Converting Buses from Diesel to Electric Power (Anaheim, California):
The Anaheim Transportation Network and NexGen Power Group Inc. have partnered for a project to convert two transit buses that currently use diesel fuel to run on heavy-duty, zero-emission, electric battery power. The conversion process will take six months, with the test beginning in December 2010 and lasting for one year. The zero-emission technology was originally developed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. To read the full article on Business Wire, please click here.
Scientists Working to Change Sunlight Into Fuel (California):
As part of the Obama administration’s policy to develop alternative fuel sources, the US Department of Energy awarded a team of scientists from UC Berkley, Stanford University, and California Institute of Technology, a $122 million grant to develop methods to change sunlight into fuel. To read the full article by Andrew Ross of the San Francisco Chronicle, please click here.
Developing Hydrogen as a Fuel Source (Reno, Nevada):
eHydrogen Solutions, Inc., a company specializing in developing hydrogen as a viable alternative fuel source, is working on a project to produce hydrogen on demand to fuel Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles (HFCV), Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles (HICEV) and hydrogen fueling stations. The company is in the process of finalizing collaboration partners and technology acquisitions. To read the full article by eHydrogen Solutions, please click here.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Black Taxi (London, England)
The UK company Lotus has built a hydrogen fuel cell black taxi for the 2012 London Olympics. The taxi is powered by both an electric battery and a hydrogen fuel cell system. The taxi does not produce carbon emissions but water vapors. One tank of the hydrogen fuel has a range of between 160 and 240 miles. To read the full article by Jorn Madslien of BBC News, please click here.
ACT Expo 2011:
The Alternative Clean Transportation Expo (ACT Expo) will be held in Long Beach, CA, April 20-21, 2011. The ACT Expo conference will provide information on funding for alternative fuel projects, regulatory policies, and emerging technologies. The conference will also host technical tours to showcase alternative fuel vehicles, refueling facilities, and alternative fuel fleet maintenance garages. For more information on ACT Expo, please click here
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