HHP Summit 2017

Infrastructure

ChargePoint Future with ‘Express Plus’

January 10, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Modular High Power ‘Designed for the Next Ten Years…’
The New EVSE System ‘Completes the Technology Offering
Required to Make Fully Electric Transit a Reality,’ Firm Says

ChargePoint has unveiled a high-power electric vehicle charger line dubbed “Express Plus,” stating that the modular system “charges up to eight times faster than today’s mainstream fast chargers” and is “designed for the next ten years in transportation technology.” The new EVSE/electric vehicle support equipment offering is key to making electric transportation a commercial reality the company claims.
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Skangas LNG Bunker for Tallink Megastar

January 9, 2017 in Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The New Fast Ferry Is to Operate Between Helsinki and Tallinn
Powered by 50DF LNG-Diesel Dual Fuel Engines from Wärtsilä

Gasum’s Skangas is trumpeting the first liquefied natural gas bunkering of Megastar, a large new high speed ferry that’s to connect Tallinn, Estonia with the Finnish capital, Helsinki.
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E. Stroudsburg ASD Going with Propane

January 6, 2017 in Fleet Order, Infrastructure, Propane, propane autogas, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Sites to Support Fueling of 122 Propane School Buses

The East Stroudsburg Area School District in eastern Pennsylvania has approved the first-phase purchase of 52 propane autogas school buses, and is to decide this month how to fuel them at two different sites.
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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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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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Clean Energy RNG: Redeem for Torrance

November 18, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Infrastructure, Rethink Methane 2017, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Six-Year Deal Calls for Annual 550,000 GGEs for Buses

Southern California’s Torrance Transit will use biomethane to fuel its compressed natural gas buses behind a six-year deal for Redeem brand RNG/renewable natural gas disclosed Wednesday by Clean Energy Fuels.
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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

EVgo Celebrates 800th DC Charger

November 10, 2016 in event, EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

And Will Launch New Northern California Network Next Week
EVgo, which claims the nation’s largest public-access network of fast DC chargers for electric vehicles, says it’s opened its 800th such installation, at a SaveMart store in Madera, Calif.
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Gain Building CNG Outlet in Quebec

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

Partnership for Express Mondor Trucks with Gaz Métro

Gaz Métro has disclosed plans for a new compressed natural gas fueling facility, the ninth for its “Blue Road” network of natural gas vehicle fueling stations, to be built with Gain Clean Fuel Canada to support trucks operated by Express Mondor.
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Charging Providers Laud White House Plan

November 7, 2016 in EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘A Big Step Forward’ – ‘The Future Is Now’

Electric vehicle charger providers embraced a White House plan to establish coast-to-coast EV charging infrastructure. Key to the plan is first-ever U.S. DoT/Federal Highway Administration sanction of 48 EV charging corridors covering nearly 25,000 miles in 35 states.
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MTS Using CNG, RNG for San Diego Buses

October 14, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, NGVs, propane autogas, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Maintenance Capability at Love’s-Trillium Station to Support 120 Buses,
Agency Is a Pioneering User of RNG and the New ISL G Near Zero Engine

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has brought enhanced compressed natural gas bus capability to its East County area, opening a new bus operation and maintenance center at El Cajon, site of an existing Trillium CNG fueling station.
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Hydrogen Permitting How-To on YouTube

October 12, 2016 in Education, Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Orange County Fire Authority & NREL Collaborate on Videos

NREL, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and OCFA, Southern California’s Orange County Fire Authority, have released a four-part series of videos aiming to help advocates of hydrogen as a transportation fuel to establish the necessary fueling infrastructure.


Carl Baust is a fire prevention analyst with Southern California’s Orange County Fire Authority.

Carl Baust is a fire prevention analyst with Southern California’s Orange County Fire Authority.

Their goal is to help the companies building stations, and the persons responsible for safety, together navigate a thorny permitting process.

The videos are narrated by Carl Baust, a fire prevention analyst with OCFA.

High Pressure and Super Cold

They cover the experiences of fire, building, and planning department staffers with the plan review and inspection requirements of stations for fueling hydrogen vehicles.

“Planners and regulators from around the country will be faced with temperatures of minus 423 degrees Fahrenheit and pressures exceeding 10,000 psi installed only feet away from the general public,” Baust says in the introductory video.

Coordination? ‘Essential’

“Coordination between the building an fire departments is essential,” he says.

The series has four parts:

  • Overview – Which Regulatory Agency Has the Biggest Role?;
  • Planning and Building Considerations;
  • Fire Department Regulations; and
  • Annual Inspections.

And while the videos were created primarily as an educational tool for fire departments, they serve too as “a valuable resource for station developers, designers, constructors, and operators,” he told F&F.

The OCFA-NREL hydrogen video series may be accessed here.


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Source: OCFA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

X3CNG Acquires Two Colo CNG Stations

October 6, 2016 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Italy-Based Company Takes Charge of Public-Access Facilities

X3CNG Corp, a unit of Italy’s X3Energy Group, reports the acquisition of two “Skyblu” compressed natural gas fueling stations in Colorado.

“X3CNG will own and operate the public fueling sites for local government, commercial and public customers,” states a release.

x3cng-logotight“The expansion into the U.S. market is consistent with our mission to grow in a dynamic market,” X3Energy Group CEO Giovani Baroni said in the Colorado announcement.

U.S. ‘Anchor’

“Our decision to enter this market leverages on the company’s core expertise as a leading supplier of natural gas and CNG stations developer/operator in Italy. These stations serve as an anchor to our planned growth plans in the U.S,” he said.


“The CNG market represents a tremendous opportunity in the U.S. as it addresses long-term sustainability goals and cost reduction objectives for fleets,” said X3CNG business development director James Mora.

“We are working with industry partners to develop an expanded network,” he said.

The two CNG stations are in Firestone and Greeley.


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Source: X3Energy/X3CNG with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Clean Energy Fuels Fills Oregon Gap

October 3, 2016 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Connects California to Washington’ with CNG and LNG

Clean Energy Fuels’ new public-access natural gas fueling station on Interstate 5 north of Medford, Ore. is a first for the supplier and effectively links California and Washington State, the company says.
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Love’s/Trillium CNG at Rock Region Metro

September 27, 2016 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

All of the Arkansas Agency’s Buses to Be Converted by 2015

Rock Region Metro in Little Rock, Ark. Plans to replace its remaining diesel buses with compressed natural gas fueled units by 2025, and has tapped Trillium CNG to support the transition, Trillium parent Love’s said this morning.
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