Air Liquide to build $150M liquid hydrogen plant in US; long-term agreement with, investment in FirstElement Fuel

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The True Zero Network of stations spans from San Diego, throughout Orange County, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area, and out to Santa Barbara and Lake Tahoe. Air Liquide expects to invest more than US$150 million to build a liquid hydrogen plant in the western United States, with construction to begin in early 2019.

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Ford boosting production targets for full-size SUVs by about 25%; increasing line speed at Kentucky Truck Plant

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2018 Lincoln Navigator unveiled at New York Auto Show in 2017. The 2018 Navigator is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, delivered through a 10-speed transmission. In January 2018, overall Ford Motor Company U.S.

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Fulcrum Bioenergy breaks ground on Phase 2 of Sierra Biofuels plant; 1st garbage-to-fuels project

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Sierra, located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center approximately 20 miles east of Reno, will utilize Fulcrum’s proprietary thermochemical process to convert household garbage into low-carbon transportation fuels. Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc.

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EVgo fast charges 40M miles of EV driving in US in 2017

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EVgo expects these trends to continue as more long range electric vehicle options come to market, and deliveries strengthen for EVs such as the Chevy Bolt, 2018 Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3. EVgo’s US network of DC fast chargers provided 40 million miles of electric driving in 2017; in 2016, the figure was 22 million EV miles. The EVgo network saw strong expansion in 2017, increasing by 20%, and now has more than 1,000 DC fast chargers across 66 markets nationwide.

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DRIVEtheARC EV fast charging corridor opens in Nor Cal; 55 new fast chargers at 25 locations

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DRIVEtheARC, a corridor of electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations spanning from Monterey to Lake Tahoe, announced the completion of the chargers’ deployment and its official grand opening on the one year anniversary of the project’s official launch.

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Chevrolet and GMC expand alternative fuel fleet offerings; expanded CNG/LPG lineup

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Including 2017 and 2018 models, Chevrolet and GMC will offer more than 25 different cars, trucks and vans that use alternate fuels or electric propulsion. Caprice PPV Equinox Express Impala Silverado Silverado HD Suburban Tahoe. Chevrolet and GMC are partnering with Power Solutions International, Inc. (

Aqua Metals opens first AquaRefining center for low-pollution lead-acid battery recycling

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recently held an open house at its first AquaRefinery at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) in McCarran, Nevada. The AquaRefinery has the potential to expand recycling capacity to 160 tonnes of lead per day by 2018. Aqua Metals , Inc. The company says that its proprietary AquaRefining is first environmentally friendly process to recycle lead-acid batteries (LABs).