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    Official: Renault gets $28 million from EC to develop diesel-hybrid vans

    Renault will receive 20.5 million euros (US$27.9 million) from the European Commission to develop diesel-hybrid powertrains for commercial vans, as the EC broadens its search for ways to cut emissions throughout the continent. The EC said earlier this week that it would provide 3.8 million euros ...

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    Official: US DOE ready with $9m in grants for fuel-cell advances

    Some might say $9 million is a drop in the zero-emission bucket when it comes to federal funding of hydrogen fuel-cell advancements, but it does beat a sharp stick in the eye. The US Department of Energy has announced a $9-million grant that will be directed towards speeding up hydrogen ...

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    Official: EnerDel still in battery business, now working with Purdue on li-ion research

    You can't say EnerDel isn't still giving it the old college try. In this case, the Indianapolis-based company is making its presence felt at Purdue University, about 65 miles away. EnerDel is giving the university's College of Technology a collection of lithium-ion battery cells and research ...

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    Official: A123's deadline to spend $249 million grant extended through 2014

    Looks like A123 Systems' range has just been extended by a couple of years. A123, the lithium-ion battery-pack maker for companies such as Fisker Automotive and General Motors, has received a two-year extension on its deadline to spend a $249 million grant from the federal government on a ...

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    CARB offers $1 million for development of hybrid school bus

    It's likely you'll never forget waiting at the stop (A = Apple) for that yellow school bus to come on down the street. When it pulled up with smoke billowing out of its garbage can-sized exhaust, you probably couldn't refrain from coughing uncontrollably. Luckily, times are a changin'. Today's ...

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    AC Propulsion awarded $300,000 for electric van conversions

    Southern California-based AC Propulsion, suppliers of electric-drive systems for the automotive industry, was granted $300,000 by the California South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to outfit gasoline-fueled service vans that operate in the SoCal area with its advanced ...

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    After $2.4 billion for batteries, feds give out millions for smart grid, biofuels, more

    Those who were worried that the U.S. government was picking winners by only spending $2.4 billion on batteries should be pleased with this: Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced $347 additional million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to an assorted array of projects that aim to ...

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    Bright thinks its a good IDEA to apply for DOE grants

    Bright IDEA EV van - click above for a high-res gallery
    Bright automotive not only introduced the IDEA PHEV van in Washington recently, but they also asked for grants. Bright applied for two grants from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. The first one would be used to create a ...

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    DOE pours $385 million into cellulosic ethanol production

    The U.S. Department of Energy has dug into its coffers once again for alternative energy research, this time putting up to $385 million forward to fund six cellulosic ethanol over the next four years. DOE Secretary Samuel W. Bodman made the announcement, going on to say that when fully operational, ...


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