Alternative Fuels

Dan Akerson’s Remarks to Energy Security Summit

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General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson addressed the Securing America’s Energy Future summit Wednesday on the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo. His prepared remarks follow. As always, the speaker’s words are definitive.

Good afternoon and thank you for that kind introduction. 

On behalf of the General Motors team, I would like to thank Fred Smith and SAFE for inviting me to participate in this vital conversation. 

Chevrolet Introduces CNG-Capable Bi-Fuel Impala

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  • First bi-fuel full-size production sedan offered in North America
  • Total estimated bi-fuel range of 500 miles
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  • First bi-fuel full-size production sedan offered in North America
  • Total estimated bi-fuel range of 500 miles

Akerson Announces Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Impala Sedan

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  • GM to offer only manufacturer-produced full-size bi-fuel sedan in North America
  • Designed to capitalize on plentiful clean, domestic natural gas
  • Will be sold to retail and fleet buyers as a 2015 model  
  • CEO repeats call for consumer-driven national energy policy
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  • GM to offer only manufacturer-produced full-size bi-fuel sedan in North America
  • Designed to capitalize on plentiful clean, domestic natural gas
  • Will be sold to retail and fleet buyers as a 2015 model  
  • CEO repeats call for consumer-driven national energy policy

GM and U.S. Army to Expand Fuel Cell Testing

New agreement enables continued development of technology
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WARREN, Mich., September 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – General Motors and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center are expanding their collaboration in the development of hydrogen fuel cell technology. 

Through a new Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, GM and TARDEC will jointly test new hydrogen fuel cell-related materials and designs to evaluate their performance and durability before assembling them into full scale fuel cell propulsion systems.

Two New Sustainable Transportation Case Studies Released

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September 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy has released two new case studies highlighting the benefits of replacing diesel-fueled trucks with trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG). These case studies list real-world reductions in pollutants that will be achieved by removing older diesel trucks from America’s roadways.

SFPNA Sustainability Report 2012: Energy and Emissions

Ongoing public concerns about climate change, energy security and economic conditions keep energy use and greenhouse gas emissions top of mind for our key stakeholders.
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Energy is the third largest draw on our operating costs behind wood fiber and chemicals.

As such, we hold a long-standing commitment to control energy usage. Environmental impact is affected not only by the amount of energy, but also by the type of energy consumed. SFPNA has made significant effort to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to separate our operations from the volatility of energy prices.

Toyota 2012 North American Environmental Report Feature: Green Innovation [Video]

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Toyota's approach to future transportation focuses on developing technologies to meet the world's mobility needs sustainably. We deployed hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as part of a national demonstration program because we believe hydrogen holds great potential as a clean, renewable fuel.

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Leonardo Academy Develops Alternative Fuel Locator App – Free Download

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(3BL Media) Madison, WI - July 25, 2012 - Leonardo Academy announced today its new alternative fuel locator mobile app, Cleaner and Greener® Fuels. The app is free of charge and provides a series of interactive maps that locate alternative fuel stations across the United States via a smartphone or mobile device. The app can be downloaded from both the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store (the Android market) or the Cleaner and Greener® website.

PRIMOVE Technology: Changing the Game in Electric Mobility

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The innovative PRIMOVE technology from Bombardier is the only solution that allows trams and light rail vehicles to operate over distances of varying lengths without conventional overhead wires. Based on safe inductive power transfer with electric supply components hidden under the vehicle and beneath the track, the fascinating system sets new standards in electric mobility and is now ready to be integrated in tram and light rail systems calling for catenary-free operation.

 

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