Utah-based Energy Fuels to enter commercial rare earth business in Q1-2021

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Our agreement with Chemours may be the beginning of a real success story, not only for Energy Fuels, but also for local communities, Native Americans, conservation groups, the State of Utah, and the US as a whole. Shipments of monazite sands from Georgia to the White Mesa Mill in Utah are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2021. Energy Fuels Inc.

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Utah doctors to sue TV's 'Diesel Brothers' for illegal modifications

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The show focuses on a Utah shop that specializes in these modified trucks. emissions Trucks lawsuit Television TV UtahSometimes reality-television fame comes with some unforeseen side effects. A certain subset of car enthusiasts enjoy modifying large diesel trucks, something that has gained wider public attention on the Discovery Channel show Diesel Brothers. DON'T MISS: Not Just VW.

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Tesla takes dealership fight in Utah to state supreme court

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Utah continues to be a battleground in the state-by-state war between Tesla Motors and state auto-dealer groups. dealers New car sales plug-in cars dealerships UtahFranchised dealers in multiple states have worked to block Tesla electric-car sales, because they view the company's practice of selling cars directly to customers as a threat to their business model. At the same time, Tesla has fought.

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University of Utah engineers develop fast method to convert algae to biocrude

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The Utah team created a new mixing extractor, a reactor that shoots jets of solvent at jets of algae, creating a localized turbulence in which the lipids “jump” a short distance into the stream of solvent. —University of Utah chemical engineering assistant professor Swomitra “Bobby” Mohanty, co-author. Researchers at the University of have developed an unusually rapid method to deliver cost-effective algal biocrude in large quantities using a specially-designed jet mixer.

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Colorado, Nevada, Utah to collaborate on electric-car charging network

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plug-in cars state laws nevada charging infrastructure Fast Charging UtahMuch of the U.S. innovation in electric-car incentives and infrastructure has come not from the federal government but from one or more states, especially California. With the decision years ago to let states either comply with national emission standards or adopt the stiffer California rules, both individual states and regional groups are.

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Watch Rivian R1S defy gravity and logic with incredible climb in Moab, Utah


This fact is evident in a recent video posted by company CEO RJ Scaringe, who is in Moab, Utah, with the all-electric SUV, which is displaying some incredible scaling capabilities up Moab’s steep rock formations.

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Tesla sales bill in Utah sputters to halt after multiple changes

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One of those battleground states is Utah, where the debate recently took an interesting turn. dealers plug-in cars Car Sales UtahTesla continues to fight with franchised dealers in multiple states over its practice of selling electric cars directly to customers. A proposed bill initially aimed at allowing Tesla to employ its direct-sales model in the Beehive State stalled, after.

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Gillig Receives Order For 44 Electric Buses In Utah


The contract has an option for 95 additional electric buses

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American Sands Energy announces successful operation of oil sand pilot facility in Utah

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an oil sands exploration and development company operating in the state of Utah, announced the successful operation of its oil sand recovery pilot facility. As a result, CEO William Gibbs said that the company is now ready to submit a mine permit application and begin development of a 5,000 barrel per day facility at its Utah property. a privately-held company that controlled approximately 1800 acres of oil sands property in Carbon County, Utah. American Sands Energy Corp.,

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4 companies jointly propose $8B green energy initiative for LA area; Wyoming wind, Utah storage, transmission

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The project would require construction of one of America’s largest wind farms in Wyoming, one of the world’s biggest energy storage facilities (compressed air energy storage, CAES) in Utah, and a 525-mile electric transmission line connecting the two sites. Energy storage facility: Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy, Magnum Energy and Dresser-Rand would install the $1.5-billion CAES system at a site near Delta, Utah, 130 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

Utah, Minnesota team discover highly conductive oxide-based materials; STO/NTO offer “different road to power electronics”

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Engineers from the University of Utah and the University of Minnesota have discovered that interfacing two particular oxide-based materials—strontium titanate (STO) and neodymium titanate (NTO)—makes them highly conductive, a boon for future power electronics that could result in more power-efficient laptops, electric cars and home appliances that also don’t need cumbersome power supplies.

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Study: air pollution along Utah’s Wasatch Front causes more than 200 pneumonia cases each year

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Air pollution trapped along the Wasatch Front by winter inversions is estimated to send more than 200 people to the emergency room with pneumonia each year, according to a study by University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare. During the winter months, Utah’s Wasatch Front experiences periodic weather inversions that trap emissions along the metropolitan valley. This study also shows just the tip of the iceberg of the costs we in Utah bear as a result of air pollution.

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Estonian shale oil company acquires shale interests in Utah

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With the recent approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Eesti Energia (internationally known as Enefit) of Estonia has purchased a 100% interest in Oil Shale Exploration Company ( OSEC ) of Alabama, which has significant oil shale interests in Utah. Enefit also starts to prepare environmental impact assessment and continue with the development of Enefit technology and adapting it to the oil shale in Utah. billion barrels of shale oil in Utah.

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Utah Transits Authority adding 5 battery-electric New Flyer buses to fleet

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UTA and the University of Utah received a $5.4-million Low-No grant from the US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to purchase five New Flyer battery-electric buses. Three of these will be used on route 2 in Salt Lake City and two that will serve the University of Utah campus (also in Salt Lake City). Earlier post.) Each all-electric bus in service with UTA will save the equivalent of 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year.

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Rock River Resources to build small refinery and crude-by-rail terminal in Utah

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Houston-based Rock River Resources plans to build a small refinery and terminal for shipping crude by rail in Green River, Utah, with the goal of providing a long-term viable refining option in the region. The location where we are in Utah, there are no rail lines for producers to send their crude out. The company expects that most of the crude will come from Utah plays, including the Paradox Basin, the Uinta Basin and the Overthrust region.

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Tesla loses bid to sell cars in Utah, dealer lobbyists win

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Tesla has once again been denied permission to sell its cars directly to buyers in the battleground state of Utah. Via a unanimous decision, the Utah Supreme Court handed Tesla Motors another setback this week. The state’s top court upheld a 2015 decision that denied the electric-car maker a license to sell new cars, citing a state law that. Politics sales dealers dealerships state laws

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Savage expanding two Utah terminals to include crude-by-rail services

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Savage is expanding the service offerings at its terminals located in Price and Salt Lake City, Utah, to include crude by rail transloading services, and associated car storage, on a manifest basis. The Savage terminal in Price, Utah, is the first facility in the area to offer crude by rail origination services on the Union Pacific Railroad.

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Univ of Utah studies find up to 27 seconds of mental distraction for drivers after using new hands-free technologies

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Potentially unsafe mental distractions for drivers can persist for as long as 27 seconds after dialing, changing music or sending a text using voice commands, according to a pair of new studies for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety by University of Utah researchers. —University of Utah psychology professor David Strayer, senior author of the two new studies. The previous Utah-AAA studies devised a five-point scale: mild distraction.

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Univ. of Utah study finds many infotainment systems too distracting to be used when vehicle in motion

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Many of the infotainment features in most 2017 vehicles are so distracting they should not be enabled while a vehicle is in motion, according to a new study by University of Utah researchers. The study , led by University of Utah Psychology Professor David L. Strayer, found In-Vehicle Information Systems take drivers’ attention off the road for too long to be safe.

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Tesla Utah fight, VW diesel advice, Transportation emissions grow: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla sticks with plans to take its latest dealer fight to the Utah Supreme Court, our latest poll looks at what advice readers would give to friends with Volkswagen diesel cars, and researchers say transportation now accounts for the largest share of U.S.

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Utah students break electric car speed record

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Students from the Brigham Young University in Utah have set a new electric car speed record on the Bonneville Salt flats. Green credentials Brigham Young University Electric Blue speed record UtahThe ‘Electric Blue’ car, designed and engineered by students at the university set a new world record for its weight class, averaging 155.8mph over two qualifying runs, one of which clocked at a staggering [.].

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Obama Administration approves Anadarko major natural gas project for Uinta Basin in Utah; 3,675 new wells over next 10 years

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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar approved a major natural gas project in Utah’s Uinta Basin. By signing the Record of Decision ( ROD ) for the Greater Natural Buttes Project, proposed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Secretary Salazar approved up to 3,675 new gas wells in an existing gas producing area in Uintah County, Utah.

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Ionic Liquids Process Recovers Bitumen from Utah Oil Sands With Little Water Use

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While hot or warm water processes are used to extract bitumen from Canadian oil sands, the application of these methods to the processing deposits found in the Western United States, notably Utah, has not been commercially successful, the researchers noted, because of the consolidated nature of the deposits and the high viscosity of the bitumen. Paul Painter, Phillip Williams and Aron Lupinsky (2010) Recovery of Bitumen from Utah Tar Sands Using Ionic Liquids.

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How To Celebrate Earth Day? Utah Says: Oil, Gas & Mining!

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So, how has the Utah Department of Natural Resources chosen, for two years in a row Sometimes there comes an idea so audacious, so inspired, so downright jaw-dropping that it's worth covering even if it doesn't directly involve cars. You may know Earth Day is coming up on Monday, April 22. Localities and groups all over the country celebrate it.

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Headwaters and University of Utah Form JV for Carbon Storage

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Headwaters Incorporated has formed a joint venture with the University of Utah—Headwaters Clean Carbon Services LLC (HCCS)—which will provide a full range of services for CO 2 geologic storage and CO 2 used for enhanced oil recovery and enhanced coalbed methane recovery. The University of Utah has CO 2 expertise and technology developed by a team led by Dr. Brian McPherson.

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Will electric buses replace propane ones in national parks (which replaced diesels)?

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is evaluating the possibility of converting a fleet of 14 propane-powered buses at Utah's Zion National Park to electric power. emissions plug-in cars Buses Public transport UtahElectric buses could soon enter service shuttling visitors around a U.S. national park.

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Utah to increase green car fleet

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Now Utah has made a significant green car commitment. According to Margaret Chambers, the director of the state’s division of Fleet Operations, Utah is ahead of the pack when it comes to the use of compressed natural gas vehicles. Tags: Green cars Latest news green car fleet natural gas vehicles Utah It’s not just Michigan and California that are ramping up their efforts to go green in the USA.

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Jeep Magneto showcases brand’s electric drive

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Jeep Magneto showcases EV capabilities at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah

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Utah Researchers Find Strong Correlation Between Size of Catalyst Particles and Their Electronic Structure and Activity; Potential For Less Expensive, More Efficient Catalysts

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University of Utah chemists demonstrated the link between the size of catalyst particles on a solid surface, their electronic properties and their ability to speed chemical reactions. CO oxidation activity (left axis, solid squares) compared with shifts in the Pd 3d binding energy, relative to expectations from smooth bulk scaling (right axis, open circles), as a function of cluster size. Source: Kaden et al. Click to enlarge.

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Here's Why Tesla's 'Pre-Fab' Superchargers May Be A Game Changer


Tesla installed some 32 V3 Supercharger stalls in a few days in Utah

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GM flaunts GMC Hummer EV off-road talents, details Terrain Mode one-pedal driving

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The 2022 GMC Hummer EV aims for impressive off-road capability, so General Motors sent prototypes to the legendary trails around Moab, Utah to show off some of that capability.

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For Wrangler 4xe, Jeep plans to build solar-powered chargers on off-road trails

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The automaker plans to build solar-powered charging stations on off-road trails in California and Utah, Jeep North American boss Jim. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid combines limited zero-emission driving with rugged off-road capability.

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Fully electric Jeep Wrangler concept explores brand’s off-road EV identity

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The reveal of the model, called the Jeep Magneto concept, came in advance of the annual Easter Jeep Safari, set for March 27 to April 4 in Moab, Utah. Jeep has said that battery-electric models are in the brand’s future.

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Truck modifiers behind "Diesel Brothers" hit with $850,000 fine for pollution

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David "Heavy D" Sparks and David "Diesel Dave" Kiley, along with other defendants in the case, run a Utah-based shop that modifies diesel. Sometimes, the spotlight can have drawbacks.

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Intermountain Power Agency orders MHPS JAC Gas Turbine technology for renewable-hydrogen energy hub, operated by LA DWP

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The Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) has awarded Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) a contract for two M501JAC power trains for the Intermountain Power Plant (IPP) in Delta, Utah. The selection of the new M501JAC power trains expands the MHPS footprint in Millard County, Utah.

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First drive review: The 2020 Vanderhall Edison three-wheeler is a fun way to go green

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Even a boutique company out of Utah that builds three-wheel playthings sees the writing on the wall. Planes, trains, automobiles and, even ships: No segment will be left untouched in the march towards a greener, more sustainable future—and going electric.

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GMC showcases off-road testing and calibration of HUMMER EV Pickup

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GMC is showcasing some of the HUMMER EV Pickup’s off-road testing on challenging trails near Moab, Utah in the lead-up to its production debut this fall.

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Compass Minerals confirms successful conversion testing of Great Salt Lake lithium brine resource to battery-grade lithium hydroxide

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Compass Minerals, a leading global provider of essential minerals, announced the successful, third-party conversion testing of its lithium brine resource into both lithium carbonate and battery-grade lithium hydroxide, representing a significant milestone in its previously announced lithium development project.

Enterprise CarShare expands to Salt Lake City

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The Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Salt Lake City, the University of Utah and Utah Valley University are all partners with Enterprise to provide car-sharing services to the Salt Lake City and Wasatch Front residents, and local businesses. To support the Salt Lake City launch, Utah Transit Authority and Enterprise CarShare are promoting this affordable car rental option to help people get around once they get off the train or bus.

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Altair submits LCFS application for fuel pathways for rewewable diesel, jet and naphtha: 19.51 gCO2e/MJ

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Altair sources rendered inedible animal fat from an integrated meatpacking and rendering facility owned by JBS1 in Hyrum, Utah; JBS is a joint applicant with Altair. Altair Paramount, LLC (Altair) has applied for California LCFS fuel pathways for renewable diesel, renewable naphtha and renewable jet fuels derived from rendered animal fat feedstock and processed at their facility in Paramount, California.

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Jeep partnering with Electrify America to install chargers at select trailheads

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Jeep 4xe charging stations are scheduled to open this spring at three of the most popular off-road sites and iconic trails for the Jeep brand—Moab, Utah; the Rubicon Trail in Pollock Pines, California; and Big Bear, California.

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Another owner sues Tesla over Autopilot rear-end crash

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Another Tesla owner whose car crashed while Autopilot was engaged has sued the automaker claiming false advertising In September, a woman whose Tesla crashed into the back of a stationary fire truck at speed while driving on Autopilot in Utah sued the automaker with similar claims.

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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid sets new Land Speed Record

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Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats are the main staging ground for land-speed record attempts, attracting scores of purpose-built race cars and modified production vehicles every year. Who said hybrids can't be fast? This year, one of the cars that drove away with a record was a Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid hatchback. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq preview A. SEMA Bonneville land speed record

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