Hyundai opening R&D and Lab Center in Montana to design and build Ultimate Mobility Vehicles

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Hyundai New Horizons Studio (NHS), a unit focused on the development of Ultimate Mobility Vehicles (UMVs) ( earlier post ), will open a new Research, Development and Lab Center in Bozeman, Montana.

Chevrolet’s Silverado EV appears in public on Montana roads


Earlier this week, The Drive posted a video on Instagram of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV being filmed in downtown Helena, Montana. The post Chevrolet’s Silverado EV appears in public on Montana roads appeared first on TESLARATI.


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EGEB: A Montana cryptocurrency miner wants to buy a huge solar farm


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): A Montana cryptocurrency miner wants to use solar to power its energy-draining business. more… The post EGEB: A Montana cryptocurrency miner wants to buy a huge solar farm appeared first on Electrek.

Farmer-owned cooperative CHS investing $406M in Montana refinery to boost diesel production

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Debertin said when all current Montana and Kansas refinery projects are complete in 2019, total CHS refining capacity will increase by as much as 33% from 120,000 barrels per day to an estimated 160,000 barrels per day. CHS Inc., a leading farmer-owned cooperative in the US and a global energy, grains and foods company, will invest $406 million in its Laurel, Mont.,

Montana solar-power law rigging caught on live video, regrettably

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The U.S. is coming up to its Independence Day holiday, in which we celebrate the Declaration of Independence from England and reflect on our history and traditions as a nation. This is an interesting time to do that, and there's a cynical argument to be made that backroom politics is as American as apple pie and bald eagles. Which brings us to the. Politics electric utilities regulation renewable energy solar state laws

Crude release from pipeline into Yellowstone River in Montana

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On Saturday, an as yet undetermined amount of crude oil was released into the Yellowstone River in Montana from an ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (EMPCo) pipeline. According to a statement from ExxonMobil, the release originated from a 12” crude pipeline operated by EMPCo that runs from Silver Tip, MT to Billings, MT. The pipeline has been shutdown and the segment where the release occurred has been isolated. All appropriate state and federal authorities have been alerted.

Biomass-to-Gasoline Company Considering Additional Plant in Montana

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a Canadian biofuel company that is commercializing a biomass-to-gasoline production process, will pursue an additional production facility to be possibly located in northwest Montana. Don Sigler, Chief Financial Officer and resident of Whitefish, Montana. Current estimates there are more than 40 million acres of beetle killed timber in British Columbia and the infestation has affected over 5 million acres in Montana. (In CORE BioFuel Inc.,

Montana May Adopt California Vehicle GHG Emission Standards

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A bill currently under consideration in the Montana State Senate ( SB 180 ) would establish greenhouse gases as regulated air pollutants under the Clean Air Act of Montana and adopt the California vehicle GHG emission standards (Pavley). The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) would be required to ensure vehicles comply with the standards.

Montana Company Licenses Lawrence Livermore Zinc Air Fuel Cell Technology

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Kalispell, Mont.-based based Zinc Air, Inc. ZAI) has obtained exclusive rights from LLNL for the mechanically rechargeable zinc air fuel cell (US Patent 5,434,020) invented by John Cooper, a retired LLNL chemist, who is on the ZAI technical Board of Advisors. The Zinc Air Fuel Cell (ZAFC) consumes zinc metal and atmospheric oxygen to produce electricity, and produces a reaction product consisting of a liquid suspension of zinc oxides and potassium zincate in an alkaline electrolyte.

MSU moves forward with DOE-backed CO2 storage project in northern Montana

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Montana State University finalized negotiations with the US Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to begin work on an $85-million, eight-year project that will involve permitting, injecting and monitoring one million tons of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into deep porous rock formations in northern Montana. Schematic illustration of carbon capture and storage at Kevin Dome in Montana.

Univ. of Montana launches partnership with Blue Marble for commercial products from algal biomass

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Two geoscience faculty members at The University of Montana (UM) have started a partnership with Blue Marble Biomaterials to produce commercial products from algal biomass. Blank said the diverse collection of patent-pending cyanobacterial and microalgal strains they work with derive from a number of regional waters, including Puget Sound, Washington’s Soap Lake, and local rivers and lakes in Montana.

Cloud Peak Energy and Crow Tribe reach tentative agreement for up to 1.4B tons of in-place coal in Montana

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billion tons of in-place Northern Powder River Basin coal on the Crow Indian Reservation in southeast Montana. Cloud Peak Energy Inc., one of the largest US coal producers, and the Crow Tribe of Indians reached tentative agreements regarding exploration rights and exclusive options to lease and develop up to an estimated 1.4 An earlier Crow Tribe project with Australian-American Energy Co. to build a coal-to-liquids plant ( earlier post ) had foundered.

Montana State Univ. Researchers Discover Chemical Trigger that Doubles the Yield of Algal Lipids

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Montana State University (MSU) researchers have discovered a chemical trigger they say doubles the yield of algal lipids for biodiesel from farmed algae. The chemical trigger is a well-timed dose of bicarbonate, a low-cost, easy-to-use chemical, similar to common stomach antacids. The results were presented on the first day of the recent Algal Biomass Summit in Phoenix, Ariz.

Montana State University researchers develop protein to increase oil yield in oilseed crops by up to 40%

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Montana State University researchers have developed a. protein that can be expressed in oilseed crops to increase the oil yield by as much as 40%. technology has been demonstrated in corn and soybeans and is expected to work for a broad range of. oilseed plants used for biodiesel. Seed oil content increases are induced by puroindoline genes which promote increased seed size and. weight.

Quantum Energy and Bilfinger Westcon partner to develop multiple refineries in the North Dakota-Montana Bakken formation

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Quantum Energy, Inc. entered into a strategic alliance with Bilfinger Westcon Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bilfinger SE (Germany), for the development of up to 5 diesel refinery projects throughout the Bakken Formation. Bilfinger Westcon is currently constructing a diesel refinery project in Dickinson, North Dakota expected to be completed around the end of this year. The partners will seek to develop energy centers that will each include a 20,000 barrel per day (bpd) diesel refinery.

Saskatchewan and Montana Partner on Major Carbon Capture and Storage Project

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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer to work together on the development of one of the largest international carbon capture and storage demonstration projects to date. Development of a North American training facility to meet the needs of a growing CCS industry and regulators, based primarily at the University of Regina and Montana State University.

The Sad States of Global Warming & Their Sorry Senators

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Hey, Max Baucus and Jon Tester in Montana – Do either of you US Senators have a clue on climate change? Tags: Environmental Politics carbon producers climate change environment Senator Dorgan Senator Baucus North Dakota Maine Montana Senator Tester Senator Conrad Senator Stowe Senator Collins Senator Boxer Senator Feinstein

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34 states produced a total of 1.9 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2018

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Note: Montana produced less than 0.005 million gallons in 2018. A total of 1.9 billion gallons of biodiesel was produced in the United States in 2018 with production in 34 states, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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General Motors makes huge investment in Brazil

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Tags: Chevrolet Green cars Latest news general motors Agile Astra Hatchback Astra Sedan Blazer Captiva Sport Utilities Celta Chevrolet cars Classic Corsa Hatchback Corsa Sedan General Motors do Brazil GM GM Brazil Meriva Montana new Chevrolet car new Chevrolet model Omega Prisma S10 Crew Cab Pickups S10 Single Cab Vectra GT (Hatchback) Vectra Sedan Zafira SUV

DOE awards $19M to 13 initiatives in fossil-fuel areas to produce rare earth elements and critical minerals

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Williston Basin (Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota): University of North Dakota plans to lead a coalition to drive the expansion and transformation of coal and coal-based resource usage within the Williston Basin to extract rare earth elements and critical minerals and produce non-fuel carbon-based products.

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 basin contains parts or most of five states—Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska—and more than 20 Indian reservations.

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Tesla and its fans lash out at critics: commentary

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Known as Montana Skeptic, he wrote 138 articles over three years on the stock-tip website Seeking Alpha. One of the most vocal critics of electric-car maker Tesla appears to have been silenced. On Tuesday, he published what he says will be his final article after he claims Elon Musk called his employer and threatened to sue Skeptic over his

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Ideanomics and GEP unveil the EV street sweeper coming to a city near you


Ideanomics and Global Environmental Products (GEP) announced today that it has developed a series of zero-emissions, electric vehicle street sweepers that will soon come to New York City, cities in California, Helena, Montana, and Washington D.C. and two to Helena, Montana, Ideanomics said.

ZAF Energy Systems opens NiZn battery manufacturing production plant in Missouri

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The existing facility in Montana will continue to serve as ZAF’s research and development hub. ZAF will begin staffing the new facility by transferring five current employees from its Montana location and then hiring 20 new employees to work alongside them by the end of 2017. ZAF Energy Systems Inc. ( ZAF ) has opened a new production facility in Joplin, Missouri, dedicated to manufacturing its initial line of rechargeable nickel zinc (NiZn) batteries.

ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. expanding cleanup operations in Yellowstone River

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ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (EMPC) said it is expanding its clean up operation following a release of an estimated 750–1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana from the company’s Silvertip pipeline. Eastern Montana received record rainfall in the last month and also has a huge snowpack in the mountains that is melting, resulting in widespread flooding. Montana refining. The Montana Refining Company in Great Falls has invested.

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State Farm and Ford team up to introduce usage-based insurance to new connected vehicle owners

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State Farm will debut Drive Safe & Save Connected Car in Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Oregon, for policies effective on or after 27 Feb. State Farm and Ford launched Drive Safe & Save Connected Car for customers with eligible connected Ford or Lincoln vehicles, to benefit from usage-based insurance (UBI).

Department of Interior awards initial $560M to 24 states to plug, cap and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells

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Montana. The Department of the Interior awarded an initial $560 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 24 states to begin work to plug, cap and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells. Eligible states have indicated that there are more than 10,000 high-priority well sites across the country ready for immediate remediation efforts, with more lined up for future action. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes $4.7-billion to plug orphaned wells.

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Dominion Energy & Duke Energy cancel $8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline due to delays and cost uncertainty

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The Montana district court decision is also likely to prompt similar challenges in other Circuits related to permits issued under the nationwide program including for ACP, the companies said.

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DOT and DOE announce nearly $5B over 5 years for new national EV charging network; $615M in FY2022

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Montana. The US Departments of Transportation and Energy announced nearly $5 billion that will be made available under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program to build out a national electric vehicle charging network. The program will provide nearly $5 billion over five years to help states create a network of EV charging stations along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors, particularly along the Interstate Highway System.

As states continue to use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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Montana. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Battery electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy source used to generate the electricity that powers them. The calculated relative amounts of well-to-wheels emissions of greenhouse gases from eight different energy sources are shown in the table below. The calculations were based on the data developed by the Union of Concerned Scientists.)

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StarMetro places 3rd order for electric buses with Proterra for Florida State; 100% battery-electric fleet

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Proterra has also sold its Catalyst buses to the University of Montana, Duke University and Alabama A&M University. StarMetro, the city of Tallahassee’s public transit system, has agreed to purchase 22 Proterra Catalyst FC buses to service Florida State University (FSU), bringing the StarMetro fleet to 27 battery-electric buses. FSU is one of the first universities in the nation to decommission its entire fossil-fuel powered fleet and upgrade it to a 100% battery-electric fleet.

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White House: OPEC+ oil production increases “simply not enough”

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Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen said: This is an insult to Americans in rural communities who would have benefited from the Keystone XL pipeline and the energy workers in states like mine who are suffering from the effects of the Biden administration’s ongoing federal lease ban.

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California gas vehicle ban faces pushback from 17 states


Louis Post-Dispatch , the Missouri State Attorney General, along with Ohio, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia have sued to prevent CARB from banning new ICE vehicles after 2035.

Western Governors pledge to create electric vehicle charging network

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The governors of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to create a unified regional electric vehicle plan to allow electric vehicles to recharge and travel easily along the 5,000 miles of freeways in the western region.

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Wood to jet fuel alliance to hold first annual meeting

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Jon Tester of Montana will deliver a video greeting, followed by opening remarks from City of Missoula Mayor John Engen and U.S. NARA is an alliance of researchers, educators and economists from universities, businesses, and non-governmental and governmental institutions dedicated to help create a sustainable residual woody biomass to biojet fuel and value added co-products industry in the Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana region.

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US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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At 5.5%, traffic in the West—a 13-state region stretching from California to Montana, and including Hawaii and Alaska—led the nation with the largest%age increase in unadjusted VMT, and continued an uninterrupted series of monthly increases that began in October 2013. US driving topped 2.4 trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 3.0%

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University Of Georgia purchases 20 Proterra 40' Catalyst E2 buses with DuoPower drivetrain

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Proterra has sold its Catalyst buses to StarMetro/Florida State University, University of Montana, Duke University and Alabama A&M University. The University of Georgia has placed an order for twenty Proterra 40? Catalyst E2 buses with DuoPower drivetrain technology and fourteen 125 kW Proterra PCS chargers.

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Electric transit bus maker Proterra enters university market with order from ASUM

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Battery-electric transit bus manufacturer Proterra has entered the university market with its first order from the Associated Students of the University of Montana ( ASUM ) Transportation for two Proterra 40-foot Catalyst Fast Charge buses and one semi-autonomous fast charger for its UDASH routes. In addition to financing the buses through the state of Montana’s INTERCAP program, ASUM received a Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant from the U.S.

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NSF awarding $81M to 16 sites for new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)

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Montana Nanotechnology Facility, Montana State University with partner Carlton College, PI: David Dickensheets. To advance research in nanoscale science, engineering and technology, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide a total of $81 million over five years to support 16 sites and a coordinating office as part of a new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).

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Transmission Losses: Exxon-Mobil oil pipeline breaks, Yellowstone River fouled

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The break near Billings in south-central Montana led to temporary evacuations of hundreds of residents along a 20-mile stretch. The timing couldn't be worse," said Steve Knecht, chief of operations for Montana Disaster and Emergency Services. Tiny compared to the Gulf spill (remember that?,) it warrants only page A-9 of the SF Chronicle.

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TransCanada re-applies for Keystone XL Presidential Permit; alternative Nebraska route not yet determined

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TransCanada Corporation has submitted a new Presidential Permit application to the US Department of State (DOS) for the Keystone XL Pipeline from the US/Canada border in Montana to Steele City, Nebraska. The application includes the already reviewed route in Montana and South Dakota; TransCanada will supplement its new application with an alternative route in Nebraska as soon as that route is selected.

Study finds high sodium bicarbonate concentrations in water from coal-bed natural gas production harms aquatic life; water treatment can mitigate effects

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Produced water from coal-bed natural gas (CBNG) production may contain sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO 3 ) at concentrations that can harm aquatic life, according to a new study by the US Geological Survey; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; the Bureau of Land Management and the US Environmental Protection Agency. The study area included the Tongue and Powder Rivers in Montana and Wyoming, where several types of experiments and assessments were used for 13 aquatic species.

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New USGS oil and gas assessment for Bakken and Three Forks formations boosts estimates of recoverable oil two-fold, natural gas three-fold

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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) released an updated oil and gas resource assessment for the Bakken Formation and a new assessment for the Three Forks Formation in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana, resulting in a two-fold increase in the estimated technically recoverable oil, and a three-fold increase in estimated natural gas. Map showing the Williston Basin Province, Bakken Total Petroleum System (TPS), and the Bakken Formation Assessment Units (AUs).

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