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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Trillium for GRTC and the GreenTeam

August 31, 2013 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG for Trash Hauling in California and Transit in Virginia

Trillium CNG has reported two new compressed natural gas fueling installations, supporting refuse trucks with a slow-fill station in San Jose, Calif. and transit buses and paratransit vehicles with an HY-C fast-fill station in Richmond, Va.
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California Re-Opens the ZBus Issue

August 30, 2013 in Conference/Meeting, EVs, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Will Establish the Continued Need for ZBus Technology Development’

The California Air Resources Board is hosting a public workshop on September 17 in Diamond Bar, east of Los Angeles, to discuss updates to its Zero Emission Bus regulation.
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Clean Energy-IMW for China Gas

August 30, 2013 in CNG, Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$167 Million Deal for Equipment for 310 CNG Fueling Stations

Clean Energy Fuels reported a pact with China Gas Holdings to supply as many as 416 compressed natural gas compressors by its IMW Industries subsidiary for 310 CNG stations in China.
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Efacec Reports ETL Certification

August 30, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Intertek Approval Applies to EV Chargers with SAE Combo,
‘Goes a Long Way Toward Resolving the VHS/Betamax Issue’

Efacec says it’s the first company to receive ETL certification for the SAE Combo-connected electric vehicle fast charger, applicable to U.S.- and European-built EVs. “This means the units will now be able to serve all electric plug-in vehicles available in the U.S. that are capable of receiving a DC Fast Charge,” Efacec says.
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Kwik Trip Opens 15th CNG Station

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

Wisconsin C-Store Operator Plans Ten More by Year-End

La Crosse, Wisc.-based Kwik Trip celebrated the opening of its 15th compressed natural gas station in Janesville, Wisc. on Wednesday, and said it plans to add ten more before the end of the calendar year.
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CNGci Launches Larger Cylinder

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

New 25-Incher to Be Available at the End of 2013

CNG Cylinders International, which already claims the world’s largest Type III compressed natural gas fuel cylinders, says it’s completed development of a 25-inch diameter tank. The current CNGci line includes 23-inch cylinders.
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Greening Your Fleet in Indiana

August 29, 2013 in Biodiesel, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, Ethanol, EVs, Hybrids, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fourth Annual Conference in Elizabeth Next Month

The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition is holding its fourth annual Greening Your Fleet conference at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino in Elizabeth, Ind. September 23-25.


IndianaGreeningFleetThe gathering will cover natural gas vehicles, propane-autogas, biofuels and electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

Every alternative fuel and technology has its own distinct advantages, which can include domestic availability, widespread distribution infrastructure, low cost and low emissions, organizers note.

“There’s no one silver bullet,” they say, promising “timely, credible information” for fleet operators.


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Source: Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

NGV Global 2014 – Call for Papers

August 28, 2013 in Conference/Meeting, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Deadline for Abstracts for the Early May Meeting Is October 31

Organizers of NGV Global 2014 have issued a Call for Papers, setting October 31 as the deadline for submission of presentation abstracts. NGV Global 2014 itself takes place May 5-9, co-located with ACT Expo 2014 at the Long Beach Convention Center, adjacent to Los Angeles.
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Encana Offers CNG in Parachute

August 28, 2013 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Facility Hosted by Shell in Colorado is Gas Producer’s Eighth

Encana Natural Gas has opened its eighth compressed natural gas fueling station in North America, a public-access facility co-located at a Shell outlet on County Road in Parachute, Colo.
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Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Reefer Trucks

August 28, 2013 in fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PNNL Promotes Joint Work with Nuvera and Plug Power

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is fostering the use of hydrogen fuel cells to replace the diesel engines driving truck refrigeration units, detailing trials of Nuvera and Plug Power equipment on four vehicles carrying food for Sysco and H-E-B. updated August 29
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BAE Promotes HDS300 for VTA

August 27, 2013 in Uncategorized by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First HybriDrive Series Powertrains for Artics Confirmed

BAE Systems is talking up the first application of its HybriDrive HDS300 series hybrid electric driveline in an articulated bus. Hybrid articulated buses in North America had previously been powered by Allison’s parallel offering.
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Cool Planet for Biogasoline

August 27, 2013 in Biofuels by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vehicle in Ventura ‘Brings Us One Step Closer to Commercializing’

Camarillo, Calif.-based Cool Planet is talking up the successful trial of its biomass-derived synthetic gasoline with the Ventura County Parks Department. There, officials ran a 5% blend of Cool Planet’s renewable, low-carbon gasoline for during their normal operations six weeks.
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Smith Electric for Taiwan & Texas

August 27, 2013 in Companies, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

LoI with Taikang Technology Calls for 5,000 Vehicles over Three Years,
Smith Also to Provide 30 Trucks for CTE Effort in Houston-Galveston Area

Smith Electric Vehicles has disclosed a Letter of Intent to form a joint venture with Taikang Technology Corp in Taiwan. The next step, Smith says, is a definitive licensing agreement to cover assembly and distribution of all-electric vehicles in Taiwan, “opening up an important new market.” Separately, the Houston-Galveston Area Council and CTE, the Center for Transportation and the Environment said Smith is to provide 30 diesel-replacing delivery trucks.
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California Biodiesel Case Studies

August 27, 2013 in Biodiesel, Biofuels by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

EDF-E2 Assessment Shows Rapid Growth in California

A new study by EDF and E2 sums up the benefits of biodiesel and profiles six companies they say are “helping to revolutionize the industry.” Biodiesel, states a summary, “not only reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions and improves air quality; it is providing consumers with additional fuel choices at the pump and spurs green job growth.”
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Golden Eagle CNG in Casa Grande

August 26, 2013 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Trillium CNG Station Opens South of Phoenix

Golden Eagle Distributors and Trillium CNG have officially opened the first public-access compressed natural gas fueling station in Casa Grande, Ariz., near Interstate-10 south of Phoenix.
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BAE Touts Hybrid GCV Drive Tests

August 26, 2013 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

2,000 Miles of Hybrid System Evaluation on ‘Hotbuck’ Unit

BAE Systems reports completion of 2,000 miles of tests of the hybrid electric driveline for the U.S. Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle on its “Hotbuck” rig in Santa Clara, Calif. The tests indicate that a hybrid GCV will have greater agility, acceleration and maneuverability than a comparable mechanical system, and that the hybrid vehicle will use up to 20% less fuel than a conventionally powered GCV.
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Agility Branches to Colorado

August 26, 2013 in Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Aaron Lay Named as Western Regional Sales Manager in Denver

Southern California’s Agility Fuel Systems is extending its reach, establishing an office in Denver with Aaron Lay as western regional sales manager.
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