CCAT receives $100K USDA grant to determine feasibility of alt fuel plants in Connecticut

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $100,000 Rural Business Enterprise grant to the not-for-profit Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), based in East Hartford, Conn. The grant will be used to help determine the feasibility of alternative fuel plants in north-central Connecticut.

President Biden Clears Way for States to Curb Vehicle Pollution

EV Obssesion

The Biden EPA today proposed reinstating a Clean Air Act waiver that allows states to […]. Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

Solar Toyota Prius, Tesla court case, the cost of clean energy: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

The Connecticut Supreme Court will decide the future of Tesla stores. And General Motors cleans up not just its cars, but its factories and tires. Toyota tests a solar-powered Prius in Japan. Cost estimates get real for renewable power plans. Hybrids aren't just for cars and trains anymore. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In Japan, Toyota. Today in Car News

2019 118

DOE Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute awards ~$10M to 10 projects

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute ( CESMII ) will award nearly $10 million for ten projects to help advance its goals and enable US manufacturers to develop and implement innovations that will advance U.S. The selected organizations (and project descriptions) from this first call selection are: University of Connecticut.

2018 175

EPA awards $8M in FY2014 clean diesel grants in 21 states, Puerto Rico

Green Car Congress

The DERA funding covers engine replacements, repowers and idle reduction technologies to clean up a variety of older diesel engines, including those in heavy-duty trucks used at ports, delivery trucks, long haul trucks, marine vessels, school buses, and even agricultural equipment. Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District is replacing three school buses and four agriculture engines and converting three irrigation pumps to clean burning electric.

Clean Energy Capital to develop first commercial-scale sugarcane ethanol plant in US

Green Car Congress

Clean Energy Capital LLC , a US private equity firm specializing solely in investments in ethanol, is developing the first major sugarcane ethanol refinery in the continental United States, in the Imperial Valley of California. —Scott Brittenham, CEO of Clean Energy Capital. This will provide greater stability in profit margins, according to Clean Energy.

2010 185

Exxon backs carbon-capture technology to feed fuel cells

Green Car Reports

The oil giant announced Thursday that it is expanding a partnership with Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy to develop the smaller company's fuel-cell technology. oil Carbon carbon dioxide clean energy ExxonExxonMobil is backing a new process that would capture carbon dioxide form power plants, and use it to feed fuel cells. FuelCell hopes to combine carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).

2016 96

3 East Coast states and DC first to participate in TCI-P cap-and-invest program for transportation

Green Car Congress

The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia announced that theirs will be the first jurisdictions to launch a new multi-state program that the principals expect will invest some $300 million per year in cleaner transportation choices.

2020 186

DOE awards $27.5M to 16 water infrastructure projects

Green Car Congress

In recent years, a growing number of utilities responsible for clean water have moved from strict wastewater treatment to a broader model of water-resource management. This involves collecting and treating wastewater along with cleaning waterways, producing water grades suitable for industry and agriculture along with drinkable water for households, and recovering energy. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $27.5 million to 16 water infrastructure projects.

Water 170

As states use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

Green Car Congress

Battery electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy source used to generate the electricity that powers them. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

2020 349

More states follow California’s clean car standards

Green Cars News

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to grant California’s request to carry out its own clean car standards not only clears the way for the Schwarzenegger-led state to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions, but it is likely to effect at least 13 additional states too. The 13 states are: Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

California, 7 states and DC commit to faster transition to zero-emission trucks and buses; next step is formal agreement

Green Car Congress

The Statement of Intent comes as the California Air Resources Board (ARB) holds its first meeting to consider a proposed Advanced Clean Trucks regulation that would establish sales and reporting requirements for zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. We will move farther faster in partnership with other states who share the same commitment to cleaning up trucks and protecting public health.

2019 210

Fraunhofer establishes Center for Energy Innovation (CEI) at UConn; energy storage and fuel cells among targeted technologies

Green Car Congress

Fraunhofer and the University of Connecticut (UConn) have established the Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation (CEI), the mission of which is to develop advanced technologies related to energy storage, fuel cells, in-stream hydro, power management and distribution through contract research. Consequently, we combine our advanced energy competencies in the USA with an excellent research partner, the University of Connecticut.

2013 185

FuelCell Energy completes 14.9MW fuel cell park on schedule for Dominion

Green Car Congress

The project was completed on schedule and power is being delivered to the electric grid under a 15-year energy purchase agreement with a Connecticut electric utility. The project is located on a remediated brownfield site in an industrial area of Bridgeport, Connecticut, using only about 1.5 The city benefits with clean distributed power generation and is receiving tax revenue from what was a vacant lot. FuelCell Energy, Inc. reported the completion of the 14.9

2013 192

15 States and the District of Columbia partner to accelerate bus and truck electrification; 100% ZEV by 2050

Green Car Congress

States signing the MOU are: California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. By promoting and investing in electric trucks and buses and the charging and fueling infrastructure needed to serve these vehicles, the signatory jurisdictions will support job creation, and help to build a resilient and clean economy.

EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

Green Car Congress

Nonprofit organizations may apply if they provide pollution reduction or educational services to diesel fleet owners or promote air quality and clean transportation. The maximum amount of federal funding that may be requested per application varies by Region: Region 1 (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) will accept applications requesting up to $1,000,000 in grant funds.

NEESC releases 2015 hydrogen & fuel cell development plans for eight Northeastern states; power generation and transportation

Green Car Congress

The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster ( NEESC ), administered by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. Connecticut. NEESC is administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. and its industry partners, Maine Hydrogen Energy Center (HEC), Massachusetts Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Stakeholders (MHFCS), New Energy New York (NENY), and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.

2015 232

Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

Green Car Congress

The statement , endorsed by Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, DC, describes the goals of such a program, including reducing climate changing pollution, creating economic opportunity, and improving transportation equity for currently underserved and overburdened populations.

2018 221

UNL-led team greatly increases hydrogen production by T maritima; breaking the theoretical limit

Green Car Congress

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), with colleagues from North Carolina State University and the University of Connecticut, have engineered the hyperthermophilic anaerobe Thermotoga maritima to produce 46% more hydrogen per cell than the wild type.

2018 195

GE Plans to Order Tens of Thousands of EVs

Green Car Congress

The Fairfield, Connecticut-based company also has a vehicle-leasing division through its GE Capital finance unit. GE is investing $10 billion over the next five years in clean energy across its business lines, including power-transmission software and so-called smart-grid technologies. Bloomberg. In a speech in London, General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt said that the company will order “tens of thousands” of electric vehicles in about a week.

2010 191

DOE awards FuelCell Energy >$3M for carbonate fuel cell project

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded more than $3 million to Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy for a project to enhance the performance, increase the lifespan, and decrease the cost of stationary fuel cells being used for distributed generation and combined heat and power applications.

2014 185

Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

Green Car Congress

Canada is developing a Clean Fuel Standard that will cut emissions by 30 million tonnes in 2030. The 13 states working with California on regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles are Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

2019 216

Lung Association report highlights health and climate costs of petroleum-based transportation and the benefits of shifting to ZEVs

Green Car Congress

The report, Clean Air Future: Health and Climate Benefits of Zero Emission Vehicles , was produced by the American Lung Association in California. The answer is to move to passenger vehicles that run on clean, renewable energy, and the Zero Emission Vehicle program that has been adopted by 10 states is key. In addition to California, the ZEV states are Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Connecticut: $1.4

2016 210

EPA approves emergency gasoline fuel waivers for 16 states and DC

Green Car Congress

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act temporarily to waive certain federal clean gasoline requirements for gasoline sold and distributed in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, District of Columbia, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

2012 170

Sometimes bipartisanship can work

Electric Auto Association

The MOU calls out medium and heavy-duty vehicles with a plan to adopt the California Advanced Clean Trucks Rules , requiring the following targets by 2035: 55% ZEV of Class 2b-3 trucks; 75% ZEV of Class 4-8 trucks; and 40% ZEV of truck tractors.

Toyota Research Institute launches $35M effort to use AI to accelerate design & discovery of advanced materials; focus on batteries and fuel cells

Green Car Congress

Initial research projects include collaborations with Stanford University; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the University of Michigan; the University at Buffalo; the University of Connecticut; and the UK-based materials science company Ilika. Accelerating the pace of materials discovery will help lay the groundwork for the future of clean energy and bring us even closer to achieving Toyota’s vision of reducing global average new-vehicle CO 2 emissions by 90% by 2050.

2017 170

Toyota reduces pricing on 2014 Prius Plug-In in US

Green Car Congress

Production of the 2014 model year Prius Plug-in begins in October with pricing taking effect when these models arrive in showrooms in November.The Prius Plug-in qualifies for a Federal Tax Credit of up to $2,500 in addition to the State of California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP) which offers a $1,500 rebate. Toyota has reduced the MSRP on the 2014 Prius Plug-in Hybrid by more than $2,000, making the starting MSRP $29,990 (excluding dealer preparation and handling, DPH).

2013 185

8 ZEV states announce US ZEV sales top 260,000 units

Green Car Congress

The other seven states—Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—account for more than 135,000 vehicles. This announcement is further evidence that the market for zero emission vehicles is growing and that increasingly, consumers nationwide are choosing to say no to cars that run on petroleum and yes to a new generation of ultra-clean vehicles.

2014 227

When You See Something, Say Something: Climate Emergency Alarm Bells Ringing While Local Electeds Pretend Not To Hear

Creative Greenius

So did Hoboken, New Jersey; New Britain, Connecticut; and Montgomery County, Maryland here in the USA. Joe Galliani is the founding Organizer of 350 South Bay Los Angeles Climate Action Group, an Emeritus Board Member of the South Bay Bicycle Coalition, the founding Chair of South Bay Clean Power, and the former Director of Strategic Partnerships and Public Affairs for CBS-EcoMedia.

2019 200

FuelCell Energy pathway for hydrogen from digester gas has negative carbon intensity for CA LCFS

Green Car Congress

Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy (FCE) has applied for a prospective pathway for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) for the production of hydrogen fuel produced from biogas derived from the mesophilic anaerobic digestion of wastewater sludge at a publicly owned treatment works (POTW).

2015 163

US Hybrid unveils new Class 8 fuel cell port drayage truck for San Pedro Ports

Green Car Congress

US Hybrid has unveiled a zero-emission Class 8 fuel cell port drayage truck featuring its PEM fuel cell system during the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center. US Hybrid plans to expand its Connecticut production facility via a partnership with China-based Jiangsu Dewei Advanced Materials. The higher-volume fuel cell engine production capability will enable fleets to realize a comparable return on investment as other clean fuel engines.

2017 163

International Alliance on ZEVs seeks to accelerate ZEV adoption; 11 founding government members from N America and Europe

Green Car Congress

California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont in the United States; Québec in Canada; and The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom in Europe are the founding members. A new report released by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) outlines an agenda for expanding collaboration.

2015 231

Proton Onsite to install hydrogen generator at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii

Green Car Congress

It is also supporting Hawaii’s Clean Energy Initiative and promotes energy security for the island state, which is vulnerable to fuel supply disruptions. The JBPHH installation will use the same FuelGen C30 electrolyzer platform as the SunHydro commercial fueling station in Wallingford, Connecticut, which opened in October 2010.

Hawaii 196

DARPA awards additional $2.5M to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype

Green Car Congress

LiquidPiston received this award after meeting the objectives for Phase I of the program, which had focused on the clean sheet design of the X4, and demonstrating the structural integrity of the new engine platform while operating under compression ignition of diesel fuel. Development will be executed at LiquidPiston’s dynamometer & engineering test facility in Connecticut. DARPA awards additional $2.5M to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype.

2018 239

Prius Plug-In eligibile for a $1,500 California consumer incentive plus $2,500 Federal tax credit

Green Car Congress

announced that the 2012 Prius Plug-in has been approved for the State of California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program ( CVRP ). Designed to promote the use of Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEV) and related clean vehicle technologies, the CVRP is a consumer incentive made available in addition to a $2,500 Federal Tax credit. Toyota Motor Sales, Inc.

EPA announces availability of $26M for projects to reduce diesel emissions from existing fleet

Green Car Congress

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $26 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from the US’ existing fleet of diesel engines. Grant funds may be used for clean diesel projects that use: EPA-verified retrofit technologies or certified engine configurations.

2016 174

DOE to award $10.2M to 16 solid oxide fuel cell projects

Green Car Congress

Self-Cleaning Cathodes for Endurance to Chromium Poisoning Boston University will evaluate chemical and electrochemical cathode self-cleaning and performance recovery processes. The project team will test, validate, and optimize these processes as possible means to clean chromium oxide deposits formed in the cathode during cell testing. The University of Connecticut.

2017 150

FuelCell Energy receives $2.8M continuation of DOE award for tri-generation Direct FuelCell power plant

Green Car Congress

FuelCell Energy will install a sub-megawatt carbonate fuel cell power plant at its manufacturing facility in Torrington, Connecticut, to generate hydrogen, electricity and heat, replacing hydrogen that is currently purchased and delivered to the facility via truck, and replacing electricity purchased from the electric grid. FuelCell Energy, Inc.

2014 191

ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group report progress in cellulosic biodiesel research

Green Car Congress

The Life Sciences team, led by Fernando Sanchez-Riera, senior director, Fermentation Process Development, made key discoveries in advancing the commercialization of fermenting diverse cellulosic sugars into renewable, clean burning diesel fuel. In 2016, ExxonMobil announced its partnership with Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy, Inc.

2017 150

New Flyer to start development of first 60' fuel cell hybrid bus in North America; introduces 40' battery-electric bus

Green Car Congress

and Siemens on the bus that will be operated by Connecticut Transit (CTTransit) for 22 months of in-revenue-service operations. CALSTART, a non-profit, member-supported organization of more than 150 firms, fleets and agencies worldwide dedicated to supporting a growing high-tech clean transportation industry, is administering the project for the FTA. New Flyer Industries Inc.

2014 224

Coalition of 11 states sues US EPA over soot rules

Green Car Congress

Led by the State of New York, the coalition also includes California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. The federal Clean Air Act requires the EPA every five years to review and, if warranted by advances in public health science, revise the national air quality standards for common air pollutants, including soot.

2012 200

EERC awarded $906K contract for alternative liquid fuels for US military applications

Green Car Congress

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) has been awarded a $906,000 contract from the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. Previous testing performed in the EERC’s unique gasification systems has shown that a highly clean gas can be produced from coal, which is essential for the production of quality liquid fuel. CCAT), in East Hartford, Conn., to develop alternative liquid fuels for US military applications.

2012 196

California state agencies “rolling out carpet” for hydrogen electric vehicles

Green Car Congress

“ California is rolling out the carpet for Californians who choose these ultra-clean hydrogen powered electric cars and for the companies that make them ,” said Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Making the transition to cleaner, lower polluting near-zero and zero-emission vehicles is a critical component to addressing California’s clean air and climate challenges. efforts among California, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Oregon, Massachusetts, Vermont.

2014 216