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Fleets Tapping into LCFS Credits Trading

November 18, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, batteries, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Companies, DME, Dual Fuel, Electric Drive, Ethanol, EVs, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, Legislation, LNG, money available, NGVs, Propane, Regulations, Renewable Diesel, Synthetic gasoline by Jon LeSage  |  No Comments

California’s AB 32 Law Has Been Generating LCFS Credits,
Fleets & Fuel Suppliers Are Learning How to Take 
Advantage

Fleets and alternative fuel suppliers are tapping into credit trading and funding programs that come from California’s AB 32 Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard and cap-and-trade program are offering incentives for adopting renewable diesel, renewable natural gas, advanced biofuels, and clean vehicles. This fall, California Air Resources Board voted to readopt LCFS, and several states and Canadian provinces are considering adopting similar programs.
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Cellulosic Ethanol: the Largest Plant

November 18, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, Biofuels, Ethanol, industrial, manufacturing, Technology by Jon LeSage  |  No Comments

California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Serving as Benchmark for DuPont’s Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

DuPont opened the doors to the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the world on Oct. 30. Iowa Gov. Terry Brandstad and other dignitaries celebrated the opening of the Nevada, Iowa-based biorefinery that will produce 30 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol per year. It’s considered one of the cleanest fuels in world, reducing carbon emissions by 90% compared to traditional fossil fuels.
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Aemetis: Nexsteppe Sorghum for Biofuels

October 12, 2015 in Biofuels, Ethanol, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Crop Grows Very Quickly Using Salty, Low Quality Pump Water,
Can Be Converted to Cellulosic Ethanol or Other Renewable Fuels

Aemetis, Inc. says it’s harvested 12- to 15- foot tall biomass sorghum, a feedstock for low carbon advanced biofuels, grown in central California in approximately 90 days using “lower-quality pump water containing salts that typically damage crops.” Aemetis used Nexsteppe sorghum seeds.
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DuPont Blasts the EPA on RFS Proposal

June 30, 2015 in Biofuels, Ethanol, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Proposed Rule ‘Is Misguided and Is a Major Step Backward’

The U.S. EPA’s proposed rule changing its RFS/Renewable Fuel Standards “is misguided and is a major step backward,” DuPont said after DuPont Industrial Biosciences grain processing business manager Brenda Heffelfinger testified last week at an agency hearing in Kansas City, Kans.
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Poet-DSM Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Starts

September 3, 2014 in Biofuels, Ethanol, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nation’s First Commercial-Scale Plant, Dubbed ‘Project Liberty’

The U.S. Department of Energy is celebrating today’s start-up of “Project Liberty,” a $275 million, 25-million-gallons-per-year cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The Poet-DSM facility is the nation’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use non-food corn waste as a feedstock, DoE says. UCS comments added September 4 Read More >>

ACT Expo 2015: Call for Abstracts

August 19, 2014 in ACT Expo 2015, Alternative Fuels, batteries, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, DME, Electric Drive, Ethanol, EVs, fuel cells, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, LNG, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Deadline is December 5 for Conference in Texas in Early May

Organizers of the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo 2015 have issued a Call for Abstracts, seeking submissions by December 5 for the conference taking place this coming spring.
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Cummins Details 2.8-Liter E85 Engine

July 15, 2014 in Alternative Fuels, Ethanol, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CEC Backing Promise of Reducing Greenhouse Emissions by 80%,
‘Successful Completion of this Project May Result in a New Market’

Cummins and Cummins Pacific are wrapping up road tests of the Ethos 2.8L, a 2.8-liter engine for medium trucks designed to run on E85/ethanol. Cummins Ethos 2.8L development is backed by the California Energy Commission, which is putting some $2.7 million into the overall $6.5 million effort.
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ACT Expo 2014 Registration Open

November 19, 2013 in Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, DME, Dual Fuel, Electric Drive, Ethanol, EVs, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nation’s Largest Alt Fuels Event May 5-8 in Long Beach,
Co-Located with the World Natural Gas Vehicles Meeting

Registration has opened for the 2014 Alternative Clean Transportation Expo, which returns to Southern California May 5-8 at the Long Beach Convention Center. ACT Expo 2014 is co-located with NGV Global 2014, the world natural gas vehicles meeting.

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Greening Your Fleet in Indiana

August 29, 2013 in Biodiesel, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, Ethanol, EVs, Hybrids, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fourth Annual Conference in Elizabeth Next Month

The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition is holding its fourth annual Greening Your Fleet conference at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino in Elizabeth, Ind. September 23-25.


IndianaGreeningFleetThe gathering will cover natural gas vehicles, propane-autogas, biofuels and electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

Every alternative fuel and technology has its own distinct advantages, which can include domestic availability, widespread distribution infrastructure, low cost and low emissions, organizers note.

“There’s no one silver bullet,” they say, promising “timely, credible information” for fleet operators.


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Source: Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

ACT Expo 2013 in Just Three Weeks

June 5, 2013 in Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Dual Fuel, Electric Drive, Ethanol, EVs, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, LNG, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Big Washington Gathering Will Mark Clean Cities 20th Anniversary

ACT Expo 2013 will be in full swing just three weeks from now in Washington, with the assembled thousands celebrating the 20th anniversary of DoE’s Clean Cites program at America’s largest and pre-eminent alt fuels conclave.
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Another $100 Million from California

May 10, 2013 in Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Ethanol, EVs, money available, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Energy Commission Releases 2013-2014 ARFVT Investment Plan

The California Energy Commission’s latest Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology investment plan “provides a solid foundation for the continued transformation of California’s transportation sector,” agency chair Robert Weisenmiller said Wednesday.
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ACT Expo 2013 Agenda & Speakers

May 8, 2013 in Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Dual Fuel, Electric Drive, Ethanol, EVs, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, LNG, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Market Trends & Fleets Emphasized at Three-Day Conclave in Washington

Fleets & Fuels publisher and Alternative Clean Transportation Expo organizer Gladstein, Neandross and Associates has released the full agenda and speaker line-up for the 2013 conference taking place June 24-27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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Propel Fuels Opens Fresno Center

April 9, 2013 in Biodiesel, Biofuels, Ethanol by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Biofuels Outlet Features Locally Produced Biodiesel and Ethanol

Propel Fuels opened a “Clean Mobility Center” biofuels outlet in Fresno, Calif. today, emphasizing that it’s not only a first for the city, but that the renewable fuels offered are produced locally.
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ACT Expo 2013 Agenda Released

March 1, 2013 in Biodiesel, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Dual Fuel, Ethanol, EVs, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, LNG, NGVs, Propane, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Rates Are Low and Coverage Broad in Washington in June

Organizers of the 2013 Alternative Clean Transportation Expo have released the conference agenda, promising a compelling program for transportation professionals looking to invest in alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. Both vendors and fleet colleagues will discuss how best successfully navigate the transition to clean alternative fuels.
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Study Ignites Grass Biofuels Debate

February 24, 2013 in Biodiesel, Biofuels, Ethanol, Studies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Study Likens Damage to Deforestation in Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia,
RFA Issues a Rebuttal Citing ‘Crop Switching, Not Cropland Expansion’

A study by researchers at South Dakota State University has raised alarm about the impact of biofuels industry growth on grasslands in five upper Midwest states comprising the WCB, or western corn belt.
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EPA OKs Camelina, Energy Cane

February 24, 2013 in Biodiesel, Biofuels, Ethanol, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Groups Applaud Agency Action Helping Displace Foreign Oil

Biofuels advocates are applauding the U.S. EPA’s approval of non-food camelina as a basis for biodiesel production and fibrous energy cane for cellulosic ethanol. The action means that the products are eligible for credits under the RFS, the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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North Carolina Fleets: $8 Million Saved

February 2, 2013 in Biofuels, Ethanol, EVs, Studies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

36 State Agencies with 27,800 Vehicles Participate, Says Study

North Carolina state agency fleets using alt fuels, notably biodiesel and E85-ethanol, displaced more than 5.2 million gallons of gasoline and diesel in fiscal 1011-2012. Conservation measures saved some $8 million, states a progress report prepared for the State Energy Office by the North Carolina Solar Center at North Carolina State University.
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