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ACT Expo 2017 Speaker Line-Up

March 24, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Alternative Fuels, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, event, EVs, fuel cells, Game Changer, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, investments, LNG, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Key Meeting Is Early This Coming May in Long Beach

Organizers of 2017’s Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo have released the speaker line-up for the event, which takes place May 1-4 at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center.

Gain insight from progressive fleet operators, advanced vehicle OEMs, clean fuel suppliers, and other industry leaders, says ACT Expo organizer (and Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Santa Monica, Calif.-based Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

Thom Shea

ACT Expo 2017’s opening keynote speaker is Thom Shea, CEO of Greenville, S.C.-based Adamantine Alliance. Shea is a former U.S. Navy SEAL, author, “and renowned leadership and human performance coach.

‘Thrive in the Face of Adversity’

“With a number of policy and budget changes at the federal level, and the always present oil price roller coaster, the advanced technology and alternative fuels sectors face continued uncertainty and possible headwinds,” says GNA.

“Shea will share (non-classified) first-hand accounts from his time as a Navy SEAL and exhilarating insight on how the world’s most successful people can thrive in the face of adversity and uncertainty.”

‘All Fleet Applications’

Further, says GNA, ACT Expo attendees will learn from organizations that are driving clean transportation progress “across all fleet applications in the midst of an ever-changing market and regulatory environment.”

The four-day conference schedule is shaping up with presentations from more than 200 speakers, including

  • Gary Maresca, senior director of fleet services, Bimbo Bakeries USA;
  • Pete Melin, director of zero emission technology, Metro Transit of King County;
  • Kathryn Garcia, commissioner, New York City Department of Sanitation;
  • Mark Matheson, CEO & president, Matheson Trucking;
  • Mike Casteel, director of fleet procurement, UPS;
  • Sandra Berg, vice chair, California Air Resources Board;
  • Randy Frye, State Representative, District 67, Indiana State House of Representatives;
  • Kary Schaefer, marketing and strategy GM, Daimler Trucks North America;
  • Steve Center, VP, environmental business development & product regulatory office, American Honda;
  • Bob Myers, division chief of equipment, California Department of Transportation;
  • Jonathan Randall, senior VP, North American Sales, Mack Trucks;
  • Mike Silva, civil engineer & project manager, CR&R; and
  • Rob Neitzke, president, Cummins Westport.

View the full ACT Expo 2017 agenda.

Registrations are discounted until March 31Click here.

The ACT Expo 2017 exhibition hall is open May 2-3.

GNA/ACT Expo info, Alexis Wiley, 310-573-8552; [email protected]; www.actexpo.com

The 2017 edition of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo takes place May 1-4 at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center. Click image or here for more.

20 Fuel Cell Buses for OCTA and AC Transit

February 15, 2017 in Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

20 New Flyer Hydrogen Buses at Two California Agencies
To Be First-Ever Manufacturer-Integrated FC Buses in USA:
‘Production Volume to Gain Efficiencies & Drive Costs Down’

Two large California transit agencies will each deploy ten hydrogen fueled New Flyer buses under the Fuel Cell Electric Bus Commercialization Consortium. updated February 18 & 21
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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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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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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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Honda Places First of Its New Electric Cars

December 20, 2016 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Six Customers for Honda’s Latest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car
Operated Previous Version of the Zero-Emission Vehicle as Well,
Honda Pledges to Expand Clarity Line with Plug-In Electric Vehicles

American Honda is trumpeting the first deliveries, in Southern California, of its zero-emission, five-passenger, Clarity Fuel Cell sedan for 2017. Half a dozen customers previously leased Honda’s second-generation fuel cell vehicle, the Clarity FCX.
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Ryder with Nikola for New Class 8 H2 Truck

December 2, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, New Products, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ryder Named ‘Exclusive Nationwide Distribution & Maintenance Provider’
For Zero-Emission, 1,000-HP Class 8 Truck Aiming to Revolutionize Industry,
Nikola Plans Leasing and a Vertical Network of Hundreds of Fueling Stations:
Worthington for Cryogenic H2 Transport & Compressed Onboard Fuel Cylinders

Salt Lake City-based Nikola Motor named Ryder System “as its exclusive nationwide distribution and maintenance provider” as it yesterday evening unveiled the zero-emission Class 8 truck with which it hopes to revolutionize the trucking industry.
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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell: $369 Per Month

November 18, 2016 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hydrogen Fuel Is Included Too: Up to $15,000 Worth

American Honda said today that its hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell sedan will be in California dealerships by year-end, and that the zero-emission car will lease for $369 per month.
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Impco Adds More Components for H2

November 17, 2016 in fuel cells, Hydrogen, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Controls & Safety Devices ‘From the Cylinder to the Fuel Cell’

Impco has bolstered its line of GFI-branded the line of 350 bar/5000 psi solenoid valves, safety devices, isolation valves and regulators for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
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New Flyer Battery 60: Altoona, LA, and AC

November 8, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, fuel cells, Hydrogen, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First of the All-Electric Artics Are for LA Metro & AC Transit

New Flyer’s fully battery-powered, 60-foot articulated transit bus is to undergo U.S. Federal Transit Administration Altoona testing, the company said today. New Flyer describes the vehicle as “the industry’s first 60-foot electric heavy-duty transit bus.”
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1.008 to Celebrate Nat’l Hydrogen Day

October 7, 2016 in Electric Drive, event, fuel cells, Hydrogen, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Honda Pledges New Clarity Car, DoE Pledges $30 Million

Advocates of hydrogen as a vehicle fuel and hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric drivelines are gearing up for tomorrow, October 8, as National Hydrogen Day, “aptly chosen,” says the U.S. Department of Energy, for hydrogen’s atomic weight of 1.008.
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CHBC Sacramento Summit October 4-6

September 27, 2016 in Conference/Meeting, event, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Speakers Announced for Cal Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit

The California Hydrogen Business Council is gearing up for its 2016 California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit, taking place at the California Environmental Protection Agency headquarters building in Sacramento October 5-6. CHBC Member Day, with committee and sector action group meetings, is October 4.
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Impco Offers GFI Hydrogen Tank Unit

September 16, 2016 in fuel cells, Hydrogen, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Integrated Tank Valve Regulator Available Globally

Westport’s Impco Technologies unit is offering a new Hydrogen Integrated Tank Valve Regulator under its GFI brand. The 350 bar/5,000 psi H-ITVR is available for global markets.
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CHBC Plans Ports Hydrogen Workshop

September 11, 2016 in Electric Drive, event, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Publications by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Los Angeles Event for Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Solutions
As a New Report on Fuel Station Financing Is Released

The California Hydrogen Business Council will host a one-day workshop on available hydrogen and fuel cell solutions to meet the emissions reduction goals of ports on November 10.

CHBClogoThe gathering at the Banning’s Landing Community Center at the Port of Los Angeles is to feature presentations from port authority officials, terminal operators, trucking companies, and hydrogen and fuel cell technology providers. It will include tabletop exhibits.

Separately, CHBC has released its official report on the two-day Financing the 101st Station workshop held this past June in Pasadena. CHBC convened 28 experts who discussed their experiences related to financing, fueling station models and automotive plans for FCEVs – fuel cell electric vehicles.


‘The Market Has to Evolve’

“One of the clearest results of the workshop is that the market has to evolve more for private financing to kick in and for public funding in California to end,” CHBC executive director Jeff Serfass said in a release.

“Only with a supportive national policy for vehicle deployment and infrastructure, will the nation will see the benefits of the billions of dollars invested by private industry,” Serfass said.

CHBC Fall Meeting in Sacramento Next Month

“We can’t expect each state to provide the kind of funding being applied in California, and there is a limited future for FCEVs in the U.S. if they are sold only in California.”

CHBC's fueling station finance workshop this past June in Pasadena.

CHBC’s fueling station finance workshop this past June in Pasadena.

“Eventually,” states a CHBC report summary, “station economics will become sufficiently interesting to attract private capital, but that will take a number of years, even in California.”

CHBC’s annual fall California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit will take place October 5-6 in Sacramento California. The fall CHBC Summit will be preceded by a CHBC member day, with committee and sector action group meetings on October 4.


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Nikola Now Plans Hydrogen for Trucks

August 30, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

And Intends to Be 100% Vertically Integrated for Fuel

Start-up Nikola Motors said today that its planned line of Class 8 trucks will be fully zero-emission – they will be hydrogen fuel cell-powered.
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Hexagon H2 Tanks for Mercedes F-Cell

August 22, 2016 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Type IV Cylinders for Fuel Cell/Plug-In-‘Hybrid’

Hexagon Lincoln is supplying its all-composite Type IV cylinders for the new hydrogen-fueled Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell vehicle. Each car will have two of the lightweight tanks: one in the transmission tunnel and one below the rear seats.
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SunLine Puts FTA Money to Work

August 5, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, fuel cells, Hydrogen, money awarded, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$1.5 Million Grant Will Help with Maintenance & Training
For Zero Emission Buses via ‘CoEZET’ Center of Excellence

Southern California’s SunLine Transit said this morning that it will use a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration to support maintenance and training initiative related to ZEBs – zero emission buses.
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