Honda to build 2014 Accord Hybrid in Ohio

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will invest $23 million at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant to add production of the new two-motor Accord Hybrid Sedan ( earlier post ), scheduled to go on sale nationwide this fall. This will be the third hybrid model built by Honda in the US and the first in Ohio. The project includes lengthening the main assembly line to accommodate the unique hybrid production processes, and adding space for related parts receiving and sub-assembly operations. Honda of America Mfg.,

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Honda opens CNG fueling station on Troy, Ohio campus; 2nd public CNG station in N America

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Honda opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its property in Troy, Ohio. in Marysville, Ohio in August. As part of its overall vision to reduce total company CO 2 emissions by 50% by the year 2050, Honda is working to minimize the environmental impact of its parts distribution operations through its “green fleet” programs. in Troy, Ohio, near Honda’s parts consolidation and distribution operations.

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Schaeffler invests $60 million in Wooster, Ohio facility expansion; US center for advanced E-Mobility development

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Schaeffler Group USA has invested $60 million to expand its facility in Wooster, Ohio, establishing it as a US center for advanced E-Mobility development. Throughout the company’s 40-year history in Ohio, Schaeffler has expanded the Wooster campus 20 times, growing from 27,000 square feet to over 800,000 square feet. Our investment in Wooster, Ohio is another milestone in implementing our strategy “Mobility for tomorrow”.

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Honda begins making vital ventilator parts for Dynaflo

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area of its Technical Development Center in Marysville, Ohio into a space for associates to assemble the compressors. The process was developed using production know-how from Honda’s experienced manufacturing associates, including parts tracking, build timing, quality checks and lot control. Honda has begun producing and delivering critical components for the production of much-needed ventilators to Dynaflo Inc. of Reading, Penn.

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Ohio opens first LNG station deployed through the Recovery Act

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The US Energy Department (DOE) announced the recent opening of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling station in Ohio. The new station, which celebrated its official grand opening yesterday in Seville, Ohio, was constructed by Clean Energy Fuels. The LNG station and vehicles are part of the Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership project, which received an $11 million Energy Department investment under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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SG Preston planning $400M, 120M gpy renewable diesel plant in Ohio

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SG Preston (SGP) announced the planned development of a 120-million gallon per year renewable diesel facility in Lawrence County, Ohio. The Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth and JobsOhio were also instrumental in securing the investment and technology to play a role in the future of southern Ohio. The SGP South Point facility will have a total investment of $400 million and reportedly will use Honeywell’s UOP technology.

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Honda investing additional $215 million in Ohio operations; Earth Dreams engines and transmissions

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Honda will invest approximately $215 million in its Ohio operations to add new powertrain technologies and a technical training center at its engine plant in Anna, Ohio, while also establishing a technical training center, heritage center that highlights Honda’s history in Ohio and North America, and office space for the new Honda North America Services, LLC in Marysville, Ohio.

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Lima Energy signs 10-year synthetic crude supply contract with Husky Energy refinery in Ohio

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Lima Energy Company, a subsidiary of USA Synthetic Fuel Corporation in Washington, DC, has signed a contract to supply up to 80 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of its “Ultra Clean Synthetic Crude” (UCSC) to Husky Energy’s Lima, Ohio Refinery over ten years. Lima Energy is selling the synthetic crude at a discount to the oil market; the syncrude has less than 1 part per million (ppm) sulfur content.

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New Airbus-backed aerospace R&D consortium in Ohio to focus on advanced materials

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Airbus is working through the NCC to develop a research and development consortium of Ohio aerospace suppliers, incubators, and universities to develop next-generation products for use in Airbus’ new fleet. Ohio businesses will receive technical and financial support for developing and demonstrating new technologies to produce high-tech component parts for Airbus. US Sen.

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Columbus, Ohio wins $40M DOT Smart City Challenge; $10M more from Vulcan, $90M from private partners

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Using these resources, Columbus will work to reshape its transportation system to become part of a fully-integrated city that harnesses the power and potential of data, technology, and creativity to reimagine how people and goods move throughout their city. US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that Columbus, OH has been selected as the winner of the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge. Earlier post.)

Alcoa Foundation awards Ohio State University $400K to research light-weight, metal-based, vehicle structures

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The Alcoa Foundation recently awarded a $400,000 grant to the Ohio State University (OSU) Institute for Materials Research in support of innovative design and manufacturing technologies that will enable the creation of lighter, more environmentally friendly vehicle structures. Dr. Leo Rusli, a research scientist in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Ohio State, recently advised a team of undergraduate students that put the multi-material concept to the test.

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NRDC says Baard Energy agrees to switch from coal to natural gas for feedstock for proposed synthetic fuel plant in Ohio to avoid further permit challenges

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a press release on Friday saying that Baard Energy had agreed to a settlement entailing their switching from coal as a feedstock for its planned coal/biomass-to-liquids Ohio River Clean Fuels plant ( earlier post ) to natural gas. In November 2008, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the third and final state environmental necessary to the Ohio River Clean Fuels (ORCF) project.

At 307 MPH, Ohio-Built Electric Racer Is Anything But Slow

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Land speed records have long been a integral part of motor racing, but for many years electric vehicles have been viewed as slow and cumbersome. With a 0-60 mph time of less than four seconds, the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport certainly puts the myth of slow vehicles to bed, but just how fast can an electric car go? On Tuesday this week, a team of

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Dandelions could help build sustainable cars

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Ford and The Ohio State University are working together to examine the potential of using the milky white substance which seeps from the weed’s roots could be used [.]. Ford car parts dandelion Ohio State University rubber substitute sustainableThere a familiar nuisance to gardeners around the world-yet dandelions could be about to redeem themselves by becoming a source for sustainable rubber for use in cars.

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Alcoa signs long-term agreement with Airbus for titanium and aluminum parts; modernized 50,000-ton press

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Alcoa will produce the parts using its recently modernized 50,000-ton press in Cleveland, Ohio. Alcoa’s segmented die technology, advanced alloys, and proprietary signature stress relief technologies allow Alcoa to make parts that are larger, thicker and more complex than those that can be produced by competitors on similar-sized forging presses, the comp[any says.

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EIA: E85 increasingly price-competitive with gasoline on energy content basis in parts of the Midwest; mileage per dollar

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Prices represent daily average observed E85 and regular gasoline prices at the same stations in the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio. The retail price of E85 motor fuel (a gasoline blend with up to 85% ethanol), has fallen in recent months, notes the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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OSU study: Low-income, black neighborhoods still hit hard by air pollution

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The nation’s air on the whole has become cleaner in the past 70 years, but those benefits are seen primarily in whiter, higher-income areas, said Kerry Ard, an associate professor of environmental sociology at The Ohio State University (OSU), who presented the research. The six-state area analyzed in the Ohio State study, home to many aging and shuttered industrial plants, includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

USDOT launches online tracking tool for data on automated driving systems on-road testing

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The tool is part of the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative, which was announced in June by Secretary Chao.

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Vaporized Foil Actuator Welding technique from OSU uses 80% less energy and delivers bonds 50% stronger; joining dissimilar materials

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Engineers at The Ohio State University have developed a new welding technique—Vaporized Foil Actuator Welding (VFAW)—that consumes 80% less energy than a common welding technique, yet creates bonds that are 50% stronger. The new technique could have a significant impact on the auto industry, which is poised to offer new cars which combine traditional heavy steel parts with lighter, alternative metals to reduce vehicle weight.

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FCA to invest $4.5B to expand production capacity in Michigan, electrify Jeep vehicles with PHEV, possible BEV models

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In response to a shift in consumer demand toward SUVs and trucks, the Company discontinued compact car production and retooled plants in Illinois, Ohio and Michigan to make full use of available capacity to expand the Jeep and Ram brands. Also as part of this announcement, the Jefferson North Assembly Plant would receive an investment of $900 million to retool and modernize the facility to build the Dodge Durango and next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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New lightweight metals institute will be headquartered in Detroit

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ALMMII is a public-private partnership led by Ohio-based manufacturing technology nonprofit EWI, the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. The initiative is part of the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation and is being led by the Department of Defense. The funding includes $10 million from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and an additional $10 million from the state of Ohio.

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DOE to award up to $2M to 3 projects for hydrogen and fuel cell supply chain and manufacturing analysis

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Funded in part by the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, this funding opportunity supports the Department’s broader effort to boost US competitiveness in the manufacturing sector. Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition (OFCC) of Elyria, Ohio, will receive $450,000 to develop a robust supply chain for fuel cell and hydrogen systems that will accelerate mass production, reduce cost, and improve performance and durability.

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Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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These VPPAs will enable Honda to fully offset the remaining carbon-intensive grid-supplied electricity being used in its Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama automobile manufacturing operations, and will help the company meet its voluntary carbon reduction goal. The 150 MW project will begin onsite construction in early 2020 and be completed by the end of the year, and is part of more than 1 gigawatt of renewable wind and solar energy projects E.ON

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Nuvera breaks ground on automated fuel cell production facility in China

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which designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster and Yale brand names. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 7,800 people worldwide. Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, is building a fuel cell stack production line in the Hangzhou district government of Fuyang, China.

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Honda demonstrates smart intersection technology that enables vehicles to virtually see through and around buildings

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In Marysville, Ohio, Honda held a demonstration of its “Smart Intersection” technology for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication designed to reduce traffic collisions at roadway intersections—one of the first such deployments of V2X technology in a real-world setting.

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NASA awarding $6 million to 3-year ULI project to develop approach to electric aircraft fueled by liquid hydrogen

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The project includes participation from eight additional institutions: the Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing Research and Technology, General Electric Global Research, The Ohio State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Arkansas, the University of Dayton Research Institute, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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New Gen5 Honda CR-V gets first turbo, better fuel economy

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The 2017 Honda CR-V will be produced at three plants in North America - in East Liberty, Ohio; Alliston, Ontario, Canada; and, for the first time, in Greensburg, Indiana using domestic and globally sourced parts. Engines for the new CR-V will be manufactured in Anna, Ohio and in Alliston, Ontario, with the CVT being produced in Russells Point, Ohio. Honda unveiled the fifth-generation CR-V, America’s best-selling SUV over the past 20 years.

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BASF inaugurates battery materials R&D and application center in Japan; focus on Li-ion electrolytes and electrodes

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The Amagasaki laboratory will focus on developing electrolytes and electrode materials for high-performance lithium ion batteries as part of BASF’s global R&D network, leveraging technology platforms from around the world. To strengthen its global position in this field, BASF announced in October 2013 that it will invest $25 million in renovating and expanding its research and development facility in Beachwood, Ohio.

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GM invests $356M in Flint, Saginaw and Grand Rapids engine/component operations; commits to $1B investment in Michigan by 2030

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As part of the amended agreement, which was approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund today, GM will invest $1 billion in Michigan by 2030. D-Max/Moraine, Ohio: $82 million for productivity improvements. Defiance, Ohio: $100 million for engine components General Motors will invest more than $356 million in a new engine line in Flint and driveline and powertrain components in Saginaw and Grand Rapids, creating more than 50 jobs and helping to retain nearly 500 positions.

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ORNL, Strangpresse sign additive manufacturing patent license agreement

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The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Strangpresse LLC of Youngstown, Ohio, have signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement on a portfolio of ORNL patents related to large-scale additive manufacturing. affiliate, may make, use, or sell the lab’s patented developments of materials, processes and controls that enable the manufacture of parts much larger than current standards.

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Three Honda plants earn Energy Star recognition

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For the eighth consecutive year, two of Honda’s Ohio automobile manufacturing plants have earned the US. s auto assembly plants in Marysville and East Liberty, Ohio continued efforts to improve energy efficiency in 2013. The East Liberty plant began operation of a new on-site parts consolidation center that reduced fuel usage by 483,000 gallons while cutting CO 2 emissions by 4.9

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EIT InnoEnergy invests €4.2M in electric in-wheel drive company Elaphe

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Its technology uniquely offers automakers the flexibility to integrate motors with their preferred standard parts (brakes, rims, bearings, suspensions, etc.). Those include US start-up Lordstown Motors—an Ohio-based electric truck start-up who has recently purchased the Lordstown production complex from General Motors. EIT InnoEnergy announced a €4.2-million A+ investment in Elaphe Propulsion Technologies Ltd.

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Ten Honda manufacturing facilities in North America achieve Zero Waste to Landfill

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These initiatives run the gamut, from the reduction of offal (metal scrap) in stamping processes, to improved parts packaging for ease of recycling, to the minimization of paper and plastic waste from cafeterias. Examples of waste reduction initiatives include: Engine plants in Ohio, Alabama and Canada are reusing virtually all leftover sand from aluminum and ferrous metal casting operations.

General Motors plans to be carbon-neutral by 2040; eliminate LDV tailpipe emissions by 2035

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This investment includes the continued development of GM’s Ultium battery technology, updating facilities such as Factory ZERO in Michigan and Spring Hill Manufacturing in Tennessee to build electric vehicles from globally sourced parts and investing in new sites like Ultium Cells LLC in Ohio as well as manufacturing and STEM jobs.

Brightmark Energy closes $260M in financing for first US commercial-scale waste-plastics-to-fuel plant; ULSD and naphtha

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As part of the financing closure, Brightmark has become the controlling owner of RES Polyflow , the Ohio-based energy technology company that innovated the process for converting plastics directly into transportation fuel and other products. Brightmark Energy , a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, closed a $260-million financing package for the construction of the US’ first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant, which will be located in Ashley, Indiana.

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Support for transmissions for eAssist models included in new $129M GM investment in plants

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General Motors Powertrain plants in Ohio and Indiana that make transmissions for Buick and Chevrolet models with eAssist fuel-saving technology will get the bulk of a new $129-million investment. The money is part of $2 billion being invested in 17 facilities in eight states over the next 18 months and will create or retain 4,000 jobs. For plants in Toledo, Ohio, and Bedford, Ind.,

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Honda begins production of new 10-speed transmission in Georgia; nearly $150M investment

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Honda launched global production of a new, state-of-the-art 10-speed automatic transmission at Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) in Tallapoosa, Georgia. HTM) in Russells Point, Ohio. Honda also announced that it has invested nearly $150 million in two US manufacturing plants for production of the industry's first 10-speed automatic transmission (10AT) for front-wheel-drive vehicles.

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Honda to install public CNG fueling station near Marysville Auto Plant

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As part of its effort to reduce its global CO 2 emissions and minimize the environmental impact of its operations, Honda of America Mfg. HAM) will install a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its Marysville Auto Plant property in Marysville, Ohio. The CNG station, which will be designed, constructed and operated by Trillium CNG, will be the first public CNG station located on a Honda property in North America.

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Obama Administration launches new public-private institute to support innovation in additive manufacturing technology with $30M in federal funding

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This new partnership, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), was selected through a competitive process, led by the Department of Defense, to award an initial $30 million in federal funding, matched by $40 million from the winning consortium, which includes manufacturing firms, universities, community colleges, and non-profit organizations from the Ohio-Pennsylvania-West Virginia “Tech Belt.”. Predictive physics-based modeling to improve part quality.

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Boeing to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences to advance autonomous technology capabilities

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As an integral part of Boeing, our pioneered technologies of long-endurance aircraft, robotic co-pilots, and autonomous electric VTOLs will be transitioned into world-class products for the global infrastructure. including a research and development center located near MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, manufacturing facilities in Bridgeport, West Virginia and Columbus, Mississippi with offices in Dayton, Ohio, Mountain View, California and Luzern, Switzerland.

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BASF breaks ground on North American Li-ion cathode plant

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BASF broke ground on a $50+ million facility in Elyria, Ohio to produce advanced cathode materials for automotive lithium-ion batteries. As part of its long-term strategy to invest in cathode materials, BASF will continue to further lithium-ion battery application development at its research facilities in Beachwood, Ohio, and Ludwigshafen, Germany.

International Battery Large-Format Li-ion Cells Chosen by SC Electric for First Community Energy Storage System

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AEP Ohio’s gridSMART Demonstration Project, funded in part by $75-million Department of Energy (DOE) stimulus funding, will be deployed to 110,000 AEP Ohio customers in northeast central Ohio.

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Ballard expects to provide 10 fuel cell modules for new FTA fuel cell bus programs

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Ballard Power Systems expects to supply 10 FCvelocity-HD6 fuel cell modules to power clean energy buses as part of two projects that were recently awarded funding by the US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) under the Low and No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Program. Together the companies plan to supply 10 zero-emission fuel cell buses, 5 each to SunLine Transit Agency in Thousand Palms, California and Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) in Canton, Ohio.

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