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. This high-volume production facility will build advanced lithium-ion cells and batteries for energy storage for renewable energy, smart grid support, broadband back-up power, transportation and defense. Saft Jacksonville has an annual sales capacity of $300 million.

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.

General Dynamics NASSCO launches first LNG-powered containership

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On Saturday 18 April in San Diego, General Dynamics NASSCO launched the 764-foot (233m), 3100 TEU Isla Bella , the first LNG-powered containership. The main engine is a MAN dual-fuel slow-speed 8L70ME-C8.2-GI , with maximum power output of 25,191 kW (33,782 hp) @ 104.0 The Marlin-class containerships will be the largest dry cargo ships of any kind in the world powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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Shell Airflow Starship semi truck leaves San Diego on record fuel-economy run

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Truck driver Bob Sliwa hit the road on Thursday night in his carbon-fiber-bodied, diesel-powered semi truck, as he attempts to set a fuel economy record for big rigs by the time he pulls into Jacksonville, Fla., next Wednesday. The endeavor, sponsored by Shell and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, aims to boost more than miles per

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

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General Dynamics NASSCO delivered the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containership, the Isla Bella , to TOTE Maritime. As part of a two-ship contract signed in December 2012 with TOTE, the 764-foot long Marlin Class containerships will be the largest dry cargo ships powered by LNG, making them the cleanest cargo-carrying ships. The Jones Act-qualified ships will operate between Jacksonville, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Electrify America completes first of two EV fast-charging East-West cross-country routes; second to be completed by September

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The first cross-country route travels along Interstates 15 and 70, providing high-powered chargers with speeds up to 350kW.

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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

Raven Transport to deploy 115 additional heavy-duty LNG trucks; Clean Energy expands refueling network

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Florida-based truckload carrier Raven Transport is expanding its clean-burning natural gas fleet with 115 Peterbilt Model 579s, equipped with sleepers and powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to haul goods for a leading consumer packaged goods company. Jacksonville, Fla.; Raven purchased its expanded natural gas truck fleet from Rush Truck Center – Jacksonville, Fla.,

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Shell/AirFlow Starship hyper-fuel efficient Class 8 truck to make cross-country run

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and ending in Jacksonville, Fla. Hybrid electric axle system for a power boost while climbing grades; an electric motor and axle replace. improved efficiency as well as good pulling power. power in the battery pack for the main 48 volt battery bank. on the tractor, powering the normal truck loads such as lights, wipers, blower motors, gauges, air conditioning and heating, microwaves, and other electrical components.

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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 The trip was made with CLP-engineered and developed Superlite Coupe (SLC) racecar powered by a custom Volkswagen 1.9-liter TDI diesel engine. The result was a car that maintains all of its power and handling of a racecar, yet is still street legal.

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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. It is powered by a 25.5

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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.

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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 upgrade one unit in a power plant currently owned by Ameren near Meredosia, Illinois. The Alliance will also construct and operate visitor, research, and training facilities related to carbon capture and storage in the vicinity of Jacksonville, Illinois. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has decided to provide approximately $1 billion ( earlier post ) of cost-shared funding to the FutureGen Industrial Alliance (the Alliance) for the FutureGen 2.0 Project.

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

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All of the replacements are diesel powered heavy-duty buses that are past their twelve-year life span. 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.

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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’ Kenworth T370 hybrids are equipped with a PACCAR PX-6 engine, rated up to 280 hp (209 kW) and up to 660 lb-ft (895 Nm) of torque, and the Eaton diesel-electric hybrid power system. As the power requirements for different driving conditions change, the screen constantly updates the driver on system status

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

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A future HSR/IPR (high-speed rail/intercity passenger rail) network using new diesel or electric power can further enhance rail’s advantages. Southeast Corridor (Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Macon, Columbia, Savannah, Jacksonville). The envisioned high-speed rail corridors. Source: DOT. Click to enlarge.

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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. Compact Power, Inc. (on Jacksonville, FL. Exide Technologies with Axion Power International.

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Obama outlines plans for high-speed rail system

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It is noted that rail is among the cleanest and most energy efficient passenger transportation modes and a network using new diesel or electric power can further enhance its advantages. Southeast Corridor (Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Macon, Columbia, Savannah, Jacksonville).

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