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November 25, 2008

NREL Tests New Structure for Jet Impingement Cooling of Power Electronics

NREL's Transportation Technologies and Systems researchers tested a novel prototype heat exchanger that uses jet impingement cooling and does not restrict heat flow in the power electronic components of advanced vehicles. Power electronics modules and electric motors are critical systems for advanced plug-in hybrid electric and electric vehicles. Power electronics can generate excessive heat, which degrades their performance, reliability, and life. NREL focuses on developing thermal management technologies that help to increase power density and lower system costs.

October 20, 2008

Updated Biodiesel Guide Helps Ensure Optimum Performance

Those who operate vehicles that run on biodiesel or who produce, blend, store, or distribute this renewable fuel will want a copy of the new, fourth edition of NREL's popular Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide. This edition contains new information on standards and best practices on storage stability, low-temperature blending and operability, and new biodiesel blend specifications to ensure optimum performance.

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