News Archives - 2012
December 28, 2012
The number of publicly accessible alternative fueling stations in the United States recently surpassed 10,000. The recent addition of the 10,000th publicly accessible station represents a near tripling in the number of such stations during the past two decades.
December 28, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
NREL's Jeremy Neubauer recently received an Excellence in Oral Presentation Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers.
August 10, 2012
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
Early attention to design makes employee parking structure a model of low energy use.
June 27, 2012
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
Two NREL engineers received awards at Annual Merit Review meeting in honor of their contributions.
May 15, 2012
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 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.