ACT News 2017


HHP: Cat Taking Orders for Gas Engine

November 3, 2017 in HHP, HHP Summit 2017, industrial, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

G3516 TA Achieves Low-NOx with Three-Way Catalyst

Caterpillar Oil & Gas is taking orders for its natural gas-fueled, stoichiometric Cat G3516 TA engine. The engine for compression applications has a power rating of 1,029 brake-kilowatts, or 1,380 brake-horsepower, and “continues to expand Caterpillar’s gas portfolio.”

‘Cool’ HHP Summit in Marine LNG Hotspot

August 15, 2017 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, Energy E&P, event, HHP Summit 2017, industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Mining, ports, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Jacksonville Emerging as North America’s Marine LNG Capital

The 2017 Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit is gathering steam as organizers have released the Expo Hall floorplan and a list of key speakers.

HHP Summit JaxPort: Registration Is Open

July 17, 2017 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, Energy E&P, event, HHP Summit 2017, industrial, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Early Bird Registration Has Opened for HHPs 2017:
Natural Gas Fuel for High Horsepower Applications

Like the idea of running large, powerful engines on natural gas instead of diesel? Of all but eliminating the heavy pollution from ships? Driving the engines on frack spreads and oil production rigs on the gas that’s right there, rather than trucking in dirtier diesel?

LNG-fueled locomotives?

Mine trucks?

BYD for All-Battery Trucks, Buses, Lifts

May 7, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, industrial, New Products, refuse, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Small to Large for Chinese EV Leader at ACT Expo 2017

BYD, the automotive arm of a large Chinese battery manufacturer that says it’s the world’s largest producer of electric vehicles, is continuing its North America push by showcasing its latest advancements in battery-electric buses, trucks and materials handling equipment here at ACT Expo.

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.

XNG for CNG in Washington State

August 25, 2016 in CNG, industrial, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Port Townsend Paper Is the Anchor Customer,
XNG Says It Can Support Off-Pipeline Fleets Too;
Meanwhile Orders Ten New CNG Tractors for East

Xpress Natural Gas has opened a new facility to produce compressed natural gas for industrial customers in Washington State. Port Townsend Paper is the anchor customer for XNG’s CNG facility at the Satsop Business Park in Elma, southwest of Seattle, approximately 30 minutes from Olympia and Interstate-5, in Grays Harbor County.

CEC Offers Money for Off-Road NGVs

July 15, 2016 in CNG, industrial, LNG, money available, NGVs, ports by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Existing Heavy Duty NGV Gear to be Adapted for Off-Road Use
In the Los Angeles Area & Central Valley, and at Ports & Bases

California’s South Coast (i.e. the Los Angeles area), the Central valley, ports and military bases are the emphases as the California Commission is offering $4 million to support R&D into off-road natural gas vehicles. The goal is to apply existing commercial technology for heavy duty NGVs to the off-road sector.

CEC-logo-since1975-119x107CEC notes that “the state’s most severely polluted regions, the San Joaquin Valley and the South Coast air basins, require extensive deployment of zero- and near-zero-emission technologies to meet current and future clean air standards.”

Projects funded under the new grant funding opportunity, Off-Road Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Research and Development (GFO-16-501) “should incorporate advanced low emission engine technology currently available for heavy-duty on-road vehicles.

Two Workshops this Month

“Existing advanced natural gas engine technologies could be adapted to provide this market segment with a natural gas engine option capable of exceeding current, Tier 4, emission regulations while simultaneously meeting the performance needs of off-road applications,” the agency says.

  • CEC is holding a workshop at the South Coast Air Quality Management District office in Diamond Bar on the morning of Tuesday, July 26.
  • CEC is holding a workshop at the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District office in Modesto on the morning of Friday, July 29.

“Specifically, this solicitation will focus on heavy-duty off-road vehicles that are used in distribution hubs, including but not limited to ports, freight facilities, military hubs, commodity yards and agricultural locations,” the agency states.

The deadline to submit written questions is August 1.

GFO-16-501 applications are due September 9.

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Source: CEC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Greenville and Cryo Pur for Bio-LNG

July 5, 2016 in Biomethane, Companies, industrial, Infrastructure, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Commercial Plant to Be Built in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Greenville Energy and Paris-based Cryo Pur say they’ll build a pioneering bio-based liquefied natural gas plant at Tyrone, west of Belfast. The plant, to be online with Cryo Pur equipment next year, is to be “the first commercial unit in the world to produce liquefied biomethane from biogas on a small scale.”

XNG Hauls CNG Fuel Using CNG Fuel

April 4, 2016 in CNG, Companies, industrial, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Both Dedicated and Duel Fuel Tractors, Nearing 20,
Expansion to Washington State to Start with Dual Fuel

Xpress Natural Gas, which is expanding its provision of compressed natural gas fuel to industrial customers, uses CNG-fueled tractors to deliver that fuel, and plans to continue to do so.

Quantum for $8.4m Q-VP650 Order

February 15, 2016 in CNG, Companies, industrial by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Multi-Cylinder Trailer Orders for XNG Virtual Pipeline

Quantum Fuel Systems late last week disclosed a purchase order from Xpress Natural Gas for $8.4 million worth of compressed natural gas equipment for XNG’s “virtual pipeline” services – and said that the deal includes options for $13 million more.

Cellulosic Ethanol: the Largest Plant

November 18, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, Biofuels, Ethanol, industrial, manufacturing, Technology by Jon LeSage  |  No Comments

California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Serving as Benchmark for DuPont’s Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

DuPont opened the doors to the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the world on Oct. 30. Iowa Gov. Terry Brandstad and other dignitaries celebrated the opening of the Nevada, Iowa-based biorefinery that will produce 30 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol per year. It’s considered one of the cleanest fuels in world, reducing carbon emissions by 90% compared to traditional fossil fuels.

Qualcomm Webinar on Wireless Charging

November 11, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, Electric Drive, EVs, industrial, investments, Research, Technology, Testing, transit by Jon LeSage  |  No Comments

Wireless Charging Moving Forward

Wireless charging will contribute to mass-market production of electric vehicles by automakers and their suppliers, according to a webinar presented by Qualcomm Halo. Keith Malinson, an industry analyst with WiseHarbor, and Anthony Thomson, vice president of development and marketing, Qualcomm Halo, gave a presentation on the technology innovations bringing wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) to market.

UPS Deploying 18 Electric Trucks

November 10, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, Electric Drive, EVs, industrial, investments, Research, Technology, Testing, transit by Jon LeSage  |  No Comments

DoE Provided Grant Funding

UPS has purchased 18 electric delivery vehicles for the Houston-Galveston area in Texas. The purchases are part of a partnership with U.S. Department of Energy, local governments, and the non-profit Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE). These vehicles were designed by the Workhorse Group for UPS, and are expected to reduce consumption of an estimated 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel over 20 years.

TransPower and IKEA Test Tractor

November 10, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, Electric Drive, EVs, industrial, investments, Research, Technology, Testing, transit by Jon LeSage  |  No Comments

Year-long Test Results from Electric Truck

IKEA and TransPower announced results from their first year of testing a demonstration vehicle. An electric yard tractor has been driven at IKEA’s distribution center in Tejon, Calif. TransPower’s electric propulsion has powered a Kalmar heavy-duty tractor, which is being used to minimize CO2 emissions.

Alkane Truck Opens South Carolina Plant

November 3, 2015 in industrial, Propane, propane autogas by Jon LeSage  |  No Comments

Launches Class 7 Propane Truck

Alkane Truck has opened a manufacturing facility in Summerville, S.C., which is expected to add 300 new jobs over the next two years. This announcement ties into the company’s launch of its Class 7 liquid-injected propane cab-over truck.

Xpress Natural Gas Broadens Its Scope

October 21, 2015 in CNG, industrial, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Moving Forward in Washington State, Tackling Virginia Too

Boston-based Xpress Natural Gas, which provides compressed natural gas to industrial customers in New England and New York State – delivering the fuel via tube trailers towed by CNG-powered tractors – is moving ahead with its expansion to Washington State and is setting up a similar “virtual pipeline” network based in Appomattox, Va.

HHP Summit Expo Registration Opens

July 14, 2015 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, HHP, industrial, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Access to High Horsepower Exhibition in Dallas Is Just $50

Organizers of HHP Summit 2015 have opened up expo hall registration for the event, which takes place October 27-29 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. updated August 25

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