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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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Matheson Adding Kenworth CNG Trucks

June 11, 2017 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Twenty-Seven New T680 Tractors with Agility Fuel Systems
Plus New Green Logo: a ‘Fresh, Contemporary Brand Identity’

Matheson Trucking said this past Tuesday that it’s adding 27 new compressed natural gas tractors to its clean energy fleet this year, boosting the company’s total to 64 alternative energy vehicles.
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NACFE Partners with Geotab on Truck Test

May 7, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, event, telematics, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Run on Less’ Will Help Gauge What’s Possible for Trucks

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room, working with the support of Shell and PepsiCo, have tapped Geotab to help keep tabs on its Run on Less fuel efficiency initiative.

Run on Less is described as a “first-of-its-kind cross-country roadshow to showcase advancements in fuel efficiency. Canada’s Geotab, a leading telematics provider, is to install its devices on all trucks participating in the three-week experience.

Geotab telematics devices will be installed on all of the trucks participating in NAFCE’s Run on Less initiative, which takes place through June 1.

“The event will demonstrate how Class 8 trucks can use different technologies to achieve the best fuel economy possible,” states a NACFE release.

Fair Measurement

The fair measurement of fuel efficiency is a complex matter, says NACFE executive director Mike Roeth. “Trucks will be operating in different weather conditions, hauling different payloads and on different routes,” he says.

“Some will be driving in more mountainous areas and some will have to deal with crosswinds – as they do every day.”


‘All-Star Truckers .. Real Challenges’

“The key is how these all-star truckers and the fuel efficient equipment the fleets provide them, handle all of these real challenges.”

Statistics on fuel usage, DEF level, idle time, and cruise control usage – and the team’s fuel economy – will be shared on NACFE’s runonless.com website throughout the event.

“For over 15 years, Geotab has been helping businesses streamline their operations and discover new cost saving potential with our industry-leading telematics device and software,” said Geotab commercial vehicle solutions associate VP Scott Sutarik.

‘Minimizing Their Fuel Usage and Spend’

“With a key focus on fuel economy,” he said, “we’re thrilled to partner with NACFE and help class 8 trucks discover new techniques and best practices for minimizing their fuel usage and spend.”

Run on Less will feature six to ten Class 8 trucks, using current, commercially available technologies that will haul real freight around the country. The trucks will be equipped with different efficiency technologies, and drivers will demonstrate how to achieve the best fuel economy in today’s highway tractors.

The three-week experience will kick off from multiple locations across the U.S., culminating at NACV, the new North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta in September. Final results will be announced there.

“Drivers will showcase their equipment and share fuel economy learnings and best practices with attendees.”

More details about Run on Less will be announced in coming weeks. Sponsorship opportunities will remain open until June 1.

ACT Expo 2018 – the next Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo – has been scheduled for April 30-May 3, 2018 – again at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center.

Westport HPDI 2.0 Via Volvo This Year

April 24, 2017 in Companies, Dual Fuel, LNG, NGVs, Technology, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Volvo Is to Offer Trucks with the ‘MethaneDiesel Euro VI’ Engine
To Be Nearly as Efficient as Diesel with 15% Less GHG Emissions,
‘Westport Is Now a Tier 1 Supplier’ to Heavy Vehicle Manufacturers

Watch for the official launch of the second iteration of Westport’s high pressure direct injection technology – designed allow heavy duty diesel engines to run primarily on natural gas while preserving the efficient compression ignition cycle – late this year by Volvo Trucks in Europe.
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Toyota Furthers Hydrogen Trucking

April 20, 2017 in Electric Drive, Hydrogen, ports, Technology, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Shows a Kenworth T660 with Twin Mirai Fuel Cells
For ‘Project Portal’ Port of Los Angeles Drayage Ops

Seeking to show that hydrogen power can play a role beyond the passenger car, Toyota yesterday kicked off “Project Portal,” by which a modified Kenworth T660 will take part in a feasibility study examining the potential of fuel cell technology in heavy duty applications.
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APG Plans Low-NOx Dual Fuel for Trucks

April 7, 2017 in NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Emphasis Is on 13- to 16-Liter Engines for Heavy Vehicles
With SCR Gear That Have Come on the Market Since 2010

The American Power Group board has approved funding to develop a “first-of-its-kind” low-NOx dual fuel natural gas-diesel engine system. The new upfit would couple APG’s existing dual fuel equipment with a new exhaust thermal management system.
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UPS Spending $90m More on Natural Gas

March 15, 2017 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, LNG, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

TruStar for Four New CNG Fueling Stations,
Freightliner & Kenworth for 440 New Trucks

UPS said today that it’s investing an additional $90 million in natural gas trucks and fueling infrastructure. The money will pay for 440 new compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas trucks, and six new CNG fueling facilities.
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Cryoshelter’s Gen2 LNG Tanks for Trucks

March 6, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, LNG, New Products, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Benefits & Options that Address the Key Performance Factors’

Austria’s Cryoshelter is bringing its second-generation liquefied natural gas fuel tanks for trucks to market, doing so at ACT Expo 2017 in Long Beach, Calif. this coming May. With an innovative structure, improved insulation, and driver-friendly manifold placement, the U.S. R110-certified tanks are said to offer significant advantages in terms of both capacity and hold time for the cryogenic fuel.
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Love’s Trillium CNG in Gunnison, Colo.

February 7, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, municipal fleet, NGVs, transit, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Public Station to Support Local Transportation Authority:
Will Fill Current 300-Mile Pueblo-Grand Junction CNG Gap

Love’s Trillium CNG said today that it’s finalized an agreement to bring a compressed natural gas fueling station to Gunnison, Colo. Gunnison County and RTA, the Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority, agreed with Trillium for the fuel provider to design, own, operate and maintain the new CNG facility.
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