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Nottingham ready to beat Theresa May’s climate targets
Nottingham ready to beat Theresa May’s climate targets As one of her final acts as Prime Minister, Theresa May , announced that she will be signing into law a pledge to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 . This would make Britain the first member of the G7 to make such a commitment official.
Electric cars: current trends make for a shocking change
Electric cars: current trends make for a shocking change Electric cars are rapidly moving from the periphery of the automotive sector in the European Union to the mainstream.
Smart city platform to monitor electric mobility
Smart city platform to monitor electric mobility Low-carbon mobility is essential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In Valladolid, Spain, hybrid buses use electricity in the city centre and are connected to a smart city platform which monitors how often they charge and how much.
Electric mobility: opportunities and challenges
Electric mobility: opportunities and challenges Greenhouse gases decreased by 23% between 1990 and 2016, said the third report on the state of the “Energy Union”, which tracks the EU's transition to a low-carbon society.
The City for Tomorrow
The City for Tomorrow A new research conducted by world leading emissions experts is painting a rather gloomy picture. Due to stronger economic growth, global greenhouse gas emissions have hit a new record high of 37 billion tonnes of dioxide in 2017.
Grass as the new biofuel
Grass as the new biofuel Grass could be used to produce biofuels. The advantage of using grass crops is that they can be grown in marginal lands that would otherwise not be used .
How soon could car seats enter the 3D comfort zone?
How soon could car seats enter the 3D comfort zone? Vehicles seats are normally made of polyurethane foam, a thick material that is expensive to recycle and ends up in dumping sites or being incinerated.
Eco-friendly trains with hybrid energy storage
Eco-friendly trains with hybrid energy storage Hydro-mechanical diesel multiple units (DMUs), multiple unit trains powered by diesel engines, are needed in regional traffic.
Nano Powered Cars
Nano Powered Cars In the last five years 25 European research institutions have joint forces to develop a rechargeable battery which uses lithium nano-particles.
Progress in the development of rechargeable batteries through nanotechnology
Progress in the development of rechargeable batteries through nanotechnology A significant challenge for researchers in the field of rechargeable batteries is to construct batteries which can be charged and discharged quickly with only minimal energy capacity loss .
Dr. Mario Conte: “Ionic liquids make new and better-performing supercapacitators greener”
Dr. Mario Conte: “Ionic liquids make new and better-performing supercapacitators greener” Dr. Mario Conte from the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, is Coordinator of the EU research project ILHYPOS.
Dr. Jörg WIND: “Performance of vehicles with fuel cells is twice as high as those with combustion engines, but safety issues cannot be neglected”
Dr. Jörg WIND: “Performance of vehicles with fuel cells is twice as high as those with combustion engines, but safety issues cannot be neglected” The European HySYS project aims to take stock of the elements needed to manufacture an electric vehicle whose electricity is generated by a fuel cell. The fuel cell on board is powered by air and hydrogen.
A new supercapacitor to improve power and efficiency and increase battery life of electric vehicles
A new supercapacitor to improve power and efficiency and increase battery life of electric vehicles The search for a new clean energy increases worldwide as the sources of natural energy diminish. The transport sector is especially vulnerable, by the decline in oil reserves, at the time when number of cars on our roads steadily increases.
Tune Up Your Electric Car!
Tune Up Your Electric Car! The research team has redesigned the batteries which are now also able to store energy during braking and releasing it quickly during acceleration.
Hydrogen: The Green Fuel Of The Future
Hydrogen: The Green Fuel Of The Future Together the engineers worked on the fuel cell propulsion system by upgrading the air supply, integrating a humidification system, redesigning the hydrogen supply line and developing a hydrogen sensor concept.
The Plastic Trailer: a green revolution in transport
The Plastic Trailer: a green revolution in transport The new composite material contains double the volume of glass fibres compared to common composites and thus is extremely stabile.
Michael Melz: “Reducing weight to achieve better fuel efficiency is the right approach. But it is one among many ways”
Michael Melz: “Reducing weight to achieve better fuel efficiency is the right approach. But it is one among many ways” By comparing the weights of latest Volkswagen Golf VI with its predecessor Golf I, built in 1978, the scale shows the difference: Golf I weighs 880 kilograms, Golf VI lets the numbers on the scale rise to 1.
Dr. Martin Goede: “Not a super light car, but a 35% lighter body than the standard used today. Still an important step to limit car emissions”
Dr. Martin Goede: “Not a super light car, but a 35% lighter body than the standard used today. Still an important step to limit car emissions” The European Union has set a standard that emissions may not exceed an average of 130 grams CO2 per kilometre. This corresponds to the consumption of approximately 4,5 litres of fuel per 100km.
Electric Parcel Service
Electric Parcel Service A delivery van double-parking and blocking the road . This could be a scene of the past according to Werner Schönewolf, who is developing new delivery methods for parcel services.
Infrastructure and renewable energy for FCV’s
Infrastructure and renewable energy for FCV’s Fuel cell vehicles (FCV’s) are already in use, but only for demonstration purposes, and a good infrastructure for hydrogen refuelling is not in place yet.
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