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On July 16, the Energy Department announced $20 million for ten new research and development projects that will advance hydrogen production and delivery technologies. Developing technologies that can economically produce and deliver hydrogen to power fuel cells from diverse, domestic, and renewable resources can enable substantial reductions in energy use and carbon emissions.
The world’s longest biofuels corridor stretches over 1,786 miles through the relatively flat terrain of the north to the rolling hills of the south. It currently includes 26 stations that dispense E85--a fuel blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline--and 9 stations that dispense E20. And it is located right here in the United States, stretching from Sault Ste. Marie in northern Michigan to Miami, Florida.
A news type of battery electric vehicle may soon hit the roads in Europe. The QUANT e-Sportlimousine with nanoFLOWCELL drivetrain concept has been approved by the District Government of Upper Palatinate Bavaria for use on public roads after detailed testing.
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The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) has been hard at work planning the 7th installment of the nation’s largest alternative fuel and advanced technology event, National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, a biennial, nationwide event dedicated to increasing awareness education on the importance of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, has impacted more than 400 million individuals since its inception through event attendance and media. The National Kickoff Event is set to take place on the National Mall in Washington, DC, October 17. This premiere location promises to draw thousands of participants visiting the Washington, DC area from around the world to the National Kickoff Event. Thousands more will join governmental agencies, environmental organizations, businesses, community colleges and secondary schools across the nation for local Odyssey events.For more information, please visit the Odyssey website.
The NAFTC has also been on the road. The NAFTC and the West Virginia Clean State Program concluded the final in a series of three free natural gas and propane fleet workshops in West Virginia. The workshops were held in Bridgeport, Charleston, and Wheeling. Each workshop allowed traditional fleet managers to meet with fleets who have transitioned to natural gas or propane, local fueling companies, and conversion specialists.