National Transportation Research Center
ORNL Prototype Motor Generates 75% More Power
Uses domestic, iron-based permanent magnets
A new motor developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory achieved 75 percent higher power than a comparably sized commercial motor for electric vehicles. The prototype motor uses ferrite, iron-based, permanent magnets instead of the expensive imported rare earth permanent magnets common in motors today. "We are focused on increasing energy security for the nation by designing efficient high performance motors built with materials that are both economical and abundantly available here in the United States,” said ORNL’s Tim Burress.Read More
ORNL awarded $3.36 million from ARPA-E
Connected and Automated Vehicle Research
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been awarded $3.36 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop novel control technologies for connected and automated vehicles with the goal of achieving a 20 percent improvement in vehicle energy efficiency.The project will focus on developing and implementing control technologies in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.Read More
FIRED UP AND READY TO GO
EXXONMOBIL PARTNERS WITH ORNL ON ONE-OF-A-KIND MARINE TEST ENGINE
A new marine test engine unlike any other in the world is speeding up the development of next-generation lubricant technologies. The crosshead slow speed engine, commissioned by ExxonMobil and housed at ORNL’s National Transportation Research Center, will enable research and development of next-generation cylinder and system oils for the marine industry.
INVESTIGATING THE WORLD OF BIOENERGY
ORNL ENERGIZES KIDS WITH BIOENERGY DAY 2016
More than 150 kids from elementary to middle school age participated in an afternoon of discovery, exploration and investigation during ORNL’s Bioenergy Day 2016 at UT Arboretum. The free STEM outreach event provided opportunity for future generations to understand the role science and technology play in creating bioenergy resources.
CHARGING UP UPS DELIVERIES
ORNL TO DEVELOP BIDIRECTIONAL WIRELESS CHARGING FOR ELECTRIC TRUCKS
UPS and ORNL are working together to develop bidirectional wireless charging technology for electric trucks that will allow trucks to recharge by simply positioning over a charging coil embedded in the ground. Power can flow both ways, allowing vehicles to power the electric grid for the UPS facility in the event of an electricity outage.
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