QM Power and University of Kentucky demonstrate 50 kW/liter electric motor; DOE 2025 power density goal

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QM Power and the SPARK Lab at University of Kentucky shared the combined results of a large-scale, multi-objective design optimization study, and lab testing of a prototype motor designed to meet the 2025 power density goals set by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Envision AESC investing $2B to build 30 GWh gigafactory in Kentucky; potential to expand to 40 GWh

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Envision AESC, a leading Japanese electric vehicle battery technology company, will invest $2 billion to build a new gigafactory in the Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green, Warren County. Selected for its strong automotive manufacturing base, skilled workforce and excellent infrastructure, Kentucky is already the nation’s No. The new strategic partnership with Kentucky provides up to $116.8


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Toyota to begin assembling fuel cell modules for heavy-duty trucks at Kentucky plant in 2023

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Starting in 2023, a dedicated line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) will begin assembling integrated dual fuel cell (FC) modules destined for use in hydrogen-powered, heavy-duty commercial trucks. —David Rosier, Toyota Kentucky powertrain head.

The largest solar farm in Kentucky will be built on a former coal mine


A 200 megawatt (MW) solar farm will be built on a former coal mine in eastern Kentucky. It will be the largest solar project in Kentucky and will provide employment opportunities for former coal workers.

Ford to build new EV and battery plants in Tennessee & Kentucky; $11.4B total investment in two mega-sites; 129 GWh/year total

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Ford Motor Company will build two new massive, environmentally and technologically advanced campuses in Tennessee and Kentucky that will produce the next generation of electric F-Series trucks and the batteries to power future electric Ford and Lincoln vehicles. —Kentucky Gov.

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. The $461,000-project, titled “Heterogeneous Aging Mechanisms of Combustion and Biomass Burning Emissions,” will focus on how gases, such as ozone, react with pollutants emitted from power plants and forest fires.

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Envision AESC Announces $2 Billion Gigafactory In Kentucky


It will produce at least 30 GWh of batteries per year with an option for 40 GWh

Apparently Small Men Beat Horses With Whips In Racist Mitch McConnell’s Confederate State & @LATimes Thinks It’s Front Page News #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Ford Announces Massive EV Investments In Tennessee And Kentucky


The company will build its largest auto production complex and a total of three battery gigafactories (with SK Innovation

Toyota to use landfill gas to generate power for Kentucky plant

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. Since 2006, the Kentucky plant has been a zero-landfill facility. has teamed up with Waste Services of the Bluegrass to generate power from local landfill waste, marking the region’s first business-to-business landfill gas to energy initiative. Toyota estimates the locally-generated landfill gas will supply enough power each year for the production of 10,000 vehicles. As solid waste naturally breaks down in a landfill, it creates biogas.

Toyota to establish new North American headquarters in Texas; consolidating from California, Kentucky and New York

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TEMA) in Erlanger, Kentucky.; Erlanger, Kentucky will lose about 1,000 to Plano, with 250 more heading north to Michigan. After moving from its existing headquarters, Toyota will continue to have approximately 2,300 employees in California and 8,200 employees in Kentucky. Toyota is establishing a new headquarters in North Dallas (Plano), Texas for its North American operations.

Toyota invests $1.33B in Kentucky plant to introduce TNGA; 2018 Camry to be 1st TNGA car made in US

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Toyota Motor is making a $1.33-billion investment in Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. Toyota Kentucky is the automaker’s largest plant in the world, employing 8,200 team members. This brings Toyota Kentucky’s investment in the last four years to approximately $1.86 A recent study by the Center for Automotive Research shows Toyota Kentucky supports nearly 30,000 jobs across the state (direct, indirect, and spin-off).

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Ford boosting production targets for full-size SUVs by about 25%; increasing line speed at Kentucky Truck Plant

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The company is increasing line speed at its Kentucky Truck Plant to build more Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition SUVs, boosting production targets approximately 25% since last fall when the SUVs hit the market. A new $25-million investment for additional manufacturing enhancements brings Ford’s total investment at Kentucky Truck Plant to $925 million and allows the company to increase manufacturing line speed. Kentucky Truck Plant opened in 1969.

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Toyota to increase 4-cylinder engine capacity in Kentucky

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This investment will increase engine production at the Kentucky plant to more than 500,000 annually and will increase total engine production in the United States to more than 1.2 Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) currently assembles engines for the Avalon, Camry and Venza, all built at TMMK. Toyota will increase annual engine assembly capacity of 4-cylinder engines by more than 100,000 at its plant in Georgetown, Ky. The increase will begin August 2013.

Aleris to invest $350M to upgrade Kentucky aluminum rolling mill for anticipated growth in automotive demand

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Aleris will invest $350 million to upgrade capabilities at its aluminum rolling mill in Lewisport, Kentucky. We are excited to bring these capabilities to our Lewisport, Kentucky facility to serve automotive customers in North America as they shift toward significantly greater aluminum use.

Construction begins on DOE-sponsored carbon-capture project at Kentucky Power Plant

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Construction began on an innovative $19.5-million carbon-capture pilot, funded in part by the US Department of Energy (DOE), at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg, Kentucky. When completed later this year, the unit will test a system conceived by the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UKCAER) at slipstream-scale to capture carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) from the flue gas of an operating coal-fired power plant.

Kobe Steel to build aluminum extrusion and fabrication plant in Kentucky; bumper and car frame materials

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KPEX) in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Japan-based Kobe Steel, Ltd. will manufacture and sell aluminum extrusions for the automotive sector in the United States. The new business will operate through a company called Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. KPEX will make bumper materials for cars and car frame materials. The new company will have an integrated production facility, with operations ranging from melting to fabrication.

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Waste Management opens public-access CNG fueling station in Kentucky, expands natural gas-powered fleet

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Waste Management has launched a new local fleet in Louisville, Kentucky of 25 clean-burning CNG trucks and unveiled Louisville’s first public-access, 24-hour compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The fleet is the first of its kind in Kentucky, replacing heavy-duty collection trucks with new vehicles that run on CNG.

Kentucky-Argonne Partnership to Help Build US Advanced Battery Industry

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The Commonwealth of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky (UK) and University of Louisville (U of L) are partnering with the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory to establish a national Battery Manufacturing R&D Center to help develop and deploy a domestic supply of advanced battery technologies for vehicle applications. The center will be located in central Kentucky to leverage the expertise and research facilities at the UK and the U of L.

Ford To Lead America’s Shift To Electric Vehicles With New Mega Campus

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Electric Vehicles biomimicry Ford Blue Oval City Kentucky Stanton Tennessee Tennessee electric vehiclesBiomimicry in design. The post Ford To Lead America’s Shift To Electric Vehicles With New Mega Campus appeared first on EV Obsession.

ISU researchers find corn yields with perennial cover crop equal to traditional farming; recommend Kentucky bluegrass

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Corn remains vigorous with little competition from Kentucky bluegrass. For the study, researchers looked at 36 potential ground cover species, different corn hybrids and various tillage practices and found that strip till planting using Kentucky bluegrass as the perennial cover crop is the combination the researchers will recommend to offer environmental benefits while maintaining yield. And Kentucky bluegrass is out in every lawn in Iowa.

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Azure Dynamics Wins 10 Balance Hybrid Electric Sales to Kentucky Municipalities; Option for 40 Additional Buses

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Azure Dynamics Corporation recently won orders for up to 50 Balance Hybrid Electric Shuttle Buses by Kentucky municipalities. Ten buses were ordered immediately by three separate Kentucky municipalities with an option for up to 40 additional buses. The stimulus funds were provided to members of the Kentucky Public Transit Association.

National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries Opts for Kentucky Site for Li-ion Plant

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The National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries (NAATBatt) ( earlier post ) has selected a site in Hardin County, Kentucky to build a more than $600-million automotive lithium-ion battery plant. Kentucky was selected over Texas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. If successful in securing the required funding, the Kentucky facility could begin construction immediately.

Toyota investing $383M in US engine production

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Toyota will invest $383 million in four of its US manufacturing plants—in Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee—to support the production of four-cylinder engines, including options for hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota Kentucky: Georgetown, Ky., $16

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CATL In Advanced Talks To Build Its First US Battery Plants: Report


CATL is reportedly considering plants that would serve BMW and Ford, with potential sites including South Carolina and Kentucky

Tesla's Fremont Is The Most Productive Car Plant In North America


With a production of 8,550 cars a week last year, Fremont beat Toyota’s Georgetown plant in Kentucky (8,427 cars a week

Global Green Cars Announces New Kentucky Production Plant

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Global Green Cars, a partially owned subsidiary of Utah based Green Star Products, recently announced plans to move its operations to Williamsburg Kentucky from the current location in Idaho. The company reportedly plans on completing the transition of its personnel and operations by October 2009.

Ford commits $11.4B toward US electric truck factory, three battery plants

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billion, which will include the creation of nearly 11,000 new jobs at two mammoth manufacturing complexes in Tennessee and Kentucky. Ford on Monday announced its largest single manufacturing investment ever—$11.4

DOE awards $3M to MP Materials for project to extract rare earths from fossil fuel waste streams

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MP Materials has received a $3-million award from the Department of Energy (DOE) to complete a feasibility study, working with the University of Kentucky (UK), on a system to produce rare earth oxides, metals, and other critical materials recovered from coal by-products.

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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. The company also will install 13 dispensers at two more fueling stations in Ohio and Kentucky.

Extracting rare earth elements from coal with plasma assist

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The US National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is collaborating with the University of Kentucky and their subcontractor Virginia Tech to demonstrate a novel process for the extraction of REEs from coal using plasma. 13 and Fire Clay mines located within the state of Kentucky.

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As states continue to use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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Kentucky. Kentucky. Kentucky. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Battery electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy source used to generate the electricity that powers them. The calculated relative amounts of well-to-wheels emissions of greenhouse gases from eight different energy sources are shown in the table below. The calculations were based on the data developed by the Union of Concerned Scientists.)

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CATL’s $5B North American battery production plans land in U.S., several sites being vetted


CATL is now moving closer to locking in a plant in the United States, according to an exclusive report from Reuters , which said the Chinese battery maker is now vetting sites in South Carolina and Kentucky.

DEED sets records

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We had a great response at our Winchester, Kentucky event when we had a shiny red Tesla pull out in front of the crowd to perform a light show to the tune of the University of Kentucky fight song ‘On, On, U of K,’” said Mike Proctor of Kentucky EVA chapter Evolve KY. “We

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Review: The 2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid makes perfect sense—for now

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My co-driver is lost in text messages as we buzz the Kentucky hills outside Louisville in the 2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid. Somehow I’ve lulled him into complacency, or maybe it’s the full-size truck rolling slowly ahead, cresting each hill with a thump that threatens to toss some of its bed contents our way. I tap the

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Ford announces 11.4B investments on production and battery plants for its EV lineup


billion in Tennessee and Kentucky for its electric vehicle production line. With the investments, Ford Motor Company plans to build environmentally and technologically advanced campuses in Tennessee (TN) and Kentucky (KY). Ford announced its plans to invest $11.4

LG Chem looks for location for second US battery factory

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The company is considering sites in Kentucky and Tennessee among other locations. With more automakers lining up to buy lots of batteries for electric cars, leading battery supplier LG Chem is planning to build a second battery factory in the U.S., according to a Reuters report citing three people familiar with the matter. LG Chem already operates. Batmobile lithium batteries

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Einride & GE Appliances to deploy first US fleet of autonomous and electric trucks

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At launch, Einride will implement electric transportation solutions at three of GEA’s locations in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia.

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Constellium to supply aluminum structural components for Ford F-150 Lightning EV

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Body structure components and Crash Management Systems are supplied from Constellium’s plant in Van Buren, Michigan, with Auto Body Sheet provided by Constellium’s Bowling Green, Kentucky facility. Constellium SE will supply aluminum structural components for the recently introduced all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning that is expected to be available Spring 2022. The F-150 Lightning, and all F-Series pickup trucks, extensively use high-strength aluminum alloys.

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DOE awards $19M to 13 initiatives in fossil-fuel areas to produce rare earth elements and critical minerals

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Appalachian Basin — North (Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia): Pennsylvania State University aims to assess and catalog Northern Appalachian Basin rare earth elements and critical minerals resources and waste streams, develop strategies to recover minerals from these streams, and assess the infrastructure, industries and businesses in the Northern Appalachian Basin to determine supply chain gaps.

NASA selects four university teams for aviation projects; eliminating emissions and autonomy research

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Team members include Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, University at Buffalo, University of Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Raytheon, Boeing, and Advanced Magnet Lab. NASA has selected four university-led teams for potential awards in the agency’s University Leadership Initiative (ULI) that will have them spend up to five years exploring novel ideas for improving aviation, including eliminating emissions and autonomy research in support of Advanced Air Mobility.

Scoring big on impact

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From making films to installing chargers, this Kentucky chapter does it all. Dan Monroe, president of Kentucky EVA chapter Evolve KY , is not satisfied to simply place an electric vehicle (EV) prospect in a car at a ride-and-drive.

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