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BIOX commissions 90M gallon biodiesel production facility in Houston

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BIOX Corporation announced that World Energy BIOX Biofuels LLC (WEBB), a 50/50 joint venture between World Energy and BIOX, has completed the commissioning of its 90-million US gallon (USG) (341 million liters) nameplate capacity biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas. The facility started operating at full capacity in December 2016.

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Second Tesla Gallery, Service Center Opening This Weekend In Houston

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After failing to convince the Texas legislature to legalize direct sales (twice), the company is opening a second gallery in Houston this weekend. Like the existing Tesla gallery--also in Houston--the new one will show. sales Tesla Motors plug-in cars Texas state laws

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Houston METRO launches Proterra electric bus demo; Catalyst FC into revenue service for 90 days

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METRO is the Houston, Texas region’s largest public transit provider, offering transportation services about 370,000 times per day to a total ridership of 100 million annually. Projected Altoona efficiency is 1.61 to 1.70 kWh/mile with a full passenger load. Brief

Gevo enters on-road automobile gasoline market in Houston with 12.5% isobutanol blend

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blend of its bio-isobutanol with gasoline marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in the Houston area. Gevo, Inc. Earlier post.).

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Largest Electric-Car Charging Site: Would You Believe Houston?

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So it might seem a little strange to learn that Houston, Texas is now home to North America's largest car-charging site. When we think of Texas, we think of many things: open roads, desert landscapes, Beyoncé And of course, we also think of oil, since Texas is one of the country's largest producers of the stuff.

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Ford to get electric motors from Toshiba

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The company will now supply electric drive motors to Ford for both hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles while also expanding its manufacturing capacity at its plant in Houston, Texas, making the location its first base overseas for [.].

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Gulf Racing isobutanol fuels going to Houston Race Track

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Gulf Racing Fuels announced that it has been selected as the Official Fuel of MSR Houston Race Track, a private membership country club race track in Houston, Texas. All fuels are distributed nationally by HYPERFUELS based in Houston, Texas. Gulf will also deliver high octane Legend 116 leaded racing fuel at the pump. Gevo, Inc.

Univ. Houston, Caltech team develops new earth-abundant, cost-effective catalyst for water-splitting

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The new catalyst also offers activity superior to that of most transition metal dichalcogenides (molybdenum sulfide, cobalt diselenide and so on).

Houston-Galveston area to deploy 30 battery-electric delivery trucks

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The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) has partnered with the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) and Smith Electric Vehicles Corporation (Smith Electric) to reduce vehicle emissions from delivery trucks in the Houston-Galveston region. Brief

Study finds paved surfaces in Houston worsen air quality

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Paved surfaces in the Houston area keep the city warmer than more natural surfaces. Credit: UCAR. Click to enlarge. ” —Chen et al.

BIOX and World Energy JV to acquire & operate 90M USG biodiesel plant in Houston; 3rd-largest biodiesel plant in NA

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BIOX Corporation and World Energy announced a 50/50 joint venture to acquire and operate a 90 million US gallon (USG) (341 million liter) biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas. Each company has committed US$10 million to the World Energy BIOX Biofuels joint venture. The plant acquisition is scheduled to close by the end of June.

Celanese plans methanol plant for Houston complex

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Taking advantage of abundant and affordable US natural gas supplies, Celanese Corporation intends to construct and operate a methanol production facility at its Clear Lake, Texas acetyl complex. Earlier post.). Following necessary approvals, Celanese intends to construct a 1.3 Celanese continues to enhance this core technology. Brief

TU Delft, Royal HaskoningDHV and Iv-Infra explore design concepts for Houston flood barrier; the “Ike Dike”

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A key element of the concept is a movable flood barrier that can seal off the bay near Galveston and Houston during a hurricane. Brief

Greyrock to build small-scale gas-to-liquids plant near Houston

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Greyrock Energy, a company transforming natural gas into premium transportation fuels ( earlier post ), announced a final investment decision (FID) to build a small-scale Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) facility near Houston, Texas. The plant will be commercially operational by the end of 2015. —Pat S. Bolin, Chairman, Eagle Oil & Gas. Brief

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TransCanada announces additional commitments to proposed Keystone XL system; the Houston Lateral and capacity expansion to 830,000 barrels per day

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The Keystone Pipeline System has now secured long-term firm contracts in excess of 1.1 million barrels per day. Keystone Pipeline System map. Brief

Nissan Enters into EV Partnership with City of Houston

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Nissan is entering into an agreement with the City of Houston to advance zero-emission mobility in the city by promoting the development of an electric-vehicle charging network and policies to support widespread adoptions of electric cars. and with Houston-based Reliant Energy. Washington D.C.,

University of Houston team demonstrates new efficient solar water-splitting catalyst for hydrogen production

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Researchers from the University of Houston (UH) have developed a cobalt(II) oxide (CoO) nanocrystalline catalyst that can carry out overall water splitting with a solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of around 5%. They report on their work in a paper in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. —Liao et al. Resources. Nature Nanotechnology.

Zipcar and the City of Houston launch municipal car sharing program; hybrids and EVs

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partnering with with the City of Houston, Texas, to launch a municipal electric vehicle (EV) fleet sharing program: Houston Fleet Share. The City of Houston selected Zipcar as its fleet technology provider through a competitive bidding process. Zipcar, Inc.is Brief

Houston start-up proposes different approach to hydrogen refueling: thousands of small networked outlets and smart app

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A Houston, Texas start-up is proposing a different approach to building out a hydrogen refueling infrastructure. Hydrogen-XT said its station is designed to be extremely cost-effective, estimated to be 100-times less expensive than conventional H 2 stations available today. The station is also easily upgraded due to its modular design. Brie

Eco-marathon winners return to defend 3,587mpg title

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The Shell Eco-marathon returns today, with the Americas edition of the competition kicking off in Houston, for two days of racing.

Agilent Technologies and University of Houston collaborate to advance petroleum research

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and the University of Houston will work together to further understanding of the geology and composition of crude oil. Agilent Technologies Inc. The instruments will be used to identify and measure the constituents in geological specimens or to separate, to identify and to measure the thousands of compounds found in crude oil samples. Brief

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CenterPoint Energy Selects GE for Smart Grid Advanced Metering System for Houston, TX

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More than 145,000 smart meters will be installed across the Houston area by the end of 2009. CenterPoint Energy , Inc.’s Click to enlarge.

1600 Miles On One Fill? Meet The Taylors And Their VW Diesel

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In driving from Houston There are many routes to outstanding fuel efficiency, but it's often diesel that's chosen to demonstrate the highest mpg numbers and longest distances.

Enterprise Products and Energy Transfer to form JV for crude oil pipeline from Cushing to Houston

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have agreed to form a 50/50 joint venture to design and construct a crude oil pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma to Houston, Texas. The ECHO crude oil terminal would offer access to major Texas Gulf Coast refining centers in Texas City, Pasadena/Deer Park, Baytown and on the Houston Ship Channel. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Brief

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Houston EAA Extends a Texas Welcome to the "SPIRIT of DC" to Houston this Saturday EVe, 14 March 2009

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Howdy, This is Ben Chamberlain, Houston EAA VP, announcing that you can see the Houston notice on the "Spirit" by clicking on: www.heaa.org HEAA extends a most warm and hospitable Texan Welcome to the "Spirit."

Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Partnership forms; applying for national designation

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Houston Area — Texas Medical Center, Houston METRO HOV lanes, and Port of Houston. The partnership builds upon the momentum of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Smart City Challenge, in which Austin was a finalist, and is a direct outcome of the Texas Mobility Summit held 1–2 December 2016.

Port of Houston Authority, Maersk Line and EPA Demonstrate Fuel Switching in the Gulf of Mexico

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Maersk Line conducted the first “fuel switch” demonstration on a container ship in the Gulf of Mexico as the result of a partnership between the EPA, the Port of Houston Authority and Maersk Line. Maersk vessels have demonstrated the effectiveness of a fuel switch in more than 1,200 port calls on the US West Coast since March 2006.

Waste Management to expand natural gas-powered fleet in Houston area; CNG to be 80% of US new truck purchases in NA in 2012

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Waste Management plans to expand its fleet of natural gas-powered collection vehicles in the Houston area and open a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Conroe. The public fueling station will refuel Waste Management’s local fleet and sell CNG to commercial fleets. Brief

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Rice University team links PM2.5 and ozone levels with cardiac arrest

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A team from Rice University and the Houston Fire Department EMS has found a direct correlation between out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) and levels of air pollution and ozone. The research, based on a massive data set unique to Houston, was published this month in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Resources.

Ford Partners with Austin Energy and Centerpoint Energy to Prepare Austin and Houston Areas for EVs

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Ford announced two partnerships with utilities in Texas— Austin Energy in Austin and Centerpoint Energy in Houston—to prepare those two regions for electric vehicles. Ford and the two partners plan to work with state and local officials around permitting and regulations to support electric vehicle infrastructure.

CDTI Awarded $960,000 Grant from the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) for NOx-PM Diesel Retrofit System

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CDTI ) has received a diesel emissions reduction technology development grant under the New Technology Research and Development (NTRD) program from the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) totaling $960,971. Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. Clean Diesel’s ARIS system features a single-fluid return flow solenoid-actuated injector.

Space Reserved for Dale, Ben, Steve et Houston EAA'rs al at Green Bank, Sunday, 15 March 2009

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Space reserved for Dale, Ben, Steve et Houston EAA'rs al for blogging in and posting pixs for Sunday at the Green Bank. Watch for EVJerry's Comment perhaps

Sumitomo and US Hybrid partnering to grow hydrogen fuel cell business for commercial vehicles and mass transit

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Earlier post.) The company currently offers an 80 kW integrated fuel cell system ( FCe 80 ) and a 150 kW system ( FCe150 ). US Hybrid FCe 80.

California oil producer applies for LCFS credits for producing crude oil using solar-generated power

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Seneca Resources Corporation is the exploration and production (E&P) segment of National Fuel Gas Company, headquartered in Houston, Texas. Under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), crude oil producers may generate credits for oil that has been produced using innovative methods and delivered to California refineries for processing.

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Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Deployments in 2016 will include New York City, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. Over the vehicles’ lifetime, the 155 Ford F-650 trucks will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 24.6 Brief

UPS expands hybrid delivery fleet

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The company has expanded its fleet of alternative fuel vehicles with 200 next generation hybrid electric delivery trucks spread across eight US cities – Austin, Chicago, Houston, Long [.]. Some big name businesses are pushing to cut costs and do their bit for the environment – but few can boast about their efforts like delivery firm UPS.

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

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Technip’s operating center in Houston, Texas, USA, will perform the overall project management. BP Exploration & Production Inc. At a water depth of approximately 1,900 meters (6,234 feet), the current field development is located in Mississippi Canyon Blocks 778 and 822, in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico environment. Brief

Aramco opens R&D center in Detroit area; fuels research with focus on novel fuels/engines systems for reduced CO2

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US subsidiary Aramco Services Company’s other research centers are: the Aramco Research Center-Boston, in Cambridge across the street from MIT; and the Aramco Research Center-Houston, in the city’s northwest area Energy Corridor. The new facility, located in Novi, Mich., automotive industry. —Amin H.

Kinder Morgan invests in new “crude-by-rail” project; 210,000 barrels per day

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to construct a 210,000 barrel per day (bpd) crude-by-rail project at the Greens Port Industrial Park on the Houston Ship Channel. West Texas, the Bakken shale area and western Canada for delivery by rail into the Houston Ship Channel for distribution to various refiners via pipeline and barges. KMP) and Watco Companies L.L.C., Brief

Rice study shows algae monocultures for biofuel stably grown in open reactors fed by municipal wastewater

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The Rice study was made possible by the participation of the Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering, which helped Rice’s research team set up a test involving 12 open-topped 600-gallon tanks at one of the city’s satellite wastewater treatment plants in July 2013. —Bhattacharjee and Siemann. T ha -1 y -1 ). Resources.