HHP Summit 2017

Dual Fuel

BC Ferries Runs LNG, Bunkers with LNG

February 24, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

April for First of Three Newbuilds to Enter Service
As Agency Plans Retrofits of Two Flagship Vessels

“We intend to enter service fully on LNG,” says BC Ferries engineering VP Mark Wilson. His Vancouver-area agency is conducting training and sea trials now of Salish Orca, the first of three 353-foot (107-meter), liquefied natural gas-fueled Wärtsilä-powered vessels built by Remontowa in Gdansk, Poland.
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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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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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Seaspan Ferries Enters the LNG Era

January 24, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First of Two Wärtsilä-Powered Vessels Entering Service

Delta, B.C.-based Seaspan Ferries is bringing Seaspan Swift, the first of two liquefied natural gas-fueled freight ferries into service as a sister ship, Seaspan Reliant, makes its way to the Vancouver area from the Sedef Shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey – a sea journey of more than 10,000 miles.
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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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LMG to Design the Med’s First LNG Ship

December 20, 2016 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The New 436-Foot Ship Is for Italy’s Caronte & Tourist

Norway’s LMG Marin is spreading the word that it will design the first liquefied natural gas-fueled ship for the Mediterranean for the Italian shipowner Caronte & Tourist.
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Viking Line to Order a Second LNG Ferry

November 30, 2016 in Dual Fuel, Fleet Order, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Deltamarin, Wärtsilä and ABB Marine Are Partners

Sweden’s Viking Line reported a letter of intent with China’s Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Company for a ferry that will join its pioneering LNG-fueled Viking Grace connecting Turku, Finland and Stockholm. The new 715-foot ship is expected to cost about 190 million euros (approximately $201 million U.S. at current rates).
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Cryonorm for LNG Rotterdam Dredger

November 21, 2016 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cryonorm to Supply Marine LNG Fuel System for the ‘Ecodelta’

The Port of Rotterdam is planning to put a liquefied-natural gas-fueled dredger dubbed Ecodelta to work in 2018. The 440-foot (134-meter) ship is being built by the Dutch yard Barkmeijer.
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APG Dual Fuel for Pacific Northwest

October 4, 2016 in CNG, Companies, Dual Fuel, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Oregon Dealers for Pacific Northwest Diesel-Gas Initiative,
Early Conversions Are Running on CNG and 20% Biodiesel Mix

American Power Group Corporation has named two Oregon companies as authorized dealers and certified installers of its equipment for converting heavy duty diesel engines to run primarily on natural gas fuel, thus helping launch APG’s dual fuel technology in the Pacific Northwest.
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APG Is Branching to BC with Its Dual Fuel

September 20, 2016 in Companies, Dual Fuel, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

American Power Group Launches with Cullen Diesel Power

American Power Group said today that it’s taking its dual fuel technology to British Columbia, having signed authorized dealer and certified installer agreements for its Turbocharged Natural Gas V5000 hardware with Cullen Diesel Power.
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APG: a Heavy Trial, DF Revenues Soar

August 22, 2016 in Companies, Dual Fuel, LNG, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Refitted Freightliner Truck with DD15 Enters Quebec Trials,
Separately, Domestic Dual Fuel Vehicles Sales Rise by 383%

The American Power Group’s dual fuel natural gas-diesel technology – billed as the only available solution for heavy-mission trucks with 13- to 15-liter engines – is being tested by Transport Somavrac in Quebec.
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APG: 100 WW Trucks, and 100 Million Miles

August 12, 2016 in CNG, Companies, Dual Fuel, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Dual Milestones for the American Power Group’s
Dual Fuel Technology Allowing 13- 15-Liter Engines
For the Heaviest Hauling to Run Largely on Natural Gas

The American Power Group’s largest customer, WW Transport, Inc. is now operating more than 100 trucks converted to compressed natural gas-diesel dual fuel operation using APG’s turbocharged engine equipment, APG said Wednesday.
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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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NGV Texas DF for Saddle Creek Macks

October 26, 2015 in CNG, Companies, Dual Fuel, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

50-Truck Project Is Said to Be a First in the CNG Sector

The Natural Gas Vehicles Texas project to convert 50 Mack trucks to compressed natural gas-diesel dual fuel operation for Florida’s Saddle Creek Transportation is expected to allow diesel fuel displacement of about 70%, says NGV Texas president Fury Zaidi.
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APG Secures More EPA IUL Approvals

October 13, 2015 in certifications, Dual Fuel, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agency Nod for 13 Additional Cummins ISX Engine Families

American Power Group says it’s received additional U.S. EPA IUL/intermediate useful life approvals allowing dual fuel natural gas-diesel conversions of heavy duty Cummins ISX diesel engines. Thirteen additional ISX variants are covered, from model year 2005 to 2013, bringing APG’s total number of EPA approvals to 487.

APG’s V5000 dual fuel system for natural gas trucks

APG’s V5000 dual fuel system for natural gas trucks



The new approvals covering APG’s V5000 Dual Fuel Turbocharged system are APG’s fourth for engines with SCR/selective catalytic reduction.

“The Cummins ISX15 enjoys a market leadership position in big-bore engines where retention of power and torque is critical,” APG president and CEO Lyle Jensen said in a release.

APG Claims Only Natural Gas Option for Heaviest Trucks

“The U.S. heavy-haul trucking market does not have a viable natural gas engine option for 450- to 600-horswpower Class 8 trucks except for APG’s dual fuel solution,” he said.

“During 2014, several dedicated natural gas engine OEM’s cancelled or delayed their 13-liter and 15-liter natural gas engine development leaving a significant gap in the Class 8 natural gas engine coverage,” Jensen said. With APG’s Cummins ISX15, Detroit Diesel DD13/DD15, and Volvo/Mack D13 IUL approvals, we fill in that gap with a natural gas solution that does not compromise power.

20,000 Owners of 100,000 Trucks

“We have identified over 20,000 registered Cummins ISX15 owners representing approximately 100,000 trucks for engine production years 2013-2010,” Jensen says in the announcement.

The American Power Group will show this Harrison Truck Centers Freightliner 122SD (severe duty) dual fuel glider at the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit 2015 in Dallas October 27-29.

The American Power Group will show this Harrison Truck Centers Freightliner 122SD (severe duty) dual fuel glider at the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit 2015 in Dallas October 27-29.

“This target list will be marketed through our natural gas supply partners and our authorized dealer network. We estimate there are 600,000 – 700,000 Class 8 trucks that fall into the total eligible IUL designation.”

More Diesel Displacement Per Dollar

“In the high horsepower truck markets, APG’s dual fuel system displaces more diesel fuel per invested dollar than any other natural gas engine technology. A fleet owner can purchase one new dedicated 11.9L natural gas truck for approximately $180,000 and displace around 18,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year.

“For the same $180,000 investment,” Jensen said, “a fleet owner can convert six of his existing high-horsepower diesel tractors to dual fuel and displace on average 55% to 60% or 60,000 gallons, of diesel fuel per year which is 3.3 times higher diesel displacement per invested dollar.”


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Source: American Power Group with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

APG for 35 More Dual Fuel Trucks

September 21, 2015 in CNG, Companies, Dual Fuel, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Harrison Truck Centers Add-On Order for Existing Fleet Customer

American Power Group today reported an order from Harrison Truck Centers for 35 of its turbocharged dual fuel systems allowing heavy duty trucks to run on a blend of natural gas and diesel. The equipment is for an existing customer that already operates more than 40 duel fuel vehicles, APG says.
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Clean Air Power Acquired by Vayon

September 4, 2015 in Companies, Dual Fuel, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Buyer with Broad Low-Carbon Vehicles Portfolio Owns Hardstaff Too

Dual fuel pioneer Clean Air Power has been acquired by the UK’s Vayon Group, a company specializing in low-carbon propulsion technologies. Vayon earlier this year acquired the UK’s distressed Hardstaff, another dual fuel engine systems developer. updated September 8
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