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EcoBoost system arrives with new Ford Edge

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The Chicago Auto Show will mark the first application of Ford’s global 2.0litre EcoBoost I-4 engine as part of the refreshed 2011 Ford Edge line-up. Thanks to the use of the EcoBoost system, fuel economy for the new Ford Edge is 30 per cent better than it was when the vehicle was launched in 2006. It [.].

Algenol Partners With Valero Services on Algae to Ethanol

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If successful, says Algenol, this collaboration has the potential of resulting in joint venture, commercial scale algae-based facilities and off-take arrangements with a global reach. is a privately owned company founded in 2006. Algenol makes low-cost ethanol directly from CO 2 and seawater using hybrid algae in sealed, clear plastic photobioreactors through its Direct to Ethanol technology. Algenol Biofuels Inc., and algae-to-ethanol company, and Valero Services, Inc.,

GM Brazil to Invest R$2B in Expansion and New Line of Chevrolet Small Cars

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General Motors Brazil will invest R$2 billion (US$1.033 billion) to launch a new Chevrolet line of vehicles and to expand its plant in Gravataí, Rio Grande do Sul. The investment is the largest made by the company in its 84 years in Brazil. In 2005 and 2006, it received investments of about US$480 million, resulting in the launch of the Chevrolet Prism in October 2006 and the expansion of its production capacity to 230,000 vehicles per year.

American Le Mans Series Introduces Green Dream Team

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The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón unveiled its “Green Dream Team”, a collection of five drivers who will serve as ambassadors for its green racing initiatives. ALMS believes the announcement is the first of its kind in sports addressing the concerns of the global warming, the environment and reducing dependence on foreign fuels and energy sources. O’Connell has started more American Le Mans Series races than anyone in its history, 103.

Toyota highlights its eco-factory

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After facing some questionable criticism about its manufacturing processes and how green the Toyota Prius really is, the Japanese manufacturer has hit back with a Press release highlighting its environmentally focused manufacturing. It suggests that the Prius is a standard bearer for clean operations and the use of renewable energy sources. The plant sends no waste to landfill and has reduced the amount incinerated by 82 per cent to 730 tonnes from 1999 to 2006.