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ClearFlame Engine Tech Touts First 100 pct Biofuel Heavy-Duty Truck Demo (Ind. Report)
ClearFlame Engine Technologies
Date: 2022-02-11
Geneva, Illinois-headquartered ClearFlame Engine Technologies reports the completion of an 'on-road' demonstration of its proprietary technology that enables a heavy-duty truck diesel engine to operate on 100 pct renewable plant-based fuels. The validation of ClearFlame's technology marks a critical milestone in the company's objective to revolutionize carbon emissions within heavy-duty transportation, one of the hardest sectors to electrify and decarbonize.

The demonstration of ClearFlame's engine technology was implemented by taking a Class 8 diesel truck running on a Cummins X15 500hp 15L heavy-duty engine, commonly used for long-haul truck and off-highway applications, and converting it to run on renewable E98 ethanol. While the wide availability, cost-effectiveness, and lower emissions of ethanol make it the fuel of choice today for the engine, ClearFlame's technology is fuel agnostic and can run on a range of renewable fuels.

Trucks equipped with ClearFlame's cost-effective and scalable engine technology will significantly reduce CO2 emissions air quality emissions -- particulate matter (soot) and Nitrogen Oxides (smog). ClearFlame has the potential to mitigate carbon in the heavy-duty truck sector faster than any alternative, including hydrogen and battery EV, without compromising engine performance. Diesel engines release billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year, and projections suggest that even with a growing number of alternatives, only 25 pct of new heavy-duty trucks in 2035 will be zero emissions, unless other alternatives are developed, according to ClearFlame.

ClearFlame's technology can be used anywhere diesel engines are used today, and leverages existing infrastructure -- fuel production and distribution, engine manufacturing and re-manufacturing processes, and the heavy-duty parts & services industry.

In addition to long-haul trucking, the technology enables emissions reduction for hard-to-electrify applications in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, power generation, and other off-highway markets. ClearFlame is also working with John Deere on a pilot demonstration project for an off-highway engine platform, demonstrating the versatility of the company's technology as a retrofit option or original equipment integration.

As previously reported, ClearFlame recently secured $17 million in Series A Financing, led by Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures, with participation from Mercuria, John Deere, and Clean Energy Ventures, ClearFlame notes. (Source: ClearFlame Engine Technologies, PR, 10 Feb., 2022) Contact: ClearFlame Engine Technologies, B.J. Johnson, CEO, Michelle Caldwell, PR, 313.418.4692,,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol,  ClearFlame Engine Technologies ,  

ClearFlame Engine Tech. Secures $17Mn to Decarbonize Long-Haul Trucking (Ind. Report)
ClearFlame Engine Technologies
Date: 2021-10-29
Geneva, Illinois-headquartered ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a startup dedicated to the development of net-zero engine technology, reports it has secured $17 million in Series A financing led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Mercuria, John Deere and Clean Energy Ventures. The funding will help enable commercialization of the company's innovative engine technology for the long-haul trucking, agriculture and power generation sectors.

ClearFlame's unique engine technology enables low-carbon, renewable fuels such as ethanol to be easily integrated into existing diesel engine platforms, offering a lower-emission, lower-cost solution than diesel fuel. A ClearFlame-enabled engine meets the performance and efficiency requirements for diesel engines while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matter, helping to improve air quality and mitigate climate change.

ClearFlame previously received $4 million in non-dilutive and grant funding from the Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas and Illinois Corn Growers Associations, the National Science Foundation, the US DOE and others. The company completed its $3 million Series Seed financing in early 2020, led by Clean Energy Ventures.

"At ClearFlame Engine Technologies, we're breaking the bond between the diesel engine and diesel fuel, accelerating the path to true emissions reduction for the heavy-duty and off-highway markets. Our technology meets global sustainability goals using decarbonized liquid fuels available throughout the world while lowering costs by negating the need for complex after-treatment technologies without compromising the practicality or performance of traditional diesel engines." according to the release. (Source: ClearFlame Engine Technologies, PR, 28 Oct., 2021) Contact: ClearFlame Engine Technologies, BJ Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO,, LinkedIn and Twitter @ClearFlameEng)

More Low-Carbon Energy News ClearFlame Engine Technologies,  Low-Carbon Fuel,  Ethanol,  Renewable Fuel,  

Catalyze Snares Sol Alliance (M&A, Ind. Report)
Date: 2021-09-24
National independent power producer Catalyze is reporting the acquisition of Brooklyn, New York-based solar development firm Sol Alliance. Financial and other terms were not disclosed.

Catalyze, which has a projects pipeline exceeding 80MW, is backed by energy investors EnCap Investments LP, Yorktown Partners LLC and Mercuria Energy, integrated California-based solar developer PermaCity and battery storage provider Prisma Energy Solutions .

According to the company website, "Catalyze is on a mission to rapidly accelerate the transition to renewable energy by making it easy and profitable to integrate smart energy resources into new and existing buildings and infrastructure. As a clean energy developer and independent power producer (IPP), we help companies, municipalities and utilities reach their sustainability goals, generate incremental revenue and reduce the impact of the built environment on the planet." (Source: Catalyze, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Catalyze, 888-918-0771,, www.; Sol Alliance, 516-967-2988,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Catalyze,  Sol Alliance,  Solar,  

Chevron, Mercuria CNG, RNG JV Announced (Alt. Fuel Ind. Report)
Chevron, Mercuria
Date: 2021-09-13
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., reports it will form a joint venture with Swiss-based multinational commodities trader Mercuria Energy Trading (Mercuria) to own and operate American Natural Gas LLC and its network of 60 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations across the US.

Chevron is building a large-scale, vertically integrated renewable natural gas (RNG) business in the US. Through its partnerships with Brightmark and California Bioenergy, Chevron is developing projects to produce RNG from dairy digesters across the country.

Chevron is aiming to open more than 30 Chevron-branded CNG stations and increase increase its RNG volumes tenfold by 2025 compared to 2020. (Source: Chevron PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Mercuria , Brian A. Falik, CEO,; Chevron,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Chevron,  Mercuria,  CNG,  RNG,  

EnCap, Mercuria Invest in Arbor Renewable Gas (Ind. Report)
Arbor Renewable Gas
Date: 2021-08-27
In the Lone Star State, Houston-based industrial-scale renewable gasoline and green hydrogen projects developer Arbor Renewable Gas is reporting investment commitments from EnCap Investments and from Mercuria Energy, a global energy and commodity trading organisation.

Arbor designs, builds, owns and operates facilities that efficiently convert woody biomass into low carbon intensity renewable gasoline and green hydrogen. Arbor Gas also reports SunGas Renewables, a subsidiary of GTI International, has entered into an exclusive joint development agreement with Arbor Gas to provide its gasification systems to Arbor Gas projects. Haldor Topsoe licensed its proprietary process and technology for methanol and gasoline synthesis. (Source: Arbor Renewable Gas, Website PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: Arbor Renewable Gas, Timothy Vail, CEO , 346.708.7819,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Arbor Renewable Gas,  

Broad Reach's TX. Energy Storage Projects Underway (Ind. Report)
Broad Reach Power
Date: 2020-09-30
In the Lone Star State, Houston-headquartered independent power producer Broad Reach Power reports construction is underway on two, 100 MW greenfield battery storage projects in Mason and Williamson counties, both of which are expected to be completed before the year end. The company plans to invest more than $100 million in the two utility-scale projects.

Broad Reach Power, which is backed by energy investors EnCap Investments L.P., Yorktown Partners, and Mercuria Energy, a five gigawatt portfolio of utility scale solar and energy storage power projects in Montana, California, South Dakota and Texas. (Source: Broad Reach Power, Website PR, Sept., 2020) Contact: Broad Reach Power, Steve Vavrik, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Broad Reach Power,  Energy STorage ,  

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