New waste-to-hydrogen plant in Tokyo to convert wastewater sludge into H2 for vehicles and power generation

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announced the completion of a facility in Tokyo that will convert sewage sludge into renewable hydrogen fuel for fuel cell mobility and power generation. In addition to wastewater sludge, plastic, paper, municipal solid waste and other refuse will be processed.

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New ARPA-E program to award $40M to reduce fuel waste 10X from advanced nuclear reactors

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $40 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program that will limit the amount of waste produced from advanced nuclear reactors, protecting the land and air and increasing the deployment and use of nuclear power as a reliable source of clean energy. Nuclear power production, however, produces approximately 2,000 metric tons of used fuel each year that must be disposed and safely stored.

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Raven SR & Hyzon Motors to build up to 100 waste-to-hydrogen hubs

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a global supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, announced a joint venture to build up to 100 hydrogen hubs across the United States and globally. Raven can also easily process natural and renewable gases alone or combined with solid waste.

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EGEB: Up to 100 US waste-to-hydrogen hubs will power heavy-duty trucks

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Hyzon Motors and Raven will build up to 100 waste-to-hydrogen hubs across the US and globally. more… The post EGEB: Up to 100 US waste-to-hydrogen hubs will power heavy-duty trucks appeared first on Electrek.

Waste-to-hydrogen producer Ways2H announces strategic investment by John Molina and Pacific6 Enterprises

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the developer of a gasification-based process that converts waste into clean hydrogen fuel for mobility, microgrids and power generation ( earlier post ), closed an investment from Pacific6 Enterprises, led by founding partner John C. The patented thermochemical process produces clean hydrogen fuel from municipal solid waste, wastewater sludge, plastics and/or other waste materials, without incineration. Ways2H ?,

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LanzaTech Project DRAGON shortlisted for UK funding; ATJ-SPK from waste

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The feedstock for the facility will be waste-based, low-carbon ethanol, procured from a variety of waste sources. The facility will also have the ability to use ethanol produced from local steel mill waste gases via LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform. In October 2018, the first batch of LanzaTech jet fuel, made by recycling waste industrial gases, was used on a Virgin Atlantic commercial flight from Orlando to London Gatwick.

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Raven SR partners with Republic Services to produce commercial green hydrogen from waste in N California, starting summer 2022

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to convert organic waste to produce green hydrogen at a site in Richmond, California. Raven SR’s first commercial systems will divert a blend of green waste and food waste from the landfill, thereby reducing methane emissions and will have a negative carbon intensity generating a California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credit for fueling stations. Raven SR, a renewable fuels company, is collaborating with Republic Services Inc.

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Baker Institute team says fossil fuel subsidies need global reform

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There is evidence that fossil fuel subsidies are socially inequitable, that they encourage smuggling and waste, and distort economies in ways that undermine economic efficiency while harming the environment and the climate,” wrote Jim Krane, the Wallace S.

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Hyundai and Kia continuing to develop heat pump technology for EVs

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation provided new details on their enhanced heat pump system, deployed in Hyundai and Kia’s global electric vehicle (EV) line-up to maximize their all-electric driving range in low temperatures.

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Repsol and Talgo to develop hydrogen-powered trains

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Spain-based global energy company Repsol and Talgo, a manufacturer of intercity, standard, and high speed passenger trains, will promote a renewable-hydrogen-powered train, fostering emission-free rail transport in the Iberian Peninsula.

Alphabet Energy introduces PowerModules for modular thermoelectric waste heat recovery; partnership with Borla for heavy-duty trucks

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The PowerBlocks thermoelectric materials are p-type tetrahedrites and n-type magnesium silicide (Mg 2 Si) which provide the average ZT of around 1—similar to that obtained by skutterudite (GM, Gentherm) and half-heusler (GMZ) materials used by the DOE Waste Heat 2 (WH2) projects, according to a recent US Department of Energy (DOE) technology assessment. It has long been our goal to be known as the ‘Intel Inside,’ or in our case, the ‘Alphabet Inside’ of waste heat recovery.

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Tesla Model S Plaid receives scathing review from Edmunds: ‘A waste of money’

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Edmunds , which lists itself as the “global authority for unbiased, unvarnished automotive advice, news, reviews and deals for over 50 years,” opted to take the opposite stance on the vehicle. He also argued that the idea of releasing a car with that much power was “daft.”

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GMZ Energy announces new, high-power thermoelectric module: TG16-1.0

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GMZ Energy, a developer of high temperature thermoelectric generation (TEG) solutions, has introduced the TG16-1.0 , a new thermoelectric module capable of producing twice the power of the company’s first product, the TG8-1.0. By doubling the power density, GMZ’s new module substantially increases performance while maintaining a minimal footprint. and a high power density, the company says. The unit generated an output power well in excess of its 200 watt design goal.

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Altalto waste-to-jet fuel plant advances in UK; BA, Shell, Velocys

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The proposed plant would take more than 500,000 tonnes each year of non-recyclable everyday household and commercial solid waste destined for landfill or incineration such as meal packaging, diapers and takeaway coffee cups and convert it into more than 60 million liters (15.85

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Alphabet Energy closes $23.5M Series C; thermoelectric waste-heat-to-power for oil & gas and automotive

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Alphabet Energy, a startup commercializing low-cost, efficient thermoelectric materials for power generation leveraging technology initially developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ( earlier post , earlier post ), has closed a $23.5-million Series C round of financing. Alphabet Energy’s Power Generating Combustor (PGC) for oil and gas flares has seen strong commercial traction in helping oil and gas operators mitigate permitting risk and meet remote power needs.

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BASF boosts support for sustainable road construction with global distribution rights for RheoFalt rejuvenator

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RheoFalt HP-AM, a powerful rejuvenator, enables 100% recycling of old asphalt, and has been scoring outstanding results in internal and external tests for 10 years. If the old asphalt is not recycled, the result is large quantities of waste.

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First reference installation of Opcon Waste Heat Recovery technology for ships; potential for 5–10% fuel savings

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Opcon, in collaboration with Wallenius Marine, recently completed the first reference installation of its Waste Heat Recovery technology for ocean-going vessels in a project supported by the Swedish Energy Agency. The Opcon systems generate electricity from low-value waste heat in the vessel’s steam and cooling system. each powered by a STX/MAN-B&W diesel engine, type. By utilizing waste heat and recovering the energy, significant environmental gains can be made.

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Ballard Power Systems and Quantron partner for the development of hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks

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Ballard, a global leader in fuel cell technologies, and QUANTRON, a global leader in electric vehicle integration have formed a strategic partnership for the development of hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks. delivery truck, a 44t heavy duty truck and a municipal waste collection truck.

SEAT reduces waste by 34% since 2010, expects to achieve 60% reduction by 2025

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Since 2010, SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, has improved its production-related environmental footprint by 34% on average with measures to emit less CO 2 and fewer volatile organic compounds, generate less waste and consume less water and energy. Over the next few months, the company will implement measures designed to reduce production waste by up to 60% in the next six years. less waste.

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Global investment in renewable power reached $270.2B in 2014, ~17% up from 2013; biofuel investment fell 8% to 10-year low

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Global investment in renewable power and fuels (excluding large hydro-electric projects) was $270.2 Additional highlights of the 9 th annual Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 report include: China saw by far the biggest renewable energy investments in 2014—a record $83.3 Wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-power, geothermal, small hydro and marine power contributed an estimated 9.1% Biomass Fuels Power Generation Solar Wind

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Cyclone Power Technologies and Phoenix Power Group reach milestone with waste oil engine system

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Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. and Phoenix Power Group LLC have successfully completed fabrication, assembly and initial testing of the first pre-production Waste Heat Engines (WHE-25) manufactured by TopLine Energy Systems.( The Phoenix-10 Waste Oil Power Generator (P-10) is scheduled for commercial production in 2012. Powered by the Cyclone WHE-25 external combustion engine, each P-10 generator system is designed to produce 7.5

BNEF: global investment in energy transition hit $500B in 2020; $139B on EVs and infrastructure

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Global investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) tripled to $3 billion, and that in hydrogen was $1.5 Clean power generation and electric transport are seeing heavy inflows, but need to see further increases in spending as costs fall.

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Blue Marble Biomaterials launches first zero-waste chemical biorefinery

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A photobioreactor and algae perform the “water recycling”; the pelletized solid waste material will be used in the gasifier. has launched the first zero-waste chemical biorefinery in the US in Missoula, Montana. The facility will produce 72 tons of fine chemicals a year and only purified water and pellet fuel for wood-boilers as its waste. If we have fixed feedstock [such as the waste spent grain], we have price stability.

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Cyclone Power Technologies receives patent on Waste Heat Engine; product launch slated for later this year

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Cyclone Power Technologies, developer of the external combustion Cyclone Engine, announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has allowed the company a patent on its scalable waste energy recycling engine known as the WHE (Waste Heat Engine). Designed to run on waste heat from the exhaust of small industrial furnaces, diesel engines and gas turbines, Cyclone’s WHE has also been adapted for other recovered energy applications.

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2021 Nissan Rogue company’s 1st global model built using closed-loop recycling system for aluminum parts

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The 2021 Nissan Rogue is the company’s first global model built using a “closed-loop” recycling system for aluminum parts. It also promotes the use of materials that don’t rely on newly mined resources, as well as the reduction of waste from factories.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Completes First Unit of Latest Version of Waste Heat Recovery System for Marine Engines

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MHI) has completed its first unit of the STG (Super Turbo Generating) System, a marine-use, high-efficiency, combined power generation system that utilizes waste heat and the exhaust gas from diesel engines. The STG System reduces the fuel cost of vessels by 10%, effectively recovers exhaust gas energy and ultimately contributes to efforts to prevent global warming, according to MHI. times more power generation than the basic MERS system, according to MHI.

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Nissan reaches 50% thermal efficiency with next-generation e-POWER system; STARC

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Nissan announced a breakthrough in engine efficiency, reaching 50% thermal efficiency with its in-development, next-generation e-POWER system. Nissan’s e-POWER system utilizes an on-board gasoline engine to provide electrical energy to the e-powertrain battery pack. Nissan’s electrification strategy promotes the development of e-powertrains and high-performance batteries for EVs, with e-POWER representing another important strategic pillar. The Nissan e-POWER System.

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LanzaTech produces 1,500 gallons of alcohol-to-jet fuel from waste gases for Virgin Atlantic

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In a milestone for the low-carbon fuel project, LanzaTech has produced 1,500 gallons of jet fuel from waste industrial gases from steel mills via a fermentation process for Virgin Atlantic. Steel production produces waste carbon monoxide (CO) gas, which is frequently flared (burnt off) to the atmosphere as greenhouse gas CO2 (or sometimes used less efficiently for other purposes).

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British Airways partners with Velocys on renewable jet fuel from household waste

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British Airways has entered a partnership with Velocys to design a series of waste plants that convert household waste into renewable jet fuel to power its fleet. The first plant will take hundreds of thousands of tonnes of household waste per-year, destined for landfill or incineration, including diapers, plastic food containers and chocolate bar wrappers, and convert it into clean-burning, sustainable fuels.

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Opcon to Install Waste Heat Recovery System on Wallenius Ship; Targeting an Initial 4-6% in Fuel Savings

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Basic operation of the Opcon Powerbox ORC waste heat recovery system. Opcon, the Sweden-based energy and environmental technology Group, will install an Opcon Powerbox—an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) waste heat recovery system—on one of Wallenius’ ships. The initial installation, which aims to utilize waste heat for production of electricity onboard, is expected to achieve a fuel saving of between 4-6%; it will be the first installation of the Opcon Powerbox onboard a ship.

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Velocys, Waste Management, NRG Energy and Ventech form JV for small-scale gas-to-liquids plants

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Velocys plc, a developer of smaller-scale microchannel gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, has entered a joint venture (JV) with Waste Management, NRG Energy (NRG), and Ventech Engineers International (Ventech) to develop gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants in the United States and other select geographies. Waste Management intends to supply renewable gas and, in certain cases, project sites. Ventech is a global leader in the design and construction of modular refineries.

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Hyzon Motors signs MoU with Superior Pak for up to 20 hydrogen-powered refuse collection vehicles

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Hyzon Motors, a global supplier of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, announced a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and to supply 20 refuse collection vehicles (RCV) together with Superior Pak, an Australian manufacturer of waste-handling equipment. Orders are currently being accepted for the balance of 15 vehicles with expected demand from local governments as well as waste collection operators across Australia.

Alcoa exploring technology to reduce carbon emissions in alumina refining; MVR powered by renewable energy

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Electricity sourced from renewable energy would power compressors to turn waste vapor into steam, which would then be used to provide refinery process heat. The MVR technology powered by renewable energy could reduce an alumina refinery’s carbon footprint by 70%.

GM Receives $2.7M ARPA-E Award to Explore Thermomechanical Waste Heat Recovery Using SMA Heat Engine

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Concept diagram of an SMA heat engine for power generation from waste engine heat. million (subject to final negotiation with DOE) to support building a prototype thermomechanical waste heat recovery system using a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) heat engine to generate electricity from the heat in automotive exhaust. Prior to joining GM R&D, Aase was at GE Global Research.). Alan Taub, GM vice president of global R&D.

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Tenneco/Gentherm showcasing prototype of thermoelectric generator for waste heat recovery; targeting 5% fuel economy improvement

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Tenneco and Gentherm (formerly BSST/Amerigon) are part of a US Department of Energy (DOE) consortium actively developing a thermoelectric generator (TEG) for capturing waste exhaust heat in vehicles and converting it to electrical energy to be used to power electrical systems within the vehicle. Gentherm is supplying modular, cylindrical-shaped thermoelectric cartridges that convert waste heat from the exhaust into electricity.

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Air Products to build, own and operate world’s largest advanced gasification energy-from-waste facility

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Air Products will build and operate the world’s largest renewable energy plant in the UK using advanced gasification energy-from-waste (EfW) technology. The plant is expected to produce enough electricity to power up to 50,000 homes. Offering an innovative growth opportunity, it allows us to further extend our leading position in the global energy market and continue to deliver on Air Products’ commitment to sustainability.

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Steep increase in global CO2 emissions despite reductions by industrialized countries; driven by power generation and road transport

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Global CO 2. After a decline in global CO 2 emissions in 2009 of 1% (including a. correction for the leap year 2008), global emissions have. in the last two decades, 2 %20emissions%20report%20-%2021%20Sept.pdf">according to the newly published report “Long-term trend in global CO 2 emissions,” prepared by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. Indexed global CO 2.

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Study projects global carbon footprint from ICT will be equivalent to half of transportation’s current level by 2040

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In a paper published in the Journal of Cleaner Production , Associate Professor Lotfi Belkhir and Ahmed Elmeligi, a recent grad, assessed the global carbon footprint of the overall ICT industry, including the contribution from the main consumer devices, the data centers and communication networks, and compared it with total worldwide GHGE. Data centers: servers, communication, storage, cooling and power.

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NSF and DOE Issue Solicitation for Automotive Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Projects; Up to $9M in Total Funding Over 3 Years

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Six key elements of a thermoelectric waste heat recovery module for vehicle applications. The Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation in partnership with the US Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program has issued a solicitation for proposals for thermoelectric waste heat recovery devices for automotive applications. Automotive thermoelectric waste heat recovery. Tags: Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery

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Study finds urban waste heat affects temperatures across thousands of miles, warming some areas and cooling others

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The waste heat generated by everyday activities in metropolitan areas—which is distinct from the urban heat island effect—alters the character of the jet stream and other major atmospheric systems, affecting temperatures across thousands of miles, significantly warming some areas and cooling others, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. This is because the total human-produced waste heat is only about 0.3%

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GE study finds 5% of worlds natural gas production wasted per year by flaring

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A newly released GE study — Flare Gas Reduction: Recent Global Trends and Policy Considerations —estimates that 5% of the world’s natural gas production is wasted by burning or “flaring” unused gas each year, despite some progress on the flaring issue. Worldwide, billions of cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas are wasted annually, typically as a by-product of oil extraction. It will help slow global warming while also saving scarce natural resources.

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Siemens researching thermoelectric waste heat recovery for lower grade exhaust; industrial and mobile application

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Siemens is researching technologies that would allow waste heat from vehicles and industrial facilities to be used efficiently. For example, the gas turbines in natural gas power plants produce exhaust gas that is used to generate steam for the operation of a steam turbine. The chemical industry, as another example, uses waste heat from reactions in order to preheat other substances, for example.

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EPA recognizes Volkswagen Chattanooga with a Green Power Leadership Award for on-site generation

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MW solar park at Chattanooga is owned and operated by Silicon Ranch; VW has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement. Volkswagen Chattanooga has received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—the only automaker to be so recognized. The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power users for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market.

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