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Waukesha, WI, April 30, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Odyne Systems, LLC was awarded a $776,000 grant by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to retrofit medium- and heavy-duty work trucks with Odyne plug-in hybrid systems. EPRI will manage the program, which was funded by the California Energy Commission, and Odyne Systems, LLC will install advanced diesel plug-in hybrid electric truck systems on five trucks in the California market. The California Energy Commission contributed $776,000 towards the project and participants and other project partners will provide additional cost share funds. The program will demonstrate the viability of installing Odyne plug-in hybrid systems on existing medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in the California market using California-based labor and facilities. An Odyne hybrid system can reduce fuel consumption by up to 50% or greater depending ... (more)

Nova Energy Announces Joint Venture With Scott Petroleum

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/06/06 -- Nova Energy Holding, Inc. (OTC: NVAO) announced today it has entered into a $12.5 million joint venture agreement with Scott Petroleum Corp. to construct a 20 million gallon, biodiesel production facility. The two companies also agreed in principle to enter into an agreement for Nova Energy to provide financing in exchange for the right to share equally in production from the new plant, which will be located in Greenville, Mississippi. Construction of the new facility is anticipated to begin in June. Under the agreement, Scott Petroleum made a $2 million deposit. Scott Petroleum is a family-owned distributor of petroleum products. Begun in 1935, it currently operates 22 bulk plants, seven remotes and seven convenience stores throughout Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. "We have partnered with Nova Energy because their p... (more)

Frost & Sullivan's 2006 Excellence in Automotive & Transportation Awards Banquet Honours Industry's Best

LONDON, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Outstanding performances in Europe's automotive and transportation industry were recognised at Frost & Sullivan's 2006 Excellence in Automotive & Transportation Awards Banquet held in Munich on 16th May 2006. Twenty Awards were conferred on seventeen companies over the course of the evening's proceedings. Honourees were lauded for exceptional technology leadership and innovation, growth strategies, entrepreneurship, product development abilities, brand advancement skills as well as focussed customer value enhancement. Among the Award recipients were Siemens ITS, IEE, Microsoft, Texa, Tom Tom, Siemens VDO, Microlise, Drivetrain Innovations, Appello, LogicaCMG, Valeo, SAP, Shell, Lyngsoe Systems, Corning GmbH, Twin-Tec GmbH and Nuance Communications The Awards were bestowed across a range of automotive and transportation sectors from ... (more)

BP and Verenium Announce Significant Partnership to Accelerate the Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BP and Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM) today announced the creation of a strategic partnership to accelerate the development and commercialization of cellulosic ethanol. The partnership combines a broad technology platform and operational capabilities in an effort to advance the development of a portfolio of low-cost, environmentally sound cellulosic ethanol production facilities in the United States, and potentially throughout the world. Under the initial phase of the strategic alliance, Verenium is to receive $90 million in total funding from BP over the next 18 months for rights to current and future technology held within the partnership. "We are very excited and proud to be partnering with BP, a world leader in both the traditional and alternative energy industries that shares our commitment and vision to ... (more)

BP and Verenium Announce Significant Partnership to Accelerate the Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BP and Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM) today announced the creation of a strategic partnership to accelerate the development and commercialization of cellulosic ethanol. The partnership combines a broad technology platform and operational capabilities in an effort to advance the development of a portfolio of low-cost, environmentally sound cellulosic ethanol production facilities in the United States, and potentially throughout the world. Under the initial phase of the strategic alliance, Verenium is to receive $90 million in total funding from BP over the next 18 months for rights to current and future technology held within the partnership. "We are very excited and proud to be partnering with BP, a world leader in both the traditional and alternative energy industries that shares our commitment and vision to ... (more)

President Obama Renews Push for Biofuels

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/05/09 -- The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) today welcomed US President Obama's renewed push for the increased use of ethanol and biodiesel as good news for the Canadian renewable fuels industry. "This is good news for Canada. President Obama's biofuels directive will create new markets and opportunities for Canadian farmers and Canadian biofuel producers," said Gordon Quaiattini, President of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. "Renewable fuels in Canada are creating new sustainable green jobs, revitalizing rural communities, helping reduce harmful greenhouse gases (GHGs), and offering consumers new choice at the pump." "Every year, new advances in technologies for making renewable fuels like ethanol and biodiesel are opening up even more opportunities and offer more economic and social benefits," added Qua... (more)

Preachers Coffee Inc. Announces Joint Venture Agreement With Modern Energy Corp. With Preachers' Agricultural Development Interest in the Philippines

TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 09/08/09 -- Preachers Coffee, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PRCF) (PINKSHEETS: PCIO) and MODERN ENERGY CORP. (PINKSHEETS: MDRG) and (FRANKFURT: ME2C) announced the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement on the Technical Management and Operating Contract of a 36,103 Acres of Agricultural and Forest Land which is under a Community-Based Forest Management Agreement (CBFMA) of the Government of the Philippines, in partnership with the Manobo Indigenous Community Cooperative on Mindanao island in the Philippines. The Joint Venture Agreement has a 25 Year CBFMA Contract and an indefinite extension since it was appropriated in an Ancestral Domain Land Management for the Manobo Indigenous Communities. The Manobo Indigenous Communities has the Ancestral Domain Rights to the land and their Community Cooperative was for purposes of Agricultural and Forest Managem... (more)

Natural Resources Canada: Government of Canada Invests in Ontario Biofuels

MOORETOWN, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/02/09 -- Thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada, up to $109.97 million will support the production of ethanol in Ontario, sustain job creation and help stimulate the economy. Today, Pat Davidson, Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, announced that the ecoENERGY for Biofuels program will deliver the investment to Suncor Energy's St. Clair plant to help strengthen the Canadian renewable fuel industry. "The Government of Canada is delivering results for families and workers in Mooretown," said Ms. Davidson. "By investing in this project, we are helping to create and sustain local jobs and economic opportunities while encouraging a healthier environment for all Canadians." Compared with gasoline, grain-based ethanol can reduce greenho... (more)

Automotive Digital Marketing Expert Tyler Tanaka Joins PostRelease to Spearhead Advertising Sales, Forum Ad Network’s Expansion Within Auto Sector and Beyond

PostRelease (www.PostRelease.com) today announced the appointment of automotive digital marketing expert Tyler Tanaka to the new position of Account Director for PostRelease, a highly effective solution for advertising in online forums. Tanaka has been an active participant in the automotive aftermarket for more than 20 years, as an enthusiast and a marketing specialist. He has pioneered the use of social media in helping brands form direct connections with their customers online. PostRelease enables companies to communicate with consumers via online forums, and Tanaka will help PostRelease continue to expand its fast-growing network of participating forums and advertisers. As an advocate for forum advertising and social media marketing in the automotive sector, Tanaka will be speaking at SEMA’s 12th Annual Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show, to be held in Indianapolis... (more)

Ford E-News - March 10, 2010

DEARBORN, Mich., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mustang makes history: First car ever to top 300 horsepower, 30 mpg It's official: The 2011 Ford Mustang V-6 Coupe has been EPA-certified at 31 mpg highway, making it the first production car to deliver 300-plus horsepower while returning 30-plus mpg on the highway. Even more impressive is that Mustang achieves those numbers with the available six-speed automatic transmission. This car is shattering conventional wisdom: First, Mustang proves it's possible for a high-performance sports coupe to get compact-car mileage and second, that drivers need not shift their own gears to get the best fuel economy. more... Angie Kozleski | [email protected] | 313.323.1984 Fusion soars while others sink Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid - America's most fuel-efficient midsize sedan - are luring customers from other brands at a r... (more)

ExxonMobil Introduces Android™ Station Locator Application

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) is launching its latest in mobile technology – the Exxon Mobil Fuel Finder application for Android. The application gives real-time maps, driving directions, and station information for nearly 10,000 Exxon and Mobil retail locations across the continental United States. “This new app continues our record of delivering what consumers want and need,” says Chris Mahoney, U.S. branded wholesale manager for ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing. “Since the iPhone® and iPad® version of this app was introduced in November 2010, it’s had over 26,000 downloads. Our customers have been very interested in when the same technology would be available for their Androids, and now they can more easily and more efficiently find an Exxon or Mobil station no matter where they are.” The Exxon Mobil Fuel Finder application is a mobile version of the popular online station loc... (more)