UPS to use biomethane for Memphis and Jackson alternative fuel fleet

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UPS will supply its fleet in Memphis, Tenn., with an estimated 15 million diesel gallon gas equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG)—biomethane—as part of a multi-year agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing, LLC. The RNG will fuel more than 140 heavy duty trucks in Memphis and Jackson, part of UPS’s natural gas fleet, which includes more than 3,800 medium and heavy duty vehicles worldwide.

Plains All American to build $900M, 200K bpd pipeline from Cushing to Memphis

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terminal to the Valero Memphis Refinery, and the ability to access Valero Energy Partner’s Collierville pipeline. Construction of the pipeline will enhance the refinery’s long-term ability to produce gasoline, diesel and jet fuel for the greater Memphis and eastern Arkansas area. The Valero Memphis Refinery originally was constructed in 1941 with numerous expansions to its present rated capacity of 195,000 barrels per day (BPD) of light, low-sulfur crude oil.


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PHEV Day 162 - Saturday, 21 March 2009. Memphis, Tennessee - the 47th State Visited

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All, The run from Little Rock, AR to Memphis, Tennessee, on Saturday, 21 March 09, was one of leisure on Hwy 70, allowing one to occasionally view Interstate 40 off to the left and North with its hectic traffic clipping along and playing dodge-truck! for 127; and 56.7MGP for 157 miles, until arriving at Ms Trisha Nelson, the Memphis Mensa LocSec (Local Secretary) who was hosting the "Spirit" with a plug and EVJerry with a lodging.

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PHEV Day 163 - Sunday, 22 March 2009. Memphis, Mensans & More with Space Reserved for Trisha's Webblogging PHEV Bonding Experience with the "Spirit"

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Tennessee DEC announces Sustainable Transportation Awards and Forum

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In connection with Clean Air Month, TDEC will host a recognition ceremony and sustainable transportation forum on 7 May 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Cadillac embarks on first hands-free cross-country highway drive with Super Cruise

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Crossing through 16 states, plus the District of Columbia, in Super Cruise-equipped Cadillac CT6 vehicles, the drive program will make stops in major cities across the US including: Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Memphis, Tennessee; Dallas, Texas; Santa Fe, New Mexico and Phoenix, Arizona. Cadillac embarked on its first official hands-free drive on freeways from one side of the country to the other, using Super Cruise technology. Earlier post.)

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Ube Industries and Mitsubishi Chemical to form 50-50 Li-ion battery electrolyte JV in China

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Mitsubishi Chemical manufactures electrolyte (“Sol-Rite”) at the Yokkaichi Plant located in Mie Prefecture, Japan; a plant located in Stockton-on-Tees, the UK; a plant located in Memphis, TN; and a plant located in Changshu, Jiangsu, China. Ube Industries, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation have agreed to a tie-up for their electrolyte businesses in China under a 50-50 joint venture to supply highly competitive electrolyte to the market.

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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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a small town between Memphis and Jackson), called Blue Oval City, will create approximately 6,000 new jobs and reimagine how vehicles and batteries are manufactured.

Plug Power, Charlatte America deliver fuel cell cargo tuggers for FedEx at Albany International Airport

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The Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy supports early stage R&D that enables progress in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, and has collaborated with Plug Power, FedEx, and Charlatte on this work, with FedeX Express deploying a fleet of fuel cell cargo tractors at the Memphis Superhub. Plug Power Inc.

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Technip Awarded Two Hydrogen Plant Contracts by Valero Group

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Technip has been awarded two lump sum contracts by Valero Refining Company and Diamond Shamrock Refining Company (both part of the Valero group) for two hydrogen plants at their refineries in Memphis, Tennessee and McKee, Texas. The two 30-million standard cubic feet per day hydrogen plants will produce high purity hydrogen and export steam.

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FedEx unveils autonomous electric delivery robot

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FedEx plans to test the bot this summer in select markets, including Memphis, Tenn., FedEx Corp. unveiled the FedEx SameDay Bot—an autonomous delivery device designed to help retailers make same-day and last-mile deliveries to their customers. With the bot, retailers will be able to accept orders from nearby customers and deliver them by bot directly to customers’ homes or businesses the same day.

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Tesla “Cyberliving” trailer specs and size teased anew in Cybertruck UI images


Campers at this class typically include a King Size bed, an actual living room, a full kitchen, and a spacious bathroom with a tub, such as the DRV Luxury Suite 44 Memphis. The Tesla Cybertruck unveiling had, for lack of a better word, some unexpected events.

University of Florida IFAS, Buckeye Technologies and Myriant Partner on Research and Demonstration Cellulosic Biorefinery

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Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., The company owns and operates a wood cellulose plant in Perry in addition to cotton cellulose manufacturing operations in Memphis and Americana, Brazil. Buckeye Technologies Inc.,

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UPS to purchase ~700 LNG trucks, build 4 refueling stations by end of 2014

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New UPS-built fueling stations in Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., UPS plans to purchase approximately 700 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks and to build four refueling stations by the end of 2014. Once completed, the LNG private fleet will be one of the most extensive in the US. An initial investment of more than $18 million to build fueling stations will be supported by the purchase of the 700 LNG tractors and continued expansion of the natural gas fleet in the US.

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DOE awarding $7+ million to four hydrogen and fuel cell projects, including fuel cell delivery trucks

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FedEx Express ($3 million DOE investment): Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding more than $7 million to four projects that will help bring cost-effective, advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies online faster for both mobile and stationary applications. Private industry and DOE’s national laboratories have already helped to reduce automotive fuel cell costs by more than 50% since 2006 and by more than 30% since 2008.

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Winners of 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge

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of Memphis, Tenn., American Chemical Society (ACS) President Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Ph.D., and Jim Jones, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced the winners of the 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.

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Equity: More important than ever

Electric Auto Association

In Detroit, Memphis, and Kansas City, multiple deaths in underserved areas have been attributed to toxic emissions, and in Tennessee and West Virginia, residents are subject to toxic ash due to blasting for coal. Environmental concerns make fair EV access a must.

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Clean Energy to provide LNG to Hawaii Gas; additional agreements in trucking, transit and refuse markets

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Clean Energy began providing fueling solutions at the Pilot Flying J station in West Memphis, Arkansas, furthering its partnership with the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has secured a contract to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Hawaii Gas, the State of Hawaii’s only franchised gas utility.

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DOE awards $98M in tax credits to automakers and suppliers for clean technology manufacturing

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million 48C Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit for its new facility in Memphis, Tenn., The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $150 million in clean energy tax credits to 12 businesses to build US capabilities in clean energy manufacturing; $98 million of that goes to five automakers and suppliers towards investments in domestic manufacturing equipment. The awards are made through the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit program (48C Program).

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DOE announces $139M in funding for 55 projects to advance innovative vehicle technologies

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Advancing Climate and Innovation Goals of Memphis and Shelby County: Electrification of key fleet vehicles to capture cost savings and climate benefits. US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announced $139 million in federal funding for 55 projects across the country that will support new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies (DE-FOA-0002197, earlier post ).

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DOE fielding aircraft-based study of aerosols generated by wildfires and agriculture burns in US

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The researchers will use the DOE Gulfstream-1 (G-1) aircraft for the campaign and plan to log 120 hours of flight time, focusing on wildfires in the vicinity of Pasco, Washington, and agricultural fires near Memphis, Tennessee. Scientists from the US.

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APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

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The ten light rail systems with the highest rates of growth were located in the following cities: Memphis, TN (45.7%); Salt Lake City, UT (34.1%); Seattle, WA – King County DOT (19.4%); Boston, MA (12.6%); Cleveland, OH (10.7%); Houston, TX (10.3%); Seattle, WA – Sound Transit (10.3%); Los Angeles, CA (9.9%); Sacramento, CA (8.5%); and St. Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7

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Canoo Pickup, Kia EV6, Honda and Mini EV Plans: EV Week in Review – Mar 9-15

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Mullen Technologies aims to bring more than 400 jobs to Memphis, invest $336 million – Electric vehicle manufacturer Mullen Technologies is looking to expand into Memphis, creating more than 400 jobs in the process.

PHEV Day 161 - Friday, 21 March 2009. From Vicksburg, MS to the 46th State Capitol - Little Rock, Arkansas

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Tomorrow would be the run to Memphis on another Blue Highway -- Hwy 70, which lays within miles and parallels the busy, truck-laden and hi-speed Interstate 40 some 140 miles to Memphis. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "Spirit" started cruising on a sunny Friday afternoon, 20 March 2009.

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Vanderbilt meeting concludes time to begin developing climate change adaptation strategies for transportation sector

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The meeting was held in June at Vanderbilt University and was sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation Research (VECTOR), Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment (VIEE) and the University of Memphis’ Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute.

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PHEV Day 164 - 23 March 2009. B-Day Run to Nashville, Tennessee - 47th State Capitol

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - From Home Sweet LOCSEC Home of Memphis Mensan, Trisha Nelson, with a charged up "Spirit" and a well rested EVJerr, the EVenture to Nashville began at a leisure pace so as to enjoy the fast-turning-green forest of the Tennessee countryside.

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The Algorithm that Mapped Omicron Shows a Path Forward

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This daunting task is managed by centers in London, Tokyo, and Beijing; Atlanta and Memphis in the United States; Melbourne, Australia; and Koltsovo, Russia. When Omicron, the now ubiquitous COVID-19 variant, first emerged in South Africa in November, scientists were immediately worried.

Axion supplying PbC batteries to Norfolk Southern for all-battery switcher and working on line-haul hybrid locomotives; micro-hybrid and stationary expansion

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The Crescent Corridor is a 2,500-mile (4,023-km) rail network supporting the supply chain from Memphis and New Orleans to New Jersey. The battery-electric NS-999, “under the long hood”. Source: NS. Click to enlarge. In April, Axion Power International Inc received an order from Norfolk Southern Corp (NS) for PbC lead-carbon batteries for use in an all-battery-powered switcher locomotive. Earlier post.)

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ARPA-E awarding $60M to 23 projects; dry cooling and fusion power

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Electric Power Research Institute (Drexel University, University of Memphis, Evapco, WorleyParsons, and Maulbetsch Consulting). The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will award $60 million in funding to 23 new projects aimed at creating highly efficient and scalable dry-cooling technologies for thermoelectric power plants and developing prototype technologies to explore new pathways for fusion power.

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Summer Update

Plug In Partners

They join Founding Members from these cities: Arlington, TX, Baltimore, Boulder, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Irvine, CA, Los Angeles, Memphis, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, and Wenatchee, WA. Roger Duncan gives Campaign Update The Plug-In Partners National Campaign has now been underway for six months. We would like to take this opportunity to report on our efforts to demonstrate to automakers that a market for plug-in hybrid vehicles exists in the United States today.

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A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Wants to Visit Your School

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PRLog (Press Release) – Feb 06, 2009 – The "Spirit of DC's" on the road again on its Sun Belt Grand Finale from San Francisco to Washington, DC. Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around America (PHEV3A) tour with "EVJerry" Asher driving started last year on Earth Day, in front of the Nation’s Capitol. The plug-in hybrid vehicle the “Spirit of DC" was designed to run on electricity alone for about 10 miles before reverting back to acting like an ordinary hybrid.

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"Spirit of DC" PHEV All Around America Update. from EVJerry back in DC with the "Spirit" Hanging out at the Beach!

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Kansas City, New Orleans, Memphis,) with Green Train and the "Spirit" and the "Xtreme BugE" some time after the 5th EPA National Sustainable Design Expo on the Capitol Mall on Earth Day weekend in April 2009. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, EVnthusiasts, One & All - Below is an update of things and EVents happening, or anticpated to happen. Please take a moment to read.

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