California reduces tax on dimethyl ether (DME) fuel to be consistent with other alternative fuels; enabling retail sales

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The California state legislature passed and the Governor signed into law a bill ( AB-2663 ) that lowers the Use Fuel Tax rate of dimethyl ether (DME) from $0.18 per gallon of DME-propane fuel blend used on or after 1 July 2021 (the same tax rate as propane, $0.06

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Which alternative fuels will survive long-term? Twitter poll results

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Building a fueling network turns out to be more of a challenge than many advocates, regulators, and drivers may have anticipated. The attempt to boost passenger vehicles fueled by cheap, abundant U.S. natural gas is now essentially over, with a mere 942 public natural-gas fueling stations throughout the 50 states. ethanol hydrogen natural gas e85 hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle Polls

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Texas reinstates incentives for electric and alternative fuel cars

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After a three-year hiatus, Texas has reinstated purchase rebates for plug-in electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles. Buyers of fuel-cell cars Texans who buy electric cars after Sept. 1 can get a $2,500 rebate from the state, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News, in addition to the $7,500 tax credit from the federal government.

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Bush Uses Alternative Fuels

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Alternative fuels has become the issue Bush returns to in order to take our eyes off the various disasters befalling both the administration and the country. According to Milbank: [Bush's] role as uncompensated pitchman for gasoline alternatives makes perfect sense: If anybody needs a new fuel source, it is George W. Certainly not part and parcel of a serious exploration of the potential of grid electricity as an alternative to oil.

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Which alternative fuels will survive long-term? Take our Twitter poll

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You just don't hear the phrase "alternative fuels" as much as you did, say, 10 years ago. With a couple of million plug-in electric cars now on the world's roads, the idea of swapping in one hydrocarbon fuel for another may have passed its time. ethanol hydrogen natural gas e85 hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle Polls

US Air Force demonstrating hydrogen as alternate fuel source

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The US Air Force is demonstrating the use of hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. In a recent visit to JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Energy and Operations directorates were given a tour of the installation’s hydrogen production facility and shown several of the vehicles that use this alternative fuel. Hydrogen fuel cell use is growing exponentially worldwide in the private sector.

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DOE launches alternative fueling station locator app

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) launched a new mobile app to help drivers find stations that provide alternative fuel for vehicles. Developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory with support from the Energy Department, the Alternative Fueling Station Locator app provides information on more than 15,000 stations across the country. After the user selects a fuel, the app maps the stations closest to his or her current location.

Ballard participating in H2PORTS project to demo hydrogen as alternative fuel in European ports; FCmove-HD

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Ballard Power Systems is participating in the H2PORTS project, which is aimed at facilitating a rapid transition at European ports from fossil fuels to low-carbon, zero-emission alternatives based on hydrogen and fuel cells. Ballard will provide the company's next-generation fuel cell module—the FCmove-HD, which is planned for commercial launch in mid-2019—to power the Reach Stacker. Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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Hyundai to introduce 13 alternatively-fueled vehicles by 2022; includes refreshed Ioniqs, new Sonata HEV

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Hyundai said it will introduce 13 alternatively fueled vehicles by 2022, including six sedans and seven SUVs. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle ManufacturersUpcoming highlights from this eco-friendly commitment include a refreshed 2020 Ioniq Electric, Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid to be revealed later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. In addition, the all-new Sonata HEV sedan will be coming next year.

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More than half of transit buses in the US were powered by alternative fuels and advanced technologies in 2018

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According to the American Public Transit Association (APTA), alternative fuels and advanced hybrid drivetrains powered more than half of all transit buses in 2017 and 2018. Transit bus share by fuel type (CNG, LNG & Blends; Diesel; Diesel Hybrid; Gasoline; Biodiesel; and Other) from 1996 to 2018. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuels Heavy-duty

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SwRI launches International Alternative Fuel Technology Center

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Southwest Research Institute has launched a collaborative effort to assist its clients to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and to address governmental mandates for alternative fuel production and tightened emissions standards. SwRI’s new International Alternative Fuel Technology Center ( IAFTC ) is intended to maximize the Institute’s decades-long expertise in fuels and fluids.

UPS sets 2017 goal of 1 billion alternative fuel miles

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Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased investments in alternative fuel vehicles, and retooled routes that shaved 12.1 UPS also set a new alternative fuel goal of one billion cumulative miles (from a baseline of the year 2000) driven by alternative fuel/advanced technology vehicles by 2017, said David Abney, UPS Chief Operating Officer—more than double the previous goal of 400 million miles.

European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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The majority of vehicles registered in 2018 were powered by gasoline engines, with the fuel type making up 57% of all registrations. Diesel vehicles counted for just 36% of all registrations, as their market share dropped 8 points on 2017 and 19 points on 2011—the peak year for the fuel type. The European car market remained stable during 2018, as 15.6 million vehicles were registered—just 346 more than in 2017— according to JATO Dyanmics.

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Pennsylvania awarding up to $5M to support alternative fuel transportation initiatives

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting grant applications for innovative, advanced fuel, and vehicle technology projects that will result in cleaner advanced alternative transportation within the commonwealth. DEP’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program offers funding for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Conversions Electric (Battery) Fuels Policy

Quarter of firms looking to alternative fuels

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One in four business leaders have already making use of -or are considering introducing -alternative fuel vehicles to their business operations as oil prices remain stubbornly high. According to a new report from Grant Thornton, 24 per cent of businesses globally are looking to alternative fuel vehicles, such as electric cars, hybrids, LPG and fuel [.]. Green credentials alternative fuel electric hybrid Oil

UPS to use biomethane for Memphis and Jackson alternative fuel fleet

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The deal is part of an initiative announced earlier this year by UPS to significantly expand its use of renewable natural gas in UPS’s alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The company has a goal of driving one billion miles with its alternative fuels fleet—known as the Rolling Laboratory—by the end of 2017. of total gas and diesel purchased was displaced by using these alternative fuels. UPS will supply its fleet in Memphis, Tenn.,

AT&T deploys 4,000th alternative fuel vehicle

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AT&T has deployed its 4,000 th alternative-fuel vehicle (AFV) in its US corporate fleet. The vehicles are part of AT&T’s planned 10-year initiative to invest up to $565 million to replace approximately 15,000 fleet vehicles with alternative fuel models through 2018. AT&T expects it will have invested an additional $215 million through 2018 to replace approximately 7,100 fleet passenger cars with alternative-fuel models.

USA offers $4.5 million fund to boost alternative fuel vehicles

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million of funding to ideas which could help increase the uptake of alternative fuel vehicles. Part of its Clean Cities program, the funding will support any project that could help develop the acceptance and uptake of any alternative fuel vehicles, be they[.]. Alternative fuel The US government is offering up to $4.5

Navigant Research: plug-in electric vehicles close to becoming leading alternative fuel platform, best positioned to lead future

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These include vehicle availability, consumer awareness, charging infrastructure, and threats from competing alternative fuels or fuel efficiency solutions. Of the competing powertrain options, PEVs are close to becoming the leading conventional alternative and are best positioned to lead the future light duty vehicle market, Navigant concludes.

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Report: Americans turning to alternative fuels

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It appears that alternative fuels are catching on in the USA as gasoline prices rise. According to new figures from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), consumption of alternative transportation fuels in the USA leapt by 13 per cent during 2011: reaching 515,920 equivalent gallons. Biofuels Green cars Latest news Alternative Fuels biodiesel E85 ethanol US Energy Information Administration USA

Federal Highway Administration establishing national ‘Alternative Fuel and Electric Charging’ Network

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The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced 55 routes that will serve as the basis for a national network of “alternative fuel” corridors spanning 35 states. Though the network is nearly 85,000 miles long, more miles will be added in the future to accommodate electric, hydrogen, propane and natural gas vehicles as additional fueling and charging stations are built.

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Fleets increase demand for alternative fuel vehicles

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According to the US Energy Information Administration, demand for alternative fuel vehicles is on the increase in US fleets. However, despite this growth, there is not necessarily increased use of alternative fuel because of the uneven access to transportation [.]. Green cars Latest news alternative fuel technologies alternative fuel vehicles EIA fleets US Energy Information Administration US vehicle fleets

Finding Alternative Fueling Stations? DoE Has An App For That

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Apparently there''s an app for everything--including finding a place to fill up or recharge your alternative-fuel vehicle. Department of Energy''s Alternative Fueling Station Locator is now available as a free iPhone app, Charged EVs reports. The app is a mobile version of the DOE''s Alternative Fueling Station Locator web site, which lists

DOE: 11% of motor vehicles jobs focus on alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles

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million jobs supported by the motor vehicles and component parts industry for the first quarter of 2016 were related to alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. According to figures gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE), 11% of the 2.3 The majority of employment (82%) was related to gasoline and diesel vehicles, while 7% was classified as “other.”

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Cummins to begin electrified powertrain delivery in 2019; alternative fuels and power, digitalization

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Longer term, Cummins’ Research and Technology Department continues to investigate the viability of alternatives such as biofuels, synthetic fuels and hydrogen. Cummins has also invested in exploratory projects focused on Proton Exchange Membrane and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technologiesboth with increasing potential to offer superior power density over the traditional internal combustion engine. Electric (Battery) Engines Fuels Hybrids Plug-ins

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New SoCal tech center to promote alternative fuel & advanced vehicles

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The California Energy Commission has awarded funds to a consortium of Southern California-based organizations led by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to establish a Southern California Center for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology.

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

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PSI is one of North America’s largest and most experienced providers of integrated turn-key, alternative-fuel powertrain solutions. V-8 engine with hardened valves and valve seats to PSI, which in turn will install the fuel system and other hardware and ship directly to Chevrolet and GMC dealers in all 50 states. The expanded lineup brings GM Fleet’s portfolio of alternative fuel, hybrid and EVs to more than a dozen trucks, cars and crossovers.

2016 74

Americans go cold on alternative fuel cars

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Are Americans ready to make the switch to alternative fuel vehicles? Green cars Latest news alternative fuel car survey alternative fuel cars Americans Rasmussen ReportsAccording to the latest Rasmussen Reports, it appears a decreasing number could be willing to take that step. Its national telephone survey reports that 45 per cent of American adults think it is at least “somewhat likely” they will buy a car that runs [.].

Alternative fuel and diesel cars achieve record sales in 2012

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The market for alternative fuel vehicles rose 9.4 The rise in alternatives came in a year which saw sales of all new cars [.]. Latest news alternative fuel smmtper cent in 2012 in the UK, according to the latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)-to achieve a 1.4 per cent share of the new car market.

Argonne rolls out updated version of AFLEET alternative fuels and advanced vehicles analysis tool

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The US Department of Energy (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory is releasing an updated version of its AFLEET tool to reflect the latest advances in alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies and updated emissions data. The latest version includes, for the first time: gaseous hydrogen fuel cell vehicles; state-based (rather than national-based) fuel pricing, private station fuel pricing and fueling infrastructure costs.

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Alternative Fuel Vehicle registrations in Europe up 28.8% in first quarter

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In the first quarter of 2015, total alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) registrations in the EU significantly increased (+28.8 %), totaling 144,421, according to figures from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). The electric vehicle category include battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles.

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DOE awarding $6M to 11 projects to accelerate alternative fuel vehicle market growth

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $6 million to 11 projects aimed at improving potential buyers’ experiences with alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles, supporting training, and integrating alternative fuels into emergency planning. Five projects will enable consumers and fleets to drive alternative fuel vehicles for extended periods of time to help them better understand how these vehicles can meet their everyday needs.

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US/Indonesia agreement on sustainable air transportation and aviation alternative fuels

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently signed an agreement to promote developing and using sustainable, alternative aviation fuels and additional environmental collaboration between the two nations. The agreement will create additional partnership opportunities between the US Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative ( CAAFI ) and Indonesia’s Aviation Biofuels and Renewable Energy Task Force ( ABRETF ).

The 2012 guide to alternative fuel vehicles. The Green Piece

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It’s very easy to stumble ahead with the ever–changing landscape of alternative fuel vehicles and not look back to recap how the market is shaping up. The Green Piece alternative fuel electric fuel cell hybrid hydrogen The Green Piece ColumnTuesday, 24 April, 2012. The Green Piece Column. But here at, we like to think we’re pretty comprehensive (and yet, hopefully, succinct) in providing a guide to low [.].

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NASA and DLR to conduct joint flight tests on alternative fuel emissions with focus on ice crystals

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The focus will be on alternative fuel emissions and the characterisation of ice crystals in condensation trails (contrails), using biofuel as an example. The first joint DLR/NASA flights, which were conducted from Palmdale, California in 2014, showed that adding 50% alternative fuel for cruising flight reduces the soot particle emissions of an aircraft engine by 50 to 70%, compared to the combustion of pure kerosene.

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California Energy Commission approves plans to invest nearly $500M in electricity R&D and alternative fuels

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The approved 2014-2015 Investment Plan Update for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, which accounts for about 40% of California''s carbon emissions. The program annually invests in a variety of alternative fuels and vehicle technologies. 300,000-grant to the San Diego Association of Governments to develop an Alternative Fuel Readiness Plan.

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Report: Alternative fuel buses to take over

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Alternative fuel vehicles will represent more than 50 per cent of the 64,000 total transit buses that will be delivered worldwide during 2015, according to a report from Pike Research. Green cars Latest news alternative fuel buses fuel cell buses green buses hybrid buses natural gas buses Pike Research

Alternative Fuels: Possibilities Far Beyond Passenger Cars

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The Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) exposition rolled into Long Beach, California, last week to examine options available right now to use alternative fuels to their optimal advantage. Focusing on everything vehicular--from clean diesel, mild hybrids, compressed and liquid natural gas, propane, hydrogen and partial/full electric power--the

DOE soliciting projects for up to $5M in funding to spur adoption of alternative fuel vehicles

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is seeking applications ( DE-FOA-0000708 ) for up to $5 million in funding to reduce multiple barriers to alternative fuel vehicle—including electric vehicle—adoption and use. Policy Initiatives can positively impact local/regional/state regulations, plans, codes, and/or incentives regarding the use of alternative transportation fuel(s).

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DOE issues Request for Information on aggregating purchases of alternative fuel vehicles

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a request for information ( DE-FOA-0001312 ) to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to purchasing/procurement processes designed to coordinate and consolidate bulk alternative fuel vehicle (AFV), advanced vehicle orders, and vehicle subsystems.

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California Energy Commission to award $4.7M for alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology centers

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) is seeking proposals ( PON-13-605 ) to develop new centers or expand existing centers for alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology. A center for alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies can serve multiple purposes, such as: Identifying strategic opportunities for local agencies and companies to develop and demonstrate advanced technology vehicles.

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Alternative fuel car sales soar in April

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Registrations of alternative fuel vehicles soared in April by 48.1 Electric cars Hybrid cars alternative fuel car sales electric hybrid smmtper cent, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), as electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf, the Mitbushi i-MiEV and the Peugeot iON made their first deliveries to UK customers. Admittedly the impressive rise is driven in part by the abysmal [.].

Chile, US navies to carry on working on drop-in alternative fuels

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Chilean Undersecretary of Defense Marcos Robledo and United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus last week agreed to continue, through their respective navies, discussions on research, development and use of advanced drop-in alternative fuels to power surface ships and aircraft. At the 2010 EXPONAVAL, an event organized by the Chilean Navy, both nations advanced the discussion on alternative and renewable energy technologies.

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