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More MN State Vehicles Fueled with Ethanol

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota state fleet vehicles are using more E-85 than ever, according to a new quarterly report from the Minnesota SmartFleet Committee.

Green Fleet Awards Honor Pioneering Programs

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Second Annual Green Fleet Awards showcased ideas that ranged from the easy-to-implement to the long-range. All made significant strides, though, in environmental responsibility.

Detroit Diesel Now EPA ENERGY STAR Partner

REDFORD, MI - Detroit Diesel announced new initiatives to support its commitment to the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR partner. Detroit Diesel, through its voluntary participation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will work to improve energy efficiency and fight global warming.

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New Kenworth Medium-Duty Hybrid Crew Cab Conversion

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company has added an aftermarket crew cab conversion option for the Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty diesel-electric hybrids in pickup and delivery and utility applications.

2 Calif. Trucking Firms Fined for Emissions

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has fined Desert Materials Transportation and Terra Trucking Co., both from Banning, Calif., for a total of $7,500 for diesel truck emissions violations.

Encore Energy to Acquire Biofuel Plants

OXFORD, MS --- Encore Energy Systems announced it has targeted five new biofuel facilities for acquisition.

Biodiesel Company Consolidates With 3 Plants

AMES, IA --- Renewable Energy Group, a major biodiesel marketer, announced it has entered into agreements to consolidate with three commercial-scale biodiesel plants.

EnerDel May Supply Batteries for Fisker

INDIANAPOLIS --- Batteries from EnerDel, a U.S. lithium-ion car battery manufacturer, may power the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

L.A. Clean Truck Program Draws More Funding

SAN PEDRO, CA --- The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has approved up to $44.2 million in funding toward the 2009 Clean Truck Incentive Program at the Port of Los Angeles.

Yokohama's Eco-Friendly Tire Line Expands

FULLERTON, CA --- All four sizes of Yokohama Tire Corp.'s 103ZR commercial truck tires are now available, the tire maker said.

2010 Prius Has Starting MSRP of $21,000

TORRANCE, CA - - Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. announced that the 2010 Prius midsize hybrid will be available in one grade with a starting MSRP of $21,000.

Birmingham, Alabama, to Lease CNG Trucks

BIRMINGHAM, AL --- The city of Birmingham announced plans to lease 70 natural gas-fueled trucks and to apply for a $5 million federal grant to build a compressed natural gas station.

CNG Paratransit Vehicle Introduced

ORLANDO, FL --- The Vehicle Production Group recently introduced its MV-1 paratransit vehicle, designed to meet or exceed guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

Remanufacturing Reduces Carbon Footprint

JASPER, IN – Compared to data from the U.S. Department of Energy, Jasper Engines' remanufacture of a drivetrain component averaged only 1 percent of the energy consumed of manufacturing the entire vehicle.

Wheels Inc. Announces Latest Results and Enhancements to Reduce Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions

DES PLAINES, IL – Wheels, Inc. announced the latest results from its EcoWheels program; in the past five years, the company reports it has helped decrease CO2 emissions by 226,000 metric tons.

Ford Wins Green Choice Award

NEW YORK --- Natural Health magazine has given Ford Motor Co. the publication's Green Choice Award, recognizing the automaker for its environmental initiatives.

Elgin Sweeper Test Results Highlight Impact of Sweeping on Dust Control & Air Quality

ELGIN, IL – Elgin announced Canada's Environmental Technology Verification Program has verified the data from air quality performance tests conducted by the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute on two Elgin Sweeper models.

Port of Los Angeles to Put 1,000 Alt-Fuel Trucks in Service

SAN PEDRO, CA – The Port has launched a 2009 alternative-fuel truck incentive program to put 900 compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, as well as 100 electric trucks, into service this year.

Tests of Plug-In Hybrids Register Mixed Results

Plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius tests by city of Seattle and Idaho National Laboratory show an average of only 51 mpg.

Ford Invests $550M to Build Electric Vehicles at Michigan Plant

Production for the North American market of the new global Ford Focus begins next year, followed by production in 2011 of a battery-electric Focus, helping Ford meet its promise of delivering four new electric vehicles in the U.S. by 2012.

FuelTs Tank Cleaning

The proprietary tank cleaning system goes straight to the problem - the tank bottom - where you'll find the accumulation of water, bacteria, slime, rust, and dirt that will plug your filters and slow your fuel flow.

EPA Proposes Rule for Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, May 5, proposed a new renewable fuel standard that may ultimately prohibit some corn ethanol production processes because of their level of greenhouse gas emissions.

OriginOil Announces Partnership

LOS ANGELES --- OriginOil Inc., a developer of algae-based biofuel, announced a partnership with Desmet Ballestra, an international pioneer in oil and fats technologies.

California to Cut GHG Emissions by 10 Percent by 2020

SACRAMENTO - The Air Resources Board has adopted a regulation that will implement Governor Schwarzenegger's low carbon fuel standard calling for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by ten percent by 2020.

Oncor Unveils Hybrid-Powered Bucket Trucks

DALLAS – Oncor, one of 14 utilities that participated in a 2006 trial of hybrid trucks in the field, has added two new hybrid-powered bucket trucks to its fleet.


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