The Department of Energy will provide grants under the ARPA-E program to research the use of algae to make biofuel instead of land based crops like corn. They won’t like this in Iowa.
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Less than one year after launching a hydrogen-electric passenger ferry concept, San Francisco has upped the ante with a new $4.75 million commitment from the US Department of Energy to pump up the local hydrogen-fuel-cell electric vehicle market. The funds will go to promote emerging fuel cell EV technology, by helping to decrease the cost […]
Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles have plenty of critics, but it seems that the news has failed to reach Scotland. The country is all over hydrogen like white on rice. In the latest development, a new project will divert excess wind power from Scotland’s Orkney Islands to produce renewable hydrogen for a fleet of fuel […]
Ford is bringing its sustainable supply chain message to G7 nations, with a special emphasis on water conservation as well as energy and carbon emissions.
As we approach veterans’ day, Important Media will work to bring you relevant coverage- starting with Envision Solar, who is embracing returning soldiers.
That $43 million gas station everyone is losing their s*** over? It’s not as bad as they want you to think. In fact, it’s probably kind of OK.
While the comments section has been busy talking about hydrogen fuel cells, Mercedes-Benz has been busy building up both the cars and infrastructure.
A US company called PanAridus is developing guayule rubber for tires, which could break the global rubber cartel — with a little help from us taxpayers.
SunEdison becomes first NASCAR official Solar Energy Partner, hopes to engage entire stock car racing supply chain in renewable energy.
Green Charge Networks and ChargePoint have teamed up in a $0 down deal to install EV charging stations with energy storage to beat peak demand charges.
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Wow, Local Motors sure is busy this year. This unusual auto manufacturer specializes in collaborative open source design, microfactories, and 3D printing, and we took note when the company kicked off 2015 by hooking up with the US Energy Department for a new lightweight design challenge. What we didn’t note was […]
Skeptics, schmeptics: Department of Defense steamrolls over climate change deniers with release of new Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap.
A new SolarCity-Honda megadeal will make $50 million available to finance solar energy projects for Honda and Acura customers and dealerships in the U.S.
The Navy has announced the construction of three new biorefineries with a combined capacity of 100 million gallons per year of military grade biofuel.
Holland, Michigan is poised to be the western anchor for a web of advanced energy storage (aka battery) manufacturing facilities that will serve the surging electric vehicle market. In ten years, the new plants are expected to bring 62,000 new jobs to the middle chunk of the state – a welcome relief for cities like […]
In yet another sign of the rapidly developing electric vehicle market, Korea-based CT&T has reached a milestone in its plans to manufacture its all-electric eZONE passenger car in the U.S. Last fall the company announced that it would build a series of factories in the U.S. based on its proprietary regional assembly and sales model, […]
General Motors is on an all-out push to ensure that its new Chevy Volt becomes the electric car of the mainstream U.S. market. On July 1 the company launched a cross country tour introducing American communities to the car from Austin, Texas to New York, New York. It’s pretty clear that the symbolism-freighted trip is […]
In a classic case of sustainability layering that borders on downright slathering, the City of Tsukuba in Japan is set to test-host a new car sharing system using electric vehicles that are powered almost exclusively by solar energy. According to a recent report on the solar electric car sharing plan, the partnership involves the Mazda2 […]
A123 Systems is bringing more green jobs to Michigan with a gigantic new 300,000 square foot factory for its lithium-ion batteries, thanks to a whopping $249 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The move follows a decision a few years back by A123 to start manufacturing in China. As profiled in the LA […]
Fresh on the heels of recent contracts with the U.S. Army and NASA for large format lithium-ion batteries, green startup International Battery has announced another $35 million in financing for its manufacturing, development and marketing operations. The move marks another step forward for more green jobs in IB’s home base of Allentown, Pennsylvania — one of […]