Tesla granted patent on metal-air battery charging

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When it comes to Tesla and electric-car batteries, the eyes of most analysts are currently on the automaker's "Gigafactory," which began battery-cell production earlier this year. The Gigafactory is expected to build cells in massive numbers, but using a variation of the same lithium-ion chemistry that currently dominates in the electric-car. Batteries Patent plug-in cars metal-air battery

Nomadic Power receives €2M grant for “MobileBattery” project; trailer-mounted Li-ion pack for vehicle and home

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U.K. Extends Green-Car Grants To Double Buyers By 2018

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The plug-in car grant was introduced in 2011, and was originally scheduled to expire in early 2016. The U.K. government will extend and expand an incentive program for green cars that had been set to end in the coming year. But the program will now run until March 2018, with some modifications, according to The Guardian. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars. Green Plug-In Hybrids UK incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

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Honda of Canada Mfg. to invest $492M in Ontario manufacturing plants; $83.6M in government grants

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Both the federal and Ontario governments will provide conditional grants up to $41.8 Honda of Canada Mfg. HCM), a division of Honda Canada Inc., will invest $492 million over the next three years to allow the company to modernize its Ontario manufacturing facilities and to improve its manufacturing carbon footprint significantly—part of Honda’s global initiatives. The new investment brings Honda’s total Canadian facilities investment to over $4.7 billion.

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Electric car sales accelerate in the UK with record grant uptake

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Over a quarter of all the UK’s plug-in vehicles purchased through the Plug-in Car and Van Grants were sold in the last three month, according to the latest statistics from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

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New Mitsubishi 4x4 SUV qualifies for Plug-in Car Grant

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Mitsubishi’s first plug-in hybrid, the Outlander PHEV has been approved for the Government’s Plug-in Car Grants which means that the new will cost from around £35,000 after the grant worth £5,000.


Trump EPA ordered to remove climate science; gag order, grant freeze too

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Following the removal of all mentions of climate change from the White House website, the new administration has apparently trained its sites on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA and a handful of other government agencies are now reportedly under gag orders: employees are forbidden to discuss ongoing changes, post new material on. Politics EPA global warming climate change science Donald Trump

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EPA report: diesel engine grant program has delivered major air, public health benefits

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Clean diesel grants aimed at cleaning up old diesel engines have greatly improved public health by cutting harmful pollution that causes premature deaths, asthma attacks, and missed school and workdays, according to a new report by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). DERA grants and rebates are gradually replacing legacy engines with cleaner diesel engines. It also estimates the impacts from grants funded in fiscal years 2011-2013.

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Uno-X Hydrogen awarded $2.45M grant for H2 production facility and two fueling stations in Bergen

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Uno-X Hydrogen AS has been awarded a grant of NOK 19.8 million (US$2.45 million) from the Norwegian public enterprise Enova SF for an expansion of the Norwegian hydrogen network with one hydrogen production facility and two hydrogen fueling stations in Bergen. Enova SF is a Norwegian public enterprise responsible for the promotion of environmentally friendly production and consumption of energy.

Global Bioenergies obtains a €400K grant from BMBF to produce renewable gasoline additives; Audi to use for engine testing

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France-based Global Bioenergies announced that its German subsidiary, Global Bioenergies GmbH, secured a €400,000 (US$446,000) grant from the BMBF (the German federal ministry for research and education) to finance a 14-month-project aimed at producing renewable gasoline additives.

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Zero Electric Motorcycles Cuts Prices, Sells To Police, Gets Big Grant Too

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While its competitor Brammo sold itself to Polaris, the electric-motorcycle maker Zero continues to follow its own path. Each year it has significantly improved the performance of its line of motorcycles. And, Zero Motorcycles has attracted high-level executives from within the motorcycle and automotive industries. DON'T MISS: 2015 Electric. police California electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

Cameron confirms £20m electric car grant to Nissan

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Nissan is to receive a £20 million grant towards the production of its electric cars in the UK, the new Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed yesterday. The grant-initially approved by the old Labour government-was thought to be under threat after the new coalition government started a spending review. Tags: Nissan David Cameron grant investment leaf plant PM Sunderland £20 million

Home EV charging grants on hold, while OLEV dithers

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New electric car owners are being left without home charging points, as uncertainty hangs over the Domestic Chargepoint Grants, as they enter a period of review by the Government.

MSU-led regional team awarded $6M NSF grant to research biofuel, carbon capture technologies

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The $6 million grant was one of 11 grants recently awarded through the NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). A regional interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University has received $6 million from the National Science Foundation to address questions about whether biofuels and carbon capture technologies can be sustainably introduced into the Upper Missouri River Basin.

WSU Tri-Cities researchers receive $50K NSF grant to test market potential for lignin pathway for biojet

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Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have been awarded a $50,000 National Science Foundation I-Corps grant to explore the commercialization potential of their new pathway for biojet from biomass waste. For the NSF I-Corps grant, Yang and his team are working under the mentorship of Terri L.

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NIST awards $7.4M in grants for additive manufacturing research

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

Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrid qualifies for electric car grant

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The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has approved its most expensive car yet to qualify for its Plug-in Car Grants. Starting from £88,967, the model will cost from £83,967 once the full £5,000 subsidy is deducted.

Cal Energy awards GTI $1M grant to demo production-intent version of CWI 6.7L medium-duty natural gas engine with HD-OBD

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The California Energy Commission awarded the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) a $1-million grant to demonstrate a production-intent advanced version of the Cummins Westport Inc. The California Energy Commission also awarded GTI two grants totaling nearly $2 million to demonstrate new waste heat recovery systems for industrial furnaces and steam boilers. received a $1-million grant to demonstrate an integrated high-efficient solar thermal system in the Central Valley.

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Carmakers warn UK electric car grants are ‘critical’

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Los Angeles Gets State Grant To Test Electric-Car Sharing Program

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California has more electric cars than any other state, but officials have recently redirected their focus toward getting those cars into the hands of lower-income drivers. The state recently adjusted the rules of its electric-car tax credit to steer funds away from the wealthiest buyers. And now a new initiative will give low-income individuals. Green California Car Sharing Los Angeles plug-in cars

Plug-in car grants sell 500 electric cars

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The plug-in car grants are getting off to a slow start, according to The Guardian. The grants, which award electric car buyers up to [.]. Electric cars electric car grant Nissan LEAF Plug-in Car GrantsJust 534 electric cars have so far been registered under the scheme in the first quarter of 2011. The figure was revealed in parliamentary answer by junior transport minister Norman Baker.

EPA grants California emissions waiver

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The US state of California has been granted a waiver request enabling it to enforce its own greenhouse gas emissions standard for new cars starting with the current model year. The request has been granted by the US Environmental Agency (EPA) after it found that California’s car manufacturers are already in compliance with the MY2009 Pavley requirement and are already tracking to compliance for 2010.

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Plug-in Car Grants extend to vans

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The government’s plug-in car grants scheme is to be extended to vans, with buyers of electric commercials to be allowed to claim up to £8,000 off their new EV. Green credentials commercials cost electric vehicles incentive Plug-in Car Grants vansAnnounced this morning by Transport Minister Norman Baker, the new scheme for vans will allow owners to receive 20 per cent off the cost of a [.].

Obama Visits Detroit Auto Show, Checks Out Chevy Bolt EV Electric Car

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Detroit Auto Show obama Barack Obama plug-in cars Government loans Government grantsOnly three U.S. presidents in history have visited the Detroit Auto Show in its century-plus of existence: Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960, Bill Clinton in 1999, and now Barack Obama, yesterday. At various points during the day, the president lauded the ongoing recoveries of the city of Detroit itself as well as the domestic automakers, including the.

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CA issues $9 million in grants for electric-car fast charger installations

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California will issue nearly $9 million in grants for the installation of electric-car DC fast-charging stations along the state's highways. This will create a charging network to link up the country's most populous state with the West Coast Electric Highway already developed by Oregon and Washington. That will, in turn, make it easier for. California natural gas plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

Cooper Tire and BRDI consortium partners report significant progress on grant to develop guayule polymer for tires

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the public-private consortium behind the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) grant, “Securing the Future of Natural Rubber—an American Tire and Bioenergy Platform from Guayule,” reported several key advancements emerging from the group’s work over the past year. ARS also reported on its work under the grant to sequence the guayule genome. Grant partner PanAridus has the role of raw materials supplier for the project.

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Hybrid in the house: Grants available for Ashwoods Transit vans

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Housing associations can now get in on the growing market for hybrid vans as a Government initiative offers grants towards the cost. Hybrid cars Ashwoods DfT grant hybridThe Department for Transport will pay the difference between a conventional market offering and a hybrid equivalent, through its Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Programme (LCVPP). The programme was first established to help central [.].

Cal Energy Commission grants $2.4M for Class 8 fuel cell hybrid trucks at ports; $1.2M for PEV fleet and V2G software upgrade

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The California Energy Commission approved a grant of $2.4 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) under the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program to build and to test seven hybrid fuel-cell, Class 8 trucks to transport cargo at the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports. The Commission also approved $1.2

DuPont Industrial Biosciences awarded grant for high-efficiency biogas enzyme production

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences has been awarded a grant from the European Commission to demonstrate high-efficiency enzyme production to increase biogas yields as part of the DEMETER project, funded from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program.

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Ohio bill would grant permanent subsidies to coal-fired power plants

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It's now widely acknowledged that the energy and electricity-generation landscape is changing rapidly. The U.S. has vastly increased its oil and gas production, driving down prices of fossil fuels globally. At the same time, ever-cheaper renewable energy—not only solar, but surprisingly fast-growing wind generation—is now. Ohio electric utilities electricity costs state laws fossil fuels

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DOE awarding $72M in 73 Phase II SBIR/STTR grants

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The US Department of Energy will award 73 grants totaling $72 million to 68 small businesses in 24 states. Small businesses that demonstrated technical feasibility for innovations during their Phase I grants competed for funding for prototype or processes development during Phase II. Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, the latest selections are for Phase II research and development.

EU grants €41.8 million for electric vehicle research

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The EU is to support a four-year, €41.8 million partnership to accelerate the development and up-take of electric cars across Europe. Green eMotion initiative will work in partnerships with forty two partners from a wide range of industry segments including utilities firms, electric car manufacturers, municipalities, universities and technology and research institutions The aim of [.]. Electric cars EC electric vehicles eu fund research Transport 2050

Volvo’s plug-in hybrid qualifies for £5,000 grant for buyers

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It’s the news we’ve been waiting to hear.Volvo’s ground-breaking new Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid will be eligible for the Government’s Plug-in Car Grant worth £5,000 to buyers. Volvo electric car Plug-in Car Grants plug-in hybrid Volvo V60 Plug-in

Why our £5,000 Government grant for plug-in cars needs rethinking

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Yesterday a report on electric car ownership in California was published by the state’s Center for Sustainable Energy.

Butamax granted key isobutanol US Patent

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Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC—the joint venture between BP and DuPont for the commercialization of biobutanol—has been granted a US patent (#7851188) encompassing its isobutanol producing. biocatalyst. The patent is entitled “ Fermentive Production of Four Carbon Alcohols ” Butamax has filed an extensive patent portfolio for its proprietary technology across the biofuel value chain, including biocatalyst, bioprocess and fuels.

Mitsubishi announces approved EV dealers

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The Japanese brand’s i-MiEV model went on sale this month just as Government grants for electric cars became available to the public. Mitsubishi dealership electric car grant i miev Plug-in Car Grants SalesMitsubishi has released details of its nominated dealers which are to become fully functioning EV Sales Centre as the car maker releases its first electric car model.

FTA LoNo grant recipients to purchase 35 Proterra electric transit buses

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Proterra announced that eight new and existing customers have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Grants. The 2016 LoNo grant winners will use their funds, a total of $22.8 million, to purchase 35 Catalyst buses, bringing Proterra’s total number of firm orders to 287 vehicles from 38 cities across the United States. With more than 2.4

DOE and A123 Systems agree on 2-year extension to grant contract

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million grant DOE awarded to A123 on 5 August 2009 from the current 2 December 2012 to 2 December 2014. The grant, which was awarded under the DOE’s Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative, is being used to fund the construction of new lithium-ion battery manufacturing facilities in Michigan. In a form 8-K filing with the SEC, A123 Systems reported that it and the US Department of Energy (DOE) have agreed to extend the term of the $249.1

UK drivers turn to electric car grants

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Grants for electric and hybrid cars have taken off in the UK – with take-up leaping by 20 per cent during the first half of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars green cars plug-in car grant Plug-in van grantsAccording to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), 134 more claims were registered during the period. Greenwise Business reports that as [.].

UK government extends Plug-In Car Grant to vans for up to $12,300

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This is an extension of the Plug-In Car Grant which offers 25%—up to £5,000 (US$7,700)—to motorists buying a new plug-in car. Ministers have also re-confirmed there is funding secured for this grant until 2015. During the first year of the scheme, 1,052 eligible vehicles were registered and, up to 31 December 2011, 892 applications were made for the Plug-In Car Grant (Quarter 1; 465; Quarter 2 215; Quarter 3 106; Quarter 4 106).

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