Impact Transportation deploys Orange EV electric yard truck to Port of Oakland operations; HVIP funding

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Orange EV and Impact Transportation announced the deployment of an Orange EV T-Series battery-electric terminal truck to Impact’s 250,000 square foot warehouse and special project site supporting Port of Oakland operations. Impact’s Orange EV truck is DOT compliant and built with an 80 kWh battery pack and standard charging. The pure-electric yard truck is used to pull containers, 53-foot vans, flatbeds, and large, heavy, out-of-gauge cargo. Impact’s “Hot Wheel” Orange EV yard truck.

Port of Oakland completes shore power infrastructure

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The Port of Oakland, California, has completed construction of its shore power (also known as “cold-ironing” infrastructure. In 2008 the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners committed to reducing health-risk from seaport-related diesel emissions by 85% by 2020 from a 2005 baseline. Shore power at the Port of Oakland is a two-phase, multi-year program covering eleven berths.

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City of Oakland using NEXBTL renewable diesel for municipal fleet

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The City of Oakland, California has begun filling up its vehicles with Neste’s NEXBTL renewable diesel in order to reduce the emissions of their municipal fleet. Oakland is the first major US city to convert their entire fleet to renewable diesel. Oakland operates 250 diesel-powered vehicles, which include street sweepers, dump trucks, tractors, construction equipment, and mowers.

Truck diesel PM emissions at Port of Oakland down 98% in past decade; ship emissions down 75%

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Diesel PM emissions from trucks serving the Port of Oakland, California declined 98% between 2005 and 2015, according to an emissions inventory released by the Port. The Port said that an analysis of the 2015 Emissions Inventory shows a 76% decrease in total diesel emissions at the Oakland Seaport. In that same timeframe, ship emissions dropped 75%. The results indicate the Port is advancing its 2008 commitment to reduce seaport-related diesel health risk by 85% by the year 2020.

Study finds truck fleet clean-up significantly decreases engine emissions near Port of Oakland

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demonstrates that mandatory upgrades to diesel truck fleets serving the Port of Oakland are responsible for significant reductions in two major air pollutants. In this case, the improvements are attributed to the ARB’s Drayage Truck Regulation and to the Comprehensive Truck Management Program at the Port of Oakland, which require vehicle owners serving the port to clean up their trucks by either replacing them with newer models or installing diesel particulate filters (DPFs).

APL first shipping line to cold-iron in Oakland

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Singapore-based container shipping line APL became the first to cold-iron a vessel’s engines to eliminate exhaust emissions at the Port of Oakland, California. APL expects cold-ironing to eradicate 50,000 pounds of nitrogen oxides emissions from its ships annually in Oakland. APL is one of only a handful of carriers currently cold-ironing in California, and the only one in Oakland.

ARB Puts in Additional $8M for Port of Oakland Trucks

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Hours before the deadline for the state port truck regulation is set to take effect (on 1 January 2010), the California Air Resources Board announced an additional $8 million in compliance assistance funding that, combined with the recently announced $3 million in funding ( earlier post ), will partly pay for more than 1,200 retrofits and more than 100 new trucks serving the Port of Oakland.

Bay Area Air District, California Free Up Additional $3M For Oakland Port Trucks

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The new funding will provide $5,000 per truck toward the cost of retrofitting the vehicle with a diesel soot filter, with a goal of cleaning up an additional 580 trucks operating at the Port of Oakland over the next four months. With the new announcement, state, local and federal air agencies and ports now have provided $25 million in funding to help clean up more than 1,500 trucks at the Port of Oakland.

US Government Providing $2M to Supplement $20M in California Funding to Reduce Emissions at Port of Oakland

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The San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced a new $2 million federal grant to supplement the $20 million in state and local funds to install diesel exhaust filters and replace old trucks to reduce particulate emissions at the Port of Oakland. This program is an partnership between the Air District, the Port of Oakland, the California Air Resources Board and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines pays $253K to CARB for violating at-berth regulations

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The rule requires container, passenger and refrigerated cargo ships to reduce emissions while docked at California’s busiest ports, including Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Hueneme, San Francisco and San Diego. The violations were discovered during routine audits of the company’s 2017 and 2018 vessel fleet visits to the Port of Oakland. Mitsui O.S.K.

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Fountain Valley, CA hydrogen station opens; 100% renewable H2

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The next-largest station for passenger cars is the True Zero station in Oakland, with more than 800 kilograms. The Fountain Valley, California hydrogen station has opened. The Fountain Valley True Zero station, located in Orange County, was developed by FirstElement Fuel.

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San Francisco Bay Area’s AC Transit orders additional 20 fuel-cell buses from New Flyer

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Based in Oakland, AC Transit is one of the largest bus-only systems in America, serving Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay, delivering more than 52 million rides annually.

California ARB fines California port terminal operator $2.5M over air quality violations

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The Seattle-based company received a notice of violation for failing to repower, retire or retrofit its cargo-handling equipment at the ports of Long Beach and Oakland, and for failing to certify large spark ignition engines on yard trucks servicing those terminals, as required by state law. and its affiliates operate in various locations in California, including Oakland, Stockton, Long Beach, Port Hueneme, San Pedro and San Diego.

2018 163

Building materials recycler switches fleet to Neste renewable diesel

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As a result, Argent has offset more than 97 million pounds of carbon from the atmosphere and removed a half-million pounds of trash from the streets of Oakland, California.

2020 284

GSC Logistics first to haul commercial cargo with a BYD electric semi through Altamont Pass

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The Class 8 BYD 8TT delivered its zero-emission cargo from Port of Oakland to Tracy, CA. Upon its return to Port of Oakland, the truck’s battery still had about 40% State of Charge (SOC)—plenty of reserve for additional operation throughout the remainder of the workday. On 22 October 2019, GSC Logistics was the first to haul a commercial cargo using an electric semi through the Altamont Pass, with their BYD 8TT heavy-duty electric truck.

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American Honda Motor to pay $1.9M in penalties in California for small engine emissions violations

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The Oakland Unified School District Project 2019 – 2023: This project proposes to install and maintain high-performance air filtration systems in schools located in communities impacted by air pollution within Oakland Unified School District. The California Air Resources Board has reached a settlement of $1,927,800 with American Honda Motor Co., Honda) to resolve clean-air violations related to the sale of small off-road engines in California.

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New California program awards 21 communities, tribes $20M to launch shared, zero-emission mobility projects

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In Northern California and in the Central Valley, funded projects are in Redding, Sacramento, Oakland, Richmond, Stockton, Fresno, and the city of Huron in Fresno County.

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Hyundai bringing XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks to California

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The consortium also plans to establish a high-capacity hydrogen refueling station in Oakland, California that will be able to support as many as 50 trucks with an average fill of 30 kilograms.

California Air Resources Board settles with COSCO Container Lines for $965,000; >2,600 air quality violations from 2014-2017

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The violations were discovered during routine audits of the Shanghai-based company’s 2014-2017 fleet visits to the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach and the Port of Oakland. For the 2017 compliance year, COSCO’s Oakland fleet did not meet operational time limits for at least 70% of the fleet’s visits, and did not reduce the auxiliary engine power generation by 70% as required, resulting in 211 violations. The California Air Resources Board announced that COSCO Container Lines Co.,

2019 163

SF Bay Area local governments roll out 90 EVs into their fleets

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The public agencies receiving vehicles are: Alameda County, Sonoma County, San Francisco, Concord, Santa Rosa, San Jose, Oakland, Fremont, the Marin Municipal Water District, and Sonoma County Water Agency. The number of vehicles being acquired by each agency is as follows: Alameda County: 26, Concord: 10, Fremont: 2, Marin Municipal Water District: 1, Oakland: 3, San Francisco: 14, San Jose: 3, Santa Rosa: 4, Sonoma County: 22, and Sonoma County Water Agency: 5.

2014 207

Oregon transit district buying 11 New Flyer electric buses and 7 ABB depot chargers

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With the addition of Xcelsior CHARGE buses to its fleet, LTD joins other West Coast cities leading the transition to zero-emission mobility with New Flyer, including Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego, Coachella Valley, Oakland, San Francisco, Orange County, and Victor Valley.

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Matson takes delivery of first dual-fuel Kanaloa-Class con-ro vessel Lurline

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It is also one of Matson’s fastest vessels, with a top speed of 23 knots, helping ensure on-time deliveries in Hawaii from Matson’s three West Coast terminals in Seattle, Oakland and Long Beach. Matson, Inc.,

2019 227

AC Transit Board greenlights a $108M, 9.5-mile infrastructure project for first Bus Rapid Transit line; diesel-hybrid buses

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AC Transit’s BRT will operate between downtown Oakland and San Leandro—primarily utilizing historic International Boulevard and East 14 th Street. The BRT service will replace the portion of existing Line 1 Between 20 th Street and Broadway in Uptown Oakland and the San Leandro BART station. The BRT will make direct connections to 46 bus lines, five BART stations, and the Oakland Airport (via transfers with Line 73 – Eastmont Transit Center/Oakland Airport).

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New California program to make clean cars affordable for lower-income residents

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The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program, run by the Oakland-based nonprofit Beneficial State Foundation, was launched with a $5-million CARB grant. The California Air Resources Board announced a new statewide grant and loan program to help lower-income consumers across California get into the cleanest new and used cars on the market.

2018 190

New Flyer unveils Xcelsior CHARGE H2 bus; first to offer two fuel-cell-electric models eligible for federal funding

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In California alone, New Flyer has sold nearly 80 battery-electric buses, with active programs in Coachella Valley, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, and San Diego. New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”),

2019 232

California Energy Commission awards $17M to expand hydrogen refueling infrastructure

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The remaining three will be in the San Francisco Bay Area: in Campbell, Oakland and Sunnyvale. During its latest business meeting, the California Energy Commission approved more than than $17 million was approved for nine new hydrogen stations that will expand the refueling infrastructure network in California. FirstElement Fuel, Inc. will develop eight hydrogen refueling stations.

2017 163

Nissan and City of San Francisco Collaborate on EV Charging Network

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The cities of Oakland and San Jose, county governments in the Bay Area and other public and private stakeholders are participants in the regional EV Corridor program. In November 2008, Newsom, San Jose Mayor Chuck Read and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums pledged to make the Bay Area the “EV Capital of the US”.

Neste to begin selling 100% renewable diesel in Finland

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Users of Neste Renewable Diesel include cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Carlsbad, and county of Sacramento. Neste plans to start selling diesel produced entirely from renewable raw materials at selected stations in Finland around the turn of the year. The new product offers environmentally conscious consumers and corporate customers a sustainable and easy solution for reducing traffic-borne emissions.

California ARB clears XL Hybrids for hybrid van conversions in California; unit on sale

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ERG has facilities in Sacramento, Oakland, Redding and Ontario. XL Hybrids, Inc. has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO) #D-731-1 allowing aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered 2012-2014 model year General Motors 2500 and 3500 vans, Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans into hybrid electric vehicles. The XL Hybrids XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System ( earlier post ) is on sale now in California for the first time.

2014 196

Linde close to completing its first retail H2 fueling station in the US; next-generation ionic compressor

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Linde received funding for two of the stations—in Oakland and San Ramon, California—to go along with the five previous station awards Linde has received. Linde has also built and is operating two hydrogen fueling stations for California’s AC Transit to fuel 12 hydrogen fuel cell buses in Emeryville and Oakland. Design of the IC 90 ionic compressor. (US+EU US+EU Version) Source: Linde. Click to enlarge.

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New Linde hydrogen station officially begins operating in Emeryville, CA

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AC Transit is the transit bus operator for 13 cities in the East Bay Area, including Emeryville, Oakland and Berkeley, and also operates trans-bay service to San Francisco. The second, located at the Oakland operating division, is expected to begin operating in 2013. Linde’s newest hydrogen fueling station has officially begun operating at AC Transit’s Emeryville, California, municipal bus operating division, fueling 12 fuel cell buses and up to 20 passenger cars a day.

2012 170

Continental launches series production of technologies for robo-taxis

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Continental, EasyMile, Oakland University, and the City of Auburn Hills in Michigan are set to implement the pilot deployment of an autonomous shuttle thanks to a grant from Michigan’s PlanetM mobility initiative, which supports companies in testing their technologies for future mobility. The driverless shuttle will be deployed on the grounds of Oakland University, a sprawling and hilly college campus where navigation between buildings can be a challenge for students and faculty.

2019 186

San Diego begins using Neste renewable diesel in city fleet

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San Diego joins other California fleets including the City of San Francisco, City of Oakland, City of Walnut Creek, City of Carlsbad, and County of Sacramento in using Neste renewable diesel. The city of San Diego, California has begun using Neste renewable diesel in its vehicle fleet.

CARB awards $20M in Cap-and-Trade funding to zero-emission transportation technology demos, H2 ferry, BEV locomotive

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Projects awarded funding include a battery-electric locomotive at the Port of Los Angeles; a hydrogen fuel cell-powered ferry providing passenger service between the Ports of San Francisco, Oakland, Redwood City and Martinez; battery-electric tractors in the San Joaquin Valley; and zero-emission cargo handling equipment at three California ports (Los Angeles, Long Beach and Stockton).

2018 194

Electrify America announces $200M additional investment for ZEV infrastructure and education in California

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San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward. Electrify America plans to invest $200 million in California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure and education programs over the next 30 months.

DOE to award up to $1.2M to project converting wastewater solids to biogas and liquid fuels; hydrothermal processing

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DOE funding is expected to pay for about half of the design and planning of a pilot plant to produce these renewable fuels at a municipal wastewater treatment facility near Oakland, California. The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, near Oakland, California, will host the pilot system. Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) announced a pilot hydrothermal wastewater processing project has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to receive up to $1.2

2017 170

GTI International acquires BKi; operator of California Fuel Cell Partnership

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BKi was founded in Oakland, California in 1981, and works chiefly on energy efficiency program design, development, implementation, and consulting. GTI International (GTII), a subsidiary of Gas Technology Institute (GTI), has acquired BKi, a professional energy services and consulting firm serving energy efficiency, energy supply, and alternative transportation markets.

2016 150

Researchers use Google Street View cars for high-resolution air pollution mapping

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The team equipped two Google Street View vehicles with the fast-response Aclima Ei measurement and data acquisition platform and repeatedly sampled every street in a 30-km 2 area of Oakland, CA, over the course of a year, developing the largest urban air quality data set of its type. Driving more than 14,000 miles, the Google cars collected 3 million measurements of nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide and black carbon pollutants in Oakland.

2017 163

ChargePoint ranks US metro areas for EV friendliness; SF Bay Area still on top

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The San Francisco Bay Area (including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose) led the nation, followed by Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego and Honolulu. ChargePoint—the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network—released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas in the US for EV drivers.

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PRIME Coalition invests in three startups: electrochemical reduction of CO2, lightweight materials; Li extraction

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PRIME Coalition, a 501(c)(3) public charity funding tech start-ups that fight climate change, closed three new investments: Opus 12 in Berkeley, CA; Mallinda in Denver, CO; and Lilac Solutions in Oakland, CA. With these investments, PRIME has now funded nine start-up companies through 11 financing rounds mobilizing more than $17 million in philanthropic capital. Fifty-six foundations, philanthropists, and impact investors have backed PRIME and our portfolio companies.

2018 174

Linde Ionic Compression Hydrogen Technology to Fuel AC Transit buses

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Linde has contracted with Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) in California to supply the ionic compression hydrogen fueling technology ( earlier post ) and the hydrogen for two new refueling stations, which will be located at AC Transit's Emeryville and Oakland operating divisions. AC Transit is the transit bus operator for 13 cities in the East Bay Area, including Oakland, Emeryville, and Berkeley, and also operates trans-bay service to San Francisco.

2010 185

Propel Fuels and Solazyme offer consumer access to algae-based biodiesel in pilot program

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Berkeley, and Oakland. Propel Fuels and Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, are bringing algae-derived fuel to retail pumps in a month-long pilot program to test consumer response. Solazyme’s algae-based Soladiesel BD will be available to drivers through Propel’s Bay Area network of retail renewable fuel locations. Soladiesel BD is a Fatty Acid Methyl Ester-based (FAME) fuel (i.e., biodiesel).

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ATT Rolls Out its 1,000th Alternative Fuel Corporate Fleet Vehicle

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The 10-year initiative includes an expected $350 million to purchase approximately 8,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles over a five-year period, including the 1,000th alternative-fuel vehicle, a CNG van deployed in Oakland, California. AT&T has deployed its 1,000th alternative-fuel vehicle in its corporate fleet.