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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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BYD & Wayne Unveil Battery Refuse Truck

November 18, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, New Products, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘The Operating Costs Are Substantially Less’

BYD and Iowa’s Wayne Engineering have unveiled a battery-electric refuse truck they say could be a “game-changer for municipal waste management.”
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Redmark CNG for Colorado NGVs

November 8, 2016 in Aviation, CNG, Companies, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Contracts for Refuse Trucks and Airport Baggage Trucks

Redmark CNG has publicized contracts with Western Disposal and Southwest Airlines for the support of compressed natural gas vehicles operated by the two organizations in Colorado.
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Republic Services Is Committed to CNG

October 4, 2016 in CNG, Companies, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More Than 40% of New Route Trucks Are Natural Gas-Fueled

Republic Services, the nation’s second-largest refuse company, operates some 12,000 route trucks, with approximately 2,500 running on compressed natural gas fuel. The company expects to buy about 250 CNG-fueled route tucks in 2017, says maintenance and digital operations VP Darrell Reno.
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NGVAmerica-SWANA Best Practices Paper

August 29, 2016 in CNG, NGVs, Publications, refuse, Safety by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Organizations Release White Paper on CNG Refuse Truck Safety

NGVAmerica and the Solid Waste Association of North America have released a where paper on safety and best practices for natural gas-fueled refuse trucks.

Natural Gas: A Clean, Safe and Smart Choice for the Waste and Recycling Industry was released at SWANA’s WasteCon show in Indianapolis last week.


Click image or here for the NGVAmerica-SWANA Natural Gas: A Clean, Safe and Smart Choice for the Waste and Recycling Industry white paper.

Click image or here for the NGVAmerica-SWANA Natural Gas: A Clean, Safe and Smart Choice for the Waste and Recycling Industry white paper.

“While natural gas vehicles are as safe as diesel or gasoline powered vehicles,” the paper states, “proper training and maintenance of the vehicles, including all fuel system components and fueling facilities, is required.”

‘Relentless Focus’

“Waste truck fleet operators in both the private and public sectors need to make sure they operate natural gas fueled vehicles safely,” SWANA executive director David Biderman says in the white paper announcement.

“This collaboration is an example of SWANA’s relentless focus on improving the industry’s safety performance in the United States and Canada,” Biderman said.

‘Safety Is Always the Top Priority’

“Safety is always the top priority for NGVAmerica members,” said NGVAmerica technology and development director Dan Bowerson.

The organizations announced their collaboration earlier this summer (F&F, June 13).

The eight-page white paper covers such issues as vehicle operations, fueling, training (including first responder training), facilities requirements, and CNG/compressed natural gas fuel cylinder testing.

WasteCon 2017 has been slated for September 24-27, 2017 in Baltimore.


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Source: NGVAmerica with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Clean Energy Mods for Cummins & Ryder

August 16, 2016 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, LNG, money awarded, NGVs, refuse, transit, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Releases Earnings Results & Outlines Recent New Business, Too

Clean Energy Fuels has been picked as a preferred vendor to provide natural gas upgrades for facilities in Cummins’s distribution business unit. Clean Energy FMS/Facility Modification Services will thus “assist Cummins with their continued support for natural gas vehicle implementations.”
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More Clean Energy CNG for Republic

August 9, 2016 in CNG, event, Infrastructure, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Long Beach, Calif. Station Ceremony This Friday
Facility to Support 56 New Trucks for Total of 147

Republic Services spread the word today that it will unveil a new compressed natural gas fueling station in Long Beach, Calif. this Friday morning, August 12.
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SWANA, NGVAmerica for Best Practices

June 13, 2016 in NGVs, refuse, Safety by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Organizations Are to Develop a New Safety Standard

NGVAmerica and SWANA, the Solid Waste Association of North America, are collaborating to develop a new safety and best practices guide for fueling and maintaining natural gas-powered refuse trucks.
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Wrightspeed Route: Turbine on Mack LR

June 7, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, event, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids, litigation, New Products, refuse, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PHEV Chassis Has a Proprietary ‘Fulcrum’ Turbine
As Litigation with Capstone Ends with ‘a Walkaway’

Mack Trucks and Wrightspeed are showing the chassis for a range-extended electric refuse truck at WasteExpo 2016 in Las Vegas this week. “The Route” branded Wrightspeed drive has a proprietary “Fulcrum” brand turbine: diesel-fueled in this instance, but capable of running on a wide variety of fuels.
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Momentum On-Roof CNG Rig for Refuse

June 6, 2016 in CNG, New Products, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Assembly Is to Be Available on McNeilus Truck Bodies

Momentum Fuel Technologies is introducing two new roof-mounted assemblies to house compressed natural gas fuel cylinders for refuse trucks at this week’s Waste Expo show in Las Vegas. Momentum is using lightweight CNG cylinders from 3M.
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FPT Promotes a New Powerful CNG Engine

May 31, 2016 in Companies, New Products, NGVs, refuse, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Billed as ‘First Real 9-Liter Diesel Equivalent’

FPT Industrial (Fiat Powertrain Technologies) says that it’s new Cursor 9 CNG engine is “the first real 9-liter diesel equivalent” on the market. The “Naturally Powerful” engine with displacement of 8.7 liters, unveiled in late May at the at the Beijing Bus and Truck Show, has horsepower of 400 at 2,000 rpm.
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Natural Gas Option on New Peterbilt 520

May 31, 2016 in CNG, New Products, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Refuse Vehicle to Have 8.9- and 11.9-Liter Engine Options

Peterbilt has launched its new Peterbilt 520 refuse truck with a host of new features, including options for natural gas power. The standard diesel version has a Paccar MX-11 engine, but the 8.9-liter ISLG or 11.9-liter ISX12 G engines from Cummins Westport are also available.
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Waste Industries CNG in Wilmington

May 16, 2016 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

21 Autocar Collection Trucks Go to Work Today

Waste Industries launched a new fleet of 22 compressed natural gas refuse trucks in Wilmington, N.C. last week, and said that the vehicles would begin collecting trash from homes and businesses in New Hanover and Pender counties today.
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MSRC: $10 Million for Near Zero NGVs

May 13, 2016 in Biomethane, Conference/Meeting, money available, NGVs, refuse, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agency to Vote Thursday on Game Changer-Implementing Program
Aimed at Repowering Transit Buses and Refuse Trucks with ISLG NZ

Southern California’s Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee is to vote Thursday on a $10 million Clean Transportation Funding initiative to repower existing urban transit buses and refuse collection trucks with the new ISL G NZ – Near Zero – engine from Cummins Westport.

MSRC-logoMSRC wants to hasten deployment of the 8.9-liter engine variant  introduced and certified last year to the optional California Air Resources Board NOx emissions standard of 0.02 grams per brake-horsepower hour (F&F, September 17).

“This newly commercialized heavy-duty natural gas engine offers ‘near-zero’ emission levels for ozone precursor and participate matter criteria air pollutants – 90% lower than the current EPA heavy-duty engine standards – reductions that are of are of critical air quality importance to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) region,” states a draft agenda for the May 19 meeting.


100 Refuse Trucks, 500 Buses?

Also according to the draft agenda, the Near Zero Engine Incentive Program will provide $7.5 million to repower transit buses with the ISL G NZ while $2.5 million will be allocated for refuse collection trucks.

MSRC expects to award $15,000 per qualifying urban transit bus and $25,000 per qualifying refuse collection truck.

In addition to the 90% NOx reduction, ‘the ISL G NZ will also meet the 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission requirements with a 9% GHG reduction from the current ISL G,’ says Cummins Westport.

In addition to the 90% NOx reduction, ‘the ISL G NZ will also meet the 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission requirements with a 9% GHG reduction from the current ISL G,’ says Cummins Westport.

Current plans call for a program notice to be issued on June 3. Applications will be accepted beginning July 5 and ending January 6, 2017.

‘Game Changer’

The new Cummins Westport engine, especially combined with the use of RNG/renewable natural gas-biomethane fuel, is seen as a “game changer” for the challenge of deploying heavy vehicle capable of meeting ambitious state and federal clean air and greenhouse gas emissions targets.

A detailed Game Changer white paper by Fleets & Fuels publisher Gladstein, Neandross & Associates was released at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach this month (F&F, May 10).


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Source: MSRC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

ACT Expo 2016 Is Now Underway

May 2, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Alternative Fuels, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Conference/Meeting, DME, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, LNG, milestones, NGVs, Propane, refuse, Renewable Diesel, Technology, telematics, transit, trucking by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

More Than 3,000 Attendees Are Expected in Long Beach

The 2016 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo is underway at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center. More than 3,000 are expected to attend North America’s the largest clean fleet event, co-hosted with the Electric Drive Transportation Association, NGVAmerica, the Propane Education & Research Council, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, and the California Hydrogen Business Council.
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Clean Energy CNG for Waste Pro Florida

March 22, 2016 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Fueling Capability at Sanford and Sarasota

Clean Energy Fuels is helping Waste Pro USA improve its compressed natural gas fueling capabilities in Florida, disclosing plans for a new facility in Sanford to accommodate 90 CNG-powered service vehicles and another in Sarasota capable of fueling 30 CNG vehicles.
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Clean Energy Fuels for NJ Transit: $10mm

March 2, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs, refuse, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$10 Million Pact One of Many Disclosed This Morning

Clean Energy Fuels said this morning that it’s won a $10 million, multi-year procurement from New Jersey Transit. Clean Energy is to rebuild a large compressed natural gas fueling station for the agency, including garage modifications and the repair and maintenance of facilities through 2020.
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