ACT Expo 2018

FUELS

BYD-ADL e-Buses for London Fleets

July 26, 2017 in batteries, Electric Drive, Europe, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

China’s BYD and Britain’s Alexander Dennis
Supplying All-Electric Vehicles to UK Transit

China’s BYD and ADL, Britain’s Alexander Dennis Ltd, are talking up deployment of fully battery-electric transit buses in and around London.

BYD is also stepping up its manufacturing and assembly work in Europe.
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TruStar Offers ‘CFS’ Compact CNG Units

July 26, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Portable Compressor Skids Are Designed to Allow Fleets
That Are Now Fueling Publicly to Lower Their CNG Costs

TruStar Energy has launched a program called CFS, for Compact Fuel Station and CNG Fleet Development, allowing smaller fleets to take advantage of clean compressed natural gas “and fleets fueling at public CNG stations the ability to lower their costs.”
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Love’s Trillium CNG for Athens Services

July 25, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Biomethane, CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Los Angeles-Area Station to Support Some 110 Refuse Trucks,
Trillium Pledges to Procure and Provide RNG for the 
Vehicles 

Love’s Trillium CNG said this morning that it was picked to design, build and maintain a compressed natural gas fueling station for Athens Services in Pacoima, Calif., north of Los Angeles.
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Clean Energy for Madrid CNG Buses

July 24, 2017 in CNG, Europe, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Compression Unit Supplying 16 ‘CleanCNG’ Machines

Clean Energy’s compression division is supplying 16 of its CleanCNG units for EMT/Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid fueling facilities in the Spanish capital.
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EVgo-PSE&G Station Is Network’s 950th

July 21, 2017 in EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Twin 50-Kilowatt BCT Units on the New Jersey Turnpike

EVgo, which says it has the nation’s largest network of public electric vehicle fast-charge stations has opened its 950th, in league with and Public Service Electric and Gas, at the New Jersey Turnpike’s Molly Pitcher Service Area in Cranbury.
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Disney Orders a Third LNG Cruise Ship

July 21, 2017 in Fleet Order, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Three Instead of Two by Meyer Werft in Germany

Disney Cruise Line has added a third to its order for new cruise ships to be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, according to a Meyer Werft announcement.
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Washington Nod for CCW’s ZEPS Buses

July 21, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Master Contract for Transit Buses Rebuilt
With 100% Battery-Electric ZEPS Driveline

Complete Coach Works has secured a Master Contract with the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services allowing its ZEPS/zero emission propulsion system buses to be listed under the agency’s Electric Up-Fit Category.
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Cal NGVC Urges the LA Ports to Use RNG

July 20, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Biofuels, Biomethane, NGVs, policy, ports by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Coupled with Low-NOx Engines, Major Gains are Possible:
‘This Technology Is Available Today,’ the Association Says,
‘Can Be Used to Completely Upgrade the Port Truck Fleet’

The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition is urging the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to step up the role of natural gas vehicles in its 2017 Clean Air Action Plan, a draft of which was released yesterday.

“The draft CAAP,” Cal NGVC says, “is the starting point.”

Click image or here for details on Cal NGVC’s Advanced Clean Trucks Now (ACT Now) plan.

“The draft CAAP can be strengthened with earlier measures,” says the association, “that accomplish immediate reductions of air pollution and greenhouse gases from heavy duty trucks.”

Port Fleet Can Be ‘Completely’ Upgraded by 2023

Cal NGVC wants to see accelerated deployment of low NOx trucks powered by RNG/renewable natural gas “that reduce air pollutants by over 90% and greenhouse gasses by over 70%.

“This technology is available today and can be used to completely upgrade the port truck fleet by 2023…

“Waiting for an unproven, expensive technology will only prolong the damage being done to our air by the tens of thousands of diesel trucks moving in and around the ports every day,” the association says.

More Low-NOx Engines in 2018

Cummins Westport offers the 8.9-liter super low-NOx ISL G Near Zero engine (the L9N for 2018) now, and pledged at early May’s ACT Expo 2017 meeting in Southern California to expand the technology to its 6.7- and 11.9-liter engines for 2018 – the B6.7N and ISX12N (F&F, May 5).

Cal NGVC’s proposal for RNG trucks at the ports is detailed in the Advanced Clean Trucks Now (ACT Now) plan website at www.actnowla.org.

Clean Energy Fuels is a longtime advocate of natural gas trucks for the Ports – this photo dates from 2009. The company has since emerged as a major supplier of ‘Redeem’ brand RNG, with customers including Southern California’s LA Metro and port operator TTSI – Total Transportation Services, Inc. (F&F, March 24).


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Source: Cal NGVC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Greenland Biogas’s High-Capacity Kauri

July 20, 2017 in Biofuels, Biomethane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A New Unit for Upgrading Biogas to Biomethane
Can Handle 3,000 Scfm Daily for Pipeline Injection

Greenlane Biogas is promoting a new high-capacity biogas upgrading system called “Kauri.” Kauri can handle up to 3,000 scfm/standard cubic feet per minute, the company says, producing clean RNG/renewable natural gas, aka biomethane, for pipeline injection.
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Tropos for Cenntro’s Battery ‘Metro’ CUV

July 19, 2017 in delivery vehicles, EVs, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Compact Electric Utility Vehicle Is Already in Asia & Europe

Tropos Technologies is introducing Cenntro Automotive’s Metro all-battery vehicle to the U.S. market today.
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Solid Power Plays Lithium Long Game

July 18, 2017 in batteries, Companies, EVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Batteries That Last Far Longer Than Today’s Batteries
But Not for EVs This Year, Nor Next, Nor the Year After…

Colorado’s Solid Power is developing solid-state lithium batteries with the potential for energy density nearly double that of the batteries available today. Just don’t expect them anytime soon.
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GreenPower’s Type D Battery School Bus

July 18, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, New Products, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New ‘Synapse 72’ Said to Be the First of Its Kind

GreenPower Motor is talking up its fully battery-powered Synapse 72 as “North America’s first purpose-built, all-electric school bus, and the only all-electric, Type-D school bus on the market.”
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X3Energy Celebrates Ten CNGs in Colorado

July 18, 2017 in CNG, event, Infrastructure, milestones, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Grand Opening of Greeley-West on July 26

X3Energy will celebrate the grand opening of its tenth compressed natural gas fueling outlet – and second in Greeley – in the Colorado town north of Denver next Wednesday, July 26.
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Piedmont Parallels Growing NGV Mart

July 17, 2017 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, milestones, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Adapts to Larger Natural Gas Vehicles Fleets
With an Improving Infrastructure for Fueling

Piedmont Natural Gas has opened its eleventh compressed natural gas fueling outlet and continues to work with ANGI Energy to both expand its network and update its existing stations. updated July 19
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HHP Summit JaxPort: Registration Is Open

July 17, 2017 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, Energy E&P, event, HHP Summit 2017, industrial, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Early Bird Registration Has Opened for HHPs 2017:
Natural Gas Fuel for High Horsepower Applications

Like the idea of running large, powerful engines on natural gas instead of diesel? Of all but eliminating the heavy pollution from ships? Driving the engines on frack spreads and oil production rigs on the gas that’s right there, rather than trucking in dirtier diesel?

LNG-fueled locomotives?

Mine trucks?
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Landi Renzo Renews Its U.S. Market Push

July 10, 2017 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California Arm of Italian Alternative Fuels Colossus
Is Now Drawing More Heavily on Parent’s Capabilities,
Will Being New Equipment to U.S., May Enter Propane

Watch for Landi Renzo USA to ratchet up its alternative fuel vehicles business, broadening strategic relationships with OEMs à la its parent in Italy, bringing proprietary Landi componentry to the U.S. marketplace, and maybe even entering propane autogas – parent Landi Renzo SpA has upwards of 30% of the global gaseous fuel vehicles market, including propane autogas vehicles.
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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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