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Geely Group Sales Of Electrified & Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicles Doubled To 675,000+ Units, 29% Of Sales

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Zhejiang Geely Holding Group’s (Geely Holding) portfolio has a several prominent automotive brands, including Geely Auto, Geometry, Livan, LYNK & CO, Zeekr, Volvo Cars, Polestar, Proton, Lotus, smart, Radar, LEVC, and Farizon Commercial Vehicle. Yesterday, Geely Holding announced that sales across all of its brands grew 4.7%

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Advent Technologies and Alfa Laval partner in marine methanol-powered fuel cell development project

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Our Serene fuel cells run on methanol—a clean alternative to fossil fuels—which is safer to handle than hydrogen gas and can be easily deployed on-site. Moreover, there is no water condenser needed, which again means lower weight, higher efficiency, and lower cost compared to pure methanol.

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New $17M California program to improve access to clean alternative transportation modes in most vulnerable communities

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A new California-wide program will make it easier for communities to get funding for clean mobility projects to improve their sustainability and quality of life. The program enables smaller groups and communities of concern that may not have the resources available to access funds for clean transportation choices.

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SoCalGas contributing $500K to Sierra Northern Railway-led hydrogen fuel-cell switcher locomotive project

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The project was selected for funding by the California Energy Commission, which awarded Sierra Northern Railway and GTI nearly $4 million in March to fund the design and demonstration of the train in Sacramento, with the goal of creating a clean alternative to diesel locomotives.

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IPG to demo Flameless Ceramic Turbine for clean, off-grid power in EV charging

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Flameless combustion eliminates all pollutant emissions such as NO x , CO, and PM, and enables the fuel-flexibility that is crucial in creating demand for clean alternative fuels, accelerating the transition to a net-zero carbon economy. Not only can IPG’s technology deliver low-emission, pollutant-free energy on today’s cleaner fuels.

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Methanol Institute releases two reports on methanol as safe, efficient and clean fuel

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The Methanol Institute (MI) released two new reports on the use of methanol as a safe, efficient and clean alternative fuel for cars, trucks and buses.

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EPA to award up to $5M for projects to reduce diesel emissions at ports

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Clean Alternative Fuel Conversions: up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible clean alternative fuel conversion. Drayage Truck Replacement: up to 50% of the cost of eligible drayage trucks with a 2011 model year or newer heavy-duty engine.

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Alstom to test its hydrogen fuel cell train in the Netherlands; first pilot project outside Germany

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It represents a clean alternative for railway operators and regional authorities wishing to replace diesel fleets for operation on non-electrified lines and meet ambitious zero-emission objectives. The Coradia iLint is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, which produces electrical power for traction.

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Blue World Technologies starting production of methanol fuel cells

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As a green and clean alternative to combustion engines and diesel generators the methanol fuel cell technology provides multiple benefits such as cost-savings, CO 2 reduction—or even a CO 2 -neutral operation when running on green methanol—as well as zero harmful emissions.

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Etihad Airways flies first flight using fuel made in the UAE from plants grown in saltwater

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The flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam marked a milestone in the development of a clean, alternative aviation fuel to reduce carbon emissions. Clean, alternative aviation fuels are an innovative and sustainable solution to significantly reducing harmful carbon emissions. Earlier post.).

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EPA to award up to $4M for projects to reduce diesel emissions from port fleets

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Clean Alternative Fuel Conversions: EPA will fund up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible clean alternative fuel conversion. Drayage Truck Replacement: EPA will fund up to 50% of the cost of eligible drayage trucks with a 2010 model year or newer heavy-duty engine.

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EPA to award up to $5M to reduce diesel emissions at ports

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Clean Alternative Fuel Conversions: EPA will fund up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible clean alternative fuel conversion. Drayage Truck Replacement: EPA will fund up to 50% of the cost of eligible drayage trucks with a 2011 model year or newer heavy-duty engine.

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SK Group closes $1.6B investment in Plug Power to advance hydrogen strategy; new Hydrogen Business Development Center

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Recognizing the importance of hydrogen as a clean alternative to traditional energy sources, SK Group has heightened its focus on building the infrastructure and developing the technology to make hydrogen energy a reality for global markets.

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EPA to spend another $1 billion on electric buses

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Their “Clean Bus Program” is targeted explicitly at replacing gas and diesel buses with clean alternatives. The EPA is one of numerous agencies working on upgrading American public vehicle fleets. Schools have responded positively to the EPA program.

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GE joins Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium to support the development of sustainable alternative fuels

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The SBRC was founded by The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), together with Etihad Airways, The Boeing Company, and Honeywell UOP, to advance the aviation industry’s commitment to sustainable business practices by developing technology to produce a clean, alternative fuel supply.

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City of London Corporation bans diesel vehicle purchases for its business

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Some models of vehicle, such as tractors, which the Corporation uses on its green spaces like Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest, do not have a non-diesel alternative. These vehicles will continue to be used until a clean alternative becomes available on the market.

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SoCalGas, Oberon Fuels partner to produce Dimethyl Ether from natural gas for transportation fuel; first such commercial facility in US

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The facility will be located in Southern California and produce the DME, which can be used as an alternative to diesel and propane, as well as for a variety of non-transportation uses. SoCalGas is committed to supporting the development and deployment of clean alternative transportation fuels.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group sees mass market potential for synthetic fuels in 5-10 years

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We also need to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to clean alternative energy sources. Our aim is to achieve zero-emission logistics by 2050. But this goal cannot be achieved with efficiency measures and a modern fleet alone. —Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group.

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EPA Proposes to Streamline Approval Process for Fuel Conversion Systems

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The new options would reduce some economic and procedural impediments to clean alternative fuel conversions while maintaining environmental safeguards to ensure that acceptable emission levels from converted vehicles are sustained.

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EcoDual achieves EPA compliance for natural gas conversions of heavy-duty diesel engines under CAFC rule

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This “Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversions” (CAFC) rule, created a special category, known as Outside Useful Life (OUL), which applies to heavy-duty diesel engines with more than 435,000 miles, or more than 22,000 hours of operation, or are more than 10 years old.

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French Post Office and Renault Trucks testing electric truck with fuel cell range extender

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tons + 1 ton, via special regulations favoring “clean-burning vehicles” ; the extra 1,000 kg has been authorized as a declared additional rated weight, owing to the deployment of a “cleanalternative technology. The truck, registered under the N2 category, has a authorized gross weight of 4.5 tons, certified in France at 3.5

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Researchers devise method to suppress thermal conductivity to improve thermoelectric materials for waste heat recovery

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The development of thermoelectric oxides offers an environmentally clean alternative to current materials that contain elements that are harmful, such as lead, bismuth or antimony, or those that are in limited supply, such as tellurium. —Professor Jon Goff from the Department of Physics at Royal Holloway.

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California Air Resources Board Launches $20M in Funding Assistance for Heavy-Duty Hybrid Trucks and Buses

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The program will also help achieve the goals of the state’s Climate Change Scoping Plan that requires California to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020 with clean alternative fuels. Transportation accounts for 40% of the total emissions of climate changing gases.

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California state senate approves bills extending sole-occupant HOV perk for plug-ins and alt fuel vehicles to 2019

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Existing law exempts certain clean, alternative-fuel vehicles from these occupancy requirements, so that a vehicle with a sole occupant may use an HOV lane—if the vehicle displays a Clean Air Vehicle sticker.

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EPA updates rules to ease commercialization of alternative fuel conversion systems

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EPA evaluated the requirement and determined that it is appropriate to introduce new flexibilities for all clean alternative fuel converters and to expand the compliance options for certain categories of conversions. The revised procedures will vary based on the age of the vehicle or engine being converted.

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COFCO, Sinopec and Novozymes to Build Cellulosic Biofuel Demonstration Facility in China by 2011

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With gasoline prices hovering around $4 per gallon in China, companies across the country are reaffirming their commitment to investing in development of clean, alternative fuel sources. —Michael Christiansen, President, Novozymes China.

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BYD delivers e6 electric taxis to Thriev

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In total, the firm has an order in place for 20 of BYD’s e6 fully-electric cars, to help provide its customers with a clean alternative way to travel. Ten fully electric cars begin work in London this week with private hire firm, Thriev. The vehicles will use a rapid charger produced by BYD to r[.]. Electric cars'

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Dr. James Hansen Has Something To Tell You

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Your Greenius says, the threat of Monday’s civil disobedience got this letter written and I hope the action itself moves us from letters to legislation.

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California-to-Canada Hydrogen Road Rally Starts 26 May

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To achieve this goal, 20% of petroleum used in California cars will be replaced with clean alternatives, including electricity, biofuels, hydrogen and other options by 2020. Recently, the Air Resources Board awarded Mebtahi Station Services, San Francisco Airport, Shell Hydrogen and UCLA $1.7

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Pennsylvania DEP awards nearly $517,000 in clean diesel grants

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The clean diesel program’s goal is to improve air quality by decreasing emissions from diesel-powered transit bus and school bus fleets. The program supports projects that re-power or retrofit fleet vehicles to curb emissions; purchase and install idle-reduction technology; or purchase clean alternative-fuel fleet vehicles.

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Hydrogen hope for aviation industry

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New research could lead to hydrogen being used as a clean alternative to conventional aviation fuel. Scientists from Glasgow University are using nanotechnology to find a way to store the gas in a solid state, according to the BBC.

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Exclusive Greenius Coverage of Today’s Clean Tech Roundtable

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And in the US, not only is the Obama administration providing a major stimulus program, but 31 states are enacting incentives and mandates to require clean alternative energy for utilities. He sees four key areas to make money in the Clean Technology Revolution: 1.

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How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint — And Why It’s Smart Business

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And when you’re implementing clean alternative energy — such as using solar energy to power your EV charging stations — you can reduce costs (and your carbon footprint) even further. Much like bus depots have their own gas stations, you can reduce fuel costs for your fleet by owning the means to produce and distribute that fuel.

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EPA aims to make fuel conversions easier

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It may soon be easier than ever to get your vehicle converted to run on alternative fuels such as natural gas, propane, alcohol fuel or electricity after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new options for car manufacturers.

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Your Guide to Electric-Vehicle Charging-Station Tax Credits

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Department of Energy - Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit Mass.gov - Apply for MassEVIP Workplace & Fleet Charging Incentives Washington State Department of Revenue - Clean alternative fuel commercial vehicles and vehicle infrastructure tax credits expanded Rocky Mountain Power - Utah incentives for charging equipment Georgia Power - Electric (..)

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Arab city continues green car movement

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The natural gas vehicle planned by Sharjah will use compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas as a clean alternative. With ozone proving a consistent urban air pollution problem, all vehicle emission programmes are emphasising nitrogen oxide and hydrocarbon reductions.

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DOE dishes out $300million in grants

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. - New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition’s New Jersey Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, Shuttle Buses and Infrastructure: An award of $14,997,240 to deploy 227 heavy duty natural gas refuse trucks and shuttle buses as well as four new CNG fuelling stations.

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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The initiative also includes projects to educate the public about the benefits of using clean burning, domestically produced natural gas in vehicles. Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition’s Long Island Regional Energy Collaborative Promoting a Green Economy through Clean Alternatives. Total DOE award: $14,997,240.

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First public trial of electric smart is launched

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Chris Pywell, Head of Strategic Economic Change at One North East, said: “This important trial will help us to spread the message that electric vehicles are already a viable and clean alternative to the internal combustion engine. “It