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CleanFuel USA Touts Cook-Illinois Propane

July 26, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘For the First Time Ever, Has Not Purchased Any Diesel Buses’

CleanFuel USA is talking up the recent order of 50 propane autogas-fueled Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses from Thomas Built by the Chicago-area operator Cook-Illinois, noting that the vehicles have CleanFuel USA LPI/liquid propane injection fuel systems.
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CleanFuel USA Files Under Chapter 11

April 8, 2016 in Companies, event, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Expects DiP Financing ‘to Allow for an Orderly Reorganization,’
Is Meanwhile Exhibiting at This Weekend’s NPGA Sow in Nashville

Propane autogas equipment and services provider CleanFuel USA filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week, stating that it is seeking to restructure its debts to obtain debtor-in-possession financing to allow for an orderly reorganization. updated April 13
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Propane Backers See Decade of Success

December 24, 2015 in milestones, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

7,000 Propane Autogas School Buses in U.S., 2,600 in Texas

Propane autogas advocates celebrated a decade of success earlier this month, noting at an event in Austin that more than American school districts now operate more than 7,000 propane autogas school buses on a daily basis.
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CleanFuel-Westport for Propane F-150

November 12, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Companies, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CleanFuel USA Teams with Westport for Propane Autogas Pickup

CleanFuel USA disclosed today an agreement with Westport to serve as a supplier for the propane autogas-fueled, 5.0-liter engine Ford F-150 propane truck for 2016. The Westport WiNG-branded vehicle is to employ CleanFuel USA’s LPI/liquid propane injection technology.
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CleanFuel USA Upfits Are Shifting to ASV

April 14, 2015 in Companies, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

ASV Units to Pick Up Autogas Installation Work Now Done by Third Parties

Florida-based Allied Specialty Vehicles said Tuesday that it will take propane autogas technology beyond its Collins school bus line via a new partnership with CleanFuel USA. “CleanFuel USA will provide products and services to expand ASV’s line of alternative fuel vehicles, namely propane autogas,” ASV said.
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CleanFuel USA: Propane Autogas

February 16, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, Companies, Infrastructure, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Low Price of Oil Is in No Way a Show-Stopper, Says Donaldson,
Who Maintains that Propane Autogas Is in Better Shape Than Ever

The unexpectedly persistent low price of oil punctuates every conversation in the world of alternative fuels in these early days of 2015 – but alternative fuels march on, as exemplified by busy times for propane autogas at CleanFuel USA, says CEO Curtis Donaldson.
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PERC Webinar on Thomas C2 Buses

September 9, 2014 in Education, Propane, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Thomas Built, CleanFuel USA, Powertrain Integration on September 18

The Propane Education & Research Council is hosting a webinar on Thomas Built’s new propane autogas-fueled Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus on September 18 at 11:00 eastern time.

Type C Saf-T-Liner C2 by Daimler/Thomas Built

Type C Saf-T-Liner C2 by Daimler/Thomas Built

The new buses have liquid propane injection fuel systems from CleanFuel USA, including fuel rails, lines, tank package with fuel pump, and control module, supporting the vehicle’s 8.0-liter engine by Powertrain Integration (F&F, July 16).

Thomas Built Buses, CleanFuel USA and Powertrain Integration will all provide webinar speakers, PERC says.

The September 18 webinar is part of PERC’s “Third Thursday” series.

September 18 webinar details


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Source: PERC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

CleanFuel USA for New Propane Pair

July 16, 2014 in New Products, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

FCCC’s S2G and Thomas Built C2 Are Both in Full Production

CleanFuel USA is talking up its role in two new propane autogas powered vehicles, both now in full production: the S2G truck chassis by Freightliner Customer Chassis Corp and the Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus.

Propane autogas proponent CleanFuel USA is promoting its role on the S2G by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp and the Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus by Thomas Built. Both are powered by the 8.0-liter ‘PIthon’ engine by Powertrain Integration with CleanFuel USA fuel system.

Propane autogas proponent CleanFuel USA is promoting its role on the S2G by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp and the Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus by Thomas Built. Both are powered by the 8.0-liter ‘PIthon’ engine by Powertrain Integration with CleanFuel USA fuel system.

CleanFuel USA supplies the liquid propane injection fuel system for the vehicles’ 8.0-liter engine by Powertrain Integration, including fuel rails, lines, tank package with fuel pump, and control module. The engine is now marketed as the PIthon (F&F, May 11).

“The CleanFuel USA LPI propane autogas fuel system is technologically advanced, fully integrated and factory-installed, requiring no aftermarket modifications, for seamless integration and consistent quality,” CleanFuel USA said this morning.

Potential? ‘Huge’

Both vehicles are U.S. EPA- and California Air Resources Board-certified.

“We are ecstatic that the S2G and C2 are in full production, as demand is strong in the fleet industry for propane-powered solutions that meet these two vehicles’ market needs,” said, CleanFuel USA founder and managing director Curtis Donaldson said in a release.

“With a significant order bank and ever-increasing customer interest, the potential for both products is huge.”

The PIthon engine produces 495 foor-pounds of torque at 3100 rpm and 339 horsepower at 4100 rpm, CleanFuel USA. Both the S2G truck and C2 bus feature Allison 2300 automatic transmission with PTO provision.


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Source: CleanFuel USA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

PERC: Autogas Maintenance Gains

June 9, 2014 in Education, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Parts, Service, Repairs, and Garaging Are Important Considerations,’ Association Says

“For many school districts and private contractors, propane-autogas-powered buses have been an easy, cost-effective and green solution,” says the Propane Education & Research Council. Propane autogas bus sales reached annual record highs in 2013, accounting for 12% of total school bus sales, PERC says, and many states have approved propane-powered buses for inclusion in their specifications.
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Propane Engine Fuel Summit March 27

March 14, 2014 in Conference/Meeting, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Autogas Event on March 27 Kicks Off AltCarExpo Texas

PropaneEngineFuelSummitThe Summit, now in its fourth year, is being held March 27 at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas.

Organizers of the 2014 Propane Engine Fuel Summit are urging Texas municipalities, school districts and businesses to come discuss the benefits – and challenges – of fueling with propane autogas.

Representatives of the City of Fort Worth, Dallas County Schools, Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities and Northwest Propane Gas will discuss propane autogas fueling infrastructure, economic and environmental factors, and equipment.

‘Driving Job Creation’

“As the leading alternative fuel in the United States, propane autogas has come a long way since it first appeared as an engine fuel in 1913,” says Curtis Donaldson, managing director and founder of Georgetown, Texas-based CleanFuel USA. He’s to discuss The Future of Propane Autogas.

“The possibilities for this fuel are just getting started,” Donaldson said in an event release. “This American-made resource is saving more than just cash at the pump. It’s driving job creation and energy security by keeping our fuel dollars within our own economy.”

The Texas AltCar Conference & Expo will be held March 27-29 at the Irving Convention Center.

The Texas AltCar Conference & Expo will be held March 27-29 at the Irving Convention Center.

AltCar Expo Texas Follows the Propane Summit

The Propane Engine Fuel Summit is organized by TSN Communications. Participation will be available via a free online webcast on March 27, sponsored by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

In addition to the above, the Summit agenda includes fleet managers with propane autogas experience, and executives from the Propane Education & Resource Council, Roush CleanTech, and the Industrial Truck Association.

The Summit kicks off AltCarExpo Texas, now in its fifth year, organized by Platia Productions, runs March 27-29.


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Source: TSN Communications with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

CleanFuel USA Propane for UPS

March 5, 2014 in Propane, WorkTruck2014 by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CleanFuel USA to Provide LPI Liquid Propane Injection System
And Says It Will Provide Fueling for Some of 50 Planned Locations,
UPS’ $70 Million Investment Focuses on Rural Routes, LA and OK First

CleanFuel USA announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis this morning that UPS will be using its Liquid Propane Injection system in its planned purchase of 1,000 propane autogas package delivery trucks. CleanFuel USA will also provide “multiple” fueling stations out of 50 planned across the U.S.
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CleanFuel USA Secures UL Listing

January 7, 2014 in Infrastructure, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First-Ever UL Nod for Gilbarco Encore S LPG Retail Propane Autogas Dispenser

CleanFuel USA said today that it’s secured the first-ever Underwriters Laboratories listing for the Gilbarco Encore S LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) retail fuel dispenser for propane autogas.
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CleanFuel USA for 85 Propane Stations

October 15, 2013 in Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Retail Outlets for Propane Autogas as Part of Federal Grant

CleanFuel USA said Tuesday that it’s completed 85 retail propane autogas fueling stations, spread across 13 states, via a $12 million grant from the Department of Energy’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Texas State Technical College – TSTC – served as the lead grantee.
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FCCC Nears Propane S2G Production

August 16, 2013 in Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  Comments Off on FCCC Nears Propane S2G Production

Building Bobtails Beginning Early in September in South Carolina

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp will commence production of its dedicated-propane S2G vehicles in Gaffney, S.C. early next month, opening a new era for propane companies who will now be able to power the bobtail trucks they use to deliver propane with propane fuel.
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Certification for S2G Propane Chassis

July 19, 2013 in Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CleanFuel USA Reports U.S. EPA and CARB Approvals of FCCC Product,
Agency Nods Pave the Way for Bobtail Trucks and Type C School Buses

CleanFuel USA reports U.S. EPA and California Air Resources Board certification for the S2G chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. The chassis features an 8.0-liter GM block engine, up to 350 horsepower, modified for dedicated liquid propane operation by Powertrain Integration with CleanFuel USA fuel system.
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Maine’s First Public Propane Autogas

May 13, 2013 in Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

R.H. Foster Energy’s Grand Opening in Ellsworth Next Week

R.H. Foster Energy will host the grand opening of Maine’s first public access fueling station for propane autogas on May 20 in Ellsworth, near Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. A second is to open next month, in Hampden, Maine.
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CleanFuel USA Propane for Temple

April 1, 2013 in Fleet Order, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Texas Town to Slash Fuel Costs with 11 Autogas Vehicles

The City of Temple, Texas has taken advantage of federal stimulus money to add 11 new propane-gasoline bi-fuel vehicles to its fleet. The city operates a mix of Chevy Tahoe and Ford Crown Victoria sedans and pickups, says CleanFuel USA. The total is 16, says Temple fleet services boss Sam Weed.
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