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RNG in California: More Than You Think

April 20, 2016 in Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, LNG, NGVs by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

Biomethane Now Has More Than Half the Market, Says CARB

New figures from the California Air Resources Board indicate that, as of the end of 2015, approximately half of the natural gas being used as a vehicle fuel in the state is bio-based RNG/renewable natural gas, aka biomethane. Only 10% of the state’s NGV fuel consumption was bio-based in 2013, rising to 22% in 2014.

Element Markets for OCTA Biomethane

March 21, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$7.81 Million Contract for Fuels and Consulting Services

The board of the Orange County Transportation Authority in Southern California last week approved Houston-based Element Markets Renewable Energy for a $7.81 million contract to supply biomethane fuel and related consulting services for the agency’s natural gas buses. updated March 25

OCTA Wants RNG for All of Its Buses

September 29, 2015 in Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, NGVs, Solicitation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Demand for Three Years at Four Locations Is About 20 Million DGEs

Southern California’s Orange County Transportation Authority wants to switch to renewable natural gas to power its existing fleet of more than 340 compressed natural gas buses – and 202 new ones.

218 New Flyer CNG Buses for CalOCTA

July 8, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California’s Orange County Awards Contracts for 218 Xcelsior Buses

New Flyer of America said this morning that California’s Orange County Transportation Authority has approved two contracts to purchase 218 compressed natural gas-fueled Xcelsior transit buses.

202 CNG-Fuel XN40 New Flyers for OCTA

January 12, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agency Is Replacing 192 LNG-Fueled Buses, Manufacturer Says

New Flyer Industries reports a firm order from Southern California’s Orange County Transportation Authority for 202 XN40 Xcelsior buses, compressed natural gas-fueled. The contract includes options for as many as ten more over a three-year period.

New Flyer’s Flying High

January 22, 2013 in CNG, Fleet Order, Hybrids, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

20 Xcelsior 60-Foot CNG Buses for OCTA Under CPV Umbrella,
Plus 29 CNG Buses for New York, and 60-Foot Hybrids for VTA

New Flyer Industries continues to rack up the transit orders. The Winnipeg-based manufacturer is adding compressed natural gas-fueled buses for Southern California’s Orange County and New York City, plus hybrids for California’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, to recent CNG wins and contracts in Los Angeles and San Diego.

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