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ACT Expo Speakers, Exhibition Hall Peek

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. updated March 27
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Peterbilt NZ Trucks Can Get HVIP Bucks

March 24, 2017 in Biomethane, CNG, LNG, money available, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Models 520 & 320 with CWI’s ISL G Near Zero Engine
Eligible for Hybrid & Zero-Emission Incentive Money

Peterbilt Model 520 and 320 trucks powered by Cummins Westport’s 8.9-liter ISL G Near Zero natural gas engine have been granted eligibility for the California Air Resources Board’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project, known as HVIP, the manufacturer reports.
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Trillium CNG for HART Buses in Tampa

March 24, 2017 in CNG, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Complete Operations and Maintenance Services:
Work to Include New Controls for IMW Compressors

Love’s Trillium CNG says it’s been tapped to provide complete operations and maintenance services to the Tampa-based Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority in support of HART’s compressed natural gas fueling station for buses.

Trillium, selected after a competitive solicitation process, will upgrade the station too.
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HHP Summit 2017: Jax in November

March 22, 2017 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, Energy E&P, event, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Natural Gas for High Horsepower in Early November
In Home of World’s First LNG-Fueled Container Ships
Organizers Will Host the SEA\LNG Annual Meeting Too

Organizers of the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit have announced that the six edition of the annual gathering will take place November 6-9, 2017 at the Prime Osborne Convention Center in Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville is the base for the world’s first liquefied natural gas-fueled container ships, operated by Tote Maritime, and is a pioneering center for commercial LNG bunkering and LNG-fueled rail operations as well.
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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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Nanaimo CNG Buses, Jordair-Bauer Fueling

February 27, 2017 in CNG, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, NGVs, transit, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

24 New Flyer Xcelsior Buses Make for a 100% CNG Fleet,
As Jordair Helps Fuel Gas Supplier FortisBC’s Own Vehicles

British Columbia’s Regional District of Nanaimo has taken delivery of 24 compressed natural gas-fueled XN40 Xcelsior buses by New Flyer, making for a 100% CNG-fueled RDN fleet. All of the new buses are expected to be in service by the end of the spring.
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CNG Fuel System Enhancements at TMC

February 27, 2017 in CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Momentum and Agility Tout Engine Compatibility
At ATA’s Annual Transportation Technology Expo

Agility Fuel Solutions and the Momentum Fuel Technologies unit of Rush Enterprises are emphasizing telematics compatibility for their natural gas vehicle fuel systems at the American Trucking Association’s TMC annual meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville this week.


TMC is ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council.

Momentum and Agility are promoting enhanced compatibility with Cummins Westport’s ISX12 G and ISL G dedicated-natural gas engines.

Both Agility and Momentum are promoting systems that are compatible with the latest natural gas engines from Cummins Westport.

Agility’s ‘BlueiQ’

Agility has introduced a product called “BlueiQ” it says was “developed through Agility’s partnership with Cummins to give natural gas vehicles the same tools diesel trucks use to optimize fuel consumption and maximize uptime.”

Blue iQ is integrated with Cummins Connected Diagnostics, Insite, service tool, and QuickServe support “to connect vehicles, drivers, managers, and technicians for real-time management, diagnostics, and service,” Agility says, stating further that Blue iQ is the only tool that has access to Cummins proprietary engine data.

“Blue iQ allows natural gas vehicles to operate on a level playing field with diesel, but with lower fuel costs, quieter engines, and less emissions,” Agility CEO Kathleen Ligocki says in today’s release.

‘Already Compliant,’ Says Momentum

Momentum says that its line of its line of compressed natural gas fuel systems for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks are already compliant with software requirements expected in 2018 (OBD2018) and are “able to integrate with Cummins ISL-G and ISX12G.

All Momentum fuel systems are also fully integrated with Rush Truck Centers’ telematics platform,” Momentum says.

“Since our company began in 2015, Momentum’s CNG fuel systems have been utilizing the most advanced technologies and communication systems in CNG-powered vehicles,” said Momentum GM Mike Zimmerman. “Momentum was the first CNG system manufacturer to integrate the [SAE] J1939 communication system which connects a truck’s fuel system, fuel management module and engine.

New 175-DGE Array

“In keeping with that approach, our integrated electronics communications system is already compliant with expected software requirement improvements,” he said.

‘A Major Benefit’

Momentum also took the occasion of the TMC meeting in Nashville to unveil 175-DGE/diesel gallon equivalent bac-of-cab CNG fuel cylinder assembly for trucks.

“The larger capacity tank gives drivers even more time between fill-ups,” Zimmerman said.

“This is a major benefit for all drivers, but especially for over-the-road carriers putting in extensive miles.”


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Source: Agility & Momentum at TMC with F&F follow-up

Love’s Trillium CNG: Fuel AND Buses for Miami-Dade

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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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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SoGalGas and CR&R for RNG Pipeline

February 3, 2017 in Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Infrastructure, refuse, Rethink Methane 2017 by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

It’s the Utility’s First for Transporting Biomethane

Southern California Gas and CR&R Environmental have broken ground for an eight-inch pipeline that will bring carbon-neutral RNG/renewable natural gas into the SoCalGas distribution system for the first time.
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XNG Industrial CNG for Susquehanna, Pa.

January 27, 2017 in CNG, industrial, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Xpress Natural Gas Is Investing a First-Phase $18,620,000
To Fuel Up to 100 Hexagon and Quantum Delivery Trailers

Xpress Natural Gas is to build a 130,000-square-foot compressed natural gas depot on 20 acres of land in Forest Lake Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. “The company will invest $18,620,000 in this first phase, which includes the land purchase and construction and infrastructure costs for the station,” states a release from the office of Governor Tom Wolfe.
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Grande West CNG: ISB6.7 G & xperion

January 26, 2017 in CNG, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Powered by Cummins Westport’s New ISB6.7 G Engine
With Type IV Fuel Cylinders Marking a First for xperion

Canada’s Grande West Transportation, which emphasizes “affordability, accessibility and global responsibility” for its line of 30- and 35-foot “Vicinity” transit buses, is now offering a compressed natural gas option, using the ISB6.7 G engine from Cummins Westport and Type IV CNG fuel tanks from xperion.
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Geneva Rock CNG in South Salt Lake

January 24, 2017 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm Trumpets $8 Million Investment in 25 Trucks,
Installs ANGI Energy Station with 26 Time-Fill Hoses

Utah’s Geneva Rock Products is claiming a “first in its industry” as the regional construction materials powerhouse has invested more than $8 million in a fleet of 25 compressed natural gas ready-mix concrete trucks and a facility to fuel them.
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SoCalGas Funds Onboard Dynamics

January 23, 2017 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Utility Is to Test Self-Powered Mobile Natural Gas Compressor

Southern California Gas reported a contract with Onboard Dynamics to fund the demonstration and testing of the Oregon start-up’s mobile natural gas compressor that can be used to fuel compressed natural gas vehicles “no matter where they are.”

Onboard Dynamics has developed a design that lets a portion of a natural gas-fueled engine serve as a compressor for natural gas. In addition to self-powered compressors, the scheme holds potential for natural gas vehicles that can compress their own fuel (F&F, April 26, 2016).

Onboard Dynamics’ natural gas-powered ‘Mobile-60’ compressor.

Onboard Dynamics’ natural gas-powered ‘Mobile-60’ compressor.

The concept “reduces the need for CNG cars and trucks to travel to public CNG stations and instead brings clean-burning natural gas refueling to the vehicles.”

‘Cost-Effective and Convenient’

“This mobile technology provides a cost-effective and convenient refueling solution for smaller CNG operators,” SoCalGas customer solutions and communications VP Lisa Alexander said in a release.

“This, in turn, may lead to an accelerated adoption of CNG, which would contribute to improved air quality and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to petroleum-based fuels,” she said.

Capacity Boost, or Backup

Because it is self-powered, the Onboard Dynamics compressor can act as a capacity boost for existing CNG compressor stations or as a reliable backup source during emergency events in which electrical generators are offline.

“Our technology can potentially reduce CNG production costs, increase efficiency, improve reliability and lower criteria emissions compared to previous engine-driven products,” Onboard Dynamics CEO Rita Hansen says in the SoCalGas funding announcement.

SoCalGas and Onboard Dynamics are to begin a demonstration project of the technology in the summer of 2017 with Mountain View School District in El Monte, Calif. and the Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency in Lancaster, Calif.


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Source: SoCalGas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

ANG Buys Questar & Constellation CNG

December 28, 2016 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, investments, milestones, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

American Natural Gas Now Has Some 40 Outlets in 13 States
Serving Anheuser-Busch, Frito-Lay, Swift, and Central Freight

Hard-charging American Natural Gas has expanded its network of compressed natural gas fueling outlets to approximately 40, announcing just prior to Christmas the acquisition of 11 CNG stations in Arizona, Kansas, Texas, Utah, California, and Colorado through the acquisition of Questar Fueling, and seven stations in Indiana and Ohio via the acquisition of Constellation CNG.
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Landi for 6.8-Liter 2017 Ford Engine

December 27, 2016 in certifications, CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

U.S. Certification Covers Vehicles Including Ford E-450

Landi Renzo USA reports U.S. EPA certification of its compressed natural gas version of Ford’s 6.8-liter V-10 engine for 2017, and says that California Air Resources Board Approval is expected “in the coming weeks.”
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