MARAD launches 16-month study on alternative fuels and power options for Great Lakes shipping

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Lawrence Governors & Premiers (GSGP), will assess the suitability of alternative fuels and power options for Great Lakes shipping. In 2014, MARAD began working with the Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate marine applications of fuel cells.

What are the investment opportunities in the Alternative Fuel Corridor Program?

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As more and more major highways are designated as Alternative Fuel Corridors, while electric vehicle charging networks are being accelerated with funding stimulated by bipartisan infrastructure laws. Alternative Fuel Corridor.


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US states finalize EV charging plans, as alternative fuel corridors take form

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States and the federal government are closer to finalizing plans for new federal EV charging infrastructure.

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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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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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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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.

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

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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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.

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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.

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.,

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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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

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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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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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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.

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Alternative fuels and the future of gas stations | EVBox

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Fuel RetailA transition in transport and mobility is undoubtedly happening, and gas stations are stuck in the middle of it—whether they like it or not.

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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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.

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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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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

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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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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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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 ).

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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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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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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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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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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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Westport and Fuel Systems Solutions to merge; alternative fuel vehicle and engine company with expanded reach

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and Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. have entered into a merger agreement to create a premier alternative fuel vehicle and engine company. Traditionally, Westport Innovations has focused the majority of its technological development and commercialization efforts in the heavy-duty and high horsepower natural gas arena, while Fuel Systems has significant experience and focus with gaseous fuel systems and components for light- and medium-duty automotive and industrial applications.

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UPS hits target of 1 billion alternative-fueled miles one year early

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UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory” of now more than 7,200 alternative fuel vehicles. UPS’ long-term commitment to sustainability is transforming commercial transportation and logistics, spurring growth in the clean fuels market and enabling critical engineering advances.

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DOE’s BETO holding four alternative fuel workshops over next three weeks

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will hold four alternative fuel workshops over the next three weeks. The Demonstration and Deployment Strategy Workshop will be held 12–13 March at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source conference center outside of Chicago, Illinois.

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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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GE joins Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium to support the development of sustainable alternative fuels

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The SBRC was founded by The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), together with Etihad Airways, The Boeing Company, and Honeywell UOP, to advance the aviation industry’s commitment to sustainable business practices by developing technology to produce a clean, alternative fuel supply.

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Massachusetts awarding $15.5M to alternative fuel vehicles and projects; $1.8M for 8 electric school buses

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In December, the Patrick Administration awarded grants and announced new investments in three programs to support alternative fuel vehicles and related infrastructure across Massachusetts, including the launch of an electric school bus pilot.

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Alternative Fuel Systems Working on CNG 3-Wheeler with Baja

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Canada-based Alternative Fuel Systems Inc., together with Indian partner Advantek Fuel Systems Pvt. By running on CNG using latest generation AFS technology, these goods carriers are expected to produce significantly less harmful emissions while offering better performance and fuel efficiency. Ltd., is working with Bajaj Auto Limited on a development project involving the compressed natural gas fuelled version of a three-wheeled commercial delivery vehicle.

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Lux Research provides snapshot of oil majors’ investments in alternative fuels; BP leads investment frequency

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Lux Research has investigated the trends of corporate financing of alternative fuels from oil majors, based on a non-exhaustive database of more than 1,000 deals and partnership engagements from 2000 through September, 2014. It also continues investing in biomass-to-sugar technology including handling cellulosic biomass, such as REAC Fuel. Valero has a strong focus on drop-in fuel production either by bioconversion or catalysis.

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