December 17, 2020 | Vol. 70, No. 25
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TO LAUNCH E15 LABEL RULEMAKING
The Dec. 9 OMB notice states, “In this action, EPA co-proposes two actions regarding the E15 label requirement. First, EPA proposes to modify the text and color of the E15 label. Second, EPA proposes to remove the E15 label requirement entirely. This action also proposes changes to our underground storage tank (UST) compatibility demonstration requirements that would help enable use of E15 and higher level ethanol blends.”
The OMB notice included no timetable for the rulemaking.
SEEKS TECHNICAL VOLUNTEERS
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“Toyota hopes to be the first automaker to launch an electric car with solid-state batteries, aiming to unveil a prototype next year, ahead of a production launch relatively soon after that, Nikkei Asia reported Thursday. The automaker expects electric cars powered by solid-state batteries to have more than twice the range of vehicles using current lithium-ion battery chemistry, with the ability to fully recharge in just 10 minutes, according to the report, which also said Toyota has over 1,000 patents related to solid-state batteries.” — Green Car Reports, Dec. 13
“The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a plan today that will invest up to $115 million to increase significantly the number of fueling stations in the state that support hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). … Under the plan, up to 111 new hydrogen fueling stations will be built in the state by 2027, including many designed for multi-use by passenger vehicles, trucks and buses. ... To date, the CEC has funded 45 open retail hydrogen stations with an additional 16 under construction.” — Green Car Congress, Dec. 10
“GM recently gave Cadillac dealers a choice: Accept a buyout offer to exit from the brand or spend roughly $200,000 on dealership upgrades — including charging stations and repair tools — to get their stores ready to sell electric vehicles … . The buyout offers ranged from around $300,000 to more than $1 million … About 17% of Cadillac’s 880 U.S. dealerships agreed to take the offer to end their franchise agreements for the luxury brand ....” Wall Street Journal, Dec. 4
Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. announced the sale of Stop-N-Go of Madison Inc. and its affiliates to Kwik Trip Inc. The asset sale includes 36 Stop-N-Go convenience stores in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. announced the sale of New West Oil Company LLC to RelaDyne LLC. New West is a lubricants distributor, commercial fuels supplier and waste oil recycler in the Southwest
Tom McGee will retire Dec. 31 from PMP Corp. When McGee joined the company in 1969, PMP was a 12-employee firm serving the Northeast from a 5,000-square-foot building. Now, PMP is a nationwide manufacturer with 55 employees and a 35,000-square-foot facility. McGee twice represented District 10 on the PEI board of directors.
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