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The porous structure of a new electrode material.
A startup called Nanotune has developed a way to make electrodes that result in ultracapacitors with five to seven times as much energy storage capacity as conventional ones. This development could make electric cars cheaper and extend their range.
Date: 05/04/2011
Type: Article
By using ultracapasitors in hybrids to store energy and release it quickly, automakers could get double the amount of energy from the same engine space than with a conventional electric vehicle.
Date: 08/20/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Lawrence Livermore National Lab releases its 2012 United States' energy use graph.
Date: 09/03/2013
Type: Article
A faster sugar-producing process using hot, pressurized water to break down wood chips could be the missing link in the evolution of cellulosic fuels.
Date: 11/04/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Two of the nation's largest electric utilities announced plans to transition their entire automobile fleet to plug-in hybrid and full electric vehicles to support the adoption of the technology.
Date: 09/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation, Utilities
Charge Car
Illah Nourbakhsh presents ChargeCar, a new CREATE Lab project to increase electric vehicle efficiency.
Date: 03/11/2011
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Transportation
Bilal Bomani, lead scientist at NASA's GreenLab Research Facility, discusses his work to find a plant that will grow in salt water while providing a food source and a bio-fuel.
Date: 01/25/2012
Type: Video
Technologies: Transportation
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara look into fueling America's cars on hydrogen, an energy source that's carbon-free, produced entirely in the U.S. and as abundant as water.
Date: 12/01/2007
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
The Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change discusses progress made in the past year including ARRA, fuel economy standards for automobiles, appliance efficiency standards, and the greenhouse gas emissions inventory rule.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News
In a push for jobs, Obama touts the benefits of developing US manufacturing prowess in new batteries for next-generation electric plug-in vehicles.
Date: 07/17/2010
Type: News

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