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Elio to sell 100 'pre-production' vehicles from Louisiana plant this year

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Louisiana Threewheeler 3 Wheeler Elio MotorsElio Motors may have reached an important milestone in putting its "84-mpg" two-seat three-wheeler into production. While the company still faces questions about its finances and ability to meet a potential change in safety regulations, Elio claims it is almost ready to sell some vehicles. It plans to sell 100 "pre-production" models built at its.

Faraday Future Plans $1 Billion Electric-Car Factory, Site TBD

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The company has not selected a site, but said it is considering locations in California, Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada. Manufacturing California Louisiana Georgia plug-in cars nevada Faraday FuturesMysterious electric-car startup Faraday Future said yesterday that it will invest $1 billion in a U.S. factory, which will begin producing cars within two years. Nevada has now apparently replaced Texas in the contest. The Lone.

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Louisiana's Latest Political Drama Involves Alt-Fuel Vehicles

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There's a storm a-brewin' in Louisiana over alternative vehicle tax credits. There's a sentence that didn't end like you'd expect.) In 2009, the state legislature passed Act 469 (PDF) which grants tax credits of up to $3,000 to anyone who purchases a low-emissions vehicle that runs on alternative fuel, "including but not limited to compressed

Elio Motors: First-Ever Auto-Show Press Event In NYC Touts '84-MPG' Three-Wheel Car

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Green Auto Show Elio Motors Louisiana Startups Three-wheel Startup automaker Elio Motors put on its first-ever car-show press conference last week, taking the last slot on Thursday''s media schedule at the New York Auto Show. Founder and CEO Paul Elio appeared at a simple podium in front of a bright-orange prototype Elio three-wheeled vehicle. He spoke briefly, then answered questions from the press. DON''T.

New Orleans: Big Easy to make life easier for electric car owners?

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Louisiana plug-in cars charging Charging station charging infrastructure Home chargingNew Orleans has a hot-and-cold relationship with environmentally friendly technology. Last week, however, the two were definitely on good terms as the city council voted unanimously to make life easier for current and future electric car owners. Crescent City crises Given the New Orleans' tenuous location--sandwiched between Lake Pontchartrain and.

Juniper GTL to invest $100M to retrofit plant to new small-scale GTL facility in Louisiana

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Juniper GTL LLC President Vianney Valès announced the company will invest $100 million to renovate a dormant steam methane reformer in the Westlake, Louisiana area and convert it to a natural gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility, producing waxes, drilling fluids, diesel and naphtha. Southwest Louisiana is becoming a hub for GTL facilities, the governor’s office noted.

Sasol embarking on feasibility study on a US gas-to-liquids facility in Louisiana

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South African energy and chemicals group Sasol today announced that it has chosen the southwestern region of the State of Louisiana as the site for a planned gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility. Sasol will embark on a feasibility study to evaluate the viability of a GTL venture in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, over the next 18 months.

NuStar, EOG Resources to build rail offloading facility in Louisiana for expanded transportation and storage of shale play crudes

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NuStar Logistics, EOG Resources Rail Yard (Louisiana) LLC and EOG Resources Marketing, Inc. both subsidiaries of EOG Resources, Inc.) have entered into a definitive agreement to develop, build and own jointly a 70,000-barrel-per-day unit train offloading facility at NuStar’s crude oil terminal in St. James, La. The project will facilitate movement and storage of crude oil production from the Bakken, Eagle Ford and other developing shale plays in the United States.

$1.3B methanol plant slated for South Louisiana

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, South Louisiana Methanol (SLM) CEO Barry Williamson and Todd Corp. Group CEO Jon Young announced that South Louisiana Methanol LP will invest $1.3 The South Louisiana Methanol site will be the largest of its kind in North America. The SLM methanol facility will be located in the Port of South Louisiana district, with access to interstate and intrastate natural gas and carbon dioxide pipelines.

Future Of '84-MPG' Elio 3-Wheeler Depends On Government Loans

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The company recently secured additional funding, it says, but is still short of what it needs to start production at its former General Motors plant near Shreveport, Louisiana. Elio Motors says it's closer than ever to putting its "84-mpg" two-seat three-wheeler into production, but that still may not be close enough.

EPA approves emergency fuel waiver for Louisiana

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As Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in the US Gulf Coast, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act to temporarily waive certain federal clean gasoline requirements for Louisiana. This waiver was granted by EPA in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE), at the request of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. psi low Reid vapor pressure (RVP) requirements for the State of Louisiana.

NHTSA To Alter Vehicle Code To Prevent 3-Wheelers Like Elio

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The company turned to a "crowdfunding" project last year to help raise the $230 million needed to start production at its ex-General Motors plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Elio Motors is still working to put its three-wheeled, "84-mpg," two-seat car into production, which is proving to be quite a task. The slow pace of fundraising had led Elio to. NHTSA regulation Threewheeler National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 3 Wheeler Elio Motors

Jupiter Tech licenses FT catalyst technologies from Louisiana Tech

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Louisiana-based Jupiter Fuels, a new sister development company of ASI, has licensed nano-engineered Fischer-Tropsch catalyst technologies from Louisiana Tech University. Exploiting advances in bulk-process nanomaterials, the Louisiana Tech scientists developed novel catalysts that significantly lower the pressures required for fuel conversion. ASI research teams are exploring other nanoscience breakthroughs from the research at Louisiana Tech University.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners invests $25M in Louisiana gas-to-liquids joint venture

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an independent producer of specialty hydrocarbon and fuel products, will invest $25 million as a joint venture partner in the construction of the Juniper GTL commercial gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Louisiana ( earlier post ). Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.,

Sundrop Fuels selects Louisiana site for planned first biogasoline facility

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a gasification-based drop-in advanced biofuels company ( earlier post ), has agreed to purchase about 1,200 acres of land near Alexandria, Louisiana, for the planned construction and operation of its first production facility. Louisiana also provided Sundrop Fuels with performance-based incentives for the facility, which is expected to employ about 150 people and have a significant economic impact in the area. Sundrop Fuels, Inc.,

Alligator-powered car: the latest biofuel idea

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A group of researchers from the University of Louisiana think that alligator fat may make the perfect substitute for fossil-based fuels. Biofuels alligator fat research University of LouisianaThe latest crazy idea to fuel your car with is one that may make you positively cringe. According to the New York Times, scientists at the University say that alligator fat could be a [.].

Shell Oil replacing Ryder diesel trucks with with Ryder LNG trucks for operations in Louisiana and Texas

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Ryder has deployed CNG and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vehicles into the fleets of Ryder customers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Quebec, Canada. Shell Oil Company has signed an agreement with Ryder System for 15 liquefied natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty vehicles supporting oil and gas logistics operations in Lafayette, La. and Houston, Texas.

Stora Enso to build biomass-to-sugars demo plant in Louisiana

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Following its recent acquisition of the US-based biotechnology company Virdia (formerly HCL CleanTech) ( earlier post ), Stora Enso is investing €32 million (US$ 43 million) in a demonstration and market development plant to be built at Raceland, Louisiana, USA.

Faraday Future Chooses Nevada For Electric-Car Plant

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Last month, Faraday Future announced that it was considering sites in California, Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada for a $1 billion electric-car plant. Now, it appears Nevada is the preferred location for the plant, which will build the electric car Faraday plans to launch in 2017. Faraday--which is backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting--could. Las Vegas Manufacturing plug-in cars nevada Faraday Future

Lockheed Martin to produce liquefied natural gas tanks at Louisiana facility

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Lockheed Martin is leveraging its expertise in the manufacture of Space Shuttle external tanks to meet the growing demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks for storage and transportation. Lockheed Martin has received initial orders to manufacture cryogenic tanks for fueling LNG powered vessels.

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Air Products to Build World-Scale Hydrogen Plant at Monsanto Facility in Louisiana

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Air Products has signed a long-term supply contract with Monsanto Company to build a new world-scale hydrogen production plant to be located at Monsanto’s Luling, Louisiana Roundup facility. Air Products’ East Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline system currently reaches more than 175 continuous miles from Baton Rouge to Chalmette, Louisiana.

Chevron announces “significant” oil discovery in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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The well, which was spudded in August 2014, is located approximately 140 miles (225 km) off the coast of Louisiana in 5,183 feet (1,580 m) of water and was drilled to a depth of 33,749 feet (10,287 m). Anchor is located approximately 140 miles (225 km) off the coast of Louisiana.

Startup Elio Motors Doesn't Get To Buy Ex-GM Plant After All

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Startup company Elio intends to build cars in a disused General Motor assembly plant in Shreveport, Louisiana, but over the past few weeks, that plant’s future has Elio Motors’ tiny three-wheeled, 84-mpg vehicle already has a significant following, but before Elio can turn those fans into buyers, it needs to secure a place to build it.

Transmission Losses:" Military joins oil spill effort

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The oil rig disaster off Louisiana is the top news item on the NY Times and BBC.com. Tags: gulf of mexico louisiana coast bp oil leak british petroleum "The US military has joined efforts to stop an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico as fears rise about its scale." The "transmission losses" from this one event now include not only the oil leaking and the environmental consequences, but also the costly involvement of the US military.

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. UPS plans to build an additional six compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 390 new CNG tractors and terminal trucks and 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles to its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.

FTA LoNo grant recipients to purchase 35 Proterra electric transit buses

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SporTran (Louisiana), five 35' Catalyst FC buses. Proterra announced that eight new and existing customers have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Grants. The 2016 LoNo grant winners will use their funds, a total of $22.8 million, to purchase 35 Catalyst buses, bringing Proterra’s total number of firm orders to 287 vehicles from 38 cities across the United States. With more than 2.4

Renewable fuels and biochar company Cool Planet closes on $100M Series D financing

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The company broke ground on its first biofuel production facility in Alexandria, Louisiana, on 26 February 2014. Cool Planet Energy Systems, a renewable fuels and biochar company ( earlier post ), closed on its targeted $100 million Series D financing.

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Nissan brings LEAF to new US markets

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By the end of the year, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island will be added as markets where the Nissan LEAF will be available for order. Nissan North America Inc. is expanding the availability of the battery-electric Nissan LEAF in the US. Orders for the 2012 Nissan LEAF begin today in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York.

Excellance showcasing CNG-powered ambulance

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This CNG powered ambulance, custom-built for the City of Bossier City Fire Department in Louisiana, features a medium-duty Ford F-650 chassis with lower fueling costs, saving a minimum of 50% over gas and diesel powered engines.

EIA: US refineries running at record levels; gasoline demand; exports up

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From 2011 to 2014, distillate crack spreads (calculated using Gulf Coast spot prices for Light Louisiana Sweet crude oil, conventional gasoline, and ultra-low sulfur distillate) averaged a 24 cents/gal premium over gasoline crack spreads.

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 Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and Virginia Clean Cities (VCC) at James Madison University (JMU) are requesting proposals from fleets in the southeastern US interested in converting eligible gasoline vehicles to run on propane autogas.

Air Products Creating Largest Hydrogen Pipeline Supply Network; 1B Cubic Feet Per Day

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Air Products plans to construct a new 180-mile long pipeline connecting its existing Louisiana and Texas hydrogen pipeline systems, creating the world’s largest hydrogen plant and pipeline supply network. This integrated pipeline system will connect more than 20 hydrogen plants and more than 600 miles of pipelines to supply the Louisiana and Texas refinery and petrochemical industries with more than one billion cubic feet of hydrogen per day.

California ARB releases four new LCFS pathways for renewable diesel; 20.28 - 53.86 gCO2e/MJ

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Charles, Louisiana. Renewable Diesel produced from US Soybean, Fuel produced in Louisiana and transported to California. Renewable Diesel produced from US Used Cooking Oil, Fuel produced in Louisiana and transported to California. Renewable Diesel produced from US Tallow, Fuel produced in Louisiana and transported to California. Renewable Diesel produced from US Corn Oil, Fuel produced in Louisiana and transported to California.

ARB posts 5 new LCFS pathways; two renewable diesel

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The renewable diesel proposals both come from Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) in Louisiana, using used cooking oil (UCO) as a feedstock; the proposals differ in the mode of shipment to California: one by rail, one by ship. Charles, Louisiana in June 2013. California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff has posted five new and one revised Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) fuel pathway applications to the LCFS public comment website.

Sundrop Fuels partners with ThyssenKrupp Uhde for inaugural drop-in biogasoline plant

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a gasification-based drop-in advanced biofuels company ( earlier post ), is partnering with ThyssenKrupp Uhde for its inaugural biogasoline production facility near Alexandria, Louisiana ( earlier post ). Significant backing for Sundrop Fuels comes from Chesapeake Energy Corporation, the largest producer of natural gas in northern Louisiana’s Haynesville Shale Field and second-largest producer in the nation. Sundrop Fuels, Inc.,

Ryder’s natural gas truck fleet surpasses 30 million miles

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The fleet consists of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas tractors serving customers in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Maryland, Georgia and Louisiana, as well as in Canada. Ryder System’s fleet of natural gas vehicles has surpassed 30 million miles.

EPA researchers suggest US electricity consumers should be willing to pay 2-4x for emission-free alternatives to fossil fuel electricity due to health impacts

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According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), the US average retail price of electricity to the end consumer in the US in October 2012 was $0.1192/kWh, ranging from a low of $0.0835/kWh in Louisiana to a high of $0.3742/kWh in Hawaii.).

Chevron, BP and ConocoPhillips partner to explore 24 leases in Paleogene trend in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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The Guadalupe discovery well in Keathley Canyon Block 10 is located approximately 180 miles (290 km) off the Louisiana coast in 3,992 feet (1,217 meters) of water and was drilled to a depth of 30,173 feet (9,197 meters).

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USDA provides $91M loan guarantee to Cool Planet for biogasoline blendstock plant; biomass pyrolysis and catalytic conversion

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USDA has reached an agreement with Silicon Valley Bank to provide a $91-million Biorefinery Assistance Program loan guarantee to Cool Planet to help the company finish construction on an advanced biofuel plant at the Port of Alexandria in Louisiana.

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Air Products awarded hydrogen supply agreement for Shell Deer Park refinery

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The new pipeline extension, which is in the project execution phase, will connect Air Products’ Texas hydrogen system to the Louisiana hydrogen system. It will supply the Louisiana and Texas refinery and petrochemical industries with more than 1.2 Air Products has entered a long-term agreement with Shell Oil Company for the supply of a significant portion of the hydrogen requirements at Shell’s Deer Park, Texas refinery. The hydrogen supply will commence in mid-2013.