Hydrogen from Landfill Powers Forklifts at BMW Plant

Hydrogen from Landfill Powers Forklifts at BMW Plant

Fuel cells fueled by garbage are being used at a BMW plant in Greer, S.C. Five groups – the auto maker, the Energy Department, Ameresco, the Gas Technology Institute and the South Carolina Research Authority – are working together on the project. The latest sign … Read more…

BMW Taps Old Batteries for Demand Response Trial

BMW Taps Old Batteries for Demand Response Trial

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and automaker BMW are teaming up to test the ability of electric vehicle batteries to provide services to the electric grid. PG&E selected BMW after a competitive solicitation to manage a minimum of 100 kilowatts of electric demand on PG&E’s … Read more…

University of Delaware, NRG EVs Sell Energy to Grid

University of Delaware, NRG EVs Sell Energy to Grid

The University of Delaware and NRG Energy have officially sold energy from electric vehicles to PJM Interconnection, proving for the first time that electric vehicle-to-grid technology can sell electricity from electric vehicles to the power grid. The University and NRG began work in September 2011 to … Read more…

BMW Factory Boasts 230 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Units

BMW Factory Boasts 230 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Units

BMW Manufacturing expanded its hydrogen fuel-cell material handling equipment across its 4-million-sq-ft production facility in Spartanburg, SC. In 2010, BMW completed the installation of a hydrogen storage and distribution area near the plant’s Energy Center to power about 100 pieces of fuel cell material handling … Read more…

EPA Names Partners with Most On-Site Power

EPA Names Partners with Most On-Site Power

Walmart tops the US Environmental Protection Agency’s list of organizations within its Green Power Partnership generating the most on-site renewable electricity. Walmart is head and shoulders above other partners, generating nearly 175 million kWh of electricity annually, while the second-place spot is taken by BMW, … Read more…

IXYS Cuts IT Energy Use 50% with Dhaani Energy Management

IXYS Cuts IT Energy Use 50% with Dhaani Energy Management

Semiconductor company IXYS Corporation has released the results of a test study that it says demonstrate a 50 percent reduction in IT energy consumption at its offices worldwide. The study was conducted in conjunction with Dhaani Systems, which deployed its proprietary network-based energy IT management … Read more…

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