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CHAMP Hydrogen from Natural Gas

February 20, 2017 in Hydrogen, Research, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Modular Georgia Tech Process Could Make Point-of-Use Fuel

Special to Fleets & Fuels by John Toon of the Georgia Institute of Technology

Four-Stroke Engine Cycle Produces Hydrogen
from Methane and Captures CO2/Carbon Dioxide

When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it’s been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells wherever there’s a natural gas supply available.
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Toyota World Hybrid Sales Top 10 Million

February 17, 2017 in Companies, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More than 3 Million Hybrids Sold in North America,
Nearly 140,000 Prius Cars Have Gone to Fleets in U.S.

Toyota sold 10 million hybrid electric vehicle worldwide, as of January 31, hitting the milestone “just nine months after total sales reached 9 million units at the end of April 2016,” the company said this week. updated February 20
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Air Liquide: Two for H2 in New York

February 17, 2017 in Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Stations Planned for Long Island’s Hempstead, and Brooklyn

Artist's rendering of an Air Liquide 'Blue Hydrogen' vehicle fueling installation.

Artist’s rendering of an Air Liquide ‘Blue Hydrogen’ vehicle fueling installation.

Air Liquide has disclosed plans for two new public-access hydrogen fueling stations in the New York City area.

One will be with Applegreen in Hempstead – where the convenience store and gasoline fueling chain has two locations – and the other will be in Brooklyn.

Online This Year in League with Toyota

Both are to be in operation by the “mid- to end of 2017,” states a release.

The two new stations are part of a network of a dozen for the Northeast U.S. with Toyota (F&F, April 8, 2016).


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Source: Air Liquide with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Tote LNG in Carib, Alaska Not So Much

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

New Ships Serving San Juan Running 80%-Plus on LNG,
MAN Upfit Solution Sought for Two Vessels Serving Alaska

Tote Maritime has experienced only relatively minor glitches for its two new liquefied natural gas-fueled container ships connecting Jacksonville, Fla. and Puerto Rico. Both Isla Bella and sister Perla Del Caribe are making regular weekly runs, fueling truck-to-ship in Florida.
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Engie Receives First LNG Bunker Vessel

February 16, 2017 in LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

It’s the World’s First Built for the Purpose, Company Says,
And Will Soon Sail from Korea to Europe Under LNG Power

Engie and partners are talking up the delivery in Korea of “the world’s first purpose built liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel.”
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EDI Now Gives PG&E More Export Power

February 15, 2017 in Fleet Order, Hybrids, Technology, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Latest Truck, a Class 6 Peterbilt, Provides 160 Kilowatts

Pacific Gas and Electric and its partner Efficient Drivetrains Inc. have unveiled a new plug-in hybrid electric truck providing as much as 160 kilowatts of export power – enough to support as many as 125 homes: “potentially eliminating planned outages while shortening unplanned outages.”
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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
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Lion Bus Eyes California Factory

February 14, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, manufacturing, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Literally Redefined School Bus Standards with Its eLion’

Top officials in Sacramento are talking up a plan whereby Quebec’s Lion Bus (Autobus Lion) would manufacture its eLion all-battery Type C school bus in California.
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Love’s Trillium CNG: Fuel+Buses for Miami

February 12, 2017 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Fleet Order, Game Changer, Infrastructure, milestones, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Groundbreaking Bus Procurement Task for Fuel Provider:
300 CNG-Fueled New Flyer Xcelsior Vehicles Already on Order,
Two New Public CNG Fueling Stations to Be Miami-Dade’s First
As Fuel Provider Pledges 20% Renewable Natural Gas Content

Love’s Trillium CNG revealed a blockbuster win on Thursday: a ten-year, $330 million-plus contract for two public-access fueling stations each able to support 250 compressed natural gas-powered buses for Florida’s Miami-Dade Transit – and the task of procuring those buses for the agency: 300 of New Flyer vehicles to be delivered through this year and next.
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BAE for 222 Hybrid New Flyers for Seattle

February 10, 2017 in Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$202 Million for 60-Foot Artics for King County Metro

New Flyer has disclosed a $202 million contract for 222 sixty-foot articulated Xcelsior hybrid electric buses for the Seattle area’s King County Department of Transportation for King County Metro Transit.

BAE Systems' 'HybriDrive' series hybrid-electric propulsion system for articulated transit buses

BAE Systems’ ‘HybriDrive’ series hybrid-electric propulsion system for articulated transit buses

The buses will have ‘HybriDrive’ series hybrid-electric drivelines from BAE Systems, says a BAE source, with lithium ion battery packs.

The contract includes both two- and three-door 60-foot buses.

A Big, Big Buyer

King County Metro is the eighth-largest transit bus agency in the United States, New Flyer notes, carrying an average of 395,000 passengers each weekday on some 215 routes.

Since 1999, the manufacturer says, it has delivered or has on order 1,400 transit buses for King County.

BAE says that it’s supplied more than 7,000 hybrid electric bus systems worldwide. The firm has also begun supplying drivelines for 100% battery electric buses (F&F, February 2).

BAE says that it’s supplied more than 7,000 hybrid electric bus systems worldwide. The firm has also begun supplying drivelines for 100% battery electric buses (F&F, February 2).


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Source: New Flyer with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

McNeilus Oshkosh for Geneva Rock CNG

February 9, 2017 in CNG, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

25 Front Discharge Ready-Mix Concrete Trucks
With ISX12 G Engines and Hexagon Fuel Cylinders
Are Part of an $8 Million CNG-Fueled Fleet Project:

Utah’s Geneva Rock Products has fielded 25 compressed natural gas-fueled McNeilus Oshkosh S-Series front discharge concrete mixers. The 11-cubic-yard capacity trucks are powered by 11.9-liter, 400-horsepower ISX12 G engines from Cummins Westport.
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Love’s Trillium CNG in Gunnison, Colo.

February 7, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, municipal fleet, NGVs, transit, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Public Station to Support Local Transportation Authority:
Will Fill Current 300-Mile Pueblo-Grand Junction CNG Gap

Love’s Trillium CNG said today that it’s finalized an agreement to bring a compressed natural gas fueling station to Gunnison, Colo. Gunnison County and RTA, the Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority, agreed with Trillium for the fuel provider to design, own, operate and maintain the new CNG facility.
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Clean Energy & MVE: First Near Zero FLs

February 7, 2017 in Biomethane, LNG, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nine M2 Trucks for Mountain Valley Express to Use Redeem RNG:
They Are the First Freightliners to Employ ISL G Near Zero Engine

Nine new tractors with the super low-NOx 8.9-liter ISL G Near Zero engine from Cummins Westport have been purchased by Mountain Valley Express and will be fueled with Redeem brand RNG/renewable natural gas from Clean Energy Fuels, the fuel provider said this morning.


Mountain Valley Express is buying nine LNG-powered Freightliner M2 trucks with ISL: G Near Zero engines and will fuel them with Redeem brand biomethane from Clean Energy Fuels.

Mountain Valley Express is buying nine LNG-powered Freightliner M2 trucks with ISL: G Near Zero engines and will fuel them with Redeem brand biomethane from Clean Energy Fuels.

“They are buying Freightliner M2s with LNG,” Clean Energy business development manager Jeff Wittenberger told F&F.

‘Revolutionary’

They are the first Freightliner trucks to be fitted with the ISL G Near Zero engine, says Bob Carrick of Freightliner.

“These revolutionary engines reduce smog forming NOx emissions by 90% over the current EPA standard, and when combined with Redeem, have 70% less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than diesel trucks,” states the Clean Energy release.

‘No Better Way’

Redeem RNG, aka biomethane, if available as liquefied natural gas or CNG/compressed natural gas.

“I can think of no better way to demonstrate our commitment to the environment and reducing our footprint, than by having these trucks use Redeem,” MVE president and CEO James Scott Blevins says in the Clean Energy announcement.

‘Go Green’

“At Mountain Valley Express,” he said, “Our motto is ‘Go Green.’”

Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero

Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero

The engine has been certified (F&F, September 17, 2015) by the California Air Resources Board with a NOx emissions level of .02 grams per brake-horsepower-hour, Clean Energy says, noting that the agency “has defined this zero emissions level as equivalent to a 100% battery truck using electricity from a modern combined cycle natural gas power plant.”

And That Ain’t All…

A 12-liter Near Zero engine is expected next year.

Clean Energy also said this morning that it has contracts to build multiple fueling stations in early 2017, as well as new agreements in the trucking, transit and refuse sectors.

Click here for the full Clean Energy release.


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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Bomin Linde First for Fure West Tanker

February 6, 2017 in LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First LNG Fueling of a Chemical Carrier in a German Port

Bomin Linde LNG is talking up the first-ever successful bunkering of a liquefied natural gas-fueled chemical tanker at a German port.
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Rocky Mtn High Speed & AC Charging

February 6, 2017 in EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PacifiCorp’s Rocky Mountain Power for Interstate Corridors
And Regional Communities: DC Fast and AC Level 2 Charging,
Plus 200 EVs for Businesses and More Than 13,800 Rentals

PacifiCorp has been designated for a $3.9 million federal grant for its Rocky Mountain Power unit to install electric vehicle chargers in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. The “Electric Avenue” EVSE/electric vehicle support equipment grant will also, states an RMP release, “help businesses purchase 200 EVs and more than 13,800 electric rental vehicles.”
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Odyne Targets 50% Plug-In Fuel Savings

February 3, 2017 in Electric Drive, Hybrids, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Funding of $2.9 Million with Partners Including Freightliner:
‘We Have Assembled a Great Team,” Says Odyne Engineering VP

Odyne Systems is to apply $2.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, to develop and demonstrate Class 5 though Class 7 plug-in hybrid electric work trucks.
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Baleària for Two More LNG Ferries

February 3, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Wärtsilä’s New 46DF Engines to Power 612-Foot Ships

Baleària has reached an agreement with the Italian shipyard Cantiere Navale Visentini to build two liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel ferries. “The total investment in these innovative vessels is some 200 million euros,” states a release (approximately $215 million U.S. at current rates). “They are expected to be operational by the end of 2018.”
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