UT Dallas researchers use 2D MoS2 as protective layer for Li-metal anodes in Li-S batteries; extended cycle life

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Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have used two-dimensional (2D) MoS 2 (molybdenum disulfide) as a protective layer for Li-metal anodes, greatly improving the performances of Li–S batteries.

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FedEx Freight debuts new LNG-only tractors in Dallas

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Domiciled at the FedEx Freight service center in Dallas, Texas, the tractors will be used as part of the carrier’s regular linehaul operations and are expected to log nearly 1,000 miles per day. FedEx Freight has begun beta testing two new Kenworth T660 tractors powered by Cummins Westport ISX12 G liquefied natural gas (LNG)-only engines. Earlier post.)

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Portland, Dallas Have Most Electric Car Charging Stations Per Head

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According to PlugShare (via good.is), however, Portland, Oregon and Dallas, Texas top the list. Ask most Americans to name the cities with the most public charging stations for electric cars per head of population, and they’ll likely mention Los Angeles and perhaps San Francisco. PlugShare, the social network devoted to finding and sharing

NRG Energy selects AeroVironment to expand eVgo EV charging ecosystem to Dallas/Fort Worth Area

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Planned Dallas/Fort Worth network. to expand the privately funded, comprehensive eVgo electric vehicle (EV) charging ecosystem launched first in Houston to EV drivers in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) market, the fourth-largest metropolitan area by population in the US. Click to enlarge. NRG Energy Inc., has selected AeroVironment, Inc.

DOE Awards $1M to UT Dallas to Develop New Filtration Membranes for H2 and CO2 Separations

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has awarded researchers at UT Dallas $1 million over three years to develop a new class of filtration membranes to separate hydrogen and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from coal plant flue gas.

Houston METRO launches Proterra electric bus demo; Catalyst FC into revenue service for 90 days

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Texas agencies include Dallas Area Rapid Transit, San Antonio VIA, and Port Arthur Transit. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) will deploy a 40-foot Proterra Catalyst FC battery-electric bus for 90 days beginning on December 4, demonstrating the benefits that battery-electric transit technology can bring to the region’s communities.

Would You Pay $4 For 90 Minutes Of Electric Car Charging?

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A few weeks ago we told you that pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens had begun to install Level 2 electric car stations at stores in New York City, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago. While the presence of electric car charging stations -- an estimated 800 at Walgreens stores alone -- are a great way of combating perceived range anxiety in

Would You Pay $4 For a 90-Mintues of Electric Car Charging?

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A few weeks ago we told you that pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens had begun to install Level 2 electric car stations at stores in New York City, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago. While the presence of electric car charging stations -- an estimated 800 at Walgreens stores alone -- are a great way of combating perceived range anxiety in

First Private Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open In Texas

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NRG Energy has opened its first eVgo direct-current electric vehicle charging station in Dallas, Texas, as part of a privately funded 70-station network in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the company announced. The chargers are designed to be “fast-chargers,” which use a 480-volt direct electrical current to charge an electric vehicle

Is Your City Ready For Electric Vehicles?

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A previous Pike research report highlighted 6 cities expected to be early EV adopters: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and Ford has identified the 25 most electric vehicle (EV) ready cities in the U.S., based on the company’s latest research. The 25 cities are dotted all over the country from Hartford to Honolulu.

Clean Energy expands CNG fueling agreements with new and existing USPS contract-carrier fleets

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They will fuel 20 new CNG trucks out of Clean Energy’s Dallas-Fort Worth Station. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed multiple fueling agreements with United States Postal Service (USPS) contract-carriers in Florida, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas, increasing the total number of USPS carriers fueling with Clean Energy now to 15. Signing new deals with Clean Energy is C. Blackburn Trucking Associates, who will fuel four of their Class-8 heavy-duty trucks at Clean Energy’s John F.

Cadillac embarks on first hands-free cross-country highway drive with Super Cruise

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Crossing through 16 states, plus the District of Columbia, in Super Cruise-equipped Cadillac CT6 vehicles, the drive program will make stops in major cities across the US including: Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Memphis, Tennessee; Dallas, Texas; Santa Fe, New Mexico and Phoenix, Arizona. Cadillac embarked on its first official hands-free drive on freeways from one side of the country to the other, using Super Cruise technology. Earlier post.)

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Chinese SUV Tries to Make it in U.S. Despite Taxi Fire

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Yesterday Dallas-based electric vehicle firm Green Automotive Company announced it was sending two of its all-electric Zotye electric SUVs to be tested for compliance with Federal Motor Safety Standards at independent engineering firm Roush Industries.

Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Deployments in 2016 will include New York City, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. Over the vehicles’ lifetime, the 155 Ford F-650 trucks will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 24.6 million pounds. These units will be deployed beginning in April.

App-based mobile gas station Booster Fuels raises $20M in Series B

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Booster has become a highly sought-after perk at more than 300 large employers including Cisco, Oracle, Gilead, eBay, PepsiCo, Facebook, as well as most of the Fortune 100 companies based in Booster’s two current service regions: the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Francisco Bay areas.

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BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in electric bus company Proterra; part of $55M round

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Currently, the company has sold more than 400 vehicles to cities and communities in the US, including Seattle, Dallas, Nashville, San Jose, Philadelphia and Reno. Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has closed a $55-million Series 6 round, on the heels of an oversubscribed $140-million Series 5 in January.

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Walgreens Installs DC Rapid Electric Car Chargers ?Where Practical?

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You may already know that pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens is installing as many as 800 electric car charging stations at its branches throughout New York City, Houston, Dallas Fort-Worth and Chicago. While we all reeled in horror to the news that it could cost Walgreens customers as much as $4 for a 90 minute recharge -- we assumed that the

Heart Set On A Chinese Electric Car? Get Ready To Wait Awhile

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If you're in the habit of reading obscure press releases, you might have seen one recently announcing that Dallas-based Green Automotive Co. had signed an extension to its agreement with China’s Zotye Auto. Green Automotive now has rights for 10 more years to distribute Zotye’s electric sport utility vehicles in the U.S. market. It may

UPS collaborating with Workhorse to deploy 50 electric trucks; rivaling acquisition cost of conventional; no subsidies

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UPS will test the vehicles primarily on urban routes across the country, including Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles.

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ORNL licenses rare earth magnet recycling process to Momentum Technologies

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Dallas-based Momentum Technologies is focused on extraction of rare earth elements and other materials from hard drives for recycling and direct reuse. The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Momentum Technologies have signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement for an ORNL process designed to recover rare earth magnets from used computer hard drives.

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Westport Fuel Systems completes sale of non-core assets for >$12M

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In addition to the above sale, Westport has received additional proceeds from the sale of assets in Union City, Indiana and relocated its operations to Westport’s existing operation in Dallas, Texas. On 1 June, Westport Fuel Systems Inc. announced completion of the merger between Westport Innovations Inc. and Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. Earlier post.) Now, Westport Fuel Systems Inc.

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UPS to purchase ~700 LNG trucks, build 4 refueling stations by end of 2014

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and Dallas, Texas, will serve its heavy-duty rigs traveling into adjacent states. With the addition of accessible LNG fueling stations, UPS also will add LNG trucks on routes from Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas to further extend territory. UPS plans to purchase approximately 700 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks and to build four refueling stations by the end of 2014. Once completed, the LNG private fleet will be one of the most extensive in the US.

Daimler announces new Detroit powertrain component brand based on Detroit Diesel in North America

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Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its new “Detroit” brand at the American Trucking Association Management Conference and Exhibition in Dallas, Texas. Based on the existing Detroit Diesel brand, the “Detroit” brand will encompass all powertrain-related truck components. These include the state-of-the-art DD13, DD15, and DD16 diesel engines, which comply with the current EPA 2010 emissions standards in the US.

Nestlé Waters Converts Lift Trucks from LPG to Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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Nestlé Waters North America has installed 32 Plug Power GenDrive hydrogen fuel cells, purchased in 2008, in its materials-handling fleet at their Dallas, Texas bottling facility. Nestlé Waters also signed a long-term agreement with Air Products to supply hydrogen and hydrogen fueling station technology for the Dallas facility.

Ford designates BAF Technologies as Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) for gaseous fuels

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Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, BAF was acquired by Clean Energy in October 2009. It owns (70%) and operates a landfill gas facility in Dallas, Texas, that produces renewable methane gas, or biomethane, for delivery in the nation’s gas pipeline network. Ford Motor Company has designated BAF Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., as a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) for gaseous-fueled vehicles.

Nissan expanding “No Charge to Charge” program; all-access EZ-Charge card

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Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Ft. Nissan is expanding its successful “No Charge to Charge” promotion, which will provide two years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF. In total, Nissan will launch “No Charge to Charge” in 25 US markets, which are currently responsible for more than 80 percent of Nissan LEAF sales.

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Clean Air Power shows dual-fuel retrofitted heavy-duty truck prototype for US market

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The truck, which runs primarily on liquid natural gas (LNG), started with a full tank of LNG in San Diego and refueled at a LNG filling station in Dallas during what was the first coast-to-coast crossing of the US by a LNG/Dual-Fuel vehicle, according to the company. Clean Air Power exhibited its first prototype vehicle retrofitted with a Genesis-EDGE Dual-Fuel product suitable for the US market at the Alternative Clean Transportation EXPO in Washington DC.

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Marubeni to acquire 35% working interest in Eagle Ford shale play from Hunt Oil for $1.3B

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Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Partnership forms; applying for national designation

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Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Area — UTA campus, Arlington streets, I-30 corridor and Managed Lanes. Cities and regions across Texas are partnering with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR), and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to form the Texas Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground Partnership.

Aventine sends first unit-train shipment of ethanol from Nebraska to Alabama

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Louis, Illinois; and Dallas, Houston, Deer Park, Fort Worth, Beaumont and Texas City, Texas. Aventine Renewable Energy Inc., a leading producer, marketer and supplier of ethanol, announced its first BNSF unit-train shipment of ethanol produced at its two ethanol facilities in Aurora, Nebraska. A BNSF ethanol unit train may consist of 96 ethanol tank cars, 2 buffer cars (62' in length) and 4 BNSF locomotives (75' in length).

Yellow Cab Chicago Awards Clean Energy 10-Year Contract to Build and Operate Two CNG Fueling Stations

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It also owns and operates a landfill gas facility in Dallas, TX that produces renewable methane gas or biomethane for delivery in the nation’s gas pipeline network. of Dallas, TX, a leading provider of natural gas vehicle systems and conversions for taxis, limousines, vans, pick-up trucks and shuttle buses. Taxi Affiliation Services (TAS), which operates Yellow Cab Chicago, has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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Nissan LEAF passes 25,000 sales mark in US

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We’re seeing the adoption curve for EVs accelerate, and there is tremendous interest not only on the West Coast but in a number of new strongholds like Atlanta, Raleigh, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, St. The Nissan LEAF has sold more than 25,000 units in the US. The battery-electric car posted its best US sales month yet in March, and a 423.5% year-over-year sales increase in April. Nissan has sold more than 62,000 units worldwide.

Toyota planning $126M expansion of SE Michigan R&D campuses; powertrains and vehicle design

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In April 2014, Toyota announced that it would establish new headquarters in North Dallas (Plano), Texas for its North American operations as part of a series of moves designed to better serve customers and position the company for sustainable, long-term growth. Toyota is planning a further $126-million expansion of its Southeast Michigan R&D campuses—the third time in just over a year that Toyota has announced plans to increase employment and investment in Michigan.

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Ford unveils 2015 Expedition full-size utility; 3.5L V6 EcoBoost displaces 5.4L V8

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Ford unveiled the 2015 Expedition—Ford’s largest utility vehicle—in Dallas ahead of the 2014 DFW Auto Show. Texas is Ford’s largest market by sales volume, and home to the top two cities for Expedition sales: Dallas and Houston. 2015 Expedition. Click to enlarge. The 2015 Ford Expedition will feature the 3.5-liter, direct-injected twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine popular in the Ford F-Series as the only engine offered in the vehicle in North America.

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Greyrock to build small-scale gas-to-liquids plant near Houston

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The project is being funded by a consortium of investors led by Dallas based Sterling Private Capital and Eagle Oil & Gas Co. Greyrock Energy, a company transforming natural gas into premium transportation fuels ( earlier post ), announced a final investment decision (FID) to build a small-scale Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) facility near Houston, Texas. The plant will be commercially operational by the end of 2015.

DOE to award $35M to 24 projects to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing

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University of Texas at Dallas. University of Texas at Dallas project team aims to increase the operating speed of molecular assembler microscope tips by a factor of 100 to 1000 times using high-precision engineering and microfabrication technologies to advance atomically precise manufacturing for a wide range of clean energy applications.

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Microsoft joins Baidu Apollo project to advance autonomous driving; global Azure cloud support

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—,Kevin Dallas, corporate vice president, Microsoft. Microsoft Corp. and Baidu Inc. plan to partner to take the technical development and adoption of autonomous driving worldwide. As a member of the Baidu-launched Apollo alliance ( earlier post ), Microsoft will provide global scale for Apollo outside of China with the Microsoft Azure cloud.

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Mayor Menino Adds Boston

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Toyota to establish new North American headquarters in Texas; consolidating from California, Kentucky and New York

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Toyota is establishing a new headquarters in North Dallas (Plano), Texas for its North American operations. Toyota is consolidating its North American headquarters operations in Plano, Texas, just north of Dallas.

Mie University team working on aqueous li-air batteries; 300 Wh/kg

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They presented their work at the 247 th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Dallas. Researchers at Mie University in Japan have developed a new protected lithium electrode for aqueous lithium/air rechargeable batteries. Lead researcher Nobuyuki Imanishi said that the system has a practical energy density of more than 300 Wh/kg, about twice that of many commercial lithium-ion batteries.

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