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Iowa Finalizes Cellulosic Ethanol Project With POET

SIOUX FALLS, SD --- The Iowa Power Board on Feb. 26 approved a $14.75 million contract with ethanol producer POET for development of a commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, IA.

Ford to Produce EcoBoost Engines in Cleveland

CLEVELAND – Ford Motor Co. is resuming production at its Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1, which becomes the first manufacturing site to build Ford's new fuel-efficient EcoBoost engines.

ComEd's Green Fleet Ranks 7th Largest in U.S.

CHICAGO –'s "State of Green Business 2009" report lists five electric and gas utilities in the top 10. According to the list, ComEd's green fleet numbers 1,918 individual vehicles, not including 250 E-85 flex-fuel vehicles, according to ComEd.

Ford's Transit Connect Brings 22 City, 25 Highway MPG to Market

DEARBORN, MI --- Ford has confirmed EPA fuel economy for the 2010 Ford Transit Connect at 22 miles per gallon in city driving and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

Honda Natural Gas-Powered Civic GX Tops New List of Greenest Cars

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has released environmental ratings for model year 2009 vehicles.

Nissan Starts Vehicle Testing on New Fuel Cell Technology

TOKYO, Japan --- Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. announced it has started testing a vehicle with a next-generation fuel-cell stack.

Propel CleanDrive Program Tracks Emission Reductions of Propel Fuel Users

SEATTLE --- Propel Fuels, a leading retailer of renewable fuels, recently launched its latest version of CleanDrive, a fleet carbon emission reduction tracking platform.

Calling All Commercial Fleet Managers: We Need Your Input

TORRANCE, CA – Take a few minutes to share one of your best practices, proven solutions, or creative new concepts in efficient, cost-effective fleet management. One bright idea from you may help benefit fleets across the country! Survey deadline has been extended to March 6.

Oklahoma Legislation Seeks to Expand CNG Fueling Infrastructure

OKLAHOMA CITY --- An Oklahoma House committee last week approved a set of bills aimed at securing a role for Oklahoma in the alternative energy market.

Sheriff's Department in GA Converting Cars to Hybrid Propane Fuel System

PENDERGRASS, GA --- Jackson County Georgia Sheriff Stan E. Evans announced that the department has begun conversion of its patrol cars to a hybrid propane fuel system.

Mascoma Corp. Producing Cellulosic Ethanol at Demonstration Plant in NY

BOSTON, MA --- Mascoma Corp., a leader in the development of low-carbon cellulosic ethanol, announced that the company's demonstration facility in Rome, NY, is now producing ethanol from non-food cellulosic biomass.

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Production for 50-MPG 2010 Toyota Prius to Begin in April

YOUNTVILLE, CA – Toyota Motor Company will begin production on the third generation 2010-MY Prius in late April, company officials revealed at a recent media preview. One hundred-fifty of the plug-in units will be made available to universities and corporations later this year.

Powers Distributing Co. Invests in Hybrid Trucks

DEARBORN, MI--- Powers Distributing Co., a beverage distributor based in Orion Township, MI, has purchased 15 hybrid trucks for its fleet.

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Volvo Presents Seven New Cars with the Green DRIVe

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - Volvo Cars is presenting no less than seven fuel-efficient DRIVe models at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show, all with best-in-class CO2 emission levels.

Dominion Virginia Power Adds Plug-In Hybrid Cars and Bucket Trucks

RICHMOND, VA – Dominion Virginia Power has added two plug-in electric hybrid cars and two hybrid-powered bucket trucks to its fleet to determine the vehicles' impact on electricity demand and energy conservation and emission reduction strategies.

Tire Fuel Efficiency Rating System May be in Place End of '09

WASHINGTON – A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration spokesman confirmed the agency is developing test criteria to gauge passenger and light truck tire fuel efficiency, according to Modern Tire Dealer magazine.

Get the Recognition You Deserve and Help Your Fellow Peers

TORRANCE, CA – Managing a fleet is now tougher than ever, requiring innovative strategies to effectively deal with limited resources. If you've been successful in cutting costs, increasing productivity, and even "greening" your fleet in the process, share your ideas with the industry!

Ford's Transit Connect Brings 22 City, 25 Highway MPG

DEARBORN, MI – The Transit Connect offers a Duratec 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 engine, delivering an estimated 136 horsepower at 6,300 rpm, according to the automaker.

Commercial Hybrid Truck Market to Triple by 2013

OYSTER BAY, NY – The market will begin to grow more quickly in 2010, as the global economic downturn ends and the testing of hybrid vehicles in commercial fleets is completed, according to a new report by NextGen Research.

Ports Realize Benefits of Fleet Cleanup

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach launches comprehensive air cleanup, including a step to take 16,800 dirty-diesel trucks off the road.

Mayor Villaraigosa Drives First Heavy-Duty, Electric Port Drayage Truck off the Assembly Line at New Harbor City Factory

SAN PEDRO, CA - Los Angeles' green technology sector takes a heavy-duty roll with the grand opening of a manufacturing facility in Harbor City that will begin producing fleets of clean, all-electric, heavy-duty trucks capable of hauling 30-ton shipping containers in and around the San Pedro Bay port complex.

Tulsa City Fleet Gets Greener

TULSA, OK --- Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor unveiled the city's new "green fleet" during a news conference at River West Festival Park.

San Francisco Unveils Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO --- Coulomb Technologies, a leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, announced the city of San Francisco has installed the company's Smartlet Networked Charging Stations at City Hall.

California Trucking Firm Fined for Diesel Emission Violations

SACRAMENTO --- The California Air Resources Board said it has fined an Oxnard-based trucking firm $6,000 for diesel truck emission violations that occurred in 2006.

BP, Verenium Form Cellulosic Ethanol Venture

CAMBRIDGE, MA --- BP and Verenium Corp. announced the formation of a 50-50 joint venture to develop and commercialize cellulosic ethanol from non-food feedstocks.



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