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DUH charges that Renault Espace diesel emits 13-25 times Euro 6 NOx limit; Renault disputes

The 1.6-liter Renault Espace diesel is the latest vehicle to come in the emissions crosshairs of German environmental NGO Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH). Renault immediately issued a statement disputing the Umwelthilfe findings, and asserted that Espace complies with applicable regulations, just as do all Renault vehicles. 16 more words


U of Maryland inventors receive patent for cellulose-digesting bacteria that make ethanol; looking for licensees

The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent Nº 9,193,979 for ethanol-tolerant microorganisms that convert cellulosic biomass to ethanol. Inventors Richard A. Kohn and Seon-Woo Kim are faculty members at the University of Maryland where the organisms were first discovered. 19 more words


19 awesome electric kettles that you'll never want to put away

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BASF announces winners of the open innovation contest on energy storage

BASF announced the winners of the BASF Energy Contest at the “Creator Space Summit” in Ludwigshafen. From 122 applications submitted on the online platform NineSights, a jury of BASF experts and external specialists chose the four best proposals which will be funded with €100,000 (US$106,000) each. 12 more words


VW Cheats Euro Emissions Tests, Tesla Model X Priced, TDI V-6 Software Fix: Today's Car News

Today, a BBC test shows that Volkswagen "defeat device" software violates European emissions standards, the Tesla Model X electric crossover is priced from $81,200, and VW says it will update software in models equipped with 3.0-liter diesel V-6 powertrains. 29 more words


2016 Tesla Model X Priced From $81,200; All Versions Can Be Ordered Now

Order books are now open for all versions of the Tesla Model X electric crossover, which will start at $81,200. That includes a $1,200 destination charge, but does not include any Federal, state, or local incentives that might be applied to a purchase. 26 more words


Global Bioenergies hits two milestones in renewable isobutene project

Global Bioenergies has reached two milestones—the labscale performance and the industrial process scale-up—of its process to produce renewable isobutene, one of them more than 2 months in advance. 32 more words