ExxonMobil and Electrovaya Launch Electric Car Sharing Program in Baltimore

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ExxonMobil is sponsoring an all-electric car-sharing and rental program, called AltCar, at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, MD. Under the program, Baltimore residents and tourists can rent these vehicles at the science center in the Baltimore Inner Harbor during the day to drive around the city to experience the feel of an electric vehicle. million) grant from the government of Ontario to develop its patented Lithium Ion Superpolymer battery technology.

UMD IBBR awarded DOE grant to investigate how to protect biofuel crop poplar trees from disease

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The University of Maryland (UMD) Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) has been award ed a $1.1million US Department of Energy (DOE) grant to elucidate the mechanism of rust pathogenesis in poplar in an effort to engineer durable resistance for this important, second-generation biofuel crop. IBBR is a joint research enterprise of the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Advanced Biofuels USA receives USDA grant for feasibility study of eastern shore energy beet-to-jetfuel project

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Unique Maryland-based innovations of the bio-jetfuel project include non-food, low nutrient input energy beets developed by Plant Sensory Systems, LLC of Baltimore and a proprietary enzyme conversion system that utilizes the entire biomass of the energy beet root, including biomass ignored during conventional sugar production.

Coulomb Technologies ships more than 2,400 public and commercial charging stations in ChargePoint America Program

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The ChargePoint America program is made possible by a $15-million matching grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Transportation Electrification Initiative administered by the Department of Energy. Washington DC/Baltimore, Southern Michigan (including Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit).

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ChargePoint completes ARRA-funded ChargePoint America program; 4,600 charging ports

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In May 2010, ChargePoint was awarded a $15-million dollar matching grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) through the Transportation Electrification Initiative administered by the Department of Energy. Washington DC/Baltimore; and Southern Michigan (including Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit). ChargePoint, Inc.

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President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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President Barack Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, released a strategic vision and plan for a high-speed passenger rail (HSR) system in the US. By late summer, the Federal Railroad Administration will begin awarding the first round of grants. Additional funding for long-term planning and development is expected from legislation authorizing federal surface transportation programs. The envisioned high-speed rail corridors.

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Obama outlines plans for high-speed rail system

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The plan, which identifies $8billion provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as well as $1billion for five years requested in the federal budget, will begin in late summer when the Federal Railroad Administration begins awarding the first round of grants. It is noted that rail is among the cleanest and most energy efficient passenger transportation modes and a network using new diesel or electric power can further enhance its advantages.