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Colombia introduces electric taxi fleet

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD e6 Colombia electric vehicles green cars Mitsubishi i-MiEVElectric vehicles could soon become commonplace in the Colombian city of Bogota, after a project was introduced to spearhead an electric taxi fleet. It has been born from Bogota’s role in the C40-CCI Electric [.].

Balqon Expands Distribution of Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles into Colombia

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Balqon Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of zero emissions heavy-duty electric vehicles for Class 7 and Class 8 applications ( earlier post ), has entered into a Dealer Agreement with Industrias IVOR, a leading distributor of heavy equipment and material handling equipment, including heavy-duty trucks, in Colombia.

Ampal Signs Option Exercise Agreement to Acquire 25% in Ethanol Project in Colombia

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pursuant to which it has exercised an existing option to convert Ampal’s existing $22.249 million loan ($20 million plus accrued interest) into a 25% equity interest in a sugarcane ethanol production project in Colombia being developed by Merhav. Colombia requires 10% ethanol blending in gasoline distributed in Colombia.

Yadea launches Z3 electric scooter with connectivity app

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China-based Yadea has launched its Z3 electric scooter, initially into 15 countries including China, Germany, Korea, and Colombia. Brief

Johnson Controls acquires 90% ownership of Columbian battery supplier MAC

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Working together, the two companies have expanded their footprint, increasing their exports from Colombia, mainly to the countries in the Andean Region. In addition to manufacturing batteries, recycling operations in Yumbo, Colombia will continue to serve as a key resource in providing a stable supply chain for operations in the region.

Columbia moves into green car era

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UOP Renewable Jet Fuel blend powers first renewable jet commercial flight in Columbia

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that a blend with its Green Jet Fuel powered the first commercial flight in Colombia operating with renewable jet fuel. A LAN Airbus A320 aircraft traveled with 174 passengers from Bogotá El Dorado International Airport to Santiago de Cali, Colombia. Brief

Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 electrified buses worldwide

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Other major markets are Colombia (468), Sweden (196), Spain (137), Germany (135), Switzerland (129) and Norway (109). Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 hybrid, electric hybrid and electric buses to customers in 22 countries in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. In 2016 alone, Volvo sold 533 electrified buses. Brief

Bogotá pilots all-electric taxi fleet using BYD e6s

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The District Government authorized this scalable all-electric taxi pilot in an effort to improve the air quality in Colombia’s dense cities. Forty-nine BYD e6, 5-passenger, all-electric cross-over sedans received approval from the Colombia Ministry of Transportation to operate as taxis in the city of Bogotá. Brief

Ford building new $1.6B plant in Mexico for small cars

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Vehicles produced in Mexico also serve customers in the US, Canada, China, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and South Korea. Ford is investing US$1.6 billion in a new small car plant in Mexico, building a new manufacturing site in San Luis Potosi State. Construction begins this summer. billion in China.

GM Korea introduces Alpheon eAssist; 25% improvement in fuel economy

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Alpheon eAssist Click to enlarge. 179 hp at 6,700 rpm; 233 N·m torque) supplemented by a small Li-ion battery pack and a 17.6-kW, 63.6 km/L (33.2

Petrobras announces first discovery in Colombian Caribbean deep waters

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Petrobras, in partnership with Ecopetrol, pioneered exploration in the Tayrona Block when the first exploration concession was granted by Colombia’s National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) in 2004, opening up the Colombian Caribbean to deep water exploration. Petrobras is the operator (40%), in partnership with Ecopetrol (30%), and Repsol (30%).

Bogotá to test BYD electric buses

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Express del Futuro, a partner-operator of Transmilenio, and BYD unveiled plans for an electric bus fleet in Bogotá, Colombia. The BYD K9 all-electric buses will be placed into trial service as of Q2 2013 in the Colombian capital. Earlier post.). Brief

Waze adds speed limits feature, planned drives

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Waze is rolling out the new feature first in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, Tobago and Uruguay. The rest of world will follow. It will stay there until the vehicle speed drops below the limit. Brief

IFQC annual ranking of gasoline sulfur standards sees progress around the world; US drops to 46th

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Colombia jumped 40 spots, from 98 th to 58 th , while Croatia moved up from 57 th to 37 th and Russia improved from 60 th to 51 st.

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Colombia. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely. prices at the pump. to $4 per gallon. car market. Country.

Cartagena orders 147 Scania Euro 6 natural gas buses

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By operating these buses, Cartagena will become the first city in Colombia to use gas solutions for urban transport and this will significantly reduce the emissions that the city’s current fleet is producing. Scania will be the exclusive provider for two trunk lines for Cartagena’s new Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system, called Transcaribe.

Solazyme and Ecopetrol Extend Partnership on Algae-Based Diesel Using Colombian Feedstocks

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Working with Ecopetrol, Solazyme’s technology will provide Colombia with renewable sources of oil and fuel that dramatically reduce carbon pollution by replacing petro-diesel with a ‘drop-in’ replacement made using algae. Solazyme, Inc., —Jonathan Wolfson, CEO of Solazyme.

BYD electric bus completes another trial in Bogotá

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Last October, BYD’s electric bus participated in the C40 Hybrid & Electric Bus Test Program in Colombia. BYD Andino-12 Click to enlarge. km (12.25

11 more GM facilities worldwide go landfill-free; total up to 122

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Colmotores Assembly (Colombia). Colmotores Assembly in Colombia launched awareness campaigns that engaged employees in reducing waste and sorting it correctly. Eleven more General Motors facilities have achieved landfill-free status. GM’s new landfill-free facilities include: CAMI Assembly (Canada). Joinville Engine (Brazil). Brief

NREL and Ecopetrol in $2.3M CRADA agreement to optimize conversion of waste biomass to ethanol

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The US Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working with Ecopetrol, the largest oil company in Colombia, to process the residue from sugar cane and palm oil harvesting into fuel ethanol for blending with gasoline. Colombia has an abundance of biomass in the form of sugar cane. Brief

Eaton signs long-term agreement with Argentine bus manufacturer TATSA to design and supply hybrid systems

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In the last few years, TATSA has signed production agreements with various automotive companies worldwide and has also established commercial representations in the USA, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, India and Qatar. TATSA), a company wholly owned by Consorcio Metropolitano de Transporte S.A., Brief

Volvo Begins Trials of Hybrid Buses in Brazil and Mexico

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After Curitiba, the Volvo 7700 Hybrid will be tested in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and later also in Bogotá, Colombia. Volvo Buses has begun trials of its hybrid drive buses in South Brazil and Mexico. Earlier post.) The company has secured orders for about 150 hybrid buses in Europe.

GM Creates New South America Regional Organization

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GM South America includes GM’s existing sales and manufacturing operations in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela as well as sales activities in those countries and Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. General Motors is creating a new regional organization to meet rising customer demand in South America. Ed Whitacre.

Canada Launches Heavy Oil Working Group to Promote Cleaner Fossil Fuels

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Comprising countries such as Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, the United States and Venezuela, the Heavy Oil Working Group will collaborate on clean energy research to reduce the impact of fossil fuel development. The Government of Canada has established a Heavy Oil Working Group. Minister Paradis.

GM Daewoo Considering Hybrid for 2011

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In addition, GM Daewoo provides market and brand-specific vehicle kits for assembly at GM facilities in China, Thailand, India, Colombia and Venezuela. Yonhap. GM Daewoo Auto & Technology is considering producing a hybrid vehicle in 2011 in South Korea. GM Daewoo Auto & Technology. was established on October 17, 2002.

Mitsubishi signs MoU with the City of Vancouver For i MiEV Testing

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) subsidiary Mitsubishi Motors Sales of Canada (MMSCAN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of British Colombia, the City of Vancouver, power company BC Hydro, and Mitsubishi Canada Limited for feasibility testing of the i MiEV electric vehicle. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.

Chevrolet sets first-half global sales record with 2.35M units; 14% growth

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Chevrolet sold 2.35 million vehicles globally in the first six months of 2011, the best half-year performance in Chevrolet’s 100-year history. Brief

Florida Governor Rick Scott rejects proposed Federal high-speed rail project

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Florida Governor Rick Scott has informed US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood of the state’s decision to reject President Obama’s Tampa to Orlando high-speed rail project. Ridership and revenue projections are historically overly-optimistic and would likely result in ongoing subsidies that state taxpayers would have to incur. Brief

Balqon Receives Initial $490,000 Purchase Order for Heavy-Duty Electric Drive Systems From New China-Based Distributor

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This includes Argentina-based Autoelevadores Yale, Colombia-based Industrias IVOR, Electric Cars of Costa Rica, Mol Transportation Solutions in Europe and, most recently, Km. DynaProTech will also provide servicing and parts for Balqon’s products throughout China. Balwinder Samra, president and CEO of Balqon Corporation. Verde in Spain.

Balqon Expands Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Distribution Into Europe With Mol Transport Solutions

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In March, Balqon entered into an agreement with Industrias IVOR, a distributor of trucks, firefighting trucks and equipment, refuse trucks, and heavy machinery for material handling products in Colombia. Founded in 1944, Mol Transport Solutions develops heavy duty trucks for both off-highway and on-highway vocational applications.

GM global sales up 7.6% in 2011 to 9.026M vehicles; China and US largest markets

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Colombia. General Motors Co. global sales rose to more than 9 million vehicles in 2011, a 7.6% gain compared with 2010. GM gained four-tenths of a point of market share to 11.9% of the global vehicle industry. On a corporate basis, GM’s two largest markets in 2011 were China, where GM and its joint venture partners increased sales 8.3% China.

Global Bioenergy Partnership publishes report on 24 sustainability indicators for bioenergy: electricity, heat and transport

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In the meantime, the Partnership is proceeding with piloting projects in Indonesia, Colombia and Ghana. Earlier post.) Click to enlarge.

Monsanto, BASF Scientists Discover Gene Conferring Drought Tolerance in Corn Plants

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Both companies also recently announced that they have completed regulatory submissions for cultivation in the United States and Canada, and for import to Mexico, the European Union and Colombia. This product will be the first biotechnology-derived drought-tolerant crop in the world. metric tons per hectare). Earlier post.)

GM Daewoo considering hybrid in 2011

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It provides market and brand specific vehicle kits assembly facilities in Colombia, China, Thailand, India and Venezuela. According to reports, the company, which was established in 2002, is carrying out projects to build eco-friendly cars, including a hybrid model.

China’s CNOOC to acquire Canada-based Nexen for $15.1B; offshore oil and gas, oil sands, and shale gas

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Nexen has a joint venture shale gas project in Poland and is exploring for shale gas in Colombia. for US$15.1 billion cash. The price represents a premium of. 61% relative to the closing price of the Common Shares on the NYSE on. Nexen’s current debt of approximately US$4.3 billion will remain outstanding. Nexen also has a 7.23%. billion.

Forecast: Global Biofuels Use to Double by 2015, Second-Gen Biofuels to Lag Expectations

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Major new contributors to the growth of global biofuels between 2009 and 2015 include Indonesia, France, China, India, Thailand, Colombia, Malaysia, Philippines and Argentina. Hart’s “ Global Biofuels Outlook to 2015 ” (GBO 2015) concludes that the US will see a growth of total biofuels use of more than 35%. billion gallons).

USDA and DOE award $12.2M to 10 research projects to accelerate bioenergy crop production and spur economic impact

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Stephen Kresovich, University of South Carolina, Colombia. The US Departments of Energy (DOE) and Agriculture (USDA) have awarded 10 grants totaling $12.2 million to spur research into improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of growing biofuel and bioenergy crops. Laura E. Bartley, University of Oklahoma, Norman. David M. Todd C.

Petrobras Biocombustível To Invest US$2.4B in Biodiesel and Ethanol Production

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Abroad, meanwhile, an ethanol production unit is under analysis for Colombia. As part of its newly released business plan, Brazil’s Petrobras Biocombustível intends to invest approximately US$2.4 billion in biodiesel and ethanol production from 2009-2013; 91% of the investment is targeted for Brazil. This investment is part of a total of $2.8

UOP looking to biomass catalytic pyrolysis to expand volumes of renewable hydrocarbon fuels

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Military personnel from Colombia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Republic of Philippines, Thailand, Tonga and the United Kingdom will also participate. Honeywell’s UOP Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit. That’s a big sum. But in the context of worldwide demand it’s nowhere near what we need. Green Diesel.