University Of Georgia purchases 20 Proterra 40' Catalyst E2 buses with DuoPower drivetrain

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The University of Georgia has placed an order for twenty Proterra 40? With the deployment of 20 Catalyst buses, the University of Georgia will have one of the largest fleets of electric buses in the US, and will displace more than 2,500,000 gallons of diesel over the vehicles’ 12-year lifespan and eliminate more than 4,500,000 pounds of carbon emissions annually. After receiving a $10-million grant from the GO!

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Nikola wins DOE fuel-cell development grant

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million grant to research improved techniques to assemble fuel-cell membranes, the company announced on Wednesday. The company will partner with Department of Energy scientists from Carnegie Mellon University, Northeastern University, and Georgia. Startup truckmaker Nikola, which plans to build fuel-cell-powered semi trucks in Arizona, won a $1.7 semis Nikola

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Georgia Tech team develops conversion-type iron-fluoride Li battery cathode with solid polymer electrolyte

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Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a promising new conversion-type cathode and electrolyte system that replaces expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte with lower cost transition metal fluorides and a solid polymer electrolyte. The Georgia Tech team sought to overcome those obstacles by using the solid polymer electrolyte. —corresponding author Gleb Yushin, a professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Materials Science and Engineering.

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Georgia Tech study suggests one in five materials chemistry papers may be wrong; MOFs as example

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However, a new study by researchers at Georgia Tech that compared the results reported in thousands of papers published about the properties of metal organic framework (MOF) materials—prominent candidates for carbon dioxide adsorption and other separations— suggests the replicability problem should be a concern for materials researchers, too. Brock III School Chair in the Georgia Tech School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

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Georgia Tech study finds link between sulfate, metallic particles from vehicles and adverse health impacts

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Now, researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have shown how these vehicle-emitted metals—such as copper, iron and manganese—interact with acidic sulfate-rich particles already in the air to produce an aerosol that, when inhaled, is more likely to cause oxidative stress and impact respiratory health. —Athanasios Nenes, a professor and Georgia Power Scholar in the School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

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Tolero Licenses Biomass Pyrolysis Technology from Univ. of Georgia

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LLC, a Sacramento, California-based biofuels company, has licensed a biomass pyrolysis process from the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc (UGARF). The exclusive license provides Tolero Energy global rights to the technology, including the right to grant sublicenses. Lead inventor of the technology is Tom Adams, a retired member of the University of Georgia Faculty of Engineering. Tolero Energy.

DOE awards Georgia Tech team $600K to advance nanoscale additive manufacturing

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a 3-year, $600,000 grant to help researchers at Georgia Tech advance an additive manufacturing technique for fabricating three-dimensional (3D) nanoscale structures from a variety of materials. Known as focused electron beam induced deposition (FEBID), the technique delivers a tightly-focused beam of high energy electrons and an energetic jet of thermally excited precursor gases—both confined to the same spot on a substrate.

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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EPA Awards $1.7M in Recovery Funding for Diesel Retrofits in Georgia

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,713,235 to the University of Georgia Research Foundation to retrofit on-highway diesel vehicles in Georgia. Under this funding competition, EPA Region 4 alone received 98 grant applications requesting more than $140 million to help fund clean diesel emissions projects. This project will retrofit 239 on-highway diesel vehicles in Athens-Clarke and Washington counties in Georgia.

Ford turns its attentions to: school buses?

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Ford Motor Company has teamed with the Georgia Institute of Technology on the US’s first conversion of a traditional school bus into a hydraulic hybrid [.]. Biofuels Ford Green cars Latest news biofuel school buses Ford College Community Grant Georgia Institute of Technology hybrid school buses school busesIt doesn’t seem like a natural fit, does it? One of the largest car manufacturers in the world is working on school buses – but that’s exactly what has happened.

USDA awards $10M in grants to spur production of biofuels, bioenergy and biobased products

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of biofuels, bioenergy and biobased products that will lead to the development of sustainable regional systems and help create jobs. Vilsack highlighted the announcement with a visit to Michigan State University, a grant awardee. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded the grants through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).

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EPA Awards $3.6M in Grants for Particulate Matter Research

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million in four grants to universities to research the relationship between the chemical composition of particulate matter (PM) and health effects. Grants were awarded to: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga, $899,956. The US Environmental Protection AGency (EPA) awarded $3.6 PM is a complex mixture that consists of direct emissions and reaction products formed in the atmosphere. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., 893,439.

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NSF Awards Rapid Response Grant to Study Impact of Oil and Methane from Gulf Spill on Microbes

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To examine the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on microbes in the waters and sediments near the spill site, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a rapid response grant to marine scientist Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia (UGA) and colleagues. The grant is one of many such Gulf oil spill-related rapid response grants NSF has awarded to date, and will make in the near future.

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President Obama Announces 48 Projects to Receive $2.4B in Grants for Next-Generation of Batteries and Electric Vehicles; To be Combined with $2.4B in Industry Cost-Share

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billion in grants to US-based manufacturers to produce batteries and their components and to expand battery recycling capacity; $500 million in grants to US-based manufacturers to produce electric drive components for vehicles, including electric motors, power electronics, and other drive train components; and. Companies and universities in Michigan are receiving more than $1 billion of the grants. State of Colorado State of Georgia Fort Collins, CO Boulder, CO Atlanta, GA.

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NIST Awards $123M in 12 Recovery Act Grants for New Research Facilities; Univ. of Ky CAER to Expand Capacitor and Battery Manufacturing Research with its $11.8M Award

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The US Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded more than $123 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants to support the construction of new scientific research facilities at 11 universities and one non-profit research organization. million to the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, Ga.)

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Blue Bird expects close to 300 electric school buses deployed throughout US by end of year

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With districts able to obtain grant and other financial assistance, locations that we have deployed electric school buses in were the first in their state to have an EV bus in their fleet. We have deployed buses in over 25% of all states in the US, including cold climates such as North Dakota and New York, as well as hot areas such as Texas and Georgia.

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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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LanzaTech launches LanzaJet to produce sustainable aviation fuel

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and the US Department of Energy (grant), LanzaJet will start construction on a demonstration plant that will produce 10 million gallons per year of SAF and renewable diesel starting from sustainable ethanol sources. This initial investment, coupled with participation from All Nippon Airways (ANA), will complement the existing $14-0million grant from the US Department of Energy, enabling the construction of an integrated biorefinery at LanzaTech’s Freedom Pines site in Soperton, Georgia.

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Anaheim Transportation Network orders 40 BYD electric buses; 57% electric fleet by 2020

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ATN was one of 28 California projects selected in 2018 to receive a grant from the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP), which provides awards from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to help finance transformative, reduction-of-emission capital improvements. The Anaheim Transportation Network has awarded an order for 40 battery-electric buses to BYD.

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DOE awards Nikola $1.7M to advance fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA) development

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The US Department of Energy has awarded Nikola Motor Company a $1.7-million grant to advance its research into fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA). The joint grant was funded by the US Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Transportation Office under the recently announced FY19 Commercial Trucks and Off-Road Applications FOA. Sanjeev Mukerjee and Georgia Institute of Technology Prof.

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USDOT awards $14M to UC Davis-led National Center for Sustainable Transportation

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The US Department of Transportation recently selected the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, led by the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, to receive a five-year grant totaling approximately $14 million ($2.8 Other members of the NCST consortium include University of California-Riverside, University of Southern California, California State University-Long Beach, Georgia Institute of Technology, and University of Vermont.

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DOE awards Hyundai $4.95M for work on advanced mixed-mode gasoline engine; Co-Optima

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The opportunity to explore mixed-mode engine technology through the DOE’s grant signifies Hyundai’s commitment to advanced research technology and compression engines. HATCI supports new model development for HMG’s North American operations and global programs from dedicated engineering facilities and support staff at affiliate sites located throughout the United States (Alabama, California, Georgia, Michigan and Washington DC).

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EPA awarding $2M to 5 projects for research to improve air quality

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected five projects for grants totaling almost $2 million for research on innovative processes to further improve air quality in the US and help track the effectiveness of pollution control measures. Georgia Institute of Technology will develop a system for estimating and minimizing the impacts of prescribed burning on air quality, particularly in Georgia.

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Spontaneous formation of hollow structures in alloy anode crystals can improve battery stability

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Now, researchers at Georgia Tech, with colleagues at ETH Zürich and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have discovered that sufficiently small antimony nanocrystals spontaneously form uniform voids on the removal of lithium, which are then reversibly filled and vacated during cycling, allowing more ion flow without damaging the anodes. Flow of lithium ions into and out of alloy battery anodes has long been a limiting factor in how much energy batteries could hold using conventional materials.

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LanzaTech moving forward on scale-up of sustainable aviation fuels in US and Japan

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is in the negotiation stage with LanzaTech for a $14 million investment in a demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery at LanzaTech’s Freedom Pines site in Soperton, Georgia, according to Michael Berube, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of the DOE. Also, in the UK, LanzaTech is a shortlisted applicant for a grant from the UK Department for Transport (DfT).

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Heat-conducting polymer cools hot electronic devices at 200 C; potential for automotive applications

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A team led by researchers from Georgia Tech have used an electropolymerization process to produce aligned arrays of polymer nanofibers that function as a thermal interface material able to conduct heat 20 times better than the original polymer. —Baratunde Cola, corresponding author and assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Thomas Bougher, a Ph.D.

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Virginia Clean Cities requests proposals from Southeastern fleets interested in converting to propane Autogas

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Fleets in the following states are welcome to submit proposals: Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi and Washington DC. The Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program is a Virginia Clean Cities project partially funded by a Department of Energy-Clean Cities American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant.

Researchers boost algae cell growth and lipids production by feeding them non-food plant substrates

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Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory, with colleagues at NREL and the University of Georgia report that a freshwater production strain of microalgae, Auxenochlorella protothecoides UTEX 25, is capable of directly degrading and utilizing non-food plant substrates, such as switchgrass, for cell growth.

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Agrisoma expanding partnership with Univ. of Florida on biojet fuel in US; Carinata seed

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SPARC partners include academic institutions (Auburn University, Florida A&M University, University of South Florida, University of Georgia, Mississippi State University, and North Carolina State University), USDA-ARS, industry (Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. The USDA is providing a $15-million grant to support the research initiative aimed at scaling commercial production of Carinata for aviation fuel. Agrisoma Biosciences Inc.

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Three-layer technique helps secure additive manufacturing

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Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Rutgers University have developed a three-layer system to verify that components produced using additive manufacturing have not been compromised. The two institutions recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to further develop the process to be described at the symposium. —Raheem Beyah, Georgia Tech.

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US Departments of Agriculture, Energy partner to award $4.9M for bioenergy research

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are partnering to award nearly $5 million in grants to scientists to study the use of plants to further bioenergy development. million in research grants is awarded under a joint DOE-USDA program that began in 2006; DOE is providing $2.9 Fiscal Year 2015 grants include: AWARD TABLE. University of Georgia.

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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.

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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$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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DeltaWing partners with DHX Electric Machines; ultra high-torque motors for automotive applications

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DeltaWing Technology Group—creators of the DeltaWing vehicle design ( earlier post )—and DHX Electric Machines —a Georgia Tech spinout and developer and manufacturer of ultra-high torque density electric machines using proprietary and patented direct cooling technology— announced an agreement granting DeltaWing worldwide rights to make, use and sell DHX electric motors and components specifically designed for automotive applications.

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Dow Planning to Build and Operate a Pilot-Scale Algae-to-Ethanol Biorefinery with Algenol Biofuels

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Dow, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and Membrane Technology & Research, Inc. Algenol submitted its formal request last week to obtain a grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for financial support to successfully conduct the pilot. The Dow Chemical Company plans to work with Algenol Biofuels, Inc.

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Shell Oil replacing Ryder diesel trucks with with Ryder LNG trucks for operations in Louisiana and Texas

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Ryder has deployed CNG and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vehicles into the fleets of Ryder customers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Quebec, Canada. Shell Oil Company has signed an agreement with Ryder System for 15 liquefied natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty vehicles supporting oil and gas logistics operations in Lafayette, La. and Houston, Texas.

DOE to provide up to $450M for design and commercialization of small modular nuclear reactors

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The newly announced funding builds on the Obama Administration’s efforts to help revitalize the US nuclear energy industry that include: In 2010, DOE signed a conditional commitment for $8 billion in loan guarantees to support the Vogtle project, in which the Southern Company and Georgia Power are building two new nuclear reactors, helping to create new jobs and export opportunities for American workers and businesses.

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Researchers find that algae-derived natural polysaccharide as a binder yields stable Li-ion battery silicon anode with 8x reversible capacity of graphitic anodes

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Researchers from Clemson University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have identified a promising new binder material for lithium-ion battery electrodes that not only could boost energy storage, but also eliminate the use of toxic compounds now used to manufacture the components. The project was supported by the two universities as well as by a Honda Initiation Grant and a grant from NASA.

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XG Sciences and Oak Ridge National Laboratory launch joint-development program for advanced titanium/graphene composite materials

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and the Georgia Institute of Technology. In Brian Cantor, Patrick Grant, and Hazel Assender (Eds.) XG Sciences, Inc., a manufacturer of graphene nanoplatelets ( earlier post ), has launched a joint program with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop a titanium-graphene metal-matrix composite (MMC) using an advanced powder metallurgy manufacturing process.

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Range Fuels Closes on $80M Loan Guaranteed by USDA for Cellulosic Biofuels Plant

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The proceeds from the $80 million bond will be used to partially finance the first two phases of construction of Range Fuels’ first commercial cellulosic biofuels plant using renewable and sustainable supplies of non-food biomass near Soperton, Georgia. Range Fuels, Inc. has received a loan note guarantee from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and closed its related $80 million bond issuance. Earlier post.)

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USDA Approves Field Testing of ArborGen Freeze-Tolerant Eucalyptus as Biomass Crop

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The permit was granted following the completion of an environmental assessment which found no significant impact for a controlled release of the hybrid. Range Fuels is building a commercial cellulosic biofuels plant near Soperton, Georgia. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a permit to allow ArborGen to move forward with field testing of its freeze-tolerant Eucalyptus hybrid in seven southeastern states.

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USDA to invest up to $100M to boost infrastructure for renewable fuel use; seeks to double number of higher blend ethanol fuel pumps

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Specifically, USDA will administer competitive grants to match funding for state-led efforts to test and evaluate innovative and comprehensive approaches to market higher blends of renewable fuel, such as E15 and E85. USDA has supported efforts to build six new biorefineries to produce advanced biofuels in Louisiana, Georgia, Oregon, Nevada, North Carolina, and Iowa, in addition to two existing facilities in New Mexico and Florida previously supported by the program.

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