Tesla battery partner Panasonic looking to build new factory in Oklahoma or Kansas: report

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kai (NHK) or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation. . Panasonic is reportedly looking at factory sites in either Oklahoma or Kansas. The post Tesla battery partner Panasonic looking to build new factory in Oklahoma or Kansas: report appeared first on TESLARATI.

Smith Delivers First Electric Trucks to Major US Corporations

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Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L). Smith Electric Vehicles US, a Delaware corporation headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Smith Electric Vehicles US delivered the first electric Newton trucks—the largest commercially available battery-electric-powered truck—to four Fortune 500 companies and two utility companies in an event hosted at the Capitol Reflecting Pool on the National Mall in Washington DC. Earlier post.).

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Smith Electric Vehicles US Selects Kansas City for Electric Truck Assembly Plant; Newton Model to Be First

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Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation ( SEV US ) has selected Kansas City as the site for its US assembly plant. The new assembly plant will be located at a portion of an airline overhaul base at Kansas City International (KCI) Airport and is expected to create 120 jobs by 2010. The SEV US decision to locate the plant in Kansas City represents an initial investment of $10 million in the metro area. The SEV US Newton. Click to enlarge.

Alliance AutoGas launches 5300-mile, 12-city Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride with converted F-150

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Supported by partners, Clean City Coalitions and corporate sponsors, Alliance AutoGas is embarking on a 5300+ mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip—the Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride —with its record-setting propane autogas F-150. The event is being hosted by the Metropolitan Energy Center/Kansas City Regional Clean Cities in conjunction with Veolia/Kansas City Transportation Group and Alliance AutoGas.

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DOE awards $19M to 13 initiatives in fossil-fuel areas to produce rare earth elements and critical minerals

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Appalachian Basin — South (Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee): Collaborative Composite Solutions Corporation aims to develop and deploy new technologies for manufacturing rare earth elements, critical minerals and valuable non-fuel, carbon-based products from coal and/or coal waste in the South Appalachian Basin, thus revitalizing distressed South Appalachian coal communities, reducing reliance on foreign imports, and creating advanced manufacturing jobs producing coal-derived products.

Advocating electric in the heartland

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Kansas City EAA chapter members challenge government regulation as part of their efforts to support clean energy. I’m the unofficial guy keeping tabs on what happens legislatively in Kansas,” said Schwanke, noting that he has testified at hearings way more times than he can remember.

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Panasonic considering new US-based facility to supply batteries for Tesla: report

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kai (NHK) , or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, published a report stating that Panasonic had decided to acquire a factory site in the United States for the production of lithium-ion batteries.

HollyFrontier to build $350M renewable diesel unit at Artesia refinery; 125M gallons/year

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HollyFrontier Corporation, an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products, plans to construct a new renewable diesel unit (RDU) at its Artesia, New Mexico refinery (Navajo Refinery).

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USDA announces state finalists for $100M Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership for pumps with higher ethanol blends

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BIP funds from the Commodity Credit Corporation must be used to pay a portion of the costs related to the installation of fuel pumps and related infrastructure dedicated to the distribution of higher ethanol blends, for example E15 and E85, at vehicle fueling locations. Kansas.

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US DOE Awards Additional $22M to Smith Electric Vehicles US Corp; $32M Total

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation to receive $32 million in grant funding toward the production of all-electric, zero emissions commercial trucks. Smith’s Kansas City assembly plant and corporate office currently employ approximately 50 people. Smith will continue expansion in Kansas City at the company’s corporate headquarters staff, through its research and development group and the assembly plant team.

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SG Biofuels Completes $9.4M Series A Financing

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a bioenergy crop company developing and producing elite seeds of Jatropha, has completed a $9.4-million Series A financing with proceeds from Flint Hills Resources, a privately held company based in Kansas, Life Technologies Corporation, a biotechnology tools company based in Carlsbad, Calif., SG Biofuels, Inc.,

Smith Electric Vehicles US completes $58M equity private placement

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Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation announced the issuance and sale of $39 million of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock and the conversion of Bridge Notes and the exercise of related Warrants into $19 million of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock. The remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes and working capital needs as Smith continues to ramp up its supply chain and manufacturing capabilities.

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Sinopec purchasing 50% of Chesapeake Energy leasehold in Mississippi Lime unconventional play for $1.02B

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation (Sinopec) executed an agreement which provides for Sinopec to purchase a 50% undivided interest in 850,000 of Chesapeake’s net oil and natural gas leasehold acres in the Mississippi Lime play in northern Oklahoma (425,000 acres net to Sinopec). Chesapeake is the largest leaseholder in the Mississippi Lime (which is in Kansas and Oklahoma) with ~ 2 million net acres.

USDOT FTA announces $182M in Low-No grants for transit vehicles & facilities nationwide

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Delaware Transit Corporation. Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. The US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced approximately $182 million in funding for low- and no-emissions buses and the facilities that support them. The project selections were approved as part of the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting equipment and facilities.

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US Marine Corps purchases two Smith Electric Trucks

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Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation has sold two all-electric Smith Newton trucks to the United States Marine Corps (USMC). The trucks will be built in Smith Electric’s Kansas City, Mo., The USMC becomes the first military organization to order Smith Newtons through the Government Services Administration (GSA) schedule; a list of approved suppliers to Federal government agencies. Smith Electric will deliver the trucks to Camp Pendleton, Calif.,

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California oil producer applies for LCFS credits for producing crude oil using solar-generated power

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Seneca Resource Corporation (Seneca) has applied for LCFS credits for producing crude oil using solar generated electricity. Seneca Resources Corporation is the exploration and production (E&P) segment of National Fuel Gas Company, headquartered in Houston, Texas. Seneca explores for, develops and produces natural gas and oil reserves in California, Kansas and the Appalachian Region including the Marcellus and Utica Shales.

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Exxon Mobil Acquiring XTO Energy in $41B Deal; Enhances US Position in Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil

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Exxon Mobil Corporation is acquiring XTO Energy Inc. Its properties are concentrated in Texas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Louisiana and Montana. in an all-stock transaction valued at $41 billion. The agreement, which is subject to XTO stockholder approval and regulatory clearance, will enhance ExxonMobil’s position in the development of unconventional natural gas and oil resources.

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Westinghouse and Ameren Missouri form NexStart SMR Alliance for rapid licensing and deployment of Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor technology; targeting operation in 2022

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The initial membership of the NexStart SMR Alliance includes Ameren Missouri; Exelon Generation Company; Dominion Virginia Power; FirstEnergy Generation; Tampa Electric Company; Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation; Savannah River National Laboratory; and members of the Missouri Alliance: Missouri Public Utility Alliance; Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.; The Empire District Electric Company; and Kansas City Power and Light Company.

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Azure Dynamics and Collins Bus Partner for Hybrid Electric Type A School Buses

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Azure Dynamics Corporation has entered an exclusive agreement with Collins Bus Corporation of South Hutchinson, Kansas, the largest manufacturer of small school buses in North America.The new partnership will allow Collins to offer Azure’s proprietary Balance Hybrid Electric drivetrain as an option on Type A school buses built on Ford’s E-450 chassis. The Azure Balance hybrid architecture. System shown is representative of strip van and cutaway vehicle.

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USDA establishes four additional Biomass Crop Assistance Program project areas

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Earlier this year, USDA announced BCAP Project Area 1 that comprised up to 50,000 acres for establishing a dedicated energy crop of native grasses and forbs for energy purposes in 39 counties in central and western Missouri and eastern Kansas. Establishment and annual payments may be available to certain producers who enter into contracts with the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to produce eligible biomass crops on contract acres within BCAP project areas.

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NIST Awards $123M in 12 Recovery Act Grants for New Research Facilities; Univ. of Ky CAER to Expand Capacitor and Battery Manufacturing Research with its $11.8M Award

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million to the University of Kansas Center for Research (Lawrence, Kan.) million to the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, Ga.) The US Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded more than $123 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants to support the construction of new scientific research facilities at 11 universities and one non-profit research organization.

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President Obama Announces 48 Projects to Receive $2.4B in Grants for Next-Generation of Batteries and Electric Vehicles; To be Combined with $2.4B in Industry Cost-Share

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General Motors Corporation. General Motors Corporation. KEMET Corporation. Manufacturing: Michigan and Kansas City, MO; Deployment: several utility partners’ fleets. Manufacturing: Kansas City, MO; Deployment: Several partners’ fleets. Louis, MO Kansas City, MO Lee’s Summit, MO. Louis Science Center; Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation (SEV-US); Kokam America Inc.

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Smith Electric Vehicles, Altec and PGE Partner on All-Electric Utility Truck

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Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation (SEVUS) and Altec Industries Inc. The trucks will be assembled at the company’s 80,000 square foot plant in Kansas City. have developed an all-electric utility truck with an aerial device. The truck is a battery-powered, all-electric Smith Newton produced by SEV US and SEV UK with an aerial bucket integrated by Altec Industries Inc. The partners inroduced the prototype at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Va.

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Smith Electric Vehicles US Partners with Clean Fuels Ohio Program To Target $10M in Federal Funding

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Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation (SEV-US) and the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research are participating in the Ohio Electric Drive Initiative as major program partners. SEV-US Corp will assemble all-electric commercial vehicles in Kansas City beginning in the third quarter of 2009.

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USDA providing $9.6M to create 9,000 acres of BCAP project areas for non-food energy crop production

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USDA selected nine project areas in FY 2011, which resulted in the approval of more than 860 producer contracts to grow camelina, hybrid poplar, warm season grasses and giant miscanthus on almost 50,000 enrolled acres in project areas covering 168 counties in 10 states: Arkansas, California, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $9.6

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DOE Selects High-Tonnage Biomass Feedstock Projects for up to $21M in Funding

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Projects selected for negotiation of awards are: Agco Corporation of Duluth, GA (up to $5 million) will seek to demonstrate the viability of the densified, large square bale (LSB) as a least-cost, near-term means for supplying high tonnage biomass feedstocks to cellulosic biofuel processors. million) will primarily target Abengoa Bioenergy’s cellulosic biorefinery, which is currently under development in Hugoton, Kansas.

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ARPA-E awards $43M to 19 energy storage projects to advance electric vehicle and grid technologies

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Eaton Corporation. Eaton Corporation is developing a power control system to. the University of Kansas, and Vanderbilt. The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 19 new projects to receive a total of $43 million to develop breakthrough energy storage technologies and support promising small businesses.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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Kansas City Power & Light. Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) commits to continuing its leadership and support of the electric transportation market by deploying 10 percent of its Clean Charge Network in underserved and low-income areas of its service territory. PGE will spend 5-10 percent of its corporate fleet budget on electrification, and commits to encourage and incentivize PGE employees to acquire EVs and serve as ambassadors for electrification.

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Transcanada restarts Keystone oil sands pipeline operations

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TransCanada Corporation said that its 590,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) capacity Keystone Pipeline system resumed transporting oil sands crude on Sunday, 5 June, after a shutdown 29 May following an above-ground spill at a pump station in Kansas involving less than 10 barrels of oil.

DOE Makes First Awards from $1.4B for Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

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More than 1 million tons of CO 2 per year will be captured from various industrial sources, compressed, and transported via two new intra-state pipelines for CO 2 enhanced oil recovery and deep saline sequestration research in Kansas. Beneath each enhanced oil recovery target, a major saline aquifer spanning most of the State of Kansas will be used for CO 2 injection. Archer Daniels Midland Corporation.

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DOE awarding $6M to 11 projects to accelerate alternative fuel vehicle market growth

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West Virginia University Research Corporation. The Safe Alternative Fuel Deployments in Mid-America: a Training Initiative for Combined AFV and State Fire and Rescue Training (SAF-D) project will collaborate with the State Fire & Rescue Training Institutes in Missouri and Kansas to adapt existing alternative fuel safety curriculum to their existing training structures.

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National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries Opts for Kentucky Site for Li-ion Plant

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Kentucky was selected over Texas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. NAATBatt is a not-for-profit industry consortium of more than 50 corporations, associations and research institutions dedicated to making the United States a world leader in the manufacture of advanced lithium-ion or Li-Ion battery cells for transportation applications.

Ford and Smith Terminate Partnership on Electric Transit Connect Project for US; Ford Now Partnering with Azure Dynamics to Deliver the Vehicle in 2010; Smith Partnering with AM General on Electric Vans for USPS

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SEV US has commenced production of the Smith Newton electric truck platform at its assembly facility in Kansas City, Missouri, and currently has an order book of 255 trucks. Ford Motor Company will now partner with Azure Dynamics Corporation to deliver a pure battery electric Ford Transit Connect van for the United States and Canadian markets in 2010.

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Smith Electric trucks go stateside

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Four major US corporations and two utility companies took delivery of the Smith Newton, the largest road-going electric truck in North America. Coca-Cola, Staples, Frito-Lay, AT&T, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) are the first Newton customers in the USA. It is produced in North America by Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation, based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Smith Electric powers ahead with utility truck

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A battery powered, all electric utility truck with an aerial device has been produced by Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation in association with Altec Industries Inc. The trucks will be assembled at the company’s 80,000sq ft Kansas City plant.

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Ford and Smith scrap electric Transit plans

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What’s more is that proceeding with the Transit Connect would have meant limiting the working capital available to support the growth of the Newton, which has already commenced production at the assembly facility in Kansas City, Missouri, and has an order book of 255 trucks. Now, Ford will partner Azure Dynamics Corporation to deliver a pure battery electric Ford Transit Connect van for the Canadian and US markets in 2010.

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Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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Costar Corporation by Hymotion, October 2006 (Annapolis, MD), contact kliestenfeltz@costar.com Chelan County (WA) Advanced Vehicle Initiative s "Whitebird," by Manzanita Micro, October, 2006. Progress Energy Corporation by Advanced Vehicle Research Center , with Hymotion kit, July 2007 (Raleigh, NC), contact Mike.Ligett@. All are Type C School buses, built by IC Corporation and Enova Systems; contact Ewan Pritchard at epritcha@advancedenergy.org.

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WestVirginia University : Formula Lightning Solar Cars Clarkson University :Solar Knights Kansas State University :Apollo Universityof Quebec : Eclipse II University ofToronto : Blue Sky QueensUniversity : Dawn Treader Street Cars CentralShenandoah Valley Regional Governors School : Datsun 240Z conversion.

Ford E-Transit To USPS: What’s Your EV Problem?

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Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Shipping electrification EV batteries fleet electrification Ford Ford E-Transit Ford Motor Company Kansas Oshkosh Corporation Oshkosh Defense Proterra South Carolina US Postal Service usa USPS Wisconsin