Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas partner for regional hydrogen hub to compete for IIJA funding

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The US states of Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas have entered into a bipartisan three-state partnership to establish a regional hub for development, production, and use of clean hydrogen as fuel and manufacturing feedstock.

Canoo aims for EV production in 2022 in Arkansas, shifts away from Netherlands plan

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In a press release published last week, Canoo confirmed that production will start at a recently-announced Arkansas facility next year, before moving to a planned "Mega

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F-150 Lightning battery size, Rivian R1T, Canoo in Arkansas: Today’s Car News

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Canoo is shifting first production plans to Arkansas. The Rivian R1T is one of this year’s best. And battery pack numbers for the F-150 Lightning have been confirmed. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Brookhaven, U Arkansas team develop new core-shell catalyst for ethanol fuel cells

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Arkansas have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol. To make the catalyst, Jingyi Chen of the University of Arkansas, who was a visiting scientist at Brookhaven during part of this project, developed a synthesis method to co-deposit platinum and iridium on gold nanoparticles.

Major spill from the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline in Arkansas

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Route of the Pegasus pipeline. Source: ExxonMobil. Click to enlarge. A breach in ExxonMobil’s Pegasus crude oil pipeline occurred late Friday afternoon near Mayflower, AR (about 20 miles north northwest of Little Rock and at the southeastern end of the Lake Conway reservoir). The pipeline has been shut in and crews are working to contain the spill. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) categorizes the incident as a “major spill”—i.e., greater than 250 barrels (10,500 gallons).

Canoo To Build First EV In 2022 In Arkansas, Not The Netherlands

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EV startup has backed out of the contract manufacturing deal with Dutch company VDL Nedcar for the electric compact minivan

Koch Strategic Platforms invests $100M in Standard Lithium

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Standard Lithium’s flagship project is located in southern Arkansas, where it is engaged in the testing and proving of the commercial viability of lithium extraction from more than 150,000 acres of permitted brine operations. The company has commissioned its first-of-a-kind industrial-scale direct lithium extraction demonstration plant at Lanxess’ south plant facility in southern Arkansas.

Gatik and Cummins integrate Gatik’s autonomous driving technology with Cummins’ advanced powertrain

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Gatik has one of the largest commercially deployed autonomous fleets in North America, operating for Fortune 500 customers across multiple markets including Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Ontario, Canada.

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Walmart to buy 4,500 Canoo electric delivery vehicles; option for up to 10,000

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Canoo’s agreement with Walmart builds on the company’s existing commitments in the state of Arkansas.

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PHEV Day 161 - Friday, 21 March 2009. From Vicksburg, MS to the 46th State Capitol - Little Rock, Arkansas

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Hwy 65 parallels somewhat in-land the Mississippi and goes over the flat, broad and green of first Louisiana into the flat, broad and green of Arkansas. After a late evening photo session at the Arkansas State Capitol, the "Spirit" and EVJerry made the stayover was at Little Rock Air Force Base. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "Spirit" started cruising on a sunny Friday afternoon, 20 March 2009.

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Resource report concludes Galvanic’s lithium prospect among most prolific in North America

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Over the past year the company has completed well testing and detailed reservoir modeling to significantly advance its 120,000-acre lithium prospect in southern Arkansas.

Is Louisiana Planning To Charge EV Owners $400/Y While Rejecting Increased Gas Taxes?

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You can always tell when you cross the state line–the roads are smoother in Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas. Louisiana is well known for having severely bad roads. Recently, there was a bill proposed to increase gasoline taxes and tax EV owners $400 per year to own an EV in the state.

Department of Interior awards initial $560M to 24 states to plug, cap and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells

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Arkansas and Mississippi will receive $5 million each to support methane measurement and begin plugging wells. Arkansas. The Department of the Interior awarded an initial $560 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 24 states to begin work to plug, cap and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells.

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States with the highest and lowest truck traffic on interstate highways

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Arkansas. Arkansas. For both rural and urban interstates, truck traffic was proportionally highest in Arkansas (36.1% by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This analysis examined truck traffic as the percentage of all traffic on interstate highways in the individual states and the District of Columbia.

Albemarle expands Nevada site to increase domestic production of lithium

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Albemarle’s domestic resources also include the historic 800-acre Kings Mountain, NC, lithium site, which is one of the richest spodumene ore deposits in the world and home to the company’s global lithium technical center and piloting operations, as well as lithium-containing brines in Arkansas. Albemarle Corporation will expand capacity at the company’s lithium production facility in Silver Peak, Nev.,

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Karma Automotive in final development stages for SiC traction inverters; 400V and 800V

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The new SiC traction inverters are engineered in-house by Karma’s Powertrain Power Electronics team, in collaboration with the Power Electronic System Laboratory at University of Arkansas (PESLA).

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Researchers design nanoparticles for cost-effective hydrogen production process

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Researchers at the University of Arkansas, with colleagues from Brookhaven National Lab and Argonne National Lab, have found that nanoparticles composed of nickel and iron are more effective and efficient than other more costly materials when used as catalysts in the production of hydrogen fuel through water electrolysis.

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Goodyear invests in autonomous trucking company Gatik; tire intelligence and autonomous middle mile logistics

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Gatik has established the first autonomous middle mile logistics network in North America and is rapidly expanding its fleet of Class 3-6 autonomous box trucks for customers in multiple markets, including Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Ontario.

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EV News for a hot EV summer

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EV trucks Walmart rides Canoo The retail giant has ordered 4,500 trucks from Arkansas-based Canoo. Rising demand, more EV jobs, more EV ingenuity. Toyota 2024 Compact Cruiser.

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DOT and DOE announce nearly $5B over 5 years for new national EV charging network; $615M in FY2022

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Arkansas. The US Departments of Transportation and Energy announced nearly $5 billion that will be made available under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program to build out a national electric vehicle charging network. The program will provide nearly $5 billion over five years to help states create a network of EV charging stations along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors, particularly along the Interstate Highway System.

California gas vehicle ban faces pushback from 17 states

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Louis Post-Dispatch , the Missouri State Attorney General, along with Ohio, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia have sued to prevent CARB from banning new ICE vehicles after 2035.

LANXESS enters battery chemistry business; Li-ion electrolyte production in Leverkusen, Germany

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The lithium is to be extracted in an environmentally friendly way from the brine used in bromine extraction at LANXESS’ site in El Dorado, Arkansas. Germany-based specialty chemicals company LANXESS is entering the battery chemistry business. Starting next year, the Group will produce electrolyte formulations for lithium-ion batteries for the Chinese company Tinci. Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology Co. Tinci) is a leading global manufacturer of lithium-ion battery materials.

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0 to 60 in a millisecond

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The 18-year-old founder of the Arkansas EAA chapter was hooked on EVs at first sight. Spencer Rhoden’s interest in electric vehicles (EVs) began abruptly in his high school engineering class in Benton, Arkansas when he was in ninth grade. “We

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Infrastructure Bill Could Usher In New Era for EVs

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Galvanic has assembled a 100,000-acre lithium brine prospect in the Smackover Formation of southern Arkansas. by Brent Wilson, CEO of Galvanic Energy. Perhaps the most common argument against electric vehicles (EVs) has been the lack of recharging infrastructure. Many people think EVs are great for commuting or for driving around town, but take one on a road trip and things can get dicey. Who wants to get stuck with a low battery and no idea where the closest charging station might be?

US EV Sales Share Reaches 7% in Q2 2022 — New Data Now Available?

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Five states had EV (BEV + PHEV) sales share in Q2 of less than 2% (Arkansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming).

CenterPoint adding natural gas vehicles to fleet, more fueling stations

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CenterPoint Energy, a US energy delivery company, is adding 35 natural gas vehicles to its fleet across Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Additionally, the company expects to provide natural gas service to at least 17 new compressed natural gas fueling stations built in the company’s service territory.

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Democrats continue to drive less than Republicans in response to the pandemic

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in Arkansas. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. In two recent analyses, I have shown that, during the pandemic, the decrease in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the states with preference for Democrats was greater than in the states with preference for Republicans. This was the case in both March 2020 (the first month with the pandemic) and June 2020. The present analysis examined whether the pattern was still present in July 2020—the month with the most current available data.

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USDA providing $9.6M to create 9,000 acres of BCAP project areas for non-food energy crop production

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million for the creation of two new Biomass Crop Assistance Program ( BCAP ) project areas in New York and North Carolina, and the expansion of an already established BCAP project area in Arkansas. Additionally, BCAP Project Area 2 in northeast Arkansas will expand its area within three counties, bringing enrollment up to nearly 8,000 acres of Giant Miscanthus. This Arkansas BCAP project area is sponsored by MFA Oil Biomass LLC, in Columbia, Mo.

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NASA awarding $6 million to 3-year ULI project to develop approach to electric aircraft fueled by liquid hydrogen

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The project includes participation from eight additional institutions: the Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing Research and Technology, General Electric Global Research, The Ohio State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Arkansas, the University of Dayton Research Institute, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Postal Fleet Services selects Ryder for natural gas vehicle solution in four states; 20 CNG heavy-duty trucks

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Ryder has CNG and Liquefied natural gas (LNG) customers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and in both Ontario and Quebec, Canada. Ryder System announced that Postal Fleet Services has signed a full-service agreement for 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy-duty vehicles supporting mail delivery operations in Orlando, Fla., Lafayette, La., Jackson, Miss., and La Vergne, Tenn.

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EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

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Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas) will accept applications requesting up to $2,500,000 in grant funds. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $46 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants, subject to the availability of funds.

Blackstone and Alta Resources partner to invest up to $1B to acquire and develop unconventional oil & gas assets in North America

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Greenberg, its President and CEO, Alta Resources has been a leader in the development of shale gas assets from the Fayetteville shale basin in Arkansas to the Marcellus shale field in Pennsylvania. Alta Resources, LLC and Blackstone Capital Partners, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group have formed Alta Energy Partners which will invest up to $1 billion to acquire and develop unconventional oil and gas assets in North America. Founded in 1999 by Joseph G.

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Study finds methane leaks from three large US natural gas fields in line with EPA estimates

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Tens of thousands of pounds of methane leak per hour from equipment in three major natural gas basins that span Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Pennsylvania, according to airborne measurements, but the overall leak rate from those basins is only about 1% of gas production there——lower than leak rates measured in other gas fields, and in line with EPA estimates. Methane emissions in the Fayetteville shale region of Arkansas were roughly 43 tons (86,000 lbs) per hour, or 1.0-2.8%

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DOE awards $19M to 13 initiatives in fossil-fuel areas to produce rare earth elements and critical minerals

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Gulf Coast Basin (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas): The University of Texas at Austin plans to quantify coal from mines and coal ash from power plant resources and refuse as feedstocks for rare earth elements and critical minerals within the US Gulf Coast Basin.

New Illinois law raises speed limit to 70 mph on rural highways

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The 36 other states with speed limits of 70 mph or higher, are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

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Ford reportedly eliminates lease-to-buy option on electric vehicles

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As of June 15, 2022, Ford will no longer offer the opportunity to purchase its three all-electric vehicles, the F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and E-Transit Van, for new leases.

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Plains All American to build $900M, 200K bpd pipeline from Cushing to Memphis

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Construction of the pipeline will enhance the refinery’s long-term ability to produce gasoline, diesel and jet fuel for the greater Memphis and eastern Arkansas area. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. will construct the Diamond Pipeline, a 440-mile (708 km), 20-inch crude oil pipeline that will provide capacity of up to 200,000 barrels per day of domestic sweet crude from the Plains Cushing, Okla.

BMW and Nissan again partner to add 174 more DC fast chargers in US with EVgo

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States and markets in which BMW and Nissan have installed dual-port DC Fast chargers on the EVgo network include: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C., BMW and Nissan have again joined forces—this time with EVgo, the nation’s largest public DC Fast charging network—to increase public access to DC Fast charging stations across the US.

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US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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billion miles of 19 states—Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming – and Washington, D.C. US driving topped 2.4 trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 3.0%

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Researchers create graphene-like structure with transition metal atoms

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An international group of physicists led by the University of Arkansas has created an artificial graphene-like structure with transition metal atoms in place of carbon atoms. The U of A-led group published its findings in Physical Review Letters. Graphene, discovered in 2004, is a one-atom-thick sheet of graphite.

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Alliance AutoGas launches 5300-mile, 12-city Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride with converted F-150

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Local Clean Cities Host Partners include: Metropolitan Energy Center/Kansas City Regional Clean Cities; Northern Colorado Clean Cities; Utah Clean Cities Coalition; Western Washington Clean Cities; Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition; Land of Enchantment Clean Cities; Central Oklahoma Clean Cities/Association of Central Oklahoma Governments; Arkansas Clean Cities; Clean Cities- Georgia; North Florida Clean Fuels Coalition and Land of Sky Clean Cities Coalition.

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EPA announces ~$44M in DERA funding to reduce emissions from diesel engines

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Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas) will accept proposals requesting up to $2,500,000 in grant funds. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of grant funding to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $44 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants.

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New two-step process for converting algae to butanol

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A team of chemical engineers at the University of Arkansas has developed a new, two-step method for converting algae into butanol. The team, led by assistant professor Jamie Hestekin, first applies acid hydrolysis to dried algae and then begins a two-step process by first converting the resulting sugars into butyric, lactic and acetic acids. The second stage of their process focuses on butyric acid and its conversion into butanol.

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