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Monthly Archives: June 2013

CleanNG Shows ‘Type V’ Cylinder

June 30, 2013 in CNG, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

No Liner At All, Higher Service Pressures Eyed

Tulsa-based CleanNG has shifted away from basalt fiber but is maintaining a key attribute of its cylinder design — no liner at all, making for thinner walls and more capacity, with less overall weight.

Boulder for V2G: ‘First Time’ in a Truck

June 30, 2013 in EVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Colorado Firm Claims the First V2G for Battery Trucks

Boulder Electric Vehicle chose last week’s ACT Expo 2013 in Washington, D.C. to talk up a demonstration of bi-directional DC fast charging with Michigan’s Coritech Services. The test, Bouldersays, makes it “the first electric truck company ever to successfully implement Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charging.”

Type IV in Pittsburgh by EKC-CPI

June 30, 2013 in CNG, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Everest Kanto Units Claims More Efficient Use of Fiber

The CP Industries unit of Everest Kanto (which manufactures Type I all-steel CNG cylinders in large quantities in Asia and Dubai) is promoting a new Type IV design to be made in the U.S.A.

Saddle Creek Taking Ten Freightliners

June 29, 2013 in CNG, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cascadia 113s Said First with CNG to Maximize Aerodynamics

In a deal nailed down at ACT Expo 2013 this past week, Florida’s Saddle Creek Transportation ordered ten Freightliner Cascadia 113 tractors with advanced tractor aerodynamics, new aerodynamic back-of-cab CNG cylinder arrays by Agility Fuel Systems, and Cummins Westport ISX12 G engines.

Propane Mowers on The Washington Mall

June 29, 2013 in Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PERC Donation of Six Exmark Lazer Z S-Series Units

The National Mall and Memorial Parks unit of the National Park Service last week fired up the engines on its first and only alternative fueled lawn mowers via a donation from the Propane Education & Research Council. updated July 1

eNow Solar for Mitsubishi Fuso

June 29, 2013 in Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Mitsubishi Embraces the Technology for Idle Reduction+

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America and first-time ACT Expo exhibitor eNow have a new strategic partnership to offer a range of solar-based auxiliary power system options for the OEM’s Canter FE/FG Series medium-duty commercial trucks.

Freightliner NGVs for Penske Leasing

June 29, 2013 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

100 CNG Cascadia Tractors with New Cummins Westport ISX12 G

Penske Truck Leasing has entered natural gas vehicle leasing behind an order for 100 compressed natural gas Freightliner Cascadia tractors powered by Cummins Westport’s new 11.9-liter ISX12 G engine. First deliveries are expected in September. updated with additional contact information on July 2

GE’s CNG In A Box for Ozinga Brothers

June 29, 2013 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

GE Oil & Gas Provides Far More than Just the Fuel Station

The latest customer for GE Oil & Gas’ CNG In A Box fueling station is ready-mix concrete firm Ozinga Brothers, of Mokena, Ill., which has pledged to switch its fleet of 500 trucks to CNG by 2020. Ozinga plans to buy four CNG In A Box fueling systems, which list at $750,000 each, as well as trucks, loaders and other CNG equipment with finance from GE Capital.

Westport’s BAF Buy: a Deeper Dive

June 29, 2013 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

One Mission Accomplished, Clean Energy Looks to Core Business;
Westport Boosts Light Duty Upfit Business That’s Exclusively Its Own

Clean Energy Fuels purchased BAF Technologies in autumn 2009 to ensure that BAF could handle an historic CNG upfit job it had undertaken for AT&T. BAF has now converted more than 3,000 Ford vehicles for the telcom – out of more than 20,000 overall – and Clean Energy is turning its attention to its core business of providing natural gas fuel.

Westport Innovations, meanwhile, is perhaps best known for its Westport HD system for Class 8 trucks built around the 15-liter Cummins ISX, but shipped only three during the first quarter (by contrast, the Cummins Westport, Inc. joint venture for spark-ignition natural gas engines shipped 1,313 units during the quarter).

this is an update of an item posted when the acquisition news broke on Friday

Procter & Gamble Promotes NGV Plans

June 29, 2013 in CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

20% of Consumer Giant’s For-Hire Truck Loads on Natural Gas

Procter & Gamble – with brands like Ivory, Tide, Bounty and Crest – is pushing its for-hire truckers to use natural gas. P&G said last week that beginning next month, it “will work with eight transportation carriers to convert up to 20% of its North America truck loads to natural gas vehicles within two years.” updated July 2

Trillium CNG Pledges 101 Truck Stations

June 29, 2013 in CNG, Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Public in 29 States with Access for Class 8 Trucks by 2016

Trillium CNG is upping the ante for compressed natural gas for Class 8 trucks by pledging to build 101 public access CNG fueling stations able to handle Class 8 trucks in 29 states by 2016.

NTEA Sets Its Key Sept. Conferences

June 29, 2013 in Conference/Meeting by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Business & Markets and New Model Trucks in September in Dearborn

NTEA – aka the National Truck Equipment Association – has set its Business and Market Planning Summit for September 9 and its New Model Truck Product Conference for September 10-12, both at the Adoba Hotel Dearborn/Detroit (formerly the Hyatt Dearborn) in Dearborn, Mich.

More Xebec Biogas in South Korea

June 29, 2013 in Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Second Biogas Upgrading Installation for the Transport Sector

Montreal-based Xebec Adsorption says it’s commissioned another biogas-to-compressed natural gas upgrading facility in South Korea.

Westport Buys BAF from Clean Energy

June 28, 2013 in CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Amalgamation Will Create Largest Product Portfolio & Market Presence’

Westport Innovations has acquired BAF Technologies and its ServoTech Engineering subsidiary from Clean Energy Fuels for $25 million in Westport stock and a $5 million joint marketing and sales program.

this item, posted immediately following
Westport’s announcement on June 28,
was substantially updated on June 29

ANGA Roadshow to Stoke CNG Demand

June 25, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

NGV Advocates Are Prodding the U.S. Automakers to Action

Six popular consumer vehicles converted to run on compressed natural gas and gasoline were unveiled at ACT Expo in Washington D.C. today as the second stop of a national roadshow designed to bring CNG to the driving public.

ClipperCreek for ‘Highest Power’ EVSE

June 24, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Three-Phase Unit Retains SAE-J1772 Communications Protocol,
Allows Customers Flexibility to Charge When Utility Rates Are Lowest

ClipperCreek is taking the occasion of this week’s ACT Expo in Washington to introduce the CS-100-3P, a 30-kilowatt, 80-amp, three-phase electric vehicle charger. “This technology represents the highest power EV charging station available for commercial trucking applications,” the company says. updated (with new photo) July 1

Greenkraft Certifies Ford 6.8L Engine

June 22, 2013 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Company Will Perform Upfits on F-550, -650, -750 and B-59

Santa Ana, Calif.-based Greenkraft reports U.S. EPA and California certification of its natural gas version of Ford’s 6.8-liter V-10 engine.

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