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    Report: Obama calls for spending $2 billion in oil lease revenues on clean vehicles
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    President Obama wants to know how many clean cars $2 billion can buy. In an announcement expected later today, the President is expected to ask Congress to use $2 billion that the government has raised from allowing oil and gas exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf to fund clean energy ...

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    Official: DOE's new Energy Storage Hub a "Manhattan Project" for better batteries
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    This could be big. The US Department of Energy has announced a five-year, $120-million award for a team of 14 companies, universities and national laboratories led by Argonne National Laboratory that will be charged with creating next-generation batteries for use in vehicles and the grid. In ...

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    GM, Argonne detail new agreement for better, safer and cheaper batteries
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    General Motors, LG Chem and the Argonne National Lab have shared a bit more information about their new advanced battery technology licensing deal, including why it could make future GM electric cars better, safer and cheaper. The main potential benefit of this technology is new batteries with ...

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    GM, Argonne sign expanded licensing deal for "advanced battery chemistry"
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    Whether you want to use your Chevy Volt's batteries to drive without burning any gas or to charge your phone, a better battery is going to be a good thing. And General Motors would like to provide you with that battery, which is why it has sign a licensing deal with the DOE's Argonne National ...

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    Don't put gasoline in your diesel engine, unless you work at Argonne
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    What do you get when you cross a diesel engine with its gasoline counterpart? If Steve Ciatti (pictured), a mechanical engineer at Argonne National Laboratory has anything to say about it, it'd be an offspring that is genetically superior to its parents. Taking the best features of diesel engines ...

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    Well-to-wheel emissions of plug-in-hybrids will be all over the map
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    Ford Escape plug-in hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the major benefits of plug-in vehicles is the ability to operate without any direct emissions while also diversifying the possible energy sources used for transportation. Unfortunately, that also means that unless ...

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    SAE 2010: Argonne Lab director says battery electrics still not ready for mainstream
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    Don Hillebrand understands electric vehicles and their benefits and limitations. As the director of the Center for Transportation Research at the Argonne National Laboratory, he has done plenty of testing on all kinds of alternative drive vehicles. Speaking to the Society of Automotive Engineers ...

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    IBM gets 24M hours of supercomputing time to work on lithium air batteries
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    The United States Department of Energy has granted IBM 24 million hours of computing time on the supercomputers at the Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. The reason? Research on lithium air batteries. Lithium air batteries hold a lot of potential for dramatically increasing energy density ...

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    Argonne finds a way to recycle more of your junked car, Recupyl will recycle batteries in Michigan
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    Auto recycling in the U.S. – Click above to watch the video after the break
    When automobiles are done running, they are often sent to the junkyard. There, parts are stripped for a while and then the hunks of metal and other materials are sent through the recycling process. In the U.S., 12 ...

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    VIDEO: Argonne National Lab developing Omnivorous Engine
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    Click above to watch the video after the break
    Gasoline, ethanol, methanol, butanol, natural gas... there are a ton of choices when deciding on what fuel is best suited for automotive use, and each of them offer at least some reason to recommend them over another. Which to choose? Here's a better ...

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    Argonne project mixes lithium-ion batteries with ultracapacitors
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    A project developed at the Argonne National Laboratory for Science and Engineering Research could lead to better plug-in hybrids. The idea was to create a high power, high energy electrical storage system by mixing the best of two worlds: the high power density of ultracapacitors and the high ...

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    Universities in Kentucky partner with Argonne National Lab for battery research
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    Today, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville and Argonne National Laboratory have announced a partnership to develop advanced battery technology for automotive use. There's no doubt that most of the biggest hurdles to overcome before electric ...

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    A Voltron for lithium batteries? 14 companies, Argonne National Lab join forces
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    Perhaps a flock-like approach to building lithium batteries for vehicles is what it'll take. A new alliance has been formed between the Argonne National Laboratory and 14 US companies to try and "perfect" li-ion batteries for cars, the lab announced this week. The alliance, called The National ...

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    U.S. taxpayer-funded battery technology licensed to Japanese company for Canadian production
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    My friend Lou Ann Hammond sat down with Don Hillebrand of the Argonne National Lab following last week's unveiling of the Chevy Volt. Argonne has developed some very promising lithium ion battery chemistry. The work done at Argonne is funded in large part by the U.S. Department of Energy, which can ...

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    SAE Congress '08: the problems of fuel cell commercialization
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    There was a panel discussion at this week's SAE Congress that I couldn't pass up. Titled "Fuel Cell Vehicle Panel: Challenges Remaining for Commercialization," the session was a bit of a brainstorm on just how we might one day drive hydrogen-fueled cars with some of the people who are working quite ...

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    BMW's hydrogen V12 engine: only a fraction of SULEV emissions levels
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    There are many hurdles standing in the way of hydrogen becoming widespread as an energy carrier for our vehicles, either by the direct burning of it in internal combustion engines or in fuel cells. Very few hydrogen refueling centers exist today, and the gas is difficult to capture, transport and ...

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    Removing nitrogen-oxide emissions from diesel exhausts without urea
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    Whether or not you believe in global warming, nitrogen-oxides, or NOx, definitely does contribute to acid rain and smog, which are not debatable. Because NOx is emitted in large quantities from the exhaust of diesel engines, something needs to stop it from entering our atmosphere. One way to do ...

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    EDTA Conference: Who Killed the Plug-in Hybrid?
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    AutoblogGreen readers got a preview of Don Hillebrand's Thursday speech at the EDTA Conference on Wednesday. Hillebrand, director of the Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory, had his presentation set and ready to go when I spoke with him early in the week, but by the ...

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    EDTA Conference: Q&A with Argonne Lab's Don Hillebrand
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    On Thursday, Don Hillebrand, director of the Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory, will give a talk at the EDTA Conference about the path to commercialization for plug-in hybrids (PHEV). But why wait until then to hear what he's got to say? You can click here and hear ...

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