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More details on work supporting NEC prototype 4.5V Li-ion battery; modified LiNiMnO cathode and fluorinated electrolyte

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NEC Corporation has developed a prototype next-generation manganese lithium-ion battery featuring cathodes that support higher voltage operations (4.5V At PRiME 2012 (Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science), in Honolulu, a team from NEC’s Smart Energy Research Laboratories led by Takehiro Noguchi presented a paper describing work on cathode materials and electrolytes enabling the higher-capacity prototype cell. Honolulu PRiME 2012.

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US Hybrid awarded contract to deliver plug-in fuel cell shuttle bus to Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency

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California-based US Hybrid Corporation has been awarded a contract by the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT) for the design, integration and delivery of its H 2 Ride Fuel Cell Plug-In Shuttle Bus for operation by the County of Hawaii Mass Transit Agency’s (MTA) HELE-ON Big Island bus service. Integrated at US Hybrid’s Honolulu facility, the 25-passenger shuttle bus utilizes a 30 kW fuel cell fueled by a 20 kg hydrogen storage and delivery system.

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FTA awarding $130M in Low-No grants for zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and facilities

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Honolulu Department of Transportation Services. The Honolulu Department of Transportation Services will receive funds to purchase electric buses to support fleet expansion, on-route chargers and associated charging infrastructure. New Jersey Transit Corporation. The Utah Department of Transportation on behalf of Park City Municipal Corporation will receive funds to purchase support charging infrastructure to meet the needs of its electric bus service expansion.

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Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Another three are on the West Coast and in Hawaii: Seattle (4), Portland (5), and Honolulu (6). Honolulu, with 26 quick chargers, has one of densest charging grids in the US. Louis, where the reasons for growth in this “New Wave” market include enthusiastic dealer engagement that results in increased community education and awareness, corporate and university outreach and midwestern pragmatism that appreciates the value equation of an EV.

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Coulomb Technologies Secures $14M in Series B Funding

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in 2008, to the latest opening in Honolulu Hawaii, the ChargePoint Network is used by thousands of EV drivers looking to quickly and safely fuel their electric vehicles. Today Coulomb has more than 120 customers including McDonalds, Dell Corporation, Reliant Energy, DTE Energy and Element Hotels. Coulomb Technologies, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging station infrastructure, has secured $14 million in Series B funding in a round led by Voyager Capital and Rho Ventures.

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NEC develops prototype 4.5V, long-life manganese Li-ion battery; 30% more energy density, high capacity and light weight

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NEC Corporation has developed a prototype next-generation manganese lithium-ion battery featuring cathodes that support higher voltage operations (4.5V NEC presented the new cell at PRIME 2012, the Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science, in Honolulu. — Hidenori Shimawaki, General Manager, Smart Energy Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation. High voltage lithium-ion battery prototype. Click to enlarge.

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

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Delaware Transit Corporation. Delaware Transit Corporation will receive funding to purchase Proterra 35' Catalyst E2 battery electric Buses, serving Wilmington and Sussex County. City and County of Honolulu. Honolulu will receive funding for Gillig battery electric buses with depot chargers in the Honolulu area as their inaugural project to transition their fleet to zero emission. Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation.

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15 Air Carriers Sign Non-Binding MOUs on Synthetic Jet Fuel Purchases with Two Providers: AltAir and RenTech

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In addition, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines and Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines signed the MOU with AltAir Fuels, and Orlando-based AirTran Airways signed the MOU with Rentech. ATA) Board Chairman and UAL Corporation and United Airlines Chairman, President and CEO. A core group of 15 commercial airlines has signed non-binding memoranda of understanding (MOUs) for negotiating purchases from two different producers of synthetic jet fuel: AltAir Fuels LLC and RenTech Inc.

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US DOE Awards More than $47M in Recovery Act Funding to Advance Smart Grid Development; New Smart Grid Report and Smart Grid Clearinghouse

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The lead organizations for each of the supported projects include: American Superconductor Corporation. American Superconductor Corporation. American Superconductor Corporation is also developing the key components required to commercially deploy second-generation, high-temperature superconductor cables that will increase the reliability and efficiency of power delivery cables.

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