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Testing Hybrid Trucks in Sweden
March 28, 2017 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

(DSV)  Using a combination of biodiesel and electricity to power trucks will reduce unhealthy carbon dioxide emissions.  —  DSV Sweden is currently testing a unique Atego Hybrid truck from Mercedes-Benz in Malmo city distribution. The …

California Zero Emissions Demonstration Project Includes Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Trucks
May 20, 2016 – 11:10 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum/PR Newswire)  Immediate Air Quality & Climate Benefits Are Available From Existing & Proven Technologies  —  New diesel technology will be part of a $23.6 million zero-emission transportation test program in California for …

Profile: Florida Power & Light Achieves Key Emissions Reductions with Biodiesel
May 19, 2016 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  “Powered by Biodiesel” decals adorn Florida Power & Light Co.’s diesel vehicles as they traverse Florida and beyond. The signage highlights the key role this advanced biofuel is playing in the …

Scania Delivers 51 Biodiesel And Vegetable Oil Hybrid Buses to Madrid
May 13, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

(The Auto Channel)  In a major commercial breakthrough, Scania will in June start delivering 51 hybridised Scania Citywide buses to Madrid. These complete buses feature cost saving and emission educing hybrid technology that meets the …

Hybrid Truck: How This Came About, How It’s Used, Experience with Performance
March 9, 2016 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Horrillo (Diesel Direct/Special to Advanced Biofuels USA)  At Diesel Direct, we are proud to have the nation’s first hybrid diesel electric fuel delivery truck.  The truck was put into use in the fall …

UK’s Top Environmental Groups Lay Down Challenge to Next Mayor to Make London a Treener, Healthier City
March 3, 2016 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

(Green Alliance)  A coalition of the UK’s leading environmental groups,[1] including the National Trust, WWF, RSPB and Greenpeace, are today calling for the next mayor to commit to a greener London during their term.

As part …

What Do the Super Bowl, UPS, the City of San Francisco and the Local Water Untility in Eugene, Oregon All Have in Common?
January 28, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum) They are all committed to using renewable diesel fuel.  Interest in renewable diesel fuel is growing quickly among public and private fleets looking to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality without …

Volvo Exec: ‘Plenty More Scope’ to Cut CO2 Emissions from Trucks
January 27, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Frédéric Simon (EurActiv)  There are virtually “no limits” to what technology can achieve to reduce CO2 emissions from trucks, says Niklas Gustafsson from the Volvo group. What will eventually hold back progress in cutting …

London’s Cutting Back on Smokes
January 14, 2016 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

(Clean Fuels Community)  After a successful two month trial period, one third of London’s bus fleet will soon by powered by a biofuel-diesel hybrid, resulting in more than 21,000 tonnes of carbon emissions being reduced …

One Third of London’s Buses to Run on Waste Fats and Oils
December 23, 2015 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(Transit for London)  Almost a third of London’s bus fleet will soon be running on a greener blend of diesel, resulting in a huge reduction in CO2 emissions of 21,000 tonnes each year which comes …

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $22.5 Million to Put More Low and No-Emission Vehicles into Service Across America
September 30, 2015 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(US Department of Transportation)  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is announcing the availability of $22.5 million through the latest round of the Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program (LoNo) that …

The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?
July 29, 2015 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by  Joern Huenteler and Henry Lee (Belfer Center Programs or Projects)  The promise, prospects, and public policy trade-offs related to second-generation biofuels in road transport were addressed in an executive session convened at The Henry …

San Francisco Gets New Biodiesel-Electric Bus; Many More to Come
May 20, 2015 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

(San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)  The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which oversees all transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), has taken delivery of its first New Flyer Industries electric trolley and …

Clean Diesel and Diesel Electric Hybrids Add Green Cred and Street Cred to the Daily Commute
August 22, 2014 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  … Today 21 percent of all diesel buses in operation are diesel electric hybrids. These buses improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. By allowing for a smaller diesel engine to work alongside a …

Bright Future for Diesel in the Natural Gas Revolution
February 26, 2014 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

by (Diesel Technology Forum/GE Ideas Lab)  While natural gas enjoys a per-gallon equivalent savings over diesel today, chances are that advantage will be significantly reduced in the future

…(A)ccording to international and U.S. energy and transportation …

Father of the Prius Sees Long Road to a Fully Electric Future
October 1, 2013 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

by Howard Schneider (The Washington Post)   Toyota Motor Corp. Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada rode his pioneering work on the Prius hybrid to the top of the world’s biggest car company.

But that doesn’t mean he is a …

Flybrid Mechanical Hybrid System Powering Dyson Racing Prototype at 10 Hour Race on Saturday
October 18, 2012 – 10:42 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Hybrid energy storage systems will play some part in the effort to meet the new 54.5 mpg CAFE standards. Their importance will be dictated by their weight and efficiency. …

A Glimpse of the Alternative Fuel Future
August 2, 2012 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Matthew L. Wald (New York Times) …While a variety of new fuel technologies are advancing, policy makers can be assured that the internal combustion engine will remain dominant for decades, the National Petroleum Council told the …

Crash-Testing the Plug-In: Ford CEO Alan Mulally on the Pitfalls of His Company’s Newest Car.
January 26, 2012 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Lipman (The Daily Beast)  For more than three years, President Obama has been singing the praises of electric cars. He’s repeatedly called for 1 million plug-in and hybrid vehicles on the road by 2015. He’s …

Driving a Pill: Winnipeg Inventors Roll Out Oddly Shaped, Low-Powered Car of the Future
September 16, 2011 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Bartley Kives   (Winnipeg Free Press)  …(A)t the Winnipeg Art Gallery, mechanical engineer Jim Kor unveiled a nearly complete prototype of the Urbee Car, an electric-ethanol hybrid vehicle he and 11 other engineers and …

Ford and Georgia Tech Partner on “Green Eco School Bus” – Nation’s First Hydraulic Hybrid School Bus Conversion
May 16, 2011 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(Ford)  The Ford Motor Company Fund and the Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering on the nation’s first conversion of a traditional school bus to a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on recycled biofuel. Atlanta …

Ford Mustang E85 Hybrid At Washington DC Auto Show Gets 110 MPG
January 31, 2011 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Amie Williams (Mustang Evolution/The Auto Channel)  …Doug’s Ford Mustang utilizes 350 times less gasoline than the Toyota Prius. He has tried desperately in the last three years to get an OEM company to take …

Plug-in Vehicles and Their Dirty Little Secret
January 7, 2011 – 9:52 am | No Comment

by John Petersen  (Renewable Energy World)  …The dirty little secret of plug-in vehicles is that they’ll all charge their batteries with inherently dirty night-time power and be responsible for more CO2 emissions than a fuel …

First Corn-Powered Train Closer to Reality
October 14, 2010 – 6:59 am | No Comment

by National Corn Growers Association (Natural Resource Report)  … “AHL-TECH has developed an ethanol-hybrid locomotive to capitalize on the growing ethanol market in the United States and to replace the railroad industry’s aging diesel-electric locomotive fleet,” …

Grant Buys 120 Hybrid, ‘Flex Fuel’ Squad Cars
February 15, 2010 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Michael Gonzalez (Post-Tribune)  More of Gary’s men and women in blue could be driving green by spring.

The Board of Works on Wednesday voted to advertise for vendors to provide up to 120 “flex fuel” …