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Hybrid electric vehicles

A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is a type of hybrid vehicle and electric vehicle that combines a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) propulsion system with an electric propulsion system (hybrid vehicle drivetrain). The presence of the electric powertrain is intended to achieve either better fuel economy than a conventional vehicle or better performance. There are a variety of HEV types, and the degree to which each functions as an electric vehicle (EV) varies as well. The most common form of HEV is the hybrid electric car, although hybrid electric trucks (pickups and tractors) and buses also exist.

Hybrid electric vehicles

  • Korea Institute of Materials Science

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    Organisation
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    South Korea
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    Network Member
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    As a government-funded research institute under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of the Republic of Korea, the mission of Korea Institute of Materials and Science KIMS is to comprehensively facilitate R&D, test, evaluate and provide technical support in order to promote innovative technology and industrial development. Important research achievements related to climate technology include Plasma-Treated Albaca fiber reinforced composites for industrial application.

  • Smart grid

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    Technology
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    The smart grid is the state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art technology for electrical system that can sensibly execute the operations to all interconnected elements -­‐ from generator to consumers. Smart grid simply converts the conventional power grid towards the modern grid in order to regulate sustainable, economic and reliable electricity (Massoud &Wollenberg, 2005 and Gellings, 2009). Smart grid intelligently executes operations from primary and secondary generators through the transmission and distribution network to the different types of consumers.

  • Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy

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    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Switzerland
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE) is a Swiss Foundation and Specialised Partner of United Nations Environment. BASE develops innovative ideas and tailored market-driven solutions to drive investment in sustainable energy and to meet the challenge of climate change.

    BASE has implemented projects incorporating locally appropriate climate technologies in North and South America, Africa, Asia and Europe.

  • Innovation Outlook: Smart charging for electric vehicles

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    The advent of electric vehicles (EVs) promises to be
    a game-changer for the world’s shift to sustainable
    energy and particularly to renewable power generation.
    This is true for several reasons. Most notably, along
    with transforming the transport sector, EVs present a
    viable opportunity to introduce much higher shares of
    renewables into the overall power generation mix.
    EV charging can create significant additional electricity
    demand. This can be met practically and cost-effectively

  • Global Environment Centre Foundation

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • Petroleum Reduction Planning Tool

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    This interactive tool helps fleets, consumers and business owners create a strategy to reduce conventional fuel use in fleet and personal vehicles. The tool allows users to evaluate and calculate petroleum reductions resulting from use of alternative fuels, hybrid electric vehicles, biodiesel blends, fuel economy, vehicle miles traveled reduction, truck stop electrification or idling reduction.

  • Impacts of good practice policies on regional and global greenhouse gas emissions

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    This report looks at the impact of ‘good practice’ emission reduction policies in nine different areas globally and across six countries: China, Brazil, India, the US, Russia and Japan.

    These include renewable energy, a variety of energy efficiency standards (buildings, car fuel efficiency, appliances and lighting, industry), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC’s), emissions from fossil fuel production, electric cars and forestry.

  • Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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    Technology
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    A plug in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a hybrid electric vehicle with the ability to recharge its energy storage with electricity from an off-board power source such as a grid. PHEVs have the potential to displace a significant amount of fuel in the next 10 to 20 years. It is estimated that they can reduce fuel consumption by up to 45% relative to that of a comparable combustion engine vehicle.

  • Microbial Fuel Cells for Efficient Bioenergy Conversion

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    Product

    Microbial fuel cells (MFC) or electrochemical or biological cells are used to convert biomass material into liquid fuel and ultimately into electricity. They convert chemical energy into electrical energy through the catalytic reaction of micro-organisms. This process occurs in nature and researchers have had difficulty effectively and efficiently duplicating the process. MSU’s invention is an electrochemical cell that can be used to convert biomass material to liquid fuel electricity.

  • The Marine Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

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    Product

    Developing electric thrust systems for displacement boats. Electric thrust systems for displacement boats will increasingly become the standard for both commercial and recreation boats due to environment-friendliness and functionality perspectives. Such implementations are greener and all-electric systems enable simpler more sophisticated and more reliable control of a boat’s thrust navigation environmental and human support systems.