Satellite study: livestock digestion released 70% more methane than oil and gas industry in 2004

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Livestock were the single largest source of methane gas emissions in the United States in 2004, releasing 70% more into the atmosphere than the oil and gas industry as estimated by other inventories, according to a new study by a team from Harvard University, JPL/CalTech and UC Irvine. There is little reason to suspect that the amount of methane released by livestock has changed since 2004 (before the SCIAMACHY instrument used to collect the data stopped working), said Wecht.

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EPA Reports Fifth Consecutive Annual Increase in US New Vehicle Fuel Economy; Up 9% Since 2004, Back to Levels of Early 1980s

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mpg, or 9%, since 2004. This positive trend beginning in 2005 reverses a long period of increasing CO 2 emissions and decreasing fuel economy from 1987 through 2004, and returns CO 2 emissions and fuel economy to levels of the early 1980s.

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China to expand production and use of ethanol; 2020 E10 mandate would make China 3rd largest ethanol consumer

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Xinhua reports that China’s State Administration of Grain (SAG) said that China will expand production and consumption of bioethanol fuel this year as the country seeks more channels to use corn and grain stockpiles. 2018 fuel ethanol production is forecast at 1.04

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Toyota to increase production capacity in Indonesia

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN), Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) vehicle production subsidiary in Indonesia, plans to increase the annual production capacity of TMMIN’s Karawang Plant from 100,000 vehicles to 140,000 vehicles by early 2013. The production increase includes a new-capital investment of approximately. In 1977, TMMIN started production of the “Kijang”, an. important production and supply location for the project.

Cumulative vehicle production at Toyota China JV hits 1M mark

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GTMC), Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) vehicle-production and sales company established jointly with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., GAC), has produced more than 1 million vehicles since the start of production in 2006. GTMC was established in 2004 as a base for Toyota-brand vehicle production and sales in China. Production began in May 2006 on Line No. Production capacity for Line No. GAC Toyota Motor Co.,

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Honda Aero begins production of HF120 turbofan at new Burlington plant

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HAI) has begun production of its new HF120 turbofan engine completed at the new facility in Burlington, North Carolina. Early production of engines, prior to the startup of the new Honda Aero production facility, has been conducted by GE Aviation at its Lynn, Massachusetts facility.

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Ford Begins EcoBoost Engine Production

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Ford Motor Company began production of its EcoBoost engines ( earlier post ) at Cleveland Engine Plant No. The EcoBoost begins production. Each engine will be built with an embedded engine “birth history” that allows plant engineers to track every stage of production.

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Toyota Joint-venture engine plant in China begins production of advanced four-cylinder engines

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Ltd (GAC), began production in October of a lineup of four-cylinder, in-line AR engines at its plant in Nansha, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China. The AR production will be added to the existing AZ engine (2.0-liter, 2.4-liter, 2.4-liter hybrid) production; total capacity will remain the same, at 500,000 units per year. The start of AR engine production at GTE represents an additional investment of approximately US$96 million.

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DuPont Tate Lyle Bio Products Expanding Bio-PDO Production in Tennessee

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DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, LLC, a joint venture between DuPont and Tate & Lyle, recently announced an expansion to their Loudon, Tenn., facility to increase production of bio-based 1,3 propanediol (Bio-PDO) by 35%. Formed in 2004, DuPont Tate & Lyle produces Bio-PDO from corn instead of petroleum-based feedstock using a proprietary fermentation process. We are seeing strong demand for our renewable products.

LG Chem to establish new electrolyte production plant in Michigan

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Granholm announced that LG Chem will establish a new electrolyte production plant in Holland in West Michigan, expanding the state’s battery supply chain. The new electrolyte production plant will be located near LG Chem’s $303-million battery cell plant in Holland which is under construction. The electrolyte production plant is in the design stage and the project will be presented to LG Chem’s board in the weeks to come. Michigan Governor Jennifer M.

Iogen More Than Doubled Cellulosic Ethanol Production in 2009, Passes 1M Liter Mark

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Iogen Corporation announced that its cellulosic ethanol production in 2009 topped 581,000 liters (153,000 gallons US), more than doubling the firm’s 2008 fuel production, and surpassing the one million liter (264,000 gallons US) mark in cumulative production since 2004. We’ve been operating our demonstration facility since 2004, and today's production achievement is a clear demonstration of our technology and the viability of commercial scale production.

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Hyundai completes development of 3rd generation fuel cell vehicle; targeting mass production in 2015

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Hyundai Motor Company has completed development of its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle—the Tucson ix Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)—and will begin testing next year with an eye toward 2015 mass production. Tucson ix Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle. Click to enlarge.

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Toyota Begins Production of Highlander SUV in China

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GTMC), a vehicle-production and sales joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., held a line-off ceremony today for the Highlander SUV, produced on GTMC’s new production line at its plant in Nansha District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. TMC and Guangzhou Automobile established GTMC in September 2004 as a production and sales base in Guangdong Province, China. GAC Toyota Motor Co.,

Wisconsin, GLBRC researchers use chemical genomics to engineer IL-resistant yeast to improve biofuel production

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This guided them in successfully engineering the new strain of yeast that not only shows resistance to ionic liquids but also improves sugar conversion and biofuel production. Drugs, green chemicals, and next-generation fuels can be produced by yeast and other engineered microbes, and many of these end-products can be toxic to the biocatalyst microbe.

DOE reports show major potential for wave and tidal energy production near US coasts

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released two nationwide resource assessments showing that waves and tidal currents off the nation’s coasts could contribute to the United States’ total annual electricity production. Overall, as compared with the preliminary wave energy resource made by EPRI in 2004, this represents a 26% increase in the available resource estimate. Assessment of Energy Production Potential from Tidal Streams in the United State s.

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BASF and CSM Announce Joint Production Development of Bio-based Succinic Acid

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BASF Future Business GmbH and PURAC, subsidiaries of BASF SE and CSM nv, respectively, are cooperating for the joint production development of bio-based succinic acid. Both partners have been working on the development of the industrial fermentation and down-stream processing of bio-based succinic acid and will start production of commercial quality and volumes in the second quarter of 2010.

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Honda outlines short-term directions for China; local production of hybrids pushed back to 2016

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Honda’s automobile production and sales joint venture companies in China, Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Among the outlined directions was a statement that Honda “ is striving to begin local production of hybrid models within the next three years ”—i.e., The company earlier had suggested that it would begin local production of hybrids, which it sells into the China market, in 2014. Jointly with Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., and Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co.,

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The Real Reason for USA based Economic Recessions.

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During 2006 Oil was trading around $60/Barrel for most of that year going up and down but for the most part the oil price had been trending up since 2004?.but The CPI stands for the Consumer Price Index which is a market basket of consumer products prices that are monitored over time. As various products prices change, the Fed determines whether or not there is overall inflation in the economy. The True Cause of Recessions: OIL. By Douglas A. Stansfield.

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Corn Ethanol Producer POET Enters Green Chemical Sector with New Zein Co-Product

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Leading corn ethanol producer POET has introduced a new ethanol co-product, “ Inviz ” targeted at replacing petroleum-based ingredients in household products ranging from pill coatings to plastic packaging. billion gallons of ethanol annually from 26 production facilities nationwide.

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Shandong Province Builds First Large Charging Station for Plug-ins; Targeting Annual Production Capacity of 300,000 EVs by 2015

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Shandong is one of China’s biggest auto producing provinces and has been developing electric cars since 2004. The province has more than 30 electric car producers, and is aiming at an annual production capacity of 300,000 vehicles by 2015. Xinhua. Shandong Electric Power corporation is building a 23-million yuan (US$3.37 million) charging station in Linyi City that is capable of charging 45 cars at a time.

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Mercedes-Benz to Launch Limited Series Production of B Class F-CELL Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Late This Year

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Production of the B-Class F-CELL will commence in late 2009 with a small lot. The Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL at the OMV hydrogen filling station at Stuttgart Airport. The fuel price is €0.9/100g.) Click to enlarge.

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Petrobras Sets New Monthly Oil Production Record; Transpetro Launches First Promef Suezmax Tanker

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Brazil’s Petrobras set a new monthly oil production record in April. Oil production. In addition to the monthly record, Petrobras also set, on 23 and 24 April, two consecutive daily oil and LNG production records, reaching 2,081,570 and 2,082,543 barrels, respectively. Onshore production also influenced these results, particularly with two new wells going into production in the fields of Rio Urucu (RUC) and Leste do Urucu (LUC), in Amazonas.

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DOE releases Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Plan (2010 Draft) for public comment

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The new plan reflects this significant progress, and updates and expands upon previous editions of the Hydrogen Posture Plan, issued in 2006 and 2004. Tags: Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Policy The roles for hydrogen and fuel cells in the energy mix.

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Sapporo Breweries and Petrobras to Partner on Biohydrogen Production from Waste

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The plan is to build a pilot plant on the outskirts of Sao Paulo and begin production in October, with the aim of bringing down the manufacturing cost of the hydrogen to around 40 yen per cu. If the project gets on track, Petrobras plans to commercialize the business and Sapporo Breweries will sell production equipment based on the technology. Nikkei. Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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2011 Detroit Auto Show: Ford C-Max Hybrid & Energi Plug-In Concepts

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While Toyota dominates global hybrid production, Ford was the first company to launch a hybrid SUV: the Ford Escape Hybrid, in 2004. Now, Ford is pioneering another hybrid model: the small minivan, or as Europeans call it, the people carrier. Hybrid mini-minivan Between 10 and 10:30 am today at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford will pull the wraps off a

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Lightning Systems receives California ARB Executive Order for the Transit Bus Repower powertrain

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The Transit Bus Repower powertrain is a product that our customers have been demanding for some time. Lightning’s first Transit Bus Repower powertrain was deployed in a 2004 30-foot GILLIG bus and has been on the road with a transit operator in Colorado for the past 9 months.

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Dongfeng Honda to invest US$436M and build 3rd plant in China; accommodation for electrified vehicles

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a Honda automobile production and sales joint venture in China, plans to build a third automobile production plant to meet increasing demand from the continuously growing automobile market in China. With an investment of approximately 3 billion RMB (US$436 million), the new plant is scheduled to become operational in the first half of 2019, with annual production capacity of 120,000 units. an export automobile production plant. Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd.,

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What's the matter with Costco?

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For example, the Mountain View location, a place I've charged and shopped at a few times a year since 2004. Providing charging fits well with the company's sustainability efforts, including both the physical stores and the products they sell.

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New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

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A new study finds that the growth of carbon production from Chinese exports has slowed or reversed, reflecting a “new phase of globalization” between developing countries that could undermine international efforts to reduce emissions. It found that trade among developing nations—South-South trade—more than doubled between 2004 and 2011. Gt in 2004 and 2.2 Gt in 2004 to 1.1

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The Linde Group Develops Process to Produce Hydrogen from Glycerine; Demonstration Plant Due in Mid-2010

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The Linde Group has developed a new process for the production of hydrogen from biogenic raw materials. Glycerol is a by-product of biodiesel production. Glycerol is the backbone of triglycerides, and is a 10% by-product of the transesterification of fatty acids that produces biodiesel. There is now an excess of crude glycerol on the market as a result of biodiesel production. Tags: Hydrogen Production

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Piëch Automotive unveiling Piëch Mark Zero electric sports car at Geneva; 500 km range, 80% charge in 4:40 minutes

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The Mark Zero is the first of a family of products to be brought to market by Piëch Automotive over the next three years. The group of companies was founded in 2004 by Chinese and German engineers, is listed on the stock exchange in Shenzhen, China, and is a market leader in eHouse solutions.

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Ford Making Aggressive Push With EcoBoost and Technologies Such as Ti-VCT for Improved Fuel Economy; Roadmap for Future Generations of EcoBoost Highlights Role as Company Strategy as Well as Product

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As part of an aggressive deployment strategy for improving fuel efficiency across its product line-up in the near-to medium-term, Ford will offer its first-generation turbocharged, gasoline direct-injection EcoBoost engines ( earlier post ) in 90% of its product lineup by 2013.

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DoD Researchers Work to Increase the Production of Higher Chain Hydrocarbons from CO2 Using a Traditional Fischer-Tropsch Catalyst

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Researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the Center for Applied Energy Research at the University of Kentucky are investigating the hydrogenation of CO 2 using a conventional Fischer-Tropsch cobalt catalyst for the production of valuable hydrocarbon materials. World-wide “peak oil” production is expected to occur from 2010 to 2025+ (by some experts estimate that we have already reached peak production since 2004).

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Norwegian Investors Rally to Revived Think Electric Car

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Many of Norway's tycoons and heirs are making significant investments in the company which is planning production of as many as 10,000 cars by 2009. Ford ultimately followed the lead of the other automakers, and began to destroy the cars in 2004.

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Volkswagen Chattanooga receives two ISO Environmental Certifications

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Volkswagen Chattanooga announced that, following an independent audit, the factory has met requirements to receive of the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) 14001:2004 and 50001:2011 certifications. Volkswagen Chattanooga is the first Volkswagen facility to receive dual certification and the first automotive company to do so in the first production year.

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New Study Concludes Substantial Quantities of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Land-Use Change in the Boreal Forests for Oil Sands Production Are Unreported

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The natural ecosystems that have undergone or may undergo land use change into central facilities, exploration wells, production wells, access roads, pipelines and other infrastructure from existing and potential in situ operations total 1,124,919 ha. megatonnes of CO 2 eq in 2004, 35.8

What up with GM's Plug-in hybrid Volt?

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Just weeks after announcing production, perhaps, in 2010, the industry's hometown paper lets us know this is no done deal. DaimlerChrysler AG promised a production fuel-cell vehicle by 2004, but couldn't deliver despite spending $1 billion on the technology. The story essentially asks whether the Volt is intended for production, simply a green gesture, or perhaps both.

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Last Chance Hybrid SUVs

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News that Mercedes will stop production of its ML-450 hybrid started coming in around September 2011 ( here ). The ML-450 was also introduced into the market in 2009 and will be ending production by 2012. The hybrid version was introduced in the year 2004 for model year ’05.

EPA: US greenhouse gases up 2% in 2013; increased coal consumption, cool winter

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EPA capture the CO 2 emissions from the combustion of ethanol and biodiesel for transportation purposes, along with the emissions associated with the agricultural and industrial processes involved in the production of biofuel, are captured in other Inventory sectors.

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Sasol to Study Viability of $10B Coal-to-Liquids Project in Indonesia

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Indonesia, formerly a member of OPEC, has become a net importer of oil due to rising domestic consumption and falling production. In 2004, Indonesia produced 142 million short tons (MMst) of coal, up about 68 percent since 2000. Coal consumption has remained relatively flat in Indonesia, with 2004 consumption at 24 MMst. According to EIA statistics, Indonesia was the second largest net exporter of coal in the world in 2004, with 118 MMst of apparent net exports.

Ford Produces 100,000th Hybrid

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Ford Motor Company has produced its 100,000th hybrid SUV and used the milestone to restate its commitment to ramping up production of hybrid vehicles this year. Ford began sales the Ford Escape hybrid in 2004, followed by the Mariner Hybrid in 2005. The Kansas City Assembly Plant, which employs 4,100 people, has been the hub for Ford’s hybrid SUV production since 2004.

Waste gasification company Sierra Energy closes $33M Series A funding; FastOx

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This drives the complete conversion of waste into its molecular constituents without the production of any major byproducts that require additional disposal. Our FastOx gasification technology can efficiently and cost-effectively convert this trash into electricity, hydrogen, renewable natural gas, diesel, ammonia, and a variety of other valuable end-products. Sierra Energy was founded in Davis, California in 2004.

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EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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mpg increase over the previous year and an increase of nearly 5 mpg since 2004. The report also noted that: Since alternative fuel vehicle production [CNG, PHEVs and EVs] has generally been less than 0.1%

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