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Trek highlights green credentials of plug-ins

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The trip was sponsored by Florida Toyota dealer Earl Stewart to show the need for clean emission vehicles. How do you prove the benefits of a plug-in hybrid car to the public? Why set yourself a mechanical challenge of course. Plug-ins, he believes, are most useful to those with a daily commute to work.

Hertz introduces CNG vehicle rentals in US; Civics and Yukons

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Hertz is committed to providing our customers with a full spectrum of vehicle options to suit their rental needs including clean emission vehicles such as CNG, electric vehicles, as well as other fuel-efficient vehicles included in our Green Traveler Collection. —Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO. Brief

Southland Transportation adds 101 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses to districts in Canada

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The Propane Vision buses are projected to lower hydrocarbon emissions by 80%. 76’s choice to deploy a dedicated propane fleet. Brief

POSTECH, Hyundai team develops new more thermally robust catalyst for NOx reduction with diesel engines

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Catalysts Diesel Emissions EnginesA team from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in S. —Ryu et al. Source: Ryu et al.

SwRI and USTA researchers to develop a novel catalyst for low-temperature SCR

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) announced funding for a new joint research projects to advance clean emission technologies. SwRI and UTSA plan to develop a novel catalyst for low-temperature SCR to reduce emissions. Tonzetich in the UTSA Department of Chemistry. Brief

MotoCzysz Electric Superbike Tackling 2010 Isle of Man TT Zero Race

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In 2009, the event held a clean emissions race, TT Zero , conceived with the support and involvement of numerous departments of the Isle of Man Government as part of the Island’s Freedom to Flourish program. seconds (87.434 mph) in the 2009 clean emissions race. The TT Zero consists of one lap around the 37.73 mile (60.7

Ford to offer 2014 F-150 with natural gas option

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CNG Ford F-150. Click to enlarge. GM offers a CNG bi-fuel option for its HD pickups (e.g., Silverado 2500HD and 3500 HD and Sierra HD). Earlier post.).

Upcoming Mazda2 will offer new SKYACTIV 1.5-liter diesel

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a newly developed 1.5-liter clean diesel engine making use of the company’s next-generation SKYACTIV technology. clean diesel engine available in models such as the Mazda CX-5, the SKYACTIV-D 1.5 Diesel Emissions Fuel Efficiency The upcoming new Mazda2 (known as Demio in Japan) will feature the SKYACTIV-D 1.5, Earlier post.).

U. Mich, Ford team studies effect of ethanol in reducing PM from DISI engines; insights into fueling strategies to reduce soot

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Their results, they said, can provide insight into fueling strategies to reduce soot emissions in DISI engines. Emissions Engines Ethanol

Mazda introduces HAZUMI concept along with new 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-D diesel

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This compact and lightweight clean diesel engine is designed for combustion efficiency, just like the larger displacement SKYACTIV-D 2.2.

Researchers Say Mix of Policies and Current or Near-Term Technologies Could Phase Out US CO2 Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants by 2030

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Life-cycle GHG emissions from fossil and alternative sources of electricity. Credit: ACS, Kharecha et al. Click to enlarge. Architecture 2030.

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Valence set to power world’s first zero carbon Grand Prix

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More than a 100 manufacturers in the automotive industry are trialling Valence batteries, which employ safe lithium iron magnesium phosphate chemistry.

Are supercars going green?

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It consumes the excess carbon in the cylinder during the burn to gain a 15-30 per cent improvement in fuel mileage, while producing near zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. So, in effect, this is a supercar capable of around 200mph and yet it has very clean emissions. The vehicle is said to produce hydrogen in real time.

Hyperion Unveils Design of its Small Modular Nuclear Reactor, the Hyperion Power Module

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A true SMR design, that delivers a safe, simple and small source of clean, emission-free, robust and reliable power is needed today—not years from now. The HPM is a compact (approx. wide x 2.5m tall), sealed and self-contained, simple-to-operate nuclear power reactor, euphemistically referred to by the company as a “fission battery”.