Category Archives: Alternative transportation

USDOT preparing to issue solicitation for Phase 1 of Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment program

USDOT preparing to issue solicitation for Phase 1 of Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment program 23 December 2014 The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) is preparing to issue (on or before 15 January 2015) a solicitation for a full and open competition to procure services for the Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot Deployment program, Phase 1: Concept Development. Accordingly, USDOT has issued […]

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Mexico proposes new heavy-duty vehicle emission standards aligned with Euro VI and EPA 2010

Mexico proposes new heavy-duty vehicle emission standards aligned with Euro VI and EPA 2010 23 December 2014 Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) has proposed new heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards, aligned with current standards in place in the rest of North America and in the European Union. The current limit values in Mexico are equivalent to Euro IV […]

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UK launches $39M competition for advanced biofuels demonstration plants; targeting min. 60% GHG reduction vs. fossil fuels

UK launches $39M competition for advanced biofuels demonstration plants; targeting min. 60% GHG reduction vs. fossil fuels 23 December 2014 The Department for Transport (DfT) recently launched a £25-million (US$39-million) competition to support the development of a domestic biofuels industry in the UK. The competition will provide capital funding for three demonstration-scale advanced biofuel plants. The projects will be selected […]

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OriginOil launches Hong Kong subsidiary to initiate its China commercial venture

OriginOil launches Hong Kong subsidiary to initiate its China commercial venture 23 December 2014 OriginOil Inc., developer of Electro Water Separation (EWS)—a high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water—will launch a subsidiary in Hong Kong and grant it a master license for the People’s Republic of China. In turn, the subsidiary is expected to license regional joint […]

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Orbital suing Daimler and Bosch for alleged patent infringement on direct injection technology

Orbital suing Daimler and Bosch for alleged patent infringement on direct injection technology 23 December 2014 Australia-based specialized engine and vehicle systems company Orbital Corporation has filed court documents in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia alleging the infringement of Orbital patents on direct injection technology by Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, Mercedes-Benz US International, Inc. […]

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