Alliance Autogas Busy with Propane Technologies

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Alliance AutoGas, the large U.S. network providing a complete propane autogas solution to fleets interested in converting to alternative fuels, released a record number of new technologies to the autogas industry in 2018. A showcase of this technology, including a previously unreleased vehicle system ...

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Argonne Launches Online Tool for Alt-Fuel Decision-Making

Posted by Betsy Lillian -February 25, 2019

Argonne National Laboratory’s AFLEET Tool (Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation) is now available in an online version.

Argonne – which is managed by UChicago Argonne LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science – says the resource is a free, publicly available, spreadsheet-based tool that calculates and compares the costs and environmental benefits of a broad range of alternative fuels and vehicle technologies. It also accommodates all vehicle types, from ...

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Renewable Fuels Association Ethanol Videos

RFA Releases Three Videos Aimed at Educating Consumers

RFA Releases Three Videos Aimed at Educating Consumers
WASHINGTON— The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce the release of three new educational videos that will help the public learn more about the advantages of using more renewable fuels like ethanol. The videos, released last week at RFA’s 24th annual ...
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Energy Department Announces Opening of Battery Recycling Center at Argonne National Lab

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In celebration of National Battery Day on February 18th, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Daniel Simmons announced the opening of a Battery Recycling Center at Argonne National Laboratory. Aiming to reclaim and recycle critical materials (e.g., cobalt and lithium) from lithium-based battery technology, this recycling center focuses on cost-effective recycling processes to recover as much economic value as possible from spent lithium-ion batteries.

“Partnering with the private sector, National Laboratories, and universities, the Battery Recycling Prize ...

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Renewable Fuel Standard Reduces Emissions 600 million Tons

WASHINGTON Feb 6 2918 — A new study released today finds that the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) has been a tremendous success in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with nearly 600 million metric tons of GHG reduction since 2007. Actual GHG reductions under the RFS2 have far surpassed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) original expectations of 422 million metric tons, according to the study. The analysis was conducted by Life Cycle Associates, a California-based scientific consulting firm, and ...

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Clean Fuel Policy Day and EV Demonstrations

Midway through this General Assembly session a group of Virginia Clean Cities stakeholders gathered in Richmond this January 29th to discuss clean fuel priorities and to meet with legislators and governor’s office staff. The attendees gathered to break bread and connect over a breakfast reception, then explored a pre-production electric audi and traveled as teams with 6 groups and more than 60 ...

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CMAQ Rule Simplification May Free Up Millions in Funding for Clean Fuels and Vehicles

January 24, 2019

The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program provides millions of dollars of funding across the country for clean vehicle projects. CMAQ was created in 1992 following passage of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA). The program is designed to reduce air pollution from transportation sources, primarily by reducing traffic congestion and single passenger car travel in urban areas. However, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) always have been explicitly eligible for funding, but ...
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How Alternative Fuel Vehicles Can Assist You in Emergencies

The iREV project is a series of resources designed to help you and your emergency management team learn about Alternative Fuel Vehicles and integrate them into emergency planning activities. Information includes:

Case studies examining how electric, natural gas, and propane vehicles have been used by communities during emergencies; an online tool to help you visualize where alternative fuel vehicles and stations are in your community; and opportunities for AFVs to be integrated in emergency operations plans and energy assurance plans.

iREV ...

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ROUSH CleanTech Focused on Lowering NOx in Class 4-7 Vehicles

By Todd Mouw, President Roush CleenTech

This past year, ROUSH CleanTech launched several new low-NOx innovations that further reduce harmful emissions. The company introduced an ultra-low NOx propane engine for Class 4-7 trucks in addition to its already low NOx offering. This 0.02 g/bhp-hr NOx engine is 90 percent cleaner than the current EPA’s most stringent heavy-duty engine standard. When ...

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Electric Transit Bus Grant Application Deadline of February 1 is Approaching

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified diesel exhaust from sources such as transit buses as a major factor in the urban air pollution that disproportionately affects low-income and disadvantaged communities. Electric buses have zero tailpipe emissions and provide clean air benefits to communities that have historically borne a greater burden of fossil fuel pollution.

MERIT, DRPT’s project-based prioritization process for statewide transit capital funding was recently approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). This prioritization ...

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