The US House of Representatives has passed a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline. The bill now moves on to the Senate, where it is unsure if the bill will pass. If it does make it through Congress, President Obama has said he might veto the bill, but that is also uncertain. The Keystone XL pipeline would be used to move oil from Canada's oil sands to the Gulf of Mexico. Read more at Reuters.
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) believes that ethanol production will increase in 2015. In the November issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, the EIA predicted an average of 934,000 barrels of ethanol produced per day in 2015, up from the predicted 2014 average of 927,000 barrels per day. This prediction is up slightly from the October issue, which estimated 933,000 barrels per day next year. Biodiesel production is expected to average 84,000 barrels per day in 2015. Read more at Ethanol Producer Magazine.
The EIA also warned that global oil production will not continue to be able to keep up with demand in coming years. The EIA expects demand to increase by 37 percent by 2040, which would require 14 million more barrels of oil to be extracted per day. The EIA doesn't believe the current oil boom will last that long, likely tapering off in the mid-2020s. "A well-supplied oil market in the short-term should not disguise the challenges that lie ahead, as the world is set to rely more heavily on a relatively small number of producing countries," says EIA Chief Economist Fatih Birol. Read more at Green Car Congress.
Daimler subsidiary Li-Tec will stop production of lithium ion battery cells. Instead, Daimler plans to source its cells from LG Chem, while it uses Li-Tec for research. While Daimler seems happy with the quality of cells being produced by Li-Tec, it seems more financially viable to source the cells from elsewhere than to produce them itself. Read more at Green Car Congress.
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Andromeda Interfaces introduces their Electric Vehicle Interface Controller (EVIC), which is a fully integrated display device to monitor the operation and safety of your electric vehicle's major sub-systems. EVIC consolidates all of the information from the electric vehicle into one advanced display device, from monitoring your battery management and charger systems to closely monitoring your motor controllers.
Andromeda Interfaces CEO Brian L Gallagher said, "We are pleased as an organization to have successfully achieved the design and brilliant engineering of EVIC. With the increasing adoption rate of EV consumers making a shift from early adopters to early majority, we wanted to ensure we positioned ourselves to offer scalable, cost-effective and reliable electric vehicle display solutions to satisfy the needs of customers in the fast growing EV aftermarket and OEM space."
EVIC can gather, interpret, and monitor complex critical EV system data which it then graphically represents for users to easily understand. EVIC currently supports interfaces for motor controllers and battery management systems and is a certified interface for Orion's Battery Management Systems.
Andromeda Interfaces is proud to have teamed up with Ewert Energy Systems to certify EVIC's interface with their products. As stated from their Vice President, Andrew Ewert, "We are excited to add official out-of-the-box support for Andromeda Interfaces' EVIC display module to our Orion Battery Management System product line. We look forward to future collaboration between our two companies."
Andromeda Interfaces is currently accepting orders of EVIC on their website at: http://ai-displays.com/evic_products/
About Andromeda Interfaces
San Diego-based Andromeda Interfaces designs, develops, and manufactures Human Machine Interface (HMI) electronics and solutions which are scalable to support a variety of commercial and industrial applications. Andromeda Interfaces has a different approach to HMI design and specializes in simplifying HMI interaction by providing the necessary design tools and hardware devices to amplify the creativity of delivering HMI solutions.