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Clean Energy LNG for Ryder for Toyota

November 21, 2017 in LNG, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Station in Kentucky to Support 20-Truck Fleet

Clean Energy said at Fleets & Fuels presstime that it’s secured a four-year contract from Ryder System to provide liquefied natural gas fuel for a fleet of 20 trucks “that move goods for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., Toyota’s largest manufacturing facility in North America located in Georgetown, Ky.”
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UPS Ups the Alt Fuels Ante – Again

November 20, 2017 in Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Companies, delivery vehicles, investments, LNG, milestones, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ten Million Gallons Annually of RNG from Big Ox Energy
As Well as 1.5 Gallons Annually for Five Years from Amp

UPS is disclosing this morning a landmark agreement for 10 million equivalent gallons per year of RNG/renewable natural gas from Big Ox Energy. “This is the largest investment in RNG to date for the company,” says a release.

The agreement with Big Ox runs through 2024.
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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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Tesla Touts ‘Semi,’ NGVA Is Skeptical

November 18, 2017 in EVs, NGVs, Opinion, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Pronouncements Grab Headlines and Not Much Else,’ Says Gage
After Elon Musk Introduces a 500-Mile All-Battery Class 8 Truck

New NGVAmerica president Dan Gage came out swinging after Tesla said Thursday that it would introduce the Class 8 “Semi,” touted as “the safest, most comfortable truck ever,” with range up to 500 miles, to the over-the-road market with production commencing in 2019.

This item was initially posted on November 17
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LPG-Diesel Dual Fuel by Prins-Unigas

November 17, 2017 in Dual Fuel, milestones, Propane, propane autogas, Technology, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Heavy-Duty Dual Fuel Technology Progresses in Australia

New propane-diesel dual-fuel technology for heavy vehicles is on the cards in Australia after trials conducted by Unigas, Prins Autogassystemen and CMV Truck & Bus showed positive operational and environmental results over a two-year period.

Special to Fleets & Fuels by Unigas,
the propane autogas division of Elgas,
Australia’s largest marketer of propane,
aka LPG/liquefied petroleum gas.

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Hyliion Promises Huge Fuel Savings

November 7, 2017 in batteries, Companies, Hybrids, New Products, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A Combination of Superior Batteries and Vehicle Control

Pittsburgh-based Hyliion is aiming for fuel savings as great as 20% for heavy over-the-road trucks using a combination of advanced lithium ion battery packs for regenerative braking and idea reduction, and software that adjusts a truck’s driveline output based on the road conditions ahead. updated November 8
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Sheehy Honored with EPA SmartWay

November 1, 2017 in CNG, Companies, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Mail Contractors’ Fleet Is More than 90% CNG

Sheehy Mail Contractors is spreading the word that it’s been honored with a U.S EPA SmartWay Excellence Award “for being an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.”
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Iveco Notches Order for 500 LNG Trucks

October 24, 2017 in Companies, Europe, Fleet Order, LNG, milestones, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Order for Its NGVs by Pan-European Jost Group
Is ‘Largest Deal for Its Stralis NP Vehicles to Date’

Europe’s Jost Group has ordered 500 liquefied natural gas-fueled Stralis NP (Natural Power) trucks manufactured by the Iveco unit of multinational CNH Industrial NV.
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Amp Claims Lowest CI Rating Ever By Far

September 28, 2017 in Biomethane, certifications, milestones, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Dairy-Derived RNG Fuel Cleaner than Electricity
As the Company Opens New Office in Los Angeles
And Pledges 100% RNG to All Its CNG Customers

Amp Americas said yesterday that its RNG/renewable natural gas operation at Indiana’s Fair Oaks Farms is the first dairy-derived, waste-to-vehicle fuel pathway certified by California’s Air Resources Board – chalking up a CI/carbon Intensity score of negative 254.94 gCO2e/MJ, “which is the lowest ever issued by CARB.”
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Nikola Taps Bosch for Class 8 Powertrain

September 22, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Expertise & Portfolio Help Start-Ups Go from Concept to Execution’

Utah’s Nikola Motor will use Bosch eAxle technology in its hydrogen fuel cell-powered Class 8 truck, a powerful over-the-road vehicle that’s to hit the market in 2021. “The eAxle will use proven commercial vehicle electric machine technology and SMG (separate motor generator) motors from Bosch,” Nikola says.
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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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Worthington CNG: Type III Rail Mount

August 23, 2017 in CNG, New Products, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Claims ‘The Lightest Fuel System on the Market,
Offering a Similar Operating Experience to Diesel,’
Company Details Its Extensive Crash-Test Efforts

Worthington Industries has introduced its heavily tested rail mount compressed natural gas fuel system for trucks employing its Type III carbon fiber-on-aluminum CNG cylinders.
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Amp Americas Gets $47 Million for CNG

August 11, 2017 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, investments, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

EIV Money to Help ‘Scale and Execute Our Aggressive Growth Plans’

Amp Americas said yesterday that it’s secured a $47 million equity commitment from Houston-based EIV Capital, a private equity firm focused on the energy industry.
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Sheehy Mail CNG: Trillium, Hydrogen

August 8, 2017 in CNG, Companies, Hydrogen, NGVs, Technology, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Trillium CNG Publicizes Omaha Fuel Supply Contract
As the Mail Carrier Evaluates Hydrogen on Its Trucks
And New 11.9-Liter Low NOx Cummins Westport Engine

Love’s Trillium CNG has disclosed a contract with Sheehy Mail Contractors for the supply of compressed natural gas from its station in Omaha. Separately, Sheehy is talking up the use of hydrogen with CNG to improve the efficiency of its natural gas trucks.
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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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Clean Energy Fuels: Mid-Year Roundup

August 3, 2017 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs, refuse, transit, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Transit and Refuse and Trucking and the Post Office:
A Rundown of Natural Gas Vehicle Fueling Progress,
Meanwhile Second Quarter Volumes Up But Revenue Down

Transit agencies in Texas and California are among the standouts as Clean Energy Fuels issued a mid-year rundown of recent contracts in the natural gas vehicle fueling business. updated August 4
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Kenworth for Super Low-NOx Trucks

July 7, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, CNG, LNG, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cummins Westport’s 8.9-Liter ISL G Engine
Available for T680, T880 and T880S Trucks

Kenworth’s T680 on-highway flagship tractor and its T880 and T880S vocational vehicles are available for order with the super low-NOx, ISL G Near Zero natural gas engine by Cummins Westport.
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