Kansas Geological Survey Receives $5M Grant to Study CO2 Storage

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The Kansas Geological Survey based at the University of Kansas has received a nearly $5 million grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to study the feasibility of storing carbon dioxide underground. Awarded as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the grant is the largest ever received by the Kansas Geological Survey. Kansas Geological Survey geologists Lynn Watney and Saibal Bhattacharya are leading the investigation.

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NSF funds U of Kansas researcher developing machine learning technology to monitor and prevent thermal runaway in Li-ion batteries

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Supported by a new five-year, $500,000- grant from the National Science Foundation, a researcher from the University of Kansas is developing machine learning technology to monitor and prevent overheating in lithium-ion batteries. As part of the work under the new grant, several KU students will be trained in the battery modeling, data analysis and machine learning to develop the desired models and methods that will potentially push the thermal safety of batteries to new heights.

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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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USDOT FTA announces $182M in Low-No grants for transit vehicles & facilities nationwide

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The project selections were approved as part of the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting equipment and facilities. A few examples of 2021 Low-No grant projects include: The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will receive nearly $7 million to purchase battery electric buses and charging equipment, upgrade its Southside bus depot and provide workforce training.

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USDA and DOE award $47M in RD grants for biofuel, bioenergy and biobased product projects

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Grant recipients are required to contribute a minimum of 20% of matching funds for research and development projects and 50% of matching funds for demonstration projects. University of Kansas Center for Research , Lawrence, Kan.,

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USDA invests $26 million in biofuel infrastructure to expand availability of higher-blend renewable fuels in 23 states

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The announcement includes investments in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas and Wisconsin. Examples of projects include: In California, AltAir Paramount LLC will use a $1.5-million grant to install a pump, safety infrastructure and piping at its fuel distribution facility.

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. Manufacturing: Kansas City, MO; Deployment: Several partners’ fleets.

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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Like the Recovery Act-funded projects, the annual Clean Cities projects include grants for vehicles, infrastructure, and education. The stations will provide additional CNG fueling in cities and along the Interstate corridors that pass through Kansas City – East to West on I-70 and North to South on I-35. Geographical distribution of Clean Cities Recovery Act awards. Click to enlarge.

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies secures $17M in Series A financing

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ClearFlame’s solution, grounded in technology developed during doctoral studies at Stanford University and validated using more than $3 million in grant funding, elevates combustion temperatures in order to enable use of non-traditional fuels without sacrificing performance.

EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $46 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants, subject to the availability of funds. Virgin Islands) will accept applications requesting up to $2,500,000 in grant funds.

ClearFlame Engine Technologies secures $2.5M to advance diesel-free truck demonstration; ethanol-fueled MCCI

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million in additional financing from several investors, including the Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas and Illinois Corn Growers Associations. ClearFlame’s solution, grounded in technology developed during doctoral studies at Stanford University and validated using more than $3 million in grant funding, addresses this problem by elevating combustion temperatures in order to enable use of non-traditional fuels without sacrificing performance.

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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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DOT and DOE announce nearly $5B over 5 years for new national EV charging network; $615M in FY2022

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A second, competitive grant program designed to further increase EV charging access in locations throughout the country, including in rural and underserved communities, will be announced later this year. Kansas. The US Departments of Transportation and Energy announced nearly $5 billion that will be made available under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program to build out a national electric vehicle charging network.

Enova Announces Incremental 100 System Order from Smith Electric Vehicles

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The order for 100 Enova 120kW drive systems will be installed into Smith Newton trucks in Kansas City, MO. This order is a part of the expected 500+ units through 2011 funded via the $32M DOE award granted to SEV earlier this year. The $32-million grant is being used to offset the cost of future vehicle development and to incentivize customers to participate in a vehicle demonstration program. Enova Systems, Inc.

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USDA announces state finalists for $100M Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership for pumps with higher ethanol blends

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 21 states will receive $100 million in grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to add infrastructure needed to supply more renewable fuel to drivers in the US. With a more than 1:1 match from private and state resources, USDA estimates that the BIP grants will support nearly 5,000 pumps at over 1,400 fueling stations across the country. Kansas.

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Smith Electric Vehicles Orders 50 Enova Drive Systems

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This order follows two from earlier in the year, totaling 120 units year-to-date, and will be installed into Smith Newton trucks manufactured in Kansas City. Smith Electric Vehicles was recently awarded a $32-million grant by the US Department of Energy (DOE) which is being used to offset the cost of future vehicle development and to incentivize customers to participate in a vehicle demonstration program.

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USDA: $210M to be invested in renewable fuel pump infrastructure through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

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In May 2015, USDA announced the availability of $100 million in grants through the BIP, and that to apply states and private partners match the federal funding by a 1:1 ratio. The 21 states participating in the BIP include Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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6.8M gallons in new contracts for Redeem renewable natural gas

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The City has also received $1.1-million in grant funding to expand and upgrade the station. The Kansas City region remains committed to displacing diesel fuel with cleaner-burning CNG. Recent vehicle replacements by the City of Kansas City, Missouri and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will displace an anticipated 5 million total gallons of diesel over the life of the vehicles. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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US DOE Awards Additional $22M to Smith Electric Vehicles US Corp; $32M Total

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation to receive $32 million in grant funding toward the production of all-electric, zero emissions commercial trucks. Smith’s original DOE grant of $10 million announced on 5 August 2009 has been increased by $22 million./p> Smith’s Kansas City assembly plant and corporate office currently employ approximately 50 people.

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7 finalists announced for USDOT Smart City Challenge; Amazon Web Services new partner

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The finalists are: Austin, TX; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; and San Francisco, CA. Secretary Foxx was joined by representatives of the seven city finalists, including Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, Kansas City Mayor Sly James, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales for the announcement at the C3 Connected Mobility Showcase being held during the South by Southwest conference (SXSW).

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Nebraska and 6 other states file brief opposing enforcement of California LCFS

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The states of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opposing enforcement of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). If granted, the stay by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals would allow California to continue enforcement of the regulation pending appeal.

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. Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska): EPA is requesting proposals between $300,000 and $1,500,000.

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Alcoa Foundation awards Ohio State University $400K to research light-weight, metal-based, vehicle structures

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The Alcoa Foundation recently awarded a $400,000 grant to the Ohio State University (OSU) Institute for Materials Research in support of innovative design and manufacturing technologies that will enable the creation of lighter, more environmentally friendly vehicle structures. The Alcoa Foundation grant will allow us to study new and innovative joining strategies that are tailored to each material combination and each loading type,” he said.

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EPA awards $4.5M to advance air monitoring technology

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These grants will help fund research projects that explore how scientific data can be effectively gathered and used by communities to learn about local air quality. The grants, which are funded through the EPA’s Science to Achieve Results ( STAR ) program, are being awarded to the following: Carnegie Mellon University will research the accuracy of air pollution sensors and the usefulness of the sensor data. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award a total of $4.5

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CleanFUEL USA Secures $12.9 Million from US DOE for 100+ Propane Refueling Stations

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million in two stimulus grants to CleanFUEL USA to establish more than 100 liquid propane (autogas) refueling stations in major US cities in coordination with CleanFUEL USA partners, including ConocoPhillips. The second phase will target 14 cities (Kansas City, Los Angeles, San Antonio/Austin, Oklahoma City, St. The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $12.9

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Columbus, Ohio wins $40M DOT Smart City Challenge; $10M more from Vulcan, $90M from private partners

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The seven finalist cities that were announced at South by Southwest (SXSW) in March—Austin, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Portland, and San Francisco—all presented innovative concepts, proposing to create new first-of-a-kind corridors for autonomous vehicles to move city residents, to electrify city fleets, and to collectively equip over thirteen thousand buses, taxis, and cars with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication.

US State Department to issue Final EIS on Keystone XL pipeline in August; additional meetings in affected states

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During September, the State Department will also host public meetings in the capitals of each of the six states through which the proposed pipeline would pass—Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas—with an additional meeting in the Sand Hills region in Nebraska and along the Gulf Coast near Port Arthur, Texas.

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Researchers modify camelina to produce highest levels yet in transgenic plant oil of novel lipid acetyl-TAG; biofuel and industrial use

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Researchers at Kansas State University led by Professor Timothy Durrett and their colleagues at Michigan State University and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln have engineered Camelina sativa —a non-food oilseed crop—to produce high levels (up to 85 mol%) of acetyl-triacylglycerols (acetyl-TAGs, or ac-TAGs)—a novel plant oil lipid with possible biofuel or industrial uses. million joint US Department of Agriculture and Department of Energy grant.

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3 Electric Vehicle Trends in the Growing Market

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Unequal Growth Granted, these global statistics don’t represent even growth throughout all countries. But, at this point, the only states that don’t have incentives to some degree are the Dakotas, Kansas, Kentucky and West Virginia. The electric vehicle (EV) market is growing — fast.

Abengoa opens cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton; 1st commercial deployment of Abengoa enzymatic hydrolysis

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Abengoa held the grand opening of its cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, located about 90 miles (145 km) southwest of Dodge City. Abengoa received a $132.4-million loan guarantee and a $97-million grant through the Department of Energy to support construction of the Hugoton facility. The Hugoton cellulosic ethanol plant covers 400 acres, more than 380 of which will be used to store biomass from local farmers. Click to enlarge.

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USDA to award $25M for R&D for next-generation biofuels

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Grant recipients are required to contribute a minimum of 20% matching funds for research and development projects and 50% matching funds for demonstration projects. The following projects have been selected for awards: Kansas State University, $5,078,932.

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State of Texas to Submit Bid for Battery Consortium

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Between 1988 and 1993, Sematech raised $990 million in government grants and private investment to help US manufacturers recapture their lead in semiconductor technology. Texas will be competing against seven other states—Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina—for the battery project, which could bring more than 2,500 jobs over five years and attract battery-related suppliers to the state. “.There Statesman.com.

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USDA and DOE award $12.2M to 10 research projects to accelerate bioenergy crop production and spur economic impact

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The US Departments of Energy (DOE) and Agriculture (USDA) have awarded 10 grants totaling $12.2 The 10 projects are located in California, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia: Association Mapping of Cell Wall Synthesis Regulatory Genes and Cell Wall Quality in Switchgrass. Jianming Yu, Kansas State University, Manhattan.

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Your Guide to Electric-Vehicle Charging-Station Tax Credits

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Various tax and grant programs are available in every state except Alaska, Kansas, Kentucky, North Dakota, South Dakota and West Virginia.

President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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By late summer, the Federal Railroad Administration will begin awarding the first round of grants. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville). The merit-driven process will result in federal grants as soon as late summer 2009. Providing grants to complete individual projects that are “ready to go” with completed environmental and preliminary engineering work – with an emphasis on near term job creation.

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Transcanada restarts Keystone oil sands pipeline operations

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TransCanada Corporation said that its 590,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) capacity Keystone Pipeline system resumed transporting oil sands crude on Sunday, 5 June, after a shutdown 29 May following an above-ground spill at a pump station in Kansas involving less than 10 barrels of oil. The Department of State expects to make a decision on whether to grant or deny the permit before the end of 2011.

DOE Selects Seven Projects for University Coal Research Program

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Managed by the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the UCR program is DOE’s longest running student-teacher research grant initiative. University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo. The US Department of Energy has selected 7 projects to participate in the University Coal Research (UCR) program.

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Ford and Smith Terminate Partnership on Electric Transit Connect Project for US; Ford Now Partnering with Azure Dynamics to Deliver the Vehicle in 2010; Smith Partnering with AM General on Electric Vans for USPS

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SEV US has commenced production of the Smith Newton electric truck platform at its assembly facility in Kansas City, Missouri, and currently has an order book of 255 trucks. On 6 August 2009, SEV US Corp won $10 million in grant funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE), to facilitate its growth towards volume production and to build a demonstration fleet of electric trucks.

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Obama outlines plans for high-speed rail system

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The plan, which identifies $8billion provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as well as $1billion for five years requested in the federal budget, will begin in late summer when the Federal Railroad Administration begins awarding the first round of grants. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville).

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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states (Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) and one Canadian province (Manitoba). Another potential use of allowance value is to provide the general public a “dividend” related to the public’s having granted firms the right to make use of the waste-disposal services of the atmosphere through their emissions. Perspective by Brian J. Donovan, CEO of Renergie, Inc. Reprinted with permission from The Donovan Law Group website. INTRODUCTION.

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