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ACT Expo 2016 Is Now Underway

May 2, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Alternative Fuels, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Conference/Meeting, DME, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, LNG, milestones, NGVs, Propane, refuse, Renewable Diesel, Technology, telematics, transit, trucking by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

More Than 3,000 Attendees Are Expected in Long Beach

The 2016 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo is underway at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center. More than 3,000 are expected to attend North America’s the largest clean fleet event, co-hosted with the Electric Drive Transportation Association, NGVAmerica, the Propane Education & Research Council, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, and the California Hydrogen Business Council.
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ACT Expo 2016 Call for Papers

December 15, 2015 in ACT Expo 2016, Alternative Fuels, Biodiesel, Biomethane, CNG, DME, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, fuel cells, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, LNG, NGVs, Propane, refuse, Renewable Diesel, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

February 15 Deadline for Abstracts for Early May Meeting

Organizers of this coming year’s Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo have put out a Call for Papers, asking that abstracts be submitted no later than February 15.
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Fleets Tapping into LCFS Credits Trading

November 18, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, batteries, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Companies, DME, Dual Fuel, Electric Drive, Ethanol, EVs, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, Legislation, LNG, money available, NGVs, Propane, Regulations, Renewable Diesel, Synthetic gasoline by Jon LeSage  |  No Comments

California’s AB 32 Law Has Been Generating LCFS Credits,
Fleets & Fuel Suppliers Are Learning How to Take 
Advantage

Fleets and alternative fuel suppliers are tapping into credit trading and funding programs that come from California’s AB 32 Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard and cap-and-trade program are offering incentives for adopting renewable diesel, renewable natural gas, advanced biofuels, and clean vehicles. This fall, California Air Resources Board voted to readopt LCFS, and several states and Canadian provinces are considering adopting similar programs.
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Mack Trucks for the Feds by GSA Contract

April 13, 2015 in CNG, DME, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Mack Defense Is Sales Channel for CNG Pinnacle for U.S.

Mack Defense has a new contract with the General Services Administration to supply trucks, including natural gas-fueled trucks, to federal government agencies.
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Women in ACT (and Men Too: Early May)

March 24, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Alternative Fuels, batteries, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, DME, Electric Drive, EVs, fuel cells, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, LNG, New Products, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Momentum Continues to Gather for Pre-Eminent Clean Vehicle Event

Organizers of ACT Expo have released details about the Women in ACT Summit being held on Monday, May 4 at the start of the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Texas.
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Oberon Gets California DME Nod

February 27, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, Biofuels, certifications, DME by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Continued Progress Toward Dimethyl Ether Commercialization

San Diego-based Oberon Fuels has won California approval of dimethyl ether as a vehicle fuel, continuing the march toward commercialization. DME handles like propane, works in modified diesel engines (maintaining the efficient compression ignition cycle), and can be made from biogas with no need to process out the carbon dioxide.
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Volvo Throttles Back on Alt Fuels

October 3, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, Alternative Fuels, Companies, DME, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Efforts Are ‘Adapting to the Pace’ of the Market’
As Infrastructure Development ‘Has Been Modest’

Volvo Trucks is cutting back on its alterative fuel development efforts, putting plans for a 13-liter compression-ignition natural gas engine on hold and giving notice that its work with dimethyl ether will depend on “market and stakeholder interest in the fuel.”
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Oberon Biogas DME Gets RFS Approval

September 8, 2014 in Alternative Fuels, DME by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm’s Dimethyl Ether to be Eligible for Cellulosic-Equivalent RINs

Southern California’s Oberon Fuels has received U.S. EPA approval of its biogas-based dimethyl ether as a RIN-eligible product under RFS-2, the federal Renewable Fuel Standard.
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ACT Expo 2015: Call for Abstracts

August 19, 2014 in ACT Expo 2015, Alternative Fuels, batteries, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, DME, Electric Drive, Ethanol, EVs, fuel cells, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, LNG, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Deadline is December 5 for Conference in Texas in Early May

Organizers of the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo 2015 have issued a Call for Abstracts, seeking submissions by December 5 for the conference taking place this coming spring.
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ATA’s New Alt Motive Fuel Placards

August 11, 2014 in CNG, DME, Education, Hydrogen, LNG, Propane, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

They’d Help First Responders to Heavy AFV Incidents,
Ballots Are Out, TMC Wants the Votes in by September 2

Larger and more specifically placed placards denoting the motive fuel used by vehicles are being developed by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council, which wants to institute them as a new Recommended Practice.

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Volvo D13-LNG Engine in 2015

June 3, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, DME, Dual Fuel, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Orders Will Be Taken Late This Year for Compression-Ignition Engine

Volvo Trucks will begin taking orders for its D13-LNG compression ignition natural gas engine later this year, with initial availability in 2015, says sales and marketing president Göran Nyberg.
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ACT Expo: Less Than One Week Away

April 29, 2014 in Alternative Fuels, Conference/Meeting, DME, EVs, Hybrids, Hydrogen, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More than 70 Alt Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles on Show

ACT Expo 2014, this year’s Alternative Clean Technology Expo & Conference is less than two weeks away. Organizer (and Fleets & Fuels publisher) Gladstein, Neandross & Associates said this week that there will be upwards of 70 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, across all alternative fuels and weight classes, on display or in the event ride-and-drive. this item was originally posted on April 22
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Volvo Alt Fuel Trio at MATS 2014

March 18, 2014 in CNG, Companies, Conference/Meeting, DME, LNG, MATS 2014 by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG, LNG and DME at Next Week’s Show in Louisville

Volvo Trucks has promised to bring its full range of heavy duty vehicles to the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. next week. The company’s display is to include 12 vehicles spanning the regional haul, long haul, heavy haul and vocational segments of the Class 8 market.
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ASTM D7901 Standard for DME

February 10, 2014 in Biofuels, DME, Publications by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

It’s Good News for Oberon Fuels, and for Volvo-Mack

ASTM International has issued a standard for dimethyl ether, a diesel replacement that can be made from organic material.

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ACT Expo 2014 Registration Open

November 19, 2013 in Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, DME, Dual Fuel, Electric Drive, Ethanol, EVs, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nation’s Largest Alt Fuels Event May 5-8 in Long Beach,
Co-Located with the World Natural Gas Vehicles Meeting

Registration has opened for the 2014 Alternative Clean Transportation Expo, which returns to Southern California May 5-8 at the Long Beach Convention Center. ACT Expo 2014 is co-located with NGV Global 2014, the world natural gas vehicles meeting.

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PortTechExpo Next Week in San Pedro

September 5, 2013 in Conference/Meeting, DME, Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Technologies Range from Pure Heavy Electric Trucks to DME

PortTech Los Angeles is gearing up for the fourth annual PortTechExpo, a one-day event being held September 11 at the Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles meeting center in San Pedro, Calif.
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Mack Trucks Too Embraces DME

July 16, 2013 in DME by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Like Parent Volvo, Mack to Offer Dimethyl Ether Option for 2015
As Fuel Development Partner Starts Up Its First Plant in California

Mack Trucks is to begin production of dimethyl ether-powered Pinnacle Axle Back models with the 13-liter MP8 engine in 2015. Echoing its corporate parent Volvo Trucks, Mack says that DME is a “non-toxic, clean-burning alternative fuel, offers many environmental and societal benefits, including that it can be made from multiple sustainable feedstocks.”
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