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US Hybrid Fuel Cell Trucks for Houston

July 21, 2015 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Multiple Partners to Demonstrate Zero-Emission Port Drayage

The Houston-Galveston Area Council is leading a multi-partner, $7.6 million program with the Gas Technology Institute to deploy and evaluate hydrogen fuel cell drayage trucks for the Port of Houston.

US Hybrid for Two CNG Plug-In Hybrids

April 1, 2013 in CNG, Electric Drive, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Class 8 Plug-Ins for GTI for Real-World Drayage,
Battery Boost Will Avoid Expense of the ISX12 G Engine

Southern California’s US Hybrid has a contract with the Illinois-based Gas Technology Institute to fabricate and deploy two compressed natural gas-fueled Class 8 plug-in hybrid electric trucks for a year of drayage trucking trials. The plug-in CNG hybrid design is expected to reduce fuel consumption and the air quality impact associated with heavy-duty diesel emissions in ports, where trucks idle their engines for long periods while waiting in loading queues.

GTI Seeks Biomass Papers

January 18, 2013 in Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, Conference/Meeting, Ethanol by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Abstracts for September’s tcbiomass2013 Are Due March 15

The Illinois-based Gas Technology Institute is looking for technical papers for tcbiomass2013, the Third International Conference on Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass, slated for September 3-6 at the downtown Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Abstracts are due March 15.

Ultimate Launches CNG ‘FuelMule’

August 28, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

And Makes a Splash with ANGA with Buses for the Conventions

Virginia-based Ultimate CNG is promoting a new mobile fueler as a way to wear down the market barriers for natural gas vehicles in the U.S. – and is making a name for itself by partnering with America’s Natural Gas Alliance to provide CNG buses for this week’s Republican and early September’s Democratic National Conventions.

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

$35 Million from the CEC

June 1, 2012 in Biodiesel, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The California Energy Commission late last week unanimously approved $35 million worth of funding for “a diversity of alternative fuel and vehicle types,” paving the way for contracts to be signed.

The technologies being fostered will be necessary for the state to meet its own efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction goals, says Calstart president and CEO John Boesel, whose organization is the largest recipient.

GTI Guidance on Pipeline Injection

May 18, 2012 in Biomethane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Illinois-based Gas Technology Institute is circulating its Guidance Document for the Introduction of Landfill-Derived Renewable Gas into Natural Gas Pipelines, noting that a GTI initiative “is establishing parameters for evaluating the suitability of biomethane products – derived from dairy waste and landfills – for safe and proper introduction into existing natural gas pipelines and to assure compatibility with existing supplies.”

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