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

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In this discovery made by the Utah and Minnesota team, the interface between STO and NTO can be at the very least as conductive as gallium nitride and likely will be much more in the future.

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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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Seven Western states sign deal to expand electric-car charging networks

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The announcement expands upon Colorado, Nevada, and Utah's previous. The Western United States will soon see an electric-car charging network covering 5,000 miles of roadways. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that he and six other governors in western states have agreed to develop a network of fast-charge stations in the region. United States plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stations

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.

Hershner's historic electric motorcycle win in Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge

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The results, announced on Monday, concern a fuel economy event held in Utah on Friday. Terry Hershner has made history as the first electric motorcycle rider to win the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge. The race focuses on motorcycle

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Hershner's historic electric motorcycle win in Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge

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The results, announced on Monday, concern a fuel economy event held in Utah on Friday. Terry Hershner has made history as the first electric motorcycle rider to win the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge. The race focuses on motorcycle

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Utah Water Quality Board upholds issuance of permit for oil sands mine in Utah

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The Utah Water Quality Board, in a 9-2 vote this week, agreed with the August 2012 recommendations of an administrative law judge (ALJ) upholding a permit-by-rule issued by the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) for the proposed PR Spring an oil sands mine on state land in eastern Utah. US Oil Sands’ 32,005 acres of bitumen leases in Utah’s Uinta Basin make it the largest bitumen leaseholder of public lands in the US.

3000-HP Venturi Electric Car To Try For Land Speed Record At Bonneville Salt Flats

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streamliner set a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, reaching more than 300 mph. With its new "Ludicrous" mode, the Tesla Model S P85D can do 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. But it's not the fastest electric car around, not by a long shot. In 2010, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2.5 VBB-2.5) This year its creators--France's Venturi. Venturi Bonneville land speed record plug-in cars

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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.,

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.

DOE awards $18M to 5 projects to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles & use of other alternative fuels

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million to accelerate PEV adoption by developing electric highway corridors along I-15, I-80, I-70, and I-84 in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.

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.

NuScale Power submits industry-first certification application for small modular reactor to NRC

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It will be owned by the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) and run by an experienced nuclear operator, Energy Northwest.

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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.

Deliveries Of Via Motors Range-Extended Electric Vans Start After EPA Certification

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The Utah-based company says it has successfully completed U.S. Via Motors has passed an important milestone in getting its extended-range electric vans, pickup trucks, and SUVs into the hands of fleet customers. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification testing, and has already begun delivering vehicles accordingly. ALSO SEE: Via Motors

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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.

Biofuel race car sets new speed record

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Built by students from Utah State University (USU), the new ‘Aggie A-Salt Streamliner’ which runs on yeast biodiesel, reached a top speed of 65.344 miles per hour-a new record for a one-litre, two-cylinder engine biofuelled-car. A biofuel-powered race car has sprinted to a new world record on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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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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Park City Transit deploying six Proterra electric buses; battery-lease financing model

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Park City Transit has deployed Utah’s first zero-emission, battery-electric mass transit fleet, which will include six Proterra Catalyst FC+ buses. The Park City region deployment not only marks the first battery-electric transit fleet for Utah and the nationwide mountain resort industry, it also represents the first implementation of Proterra’s battery-lease financing model—i.e.,

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DOE to support possible siting of NuScale-designed small modular reactor at Idaho National Lab

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This Site Use Permit has been granted to Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems ( UAMPS ) to support possible siting of an innovative small modular reactor (SMR) project within the boundary of DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that an agreement has been reached to support possible siting of an innovative small modular reactor (SMR) project within DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site.

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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

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.

The finale of the TTXGP 2011 North American series at Miller Motorsports Park

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An exciting lineup of electric motorcycle race teams is on hand for the TTXGP North American series finale this weekend at the Miller Motorsports Park outside Salt Lake City Utah (see Final race in TTXGP's 2011 North American

US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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billion miles of 19 states—Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming – and Washington, D.C. US driving topped 2.4

BYU friction bit joining process bonds aluminum to cast iron

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Engineers at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah and the University of Ulsan in South Korea have used friction bit joining (FBJ) to bond dissimilar combinations of aluminum alloy A356 and grey cast iron. BYU’s friction bit joining method, which is being developed in collaboration with MegaStir and Oak Ridge National Lab, has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the state of Utah and some auto suppliers in South Korea.

FTA LoNo grant recipients to purchase 35 Proterra electric transit buses

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Park City Transit (Utah), six 40' Catalyst FC buses. Proterra announced that eight new and existing customers have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Grants. The 2016 LoNo grant winners will use their funds, a total of $22.8 million, to purchase 35 Catalyst buses, bringing Proterra’s total number of firm orders to 287 vehicles from 38 cities across the United States. With more than 2.4

SAE International approves TIR J2954 for PH/EV wireless charging; targeting finalized standard by 2018

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He presented the SAE TIR J2954 on Tuesday in a keynote talk during the 4 th Conference for Electric Roads and Vehicles (CERV) in Logan, Utah. SAE International approved for publishing “SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer for Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles and Alignment Methodology,” a milestone industry guideline to establish wireless power transfer between infrastructure, vehicle suppliers and OEMs for plug-in electric and electric vehicles (PH/EV). Earlier post.)

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Gevo enters on-road automobile gasoline market in Houston with 12.5% isobutanol blend

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Under the partnership, the initial target markets were Musket’s marine and off-road customers in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. Gevo, Inc. announced that a 12.5% blend of its bio-isobutanol with gasoline marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in the Houston area.

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Diesel Land Speed Record: 171 MPH In A Ford F-250 Pickup!

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So it's not surprising that new records for production diesel and biodiesel trucks were set this weekend at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. There are lots of different Land Speed Record categories, and each year one or two of them fall to new challengers. What is surprising is the vehicle that was used: a relatively stock 2011 Ford F-250

PM2.5 pollution linked to blood vessel damage in healthy young non-smoking adults

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Study participants included 72 healthy, non-smoking, adults in Provo, Utah. Fine particulate matter air pollution (PM 2.5 ) may be associated with blood vessel damage and inflammation among young, healthy adults, according to new research in Circulation Research , an American Heart Association journal. Air pollution is known to contribute to cardiovascular disease and related deaths.