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UTRC Grants ANG License to ANGP

February 4, 2016 in Companies, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Proclaims ‘The World’s First Commercially Viable Conformable
Adsorbent-Based Low Pressure Natural Gas (ANG) Storage Tank’

United Technologies Research Center and New Jersey-based Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. this morning disclosed an exclusive licensing agreement allowing ANGP to use UTRC’s patent-pending technology “to develop and produce the world’s first commercially viable conformable adsorbent-based low pressure natural gas (ANG) storage tank for motor vehicles.” updated February 5

Cenergy ANG for Stationary Storage

January 26, 2016 in Biofuels, Biomethane, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Adsorbent Natural Gas Tested at RNG Station in Sacramento

Cenergy Solutions, which is developing adsorbent natural gas technology as a practical alternative to compressed natural gas, reports successful trials of ANG with CleanWorld/Refuel, which provides renewable natural gas to fleets in Sacramento.

ANG for CNG Station North of Albany

November 24, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Public-Access Station in Saratoga Springs Said to Be First for Region

American Natural Gas is trumpeting a new public-access compressed natural gas fueling outlet in its hometown of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. as “the first and only between Albany and Montreal.”

ANG Near Rochester: New CNG for Trucks

October 13, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Second in the Area, First Near Greater Rochester International Airport

American Natural Gas announced plans today for a new compressed natural gas fueling station outside Rochester, N.Y. The public access facility will be in close proximity to regional distributors and the Greater Rochester International Airport.

Cenergy Opens a New Center for ANG

October 8, 2015 in NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fremont Facility for Furthering Lower-Pressure CNG Storage

Cenergy Solutions has opened a test center in Fremont, Calif. for adsorbent natural gas technology – to which it’s applying a new, patent-pending dielectic gas desorption design.

ANG for CNG as Tops Replaces Fleet

September 3, 2015 in CNG, Companies, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

55 Ryder Freightliners Supported by Station in Lancaster, N.Y.
Quantum Is Supplying 123-DGE Back-of-Cab/Rail Fuel Systems

Tops Friendly Markets and American Natural Gas are celebrating the completion of a new compressed natural gas fueling station in Lancaster, N.Y. east of Buffalo. Tops has committed to replacing its entire 55-unit fleet with CNG fueled Freightliner Cascadia trucks from Ryder. updated with new contact information on September 8

ANG for CNG in Georgetown, Ky.

August 21, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Bestway Express Is the Anchor Tenant at New Corridor Station
Kentucky Fleet Using D2G Upfits to Augment 35 NGVs in Indiana

American Natural Gas is building a new compressed natural gas station in Georgetown, Ky. with Bestway Express as anchor tenant. The station will be available for use by other carriers and the public and is expected to open in November of this year, ANG said Thursday. updated August 24

ANGP Promotes Adsorbed Natural Gas

August 3, 2015 in Companies, New Products, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Claims to Have Overcome the Technical Obstacles to ANG
And with Low Pressure Has Market Psychology on Its Side

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. says it’s making steady progress and expects to commercialize its adsorbed natural gas storage and delivery system for natural gas vehicles, possibly by year-end. ANG holds the promise of reducing the cost of storing natural gas on a vehicle with activated carbon vessels working at far lower pressure than today’s compressed natural gas systems.

Ryder Is Taking Tops All-CNG: 55 Trucks

November 26, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Freightliner Cascadias with Quantum Fuel Systems for Next Year
And a New CNG Station by American Natural Gas to Support Them

New York State’s Tops Friendly Markets is converting its entire fleet to compressed natural gas, Ryder System reported Tuesday, noting that the grocery retailer has signed a full service lease agreement for 55 CNG tractors to be delivered in mid-2015.

Williamsville, N.Y.-based Tops could halve its fuel costs, Ryder says, “through a reduction of 1,200,000 gallons of diesel fuel consumption.” The Buffalo-area firm operates in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, operating 162 full-service supermarkets.

Tops is replacing its existing diesels with a fleet of 55 new Freightliner Cascadia trucks, CNG-fueled, from Ryder System. They'll have 120-DGE, three-cylinder fuel systems from Quantum.

Tops is replacing its existing diesels with a fleet of 55 new Freightliner Cascadia trucks, CNG-fueled, from Ryder System. They’ll have 120-DGE, three-cylinder fuel systems from Quantum.

In addition to the new CNG trucks, Ryder will provide maintenance from its Buffalo service facility, which is being upgraded for compliance with natural gas standards. The project announced this week is Ryder’s first with Tops.

With Ryder, ‘We Have the Confidence’

“Our priorities are to have a reliable fleet of well-maintained vehicles to ensure our stores receive deliveries on time,” Tops senior distribution and logistics VP Ron Ferri says in the Ryder announcement. “With Ryder’s natural gas vehicles, we have the confidence that we can get the service and performance we need from our new natural gas fleet, while operating more cost-efficiently and environmentally friendly.”

Ferri told F&F that Ryder will furnish Freightliner Cascadia tractors with the 11.9-liter ISX12 G engine from Cummins Westport and CNG fuel cylinder assemblies from Quantum. One back-of-cab and two side-mount tanks will hold 120 diesel gallon equivalents of CNG (two 45 DGE tanks on the sides with a single, rear-window preserving 30-DGE unit aft). Quantum manufactures its own Q-Lite brand all-composite Type IV CNG cylinders.

Cobey Compressors at New Facility by ANG

American Natural Gas, which already operates a public-access facility convenient for Tops immediately east of Buffalo in Lancaster, N.Y., will build a private station for Tops to be completed in May. ANG will use twin 400-horsepower compressors from Cobey Energy (F&F, September 30), says CEO Drew West. The facility is to have one split-flow and two transit-speed dispensers.

“Ryder is leveraging its leadership in natural gas to make it as easy as possible for customers to implement sustainable transportation solutions that also enable them to realize meaningful cost-savings and efficiencies,” Ryder global fleet management solutions president Dennis Cooke said in the Tops announcement.

They’ll all be pulled by CNG tractors.

They’ll all be pulled by CNG tractors.

“When companies like Tops Friendly Markets choose Ryder to manage their fleets, they can focus on driving what matters to them – managing their core business and servicing their customers,” Cooke said.

Ryder says it has more than 27 million miles of natural gas experience, with 14 natural gas vehicle maintenance facilities, and 260 NGV-trained technicians. Ryder has deployed CNG and LNG/liquefied NGVs with fleet customers in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Maryland, Georgia and Louisiana, and recently expanded its CNG truck business to Canada (F&F, October 24).

John Walsh is business development director for fleet management solutions at Ryder.

George Wright is transportation GM at Tops Markets.

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Source: Ryder System with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

American Natural Gas Buys Northville

October 24, 2014 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Acquisition Includes Three CNG Fueling Stations in Indiana

Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based American Natural Gas says it’s completed its acquisition of Northville NG Fuels. The purchase includes three compressed natural gas fueling stations in Indiana: in Frankfort, Vincennes, and Indianapolis.

Northwest Firms Team on ANG

April 21, 2014 in CNG, Companies, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Purveyor of CNG Joins Forces with Nano-Materials Specialist
For the Improved Storage of Fuel Onboard Natural Gas Vehicles

EnerG2 and NW Natural have teamed to try to improve the onboard fuel storage capability of natural gas vehicles by developing a new ANG – adsorbed natural gas – technology.

43 KWs for Try-It with CNG by ANG

December 20, 2013 in CNG, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

NYSERDA Backing for Distributor Fleet in Lancaster, New York

Try-It Distributing has a new fleet of 43 compressed natural gas-fueled Kenworth trucks and an American Natural Gas fueling station to support them in Lancaster, N.Y. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority funding – $1 million – will help cover the CNG vehicle costs.

American Natural Gas CNG in Maine

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

Public Station Outside Portland to Support Casella Waste

American Natural Gas is securing permits for a heavy duty compressed natural gas fueling station in Westbrook, Maine, outside Portland, to support refuse trucks and other CNG vehicles, fleet and private.

ARPA-E Awards $30 Million for NGVs

July 13, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nine of 13 MOVE Awards Are for Cheaper CNG Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding $30 million for 13 natural gas vehicles projects, nine of them aimed at getting around the physical laws that force storage of compressed natural gas in bulky, heavy, expensive and generally inconvenient fuel cylinders. The other four are for home CNG fueling.

updated with full contact information on July 20

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