A new catalytic process yields up to 10 percent more biodiesel. A fraud case against A123 Systems executives has been dismissed. NextEV secures funding toward building a Tesla-fighting electric supercar.
Kandi Launches Carsharing In Luzhou; Grassley Fights For Renewables In Tax Bill
Kandi adds 1,500 EVs for carsharing in Luzhou, China. Urban Air Institute says E0 is more harmful to engines than E10. Senator Grassley fights for inclusion of renewable energy in tax bill. Scientists develop microcapsules for self-extinguishing batteries.
Aldi Offers Free EV Charging In Germany; DOE Funds Algal Biofuel Projects
BMW's electric truck will move parts through Munich. Aldi installs fast chargers at 50 locations in Germany. London's double-decker EV bus is made by BYD. DOE funds projects to reduce algal biofuel prices.
Audi's Engine Head Quits Amid Electrification Campaign
The BMW i8's gas/electric hybrid system wins several International Engine of the Year awards. As Audi tries to match Mercedes in electrification, its engine chief steps down. Philip Rivkin falsely claimed and sold renewable fuel credits.
European Automakers Concerned About Further CO2 Restrictions
Tanner Foust will drive in the One Tank Across The USA challenge. Carlos Ghosn suggests measures other than limiting new cars to reduce emissions. The Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership is now accepting applications from states.
BMW finds "technical challenges" with Malaysia's proposed B10 biodiesel blend. A new real estate lease allows Tesla to expand manufacturing in California. Pacific Ethanol becomes the fifth-largest US producer.