HHP Summit 2017

FUELS

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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Oberon’s First DME Mack for a Customer

January 17, 2017 in Companies, DME, municipal fleet, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A Pinnacle Tractor in Trials by New York City Sanitation Department

Oberon Fuels and Mack Trucks have placed a Pinnacle tractor fueled by dimethyl ether in service with the New York City Department of Sanitation – marking the first-ever customer demonstration a Mack truck powered by the California company’s clean-burning fuel. updated with additional engine information on January 19
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Four Soon by Sea – Cars Move by LNG

January 17, 2017 in Companies, Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Pure Car/Truck Carriers Are Now in Service with UECC,
Volkswagen Has Ordered Two More to be Operated by Siem

Two made-in-China, nearly 600-foot pure car/truck carrier vessels with liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel engines have been placed in short-sea service in the Baltic by Norway-based UECC – United European Car Carriers.
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More Proterra Buses for King County

January 10, 2017 in EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Seattle Agency Is to Buy 120 All-Battery Buses by 2020,
And as Many as 73 will be Proterra Buses, County Says

Seattle’s King County Metro Transit said today that it will purchase 120 all-electric battery buses by 2020. “As part of this commitment, Metro will purchase up to 73 battery buses from Burlingame, Calif.-based Proterra,” states a county release. Eight 40-foot Proterra buses are to be deployed this year and 12 more in 2019.
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West Coast Cities Want LOTS More EVs

January 10, 2017 in ACT Expo 2016, ACT Expo 2017, EVs, municipal fleet by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Mayors Ask Automakers to Increase Production
To Aid Them in the Fight Against Climate Change,
As Many as 24,000 May Be Purchased for Their Fleets

The mayors of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle today released the nation’s first multi-city request to the automobile industry to help municipalities reduce fuel and maintenance costs by deploying increased numbers of electric vehicles.
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ChargePoint Future with ‘Express Plus’

January 10, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Modular High Power ‘Designed for the Next Ten Years…’
The New EVSE System ‘Completes the Technology Offering
Required to Make Fully Electric Transit a Reality,’ Firm Says

ChargePoint has unveiled a high-power electric vehicle charger line dubbed “Express Plus,” stating that the modular system “charges up to eight times faster than today’s mainstream fast chargers” and is “designed for the next ten years in transportation technology.” The new EVSE/electric vehicle support equipment offering is key to making electric transportation a commercial reality the company claims.
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San Diego Sayonara to Petroleum Diesel

January 10, 2017 in Biofuels, milestones, municipal fleet, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Soco Group Providing Neste Renewable Diesel via L.A. Port

The City of San Diego is turning to renewable diesel to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, signing with the based Soco Group for an initial phase supporting some 900 heavy- and medium-duty vehicles. San Diego is transitioning its fire equipment too, resulting in “all of the City’s 1,125 diesel-powered vehicles being powered by renewable diesel.”
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Gas Entec for LNG Bunker Barge for Tote

January 10, 2017 in Companies, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Korean Reports Delivery of Engineering Service
And the ‘Total Cargo Handling Equipment Package’
For Barge to Fuel Tote’s Pioneering Container Ships

Korea’s Gas Entec reports the successful delivery of engineering services and a “total cargo handling equipment package” for a new barge that will be based in Jacksonville, Fla. and used to transfer liquefied natural gas fuel to two container ships operating in the Caribbean. The barge was ordered by Clean Marine Energy in early 2015.
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Fuels from Sewage in Northern California

January 9, 2017 in Biofuels, Biomethane, money awarded, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

U.S. DoE Backs Project for ‘Biocrude’ and Biomethane

The Alexandria, Va.-based Water Environment & Reuse Foundation is publicizing its role in a project to produce gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and renewable natural gas from wastewater solids. A pilot plant will be hosted by the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District outside San Francisco, WE&RF reports.
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Honda Hybrid to Be Made in America

January 9, 2017 in Companies, EVs, Hybrids, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

OEM Emphasizes Automobile Electrification & U.S. Manufacturing

Honda said today that it’s readying a new hybrid electric vehicle, to be built in America for nationwide launch in 2018. The new car is part of the “Honda Electrification Initiative, which will expand the company’s portfolio of electrified vehicles,” the OEM said.
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Skangas LNG Bunker for Tallink Megastar

January 9, 2017 in Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The New Fast Ferry Is to Operate Between Helsinki and Tallinn
Powered by 50DF LNG-Diesel Dual Fuel Engines from Wärtsilä

Gasum’s Skangas is trumpeting the first liquefied natural gas bunkering of Megastar, a large new high speed ferry that’s to connect Tallinn, Estonia with the Finnish capital, Helsinki.
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Schaeffler Group for e-Mobility Drives

January 9, 2017 in Companies, Conference/Meeting, EVs, Hybrids, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Standout 48-Volt Axle Technology at NAIAS in Detroit
As German Manufacturer SeeBig Potential Promise in U.S.

Germany’s Schaeffler AG and its U.S. affiliates are promoting driveline equipment to reduce fuel consumption “while increasing comfort and driving dynamics,” emphasizing in particular a 48-volt system with an electric rear axle to aid the internal combustion engine that drives a hybrid vehicle’s front wheels at NAIAS, this month’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit..
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New Flyer Hybrids for Suffolk County

January 6, 2017 in Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

30 Allison Drive Buses Are First New Flyers for Long Island Agency

New Flyer of America reports a contract with the Suffolk County Department of Public Works, located in Yaphank, N.Y., for as many as 73 diesel-fueled Xcelsior hybrid electric buses.
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