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.

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.


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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

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.

U Kentucky CAER receives $1M for carbon fiber research

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The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) received a $1 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to continue their research in developing low-cost, high-strength carbon fiber. The center’s Carbon Materials Technologies Group received the award for a project titled “Precursor Processing Development for Low Cost, High Strength Carbon Fiber for Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel Applications.”

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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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 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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

@LATimes I Had To Add Today’s Reality To Your “He-Said/She Said” Stenography Report On Racists From Kentucky #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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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.

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

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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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.

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Feb 2014: Milestones, Millstones

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million people, the province has about the same population as Kentucky and represents one of every While February''s electric vehicle sales in Canada will have easily topped year-ago numbers, the plug-in market still faces headwinds in Canada during 2014. British Columbia hit a milestone of 1,000 plug-in vehicle sales earlier this year. With 4.4

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Landfill Power For Toyota Plant Cuts Carbon Emissions 90 Percent

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The latest is Toyota, which is simultaneously powering its plant and cutting local emissions in Georgetown, Kentucky, by capturing waste gas from a local landfill site. Several automakers have realized that being truly green involves much more than just building cars that don''t use much fuel. Landfill generates large quantities of waste gas, much

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Toyota converting biogas to power for Georgetown plant

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, with help from Waste Services of the Bluegrass , is converting methane from a local landfill into renewable electricity to power Toyota’s Georgetown assembly plant. Landfill gas is comprised of both methane and carbon dioxide, in addition to varying amounts of other contaminants. With the increasing number of landfills in the United States, the effect of landfill gas on the environment can be detrimental.

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E-Mazing Race III: Electric Cars Compete On Recharging In Multiple Locations

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American Pharaoh may have won the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, but the winners of another race remains to be determined. That would be the third running of the E-Mazing Race, a competition across Canada for plug-in electric vehicles. The Derby may be "the fastest two minutes in sports," but the Canadian race deserves its. Canada Competition Road Race plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stations Sun Country Highway

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NETL says rare earth recovery projects meeting and exceeding expectations

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Field implementation and testing of physical processing technology will occur in Kentucky, with subsequent chemical processing in Pennsylvania. The University of Kentucky (pilot-scale project) achieved greater than 80% REE concentration at greater than 75% REE recovery using Central Appalachian Basin and Illinois Basin coal preparation plant refuse. The project team plans to implement and test their technology at multiple field locations in Kentucky.

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Coal-country voters laugh at politicians who deny climate change

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The "war on coal" has long been a talking point of politicians running for elected office in the state of Kentucky. The state was once home to a booming coal industry that has floundered over the years as cheaper fracked natural gas has supplanted coal for electricity generation. The state's coal industry job losses have thus been due to the surge. global warming energy policy natural gas jobs climate change fossil fuels

Tesla Not Disruptive, VW Beetle Hybrid, Electric-Car Recharging Race: Today's Car News

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The Kentucky Derby it ain't, but the E-Mazing Race III across Canada lets electric-car drivers earn points by recharging in different. We update our look at plug-in hybrid sales, discuss an article claiming Tesla Motors isn't a disruptor, and tell you all about a hybrid VW Beetle we drove yesterday. All this and more today on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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ZAP Completes Made-in-USA Electric Pickup Engineering Project

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Earlier this year, ZAP Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (ZMMK), based in Franklin, Kentucky, applied to the Department of Energy for a $160 million loan application. ZMMK President Gary Dodd expects to build the vehicles in Kentucky pending funding from the DOE. Through our affiliate partner, ZAP Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, we hope to have a USA base that can build large quantities of ‘Made in USA’ vehicles for fleet and consumer applications.

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2022 Navigator first Lincoln to offer hands-free ActiveGlide

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The new Navigator will be built at Kentucky Truck Plant and arrives in dealerships early next year. Lincoln is introducing the new 2022 Navigator—the first Lincoln vehicle to offer ActiveGlide.

Toyota to begin hybrid powertrain production in US; $374M investment in 5 plants

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The investments will include adding new production of hybrid transaxles (hybrid vehicle transmissions) at the Buffalo, West Virginia, manufacturing facility; expanding 2.5-liter engine capacity at the Georgetown, Kentucky, plant; increasing production of 2.5-liter cylinder heads at Bodine Aluminum’s Troy, Missouri, plant; and modifying the Bodine Jackson, Tennessee, plant to accommodate production of hybrid transaxle cases and housings and 2.5-liter engine blocks.

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

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36 other states have speed limits of 70 mph or higher on some portion of their roadways, including other large states such as California, Florida, Texas and Ohio, and neighboring states such as Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa and Michigan. 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.

Toyota Georgetown to generate electricity from landfill gas; 1MW/h initially, scaling up to 10 MW/h

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manufacturing plant will begin generating electricity—1 megawatt per hour—from methane, a byproduct of trash decomposition at the nearby Central Kentucky Landfill on 23 November, 2015. The project is a collaboration between Toyota’s Georgetown manufacturing plant and the Central Kentucky Landfill owned and operated by Waste Services of the Bluegrass. Toyota’s Georgetown, Ky.,

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Blue Bird electric school buses in pre-production, deliveries this year; Type C & D configurations

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The buses exceed Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards with Colorado Racking and Kentucky Pole Test certification standard on every Blue Bird bus. Blue Bird is taking orders for its electric school buses for delivery in 2018. Blue Bird is the only school bus OEM to offer electric Type C & D configurations. Earlier post.) Blue Bird electric buses have completed certification testing; they are now in pre-production. Blue Bird RE Electric.

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