GAINESVILLE, FL --- Researchers from the University of Florida have found that bacteria growing in the wood of the sweetgum tree or "alligator tree" may improve the process of making cellulosic ethanol.
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN --- Nissan Motor Co. unveiled the commercial model of its new electric car, named the Nissan Leaf, at the opening ceremony for the automaker's new headquarters in Yokohama, south of Tokyo.
BIRMINGHAM, AL - With a reported 900 county employees furloughed, many of the cars in Jefferson County's more than 1,800-vehicle fleet have been parked since July 31.
LAS VEGAS - Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) is beginning its 21st year of working with fleet managers and technicians to advance their knowledge and use of natural gas vehicles and natural gas fueling.
PHOENIX - August 17 is the last day for 2009 AFLA Conference attendees to get the $179 group rate on a hotel room at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - Suzuki's global reveal of the all-new 2010 Kizashi mid-sized sedan marks the automaker's first entry into the all-wheel-drive sports sedan segment.
Effective July 30, Utah dealers will have the option of selling the natural gas-powered Honda Civic GX to customers on a retail basis.
NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI - In its first eBay selling experience, town administration unwittingly used the online auction site to sell a leased trailer.
AUSTIN, TX - In 2008, the Austin Independent School District reportedly spent more than $48,000 on fuel for take-home vehicles.
CHICAGO - The General Services Administration's recent Recovery Act purchase of 17,205 new, more fuel-efficient vehicles for the federal fleet are a key focus of this year's event.
GAFFNEY, SC - Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation has launched a new program to retrofit older walk-in vans with new hybrid-electric systems.
TOKYO, JAPAN --- Nissan Motor Co. said it is confident that the financial support the company has received from governments worldwide will ensure the profitability of its electric vehicle program.
SANTA ANA, CA --- Fuel Systems Solutions Inc. has agreed to purchase Teleflex Inc.'s Power Systems business, which includes alternative-fuel components and systems, for $14.5 million in cash.
DALLAS --- Panda Ethanol Inc. announced its stockholders approved a dissolution and plan of liquidation. On July 16, Panda Ethanol's stock transfer books were closed.
LOS ANGELES --- The ongoing legal battle over the Clean Trucks Program at the Port of Los Angeles has prompted another industry group to get involved: the National Retail Federation.
SAN CARLOS, CA --- Two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs -- Martin Eberhard and Elon Musk -- are embroiled in a legal battle over who deserves credit for "founding" Tesla Motors and who was responsible for the mistakes that temporarily threatened Tesla's survival.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN --- The ethanol industry should voluntarily stop the unnecessary use of antibiotics in the production process, particularly because viable alternatives are readily available, concludes a new report by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP).
TOKYO, JAPAN --- Toyota Motor Corp. has confirmed it will make hybrid vehicles in Europe for the first time next year, the Wall Street Journal reported.
DETROIT - EcoBoost technology and hybrid powertrains are part of Ford's overall strategy to improve fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions company-wide.
WASHINGTON - Representatives from Coca-Cola Enterprises, Staples, Frito-Lay, and AT&T were each presented keys to an all-new Smith Newton, the world's largest commercially available battery-electric-powered truck.
LEBANON, PA - The Good Samaritan Health System has reduced costs for its home health services by leasing new cars from Frederick Chevrolet to replace an aging fleet of autos and SUVs.
TORRANCE, CA - Lexus announced the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the new HS 250h hybrid, which has the best combined EPA mpg rating of any luxury vehicle in the U.S.
COSTA MESA, CA - The GSA listing for T3 Motion, Inc. enables U.S. government agencies and the military to order T3 Motion clean energy vehicles such as the T3 Series electric stand-up vehicle.
KANSAS CITY, MO - The police department will revise its take-home car policy and revoke the take-home status of 60 vehicles in response to an internal audit released July 24.
NEW YORK CITY - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has apologized for violating his own "no engine idling" policy.
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