Kinder Morgan to purchase El Paso for approximately $38B to form largest natural gas pipeline network and largest midstream energy enterprise in North America

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KMI) and El Paso Corporation on Sunday announced a definitive agreement whereby KMI will acquire all of the outstanding shares of EP in a transaction that will create the largest midstream and the fourth-largest energy company in North America with an enterprise value of approximately $94 billion and 80,000 miles of pipelines. Kinder Morgan, Inc.

UPS to invest $100M more in compressed natural gas, CNG vehicles and related infrastructure

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El Paso, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kan.; UPS plans to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.

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Embark, Frigidaire, and Ryder partner to pilot Level 2 automated driving technology for Class 8 trucks

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During the pilot, a Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions driver picks up a trailer filled with Frigidaire brand refrigerators at a yard in El Paso, TX, and drives it through the city to a transition point along the I-10—one of the highest truck volume corridors in the US.

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

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El Paso Area — Tornillo/Guadalupe Port of Entry. 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.

Record $86B in 2011 US oil and gas upstream deals, led by unconventional sector with $62B

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In the largest corporate M&A deal of the year across all industries in the United States in 2011, Kinder Morgan acquired El Paso Corporation for $37.8

NSF awards $55.5M to support 3 new Engineering Research Centers; one focused on power electronics

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NEWT will be led by Rice University in partnership with Arizona State University, the University of Texas at El Paso and Yale University. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested $55.5 million in three new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to create novel technology platforms and transform industries.

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Alabama Project Testing Potential for Combining CO2 Storage with Enhanced Methane Recovery

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Southern Company, El Paso Exploration & Production, the Geological Survey of Alabama, and the University of Alabama are all participating in the field test, known as the Black Warrior CO 2 Storage Project. Earlier, an existing coalbed methane well operated by El Paso Exploration & Production had been converted for CO 2 injection, and four wells drilled to monitor reservoir pressure, gas composition, water quality, and the CO 2 plume.

BP Biofuels, Texas AgriLife Research partner to advance cellulosic biofuel feedstock development

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It consists of its College Station headquarters, 13 research centers reaching from El Paso to Beaumont and Amarillo to Weslaco, and associated research stations. BP Biofuels and Texas AgriLife Research, part of The Texas A&M University System, have signed a three-year agreement to develop and commercialize cellulosic feedstocks for the production of advanced biofuels.

Sunoco Idles Eagle Point Refinery; Will Evaluate Feasibility of Using it to Produce Alternative Fuels in the Future

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Sunoco purchased the Eagle Point Refinery in January 2004 from El Paso Corporation. Sunoco, Inc. is indefinitely idling all process units at its Eagle Point refinery located in Westville, New Jersey in an effort to reduce losses in its refining business at a time when a recessionary economy, weak demand for refined products, and increased global refining capacity have created margin pressure on the entire refining industry.

Rice University study of lung cells suggests anthropogenic carbon nanotubes are common pollutants

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Rice University scientists, working with colleagues in France, have detected the presence of anthropogenic carbon nanotubes (CBTs) in cells extracted from the airways of Parisian children under routine treatment for asthma.

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NIST awards $7.4M in grants for additive manufacturing research

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The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is awarding grants totaling $7.4 million to fund two research projects aimed at improving measurement and standards for the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing (AM). Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a group of new technologies that build up objects, usually by laying down many thin layers on top of each other.

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INRIX analysis identifies top 10 US cities for highly autonomous vehicles; prioritizing corridors for deployment

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El Paso. INRIX, a leading global connected car services and transportation analytics company, has created a scalable and customizable scoring system to prioritize corridors for the deployment of highly autonomous vehicles (HAVs).

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UTEP Awarded Nearly $1.3M for 4 DOE Projects On Engine and Turbine Efficiency and CO2 Capture

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The Department of Energy (DOE) recently awarded The University of Texas at El Paso grants totaling nearly $1.3 million for research to improve the efficiency of engines and creating technologies for detecting, capturing and storing carbon emissions. Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Chintalapalle V. Ramana, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Ahsan Choudhuri, Ph.D.,

DOE to Award $1.5M to Three Syngas and H2 Turbine Technology Projects

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University of Texas-El Paso. The US Department of Energy selected three projects under the Office of Fossil Energy’s University Turbine Systems Research (UTSR) Program for awards totaling approximately $1.5 million. University researchers will investigate the chemistry and physics of advanced turbines, with the goal of promoting clean and efficient operation when fueled with coal-derived synthesis gas (syngas) and hydrogen fuels.

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PRLog (Press Release) – Feb 06, 2009 – The "Spirit of DC's" on the road again on its Sun Belt Grand Finale from San Francisco to Washington, DC.

NAMII awarding $9M to 15 additive manufacturing projects

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University of Texas - El Paso (Lockheed Martin; Northrop Grumman Corporation; rp+m, Inc.; America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), recently announced the awardees of its second call for additive manufacturing (AM) applied research and development projects from its members. Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), America Makes will provide $9 million in funding toward these 15 projects with $10.3

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