ACT Expo 2017

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Landi Renzo Claims CNG F-150 Firsts

April 19, 2017 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Offering Many Options, Including Multiple CNG Tank Configurations:’
The Order Book Opens Next Month with Ship-Thru from Kansas City,
Landi Is also Offering 50,000-Mile Warranties on All Its CNG Systems

Landi Renzo USA is announcing today a company (and industry) first: the Ford F-150 for model year 2018 on compressed natural gas with ship-thru via the Ford assembly plant in Kansas City.
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VNG Supports CNG, Continues Expansion

April 18, 2017 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, NGVs, Opinion by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Founder Harvey Lamm Rebuts Senator in Automotive News:
‘Ignoring Natural Gas Vehicles Is a Glaring Regulatory Omission’

VNG.co continues to work with established fuel retailers to locate CNG fueling outlets in established gasoline sales locations.
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Honda’s Clarity EVs Join H2 Fuel Cell Car

April 14, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, Hydrogen, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric Unveiled:
‘Series Provides Unparalleled Electric Drive Choice’
As Two-Motor Hybrid Electric Truck Is Promised Too

American Honda has expanded its line of Clarity-badged electric drive vehicles beyond the hydrogen-fueled Clarity Fuel Cell sedan, establishing a three-model line of five-passenger midsize sedans including the new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid PHEV and all-battery Clarity Electric car.
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Ford’s in Pursuit of Electrified Vehicles

April 10, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, municipal fleet by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Details $4.5 Billion Plan for 13 New EVs in Five Years
Including Hybrid Versions of the Mustang and F-150
And Industry’s First Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Police Car

Ford is releasing details today of its $4.5 billion drive to field no fewer than 13 new electric and/or hybrid electric vehicles globally in the next five years. The eye-catcher is a hybrid-electric police car, said to be the first hybrid ever to be pursuit-rated. Read More >>

GSA Nod for Apollo for ChargePoint EVSE

April 7, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Federal Fleet Buyer Awards Blanket Purchase Agreement

Apollo Sunguard has been awarded a BPA/blanket purchase agreement by the GSA Fleet arm of the federal General Services Administration. The company is a distributor of ChargePoint chargers (aka EVSE, for electric vehicle supply equipment).
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More Luxfer CNG Tanks for McNeilus

April 7, 2017 in ACT Expo 2016, ACT Expo 2017, CNG, Companies, concrete, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

G-Stor Go Type IV Cylinders for S-Series Front Discharge Mixers

McNeilus Truck has selected G-Stor Go brand Type IV compressed natural gas cylinders from Luxfer, with Luxfer G-Flo valves, for its CNG-fueled S-Series front discharge concrete mixers.
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Knapheide for XL’s PHEV Installations

April 6, 2017 in Companies, Hybrids, telematics by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ship-Thru from Kansas City to Commence Late This Year

XL Hybrids is trumpeting a “first-of-its-kind” installation partnership with Knapheide Manufacturing, by which XL’s new XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle upfits will be available on Ford F-150 pick ups.
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Cobham Type IVs for Redmark CNG

April 6, 2017 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cobham Type IV CNG Cylinders Selected for Service and Price
As Manufacturer Readies Additional Sizes for later This Year

Colorado’s Redmark CNG Services has chosen Cobham as a preferred supplier of Type IV compressed natural gas fuel cylinders, Cobham reports, noting that Redmark’s team has delivered thousands of upfit CNG and LPG [propane autogas] vehicles to hundreds of fleets in the region.
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Xebec’s Better PSA: Fast Cycle for RNG

April 4, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Biomethane, Companies, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Game-Changer’ as a Novel Adsorption/Desorption Cycle Yields
‘Recovery Rates of Up to 98.5% While Operating at Low Pressure’

Xebec Adsorption is promoting an improved pressure swing adsorption architecture for upgrading biogas to biomethane. By optimizing fast-cycle PSA technology process design “and combining it with a novel adsorption/desorption cycle,” states a release, “Xebec can now achieve recovery rates of up to 98.5% while operating at low pressure, allowing operators to maximize revenue, lower operating costs and, consequently, increase profitability.”

The result is more practical RNG – renewable natural gas.


Xebec PSA/pressure swing adsorption equipment at work in France. Installations employing the company’s new fast-cycle designs in Europe are already achieving the new performance levels – stated at 98.5% recovery – for biogas-to-RNG upgrading, the company says.

Xebec notes that it pioneered fast- and rapid-cycle adsorption technology, bringing its proprietary technology to the biogas upgrading market more than 15 years ago. Today the Montreal-based company “is a major player with 27 installations operating globally and a growing number of ongoing projects under planning, procurement and construction.”

‘Flexible, Reliable, and Cost-Effective… a Step Change’

Biogas upgrading, the firm says, is an engineering and process design challenge “because gas compositions constantly vary, flow rates fluctuate, and temperatures change with seasonal and weather conditions.

“Operators need technology solutions that are flexible, reliable, and cost-effective in order to maximize profits,” Xebec says, claiming “a sterling reputation for delivering product gas that meets all of these objectives at a quality that can be injected into the pipeline systems.”

PSA recovery rates typically deliver recoveries in the 94% to 96% range, Xebec says. “With this breakthrough in the PSA process and cycle design, Xebec can offer a step change in achievable recovery rates, up to 98.5%, offering its proven adsorption technology that is cost effective, flexible and highly reliable.”

Kurt Sorschak

‘This Is a Game-Changer… Product Gas that Can Be Sold’

“This is a game-changer for Xebec,” says Xebec president and CEO Kurt Sorschak says in a release. “Our customers have always been highly complementary of our robust and flexible systems that can adjust within minutes to changing operating conditions while continuously delivering quality product gas that can be sold.

“With this improvement in recovery to 98.5%,” Sorschak says, “we are now offering clear economic advantages to our customers. Xebec combines high recovery with low operating costs and unrivaled system tolerance and flexibility, resulting in increased profitability for our customers.

Game Changer at ACT Expo Too

“With 21 projects in our current pipeline,” he said, “customers have clearly taken to Xebec’s new biogas upgrading solution.”

Separately, organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo and conference fast approaching in Long Beach, Calif. will examine the merits of biomethane at the Game Changer 2.0 Summit session on Monday, May 1. ACT Expo itself runs May 1-4, with the exhibit hall open May 2-3.

Xebec Adsorption will be at Booth 553.

Check out the ACT Expo 2017 agenda here.


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Source: Xebec with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Tritium Expanding Charger Service Team

March 28, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm Is Looking for Technicians to Support the U.S. Market

Tritium is looking for EVSE/electric vehicle support equipment service technicians in the U.S. as it tackles the American market – the Brisbane, Australia-based manufacturer of Veefil brand fast DC electric vehicle chargers opened an office in Torrance, Calif., last month.
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AeroVironment for eMotorWerks Cloud

March 28, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

AV Chargers Getting ‘JuiceNet’ Smart-Grid Capability

AeroVironment and eMotorWerks are teaming to offer better connectivity for EVSE/electric vehicle support equipment. AeroVironment’s line of EV chargers is being integrated with eMotorWerks’ “JuiceNet” system for cloud-connected smart-grid charging.
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NuBlu Energy: Local LNG in Louisiana

March 27, 2017 in Companies, HHP, Infrastructure, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

30,000 Gallons Per Day at New Port Allen Facility
Heralds ‘New Direction for the LNG Energy Market’

NuBlu Energy is building a liquefied natural gas production facility in Port Allen, La. The first phase, to be operational late this year, is to see production capability of 30,000 gallons of LNG daily for “rail, marine, long haul transportation, power generation, gas interruption, asphalt and other energy markets.”
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Honda to Unveil New EVs Next Month

March 16, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, event, EVs, Hydrogen, milestones, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Clarity’ Line to Debut at New York Auto Show

American Honda will unveil its new line of “Clarity” electric vehicles at the New York International Auto Show, which runs April 14-23 at the Javits Center in Manhattan.
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UPS Spending $90m More on Natural Gas

March 15, 2017 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, LNG, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

TruStar for Four New CNG Fueling Stations,
Freightliner & Kenworth for 440 New Trucks

UPS said today that it’s investing an additional $90 million in natural gas trucks and fueling infrastructure. The money will pay for 440 new compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas trucks, and six new CNG fueling facilities.
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AFS Opens Houston CNG-Diesel Outlet

March 6, 2017 in Companies, DME, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG and Diesel Southwest of William P. Hobby Airport

American Fueling Systems last week celebrated the opening of its first combined compressed natural gas and diesel fueling facility, in Houston, “one of the largest facilities in Texas with such capabilities.”
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Clean Energy-BP Ink a $155m RNG Pact

March 1, 2017 in Biofuels, Biomethane, Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

BP Buying Existing Biomethane Production Facilities,
Freeing Clean Energy to Focus on ‘Redeem’ RNG Sales

Clean Energy Fuels said this morning that BP its buying its renewable natural gas production facilities for $155 million, while “Clean Energy will continue to focus on selling its Redeem branded RNG with a secure source of fuel for its nationwide network of stations.”
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Toyota Plans H2 Fueling with Shell

February 21, 2017 in Companies, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Seven Stations Planned Using $16.36 Million from California Agency

Toyota said Monday that it’s looking forward to establishing seven retail fueling stations for hydrogen with Shell behind $16,362,500 in funding from the California Energy Commission.
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