Tag: transportation

NREL research into fueling big rigs could help more hydrogen vehicles hit the road

NREL research into fueling big rigs could help more hydrogen vehicles hit the road

May 3, 2020 |

In California, National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers suggest a shift in long-haul trucking toward hydrogen would necessitate a coast-to-coast network of fueling stations and answers to certain questions like bottlenecks, challenges, fueling methods and protocols and other questions they are now looking at to expand hydrogen’s usage as a fuel. With few exceptions, most of […]

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Ethanol and electric vehicle supporters come together on fuel plan

Ethanol and electric vehicle supporters come together on fuel plan

March 28, 2020 |

In Minnesota, more than 20 organizations including ethanol companies, agriculture associations, electric utilities and others have come together in the state to push a “technology-neutral” policy aimed at decarbonizing transportation, which has surpassed electricity production as the state’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, according to Aberdeen News. “Supporters say the idea, which is likely […]

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Big Bucks coming from DOE – $300M for sustainable transportation includes $100M for biofuels

Big Bucks coming from DOE – $300M for sustainable transportation includes $100M for biofuels

January 26, 2020 |

No, we aren’t going to be riding on the backs of big bucks for transportation, but transportation will be changing with the big news from Washington, D.C. at the Washington Auto Show, that the U.S. Department of Energy is investing nearly $300 million in funding for research and development of sustainable transportation resources and technologies. […]

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Preliminary US Emissions Estimates for 2018

Preliminary US Emissions Estimates for 2018

January 13, 2019 |

In New York, Rhodium Group’s latest report said after three years of decline, U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose sharply last year. Based on preliminary power generation, natural gas, and oil consumption data, they estimate emissions increased by 3.4% in 2018. This marks the second largest annual gain in more than two decades — surpassed […]

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Heating up in Hawaii – Hot news from sea to shore

Heating up in Hawaii – Hot news from sea to shore

June 24, 2018 |

With summer heating up and many headed to shorelines and beaches all around the world, we focus on Hawaii which has been surfing up lots of news lately. Just a few days ago, the United States Geological Survey revealed that the Kilauea volcano is undergoing the “largest scale collapse” of its summit in recent history. […]

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Indian transport minister wants states to go all in on biofuel public transport

Indian transport minister wants states to go all in on biofuel public transport

February 8, 2018 |

In India, the transportation minister is promoting the uptake of biofuel buses not on a trial basis but on a commercial, large-scale basis such as 5,000 buses for Uttar Pradesh, as a way to ensure viability. Some states, such as Karnataka, have rolled out biofuel bus trials only to back away when they didn’t work […]

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Uruguay cuts transportation sector’s annual CO2 emissions by 7% thanks to biofuels

Uruguay cuts transportation sector’s annual CO2 emissions by 7% thanks to biofuels

October 14, 2017 |

In Uruguay, the government said that the country’s transportation sector has lowered CO2 emissions since 2015 by an average of about 7% each year as a direct result of increased use of biofuels. Uruguay is one of the world’s largest biofuel consumers, in part thanks to the agro-fuels laws which require a 6% mix of […]

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DOT releases final rule on phase-out of crude oil and ethanol railcars, favoring ethanol

DOT releases final rule on phase-out of crude oil and ethanol railcars, favoring ethanol

May 4, 2015 |

In Washington, the Department of Transportation released a final rule that requires a phase-out or retrofit of all DOT-111 railcars transporting crude oil and ethanol by May, 2023. Bob Dinneen of the Renewable Fuels Association applauded the DOT for recognizing the difference between ethanol and oil and prioritizing oil train retrofits: “Secretary Foxx appears to […]

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Energy Commission Awards More Than $3.2 Million for Clean Transportation Projects  

Energy Commission Awards More Than $3.2 Million for Clean Transportation Projects  

January 10, 2013 |

In California, the California Energy Commission today approved $3,270,066 for projects that will keep the state on track to a clean transportation future. The approved awards were made through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. The program, which is essential to fulfilling the state’s pioneering climate-change […]

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UM bags grant to research biofuels combustion with Chinese university.

UM bags grant to research biofuels combustion with Chinese university.

July 4, 2012 |

In Michigan, six research teams from the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have won a share of $1.16 million in funding for renewable energy and biomedical technology projects in the third year of a joint program that teams up investigators from both schools. The main biofuels-related project is: Engineering the right fuel […]

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