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ATLANTA – Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering with GE and Ford Motor Co. to study ways to add greater efficiencies to all-electric driving and charging performance.
GE recently announced its plans to purchase 2,000 new Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids for its fleet. As part of the collaboration, Ford will jointly market GE’s alternative fuel infrastructure solutions to commercial customers and provide new alternative fuel vehicles for use at GE’s Vehicle Innovation Center.

According to the Biomimicry Guild, "Biomimicry is an innovation method that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies—for example, a solar cell inspired by a leaf. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life on Earth over the long haul.

* Ford is collaborating with Georgia Tech and George Washington University on sustainability projects involving water consumption and human rights
* The Georgia Tech project helps Ford deliver on its company-wide commitment to reduce its global water usage
* Ford collaborates with George Washington University on human rights issues as the company looks to expand its global operations

The Georgia Institute of Technology was honored by the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (UCR) at the organization’s 16th Annual Patron Appreciation Dinner held on Sept. 24. Georgia Tech alumnus Ray Anderson also received UCR’s River Guardian Award.

Georgia Tech received UCR’s first River Sustainability Award for the university’s significant investment in and leadership on behalf of water and energy efficiency as exemplified by campus sustainability programs.

BOSTON - (BUSINESS WIRE) - On May 11, five teams from some of the nation’s top academic institutions will compete to win the $200,000 MIT Clean Energy Prize – a national annual competition for the best clean energy business venture.
The five finalists – representing Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University, MIT, Harvard and University of Maryland – were selected from two dozen semifinalists by an esteemed panel of business, academic and government leaders that converged in Boston yesterday for NSTAR’s Clean Energy Forum.

Georgia Tech Receives Ford College Community Challenge Grant. 
Grant to catalyze innovative new bike share program in partnership with Emory University.