September 24, 2013
by MoreRecycling
0 comments

GM will go after Tesla with plug-in Cadillac and 200-mile range affordable electric car

Competition makes things progress faster, and results in better and cheaper products, so it’s great to see GM getting more gung-ho about going head-to-head with EV newcomer Tesla. Continue reading

Share on Facebook

September 19, 2013
by MoreRecycling
0 comments

African caterpillars resistant to GM maize

Like many other transgenic crops, Bt maize synthesises its own pesticide: a toxic protein produced in its leaves and stems, which kills pests in a matter of days. Perfect, except when insect populations develop resistance to the toxin. To date, managem… Continue reading

Share on Facebook

August 22, 2013
by MoreRecycling
0 comments

Tesla thinking about building factories in Europe and Asia for upcoming mass-market EV

Tesla Motors’ Fremont factory (aka the NUMMI plant that was jointly operated by GM and Toyota before it was sold) is currently producing about 20k EV on an annualized basis, with plans to make over 40k/year by the end of 2014. Continue reading

Share on Facebook

June 17, 2013
by MoreRecycling
0 comments

The Future of Food

The Guardian spills its guts about a future where we eat bugs, fake meat, GM rice and the packages it all came in. Continue reading

Share on Facebook

May 23, 2013
by MoreRecycling
0 comments

Tomatoes: The world’s favorite fruit, only better-tasting and longer-lasting

Research with GM purple tomatoes could lead to improved varieties of tomatoes with consumer and commercial benefits through conventional breeding or GM. The findings could also be applied to other soft fruit such as strawberries. Continue reading

Share on Facebook

May 23, 2013
by MoreRecycling
0 comments

Chevrolet Spark EV to be priced $27,495 with lease starting at $199/month (119 MPGe!)

The Chevrolet Spark EV, the first 100% electric vehicle by GM since the EV1, is getting close to its launch date. Continue reading

Share on Facebook

May 13, 2013
by MoreRecycling
0 comments

New non-GM technology platform for genetic improvement of sunflower oilseed crop

Scientists have developed techniques for the genetic improvement of sunflowers using a non-GMO based approach. The new technology platform can harness the plant’s own genes to improve characteristics of sunflower, develop genetic traits, which will improve its role as an important oilseed crop. Continue reading

Share on Facebook

March 7, 2013
by MoreRecycling
0 comments

GM working on electric car with 200 miles range, says CEO

Computers and smartphones have spoiled us: The rate of progress in electric car technology might not seem very fast in comparison, but it’s steadily pushing us toward EVs that are affordable and have enough range for the vast majority of drivers. Continue reading

Share on Facebook

March 7, 2013
by MoreRecycling
0 comments

How GM earns $1 billion recycling

Forbes reports on how General Motors is recycling or reusing “90 percent of its manufacturing waste.” Continue reading

Share on Facebook

February 28, 2013
by MoreRecycling
0 comments

GM planning to make 36,000 Volts this year, 20% more than 2012

GM sold about 30,000 Volts and Opel Amperas (basically a rebadged Volt) in 2012. Continue reading

Share on Facebook

February 28, 2013
by MoreRecycling
0 comments

Fighting GM crop vandalism with a government-protected research site

Genetically modified (GM) crops have been a source of great controversy — particularly in Europe — but acts of vandalism and associated security costs have made scientific evidence about the health and ecological impacts of those crops hard to come b… Continue reading

Share on Facebook

February 13, 2013
by MoreRecycling
0 comments

Volt-based Cadillac ELR caught playing in the snow

The Cadillac ELR was a big hit at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. As the first official offspring of the Chevrolet Volt that is slated for commercial production, it represents an important step forward for GM. Continue reading

Share on Facebook

January 15, 2013
by MoreRecycling
0 comments

What If a Cadillac and a Volt had a Baby?

The drivetrain technology used in the Chevrolet Volt has started migrating to other GM cars, and the 2014 Cadillac ELR is the first example of this. Continue reading

Share on Facebook

January 10, 2013
by MoreRecycling
0 comments

Research revisiting the safety of GM weevil-resistant peas in mice contradicts previous risk assessment findings

Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna have conducted feeding trials with mice to investigate the allergenicity of genetically modified (GM) weevil-resistant peas. Development of the peas was discontinued in 2005 when a risk assessment conduct… Continue reading

Share on Facebook

April 13, 2011
by Sustainability
0 comments

Inside GM’s Sustainability Initiatives

John Bradburn has worked at General Motors for 32 years, 17 of which he has spent as an Environmental Engineer responsible for solving GM’s most difficult waste problems. We caught up with Brandburn to talk about sustainability and…

Continue reading

Share on Facebook

December 21, 2010
by Recycling
0 comments

GM Recycles Oil Booms as Auto Parts

More than 2.7 million feet of oil containment booms were used to rein in oil on the water’s surface during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill from April to July. Instead of letting these inflatable, plastic-based tubes go to waste, General Motors…

Continue reading

Share on Facebook