Category Archives: Alternative transportation

Novel microsphere photocatalysts show good performance for water splitting and water cleaning

Novel microsphere photocatalysts show good performance for water splitting and water cleaning 22 December 2014 Researchers at the National University of Singapore and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore have produced novel microsphere catalysts that can improve water quality in daylight and also generate hydrogen as a green energy source. The novel multielement Au/La-SrTiO3 microspheres were […]

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Lux Research: GaN-on-Si will dominate the GaN power electronics market for the next decade, reaching $1B by 2024

Lux Research: GaN-on-Si will dominate the GaN power electronics market for the next decade, reaching $1B by 2024 22 December 2014 Emerging materials such as gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) look to displace silicon in power electronic applications. While silicon and SiC (SiC-on-SiC) come in only one flavor, GaN comes in many different variants, including GaN-on-Si, GaN-on-SiC, and […]

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Siemens unveils first series production EV with RACE architecture and system

Siemens unveils first series production EV with RACE architecture and system 22 December 2014 Siemens has unveiled the first electric series production vehicle with the central electronics and software architecture RACE. (Earlier post.) This technology, developed in the research project of the same name, replaces the entire control system with standard hardware and a kind of “operating system for automobiles.” […]

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Caltech team proposes taxonomy for solar fuels generators; different approaches to converting sunlight to chemical fuels

Caltech team proposes taxonomy for solar fuels generators; different approaches to converting sunlight to chemical fuels 22 December 2014 Researchers at the California Institute of Technology are proposing a nomenclature and taxonomy for solar fuels generators—devices that harness energy from sunlight to drive the synthesis of chemical fuels. A number of different approaches to this technology are being pursued, many […]

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ETH team develops catalytic process to make lactic acid from glycerol biodiesel byproduct; 20% lower CO2 than fermentation pathway

ETH team develops catalytic process to make lactic acid from glycerol biodiesel byproduct; 20% lower CO2 than fermentation pathway 22 December 2014 Researchers at ETH Zürich developed an eco-friendly cascade process to make large amounts of lactic acid from glycerol, a waste by-product in the production of biodiesel. Polylactic acid (PLA) is a promising alternative for making plastics, as it […]

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Schaeffler to show 48V mild-hybrid SUV concept at NAIAS; phase 2 of development meets 2025 CAFE

Schaeffler to show 48V mild-hybrid SUV concept at NAIAS; phase 2 of development meets 2025 CAFE 22 December 2014 At the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January, Schaeffler will show the second phase of its concept car that meets 2025 CAFE requirements, including its mild hybridization with a 48-volt system. (Earlier post.)

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