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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Natural Gas Ferries in Victoria in September

June 30, 2012 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

There will be at least three presentations on natural gas fuel as British Columbia Ferry Services – BC Ferries – hosts CFOA 2012, the annual general meeting and conference of the Canadian Ferry Operators Association, at the Victoria Conference Centre and Fairmont Empress hotel September 17-18 in Victoria, B.C.
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Clean Energy Fuels Adds Fleets

June 30, 2012 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Operators Are Seeing the Enormous Benefits of Converting’

Executing a strategy revealed late in 2010 (F&F Strategies, January 3, 2011), Clean Energy says it’s added more “trucking fleets which transport products for some of the country’s largest and most well-known brands” to its natural gas customer list.
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More LNG Locomotives in Russia

June 30, 2012 in LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Russian Railways and associated organizations are stepping up their work on liquefied natural gas-fueled trains, planning a new gas turbine locomotive for May 2013 and pledging to deploy 39 more in 2020 if tests go well, according to information furnished by Eugene Pronin of Gazprom (himself citing the Prime-TASS news service).
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SEPTA and Saft for Recycled Train Power

June 30, 2012 in batteries, Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has launched its new system for more effectively capturing regenerative energy from trains.
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Saddle Creek Adds 40 CNG Freightliners

June 29, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Freightliner Trucks gave word today that the Southeast U.S. trucker Saddle Creek has added 40 Freightliner Business Class M2 112 compressed natural gas tractors, doubling its fleet of Freightliner CNG trucks.
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Honda to Commence Fit EV Leasing

June 29, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

100% Battery Electric Car for $389 per Month in California and Oregon

Honda said today that it will begin offering its pure battery electric Fit EV, EPA-rated at an adjusted combined mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe, for $389 per month via three-year lease in California and Oregon effective July 20.
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Williams-Sonoma’s First CNG Bus

June 29, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The upscale retailer Williams-Sonoma deployed its first CNG-fueled shuttle today, a 33-passenger F-550 chassis vehicle purchased with the support of the California Energy Commission.
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Chart Expanding LNG Equipment Capacity

June 29, 2012 in LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cleveland-headquartered Chart Industries says that its distribution and storage unit is again expanding its manufacturing capacity for liquefied natural gas equipment, “to meet growing LNG infrastructure demand in North America.”
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APG GreenMan Targets the Frack Patch

June 29, 2012 in LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

American Power Group reports favorable emission results paving the way for its diesel-natural gas dual fuel retrofits for the many powerful engines used in hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.
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Westport and GM Ink Second Pact

June 28, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Westport Innovations (NASDAQ:WPRT) has disclosed a second agreement on engines for natural gas vehicles, having announced the first one year ago.
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Hamburg Welcomes LNG-Fueled Norway Ship

June 28, 2012 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Germany’s Port of Hamburg welcomed its first LNG ship, the Norwegian Coastguard’s KV Barentshav, at the Überseebrücke pier this month.
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EVGrid Would Turn EVs into Assets

June 28, 2012 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California’s EVGrid, a startup founded by ex-AC Propulsion chief Tom Gage, is targeting the third quarter for an East Coast test of approximately 30 battery electric cars able to not only draw power from the electrical grid, but give it back in times of need.
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DNV Posts LNG Bunkering Safety Video

June 28, 2012 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

DNV has posted a new video explaining the basics of liquefied natural gas bunkering for ships.
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Seraph Targeting Spark DT 466 Approval

June 27, 2012 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

State College, Pa.-based Seraph Energy is working with California’s Omnitek Engineering on a spark-ignition, dedicated version of the popular 7.6-liter, DT 466 engine sold by the thousands in Navistar International vehicles.
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UQM for KleenSpeed’s ‘World Kar’

June 27, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

UQM Technologies (NYSEAMEX:UQM) reports selection of its PowerPhase Pro 100 electric driveline for the World Kar battery EV in development by California’s KleenSpeed Technologies.
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Kwik Trip & Kenworth a Winning Combo

June 26, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Four T440s – and Huge Ambitions for Natural Gas Vehicles

La Crosse, Wisc.-based Kwik Trip – which emerged as the alt fuels leader in the Upper Midwest when its opened its multi-faceted alt fuels filling station in mid-May – is operating a number of natural gas trucks of its own, including four Kenworth T440s for hauling food and petroleum products – two LNG tractors and two CNG straight trucks
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CNGci Launches Internet Sales

June 26, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG Equipment More Conveniently for Certified Installers

Malibu, Calif.-based CNG Cylinders International is now offering compressed natural gas fuel cylinders and ancillary upfit equipment via the internet.
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