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Center for Automotive Research awarded Federal grant to study automotive bio-based materials cluster

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The $1,471,800 grant will be shared amongst CAR and its partners, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), Macomb/St. The federal grant will enable further development of a bio-based product manufacturing cluster as well as build potential ties and enhance existing relationships with the automotive manufacturing sector.

Verdezyne Receives Federal Grant to Advance Synthetic Biology Tools

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million grant from the National Institute of Allergy And Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for a period of 1.5 This grant will fund research to progress the role of bioinformatics in synthetic biology. Verdezyne , Inc., years. Stephen Picataggio, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Verdezyne.

GE Transportation and DonJon Shipbuilding Bidding for $24M Federal Grant for Hybrid Tugboat

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GE Transportation and DonJon Shipbuilding and Repair are bidding on a $24-million federal grant for their Hybrid Harbor Tug Project. The grant is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that awards funding to innovative transportation projects. GoErie.com. Earlier post.)

Saft launches industrial production at Jacksonville Li-ion battery plant

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million federal grant from the Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Saft inaugurated an advanced automated lithium-ion battery factory in Jacksonville, Florida. Saft Jacksonville has an annual sales capacity of $300 million. Brief

Proterra introduces 35-foot electric bus

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Moreover, the contract seeks to match and qualify contract users with federal grant and/or stimulus funds. Battery-electric bus manufacturer Proterra has introduced a new 35-foot vehicle based on the same technology platform as its current 40-foot Catalyst vehicle. Earlier post.). Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

Forecast For The Future of Small Plug-In Car Companies: Bleak

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Publicity a-plenty, state and Federal grants announced, pricing revealed. Last month was was a pretty great one for mainstream automakers planning to deliver plug-in vehicles. The message from Detroit and Japan is clear: If you like it then you shoulda put a plug on it.

King County Metro putting Proterra electric buses into service

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million federal grant. The battery bus is the first of three that Metro will test this year. Metro is pursuing $3.3 A hat-tip to Rich! ).

Legislation Allowing 3 Wheel Vehicles to Receive Energy Department Loans Now One Step Closer to Law

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Aptera and Elio, two companies producing three wheel vehicles, can briefly rejoice as their bids for receiving federal government grants are now one step closer to completion. Legislation has been drawn up that will make 3 wheel vehicles eligible to receive federal grant money from the Department of Energy.

East Penn Mfg. Awarded $32.5 Million To Commercialize Breakthrough Ultrabattery Technology in U.S.

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million in federal grants to increase their development and commercialization of a breakthrough Australian UltraBattery technology for use in micro and mild hybrid vehicles. The grant awarded came from the $2.4 billion in funds from the federal A little known company based in Pennsylvania called East Penn Mfg.

A123 Systems 8K filing says substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern; status of grants and incentives

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A123 Systems has been the recipient of a number of state and federal grants and tax incentives. State of Michigan Center of Energy and Excellence Grant. In February 2009, the State of Michigan awarded the Company a $10.0-million Center of Energy and Excellence grant. million of this grant in March 2009 and $6.0

Li-ion manufacturer Ener1 files pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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million in federal grant funding under the stimulus package. Li-ion manufacturer Ener1, Inc. has initiated a pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy case to implement a restructuring plan agreed on by its primary investors and lenders. In 2009, Ener1 subsidiary EnerDel received $118.5 Brief

Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Postal Service. The USPS will be using the vans for a variety of duties at locations around the country – including daily home delivery. Network.

Peer-to-peer car sharing service Getaround launches in Austin, Texas

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million federal grant and expands its reach to four major cities. Peer-to-peer car sharing company Getaround announced its official launch in Austin, Texas. This announcement closely follows the company’s February launch in the greater Portland metropolitan area with a $1.7 Brief

DOE Inspector General review finds automotive Li-ion battery maker LG Chem Michigan misused Recovery Act funds; DOE management, low market demand contributory

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The review also found that work performed under the grant to LG Chem Michigan had not been managed effectively. Only about 60% of the production capacity set forth in the grant agreement was constructed even though nearly $142 of $151 million (94%) of DOE’s share of project funds had been spent. —OIG special report. Resources.

Feds Offer Free Chargers

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A new Federal Grant will enable many electric vehicle early adopters to get their chargers for free. (A Fully funded, the ChargePoint America program would cost $37 million, with some of the shortfall for the actual station installations being addressed, the organizers hope, through state and local grants.&#. A $2,000 value!).

Sea-Tac Airport launches major ground support equipment electrification project

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The $31-million project is funded in large part through federal grants. million came from a Federal Aviation Administration grant.

Saft begins deliveries of first lithium-ion batteries produced by new Jacksonville plant

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million federal grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Saft has just started shipping the first Li-ion cells to roll off. the production lines at its advanced automated lithium-ion battery factory, in. Jacksonville, Florida. —Dan Miller, Jacksonville operations manager.

Port of Los Angeles breaks ground on $137M railyard that will increase on-dock rail efficiency, reduce congestion and improve environment

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million from the State Proposition 1B Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF) Grant that is administered by Caltrans and $22.1 Click to enlarge.

The EV Project Expands to Texas; Overall Value of Charging Infrastructure Project Now at $230M

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The EV Project began last year, with grant funding through the US Department of Energy from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. A $30-million extension of the grant funding was announced earlier this month. ECOtality, Inc. The total overall value of the project now stands at approximately $230 million.

Dow Kokam Breaks Ground on Li-ion Battery Manufacturing Plant in Michigan

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The first phase of construction, supported by a $161 Million Department of Energy (DOE) Recovery Act grant, has a targeted capacity of 600 million watt hours and will employ up to 320 people at steady state. The facility will produce lithium-ion batteries to supply the growing electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) market.

Solazyme announces successful commissioning of integrated renewable oil production biorefinery in Peoria, Illinois

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The IBR was partially funded with a federal grant that Solazyme received from the US Department of Energy (DOE) in December 2009 to demonstrate integrated commercial-scale production of renewable algal-based fuels. Solazyme, Inc. Solazyme uses heterotrophic microalgae—i.e., they grow in the dark (in fermenters) by consuming sugars.

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US Government Providing $2M to Supplement $20M in California Funding to Reduce Emissions at Port of Oakland

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The San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced a new $2 million federal grant to supplement the $20 million in state and local funds to install diesel exhaust filters and replace old trucks to reduce particulate emissions at the Port of Oakland. The Air District is processing the applications submitted for Prop.

Valence Applies for $225M in DOE Funds for Advanced Battery Production Facility

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submitted a grant application requesting $225 million to the US Department of Energy under the Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative. Valence submitted its application requesting the federal grant funds over a three-year period and plans to fund the remaining $359.4 Valence Technology, Inc.

International Battery to provide Li-ion system to Sunverge for Net-Zero Energy Home Project

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Sunverge Energy has selected International Battery to provide a Li-ion energy storage systems (ESS) as the energy storage component of Sunverge’s Solar Integration System (SIS). The Energy Innovation Hub will include a live demonstration of a microgrid with a 2,700 square foot net-zero energy home. —Sunverge Energy President Ken Munson.

Chrysler Unveils Four All-Electric Minivan Prototypes to USPS; Applying for Grant for Nationwide Demo

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Chrysler unveiled four all-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan concepts to the US Postal Service (USPS) in Washington, DC, as part of the USPS Earth Day celebration. One of the electric mini-van prototypes. Click to enlarge. These electric minivan concepts are targeted specifically for use by the US Postal Service for mail delivery.

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The school already conducts research into the development of the no-gas vehicles. And Gov. State. Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy Corp.

Keepin' it simple

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Something Ecotality couldn’t do even with $100 million in federal grant money. Plug-in cars are being delivered at long last. is at 120V.

4,400 Chevrolet Volt Owners to be Eligible for Free Home 240V Charging Stations

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The projects are made possible with a grant of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds from the Transportation Electrification Initiative administered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The program will provide Volt owners with a 240-volt charge station from either ECOtality, Inc. or Coulomb Technologies.

Chrysler Group Awards UM-Dearborn $3.1M to Support Development of Plug-in Hybrid System for Ram Pickup Project

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billion in federal grant monies awarded to accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of hybrid electric vehicles and new-generation batteries for a project to develop, validate, and deploy 220 advanced plug-in hybrid electric pickups and minivans. Earlier post.). We have also worked with Chrysler on their recent PHEV development.

Chrysler Disbands ENVI Electric Vehicle Group; Function Absorbed into Traditional Line Organization

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Then, Chrysler announced that it intended to apply to the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Transportation Electrification stimulus program for a federal grant, which would enable Chrysler to establish a nationwide demonstration fleet of zero-emission electric minivans that could be used by the US Postal Service for mail delivery.

California state fleet reduces petroleum consumption 13% compared to 2003

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This data warehouse is available online for State agencies to import their vehicle inventories, utilization and fuel usage for trend analysis and required State and federal reports. In 2010, DGS partnered with Propel Fuels on a State and Federal grant opportunity to build 75 E85 alternative fuel stations throughout California.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporations All-Electric Walk-In Van Chassis Debuts at NTEA Work Truck Show; Enova Drive System, Tesla Battery Pack

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FCCC initiated our all-electric project well before stimulus money and federal grants were available for alternative-power transportation projects.

DOE to Provide $3.2B in Funding for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements, Including Transportation Programs

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billion for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program. The Program provides federal grants to units of local government, Indian tribes, states, and territories to reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and for improvements in energy efficiency. billion) will be distributed through formula grants.

The trials of public charging, part 2 (of many to come)

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It's city, state and federal policy to enable electric cars for the emissions and petroleum reduction they provide. There is a cost to charging.

President Obama establishes Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, issues executive order

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President Obama today established a Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to advise the Administration on how the Federal Government can respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the impacts of climate change. The Task Force members include state, local and tribal leaders from across the country. Brief

Freightliner Custom Chassis and Morgan Olson Introduce Next Generation Vehicle for FCCC All-Electric Walk-In Van

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The all-electric chassis also was initiated before stimulus money and federal grants were available for alternative-fuel transportation projects.

Tesla + Toyota

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The company received a $535 million federal loan guarantee for construction of a manufacturing plant, a massive structure now rising beside Interstate 880. That means they will be hiring 1,000 workers, and possibly creating 10 times that number of jobs down the road. By Patrick May. pmay@mercurynews.com. Posted: 05/22/2010 05:17:54 PM PDT.

Scientists synthesize first functional designer chromosome in yeast

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Corresponding federal grant numbers are MCB-0718846 and GM-077291. A paper on the accomplishment is published in the journal Science.

President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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By late summer, the Federal Railroad Administration will begin awarding the first round of grants. Source: DOT. Click to enlarge.

Michigan Awards $543.5M in Tax Credits to Four Battery Makers, Who Announce Plans for $1.7B Investment in Li-ion Battery Plants in Michigan

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The state refundable tax credits will help the companies in their quest for some of the $2 billion in federal grants for advanced-battery research and development. The Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) Board awarded $543.5 million in tax credits to four battery companies announcing plans to invest more than $1.7 Granholm.