Global Clean Energy buys Bakersfield refinery for $40M, converting to produce renewable diesel

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through a subsidiary, has purchased Alon Bakersfield Properties, Inc., The total cash consideration paid to Delek US Holdings for the purchase was $40 million. Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Delek US Holdings, Inc. and the owner of the Alon Bakersfield Refinery.

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WMG researchers convert used EV batteries into small off-grid ESS units

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The team designed a new Battery Management System (BMS) and packaging that allowed them to create a working and easily portable prototype ESS which included: The use of standard low cost components for control, communication and safety functions. All parts were either sourced from the JLR service department or were low cost components purchased from any electrical retailer.

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Activated carbon filter now standard in all Volkswagen models

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Furthermore, the filter technology with activated carbon layer also converts harmful gases such as nitrogen dioxide, leaving the interior air cleaner and less disturbing. From now on, every Volkswagen will be standard-equipped with the activated carbon filter with allergen function. This is especially good news for customers who previously purchased a car without Climatronic (which will continue to be available as an option).

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

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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. Results from recent tests showed that a blend of renewable jet fuel and standard jet fuel significantly reduced emissions, as compared to using standard jet fuel alone, while not affecting flight operations.

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United purchasing 15M gallons of renewable jet fuel from AltAir Fuel; Honeywell’s UOP Green Jet

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United Airlines executed a definitive purchase agreement with AltAir Fuels ( earlier post ) for cost-competitive, sustainable, bio-synthetic paraffinic kerosene at commercial scale. United has collaborated with AltAir Fuels since 2009 and has agreed to buy 15 million gallons of lower-carbon, renewable jet fuel over a three-year period, with the option to purchase more.

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LA Metro to purchase up to 25 new BYD electric buses as part of $30M pilot project

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This marks the first time that all-electric transit buses will be purchased and placed into Metro revenue service. Metro’s Advanced Transit Vehicle Consortium (ATVC), a partnership with LA City, LA County and South Coast Air Quality Management District, will initially purchase five low-floor, 40-foot all-electric buses. After an initial period of testing and evaluation, Metro may then choose to purchase up to 20 additional buses.

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California Energy Commission awards $750K to Electricore to study standardization of plug-in vehicle batteries

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750,000 to research value-based design options for the standardization of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) batteries. The project survey will include identifying barriers to standardizing, researching methods to implement battery system standards, and recommending potential paths to the commercial adoption of battery standards. Anaergia Services of Carlsbad received $395,121 to demonstrate a process which will convert green waste into renewable natural gas.

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LS9 Purchases Florida Site to Manufacture Renewable Diesel; Commercial-Scale Demonstration

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LS9 has engineered a one-step process using to convert fatty acid intermediates into petroleum replacement products via fermentation of renewable sugars. LS9 has also discovered and engineered a new class of enzymes and their associated genes to efficiently convert fatty acids into hydrocarbons. LS9 UltraClean Diesel meets or exceeds American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards for on-road use in the United States. The new Renewable Petroleum Facility.

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Senate Energy Bill Contains $3.8B for Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion and Purchasing, $400M for Plug-in Vehicle Deployment

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The program will establish a $3.8-billion rebate program for qualified owners who convert or repower a conventionally fueled vehicle to operate on compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas, or to a mixed-fuel vehicle or a bi-fuel vehicle. In general, rebates will offset 90% of the incremental cost of a qualified alternative fuel vehicle to a qualified owner for the purchase of a 15 qualified alternative fuel vehicles.

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New Study Shows Fleet Purchases of More Efficient, Lower-Carbon Vehicles Can Spur Major Decreases in Emissions and Fuel Consumption

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In the report, The Economic and Environmental Impacts of a Corporate Fleet Vehicle Purchase Program, the group examines the economic and environmental contributions of converting corporate fleets from gasoline to compressed natural gas (CNG) and hybrid vehicles. Fleet vehicles account for nearly one of every five new vehicle purchases in the United States each year. The Economic and Environmental Impacts of a Corporate Fleet Vehicle Purchase Program (CAR).

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FedEx Converts 92 Delivery Trucks to Hybrids, Expanding Hybrid-Electric Fleet by 50%

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has added 92 hybrid-electric trucks to its delivery fleet by converting standard FedEx delivery trucks to hybrid-electric systems. The converted hybrids were developed with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) and Eaton Corporation, which provided the hybrid-electric systems ( earlier post ). The standard FedEx trucks used in the retrofit program were 2000 or 2001 models with 300,000 to 500,000 miles driven. FedEx Corp.

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BAF Technologies Begins Converting 600 ATT Vehicles To CNG in 2009

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Dallas-based BAF Technologies has begun converting 600 AT&T Ford E-Series vans to dedicated CNG technology in 2009. AT&T expects to spend an estimated $350 million to purchase about 8,000 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles and approximately $215 million to begin replacing its passenger cars with alternative-fuel models, beginning with hybrids. The van, which is certified to the ARB SULEV standard, has a standard fuel capacity of 20.0

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Reflections on Converting a 914 to an EV

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Many things have passed through my mind over the past year and a half while converting this vehicle. I'm not entirely sure why, but ElectroAuto shipped #2 gauge cable with the AC kit instead of the standard 2/0 gauge cable that came with the earlier 914 DC kit. If I had to do it again, I would definitely send it out for rebuilding by someone else or just purchase a newly refurbished 914 transmission. The CCPower C400 DC/DC converter kept dying on me.

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National Research Council Study Finds That Available Technologies Can Result in Significant Fuel Savings for Passenger Vehicles Over the Next 15 Years, But at Higher Purchase Prices for Consumers

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However, the technologies would also increase vehicle purchase costs for consumers, sometimes by as much as several thousand dollars. The committee estimated costs for turbocharging and downsizing to range from close to zero, when converting from a V6 to a four cylinder engine, to almost $1,000 when converting from a V8 to a V6.

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National Low Carbon Fuel Standard study releases major Technical Analysis and Policy Design reports; providing a scientific basis for policy decisions

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The National Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Project has released two major reports that synthesize its findings from the past several years of work: a Technical Analysis Report (TAR) and Policy Design Recommendations. Instead, it defines an average emissions intensity standard—measured in grams CO 2 equivalent per mega-joule of fuel energy (gCO 2 e/MJ) that all energy providers must achieve across all fuels they provide. Many options exist for meeting the standard.

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Top 10 states offering EV incentives

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Various states across the United States offer electric vehicle (EV) purchase incentives to help accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles. New Jersey residents may receive up to $5,000 toward the purchase or lease of a new EV. The reinstated Charge Up New Jersey incentive is a “point-of-sale” rebate applied during the purchase or leasing process at dealerships. . Qualified applicants could receive up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of a new EV. .

Chevrolet introduces new electric 2022 Bolt EUV and redesigned 2022 Bolt EV

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Additionally, standard DC fast public charging capability enables the Bolt EV to add up to 100 miles (160 km) of range in 30 minutes and 95 miles (152 km) for Bolt EUV. The new Dual Level Charge Cord is standard with Bolt EUV and is available for Bolt EV.

2020 Audi A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid carries starting price of $94,000

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Audi anticipates that customers purchasing the 2020 Audi A8 TFSI e will be eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $6,795. seconds, almost a second faster than the standard A8 V6 due to the hybrid components.

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CVR Energy selects Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology for revamp of Wynnewood refinery to renewable diesel, naphtha production

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The project will convert an existing hydrocracker for the production of low-carbon renewable diesel from soybean oil, resulting in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions compared to hydrocarbon diesel.

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American Center for Mobility breaks ground on new test center at Willow Run for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Located on the 335-acre site where B-24 bombers were made during World War II, the Center will be a purpose-built facility designed for research, education, testing, standards-convening, product development, validation and self-certification for connected and automated technologies as well as future mobility. It sold the remaining portion of the historic bomber plant to the Yankee Air Museum, which is converting it to the National Museum of Aviation and Technology at Historic Willow Run.

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Fisker reveals production-intent version of Fisker Ocean at LA Auto Show

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Both options will utilize silicon-carbide inverters, making this advanced technology standard on the Fisker Ocean Sport, Fisker Ocean Ultra, Fisker Ocean Extreme, and Fisker Ocean One. Fisker revealed its Fisker Ocean electric SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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ANA signs offtake agreement with LanzaTech for alcohol-to-jet sustainable aviation fuel

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for the purchase of alcohol-to-jet sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) beginning in 2021. PNNL developed a unique thermocatalytic process for converting ethanol into ATJ-SPK. The first step of the process is to convert the ethanol into ethylene (“dehydration”). All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline for seven consecutive years, has signed an offtake agreement with LanzaTech, Inc.

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Fisker opens reservations for Ocean SUV; cost starts as low as $379/month

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The all-electric SUV will come standard with a range target of approximately 250 to 300 miles, depending on driving conditions, enabled by an approx. The Fisker app offers a flexible lease program, maintenance and repair on demand, insurance purchase to easy finance options. Fisker Inc.

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Emporia’s energy management system prepares for the bidirectional EV charging future


However, they cost thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars to purchase and install. No subscription, just the purchase of the hardware, and you can use one or all three of them. We have an onboard inverter that will convert it to DC power, send DC to the car.

Harbour Air and magniX partner to build world’s first all-electric airline; seaplanes to ePlanes

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Harbour Air first demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by becoming the first fully carbon-neutral airline in North America in 2007, through the purchase of carbon offsets. This partnership will set the standard for the future of commercial aviation operators. The first aircraft to be converted will be the DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver, a six-passenger commercial aircraft used across Harbour Air’s route network.

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REG acquires 69% ownership in German biodiesel producer for $20.9M; making cash offer for remaining 31%

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to purchase ICG’s 69% equity ownership in Petrotec AG for US $20.9 The REG subsidiary will also purchase ICG’s loan to Petrotec AG in the amount of approximately US $15.4 Its biodiesel is compliant with EU standard EN 14214 and is one of the most sustainable biofuels marketed in Europe. US-based biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group, Inc. is acquiring IC Green Energy Ltd.’s s majority equity ownership position in German biodiesel producer Petrotec AG.

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Altalto waste-to-jet fuel plant advances in UK; BA, Shell, Velocys

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Velocys is leading the development of the project and has assembled all the technology components into a standardized integrated design. The proposed plant would take more than 500,000 tonnes each year of non-recyclable everyday household and commercial solid waste destined for landfill or incineration such as meal packaging, diapers and takeaway coffee cups and convert it into more than 60 million liters (15.85

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Gevo to supply Lufthansa with alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ)

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The terms of the agreement contemplate Lufthansa purchasing up to 8 million gallons per year of ATJ from Gevo, or up to 40 million gallons over the 5 year life of the off-take agreement. Gevo has adapted its patented Gevo Integrated Fermentation Technology (GIFT) to convert the cellulosic sugars from wood into renewable isobutanol, which is then converted into alcohol-to-jet-synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK) blendstock. Gevo, Inc.

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Electric Vehicle Glossary: The Complete list of Electric Car Related Terms

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Leasing the battery saves the upfront purchase cost of an electric vehicle. Home charging : charging of an electric vehicle from a standard home installed socket. Level 1 charging : Charging of EV from a typical wall-mounted standard residential power socket (120V).

Attis Industries to acquire corn ethanol plant, grain malting operation from Sunoco; partnership with Novozymes

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a diversified innovation and technology holding company today, has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Sunoco LP to acquire and operate its corn ethanol plant and grain malting operation in Fulton, NY. Under this relationship, Novozymes has committed to supplying the enzymes required by Attis to convert its pulp into sugar at all of its planned biorefineries. Attis Industries Inc.,

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California shipping company to fuel CWI ISL G Near Zero NOx engines with biomethane; 70% less GHG than diesel trucks

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signed a fueling agreement with Mountain Valley Express, an express shipping company based out of Manteca, California, that has purchased nine Heavy-Duty trucks equipped with the new Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NO x natural gas engine. These engines reduce smog forming NO x emissions by 90% over the current EPA standard, and when combined with Redeem, have 70% less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than diesel trucks. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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Flagship Ventures invests in BTL startup Red Rock Biofuels

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The company’s process begins with the gasification of woody biomass to produce syngas, which is then cleaned and sent to a Fischer-Tropsch unit where it is converted to a high grade, renewable syncrude. Finally, standard upgrading refines the syncrude to yield renewable jet, diesel and naphtha fuels which provide a lower carbon, cost competitive alternative to crude oil-based fuels.

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TfL Board approves production order for 600 new hybrid buses for London

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The first batch of 30 buses, enough to convert a full route, will enter passenger service in April next year. The buses also deliver better than twice the fuel economy of a standard diesel bus. TfL anticipates that the first central London bus route, requiring approximately 30 vehicles, will be converted by the end of April next year. Another route could be converted by next August.

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Ideal Power, developer of new indirect power conversion technology, prices IPO

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The company has also granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 450,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. PPSA has a 100% indirect power transfer compared to direct power transfer from conventional power converters. The 3-Port Hybrid Converter includes three bi-directional ports, one AC grid port and two independent DC ports—either of which can be used for photovoltaic, battery storage, or EVs. Ideal Power Inc.,

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Waste-to-biofuels company Enerkem raises C$280M, its largest financing round

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The technology converts non-recyclable, non-compostable municipal solid waste into methanol, ethanol and other widely-used chemicals. In November 2017, Enerkem received approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton facility under the US Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). These RIN credits are purchased by US refiners to comply with the RFS program. Canada-based Enerkem Inc.,

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United Airlines begins commercial-scale use of renewable jet fuel; 15M gallons over 3-year period

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United has agreed to purchase up to 15 million gallons of sustainable biofuel from AltAir Paramount over a three-year period. The facility converts sustainably sourced non-edible, natural oils and agricultural wastes into jet fuel using technology from UOP, a Honeywell company, and is expected to provide a greater than 60% reduction in lifecycle carbon emissions when compared to fuel produced from traditional petroleum.

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Solaris wins $106M contract for supply of 130 articulated electric buses to Warsaw

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Our project to purchase 130 electric articulated buses, supported by European funds, is one of the largest e-mobility investments in Europe. The vehicles for operator MZA feature an SiC voltage converter for the traction motor, which will additionally help to reduce energy consumption. The interior and furnishing of the bus is well-known to MZA passengers and complies with the binding standards of the public transport authority ZTM. City transport operator Miejskie Zak?ady

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Coulomb and Aker Wade Announce Availability and Sale of First Networked DC Fast Charging Station

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The ChargePoint CT3000 family of Networked DC Fast Charging Stations are capable of charging the battery of electric vehicles in half an hour and are designed in accordance with the CHAdeMO standard ( earlier post ). Automotive supplier Magna ECAR Systems is the first customer to purchase the DC Fast Charger for use at its Rochester Hills, Michigan technical center; the charger will be made available to Magna’s visitors.

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EV Charging: A Look at the International Landscape

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EV charging technology is still evolving which means it is not yet standardized. Quite simply, the sooner the stations are standardized, the sooner EVs become the norm. Australia Keeping Pace The global surge in EV purchases is reflected in the Australian market as well.

Clean Energy’s BAF Subsidiary Receives Second 463-CNG-Vehicle Conversion Order from ATT for 2010

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an order to convert 463 Ford E-250 vans to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) to be fulfilled during the second quarter of 2010. AT&T expects to spend an estimated $350 million to purchase about 8,000 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles and approximately $215 million to begin replacing its passenger cars with alternative-fuel models, beginning with hybrids. The van, which is certified to the ARB SULEV standard, has a standard fuel capacity of 20.0

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United Airlines pledges to reduce own emissions by 50% by 2050; Trans-Atlantic biofuel flight

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Carinata is the first oilseed to be certified sustainable by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the independent global standard and certification program for sustainable biofuels. United’s agreement to purchase nearly 1 billion gallons from Fulcrum BioEnergy is the largest offtake agreement for biofuel in the airline industry.

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Three CA LCFS pathway applications for swine manure to Bio-CNG, Bio-LNG, and Bio-L-CNG; negative triple-digit CIs

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Element Markets Renewable Energy (EMRE) has filed applications for certification of three California LCFS (Low Carbon Fuel Standard) Tier 2 pathways for biomethane (Bio-CNG, Bio-LNG, and Bio-L-CNG) from anaerobic digestion of swine manure produced by Valley View Farms located in Greencastle, Missouri. EMRE purchases and markets the pipeline-injected biomethane and imports it to California for dispensing as CNG or LNG transportation fuel.

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VW launches Car-Net

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Beginning in the 2014 model year, VW Car-Net will be introduced on select trims of Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, CC, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Eos models. VW Car-Net is offered with all features as standard with each subscription, including Agent Destination Assist. Check the status of vehicle doors, lights, sunroof, hood, convertible top, and trunk via the VW Car-Net Mobile App or the VW Car-Net Web Portal. Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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