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GM Confirms Engine for Chevy Volt and Cruze to be Built in Flint, Michigan

DETROIT – General Motors has confirmed it will still invest approximately $250 million to bring the 1.4L 4-cyl. engine production to Flint, Mich.

Texas-Based Global Alternative Fuels Bolsters Biodiesel Production Capacity

LARKSPUR, CA --- Southwest fleets and truckers will soon find more availability of biodiesel.

Companies Save $16M+ While Reducing Emissions and Waste

NEW YORK – The partnership between Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and Environmental Defense Fund has helped three KKR companies save $16.4 million and prevent more than 25,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Frito-Lay Adds 1,000+ Fuel-Efficient Sprinter Vehicles to U.S. Fleet

PLANO, TEXAS – Frito-Lay North America is adding more than 1,200 fuel-efficient Sprinter vehicles to its nationwide fleet, which will help the company improve miles per gallon, continue to cut energy costs, and reduce emissions.

California Dairy Using Cow Waste to Produce Fuel to Power Trucks

TULARE, CA --- At the World Agricultural Fair, representatives of Hilarides Dairy announced the company is converting cow waste into fuel to power trucks and generators while minimizing pollution and diversifying energy sources.

Two-Step Process Turns Biomass into Biofuel at University of Wisconsin

MADISON, WI --- Taking a chemical approach, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a two-step method to convert the cellulose in raw biomass into a promising biofuel.

City of Todelo Mayoral Hopeful Takes Interest in Natural Gas for Trucks

TOLEDO, OHIO – In the push to purchase 40 new refuse trucks to convert the engine fuel from diesel to natural gas, Republican mayoral candidate Jim Moody feels that the city would yield savings.

Monmouth County in Need of Alternative-Energy Aid

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - While state and county governments rely on the federal economic stimulus funding for transportation projects, Monmouth County is also seeking to get a share for energy programs.

Nissan's Electric Car to Launch in Late 2010 in the U.S.

FRANKLIN, TN – Similar in size to the Sentra or Versa, the five-passenger vehicle will be able to run 100 miles on a lithium ion battery pack, according to the automaker.

UPS Completes Deployment of 300 New 'Green' Trucks

ATLANTA – Over the past month, UPS has deployed 300 new delivery trucks powered by compressed natural gas to seven cities in Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, and California.

Roush Unveils Propane-Powered Ford F-250

The F-250 qualifies for a federal tax credit of $4,500.

Chrysler Showcases Electric Vehicle Concepts

The 200C EV is capable of a 400-mile total driving range, while the Dodge Circuit EV boasts a range of 150 to 200 miles with zero gasoline consumption and zero tailpipe emissions.

Kenworth Introduces Hybrid Service Truck Targeted To Companies with Field Service Operations

The Kenworth T270 hybrid is powered by a 260-hp PACCAR PX-6 engine.

Coulomb Technologies Provides Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles in San Francisco

The charging stations are a part of a two-year public demonstration conducted with the city of San Francisco.

Zipcar Launches Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Pilot Program in San Francisco

The pilot program is aimed to provide existing and new Zipcar members with an easy, convenient and cost-effective way to test drive the next generation of clean vehicles.

OriginOil Signs Agreement With Department Of Energy

LOS ANGELES --- OriginOil Inc. has agreed to work with the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to research and develop commercial applications for the company's algae-based fuels technology.

Kenworth Introduces Hybrid Service Truck Targeted To Companies with Field Service Operations

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company introduced its first diesel-electric hybrid truck in a service application at the recent World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas.

GM, Goodyear and Bose Collaborate to Boost Chevrolet Volt's Efficiency

CHICAGO --- When the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle debuts next year, advanced, fuel-efficient tires by Goodyear and a new sound system by Bose will be among the components helping the Volt to achieve up to 40 miles of electric-only range, General Motors said.

GM Outlines Roadmap for Cities to Plug into Chevrolet Volt

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- General Motors has outlined a plan of action to help communities get ready for plug-in electric vehicles such as the upcoming Chevrolet Volt. GM announced details of the plan at the Washington Auto Show.

Ford Receives Michigan Tax Credits for Future Electric Vehicles, Battery Development

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. received a $55 million incentive from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. for its work in advanced battery and electrical vehicle development.

Biodiesel Alliance Partners with Organic Valley Family of Farms

AUSTIN, TX --- The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA) is partnering with Organic Valley Family of Farms to field-test newly developed industry standards through existing biodiesel operations.

Valeo, Michelin to Collaborate on Hybrid Vehicle System Development

PARIS, France --- Valeo and Michelin revealed plans to collaborate on development of electric and rechargeable hybrid vehicle systems, including a drive train, tires, and equipment for engine and battery cooling management, climate control, lighting and energy management.

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Signs Bill Restricting Engine Idling Near Schools

NEW YORK, NY --- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a bill into law that imposes stricter idling limits around both public and private school facilities.

Volkswagen Rolls Out ‘BlueMotion Technologies’ in Europe

WOLFSBURG, Germany --- Volkswagen has introduced a suite of fuel-saving technologies and engines, collectively dubbed BlueMotion Technologies, which initially will be available only in Europe.

Scientific Breakthrough Offers Promise for Biofuels Industry

MADISON, WI --- An international team of scientists has translated the genetic code that explains the complex biochemical machinery making brown-rot fungi uniquely destructive to wood.



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