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Barley-Based Ethanol Plant to Open Soon in Va.

HOPEWELL, VA - Osage Bio Energy is nearing completion of the country's first major barley-based ethanol and protein feed production facility. The plant's ethanol will be used as a blend in gasoline fuel, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

E15 Issue Continues to Divide Auto & Ethanol Industries

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency's impending decision this summer on whether to grant an E15 waiver request -- a move that would increase the amount of ethanol that could be blended in gasoline from 10 to 15 percent -- continues to stir plenty of debate. The issue essentially pits the ethanol industry against the auto and oil industries.

Eaton, A123 Collaborate on Plug-in Hybrid Truck

WATERTOWN, MA - Eaton Corp. has selected A123 Systems to supply lithium-ion batteries for a hybrid power system to be installed on a Ford F550-based plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

L.A. Port Proposes Tariff Discount for EVs

SAN PEDRO, CA - The Port of Los Angeles said it is pursuing plans to offer a reduced tariff for zero-emission vehicles imported into the United States through the port.

Korean-Based EV Maker to Open Plant in Hawaii

HONOLULU - CT&T, a South Korean-based electric vehicle manufacturer, and the state of Hawaii have signed a memorandum of understanding supporting the automaker's plans to bring a regional assembly and sales facility to the state in the near future.

EV Maker THINK Draws $40 Million Equity Increase

OSLO, NORWAY - Electric vehicle maker THINK said it has completed a US$40 million equity increase to support further product development and planned expansion into North American markets.

Ford Plant in Spain to Build C-MAX Hybrid Models

VALENCIA, SPAIN - Ford Motor Co. said its Valencia plant in Spain will build the company's first hybrid models for European customers. The automaker will produce two advanced technology derivatives of the all-new five-seat Ford C-MAX compact model -- a full hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

Quantum to Supply Parts for Fisker Karma

IRVINE, CA - Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. said it has formally agreed to supply key components and control systems to Fisker Automotive for the Q-Drive powertrain system used in Fisker's Karma plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Government Fleets Win Sustainability Fleet Awards

DETROIT - Several public sector fleet managers were recognized for implementing, pioneering, innovative, and creative programs to help with their agency's overall sustainable or green initiative.

Albuquerque Cuts Alt-Fuel Use to Save Money

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The City of Albuquerque has decided to break away from alternative fuels in order to cut costs, according to KOAT.com.

David Vasquez (right) accepts the 2010 Larry Goill award for his vehicle justification model.

Fleet Manager Awarded for Strategy to Cut Take-Home Use

DETROIT - David Vasquez, previous director of fleet maintenance for Lake County, was recently awarded for developing a solution to reduce use of take-home vehicles.

UPS Deploys 25 Hybrids in Houston

HOUSTON - UPS announced its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles has expanded with the deployment of 25 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks to Houston.

Adamsky was recently honored as a recipient of the NAFA/Bell Canada 2010 Larry Goill Memorial Quality Fleet Management Idea Award at the NAFA Institute & Expo in Detroit.

Del-Air Wins NAFA Award by Boosting Fleet Fuel Mileage 10%

DETROIT - Bob Adamsky, fleet manager for Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning, helped increase his fleet's fuel mileage by 10 percent, lowered fleet emissions, and enhanced driver safety by limiting his vehicles' top speeds.

U.S. Bank Voyager & Boyett Petroleum Launch Fleet Card Made from Recycled Plastic

HOUSTON and MODESTO, CA - U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems has launched its first customized fleet card made from recycled plastic for Boyett Petroleum.

City of San Marcos Rejects Fire Chief’s Hybrid Truck

SAN MARCOS, TX - The San Marcos Fire Department (SMFD) has come under scrutiny once again for requesting high dollar equipment.

Washington, N.C. ‘Goes Green’

WASHINGTON, NC - Washington has implemented a green-fleets policy to help combat rising fuel costs.

City of Boston Approves Ford Transit Connect Taxi Use

BOSTON - The City of Boston is the first municipality in America to approve the Ford Transit Connect for taxi use.

Ford Bolstering Flex-Fuel Vehicle Production

Ford said it plans to expand its fleet of flexible-fuel vehicles to 50 percent of vehicle production by 2012, as long as incentives continue to encourage the manufacturing, distribution and availability of renewable fuels, and the production of flexible-fuel vehicles.

Clean Energy to Provide CNG Fueling Services to SuperShuttle

Under the terms of the new five-year agreement, SuperShuttle vans will fuel up at existing and future public access Clean Energy compressed natural gas stations at major airports in Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, New York City, Phoenix and six airports in California.

Enova Integrates Ford F-150 & Chevy Express Cargo Van with All-Electric Ze Drive System

TORRANCE, CA - Enova Systems, Inc. expanded its all electric Zero Emissions (Ze) drive system offerings to include a Ford F-150 utility truck and Chevrolet Express cargo van.

DTNA Reaches 10,000 New Orders for Vehicles Equipped with SCR Technology

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) has secured more than 10,000 orders for new vehicles equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology.

Coca-Cola Reduces Direct Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 99 Percent

WASHINGTON - Coca-Cola has introduced a series of innovations throughout the nation's Capitol designed to reduce the Company's environmental footprint at each step in the manufacturing, distribution, and sales processes.

AmeriGas Takes Delivery of Propane F-250 Pickup

WASHINGTON - ROUSH Enterprises CEO Jack Roush handed AmeriGas Propan'es CEO the keys to a brand-new 2010 propane-fueled F-250 pickup, the first of many ROUSH vehicles to be added to the AmeriGas fleet.

Knapheide Now Offering Propane Fuel Systems

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Performance announces that the Knapheide Manufacturing Company has become their newest partner to sell and install their line of ROUSH liquid propane fuel systems for Ford Commercial trucks, vans, and cutaways.

Landi Renzo USA Targets Alt-Fuel Market

Landi Renzo USA, a new subsidiary of Italian alternative-fuel systems maker Landi Renzo S.p.A., is planning to introduce a new variable-psi pressure regulator for natural gas vehicles, NGV Global reported.

 
 

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