California Energy Commission awards nearly $2M to support alternative fuel production and vehicles

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The California Energy Commission unanimously approved funding of $1,974,330 for the expansion and upgrade of a biodiesel production facility and buy-downs of alternative-fuel vehicles. The Ukiah-based company currently collects used fryer oil from more than 1,000 restaurants and other facilities in Northern California and converts it into biodiesel. The buy-down incentives help to pay the difference between alternative-fuel vehicles and conventional vehicles.

2012 210

Virginia Governor signs legislation and executive order beginning transition of state vehicles to natural gas, electricity or other alternative fuels

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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has signed two pieces of legislation that promote the use of natural gas, electric or other alternative-fueled vehicles in the Commonwealth. He also signed a new executive order setting out the state alternative fuel plan required by House Bill 2282. Fourteen alternative fuel vehicles and two vehicle chargers were also on display at the signing ceremony. Establishes a plan for vehicles to use alternative fuels.

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Obama climate plan calls for new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018; cleaner fuels and investment in advanced fossil energy

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Among the transportation-related elements of US President Barack Obama’s new climate action plan, which he is outlining today in a speech at Georgetown University, is the development of new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018. In 2011, the Obama Administration finalized the first fuel economy standards for Model Year 2014-2018 for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, and vans. Climate Change Emissions Fuel Efficiency Fuels Heavy-duty Policy

2013 212

IEA World Energy Outlook view on the transport sector to 2035; passenger car fleet doubling to almost 1.7B units, driving oil demand up to 99 mb/d; reconfirming the end of cheap oil

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Change in primary oil demand by sector and region in the central New Policies Scenario, 2010-2035. Under the WEO 2011 central scenario, oil demand rises from 87 million barrels per day (mb/d) in 2010 to 99 mb/d in 2035, with all the net growth coming from the transport sector in emerging economies. Alternative technologies, such as hybrid and electric vehicles that use oil more efficiently or not at all, continue to advance but they take time to penetrate markets.

2011 213

ICCT study examines current & projected use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping; growth in BC emissions points to need for policies

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) estimates heavy fuel oil (HFO) use, HFO carriage, the use and carriage of other fuels, black carbon (BC) emissions, and emissions of other air and climate pollutants for the year 2015, with projections to 2020 and 2025. Top: Heavy fuel oil use (tonnes) in the Arctic, 2015, with minimum sea extents. Shorter distances result in fuel, labor, and time savings.

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Perspective: Ending Oils Monopolya Blueprint for Mobility Choice

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Oil is a strategic commodity second to none—it underlies the global economy and even the American way of life. Of course, other countries benefit from this fact, with about $900 million flowing out of the US to buy foreign oil every day, and about 40% of that going to OPEC. [ 1 ] Our dependence on oil also means that America must support military engagements in regions, such as the Persian Gulf, to defend energy sources, such as pipelines and sea lanes.

2009 216

NSF Awards RAPID Response Grant to Modular Genetics and University Collaborators to Develop Bio-Dispersants for Oil Spill Clean-Up

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and scientists and engineers at Columbia University, Iowa State University (ISU) and the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center to support work on production and testing of bio-dispersants that can replace the chemical dispersants currently used for oil spill management. According to Professor Somasundaran, a dispersant expert from Columbia University, “ use of bio-dispersants should stimulate the rate of natural microbial breakdown of the oil ”.

2010 161

DOE: US average EV CO2e/year is 4,815 lbs, vs. 11,435 lbs for average gasoline car

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Using electricity production data by source and state, the DOE’s Alternative Fuels Data Center has estimated the annual carbon dioxide (CO 2 e)-equivalent emissions of a typical EV. EVs charging in Vermont are estimated to produce the fewest emissions—oil and gas make up only 1.2% of the electricity sources in the state while cleaner sources such as nuclear, hydro, biomass, wind, and solar make up the rest.

2016 254

Shell and Tsinghua University set up mobility research center

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Shell officially opened its Joint Research Center for Cleaner Mobility with Tsinghua’s Department of Automotive Engineering (DAE). This new center will focus on developing solutions for the automotive sector, including the development of high-efficiency lubricants and additives; cleaner use of conventional fuels; and the development of alternative fuels and new energies that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

2017 161

Mammoet switches Dutch operations to Shell GTL fuel

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Mammoet, the world’s largest service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport will use cleaner-burning Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuel to power all its cranes and trucks in the Netherlands. Shell GTL Fuel is an alternative fuel for use in diesel engines, which can lower local emissions (e.g. Shell GTL Fuel is already in daily use with commercial fleets in Germany and the Netherlands.

2016 150

California Air Resources Board readopts Low Carbon Fuel Standard, adopts regulation on alternative diesel fuels

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The Air Resources Board re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard ( LCFS ), which requires a 10% reduction by 2020 in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels. The program requires that transportation fuels used in California meet a baseline target for carbon intensity which is reduced each year. The Board also adopted a regulation governing alternative diesel fuels ( ADF ). The LCFS applies to liquid and non-liquid fuels. Alternative Diesel Fuels.

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GM to introduce CNG-gasoline bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala in US next summer

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2015 Chevrolet CNG-Capable, Bi-Fuel Impala. This will be the only manufacturer-produced full-size bi-fuel sedan in the US, and is expected to go on sale next summer as a 2015 model. The Chevrolet Impala bi-fuel sedan features a factory-engineered and fully warranted powertrain that switches seamlessly from CNG to gasoline. Akerson said the bi-fuel Impala is an example of using affordable technology to reduce oil consumption and save consumers money at the pump.

2013 199

Solazyme and Qantas launch collaboration working toward commercial production of Solajet

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a renewable oils and bioproducts company, has begun a collaboration with Qantas to pursue the potential for commercial production of Solazyme’s microbial-derived aviation fuel, Solajet, in Australia. billion gallons US) a year demand for aviation fuel in Australia. Developing cleaner jet fuels is vitally important for the global aviation industry and for the Qantas Group. Solazyme, Inc.,

2011 179

Ground breaks on Washington West Coast Electric Highway

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The transition from gasoline and foreign oil to alternative fuels, such as electricity, for transportation requires a huge first step—infrastructure. The Electric Highway is part of the West Coast Green Highway , a three-state initiative to promote the use of cleaner fuels along the 1,350 miles of I-5 from British Columbia to Baja, California in Mexico. Officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT); Bellingham, Wash.

IMO selects DNV to investigate potential for LNG-fueled shipping in North American ECA

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The IMO (International Maritime Organization) has chosen DNV to gather knowledge about the potential of LNG powered international shipping in the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) and identify the necessary conditions for the successful implementation of LNG as a fuel source in the region. Within ECAs, the sulfur content of fuel oil (expressed in terms of % m/m – that is, by weight) must be no more than 1.00% m/m; falling to 0.10% m/m on and after 1 January 2015.

2013 170

Forecast: US biodiesel production to surpass RFS target for second straight year

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billion liters) set under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for this year, according to the latest Downstream Regulatory Quarterly Outlook from research and consulting firm GlobalData. According to the report, biodiesel is the first Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated “advanced biofuel”—a category that lists alternative fuels possessing at least 50% fewer emissions than gasoline—to reach 1 billion gallons of annual production.

2013 185

EIA projects decline in transportation sector energy consumption through 2037 despite increase in VMT, followed by increase

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EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019 projects continued robust growth in US energy production, emergence of the United States as an energy exporter, and a cleaner S electric power generation mix. For the Transportation sector, EIA projects that energy consumption will decline between 2019 and 2037 (in the Reference case) because increases in fuel economy more than offset growth in vehicle miles traveled (VMT). New vehicle fuel economy rises by 43% from 2018 to 2050.

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Study suggests China urban passenger transport emissions could peak in 2030

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A team of researchers in China suggest that, in the context of promoting the use of clean fuel vehicles and increasing vehicle fuel efficiency, CO 2 emissions of China’s urban passenger transport sector could reach a peak of 225 MtCO 2 in 2030. the promotion of clean energy, limits for vehicle fuel efficiency, technology replacement, and the promotion of public transportation). (3) Shifting to the alternative fuels also plays an important role.

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ASTM committee votes to approve biojet fuel in blends up to 50%; final issuance of spec expected by August

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An ASTM committee has voted to approve the addition of a new bio-derived jet fuel annex to the alternative jet fuel specification D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons). The new annex details the fuel properties and criteria necessary to control the manufacture and quality of this new fuel, now referred to as “Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids” (HEFA) fuel, to ensure safe aviation use.

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California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

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Due to the carbon price signal created by the Cap-and-Trade Program that makes fossil fuel generation more expensive, cleaner out-of-state electricity is increasingly taking the place of fuels such as coal. The transportation sector, the state’s largest source of greenhouse gases, saw a 2% increase in emissions in 2016 because of increased fuel consumption. billion gallons in all—as a result of the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

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Universities of Birmingham and Warwick launch new fuels lab

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The UK Universities of Birmingham and Warwick launched a new lab to support investigations into the dynamic aspects of combustion of alternative fuels, as well as gasoline and diesel, with the aim of reducing harmful vehicle exhaust emissions, particularly greenhouse gasses. This will help us to do more research into making engines cleaner and more efficient. The new equipment will also allow the team to continue its work into on-board fuel reforming.

2011 179

Volkswagen Group opts for LNG-fueled car carriers

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Alternative LNG drive systems for ships reduce air pollutant emissions significantly—CO 2 by up to 25% and NO x by up to 30%, particulate matter by up to 60% and SO x by as much as 100%. Emissions will be further reduced by the use of an advanced dual-fuel marine engine with direct injection and exhaust gas treatment. The two LNG ships will replace two of nine conventional freighters in the Siem fleet powered by heavy fuel oil from 2019 onwards.

2016 185

MAN Diesel & Turbo announces new ME-LGI dual-fuel engine for methanol and LPG; Waterfront Shipping signs LOI for four units

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New fuel booster valve for ME-LGI engine showing the main constituent parts. On 1 July MAN Diesel & Turbo announced the development of a new ME-LGI dual fuel engine. The new engine expands the company’s dual-fuel portfolio, enabling the use of more sustainable fuels such as methanol and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). The engines will run on a blend of 95% methanol and 5% diesel fuel. We can really see the momentum towards dual-fuel operation building now.

2013 192

CleanFUEL USA partners with Freightliner on new 8.0L propane LPI medium-duty engine

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CleanFUEL USA, a leading supplier of alternative fuel infrastructure and propane engine systems, will build and certify a multi-purpose 8-liter General Motors (GM) propane engine in partnership with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America. Featuring CleanFUEL’s new 8L liquid propane injection (LPI) system, the medium-duty engine will offer fleet managers a high-performance, propane-powered alternative.

2010 205

DoD report concludes use of renewable fuels contributes to national security interests, but at a price penalty

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Increased use of renewable fuels by the US Department of Defense (DoD) contributes to US national security interests, achieves Service energy security goals, and offers some limited military utility, according to a new report released by DoD. Further action by DoD and Congress could help to promote renewable jet fuel production and address the price premiums necessary for the Services to achieve their renewable fuel goals, it concludes. for designer fuels.

2011 196

Refiners and Truckers Associations Challenge California LCFS in Federal Court

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The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) filed a legal challenge to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) with the US District Court, Eastern District of California, Fresno Division. The California LCFS calls for at least a 10% reduction from 2006 levels in the carbon intensity (measured in gCO 2 e/MJ) of California’s transportation fuels by 2020. 1492, and the federal Renewable Fuels Standard. Tags: Climate Change Fuels Policy

2010 179

Europe moves forward on the Energy Union; transport key element

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94% percent of transport relies on oil products, of which 90% is imported. The current low oil and gas prices, while they last, should be seized as an historic opportunity—when combined with the falling cost of cleaner forms of energy, a strong EU climate policy and the emergence of new technologies—to reset the EU’s energy policy in the right direction: that of an Energy Union.

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Santa Monica signs 5-year deal with Clean Energy for renewable LNG for bus fleet; deploying CWI Near-Zero NOx engine

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The City of Santa Monica, California has awarded Clean Energy a multi-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) contract to fuel its Big Blue Bus (BBB) fleet of vehicles. The 5-year deal, worth an estimated $3 million per year, will enable BBB to continue using Clean Energy’s Redeem brand of renewable natural gas (RNG), rated up to 90% cleaner than diesel. Redeem is a renewable natural gas vehicle fuel, often referred to as biomethane.

2016 150

Small-displacement two-stroke H2 engine could address performance and emissions cost-effectively for recreational market; potential for Asian motor vehicle fleet

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Comparison of brake thermal efficiency and specific fuel consumption at rated power (ICOMIA Mode 5), hydrogen vs. gasoline engines. This is due to raw, externally premixed fresh charge comprising air, fuel and lube oil being short-circuited into the exhaust during the scavenging process. The lost available energy also results in poor off-design point fuel efficiency. fuel consumption penalty.

2012 265

California ARB formally considers 28 proposed new lower-carbon transportation fuel pathways

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The California Air Resources Board formally considered the first 28 proposals for new ways to make low carbon transportation fuels under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Data related to the manufacture and production of the proposed fuels were presented by staff to ARB Executive Officer James Goldstene at the first public hearing held to consider fuel production techniques not currently assigned a carbon intensity score in the LCFS regulation.

2011 191

Scania unveils new heavy-duty global engine platform

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Scania customers can choose between EGR and SCR technology, provided that low-sulfur fuel (less than 10 ppm) is available in the market. High torque at low revs makes it possible to optimize the powertrain for low fuel consumption without any loss of performance, Scania says. Gearing a long-haulage vehicle for highway cruising at 1,100-1,200 rpm is ideal and, in combination with automated gearchanging, helps fuel consumption. Alternative fuels.

2011 170

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The alternative-fuel car evolved to reduce exhaust emissions and other problems derived from burning fossil fuels. The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In If PHEVs became the major form of transportation, the use of fossil fuels would be cut dramatically. Smaller and lighter, it requires less liquid fuel.

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July/August '06 - Activists Promote the Film, Ford Retreats on Hybrids

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Reviews of the movie by the score have been fueled by $75 per barrel oil and the fear of $4 per gallon gas. Ethanol is the alternative fuels flavor of the month, and Ford jumped on GM’s yellow bandwagon. The quarter century old strategy of pursuing increased gasoline efficiency (higher CAFE standards) and ignoring the commercially viable alternatives to petroleum has failed. Cars have gotten cleaner, but there are more of them.

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