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Startup aims to tackle battery degradation in EVs
California-based Coreshell Technologies is working with chemical giant BASF on a system they hope will reduce the cost of lithium ion batteries while boosting capacity and extending their lifetimes.
Mercedes-Benz EQC: Everything You Need To Know
Here's an information overload on the EQC.
Hertz’s ex-CEO will repay $2M over misstatements in 2013
Mark Frissora, who agreed to settle without admitting or denying the SEC’s claims, will pay a $200,000 fine in addition to returning nearly $2 million in incentive-based pay.
BMW X1 PHEV Test Driven By Autogefühl
A small plug-in hybrid crossover/SUV in the premium segment.
Germany: Almost 36,000 Plug-Ins Were Sold In Record-Setting July 2020
German plug-in car market quadrupled in July to a whole new level.
Fuso eCanter SensorCollect Automates Garbage Collection
Electric refuse truck? This one drives autonomously in tight spaces.
Volkswagen Expands Chattanooga Site, Adds EV Lab
The Chattanooga plant will become VW's North American center for electric vehicles.
Tesla Collision Avoidance System Allegedly Swerves To Avoid Massive Crash
This has got to be one of the best saves we’ve ever seen this system perform, if it’s real - cars would have likely been totaled and occupants injured.
Report: CATL aims to boost EV range with battery cells installed in vehicle frames
Chinese battery maker CATL is looking to boost the range of electric cars by packing batteries into vehicle frames, according to a Reuters report published Wednesday. Distributing battery cells throughout a car a...
Will Lucid Ever Build A Pickup Truck? CEO Does Not Discard Possibility
Peter Rawlinson told Green Car Reports Lucid’s paint shop is ready for one.
Lexus Wants A Piece Of Toyota's Future EVs, Trademarks RZ 450e Nameplate
We bet it will be a version of the future electric cars Toyota aims to deploy by 2022.
Michigan, Cavnue to create corridor for connected and autonomous vehicles between Ann Arbor and Detroit
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an initiative to develop a first-of-its-kind corridor for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) designed to improve transportation for communities in Southeast Michi...
PPG partnering with LBNL on energy-efficient coatings for automotive; HPC4EI
PPG is partnering with the US Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in a research initiative aimed at developing energy-efficient coatings systems for the automotive industry. Th...
Neste supplying sustainable aviation fuel to three major US airlines for flights from SFO
Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials, is supplying Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways with ...
Coltura: Supreme Court precedent means states can require all new vehicles sold be electric
Recent US Supreme Court precedent has opened the door for states to enact laws requiring all new cars sold in the state to be electric as of a certain date, according to a paper by the nonprofit Coltura published...
Subsidies help Europe EV, plug-in hybrid market top China
Europe probably will exceed 1 million sales of plug-in hybrid and electric-vehicles this year, as Tesla makes more vehicles available in the region and VW ramps up deliveries of its battery-powered ID3.
Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for supercapacitors
UC Riverside (UCR) engineers have developed a way to recycle PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic waste, such as soda or water bottles, into a nanomaterial useful for energy storage. An open-access paper on t...
NYK Line, JMU and ClassNK partner to commercialize ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier
NYK Line, Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU), and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) signed a joint R&D agreement for the commercialization of an ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier (AFAGC) that would use ammonia as...
DOE to award $20M to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies
The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $20 million in funding to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies. (DE-FOA-0002357) Perovskites are a family of materials with a specific crystal structure, ...
Which States Have Lowest EV Charging Costs Compared to Gas?
When comparing the average cost of fueling with regular gasoline and EV charging, the cost is about 55% lower for EVs — though some states tilt considerably more favorable for EVs than others.
Fleet Management
Fleets warned as driving standards fall
Results from a recent survey by Venson Automotive Solutions have highlighted an increase in negative driver behaviour, with 55% of respondents believing there has been a rise in speeding by road users.
PSA capitalises on flexible rental trend with new online offering
Groupe PSA is launching a rental platform and app in the UK later this year to take advantage of growing demand from customers for flexible rental.
Traffic levels back to pre-pandemic levels
But public transport is still struggling to hit anyway near the passenger numbers it would typically expect, according to new data from the DfT.
Which States Have Lowest EV Charging Costs Compared to Gas?
When comparing the average cost of fueling with regular gasoline and EV charging, the cost is about 55% lower for EVs — though some states tilt considerably more favorable for EVs than others.
Which States Have Lowest EV Charging Costs Compared to Gas?
When comparing the average cost of fueling with regular gasoline and EV charging, the cost is about 55% lower for EVs — though some states tilt considerably more favorable for EVs than others.
Making the CASE for Fleet Telematics
The most difficult part of implementing fleet telematics is making the case for it to company leadership. See how to focus on potential ROI to make the decision a no brainer.
Making the CASE for Fleet Telematics
The most difficult part of implementing fleet telematics is making the case for it to company leadership. See how to focus on potential ROI to make the decision a no brainer.
Black remains most popular car colour on Britain’s roads
Black may dominate overall, but white is the most popular choice for new cars registered, new DVLA data shows.
Buying a Commercial Vehicle in the Age of COVID-19
These six tips can help fleet operators research, communicate, inspect, and even test drive commercial trucks and vans in a way that protects the health and safety of all involved.
How to Write an Effective RFP
Whether you are considering switching providers, ensuring your current provider’s offering is still competitive, or want to add services to an existing fleet, issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) is often the go-...
How to Write an Effective RFP
Whether you are considering switching providers, ensuring your current provider’s offering is still competitive, or want to add services to an existing fleet, issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) is often the go-...
Merchants Hosts Connected Automated Vehicles Webinar
Merchants Fleet, Jacobs, The World Economic Forum, and Bloomberg hosted a joint webinar on how companies can take steps to embrace the change to connected automated vehicles (CAVs) and reap the benefits of this t...
2021 Subaru Ascent Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick
The 2021 Subaru Ascent earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) due to good-rated headlights.
Ford Creates Driveaway Dealership for F-150
Ford created the Driveway Dealership, an augmented reality experience that allows you to get up close and personal with the all-new 2021 Ford F-150..
Ford Creates Driveaway Dealership for F-150
Ford created the Driveway Dealership, an augmented reality experience that allows you to get up close and personal with the all-new 2021 Ford F-150..
Kerbside electric vehicle charging trialled in London
Start-up company Trojan Energy is installing 200 of its kerbside electric vehicle (EV) chargers across Brent and Camden as part of a trial in the capital.
Fleet briefs: Latest from BP Chargemaster, Co-wheels, Enterprise, Hitachi Capital and Green Motion
The latest from the fleet industry, including new rapid chargers at M&S, FareShare donation from Hitachi Capital and new hybrid car club launched by Co-wheels.
Trucking
Canadian among winners of DTNA skills contest
PORTLAND, Ore. – A Canadian technician is one of two winners of this year’s skills competition hosted by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). Ryan Picken, who works for Metro Freightliner Hamilton in Stoney Creek...
ECONOMIC WATCH: Trucking conditions roared back in June
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index swung from a record low reading of -28.66 in April, to its strongest reading in a decade in June at 11.35. But the industry analyst warned it’s unclear how long...
Transport Topics Radio
Transport Topics Radio is a weekly news roundtable airing Saturdays on SiriusXM channel 146 from 1-3 p.m. ET and rebroadcast Saturday nights from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. ET, and Sundays from noon-2 p.m. ET and 9-11 p.m. E...
Demand for Freight Drives Up Spot Market Rates
Trucking has seen a turnaround bolstered by spot market rates and increased demand.
Truckers face unique Covid-19 risks
BRAMPTON, Ont. – Truck drivers should be ready to handle the unique risks they are facing in dealing with Covid-19, public health officials warned Thursday. They were speaking at a webinar hosted by the Region of...
Uber, Lyft Denied Extended Delay of Driver Labor Ruling in California
Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. failed to persuade a judge to put an extended hold on his order converting their California drivers to employees while they appeal.
Transportation Groups Keep Pressing Congress for COVID-19 Relief
Stakeholders representing the country’s freight and passenger transportation interests have ramped up calls for pandemic-related emergency aid as White House and congressional negotiators appear to have reached a...
Michigan Plans Dedicated Road Lanes for Autonomous Vehicles
The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor.
J.B. Hunt Progresses Toward Sustainability Goals
J.B. Hunt Transport Services has issued a report that provides a window into the company’s current energy usage and outlines a series of corporatewide sustainability goals it has adopted.
Daimler Reaches $1.5 Billion US Settlement on Diesel Emissions
Daimler AG reached an agreement with U.S. regulators to settle claims regarding the emissions of some of its diesel vehicles that will cost the German automaker roughly 1.27 billion euros ($1.5 billion).
Trump Draws Hard Line on USPS in Stalled Relief Talks
President Donald Trump raised a new obstacle in the completion of a deal on a coronavirus-relief package Aug. 13 by drawing a hard line against a Democratic plan for shoring up the U.S. Postal Service, adding his...
Navistar CEO Persio Lisboa Announces Executive Appointments
Navistar International Corp. announced three executive appointments under the leadership of newly named CEO Persio Lisboa, effective immediately.
Uber’s Legal Strategy on Driver Fight: Delay, Appeal to Public
Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s warning that the company may have to temporarily shut down in California is textbook strategy for the ride-hailing giant: When adverse court rulings hit, appeal to t...
July Medium-Duty Sales Drop Nearly 20%
July medium-duty truck sales dropped almost 20% compared with a year earlier as only the combined total of the two lightest segments posted a small gain, WardsAuto .com reported.
Truck World 2020 canceled due to Covid-19 pandemic
TORONTO, Ont. – Covid-19 has claimed another trucking industry event, with news that Truck World 2020 has been officially canceled. Registered exhibitors were informed of the cancelation this morning through a le...
CMD Corp. Selects Daul as Director of R&D
Tom Daul has been selected as the director of R&D for equipment designer and manufacturer, CMD Corp. In this leadership position, Daul will meet ambitious strategic goals for identifying and developing value-...
US Jobless Claims Below 1 Million for First Time in Pandemic
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell below 1 million for the first time since the pandemic began in March, suggesting the economic recovery is gaining some traction amid a deceleration ...
Locomation runs successful autonomous trucking pilot
PORTLAND, Ore. – Locomation has revealed it has successfully completed its first on-road pilot program with Wilson Logistics to demonstrate its autonomous trucking technology. The Autonomous Relay Convoy (ARC) ra...
On the Roads Less Traveled, Speeds Are Up
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced plans to conduct its fourth “National Survey of Speeding Attitudes and Behaviors” after evidence suggests drivers have been going faster on quieter...
Highway Bill Stuck in Limbo Amid Negotiations
Less than two months before the country’s current highway policy law expires, congressional leaders and the White House are plodding through negotiations on a new highway bill.
Automotive News
Startup aims to tackle battery degradation in EVs
California-based Coreshell Technologies is working with chemical giant BASF on a system they hope will reduce the cost of lithium ion batteries while boosting capacity and extending their lifetimes.
Hertz’s ex-CEO will repay $2M over misstatements in 2013
Mark Frissora, who agreed to settle without admitting or denying the SEC’s claims, will pay a $200,000 fine in addition to returning nearly $2 million in incentive-based pay.
Subsidies help Europe EV, plug-in hybrid market top China
Europe probably will exceed 1 million sales of plug-in hybrid and electric-vehicles this year, as Tesla makes more vehicles available in the region and VW ramps up deliveries of its battery-powered ID3.
2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Delivery to DragTimes
Watch Brooks Weisblat from DragTimes take delivery of a brand new Ferrari F8 Tributo. The post 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Delivery to DragTimes appeared first on egmCarTech .
Electric Vehicles
Mercedes-Benz EQC: Everything You Need To Know
Here's an information overload on the EQC.
BMW X1 PHEV Test Driven By Autogefühl
A small plug-in hybrid crossover/SUV in the premium segment.
Germany: Almost 36,000 Plug-Ins Were Sold In Record-Setting July 2020
German plug-in car market quadrupled in July to a whole new level.
Fuso eCanter SensorCollect Automates Garbage Collection
Electric refuse truck? This one drives autonomously in tight spaces.
Volkswagen Expands Chattanooga Site, Adds EV Lab
The Chattanooga plant will become VW's North American center for electric vehicles.
Tesla Collision Avoidance System Allegedly Swerves To Avoid Massive Crash
This has got to be one of the best saves we’ve ever seen this system perform, if it’s real - cars would have likely been totaled and occupants injured.
Will Lucid Ever Build A Pickup Truck? CEO Does Not Discard Possibility
Peter Rawlinson told Green Car Reports Lucid’s paint shop is ready for one.
Lexus Wants A Piece Of Toyota's Future EVs, Trademarks RZ 450e Nameplate
We bet it will be a version of the future electric cars Toyota aims to deploy by 2022.
How A Bent Model Y Seat Reveals A Huge Hole In US Safety Standards
Is it any good to comply with laws that do not really protect people?
PSA Group To Follow Polestar And Use Android Automotive OS
Polestar has a solid infotainment OS, other brands want it too.
Vauxhall Receives Another Big EV Fleet Order For Vivaro-e
Openreach, one of the UK’s largest fleet operators, started volume electrification
Spain Sets New Plug-In Electric Car Sales Record In July 2020
July is responsible for more than a quarter of the total year-to-date new plug-in registrations.
Study Finds U.S. Electric Pickup Truck Sales Will Rise Exponentially By 2025
It expects the number of EV pickups on US roads to skyrocket from 2,000 in 2019 to over 50,000 in five years’ time.
Lucid Motors Has Working Prototype Of Electric SUV
CEO hints that we may get to see it soon.
Tesla Battery Partner Jeff Dahn Approaches Incredible New Battery Cell
The new battery cell chemistry would have game-changing density and an extended life span.
Morgan Stanley Realizes The End Of The 'ICE Age' Is Really Coming
It's not going to happen overnight, but the pieces are finally falling into place.
CATL Hints At Cell-To-Chassis EV Batteries For 500+ Miles Of Range
Battery cells to be integrated within the vehicle frame.
CCS2 Retrofit For Older Tesla Model S/X In Europe Now Cheaper
Option to retrofit cars manufactured before May 1, 2019 is now cheaper.
Polestar 2 Can Reportedly Be Ordered With A Factory Tow Hitch
It looks like you will be able to order the Polestar 2 with a tow hitch and this could give it an edge over the Tesla Model 3.
Cadillac Lyriq Electric SUV Will Cost Under $60,000: Undercut Tesla Model X
Looks like Cadillac’s first electric SUV will undercut rivals from Tesla, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.
Vehicle Emissions
Green Transportation Summit & Expo
The 10th annual GTSE is the region's premier clean transportation mecca. This year's conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the EPA's West Coast Collaborative Partner's Meeting focusing on heavy-d...
Report: CATL aims to boost EV range with battery cells installed in vehicle frames
Chinese battery maker CATL is looking to boost the range of electric cars by packing batteries into vehicle frames, according to a Reuters report published Wednesday. Distributing battery cells throughout a car a...
Michigan, Cavnue to create corridor for connected and autonomous vehicles between Ann Arbor and Detroit
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an initiative to develop a first-of-its-kind corridor for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) designed to improve transportation for communities in Southeast Michi...
PPG partnering with LBNL on energy-efficient coatings for automotive; HPC4EI
PPG is partnering with the US Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in a research initiative aimed at developing energy-efficient coatings systems for the automotive industry. Th...
Neste supplying sustainable aviation fuel to three major US airlines for flights from SFO
Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials, is supplying Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways with ...
Coltura: Supreme Court precedent means states can require all new vehicles sold be electric
Recent US Supreme Court precedent has opened the door for states to enact laws requiring all new cars sold in the state to be electric as of a certain date, according to a paper by the nonprofit Coltura published...
Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for supercapacitors
UC Riverside (UCR) engineers have developed a way to recycle PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic waste, such as soda or water bottles, into a nanomaterial useful for energy storage. An open-access paper on t...
NYK Line, JMU and ClassNK partner to commercialize ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier
NYK Line, Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU), and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) signed a joint R&D agreement for the commercialization of an ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier (AFAGC) that would use ammonia as...
DOE to award $20M to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies
The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $20 million in funding to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies. (DE-FOA-0002357) Perovskites are a family of materials with a specific crystal structure, ...
Which States Have Lowest EV Charging Costs Compared to Gas?
When comparing the average cost of fueling with regular gasoline and EV charging, the cost is about 55% lower for EVs — though some states tilt considerably more favorable for EVs than others.
VW EV lab, 2023 Lucid SUV, Bentley steers away from rare-earths: Today’s Car News
Lucid says its SUV is on the way in 2023. Bentley aims to keep rare-earths out of its electric and electrified vehicles. And Volkswagen is putting together a U.S. lab for EV development. This and more, here at Gr...
Lucid CEO confirms SUV, considers pickup, says “absolutely not” to contract manufacturing
Since last year the California-based electric vehicle maker Lucid has been going full-speed ahead. It’s nearly finished building its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, and it’s installing a pilot produc...
Phillips 66 to convert San Francisco Refinery into world’s largest renewable fuels plant; 800M+ gallons per year
Phillips 66, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company, plans to reconfigure its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, to produce renewable fuels. The plant would no longer produce fuels fro...
VW plans to do some EV engineering at Chattanooga—not just assembly
Volkswagen previously confirmed that it will build electric cars for the North American market at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory. On Wednesday the automaker said it also plans to do some engineering work the...
First electric Bentley due in 2026 will say no to rare-earth magnets
The first all-electric Bentley production model, due in 2026, could set new standards for sustainability. Bentley announced earlier this month that it is undertaking a research project to develop an "e-axle" that...
Xcel Energy wants 1.5M EVs in its service areas by 2030; 30x increase from today
Utility holding company Xcel Energy wants 1.5 million electric vehicles in its service areas by 2030. If realized, EVs would make up 20% of all vehicles on the road in those areas—more than 30 times the number to...
VW expanding EV engineering capability in US; high-voltage lab in Chattanooga
Volkswagen has begun expanding its Chattanooga factory to build a North American center for electric vehicles—not only for assembly, but for engineering the EVs of the future. To power those efforts, Volkswagen’s...
Daimler Trucks’ FUSO introduces eCanter SensorCollect concept refuse truck
Daimler Trucks’ Japan-based subsidiary FUSO recently introduced the eCanter SensorCollect concept truck with a demonstration run at its Kawasaki headquarters. The FUSO eCanter SensorCollect is a concept garbage c...
New DuckerFrontier survey finds aluminum remains fastest growing automotive material, emerging as a preferred metal for EVs
A new survey conducted by DuckerFrontier finds that aluminum, already the fastest growing automotive material, is expected to grow to content levels of 514 pounds per vehicle (PPV) by 2026, up 12% from 2020 level...
Anheuser-Busch transitioning 30% of dedicated fleet to renewable natural gas
Anheuser-Busch is transitioning more than 180 trucks—representing approximately 30% of its dedicated fleet—to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). In 2014 and 2015, Anheuser-Busch converted 160 diesel-fueled trucks in Ho...
Alternative Fuels
First lithium-ion battery recycling coming to Singapore through Green Li-ion
The post First lithium-ion battery recycling coming to Singapore through Green Li-ion appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The firm intends to launch the technology in 2021 as a part of a new EPR e-waste framew...
Australian Hyundai hydrogen cars supply deal moves forward
The post Australian Hyundai hydrogen cars supply deal moves forward appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The memorandum of understanding brings the automaker closer to zero emission vehicles in the country. Aus...
Guangzhou hydrogen energy sector expected to top 200B yuan in a decade
The post Guangzhou hydrogen energy sector expected to top 200B yuan in a decade appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The H2 industry in China’s Guangdong province is expected to hit $28.6 billion by 2030. The c...
GE to use wind energy supercomputers to enhance its offshore power generation
The post GE to use wind energy supercomputers to enhance its offshore power generation appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . Simulations from the Supercomputer Summit could strengthen US East Coast renewables. G...
ExxonMobil, GCEH sign 105 MMgy renewable diesel offtake agreement
ExxonMobil has signed an agreement with Global Clean Energy Holdings to purchase 2.5 million barrels (105 million gallons) of renewable diesel per year for five years from a converted California refinery starting...
E-fuel draws Japanese automaker attention as a battery electric alternative
The post E-fuel draws Japanese automaker attention as a battery electric alternative appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The renewable energy is made by combining hydrogen with carbon dioxide through innovativ...
Global temperatures only just barely impacted by lockdowns worldwide
The post Global temperatures only just barely impacted by lockdowns worldwide appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . Restrictions have reduced the use of factories and roads, cleaning the air but only temporarily...
Wave Swell Energy develops tidal power tech for Tasmania
The post Wave Swell Energy develops tidal power tech for Tasmania appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The renewable energy firm has designed a new oscillating water column for use on Australia’s coastline. Wav...
GM takes a step back from hydrogen fuel passenger vehicles
The post GM takes a step back from hydrogen fuel passenger vehicles appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The automaker has lost enthusiasm for selling H2 cars and will focus on battery electric instead. Though ...
Hydrogen infrastructure: the key to successful sustainable aviation
The post Hydrogen infrastructure: the key to successful sustainable aviation appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . Future of sustainable aviation is in the hands of refueling infrastructure. For the most part. A...
Researchers to use DOE grant to help strengthen pennycress genes
The U.S. DOE awarded a five-year, $13 million grant to a nationwide research project to genetically strengthen Thlaspi arvense, commonly known as pennycress, for use in sustainable energy efforts including biodie...
First EU geothermal lithium recovery plant gets UK investment
The post First EU geothermal lithium recovery plant gets UK investment appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The British government will use the Getting Building Fund to help with the plant’s construction. The U...
New Bosch solar power investment to reduce its fossil fuel dependency
The post New Bosch solar power investment to reduce its fossil fuel dependency appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The German conglomerate is harnessing renewable energy to meet its 2020 climate neutrality tar...
Biofuel fraudster gets 7 years for scamming US gov’t, customers
A jury convicted David Dunham, owner of Smarter Fuel in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, and co-owner of Allentown-based Greenworks Holdings, of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and defraud the U.S., wire fraud, filing fal...
UK, German partners demo macaúba biofuel supply chain in Brazil
U.K.-based biodiesel technology and equipment supplier Green Fuels and Germany-based innovative oil and carbon solutions provider INOCAS GmbH are working together to develop a sustainable fuels value chain in Min...
Q2 results show pandemic impact on REG business begins to subside
REG released its Q2 financial results Aug. 4. “With the impacts of the pandemic on our business beginning to subside, the feedstock complex and energy markets improved since late April, as represented by improved...
US DOE announces $97 million for bioenergy R&D
The U.S. DOE announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy. Some funding is going toward SAF and algae p...
Velocys delivers 4 FT reactors to Red Rock Biofuels in Oregon
Velocys has completed manufacturing and delivery of four Fischer-Tropsch reactors to Red Rock Biofuels. Red Rock Biofuels plans to convert 136,000 tons of waste woody biomass into more than 15 MMgy of renewable d...
US biodiesel production ticks up in May, soybean oil use hits 70%
Biodiesel manufacturing in the U.S. hit 147 million gallons in May, four million gallons higher than April and four million gallons less than March. Use of soybean oil feedstock grew again, making up a 70 percent...
German biodiesel, HVO consumption projected to rise 13% in 2020
UFOP estimates German consumption of biodiesel and renewable diesel, or hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), will be approximately 780.5 million gallons for 2020, an increase of approximately 90 million gallons, or ...
Gasoline and Diesel Fuels
Transition Underway at KBR
Here is a recap of popular Rigzone articles from the past week corresponding to the downstream.
Phillips 66 to Stop Refining Crude at Calif. Facility
Phillips 66 plans to reconfigure its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, Calif., into the world's largest renewable fuels plant.
Venezuela Oil Production Close to Zero
Venezuela could soon be producing close to zero barrels of oil, a new analysis by IHS Markit has revealed.
First lithium-ion battery recycling coming to Singapore through Green Li-ion
The post First lithium-ion battery recycling coming to Singapore through Green Li-ion appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The firm intends to launch the technology in 2021 as a part of a new EPR e-waste framew...
Singapore Oil Legend Charged with Forgery
Lim Oon Kuin, the founder of fabled oil trading company Hin Leong (Pte) Ltd., was charged in court on Friday with abetment of forgery for the purpose of cheating, according to a charge sheet seen by Bloomberg.
PGS Rejects $600MM TGS Offer
PGS has rejected TGS' offer for the purchase of the multi-client data library of PGS.
Australian Hyundai hydrogen cars supply deal moves forward
The post Australian Hyundai hydrogen cars supply deal moves forward appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The memorandum of understanding brings the automaker closer to zero emission vehicles in the country. Aus...
Bilfinger Cuts Almost 6000 Jobs
Bilfinger had 5,936 fewer employees in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year.
Oil Set for Weekly Gain
Oil headed for a second weekly gain as signs an energy demand recovery in the U.S. is gaining traction outweighed a more pessimistic report from the International Energy Agency.
President Trump Unveils “Historic” Israel-UAE Peace Plan
President Trump just announced a "historic" deal that will see Israel and the UAE open full diplomatic relations and Israel suspend its annexation plans in the West Bank. The shock announcement Thursday marks per...
Venezuela Looks To Ease Gasoline Shortage By Restarting Production Units
Venezuela’s state-owned oil firm PDVSA looks to restart another gasoline-producing unit soon, hoping to ease the gasoline shortages in the country that sits atop the world’s largest crude oil reserves. PDVSA aims...
U.S. Offshore Wind Industry To See Explosive Growth
Offshore wind has the potential to become a major industry in the United States over the next decade, unlocking billions of U.S. dollars of investment and creating thousands of jobs.   From California’s coast to ...
Private Chinese Refiner Boosts Crude Storage Capacity
Private Chinese firm Hengli Petrochemical, which operates one of the largest private refineries in China, has boosted its crude oil storage capacity by 22.6 million barrels to a total of 37.8 million barrels, Arg...
Overpriced Tech Sector Could See More Stock Splits
Two weeks ago, America's largest smartphone maker, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), announced a 4-for-1 stock split that will be executed at the end of August. Apple said it pulled off the move "...to attract new invest...
Low Quality Crude Is Crushing Venezuelan Oil Exports
Venezuela’s oil exports – which have dropped significantly over the past year because of the U.S. sanctions – are suffering another blow these days: the quality of the crude loaded on tankers is so poor that load...
Trump Admin Pulls Methane Limits
The final rules end methane-specific limits at new oil and gas wells and remove extra curbs on VOC leaks from gas transmission and storage equipment.
Turning Beer Into Energy
For beer lovers, it may sound like a tragic waste. For those who abhor waste, it is a tale of the circular economy that could play a vital part in our future. Millions of liters of unsold beer in southern Austral...
Oil Prices Falter on Demand Forecasts
Oil fell the most in nearly a week.
Tellurian Scraps Two LNG Pipelines To Cut Costs
Tellurian is deferring all but one pipelines associated with the first phase of its proposed Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project, the LNG producer said in an investor presentation. Tellurian has ...
Lithium-Ion Battery Production Set To Quadruple This Decade
The global lithium-ion cell manufacturing capacity pipeline could rise fourfold to reach 1.3 terawatt-hours (TWh) in 2030 compared to 2019, a new report by Wood Mackenzie states. This total capacity refers to 119...
Public Organization
Green Transportation Summit & Expo
The 10th annual GTSE is the region's premier clean transportation mecca. This year's conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the EPA's West Coast Collaborative Partner's Meeting focusing on heavy-d...
Currency appreciation makes crude oil less expensive for some oil importers
Brent crude oil prices and the index of the value of the U.S. dollar have generally been moving in opposite directions on a daily basis during the past several months. The two measures are responding to similar e...
As lockdowns eased in May, gasoline demand increased and jet fuel continued to fall
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) data show that demand (measured by EIA as product supplied) for motor gasoline increased in May as many states began to relax stay—at—home orders, but demand for...
Aggregate and well-level data show magnitude and drivers of North Dakota's declining crude oil production (8/12/2020)
The sharp decline in petroleum demand caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and efforts to contain it has led to a similarly significant decline in the supply of petroleum in the second quarter ...
More power generation came from natural gas in first half of 2020 than first half of 2019
Natural gas-fired generation in the Lower 48 states increased nearly 55,000 gigawatthours (GWh), or 9%, in the first half of 2020 compared with the first half of 2019. Natural gas was the fastest-growing source o...
U.S. liquefied natural gas exports remain at low levels this summer
After establishing a record high of 8.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in January 2020, U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell to an average of 3.1 Bcf/d in July 2020. July exports were similar to L...
Clean Cities Coordinators Honored for Leadership, Commitment to Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies
In a national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions, local coordinators form a sturdy backbone that supports community-based partnerships for advancing affordable, domestic transportation fuels and techno...
Data For 08/10/20
Summary Excerpt: Regular Gasoline Retail Price (Dollars per Gallon) 2.166 .. U.S. 2.093 ... East Coast 2.115 .... New England 2.239 .... Central Atlantic 1.996 .... Lower Atlantic 2.059 ... Midwest 1.813 ... Gulf...
Utility-scale battery storage capacity continued its upward trend in 2018
Utility-scale battery storage systems are increasingly being installed in the United States. In 2010, the United States had seven operational battery storage systems, which accounted for 59 megawatts (MW) of powe...
As lockdowns ease, May gasoline demand increases and crude oil production slows (8/5/2020)
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) data show that demand (tracked by EIA as product supplied) for gasoline increased month-over-month in May as many states began to relax stay-at-home orders, whil...
COVID-19's impact on global commercial jet fuel demand has been significant and uneven (7/29/2020)
Efforts to contain the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have dramatically reshaped markets for key petroleum fuels, and consumption patterns for jet fuel have seen some of the largest changes. According ...
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Product crack spreads increase from recent lows but face uncertain demand, high inventories (7/22/2020)
U.S. gasoline and diesel crack spreads (the difference between the price of crude oil and the wholesale price of the petroleum product, which are used as estimates of refinery margins) diverged sharply in March a...
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Food Logistics Editor-in-chief Marina Mayer talks with Rebecca Brewster about Driver shortage
Editor-in-chief Marina Mayer talks with Rebecca Brewster, president and COO of American Transportation Research Institute, about how the labor shortage of the past is almost non-existent in today’s COVID-19 envir...
New York Truck Stop Radio talks about ATRI’s Latest Nuclear Verdicts Report with Dan Murray
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Understanding the Impact of Nuclear Verdicts on the Trucking Industry
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Trucking Toward a New Reality as part of ITS Georgia’s Webinar on the Impact of COVID-19
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New Research Documents the Scale of Nuclear Verdicts in the Trucking Industry
Highlights Multi-faceted Approach to Controlling Litigation Losses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Dan Murray(651) 641-6162June 23, 2020 Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today r...
Rebecca Brewster joins Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief, Food Logistics to discuss issues surrounding labor shortage amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Climate
Interstate Renewable Energy Council Welcomes Radina Valova as Regulatory Vice President
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Radina Valova as its new Regulatory Vice President. Valova will provide strategic direction and oversight of IREC’s R...
Clean Air for All? What the EPA’s Ozone Rule Tells Us About Who Air Pollution Laws Leave Behind
Today the nation enjoys far cleaner air than it did 50 years ago when the Clean Air Act was signed into law. But it isn’t clean everywhere. In fact, the quality of the air you breathe depends on where you live, a...
UK Hydrogen Economic Impact Assessment
The Offshore Wind sector has been a remarkable success story; here the hydrogen sector looks to similar benefits the the UK economy including jobs and regional regeneration opportunities as it seek stak...
Updated analysis strengthens the case for Pennsylvania’s cap on power sector emissions
By Rama ZakariaThis post was co-authored by Drew Stilson, Senior Analyst, U.S. Climate Policy at EDF In an update to a previous analysis from EDF and M.J. Bradley & Associates, our latest modeling shows signi...
Natural Gas Can Help With Increased Energy Burden Brought On By the Pandemic
The stay at home orders have caused an increase in residential energy demand and a rise in electricity costs for families across the country. According to a recent Indiana University survey, the higher energy cos...
Longest Range Electric Car is 517 Mile Lucid Air
The Lucid Air electric car has been independently tested with an estimated EPA range of 517 miles on a single charge. This range appears to be for a 175 or 205 kWh from two battery packs for an extended range veh...
Important Texas Infrastructure Moves Forward
As Texas producers look ahead to the future, additional infrastructure – like pipelines – are needed to help facilitate a post-pandemic recovery and help drive important environmental and economic benefits. But p...
Innovative Byproduct-Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Plant Completed
In addition to the big solutions -- solar, wind, batteries, pipeline hydrogen -- the future of power will likely also include many niche solutions.  Here is an example. Click headline for full article
Upgrade Air Conditioning Filters to Minimize Virus Transmission
As offices and businesses reopen after being shut down for the coronavirus pandemic, it’s incumbent upon owners and operators to upgrade heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to minimize...
The Sixty-Seven Percent Solution
The TEA Collaboration blog regularly posts on issues relating to U.S.-China clean energy cooperation.  'The Sixty-Seven Percent Solution" is the latest post from that blog. It provides an overview o...
World Economic Forum - Energies Technologies 2030
Wind and Solar will keep their lead.Predicting the future is not easy, but some predictions are easier than others.The World Economic Forum convened experts from several organizations including IEA, IRENA, BNEF a...
The ‘Climatetech’ Hype Cycle: Buy, Sell or Hold?
We’re constantly going through waves of hype in different energy sectors: flexible solar panels, vertical-axis wind, electric planes, vehicle-to-grid, the smart home, blockchain. Some are real, some are not...
With EPA Methane Rollbacks, Natural Gas Bridge Becomes Just Another Piece of Crumbling US Infrastructure
Today, the EPA is finalizing rollbacks to methane standards governing oil and gas operations, dealing a major blow to climate, public health, and—oh, what’s that?—the fossil fuel lobby’s favored theory of change....
Loans Still Lead the Rooftop Solar Finance Market, But Volumes Set to Tumble This Year
Loans accounted for 54 percent of the U.S. solar financing market in 2019, according to WoodMac’s new report  — a 31 percent jump from 2018.  All major solar loan provide...
'Derecho' storm causes Cargill plant closure, emergency shutdown of nuclear plant in Iowa
There is a misconception that nuclear (and coal) plants have inherently superior reliability than other generation sources.  Coal plants and their transportation links can fail in bad weather, including very...
In energy storage boom, Vistra envisions 1,500-MW battery station in California
Wow...  now that's a lot of storage.  An already groundbreaking year for battery storage in the United States gained further momentum with Vistra Corp.'s recently granted permit to expand an ene...
Masdar Buys Into 1.6GW EDF Renewables Pipeline in One of the Year’s Biggest Deals
In one of the U.S. renewable energy market’s biggest deals in a challenging year, Masdar is set to acquire a 50 percent stake in a 1.6-gigawatt portfolio of advanced wind, solar and energy storage projects ...
Utilities at an ‘Inflection Point’: Portland General Electric CEO
If there was ever a time when running a utility was a straightforward, predictable business, those days are gone, as Maria Pope knows only too well. Since 2018, when Pope became CEO at Portland General Electric (...
Hyperion debuts hydrogen-electric supercar
The distinction between energy and transport is getting rather blurred and this trend will doubtless continue. Smaller hydrogen vehicles don't appear to have made the progress expect in the last couple o...
Safety
U.S. Department of Transportation Sponsors Capitol Christmas Tree During Journey Across the United States
Highlights critical role of commercial trucks during holiday season and reminds public to share the road safely Language English Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes $74 Million in Cost Savings By Reducing Burdensome Rules on the Commercial Buses
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a proposed rule to reduce regulatory costs by $74 million per year by...
FMCSA Declares Ohio Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Ohio-licensed commercial driver Gregory Alan Barnhart to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ord...
US Department of Transportation Offers New Resource to Help Military Reservists and Servicemembers Find Jobs in the Trucking Industry
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a new job opportunities website to help 18-20-year-olds who possess t...
FMCSA Opens Registration for Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that registration is now open for the Congressionally-mandated Commercial Driver’s License ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Over $77 Million in Grants to Improve Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded $77.3 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhan...
FMCSA: 5 changes to the HOS rule
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) unveiled a proposal on August 14 to revise its hours of service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers. The FMCSA estimates its proposal wou...
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Publishes Hours of Service Proposal to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for Commercial Drivers
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increa...
Exempt from the Canadian ELD Mandate? Here’s 5 reasons to comply anyways
With the Canadian Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate taking effect in less than two years, details are beginning to surface around who’s going to be affected — and who’s not. Until adopted by any one or more...
Department of Transportation Revises Bus Lease and Interchange Regulations and Reduces Regulatory Costs by Over $8 Million Annually
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule that revises the agency’s regulations governing the lease and interchange of c...
FMCSA Declares Missouri Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Missouri-licensed truck driver Bruce Andrew Pollard to be an imminent hazard to public safety ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Permanent Crash Preventability Determination Program
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today proposed a permanent crash preventability determination program to gain additional data to recognize ...
Final Canadian ELD Mandate Rules Announced
The final Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate was announced today by Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau. As expected, the rules state that ELD solution providers must obtain certification from ...
10 Steps to ELD Migration Success
It has almost been a year since the first electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate deadline passed. Many carriers that were able to take advantage of the grandfather clause opted to use automatic onboard recording...
Canadian ELD Mandate Updates
Updated October 16, 2018 The final Canadian ELD Mandate rule is expected to release this year or in the first quarter of 2019 (best guesses). While the full information is still not available, fleets can still ed...
The ELD Mandate: What We’ve Learned So Far
It has been over six months since the first electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate deadline passed. Since then, the FMCSA has granted new exemptions and guidance, and the hard deadline has been enforced. In a re...
Post-ELD Enforcement Date: Regulatory Update
April was a busy month since the hard ELD enforcement date starting April 1. Changes continue to be made in agriculture and tank hauling. CVSA is focused on day-to-day enforcement as well as an Hours of Service e...
ELD Enforcement Starts April 1. Are Your Drivers Prepared?
During the “soft enforcement” period since the ELD Mandate took effect on Dec. 18, drivers caught running without proper ELD equipment, documentation, or training have been written up, but neither they nor the co...
New FMCSA Guidance on AOBRDs
On Friday, March 9, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided an answer in response to requests to extend or exempt certain fleets as it relates to the ELD Mandate grandfather clause....
Debunking the Myth Around ELD and Crossing Borders
There have been many different stories in the trucking business throughout the past six months when it comes to questions of ELD compliance among Canadian and Mexican drivers and trucking companies operating in t...