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    Study: NREL says E10, E15 show no 'meaningful differences' in new engines

    A 50-percent increase in alcohol content may knock even the most seasoned drinker off of his (or her) feet, but a 50-percent jump in ethanol won't throw off a car's engine. That's the short version of a new National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) report, and we expect pro-ethanol advocates to ...

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    Official: Toyota loans two hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles to DOE

    Following a record-setting year of plug-in electric vehicle sales in the US, the federal government is continuing an "all-of-the-above" alternative energy strategy to ensure folks don't forget about the wonders of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV). In fact, the US Energy Department's ...

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    Official: DOE's new alt-fuel site offers lots of goodies, ways to save money

    Burn some time, save some fuel. That's the synopsis of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) website redesign, which is geared towards fleet managers and other high-volume, high-mileage drivers. The new site gives the lowdown on five alternatives to ...

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    Official: SolarWindow, technology for electricity-producing glass, advances

    This could be way bigger than regenerative braking. A product that allows windows to use natural or artificial light to generate electricity got a little closer to commercialization after a Maryland-based company working with the U.S. Department of Energy found a way to lower the cost of ...

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    U.S. DOE, Google hitch up for electric vehicles

    Last week, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the availability of $5 million in additional funds to support community-based efforts aimed at advancing the deployment of electric vehicle infrastructure and charging stations. In addition, Chu outlined the DOE's tie up with Google. The ...

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    NREL releases online case studies on electric vehicle deployment in U.S.

    Battery-powered vehicles haven't exactly taken over the automotive industry here in the States, but that hasn't prevented the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) from compiling enough data to string together a collection of case studies on electric ...

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    DOE to invest $7M in emerging solar technologies

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    The Department of Energy's ongoing commitment to back emerging solar energy technologies comes in the form of $7 million in funding issued under its Photovoltaic Solar Incubator Program. Through this program, the DOE aims to assist in ...

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    Toyota FCHV-adv cruises in California, wind-powered hydrogen on the horizon

    While hydrogen cars from Toyota, Nissan and Honda were driving the 707 miles from Tokyo to Osaka, another group of H2 vehicles from the U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) was in California conducting a research test drive. The two ...

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    TransAtlas: a new and interactive map for alt-fuel hunters, policymakers

    Ever wondered where all the biodiesel drivers are? Or how about where to find the most corn ethanol is made? Questions like these can be answered over at TransAtlas, a new project by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). While good old Joe Internet can ...

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    NREL hosts Colorado middle school teams to race solar, hydrogen models

    The DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is hosting a Junior Solar Sprint and Hydrogen Fuel Cell car competition today out in Colorado. Even though grown-ups won't get any more Federal money for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, students from 29 Colorado middle schools will get to play with ...

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    St. Louis study shows B20 buses getting slightly lower mileage

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has just completed the first year of a study comparing St. Louis transit buses running on B20 biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD). Surprisingly the B20 buses actually had slightly lower average mileage than the ULSD fleet, 3.52 vs 3.58 mpg. ...

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    NREL: 375 million gallons of gas saved in 2006 by the Clean Cities Program

    Most of the world is concentrating on what the new "energy of the future" will be, but until that is found, the Clean Cities Program is trying to slow down our usage of gasoline, the current energy source for most of our transportation needs. In 2005, 250 million gallons of gas were saved by ...


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