The one-cylinder test engine in the basement of a University of Wisconsin-Madison lab is connected to a life-support system of pipes, tubes, ducts and cables. You might think that the engine resembles a patient in intensive care, but in this case, the patient is not sick. Instead, the elaborate monitoring system shows that the engine can convert 59.5 percent of the chemical energy in its fuel into motion — significantly better than the 52 percent maximum in modern diesel truck engines.
–University of Wisconsin-Madison |2014-07-15
Nearly 1,500 of the world’s foremost fuels and combustion scientists and engineers will gather in San Francisco on Aug. 3-8 for the 35th International Symposium on Combustion, a biennial event sponsored by the Combustion Institute and locally organized this year by Sandia National Laboratories that will examine issues related to climate change, fuel efficiency, biofuels integration with combustion engines and other topics.
–Sandia National Laboratories|2014-07-14
At Caden’s Car Show, more than 50 classic, fun and state-of-the-art cars gathered on a hospital parking deck and valet entrance area for an exclusive show for the patients at the hospital.
–University of Michigan Health System|2014-07-12
A study by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories concludes that a number of existing gas stations in California can safely store and dispense hydrogen, suggesting a broader network of hydrogen fueling stations may be within reach.
–Sandia National Laboratories|2014-07-08
The Office of the Vice President for Research at Wayne State University announced today the finalization of a license agreement with a new start-up company, Detroit Materials, Inc., for a Wayne State University patented portfolio of high-strength low-alloy steels and cast irons for demanding applications in the defense, off-highway, tooling and automotive industries.
–Wayne State University Division of Research|2014-06-02
Electric school buses that feed the power grid could save school districts millions of dollars — and reduce children’s exposure to diesel fumes — based on recent research by the University of Delaware.
–University of Delaware|2014-05-28
1) Reducing soot. 2) Hydropower. 3) Understanding driver behavior. 4) A performance record in high-temperature superconducting wires.
–Oak Ridge National Laboratory|2014-05-02
A new nanomaterial called a metal organic framework could extend the lifespan of lithium-sulfur batteries, which could be used to increase the driving range of electric vehicles.
–Pacific Northwest National Laboratory|2014-04-15
People who pack their cars and drive like Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s “Vacation” pay a steep penalty when it comes to fuel economy.
–Oak Ridge National Laboratory|2014-04-09
This index provides the public with a more accurate reflection of the true country of origin of a car and the impact of its purchase on the U.S. economy. Ideally it will hold manufacturers accountable for the claims they make in marketing to U.S. consumers.
Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) nearly doubled in 2013, but most won’t take you farther than 100 miles on one charge. To boost their range toward a tantalizing 300 miles or more, researchers are reporting progress on a “breathing” battery that has the potential to one day replace the lithium-ion technology of today’s EVs. They presented their work at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.
–American Chemical Society (ACS)|2014-03-15
The world’s growing fleet of plug-in cars will put strain on aging electrical distribution systems. Now research presents a solution: to prevent the electric grid from crashing, break-up requests for power from each car into packets. The new tool is efficient, fair, and protects drivers’ privacy and freedom.
–University of Vermont|2014-02-21