Successful completion of Illinois Basin - Decatur CCS project; CO2 from ethanol plant

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ADM and the University of Illinois announced the successful completion of the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project (IBDP), a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project designed to evaluate and test the technology at commercial scale. km deep in the Illinois Basin.

Rivian battery supplier Samsung SDI is considering Illinois for US plant

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Rivian battery supplier Samsung SDI is considering a new battery plant near the EV hopeful's Illinois factory, local NPR affiliate WGLT reported last week.


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Rivian and Lucid Motors sued by Illinois automotive dealers


In a lawsuit filed in Cook County Court, Illinois, Rivian and Lucid Motors are being sued for their direct-to-consumer business model. The suit also lists Illinois secretary of state Jesse White as a defendant.

EGEB: Illinois to shut all fossil fuel plants by 2045 and invest $580M a year in renewables [Update]


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The governor of Illinois has signed a bill that makes the state a US clean energy leader. more… The post EGEB: Illinois to shut all fossil fuel plants by 2045 and invest $580M a year in renewables [Update] appeared first on Electrek.

EGEB: Illinois to shut all fossil fuel plants by 2045 and invest $580M a year in renewables


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The governor of Illinois will sign a bill tomorrow that will make the state a US clean energy leader. more… The post EGEB: Illinois to shut all fossil fuel plants by 2045 and invest $580M a year in renewables appeared first on Electrek.

Lion plans to make electric school buses and HD trucks in Illinois, largest such plant in the US

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Lion Electric announced Friday that it will open a factory in Joliet, Illinois, to build electric school buses and heavy-duty commercial trucks. Vehicle production is scheduled to start in the second half of 2022.

Lion Electric to build US plant in Illinois; largest all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles plant in US

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As part of its agreement with the government of Illinois, Lion has committed to an initial investment of at least US$70 million over a 3-year period. The Will County region in Illinois has a history of manufacturing, and Lion plans to build a robust local supply chain within the area. Canada-based Lion Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty urban vehicles, has selected Joliet, Ill., for the construction of its US manufacturing facility.

'Rolling Coal' Fine Would Be $5,000 Under Proposed Illinois Law

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Green Illinois air pollution emissions legislation Over the past few years, some of America''s, shall we say, less enlightened drivers hit upon a new trend. They started modifying big diesel trucks to spew clouds of soot and smoke whenever the driver hit the accelerator. It''s called "rolling coal"--and drivers of hybrid and electric cars report that it often seemed to be directed at them.

Lion Electric, Announces, U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Illinois, the Largest All-Electric Medium & Heavy-Duty Vehicles Plant in the U.S.

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Manufacturing Facility in Illinois, the Largest All-Electric Medium & Heavy-Duty Vehicles Plant in the U.S. 100% Electric Vehicles Electric Buses Electric Trucks Electric Vehicles Heavy-Duty Vehicles Illinois Lion Electric manufacturing

Argonne and University of Illinois to form Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering intend to form the Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition to raise awareness of the potential for hydrogen and fuel cells to provide energy resilience and security, reduce emissions and foster economic growth.

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Illinois drops proposed $1,000 EV registration fee to $248

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The Illinois legislature has backed away from a proposed $1,000 registration fee targeted at electric cars that was met with scorn and opposition from automakers and electric-car advocates. Instead, the legislature imposed a new registration fee of $248 on electric cars as part of a sweeping measure to build income for the state's highway funds. road tax

U of Illinois team models capabilities of hybrid-electric propulsion systems for general aviation aircraft

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have utilized a series of simulations to model the performance of twin-engine hybrid-electric general-aviation propulsion systems. —Phillip Ansell, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois.

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U of Illinois study shows reduced speed limits save lives in busy cities with minimal impact on travel time

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A new study from University of Illinois shows that speed reductions in São Paulo, Brazil, significantly reduced fatal accidents and increased travel times only minimally. Traffic accidents are the leading cause of non-natural deaths worldwide. Lower speed limits may help prevent accidents. But speed-reduction policies can be controversial and effects are not well documented.

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Illinois Governor launches EV fast-charging network, currently US’ largest

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and representatives from the Illinois Tollway, 350Green LLC and 7-Eleven, Inc. 7-Eleven convenience stores at four of the Illinois Tollway Oases now have dedicated space for fast-charging stations. The Chicago-Area EV Infrastructure Project is funded in part by the state’s Illinois Jobs Now! The project is one of several initiatives now underway in Illinois to promote the adoption and use of electric vehicles. The Illinois Jobs Now!

Lucid Motors, Rivian sued by Illinois car dealers for direct sales


Lucid Motors and Rivian were sued by the Illinois Automobile Dealers Association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, and some individual franchised auto dealerships in the state for selling vehicles directly to consumers.

$1,000 Illinois fee? State fees, credits can make or break EV sales

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Among states, incentives for electric cars vary wildly—from Colorado, which offers a $5,000 tax credit for EV buyers, to Illinois, where the legislature just proposed a $1,000 annual registration fee for electric cars. As states implement—or discontinue—various EV incentives, the effect on sales has been dramatic. For example. tax credit state laws

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Illinois Bill To Fine Car Owners Who Park In Electric-Car Charging Spaces Waits For Governor's Signature

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plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Illinois legislationAs more public electric-car charging stations appear, they're creating a thorny etiquette issue. Charging stations may occupy parking spaces that everyone wants to use--no matter what they are driving. Sometimes, an electric car driver will pull up to a station, only to find that an internal-combustion-engined car is blocking it. Drivers call this.

Univ of Illinois team mixed metals with perchloric acid to create stable, efficient catalyst for water splitting

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Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have mixed metal compounds with perchloric acid to create a stable, efficient electrocatalytic material for the oxygen evolution reaction in acidic media. —Hong Yang, a co-author and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Illinois.

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Lion Electric Announces U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Illinois


It is poised to be the largest all-electric medium and heavy-duty vehicle plant in the country

Rivian reports delay for electric trucks, provides look inside Illinois factory

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Rivian does expect a pandemic-related delay for the R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV, which were due to be produced starting late this year, the company confirmed to Green Car Reports Wednesday.

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Illinois Industrial CCS Project begins ethanol-plant CO2 injection into saline reservoir

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) project in Decatur, Illinois, has begun operation by injecting carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into a large saline reservoir. Simon Sandstone in the Illinois Basin—one of the largest saline aquifers in the world.

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New Illinois law raises speed limit to 70 mph on rural highways

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law to increase the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph (105 to 113 km/h) on rural four-lane highways, and to lower the limit by five mph for excessive speeding. The new law lowers that threshold to 26 mph over the limit to increase safety on Illinois roads.

Large-scale CO2 injection test begins in Illinois

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The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC), one of seven regional partnerships created by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to advance carbon storage technologies nationwide ( earlier post ), has begun injecting carbon dioxide for their large-scale CO 2 injection test in Decatur, Illinois. The CO 2 is being captured from the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Ethanol Production Facility in Decatur, Illinois.

U of Illinois researchers develop new capabilities for genome-wide engineering of yeast

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In a new open-access paper in Nature Communications , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers describe how their successful integration of several cutting-edge technologies—creation of standardized genetic components, implementation of customizable genome editing tools, and large-scale automation of molecular biology laboratory tasks—will enhance the ability to work with yeast.

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City of Springfield, Illinois converts 24 vehicles to propane autogas

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CleanFUEL USA has partnered with the City of Springfield, Ill., to convert 24 police patrol cars and pickup trucks to clean burning propane autogas. We estimate our fuel savings in the first year alone to be more than $82,000. Transitioning our fleet to propane autogas was an extremely easy decision to make because we are saving taxpayer dollars, improving the environment through cleaner auto emissions and supporting a domestically produced fuel source.

Univ. of Illinois team develops high-power Li-ion microbatteries that can out-power supercapacitors while retaining comparable energy density

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a high-power and high-energy density microbattery constructed from interdigitated three-dimensional (3D) bicontinuous nanoporous electrodes. King also is affiliated with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory; the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory; and the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois.

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Univ. of Illinois team argues that renewable fuel standard needs to be modified, not repealed

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A policy analysis by two University of Illinois researchers argues that Congress should minimally modify, not repeal, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In the study, law professor Jay P. Kesan and Timothy A.

How Did A Small Illinois Town End Up With 300 Plug-In Cars?

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Don''t let the name fool you; Normal, Illinois, is actually unique. That''s because this small town--with a population of 53,837--has more than 300 plug-in cars roaming its streets. And that''s because the town, along with neighboring Bloomington, has made a concerted effort to encourage the adoption of electric cars. Dubbed EV Town, the initiative

Solazyme announces successful commissioning of integrated renewable oil production biorefinery in Peoria, Illinois

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announced the successful commissioning of its first fully integrated biorefinery (IBR) in Peoria, Illinois, to produce algal oil. Solazyme, Inc. Solazyme has been running routine fermentations at commercial scale since 2007 and began running fermentation operations at the Peoria facility in Q4 2011. Solazyme uses heterotrophic microalgae—i.e., they grow in the dark (in fermenters) by consuming sugars.

AllCell Receives $460K Li-ion battery manufacturing grant Through Illinois Energy Plan

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Illinois-based Li-ion manufacturer AllCell Technologies, LLC received a $460,433 grant as part of the Illinois Energy Plan. The PCM technology spun-out from Illinois Institute of Technology and AllCell developed its products as the first tenant in the state-funded incubator at University Technology Park at IIT. AllCell plans to increase production capacity for lithium-ion batteries at the company’s manufacturing facility in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Univ of Illinois researchers exploring concepts for safe, self-healing Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are applying new materials and concepts integrated within the battery cell to enable a variety of critical features including fail-safe or autonomic shutdown, self-healing of battery performance, and greatly extended lifetimes. Scanning electron microscope image of polyethylene microcapsules spin coated onto Li-ion battery anode.

Illinois launches largest electric vehicle charging network in USA

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While they may seem like the obvious answers given their extensive green car push, the answer is actually: Illinois. That’s because Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (pictured) has announced the availability of the largest network of fast charging electric vehicle stations in the [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars electric vehicle chargers green cars IllinoisSo which state has the lead on electric vehicles? Perhaps California? Or Oregon?

Univ. of Illinois study argues regulatory hurdles hindering commercialization of new biofuels; biobutanol case study

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Regulatory hurdles are hindering the successful commercialization of emerging liquid biofuels, according to a new study by University of Illinois law professor Jay P. Slating, a regulatory associate with the University of Illinois Energy Biosciences Institute. Wisconsin Law Review ; Illinois Public Law Research Paper No.

Famed U.S. Route 66 To Go Electric In Illinois, With State Support

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As the song says, you can "get your kicks" on Route 66--but soon you''ll also be able to get a charge. The historic highway and the towns it passes through were largely done in by the construction of the Interstate highway system, but the need to stop and charge every so often makes an electric-car road trip more suited to the slower pace of Route

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University of Illinois licenses StructurePore cathode technology to Xerion for commercialization of the ultra-rapid charging technology

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has entered into a licensing agreement with Xerion Advanced Battery Corp under which Xerion has the exclusive right to bring the University’s patented StructurePore electrode technology to the market. The StructurePore technology was developed by Dr. Paul Braun, of the Department of Materials, Science & Engineering at the University of Illinois, who is presently also an officer and director of Xerion.

Linde to Supply Hydrogen to CITGO’s Illinois Oil Refinery for ULSD Production

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Linde has executed a new long term contract with PdV Midwest Refining LLC to supply hydrogen to the company’s CITGO Lemont, Illinois, oil refinery. The hydrogen will be produced by a new plant that Linde is building for CITGO’s production of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel.

IL Suspends Clean-Car Rebates; GA Tax Credit In Trouble Too; Texas Next?

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But they don''t last forever, as buyers in Illinois and Georgia are learning; the Ilinois program has been suspended, and Georgia seems likely to kill off its program as well. Green Georgia Illinois Texas incentives plug-in cars rebates state laws tax credit State tax credits and purchase rebates have proven effective in kickstarting the early market for plug-in electric cars and other green vehicles.

Lucid Air official range, Rivian R1T production, Xpeng P5 pricing and plans: Today’s Car News

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Rivian has started making R1T electric trucks for customers at its Illinois plant, the company revealed on. The Lucid Air edges out Tesla in the range race. Xpeng shows an electric sedan that could disrupt the European market.

Midwest governors agree on EV charging-network plan

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First reported by NPR, the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition—REV Midwest—plans to set up charging stations across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Lion Electric to construct the largest all-electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles plant in US


Lion Electric will build a new manufacturing plant in Joliet, Illinois. The company has committed to an initial investment of at least $70 million over a three-year period, as part of its agreement with the government of Illinois.

Rivian might build upcoming Ford electric SUV

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Rivian will likely be entrusted to build an upcoming Ford electric SUV, due early within the next few years, at the startup’s former Mitsubishi assembly plant in Normal, Illinois. "It It would be counterproductive for us to try and make what they have capacity to do in the beginning here, because they've got a factory in Illinois that meets a.

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Mitsubishi Picks Central Illinois For Initial Tests Of ?i' Electric Car

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Mitsubishi was one of the first major automakers to announce plans for a mass-produced electric car and even had a working prototype out testing as far back as 2008 in the form of the first generation i-MiEV. Since then the i-MiEV has gone through a series of redesigns until finally being launched in production trim last year in Japan and Europe

Electric car fires, three-motor Audi E-Tron, Samsung battery plant: Today’s Car News

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And will there be a new battery plant in Illinois? The three-motor versions of the E-Tron SUV and Sportback are almost here. Electric car fires are less frequent than gasoline car fires, but there’s some nuance. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.