Stimulus Bill Provides Major Increase in Plug-in Vehicle Purchase Credit Program

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The $787-billion stimulus bill (HR 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) that emerged from the joint House-Senate conference committee this week provides funds for a large range of transportation-related projects. The Senate version made substantial changes, expanding the type of vehicles qualifying for a credit, adding a credit for PHEV conversions, and doubling the 250,000 vehicle limitation to 500,000. Plug-in conversions made after 31 December 2011 are not eligible.

DOE to Award Up to $300M in Stimulus Bill Funding for Projects to Expand Use of Alt-Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

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The FOA modifies a much smaller and earlier-issued FOA by incorporating a supplemental $300 million appropriated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (the stimulus bill) for the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 2005 Section 721 to fund a competitive grant pilot program to be administered through the Clean Cities Program.

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PECO Expanding Fleet with NGVs & PHEVs

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The utility is participating in a national consortium that recently was awarded a federal stimulus grant to purchase plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and the company is buying more trucks to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) as well. PECO is one of 50 utilities and other fleets in the program, which was awarded the $45 million competitive stimulus grant. The matching stimulus grant will provide up to $2.5 million for the vehicle conversions.

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Cummins Westport Inc. and Cummins India Ltd. Receive Order for 460 Natural Gas Engines

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The Government of India unveiled a transport stimulus package on 3 February 2009 to provide central funding to purchase buses for urban transport systems. Outside of New Delhi, ten other major Indian cities also have aggressive natural gas vehicle conversion programs. Cummins Westport Inc. CWI) and Cummins India Ltd. CIL) announced that CIL has received purchase orders for 460 natural gas engines to customers outside of Delhi, India.

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EPFL/Technion team develops “champion” nanostructures for efficient solar water-splitting to produce hydrogen

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Batteries, fuel cells and solar-energy conversion devices have emerged as a class of important technologies that increasingly rely on electrodes derived from nanoparticles. For the nanoparticle-based electrodes used in solar energy conversion, structural defects such as grain boundaries define pathways for charge transport by creating potential barriers and by promoting recombination. Its efficiency was such that gas bubbles emerged as soon as it was under a light stimulus.

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EP29LPSP: Applications in Plasma Physics, Astronomy, and Highway Engineering

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Systems and methods for controlling the gas conversion in a fiber-optic gyroscope." Since its introduction in 1978, Master Bond EP29LPSP has been the epoxy compound of choice in a variety of challenging applications.

Pike Research forecasts surge in investment and growth in advanced biorefineries through 2022

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Growth in advanced biorefinery infrastructure will be moderate through 2015 as new commercial facilities seek to demonstrate viability at scale and government support retreats from post-stimulus highs across the United States, Europe, and China. thermochemical and hybrid conversion pathways are expected to increase over the remainder of the forecast period. Cumulative capital investment in biorefinery infrastructure by generation, world markets, 2012–2022. Source: Pike Research.

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

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Odyne’s hybrid technology combines electric power conversion, power control and energy storage technology with Remy electric propulsion motors, modular Johnson Controls lithium-ion battery systems and other automotive-quality components. The hybrid digger derrick was funded in part by a $4-million award ComEd received in federal economic stimulus funding to expand its alternative-fuel fleet.

Pike Research forecasts global biofuels market to double by 2012 to $185.3B

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Although many feedstocks, technologies, and conversion pathways are currently sharing the same tent, the current decade is shaping up to be one of shakeouts, as early bets on cellulosic technologies reach commercial production and significant investments from oil majors and multinationals. Governments are expected to retreat from stimulus investment highs, shifting financing.

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Biofuel projects are going to have trouble getting financing from Wall Street this year because all of them have questions about the long term pricing of petroleum; most of them have concerns about the pricing stability of their feedstocks; and many of the cellulosic projects have concerns about the conversion technologies. As another panelist pointed out, “ The New York Times is well-equipped to write the article about how Stimulus Funds have been wasted ”. Post-Stimulus.

Ener1 Outlines Automotive Programs Underway for Li-ion Packs

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In addition, a Notice of Intent (NOI) was issued by the DOE on 18 February 2009 to provide grants based on $2 billion in stimulus funding under the Advanced Battery Manufacturing Initiative (ABMI), a cost share grant program for the manufacture of advanced battery systems in the United States.

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NSF Awards NCSU Team $2M For Research on Deriving Drop-in Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuels from Algae

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Simultaneously, the researchers will ascertain which chemical catalysts and operating parameters should be used to optimize the conversion of the fatty acids into the desired fuels. We also plan to genetically modify the algae to produce fatty acids of a specific length, to expedite the conversion of the fatty acids into fuels that can be used by our existing transportation infrastructure. Dunaliella. Source: Texas A&M. Click to enlarge.

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Pike Research forecasts global biofuels market value to double to $185B by 2021

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The emergence of advanced conversion pathways and non-food feedstocks could unlock considerable production potential throughout the world. Governments are expected to retreat from stimulus investment highs, shifting financing. According to a new report from Pike Research, the increased production and consumption of biofuels will more than double the industry’s market value in the next decade. Pike forecasts that the global market for biofuels will increase from $82.7

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ZAP, Zhejiang Jonway Partner to Target China and Export EV Markets

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ZAP hopes to leverage a stimulus from the government for plug-in forms of transportation. It is focused on joint partnerships with the power grid companies in China to build out the recharge station networks for the electric power infrastructure for electric vehicles, and on opportunities with companies that provide the core technologies to enhance electric power train conversion and support of fast charging stations. The Jonway A380. Click to enlarge.

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"Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" Update -- "Spirit of DC's" Visit to Nogales High School with Nogales International Reporter, Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009

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After all, if the US Stimulus Package program could do "Cash for Clunkers," then why not "Cash for Conversions!". with lots of conversion opportunities definitely abounding in Nogales. Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "Spirit of DC" and EVJerr rolled quietly into Nogales, AZ, just before noon, this Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009. It initiated the start of the "Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" for educating one AZ County at a time!

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The Greenius Solution To All California’s Problems: AB 920 + AB 811

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We’ve had initial conversations at the staff level, but at this point the Governor’s staff won’t indicate in any way. is using federal stimulus money to kick-start their program and they’re going to be rolling out a large program countywide. AB 920 + AB 811 = Solar Powered Electric Cars & PV Powered Charging Stations. I used to get frustrated with people when they couldn’t grok what was so blatantly obvious to me.

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Thursday - 1 October 2009. Reporting Out on the Tour de AZ; "Spirit of DC" Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around ARIZONA -- a new PHEV3A

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Per our brief conversing on EV educational tour this afternoon, here's a more descriptive outline of the Tour de AZ: "Spirit of DC" PHEV3Al Tour helpfully with lots of team building to provide needed coordination with some 15 county seats of government as starters per Listing of Arizona Counties as follows: 1. In fact, "Cash for Clunkers" should also be expanded to "Cash for Conversions!"

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The electric car and grid parity - OregonLive.com

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• Back Home with 90 Days ARGUS ARCHIVE » ADVERTISEMENT PUBLIC BLOG Start a conversation about Oregon issues on our public blog • High speed rail 8:13 p.m.

Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Department of Energys Transportation Electrification stimulus program for a federal grant that would enable a nationwide demonstration fleet with the United States Postal Service (USPS) * Potential partnership with USPS to include infrastructure support from ConEd, Duke Energy, DTE Energy and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Washington, D.C.,

Profile: Farmers Ethanol: Focusing on Sustainable Corn Ethanol Production and a Triple Bottom Line

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Last year people were able to get unleveraged tax equity financing to monetize the production tax credits at yields to the tax investor of 6-7%; this year tax equity investors are seeking yields ranging from 10-15% for leveraged tax equity transactions utilizing the investment tax credit that is now available under the Stimulus Bill. by Bill Cooke. Farmers’ Ethanol biorefinery process. Click to enlarge.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Unfortunately, there is very little specific funding for wireless transmission in the stimulus bill that was just signed by the USA President. EFICIENCY OF ENERGY CONVERSION There is a law in science (more specifically, thermodynamics) that. in layman’s term, would state that conversion of one form of energy to another — in this case the primary energy sources (natural gas, oil and coal) to electricity — is not 100% efficient.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa. EPA declares CO2 a “threat to public health&# Alternative Energy Stocks The Time is Right for Gas-guzzler to Dual-mode EV Conversions Joel Makower: Two Steps Forward The Seven Sins of Greenwashing: Is Everybody Lying? Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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GE: The global stimulus bellwether FORTUNE 500 Current Issue Subscribe to Fortune (Fortune Magazine) -- Warren Buffett is famous for his rules of investing: When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is usually the reputation of the business that remains intact. Near the end of our conversation, I ask Wang about the company name.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Bob Lutz’s Latest Volt Test Drive Sprinting for Green Stimulus Dollars New Subsidies for Electric Cars in Britain Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You G.M. Then they are driving by electric car conversions every day and not seeing them. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.

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