MELBOURNE, FL --- PetroAlgae Inc., a developer of systems to derive biodiesel fuels from algae, announced it has closed on a $10 million capital raise through the sale of approximately 3.2 million of newly issued shares of common stock to two existing investors.
SANTA MONICA, CA – Kenneth Baker, former GM Electric Vehicle Division program manager, and John Wallace, former Ford Director of Environmental Vehicles, recently joined Miles Electric Vehicles' Board of Advisors.
CHICAGO --- Leading U.S. battery and advanced materials companies, with support from one of the country's largest national laboratories, have formed an alliance to develop advanced lithium ion battery cells for transportation applications in the U.S.
SHENZHEN, China --- Last week, BYD Auto became the world's first automaker to sell a mass-produced plug-in hybrid car.
HARTFORD, CT --- Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced that three Connecticut universities will share a total of more than $900,000 in grants to test biofuel quality and study different production methods and feedstocks.
SAN DIEGO --- Sapphire Energy has appointed Cynthia J (CJ) Warner, a top BP executive, as its new company president, starting Feb. 1.
MIAMI, FL --- Biofuels Digest has placed cellulosic ethanol pioneer Coskata at the top of the publication's "50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy" rankings for 2008-09.
LOS ANGELES --- OriginOil Inc. (OOIL), which is developing technology to transform algae into fuel, announced the successful automation of its Helix BioReactor system that's designed to make large-scale commercial algae production scalable.
LEESBURG, VA --- The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has announced two new additions to the Transit Bus Certification Test Series that will be available for the May 2009 test administration: Compressed Natural Gas Engines (H1) and Preventive Maintenance and Inspection (H8).
MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz will be attending the Detroit Auto Show in January — and it’s bringing three concepts. The Mercedes-Benz BlueZero concepts, making their world debut at the Detroit show, give a sneak peak at an upcoming production vehicle.
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MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solution company, announced the launch of its RydeGreen Hybrid straight truck line, now available for order by Ryder lease customers.
DES PLAINES, IL – Wheels, Inc. recently hosted an Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) hybrid and alternative-fuel training seminar for technical specialists at its corporate headquarters.
RENO, NV --- Researchers at the University of Nevada have concluded that waste coffee grounds can provide a cheap and environmentally friendly source for production of biodiesel fuel.
TORRANCE, CA --- Citing a "steep decline in the market," Toyota said it will probably delay production at its Blue Springs, Miss., plant where it planned to build the Toyota Prius, the Detroit Free Press reported.
SEAL BEACH, CA --- Administrative Services CO-OP (ASC), the largest taxicab cooperative in the Western United States, has begun procuring new, clean-burning CNG-powered taxis for deployment by ASC member Long Beach Yellow Cab.
SACRAMENTO, CA --- California regulators on Thursday, Dec. 11, adopted a comprehensive plan to cut greenhouse gases -- the first of its kind in the nation, the Los Angeles Times reported.
LOS ANGELES --– Daimler Trucks North America on Dec. 8 held events celebrating delivery of 132 new natural gas (NG)-fueled tractors to drivers who contract with California Cartage Co. and 100 new NG trucks for the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program.
ROCKLEIGH, NJ – The C30, S40, and V50 DRIVe models and the V70 2.5FT and S80 2.5 FT (bioethanol powered) have all been nominated for World Green Car of the Year 2009.
SPARKS, MD – Environmental Defense Fund has released a report presenting results achieved by several companies using the PHH GreenFleet program.
Maui Electric Co. will test durability of new battery-powered pickup trucks for six months.
CONWAY, AR – Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. has put two electric cars into service on campus, replacing two older gas-powered vehicles in the college’s fleet.
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