.

Hydra I/O: a system for highly resilient inter-chip communications

Close-up of microchips.

Failed ASICs in this tile can be routed automatically with the Hydra I/O system. (Credit: Brooke Russel)

In traditional networked application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) systems, chip-to-chip data paths are typically hardwired or use shared data buses. This approach jeopardizes the reliability of the entire system when individual ASICs fail, especially in situations where repairing or replacing individual ASICs is inconvenient or impossible. Hydra I/O is a system for creating ad hoc networks of software-defined ASICs that can be automatically reconfigured to bypass individual failed ASICs without compromising the entire network. Hydra I/O helps improve system reliability in extreme environments for space, submarine, defense, communications and scientific applications. For example, a 1600 ASIC Hydra I/O system was recently used successfully in a hard-to-reach -200 degree Celsius particle physics detector.

Investigators: Daniel Dwyer (IP), Carl Grace (IP), Dario Gnani, Armin Karcher, Peter Madigan and Brooke Russell.

Solar fuel generator including catalytic mesh

Close up of a solar fuel generator.

Solar fuel generator device. (Credit: Karl Walczak)

Green hydrogen is a clean, renewable alternative to the hydrogen that is today produced from fossil fuel sources. This invention generates unlimited amounts of green hydrogen, using only sunlight and water and producing only oxygen as a byproduct. Its self-contained and modular nature promises to bring the benefits of clean hydrogen everywhere, even where there is no power grid or large-scale manufacturing infrastructure as required by current electrolyzer technology.

Investigators: Jeff Beeman (Berkeley Lab, retired), Frances Houle (Berkeley Lab), David Larson (Twelve), Gideon Segev (Tel Aviv University) and Ian Sharp (Technical University of Munich) and Karl Walczak (Sandia National Laboratories).

Quick-Release™ binder for recyclable batteries

Green energy, batteries background and one with green recycle sign.

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The quick releaseMT Binder solves a major material recovery challenge for the direct recycling of Li-ion batteries. The current recycling process, which includes shredding, grinding and pyrolysis of materials, is very energy intensive and has a large environmental footprint. The Quick-Release Binder eliminates these processes, as well as the production of toxic gases, by using process water for manufacturing and recycling. All battery components simply dissociate in pH-adjusted water and are easily recovered and reprocessed. As an inexpensive, non-toxic and efficient product, the Quick-Release binder represents a major technological advancement, and it facilitates the use and expansion of green energy storage, supporting international efforts to create a circular economy.

Investigators: Gao Liu (PI), Robert Kostecki (PI) and Steve Sloop (PI, OnTo Technology), Chen Fang, Xin He, Zhimeng Liu and Yangzhi Zhao.

Stable and high performance single crystal LiNixMnyCo1-x-yO2 cathode materials (SC-NMC)

Scientific figures of SC-NMC (bottom right) versus commercial polycrystalline particles (top right).

SC-NMC (bottom right) compared to commercial polycrystalline particles (top right). (Credit: Guoying Chen and Yanying Lu)

Next-generation lithium-ion batteries must have higher energy density and power density at lower cost, with better safety and longer life. Berkeley Lab scientists have developed a method for producing single-crystal NMC cathode materials (SC-NMC) that eliminates fracturing and reduces side reactions at particle surfaces. The cathodes using the resulting product remain mechanically intact. The method’s processes can be adopted into existing production lines, and SC-NMCs made with this method offer significantly improved performance and stability over commercial polycrystalline materials.

Investigators: Guoying Chen (PI) and Yanying Lu.

City Buildings, Energy, and Sustainability (CityBES) Web Tool for Climate Change Strategies

Commercial buildings in San Francisco with the results of the energy retrofit modeling.

CityBES showing a cluster of commercial buildings in San Francisco with the results of the energy retrofit modeling.

Buildings generate 39% of global CO2 emissions, but evaluating and prioritizing cost-effective technical solutions for individual buildings at the city scale poses a significant challenge for city stakeholders. CityBES is a free and powerful modeling and analysis tool that enables rapid and quantitative assessments of actionable recommendations to decarbonize buildings and improve their thermal resilience against extreme weather conditions at the urban scale. CityBES leverages open city datasets, international data standards, the powerful EnergyPlus simulation engine, a library of mitigation and adaptation measures, and 3D GIS visualization to inform building decision-making urban, energy and sustainability.

Researchers: Tianzhen Hong (PI), Mary Ann Piette (PI), Max Wei (PI), Wanni Zhang, Yujie Xu, Han Li, Kaiyu Sun, and former Berkeley Lab researchers Yixing Chen and Xuan Luo.

The SEED Platform: Decarbonizing Cities Through Robust Data Management

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Maintaining building performance data (as required by a benchmarking ordinance) can be costly and time-consuming for states, local governments, and other organizations. A team from Berkeley Lab, in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has developed building energy efficiency data management software called the Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform (PLANT). It is an open source software application designed to manage building performance data; it helps users combine data from multiple sources, clean and validate it, and generate queries and reports.

Researchers: Paul Mathew, Robin Mitchell and Nicholas Long (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

For more information on licensing the above technologies, contact [email protected]

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Founded in 1931 on the belief that the greatest scientific challenges are best met by teams, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and its scientists have been awarded 14 Nobel Prizes. Today, Berkeley Lab researchers are developing sustainable energy and environmental solutions, creating useful new materials, pushing the boundaries of computing, and probing the mysteries of life, matter, and the universe. Scientists around the world rely on the facilities of the laboratory for their own scientific discovery. Berkeley Lab is a multi-program national laboratory, operated by the University of California for the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

The DOE’s Office of Science is the largest supporter of basic physical science research in the United States and works to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit energy.gov/science.

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Sundyne makes it faster, easier and more cost effective to purchase, deploy and maintain PPI diaphragm compressors for hydrogen applications https://sbs-depot.com/sundyne-makes-it-faster-easier-and-more-cost-effective-to-purchase-deploy-and-maintain-ppi-diaphragm-compressors-for-hydrogen-applications/ Mon, 22 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/sundyne-makes-it-faster-easier-and-more-cost-effective-to-purchase-deploy-and-maintain-ppi-diaphragm-compressors-for-hydrogen-applications/ This week at ACHEMA, Sundyne will showcase how its compressors and pumps are used for hydrogen applications in Hall 8, Booth D7 FRANKFURT, Germany, August 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Sundynea leader in the design and manufacture of critical pumps and compressors, today announced a series of packaging enhancements that make it easier, faster and more […]]]>

This week at ACHEMA, Sundyne will showcase how its compressors and pumps are used for hydrogen applications in Hall 8, Booth D7

FRANKFURT, Germany, August 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Sundynea leader in the design and manufacture of critical pumps and compressors, today announced a series of packaging enhancements that make it easier, faster and more cost-effective to purchase, deploy and maintain diaphragm compressors. PPI series 9. This week at ACHEMA in Frankfurt (Hall 8 Stand D7), Sundyne demonstrates how its compressors and pumps are used for Hydrogen applications, as well as other applications required by process industries.

New packaging options provided with the PPI 9 series include instrumentation optimized for reliable compressor operation. The arrangement of the engine and the compressor on the same skid has been simplified to reduce the overall dimensions. Recognizing the cost of downtime to operators, a series of lifting rails have been added to the skid, which facilitate faster compressor maintenance. A new curtain enclosure is now available when weather protection is required. Additionally, secondary skid options are now available for a closed loop cooling system.

“We received a lot of feedback from our customers, which the team used in designing our packaging. The features we added to our 9-Series PPI are designed to facilitate a drop-in capability that makes it easier for customers to deploy, and more cost effective to service our compressors once they are running,” said Sundyne’s Vice President of Hydrogen Compressors and PPI, Michael O’Neil. “This week, we look forward to seeing our customers and prospects at ACHEMA and discussing how our PPI compressors add value to their hydrogen processing applications.”

The chemical and pharmaceutical industries have a long history of processing hydrogen to manufacture products and they also produce hydrogen as a by-product of their operations. For transportation applications, fuel cell technology makes industrial vehicles and long-haul buses emission-free. Industrial markets see hydrogen as a potential alternative for heating commercial buildings. Sundyne’s PPI diaphragm compressors are preferred for hydrogen applications, due to the following features:

  • High compression ratio: PPI diaphragm compressors are designed to meet the pressures required by mobility applications and industrial decarbonization projects. Multiple compressors in the product family ensure a custom fit for a wide range of hydrogen applications.

  • Product Purity: PPI compressors feature triple diaphragm assemblies that ensure the process gas is isolated from the hydraulic oil. This ensures absolute process purity, which is essential for fuel cell applications, as the slightest contamination can damage the fuel cell.

  • Reliability: All process gas wetted parts in a PPI compressor are made from corrosion-resistant alloys, making them ideal for hydrogen processing, as well as other applications involving dangerous and toxic gases.

  • Environmental Safety: Gaskets on PPI compressors ensure no process gas leaks into the atmosphere, and PPI’s leak detection system immediately detects diaphragm or seal failure.

  • Reduced Energy Costs: PPI’s heavy-duty crankcases and transmissions are specifically designed to deliver maximum compression at the lowest energy cost.

  • Compliance with industry standards: All PPI compressors are API 618 compliant.

  • Explosion-Proof Certification: The packaging meets various standards that meet the requirements of explosion-proof environments, worldwide.

  • Custom Engineering: Sundyne works with customers to manufacture custom PPI systems that are optimized for the gas pressure, molecular weight, heat, corrosion and speed of each customer’s application. Sundyne uses the latest technology in solids modeling and FEA analysis to ensure that all functional components are engineered and tested to minimize wear, improve sealing, and reduce corrosive and erosive effects.

  • Global Support: Sundyne’s global channel partner network provides fast, comprehensive support (and spare parts) anywhere in the world.

Find Sundyne this week at ACHEMA, in Hall 8, Stand D7. To learn more about how Sundyne is helping fuel the hydrogen economy, please visit:
https://www.sundyne.com/industries/hydrogen/.

About Sundyne:
Based at Arvada, Colorado with operations and a presence in Europethe Middle East, India, Asia, Japan and China, Sundyne is a global manufacturer of highly reliable, safe and efficient precision centrifugal pumps and compressors for use in chemical, petrochemical, hydrocarbon, hydrogen, pharmaceutical, power generation and industrial applications. Sundyne is the world’s leading supplier of low flow, high pressure centrifugal pumps and compressors, sealless magnetic drive centrifugal pumps and safe, leak-free diaphragm compressors. Sundyne pumps and compressors are also available in API, ANSI/ASME, ISO, and other industry-compliant designs. To learn more about Sundyne’s range of precision pumps and compressors, visit http://www.sundyne.com.

Media Contact

Todd J Keefe, For Immediate Release Public Relations, 8572340467, todd@firpr.com

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Containers Used in Rainsville Chemical Spill Cleanup Now Impacting Fort Payne Operations, All Roads Open https://sbs-depot.com/containers-used-in-rainsville-chemical-spill-cleanup-now-impacting-fort-payne-operations-all-roads-open/ Thu, 18 Aug 2022 15:52:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/containers-used-in-rainsville-chemical-spill-cleanup-now-impacting-fort-payne-operations-all-roads-open/ RAINSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – A wreck involving an 18-wheeler caused a hazardous material spill on Highway 75 in Rainsville on Thursday. Now Fort Payne officials have blocked access to a local business after a potential threat was discovered with materials removed from the crash site. According to Fort Payne Mayor Brian Baine, storage containers with […]]]>

RAINSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – A wreck involving an 18-wheeler caused a hazardous material spill on Highway 75 in Rainsville on Thursday. Now Fort Payne officials have blocked access to a local business after a potential threat was discovered with materials removed from the crash site.

According to Fort Payne Mayor Brian Baine, storage containers with runoff from the spill were transported to land on Gault Avenue. Baine said the containers were in a “very combustible” condition stored in the truck. Officials unscrewed container lids to help reduce construction pressure in the containers. It is believed that this process will help avoid a possible evacuation of the immediate area.

Baine said a plan was underway to remove the truck from the area. Teams from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management are also on the scene.

The truck crash blocked Rainsville’s main intersection for hours, as seen in security camera footage below.

The video was provided to WAFF by Rudy Garza

At the time of the accident, the DeKalb County EMA recommended that people evacuate at least 1,000 feet from the area because there was a “threat to life”. Officers at the scene said the chemical was hydrogen peroxide with a concentration level over 30%. Since the concentration rate gives it a thermodynamic property, i.e. it creates its own heat, the substance was very reactive. According to the EMA, the substance is often used in textiles for bleaching.

According to Fort Payne Police Chief David Davis, all roads that have been affected by the movement of the hazardous substance in Fort Payne have been open since Friday evening.

Reporting by WAFF’s Megan Plotka

On Thursday, the DeKalb County EMA posted on Twitter that the school board is rerouting buses because the intersection of Highway 75 and Main Street will remain closed for more than three hours.

Officials at the scene used fire suppression tactics and are blocking sewers.

A Rainsville police dispatcher said the truck was the only vehicle involved in the crash. The truck was wrecked trying to maneuver around the construction. The driver suffered no injuries.

Plainview School has created a boundary map telling parents that if they live within the boundaries and their child is taking the bus, they must pick up their child from school.

The Rainsville Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page tracked businesses closed due to the spill. DeKalb County HSEMA cleared residents to return home Thursday evening.

18-wheeler wreckage causes ‘life-threatening’ hazmat spill in Rainsville, residents can go home(DCALHSEMA)

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