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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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Rush’s Momentum for CNG Fuel Systems

May 4, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Partnership to Use 3M Cylinders for CNG Truck Fuel Systems

Rush Enterprises launched Momentum Fuel Technologies at ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas on Monday, detailing plans to put lightweight Type IV CNG fuel cylinders from 3M to work on innovative fuel systems for Class 6 through Class 8 vehicles.
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Xperion and 3M Team on CNG Tanks

June 16, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nano-Filled Matrix Resin to Be Used at New Factory in Ohio

Type IV compressed natural gas fuel cylinder manufacturer Xperion has reported a pact with 3M to develop a new line of 3M-branded CNG tanks for heavy duty transportation industry use.
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Two Truckers and Tankmakers Unite

May 11, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ryder Teams with Quantum and Rush with 3M for Onboard CNG

3M and Rush Enterprises and Quantum and Ryder System said they’re pooling their respective efforts for onboard storage of compressed natural gas. The word came down in separate announcements at ACT Expo 2014 in Long Beach, Calif.
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Agility’s Back-of-Cab CNG Array

July 1, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hexagon Lincoln Neck-Mountable 26-Inch Type IVs Are Key
To Aerodynamic Package Said to Be the Most Space-Efficient

Agility Fuel Systems is talking up “the most space-efficient natural gas fuel system in the market,” with a new back-of-cab (BoC) assembly for Class 7 and Class 8 over-the-road tractors.
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AFS Offers 5.0-Liter Ford F150 CNG

May 28, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More Powerful Pickup Is EPA-Certified, Uses 3M Tank

Pennsylvania’s Alternative Fuel Solutions says it’s giving customers what they want: a 2103 Ford F-150 pickup truck with a U.S. EPA-certified, OBD II-compliant 5.0-liter CNG-gasoline bi-fuel V-8 engine.
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Thank the (3M) Tank, Says Venchurs

April 30, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Upfitter Claims Best Price for CNG Ford Conversions: $8,350

Venchurs Vehicle Systems now claims the lowest price point in the industry for compressed natural gas conversions of Ford pickups, trumpeting $8,350 for Ford F-250 and -350 pickups, with 6.2-liter engines, dedicated-CNG or CNG-gasoline bi-fuel.
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Venchurs Cuts Its CNG Upfit Prices

April 1, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Clearing Inventory of Fuel Cylinders in Favor of New 3M Tank

Venchurs CNG is offering discounted prices on its CNG conversions for Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks through April 19 – clearing inventory of compressed natural gas fuel cylinders in favor of the new Type IV tank from 3M. Venchurs cites “excess supply” and says that the discounts it’s offering are “significant.”
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3M Wraps Type IV CNG Certification

February 12, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Type IV Unit to Help Eliminate an NGV Market ‘Bottleneck’

3M said early today that it’s successfully completed the NGV2-2007 certification process for its first compressed natural gas fuel cylinder, a Type IV tank made with a proprietary matrix resin material said to enhance the properties of costly carbon strength fiber – thus saving money by allowing the use of less fiber. updated October 17
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3M ‘On Schedule’ for CNG Tank Launch

September 18, 2012 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Expect Further Detail at Transportation Summit in Michigan

3M is “on schedule” to launch its lower-cost lightweight Type IV compressed natural gas fuel cylinder, and is expected to release further detail at the 3M Transportation Summit at the 3M Automotive Market Center in Livonia, Mich. on October 2.
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Chesapeake Completes Oklahoma CNG Switch

April 27, 2012 in CNG, FUELS, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Part of a Plan to Convert Nearly 6,000 Vehicles to Natural Gas
Chesapeake Energy, a leading natural gas exploration and production outfit, continues to make progress in converting its own fleet to compressed natural gas, with 1,419 vehicles out of a total fleet of 5,894 converted to bi-fuel CNG-gasoline or dual fuel natural gas-diesel operation as of this month.

“In 2010, Chesapeake committed to converting its entire fleet to run on CNG over the next four years,” says senior market development coordinator Eddie Coates.
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3M and Chesapeake Promise New CNG Tanks in 2012

February 25, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by rich  |  No Comments

3M, which offered last year to help compressed natural gas fuel cylinder manufacturers turn out better, lighter and cheaper product with a superior composite matrix resin (F&F, March 28, 2011), now says it will make CNG tanks itself, certify them and bring them to market this year.
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