TransGas and SK EC team on West Virginia coal-to-gasoline project

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Ltd (SKE&C) leading to engineering, procurement and construction of its first US coal-to-gasoline plant—Adams Fork Energy—to be located in Mingo County, West Virginia. The project team has been issued a permit to construct by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and plans to begin work on the site during the second quarter of 2011. The synthesis gas will then be cleaned to remove impurities, turning most into marketable byproducts.

These engineers uncovered the VW diesel emission scandal

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It was discovered by independent researchers from West Virginia University (WVU), working with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Green TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal West Virginia emissionsVolkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in its TDI diesel cars wasn't uncovered by the Environmental Protection Agency—or by any other regulatory agency.

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DOE to Award $25M to Two Consortia for US-China Clean Energy Research with Combined Funding of $100M; Focus on EVs and Carbon Capture and Sequestration

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award two consortia—one led by the University of Michigan and one led by the West Virginia University—a total of $25 million over the next five years under the US-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC). The funding will be matched by the grantees to provide at least $50 million in total US funding and will facilitate joint research and development of clean energy technologies by the United States and China.

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Carmakers Lobby To Keep Software Secret, Despite VW Emission Scandal

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Instead, its effects were discovered by researchers at West Virginia University, working with the International Council on Clean Transportation. The software that allowed Volkswagen diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests was not found by government regulators. Confronted with on-road emission levels far higher than its test results, VW finally. emissions EPA VW software Volkswagen diesel scandal

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CARB Shows Test Equipment That Found VW Diesel Defeat Device (Video)

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It wasn't until researchers from West Virginia University and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) decided to confirm laboratory results with on-road emissions testing that the. Volkswagen's diesel-emissions cheating went on for more than six years in part because the company's use of "defeat device" software was hard to detect.

EPA Awards $16.8M in Recovery Act Funds to Clean Up Underground Petroleum Leaks

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million in Recovery Act Funds for four states and the District of Columbia to assess and clean up underground storage tank petroleum leaks. 4,674,000 to Virginia. 1,643,000 to West Virginia. $ 607,000 to Washington, DC. The US Environmental Protection Agency announced another $16.8 This money is part of $197 million appropriated under the Recovery Act to address shovel-ready sites nationwide contaminated by petroleum from leaking underground storage tanks.

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

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Nonprofit organizations may apply if they provide pollution reduction or educational services to diesel fleet owners or promote air quality and clean transportation. Region 3 (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia) will accept applications requesting up to $2,500,000 in grant funds.

Researchers find Nissan LEAF creates less CO2 than Toyota Prius hybrid in west US and Texas, but more in N. Midwest

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For example, the state with the largest state subsidies ($7500) for BEVs is West Virginia, which is under the RFC region, where the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt are likely higher emitting than the Toyota Prius. When electricity generation is sufficiently clean, electric vehicles have lower GHG emissions than the most efficient gasoline vehicles.

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Lux: VW “actually in a strong position to innovate their way out of this mess”

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It’s striking, Lux said, that the US EPA, with its $8-billion budget and workforce of 15,000 staff, couldn’t catch VW, but a small team of researchers from West Virginia University could. With Euro 6 approved and increased attention to NO x emissions (80 mg/km), and implementation of AdBlue systems in diesel passenger vehicles, it’s truly inevitable to achieve “clean diesel”, Lux said.

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EPA and California ARB charge Volkswagen with using software defeat device to circumvent NOx testing in 4-cylinder 2.0L diesels

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EPA has issued a notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The software produced by Volkswagen is a “defeat device,” as defined by the Clean Air Act. The Clean Air Act requires vehicle manufacturers to certify to EPA that their products will meet applicable federal emission standards to control air pollution, and every vehicle sold in the US must be covered by an EPA-issued certificate of conformity.

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DOE announces $139M in funding for 55 projects to advance innovative vehicle technologies

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Clean Fuels Ohio. Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition. Delivering Clean Air in Denver: Propane Trucks and Infrastructure in Mail Delivery Application. Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition. West Virginia University Research Corporation.

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NSF announces $55M toward national research priorities; intersection of food, energy and water systems

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The team, which includes researchers from Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota, seeks to identify a framework of carbon mitigation strategies that would minimize conflicts with food security and clean energy production priorities. This project establishes a collaboration between researchers in Kansas and West Virginia to develop innovations to reduce the need for fresh water in oil and gas production and more safely reuse or dispose of the water used in those operations.

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

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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. West Virginia University.

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

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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.

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ICCT study finds real-world NOx emissions from Euro 6 diesels ~7x higher than Euro 6 regulatory levels

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On-road NO x emission levels of Euro 6 diesel cars in Europe are on average about seven times higher than the NO x limit set by the Euro 6 emission standard, according to a new report published in Berlin by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The testing of the US-spec vehicles certified to the US Tier 2 Bin 5/California LEV II standard was commissioned to West Virginia University (WVU) by the ICCT.).

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DOE NETL selects 12 fossil-fuel power systems projects for funding

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Advanced Integrated Technologies for Treatment and Reutilization of Impaired Water in Fossil Fuel-Based Power Plant Systems Ohio University will partner with West Virginia University and American Electric Power to validate the technical/commercial viability of an advanced multistage process for treatment and reutilization of impaired water as make-up water in fossil fuel-based power plants.

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Lightning Hybrids releases initial emissions testing results for medium-duty hydraulic hybrids

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Published drive cycles tested—and the results—included: Orange County Bus: Developed by West Virginia University to replicate suburban transit bus drive cycles, one of two drive cycles used by CARB for hybrid certification. There are a variety of federal and state incentives and grants for clean vehicle technologies like Lightning Hybrids’ product. The Lightning Hybrid system. Click to enlarge.

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DOE selects 16 research projects for more than $19M in funding to advance Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology

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West Virginia University. Scalable Nano-Scaffold Architecture on the Internal Surface of SOFC Anode for Direct Hydrocarbon Utilization West Virginia University will use an atomic layer deposition (ALD) coating and thermal treatment process on commercial SOFCs to tailor the nanostructure on anode surfaces.

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WVU study fully characterizes pump-to-wheels methane emissions from HD natural gas vehicles and fueling stations

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Researchers at West Virginia University have characterized pump-to-wheels methane emissions from heavy-duty (HD) natural-gas-fueled vehicles and the compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations that serve them. The study, published as an open-access paper in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology , greatly expands on very limited data on methane emissions from natural gas-fueled vehicles.

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WVU Center develops electric drive and alternative fuel vehicle smart phone app and training program for first responders

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The West Virginia University (WVU)-based National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium ( NAFTC ) has created a suite of modern technology products that put knowledge about specific electric drive and alternative fuel vehicles at the fingertips of first responders.

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DOE Selects Seven Projects for University Coal Research Program

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These advanced systems—efficient, ultra-clean energy plants—are envisioned to co-produce electric power, fuels, chemicals and other high-value products from coal with near-zero emissions, including greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia University will collaborate with NexTech Materials, Ltd.,

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ICCT-sponsored study of in-use testing of 3 Tier2-Bin5, CA LEV-II light-duty diesels finds wide variation of emissions against the limits

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) contracted with the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions at West Virginia University to conduct in-use testing of three light-duty diesel vehicles (two 2.0L The test plan covered a wide variety of topological, road and ambient conditions as well as traffic densities over three major urban areas along the West coast—San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

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Renewable Energy Generation: Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy, a lesson exported from Detroit

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The market would focus, consolidate and find some very innovative ways to produce low-cost clean energy. Another misconception is that the USA public will not tolerate a premium for clean electricity. cents/kWh in West Virginia—a 23.59 Even with the implementation of the smart grid it seems unlikely that we will all be able to buy our power from West Virginia. in West Virginia to $6.12 Perspective by The Townsend Company.

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Volkswagen AG agrees to plead guilty and pay $4.3B in criminal and civil penalties; 6 execs and employees indicted

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Heinz-Jakob Neusser; Jens Hadle; Richard Dorenkamp; Bernd Gottweis; Oliver Schmidt; and Jürgen Peter, all of Germany, are charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, defraud VW’s US customers and violate the Clean Air Act by making false representations to regulators and the public about the ability of VW’s supposedly “clean diesel” vehicles to comply with US emissions requirements.

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Researchers develop bi-metallic catalyst for thermocatalytic decomposition of methane: H2 with low or no CO2

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Hu experimented with catalysts and processes that could cleanly convert methane into both hydrogen and carbon using catalytic pyrolysis.

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DOE awarding $6M to 11 projects to accelerate alternative fuel vehicle market growth

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Through the Clean Cities program, these projects address many of the challenges limiting the use of alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles, particularly in these three areas: on-the-road demonstrations, safety-related training, and emergency preparedness. Clean Fuels Ohio. West Virginia University Research Corporation.

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Parker Hannifin gaining traction with RunWise HD hydraulic hybrid; developing CNG-based HD system, next-gen MD system

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Test data shows that the RunWise system is delivering up to 20% incremental fuel savings over traditional CNG trucks and a 10% improvement in productivity, and we can anticipate that reduced brake wear and routine maintenance requirements will also contribute to the value of these clean energy vehicles. Standard speed from a West Virginia University study (a special route cycle developed to compare performance).

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President Obama Announces 48 Projects to Receive $2.4B in Grants for Next-Generation of Batteries and Electric Vehicles; To be Combined with $2.4B in Industry Cost-Share

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West Virginia University (NAFTC). Educational programs for: Graduate, Undergraduate and Secondary Students; Teachers; Technicians; Emergency Responders; General Public • Partnering with: NAFTC Headquarters and members; West Virginia Department of Education; South Carolina Department of Education; Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition; Innovation Drive, Inc.; State of Indiana West Lafayette, IN.

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Hyperbaric Centrifuge Technology Successfully Dewaters Coal Fines

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A dewatering technology developed at Virginia Tech has succeeded in reducing the moisture content of ultrafine coal to less than 20%, transforming it to a salable product. Camicia Professor of Mining and Mineral Engineering in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, and his colleagues developed a hyperbaric centrifuge that can efficiently dewater coal as fine as talcum powder. as part of a license agreement with Virginia Tech.

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LA-based SMLC to lead new DOE Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute; ~$800M for 5 new hub competitions

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of Virginia; Virginia Tech; U. of Washington Clean Energy Institute; Washington State U.; West Virginia U. At an event in Washington, President Obama announced that the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) will lead the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in partnership with the Department of Energy.

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Frankly, I’d Rather Be Getting Arrested with Bill McKibben Today

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Click here to stand in solidarity with this action : Here’s the statement you’ll be signing onto: I share your vision of a coal-free future, and stand in solidarity with the coalition of citizens united not only to get DC off of coal, but for a clean energy future and a safe-climate for the entire planet. There are the profits it hands to the coal industry, which is literally willing to level mountains across West Virginia and Kentucky to increase its fat margins.

DOE Selects 19 Projects to Monitor and Evaluate Geologic CO2 Storage

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West Virginia University Research Corporation , Morgantown, W.V. Headwaters Clean Carbon Services , Lawrenceville, N.J. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 19 projects to enhance the capability to simulate, track, and evaluate the potential risks of carbon dioxide storage in geologic formations. The projects’ total value is approximately $35.8 million over four years, with $27.6 million of DOE funding and $8.2 million of non-Federal cost sharing.

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