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Volvo to Test Biomass Burning for Electric-Machine Charging

Volvo explores innovative off-grid charging with the BioCharger, a portable machine developed in collaboration with Air Burners. Burning biomass waste, such as wood, the BioCharger minimizes particulate emissions, converting residual heat energy into electricity stored in a Battery Storage Module. This eco-conscious solution enables fast-charging for electric vehicles and construction machinery in off-grid locations. The […]

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EV Charging and Storage: Fire detection challenges with battery storage systems

By Wayne D. Moore / Electrical Contractor / November 2023 Lithium-ion battery storage, integral for renewable energy, introducesfire safety challenges due to flammable batteries. Early detection iscrucial, and aspirating smoke detectors (ASD) play a key role. NFPA 72outlines ASD requirements, emphasizing a performance-based design.Sensitivity at each sampling port is critical, and proper placement incabinets is

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A Seat at the EV Table: Electricians play an influential role in Illinois’ transportation future

By Jeff Gavin | Nov 15, 2023 Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s ambitious vision of one million electric vehicles by 2030 is taking shape, and Winston Engineering is excited to be part of the journey. Through the Powering Chicago initiative, a collaboration between IBEW Local 134 and NECA, we’re actively involved in planning for an effective

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