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New Flyer’s Record e-Drive Bus Deliveries

January 20, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

This Past Year Saw a 48% Equivalent Units Increase Over 2015:
‘Zero-Emission Acceptance Has Now Hit a Breakthrough Level,’
As Momentum Continues with Wrap of December’s MARTA Trial

New Flyer’s deliveries of electric buses “reached their highest level in company history” in 2016, the manufacturer reports, citing battery-electric, trolley-electric, and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
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Dresser-Rand Touts LNGo Installation

January 19, 2017 in Energy E&P, LNG, milestones, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Micro-Scale Liquefaction for Tenaska-Frontier in the Marcellus

Dresser-Rand is talking up the commissioning of its first micro-scale installation for liquefied natural gas production. The modular, portable “LNGo” unit is being operated by Frontier Natural Resources to monetize stranded gas assets at Tenaska Resources’ Mainesburg field in the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania.
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San Diego Sayonara to Petroleum Diesel

January 10, 2017 in Biofuels, milestones, municipal fleet, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Soco Group Providing Neste Renewable Diesel via L.A. Port

The City of San Diego is turning to renewable diesel to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, signing with the based Soco Group for an initial phase supporting some 900 heavy- and medium-duty vehicles. San Diego is transitioning its fire equipment too, resulting in “all of the City’s 1,125 diesel-powered vehicles being powered by renewable diesel.”
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Gas Entec for LNG Bunker Barge for Tote

January 10, 2017 in Companies, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Korean Reports Delivery of Engineering Service
And the ‘Total Cargo Handling Equipment Package’
For Barge to Fuel Tote’s Pioneering Container Ships

Korea’s Gas Entec reports the successful delivery of engineering services and a “total cargo handling equipment package” for a new barge that will be based in Jacksonville, Fla. and used to transfer liquefied natural gas fuel to two container ships operating in the Caribbean. The barge was ordered by Clean Marine Energy in early 2015.
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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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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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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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Honda Places First of Its New Electric Cars

December 20, 2016 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Six Customers for Honda’s Latest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car
Operated Previous Version of the Zero-Emission Vehicle as Well,
Honda Pledges to Expand Clarity Line with Plug-In Electric Vehicles

American Honda is trumpeting the first deliveries, in Southern California, of its zero-emission, five-passenger, Clarity Fuel Cell sedan for 2017. Half a dozen customers previously leased Honda’s second-generation fuel cell vehicle, the Clarity FCX.
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XL Adds Ambulances to Growing Fleet

December 13, 2016 in Companies, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vehicles for Seattle Are First Emergency XL Hybrids
As Total Deployed Fleet Has Logged 35 Million Miles

XL Hybrids has broken into emergency vehicles with nearly a dozen Ford E450-based ambulances for the City of Seattle – all with the bolt-on XL3 driveline modification that increases fuel efficiency by nearly 25%.
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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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Chrysler Claims the First Minivan Hybrid

December 2, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, milestones, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pacifica PHEV Fuel Economy Is Rated at 84 MPGe,
With 33 Miles on Battery Only, Assembly in Windsor

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is talking up the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as the first-ever PHEV/plug-in hybrid electric vehicle minivan, crediting “e-Flite” EVT/electrically variable transmission technology for an all-electric range of 33 miles and a miles-per-gallon-equivalent fuel economy rating of 84.
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Viking Line to Order a Second LNG Ferry

November 30, 2016 in Dual Fuel, Fleet Order, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Deltamarin, Wärtsilä and ABB Marine Are Partners

Sweden’s Viking Line reported a letter of intent with China’s Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Company for a ferry that will join its pioneering LNG-fueled Viking Grace connecting Turku, Finland and Stockholm. The new 715-foot ship is expected to cost about 190 million euros (approximately $201 million U.S. at current rates).
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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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Agility Milestones in Salisbury, N.C.

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

North Carolina Facility Has Been Operational for a Year

Agility Fuel Solutions is celebrating more than a year of production for its production facility for natural gas vehicle fuel systems in Salisbury, N.C.
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Cummins Westport Starts NZ Production

October 18, 2016 in manufacturing, milestones, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Near Zero’ Variant of 8.9-Liter ISL G Engine Is Building at Rocky Mount,
CEC Cites Emissions ‘Levels Near or Equal to Those of Zero Emission EVs’

Cummins Westport says that “orders are being processed and production of the ISL G Near Zero (NZ) NOx natural gas engine has commenced.” updated October 19

CWI-ISL-G-Near-Zero-engineThe new variant of the 8.9-liter engine is certified to California’s optional 0.02 grams of NOx per brake horsepower-hour – 90% lower than the current U.S. EPA and California Air Resources Board requirements (F&F, September 17, 2015).

Game-Changing Solution

“The start of production of the ISL G Near Zero natural gas engine offers a game-changing solution for the reduction of urban tailpipe and engine related emissions,” Cummins Westport president Rob Neitzke said in a release.

“Combined with the reliability and operating improvements on the base ISL G engine, the ISL G Near Zero is now at the forefront of cost-effective and dependable emission reduction strategies in transit, medium-duty truck and refuse applications.”


First Fit or Retrofit

The ISL G NZ is manufactured at the Cummins Engine Plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. It is available as a first fit engine with transit, shuttle and school bus, refuse and truck original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), or as an engine replacement (repower) for existing ISL G vehicles.

Coupled with RNG/Biomethane, CEC Sees ZEV Equivalency 

The California Energy Commission staff says in its draft 2017-2018 Investment Plan Update for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (CEC-600-2016-007-SD), “Natural gas engines and emission control technologies that achieve the ARB optional low oxides of nitrogen (NOX) emission standard are now commercially available, and, when combined with biomethane fuel, can reduce the life-cycle emissions of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles to levels near or equal to those of zero emission electric vehicles.” (emphasis added)

Click image or here for the CEC document (direct PDF link; see page 4).

Click image or here for the CEC document (direct PDF link; see page 4).


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Source: Cummins Westport with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

California Releases 2016 ZEV Action Plan

October 18, 2016 in EVs, milestones, Publications by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘1.5 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles on California Roadways By 2025:’
‘Transportation Electrification Beyond Individual Passenger Vehicles’

Click image or here to access the 2016 ZEV Action Plan (direct PDF link).

Click image or here to access California’s 2016 ZEV Action Plan (direct PDF link).

California Governor Jerry Brown has released a new plan for zero-emission vehicles in the state. The document detail “new actions” to help “build California’s ZEV market, remove barriers to future market growth and ensure this transition benefits our state and its residents.”

The goal is 1.5 million ZEVs, both hydrogen fuel cell and fully battery electric vehicles, “on California Roadways By 2025,” states the 2016 ZEV Action Plan.

More State Fleet ZEVs

The Plan addresses medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, as well as zero-emission technologies for public transit and freight transport: “While light-duty ZEVs are the most visible step forward toward transportation electrification, the state’s transportation and climate goals require a broad, multi-modal approach to transportation electrification beyond individual passenger vehicles.


The plan includes six broad goals for the California state government to advance ZEVs:

  • achieve mainstream consumer awareness of ZEV options and benefits;
  • make ZEVs an affordable and attractive option for drivers;
  • ensure convenient charging and fueling Infrastructure for greatly expanded use of ZEVs;
  • maximize economic and job opportunities from ZEV technologies;
  • bolster ZEV market growth outside of California; and
  • lead by example integrating ZEVs in to state government – with the establishment of “new goals for state fleet ZEV purchases so that 50% of annual light-duty fleet purchases are ZEVs by 2025.” (emphasis added)

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Source: Office of Governor Jerry Brown with F&F follow-up



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