Delaware Vehicle-To-Grid Test Lets Electric Cars Sell Power

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The ability to have large numbers of electric cars store energy and feed it back into electric grids is still many years away, but researchers are studying how it could work in the real world. Vehicle-to-grid technology is seen by some as a way to smooth out demand for grid electricity by using electric cars as mobile energy reserves, while

U Delaware team develops efficient catalyst for production of renewable jet-fuel-range alkanes from biomass under mild conditions

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A team at the University of Delaware has synthesized renewable jet-fuel-range alkanes by hydrodeoxygenation of lignocellulose-derived high-carbon furylmethanes over ReO x -modified Ir/SiO 2 catalysts under mild reaction conditions (170 ˚C, 5 MPa).

Univ. of Delaware and state partner on EV charging station project to support longer electric trips

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Faster charging stations for electric vehicles will be strategically placed at key locations in Delaware to enable long trips in the state by next year, through a new collaborative research agreement between the University of Delaware (UD) and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). The UD-DNREC project will enable trips within Delaware and nearby cities, making the entire state within an electric car’s range.

Fisker Focuses On Karma Sales, Delaware Factory In Hibernation

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For Fisker Automotive, the last twelve months haven’t been exactly easy. Beset by delays, recalls and even a legal case from an irate investor, Fisker hit a low point in February when it was forced to lay off workers after missing deadlines associated with much-needed U.S. Department of Energy low-interest advanced-technology vehicle

Want To Lease A 2009 MINI E? If You Live In Delaware, You Can

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One of the earliest electric-car prototype test fleets of the modern day was made up of several hundred MINI E two-seaters, which hit U.S. roads on two-year leases from 2008 through 2010. MINI E drivers who loved driving electric--which is to say, many of them--were offered replacement BMW ActiveE electric cars, and the electric MINIs were taken

Valero to Permanently Close 210,000 bpd Delaware City Refinery

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Valero Energy Corporation intends to permanently shut down its Delaware City, Delaware refinery due to financial losses caused by very poor economic conditions, significant capital spending requirements and high operating costs. Valero Delaware City Refinery.

Tesla Taxi, MINI E In Delaware, Carbon-Capturing Cars: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Tesla Model S taxis (in Norway), the possibilities of carbon-capture technology for cars, and how to lease a 2009 MINI E in 2014. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Carice Electric Sports Car is tiny and beautiful, but it''s also kind of expensive. The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will go rallying in

AutoPort Licenses V2G Tech From the University of Delaware.

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Fresh on the heels of an announcement that AutoPort is partnering with AC Propulsion to convert vehicles for evaluation by the United States Postal Service (USPS), AutoPort is now announcing that they are first to license vehicle to grid (V2G) technology developed at the University of Delaware.

U. Delaware and NRG Energy vehicle-to-grid project selling power to PJM

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A vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project between the University of Delaware and NRG Energy has begun selling power to PJM Interconnection for the power grid. The University and NRG began work in September 2011 to move from research results to prepare to commercialize the technology, which provides a two-way interface between EVs and the power grid that enables vehicle owners to sell electricity back to the grid while they are charging their EVs. Earlier post.). On 27 Feb.,

US Transportation Secretary LaHood issues “Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving”; $2.4M for California, Delaware pilot projects

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million in federal support for California and Delaware that will expand DOT’s “Phone in One Hand, Ticket in the Other” pilot enforcement campaign to reduce distracted driving. Coinciding with the release of the blueprint, Secretary LaHood announced that California and Delaware have been selected to receive federal support for pilot projects that will test the effect of increased law enforcement and high-profile public education campaigns on distracted driving.

Fisker To Hire 120 At Delaware Plant For 'Project Nina' Second Model

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The company announced today that it would post job listings for what will be roughly 120 positions at its Wilmington, Delaware, assembly plant where it plans to build its second model Although its much-delayed first model, the 2011 Karma plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan, hasn't quite reached dealers yet, Fisker Automotive is powering ahead.

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Fisker Funds Keep Coming: Delaware Adds To DoE's $529 Million

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Last fall, Fisker Automotive was awarded $529 million in low-interest loans by the Department of Energy, and the company has continued to rake in cash since then. In January, for instance, Fisker raised an additional $115 million in private capital. Last week, the DoE and Fisker announced that the $529 million of loans had closed. But there's

Fisker Buying Delaware Plant To Build Midsize 2012 Plug-In Hybrid

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At 10 am tomorrow morning, Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce that Fisker Automotive will buy the closed General Motors factory in Wilmington, Delaware, his home state. According to reports, company founder Henrik Fisker will join Delaware Governor Jack Markell and other dignitaries in announcing that Fisker will use the

University of Delaware Licenses V2G Technology to AutoPort; 100 V2G EVs as Test Fleet

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The University of Delaware has signed the first license for its vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology with AutoPort, Inc., The company currently is completing four vehicles for the State of Delaware and expects to have the first 100 vehicles produced in the next 12 to 18 months, he said. In September 2009, Delaware Gov. of Delaware). Vehicle to Grid Power (Presentation to Delaware Public Service Commission, Kempton, 2009. Components of a V2G system. Source: PJM.

Official: Fisker to Buy Former GM Plant in Delaware to Build Affordable Plug-in Cars

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Fisker CEO and founder Henrik Fisker was joined by US Vice-President Joe Biden in a dormant former GM assembly plant in Wilmington Delaware to announce that the plant will be purchased by Fisker. The plant will be used to support project NINA, the company's effort to build an affordable family oriented plugin car that will have a

Fisker starts posting jobs at re-commissioned Delaware plant; targeting Project Nina production at end of 2012

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Fisker Automotive is posting job openings at the re-commissioned Wilmington, Delaware plant. The announcement of new jobs in Delaware comes on top of a significant employment expansion at Fisker’s Global Headquarters based in Anaheim, California. The plan for 2011 will encompass the hiring of about 120 employees.

Univ. of Delaware Researchers Conclude Cash for Clunkers Cost Exceeded Benefit

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Burton Abrams and George Parsons of the University of Delaware evaluated the efficiency of the recently concluded Cash for Clunkers (CARS) program and concluded that the cost exceeds the benefit by approximately $2,000 per vehicle, or close to $1.4

Fisker targets Project Nina for 2012

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Fisker Automotive is looking to take on new employees at its Wilmington, Delaware, plant, ahead of the launch of its Project Nina production vehicles at the end of 2012; with sales to commence in 2013. Green cars Latest news Delaware plant Fisker Fisker Automotive Fisker Project NINA Project Nina

Chicken feathers plucked for hydrogen storage?

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No, this isn’t April Fool’s Day - scientists at the University of Delaware are developing a new low-cost material for hydrogen storage in the form of carbonised chicken feathers. So the University of Delaware set about developing the low cost hydrogen storage substrates from an abundant waste material - in this case chicken feathers. Tags: Green cars Hydrogen fuel Latest news chicken feathers hydrogen cars hydrogen storage University of Delaware

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Fisker Assets Sold For $149 Million To Wanxiang, Chinese Parts Maker

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The assets of bankrupt Fisker Automotive were sold to Wanxiang America at the close of an auction in Delaware bankruptcy court that lasted more than two days and lasted 19 rounds. Bloomberg reports that the Chinese company paid a total of $149.2 million for the company, or six times the price of $25 million first offered by unsuccessful bidder

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NJ electric-car advocacy group launches as gas tax soars

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New Jersey was always the place for residents of neighboring states—Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania—to buy cheap gasoline. That era ended two days ago, when a political deal struck between its legislature and the governor raised the state gas tax by a whopping 23 cents a gallon. Today, a new coalition launched with the aim of. electric utilities plug-in cars state laws transportation policy New Jersey

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Fisker To Open California Plant, No Date Yet For Electric Car Production To Resume

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Before its collapse and bankruptcy, Fisker had bought a former General Motors plant in Delaware. While all 2012 Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedans were built in Finland, the company always intended to assemble cars in the U.S. A pledge to use this facility was one factor in the successful bid for Fisker by Wanxiang, China's largest. Green California Manufacturing Wanxiang plug-in cars

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GTI plans second Permian Basin field test site to maximize hydraulic fracturing efficiency and increase production

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) and Shell Exploration and Production Company (Shell) plan to co-host a new field test site in the Delaware Basin, where multiple experiments to evaluate well completion, optimize design, and quantify environmental impact will be carried out.

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Tesla's Musk Takes a Shot at Fisker

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Speaking at the University of Delaware Thursday, Elon Musk took a public swipe at rival Fisker automotive, whose Karma electric luxury sedan may become a competitor to Tesla's slate of electric vehicles. Fisker whose vehicle is slated to go into production soon in a new Delaware facility, faced a 2008 lawsuit from Tesla in which

Fisker Lays Off Workers, Seeks New Government-Loan Terms

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The company said today that it has laid off employees and contractors at both its new Anaheim, California, headquarters and its assembly facility in Wilmington, Delaware. The bad news just keeps on coming from electric-car startup Fisker Automotive. Layoffs by car companies are hardly new, but Fisker was granted $529 million in low-interest loans

Algae could cut power plant pollution while making car fuel

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According to new research from University of Delaware, one[.].

Fisker Automotive bankruptcy deal officially finalised

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Earlier this week we told you that the future of Fisker Automotive has finally been determined: and now we can confirm that the sale has been approved in a Delaware bankruptcy court.

Honda Accord plug-in hybrid explores vehicle-to-grid tech

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The Japanese carmaker will work with the University of Delaware and NRG Energy to build on the research first conducted by the university and energy [.].

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G oogle proved it is serious about Plug Ins with its new Recharge IT initiative. Here is part of the story. Google.org to to Accelerate Plug-In Hybrid and Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Google.org , the philanthropic arm of Google Inc.

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A123 Bankruptcy Auction Set For December 6th By Court

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Ailing battery firm A123 Systems, which supplies batteries to Fisker, BMW and GM among others, could soon have a new owner after Delaware courts have imposed a deadline for bids. Two companies vying for A123 and its assets are auto-parts maker Johnson Controls, and Chinese auto-parts maker Wanxiang Group. Associated Press reports the new December

ExxonMobil doubles Permian Basin resources to 6B barrels via acquisitions

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billion barrels of oil equivalent in New Mexico’s Delaware Basin, a highly prolific, oil-prone section of the Permian Basin. This investment gives us an exceptional Delaware Basin position in a proven multi-stacked play that can generate attractive returns in a low-price environment.

Miles Electric Vehicles start-up files for bankruptcy

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US electric vehicle maker, Miles Electric Vehicles has filed for bankruptcy in Delaware, court documents show.

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Revenge of the Electric Car

It was still a novelty to see anything pro-EV in a major publication, but what struck me at the time was that I had no idea who these people in Delaware were. ©Nikki Kahn - The Washington Post. One morning just over a year ago, I was surprised to see the above photo taken from President Obama’s Washington, DC-bound train appear in a Washington Post collection from the inauguration.

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Electric Cars: Yes We Will

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" advocates send the president-elect a message as his inaugural train passes south of Delaware on its way to Washington." 400,000 at the Lincoln Memorial concert. Dateline: Washington, DC. The buzz is everywhere and completely electric in Washington DC this week. And some of that energy is headed directly to plug-in cars. We’ve heard electric cars mentioned time and again in our two days here, and we haven’t even been to Live Earth’s Green Gala yet.

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Wanxiang America wins auction for Fisker with bid valued at $149.2M; Bankruptcy Court approval expected on Tuesday

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The transaction includes the acquisition of Fisker’s Wilmington, Delaware plant. Wanxiang’s successful bid will be presented for approval by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in Wilmington on Tuesday, 18 February 2014. After 19 rounds of bidding, Wanxiang America Corporation (Wanxiang) has been selected as the highest and best bidder in a competitive auction for Fisker Automotive, completed on Friday.

Biden Blurts Out Fisker Nina Plug-In Hybrid Line: Sedan, Coupe, Crossover

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Our colleague Gary Gastelu of Fox News traveled down to Delaware yesterday, to cover the official announcement of Fisker Automotive's $18 million purchase of the former GM plant that build the There's nothing like a little old-fashioned reporter shoe leather, especially when few other automotive media outlets bother to make the trip.

Tesla Joins Tax-Incentive Trail for Not-Yet-Sited Model S Factory

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The latest salvo, mere days after Fisker announced its purchase of a former GM plant in Delaware : California will grants Tesla tax It's starting to seem like tit-for-tat around here, as startup electric automakers Tesla and Fisker vie for--and get--federal- and state-funded loans and tax concessions to build future electric cars.

FTA LoNo grant recipients to purchase 35 Proterra electric transit buses

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Delaware Transit Corporation, six 35' Catalyst XR buses. Proterra announced that eight new and existing customers have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Grants. The 2016 LoNo grant winners will use their funds, a total of $22.8 million, to purchase 35 Catalyst buses, bringing Proterra’s total number of firm orders to 287 vehicles from 38 cities across the United States. With more than 2.4

SEPTA awards New Flyer a contract for up to 550 diesel hybrid buses; 90 in first order

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SEPTA currently serves more than 168 million annual riders with a fleet of 1,387 vehicles in fixed route service in the Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 550 heavy-duty 40-foot Xcelsior diesel electric hybrid buses. Earlier post.).

Johnson Controls wants to dissolve Saft partnership

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Johnson Controls Inc wants to end its lithium-ion battery joint venture with Saft after filing a petition with the Delaware Court of Chancery. The filing is under the Dispute Resolution Provisions outlined in their agreement back in January, 2006, with Johnson Controls advising Saft that the dispute is based on a wish to expand the [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Johnson Controls Johnson Controls Saft Saft

Soot rules cause controversy in USA

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A coalition of 11 states – including New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington – has compelled the EPA to [.]. There’s a storm brewing in the USA– and its all over the national air quality standards for air pollution released by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Nissan LEAF electric car arrives in seven new states

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Do you live in Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Delaware, Rhode Island or Pennsylvania? If so then you can now place your order for a 2012 Nissan LEAF electric car. Nissan has expanded the availability of its flagship zero emission vehicle into these seven states. The 2012 model comes with additional standard equipment such as quick [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan Nissan LEAF Nissan LEAF electric car Nissan LEAF orders

BASF and Argonne reach resolution with Umicore over Li-ion NMC patents infringement claims

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BASF and Argonne are dismissing their pending action in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against Umicore. BASF and Argonne National Laboratory have reached a business resolution of their pending Li-ion battery patent disputes with Umicore. Umicore is now licensed to make, use, sell, offer to sell, distribute and import nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode material for lithium-ion batteries in the United States under BASF’s and Argonne’s U.S. Patent Nos.

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