April 14, 2009

Weekly News Roundup

The green blogger is back from her long weekend vacation and lost $20 for playing slots. She consoled herself by buying a 50% discounted purse.

Not much news last week probably because of the religious holidays. Watch out for my post about Shell's Eco-marathon this coming weekend! Hopefully there will be lots of exciting news (which I will twitter) as college kids across the Americas compete in Fontana, California, for the most fuel-efficient (and fewer emission) vehicle built by their own hands.

For now here are last week's news roundup:

Green gas from Texas
Clean Energy Fuels signed a 15-year deal for the sale of biomethane produced at the McCommas Bluff landfill in Dallas, Texas. Beginning in April 2009, the biomethane will be sold at fixed prices that increase in 2010 and 2011 and then remain fixed over the remainder of the agreement. Shell Energy North America will act as the purchaser and supply the biomethane to the end-user.

Bayer in hybrid cars
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) formed a collaboration with Velozzi, a start-up automotive OEM. Velozzi is designing multiple lightweight, plug-in, multi-fuel hybrid electric vehicles that will utilize a number of materials and application technologies from BMS.

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