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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Atlas Disposal’s Unusual Feedstock

September 29, 2013 in Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CleanWorld’s Sacramento BioDigester Uses Off-Spec Food,
BioCNG Cleans & Clean Energy Fuels a Growing Truck Fleet  

Sacramento’s Atlas Disposal claims a U.S. first with a facility dedicated to making biomethane for vehicles with non-landfill organic waste material other than manure or sewage. The resulting compressed natural gas is fueling Atlas refuse trucks and other vehicles.
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End for New York’s LNG Moratorium?

September 27, 2013 in LNG, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New York DEC Proposes to Allow the Cryogenic Fuel

Liquefied natural gas could become legal in New York City again, as the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed regulations to permit LNG’s use.
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A-1 Opens Branch in Elkhart, Indiana

September 26, 2013 in Companies, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fresno-Based Firm Opens Branch Close to Busbuilders

Fresno, Calif.-based A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems has opened a branch in Elkhart, Ind., where close proximity to body companies makes it well placed to compete for gaseous fuel conversions of shuttle buses.
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Alt Fuels Support from GE Fleet

September 26, 2013 in CNG, Companies, EVs, LNG, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘We Believe Alternative Fuels Are Here to Stay’

GE Capital Fleet Services is promoting its role in helping fleet managers decide whether alternative fuels are good for their business – and which of the alternative fuels is the best for a particular customer operation.
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ANGF Building LNG Plant in Texas

September 25, 2013 in LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Dallas-Area Facility Is Expected to Be Operational in Mid-2015

Applied Natural Gas Fuels said today that it will build an LNG production facility in Midlothian, Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth) with a production capacity of 86,000 LNG gallons per liquefier, with initial operation in mid-2015.
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Open Charge Alliance This Week

September 25, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

OCA Hopes to Remedy a Fundamental Mistake of Early EV Proponents

Citing the bankruptcy of Ecotality (disclosed on September 16) and the recent demise of Better Place (F&F, May 27), a new organization – the Open Charge Alliance – has been formed to help other industry players avoid a repeat of their mistakes.
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Gas-Prep Ford Transit Connect Taxi

September 24, 2013 in CNG, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Gaseous-Prep 2.5 Available for CNG or Propane Conversions

Ford emphasized availability of a gaseous-prep package for the 2.5-liter engine of the 2014 Transit Connect as it unveiled the vehicle as a “Taxi of the Future.” Gaseous-prep means the vehicles can be readily converted, with full Ford sanction and approval, to compressed natural gas or propane autogas operation by Qualified Vehicle Modifiers.
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Cobey Energy for Buckeye CNG

September 24, 2013 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Station Hosted by Mount Eaton Pallet in Millersburg, Ohio

Buffalo, N.Y.-based Cobey Energy furnished the gear for a new compressed natural gas fueling station hosted by Mount Eaton Pallet for Buckeye CNG in Millersburg, Ohio.
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PG&E and EVI for the Plug-In REEV

September 24, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

UQM Motors and Valence Batteries for Range-Extended Class 5

Pacific Gas & Electric and Electric Vehicles International unveiled the California Energy Commission-backed REEV, and said that the Range Extended Electric Vehicle is the utility industry’s first-ever Class 5 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
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Westport Dropping the 15-Liter HPDI?

September 24, 2013 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cummins Westport’s ISX12 G Fills the Big Truck Need
But Some Are Disappointed as Flagship Discontinued

Westport Innovations, dealers say, has ceased production of its Westport 15L high pressure direct ignition engine – the product based on the 15-liter Cummins ISX diesel that took the Vancouver company into natural gas vehicles more than a decade ago.
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GE’s CNG In A Box for China – 260 Units

September 24, 2013 in CNG, Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

MoU Signed for 260 Units with Shenyang Compressor Manufacturing

GE Oil & Gas has publicized an MoU for China’s Endurance Industry to purchase 260 of its CNG In A Box fueling units – and made the announcement in conjunction with the grand opening of GE’s high-speed reciprocating compressor manufacturing facility in Shenyang.
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NABI Buses, 180 CNG LFWs for Houston

September 24, 2013 in Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Order for 265 New Flyer NABIs Includes 180 CNG Buses

New Flyer Industries reports an order for 265 buses by Houston Metro from its new subsidiary NABI Bus, and says that 180 of the 40-foot vehicles will be fueled by compressed natural gas, with the CNG deliveries to start in 2015.
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AFV Moving to Larger Ohio Plant

September 24, 2013 in CNG, Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

SSP Affiliate Talks Up 30,000 Square Feet in Twinsburg

AFV Natural Gas Fuel Systems, a provider of tube and hose assemblies for NGV fuel systems, says it’s “moving into a larger facility to keep up with rapid growth.”
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EcoDual Unveils Max/SR, Warranty

September 24, 2013 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Dual Fuel 2.0’ Includes New Two-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty

EcoDual is promoting an improved dual fuel conversion system for Class 8 trucks called Max/SR 2.0 – and is emphasizing that the new upfit product includes a two-year unlimited mileage warranty, said to be an industry first.
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Clean Energy, Ferus, GE Form Eagle

September 19, 2013 in Companies, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Eagle LNG Born at HHP Summit, to Serve HHP Markets, and Trucks

Clean Energy Fuels, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels, GE Ventures and GE Energy Financial Services have formed Eagle LNG Partners to jointly deliver liquefied natural gas for long-haul trucking, as well as to customers in the rail, mining, marine, and oil and gas services sectors.
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PG&E and EVI for Class 5 REEVs

September 16, 2013 in Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California-Backed Backed Program to Kick Off on Thursday

The California Energy Commission is backing development of a hybrid electric Class 5 work truck by Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Electric Vehicles International. They are to formally kick off the program at EVI headquarters in Stockton on Thursday, September 19.
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Boulder Updates Truck V2G Work

September 14, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Successful Demos Reported in Michigan, Colorado, California

Boulder Electric Vehicle says it’s successfully demonstrated vehicle-to-grid power swaps on its all-electric trucks in Michigan, Colorado and California.
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