August 20 2013.
Emisstar LLC has been nominated by the Houston-Galveston Area Council as a Clean Air Champion for its stewardship of the region’s air quality. The Clean Air Champion awards
were established by the Houston-Galveston Area Council to recognize any business, government, or organization with operations in the Houston Galveston Brazoria nonattainment region that is taking proactive steps to improve the region’s air quality. Newly designated Clean Air Champions. Tiffany Hollon, Senior Program Director, will accept the nomination for Emisstar at the Clean Air Action Leadership Awards Luncheon on Thursday, September 19, 2013. All nominees will be mentioned in an upcoming issue of the Houston Business Journal.
July 30, 2013. Emisstar's Partner and CEO, Glenn Goldstein, has accepted an invitation to speak at the 2013 NEDC Partners Meeting on September 11-13, 2013 in Mystic, Connecticut on the panel: Best Business Practices: How Improving Air Quality through Innovation Promotes Sustainability. More information about the meeting and panel is located here.
July 18, 2013. Emisstar Achieves USEPA Verification of World’s First Series Hybrid Electric Power System for Rubber Tire Gantry Cranes. Read the Press Release here.
June 2013. The Maritime Administration has announced its designation of M-146 as an official Marine Highway Connector. Emisstar submitted a recommendation for the designation of M-146 Marine Highway Connector to be formally designated as a Marine Highway under the federal Maritime Administration on behalf of Chambers County. This connector would include a 25-mile waterway spanning the Houston Ship Channel to Cedar Bayou in Chambers County. This waterway already serves as a freight corridor that transports over 2,000 containers per month. With this designation, the corridor barge service will likely expand to several hundred more containers moved per month and projects along this corridor will be eligible for funding under the federal call for projects later this year. M-146 is the first federal highway connector designation since the designation of all marine highways several years ago and is the first triple-digit connector in the nation.
Emisstar secures more than $2 million in clean transportation funding for clients under the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP) Emissions Reduction Incentive Grant (ERIG) program. The ERIG program offers grants to upgrade or replace on-road vehicles, non-road equipment, locomotives, marine vessels, stationary equipment, refueling infrastructure, on-site electrification and idle reduction infrastructure, on-vehicle electrification and idle reduction infrastructure, and rail relocation and improvement projects. The TCEQ released the list of grant awards won on May 3, 2013. Emisstar managed client applications totaling $2,456,974.19, over fifteen percent (15%) of the awarded funding for this round.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its second report to Congress, which details the Diesel Emissions Reduction Program (DERA) program and its resulting benefits over the span of its lifetime. More details about this story are located on our News and Events page.
Emisstar announces completion of an intensive, three-year research and development effort with Consolidated Edison of NY, Inc. (ConEd), to develop a novel energy storage unit for utility vehicle applications. Working with ConEd R&D and Transportation departments, Emisstar lead a technical team of engineers through an evolutionary process to design, build, prototype and fully commercialize a 7.1 kWh APU (auxiliary power unit) system. More details about this story are located on our News and Events page.
Emisstar announces the completion of a pilot program conducted at the Port of Los Angeles, which tested and documented the fuel consumption and emissions performance of the Mi-Jack Canada "EcoCrane.” More details about this story are located on our News and Events page.
Emisstar is working with Martin Marietta Materials Southwest, Inc. to create and maintain a winning alternative fuels strategy in the Clean Transportation Triangle of Texas. In August 2012, Emisstar assisted Martin Marietta with a Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Texas Clean Fleet Program application. Under this program, Martin Marietta will receive $600,000 to replace 25 diesel-powered mixer trucks with new CNG-powered equivalents in the San Antonio area. More details about this story are located on our News and Events page.
Emisstar and Ingram Barge Company (IBCO) kick off an engine torque, fuel economy and emissions testing project . IBCO has been a quality marine transportation provider since 1946 and is a leading carrier on America’s inland waterways, operating nearly 4,000 barges powered by approximately 140 towboats in their fleet. More details about this story are located on our News and Events page.