Fort Worth buying four New Flyer electric buses for new zero-emission route

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The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (Trinity Metro) has awarded New Flyer a contract for four heavy-duty, thirty-five-foot Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses. The zero-emission buses (ZEBs) support a new route called The Dash, a zero-emission service connecting Downtown Fort Worth with its Cultural District and utilizing Trinity Metro’s first all- electric buses.

Fort Worth approves $68.9M incentive package for Linear Labs for electric motor manufacturing

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The City of Fort Worth, Texas has approved a $68.9-million economic incentive package for electric-motor-manufacturer Linear Labs ( earlier post ) to further solidify the city as the next tech innovation hub. Fort Worth is our home and we can see the strategic moves the city is making to shape its infrastructure into the next major technology hub.


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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.

TuSimple and Hillwood join forces on autonomous trucking initiative at AllianceTexas MIZ

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Commercial real estate developer Hillwood announced that TuSimple, a self-driving technology company with a focus on heavy-duty trucks ( earlier post ), has secured property in AllianceTexas’ Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ) in north Fort Worth. Located on Eagle Parkway near Fort Worth Alliance Airport, TuSimple is the first autonomous trucking company to establish roots in the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone.

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HET motor company Linear Labs raises $6M in new funding

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million partnership with the City of Fort Worth, Texas, was announced, which includes an incentive package involving Linear Labs’ plans to develop an advanced manufacturing facility.

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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

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

GM makes its largest green energy purchase to date; 50 MW wind deal

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General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its US facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River.

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Linear Labs to begin mass production of high-torque M200 e-mobility motor in September

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The announcement comes on the heels of a $68.9-million economic incentive deal with the City of Fort Worth.

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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

LEAF sales hit 50K mark in US, almost 115K worldwide

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So far in 2014, LEAF sales in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex have grown by about 50% over the previous year, with that growth set to accelerate faster thanks in part to the introduction of a new state tax rebate of up to $2,500 on the purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF. Cumulative Nissan LEAF sales in the US hit the 50,000 mark this month, with the delivery of a black LEAF SL in Dallas, Texas. Dallas—and the state of Texas—have become hot growth markets for LEAF.

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More of us work from home, but for those who do not, commuting time has increased

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in Fort Worth. by Michael Sivak. This analysis examines the recent changes in the percentage of people who work at home and changes in time spent commuting to work in the United States and in the 15 largest US cities. The source of the data is the American Community Survey —an ongoing survey by the US Census Bureau. The analysis uses the estimates for 2012 and 2017. The information is for workers 16 years of age and older.

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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.

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New “50 by 50” Commission seeks to halve US transportation energy use by 2050

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The “50 by 50” Commission , chaired by Audi of America President Scott Keogh and National Grid US President Dean Seavers, includes Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto (D) and Fort Worth, Texas, Mayor Betsy Price (R), along with leaders representing vehicle manufacturers, utilities, federal agencies, environmental and consumer groups, infrastructure providers and public transit.

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NREL to lead $5M initiative to reduce energy use and increase energy efficiency of DFW

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The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will lead a team of researchers—in partnership with Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world—to identify new transportation technologies that could dramatically improve energy use, convenience, and affordability.

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UT Arlington licenses technology for portable, modular GTL conversion units; targeting stranded gas

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of Fort Worth for commercialization. a Fort Worth-based, publicly traded company, to aid in commercializing the patent-pending process. The University of Texas at Arlington has licensed technology for converting natural gas to synthetic liquid fuels (GTL) in portable units at a cost lower than current market rates to 1 st Resource Group Inc. UT Arlington engineering and science researchers designed a portable conversion unit utilizing their microreactor and process.

UPS makes largest purchase of renewable natural gas yet in the US: 170M gallon equivalents over 7 years

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El Paso, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kan.; UPS announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest commitment for use of RNG to date by any company in the United States, with a range of 22.5 - 25 million gallon equivalents per year.

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GE Transportation expands locomotive diesel engine remanufacturing facility; demand increasing in part from compliance requirements for EPA Tier 3 standards

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and Fort Worth, Tx. GE Transportation is investing approximately $136 million in new technology, manufacturing improvements and facility upgrades in Erie, and a total of approximately $191 million in establishing two new manufacturing facilities in Fort Worth. GE Transportation, the world’s leading maker of rail, mining and transportation-related products, plans to establish a new production facility in Grove City, Pa.

UPS to invest $130M in > 700 natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; > $1B invested in alt fuels since 2008

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Fort Worth, Texas; and Arlington, Texas. UPS plans to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks. This $130-million dollar investment in CNG capacity for 2018 builds on previous UPS investments of $100 million dollars in 2016 and $90 million dollars in 2017.

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ExxonMobil doubles Permian Basin resources to 6B barrels via acquisitions

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Exxon Mobil Corporation will more than double its Permian Basin resource to 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent through the acquisition of companies owned by the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas, with an estimated resource of 3.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent in New Mexico’s Delaware Basin, a highly prolific, oil-prone section of the Permian Basin. ExxonMobil will make an upfront payment of $5.6

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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).

Mayor Menino Adds Boston

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Arlington, TX Austin, TX Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Boulder, CO Corpus Christi, TX Dallas, TX Denver, CO Fort Worth, TX Irvine, CA Los Angeles, CA Madison, WI Philadelphia, PA Salt Lake City, UT Seattle, WA Wenatchee, WA Become a Partner today. Boston joins in the Plug-In Campaign. By Mayor Thomas M. Menino Guest Column Thursday, February 2, 2006 Here is part of the Mayor's column. "In

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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. The CNG fueling stations and vehicle purchases totaling $100 million are part of UPS’ ongoing commitment to diversify its fuel sources and reduce its environmental impact.

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INRIX and Parkmobile bring end-to-end parking solution to the connected car

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Los Angeles, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Fort Worth, Indianapolis and Houston. INRIX, Inc., a leading provider of dynamic connected car services worldwide, and Parkmobile, the leading provider of on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off- street parking and mobility solutions, announced a strategic partnership at the annual International Parking Institute (IPI) conference.

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NASA, Uber to explore safety, efficiency of future urban airspace

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At its research facility at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, NASA will use the data supplied by Uber to simulate a small passenger-carrying aircraft as it flies through DFW airspace during peak scheduled air traffic. NASA has signed a second space act agreement with Uber Technologies, Inc.

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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. Booster , the app-based mobile gas station, has raised $20 million in a Series B round that will be used to drive growth and enhance the core experience of gas delivered to individual cars.

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Westport LD announces new natural gas system for Ford Super Duty Pickups

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Westport will demonstrate the WiNG-powered F-250 through a “ride and drive” at the Green Fleets conference in Grapevine, Texas on 3–4 October and at the Natural Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA) conference in Fort Worth, Texas on 20–23 October. Westport Innovations Inc. introduced the new WiNG system , an advanced, integrated, bi-fuel system for passenger and commercial vehicles targeting fleet customers.

Texas awarding up to $5.7M for alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles

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Recipients must agree to operate the grant-funded vehicles for a defined percentage of the annual mileage in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area, Dallas-Fort Worth area, Beaumont-Port Arthur area, Tyler-Longview area, Austin area, San Antonio area, Corpus Christi area, or Victoria area for five years or 400,000 miles, whichever occurs earlier. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will award up to $5.7

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CleanFUEL USA and Ferrellgas Working Together on Propane Refueling Network in US

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Dallas-Fort Worth is the first metro area CleanFUEL USA and Ferrellgas are jointly targeting to develop 8-10 propane refueling stations. The companies expect to break ground on the first Dallas-Fort Worth station in the third quarter of 2010, which will be followed with projects in Austin, Baton Rouge, Chicago, Indianapolis, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, San Antonio and St.

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.

Amtrak test of B20 snags TIME recognition

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The Heartland Flyer operates daily between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth. A 12-month test of a B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% diesel) biodiesel fuel blend to power the daily Amtrak Heartland Flyer train has made TIME magazine’s list of “The 50 Best Inventions of 2010.” Amtrak received a $274,000 grant from the Federal Railroad Administration to carry out the research project in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (Okla.

ExxonMobil adds 2.7B barrels oil equivalent to reserves; replaces 183% of 2017 production

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Through its acquisition of various entities from the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas in 2017, ExxonMobil added significant resource in the Permian Basin, with upside potential in multiple additional prospective horizons. Exxon Mobil Corporation added 2.7 billion oil-equivalent barrels of proved oil and gas reserves in 2017, replacing 183% of production. ExxonMobil’s proved reserves totaled 21.2 billion oil-equivalent barrels at year-end 2017.

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

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Purchasers of a Chevrolet Volt who qualify for EV Project participation in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston areas will receive a free home charger and credit toward the installation of the charger. ECOtality, Inc. announced its second expansion of The EV Project, resulting in a charging infrastructure network in sixteen cities located in six states—Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Tennessee and Texas—as well as the District of Columbia.

City of Ann Arbor Receives Four Hydraulic Hybrid Recycling Trucks; 30% Reduction in Fuel Consumption and Emissions

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Eaton’s Hybrid Launch Assist technology has been tested on refuse vehicles in Fort Worth and Denver. Eaton Corporation and the City of Ann Arbor announced the first deployment in Michigan of recycling trucks that utilize Eaton’s Hydraulic Launch Assist (HLA) hybrid power system. Earlier post.)

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4,500th GE Evolution Series Locomotive enters service; reductions in fuel consumption and emissions

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The company plans to invest approximately $200 million in a new manufacturing plant in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as significant technology upgrades at its more than 100-year old manufacturing facility in Erie, Pennsylvania to meet accelerating domestic and global demand. GE Transportation’s 4,500 th more fuel efficient Evolution Series Locomotive has entered revenue service.

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Linear Labs closes $4.5M seed round to fund commercialization of new electric motor technology

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Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Linear Labs has made recent additions its leadership team including President John Curry, coming from KLA-Tencor and NanoPhotonics, and Vice President Jon Hurry, who brings expertise as a technical representative for both Tesla and Faraday Future as well as a background with General Motor’s hydrogen fuel cell program in addition to experience with Lucid Motors.

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GE unveils prototype for first Tier 4 heavy-haul locomotive

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GE Transportation plans to build its Tier 4 Evolution Series Locomotives at one or both of its US locomotive manufacturing sites in Erie, PA and Fort Worth, TX. GE Transportation unveiled the prototype for its next Evolution Series Locomotive that will decrease constituent emissions by more than 70%.

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TransCanada receives final key permit for Gulf Coast Project pipeline; construction set to begin this summer

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With the permit from the Fort Worth, Texas Army Corps district added to previously received permits from the Galveston, Texas and the Tulsa, Oklahoma districts, TransCanada is now in a position to start construction of the oil pipeline in the coming weeks. TransCanada Corporation has received the final of three key permits needed from the US Army Corps of Engineers in order to advance the 485-mile (780-kilometer) Gulf Coast Project. Earlier post.)

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US Army, Uber to partner on vertical lift research; stacked co-rotating rotors; Launchpoint for motors

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Last year, Uber announced the first US Elevate cities would be Dallas-Fort Worth/Frisco Texas and Los Angeles, with a goal of flight demonstrations in 2020 and Elevate commercially available to riders in 2023 in those cities. Ride-sharing company Uber and US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Army Research Laboratory, have entered a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to advance technologies supporting Future Vertical Lift.

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Exxon Mobil Acquiring XTO Energy in $41B Deal; Enhances US Position in Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil

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The new organization will be located in Fort Worth, Texas, in XTO’s current offices. Exxon Mobil Corporation is acquiring XTO Energy Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at $41 billion. The agreement, which is subject to XTO stockholder approval and regulatory clearance, will enhance ExxonMobil’s position in the development of unconventional natural gas and oil resources.

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Nissan plans to add at least 500 quick-charging stations to US in next 18 months, tripling the quick-charging infrastructure

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NRG currently operates similar networks in Houston and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and has announced networks in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Joaquin Valley areas. Nissan plans to triple the current electric vehicle quick-charging infrastructure in the United States with the addition of at least 500 quick-charging stations in the next 18 months, including the greater Washington DC area’s first fast-charge network.

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Edeniq and Flint Hills Resources Renewables establish joint development relationship for ethanol

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The company also has made equity investments in bioenergy companies, and operates a biodiesel plant near Fort Worth. Flint Hills Resources Renewables, LLC, a leading US ethanol producer, will become a customer of Edeniq, Inc., a biomaterials and sustainable fuels company, in addition to being an investor. Edeniq’s Cellunator enables plants to mill corn and other plant materials into small, uniform pieces of feedstock that can be converted into sugars needed to produce biofuels.

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