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Coskata Starts Up Flex Ethanol Plant in Pa.

MADISON, PA --- Coskata Inc., a major biofuels developer, said it has successfully started up its semi-commercial flex ethanol facility located in Madison, Pa.

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Planned for Mississippi

IRVINE, CA --- BlueFire Ethanol Fuels Inc., which produces ethanol from non-food cellulosic wastes, has decided to relocate its second planned biorefinery to Fulton, Miss.

Infiniti Confirms M35 Hybrid Production

FRANKLIN, TN - Infiniti confirmed its first production hybrid vehicle will be part of the recently announced line of 2011 Infiniti M luxury performance sedans, scheduled to go on sale in spring 2010 at Infiniti dealers nationwide.

NYC’s Growing Fleet Causes Some Concern

NEW YORK - With a near-record of 29,687 vehicles, the increase of motor vehicles to New York City's fleet may translate into more carbon emissions, reported the New York Post.

Russell Named Alt-Transportation Coordinator for Energy Division

BOSTON - Stephen Russell, former fleet superintendent for the City of Keene, N.H., has been named alternative transportation program coordinator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Energy Resources.

Personal Use of State Vehicles Not Reported

CHARLESTON, WV - A legislative audit released Oct. 14 revealed numerous West Virginia state employees failed to properly report use of state vehicles.

U.S. Postal Service on Track to Meeting Emissions Goals

WASHINGTON - Although exempt from the recent Executive Order establishing energy guidelines, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) voluntarily determined its greenhouse gas emissions, making it the only federal agency to publicly report them.

Pittsburgh Cuts Garbage Truck Fleet Emissions

PITTSBURGH - The City of Pittsburgh has retrofitted 14 garbage trucks in its city fleet with pollution controls that reduce the amount of soot emissions by 90 percent.

ComEd Awarded $4M to Expand Green Efforts

CHICAGO - The company has been awarded a total of $4 million in federal economic stimulus funding to expand its alternative-fuel fleet.

ARI’s Mack Available for CARB Emissions Compliance Questions at Green Fleet Conference

MT. LAUREL, NJ - ARI Manager Environmental & Fuel Strategies, John Mack, will be present in booth #37 of the expo to talk with fleets about their diesel emissions compliance needs.

2010 Annual Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

WASHINGTON - For 2010, the Toyota Prius tops the list as the most fuel-efficient model at 51 mpg city/48 highway.

Forsyth County Downsizes Fleet

CUMMING, GA - Cuts to fleet staff and vehicles are just a few of the cost-cutting measures the County has taken in efforts to offset the budget deficit.

Energy Xtreme to Showcase Technology at the 2009 COPS West Expo

ONTARIO, CA - Energy Xtreme will display its Independence Package, a comprehensive, solid-state power-management system that consists of dry recyclable power cells that provide energy to operate a police car system's full electrical load with the engine turned off.

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Kerry Group Rolls Out New Shell ROTELLA Road Show Mobile Display

ST. LOUIS - The Kerry Group is now rolling out the new Shell ROTELLA Road Show mobile display that premiered at a September 23rd campaign launch event at Richard Childress Racing in Welcome, N.C.

Top Government Green Fleets Share Best Practices

TORRANCE, CA - Green Fleet Conference attendees will have an opportunity to attend a value-added bonus training session/workshop reviewing Government Green Fleet contest criteria on Monday, Oct. 19.

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City of Santa Monica Goes Electric

SANTA MONICA, CA - The City will use Rapid Electric Vehicles' (REV) 300 ACX PACKs to transform a Ford Escape to a 100-percent electrified vehicle for fleet use.

Ft. Wayne Honored for Use of Renewable Fuel

FORT WAYNE, IN - The 2009 Paul Dana Award was presented Oct. 14 to the City of Ft. Wayne for its dedication to converting its fleet of city trucks and buses to ethanol and biodiesel.

Baytech Obtains 2010 Certifications for 6.0L Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engine

LOS ALTOS, CA - Baytech Corporation obtained 2010 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions certifications for Baytech's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled 6.0L heavy-duty engine that is used in General Motors, Isuzu, and Workhorse Custom Chassis heavy-duty vehicles.

Baytech Obtains 2010 Certifications for 6.0L Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engine

LOS ALTOS, CA - Baytech Corporation obtained 2010 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions certifications for Baytech's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled 6.0L heavy-duty engine that is used in General Motors, Isuzu, and Workhorse Custom Chassis heavy-duty vehicles.

Auto Truck Group begins CNG Conversions

BARTLETT, IL - Auto Truck Group partnered with two leading CNG conversion companies to convert Ford and GM work trucks to operate on CNG (Compressed Natural Gas).

Government Grant to Fund Electric Vehicle Project

PHOENIX --- Electric Transportation Engineering Corp. (eTec), a subsidiary of electric vehicle company ECOtality Inc., has received a $99.8 million Department of Energy grant to spearhead a major deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure.

Group Promotes NG Fleet Conversions in Texas

FORT WORTH, TX --- A number of companies and nonprofit groups have formed the Metroplex Natural Gas Vehicle Consortium, in hopes of developing new transportation markets for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and a fueling infrastructure in the North Texas region.

Algae-Based Biofuel R&D Efforts Make Strides

LOS ANGELES --- OriginOil Inc., which has developed technology to transform algae into renewable oil, announced the completion of the first phase of a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

Body Shops' New Paint System Cuts Harmful Emissions

PLAINFIELD, IN --- An Indianapolis area body shop chain, Church Brothers Collision Repair, recently received a special award from Indiana recognizing the company's efforts to prevent pollution.

Calif. Fines Ventura for Emissions Violations

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board fined the city of San Buenaventura, also known as Ventura, this month $8,500 for diesel emissions violations that occurred in 2006 and 2007.

 

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