BEVERLY HILLS, CA --- A Beverly Hills doctor has created quite a stir by claiming he used liposuctioned fat from his patients to make biodiesel to fuel his Ford SUV and his girlfriend's Lincoln Navigator.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Dec. 19 marked the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Energy Security and Independence Act (EISA), which included a section -- the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) -- requiring the use of ethanol and other renewable fuels to reduce dependence on foreign oil.
LANSING, MI --- Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm has signed legislation aimed at advancing the state's efforts to expand the production and use of renewable fuels in Michigan.
LOS ANGELES – In an effort to spread some much-needed eco-cheer this holiday season, Global Electric Motorcars and The West Valley Boys & Girls Club implemented the Operation Green Toy 'Drive,' including a fun GEM-decorating experience, an education about environmental awareness, and presents.
IRVINE, CA – The 2009 Mazda6's redesign goes beyond exterior changes, with two new engine choices, and a variety of amenities.
MT. LAUREL, NJ – ARI's white paper, "Fuel Reduction Strategies: Controlling the Controllable," is available on the company Web site at www.arifleet.com.
DETROIT – Data compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency confirms that the Ford Fusion hybrid will be the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan on the market when it arrives this spring, boasting 41 miles per gallon in city driving.
CLAYTON, DE --- Maas Companies of Rochester, MN will auction off the Mid-Atlantic Biodiesel plant on Jan. 22 in Clayton, DE.
NEW YORK --- New York Gov. David A. Paterson on Nov. 25 announced plans to step up the state's long-term enforcement plan to reduce the adverse health impacts associated with idling diesel trucks and buses. He made the announcement in the Bronx -- home of the highest asthma rate in the state.
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.
PHOENIX – A growing number of commercial fleet managers have budgeted the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association annual conference as their must-attend conference for 2009. Find out what they had to say.
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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.
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