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Gilbarco Encore Flex Fuel Dispensers Now UL Listed for E-85

GREENSBORO, NC - Gilbarco Encore flexible fuel dispensers have received Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) UL87A approval for use with fuels containing up to 85-percent ethanol (E-85).

Detroit Diesel Recognized for Achievement in Energy Efficiency

REDFORD, MI - Detroit Diesel's Engine Manufacturing Center in Redford, Mich., was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the first manufacturing facilities to meet the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.

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Prime Time Shuttle to Save 1.5 Million Gallons of Gasoline by Switching to ROUSH Liquid Propane Fuel System

LIVONIA, MI - Prime Time Shuttle energizes their environmentally friendly growth by making the switch to an alternative fuel - propane - with the addition of ROUSH liquid propane-powered Ford E-350s to their fleet.

Purdue Develops New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Process

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - A new process for storing and generating hydrogen to run fuel cells in cars has been invented by chemical engineers at Purdue University.

E85 Dispensers Draw Safety Certification

WASHINGTON - Growth Energy announced that Underwriters Laboratory (UL) has issued certifications to both the Gilbarco Veeder-Root Encore E85 fueling dispenser and the Dresser Wayne Ovation Eco fueling E85 dispenser.

Seattle Marriott Hotel Adds CNG Buses

SEATTLE, WA - Seattle Marriott Hotel of Sea-Tac, working with WorldCNG, has revamped its shuttle bus fleet with three new compressed natural gas (CNG) shuttle buses.

Orlando Kicks Off 'ChargePoint America' for EVs

CAMPBELL, CA - Coulomb Technologies said that Central Florida was the first to install a ChargePoint Networked Charging Station for electric vehicles (EV) as a part of the $37 million ChargePoint America program.

Washington State Developing EV Infrastructure

OLYMPIA, WA - Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said that the state's electric vehicle infrastructure efforts are getting a boost from $1.32 million in Federal Recovery Act funding.

Raser, Hyundai to Develop Electric Trucks

PROVO, UT - Raser Technologies Inc. has signed an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to jointly develop renewable energy and electric vehicles.

Vitablend Introduces Biodiesel Additive

WOLVEGA, NETHERLANDS - Vitablend has introduced Bioprotect 350, a liquid antioxidant additive designed to increase the shelf life of biodiesel and prevent engine damage arising from biodiesel oxidation.

Tesla IPO Raises $202 Million

NEW YORK - Shares of electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. on June 29 opened nearly 12 percent above their initial public offering price, Reuters reported.

Last Chance for $200 Green Fleet Conference Discount

TORRANCE, CA - Register by Wednesday, June 30, to receive a $200 discount on the 2010 Green Fleet Conference, scheduled for Oct. 18-19 in San Diego.

Nearly Half of Fleets Measure GHG Emissions

SPARKS, MD - Forty-nine percent of fleets reported measuring emissions, up from 28 percent in 2008, according to the results of PHH Arval's 2010 Green Survey.

Missouri Grant to Help Cut Diesel Emissions

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources recently received a $1,872,739 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fund several diesel emission reduction projects throughout the state.

Alliance AutoGas Brings Green AutoGas Taxis to Ohio in Partnership with Columbus-based Clean Cities Coalition

COLUMBUS, OH - The Port Columbus International Airport, Clean Fuels Ohio together with Alliance AutoGas and Columbus Yellow Cab showcased the latest green fleet vehicles to hit Ohio roads on June 24.

Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance Holds Alt-Fuel Workshop for Fleet Managers

WASHINGTON - The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and other members of the Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance continued their nationwide training program on alternative fuel at a June 24 workshop for fleet managers in Hoover, Ala.

Prime Time Shuttle will replace its existing fleet with 200 ROUSH propane-powered shuttle vans within the next 24 months, the company announced June 23.

Prime Time Shuttle Fleet Makes Switch to Propane

LIVONIA, MI - Prime Time Shuttle is making the switch to propane with the addition of ROUSH liquid propane-powered Ford E-350s to its fleet.

New York Bill Moves to Ban Lead Wheel Weights

NEW YORK - Assembly Bill 8687-B amends New York's environmental conservation law by adding a section prohibiting both the use and sale of wheel weights containing lead.

AT&T Provides Update of Green Initiatives

DALLAS - Reducing energy use is one initiative AT&T highlighted in its recently released 2009 Citizenship and Sustainability Report.

City of Oxnard, Calif., Extends Oil Drain Intervals with New Green Product

OXNARD, CA - After testing a new eco-friendly oil filter product for a year, the City of Oxnard will extend its fleet vehicle oil drain interviews, producing an estimated $145,000 in oil and labor savings and an annual reduction of 24,000 quarts of oil.

Nissan Adds Noises to LEAF for Safety's Sake

SMYRNA, TN - In response to criticism that noise-free electric cars pose a safety risk to pedestrians -- particularly blind pedestrians -- Nissan has given its LEAF electric car a soft whine that fluctuates in intensity with the vehicle's speed, the Washington Post reported.

Verizon Converting 501 New Ford E-Series Vans to Run on Natural Gas

DEARBORN, MI - Verizon, expects to save 1.62 metric tons of CO2 each year by adding 501 Ford E-250 cargo vans upfitted with clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) engine packages versus conventional gas models.

Detroit Diesel Corporation Announces $194 Million Investment in Engine Manufacturing Plant

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, MI - Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) announced it will invest approximately $194 million to expand existing operations at its manufacturing facility in Redford Township, Mich.

Governor Schwarzenegger Praises ROUSH LPG Vehicle Lineup

LIVONIA, MI - While visiting the ROUSH display at the Summit on Advanced Transportation Industry, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger explained how excited he was to see so many different alternative fuel choices for fleet users.

EPA Delays E15 Waiver Decision

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it is delaying a decision on whether to approve a waiver request that would allow E15 (a 15-percent ethanol fuel blend) to become available to all vehicles, Dow Jones Newswires reported.

 

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