AFE to Use Plasma Gasification of Waste in 25MW Power Project in Milwaukee

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Alliance Federated Energy (AFE) last week announced the development of “Project Apollo,” a $225-million, 25MW energy project located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The first phase of the renewable energy facility is expected to process approximately 1,200 tons of municipal and industrial waste per day, generating enough clean energy to power roughly 20,000 homes in the Milwaukee area. Project would turn Milwaukee trash into energy”, JSonline , 2 February 2010.

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

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Communities and utilities receiving the new technology were partially funded under the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program jointly administered through the Wisconsin State Energy Office and the US Department of Energy Wisconsin Clean Cities Program. 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.

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Study estimates ~4M children worldwide develop asthma each year because of NO2 air pollution

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The problem affects cities in the United States as well: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Milwaukee were the top five cities in the US with the highest percentage of pediatric asthma cases linked to polluted air.

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Argonne rolls out updated version of AFLEET alternative fuels and advanced vehicles analysis tool

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Sponsored by the DOE Clean Cities program, AFLEET (Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation Tool) is a free, publicly-available tool that provides users with a roadmap for assessing which types of vehicles and fuels are right for them. The Clean Cities program aims to support local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation. The Clean Cities program is responsible for displacing 7.5

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Chemrec CEO Urges Serious Consideration for DME at Low-Carbon Biofuel for North America

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Speaking at the 2009 World Methanol Conference in Miami, Richard J. LeBlanc, CEO of Chemrec, strongly advocated increased efforts to promote the benefits of dimethyl ether (DME) throughout North America.

Lifecycle study finds that environmental impacts of silicon-anode Li-ion battery could be roughly comparable with conventional Li-ion battery

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A lifecycle assessment (LCA) of silicon nanowire (SiNW) anodes for Li-ion batteries (LIBs) by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has concluded that a LIB pack using SiNW anodes from metal-assisted chemical etching could have environmental impacts comparable with those of a conventional Li-ion battery pack, while significantly increasing the battery energy storage. Life cycle impact benchmarking between LIB packs with SiNW and graphite anode.

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Waste Management piloting Rotopress collection trailers in North America; natural gas tractors

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The Rotopress design offers the facility of collecting a far higher payload more per round than conventional compaction-plate vehicles, and because of the design also features a self-cleaning drum (reverse the screw to empty). Milwaukee, Wis. In a pilot program, Waste Management, Inc.

US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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North Park Electrification - Electric Power Delivery System for Outdoor Bus Parking: Construct electrified stalls that will deliver electrical power for up to 80 vehicles and provide services such as heating and air-conditioning to vehicles that would otherwise be left idling during overnight cleaning and prior to morning pullout. The scope of this project includes destruction of MTA’s inventory of Halon 1301 and replacement with another clean agent.

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