GM invests $1.4B for Arlington Plant upgrades for SUVs

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billion for a range of improvements to its Arlington Assembly Plant to more competitively produce high-quality full-size SUVs. Since 2011, GM has invested nearly $2 billion in manufacturing improvements at Arlington Assembly including the latest announcement, the launch of the current full-size SUVs and a new stamping plant. In its largest single plant investment in the US this year, General Motors announced $1.4

UT Arlington researchers use polyaniline to split CO2 into alcohols

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Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have been the first to demonstrate that polyaniline (PANI), a member of the organic conducting polymer family, is a promising photocathode material for the conversion of carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels without the need for a co-catalyst.


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Wallbox opens first North American EV Charger facility in Texas

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Wallbox, the Barcelona, Spain-based provider of EV charging and energy management solutions worldwide, officially opened its first North American manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas.

GM to use wind power for more than 50% of annual vehicle output from Arlington Assembly plant

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General Motors’ Arlington, Texas, Assembly plant will soon be able to build up to 125,000 trucks a year using wind power. Arlington Assembly produces more than 1,200 vehicles daily, including the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe; GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. Arlington Assembly expects to start using the clean power during the fourth quarter of 2016, avoiding about $2.8

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UT Arlington project for Navy investigating how batteries age when run at high rates

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A University of Texas at Arlington engineering researcher is working to determine how oversized a battery has to be while operating safely and efficiently during its lifetime of use by the US Navy. David Wetz, associate professor of electrical engineering, is principal investigator for an $801,224 Office of Naval Research grant that investigates how batteries age when they’re run at high rates.

UT Arlington licenses technology for portable, modular GTL conversion units; targeting stranded gas

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The University of Texas at Arlington has licensed technology for converting natural gas to synthetic liquid fuels (GTL) in portable units at a cost lower than current market rates to 1 st Resource Group Inc. UT Arlington engineering and science researchers designed a portable conversion unit utilizing their microreactor and process.

America's First All-Electric Taxi Firm Hopes To Launch In Arlington County

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A taxi company in Arlington County, Virginia, is looking to become the first firm in the U.S. to have an all-electric fleet. The Electric Vehicle Taxicab Company aims to provide customers with a high-tech experience as they ride to their destinations. Now is the time to be more technologically advanced," said founder Malik Khattak to The

Wallbox enters first phase of build-out for US EV charger plant; 500k units/year by 2025

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Wallbox, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions worldwide, has begun construction at its Arlington, Texas manufacturing facility, the company’s first US-based EV charger manufacturing facility.

FLO providing workplace charging solutions to GM across the US

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Parking lot at GM Arlington Assembly in Texas. Arlington currently assembles the Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe for markets in 32 countries across the globe, making it the most export-heavy manufacturing site within GM.

First Flight In Sight: Eviation Propels Closer Toward Flying Alice, With First Delivery Of magniX Electric Propulsion Unit (EPU)

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Eviation receives first EPU at its Arlington, WA facility from magniX, marking major milestones on the path to takeoff ARLINGTON, Wash.,

We toured Wallbox’s new Texas facility and demoed its 400 kW DCFC that can deliver 100 miles in 5 minutes


EV charging equipment specialist Wallbox opened its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas, today where we were fortunate enough to be one of the first to take a tour.

Helbiz partners with Lightning eMotors to deploy electric vans for fleet management

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Launched in 2016 and headquartered in New York City, Helbiz operates e-scooters, e-bicycles and e-mopeds in nearly 30 cities around the world including Washington, DC, Alexandria, Arlington, Miami, Milan and Rome.

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Toyota and partners launching public autonomous shuttle service in Indiana

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May Mobility conducts shuttle services in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Arlington, Texas; Hiroshima, Japan; and Ann Arbor, Michigan, as well.

Remembering Data Compression Pioneer K. R. Rao

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University of Texas at Arlington for more than 50 years. After graduating, he joined UT Arlington as a research professor. Venkat Devarajan , a former Rao student who is now an EE professor at UT Arlington. Wikipedia. Kamisetty Ramamohan “K.R.”

GM makes its largest green energy purchase to date; 50 MW wind deal

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General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its US facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River. GM Arlington Assembly, which is already 50% powered by renewable energy, will have all of its electricity needs met with green power.

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US Navy-led study of ultracapacitors finds Skeleton outperforms Ioxus, Maxwell, JM Energy for transient load applications

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A study led by John Heinzel from the US Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia, along with researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington, has compared the performance of UCs from four different manufacturers: Maxwell, Ioxus, JM Energy, and Skeleton.

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ARPA-E awarding $39M to 16 projects to grow the domestic critical minerals supply chain

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The projects selected projects as part of the MINER program are: University of Texas at Arlington. The University of Texas at Arlington will develop acoustic stimulation and electrolytic proton production to produce lithium (Li) and nickel (Ni) from CO 2 -reactive minerals and rocks that contain calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg), while sequestering CO 2 in the form of carbonate solids. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA?E)

DOE awards $1M to project on cost-competitive hydrogen fuel

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in Arlington, Virginia—will identify cost-effective and efficient materials and processes to produce hydrogen from renewable energy sources. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $1 million to a project to analyze and evaluate potential cost-competitive pathways for producing and transporting hydrogen fuel. The project selected—led by Strategic Analysis , Inc.

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PNNL IntelliVent system reduces risk of explosions in outdoor battery cabinets

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The Snohomish County Public Utility District’s new Arlington Microgrid and Clean Energy Center, in Everett, Washington, will be the first to install the safety technology when it retrofits a 1.2

Toyota Connected’s ‘Cabin Awareness’ concept uses new tech to detect occupants

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Toyota Connected North America (TCNA), an independent software and innovation center of excellence, has introduced its Cabin Awareness concept technology that uses millimeter-wave, high-resolution 4D imaging radar to help detect occupants (including certain pets) in cars and has the potential to detect them if ever they’re left behind.

Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Partnership forms; applying for national designation

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Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Area — UTA campus, Arlington streets, I-30 corridor and Managed Lanes. Cities and regions across Texas are partnering with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR), and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to form the Texas Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground Partnership.

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University of Texas researchers develop new solar photoelectrosynthetic process to convert CO2 to methanol

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Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington are developing a new process for photoelectrosynthesis of methanol—the conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol using sunlight and hybrid CuO–Cu 2 O semiconductor nanorod arrays. Solar photoelectrosynthesis of methanol was driven on hybrid CuO–Cu 2 O semiconductor nanorod arrays for the first time at potentials 800 mV below the thermodynamic threshold value and at Faradaic efficiencies up to 95%.

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Wallbox introduces Quasar 2 next-generation bidirectional home charger at CES 2022

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Wallbox announces the North American version of Supernova, specifically designed for the US market and estimates pre-series production to begin during Q4/2022 in Wallbox’s factory in Arlington, TX.

US Army and Air Force planning to develop 1GW of renewable energy on installations by 2025

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The Army will host the Army-Air Force Energy Forum 12 July in Arlington, Va. The US Army and Air Force are planning to develop 1 billion watts of renewable energy on their installations by 2025.

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UPS to invest $130M in > 700 natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; > $1B invested in alt fuels since 2008

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Fort Worth, Texas; and Arlington, Texas. UPS plans to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks. This $130-million dollar investment in CNG capacity for 2018 builds on previous UPS investments of $100 million dollars in 2016 and $90 million dollars in 2017.

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ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel to convene 2nd meeting in November

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The ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) will convene its second plenary meeting on 17-18 November 2011, in Arlington, Virginia, to continue work on a strategic roadmap identifying the standards and conformity assessment programs needed to enable the widespread acceptance and deployment of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure in the United States.

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Tesla’s war against direct sales wages on with big win in Virginia


Prominent officials and members of the general public expressed support for Tesla stores in the regions of Charlottesville, Arlington, and Norfolk.

Chevrolet one of 16 organizations across US recognized by EPA for Climate Action; only automaker

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The awards were presented at the 2015 Climate Leadership Conference in Arlington, Va. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded 2015 Climate Leadership Awards to 16 organizations and one individual representing a wide array of industries from finance and manufacturing to retail and technology for showing what the agency said was exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change.

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A New Fund Helps IEEE HKN Student Chapters Flourish

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Later this year, the University of Texas Arlington ’s Epsilon Mu Chapter plans to hold career development events for students. University chapters are the lifeblood of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu , the organization’s honor society. There are 269 chapters at universities worldwide.

DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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Arlington, Texas Environmental Insights Explorer for Buildings, $750,000 Google, Mountian View, Calif. Arlington, Texas Ionic liquids as novel lubricant additives for HVAC compressors for enhanced efficiency and durability, $150,000 Ingersoll Rand, Bloomington, Minn. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF).

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Federal Realty partners with Car Charging Group to install EV charging stations at retail sites nationwide

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Pentagon Row and The Village at Shirlington in Arlington, Virginia. Federal Realty Investment Trust is partnering with Car Charging Group, Inc., a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Federal Realty‘s portfolio of 18.6 million square feet of high quality retail assets in selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and California.

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US EPA Holding First Public Hearing on Proposed Endangerment Findings for Greenhouse Gases Under the Clean Air Act

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The hearing at the EPA Potomac Yard South Conference Center in Arlington, Virginia, is scheduled from 9am to 8pm. EPA is holding the first of two public hearings on Monday, 18 May regarding the agency’s proposed findings that greenhouse gases contribute to air pollution that may endanger public health or welfare. Earlier post.) The proposed findings identify six greenhouse gases that pose a potential threat.

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Clean Cities Autogas Vehicle Conversion Program Rolls Out First of 1,189 LPG Cars in Virginia

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Arlington, Va.-based The first vehicle converted to propane Autogas under the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program is on the road, with thirty more program vehicles slated to be running on Autogas by the end of August. Administered by Virginia Clean Cities at James Madison University, the program will deploy nearly 1,200 propane Autogas vehicles, reducing air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, soot and smog-causing emissions when compared to traditional gasoline vehicles.

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UTA study indicates air contamination near fracking sites result of operational inefficiencies, not inherent to the extraction process

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A study led by chemists at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) indicates that highly variable contamination events registered in and around unconventional oil and gas developments are the result of operational inefficiencies and not inherent to the extraction process itself.

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Clean Energy to build new CNG stations for multiple transit agencies and large school district; agreements with trucking, refuse and others

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will construct new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for Arlington Transit (ART) in Arlington County, Virginia; Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) in Long Island, NY; and North Kansas City (MO) School District, which is set to become the largest school district in the US to transition its school bus fleet to CNG. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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DOE awarding ~$4.75M to San Francisco and Strategic Analysis for hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and infrastructure projects

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based in Arlington, Virginia, has been selected to analyze the cost competitiveness for a range of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, including those used in hydrogen infrastructure relevant to San Francisco and other projects. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has selected the city of San Francisco for funding as the first Climate Action Champion to pursue hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for local transportation.

ARPA-E Begins Reviewing Second Round of Concept Papers for Transformational Energy RD

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Separately, ARPA-E will hold a “ Power Technologies ” public workshop on 10 February in Arlington, Va. The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) of the US Department of Energy has received 583 concept papers in response to its second Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) released 7 December 2009. Earlier post.)

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Cadillac introduces the 4th gen Escalade SUV; no new hybrid model

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Production of the 2015 Escalade begins next spring in Arlington, Texas. Cadillac introduced the 2015 Escalade, the fourth-generation of the luxury SUV. Offered with 2WD and 4WD drivetrains, the Escalade features a new 6.2L V-8 engine that is more powerful and more efficient than previous models. There is no new hybrid model to replace the MY2013 Escalade two-mode hybrid, which was dropped in MY 2014 due to low sales (about 2%, according to a Cadillac spokesperson).

Global Power Company AES Raises $1.58B Through Stock Sale to China Investment Corp; Approx. 15% Stake

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AES, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, owns and operates a diverse portfolio of power generation and distribution businesses in 29 countries. Global power company AES Corporation entered a binding stock purchase agreement with a wholly owned investment subsidiary of China Investment Corporation ( CIC ) to raise $1.58 billion of new equity to fund growth opportunities and extend its global leadership in the power sector. At close, CIC will acquire 125.5

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APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

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Bus systems in the following cities showed the top ten increases: Saint Louis, MO (15.6%); Dallas, TX (11.9%); Arlington Heights, IL (11.1%); Boston, MA (10.6%); Oakland, CA (10.5%); Ft. Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7 billion trips in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter of last year, according to a report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This was the fifth consecutive quarter of US public transit ridership increase, as 125.7

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US DOE awards nearly $7M for cost analyses to advance fuel cell and hydrogen storage systems research

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Arlington, VA – up to $3 million for two projects. The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award nearly $7 million over five years for independent cost analyses that will support research and development efforts for fuel cells and hydrogen storage systems. These projects will generate lifecycle cost analyses of existing and conceptual fuel cell systems for transportation and stationary applications.

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S4 Energy Solutions to Develop Plasma Gasification Project at Waste Management Landfill for Waste to Fuels and Power

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and InEnTec LLC, plans to develop a plasma gasification facility at Waste Management’s Columbia Ridge Landfill in Arlington, Oregon. S4 Energy Solutions LLC , a joint venture by Waste Management, Inc. The planned facility will convert municipal solid waste into synthetic fuels and power. Construction is expected to begin in the early summer, with startup scheduled by year end. PEM facility equipment overview. Click to enlarge.

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GE Receives $1.4B Contract to Supply Turbines for Largest Wind Farm Yet Built in the US

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Stretching across 30 square miles of Gilliam and Morrow Counties in north-central Oregon, near the town of Arlington, the 845-megawatt Shepherds Flat project marks the US debut and largest single global order of GE’s 2.5xl wind turbines, which has been proven in Europe and Asia. GE has received a $1.4 billion contract from independent power producer Caithness Energy to supply wind turbines and provide services for an 845-megawatt (MW) wind farm project to be located in Oregon.

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