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    Heavy PHEV developer Odyne partnering up to sell to fleets
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    Odyne Corporation, developers of advanced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology, have revealed in their financial statements for 2006 that they have established an important new partnership with Nassau Suffolk Truck. Odyne develops proprietary electric and hybrid electric propulsion ...

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    Advanced Plasma Power technology converts garbage into gas
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    As recently as January we reported on plasma vaporisation technology capable of turning organic waste material into hydrogen and carbon monoxide, a mixture called synthesis gas, or syn-gas, that can be used as a fuel or as a valuable feedstock in further chemical processes. The company in question ...

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    Biodiesel group De Beers on-selling unproven algae technology
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    U.S. biodiesel research company GreenFuel Technologies has licensed its process to produce biodiesel from algae to South African company De Beers Fuel fully two years before it will be ready for commercial application. That's not really so bad if De Beers want to be out in front and are willing to ...

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    China's biggest car manufacturer to debut fuel-cell vehicle at Shanghai show
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    The 2007 Shanghai Auto Show is set to get underway on the 20th of April and China's largest auto manufacturer, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC), will be on hand to debut a new fuel-cell vehicle. SAIC, which recently made headlines when it bought the Rover brand off BMW, said that the ...

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    U.K. Channel 4 test drives the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion
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    Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion.

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    Washington State farmers experiment with canola as biodiesel cash crop
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    Farmers in Washington State are experimenting with canola for biodiesel production as a new cash crop to supplement existing diary or vegetable crop income. Conditions in Snohomish County, which boasts cool temperatures, moist sea air and good soils, are proving to be so ideal for canola growing ...

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    Intelligent Energy teams up with Suzuki to develop fuel-cell motorcycles
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    Intelligent Energy (IE), known on ABG's pages as the company behind the ENV fuel-cell motorcycle, has announced that they will partner up with Suzuki Motor Corporation on the development of prototype hydrogen fuel-cell motorcycles. Future bikes produced by the partnership will run on Intelligent ...

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    Grupo Cegasa leads fifteen companies to improve hydrogen fuel-cells
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    Battery manufacturer Grupo Cegasa has announced plans to lead a team of fifteen companies in a four-year co-operative effort to improve upon current hydrogen fuel-cell technology. Two different types of cells will be the main focus of the project; polymer membrane and solid oxide fuel cells. In ...

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    Ecotality begins hydrogen fuel-cell ECObus tour of Arizona
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    Ecotality, who bill themselves as a researcher, inventor, developer, acquirer, and licensor of proprietary green energy technologies, has partnered up with the Arizona Public Services (APS) to produce the ECObus, a mobile classroom for promoting hydrogen technologies. The 31-seat, zero-emissions ...

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    Hybrid buses with ultra-capacitors roll out in California
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    Maxwell is already pushing out its newly-released Heavy Duty Transportation module (HTM) 390-volt Boostcap ultracapacitor to industrial and transportation markets including for use in a number of hybrid city buses being rolled out in California. The HTM 390 has been designed to provide scalable, ...

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    Suburu unveils new All-Wheel Drive Tribeca at NY Auto Show
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    Click on the image for Autoblog's gallery of high-res images of the 2008 Subaru Tribeca.

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    Biodiesel startup Planetary Fuels set for lift off
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    Planetary Fuels, a Seattle, Washington-based biodiesel startup, has filed to set up their first production facility outside of Seattle which includes the installation of tankage with a combined capacity of 442,000 gallons. The plant should produce around 6 million gallons of biodiesel per annum ...

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    Nissan introduces new valve actuation engine technologies
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    Click on the image for Autoblog's gallery of high-res images of the Infiniti G37 Coupe.

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    In the Autoblog Garage: Toyota Aurion Sportivo SX6
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    Click on the image for a gallery of high-res pics of the Toyota Aurion Sportivo SX6

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    Mitsubishi mistakes worse fuel economy for "economical" with new SUV engine
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    Mitsubishi has just announced a 2.4-litre, 4 cylinder petrol engine as a new option for its Australian ML Triton SUV range. Joining an existing 3.2-litre common rail diesel engine option which puts out 118 kW / 158 hp of power and 347 Nm / 256 ft-lbs of torque, the new 2.4-litre petrol can offer up ...

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    Thailand not ready for compulsory biodiesel - Toyota chief
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    The vice chairman of Toyota's Thai business unit, Ninnart Chaithirapinyo, has been quoted as saying that biodiesel production and quality in Thailand isn't ready for blending mandates, "the government should not compel refiners to mix B100 formula biodiesel in diesel, not until it is ready in terms ...

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    More palm-oil biodiesel plants popping up in Asia
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    Indonesian corporation Sinar Mas Group is planning to build two massive new palm-oil biodiesel plants for fuel export to Europe and the U.S. The first of the two is to be built on the Indonesian island of Sumatra with an annual capacity of 400,000 tonnes with the second to be built in Malaysia with ...

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    Mercedes CL 600 V12 improves fuel consumption by 0.3 mpg
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    The new Mercedes-Benz CL-Class coupe range which has just gone on sale in Australia isn't aimed at fuel conscious consumers. With a starting price of AUD$308,000 (US$249,400) for the CL 500, basically it's aimed at anyone who can afford one. That said, appearing to environmentally aware, or at ...

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    Ford European Executive Vice President talks global warming
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    Lewis Booth, Executive Vice President of Ford of Europe and Premier Automotive Group, gave a speech at the New Powertrain Technologies Conference in Amsterdam on March 28th covering many aspects of carbon emissions, global warming, environmental policy and the automotive industry's part to play in ...

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    D1 Oils getting ready for mandatory B5 in the U.K.
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    U.K. biodiesel producer D1 Oils is gearing up to supply local oil companies with the biodiesel they will need to meet mandatory a B5 biodiesel blend target coming into effect next year. D1 has pursued a strategy of using jatropha curcas oil as their primary feedstock by establishing large jatropha ...

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