U Delaware team demonstrates efficient direct ammonia fuel cell for vehicles

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Researchers at the University of Delaware have demonstrated a direct ammonia fuel cell (DAFC) prototype with a peak power density of 135 mW cm ?2. Assisted by a $2.5-million grant from the REFUEL program of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) in the US Department of Energy (DOE), the UD team engineered a fuel cell membrane that can operate at higher temperatures to speed up ammonia oxidation.

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., Under the terms of the licensing agreement, AutoPort has been granted non-exclusive rights in the area of commercial fleet vehicles. 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).


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FTA LoNo grant recipients to purchase 35 Proterra electric transit buses

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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 Delaware Transit Corporation, six 35' Catalyst XR buses. 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

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EPA awards $8M in FY2014 clean diesel grants in 21 states, Puerto Rico

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The grants will fund projects such as retrofitting older school buses to improve air quality for children riding to school, upgrading marine propulsion and agriculture engines, and replacing long haul truck engines. Delaware. Delaware River and Bay Authority is repowering two Tier 0 marine propulsion engines in one vessel with Tier 3 engines. Delaware and Virginia.

Pennsylvania DEP awards nearly $517,000 in clean diesel grants

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) awarded $516,637 in clean diesel grants to four organizations. Each of the four recipients will match a percentage of the grant amount with their own funds to purchase compressed natural gas-powered vehicles; retrofit diesel engines with cleaner technology; replace older, more polluting diesel buses with cleaner diesel buses; or purchase hybrid electric-powered buses.

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. This agreement grants AutoPort non-exclusive rights

Advanced Biofuels USA receives USDA grant for feasibility study of eastern shore energy beet-to-jetfuel project

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The funding of this feasibility study by the Maryland/Delaware USDA Office of Rural Development is part of the action plan USDA, the Departments of Energy, Transportation, and the US Navy are following to develop sustainable bio-based jetfuel to replace fossil fuel without the need to modify aircraft engines and fuel distribution infrastructures.

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Pennsylvania DEP awards more than $4.4M in alternative fuels grants to 12 projects; bulk for natural gas

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million in Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants to 12 projects across the state. The grants, funded by a portion of the state’s annual utilities gross receipts tax, are intended to encourage new markets for alternative fuels, fleets and technologies across Pennsylvania. will receive $400,000 for the construction of a compressed natural gas fueling station at its Delaware Valley North hauling facility in Bristol Borough.

EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $46 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants, subject to the availability of funds. Virgin Islands) will accept applications requesting up to $2,500,000 in grant funds.

NSF Awards $40M in 20 Grants for Research on Natural Systems, Including 8 Projects for Obtaining Hydrocarbons from Plants and Microorganisms

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The US National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding 20 grants for FY 2009 in two research areas on natural systems: biosensing and bioactuation (12 awards); and obtaining hydrocarbons from biomass and microorganisms (8 awards). He will collaborate with Aditya Bhan and Lanny Schmidt of the University of Minnesota, Christodoulos Floudas of Princeton University, and Dionisios Vlachos of the University of Delaware.

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ArcelorMittal licenses Usibor patent about hot stamping process to AK Steel; resolution of patent infringement case

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This licensing agreement is a part of the settlement of a patent infringement case that has been pending in the Federal District Court for the District of Delaware between the two companies. Under this agreement with AK Steel, ArcelorMittal grants right for AK Steel to allow its customers to stamp and use AK’s ULTRALUME PHS product in the United States, Canada and Mexico. ArcelorMittal entered into a licensing agreement of its Usibor part processing technology patent with AK Steel.

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EPA announces ~$44M in DERA funding to reduce emissions from diesel engines

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of grant funding to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $44 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants. EPA anticipates releasing a separate Tribal DERA grant funding opportunity in early 2020.

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PA Governor Wolf announces $8.5M from Volkswagen Settlement to reduce transportation pollution

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that 34 cleaner energy transportation projects will receive $8,489,844 in Driving PA Forward grants and rebates. In this second set of awards, the following recipients will receive grants and rebates: Statewide. SYSCO Leasing LLC: A $432,320 grant to replace 24 diesel Class 8 trucks with new diesel trucks used in food and food-related products distribution.

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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. Layoffs by car companies are hardly new, but Fisker was granted $529 million in low-interest loans The bad news just keeps on coming from electric-car startup Fisker Automotive.

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A123 Systems receives bankruptcy court approval of stalking horse bidding procedures

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The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has granted A123 Systems approval of the bidding procedures and stalking horse bid protections in connection with the previously announced stalking horse asset purchase agreement, under which Johnson Controls intends to acquire A123’s automotive business assets in a court-supervised process under Section 363 of the U.S.

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Syntroleum files suit against Neste Oil in Singapore over renewable diesel patent

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On January 31, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware granted Syntroleum’s motion to stay Neste’s lawsuit pending reexamination of the ‘344 patent by the US. Previously, the USPTO had granted Syntroleum’s inter partes reexamination request and issued a 14 September 2012 Office Action initially rejecting all claims of the ‘344 patent as obvious in view of the prior art.

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Algae species shows promise in reducing power plant pollution and making biofuel

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University of Delaware researchers have identified an algae— Heterosigma akashiwo —that grows rapidly on a gas mixture that has the same carbon dioxide and nitric oxide (NO) content as emissions released from a power plant. Funded by the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, Coyne and her collaborator, Jennifer Stewart, plan to further study how changes in conditions can enhance the growth of Heterosigma akashiwo.

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Neste Oil files another NExBTL patent infringement suit against Syntroleum and Tyson

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in the US District Court for the District of Delaware. In September 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an Order granting Syntroleum Corporation’s request for inter partes re-examination of US Patent No. Neste Oil Corporation has filed a new patent infringement action against Dynamic Fuels, LLC, Syntroleum Corporation, and Tyson Foods, Inc.

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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.

EPA approves emergency gasoline fuel waivers for 16 states and DC

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act temporarily to waive certain federal clean gasoline requirements for gasoline sold and distributed in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, District of Columbia, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

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USDA awards Penn State $10M to develop biomass supply chains for liquid transportation and aviation biofuels in Northeast

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Pennsylvania State University a five-year research grant valued at roughly $10 million to develop biomass supply chains for the production of liquid transportation and aviation biofuels in the Northeast. In September 2011, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack five major AFRI grants for the formation of five regional systems in the Pacific Northwest, the Northwest, Northern states, Southern states, and the Southeast.

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USDOT announces $84.9M through Lo-No program to expand advanced bus technologies

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million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced propulsion technologies. Delaware Transit Corporation. The Delaware Transit Corporation will receive funds to purchase of battery electric buses with supporting equipment and infrastructure to replace diesel buses that have exceeded their useful life.

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ARPA-E Awards Consortium $4.4M to Develop Next-Generation Magnets; Applications in Motors in Hybrids, EVs, Wind Turbines

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of Delaware. A consortium led by the University of Delaware won a $4.4 million grant from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) ( earlier post ) to develop high-performance, next-generation permanent magnet materials, with a 2x target increase over the state-of-the art magnetic energy density. Schematic representation of the bottom-up assembly concept to develop high-energy nanocomposite materials for next-generation magnets. Source: Univ.

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EPA announces availability of $26M for projects to reduce diesel emissions from existing fleet

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $26 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from the US’ existing fleet of diesel engines. Grant funds may be used for clean diesel projects that use: EPA-verified retrofit technologies or certified engine configurations. Since the first year of the DERA program in 2008, EPA has awarded nearly 700 grants across the US.

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NSF Awards Rutgers $7.6M for Sustainable Energy Development, Graduate Education

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Rutgers University two grants worth $6.4 million to extend practices developed under earlier NSF graduate research grants. The grants for clean and sustainable energy research are funded under the NSF’s five-year Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program, which supports scientists and engineers pursuing doctorates in fields that cross academic disciplines and have broad societal impact.

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A123 Systems receives interim court approval of $50M DIP financing from Wanxiang; responds to objections from Wanxiang, Fisker and others on asset sales process

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announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the "Court") has granted A123 interim approval to use $50 million of Debtor-in-Possession (DIP) financing, which is being provided by Wanxiang Group Corporation (Wanxiang). A123 and all of its US subsidiaries also filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Li-ion maker A123 Systems, Inc.

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Researchers show mixotrophic fermentation process improves carbon conversion, boosting yields and reducing CO2

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A team from White Dog Labs , a startup commercializing a mixotrophy-based fermentation process, and the University of Delaware have shown that anaerobic, non-photosynthetic mixotrophy—the concurrent utilization of organic (for example, sugars) and inorganic (CO 2 ) substrates in a single organism—can overcome the loss of carbon to CO 2 during fermentation to increase product yields and reduce overall CO 2 emissions.

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$112.5M awarded to research consortia studying effects of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico

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The new grant recipients were selected using a competitive merit-review process. Through a series of competitive grant programs, the GRI is investigating the impacts of the oil, dispersed oil, and dispersant on the ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico and the affected coastal States in a broad context of improving fundamental understanding of the dynamics of such events and their environmental stresses and public health implications.

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Identification of small molecule surrogate for cellulose provides insight into fundamental chemistry of pyrolysis; optimization of next-generation biorefineries

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Dauenhauer joined the university in 2009 and conducts his research as part of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation in collaboration with the University of Delaware and funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The grant provides support for his research on understanding the catalysts that control the process of breaking down plant matter into chemicals and fuel byproducts.

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ARPA-E Awards $151M to 37 Projects for Transformative Energy Research

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The awarded grants will go to projects with lead researchers in 17 states. DOE grant: $7,200,000). DOE grant: $6,949,624). DOE grant:$5,349,932). DOE Grant: $4,000,000). DOE grant: $1,999,447). DOE grant: $9,000,000). DOE grant: $5,992,697). DOE grant: $4,989,144). DOE Grant: $4,565,800). DOE grant: $3,111,693). DOE grant: $5,000,000). DOE grant: $2,250,487). DOE grant: $1,077,992).

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As part of this initiative, Google.org awarded $1 million in grants and announced plans for a $10 million request for proposals (RFP) to fund development, adoption and commercialization of plug-ins , fully electric cars and related vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Google.org is a hybrid philanthropy , bringing together the active engagement of the broader Google corporation, as well as investments in for-profits, traditional grants, policy work, and public information.

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

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The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $55 million in grant selections through the Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle program, which funds the development of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced fuel technologies. Delaware Transit Corporation. Delaware Transit Corporation will receive funding to purchase Proterra 35' Catalyst E2 battery electric Buses, serving Wilmington and Sussex County.

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US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Transit agencies began submitting their proposals after the FTA announced rules for the Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) grant program as part of the Recovery Act last March. Since President Obama signed ARRA into law in February, grants totaling more than $7.2 This grant would allow ConnDOT to upgrade the upcoming purchases of buses and would fund the incremental cost of a hybrid bus compared to a conventional bus.

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One way or another, Fisker Automotive may soon be off the market

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Fisker’s loan was granted so the company could build an environmentally friendly luxury car called Karma in Finland and later a second vehicle named Atlantic in the United States. To satisfy its agreement to build a vehicle and bring jobs to the US, Fisker used part of the money to purchase a $20-million factory in Delaware that had previously been owned by General Motors. by Keith Patterson.

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DOE releases three reports showing strong growth in US fuel cell and hydrogen market

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The report also highlights efforts in Delaware, New Jersey, Texas and other states to advance fuel cell technologies. The second effort was a series of interviews with current and past FCTO personnel, a review of relevant program annual reports, and an examination of grants made under the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs that are related to hydrogen and fuel cells.

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Air Force Office of Scientific Research Awards $3M for Research into Graphene Additives for Novel Aviation and Diesel Fuels

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The US Air Force Office of Scientific Research ( AFOSR ) has awarded an interdisciplinary team of scientists led by Princeton engineers a two-year, $3-million grant to develop nanoscale graphene additives for novel fuels to help supersonic jets fly faster and diesel engines cleaner and more efficient.

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USDA and DOE Partnership Awards $8.9M to 9 Projects to Develop Better Plants for Biofuels

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The research grants will be awarded under the joint DOE-USDA Plant Feedstocks Genomics for Bioenergy program, which is focused on fundamental investigations of biomass genomics to harness lignocellulosic materials for biofuels production. University of Delaware, Newark. The US Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE) are awarding $8.9 million to projects aimed at improving and accelerating genetic breeding programs to create plants better suited for bioenergy production.

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Energy Research projects receive financial boost

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In all, the grants are spread across 17 states with 43 per cent of the cash going to small businesses, 35 per cent to educational institutions and 19 per cent to large corporations. Five vehicle projects will benefit – these are: Advanced power semiconductor and packaging: A grant of $6,733,383 has been given to Delphi Automotive and International Rectifier to work with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to bring a new power electronics technology to the prototype stage.

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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It covers ten Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont). The RGGI cap-and-trade system works by auctioning a limited number of carbon pollution allowances–each representing one short ton of carbon pollution to power generators in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont each quarter.

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ARPA-E Selects 37 Projects for $106M in Funding in Second Round; Electrofuels, Better Batteries and Carbon Capture

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The grants will go to projects in 17 states. of Delaware). The US Department of Energy is awarding $106 million in funding for 37 research projects selected in the second round by the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Earlier post.). ARPA-E’s first solicitation awarded $151 million to 37 projects aimed at transformational innovations in energy storage, biofuels, carbon capture, renewable power, building efficiency, vehicles, and other areas. Earlier post.)

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