Tesla can no longer sell cars in Missouri stores; dealer lobby lauds victory

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Tesla's license to sell cars through its Missouri showrooms expired Saturday, following a circuit-court judge's decision that prevented renewal. Politics dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships Missouri state lawsJust as the new year began, Tesla was dealt a fresh setback in its campaign to make its electric cars directly available to customers throughout the U.S.

Are Missouri electric-car charging stations like pay phones? Why that's important

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The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) believes it can apply the legal framework used to oversee phone booths to public electric-car. electric utilities plug-in cars charging Missouri charging infrastructureIn an age of cell phones, the public phone booth no longer has much utility as a tool for communication. But could pay phones at least provide a useful model for regulating electric-car charging infrastructure?

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Rare Surviving GM EV1 Waits For Savior At Missouri University

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The late and much lamented GM EV1 electric car is by now a mythical creature. It''s been the subject of a much-discussed documentary, and is still cause for blind loathing of General Motors in some quarters. Designed, engineered, and offered for lease in California and a few other locations from 1998 to 2003, the two-seat EV1 was likely the most

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Solar roads coming to Route 66 via photovoltaic pavers

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Missouri's state transportation department hopes to add photovoltaic pavers to a section of the famous Route 66 by the end of this year. Infrastructure energy infrastructure Missouri renewable energy solarOne of America's oldest and most historic highways may soon become the first to get embedded solar panels. There is no indication of how long the stretch of solar-paved road will be, though, or how much power it.

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Electric utility in Kansas leads push to get electric cars on roads

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electric utilities plug-in cars charging Missouri charging infrastructure KansasWhen it comes to promoting electric cars, California is rightfully viewed as the most active. But efforts are not limited to the Golden State. If one electric utility has its way, more electric cars will soon be plying the roads of America's heartland. CHECK OUT: Kansas City Power & Light To Build 1,000 Electric-Car Charging Sites (Jan 2015) A.

Driving a Chevy Bolt EV electric car halfway across the U.S.: what it takes

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Louis, Missouri, did to become the proud owner of a new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. How badly do you want a new, affordable, long-range electric car? Badly enough to drive it more than 800 miles without a unified fast-charging infrastructure? That's exactly what Bill Massmann, a professional land surveyor in St. DON'T MISS: Chevy Bolt EV. road trips Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

EaglePicher breaks ground on Li-ion Center of Excellence in Missouri

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The 100,000-plus square-foot facility will be built adjacent to its current Li-ion facility at the Crossroads Industrial Park in Joplin, Missouri and will expand the EaglePicher cell and battery portfolio. EaglePicher Technologies, LLC broke ground on its new Lithium Ion Center of Excellence.

Kansas City Power & Light To Build 1,000 Electric-Car Charging Sites

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Kansas City, Missouri, will become the latest municipality to gain an electric-car charging infrastructure this year. A local utility company is leading the effort to build a comprehensive network of charging sites for drivers of plug-in vehicles. DON''T MISS: BMW, VW, And ChargePoint To Build 100 CCS Fast-Charging Sites For Electric Cars Over the

Obama Backing EVs With Missouri Visit

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President Barack Obama isn't hiding his support for electric vehicles one bit, with the nation's leader heading to Kansas City, Missouri on Thursday to visit one of a growing number of electric vehicle startups. Obama will be visiting Smith Electric Vehicles, a small firm specializing in building battery-powered commercial vehicles and the

Westinghouse and Ameren Missouri partner in pursuit of DOE funds to develop and license small modular reactor technology

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Westinghouse Electric Company and utility Ameren Missouri have entered into an agreement to respond collaboratively to the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for developing and licensing the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR). Under the terms of the agreement, Ameren Missouri will become part of and. The alliance with all of our Missouri partners represents an unprecedentedly powerful case for SMR investment funding.

MSU-led regional team awarded $6M NSF grant to research biofuel, carbon capture technologies

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A regional interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University has received $6 million from the National Science Foundation to address questions about whether biofuels and carbon capture technologies can be sustainably introduced into the Upper Missouri River Basin. The Upper Missouri River Basin refers to the Missouri River and all its tributaries upstream of Sioux City, Iowa.

Next Nissan Leaf, Tesla MO update, IN electric-car fee: Today's Car News

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Today, the next-generation Nissan Leaf will have a range of 200 miles or more, Tesla is allowed to re-open its three Missouri stores, and Indiana considers an annual fee for electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. At CES, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn confirmed that the next-generation Leaf will have a range of at least 200 miles, and. Today in Car News

Electric Monster Truck Crushes Puny Gasoline Cars This Weekend

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If you're at the AutoRama Car Show in Kansas City, Missouri this weekend, you'll be able to see it in action. Remember the world's first all-electric monster truck? We're told it'll be "participating in two car-crush demonstrations per day", which sounds like a polite way of saying it'll be causing total mechanical carnage as it pulverises a

Obama says US should lead in biofuels

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The United States should become a leader in the production of biofuels, the President told workers at a bio-ethanol plant in Missouri on Wednesday. According to the Kansas City Star, President Obama stated that he intends to meet a target for the country to triple its production of biofuel within the next twelve years. He [.]. visit

2012 Nissan Leaf Limo Stretches Electric Car Reality

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Last year we told you about a Missouri coachbuilder with the grand plan: turn a humble 2012 Nissan Leaf into a stretch limousine. Now, some ten months after we first brought you the story, we can bring you evidence that the Imperial Coach Builders of Springfield, MO made good its promise with what it claims is the world’s first electric

A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

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When I spoke out against the home-porting of the battleship Missouri with its nuclear tomahawk cruise missile arsenal, the folks at the Alliance for Survival called and asked me, “Do you just talk about stuff or do you DO anything too?”

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VW diesel settlement, 100-mile electric cars, Route 66 goes solar: Today's Car News

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Today, we have details on the proposed final Volkswagen diesel settlement, the state of 100-mile electric cars from Nissan, BMW, and Volkswagen, and Missouri's plan to pave a section of Route 66 with solar panels. All this and more on Green Car Reports. With the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3 on the way, are 100-mile electric cars from. Today in Car News

Gas Prices Fall To $3.50 As Economic Stall Slams Crude-Oil Costs

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Gasoline has now fallen below $3 a gallon in a handful of areas, including parts of Texas, Missouri, and Michigan. Remember $4 gasoline? It was just last May that gasoline soared to an average price of $4 per gallon across all U.S. markets, with even the cheapest pumps showing prices of $3.50 or more. What a difference a few months makes. And the

MIT/CalTrans study finds pavement-vehicle interaction accounts for 1% of overall fuel consumption on California highways

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The CSHub has also conducted life cycle assessment and life cycle cost analysis studies for numerous locations including Virginia, Colorado, Arizona, Florida, Missouri, and Minnesota.

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Ford to take Transit production to Kansas City

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Kansas City,Missouri, will benefit from a new Ford Transit Assembly Plant when the product joins the North American line-up in 2013. Ford Green cars Latest news Ford Assembly Plant Ford Transit Ford Transit production Kansas City MissouriFord has announced that it will invest $1.1billion in a new body shop, new tooling in the Final Assembly area, an upgraded paint shop and an all-new integrated stamping plant. Part of the investment [.].

UCLA researchers develop exceptionally strong and lightweight new metal nanocomposite

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Chen is now an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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DOE awards nearly $55M to advance fuel efficient vehicle technologies in support of EV Everywhere and SuperTruck

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The Curators of The University of Missouri. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding nearly $55 million for 24 projects to develop and deploy advanced vehicle technologies, supporting the Energy Department’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge to make plug-in electric vehicles as affordable to own and operate as today’s gasoline-powered vehicles by 2022.

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Commuting with a Razor Scooter

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I live in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and my son is 16 and have his license and he wants to get a job. We have a lot of black top rural roads and a highway

USDA establishes four additional Biomass Crop Assistance Program project areas

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Acreage in Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania will be designated to grow giant miscanthus, a sterile hybrid warm-season grass that can be converted into energy to be used for heat, power, liquid biofuels, and bio-based products. Project Area Number 3 is in Missouri, and targets 2011 enrollment of 3,000 acres in Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau, Monroe and Randolph counties.

Joule says it has improved the photosynthetic efficiency of its engineered cyanobacteria by nearly 100%

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Louis, Missouri, Joule reported that its has improved the overall photosynthetic efficiency of its engineered cyanobacteria by nearly 100%, and estimates a maximum 14% energy conversion efficiency in its biomass-to-fuels process. At the 2014 Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting in St.

MIT study concludes V2G-enabled electric commercial trucks could offer lower total operating cost than conventional diesel fleet

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Staples currently has 53 all-electric trucks, manufactured by Missouri-based Smith Electric Vehicles, in use in several American cities. A new study by researchers at MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL), concludes that electric commercial vehicles can cost 9 to 12% less to operate than trucks powered by diesel engines when used to make deliveries on an everyday basis in big cities and when V2G (vehicle-to-grid) revenue is incorporated.

ORNL assessment finds >65 GW of untapped hydropower in US rivers and streams

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Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Wyoming led the rest of the country in new stream-reach hydropower potential. The highest potential was identified in the Pacific Northwest Region (32%), followed by the Missouri Region (15%) and the California Region (9%).

USDA establishes crop assistance program to encourage development of next-generation biofuels

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Comprising 39 contiguous counties in Missouri and Kansas, the first BCAP Project Area proposes the enrollment of up to 50,000 acres for establishing a dedicated energy crop of native grasses and herbaceous plants (forbs) for energy purposes. The US Department of Agriculture has established the first Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) Project Area to promote the production of dedicated feedstocks for bioenergy.

Study outlines supply chain challenges for lithium

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A doctoral student in engineering management at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Ona Egbue, is studying potential disruptions to the long-term supply chain for lithium. She is working on the research with her advisor, Dr. Suzanna Long, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri S&T.

Paseo Biofuels boosting biodiesel capacity by 40%

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Investors in Paseo Biofuels, LLC, the Missouri Soybean Association (MSA) and Cargill announced an expansion to the Paseo biodiesel plant in Kansas City, Mo. Paseo started out of an effort in 2006 with an equity drive in which more than 650 agricultural producers in Missouri purchased shares in Paseo Biofuels, LLC, which formed a joint venture with Cargill to help realize the facility. Ludwig, Executive Director/CEO Missouri Soybean Association.

A123 Systems reaches agreement to sell substantially all assets to Wanxiang for $256.6M

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According to the terms of the asset purchase agreement, Wanxiang would acquire A123’s automotive, grid and commercial business assets, including all technology, products, customer contracts and US facilities in Michigan, Massachusetts and Missouri; its cathode powder manufacturing operations in China; and its equity interest in Shanghai Advanced Traction Battery Systems Co., A123 Systems, Inc.

New “convection battery” could significantly increase performance of existing as well as new, improved battery chemistries

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Researchers at the University of Missouri’s Department of Chemical Engineering (MU) have developed and demonstrated a new type of battery, referred to as the “convection battery” or “convection cell”. Schematic of the convection cell. Credit: Prof. Galen Suppes. Click to enlarge.

Smith Electric Vehicles secures new strategic investor and battery supplier; production to resume in Kansas City in mid-2014

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Smith Electric will resume production in its Kansas City, Missouri, facility in mid-summer 2014. Smith Electric Vehicles (SEV) has secured a $42-million commitment from Li-ion battery developer and manufacturer Sinopoly Battery Limited for a conditional subscription of Series AA convertible promissory notes, Series E preferred stock and common stock of post-listing of SEV in the amounts of US$2 million, US$10 million and US$30 million, respectively.

First sales of isobutanol-blended gasoline at marina pumps

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announced that Harbor Marina at Lake Pomme de Terre in Missouri is the first US marina to sell gasoline blended with Gevo’s renewable isobutanol at the pump. Oil and Octane Shop of Springfield, Missouri enabled testing of Gevo’s isobutanol by supplying test blends to major marine engine manufacturers, such as Mercury Marine. Gevo, Inc.

NTSB recommends nationwide ban on personal electronic devices while driving; also calls for modifications to the equipment and the completion of a NHTSA rulemaking on collision warning systems

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Following a Board meeting on a 2010 multi-vehicle highway accident in Gray Summit, Missouri, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called for the first-ever nationwide ban on driver use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) while operating a motor vehicle.

DOE awards $13.4M to 5 projects focused on energy efficient mobility systems

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million to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, as well as supporting infrastructure, through community-based partnerships throughout Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $13.4

Blue Sun to build and operate renewable jet, diesel and gasoline demonstration facility; next step commercial volumes

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Joseph, Missouri in Q1 2013 and will be operational in Q3 2013. Applied Research Associates, Inc. ARA) and Blue Sun Energy, Inc. announced a partnership for the design, construction, and operation of a Biofuels ISOCONVERSION Process (BIC) demonstration system using the ARA and Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) process for the production of certification quantities of 100% drop-in renewable jet, diesel, and gasoline. Earlier post.).

Researchers demonstrate new nickel selenide catalyst for more efficient water splitting

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A team of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece have developed a highly efficient transition metal selenide-based coordination complex, [Ni{(SePiPr 2 ) 2 N} 2 ] for oxygen evolution and hydrogen evolution reactions (OER and HER, respectively) in alkaline solution.

Laser-burned graphene could replace platinum as fuel cell catalyst

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Co-authors are Rice graduate students Tuo Wang, Jibo Zhang and Lizanne Nilewski; Rice undergraduate Yunong Xu; and Rice alumnus Jian Lin, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Missouri.

USDA providing $9.6M to create 9,000 acres of BCAP project areas for non-food energy crop production

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MFA Oil Biomass and Aloterra Energy are predominantly locally owned and have sponsored three additional BCAP projects in Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania, investing more than $6 million in the operation. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $9.6 million for the creation of two new Biomass Crop Assistance Program ( BCAP ) project areas in New York and North Carolina, and the expansion of an already established BCAP project area in Arkansas.