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In the News

APRIL 2010

Naperville’s (Ill.) “green fuels depot demonstration project,” in conjunction with Argonne and Packer Engineering, would convert yard waste into electricity, ethanol and hydrogen under a federally funded pilot program, reported the Chicago Tribune. Yard waste that Naperville picks up each spring would be placed into a reactor that would create energy sources. The reactor will be located at a Naperville city site. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/naperville/chi- napervillebrush-100412,0,4446372.story

Argonne will partner with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Nuvera Fuel Cells on the Sustained Power Intensity with Reduced Electrocatalyst (SPIRE) project, which will study and identify strategies to assure durability of fuel cells designed to meet DOE 2015 cost targets. The study is featured in the article, “Nuvera Fuel Cells Receives $8.4M in DOE Awards for Two Fuel Cell Stack Projects,” on the GreenCarCongress website. http://www.greencarcongress.com/2010/04/ nuvera-20100412.html

Argonne’s plug-in hybrid vehicle work is featured in the Medill Reports Chicago article, “Smart Grid Thwarts Energy Costs.” Les Poch and Tom Veselka (Energy Systems Division) were quoted. http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news. aspx?id=163826

MARCH 2010

On March 5, the staff of the Austrian Trade Commission visited Argonne’s Transportation Technology R&D Center. The visit and tours of various facilities were arranged and facilitated by fellow Austrian and Argonne engineer Thomas Wallner.



The purpose of the visit was to gain insight into technologies of the future. Advantage Austria summed up the visit in its article, “Peeking into the Future.” http://www.advantageaustria.org/us/news/local/Peeking- into-the-future.en.jsp

Argonne’s battery work is featured in the March-April issue of BatteryPower magazine in the article, “Funding to Push Battery Technology from Argonne Laboratory to Marketplace,” on page 30. http://www.batterypoweronline.com/images/ BatterPowerMarchApril2010.pdf

Argonne’s “smart grid” research was featured in EarthTech- ling’s article, “Scientist Think Tank Thinking About PHEVs and the Smart Grid.” http://www.earthtechling.com/2010/03/scientist-think- tank-thinking-about-phevs-and-the-smart-grid/


Argonne’s work on ethanol and butanol was featured in the January issue of AMFI Newsletter. Thomas Wallner reported on progress in this research area. The report can be found on page 5 of the issue, which can be downloaded at: http://virtual.vtt.fi/virtual/amf/news/ amfinewsletter2010_1january.pdf.

Keith Hardy and Ted Bohn were mentioned in the article, “New Tech Team to Help Pave Way for Vehicle Electrification,” on USCAR.org. Hardy and Bohn are part of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership Tech Team, formed to address the tech- nologies required to connect PHEVs to the nation’s electrical energy grid. h t t p : / / w w w . u s c a r . o r g / g u e s t / a r t i c l e _ v i e w . p h p ? a r t i c l e id=316 s _



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