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Alabama, Mississippi to assess oil sands resources in their states

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The State of Alabama has the third largest oil sands resource in the United States, which may extend into the State of Mississippi. Brief

Southeast gasoline drivers to get range anxiety after pipeline rupture?

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A pipeline rupture in Alabama has led to fuel shortages. Fuel Gasoline oil Alabama gas stationThe term "range anxiety" is commonly associated with electric cars because of relatively short ranges for many of them, along with a lack of charging infrastructure in many regions. may begin feeling exactly the same thing.

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Aventine sends first unit-train shipment of ethanol from Nebraska to Alabama

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The unit train pulled out of Aurora heading to Birmingham, Alabama where the ethanol will be blended in gasoline to enhance octane. Aventine Renewable Energy Inc., a leading producer, marketer and supplier of ethanol, announced its first BNSF unit-train shipment of ethanol produced at its two ethanol facilities in Aurora, Nebraska. Brief

Toyota to increase V6 engine production in Alabama

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The expansion will allow Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Inc. Toyota will invest approximately $80 million its Huntsville, Ala. engine facility to increase North American production of V6 engines. The investment will bring total plant investment to more than $700 million. A new 300,000 sq. building will be constructed. million per year.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama marks start of 4-cylinder engine production

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc. TMMAL), an engine-production subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Motor. Corporation (TMC), held a line-off ceremony to mark the beginning of. four-cylinder engine production. TMMAL-produced 2.5-liter and 2.7-liter four-cylinder engines will go into the all-new. 2012 Camry, Highlander, Sienna and Venza.

Alabama will be ‘first to mass produce green cars’ says HK Motors

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Los Angeles-based start-up, Hybrid Kinetic Motors (HK Motors) has announced plans to construct a new green-vehicle manufacturing plant in Baldwin County, Alabama in the US. Alabama Governor Bob Riley welcomed the plans: “It didn’t take long for Alabama to become a leader in the automotive industry.

UPS updates 125 Workhorse E-GEN series hybrid electric step vans with smaller genset engine for better fuel economy

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The trucks will be deployed in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio and Texas later this year. Earlier post.)

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BP selects Technip for the Thunder Horse South Expansion project in the ultra-deep Gulf of Mexico

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The infield flowlines will be welded at the Group’s spoolbase in Mobile, Alabama. BP Exploration & Production Inc. awarded Technip a lump sum project for the design, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of the new production pipeline systems on the south side of the Thunder Horse production drilling quarters unit.

UPS to invest more than additional $90M in natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; 6 new CNG stations, 440 vehicles

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UPS currently operates 31 CNG fueling stations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia and runs CNG vehicles in 38 states in the U.S. million gallons of renewable natural gas. Orlando, Fla.; Salina, Kan.; Louisville, Ky.;

New hybrid sweetgum trees could boost paper, bioenergy production

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This important step came after ArborGen’s extensive field testing of the trees produced from tissue cultures in Merkle's lab in Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. —Scott Merkle. The new hybrid varieties are already being sold commercially by ArborGen Inc., which began offering rooted cutting seedlings of the new varieties in 2015.

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Honda targeting 2/3 of unit sales from PHEVs, HEVs and ZEVs by ~2030; PHEVs the core of electrification

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In order to accommodate these new model introductions and high demand for light truck products in North America, production of large-sized SUVs which have been concentrated at the plant in Alabama will be expanded to another plant. Honda will begin sales in Japan of the Clarity Fuel Cell in March 2016.

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PHEV "No Kidding" Day. Wednesday, 1 April 2009. From CHATTZ to a Return to Georgia Stayover en route to Birmingham, then Montgomery, Alabama.

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Spacing to be filled in. when time permits. However, one can "No Kidding" April Fool's Day do a GOOGLE on the following: Jerry Asher Plug-ins. and be amazed as EVJerry was! Way beyond expectation! Next time I'll endeavor to listen more closely to PHEV3A Co-Chair, Joe Lado. More to follow. Spirit" & EVJerry

CALSTART white paper shows nationwide tech supplier industry ready to support more efficient heavy-duty trucks and buses

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Full map of high efficiency heavy duty vehicle technology companies from preliminary listing. Source: CALSTART. Click to enlarge.

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Mercedes-Benz selects Plug Power fuel cell technology for lift truck fleet

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MBUSI) has purchased 72 Plug Power GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell units to operate its Hyster electric lift truck fleet in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Mercedes-Benz US International, Inc. The GenDrive fuel cells will power a portion of the automotive plant’s lift truck fleet. —Andy Marsh, CEO at Plug Power. Brief

DOE awards nearly $55M to advance fuel efficient vehicle technologies in support of EV Everywhere and SuperTruck

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The University of Alabama. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding nearly $55 million for 24 projects to develop and deploy advanced vehicle technologies, supporting the Energy Department’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge to make plug-in electric vehicles as affordable to own and operate as today’s gasoline-powered vehicles by 2022.

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Nissan ramps up partnership with Mercedes-Benz

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Green cars Latest news Mercedes Nissan Alabama four-cylinder engines Mercedes-Benz Renault Twingo Renault-Nissan Alliance smart TennesseeThe Renault-Nissan Alliance has furthered its alliance with German carmaker Daimler after agreeing to manufacture Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder petrol engines at its Decherd, Tennessee, assembly plant.

Virginia Clean Cities requests proposals from Southeastern fleets interested in converting to propane Autogas

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Fleets in the following states are welcome to submit proposals: Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi and Washington DC. The application deadline is Friday, 12 August 2011, at 5pm EDT. All eligible public or private fleet operations are welcome to apply. Brief

2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

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First introduced in 2007, and built on the same Alabama production line that also assembles

DOE-sponsored drilling projects demonstrate significant CO2 storage at three sites

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The projects, in brief: Black Warrior Basin: A strategic partnership of the University of Alabama, the Geological Survey of Alabama, Rice University, Schlumberger Carbon Services and Alabama Power is studying an area with multiple promising CO 2 storage reservoirs and seals. Brief

Chinese tycoon to launch clean-tech car venture in US

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It will be a case of ’sweet home Alabama’ for Yang Rong, a Chinese automobile tycoon who is preparing to launch a plan to make clean-tech cars in the United States. There has been no comment from Alabama economic development officials.

Mitsubishi Heavy, Southern Company begin underground injection of captured CO2 from coal-fired plant; 500 metric tons per day

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The volume of CO 2 injection, which began following approval by the Alabama state government, has been progressively expanded and now reached the full-scale target of 500 mtpd. A carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) demonstration project jointly under way by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. million customers in the country’s southeast.

Toyota investing $1B in new TNGA plant in Mexico, realigning North American manufacturing; expansion in Guangzhou

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150-million investment in Huntsville, Alabama plant. Toyota is embarking on a multi-year plan to realign its manufacturing operations in North America in support of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) ( earlier post ), a comprehensive approach to achieving sustainable growth by making ever-better vehicles more efficiently. TMMI).

US cellulosic ethanol goals falling short

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Seventy million of those gallons were to come from an Alabama company called Cello Energy, but Cello has now been found guilty in a Federal court of civil fraud for lying to a major investor about its ability to make ethanol from grass and other woody, non-food materials.

New one-pot method for recharging ammonia borane opens up potential for viable on-board hydrogen storage

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the University of Alabama (UA) researchers working within the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Chemical Hydrogen Storage Center of Excellence have demonstrated a new single-stage method for recharging the hydrogen storage compound ammonia borane (H 3 N-BH 3 , AB). Sutton et al. 1428 Click to enlarge.

GE Aviation hits Farnborough at full throttle; $7.5B in R&D investments since 2010; ceramic matrix composites and 3D printing

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Last month, GE broke ground on two factories in Huntsville, Alabama that will produce CMC materials. billion. —David Joyce.

New 7th-generation Hyundai Sonata updates design, tweaks powertrain

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The new 2015 Hyundai Sonata will be built at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant in Montgomery, Ala. 2015 Sonata 2.0T Click to enlarge. Hyundai introduced its seventh-generation 2015 Sonata mid-size sedan at the New York International Auto Show. The new generation offers a more refined look through a new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0

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Mainstay Fuel Technologies delivers 30 CNG fuel systems to Virginia Transportation for car carriers for Honda

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in Alabama. The trucks will be dedicated to routes moving automobiles from Honda’s Lincoln, Alabama factory to a new CSX rail facility.

Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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Southern Company: Alabama Power. Southern Company: Alabama Power. Southern Company and its electric-generating traditional operating companies—Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, and Mississippi Power—have been and will continue to be leaders in the advancement and promotion of the electric transportation market.

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DOI: latest Gulf of Mexico oil & gas lease sales garner $872M in high bids

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million acres on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The sale encompassed 134 whole or partial unleased blocks covering approximately 465,200 acres 125 miles south of eastern Alabama and western Florida. billion in bid revenues. —BOEM Director Tommy P. Beaudreau. Brief

Mercedes-Benz investing $1.3B to boost SUV production in US

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Mercedes-Benz was the first major automaker to open a passenger car facility in Alabama. Mercedes-Benz will invest $1.3 billion to expand SUV production in the US and turn the Mercedes-Benz plant Tuscaloosa into a high-tech location. The Mercedes-Benz plant Tuscaloosa will also assemble the next SUV generations including the hybrid versions.

DOE to award more than $7M to four projects to advance hydrogen storage

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The University of Oregon, along with The University of Alabama, DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Protonex Technology Corporation, will develop and test promising new materials for hydrogen storage. The selected organizations will provide close to $2 million in cost share. million. and AOC Inc., HRL Laboratories, LLC, up to $1.2

Daikin to begin producing Li-ion electrolytes

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will soon start producing electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries, initially at its Daikin America plant in Alabama, and begin selling them in January. The Alabama plant will have an annual production capacity of around 2,000 tons. Nikkei. Japan-based Daikin Industries Ltd. Brief

Tesla Model S Road Trip Ends Without A Hitch In NYC

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After starting in Portland, Oregon on December 26, the team drove down the West Coast, before cutting across Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama Well, they made it! Tesla Model S-driving trio Peter Soukup, Tina Thomas and Luba Roytburd successfully arrived in New York City after almost five thousand miles of driving coast-to-coast.

Report: Nippon Steel, ArcelorMittal to buy US auto steel plant for $1.95B

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The Nikkei reports that Nippon Steel and ArcelorMittal will jointly acquire a ThyssenKrupp automotive steel sheet plant in Alabama for approximately ¥200 billion (US$1.95 ThyssenKrupp invested US$5 billion in its Calvert, Alabama complex: $3.6 billion). million tons a year of automotive and construction steel. million tons. Brief

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DOE BETO awards $10M to 7 advanced biofuels projects

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The Ohio State University in collaboration with the University of Alabama and Green Biologics. The Bioenergy Technologies Office is working to produce cost-competitive ($3/gallon of gasoline equivalent) advanced biofuels from non-food biomass resources that reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% or more versus petroleum-based alternatives.

UPS adding 200 more series hybrid delivery trucks

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UPS will add 200 new series hybrid electric delivery trucks to the company’s growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. Earlier post.).

DOE awarding up to $7M to 8 universities for co-optimization of fuels and engines: Co-Optima

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University of Alabama. The University of Alabama will examine the combustion properties of biofuels and blends using advanced diagnostic techniques under realistic advanced compression ignition (ACI) engine conditions. The goal is to reduce petroleum consumption by 30% by 2030 beyond what is already targeted. University of Michigan.

Amyris processes Ceres sweet sorghum into renewable diesel using soluble and cellulosic sugars

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Liquid fuel and chemical production from sweet sorghum. Source: Amyris. Click to enlarge. Amyris, Inc. Earlier post.). than 80%.

Estonian shale oil company acquires shale interests in Utah

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With the recent approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Eesti Energia (internationally known as Enefit) of Estonia has purchased a 100% interest in Oil Shale Exploration Company ( OSEC ) of Alabama, which has significant oil shale interests in Utah. Enefit has control over 3.1 Brief

US DOE awards KiOR loan guarantee supporting a more than $1B biofuels project; drop-in fuels from wood biomass

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KiOR also has additional projects in various stages of development in Arkansas, Alabama and other southern states. KiOR, Inc., The project would convert wood biomass into drop in biofuels such as gasoline and diesel fuel. The first two plants are expected to be in Mississippi, with additional sites planned in Georgia and Texas. Earlier post.)