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News you might have missed: 3 March, 2009

newspapersSkipped a few headlines yesterday? No problem: Greenbang is here with your daily roundup of cleantech news you might have missed:

  • The Solar Electric Vehicle Team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently unveiled its latest model: Eleanor. The team plans to race the solar-powered car in the World Solar Challenge in Australia this October;
  • Florida’s Gainesville Regional Utilities this week launched a feed-in tariff program — a first for the US — allowing customers to sell back to the utility surplus power they generate from solar energy;
  • Lotus Cars recently announced the debut of the “Omnivore,” a vehicle that can run on standard petrol, ethanol, diesel or other biofuels;
  • Nissan this week signed an agreement with Portugal to study an investment of €300 million to €400 million to build a battery production plant for electric cars (free subscription required);
  • European scientists have published a paper identifying potential health risks associated with nanomaterials in consumer products.

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