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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Gulf Oil for LNG and E85

August 31, 2012 in Ethanol, Fleet Order, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Gulf Pledges to Assist Customers with the Transition to LNG

New England’s Gulf Oil detailed its plans for liquefied natural gas this week, then followed up the announcement with word that it’s opened the first three of four new E85-ethanol fueling stations for drivers on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90).

HVIP Hybrid Voucher Workshops

August 31, 2012 in Conference/Meeting, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

As Much as $85,000 in Buy Down Support for New Trucks

East Bay Clean Cities is spreading the word that Calstart and the California Air Resources Board have slated two San Francisco Bay Area workshops for HVIP, the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

Workshops canceled on Sept 10 with apologies for short notice!

Chesapeake Takes Message to Conventions

August 31, 2012 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Natural Gas Is Domestic Energy for Republicans and Democrats

Chesapeake Energy went to the Republican National Convention this past week, giving delegates to Tampa the natural gas and natural gas vehicles “101 in five minutes or less,” says market development director Norman Herrera.

Siem Offshore to Order LNG Ship

August 31, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Duel Fuel Specified by Rig Operator Total E&P Norge

Norway’s Siem Offshore Rederi gave word Thursday that it’s evaluating firm proposals for a duel fuel LNG-diesel platform supply vessel to be built to support Total E&P Norge operations.

HHP Summit — Next Week!

August 30, 2012 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, HHP, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First-Ever High Horsepower Event Dedicated to Natural Gas

Can marine, locomotive, mining vehicle, construction equipment and energy exploration and production operators save money with natural gas if they’re willing to make the up-front investments? Yes. Must they make those investments wisely? Absolutely yes.

Deli Express Saves with Diesel

August 30, 2012 in Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

You Don’t Necessarily Need Alt Fuel, Says ARI Consultancy

“Alternative fuels weren’t the best fit,” so Minnesota’s Deli Express and its parent E.A. Sween found other ways to improve fleet sustainability, says the New Jersey-based Automotive Resources International consultancy.

ACT Expo 2013 Call for Papers

August 30, 2012 in batteries, Biodiesel, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, Ethanol, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, LNG, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Organizers of next year’s Alterative Clean Transportation Expo in Washington have issued a call for papers, paving the way for speakers to help provide attendees “with a keen understanding of the many economic and environmental opportunities created by the use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies.”

Federal Mileage Standards Finalized

August 29, 2012 in Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘A Monumental Day,’ Says LaHood: ‘First Meaningful Update in Decades’

Proclaiming “a monumental day for the American people” and for the U.S. automobile industry, Obama administration officials and supporters celebrated new car and light truck fuel efficiency regulations yesterday. The NHTSA-EPA regulation, with a target fuel efficiency of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, is now the law of the land. The rule takes effect with the 2017 model year.

TransPower Trucks at PortTechExpo

August 28, 2012 in Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The California Energy Commission is talking up trucks from TransPower as it promotes PortTechLA’s third annual PortTechExpo meeting at the San Pedro Double Tree Hotel in San Pedro (Los Angeles) September 5-6.

Remy Motor for MAN’s Metropolis

August 28, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘World’s First Truck Featuring a Passenger-Car Diesel Engine’

Remy International provided the motor and generator to multinational Benteler Engineering for the new Metropolis plug-in hybrid electric truck by Germany’s MAN Truck and Bus. The vehicle – with a 3-liter Volkswagen diesel engine – is be tested as a garbage truck.

Amp EVs for Navistar Step Van

August 28, 2012 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘First Step’ Toward Large EVs for Urban Delivery Segment

Ohio’s Amp Electric Vehicles reports delivery of a 100-mile, pure battery electric, heavy commercial step van to Navistar. The Amp driveline, which replaces a thirsty diesel engine, is suitable for both retrofit and new-vehicle use, says Amp president Steve Burns.

NatGasCar via World CNG for SCR

August 28, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Chicago Paratransit ‘On the Cusp’ of Ordering Hundreds

Chicago’s SCR Medical Transportation has ordered 11 Chrysler Dodge Grand Caravans from World CNG, and according to SCR general manager Dave Daley is “on the cusp” of ordering as many as 240 more.

REG Is Raking It In with Biodiesel

August 28, 2012 in Biodiesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Net Income of $14 Million as Volumes Soar, Terminals Open

“It’s not a new industry anymore,” Renewable Energy Group president and CEO Dan Oh told F&F Friday, one week after REG’s second-quarter earnings report showed net income of $14.4 million for the first quarter, compared with a $948,000 loss for the first quarter of 2011. Company revenue grew 29%, to nearly $272 million, as gallons produced rose 30%, to 43 million.

Ultimate Launches CNG ‘FuelMule’

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

And Makes a Splash with ANGA with Buses for the Conventions

Virginia-based Ultimate CNG is promoting a new mobile fueler as a way to wear down the market barriers for natural gas vehicles in the U.S. – and is making a name for itself by partnering with America’s Natural Gas Alliance to provide CNG buses for this week’s Republican and early September’s Democratic National Conventions.

Sandy Springs Police Save with Propane

August 28, 2012 in Fleet Order, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fleet Has 25 Crown Vics by Force 911 and 40 More Coming

The Sandy Springs Police Department in Georgia has converted 25 Ford Crown Victoria cruisers to propane autogas, “saving more than $11,000 in fuel costs and displacing nearly 10 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over a period of three months,” says Alliance AutoGas.

Mercedes Atego for Freiburg Haulage

August 27, 2012 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

For This Operator, Manufacturer Says, It Was a Matter of Conscience

Mercedes-Benz says that its Atego BlueTec Hybrid, “the first hybrid drive truck to be mass-produced in Europe,” has been delivered to more than 110 customers since its launch in 2010, and as such is “the best-selling hybrid truck in Europe.”

Biomethane Use Grows in Germany

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

Stations Offering BioCNG More Than Doubled This Year

The number of compressed natural gas fueling stations in Germany offering 100% biomethane more than doubled during the first seven months of 2012, to 76, Berlin-based Erdgas Mobil reports. Nearly 230 of the 900 natural gas filling stations in Germany offer renewable natural gas in some proportion.

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