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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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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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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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Waste Management Tops 5,000 Gas Trucks

December 20, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, LNG, milestones, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Nationwide, 36% of Our Natural Gas Fleet Runs on Biomethane’

Waste Management now operates more than 5,000 natural gas vehicles out of its overall fleet of more than 32,000. “One of our primary strategies for reducing emissions,” the company says in its just-released 2016 Sustainability Report, “is to transition our fleet of 18,500 collection vehicles from diesel to cleaner-burning natural gas.”
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Westport Engines, Small and Large

December 19, 2016 in ACT Expo 2015, CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Broader Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G Availability Touted
As Volvo Gets Set to Make HPDI Power Available in 2017

The Cummins Westport joint venture and partner Westport Fuel Systems are making significant progress with both natural gas engines. Cummins Westport this month announced full availability of its 6.7-liter dedicated natural gas ISB6.7 G midrange engine, while reports point to commercialization of parent Westport’s HPDI/high pressure direct injection technology for heavy natural gas-diesel dual fuel vehicles by Volvo.
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PSI for Alt Fuel Upfits for General Motors

December 6, 2016 in Alternative Fuels, certifications, CNG, Companies, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

SVM/Specialty Vehicle Modifier Designation Agreement
Is Said to Boost Fleet Customers’ Choice of Alt Fuel Vehicles

Power Solutions International’s designation as a specialty vehicles modifier for GM increases the number of alternative fuel vehicles available to operators, PSI says.
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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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Piedmont Adds to CNG Infrastructure

December 1, 2016 in CNG, Companies, EVs, Infrastructure, municipal fleet, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Private and Public Stations in North Carolina

Piedmont Natural Gas, citing “tremendous growth in demand for compressed natural gas,” is adding CNG fueling infrastructure.
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Lincoln Tech for Denver CNG Training

November 18, 2016 in CNG, NGVs, training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Goal Is to ‘Open Doors to More Career Paths’

New Jersey-based Lincoln Educational Services Corp is promoting a new compressed natural gas training curriculum to be offered via the Lincoln Tech campus in Denver. “The enhanced curriculum will increase graduates’ skill sets and open doors to more career paths in their job search,” the company says.
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Love’s Trillium CNG: West and East Coasts

November 16, 2016 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Stations in Maryland and in Washington State:
Ariel Compressors from J-W Feed Kraus Dispensers

Love’s Trillium CNG has opened compressed natural gas fueling stations in Aberdeen, Md. and Vancouver, Wash. The new public-access outlets have Ariel compressors via J-W Power with a Trillium hydraulic boost, CP Industries storage and Kraus dispensers.
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AmpCNG in Buda, Texas for US Foods

November 10, 2016 in CNG, Infrastructure, milestones, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Station Will be AmpCNG’s Eighth in Texas, 20th Overall

AmpCNG is announcing today a new public-access compressed natural gas fueling agreement with US Foods. “Under the deal, AmpCNG will build a public-access fueling station in Buda, Texas to serve US Foods, the station’s anchor tenant,” states a release.


The station adjacent to the US Foods distribution center on Turnersville Road is to have two dual-hose dispensers serving two lanes. CNG fueling will be powered by twin 200-horsepower GE Gemini compressors, packaged by CDW, yielding about 1,400 scfm/standard cubic feet per minute.

Existing AmpCNG station in Waco, Texas

Existing AmpCNG station in Waco, Texas

Target fill rate is 10 to 12 DGE/diesel gallon equivalents per minute, says AmpCNG CEO Grant Zimmerman.

Summer 2017 to Open

AmpCNG expects to break ground in early 2017 and plans to open the Buda station in summer 2017. Buda is about 15 miles south of Austin.

AmpCNG notes that US Foods recently won a TERP/Texas Emissions Reduction Plan grant for 40 new CNG trucks, “bringing its Buda, Texas-based CNG fleet to a total of fifty.”

“Increasing the number of CNG vehicles in our fleet allows us to continue to reduce our annual fuel costs while reducing the amount of emissions emitted during our daily deliveries to customers,” US Foods transportation VP Dario Skocir says in the AmpCNG announcement.

‘Improvements Across the Company’

“US Foods continues to make improvements across the company to reduce our environmental footprint and allow us to serve our customers in an energy efficient way,” he said.

The new station will be AmpCNG’s eighth in Texas, bringing its total station network to 20. The company’s other Texas stations are in Amarillo, Harrold, Waco, Brock, Rosenberg, Sweetwater and Kerrville.


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Source: AmpCNG with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Landi Renzo Touts CNG Fords for 2017

November 8, 2016 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Orders are Being Taken for F-150 Through F-750 Vehicles

Landi Renzo USA is touting its line-up of compressed natural gas-fueled model year 2017 Ford trucks. “We are taking orders for both dedicated and bi-fuel variations,” the company says.
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Cobham Type IVs for Altech-Eco CNG

November 8, 2016 in CNG, Companies, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Low Lead Times, No Minimum Purchase Requirements:
‘How and When You Need Them at a Price You Can Afford’

Cobham has been chosen by Altech-Eco as the upfitter’s preferred supplier of all-composite Type IV compressed natural gas fuel cylinders, the tank manufacturer reports.
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