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

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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.

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

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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.

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Exxon backs carbon-capture technology to feed fuel cells

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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).

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

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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

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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.

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

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So did Hoboken, New Jersey; New Britain, Connecticut; and Montgomery County, Maryland here in the USA. According to the Homeland Security Department the biggest lesson of the 9-11 terrorist attacks was. “ If you see something, say something.”.

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More states follow California’s clean car standards

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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GE Plans to Order Tens of Thousands of EVs

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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EPA approves emergency gasoline fuel waivers for 16 states and DC

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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).

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California ARB votes to move forward with light-duty vehicle GHG and ZEV programs through 2025; cranking it up post-2025

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After considering the Advanced Clean Cars Midterm Review ( earlier post ), the California Air Resources Board voted unanimously on Friday to continue with the vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards and ZEV program for cars and light trucks sold in California through 2025.

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Toyota reduces pricing on 2014 Prius Plug-In in US

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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).

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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. The University of Connecticut.

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ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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A new white paper from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses which policy actions are behind the regional leading markets in the US for electric vehicles. There are substantial purchase incentives in California, Colorado, Connecticut, North Carolina, and Washington.

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ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group report progress in cellulosic biodiesel research

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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“ 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.

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Coalition of 11 states sues US EPA over soot rules

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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.

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

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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.

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Governors of 8 states sign MoU to put 3.3M zero-emission vehicles on roads by 2025; 15% of new vehicle sales

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The governors of 8 states—California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—have signed a memorandum of understanding ( MoU ) to take specific actions to put 3.3 The announcement of the MoU was supported by the Consumer Federation of America, which released its own white paper, “ The Zero Emissions Vehicle Program: Clean Cars States Lead in Innovation ”.

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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. Even ruling Hawaii out as an outlier, the cost of electricity in Connecticut was 17.79

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CDTI Awarded $960,000 Grant from the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) for NOx-PM Diesel Retrofit System

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Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. The HARC grant enables Clean Diesel to effectively integrate proven intellectual property widely used by global engine OEMs to a wide variety of retrofit applications. The Purifier e5 system will feature Clean Diesel’s Airless Reagent Injection System (ARIS) selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology combined with an enhanced diesel particulate filtration and regeneration system based on the Purifier e4 DPF platform.

USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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Juneau, the Capital City of Alaska, has a clean, renewable source of energy, local hydropower. Connecticut Department of Transportation. The Connecticut Department of Transportation will receive funding to purchase 40' Proterra E2 Max battery electric buses through a joint effort with CTtransit’s Hartford Division and Greater Bridgeport Transit.

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Platinum on tin-doped indium oxide as promising next-generation catalyst for PEM fuel cells; exceeding DOE 2015 mass activity target

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support interactions.Oxide suppression has the potential to improve both the ORR activity of Pt by providing a clean surface over a wide potential range and the stability of Pt since oxide species are a key intermediate in the Pt dissolution process.

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Exascale Computing Project (ECP) announces $39.8M in first-round application development awards

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million, target advanced modeling and simulation solutions to specific challenges supporting key DOE missions in science, clean energy and national security, as well as collaborations such as the Precision Medicine Initiative with the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute. Transforming Combustion Science and Technology with Exascale Simulations, Jackie Chen (SNL) with LBNL, NREL, ORNL, University of Connecticut.

2016 60

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

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of Connecticut; Louisville; Massachusetts; Southern California; Tennessee Knoxville ; University of Texas (Austin; Rio Grande Valley); U. of Washington Clean Energy Institute; Washington State 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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Governors of 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Agree to Work Together Toward Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fuels; Timeline for Developing a Potential Low Carbon Fuel Standard for Region

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In June 2008, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick sent a letter to the governors of all 10 member states of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) inviting them to work with Massachusetts on developing a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that would apply to the entire region, creating a larger market for cleaner fuels, reducing emissions associated with global climate change, and supporting the development of clean energy technologies.

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