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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
    Country of registration:
    South Korea
    Relation to CTCN:
    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

    Type: 
    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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    Publication
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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.

  • Unique Electrospinning Process and Compositions for High-Volume Silicon Nanowire Production

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    Product

    Scientists at North Dakota State University (NDSU) have developed a unique process for high-volume production of silicon nanowires based on electrospinning. The technology can be used for the development of lithium ion batteries with significantly improved energy densities and long life consistent with performance targets established by the US Department of Energy for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

  • Transition metal hydroxy-anion electrode materials for lithium-ion battery cathodes

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    Product
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    Technology:

    Background: The lithium battery industry is undergoing rapid expansion now representing the largest segment of the portable battery industry and dominating the computer cell phone and camera power source industry. High capacity and high rate lithium-ion batteries (LIB) with low cost and improved safety characteristics constitute a major requirement for electric vehicles portable electronics and other energy storage applications.

  • Voltage-Gated Bipolar Transistor for Power Switching Applications

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    A recent GBI Research report on the Discrete Power Semiconductor device market (forecasting up to 2020) shows an increased demand from the Hybrid Electric Vehicles Solar and Wind Energy markets. Although the majority of the market is dominated by Silicon MOSFETs and Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) Silicon Carbide (SiC) has emerged as a viable replacement due to its advantages over conventional Silicon devices.

  • Topology Identification in Distribution Network with Limited Measurements

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    Product
    Technology:

    Background: Need a reliable and low cost way to detect changes in the status of switching devices especially circuit breakers in distribution networks. Technology Description: This invention considers a distribution system with circuit breakers and very few sensors which do not need to be located at the circuit breakers. The number of sensors is assumed to be much smaller than is needed for classic state estimation. Using tools from machine learning the proposed invention is able to detect whether the circuit breakers switched from their nominal setting.

  • The potential of electric vehicles to contribute to South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions targets and other developmental objectives

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    Publication
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    This case study forms part of a larger project involving the application of the Action Impact Matrix (AIM) methodology for assessing relative impacts of a variety of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation options in South Africa. It aims to understand the potential of stimulating the local market for electric vehicles and developing the local electromobility industry to contribute towards reducing GHG emissions and contributing towards the country’s other developmental objectives.