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USDA providing $700M to provide economic relief to more than 100 biofuel producers and 195 facilities

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USDA is making payments to 195 biofuel production facilities to support the maintenance and viability of a significant market for agricultural producers of products such as corn, soybean or biomass that supply biofuel production. The investments include more than $486 million for 62 producers located in socially vulnerable communities.

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A Midwestern utility is going to use AI to digitize its power transmission system

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Norway-based eSmart Systems , which provides AI-powered solutions for the inspection and maintenance of critical infrastructure, will work with Topeka, Kansas-headquartered Evergy , an electric company that serves more than 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri, to digitize Evergy’s power transmission system. .

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Ford opens E-Transit Registration site for commercial customers; new pricing

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It will be built alongside the Transit at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri. Scheduled maintenance costs over eight years/100,000 miles are projected to be 40% less than for the gas-powered Transit based on recommended service schedules published in 2019 and 2020 owner’s manuals.

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GE researchers developing at-home chilled natural gas refueling station for NG vehicles

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GE researchers, in partnership with Chart Industries—a global manufacturer of standard and custom-engineered products and systems for cryogenic and heat transfer applications—and scientists at the University of Missouri, have been awarded $1.8 The total cost of the 28-month program will be approximately $2.3

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Study finds road conditions in US states worsening in important categories

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Missouri, Maine and Kentucky round out the top five states. Towards the bottom of the rankings, you have highly populated states, like last-place New Jersey, along with Massachusetts, New York, and California to a lesser extent, that are spending a lot but often failing to keep up with traffic congestion and road maintenance.

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6.8M gallons in new contracts for Redeem renewable natural gas

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has signed a 5-year maintenance and RNG supply contract for an anticipated one million gallons of Redeem to fuel its 70 street sweepers. has extended its operations and maintenance agreement for six years. One of the largest sweeping companies in the nation, Nationwide Environmental Services based in Norwalk, Calif.

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NiZn batterymaker ZAF Energy Systems receives strategic investment from Wirtz Manufacturing

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The investment will expand ZAF’s manufacturing capacity from hundreds of batteries per month to thousands of batteries per month in the ZAF Joplin, Missouri facility. These improvements permit long cycle life, high specific energy and specific power, along with maintenance-free operation.