Minnesota becomes latest state to adopt California clean car standards

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Minnesota has become the latest state to adopt California clean car standards; the new standards were finalized by a notice in the state register on Monday. The policy will implement two clean cars standards to reduce vehicle emissions.

Hydrogen embrittlement in ferritic steels creates complications for clean energy storage, transportation

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As the global energy market shifts from coal, petroleum fuel, and natural gas to more environmentally friendly primary energy sources, hydrogen is becoming a crucial pillar in the clean energy movement.

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California, 6 automakers finalize bilateral Clean Car Framework agreements

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Each of the automobile manufacturers that have finalized Framework agreements have made additional and individual commitments to expedite the transition to zero-emission vehicles.

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Toyota to pay $180M penalty for Clean Air Act reporting violations

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Toyota Motor Sales USA and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America for systematic, longstanding violations of Clean Air Act emission-related defect reporting requirements, which require manufacturers to report potential defects and recalls affecting vehicle components designed to control emissions. The United States has filed and simultaneously settled a civil lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor North America Inc.,

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EPA collects penalties for alleged automobile ‘defeat device’ violations by two Iowa companies

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached settlements with two Iowa companies for allegedly tampering with car engines to render emissions controls inoperative, in violation of the federal Clean Air Act. According to EPA, Menzel Enterprises Iowa Inc. of West Des Moines installed “defeat devices” in at least five vehicles.

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BNEF: EV company fundings bright spot as clean energy investment slips in Q3 quarter; 3 China EV companies raise $1.9B

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Global clean energy investment was $67.8 billion in the third quarter of 2018, down 6% from the same period last year, according to the latest Clean Energy Investment Trends report from research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). BNEF includes equity raising by specialist electric vehicle companies in its clean energy investment totals, and this element was a conspicuous bright spot in the latest quarter. Public markets investment in clean energy jumped 120% to $3.1

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Gevo enters on-road automobile gasoline market in Houston with 12.5% isobutanol blend

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blend of its bio-isobutanol with gasoline marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in the Houston area. Musket Corporation is Gevo’s distribution partner serving the Houston market and is blending the specially formulated gasoline containing Gevo’s isobutanol to distribute into the on-road automobile market. There are two Clean Air Act provisions that allow for blending of up to 12.5% Gevo, Inc. announced that a 12.5%

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Ballard in $10M deal to provide fuel cell technology for 33 Clean Energy Buses in China

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Ballard and Synergy are collaborating with electric bus manufacturer Foshan Feichi Automobile Manufacturing Co. We continue to see strong growth opportunities in China’s mass transit market where fuel cells are increasingly being discussed as the next generation of clean propulsion. This demand is being driven by China’s growing need for clean urban mass transit and air quality policies.

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Honda resumes production at automobile plant in Thailand

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Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., HATC), the Honda automobile production subsidiary in Thailand has resumed production of automobiles after suspending production since 4 October 2011, due to the damage sustained from the flooding in Thailand. Since completing the drainage of the flood water at the end of November 2011, HATC had been exerting company-wide efforts to clean, inspect, repair and replace plant facilities and manufacturing equipment, which were damaged by the flood.

Euro 6 regs in full effect; ACEA launches clean diesel campaign in support of technology-neutral policies

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To mark this occasion the automotive and motor trading industries have launched an online clean diesel campaign to raise awareness among consumers and policy makers about clean diesel—a three-part solution comprising cleaner diesel fuel, advanced engines and effective emissions control technology. As of 1 September, all new cars sold in Europe must meet the Euro 6 emissions requirements.

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Pike ranks Volkswagen Group as the global leader in clean diesel vehicles

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Pike Pulse Grid for clean diesels. The new Pike Pulse Report: Clean Diesel Vehicles from Pike Research ranks the Volkswagen Group as the leader in this market, due to the efforts of the Volkswagen and Audi brands. been a leader in selling diesel vehicles and is making a strong push for emerging clean diesel markets, Pike notes. A “clean diesel vehicle” is defined as one that meets the limits for NO x or. —“Pike Pulse Report: Clean Diesel Vehicles”.

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Electric Vehicle Initiative Launched at Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington DC

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At the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, DC, 19-20 July, ministers reaffirmed their commitment to previously-announced targets for the deployment of electric vehicles, which the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates will create global market momentum leading to at least 20 million electric vehicles on the road worldwide by 2020. EVI commenced at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, DC. Clean Energy Solutions Centers.

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EPA cites BPs Whiting, Ind., Refinery for Clean-Air Violations

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for alleged Clean Air Act violations at the company’s Whiting, Indiana petroleum refinery. With the planned upgrade, the refinery will have the potential to supply motor fuels to about 6 million automobiles. US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited BP Products North America Inc.

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GM Webchat with Chris Borroni-Bird on Reinventing the Automobile, Friday 2pm EDT

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EDT, with Christopher Borroni-Bird, GM’s Director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts and co-author of the book Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21 st Century. The book focuses on four principles that can transform the automobile: Base the underlying design principles on electric-drive and wireless communications rather than the internal combustion engine and stand-alone operation. Chris Borroni-Bird, Reinventing the Automobile.

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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The new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing US competitiveness in rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics. for climate control in automobiles. automobile market. fossil fuel consumption and emissions, enabling clean solar. the solar thermochemical production of Syngas for clean and.

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Saab Automobile enters agreement with Hawtai Motor Group on strategic partnership

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and Saab Automobile AB (Saab Automobile) have signed an agreement with Hawtai Motor Group Company Limited (Hawtai). The partnership with Hawtai allows Saab Automobile on the one hand to continue executing its business plan since we secured the required mid-term financing subject to meeting certain conditions, whilst on the other hand it allows Saab Automobile to enter the Chinese car market and establish a technology partnership with a strong Chinese manufacturer.

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Corning investing $170M to expand clean air products plant in Shanghai; increased substrate capacity for automotive emissions control

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Corning Incorporated will invest approximately $170 million to further increase the capacity of its clean air products plant in Shanghai, China. Global sales of automobiles, particularly in China and across Asia, are forecasted to grow steadily over the next several years, increasing demand for Corning’s advanced substrates.

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Study Finds That Clean Cars and Climate Policy Can Create Jobs

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Developing clean energy technologies for light-duty vehicles will not will not only enhance national security by reducing dependence on oil, but will also create substantially more jobs than business-as-usual, according to a new report prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council, United Auto Workers, and Center for American Progress by Alan Baum of The Planning Edge and Daniel Luria of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center.

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Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers comments on proposed MY2017-2025 LDV CAFE/GHG regulations

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has filed comments in response to the Notice of Intent (NOI) and Technical Assessment Report (TAR) for MY2017-2025 light-duty vehicle fuel economy/greenhouse gas regulations released last month by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ( earlier post ).

Big Emissions Gain: Cleaning Up Dirtiest Third-World Diesels

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In asking developing world countries to clean up their act when it comes to reducing automobile emissions, it's easy to sound hypocritical. A new climate change initiative, led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will sidestep this hypocricy by addressing the sort of pollutants that are as detrimental to those emitting them as they are to the

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California Energy Commission awards UCLA $1.9M for research on sustainable communities; reduction in use of automobiles and VMT

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The center will provide data, models, methods, tools, and case studies to support: Creating more sustainable communities and assist in developing regional land use strategies; Reducing the use of automobiles and trucks and vehicle miles traveled (VMT); and. The Commission also approved $83,355 to California State University, Sacramento to develop a workforce training and development program for the clean energy jobs needed to support California’s smart grid.

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Next EPA Fight: Automakers Vs Oil Refiners Over Clean Fuels

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That's the message coming from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, working with the EPA to tighten pollution rules for gasoline, reducing the proportion of sulfur from 30 parts per million (ppm) to 10 ppm. It's not just how efficiently you burn it--it's the stuff you're burning, too.

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GM switches allegiances, halts challenge of California clean-air standards

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Along with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Toyota, GM backed the Trump administration's attempt to rescind California's Clean Air Act waiver, which allows the state to set emissions standards that go beyond

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Chesapeake Energy to invest some $1B over 10 years to support natural gas demand, infrastructure and end-use technologies; $305M in initial investments in Clean Energy Fuels and Sundrop Fuels

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Chesapeake also announced $305 million in two initial investments for CNGV: $150 million to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Chesapeake has agreed to invest $150 million in newly issued convertible debt of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., Clean Energy will use Chesapeake’s $150 million investment to accelerate its build-out of LNG fueling infrastructure for heavy-duty trucks at truck stops across interstate highways in the US.

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Clean Tech - GigaOM - Salon.com

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In February, China’s Chery Automobile unveiled an electric concept car at the Detroit Auto Show. Digg Facebook StumbleUpon Reddit Print China’s Electric Cars & the Road to an Affordable EV Related Posts on the GigaOM Network » More GigaOM Network Headlines Cleantech content is provided by Earth2Tech , which covers cutting-edge clean technology startups and their innovations.

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Chinese tycoon to launch clean-tech car venture in US

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It will be a case of ’sweet home Alabama’ for Yang Rong, a Chinese automobile tycoon who is preparing to launch a plan to make clean-tech cars in the United States. Tags: Green cars Latest news Alabama Brilliance China Automotive Holdings clean-tech cars Yang Rong

VW, Mercedes, Opel, Fiat launch buybacks of dirtiest diesels in Europe

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The news that VW Group engineers had deliberately cheated on eight years of emission tests for the "clean diesels" sold by Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche sent shockwaves around the world. Europe emissions Opel Germany cash for clunkers VW Group PSA/Peugeot-Citroen Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Almost two years ago, the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal burst into public view, and nothing has been quite the same since then.

GM And University of Michigan Form GM/U-M Institute Of Automotive Research And Education; Focus On Fuel-Efficiency And Reinvention Of The Automobile

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General Motors and the University of Michigan have formed the GM/U-M Institute of Automotive Research and Education, with a strategic focus on reinventing the automobile and developing the next generation of high-efficiency vehicles powered by diverse energy sources. The Institute will be dedicated to clean and efficient vehicle technologies that address major societal challenges including energy diversity, sustainable mobility and technology innovation.

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Safer and Self-Driving Cars Now on Roads

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The technology has gotten better and many of the elements of self-driving cars are already embedded into our current automobiles. Feature: New Autonomous Cars & Connected Mobility The post Safer and Self-Driving Cars Now on Roads first appeared on Clean Fleet Report.

Groups' petitions ask GM, Toyota, others to clean up their stance on tailpipe emissions

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A coalition of consumer, science, environmental, and religious groups is asking General Motors, Toyota, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to end their support of the Trump administration's moves to lower emissions standards.

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Hyundai Motor and Kia collaborate with Next Hydrogen to develop advanced alkaline water electrolysis system

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to bolster their efforts to usher in a global hydrogen society through cost-effective production of clean hydrogen. Today it is expensive and time consuming to produce clean hydrogen. Due to this reason, Hyundai Motor, Kia, and Next Hydrogen are looking to improve the price competitiveness of clean hydrogen in consideration of regional climate and environmental characteristics.

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Moscow aiming for all-electric bus fleet by 2032

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Starting this year we are going to buy the e-buses only—we seek to make our city as clean and harmless for its citizens as we can. Moscow started to replace outdated diesel buses with electric buses in September 2018.

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Colorado Air Quality Control Commission approves low emission vehicle standards beginning in 2022 model year

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Hickenlooper’s 19 June Executive Order , “Maintaining Progress on Clean Vehicles,” which directed the department to develop a rule to establish a Colorado LEV program incorporating the requirements of the California LEV program. The commission adopted Regulation 20, known as the Colorado Low Emission Automobile Regulation (or CLEAR), prompting Colorado to join 12 other states and the District of Columbia, which also have adopted California’s LEV standards.

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Toyota develops fuel cell system for maritime applications; first application on Energy Observer

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Toyota’s fuel cell system, which was first introduced in the Toyota Mirai hydrogen-fuel-cell electric vehicle, has proved its value as a propulsion system for automobiles.

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Battery startup Anzode receives $1.7M to develop new generation of non-lithium batteries

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has received a $1.7-million award for a three-year effort to develop a new generation of non-lithium batteries, as part of the California Energy Commission (CEC) Grant Funding Opportunity “Developing non-Lithium Ion Energy Storage Technologies to Support California’s Clean Energy Goals.” ( GFO-19-305 ). Future generations of our technology could even find their way into automobiles. Battery startup Anzode Inc.

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Toyota launches new intellectual property licensing program

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Initially, this technology was developed by Toyota researchers for use in various automobile components incorporating magnetic materials, such as power locks, power windows, power seats, electric motors, power electronics and more. Bio-Active Cleaning Materials. This portfolio showcases innovative compositions of enzymes capable of breaking down organic materials, making stains and spills much easier to clean.

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Toyota Mirai receives the ARBÖ 2015 Environmental Award in Austria

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The Austrian automobile club ARBÖ (Auto-Motor und Radfahrerverbund Österreiche) has awarded the Toyota Mirai with the “2015 Environmental Award”. If we want to secure the future of the automobile as flexible, personal and clean transport for the next 100 years, we need to consider which energy can power our cars tomorrow. The jury consisted of ARBÖ automotive experts.

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7-state Midwest EVOLVE project to promote electric vehicles; Ford, GM, Nissan initial automotive partners

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In partnership with eight Clean Cities coalitions, Midwest EVOLVE (Electric Vehicle Opportunities: Learning, eVents, Experience) will demonstrate the performance and environmental benefits of plug-in electric vehicles through showcases, ride and drives, and events in communities throughout the seven-state region. The American Lung Association in the Upper Midwest and Twin Cities Clean Cities oversee the program.

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Toyota, 5 Chinese companies establish R&D JV for commercial vehicle fuel cell systems in China

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Toyota Motor and five Chinese OEMs—China FAW Corporation Limited (FAW); Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM); Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., GAC Group); Beijing Automotive Group Co., BAIC Group); and Beijing SinoHytec Co.,

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AAA study finds automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance performance can be impeded by rain

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AAA, in collaboration with the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center (ARC), simulated rain and other environmental conditions (bugs and dirt) to measure impact on the performance of ADAS-like automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance. It is important drivers keep their windshields clean for their own visibility and to ensure their ADAS system camera is not obstructed.

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Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles 

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The development of internal combustion engine vehicles, especially automobiles, is one of the greatest achievements of modern technology. The automobile industry has made contributions to the growth of modern society by satisfying many of its needs for mobility in everyday life. .

Top 10 states offering EV incentives

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The California Clean Fuel Reward program , a point of sale rebate for California residents who purchase or lease an EV, is available at participating dealerships. The California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers rebates up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of an EV. Delaware offers a Clean Vehicle Rebate Program for its residents who purchase or lease a new EV.

AIST, Toyota, and Toyota Central R&D Labs to consider joint research on advanced energy and environment technologies

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Considering various aspects such as predicted clean energy consumption, implementation of new technologies, impact on the environment, and costs, they will develop energy scenarios to achieve carbon neutrality. The three parties will propose a carbon neutral and cost-minimizing optimal urban energy structure that utilize renewable energies, and will also propose high-quality yet affordable energy infrastructure that makes use of electrification technologies developed for automobiles.