Saft launches industrial production at Jacksonville Li-ion battery plant

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Saft inaugurated an advanced automated lithium-ion battery factory in Jacksonville, Florida. Saft Jacksonville has an annual sales capacity of $300 million. Saft was presented with incentives from the state of Florida and the city of Jacksonville to build the plant, and construction of the 235,000-square-foot facility was further funded by a $95.5

Saft begins deliveries of first lithium-ion batteries produced by new Jacksonville plant

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Jacksonville, Florida. The first deliveries from Jacksonville have included hundreds of cells for battery assembly for European customers. Starting volume industrial-scale deliveries to customers from the Jacksonville plant opened in September this year confirms the sound foundations we have put in place, both in terms of the advanced production technology we have implemented and the team of people we brought together to run it.

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Saft Confirms Location for Li-ion Battery Factory in Jacksonville, Florida

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Following receipt of a $95 million grant from the US Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and successful negotiations between Saft, the state of Florida, and the city of Jacksonville, construction will soon begin in Jacksonville for a lithium-ion battery factory.

Alliance AutoGas launches 5300-mile, 12-city Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride with converted F-150

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The converted F-150 will travel across the country from Kansas City to Seattle, WA, and back through the US, stopping along the way, to complete its journey in Jacksonville, FL, on 18 May, followed by a Homecoming event in Asheville, NC, on 23 May.

Saft aiming for lithium-ion plant funding

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Depending on market conditions, Saft hopes to raise approximately €120million by way of preferential subscription rights to fund a lithium-ion battery plant in Jacksonville, Florida, a lithium-ion hybrid and electric battery plant in Holland, Michigan, and to reinforce its financial flexibility. Tags: Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Department of Energy DOE funding Holland Michigan Jacksonville Florida John Searle Johnson Controls Saft Saft

Saft to Raise Approximately 120M to Fund Li-ion Plants in US

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Saft intends , depending on market conditions, to raise approximately €120 million (US$177 million) in equity capital by way of an issue of preferential subscription rights to fund its lithium-ion battery plant in Jacksonville (Florida), the lithium-ion hybrid and electric battery plant of the Johnson-Controls-Saft JV in Holland (Michigan) and to reinforce its financial flexibility. Jacksonville.

General Dynamics NASSCO delivers 1st LNG-powered containership; christens first ECO tanker

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The Jones Act-qualified ships will operate between Jacksonville, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. General Dynamics NASSCO delivered the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containership, the Isla Bella , to TOTE Maritime. The ship was delivered nearly two months ahead of schedule. NASSCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

DOE to provide ~$1B in cost-shared funding to FutureGen; oxy-combustion of coal with carbon capture and storage

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The Alliance will also construct and operate visitor, research, and training facilities related to carbon capture and storage in the vicinity of Jacksonville, Illinois.

Successful run across the US on 37.6 gallons of 100% NEXBTL renewable diesel; 66.7 mpg w/ average speed 67.7 mph

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The 2,507-mile (4,035 km) journey, which began in Jacksonville, Florida, and finished successfully in Santa Monica, California, took a total driving time of 37 hours 2 minutes (thus average speed = 67.7

USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority will receive funding to replace diesel buses with 40' battery electric Gillig buses and chargers for an expansion route. The new route will serve a Park-n-Ride and a new Amazon distribution center that employs over 1,500 Jacksonville residents. Because the charging stations will utilize Jacksonville Electric Authority's Solar Smart Power program, the buses will truly have zero emissions.

Veolia Transportation converting 300 of its US taxis to propane autogas; launching Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi fleet

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In addition to the 50 Checker Yellow taxis in Baltimore by the end of 2012, Veolia Transportation will convert more than 250 of the taxis it operates in Pittsburgh, Jacksonville and Denver to run on propane autogas. Veolia Transportation is launching Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi fleet. The company—the largest private provider of multiple modes of transportation in North America—is converting 300 of its taxis nationwide from gasoline to propane autogas.

BOEM releases for comment draft EIS on G&G survey activities to develop energy resources in Mid- and South Atlantic

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Public meetings to receive comments are scheduled in Jacksonville, Fla.; The US Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released for public comment the draft Atlantic Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Activities Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS).

Kenworth Receives Largest Hybrid Tractor and Truck Order Yet

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GVW) will be deployed to Albuquerque, Boston, Cincinnati, Columbus (Ohio), Jacksonville (Fla.), Coca-Cola Enterprises has ordered 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks, all of which will be on the road this year. The Kenworth T370 tractors (rated at 55,000 lb. GCW) are the largest hybrid delivery truck on the road in North America. The CCE order is the largest yet received by Kenworth for hybrid tractors and trucks.

US MARAD study finds marine use of natural gas substantially reduces some air pollutants and slightly reduces GHG emissions

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The coastwise OGV was evaluated transiting the East Coast of the United States (US) between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and Jacksonville, FL. A recently released total fuel cycle analysis for maritime case studies shows that natural gas fuels reduce some air quality pollutants substantially, and reduce major greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions slightly, when compared to conventional petroleum-based marine fuels (low-sulfur and high-sulfur).

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

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Southeast Corridor (Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Macon, Columbia, Savannah, Jacksonville). The envisioned high-speed rail corridors. Source: DOT. Click to enlarge.

Obama outlines plans for high-speed rail system

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Southeast Corridor (Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Macon, Columbia, Savannah, Jacksonville). With the promise that he will scrutinise how every dollar is spent as the US bids to stage an economic recovery, President Barack Obama has released a strategic vision for a high-speed passenger rail system in the US.

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Jacksonville. I made my first trip to San Francisco this week and although I expected to see a higher percentage of hybrid cars compared to most Midwest cities, I was really surprised.

GM Files Voluntary Chapter 11; Agreements with US Treasury and Canada; New GM Expected in 60-90 Days

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Jacksonville, Fla. General Motors Corp. reached agreements with the US Treasury and the governments of Canada and Ontario for the creation of a smaller, self-sustaining “New GM”. Pending approvals, the New GM is expected to launch in about 60 to 90 days as a separate and independent company from the current GM. The New GM will incorporate only the “best brands” and operations, and benefit from shedding much of the older debt burden and operating cost structure.

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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Jacksonville, FL. President Obama announced 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects that will receive $2.4 billion in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These projects, selected through a highly competitive process by the Department of Energy (DOE), are intended to accelerate the development of US manufacturing capacity for batteries and electric drive components as well as the deployment of electric drive vehicles.