Sparkz to begin construction of gigafactory in West Virginia this year; cobalt-free battery

Green Car Congress

Sparkz, a battery startup with exclusive licenses from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to produce domestic cobalt-free lithium batteries ( earlier post ), will begin construction in 2022 of a Gigafactory in West Virginia to commercialize its zero-cobalt battery.

West Virginia’s largest solar farm will sit on a former coal mining site

Electrek

West Virginia’s largest solar farm will sit on the site of the 5,800-acre Hobet Mine, one of the state’s largest former coal mines, which went bankrupt in 2015. The post West Virginia’s largest solar farm will sit on a former coal mining site appeared first on Electrek.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

Toyota investing $240M in new, dedicated hybrid transaxle line in West Virginia plant

Green Car Congress

Toyota West Virginia (TMMWV) will invest $240 million to add a dedicated production line of hybrid transaxles. Toyota West Virginia is preparing for future market needs as demand increases in the area of vehicle electrification. Toyota’s West Virginia team has and continues to play an active and important role in Toyota’s manufacturing operations in the US through a series of expansions and updates since it was established.

Toyota West Virginia rolls its first hybrid transaxle off production line; $226M investment

Green Car Congress

After more than two years of preparation, Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV) produced Toyota’s first hybrid transaxle in North America this previous week.

EGEB: Can coal state West Virginia become the ‘poster child’ for clean energy?

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): There are currently more than $127 million in clean energy projects in West Virginia. Dominion Energy proposes the largest solar and storage expansion in Virginia’s history.

West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd: Coal Must Embrace The Future

Green Car Congress

Writing in last Thursday’s West Virginia Metro News that “ the time has come to have an open and honest dialogue about coal’s future in West Virginia ”, US Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) issued a stinging rebuke of the coal industry’s recent political tactics, challenging the industry to transition away from mountaintop mining, currently practiced in three US states, and towards low-carbon coal production processes.

TransGas and SK EC team on West Virginia coal-to-gasoline project

Green Car Congress

Ltd (SKE&C) leading to engineering, procurement and construction of its first US coal-to-gasoline plant—Adams Fork Energy—to be located in Mingo County, West Virginia. The project team has been issued a permit to construct by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and plans to begin work on the site during the second quarter of 2011. TransGas Development Systems, LLC announced an agreement with SK Engineering & Construction Co.,

DOE to Build Hydrogen Fuel Test Facility at West Virginia Airport

Green Car Congress

The fuel will be used by the airport’s operations and the 130 th Air Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard. Two similar facilities are being planned for West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) plans to construct and operate a hydrogen fuel production plant and vehicle fueling station at the Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va.

State With Dirtiest Power Grid Has Highest Electric-Car Incentive

Green Car Reports

West Virginia, for instance, turns out to offer a remarkably high income-tax credit of up to $7,500 for citizens (who can take advantage of it) who buy a. Carbon Footprint carbon dioxide plug-in cars renewable energy energy West VirginiaLife is full of little ironies. And life in the 50 states that make up the United States of America is full of inconsistencies, including those among electric-car incentives from state to state.

2015 123

These engineers uncovered the VW diesel emission scandal

Green Car Reports

It was discovered by independent researchers from West Virginia University (WVU), working with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Green TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal West Virginia emissionsVolkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in its TDI diesel cars wasn't uncovered by the Environmental Protection Agency—or by any other regulatory agency.

2016 77

EPA power to reel in coal power emissions challenged, now elevated to Supreme Court

Green Car Reports

Fossil fuel-producing states and coal companies, led by West Virginia, argued that the EPA does not have the authority to shift electricity generation from coal to renewable sources like wind and solar, according.

Toyota investing $90M in two manufacturing plants to boost hybrid transaxle and engine capacity

Green Car Congress

Toyota will invest an additional $90 million in two of its US manufacturing facilities to boost hybrid transaxle and engine capacity: Toyota West Virginia (TMMWV) – $73 million. With the new investment, Toyota has put more than $2 billion in its West Virginia plant. This investment comes on the heels of the $240-million investment announced in November and will increase hybrid transaxle production capacity to 600,000 units per year.

As states continue to use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

Green Car Congress

West Virginia. West Virginia. West Virginia. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Battery electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy source used to generate the electricity that powers them. The calculated relative amounts of well-to-wheels emissions of greenhouse gases from eight different energy sources are shown in the table below. The calculations were based on the data developed by the Union of Concerned Scientists.)

Coal 273

Fontaine Modification offers refrigerated trailer electrification through new strategic alliance with eNow

Green Car Congress

The company’s expert technicians will install the systems at its facilities in Charlotte and Statesville, North Carolina; Springfield, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Dublin, Virginia; and Mineral Wells, West Virginia. Fontaine Modification is expanding its electrification integration services to include refrigerated trailers through a strategic alliance with electric transport refrigeration unit (eTRU) innovator eNow, Inc.

Sen. Manchin, whose state was built by unions, joins Toyota to oppose union-made EV credit

Electrek

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin – whose state’s banner industry, coal mining, has been largely unionized and been central to the US labor movement since soon after its inception – today called the proposed $4,500 union-made EV tax credit “wrong” and “not American.”

DOE, GM, Mathworks launch EcoCAR Electric Vehicle Challenge; 15 universities selected

Green Car Congress

Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA). West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV) . The US Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with General Motors (GM) and MathWorks, announced the launch of the EcoCAR Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge , a collegiate research and experimental learning competition that challenges hundreds of students to engineer novel technologies for battery electric vehicles through a combined $6-million investment.

UGI and Vertimass in 15-year agreement to produce renewable fuels in the US and Europe; $500M investment; propane and SAF

Green Car Congress

UGI Corporation has entered into a 15-year agreement with California-based technology developer Vertimass to utilize their catalytic technology to produce renewable fuels from renewable ethanol in the US and Europe.

Raw video of explosion after W Va. oil train derailment and fire

Green Car Congress

Monday afternoon, a CSX oil train (109 cars, two locomotives, carrying Bakken crude from North Dakota) derailed in West Virginia, resulting in a fire, with an as yet unspecified number of cars rupturing and exploding. West Virginia Gov. WVNS earlier reported that firefighters with the Boomer Fire Department said that there have been at least six explosions in connection with the fire.

2015 290

Study finds propane school buses significantly decrease NOx emissions compared to diesel

Green Car Congress

The study was conducted in 2018 by West Virginia University’s Center of Alternatives Fuels, Engines, and Emissions (CAFEE). West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels Engines and Emissions (CAFEE) completed two types of tests at different times of the year during 2018 on four Blue Bird school buses.

2019 259

1,000-cycle Lithium-Sulfur Battery, Aussie e-Motorcycle Pioneer Savic Allows Riders to Build their Own eBike, BYD

EV Obssesion

Electric Buses BYD Celebrates a Decade of Bus Electrification to Support Global Zero-Emission Goals GreenPower Announces Plan to Manufacture Zero-Emission, All Electric School Buses in West Virginia EV Charging BMW i Ventures Invests in Y Combinator Alum HeyCharge to Amplify EV Charging Rollout at Residential Locations.

DOE awards $19M to 13 initiatives in fossil-fuel areas to produce rare earth elements and critical minerals

Green Car Congress

Appalachian Basin — North (Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia): Pennsylvania State University aims to assess and catalog Northern Appalachian Basin rare earth elements and critical minerals resources and waste streams, develop strategies to recover minerals from these streams, and assess the infrastructure, industries and businesses in the Northern Appalachian Basin to determine supply chain gaps.

Carmakers Lobby To Keep Software Secret, Despite VW Emission Scandal

Green Car Reports

Instead, its effects were discovered by researchers at West Virginia University, working with the International Council on Clean Transportation. The software that allowed Volkswagen diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests was not found by government regulators. Confronted with on-road emission levels far higher than its test results, VW finally. emissions EPA VW software Volkswagen diesel scandal

2015 118

EGEB: No. 1 wind state Texas to add record solar by end of 2022

Electrek

West Virginia’s electric car drivers made a film about why they chose to embrace electric. In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Texas is expected to add record utility-scale solar in the next two years.

EQT launches pilot program to convert Marcellus drilling rigs to LNG

Green Car Congress

EQT’s initial rig conversion is now operating in Northern West Virginia; pending evaluation of the pilot program, the company hopes to convert additional rigs in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Appalachian area natural gas producer EQT Corporation launched a pilot program to begin converting drilling rigs to liquefied natural gas (LNG), displacing the diesel used to power equipment at the well site.

2012 207

Constellium signs multi-year contract with Airbus to supply aerospace aluminum products and solutions

Green Car Congress

Constellium will supply Airbus with products from its plants in Issoire and Montreuil-Juigné, France, and Ravenswood, West Virginia, USA. Constellium SE signed a multi-year contract with Airbus. The new 10-year agreement supports all Airbus programs.

2020 213

DOT and DOE announce nearly $5B over 5 years for new national EV charging network; $615M in FY2022

Green Car Congress

Virginia. West Virginia. The US Departments of Transportation and Energy announced nearly $5 billion that will be made available under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program to build out a national electric vehicle charging network. The program will provide nearly $5 billion over five years to help states create a network of EV charging stations along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors, particularly along the Interstate Highway System.

Hino to use Cummins engines in MD and HD trucks for North America; shifting resources to Project Z BEV development

Green Car Congress

Hino will begin production of Cummins-powered trucks at the West Virginia and the Woodstock plant in October 2021, using engines built by Cummins at their Rocky Mount Engine Plant in North Carolina. Hino Trucks intends to produce medium- and heavy-duty Hino trucks with Cummins engines for sale in North America. Hino intends to offer Cummins B6.7 and L9 engines in Hino’s L and XL Series models by the end of 2021.

Toyota to begin hybrid powertrain production in US; $374M investment in 5 plants

Green Car Congress

The investments will include adding new production of hybrid transaxles (hybrid vehicle transmissions) at the Buffalo, West Virginia, manufacturing facility; expanding 2.5-liter engine capacity at the Georgetown, Kentucky, plant; increasing production of 2.5-liter cylinder heads at Bodine Aluminum’s Troy, Missouri, plant; and modifying the Bodine Jackson, Tennessee, plant to accommodate production of hybrid transaxle cases and housings and 2.5-liter engine blocks.

2017 150

Sen. Joe Manchin blasts EV tax credit expansion, calls for hydrogen development

Teslarati

West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin blasted a potential expansion of the electric vehicle (EV) tax credit on Thursday, while also calling for the development of the hydrogen sector to decarbonize the transportation industry.

DOE: US average EV CO2e/year is 4,815 lbs, vs. 11,435 lbs for average gasoline car

Green Car Congress

West Virginia’s electricity production is 95.7% Although all-electric vehicles (EVs) produce zero tailpipe emissions, there are upstream emissions of greenhouse gases from electricity production. Using electricity production data by source and state, the DOE’s Alternative Fuels Data Center has estimated the annual carbon dioxide (CO 2 e)-equivalent emissions of a typical EV.

2016 259

CARB Shows Test Equipment That Found VW Diesel Defeat Device (Video)

Green Car Reports

It wasn't until researchers from West Virginia University and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) decided to confirm laboratory results with on-road emissions testing that the. Volkswagen's diesel-emissions cheating went on for more than six years in part because the company's use of "defeat device" software was hard to detect.

Ohio State takes first place in DOE/GM EcoCAR 3 competition

Green Car Congress

West Virginia University and University of Alabama teams finished second and third place, respectively. The Ohio State University has taken first place in the final year of EcoCAR 3, an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors Co. NYSE:GM). This is OSU’s fourth consecutive win. The team earned 895 out of 1000 overall points. Ohio State EcoCAR built a series-parallel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powered by E85.

2018 163

Electrify America to more than double its current EV charging network by end of 2025

Green Car Congress

As part of the expansion, Electrify America will not only multiply its presence in established US regions, but also add the states of Hawaii, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming and Vermont, bringing Electrify America’s network to 49 US states and the District of Columbia.

SoCalGas, partners developing technology to make carbon fiber during hydrogen production from methane; reducing the cost of H2 and cutting GHG

Green Car Congress

The technology commercialization team includes SoCalGas, C4, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and West Virginia University (WVU). The new catalyst and technique will be further developed and evaluated at both West Virginia University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) is partnering with a development team to advance a new process that converts natural gas to hydrogen, carbon fiber, and carbon nanotubes.

2018 237

DOE to Award $25M to Two Consortia for US-China Clean Energy Research with Combined Funding of $100M; Focus on EVs and Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award two consortia—one led by the University of Michigan and one led by the West Virginia University—a total of $25 million over the next five years under the US-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC). The University of Michigan’s award will advance technologies for clean vehicles, while West Virginia University will use its funding to focus on the next generation of coal technologies, including carbon capture and storage.

2010 196

DOE awards $1.95M for conceptual designs that extract critical minerals and rare earth elements from coal sources

Green Car Congress

West Virginia University Research Corporation (Morgantown, WV). The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy selected 13 projects to receive approximately $1.95 million in federal funding to develop conceptual designs of commercially viable technologies that will extract rare earth elements (REEs) from US coal and coal by-product sources. Each project will receive up to $150,000 in DOE funding.

2020 188

States with the highest and lowest truck traffic on interstate highways

Green Car Congress

West Virginia. Virginia. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This analysis examined truck traffic as the percentage of all traffic on interstate highways in the individual states and the District of Columbia. The calculations combined the percentages of vehicle distances traveled by single-unit trucks and combination trucks (but not light trucks) published by the Federal Highway Administration. The data are for 2019.

Are EVs Charged Mostly By Coal Power in the US?

EV Adoption

OK, well if you drive an EV in West Virginia it is true, as that state produces roughly 94% of its electricity from coal power plants. But the problem with an example like that is that in 2020, West Virginia only accounted for 0.1% West Virginia well to wheel.

Coal 100

EV Readiness Index Study shows which U.S. States are most prepared for an electrified future

Teslarati

Mississippi, North Dakota, and West Virginia were the states with the worst EV penetration, scoring 0.09 West Virginia – 12.50 – 1, 1, 4, 3, 3. Virginia – 11.25 – 2, 1, 1, 3, 3.

Four major US energy companies form JV for $4.5-$5B natural gas Atlantic Coast pipeline

Green Car Congress

southeast through Virginia with an extension to Chesapeake, Va., It is designed in part to meet the needs identified in requests for proposals last April by Duke Energy and Piedmont, and in June by Virginia Power Services Energy. It would deliver natural gas supplies to growing markets for additional customers in Virginia and North Carolina. The main pipeline would have a 42-inch diameter in West Virginia and Virginia, reducing to 36 inches in diameter in North Carolina.

2014 208

News: 10 Best States To Own an EV

Clean Fleet Report

When the numbers were tallied, states in the East and West Coasts clearly led the way as the best places to go electric. West Virginia. In contrast, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Dakota and Kansas had no incentives.

Fleet 67

USDA: $210M to be invested in renewable fuel pump infrastructure through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

Green Car Congress

The 21 states participating in the BIP include Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

2015 189

EIA: US proved oil reserves up for 5th year in a row; N Dakota proved oil reserves surpass Gulf of Mexico

Green Car Congress

Pennsylvania and West Virginia reported the largest net increases in natural gas proved reserves in 2013, driven by continued development of the Marcellus Shale play, the largest US shale gas play based on proved reserves. Tcf in West Virginia) and were 70% of the net increase in proved natural gas reserves in 2013. US crude oil proved reserves increased for the fifth year in a row in 2013, a net addition of 3.1

2014 184