Next-generation Lead Acid Battery Company Firefly Energy Shuts Down, Files for Chapter 7

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Management tried repeatedly to protect against (closing) - even going without salaries for six months so that we could keep the company afloat and continue to pay employees,” said Ovan from his office in Chicago. The US Army sought high-tech batteries to perform in desert conditions, said Ovan, adding that the company was disappointed when Firefly failed to get a share of the $2 billion distributed by the federal government - part of the stimulus package - for advanced battery research.

CleanFUEL USA Secures $12.9 Million from US DOE for 100+ Propane Refueling Stations

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million in two stimulus grants to CleanFUEL USA to establish more than 100 liquid propane (autogas) refueling stations in major US cities in coordination with CleanFUEL USA partners, including ConocoPhillips. The first station will be installed in Atlanta followed by Chicago, Houston, Denver and Sacramento. The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $12.9

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Odyne Systems delivers 7 plug-in hybrid work trucks through the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program

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flatbed on an IH 4300 chassis and will be used to maintain the electrical grid within the City of Chicago. The hybrid digger derrick was funded in part by a $4-million award ComEd received in federal economic stimulus funding to expand its alternative-fuel fleet. million grant from the City of Chicago that stems from $15 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding awarded to the city by the US Department of Energy (DOE) under its Clean Cities Grant program.

State of Texas to Submit Bid for Battery Consortium

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The State of Texas will submit a bid to become the headquarters for an advanced battery consortium that is seeking $1 billion in Federal stimulus money to develop technology for the next generation of hybrid electric vehicles. There will be a spirited competition for the dollars,” said Jim Greenberger, a Chicago lawyer who is a founder of the consortium. Statesman.com.

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Navistar Officially Unveils eStar, Its First Purpose-Built All-Electric Commercial Truck

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million federal stimulus grant to build electric trucks. FedEx showcased a prototype of the eStar electric truck during last month’s “Charge Up Route 66” tour that began in Chicago and ended in Los Angeles as part of the Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference. The eStar. Click to enlarge. Navistar, Inc. will deliver to FedEx the first full-production eStar —Navistar’s all-electric commercial truck.

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National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries Opts for Kentucky Site for Li-ion Plant

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Under the federal stimulus plan, the Obama administration has set aside $2 billion for electric drive vehicle battery and component manufacturing projects. Chicago-based Argonne was instrumental in the formation of NAATBatt, which began with 14 founding members and has grown to more than 50 members today.

Profile: Farmers Ethanol: Focusing on Sustainable Corn Ethanol Production and a Triple Bottom Line

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Last year people were able to get unleveraged tax equity financing to monetize the production tax credits at yields to the tax investor of 6-7%; this year tax equity investors are seeking yields ranging from 10-15% for leveraged tax equity transactions utilizing the investment tax credit that is now available under the Stimulus Bill. The closest commercial location was just south of Chicago, so it was 7 hours over, 2 hours there and 7 hours back. by Bill Cooke.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Unfortunately, there is very little specific funding for wireless transmission in the stimulus bill that was just signed by the USA President. a key EARTH2TECH GE Looking to Tap $2 Trillion of Stimulus Spending DOT EARTH CO2 = Pollution. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.

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