CEO of Colorado's Sundrop Fuels spoke last week on Thanksgiving about the new proposed location of a $450 Million biofuels refinery; Wayne Simmons stated "Our decision to locate in Rapides Parish underscores Louisiana's commitment to the advanced biofuels industry" he said, "and we look forward to our partnership in helping meet the nation's growing energy needs."
This facility will…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on November 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Zimride is a company that lets drivers sell the empty seats in their car to passengers who need a ride along popular routs, such as between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Zimride not only puts cash in your pocket, it connects people with new friends.
This is, essentially, the tagline from Venture Beat's article on the San Francisco based company which has just raised $6…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on September 21, 2011 at 3:38pm — No Comments
The EPA has released an official Guide to Sustainable Transportation Performance Measures. This guide comes from the Office of Sustainable Communities and presents opportunities for transportation agencies to incorporate environmental, economic, and social sustainability into decision-making through the use of performance measures.
From EPA's news release: "Performance measures allow decision-makers to quickly observe the effects of a proposed transportation plan or project, or to…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on September 9, 2011 at 10:24am — No Comments
Local Nissan dealerships can now accommodate Nissan LEAF reservation holders in North Carolina, and will be able to start placing their orders today. Once reservation holders accept their online quote they can expect to receive their LEAF in 90 to 120 days. Those who register as reservation holders today may receive their LEAF as early as February or March 2012. Anderson Nissan expects to have a promotional LEAF at their dealership this September.
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Added by John H. Duncan on August 4, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners award a construction bid to Hamlett Associates for $775,786 to build a crop processing facility at the Biodiesel Research Facility. They also approved a contract for administration and construction observation with Mcgill Associates for $55,000. The money for this project has been generated from solid waste feesl, and county officials say no local tax money has or will be pledged to this project.
The proposed facility will clean, dry, store…Continue
On Wednesday June 15th, from 3-5 PM, the NC Biofuels Center will be hosting a discussion forum on the status of biofuels in WNC. Specifically, this discussion with regional partners will focus on:
∙ Status Report: North Carolina’s Biofuels Endeavor Statewide
∙ At Hand in Western North Carolina: Activities and Possibilities
∙ 2011 and Beyond: Strengthening Regional Biofuels
The NC Biofuels Center is a…Continue
North Carolina regular gas prices have risen $.45 from Feb. 2010 to Feb. 2011. The North Carolina Monthly Petro Price Monitor issued on Feb. 8th 2010 indicates that prices continue to rise. Primary use of vehicles in NC is light duty transportation, as 76% of vehicles traveling are light duty vehicles. As such, 73% of petroleum products imported into NC are regular gasoline.
For the full report:…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on February 9, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments