MassCEC Approves $5M Forgivable Loan for A123 Systems; Targeted at Expansion for Grid Storage Systems

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With the new expansion, A123 Systems will assemble and commission grid-storage battery systems in Massachusetts. A123 Systems has added more than 50 corporate and research and development jobs in Massachusetts in the last year associated with its expanded US manufacturing capacity in Michigan. Founded in 2001, A123 Systems develops and manufactures advanced lithium ion batteries and battery systems for the transportation, electric grid and consumer markets.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Electric cars and a smart electric grid have a bright future, according to panelists at a roundtable discussion on the subject that I attended last Friday in Boston. “I But a large-scale system of electric cars and smart grids is unlikely to be ready soon.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa. Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology is a bi-directional electric grid interface that allows a plug-in to take energy from the grid or put it back on the grid. The Smart Grid Consortium, established in December 2007 by Xcel Energy, will select a community of approximately 100,000 residents to become a Smart Grid City using V2G. Most days you make more than you use - put that back into the grid.

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Battery Innovation Center opens in Indiana

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The BIC will begin work with 12 corporate and academic members: AeroVironment; Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC); EaglePicher; Eaton Corporation; Ivy Tech Community College; MEGTEC; Penn State University; Purdue University; Renewz; Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); Stimulus Engineering; and Technical Services Corporation (TSC).

Plug-in cars: Moving Forward

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In addition to the California funds there is federal stimulus money, $41 million by mid-April, being doled out to their projects, many of zero environmental benefit. million FedEx will get to replace grid-connected zero emission battery forklifts with fuel cell forklifts. million, resulting in a net emissions and petroleum increase as grid electricity is replaced with non-renewable hydrogen hauled in diesel trucks.

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Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

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And so it was that I found myself in the Hermosa Beach City Council Chambers addressing the Green Task Force audience you cannot see in this photo as I presented my Finding The Green To Green The Grid House By House PowerPoint.

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GE to Open Sodium-Metal Halide Battery Plant in New York

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The announcement coincides with GE’s submission this week for federal stimulus dollars from the US Department of Energy. GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt shows a sodium-metal halide battery cell at the press conference announcing the battery plant. Click to enlarge.

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

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The stimulus package is designed to address the recession and in the short term people were anxiously awaiting two key components of the plan: clarification on the details behind “ grants in lieu of tax credits ” and awards of loan guarantees by the DOE from section 1705. 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. by Bill Cooke.

Major study concludes achieving EU 2050 transport decarbonization goals will require portfolio of advanced powertrains; fuel cells, battery-electric and plug-in hybrids

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Car manufacturers: BMW AG, Daimler AG, Ford, General Motors LLC, Honda R&D, Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Nissan, Renault, Toyota Motor Corporation, Volkswagen.

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

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At a renewable energy conference in February of this year Doug Berven, the director of Corporate Affairs at ethanol producer POET, shared the following capacity projections for the ethanol business: At the beginning of this year the industry had 12.1 by Bill Cooke.

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