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News Archives - 2011

January

Algae Biomass Supply Request for Information
President Obama Signs Bill Extending Energy Efficiency, Renewable Provisions
DOE Makes $184 Million Available for Advanced Vehicle Research
GM, Argonne Sign Licensing Deal for Advanced Battery Chemistry
LG Chem, Argonne Sign Licensing Deal to Make, Commercialize Advanced Battery Material
DOE Releases Biopower Technical Strategy Workshop Summary Report
DOE's Argonne Laboratory Licenses Advanced Battery Cell Powering Chevy Volt
Detroit's North American International Auto Show Spotlights Hybrids
Wood Mackenzie: Economic Recovery in Asia Drives up Global Oil Demand
DOE Offers $74 Million for Fuel Cell Research and Development
Ford Unveils its First Electric Passenger Vehicle, the Focus Electric
Hawaii's Natural Energy Institute to Host Pre-RFP Conference January 18
Clean Cities Provides Dozens of New Photos of Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles
U.S. Department of Energy Publishes 2010 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report
Cup Race Series for Electric Vehicles Unveils Inaugural Season
Fuel Cell Technologies to Power Transit Buses
Fuel Cell Technologies to Power Transit Buses
Department of Energy Offers First Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee for Advanced Biofuels Plant
New DOE Bioenergy Information Resource for Data-driven Collaboration
Department of Energy Offers First Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee for Advanced Biofuels Plant
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Portable Light Tower Lights Up the Golden Globe Awards
Integrated Biorefinery and Infrastructure Technologies Peer Review Webinars, February 1-3, 2011
Vice President Biden Announces Plan to Put One Million Advanced Technology Vehicles on the Road by 2015
EPA Grants E15 Fuel Waiver for 2001-2006 Model Year Vehicles

February

H2 Safety Snapshot Newsletter Released
The Breakthrough Behind a 300% Increase in Photosynthesis Productivity
President's State of the Union 2011 Outlines Clean Energy Goals
Washington Auto Show Highlights Advanced Technology
Electric Vehicles Hot as Volt Speeds Rollout, Leaf Wins Award
Biden Spotlights New Initiatives for Advanced Technology Vehicles
DOE Releases New Analysis Showing Significant Advances in Electric Vehicle Deployment
NREL Issues Sources Sought Notice: Deployment of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Systems into Green Communities
Biomass Conversion Technologies Platform Peer Reviews, February 14-18, 2011
DOE Offers Loan Guarantee to Boost Advanced Biofuels
DOE Hydrogen Program Releases 2010 Annual Progress Report
DOE Announces Up to $5 Million to Support the Next Generation of Advanced Automotive Designers and Engineers
DOE Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs
IEA: Halving Carbon Emissions from New Cars Achievable by 2030
Clean Cities Releases 2011 Vehicle Buyer's Guide
Clean Cities Reveals Early Lessons on Electric Vehicle Deployment
USDA Requests Renewable Energy Funds in FY 2012 Budget
DOE Offers $5 Million for Advanced Automotive Designers and Engineers
University of Waterloo Wins 2011 Hydrogen Student Design Contest
Honda Civic GX Tops ACEEE's Greenest Vehicles of 2011 List

March

DOT Seeks $3.2 Billion in Transit Infrastructure for FY 2012
Clean Cities Partners with National Park Service
DOE Clean Cities and National Park Service Accepting Proposals for Transportation Projects
Energy Department Announces New Advance in Biofuel Technology
DOE, Defense Department Boost Clean Energy and Energy Security
Biomass 2011 Registration Now Open
Geneva International Show Spotlights Alternative Vehicles
Obama Administration Announces Launch of i6 Green Challenge to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Economic Growth
Analysis, Sustainability, Feedstock, and Algae Peer Review Webinars, April 4-8, 2011
Fuel Cell Technologies Program Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities Available
Motorweek PBS Airs Fuel Cell Vehicle Segment
Fuel Cell Powered Mobile Lighting System Wins Prestigious Editor's Choice Award
DOE Finalizes $50 Million Loan for CNG-Powered Vehicles
DOE Fellowships to Support the Next Generation of Clean Energy Innovators
Ames Laboratory uses High-Throughput Techniques to Find Green Catalysts
New Biodiesel Fact Sheet Available from Clean Cities
DOE Lauds a Biofuels First: Producing Isobutanol from Cellulose
NREL to Hold Workshop on Energy Storage Needs for Material Handling Equipment in Conjunction with ProMat 2011
DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for Applied Research and Development in Hydrogen Storage Technologies
Kansas City Buses Provide Clean Ride for Kids
Driving "Back to the Future": Flex-Fuel Vehicle Awareness
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Unveils First-Ever Smart-Charging Micro-Grid
DOE and Partners to Host Webinar April 4: Fuel Cells for Supermarkets
DOE to Host Annual Merit Review Meeting
EPA Streamlines Alternative Fuel Conversion Compliance Requirements
Resolving to Make Earth Day Last All Year

April

HTAC Issues 2010 Annual Report
DOE Announces $12 Million in Available Funding to Support Advanced Biofuels Development
Georgia County Turning Waste into Big Energy Savings
President Obama Sets Goal to Cut Oil Imports by One-Third
Major Corporate Fleets Align to Reduce Oil Consumption
Request for Information (RFI) for Supporting Ongoing Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Demonstration and Validation Activities
IEA Releases First Clean Energy Progress Report at Ministerial
DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Program Announces Reversible Fuel Cell Workshop on April 19
Department of Energy Announces Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, EcoCar2: Plugging into the Future
U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy Announce Funding for Biomass Research and Development Initiative
U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy Announce Funding for Biomass Research and Development Initiative
Clean Cities Now Newsletter Available Online
Clean Cities FOA to Promote Community Readiness for Plug-in Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure
Secretary Chu Announces New Funding and Partnership with Google to Promote Electric Vehicles
DOE Launches Advanced Car Competition for Universities
DOE Rolls Out Program to Promote Electric Vehicles
King County, Washington, Is Charging Up Savings
Webinar: Science Magazine Highlight - Moving Towards Near Zero Platinum Fuel Cells
DOE and Agriculture Department Fund Biomass Research Initiative
How One Missouri Town is Helping Residents Save Money and Energy
DOE Offers $130 Million for Advanced Research Projects

May

Webinar May 17: Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry - Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities
Extension on Application Closing Date for Biomass Funding Opportunity Announcement
USDA and DOE Award Biomass Research and Development Grants to Reduce America's Reliance on Imported Oil
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Presents 2011 Annual Merit Awards
Turning Sunlight and Water Into Hydrogen Fuel
USDA Announces Project to Develop Next-Generation Biofuels
DOE and USDA Award $47 Million in Biomass Research Grants
Innovation in Electric Vehicle Technology? Easy as A123
Secretary Chu Highlights More Than 1,800 Electric Vehicle Chargers Installed Under the Recovery Act
DOE Funds U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Expanded Partnership with Industry to Advance Next-Generation Automotive Technologies
DOE Webinar: Hydrogen Production by PEM Electrolysis - Spotlight on Giner and Proton
DOE Expands Industry Partnership for Next-Generation Auto Technologies
DOE Spotlights EV Chargers Installed Under the Recovery Act
Innovation at DOE's Los Alamos Unlocking a New Source of Domestic Oil
USDA Program Provides More Flex-Fuel Pump Options
IEA HIA Honors U.S. Researcher at International Conference on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

June

DOE to Host Biomass Program Peer Review in June
Obama Administration Launches First Federal Electric Vehicle Pilot
EPA, DOT Unveil the Next Generation of Fuel Economy Labels
DOE Announces Expanded Partnership with Industry to Advance Next-Generation Automotive Technologies
DOE and DOT Release Fuel Cell Transit Bus Targets RFI
Clean Cities Publishes New Electric Vehicles Fact Sheet
DOE Webinar: Fuel Cells and Renewable Portfolio Standards
Secretary Steven Chu Highlights Grand Opening of Natural Gas Fueling Station in Camden
Department of Energy Announces up to $36 Million to Support the Development of Drop-In Biofuels and Bioproducts
Energy Secretary Steven Chu Highlights Grand Opening of Natural Gas Fueling Station in Omaha
Drop-In Biofuels Get up to $36 Million in DOE Support
Clean Cities Releases Updated Program Fact Sheet
Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition
Clean Cities Unveils Hall of Fame to Recognize Clean Transportation Achievements
Efficiency, Renewable Energy Projects Win 11 R&D 100 Awards

July

DOE Announces 6 New Corporate Partners Join the National Clean Fleets Partnership
DOE Forms New Partnerships to Support Manufacturing Job Training
EPA Proposes 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards
Virginia Manufacturer Keeps Jobs Local by Embracing Energy Efficiency
U.S. DOT and EPA Finalize New Fuel Economy and Environmental Labels, Including Those for Electric Vehicles
Department of Energy Offers Severstal Dearborn, LLC a $730 Million Conditional Loan Commitment for Michigan Project
DOE Reports Growth for Wind Power, Advanced Vehicles, and Fuel Cells
DOE Offers $105 Million Loan Guarantee for Cellulosic Bio-Refinery
NREL Helps Car Industry Develop Engineering Tools for Batteries
DOE Offers $730 Million Loan Commitment for Michigan Steel Plant

August

President Announces Higher Fuel Efficiency Standard
Department of Energy Awards More Than $175 Million for Advanced Vehicle Research and Development
President Obama Announces First Fuel Efficiency Standards for Work Trucks
Energy Department Applauds World's First Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Station in Orange County
President Obama Announces Major Initiative to Spur Biofuels Industry and Enhance America's Energy Security
DOE Awards More Than $175 Million for Advanced Vehicle Research
GM Signs Contract for Advanced EV Batteries with U.S. Manufacturer
Billion-Ton Update on U.S. Homegrown Energy Resources
Argonne Releases Updated Document on Idling Reduction
Clean Cities Model Helps Fleets Analyze Natural Gas Options
Biofuels Research Facility Opens at DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
World's First Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Station Opens in California

September

Alternative Vehicle Initiatives Rev Up at Ford, General Motors
DOE, USDA, and U.S. Navy Seek Input from Industry to Advance Biofuels
DOE Awards up to $12 Million to Support Drop-In Biofuels
DOE Awards Grants for EV Planning Activities and Workforce Training
DOE Promotes Electric Vehicles in 24 States, D.C.
Saft America Advanced Batteries Plant Celebrates Grand Opening in Jacksonville
Clean Cities Celebrates 20 Years of Data Collection and Dissemination
DOE-Backed Advanced Batteries Plant Opens in Florida
Green Racing Marks Its 25th Competition
Clean Cities' Handbook Educates Drivers About Electric Vehicles
Energy Department Awards $8.4 Million for Projects to Improve Engine and Powertrain Efficiency
Data Center Celebrates 20 Years of Delivering Savings
Engine and Powertrain Efficiency Projects Get $8.4 Million DOE Boost

October

DOE Awards $156 Million for Groundbreaking Energy Research Projects
Hydrogen Student Design Contest Inspires and Opens Doors
Schwan's Home Service and ThyssenKrupp Elevator Partner with Clean Cities to Reduce Petroleum Use
Fuel Efficiency Flight Challenge Winner Crowned
DOE Inducts Seven Transportation Champions into Clean Cities Hall of Fame
Energy Department Launches Vehicle Cost Calculator
Clean Cities Newsletter Now Available

November

DOE Proposes Rule Under Section 133 of the Energy Independence and Security Act
Vehicle Cost Calculator Helps You Add up the Savings
Ford, Chevrolet Rev Up All-Electric Cars
DOE-MIT Search Engine Will Speed Materials Research
DOE and EPA Release 2012 Annual Fuel Economy Guide
DOD Picks 2012 Energy Technology Installation Demos
DOE Highlights Commissioning of Army Fuel Cell System

December

Fuel Cell Lift Trucks: A Grocer's Best Friend
Producing Clean, Renewable Diesel from Biomass
Energy Department Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Hydrogen Storage Technologies in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
Clean Cities Publishes Guide to Alternative Fuel Lawn Equipment
Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado
Fueling the Navy's Great Green Fleet with Advanced Biofuels
DOE Awards $7 Million for Storage Technologies in Fuel Cell Vehicles