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Monthly Archives: October 2013

CLNE with GE, and for Lowe’s Trucks

October 30, 2013 in Fleet Order, LNG, money available, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Clean Energy Fuels Targets One-Year Payback with GE Capital,
Separately Supports Lowe’s-NFI Transition to LNG Truck Fleet

Busy Clean Energy Fuels has a pact with GE Capital’s transportation finance arm to help pay for natural gas vehicle fleet deployments, and separately reports a contract with Lowe’s and NFI to supply the retailer’s over-the-road trucks with liquefied natural gas fuel. this item was initially posted on October 28

Eagle LNG Takes Wing in Florida

October 30, 2013 in LNG, Marine, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Clean Energy Talks Up the Marine Fueling Possibilities
For Jacksonville Plant, Trucks and Trains Targeted Too

Clean Energy Fuels said this morning that it’s moving to buy land in Jacksonville, Fla. to build a liquefied natural gas plant serving marine, truck and rail markets. It would be the first project to be developed by Eagle LNG Partners, the new consortium of Clean Energy, GE Ventures, GE Energy Financial Services and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels.

REG Re-Opens Plant in Mason City, Iowa

October 30, 2013 in Uncategorized by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pledges $20 Million Upgrade for 30-Million-Gallon Biorefinery

The Renewable Energy Group has formally re-opened the biodiesel plant in Iowa it bought from Soy Energy earlier this year, and this week announced a $20 million project to upgrade it to a multi-feedstock capability.

NGVs in Atlanta – Three Weeks Away

October 29, 2013 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More Than 100 Exhibitors for Largest U.S. All-NGV Show


AGL Resources, Hexagon Lincoln and Clean Energy Fuels are platinum sponsors of NGVAmerica’s Atlanta gathering.

NGVAmerica’s annual show, with a new format aimed not so much at potential customers but at natural gas vehicle and NGV equipment and service providers, is less than three weeks away.

Crosspoint Kinetics for 43 Buses

October 29, 2013 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hybrid System Installed on Madison County Transit Vehicles

Crosspoint Kinetics says it’s completed the installation of 43 of its second-generation electric hybrid systems on buses operated by Madison County Transit of Granite City, Ill.

AGL Contracts for Two CNG Stations

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

New Public Access Facilities in Decatur and Oglethorpe, Ga.

The Atlanta Gas Light unit of AGL Resources reports agreements for new compressed natural gas fueling stations in Decatur and Oglethorpe, Ga. The public-access stations will be operated by DeKalb County and the Flint River Fuel Center.

Hexagon Lincoln for Swift: $5 Million

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

Order for Tuffshell Type IV Cylinders for 200 Freightliners

Hexagon Lincoln has disclosed on order worth some $5 million for its Tuffshell brand compressed natural gas fuel cylinders. The lightweight Type IV all-composite tanks are for 200 CNG-fueled Class 8 Freightliner Cascadia trucks for Swift Transportation.


Plug Power Fuel Cells for Better Range

October 29, 2013 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Funding Sought for Project for Hydrogen Range Extension

Plug Power is proposing to test its GenDrive brand hydrogen fuel cells as range extenders on pure-battery delivery trucks, thereby making the zero-emission vehicles more mission-capable.


Gazprom Export Wants More NGVs

October 29, 2013 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘We at Gazprom Aim to Take Gas as Fuel to a Whole New Level’

The following submission by Alexander I. Medvedev, Director General of Gazprom Export and Deputy Chairman of Gazprom’s Management Committee, highlights Gazprom’s perspective on the use of natural gas in transport, “and points out some of the major economic and environmental benefits of natural gas as a transport fuel.”

Ryder for Blu LNG, Saddle Creek CNG

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

Ryder Rides Saddle Creek into Texas, Blu in Utah and Georgia

Ryder System’s efforts to provide natural gas-fueled trucks for lease is gaining momentum, as the Florida-based company has disclosed deals for 30 compressed natural gas-fueled trucks for Saddle Creek in Texas (and one in Louisiana), and 55 liquefied natural gas-fueled trucks for Blu in Utah and Georgia.

GSA Package Proposal Lauded

October 29, 2013 in Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

American Clean Skies Foundation Praises Move to Consider the Environment

The American Clean Skies Foundation is praising a federal move to consider more than just price when contracting for package delivery services. The U.S. General Services Administration, the Foundation reports, is proposing that vendors competing for a $1.5 billion government-wide contract for package delivery services be assessed on their ability to meet annual targets for fuel efficiency, greenhouse gas intensity and alternative fuel use as well as delivery prices.

Roush Propane for Oak Creek Schools

October 29, 2013 in Fleet Order, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Operator Go Riteway in Wisconsin Is Paying Just $2 per Gallon
To Fuel 20 New Blue Bird Buses with Roush CleanTech Systems

Students in Oak Creek, Wisc. are riding to school in 20 Blue Bird buses fueled with propane autogas, reports Roush CleanTech.

‘Hail Yes,’ as First NV200T Delivered

October 29, 2013 in Uncategorized by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nissan’s First Purpose-Built Taxi Vehicle Delivered in New York

The taxi of Today? Nissan North America is talking up the delivery of its first NV200T, a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, gasoline-fueled, purpose-built hack vehicle the manufacturer aggressively promoted as the “Taxi of Tomorrow” for New York City.

UQM Introduces PowerPhase HD 250

October 29, 2013 in Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

High-Voltage Electric Drive for Heavier Duty Applications

Colorado’s UQM Technologies has introduced a new and more powerful electric vehicle driveline, the PowerPhase HD 250, for high-voltage electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, including heavy commercial truck and transit buses, and marine vessels.

EchoDrive Premiere for Advance Sales

October 29, 2013 in Electric Drive, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Echo Automotive Takes Reservations for Bolt-On Hybrid Drive

Echo Automotive has launched EchoDrive Premiere as incentive program for advance sales of its EchoDrive add-on plug-in hybrid electric vehicle kit – which is to become available next year, and for which the Arizona- and Indiana-based firm promises fuel savings as great as 50%.

Roush Propane for Knight’s Limos

October 28, 2013 in Fleet Order, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Eight Propane Autogas Vans for Logan and Regional Airports

Shrewsbury, Mass.-based Knight’s Airport Limousine Service has added eight Ford E-350 passenger vans converted to dedicated-propane autogas operation, reports upfitter Roush CleanTech.  equipment, a ground transportation company, adds clean-burning alternative fuel vehicles to service

Eight States Want 3.3 Million EVs

October 28, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Governors Seek ‘to Revolutionize the Automobile Market’ by Promoting ZEVs

Governors from eight states are trumpeting a “groundbreaking” initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads in their states within a dozen years.

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