Archive for November 10th, 2011

New Bern Crown Express Mart to Open First E85 & Biodiesel Station in Raleigh

Posted on: November 10th, 2011 by shannon

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 WHO:  Kargo Corp., via its Crown Express Mart; the North Carolina Solar   Center at N.C. State University and Protec Fuel, welcome TWO cleaner-burning renewable fuels  to the capital with the kick-off of Raleigh’s first  commercial fuel station offering both E85 and B20 biodiesel.

 

WHAT:  Ribbon cutting and kick-off celebration with Renewable Fuels Association $.85 fuel (for 85 minutes) promotion

 

WHEN:  November 16, 2011  3:00 PM-4:30 PM

 

WHERE:  Crown Express Mart – 1210 New Bern Ave., Raleigh, NC 27610


WHY:  By being produced in the United States, renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel support domestic economic development while reducing harmful transportation related emissions.

 

SPEAKERS:   

  • Kokila Amin, Secretary, Kargo Corp.
  • Rosa Gill, North Carolina House
  • Ward Lenz, State Energy Division Director, N.C. Dept. of Commerce
  • Jim Trogden,  Chief Operating Officer,  N.C. Dept. of Transportation

 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:    3:00-3:30 speakers, 3:30 -4:30 ribbon cutting followed directly by fuel promotion with colorfully wrapped E85 compatible flex fuel vehicles fueling with E85  for $.85 per gallon, including “Zymobile” from Novozymes. Additional representatives: Congressman Brad Miller’s office, Biofuels Center of North Carolina, and N.C. Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Science.

 

About the North Carolina Solar Center

Created in 1988, the North Carolina Solar Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU), works closely with state and local government and the renewable energy industry. It manages and maintains the NCSU Solar House and serves as a resource for innovative, green energy technologies through research and demonstration, technical assistance, education, outreach and training. It also administers the Database of Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE), a resource providing financial incentives and policies. For more information about the N.C. Solar Center and the clean transportation program visit: http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu.

 

About Protec Fuel

Protec Fuel is a turnkey E85 company based out of Boca Raton, Fla., who supplies the fuel and conducted installation of the E85 station, www.protecfuel.com.


Contact: Anne Tazewell, N.C. Solar Center, 919—619-0185, anne_tazewell@ncsu.edu

Shannon Helm, N.C. Solar Center, 919-423-8320, shannon_helm@ncsu.edu

               

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Dr. Alex Hobbs, Assoc. Director at the N.C. Solar Center, receives NCSEA 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on: November 10th, 2011 by shannon

Dr. Alex Hobbs received the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association’s 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award at the NCSEA Annual Conference on November 9, 2011. This award is given to an individual demonstrating exemplary leadership in the advancement of sustainable energy in North Carolina.  Dr. Hobbs has made a considerable impact in the fields of renewable technologies and energy efficiency during his career.

Dr. Hobbs is currently the Associate Director for Renewable Technologies at the Solar Center, an outreach component of NC State University’s College of Engineering. He has more than 40 years of engineering experience in the areas of electric power generation and delivery, water and wastewater treatment, as well as production agriculture and food processing. He has worked as a design/startup engineer and as project manager on conventional fossil fuel based power generation projects. As an in-house technology consultant and researcher for a major southeastern utility, Dr. Hobbs led applied research and development programs to evaluate advanced power production techniques, development and combustion of biomass based renewable fuel resources, new environmental assessment and remediation technologies and innovative load management equipment and strategies. Concurrent with the electric utility work, Dr. Hobbs has maintained a consulting engineering practice in the Raleigh area for the past 30 years. These activities have included animal waste treatment, post harvest crop handling system design, and evaluation of both large and small combined heat and power applications. Concurrent with the electric utility work, Dr. Hobbs has maintained a consulting engineering practice in the Raleigh area for the past 30 years. These activities have included animal waste treatment, post harvest crop handling system design, and evaluation of both large and small combined heat and power applications.


Dr. Alex Hobbs receives NCSEA 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Alex Hobbs receives NCSEA 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award (alongside Ivan Urlaub, NCSEA Executive Director and Maria Kingery, Southern Energy Management)

RTI International Adds EV Charging Stations

Posted on: November 10th, 2011 by shannon No Comments

RTI International recently added two electric vehicle charging stations on their Research Triangle Park campus.  The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center’s Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project recently provided RTI with a grant to purchase three neighborhood electric vehicles. RTI leadership decided to puchase the charging stations to strengthen their commitment to creating a green work environment at RTI.

RTI installed two charging stations in their parking deck, which will be compatible with all 2010 or newer EV’s, plug-in hybrid EV’s and extended range EV’s. EV charging station at RTI 2

EV charging station at RTI

EV charging station at RTI