ACT News 2017

Infrastructure

Nikola’s FCs & H2 – Perry Named COO

November 19, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, people, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PowerCell AB for the New Class 8 Trucks’ Fuel Cell Stacks,
With Norway’s Nel ASA for a 16-Station H2 Fueling Network
As Nikola Rocks Truck World by Hiring Scott Perry from Ryder

Nikola Motor has named PowerCell AB and Bosch as the primary suppliers of fuel cells for its Class 8 hydrogen-fueled electric truck, and Norway’s Nel ASA “as the sole equipment supplier to create the largest hydrogen network in the world that will cover over 2,000 miles and include 16 stations.”

This item was initially posted on November 16
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Trillium for FWTA’s CNG Station Upgrade

November 17, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Early Transit Adopter’s Private Station Is Getting a Makeover
With Ariel Compressors by ANGI & J-W Power, TGT Dispensers

Following a competitive solicitation process, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority in Texas has selected Love’s Trillium CNG to provide a series of upgrades to its private compressed natural gas fueling facility.
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Sparq Starts Large Tulsa CNG Station

November 7, 2017 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Breaks Ground Today with Timmons in Oklahoma
That’s the First in State with J-W Power’s PowerFill

Sparq Natural Gas broke ground today on a new natural gas fueling outlet in Tulsa – “Oklahoma’s 121st and fastest public-fill CNG station,” Sparq says, and the first in the state to employ J-W Power’s new PowerFill technology.
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Cryonorm Turnkey Gear for Liqvis LNG

September 29, 2017 in Infrastructure, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Public-Access Stations in Germany to Feature
‘Fully Shop Pre-Fabricated & Transportable Design’

Cryonorm Systems has an order for two new public-access liquefied natural gas fueling stations from Liqvis Germany, a subsidiary of Uniper.
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Shell for H2 Fueling with Honda & Toyota

September 13, 2017 in Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$16.4 Million from California for Seven Norcal Stations

American Honda is spreading the word that the California Energy Commission has awarded $16.36 million to Shell’s Equilon Enterprises unit backing seven hydrogen fueling stations in Northern California.
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ANG Opens CNG Outlet in Fontana

September 9, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Public-Access ANGI-Ariel Station East of Los Angeles
Is Designed for High-Volume Users in an ‘Industry Hub’

American Natural Gas is promising a “premium fueling experience” at its new compressed natural gas fueling outlet, a public-access station in Fontana, east of Los Angeles.
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Long Beach Opens TruStar CNG Station

September 8, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, municipal fleet, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Private Time-Fill Station for Refuse Trucks and Street Sweepers

The city of Long Beach, Calif. has opened its new compressed natural gas station, a private facility for time-fill fueling at the city’s Temple/Willow Yard.
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Hurricane Harvey: CNG Stays the Course

September 2, 2017 in CNG, Hurricane Harvey, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Problems for Sure, But Not Like Liquids’ Problems, Providers Say:
‘CNG May Be the Only Fuel Abundantly Available in Houston Soon’

Compressed natural gas remained available in Houston during Hurricane Harvey. There were shutdowns to be sure, according to an email survey of operators, but almost all downed fueling outlets were up and running by the end of the week. updated August 3
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Clean Energy Fuels CNG for Ohio’s PARTA

August 31, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$2.8 Million Public-Access Station to Support
35-Foot Axess Vehicles from ElDorado National

Clean Energy Fuels has won a $2.8 million contract to design and build a new public-access CNG fueling station for PARTA, the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority in Portage County, Ohio. updated August 25

This item was initially posted on August 23,
re-posted with new images on August 31

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‘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.
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Love’s Trillium CNG for Gold Coast Transit

August 11, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fueling Outlet for Next Year Is Part of New M&O Facility

Love’s Trillium CNG said yesterday that it’s “playing an integral role” as another Southern California transit agency expand its operations with a commitment to compressed natural gas as a bus fuel.
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TruStar Energy Fosters CNG Fueling

August 11, 2017 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Company’s New Modular CFS Offering
Keys Strategy Aimed at New Fleet Adoption

TruStar Energy expects to be pumping some 80 million gasoline gallon equivalents of compressed natural gas annually by the end of 2017, as the Fortistar subsidiary executes a strategy of deliberate growth. One or two new TruStar branded CNG stations are expected per year as the company’s new modular, no-cost-to-the-customer “CFS” paves the way toward CNG adoption by new fleets.
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Waste Management NG: 100 and 6,000

August 9, 2017 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, milestones, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Company’s 100th Natural Gas Fueling Facility Opens,
Helping Support a Fleet of 6,000 Natural Gas Trucks

Waste Management celebrated the opening of its 100th natural gas fueling station yesterday in Oklahoma City, and “also celebrated a significant milestone of operating 6,000 natural gas trucks, which is the largest heavy-duty fleet of its kind in North America.” updated August 10
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ANG for Frito-Lay in Fayetteville, Tenn.

August 4, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cobey Compressors and Bennett Nozzles at Public Station

American Natural Gas has opened a new compressed natural gas fueling station, with Frito-Lay as an anchor customer, in in Fayetteville, Tenn.
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VW’s $200mm EVSE Plan Gets CARB Nod

July 28, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure, investments by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cal Agency Gives the OK for First $200 Million of $800 Million
For EV Charging in California by VW’s Electrify America Unit

Volkswagen got the go-ahead from California yesterday to invest $200 million on electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the state. The automaker’s Electrify America unit will place high-speed chargers along highways, invest in EVSE/electric vehicle supply equipment in disadvantaged communities, and promote electric transportation through outreach and a new “Green City” initiative.

Sacramento is to be the first of the Green Cities, with EV chargers there followed by Fresno, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, and San Diego. EVSE is be placed in “community locations, multi-family dwellings, commercial and retail locations, workplaces and municipal parking lots and garages,” says the California Air Resources Board.


Overview of ‘Cycle 1’ of VW-Electrify America’s EVSE plan for California

Electrify America has pledged to establish a network of more than 2,500 EV chargers at more than 450 EVSE sites nationally during the first phase, with about 240 of them in 38 states other than California.

The company has “discussed partnerships and interoperability” with EVSE providers including EVgo, Greenlots and SemaConnect.

$800 Million over Ten Years in California

So-called “Cycle 1” for California is the “first of four plans by VW to invest $800 million over ten years in zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, public outreach, and access to these ultra-clean vehicles for residents of disadvantaged communities,” states yesterday’s CARB release.

The $2 billion EVSE investment comes in the wake of Volkswagen’s installation of software, beginning in 2009, to mislead regulators on the emissions of its diesel vehicles.

That software, CARB says, caused VW’s “2009-2016 diesel passenger cars to spew up to 40 times the allowed amount of nitrogen oxide (NOx) into the atmosphere.”

‘Tenacious Technicians’

“The tenacious efforts of CARB technicians forced the company to admit the use of the so-called ‘defeat device’ in those cars in 2015,” the agency said yesterday. “VW has paid out more than $15 billion in claims and penalties for using those defeat devices,” CARB said.

“This ZEV investment is one of multiple pieces to mitigate the environmental harm caused by VW’s actions.”

Click image or here for VW-Electrify America’s EVSE plan summary.

“Volkswagen can now move forward with its ambitious plan to help bring electric vehicle technology to corners of California ignored in earlier efforts,” said CARB chair Mary Nichols.

Settlement with California and the Feds

“This will help the state as a whole,” she said, “and especially some of our disadvantaged and underserved communities, to shift to the cleanest vehicles on the market.”

CARB noted too that the $800 million ZEV investment commitment for California is part of an agreement by Volkswagen with CARB, the U.S. EPA, and the California and U.S. Departments of Justice “that combines mitigation and penalties to fully resolve all of the environmental harm from VW’s actions.”

Among the planned Cycle 1 outlays for California EVSE are

• $75 million for highway fast-charging (implanting chargers up to 350 kilowatts);

• $45 million for “community charging,” including multi-family feelings and workplaces;

• $44 million for Green City initiatives; and

• $20 million for public education and EV awareness.


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Source: CARB with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

TruStar Offers ‘CFS’ Compact CNG Units

July 26, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Portable Compressor Skids Are Designed to Allow Fleets
That Are Now Fueling Publicly to Lower Their CNG Costs

TruStar Energy has launched a program called CFS, for Compact Fuel Station and CNG Fleet Development, allowing smaller fleets to take advantage of clean compressed natural gas “and fleets fueling at public CNG stations the ability to lower their costs.”
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Love’s Trillium CNG for Athens Services

July 25, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Biomethane, CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Los Angeles-Area Station to Support Some 110 Refuse Trucks,
Trillium Pledges to Procure and Provide RNG for the 
Vehicles 

Love’s Trillium CNG said this morning that it was picked to design, build and maintain a compressed natural gas fueling station for Athens Services in Pacoima, Calif., north of Los Angeles.
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