Ohio Dealers Renew Assault Against Tesla Motors Sales

Green Car Reports

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the car dealers are once again pushing legislation that would keep Tesla from selling cars in the Buckeye State. The legislative battle that pits Ohio car dealers against Tesla Motors and its company-owned stores continues. MORE: Auto Dealers'' Fight Against Tesla Stores: Elon Musk Weighs In Senate Bill 260

Cleveland Schools replacing 49 diesel buses with propane

Green Car Congress

Cleveland Schools, Ohio’s second largest school district, is replacing 49 12-to-13-year-old diesel buses with Blue Bird’s Propane Vision buses. A short return on investment, the ease of fueling, the low infrastructure cost and the unexpected benefit of lower electricity costs were reasons cited by the school district for the purchase of the propane autogas buses.

Trending Sources

Ford Cleveland Engine Plant begins production of twin-scroll 2.0L and 2.3L EcoBoost engines

Green Car Congress

Ford announced the official production start of the new twin-scroll 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines for North America at its Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio. The investment in Cleveland shifted North American production to Ohio, leaving Ford’s Valencia Engine Plant as the exclusive production location of 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine for Ford of Europe-built vehicles. Cleveland Engine Plant also builds the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and 3.7-liter V6 rear-wheel drive application.

Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant starts 3rd shift to meet demand for EcoBoost V6 engines

Green Car Congress

Ford has added a third shift at Cleveland Engine Plant No. The EcoBoost solution has been popular with customers, who have purchased 180,000 Cleveland-built 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engines since 2009. The 250 jobs being added in Cleveland for running the third shift primarily will be filled by employees transferring from Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 to meet demand for 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 3.7-liter V6 engines.

Ford Begins Manufacture of EcoBoost Engines at Cleveland Plant

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company is resuming production at Cleveland Engine Plant No. Ford invested $55 million for tooling and equipment upgrades at Cleveland Engine Plant No. The Cleveland Engine Plant has been outfitted with a flexible manufacturing system for powertrains, featuring modern machine tools that easily can be retooled and reprogrammed to perform new tasks with minimal disruption to production. Cleveland Engine Plant No.

US DOT awards $13.6M to 8 projects to advance fuel cell technology for transit industry

Green Car Congress

CALSTART Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority; ElDorado National; BAE Systems; Ballard Power Systems. American Fuel Cell Bus Builds a next-generation fuel cell bus with latest fuel cell technology and demonstrates in transit service in greater Cleveland area for 2 years. The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $13.6

Study: more stringent O3 and PM2.5 air pollution standards could save thousands of lives, greatly improve public health

Green Car Congress

Cleveland (Elyria), OH: 196 lives saved, 487 fewer morbidities and 231,859 fewer impacted days.

NASA signs agreements with German, Canadian partners to study emissions from alternative jet fuels

Green Car Congress

and the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to conduct a series of joint flight tests to study the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels.

DOE to award up to $2M to 3 projects for hydrogen and fuel cell supply chain and manufacturing analysis

Green Car Congress

Selections include the following three projects: Westside Industrial Retention & Expansion Network’s GLWN of Cleveland, Ohio, will receive $695,000 to complete detailed manufacturing analysis of fuel cell systems (automotive and stationary), high pressure hydrogen storage systems, and key high value hydrogen and fuel cell subsystems and components.

APTA reports record public transportation usage in US in 2013; growth outpacing population and VMT growth

Green Car Congress

Other heavy rail systems with increases in ridership for 2013 were in the following cities: Los Angeles, CA (4.8%); New York, NY (4.2%); and Cleveland, OH (2.9%). Growth in public transit ridership since 1995 has outpaced population and VMT growth. Data: APTA. Click to enlarge.

APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

Green Car Congress

The ten light rail systems with the highest rates of growth were located in the following cities: Memphis, TN (45.7%); Salt Lake City, UT (34.1%); Seattle, WA – King County DOT (19.4%); Boston, MA (12.6%); Cleveland, OH (10.7%); Houston, TX (10.3%); Seattle, WA – Sound Transit (10.3%); Los Angeles, CA (9.9%); Sacramento, CA (8.5%); and St. and Cleveland, OH (7.8%). Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7

Ford push to meet EcoBoost demand

Green Cars News

Just take a look at its Cleveland engine plant. Ever wondered just how popular Ford’s EcoBoost technology is? The company has added a third shift at the plant in an effort to meet demand for the EcoBoost 3.5litre engine and the 3.7litre V6 engines. EcoBoost technology (logo, pictured) has proven hugely popular with customers – [.]. Ford Green cars Latest news ecoboost Ford EcoBoost green cars

Ford builds 2-millionth EcoBoost engine, with take rates growing globally; expected to exceed Ford’s global diesel production

Green Car Congress

Ford doubled Cologne, Germany, production of 1.0-liter EcoBoost to 1,000 engines per day, and is investing $200 million in its Cleveland, Ohio plant to build the 2.0-liter EcoBoost in the US. Cleveland. Ford Motor Company reported that it has built its two-millionth EcoBoost engine since the launch of the line in 2009. With customer demand exceeding its initial projections, Ford now expects EcoBoost production to exceed its global diesel engine production.

NASA moves Environmentally Responsible Aviation project into next phase of research with 8 large-scale technology demonstrations

Green Car Congress

and NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. NASA has selected eight large-scale integrated technology demonstrations to advance aircraft concepts and technologies for reducing the impact of aviation on the environment over the next 30 years.

ExxonMobil discovers oil and gas in Argentina shale well; expands presence in Permian shale in US

Green Car Congress

—Randy Cleveland, president, XTO Energy. ExxonMobil Exploration Argentina, jointly with Gas y Petróleo del Neuquén, has discovered oil and gas in an unconventional shale well in Neuquén Province of Argentina. Located in the liquids-rich area of the Vaca Muerta play, the Bajo del Choique X-2 well was drilled to a total measured depth of approximately 15,000 feet (4,570 meters). The horizontal leg of the well extends for 3,280 feet (1,000 meters).

Aleris to invest $350M to upgrade Kentucky aluminum rolling mill for anticipated growth in automotive demand

Green Car Congress

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Aleris operates more than 40 production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Aleris will invest $350 million to upgrade capabilities at its aluminum rolling mill in Lewisport, Kentucky. The investment positions Aleris to meet anticipated significant growth in North American automotive demand as the industry pursues broader aluminum use for the production of lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

AMP Electric Thinks Soccer Moms Want Electric Equinoxes; Do They?

Green Car Reports

Based in Cleveland, the company hopes to sell electric conversions of "best of class" vehicles in several segments to early adopting consumers who are willing to pay for all-electric Attending a conference in Detroit a couple of weeks ago, we had the chance to drive a converted "Amp'd Chevrolet Equinox" crossover, offered by AMP Electric Vehicles.

ExxonMobil expanding position in Permian Basin

Green Car Congress

—Randy Cleveland, president, XTO Energy. Exxon Mobil Corporation executed two agreements to obtain horizontal development rights in 48,000 acres in the core of the Midland Basin. The two agreements include an acquisition and farm-in adjoining XTO’s existing acreage position in Martin and Midland Counties, providing rights to all intervals within the basin. The acreage will be operated by ExxonMobil’s subsidiary XTO Energy Inc.

New Review Concludes Very Low EROI of Oil Shale Combined with High Carbon Intensity Likely Makes it an Unsuitable Alternative to Conventional Crude Oil

Green Car Congress

Source: Cleveland and O’Connor. Cleveland and O’Connor. Cleveland and O’Connor. Cleveland and O’Connor. Cutler Cleveland and Peter O’Connor (2010) An Assessment of the Energy Return on Investment (EROI) of Oil Shale.

Alcoa signs long-term agreement with Airbus for titanium and aluminum parts; modernized 50,000-ton press

Green Car Congress

Alcoa will produce the parts using its recently modernized 50,000-ton press in Cleveland, Ohio. Alcoa Cleveland Works manufactures the large aluminum structural die forgings for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. Alcoa signed a multi-year supply agreement with Airbus valued at approximately $110 million for value-add titanium and aluminum aerospace forgings.

Ford Begins EcoBoost Engine Production

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company began production of its EcoBoost engines ( earlier post ) at Cleveland Engine Plant No. Cleveland Engine Plant No. Cleveland Engine Plant No. Ford invested $55 million to retool and reopen the plant, which had been idled in 2007.

Ford Invests $155M in Engine Plant to Support New 3.7L V-6 for Mustang

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company is investing $155 million at its Cleveland operations to build a new more fuel-efficient V-6 engine for the 2011 Mustang. The investment and jobs at Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant No. Cleveland Engine Plant No. The all-aluminum dual-overhead cam (DOHC), 3.7-liter Duratec 24-valve V-6 engine with Twin Independent Variable Valve Timing (Ti-VCT) delivers a projected 30 mpg US (7.8 L/100km) on the highway, with 305 hp (227 kW) of output.

Alcoa opens 3D printing metal powder plant

Green Car Congress

Alcoa is piloting the technique in Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Lightweight metals leader Alcoa has opened its state-of-the-art, 3D printing metal powder production facility. Located at the Alcoa Technology Center, the world’s largest light metals research center, the plant will produce proprietary titanium, nickel and aluminum powders optimized for 3D printed aerospace parts.

Chicago Plugging Green

Plug In Partners

This is way beyond tree hugging in Chicago," said Johnston, 31, who before coming to Chicago helped dust some of the rust off of Cleveland's image by serving as executive director of the non-profit Cleveland Green Building Coalition.

Ohio workshop seeks ideas for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Green Car Congress

The workshop will be held 9 July at the Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. and local Cleveland organizations that include NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cuyahoga Community College and Case Western Reserve University. NASA and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) are sponsoring the second in a series of regional public workshops to gather ideas and suggestions on the design of the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).

Ford advancing 3D sand printing

Green Car Congress

F-150: Exhaust manifolds for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost built in Cleveland and used in F-150. Ford is embracing the use of “3D printing”—additive manufacturing—in its design work. Many of the components for the Ford 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine in the all-new Transit Van (earlier post) were developed with the aid of 3D rapid manufacturing.

NASA awards Aerojet Rocketdyne $67M to develop advanced solar electric propulsion system for space

Green Car Congress

A prototype 13 kW Hall thruster during testing at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. NASA has awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne a $67-million contract to design and develop an Advanced Electric Propulsion System (AEPS) for spaceflight.

Ford EcoBoost US sales up 46% year-to-date; tracking to top 1 million in US in 2015 for 1st time

Green Car Congress

To meet demand for the 2.0-liter twin-scroll EcoBoost now available on the all-new Edge, Ford recently invested nearly $200 million at its Cleveland engine plant, where production began this year. Year-to-date, total sales of EcoBoost-powered Ford vehicles are up 46%; F-150, Escape and Fusion are the top-selling EcoBoost-powered Ford vehicles. Ford expects 2015 will be the first year in which EcoBoost-equipped vehicles in the United States exceed 1 million sales.

Researchers determine specific rates of biodegradation for 125 petroleum compounds in Deepwater Horizon spill

Green Car Congress

Bagby is now at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. The oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) rig in 2010 contaminated more than 1,000 square miles of seafloor. The complexity of the event has made it difficult for scientists to determine the long-term fate of oil in this ocean environment.

Alcoa facility to cut in half energy used to recycle aluminum for forged wheels

Green Car Congress

The casthouse takes chips and solids from an existing Alcoa wheel machining plant on the same campus in Barberton, as well as from Alcoa’s Cleveland forging plant, and recycles them into aluminum billets.

NASA purchases Alcohol-to-Jet fuel from Gevo for Glenn Research Center

Green Car Congress

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has purchased Gevo’s renewable Alcohol-to-Jet fuel (ATJ) ( earlier post ) for aviation use at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH. Gevo’s ATJ is manufactured at its demonstration biorefinery located in Silsbee, TX, using renewable isobutanol produced at its Luverne, MN, isobutanol plant. The biorefinery, where Gevo also produces bio-paraxylene and bio-isooctane, is operated in conjunction with South Hampton Resources.

NASA awarding $45M to green rocket propellant technology demonstration mission

Green Car Congress

NASA has selected a team led by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation of Boulder, Colo., for a technology demonstration of a high performance “green” propellant alternative to the highly toxic fuel hydrazine. NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission is expected to be developed and flown in approximately three years. The Space Technology Program will provide $45 million for the mission, with some additional cost-sharing by mission co-investigators.

EPA announces 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards; green chemistry market opportunity projected to be $98.5B by 2020, about 2% of total market

Green Car Congress

Designing greener chemicals: The Sherwin-Williams Company, Cleveland, Ohio. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting its 16 th annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award ceremony tonight in Washington, DC. The awards recognize pioneering chemical technologies developed by leading researchers and industrial innovators who are making significant contributions to pollution prevention in the United States.

Gas2 secures £5.5M in funding to further catalytic ceramic membrane gas-to-liquids technology

Green Car Congress

acre site at the specialist petrochemical research Wilton Centre in Cleveland in the Northeast of England, and further laboratory work and computerized modeling in Aberdeen. Scottish gas reforming company Gas2 has secured £5.5 million (US$8.7

Alcoa expands R&D Center to deepen additive manufacturing capabilities; Ampliforge process

Green Car Congress

Alcoa is piloting the technique in Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Lightweight metals leader Alcoa is expanding its R&D center in Pennsylvania to accelerate the development of advanced 3D-printing materials and processes. Alcoa will produce materials designed specifically for a range of additive technologies to meet increasing demand for complex, high-performance 3D-printed parts for aerospace and other high-growth markets such as automotive, medical and building and construction.

GE and Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation Establish Partnership; Great Lakes Offshore Wind Farm

Green Car Congress

Upon its completion, targeted for late 2012, this project would be located off the shores of Lake Erie, near Cleveland, Ohio. GE and Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation ( LEEDCo ) of Northern Ohio have formed a long-term partnership beginning with the development of the first fresh water offshore wind farm in the US and involving a broad range of other initiatives.

Daimler Buses North America’s Orion VII Transit Bus Makes World Debut with SCR

Green Car Congress

Daimler Buses North America (DBNA) unveiled the new-generation diesel Orion VII transit bus, now equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology, at the Bus & Paratransit Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Sales of the all-new Orion VII have already commenced in the US and DBNA has received the first orders for the vehicle.

Satellite-data derived study finds meeting renewable fuel targets is theoretically feasible, but would change significantly impact agriculture mix

Green Car Congress

Cleveland, Sasha C. Roughly 80% of the current recovered harvest in the US would need to be re-allocated for the production of bioenergy crops to meet current renewable fuel targets with existing technology, according to a new study using satellite data led by researchers from the University of Montana.

Alcoa unveils first aluminum alloy fan blade forging for jet engines; $1.1B supply agreement w/ Pratt & Whitney

Green Car Congress

Alcoa plans to use aluminum and aluminum-lithium from its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Lafayette, Indiana facilities for the front fan blades, which will be produced using proprietary manufacturing processes at its Cleveland, Ohio plant. Click to enlarge. Under a new 10-year, $1.1-billion agreement, Alcoa will supply key parts for Pratt & Whitney’s jet engines, including the forging for the first aluminum fan blade for jet engines.

Novolyte Technologies and Foosung Form JV for Li-ion Electrolytes

Green Car Congress

The US-based new joint venture entity will retain the Novolyte Technologies name and will be managed by Novolyte’s current management team from its existing Cleveland headquarters. Novolyte Technologies, a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialty electrolyte materials for lithium-ion battery and energy storage applications, high performance solvents and other specialty chemicals, has signed a definitive agreement with Foosung Co., Ltd.,