CNG-at-home startup Simple-Fill raises $170K

Simple-Fill Inc., which is developing technology to allow vehicles running on compressed natural gas to fill up at home, has raised $170,000 through convertible notes offered to three investors, the company disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.  … Continue Reading →

Natural gas vehicles take the halfway route

In the early 1990s, California tried to force the introduction of electric cars by requiring that auto companies produce a zero-emissions vehicle in order to remain in the state. The result was Chevrolet’s EV1, which everyone agreed was the best… Continue Reading →

Madera Pacific Ethanol plant lands sweet neighbor

It’s better times for California’s ethanol producers, with investment dollars flowing into technology to make production plants more efficient and diverse in the feedstocks they accept. “We are just about there,” said Paul Koehler, spokesman for Sacramento-based Pacific Ethanol, referring… Continue Reading →