LiquidPiston receives SBIR grant to develop X-Engine as hybrid-electric platform for UAVs

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a developer of advanced rotary internal combustion engines for diesel and jet fuels ( earlier post ), received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant from the US Army for the development of its X-Engine as a hybrid-electric propulsion platform for UAVs. LiquidPiston, Inc.,

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Phoenix Motorcars, EasyMile win grant for development of first FMVSS-compliant autonomous shuttle bus in US

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The news comes as part of Houston Metro being selected among projects to receive funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Accelerating Innovative Mobility ( AIM ) grant of nearly $1.5

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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. Startup truckmaker Nikola, which plans to build fuel-cell-powered semi trucks in Arizona, won a $1.7 The company will partner with Department of Energy scientists from Carnegie Mellon University, Northeastern University, and Georgia. semis Nikola

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Velocys receives further £0.5M grant for waste-to-fuels project

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million) of grant funding for the Altalto waste-to-fuels project from the UK Department for Transport (DfT), under the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C). Velocys was awarded a grant of £0.4 of the Stage Two grant available to Velocys. The UK Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, also announced the establishment of a new Jet Zero Council to help make the aviation and aerospace sectors environmentally fit for the future.

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FAA awards $7.5M in research grants for integration of drones into national airspace

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million in research, education, and training grants to universities that comprise the agency’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE). The grants are aimed at continuing and enhancing the safe and successful integration of drones into the nation’s airspace. This is the third round of ASSURE grants for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.

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GM wins US grant to develop solid-state batteries

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General Motors is the latest automaker reported to be working on solid-state lithium batteries, thanks to a $2 million grant from Uncle Sam. The money is part of a larger grant to develop more fuel-efficient powertrains, the fan site GM Authority reports. The company is expected to use the rest of the money to develop a lighter-weight, more. lithium batteries

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CleanSpark, Inc. and ReJoule awarded $2.9M second-life EV battery grant with support from Ford

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The California Energy Commission has awarded an approximately $2.9-million grant to CleanSpark, Inc., The grant is slated to be deployed over the next 30 months. ReJoule, as the primary grant recipient, will develop a battery grading process and degradation model.

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OptiFuel finalizing $2.6M DOE grant to demonstrate RNG hybrid line-haul locomotive

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million US Department of Energy (DOE) grant to demonstrate a pre-production Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) hybrid 4,300 hp line-haul locomotive. This new program, partially funded with the DOE grant, will allow pre-production testing at AAR’s Transportation Technology Center, Inc. OptiFuel Systems, a system integrator of Cummins and BAE Systems hybrid power products for decarbonizing the rail, marine, and microgrid power market, is in the process of finalizing a $2.6

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UC Riverside receives $1.2M grant to build GPUs for autonomous vehicles

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Three UC Riverside engineers have received a $1.2-million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new generation of energy-efficient, energy-elastic, and real-time-aware GPUs suitable for use in resource-constrained environments such as emerging embedded and autonomous systems, including aerial drones and autonomous vehicles.

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California ARB announces grant solicitation for Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced a competitive grant solicitation for one or more grantees to implement the Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19. This solicitation includes an option for new Grant Agreements for fiscal years FY 2019-20 and FY 2020-21, if additional funds become available.

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South Bay Bicycle Coalition Scores $240,000 Grant! Huge Grassroots Victory for Brand New Bike Group

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South Bay Bicycle Coalition members including Redondo Beach Councilman Steve Diels, with County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas and County Department of Public Health Staff upon awarding of the grant.

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Elcora awarded NSERC-ENGAGE grant to support development of graphene supercapacitors

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has been awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)- ENGAGE grant with Dr. Heather Andreas , an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Dalhousie University. —Troy Grant, CEO, Elcora. Engage Grants are designed to give innovative companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian universities and colleges. Nova Scotia-based Elcora Advanced Materials Corp.

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CRI awarded €1.8M EU grant to scale CO2-to-methanol technology

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Carbon Recycling International has been awarded a €1.8-million (US$2.0-million) grant under the EU Horizon 2020 Research Programme to increase the scale of its CO 2 -to-methanol technology, marketed under the trademark Emissions-to-Liquids (ETL). The grant will allow CRI to accelerate efforts to commercialize large scale production plants, expanding the market for ETL technology and use of renewable methanol in Europe.

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California ARB grant solicitation for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced a competitive grant solicitation for an administrator to implement the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20. This solicitation includes an option for new Grant Agreements for fiscal years FY 2020-21 and FY 2021?22,

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University of Kentucky chemist receives NSF grant to study atmospheric reactions of pollution

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University of Kentucky Chemistry Professor Marcelo Guzman has received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research, education and outreach efforts in the field of environmental and atmospheric chemistry. In addition, the grant will support interdisciplinary training in atmospheric chemistry, environmental science and engineering for graduate and undergraduate students at UK, including research assistantships for four chemistry graduate students.

US EPA awards $9.6M in DERA grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in California

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million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to public and private partners in California. The 2018 DERA grants awarded to California will fund the following projects: California Air Resources Board (CARB) received $435,149 to replace 5 heavy-duty school buses with all-electric alternatives throughout California. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $9.6

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$200,000 Google.org Grant to CalCars

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Calcars.org has received a $200,000 grant to continue its advocacy of plug-in hybrid vehicles. Google.org is stepping up to the plate for electricity in cars. Founder Felix Kramer has been dogged and successful in pushing plug-ins into the national and international media.

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California making $450M available in TIRCP Cycle 4 grants for rail and bus projects

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The state of California will make available $450 million in grants to help fund rail and bus investments made by public agencies under the California Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program ( TIRCP ). The 2020 TIRCP grant cycle will program projects starting with the 2020?21 Procurement of electric buses, charging systems, and associated electric bus infrastructure are eligible projects under this program, as well as leasing electric buses and/or batteries.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation awards 10 grants for hydrogen research initiative

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The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) has selected ten researchers to receive grants from the research program to support innovative hydrogen energy solutions launched last year. Toyota received 32 applications; a screening panel of hydrogen energy experts from universities and public research organizations determined the final grant awardees.

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California Energy Commission approves $8M grant for H2 fueling station at Port of Long Beach

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The California Energy Commission approved an $8-million grant to Equilon Enterprises—a fully owned subsidiary of Shell Oil—to develop a high-capacity hydrogen fueling station to service and promote the expansion of zero-emission fuel cell electric Class 8 drayage trucks at the Port of Long Beach.

$13.5M in EPA clean diesel grant funding available

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million in grant funding to help governments and nonprofit organizations switch to cleaner diesel engines. Local governments, tribal agencies and nonprofits can win grants up to $2.14 Since 2008, EPA has awarded nearly 650 grants under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $13.5 million each.

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FTA awarding $130M in Low-No grants for zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and facilities

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The US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced approximately $130 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities.

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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 [.].

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DOE awards Magna a grant to develop and ‘auto qualify’ advanced motor; 1/2 the cost, 8x power density

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Magna has been awarded a grant by the US Department of Energy to develop and ‘auto-qualify’ advanced electric motor technologies for next-generation vehicle propulsion systems.

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Electric shock: Government scraps plug-in grant for hybrids and reduces EV cash

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Electric shock: Government scraps plug-in grant for hybrids and reduces EV cash

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Rice team awarded $3.3M ARPA-E OPEN+ grant to convert methane into carbon nanotubes and hydrogen

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Rice University researchers have won a $3.3-million Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) OPEEN+ grant to develop a method to convert natural gas into carbon nanotubes for materials that can replace metals in large-scale applications.

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EPIC-UCAS Joint Center awards six grants for energy and environmental research in China

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The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) announced the first research grants from the EPIC-UCAS Joint Center for Energy Policy Research in China. Formed in January 2019, the EPIC-UCAS Joint Center supports the development of research-based insights on key energy and environmental issues in China.

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Obama to grant California waiver Monday

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New York Times reports the expected change in federal policy will happen Monday.the centerpiece of Monday’s East Room announcement is Mr. Obama’s directive to the Environmental Protection Agency to immediately begin work on granting the so-called California waiver, which allows the state, a longtime leader in air quality matters, to set its own standards for automobile emissions.

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LanzaTech and partners receive £410k grant from UK government for alcohol-to-jet fuel facility

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The UK government is awarding LanzaTech, Virgin Atlantic and partners a £410k (US$543,000) grant for partial funding of the construction of a large-scale Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) facility producing commercial quantities of fuel in the UK.

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Kia Motors granted Nevada autonomous driving license

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Kia Motors has been granted a licence by the state of Nevada to carry out testing of its autonomous driving technologies on public roads for the first time. Kia—together with sister company Hyundai—hopes to experiment with partially- and fully-autonomous driving technologies in real-world conditions, an important part of its roadmap for autonomous driving.

Last month to claim hybrid van grant

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Public sector fleets have just weeks left to claim grants worth more than £3,400 towards the cost of a new hybrid commercial vehicle. Hybrid cars Ashwoods commercial grant hybrid vanThe Department for Transport’s (DfT) Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Programme (LCVPP) offers the subsidies to buyers of Ashwoods Hybrid Transit light commercial vehicle (LCV), but only on orders placed before March 31, [.].

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LanzaTech and partners receive £410k grant from UK government for alcohol-to-jet fuel facility

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The UK government is awarding LanzaTech, Virgin Atlantic and partners a £410k (US$543,000) grant for partial funding of the construction of a large-scale Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) facility producing commercial quantities of fuel in the UK.

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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.

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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

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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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Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program accepting application for 2017 awards

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Toyota Motor Corporation has begun accepting applications today for this year’s Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program , which is designed to support environmental revitalization and conservation activities aimed at sustainable development both in Japan and overseas. Grants will be provided to NPOs and other private, non-profit organizations and groups (excluding schools) that are promoting practical projects that correspond to the theme. Grant Category.

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Electric van man to get £8,000 grant

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Commercial vehicle buyers will be able to claim grants worth up to £8,000 towards the purchase of seven different electric vans. The list of first electric vans eligible for the new Plug-in Van subsidies have been revealed this morning, before the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) begins distributing the grants from March. Electric cars Department for Transport electric vans grants

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UK government adding £4M to expand plug-in van grants to larger EVs

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million) to the Plug-In Van grant scheme extending the eligibility to larger electric vehicles. tonnes are now be eligible for grants of up to £20,000 (US$24,300). The grant amount is automatically deducted from the price of the vehicle by the dealer when it is purchased, and the dealership also completes all the necessary paperwork. The scheme will be reviewed once 5,000 grants have been processed, or in March 2018, whichever is earlier.

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Toyota and Kenworth collaborate to develop 10 hydrogen fuel-cell T680 trucks as part of ZANZEFF grant

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This collaboration is part of a $41-million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant preliminarily awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the Port of Los Angeles as the prime applicant. The grant monies are part of a larger $82-million program that will put fuel cell electric tractors, hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and zero emissions cargo handling equipment into operation in the ports and Los Angeles basin in 2020.

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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.

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Everything you need to know about the Plug-in Car Grant

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The Plug-in Car Grant has been through a variety of changes since its initial launch in 2011

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Pennsylvania opens $20M Natural Gas Vehicle Grant program

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) began accepting applications 1 December for its Natural Gas Vehicle Grant program, which will provide up to $20 milli on over the next three years to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles. Grant awards will be capped at 50% of the incremental purchase or retrofit cost per vehicle, with a maximum total of $25,000 per vehicle.

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.

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