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Argonne and BASF Sign Licensing Agreement for Battery Technology.
June 8, 2009 ... The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and chemical company BASF announced June 3 that the two have signed a worldwide licensing agreement in which Argonne will transfer patented battery technology to BASF. The...

Brief: Mitsubishi Electric Car to Cost More than $47,000.
June 8, 2009 ... As Miles Electric Vehicles announced its intentions to get an EV on the California market in 2010 ( see story above ), Mitsubishi said last week that its mass-produced electric car is expected to cost $47,580, excluding any tax credits. ...

ExxonMobil CEO Reiterates Preference for Carbon Tax.
June 8, 2009 ... During the recent shareholders' meeting for ExxonMobil, chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson revealed and clarified his company's position on climate change issues. Speaking to shareholders, Tillerson described an ExxonMobil that addresses...

New Petrobras Refineries Won't Produce Gasoline.
June 8, 2009 ... Petrobras' CEO said last week that its new refineries will not produce gasoline but instead concentrate on biofuels, diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas and other refined products. "Petrobras wants to increase biofuels...

Refiners Should Shop for Carbon Bargains.
June 8, 2009 ... Where do refiners fit in the carbon cap-and-trade market? The evolving nature of the CO2 regulations has made the price of carbon volatile. The refining industry is viewed as a significant point source CO2 generator because of its many...