Center for Automotive Research awarded Federal grant to study automotive bio-based materials cluster

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The $1,471,800 grant will be shared amongst CAR and its partners, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), Macomb/St. CAR, along with several partners, submitted the proposal which was one of ten selected projects receiving a grant under the Make it in America Challenge, a federal initiative to accelerate job creation and encourage business investment in the United States.

Verdezyne Receives Federal Grant to Advance Synthetic Biology Tools

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million grant from the National Institute of Allergy And Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for a period of 1.5 This grant will fund research to progress the role of bioinformatics in synthetic biology. Verdezyne , Inc., a privately-held synthetic biology company developing fermentation processes for industrial chemicals and biofuels, has been awarded a $1.7 years.

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GE Transportation and DonJon Shipbuilding Bidding for $24M Federal Grant for Hybrid Tugboat

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GE Transportation and DonJon Shipbuilding and Repair are bidding on a $24-million federal grant for their Hybrid Harbor Tug Project. The grant is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that awards funding to innovative transportation projects. GoErie.com. Another $6 million in funding would come from DonJon and/or GE Transportation.

CEO of failed 350Green charging network pleads guilty to fraud

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The former CEO of electric-car charging network 350 Green pleaded guilty last week to fraudulently obtaining federal grants intended to be used for installation of public charging stations, notably in the Chicago area. The original 2011 announcement of the grants came with large fan-fare, but the company never remotely delivered on what was.

Saft launches industrial production at Jacksonville Li-ion battery plant

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million federal grant from the Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Saft inaugurated an advanced automated lithium-ion battery factory in Jacksonville, Florida. This high-volume production facility will build advanced lithium-ion cells and batteries for energy storage for renewable energy, smart grid support, broadband back-up power, transportation and defense.

U.S. Senate, House Get Bills To Fund Electric Vehicle Rollout

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The "Electric Vehicle Deployment Act of 2010" is intended to leverage $10 billion in federal grants to make it easier to early While President Obama has been fumbling a legitimate response to the Gulf Oil Spill, a group of U.S. Senators and Representatives have drafted two versions of new bill to accelerate the electric vehicle industry.

Forecast For The Future of Small Plug-In Car Companies: Bleak

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Publicity a-plenty, state and Federal grants announced, pricing revealed. Last month was was a pretty great one for mainstream automakers planning to deliver plug-in vehicles. The message from Detroit and Japan is clear: If you like it then you shoulda put a plug on it. But with so many of the big guns launching plug-in vehicles, what hope do

Legislation Allowing 3 Wheel Vehicles to Receive Energy Department Loans Now One Step Closer to Law

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Aptera and Elio, two companies producing three wheel vehicles, can briefly rejoice as their bids for receiving federal government grants are now one step closer to completion. Legislation has been drawn up that will make 3 wheel vehicles eligible to receive federal grant money from the Department of Energy.

East Penn Mfg. Awarded $32.5 Million To Commercialize Breakthrough Ultrabattery Technology in U.S.

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million in federal grants to increase their development and commercialization of a breakthrough Australian UltraBattery technology for use in micro and mild hybrid vehicles. The grant awarded came from the $2.4 billion in funds from the federal A little known company based in Pennsylvania called East Penn Mfg. was awarded $32.5

Free Electric-Car Charges Start To Depart; What's A Fair Fee?

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All of these charging stations were installed with Federal grant funding, so the business owners did not pay anything for what is presumably a Plug-In electric car drivers in several regions have enjoyed free public charging at many locations. But lately, some businesses that offer charge stations have started to require payment by credit card.

A123 Systems 8K filing says substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern; status of grants and incentives

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A123 Systems has been the recipient of a number of state and federal grants and tax incentives. In December 2009, A123 entered into an agreement establishing the terms and conditions of a $249.1-million grant awarded under the US Department of Energy (DOE) Battery Initiative to support manufacturing expansion of new lithium-ion battery manufacturing facilities in Michigan. State of Michigan Center of Energy and Excellence Grant.

King County Metro putting Proterra electric buses into service

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million federal grant. million in additional grants to buy six more battery buses and a second charging station, which would enable Metro to completely convert the two Eastside bus routes to 100% electricity.

Li-ion manufacturer Ener1 files pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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million in federal grant funding under the stimulus package. Li-ion manufacturer Ener1, Inc. has initiated a pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy case to implement a restructuring plan agreed on by its primary investors and lenders. Ener1 says the plan will significantly reduce its debt and provide up to $81 million to recapitalize itself to support its long-term business objectives and strategic plan. In 2009, Ener1 subsidiary EnerDel received $118.5

Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Department of Energys (DoE) Transportation Electrification stimulus program for a federal grant, which would enable Chrysler to establish a nationwide demonstration fleet of zero-emission electric minivans that could be used by the U.S.

Peer-to-peer car sharing service Getaround launches in Austin, Texas

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million federal grant and expands its reach to four major cities. Peer-to-peer car sharing company Getaround announced its official launch in Austin, Texas. This announcement closely follows the company’s February launch in the greater Portland metropolitan area with a $1.7 Getaround will join the local “collaborative consumption” space in Austin.

DOE Inspector General review finds automotive Li-ion battery maker LG Chem Michigan misused Recovery Act funds; DOE management, low market demand contributory

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The review also found that work performed under the grant to LG Chem Michigan had not been managed effectively. Only about 60% of the production capacity set forth in the grant agreement was constructed even though nearly $142 of $151 million (94%) of DOE’s share of project funds had been spent. The period of performance for the grant runs through May 2013.

Saft begins deliveries of first lithium-ion batteries produced by new Jacksonville plant

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million federal grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Saft has just started shipping the first Li-ion cells to roll off. the production lines at its advanced automated lithium-ion battery factory, in. Jacksonville, Florida. The first deliveries from Jacksonville have included hundreds of cells for battery assembly for European customers.

Sea-Tac Airport launches major ground support equipment electrification project

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The $31-million project is funded in large part through federal grants. The US Department of Energy provided $5 million through a grant with the Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition. million came from a Federal Aviation Administration grant.

Port of Los Angeles breaks ground on $137M railyard that will increase on-dock rail efficiency, reduce congestion and improve environment

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The railyard will be constructed with $16 million in federal grant money from the US Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program (TIGER). million from METRO-awarded federal funds.

The EV Project Expands to Texas; Overall Value of Charging Infrastructure Project Now at $230M

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The EV Project began last year, with grant funding through the US Department of Energy from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. A $30-million extension of the grant funding was announced earlier this month. That Federal grant extension includes $15 million of ARRA funding, which will be matched with $15 million in private funds, to reach the total extension amount of $30 million. ECOtality, Inc.

Dow Kokam Breaks Ground on Li-ion Battery Manufacturing Plant in Michigan

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The first phase of construction, supported by a $161 Million Department of Energy (DOE) Recovery Act grant, has a targeted capacity of 600 million watt hours and will employ up to 320 people at steady state. In August 2009, the DOE awarded Dow Kokam $161 million dollars in federal grants as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to build the production facility.

Solazyme announces successful commissioning of integrated renewable oil production biorefinery in Peoria, Illinois

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The IBR was partially funded with a federal grant that Solazyme received from the US Department of Energy (DOE) in December 2009 to demonstrate integrated commercial-scale production of renewable algal-based fuels. Solazyme, Inc. announced the successful commissioning of its first fully integrated biorefinery (IBR) in Peoria, Illinois, to produce algal oil.

US Government Providing $2M to Supplement $20M in California Funding to Reduce Emissions at Port of Oakland

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The San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced a new $2 million federal grant to supplement the $20 million in state and local funds to install diesel exhaust filters and replace old trucks to reduce particulate emissions at the Port of Oakland.

Valence Applies for $225M in DOE Funds for Advanced Battery Production Facility

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submitted a grant application requesting $225 million to the US Department of Energy under the Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative. Valence submitted its application requesting the federal grant funds over a three-year period and plans to fund the remaining $359.4 Valence Technology, Inc.

Feds Offer Free Chargers

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A new Federal Grant will enable many electric vehicle early adopters to get their chargers for free. (A Fully funded, the ChargePoint America program would cost $37 million, with some of the shortfall for the actual station installations being addressed, the organizers hope, through state and local grants.&#. But some city dwellers are in luck, because a federal grant will allow them to get the charger for free.

International Battery to provide Li-ion system to Sunverge for Net-Zero Energy Home Project

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Overseeing the Energy Innovation Hub at the Navy Yard Clean Energy Campus is The Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC), a consortium of academic institutions, federal laboratories, global industry partners, regional economic development agencies and other stakeholders that joined forces to secure more than $130 million in federal grants from the Department of Energy.

Chrysler Unveils Four All-Electric Minivan Prototypes to USPS; Applying for Grant for Nationwide Demo

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Chrysler LLC, in conjunction with the USPS and select energy service providers, also announced that the company intends to apply for the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Transportation Electrification stimulus program for a federal grant, which would enable Chrysler to establish a nationwide demonstration fleet of zero-emission electric minivans that could be used by the US Postal Service for mail delivery.

NC Transportation Center

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Mike Easley said Tuesday that, depending on the support from federal grants, the state may give $5 million to start and $1 million annually to operate the Advanced Transportation Energy Center there.

Keepin' it simple

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Something Ecotality couldn’t do even with $100 million in federal grant money. Plug-in cars are being delivered at long last. Yet there remains confusion about the necessary infrastructure and its expense.

4,400 Chevrolet Volt Owners to be Eligible for Free Home 240V Charging Stations

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The projects are made possible with a grant of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds from the Transportation Electrification Initiative administered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). To encourage consumer purchases of electric vehicles, federal grants and other funds have been awarded to install more than 15,000 home charge stations.

Chrysler Group Awards UM-Dearborn $3.1M to Support Development of Plug-in Hybrid System for Ram Pickup Project

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billion in federal grant monies awarded to accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of hybrid electric vehicles and new-generation batteries for a project to develop, validate, and deploy 220 advanced plug-in hybrid electric pickups and minivans. Chrysler Group LLC has awarded Chris (Chunting) Mi, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, $3.1

Chrysler Disbands ENVI Electric Vehicle Group; Function Absorbed into Traditional Line Organization

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Then, Chrysler announced that it intended to apply to the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Transportation Electrification stimulus program for a federal grant, which would enable Chrysler to establish a nationwide demonstration fleet of zero-emission electric minivans that could be used by the US Postal Service for mail delivery. In August, Chrysler took $70 million in grants from the US Department of Energy to develop a test fleet of 220 hybrid pickup trucks and minivans.

California state fleet reduces petroleum consumption 13% compared to 2003

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This data warehouse is available online for State agencies to import their vehicle inventories, utilization and fuel usage for trend analysis and required State and federal reports. In 2010, DGS partnered with Propel Fuels on a State and Federal grant opportunity to build 75 E85 alternative fuel stations throughout California. The California state fleet has reduced its petroleum consumption by 13% compared to a 2003 baseline, according to a state progress report.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporations All-Electric Walk-In Van Chassis Debuts at NTEA Work Truck Show; Enova Drive System, Tesla Battery Pack

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FCCC initiated our all-electric project well before stimulus money and federal grants were available for alternative-power transportation projects. The all-electric WIV chassis. Click to enlarge.

DOE to Provide $3.2B in Funding for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements, Including Transportation Programs

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billion for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program. The Program provides federal grants to units of local government, Indian tribes, states, and territories to reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and for improvements in energy efficiency. billion) will be distributed through formula grants. A list of entities eligible for direct formula grants from the DOE and their allocation amounts is available here.

The trials of public charging, part 2 (of many to come)

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It's city, state and federal policy to enable electric cars for the emissions and petroleum reduction they provide. The federal funding should have come with strings attached.

President Obama establishes Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, issues executive order

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President Obama today established a Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to advise the Administration on how the Federal Government can respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the impacts of climate change. The President signed an Executive Order that directs Federal agencies to take a series of steps to make it easier for American communities to strengthen their resilience to extreme weather and prepare for other impacts of climate change.

Freightliner Custom Chassis and Morgan Olson Introduce Next Generation Vehicle for FCCC All-Electric Walk-In Van

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The all-electric chassis also was initiated before stimulus money and federal grants were available for alternative-fuel transportation projects. The new electric WIV from FCCC and Morgan Olson. Click to enlarge.

Scientists synthesize first functional designer chromosome in yeast

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Corresponding federal grant numbers are MCB-0718846 and GM-077291. Department of Energy, and grants from the Exploratory Research Grant from the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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The plan identifies $8 billion provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ARRA and $1 billion a year for five years requested in the federal budget as the components of an initial %13 billion investment. The envisioned high-speed rail corridors. Source: DOT. Click to enlarge.