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News Archives - 2012

December 28, 2012

Clean Cities YouTube Channel Offers Videos on Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles

The NREL-developed Clean Cities YouTube channel offers informative videos that can help vehicle fleet managers and transportation decision makers reduce petroleum use by gleaning insight from a variety of alternative transportation topics.

December 21, 2012

NREL Names New Executive

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory today named Barbara Goodman as Associate Laboratory Director for Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Systems to replace Dale Gardner who is retiring at the end of the year.

December 14, 2012

NREL and Johnson Matthey Announce Five-Year Collaboration on Biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will partner with Johnson Matthey, a global specialty chemicals company, in a five-year, $7 million effort to economically produce drop-in gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from non-food biomass feedstocks, the federal laboratory announced today.

November 9, 2012

NREL/DOE Launch New Alternative Transportation Web Tools

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched a new tool and redesigned DOE's Alternative Fuels Data Center Web site to help fleet managers, municipalities and consumers choose from a wide variety of alternative fuels and energy efficiency strategies for reducing petroleum use, vehicle emissions, and operating costs.

November 8, 2012

NREL Receives Numerous Accolades from Industry and DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its employees have garnered awards and recognition from industry groups for advancing energy research as well as furthering the lab's sustainable operating practices.

September 28, 2012

NREL Study: Hybrid Delivery Vans Show Nearly 20 Percent Higher Fuel Economy

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently completed a performance evaluation report that showed significant fuel economy benefits of hybrid electric delivery vans compared to similar conventional vans.

September 11, 2012

NREL Shows Heavy Duty Hybrid Trucks Deliver on Fuel Economy

A performance evaluation of Class 8 hybrid electric tractor trailers compared with similar conventional vehicles by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows significant improvements in fuel economy.

August 20, 2012

SAE Awards NREL Engineer for Oral Presentation Excellence

NREL's Jeremy Neubauer recently received an Excellence in Oral Presentation Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers.

August 10, 2012

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Make Rapid Progress in Range, Durability

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently completed a seven-year project to demonstrate and evaluate hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and hydrogen fueling infrastructure in real-world settings.

August 2, 2012

NREL Parking Garage Leads in Efficiency

Early attention to design makes employee parking structure a model of low energy use.

June 27, 2012

Clean Cities National Parks Initiative Cuts Ribbon on Three Pilot Projects, Announces New Projects

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Clean Cities program selected the Grand Teton, Mammoth Cave, and Yellowstone national parks to pilot the CCNPI. For over a year, Clean Cities Coalitions, National Parks Service (NPS) personnel, and the Clean Cities team at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) worked together to identify the best ways to incorporate alternative fuels and implement outreach efforts.

June 1, 2012

Energy Department Awards NREL Engineers for Exceptional Achievement

Two NREL engineers received awards at Annual Merit Review meeting in honor of their contributions.

May 15, 2012

Fast Cars and Science Thrill Colorado Students

Record number of entrants sparks the 2012 middle-school competitions for cars powered by solar cells, hydrogen, and lithium-ion batteries.

April 24, 2012

NREL Follow-up Evaluation Quantifies Fuel Savings in Hybrid Electric Delivery Vans

NREL recently completed a three-year technology evaluation of hybrid electric vans compared with conventional diesel vans. A new report details the results of this evaluation, with a focus on the impact of hybridization on fuel economy and performance.

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