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Breakthrough Fuel Launches New Transportation Energy Platform
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Breakthrough Fuel, a company based in Green Bay, Wis., that focuses on supply chain management and transportation energy advisory services, has hired Leila McMahon as vice president of its new Breakthrough Insight platform. Breakthrough Insight will offer a dedicated analyst to its clients to directly monitor and assist with transportation energy management. McMahon will be responsible for coordinating and leading [read more]
USDA Grant Funding Aimed at Biofuels Market
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending $5.6 million in grants to 220 biofuels producers and an additional $4 million grants to "advance the bioeconomy." The funding for producers is being provided through USDA's Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which was established in the 2008 Farm Bill. Under this program, payments are made to eligible producers based on the amount of [read more]
New Book Highlights How Natural Gas Is Revolutionizing U.S. Transportation
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A new book, entitled "Expansion: How Natural Gas Fuels are Reshaping Transportation in America," is now available for sale. Written by industry expert Bryan Luftglass of Solitude, Utah, the book highlights the use of compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas as alternatives to gasoline, diesel and plug-in electric vehicles. The book profiles both individuals and companies and provides tips [read more]
Siemens, Duke Energy Show Low-Cost Smart Charging for EVs
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Siemens' energy management division has teamed up with Duke Energy to demonstrate the results of an 18-month effort to reduce the cost of and expand electric vehicle (EV) charging technologies. Held at the Duke Energy Envision Center in Erlanger, Ky., and using a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, Siemens provided what it says is the first Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-approved residential [read more]
Coca-Cola, NRG eVgo Team Up to Add EV Charging in California
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The Coca-Cola Co. has partnered with NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc., to join Gov. Jerry Brown's call to have 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on California's roads by 2025. Coca-Cola will provide electric vehicle (EV) charging at seven of its facilities across California. eVgo will install and manage the charging stations to provide workplace charging for Coca-Cola employees [read more]
Nissan Notches One Billion Kilometers Driven for LEAF EV
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Nissan is touting a new record for its LEAF electric car: 1 billion kilometers driven by its customers worldwide through its CarWings telematics system. The achievement comes almost four years since the LEAF was launched in 2010 as one of the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicles. Nissan says it has sold 147,000 LEAF vehicles to date, 31,000 of which have been [read more]
Westport Dallas, Stocking Program Partners Participating in Toys for Tots
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Westport Dallas is working with its Stocking Program business and community partners to collect truckloads of toys for the Toys for Tots program, which brings gifts to less fortunate children for the holidays. Westport is providing volunteer drivers and its Westport WiNG Power System-equipped natural gas Ford trucks to collect the boxes from partner locations and other Dallas-area locations and [read more]
Boeing 787 Test Flight Runs on Green Diesel
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Boeing has completed what it says is the world's first flight using green diesel, a biofuel with a blend of 15% green diesel and 85% petroleum jet fuel in the left engine. The sustainable fuel, made from vegetable oil, waste cooking oil and waste animal fat, powered the company's ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane. Finland-based Neste Oil supplied the green [read more]
ET Environmental Appoints Several Individuals to New Positions
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ET Environmental Corp., a construction management and environmental services company headquartered in Atlanta, has made a number of personnel moves aimed at facilitating the firm's expansion. "The explosive increase of the alternative fueling market - particularly the use of compressed natural gas for transportation in both the public and private sectors - has significantly contributed to the growth of ET [read more]
CNG Fuel System Company Secures Growth Capital
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Mainstay Fuel Technologies Inc., a South Carolina-based company that specializes in compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system components, says it has received a "multimillion-dollar investment" from an unnamed financial partner in order to grow its business and expand production capacity. "The growth investment into the company supports our business plan and will enable us to add resources to better serve [read more]
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