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San Mateo Pumps Renewable CNG

December 6, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Infrastructure, milestones, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

ANGI Package for as Much as 500 GGEs Daily,
Now the Task Is to Boost the City’s NGV Fleet

The City of San Mateo has completed its wastewater-to-CNG fueling facility using an ANGI Energy package, and is looking now to expand its modest fleet of compressed natural gas-fueled vehicles.
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Clean Energy RNG: Redeem for Torrance

November 18, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Infrastructure, Rethink Methane 2017, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Six-Year Deal Calls for Annual 550,000 GGEs for Buses

Southern California’s Torrance Transit will use biomethane to fuel its compressed natural gas buses behind a six-year deal for Redeem brand RNG/renewable natural gas disclosed Wednesday by Clean Energy Fuels.
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MTS Using CNG, RNG for San Diego Buses

October 14, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, NGVs, propane autogas, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Maintenance Capability at Love’s-Trillium Station to Support 120 Buses,
Agency Is a Pioneering User of RNG and the New ISL G Near Zero Engine

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has brought enhanced compressed natural gas bus capability to its East County area, opening a new bus operation and maintenance center at El Cajon, site of an existing Trillium CNG fueling station.
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Clean Energy RNG for FedEx Oklahoma

October 12, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, event, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

FedEx Freight Wins NGVAmerica Achievement Award Too

Less than a month after announcing a new compressed natural gas fueling facility in support of 100 FedEx trucks in Oklahoma City, Clean Energy Fuels announced that it plans to supply the station with its Redeem brand RNG/renewable natural gas. NGVAmerica presented the NGV Achievement Award to FedEx Freight at a ceremony at the new station on Tuesday.
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Next-Gen Transit Gas Webinar Sept 21

September 9, 2016 in Biomethane, Game Changer, Technology, transit, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ultra-Low NOx & Renewable Natural Gas Combination Makes for
‘Most Important Development for Sustainable Transit in Decades’

Southern California Gas is hosting a free webinar detailing how the combination of ultra-low NOx natural gas engines and renewable natural gas can help meet state emission targets and in fact together constitute “the most important development for sustainable transit operations in decades.”
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Kore Biomethane: $25.5mm for RNG

September 2, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Game Changer, money available, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Wastewater Feed for Fuel for Near Zero Engine Vehicles

California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District has moved closer to supporting a $25.5 million Kore Infrastructure project to produce RNG/renewable natural gas from municipal waste-derived biomethane – and use it to power vehicles with the new Near Zero variant of the 8.9-liter Cummins Westport ISL G engine.

KoreInfrastructure-logoSCAQMD proposes to ante $1 million, plus $1.5 million from the BP Arco Settlement Projects Fund, in support of the project in Rialto, immediately west of San Bernardino. Kore’s share is $23 million.

“Kore Infrastructure is proposing to construct a new full-scale modular biomethane production facility in Rialto, using a proprietary process developed and demonstrated over a six-year period at a local wastewater plant,” AQMD says.


‘A Fully Integrated System’ for RNG Production

“The proposed facility will utilize a fully integrated system to process biosolids into RNG, utilizing biosolids from local wastewater agencies and converting the energy into RNG that can be used locally as transportation fuel in the next generation natural gas engines that are certified to achieve 90% lower NOx emissions than the existing 2010 heavy-duty engine exhaust emissions standard.”

Kore has a patented five-state process, the agency notes, consisting of material handling, drying, pyrolysis, pyrolysis gas conversion to RNG, and compression.

Cummins Westport ISL G NZ

Cummins Westport ISL G NZ

Game Changer

SCAQMD and partner agencies are already backing the placement of transit and refuse vehicles with the Cummins Westport ISL G NZ (F&F, May 13), and shortly after the engine’s certification was announced last year moved to support development of a Near Zero variant of the 11.9-liter ISX12 G (F&F, October 13, 2015).

Advantages of the Near Zero-biomethane combination of combination have been detailed by Fleets & Fuels publisher Gladstein, Neandross & Associates in a 192-page white paper dubbed Game Changer (F&F, May 10). SCAQMD helped fund GNA’s Game Changer initiative, as did the Southern California Gas and Pacific Gas and Electric utilities, the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership, the American Gas Association, Agility Fuel Systems and Clean Energy Fuels.

GNA president Cliff Gladstein and SCAQMD deputy executive officer for science & technology Matt Miyasato at the special Game Changer session at ACT Expo 2016 this past May (F&F, May 10).

GNA president Cliff Gladstein and SCAQMD deputy executive officer for science & technology Matt Miyasato at the special Game Changer session at ACT Expo 2016 this past May (F&F, May 10).


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Source: SCAQMD with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Rethink Methane 2017 in February

August 23, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, LNG, NGVs, Rethink Methane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Examine How Renewable Methane Can Help California’

The 2017 Rethink Methane Symposium, the third in the series will take place February 21-22 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.
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Near Zero Engine Coming for Refuse

August 23, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Game Changer, money awarded, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fleet Operators to Be Able to Order This Year
As Peterbilt and Autocar Are First to the Fore

Operators of compressed natural gas-fueled refuse trucks are being reassured that OEMs will offer vehicles with the super-low NOx Near Zero version of the Cummins Westport ISL G in time for their traditional fourth-quarter ordering cycle.
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CEOs to Speak at NGVAmerica Denver

August 23, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Conference/Meeting, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Convergence in the NGV Industry’ Following Key Mergers

NGVAmerica has slated Agility Fuel Systems CEO Kathleen Ligocki and Westport Fuel Systems CEO Nancy Gougarty to head a panel discussion on “Convergence in the NGV Industry” at the organization’s September meeting in Colorado.
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Iveco Trumpets New Heavy NGV Orders

August 1, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, LNG, New Products, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Trucks and Buses to France, Azerbaijan, Brazil,
Including 250 Stralis NP Trucks to Jacky Perrenot

Iveco is promoting its new Stralis NP dedicated-natural gas trucks as Europe’s first to be capable of long-haul heavy good transport, and has disclosed information about significant sales.
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Greenville and Cryo Pur for Bio-LNG

July 5, 2016 in Biomethane, Companies, industrial, Infrastructure, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Commercial Plant to Be Built in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Greenville Energy and Paris-based Cryo Pur say they’ll build a pioneering bio-based liquefied natural gas plant at Tyrone, west of Belfast. The plant, to be online with Cryo Pur equipment next year, is to be “the first commercial unit in the world to produce liquefied biomethane from biogas on a small scale.”
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Vote of Confidence for ‘LNOx+RNG’

July 5, 2016 in Biofuels, Biomethane, Studies, Technology, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Combination of RNG/Renewable Natural Gas and NZ Engine
To Meet Goals Faster and Cheaper than Batteries or Hydrogen

The super low-NOX engine from Cummins Westport, powered by RNG/renewable natural gas, will allow California to meet its goal of zero-emission transmit buses more quickly and for less money that it will with battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell buses, says a new analysis.
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Verdek Tackles Biogas for RNG

June 21, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Galileo CNG Equipment Distributor to Handle Renewable Fuel

Connecticut-based Verdek, a distributor of natural gas vehicle fueling equipment manufactured by Argentina’s Galileo, said today that it’s increasing its involvement in biogas, which it will process into pipeline- or vehicle-grade biomethane – also known as RNG, for renewable natural gas.
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New Holland for Gaseous Fuel Tractors

June 13, 2016 in Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Companies, farm market, New Products, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Both CNG and Propane Versions Are in Development

New Holland is showing the second generation of its developmental compressed natural gas-fueled T6 farm tractor at the Cereals 2016 show in England this week. The CNG tractor, which has been put through its paces on farms in Italy and Spain, will then go to work at Wyke Farms, a British cheese producer that emphasizes renewable agricultural practices, including onsite energy production using digester-derived biogas.
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Redeem Five Years for Big Blue Bus

June 3, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Biomethane, CNG, Fleet Order, Game Changer, LNG, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Five-Year Contract to Support 100-Plus ‘Near Zero’ Vehicles
With Gillig to Supply the First 25 Forty-Footers by Year-End,
MRSC Affirms Plan to Support Bus & Refuse Truck Repowers

Clean Energy Fuels has secured a five-year contract to supply its Redeem brand RNG/renewable natural gas – aka biomethane – to the Big Blue Bus transit line in Santa Monica, Calif. The fuel supply pact is worth an estimated $3 million per year, Clean Energy says. updated June 6
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U.S. EPA Proposes Higher RFS Levels

June 1, 2016 in Biofuels, Biomethane, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agency Says It’s ‘Committed to Keeping the RFS Program on Track’

The U.S. EPA has proposed increases to the volumes required under the federal RFS/Renewable Fuel Standard program, the complex system of tradable credits that allows bio-based fuels to compete and indeed thrive in the marketplace.
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MSRC: $10 Million for Near Zero NGVs

May 13, 2016 in Biomethane, Conference/Meeting, money available, NGVs, refuse, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agency to Vote Thursday on Game Changer-Implementing Program
Aimed at Repowering Transit Buses and Refuse Trucks with ISLG NZ

Southern California’s Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee is to vote Thursday on a $10 million Clean Transportation Funding initiative to repower existing urban transit buses and refuse collection trucks with the new ISL G NZ – Near Zero – engine from Cummins Westport.

MSRC-logoMSRC wants to hasten deployment of the 8.9-liter engine variant  introduced and certified last year to the optional California Air Resources Board NOx emissions standard of 0.02 grams per brake-horsepower hour (F&F, September 17).

“This newly commercialized heavy-duty natural gas engine offers ‘near-zero’ emission levels for ozone precursor and participate matter criteria air pollutants – 90% lower than the current EPA heavy-duty engine standards – reductions that are of are of critical air quality importance to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) region,” states a draft agenda for the May 19 meeting.


100 Refuse Trucks, 500 Buses?

Also according to the draft agenda, the Near Zero Engine Incentive Program will provide $7.5 million to repower transit buses with the ISL G NZ while $2.5 million will be allocated for refuse collection trucks.

MSRC expects to award $15,000 per qualifying urban transit bus and $25,000 per qualifying refuse collection truck.

In addition to the 90% NOx reduction, ‘the ISL G NZ will also meet the 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission requirements with a 9% GHG reduction from the current ISL G,’ says Cummins Westport.

In addition to the 90% NOx reduction, ‘the ISL G NZ will also meet the 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission requirements with a 9% GHG reduction from the current ISL G,’ says Cummins Westport.

Current plans call for a program notice to be issued on June 3. Applications will be accepted beginning July 5 and ending January 6, 2017.

‘Game Changer’

The new Cummins Westport engine, especially combined with the use of RNG/renewable natural gas-biomethane fuel, is seen as a “game changer” for the challenge of deploying heavy vehicle capable of meeting ambitious state and federal clean air and greenhouse gas emissions targets.

A detailed Game Changer white paper by Fleets & Fuels publisher Gladstein, Neandross & Associates was released at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach this month (F&F, May 10).


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Source: MSRC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up



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