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ARPA-E Funds Projects to Advance Renewable Transportation Fuels
on 22 Jun 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced $30 million in funding for six projects as part of one of ARPA-E's newest programs: Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA). TERRA projects will aim to accelerate energy crop development for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass. ARPA-E says the TERRA program uniquely integrates [read more]
Nordic Mail Fleet Operator Adding Almost 300 EVs
on 19 Jun 2015
Posten Norge, a Nordic mail and logistics group, says it recently decided to "make one of the world's largest single purchases of electric cars" as part of the company's program to reduce its CO2 emissions. Over the course of one year, the company will introduce almost 300 new electric cars into its mail distribution fleet throughout Norway. Posten Norge says [read more]
Cummins Showcasing Tech During Coast-to-Coast Tour
on 18 Jun 2015
On June 13 in Columbus, Ind., Cummins Inc. kicked off its 2015 Redefining Tour, a coast-to-coast mobile tour showcasing both its current and future technologies. The Redefining Tour will visit over 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada until Oct. 6, providing customers with an up-close and personal opportunity to view Cummins solutions. Cummins says the tour features five Class-8 [read more]
Nissan LEAF Batteries Get 'Second Life' as Commercial Energy Storage
on 17 Jun 2015
Nissan Motor Co. and Green Charge Networks, a provider of commercial energy storage, have joined forces to deploy second-life lithium-ion vehicle batteries for stationary commercial energy storage in the U.S. and international markets. The automaker launched its Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV) in late 2010. As part of the company's commitment to sustainability and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, Nissan says it [read more]
USDA Opens State Bidding for Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership
on 17 Jun 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., for up to $100 million in grants under the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP). The agency first revealed the BIP in May. Specifically, the USDA will administer competitive grants to match funding for state-led efforts to expand the infrastructure for distribution of [read more]
SaviCorp Unveils On-Demand Hydrogen Tech for Engines
on 16 Jun 2015
California-based SaviCorp has introduced the DynoFlo HHO, an emission-reduction product for the transportation industry. SaviCorp says the hydrogen generation technology can be used on internal combustion engines fueled by gasoline, diesel, natural gas or propane autogas. As the company explains, DynoFlo HHO produces and delivers hydrogen on demand to the engine through a process known as electrolysis, using an electric [read more]
DOE Offers Funding to Develop Aggregate Purchasing Models
on 11 Jun 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $2 million to support aggregate purchasing models for plug-in electric and other alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, subsystems, components, alternative fuels, and refueling/charging infrastructure. According to the DOE, aggregated purchasing is when one central organization coordinates customers to maximize their collective buying power. By supporting a new type of [read more]
Fuel Cell Transit Buses Reach Milestone Ahead of Schedule
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The leading fuel cell stacks in the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District's (AC Transit) fleet of 12 fuel cell buses have exceeded industry durability and reliability expectations by nearly two years, according to clean-transportation nonprofit CALSTART. The fuel cell bus fleet has achieved more than 19,000 hours of operation (equal to about five years) and has had zero failures, CALSTART explains. [read more]
Proterra's New Electric Transit Bus Breaks Records at Altoona Testing
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Battery-electric bus manufacturer Proterra says it has not only completed the structural testing program at the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center but has also broken records on its new Catalyst bus for efficiency, gradeability, weight and acceleration. While conventional diesel buses average 3.86 MPG, Proterra says, the Catalyst achieved the best efficiency rating ever for a 40-foot transit bus [read more]
Ballard Inks $10M Deal to Power Clean Energy Buses in China
on 09 Jun 2015
Canada-based Ballard Power Systems has signed definitive license and supply agreements with Nantong Zehe New Energy Technology Co. Ltd. (Zehe) and Guangdong Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology Co. Ltd. (Synergy) to provide fuel cell power products and technology solutions to support the planned deployment of an initial 33 fuel-cell-powered buses in two Chinese cities. Ballard says the deal has an estimated [read more]
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