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Coal-tar-based pavement sealant a major source of PAH contamination in Milwaukee streams

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Runoff from pavement with coal-tar-based sealant is the primary source of toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to streambed sediments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a US Geological Survey and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District open-access study published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Johnson Controls donates plug-in electric and all-electric vehicles to Pulaski High School in Milwaukee

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is donating a plug-in electric and all-electric vehicle to the automotive program at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Pulaski High School, creating what is believed to be the first program in the nation to give students dedicated access to this advanced vehicle technology. Johnson Controls, Inc. Brief

SEMPEED (Simulation of Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Electrical Drives) Consortium launches

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A first academic site is now operational at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI under the coordination of Professor Nabeel A. A first group meeting and two-day training course was held in May 2015 in Milwaukee to correlate with the EMCW 2015 Expo and Conference. Another SEMPEED site is under development. Dr. Dan M. Brief

AFE to Use Plasma Gasification of Waste in 25MW Power Project in Milwaukee

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Alliance Federated Energy (AFE) last week announced the development of “Project Apollo,” a $225-million, 25MW energy project located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Project would turn Milwaukee trash into energy”, JSonline , 2 February 2010. Project Apollo plans to utilize Westinghouse Plasma Corp.’s Source: AFE. Click to enlarge. Resources.

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

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Milwaukee and Fort Lauderdale. 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 million pounds. These units will be deployed beginning in April. Brief

USABC awards $5.48M Li-ion PHEV battery technology development contract to Johnson Controls

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All cells will be built either in Johnson Controls Battery Technology Center in Milwaukee or its Li-ion manufacturing facility in Holland, Mich. The award, which completes work begun under previous contracts (NMC chemistry prismatic cell), is co-funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and includes a 50% cost-share by Johnson Controls.

Johnson Controls funds two research projects with U Wisconsin to enhance fuel efficiency of start-stop vehicles and next-gen EVs

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Dr. Thomas Jahns, Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines at UW–Madison, and Dr. Deyang Qu, Johnson Controls endowed professor at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UW–Milwaukee), will supervise the project. The projects will be funded by Johnson Controls, which includes a Fellows gift of $500,000.

Johnson Controls partners with UW-Madison on battery lab

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The UW-Madison partnership complements Johnson Controls’ existing partnership with UW-Milwaukee. At UW-Milwaukee, Johnson Controls scientists are working with university research staff and students to develop new energy storage materials. The partnership enables students there to expand their knowledge in a test lab on campus. Brief

Johnson Controls endowing University of Wisconsin System for energy storage research

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is endowing a professorship, research labs and graduate studies in energy storage at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Johnson Controls, Inc. Between our scientists and the talented UW students, we expect groundbreaking projects to develop. The position is expected to be filled this summer. Brief

Nissan expands “No Charge to Charge” program expands to 10 new US markets

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Milwaukee. Nissan has expanded its “No Charge to Charge” program to 10 new markets, continuing the push to provide LEAF owners with no-cost public charging. The program offers new LEAF buyers free public charging for the first two years of ownership The 10 new markets are: Charleston, S.C. Charlotte, N.C. Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo. Miami.

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battery development center and looked at two hybrid SUVs before speaking at a company headquarters in Milwaukee. Bush: U.S.

Azure Dynamics signs HEV/EV sales/service agreements with 76 additional dealerships

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Azure previously announced dealerships in major markets including Boston, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, San Antonio and Toronto. The new agreements bring the total number of dealerships in the Azure program to 103. Azure dealerships can be seen on an interactive map at [link

US Army Awards CD Technologies $19M Contract for Development of Large-Format Lithium-ion Batteries

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This contract will allow C&D Technologies to establish a world class research and development facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, including pilot production capability dedicated to large-format lithium-ion batteries, and will establish a domestic manufacturing base for C&D designed lithium battery systems. —Dr.

$112.5M awarded to research consortia studying effects of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico

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Member Institutions: The Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Minnesota, SINTEF Norway, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Research Applied Technology Education Services (Rates)/Coastal Oil Spill Simulation System (COSS). million to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Eaton to develop affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles; liquid piston technology

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and Milwaukee and the Advanced Hydraulics group in Eden Prairie, Minn. Eaton Corporation will develop an affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles, utilizing existing natural gas sources in the home and innovative compressor technology. Earlier post.). earlier post.) Infrastructure Natural Gas

Odyne Systems delivers 7 plug-in hybrid work trucks through the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program

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The following have received advanced Odyne hybrid systems under the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program: Milwaukee County took delivery of four work trucks in December 2011 and January 2012 that will be used throughout Milwaukee County to maintain traffic signals and street lighting. Manufactured by DUECO, Inc. ComEd. Brief

Chemrec CEO Urges Serious Consideration for DME at Low-Carbon Biofuel for North America

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Speaking at the 2009 World Methanol Conference in Miami, Richard J. Click to enlarge. Chemrec is currently building BioDME production plants in Sweden.

Lifecycle study finds that environmental impacts of silicon-anode Li-ion battery could be roughly comparable with conventional Li-ion battery

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For the study, the UW-Milwaukee team selected the metal-assisted chemical etching method for the SiNW synthesis due to its simplicity, low cost, and scalable advantages. Life cycle impact benchmarking between LIB packs with SiNW and graphite anode. Units of the X-axis values are different and shown under each impact category name on Y-axis.

Waste Management piloting Rotopress collection trailers in North America; natural gas tractors

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Milwaukee, Wis. In a pilot program, Waste Management, Inc. This makes the drive smoother and reduces wear on tires. Sacramento, Calif., Brief

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US PIRG report finds reduced driving and rates of car commuting in most populous US urbanized areas

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VMT per capita has declined across the US (2006 to 2011). Source: US PIRG. Click to enlarge. The average American drives 7.6% percent. percent.

Ford Crew Chief telematics system can improve fuel economy by up to 20% through better fleet management

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Milwaukee-based Joy Global Inc., Users of Ford Crew Chief —powered by Telogis —are improving fuel efficiency for their fleets by up to 20% through better management of vehicle diagnostics, location and driver behavior. The US Department of Energy reports that aggressive driving decreases fuel economy by up to 33 percent.

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

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Chicago Hub Network( Chicago, Milwaukee, Twin Cities, St. The envisioned high-speed rail corridors. Source: DOT. Click to enlarge. Source: DOT.

Obama outlines plans for high-speed rail system

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Chicago Hub Network( Chicago, Milwaukee, Twin Cities, St. With the promise that he will scrutinise how every dollar is spent as the US bids to stage an economic recovery, President Barack Obama has released a strategic vision for a high-speed passenger rail system in the US. Empire Corridor (New York City, Albany, Buffalo).

Most Hybrid Cities In America

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Milwaukee. I also noticed many Honda Civic hybrids and armies of hybrid SUVs. A quick review of the most recent annual numbers from R.L. 1.00.

US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Milwaukee County Department of Transportation and Public Works, Wisconsin: $210,000. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding $100 million in Economic Recovery Act funding to 43 transit agencies for projects to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from both vehicles and facilities. The DOT is making $48.1

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