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BorgWarner to help hybrids improve fuel efficiency

BorgWarner’s new EHRS

BorgWarner’s new component uses heat from the exhaust to warm the engine US automobile component maker BorgWarner has created an innovative exhaust heat recovery system (EHRS). Developed for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), it will enter production later this year for vehicles from a major …

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Rice Uni publishes hot new battery research

A toothpaste-like composite with hexagonal boron nitride developed at Rice University is an effective electrolyte and separator in lithium-ion batteries intended for high-temperature applications. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

Researchers at Texas’ Rice University have engineered a new electrolyte and separator for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, allowing the cells to work across a far greater temperature range. Central to their innovation is the use of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), an atom-thin compound often referred to as “white graphene.” The resulting …

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