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Pickens County Biodiesel Program Continues to Grow

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. – A county program aimed at reducing the amount of pollution created by county vehicles continues to grow. The county’s biodiesel program converts the county’s vehicles to run on biodiesel made from vegetable oil.

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Fleet Managers Cite AFLA as the Must-Attend Conference of 2009

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.

Ford's EcoBoost, Easy Fuel Technologies Win 2008 <i>Popular Science</i> Awards

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company garnered two "Best of What's New for 2008" awards from Popular Science for its new EcoBoost engines and industry-exclusive Easy Fuel capless fuel filler.

GE Fleet Services to Host Free Online Seminar on Navigating the Energy Environment

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services will host a free online seminar, "Navigating the Energy Environment. What's Next? Fuel Outlook and Impact to Your Bottom Line in 2009" Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST.

'Live' Reveal of Mazda3 at LA Auto Show Online Nov.19

IRVINE, CA – With an unveiling at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, Mazda is also providing a live reveal of the all-new 2010 Mazda3 sedan online.

Verizon Doubles Hybrid Sedan Fleet to Further Reduce GHG Emissions

NEW YORK – By doubling the number of hybrids to 200, Verizon expects to conserve an additional 16,000 gallons of fuel and cut greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 1.4 metric tons per vehicle annually.

Vote Now for the 2009<i> AF</i> Fleet Manager of the Year Award

TORRANCE, CA – To be eligible, candidates must be full-time commercial fleet managers who control a company-owned or leased fleet in excess of 100 cars and light trucks combined, and are recognized nationally among their peers for their unique abilities and accomplishments.

ASTM Committee C26 Nuclear Fuel Cycle to Hold Meeting Jan. 25–29

ATLANTA – The ASTM International Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle will hold its biannual meeting Jan. 25-29, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. ASTM meetings are open to all interested individuals.

Indiana-based Biodiesel Producer Fined for Discharges into Sewers

MIDDLETOWN, IN -- Biodiesel producer E-Biofuels has agreed to pay an $18,000 fine for two discharges into city sewers that interfered with the operation of the town's wastewater treatment plant, the Star Press reported.

Terrabon Dedicates Biofuels Research Facility in Texas

BRYAN, TX --- Terrabon L.L.C. held dedication ceremonies Friday, Nov. 7, for its new advanced biofuels research facility that converts non-food biomass into renewable gasoline.

Oklahoma Researchers Work to Convert Grasses into Biofuels

STILLWATER, OK --- Researchers at Oklahoma State University have received a $20 million grant for their work toward converting grasses into biofuels.

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AFS Trinity Pulls 150 MPG SUV Out of LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES – AFS Trinity Power Corporation has pulled its 150 MPG plug-in hybrid SUV prototypes out of the LA Auto Show but will independently exhibit and demonstrate the super fuel-efficient vehicles on their own elsewhere in downtown LA during the show

Voting for 2009 <i>AF</i> Fleet Manager of the Year Now Open

TORRANCE, CA – Full-time commercial fleet managers who control a company-owned or leased fleet in excess of 100 cars and light trucks combined, and are recognized nationally among their peers for their unique abilities and accomplishments are eligible.

FedEx to Increase Vehicle Fuel Efficiency 20 Percent by 2020

MEMPHIS, TN – By 2020, FedEx Corp. plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from its FedEx Express aircraft fleet and improve the fuel efficiency of its FedEx Express vehicle fleet by 20 percent.

Networkfleet Receives 2008 AeA High Tech Award

SAN DIEGO – Networkfleet won the 2008 AeA High Tech Award in the category of communications products and services for its 3500 product line, a wireless fleet management system that remotely monitors the performance and location of fleet vehicles.

UPS Expands UK and German 'Green' Fleets

LONDON – UPS has ordered of 12 electric vehicles from Modec, with six vehicles being introduced into its UK fleet in February 2009 and the remaining six operating in Germany.

NAFA Launches Institute & Expo Web Site, Online Conference Registration Now Open

PRINCETON, NJ – NAFA Fleet Management Association is proud to announce the launch of www.NAFAIandE.org — the first Web site devoted to one of the fleet industry's largest annual networking events, NAFA's Institute & Expo.

Cities & Utilities Work to Conserve Electricity

MADISON, WI – Communities and the utility companies that distribute electricity are taking steps to conserve energy, in part by changing the way they get around.

Clean Energy Secures Ownership of Las Vegas Network of Retail CNG Stations

SEAL BEACH, CA – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has agreed to transfer ownership of five existing Las Vegas compressed natural gas (CNG) public access fueling stations to Clean Energy Fuels Corp., pending Clean Energy entering into lease agreements with the landowners at the sites of the five stations.

City of Columbus Mayor’s Green Efforts Honored by Statewide Group

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Mayor Michael Coleman’s Environmental Office and Fleet Division have been recognized by Clean Fuels Ohio, a statewide advocacy organization.

Navistar Expands Hybrid Truck Line with New International DuraStar Hybrid Tractor

SOUTH BEND, IN – Navistar is continuing its development of environmentally responsible vehicles with the expansion of its industry-leading line of diesel electric hybrid trucks.

UPS Purchases Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles

ATLANTA – As part of a public-private partnership to increase the commercial availability and use of alternative-fuel vehicles, UPS has purchased hydraulic hybrid vehicles.

Kenworth Medium-Duty Hybrid Trucks Draw Accolades at Annual Hybrid Truck Users Forum

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company gave participants a close look at its lineup of medium-duty, diesel-electric hybrid trucks during the 8th annual Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) in South Bend, Ind.

Baytech First to Certify 2009-MY CNG Pickups and Vans

LOS ALTOS, CA – Baytech Corporation has obtained EPA and CARB certifications for its dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled 2009 General Motors full-size pickups and vans.

AFLA Revises Format for 2009 Conference in Phoenix

PHOENIX – Save the date for the AFLA 2009 Conference, September 9-11, 2009! Several scheduling changes have been made to the AFLA 2009 Conference agenda in consideration of attendees.

 

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