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Alliance AutoGas for Donaldson Filters

November 17, 2016 in New Products, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Consistent Fuel Quality Has Become a Greater Need for Fleet Customers’

Alliance AutoGas is promoting a line of filters for propane autogas (aka LPG, for liquefied petroleum gas). The filters are designed to “remove potentially harmful particulate matter and heavy ends from propane systems.”
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MTS San Diego Has Its 1st Propane Buses

September 27, 2016 in Fleet Order, paratransit, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agency Has Taken Delivery of the First of 77 Shuttles
With Roush CleanTech Fuel Systems Installed by GAS

San Diego MTS, the city’s Metropolitan Transit System, said today that it’s taken delivery of the first of 77 propane autogas-fueled shuttle buses.
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Roush Propane Buses for Leander ISD

September 26, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Dozen New Blue Birds Are Taking Propane Total to 64

The Leander Independent School District in Texas is adding more propane school buses to its fleet, reporting the August retirement of 20 diesel vehicles “in preparation for the deployment of the new propane models.
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Blue Bird Range at Indianapolis BusCon

September 19, 2016 in CNG, Companies, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Alternative Fuel Bus Choices Include CNG and Propane

Blue Bird Bus spread the word this morning that it’s prompting its full line of small and medium sized vehicles, including propane and new compressed natural gas models, at BusCon 2016, which kicks off today in Indianapolis. updated with BusCon 2016 photo on September 22
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IC Bus – 140 Propane for Waterbury, Conn.

August 16, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Celebration to Mark CE Series vehicles Set for August 25

IC Bus and its customer National Express are getting set to celebrate the deployment of 140 propane autogas-fueled CE Series school buses for the Waterbury Public Schools in Connecticut.
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Delaware Transit’s 130 Propane Shuttles

August 8, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Roush-Powered Ford E-450s with Sharp Energy for Fuel

Delaware Transit Corp has cut the ribbon on a Sharp Energy propane autogas fueling station in New Castle that’s to support 130 vehicles for its Dart paratransit operation, the Delaware Department of Transportation reports. DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan did the honors at a ceremony this past Wednesday, August 3. updated August 10
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Flint Groceries via Propane Autogas

August 5, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

MTA Adds Roush Autogas Vehicles to Serve ‘Food Deserts’

The Mass Transportation Authority in Flint, Mich. said today that on Monday it will deploy nine additional propane autogas-fueled vans for its “Ride to Groceries” service in Genesee County, north of Detroit.
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Blue Bird’s Gen 4 Vision Propane Bus

August 5, 2016 in Propane, propane autogas, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Roush-Powered, as “We and Our Partners Continue to Innovate’

Blue Bird is talking up its “Vision Gen 4 Propane” as the latest version of its popular Type C school bus. The vehicle has a Roush CleanTech fuel system, with a new “EconoShift” engine calibration for maximum fuel efficiency.


Blue Bird Vision Propane – the new Gen 4 featues improved fuel lines, filters, pumps and connectors.

Blue Bird Vision Propane – the new Gen 4 featues improved fuel lines, filters, pumps and connectors – and ‘EconoShift’ calibration for better fuel economy.

Other improvements include

  • easier servicing due to repositioned sending units and pre-injector filters, along with O-ring sealed fuel lines and a new optional Euro-style fill connector; and
  • increased reliability, with infinitely variable speed dual fuel pumps and thinner fuel rails that reduce start time up to 50%.

“We and our partners continue to innovate and develop affordable, industry-leading products that our school bus customers want and value,” Blue Bird president and CEO Phil Horlock said in a release.

“The Blue Bird Vision Gen 4 Propane and Vision CNG buses are excellent examples of our spirit of innovation,” he said.


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IC Bus’s Biggest Propane Sale Yet

August 4, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Indianapolis Public Schools Get 100 CE Series Vehicles
With Power Solutions International’s 8.8-Liter Engine

Navistar’s IC Bus has fulfilled its largest propane autogas-powered school bus order to date, as 100 CE Series vehicles with 8.8-liter engines from PSI/Power Solutions International have been delivered to the Indianapolis Public Schools.
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Roush Blue Bird Propane for Bradford

August 2, 2016 in Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Estimated $1,500 Annual Savings for Each Propane Bus

The Bradford Area School District in northern Pennsylvania is saving money while enjoying improved reliability with propane autogas-fueled Blue Bird buses, says fuel system provider Roush CleanTech. updated on August 3
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Blossman Offers LPG Evacuation Pump

August 2, 2016 in New Products, Propane, Safety by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Can Empty Propane Autogas Tanks for Service with Zero Venting

Blossman Services has developed a new pump for removing propane autogas (aka LPG, for liquefied petroleum gas) from fuel tanks, improving safety and preventing loss to the atmosphere. The Propane Autogas LPG Evacuation Pump is said to be the first of its kind for the U.S. market.


The new AutoGas LPG Evacuation Pump from Blossman Services is said to be the first of its kind for the U.S. market.

The new AutoGas LPG Evacuation Pump from Blossman Services is said to be the first of its kind for the U.S. market.

“This one of a kind, patent pending, Autogas LPG Evacuation System can evacuate a fuel pump-equipped LPI [liquid propane injection] vehicle tank filled to 80% with 44 useable propane gallons in 1.5 hours to zero PSI tank pressure without venting any propane into the atmosphere,” states a release.

Workplace Efficiency

“Autogas fleets and trained autogas technicians now have a service tool available that allows them to safely work on their vehicles on their own timelines,” Blossman says.

The compressed air-powered pump may also be used to transfer propane fuel from one vehicle to another, or to a separate propane storage vessel.


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CleanFuel USA Touts Cook-Illinois Propane

July 26, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘For the First Time Ever, Has Not Purchased Any Diesel Buses’

CleanFuel USA is talking up the recent order of 50 propane autogas-fueled Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses from Thomas Built by the Chicago-area operator Cook-Illinois, noting that the vehicles have CleanFuel USA LPI/liquid propane injection fuel systems.
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Westport Fuel Names Gougarty CEO

July 22, 2016 in Companies, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Company Veteran Takes the Helm of Post-Merger Company

Westport Fuel Systems said today that its board has chosen Nancy Gougarty as chief executive officer. She has served as president and COO of Westport since July 2013.

Westport recently closed on the merger with Impco parent Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. that was announced this past autumn (F&F, June 2).

Nancy Gougarty

Nancy S. Gougarty

David Demers, Westport’s current CEO, “is retiring from the company but will be available to the leadership team in an advisory role through a transition period,” states today’s announcement.

“Nancy has proven her ability to work through complex development projects with major global original equipment manufacturers,” said Westport board chair Warren Baker – “with a clear sense of what drives profits.”

‘Clearly the Right Person’

“Her most recent collaborative efforts leading the integration teams following the merger with Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. highlighted her skill in managing diverse groups across Europe, Asia & North America while stewarding key relationships with suppliers and joint venture partners.

“She is clearly the right person to lead our newly combined global company going forward,” Baker said.


Earnings to Be Released August 9

Prior to joining Westport, Gougarty served as TRW Automotive Corp Asia-Pacific operations VP, overseeing the operations of more than 30 plants in the region from a base in Shanghai. She was previously managing director of GM’s joint venture in Shanghai.

Westport also said today that it expects to report on its second-quarter financial results on Tuesday, August 9.


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Training Oklahoma First Responders

July 18, 2016 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, Education, LNG, NGVs, Propane, training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Tulsa Clean Cities Hosting NAFTC Courses for Alt Fuel Mishaps

Organizers are spreading the word that three targeted courses for first responders at accidents involving alternative fuel vehicles will be held late next month at the Oklahoma City Community College’s Professional Development Institute.
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Alliance AutoGas Propane ProMaster

June 28, 2016 in New Products, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A New Propane Fuel System for Popular Dodge Ram Truck

Alliance AutoGas is promoting a propane autogas conversion kit for the Dodge Ram ProMaster truck with 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine.
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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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Westport and FSSI Merger Is Complete

June 2, 2016 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Innovative, Global Leader in Alternative Fuel, Engine and
Vehicle Sector:’
Westport Fuel Systems, Inc. Is the New Name for the Combined Company

Westport Fuel Systems is the new name of the combined Westport Innovations and Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. as completion of their merger was disclosed yesterday. The marriage, states a release, results in an “innovative, global leader in alternative fuel, engine and
vehicle sector.”
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