SporTran and Proterra deploy Louisiana’s first battery-electric buses in Shreveport

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SporTran, a paratransit and fixed route transit services provider, with service to Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana, has deployed the state’s first fleet of battery-electric buses in Shreveport. The five Proterra 40' Catalyst E2 buses will go into service this month, and serve Louisiana’s third-largest city.

Elio to sell 100 'pre-production' vehicles from Louisiana plant this year

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Louisiana Threewheeler 3 Wheeler Elio MotorsElio Motors may have reached an important milestone in putting its "84-mpg" two-seat three-wheeler into production. While the company still faces questions about its finances and ability to meet a potential change in safety regulations, Elio claims it is almost ready to sell some vehicles. It plans to sell 100 "pre-production" models built at its.

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$1.3B methanol plant slated for South Louisiana

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, South Louisiana Methanol (SLM) CEO Barry Williamson and Todd Corp. Group CEO Jon Young announced that South Louisiana Methanol LP will invest $1.3 The South Louisiana Methanol site will be the largest of its kind in North America. The SLM methanol facility will be located in the Port of South Louisiana district, with access to interstate and intrastate natural gas and carbon dioxide pipelines.

Shell selects site for proposed $12.5B GTL project in Louisiana

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Shell has selected Ascension Parish in Louisiana as the location for a potential natural gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility. As a leading producer in the Gulf of Mexico with approximately 150 million barrels of oil each year, Shell also operates extensive onshore facilities in Louisiana, including its Norco and Geismar plants, a major training center in Robert, and corporate offices in New Orleans.

EPA approves emergency fuel waiver for Louisiana

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As Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in the US Gulf Coast, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act to temporarily waive certain federal clean gasoline requirements for Louisiana. This waiver was granted by EPA in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE), at the request of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. psi low Reid vapor pressure (RVP) requirements for the State of Louisiana.

Juniper GTL to invest $100M to retrofit plant to new small-scale GTL facility in Louisiana

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Juniper GTL LLC President Vianney Valès announced the company will invest $100 million to renovate a dormant steam methane reformer in the Westlake, Louisiana area and convert it to a natural gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility, producing waxes, drilling fluids, diesel and naphtha. Southwest Louisiana is becoming a hub for GTL facilities, the governor’s office noted.

Stora Enso to build biomass-to-sugars demo plant in Louisiana

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Following its recent acquisition of the US-based biotechnology company Virdia (formerly HCL CleanTech) ( earlier post ), Stora Enso is investing €32 million (US$ 43 million) in a demonstration and market development plant to be built at Raceland, Louisiana, USA.

Shell Oil replacing Ryder diesel trucks with with Ryder LNG trucks for operations in Louisiana and Texas

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Ryder has deployed CNG and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vehicles into the fleets of Ryder customers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Quebec, Canada. Shell Oil Company has signed an agreement with Ryder System for 15 liquefied natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty vehicles supporting oil and gas logistics operations in Lafayette, La. and Houston, Texas.

Fuel restrictions waived as Hurricane Isaac hits Louisiana

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With Hurricane Isaac (pictured) causing chaos in Louisiana, the US Environmental Protection Agency has moved quickly to waive several clean gasoline requirements for the state. Green credentials Latest news Department of Energy fuel Hurricane Isaac Louisiana US Environmental Protection Agency USAIt is hoped that the waiver will allow for greater flexibility with regards to the fuel distribution system and help to support adequate supplies during this difficult time. The waiver [.].

Lockheed Martin to produce liquefied natural gas tanks at Louisiana facility

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Lockheed Martin is leveraging its expertise in the manufacture of Space Shuttle external tanks to meet the growing demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks for storage and transportation. Lockheed Martin has received initial orders to manufacture cryogenic tanks for fueling LNG powered vessels.

Louisiana's Latest Political Drama Involves Alt-Fuel Vehicles

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There's a storm a-brewin' in Louisiana over alternative vehicle tax credits. There's a sentence that didn't end like you'd expect.) In 2009, the state legislature passed Act 469 (PDF) which grants tax credits of up to $3,000 to anyone who purchases a low-emissions vehicle that runs on alternative fuel, "including but not limited to compressed

Sasol embarking on feasibility study on a US gas-to-liquids facility in Louisiana

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South African energy and chemicals group Sasol today announced that it has chosen the southwestern region of the State of Louisiana as the site for a planned gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility. Sasol will embark on a feasibility study to evaluate the viability of a GTL venture in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, over the next 18 months.

New Orleans: Big Easy to make life easier for electric car owners?

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Louisiana plug-in cars charging Charging station charging infrastructure Home chargingNew Orleans has a hot-and-cold relationship with environmentally friendly technology. Last week, however, the two were definitely on good terms as the city council voted unanimously to make life easier for current and future electric car owners. Crescent City crises Given the New Orleans' tenuous location--sandwiched between Lake Pontchartrain and.

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Air Products to Build World-Scale Hydrogen Plant at Monsanto Facility in Louisiana

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Air Products has signed a long-term supply contract with Monsanto Company to build a new world-scale hydrogen production plant to be located at Monsanto’s Luling, Louisiana Roundup facility. Air Products’ East Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline system currently reaches more than 175 continuous miles from Baton Rouge to Chalmette, Louisiana.

NuStar, EOG Resources to build rail offloading facility in Louisiana for expanded transportation and storage of shale play crudes

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NuStar Logistics, EOG Resources Rail Yard (Louisiana) LLC and EOG Resources Marketing, Inc. both subsidiaries of EOG Resources, Inc.) have entered into a definitive agreement to develop, build and own jointly a 70,000-barrel-per-day unit train offloading facility at NuStar’s crude oil terminal in St. James, La. The project will facilitate movement and storage of crude oil production from the Bakken, Eagle Ford and other developing shale plays in the United States.

Faraday Future Plans $1 Billion Electric-Car Factory, Site TBD

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The company has not selected a site, but said it is considering locations in California, Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada. Manufacturing California Louisiana Georgia plug-in cars nevada Faraday FuturesMysterious electric-car startup Faraday Future said yesterday that it will invest $1 billion in a U.S. factory, which will begin producing cars within two years. Nevada has now apparently replaced Texas in the contest. The Lone.

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Transmission Losses:" Military joins oil spill effort

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The oil rig disaster off Louisiana is the top news item on the NY Times and BBC.com. Tags: gulf of mexico louisiana coast bp oil leak british petroleum "The US military has joined efforts to stop an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico as fears rise about its scale." The "transmission losses" from this one event now include not only the oil leaking and the environmental consequences, but also the costly involvement of the US military.

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The Challenges Paul Elio Faces To Launch A Three-Wheel, 84-MPG, $6,800 Car

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New York Auto Show Louisiana Three-wheel Fuel Economy Startups Elio Motors Startup Elio Motors, which needs $230 million to begin production of its radical lightweight, two-seat, three-wheeled fuel-efficient vehicle, is still about $165 million short. CEO Paul Elio, speaking at last week''s New York Auto Show, said it has taken more than 41,000 deposits from eager potential buyers. But he also said the company''s best.

Elio Motors: First-Ever Auto-Show Press Event In NYC Touts '84-MPG' Three-Wheel Car

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Green Auto Show Elio Motors Louisiana Startups Three-wheel Startup automaker Elio Motors put on its first-ever car-show press conference last week, taking the last slot on Thursday''s media schedule at the New York Auto Show. Founder and CEO Paul Elio appeared at a simple podium in front of a bright-orange prototype Elio three-wheeled vehicle. He spoke briefly, then answered questions from the press. DON''T.

Alligator-powered car: the latest biofuel idea

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A group of researchers from the University of Louisiana think that alligator fat may make the perfect substitute for fossil-based fuels. Biofuels alligator fat research University of LouisianaThe latest crazy idea to fuel your car with is one that may make you positively cringe. According to the New York Times, scientists at the University say that alligator fat could be a [.].

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Excellance showcasing CNG-powered ambulance

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This CNG powered ambulance, custom-built for the City of Bossier City Fire Department in Louisiana, features a medium-duty Ford F-650 chassis with lower fueling costs, saving a minimum of 50% over gas and diesel powered engines.

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Oil Spill Containment Attempt Fails

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The slick, which has already come ashore on the Chandeleur Islands off southeast Louisiana, is projected to curl west in the next three days, threatening not only the Mississippi River Delta but also miles of Louisiana coastline to the west of the river. “I wouldn’t say it has failed yet,” said Doug Suttles, the operating officer for exploration and production for BP, the company that was leasing the oil rig when it exploded April 20.

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California ARB releases four new LCFS pathways for renewable diesel; 20.28 - 53.86 gCO2e/MJ

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Charles, Louisiana. Renewable Diesel produced from US Soybean, Fuel produced in Louisiana and transported to California. Renewable Diesel produced from US Used Cooking Oil, Fuel produced in Louisiana and transported to California. Renewable Diesel produced from US Tallow, Fuel produced in Louisiana and transported to California. Renewable Diesel produced from US Corn Oil, Fuel produced in Louisiana and transported to California.

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Honeywell starts up $300M plant for HFO-1234yf low-GWP MAC refrigerant

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Honeywell has created a central hub in Louisiana to manufacture its full portfolio of next-generation Solstice products, which includes Solstice yf. The company has invested significantly in its manufacturing facilities across the state, supported by a comprehensive incentive package spearheaded by the Louisiana Economic Development authority. Honeywell has started commercial operations at its new manufacturing plant in Geismar, La.,

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Shell will not move forward with $12.5B US Gulf Coast GTL project

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Royal Dutch Shell plc will not move forward with the proposed 140,000 barrels per day Gulf Coast gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Louisiana and will suspend any further work on the project, which was estimated to cost some $12.5 Shell thanked the Governor of Louisiana, his staff, Ascension Parish officials, regulators and the community for the opportunity to consider locating this project in Louisiana.

REG files 5 renewable diesel pathway applications for California LCFS

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gCO 2 e/MJ (soy oil), all produced at REG’s plant in Geismar, Louisiana, and all with renewable naphtha and LPG as co-products. REG has submitted five pathways for the production of renewable diesel (RD) from a variety of feedstocks—rendered used cooking oil; non-rendered used cooking oil; corn oil; tallow; and soy oil—to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) for consideration as Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) pathways. The carbon intensities of the fuels range from 18.99

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Chevron announces “significant” oil discovery in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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The well, which was spudded in August 2014, is located approximately 140 miles (225 km) off the coast of Louisiana in 5,183 feet (1,580 m) of water and was drilled to a depth of 33,749 feet (10,287 m). Anchor is located approximately 140 miles (225 km) off the coast of Louisiana.

Future Of '84-MPG' Elio 3-Wheeler Depends On Government Loans

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The company recently secured additional funding, it says, but is still short of what it needs to start production at its former General Motors plant near Shreveport, Louisiana. Elio Motors says it's closer than ever to putting its "84-mpg" two-seat three-wheeler into production, but that still may not be close enough.

NHTSA To Alter Vehicle Code To Prevent 3-Wheelers Like Elio

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The company turned to a "crowdfunding" project last year to help raise the $230 million needed to start production at its ex-General Motors plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Elio Motors is still working to put its three-wheeled, "84-mpg," two-seat car into production, which is proving to be quite a task. The slow pace of fundraising had led Elio to. NHTSA regulation Threewheeler National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 3 Wheeler Elio Motors

Faraday Future Chooses Nevada For Electric-Car Plant

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Last month, Faraday Future announced that it was considering sites in California, Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada for a $1 billion electric-car plant. Now, it appears Nevada is the preferred location for the plant, which will build the electric car Faraday plans to launch in 2017. Faraday--which is backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting--could. Las Vegas Manufacturing plug-in cars nevada Faraday Future

Startup Elio Motors Doesn't Get To Buy Ex-GM Plant After All

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Startup company Elio intends to build cars in a disused General Motor assembly plant in Shreveport, Louisiana, but over the past few weeks, that plant’s future has Elio Motors’ tiny three-wheeled, 84-mpg vehicle already has a significant following, but before Elio can turn those fans into buyers, it needs to secure a place to build it.

Air Products enters long-term agreement with Motiva for additional supply of hydrogen to Convent refinery

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Air Products has entered a long-term agreement with Motiva Enterprises LLC for an additional supply of hydrogen to be used by Motiva’s Convent, Louisiana refinery. The agreement includes the ability for Air Products to direct some of the hydrogen product supplied to Motiva’s Convent Refinery to other Motiva refineries along Air Products’ pipeline network in both Texas and Louisiana. Currently, Air Products operates hydrogen pipelines in both Texas and Louisiana.

ExxonMobil plans to invest $20B over 10 years to expand manufacturing capacity in US Gulf Region

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The projects, at 11 proposed and existing sites, are expected to generate thousands of new high-paying jobs and $20 billion in increased economic activity in Texas and Louisiana, Darren Woods, chairman and CEO said, highlighting the company’s Growing the Gulf initiative in a keynote speech on Monday at the CERAWeek 2017 conference. ExxonMobil Corporation is expanding its manufacturing capacity along the US Gulf Coast through planned investments of $20 billion over a 10-year period.

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Praxair expands Gulf Coast hydrogen supply capabilities; new agreements with Valero

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is expanding its hydrogen capacity in Texas and Louisiana and extending its Mississippi River corridor hydrogen pipeline system under long-term supply agreements for 270 million standard cubic feet per day (scfd) with Valero Energy Corporation. In Louisiana, Praxair is installing a new, 135 million scfd hydrogen plant at Valero’s St. Praxair is extending its Louisiana pipeline by 50 miles, connecting the new hydrogen plant in St. Praxair, Inc.

Air Products dedicates world’s largest hydrogen plant and pipeline system

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Air Products had operated two hydrogen pipeline systems in Texas and Louisiana before joining them with a new 180-mile segment. billion cubic feet of hydrogen per day to Louisiana and Texas customers. Air Products, the leading global hydrogen provider, held a dedication ceremony for what is now the world’s largest hydrogen plant and pipeline supply network.

FTA LoNo grant recipients to purchase 35 Proterra electric transit buses

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SporTran (Louisiana), five 35' Catalyst FC buses. Proterra announced that eight new and existing customers have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Grants. The 2016 LoNo grant winners will use their funds, a total of $22.8 million, to purchase 35 Catalyst buses, bringing Proterra’s total number of firm orders to 287 vehicles from 38 cities across the United States. With more than 2.4

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"Transmission Losses:" Oil Rig Blast in Gulf.of Mexico

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An explosion Tuesday night on an oil drilling rig off the coast of southeast Louisiana left at least seven people critically injured and 11 others missing. Beyond Petroleum? The oil drilling rig, named Deepwater Horizon, is positioned about 50 miles southeast of Venice, La. It is owned by Transocean, a Houston-based company, and under contract to British Petroleum. The rig is leaning badly,” Mr. Nungesser said in an interview with WWL-TV, a New Orleans television station.

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Neste Oil and Renewable Energy Group enter into NExBTL license agreement

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Neste Oil Corporation and Renewable Energy Group have entered into a Settlement and License Agreement whereby the parties have settled Neste Oil’s US patent infringement lawsuits against REG and REG’s Singapore patent infringement lawsuits against Neste Oil and REG has licensed certain Neste Oil NExBTL renewable drop-in fuel technology and intellectual property rights for use at REG Geismar in Louisiana.

Cool Planet breaks ground on its first biomass-to-renewable gasoline plant

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Cool Planet Energy Systems, a technology company producing green fuels and biochar products, broke ground on the company’s first commercial facility in Alexandria, Louisiana, dubbed Project Genesis. The facility will be located at the Port of Alexandria, on the Red River Waterway in Central Louisiana.

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Tesla Model S Road Trip Ends Without A Hitch In NYC

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After starting in Portland, Oregon on December 26, the team drove down the West Coast, before cutting across Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama Well, they made it! Tesla Model S-driving trio Peter Soukup, Tina Thomas and Luba Roytburd successfully arrived in New York City after almost five thousand miles of driving coast-to-coast.