Anheuser-Busch completes first zero-emission beer delivery; BYD and Nikola

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Anheuser-Busch, in partnership with Nikola Motor Company and BYD Motors LLC, completed its first Zero-Emission Beer Delivery in its hometown of St. Louis. Lohr Distributors then delivered the beer to the Enterprise Center, home of the St. Louis Blues, on a BYD electric truck. To further highlight the power of partnership, Anheuser-Busch is hosting more than 100 strategic suppliers and partners in St.

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Light-truck sales declined less during the current pandemic than car sales

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The raw data were annualized, seasonally adjusted sale values, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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Anheuser-Busch transitioning 30% of dedicated fleet to renewable natural gas

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In 2014 and 2015, Anheuser-Busch converted 160 diesel-fueled trucks in Houston and St. Louis to fleets powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines.

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Production of 100th GILLIG battery-electric bus

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The milestone bus will be delivered to Metro Transit in St. Louis, Missouri this month. Cummins and GILLIG announced the production of the 100 th GILLIG battery-electric bus built since the two companies began partnering on the heavy-duty transit vehicle. Earlier post.)

WUSL team develops bifunctional catalyst for unitized regenerative fuel cells

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A team at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSL) has developed a bifunctional catalyst for the oxygen electrode in a unitized regenerative fuel cell (URFC). A paper on their work is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Berkeley study finds clean vehicle rebates have predominantly benefited wealthy, white Californians

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Researchers Dana Rubin and Evelyne St-Louis, two recent graduates of the University of California, Berkeley’s master’s program in city and regional planning, analyzed 98,901 rebates issued to Californians buying or leasing low-emission vehicles from the inception of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project in 2010 through March 2015. —Rubin and St-Louis (2016). —Evelyne St-Louis. —Rubin and St-Louis (2016).

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HEI study links fossil fuel combustion with more than 1 million deaths globally

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The study team, led by Dr. Erin McDuffie and Dr. Randall Martin of Washington University in St.

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Onto Orders 1,050 Renault Zoe E-Tech, EV Subscription Interest Soars, Study Reveals the USA is the 6th Worst Country for Commuting

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EVs Onto orders 1,050 Renault Zoe E-Tech as EV subscription interest soars Demand surges for Electric Vehicle information from Autovia media sites ahead of COP26 climate talks St.

NASA Helps Map Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Harmful Air Pollution

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Article courtesy of NASA By Brandie Jefferson Washington University in St. Louis Early in the pandemic, it was expected that satellite imagery around the world would show cleaner air as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns.

Relationship between driving and GDP during the pandemic

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The sources of the raw data were the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis , respectively. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. As shown in my ongoing monitoring of monthly changes in key transportation indexes , the amount of driving (adjusted for population) during the pandemic decreased substantially. This brief post examines the relationship between driving and GDP during the pandemic.

Coltura: Federal & state EV policy & incentives must target gasoline superusers to achieve carbon emissions goals

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Louisiana, Wyoming, and Mississippi are the states with the highest concentration of superusers, while Houston, Detroit, St. Louis have the highest concentration of superusers among US metro areas.

WUSTL researchers demonstrate solar-panel-powered microbial electrosynthesis to produce n-butanol from light, CO2 and power

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Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a new way to train microbes to make n -butanol. A team of biologists and engineers modified Rhodopseudomonas palustris TIE-1 (TIE-1) so that it can produce a biofuel using only three renewable and naturally abundant source ingredients: carbon dioxide, solar panel-generated electricity and light. The resulting biofuel, n -butanol, is a carbon-neutral fuel alternative that can be used in blends with diesel or gasoline.

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Modeling study suggests 1.8M excess deaths attributable to urban air pollution in 2019

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It was conducted by researchers from George Washington University, the University of British Columbia, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Washington, Dalhousie University, and the University of California.

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Study links air pollution to increased emergency department visits for heart and lung disease

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cities including Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Dallas, TX; Pittsburgh, PA; St. Louis, MO. While most past studies were conducted on a single-city level, this study looked at pollution across five cities: Atlanta, Birmingham, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis. New research by George Mason University found that exposure to certain air pollutants is linked to increased emergency department (ED) visits for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

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AT&T deploys 8,000th CNG vehicle; one of the largest corporate CNG fleets in US

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The 8,000 th CNG vehicle—a 2014 Chevy Express van manufactured in Wentzville, Missouri—was delivered to a work center in St. Louis, Missouri, and will be used to provide entertainment and communications services in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

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Ocean View School District selects The Mobility House for smart charging for electric bus fleet; SoCal Edison and CEC

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Ocean View School District is the latest project in The Mobility House’s list of optimized electric bus fleets, including projects for Metro Transit in the St. Louis region and the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, two of the largest electric bus fleets in the US and EU respectively.

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

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

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Differential effects of the current pandemic on the sales of light-duty vehicles and heavy trucks

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The raw data for the calculations—annualized, seasonally adjusted vehicle sales—came from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) are being purchased primarily by individuals, while heavy trucks by companies.

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WUSTL team develops high-power direct borohydride fuel cells; double the voltage of conventional H2 fuel cells

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Engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) have developed high-power direct borohydride fuel cells (DBFC) that operate at double the voltage of conventional PEM hydrogen fuel cells.

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PNNL-led team designs highly active cobalt-based PGM-free catalyst for fuel cells

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Along with PNNL, researchers from Washington University in St.

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DARPA awards WUSTL researcher $860,000 to engineer E. coli to produce gasoline-range molecules

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The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) of the US Department of Defense has awarded Dr. Fuzhong Zhang, assistant professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) a Young Faculty Award worth $860,000 to engineer the bacterium Escherichia coli to produce gasoline-range molecules. Zhang is the first faculty member at Washington University in St. Before taking his faculty position at Washington University in St.

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NSF awards UIC $1.44M to discover new 2D materials for better batteries

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During the four year grant cycle, Salehi-Khojin and Klie will be assisted by researchers at Washington University of St. Louis and Argonne National Laboratory, as well as doctoral and undergraduate minority students through UIC’s Minority Engineering Recruitment and Retention Program (MERRP) and select high school students.

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Louis chapter spreads the message locally. Caravan of GEVA EVs leave the Saint Louis Science Center McDonnell Planetarium. The Gateway Electric Vehicle Association (GEVA) has forged partnerships in the St. Louis area that have proved successful in expanding outreach.

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

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

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UPS enters into RNG supply agreements with Kinetrex and TruStar; up to 80M gallon equivalents

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The RNG will be used to fuel UPS’s LNG-powered trucks in Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Toledo. UPS has entered into multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) agreements with Kinetrex Energy and TruStar Energy. Together, these two contracts will supply UPS with up to 80 million gallon equivalents (GEs) of RNG over the terms of the agreements.

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Plug In America training auto dealers in Eastern Washington

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To date, Plug In America has created PlugStar programs in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Boston, New Jersey, and St. Louis. Plug In America has partnered with Avista, an electric utility based in Spokane, to bring our innovative PlugStar consumer and dealer engagement program to Eastern Washington. The PlugStar Program is nationally recognized for educating consumers and dealers about electric vehicles (EVs), making it easy to shift to an EV.

Study links PM2.5 pollution to increased risk of diabetes; even low levels pose risk

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A study by a team from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System links PM 2.5 pollution—even at levels deemed safe—to an increased risk of diabetes globally.

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Ford introduces 2014 Transit Connect Taxi with CNG/LPG capability

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Ford unveiled the redesigned 2014 Transit Connect Taxi at the 2013 International Association of Transportation Regulators Conference in St. Louis. The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi comes with a new powertrain—the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a new, fuel-efficient six-speed automatic transmission—providing drivers with quick response as well as durability, low-rpm cruising and an expected best-in-class highway fuel economy rating. 2014 Transit Connect Taxi.

Nissan LEAF passes 25,000 sales mark in US

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We’re seeing the adoption curve for EVs accelerate, and there is tremendous interest not only on the West Coast but in a number of new strongholds like Atlanta, Raleigh, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis and many more. The Nissan LEAF has sold more than 25,000 units in the US. The battery-electric car posted its best US sales month yet in March, and a 423.5% year-over-year sales increase in April. Nissan has sold more than 62,000 units worldwide.

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Electrify America, Walmart complete >120 ultra-fast charging stations at Walmart Stores

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Examples of routes include Houston to Chicago via I-45, I-35 and I-44, San Antonio to St Louis via I-35 and I-44 and Washington DC to Savannah, GA via I-95. Electrify America and Walmart announced that more than 120 plus ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now operational and open to the public at Walmart stores across the US. Electrify America chargers at Walmart stores feature 150 kilowatt (kW) and 350kW DC Fast Chargers.

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Genencor Launches New, More Efficient Enzyme for Corn Ethanol Production

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Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, launched SPEZYME Robust Starch Liquefaction (RSL) at the 2010 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo (FEW) in St. Louis, Mo. The latest in the company’s liquefaction product line, the enzyme more efficiently liquefies dry ground corn or milo, reducing costs and increasing yields for ethanol producers.

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Aventine sends first unit-train shipment of ethanol from Nebraska to Alabama

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With unit-train capacity, Beemer noted, Aventine is looking to open other new 100-car unit train markets, including Watson, California; Chicago and East St. Louis, Illinois; and Dallas, Houston, Deer Park, Fort Worth, Beaumont and Texas City, Texas. Aventine Renewable Energy Inc., a leading producer, marketer and supplier of ethanol, announced its first BNSF unit-train shipment of ethanol produced at its two ethanol facilities in Aurora, Nebraska.

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Louis chapter spreads the message locally. Caravan of GEVA EVs leave the Saint Louis Science Center McDonnell Planetarium. The Gateway Electric Vehicle Association (GEVA) has forged partnerships in the St. Louis area that have proved successful in expanding outreach.

WUSTL study finds use of air conditioning reduces in-car pollution

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A team at the University of Washington in St Louis has now measured simultaneous real-time particulate matter (particle numbers, lung-deposited surface area, PM 2.5 , particle number size distributions) and CO concentrations outside and in-cabin of an on-road car during regular commutes to and from work. This research was funded by the Lopata Endowment Fund and the McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environmental Partnership (MAGEEP) at Washington University in St. Louis.

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8 Toyota manufacturing facilities recognized by US EPA for reduction in energy intensity

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and St. Louis, Mo.); The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized eight Toyota manufacturing sites in North America for achieving a 10% reduction in energy intensity through its ENERGY STAR Challenge For Industry program. Collectively, these eight sites have reduced energy intensity by nearly 24% from baseline. Energy intensity is measured relative to efficiency improvements in process and equipment.

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DOE awarding $13M to advance fuel cell performance and durability and H2 storage technologies

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University of Missouri, St. Louis: this project will use a novel approach to stabilize unstable metal hydrides with sufficient storage capacities, and render reversible stable high capacity hydrides that are irreversible in the bulk, resulting in a high-capacity material with kinetics suitable for onboard hydrogen storage. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $13 million in funding for the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

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Allison Transmission introduces more fuel-efficient xFE transmission models for buses; up to 7% improvement

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They have been designed to enable 1 st range lock up, deliver significantly more lock up operation and operate at lower engine speeds in higher ranges to further improve fuel economy. While individual fleet results will depend heavily on the duty cycle, testing at customer fleets on four continents and in cities ranging from St. Louis to Seoul and Beijing to Rio de Janeiro, the xFE units have delivered fuel economy improvements of up to 7% when compared to baseline models.

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ALTe To Unveil Prototype Range Extended Electric Powertrain for Retrofits at Work Truck Show

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Held in conjunction with the 46 th Annual NTEA convention in St. Louis, MO, the event will run from 9-12 March 2010. Michigan-based ALTe LLC will unveil the prototype for Range Extended Electric Powertrain (REEP) ( earlier post ) at the 2010 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit. Designed to replace a base V-8 internal combustion engine powertrain, the REEP system’s patented technology improves fuel economy from 80% to 200%.

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Biofuel cells could power electrical gadgets

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According to the BBC, scientists at St Louis University in Missouri, US have developed a prototype cell, similar to the ones our own bodies, which can convert almost anything into energy. Scientists are developing a way to use nature’s own power stations, mitochondria, to convert organic matter into energy.

US total VMT hits historic high in first half of year; VMT per capita trending upward, but below 2005 peak

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However, on a per capita basis (non-institutional population), VMT, although it has been trending upward for the last year on a 12-month moving average, is still below its peak in June 2005, according to the Federal Reserve Economic Data ( FRED ) database from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates show that US driving topped 1.54

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Study: no one knows which city has the highest concentration of PM2.5

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Chemical Engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and lead author. Exposure to ambient PM 2.5 is the leading global environmental risk factor for mortality and disease burden, with associated annual global welfare costs of trillions of dollars, However, no one knows what city has the highest level of the pollution.

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Next 10 report says widespread EV adoption in California could deliver significant economic benefits to the state by 2030 and 2050

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million, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (FRED)). Widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in California could confer significant economic benefits by both 2030 and 2050, resulting in increases to Gross State Product (GSP), employment, real household incomes, and state revenue, according to a new report commissioned by the think tank Next 10.

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7 Scholarships Exclusively for Women Studying Engineering

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The 2U Scholarship program is available only to students at George Washington University , American University , Syracuse University , Washington University in St. Louis , and the University of California, Berkeley.