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EDTA Promotes Action Plan for Electric Drive Future

posted January 26, 2010
The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) today outlined an action plan for Congress and the Obama Administration to build on their historic commitment to electric vehicle technology and accelerate the growth of hybrid, plug-in, battery and fuel cell vehicles in the U.S.Read more

Green Technology Training Now Available Online

posted January 26, 2010
The Purdue Research Foundation and Oxygen Education, LLC, a market leading developer of online content for technical education and workforce development, today announced a licensing agreement that makes the Green Generalist Training developed as part of a collaboration between the Purdue Technical Assistance Program (TAP) and Oxygen Education available to the public. Educational institutions, business, industry, and workforce development initiatives that license the training can easily provide learners, employees, and workers green training online.Read more

Inova Solutions Receives Patent for Innovative Power-over-Ethernet Technology

posted January 26, 2010
Inova Solutions announced it has received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Inova’s patent, number 7,633,405, was granted for LED visual messaging devices that utilize high-efficiency LEDs, current-driven circuits, and a 1x yellow algorithm.Read more

DOE to invest $366M in Energy Innovation Hubs

posted January 26, 2010
NREL researchers Caroline Chapman, left, Victor Diakov and Hyungseon Oh examine a formula used to develop models and tools that help provide insight on renewable energy technologies (courtesy of NREL).DOE labs, universities, non-profits and private entities are eligible to apply for the new energy innovation hubs designed as epicenters for research and development in three key energy areas. Secretary Steven Chu announced his plans Dec. 22 to invest $366 million in three energy hubs, which will focus on accelerating research.Read more

GM Invests in Baltimore Motors Plant for Hybrid Vehicles

posted January 26, 2010
General Motors will invest approximately $246 million in electric motor and electric drive manufacturing, including construction of a high-volume electric drive production facility at the Baltimore Transmission plant that will begin to manufacture in 2013 electric motors for GM's Two-mode Hybrid system. The plant will be the first electric motor manufacturing facility in the U.S. operated by a major automaker.Read more