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    More on the possibile Ecotality bankruptcy

    As we noted earlier this week, electric vehicle charger company Ecotality, Inc., may be joining a club – companies serving the EV business filing for bankruptcy or considering doing so. To repeat, the US Department of Energy has put Ecotality's request for more stimulus payments on hold ...

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    Official: DOE puts up another $10m for biofuels

    Those keeping score of the pro vs. against biofuel camps can add another point for the advocates since the federal government has agreed to divert more funds towards the expansion of biofuels. Specifically, the US Department of Energy (DOE) will award more than $10 million to five products ...

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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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    California schools looking for cash to buy CNG hybrid buses

    A group of California school districts are getting together to try and get a grant from PG&E, the California Air Resources Board and other groups for the purchase of some new school buses. The Madera, Clovis, Kings Canyon, Visalia, and Fresno districts want to acquire a fleet of compressed ...

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    The Department of Energy has over $19 million on hand to fund hydrogen research

    According to the U.S. Government's grant website, they have 19.3 million dollars to award "all types of domestic entities, including DOE/NNSA national laboratory contractors-except other federal agencies and non-DOE Federally Funded Research and Development Center contractors" for: Improved ...

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    USDA grants $4.2 million to turn biomass into fuel, reduce fire hazard

    In a good news, bad news sort of story, the USDA announced yesterday that they awarded almost $4.2 million worth of grants to companies who are working to turn woody biomass into affordable, useable fuel. The USDA defines woody biomass as “trees, woody plants, limbs, tops, and needles that ...


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