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Monthly Archives: January 2017

GM & Honda to Produce Fuel Cells

January 31, 2017 in Companies, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Automakers Form New $170 Million Joint Venture
To Produce Hydrogen-Powered Systems in Michigan

General Motors and Honda said Monday that they’ll jointly manufacture hydrogen fuel cell systems at GM’s existing battery pack plant in Brownstown, Mich., south of Detroit. It’s “the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company,” states a joint release.
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Blue Bird Corp Taps TransPower for e-Bus

January 31, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, money awarded, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Project Is Supported by a $4.4 Million DoE Award
As Manufacturer Says It Will Explore V2G Connections

Blue Bird has tapped Southern California’s TransPower and says it will look at V2G/vehicle-to-grid technology as it develops a battery electric school bus. The project is backed by a $4.4 million award from EERE, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. updated February 6
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XNG Industrial CNG for Susquehanna, Pa.

January 27, 2017 in CNG, industrial, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Xpress Natural Gas Is Investing a First-Phase $18,620,000
To Fuel Up to 100 Hexagon and Quantum Delivery Trailers

Xpress Natural Gas is to build a 130,000-square-foot compressed natural gas depot on 20 acres of land in Forest Lake Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. “The company will invest $18,620,000 in this first phase, which includes the land purchase and construction and infrastructure costs for the station,” states a release from the office of Governor Tom Wolfe.
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Rethink Methane Full Speaker Roster

January 27, 2017 in Biomethane, Conference/Meeting, Rethink Methane 2017 by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Renewable Methane: ‘Policymakers Need to Take a Fresh Look’

“Policymakers need to take a fresh look at the important role that methane can play in our energy future, particularly CH4 from renewable sources,” says Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, organizer of the Rethink Methane conference series.
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144 Hydrogen Buses & Fueling for Europe

January 27, 2017 in Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Jive’ Project for Fuel Cell Vehicles in Five Countries
Coordinated with Seven ‘Mehrlin’ H2 Fueling Stations
Targets ‘The Economies of Scale Which Are Needed’

Partners including FCH JU, the European Commission-affiliated Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, have kicked off a project to deploy 144 fuel cell transit buses backed by seven hydrogen fueling stations in five countries: Germany, the UK, Italy, Latvia and Denmark.
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Grande West CNG: ISB6.7 G & xperion

January 26, 2017 in CNG, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Powered by Cummins Westport’s New ISB6.7 G Engine
With Type IV Fuel Cylinders Marking a First for xperion

Canada’s Grande West Transportation, which emphasizes “affordability, accessibility and global responsibility” for its line of 30- and 35-foot “Vicinity” transit buses, is now offering a compressed natural gas option, using the ISB6.7 G engine from Cummins Westport and Type IV CNG fuel tanks from xperion.
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Cal Floats ZEV Plan and Utilities Step Up

January 24, 2017 in EVs, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vehicles, Cap-and-Trade Are Key as California Air Resources Board
Floats Aggressive Plan to Slash GHG Emissions by 40% Below 1990’s
By 2030 – ‘the Most Ambitious Target in North America,’ Agency Says

Utilities were quick to get onboard last week as the California Air Resources Board released its proposed plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 – “the most ambitious target in North America.”
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Seaspan Ferries Enters the LNG Era

January 24, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First of Two Wärtsilä-Powered Vessels Entering Service

Delta, B.C.-based Seaspan Ferries is bringing Seaspan Swift, the first of two liquefied natural gas-fueled freight ferries into service as a sister ship, Seaspan Reliant, makes its way to the Vancouver area from the Sedef Shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey – a sea journey of more than 10,000 miles.
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Geneva Rock CNG in South Salt Lake

January 24, 2017 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm Trumpets $8 Million Investment in 25 Trucks,
Installs ANGI Energy Station with 26 Time-Fill Hoses

Utah’s Geneva Rock Products is claiming a “first in its industry” as the regional construction materials powerhouse has invested more than $8 million in a fleet of 25 compressed natural gas ready-mix concrete trucks and a facility to fuel them.
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BYD Battery Buses for UC Irvine – 20

January 23, 2017 in EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Southern California School Says It’s ‘First College Campus
In the Nation to Convert Its Buses to an All-Electric Fleet’

The University of California, Irvine, said today that it’s “poised to be the first college campus in the nation to convert its buses to an all-electric fleet,” as students have agreed to pay $15 million for 20 all-battery buses from BYD.
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SoCalGas Funds Onboard Dynamics

January 23, 2017 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Utility Is to Test Self-Powered Mobile Natural Gas Compressor

Southern California Gas reported a contract with Onboard Dynamics to fund the demonstration and testing of the Oregon start-up’s mobile natural gas compressor that can be used to fuel compressed natural gas vehicles “no matter where they are.”

Onboard Dynamics has developed a design that lets a portion of a natural gas-fueled engine serve as a compressor for natural gas. In addition to self-powered compressors, the scheme holds potential for natural gas vehicles that can compress their own fuel (F&F, April 26, 2016).

Onboard Dynamics’ natural gas-powered ‘Mobile-60’ compressor.

Onboard Dynamics’ natural gas-powered ‘Mobile-60’ compressor.

The concept “reduces the need for CNG cars and trucks to travel to public CNG stations and instead brings clean-burning natural gas refueling to the vehicles.”

‘Cost-Effective and Convenient’

“This mobile technology provides a cost-effective and convenient refueling solution for smaller CNG operators,” SoCalGas customer solutions and communications VP Lisa Alexander said in a release.

“This, in turn, may lead to an accelerated adoption of CNG, which would contribute to improved air quality and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to petroleum-based fuels,” she said.

Capacity Boost, or Backup

Because it is self-powered, the Onboard Dynamics compressor can act as a capacity boost for existing CNG compressor stations or as a reliable backup source during emergency events in which electrical generators are offline.

“Our technology can potentially reduce CNG production costs, increase efficiency, improve reliability and lower criteria emissions compared to previous engine-driven products,” Onboard Dynamics CEO Rita Hansen says in the SoCalGas funding announcement.

SoCalGas and Onboard Dynamics are to begin a demonstration project of the technology in the summer of 2017 with Mountain View School District in El Monte, Calif. and the Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency in Lancaster, Calif.


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Source: SoCalGas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Coast-to-Coast BYD Trucks for Sanitation

January 23, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Class 6 Collection Truck with Wayne for Los Angeles Demo
As New York City Sanitation Gets a Class 5 Battery Box Truck

BYD continues its push to bring fully battery electric vehicles to the vocational trucking sector. An all-battery Class 6 collection truck is be demonstrated for Los Angeles Sanitation this week, and a Class 5 vehicle, likewise 100% battery-electric and configured as a box truck, will be tested by DSNY, the New York City Department of Sanitation.
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New Flyer’s Record e-Drive Bus Deliveries

January 20, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

This Past Year Saw a 48% Equivalent Units Increase Over 2015:
‘Zero-Emission Acceptance Has Now Hit a Breakthrough Level,’
As Momentum Continues with Wrap of December’s MARTA Trial

New Flyer’s deliveries of electric buses “reached their highest level in company history” in 2016, the manufacturer reports, citing battery-electric, trolley-electric, and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
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The Best Alternative Fuel for the Fleet

January 20, 2017 in Alternative Fuels, Hybrids, Opinion, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fleet Managers Need to Be Able to Choose ‘The Right Fuel for the Job’

Special to Fleets & Fuels by Darren Engle,
director of governmental relations with Blue Star Gas

Diversification is just smart business, but for a long time fleet managers and even fuel providers were only thinking in terms of a one alternative fuel for their entire fleet. Fortunately, the idea that fleet managers need to select one alternative fuel to meet all their needs is beginning to fade.
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Rethink Methane Webinar January 26

January 19, 2017 in Biofuels, Biomethane, Rethink Methane 2017, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Renewable Methane in Today’s Regulatory and Policy Environment’

Organizers of the Rethink Methane conference series are holding a free webinar titled The Future of Renewable Methane on Thursday, January 26, at 11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm Eastern time.
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Dresser-Rand Touts LNGo Installation

January 19, 2017 in Energy E&P, LNG, milestones, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Micro-Scale Liquefaction for Tenaska-Frontier in the Marcellus

Dresser-Rand is talking up the commissioning of its first micro-scale installation for liquefied natural gas production. The modular, portable “LNGo” unit is being operated by Frontier Natural Resources to monetize stranded gas assets at Tenaska Resources’ Mainesburg field in the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania.
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Renewable Diesel Webinar January 25

January 19, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Renewable Diesel, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Online ACT Expo Event Is Aimed at Interested Fleets

Organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo are holding a free webinar on renewable diesel on Wednesday, January 25, at 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern time.
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