Author: Laura B.

I'm a degreed librarian with over 30 years of experience as an environmental information professional. I'm currently the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator and also manage the Center's strategic communications.

Bank of America to Reimburse Employees $3K for Hybrids

Read the full story at Green Car Congress.

Bank of America Corporation is beginning a pilot program to reimburse $3,000 to eligible employees purchasing a new hybrid vehicle. The program will be available to more than 21,000 employees living within 90 miles of Boston, Charlotte, and Los Angeles.

Euro Environmental Organizations Warn on Biofuels

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Three European environmental organizations are warning that EU policies promoting biofuels may cause more environmental damage than the conventional fuels they are designed to replace if important environmental safeguards are not put in place.

Update on Major Well-to-Wheels Fuels and Powertrains Study

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The European Council for Automotive Research and Development (EUCAR); Oil Companies’s European Organization for Environment, Health and Safety (CONCAWE); and the Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRC) have completed a joint evaluation of the Well-to-Wheels (WTW) energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for a wide range of potential future fuels and powertrains options.

Ford to Begin Production of Hydrogen ICE Shuttles

Read the full story at Green Car Congress.

Ford Motor will begin production of its commercial hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine (H2ICE) shuttle buses this month. (Earlier post.) Eight of the E-450 shuttle buses will go to tourist destinations in Florida.

Volvo to Preview Five-Fuel Vehicle; Includes Hythane

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Volvo will preview a prototype five-fuel Multi-Fuel vehicle at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum 2006, which takes place in Paris, June 8-12. The company is also previewing a new generation Collision Warning System.

Area college students build biodiesel filling station

Read the full story from the Sioux City Journal.

A class project to build a biodiesel mixing/filling station and a field trip to Kansas City wrapped up the academic year for some automotive technology and auto body repair technology students at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE.

Coming to a pump near you: clean diesel

Read the full story in the Christian Science Monitor.

Refineries are beginning to make low-sulfur fuel, under a new EPA rule. Cleaner engines to follow.

Industry waste considered as biodiesel option

Read the full story at ABC News Online — Australia.

Queensland researchers will consider the use of waste from the grape, olive and citrus industries in the production of biodiesel.

New York gets its first biodiesel gas pump

Read the full story from Albany NY’s Capital News 9.

John Ray & Sons fuel station has become the first gas station in the Capital Region to offer biodiesel.

At Missouri church, green movement gathers steam

Read the full Associated Press story in the Kansas City Star.

Story about the New Life Evangelistic Center , where wind turbines power his kitchen stove, and biodiesel fuel propels the fleet of cars that connect Davis and other residents to the outside world.

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