New Mexico Adopts Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program

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The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) adopted by a vote of four to three greenhouse gas reduction regulations—called the most stringent in the US—that will reduce global warming pollutants through a regional cap on greenhouse gas emissions. The program will not be triggered unless at least 100 million on tons of emissions are included regionally, which ensures that New Mexico will not implement a trading program alone.

Tesla to build new EV plant in New Mexico!

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to be site for electric car production "New Mexico's biggest city will be home to an automobile assembly facility for Tesla Motors' all-electric, four-door, five-passenger sedan that will sell for at least $50,000." "The The $35 million facility on Albuquerque's west side will mean 400 new jobs, Gov. And GM keeps telling us the batteries aren't ready. AP via the Detroit News Link Albuquerque, N.M.,

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OriginOil and Sustainable Resources to build new Advanced Algae Center in New Mexico to support commercialization

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SRI) will contract with OriginOil, the developer of a technology to transform algae into a competitor to petroleum, to plan and deploy a new Advanced Algae Center devoted to algae commercialization. The Center will be located on the site of the original Aquatic Species Program in Roswell, New Mexico. Located in Roswell, New Mexico, the planned Advanced Algae Center was once the headquarters for the US Department of Energy’s Aquatic Species Program from 1978 to 1996.

Tesla Sued Over New Mexico Model S Factory That Never Was

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Tesla Motors’ decision to purchase the former NUMMI automotive manufacturing facility in Fremont, California might have been one of its shrewdest business decisions to date. Not only did Tesla Motors [NASAQ:TSLA] obtain a pre-built facility --complete with the essential machinery it needed to build its 2012 Model S Sedan -- at the

PHEV Day 142 -Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 Onward to Gallup, New Mexico

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More to come.! After delightful standing on the corner of Winslow, Arizona. with stayover at SUPER 8, right there on Historic Route 66, too! EVJerr

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Tesla Gigafactory: CA Could Waive Environmental Rules To Get It: Report

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But it chose Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas as the finalists for the Gigafactory site When Tesla Motors announced the short list of possible locations for its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory," California wasn''t on it. The Silicon Valley electric-car maker is headquartered in Palo Alto and builds the Model S in Fremont, about 30 miles away.

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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Where Should Tesla Put Its Battery Gigafactory? Reader Poll

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They are Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas, all of which are shown as candidate locations in the presentation Tesla put online When electric-car maker Tesla Motors released more information about its planned "gigafactory" to produce lithium-ion battery cells in the U.S., it revealed the four states it''s considering as plant locations.

EIA: US Permian Basin oil production and resource assessments continue to increase

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The land area over the Permian Basin covers more than 75,000 square miles in 43 counties of western Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Crude oil production in the US Permian Basin is expected to increase to an estimated 2.4

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Researchers develop effective exhaust catalyst for lower temperature exhaust

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Researchers at Washington State University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of New Mexico have now devised a catalyst capable of reducing pollutants at the lower temperatures expected in advanced engines. Their work, published this week in the journal Science , presents a new way to create a more powerful catalyst while using smaller amounts of platinum—the most expensive component of emission-control catalysts.

ExxonMobil doubles Permian Basin resources to 6B barrels via acquisitions

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billion barrels of oil equivalent in New Mexico’s Delaware Basin, a highly prolific, oil-prone section of the Permian Basin. This includes about 250,000 acres of leasehold in the Permian Basin, the bulk of that in contiguous, held-by-production units in the New Mexico Delaware Basin, with more than 60 billion barrels of oil equivalent estimated in place.

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NSF launches $20M engineering research center aimed at converting natural gas into transportation fuels: CISTAR

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing nearly $80 million in four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to create novel technology platforms in the fields of living cell-based therapies, personalized heart tissue, point-of-care health systems and fuel derived from shale gas.

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Richardson Highlights Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars

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Governor of New Mexico and candidate for the Democratic nomination Bill Richardson Richardson has released his "Energy and Climate Policy Plan." One can only presume Tesla's presentations that resulted in siting its White Star factory in New Mexico helped expose Richardson to the benefits of plug-in cars, even if the terminology used is a bit.

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Sandia researchers can offer consulting to companies that license Sandia inventions

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The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) program lets for-profit companies team with Sandia researchers free of charge to solve technical challenges. million in assistance to 197 New Mexico small businesses in 27 counties. In a boost to technology transfer, Sandia National Laboratories has launched a program that lets researchers consult for companies that license their Sandia work. There is a need for this.

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

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A group of stakeholders and media will put the power of Super Cruise technology to the test in twelve Super Cruise-equipped Cadillac CT6 vehicles, which departed from Cadillac House in New York City and will travel to Los Angeles, California. The multi-state, cross-country drive marks the first time that Super Cruise technology will be demonstrated on New York City freeways.

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Tesla Model S Road Trip Ends Without A Hitch In NYC

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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. 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!

BMW and Nissan partner to deploy dual fast chargers across the US

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Each of these new locations will offer a dual 50 kW DC Fast-charging station with both CHAdeMO and CCS (Combo) connectors, serving owners of both Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 electric cars, as well as all EV drivers in the US whose vehicles are equipped with quick-charge ports.

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Joule Unlimited awards EPCM contract to Fluor for solar fuels demo plant

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to design and build a biofuels demonstration facility in New Mexico. Fluor Corporation was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Joule Unlimited, Inc., Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2011.

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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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compared to the same period last year, lengthening a series of consecutive monthly increases that started in April 2014, according to preliminary new data released by the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). US driving topped 2.4

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DOE to award up to $8M to three algae-based biofuels projects

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Lumen Bioscience is focusing on agricultural production of algae on otherwise non-productive land in rural eastern Washington State, with the ultimate goal of creating new agricultural jobs in that region. Craig Venter Institute, Global Algae Innovations will deliver a tool for low cost, rapid analysis of pond microbiota, gather data on the impacts of pond ecology, and develop new cultivation methods that utilize this information to achieve greater algal productivity.

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NOAA Predicts Drought Conditions in Southwest US to Worsen

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NOAA’s National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center seasonal drought outlook for the period from August through October indicates already dry conditions across parts of Arizona and New Mexico are likely to worsen in coming months.

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Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. Signs MOU With Hyperion Power to Manufacture Small, Modular Nuclear Reactors in China and Market World-Wide

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signed a memorandum of understanding with New Mexico-based Hyperion Power Generation, Inc. When the reactor has exhausted its fuel, it is returned to the factory and a new reactor is installed in its place. Alternate Energy Holdings is the US’ only independent nuclear power plant developer seeking to build new power plants in multiple non-nuclear states. Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc.

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ConocoPhillips converting 30 trucks to LPG this year, 300 more over next 5

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ConocoPhillips has been testing ROUSH CleanTech propane vehicles in the field since 2011, logging thousands of miles in northwest New Mexico and southwest Colorado. ConocoPhillips will convert 30 trucks to propane autogas this year and replace more than 300 more trucks over the next five years with vehicles powered by propane fuel technology.

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Kinder Morgan to invest ~$1B on new CO2 system for EOR

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will build and operate a new, 213-mile (343 km), 16-inch diameter pipeline to transport carbon dioxide from the company’s St. The new Lobos Pipeline will have an initial capacity of 300 million standard cubic feet per day and will support current and future enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects owned by Kinder Morgan and other operators in the Permian Basin of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

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Los Alamos County, NM Takes Delivery of Refuse Truck with Eaton Hydraulic Hybrid Launch Assist

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Los Alamos County, new Mexico recently took delivery of the first hydraulic hybrid refuse truck in the State of New Mexico: a Peterbilt Model 320 equipped with Eaton’s hydraulic launch assist system (HLA) ( earlier post ) and a Wayne Curbtender residential automated side loader. Los Alamos National Laboratory will take delivery on a new Peterbilt Model 320 hydraulic hybrid, equipped with a New Way Mammoth 40 front loader, in September, 2010.

Minnesota RFS Now Requires 5% Biodiesel

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Minnesota was the first among what is now a roster of states that have introduced biodiesel requirements, including Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, New Mexico and Massachusetts. Minnesota’s state Renewable Fuel Standard now requires that diesel fuel contain a 5% blend of biodiesel, up from its previous 2% (B2) requirement. Blends of up to 5% biodiesel (B5) are legally categorized as diesel fuel, eliminating operational or warranty concerns.

Joule issued patent on production of medium chain-length alkanes from sunlight and CO2; diesel, jet fuel and gasoline

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The company operates from Bedford, Massachusetts and The Hague, The Netherlands with production operations in Hobbs, New Mexico.

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DOE launches wave energy competition

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) opened the registration period for the new Wave Energy Prize competition that aims to double the state-of-the-art performance of wave energy conversion (WEC) devices over the next two years. The judging panel will include technical experts from: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico; National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado; Naval Surface Warfare Center—Carderock Division, Bethesda, Maryland; and Ricardo, Inc.,

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Renewable Energy Group has sold 1 billion gallons of biodiesel

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Private investors, including West Central, provided capital enabling the company to grow, both organically and through acquisitions in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, New Jersey and Texas. Renewable Energy Group, Inc. REG) announced that it has sold a cumulative one billion gallons of biodiesel during its 17-year history.

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Solar fuels company Joule teams with DNV GL for commercial validation of CO2-to-fuels production process

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This cleared the catalyst for commercial use at the company’s demonstration plant in Hobbs, New Mexico. Joule, the developer of a process for the solar conversion of CO 2 to liquid fuels, has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with DNV GL, a leading provider of technical assurance and advisory services to the energy industry. The next step will be to define the specific areas of collaboration that will accelerate the global production of CO 2 -neutral fuels.

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Sapphire Energy and Institute Of Systems Biology partner on commercial algae production

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The company recently began operating the first phase of its 300-acre commercial demonstration Green Crude Farm, also known as an Integrated Algal Bio-Refinery, in Columbus, New Mexico, in partnership with the US Department of Energy. In addition, Sapphire Energy operates a 22-acre research and development facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where it can develop new technology and apply it from bench to demonstration scale.

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Embark, Frigidaire, and Ryder partner to pilot Level 2 automated driving technology for Class 8 trucks

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By allowing automation to work together with local drivers to handle less desirable long haul routes, we will be able to increase productivity to address the current 50,000 driver shortage while also creating new local driving jobs that attract younger drivers for the industry.

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Delek sells AltAir renewable diesel/jet business to World Energy for $72M

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The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico. Delek US Holdings has sold AltAir Paramount, LLC and Delek’s Paramount, California refining and pipeline assets to an affiliate of Boston-based World Energy, LLC, a major biodiesel producer.

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Sapphire Energy’s commercial demonstration algae-to-energy facility now operational; 81 million tons of algal biomass harvested

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Sapphire Energy partnered with AMEC Project Engineering, who coordinated with 16 New Mexico-based contractors, to complete the first phase of the Green Crude Farm during 12 months of active construction. Aerial photo of Green Crude Farm in November 2011. Click to enlarge.

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USDA to award $11M loan guarantee to Oregon biorefinery

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will support Novus Energy’s new biorefinery project in Boardman, Ore. USDA has financed projects in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina and Oregon. with an $11-million loan guarantee through the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program.

USGS estimates 20B barrels of oil in Texas’ Wolfcamp Shale; largest USGS estimate of continuous oil ever in US

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The Permian Basin province includes a series of basins and other geologic formations in West Texas and southern New Mexico.

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Researchers find isolated Pd atoms efficient low-temperature catalysts to convert CO in automotive exhaust

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of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of new Mexico. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the Center for Microengineered Materials and the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the University of New Mexico.

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DOE awarding $22 million for algal fuel and biomass feedstock supply chain projects

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US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced more than $22 million in new investments to help develop cost-competitive algae fuels and streamline the biomass feedstock supply chain for advanced biofuels. Sapphire Energy ($5 million DOE investment): Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sapphire Energy will develop a new process to produce algae-based fuel that is compatible with existing refineries.

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New Illinois law raises speed limit to 70 mph on rural highways

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law to increase the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph (105 to 113 km/h) on rural four-lane highways, and to lower the limit by five mph for excessive speeding. The new law also includes an additional safety provision, which lowers the limit by five mph at which drivers may be charged by law enforcement with excessive speeding. The new law lowers that threshold to 26 mph over the limit to increase safety on Illinois roads.

Audi partner Joule announces its CO2-recycled ethanol meets US and Euro specs; $40M financing

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These efforts include fuel testing and validation, lifecycle analysis and support for Joule’s production facility in Hobbs, New Mexico, where demonstration-scale production of ethanol is underway. New financing. The proceeds will be applied towards a staged industrialization of its process, including the near-term expansion of Joule’s production field in Hobbs, New Mexico.

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