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Quantum Files for Chapt. 11 Protection

March 28, 2016 in CNG, Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Reports a $6 Million Debtor-in-Possession Financing Commitment
And Says It Hopes to Find a Buy via ‘an Expeditious 363 Sale Process’

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection “to enable it to seek an acquirer through an expeditious 363 sale process.”
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Quantum Defaults on Key Loan

March 16, 2016 in CNG, Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$2.7 Million Payment Missed on Bridge Bank Loan

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide suffered an “event of default” this week as it failed to make a $2.7 million principal payment on a Bridge Bank credit facility.

Quantum-logo“The event of default under the Bridge Bank credit facility also constituted an event of default under the senior secured convertible notes issued by the Company on September 15, 2013 and June 29, 2015 (collectively, the ‘Convertible Notes’), which have an aggregate principal balance of $12.5 million,” states a release.

The good news? “They are committed to supporting their customers,” says one.


‘Still Delivering Product’

“They’re still delivering product,” the customer told F&F.

“We would sense it if they were pulling back and we’re not seeing it.”

Quantum produces Q-Lite brand lightweight Type IV CNG cylinders and uses them in CNG tank assemblies for trucks and in new “virtual pipeline” trailers for CNG transport.


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Source: Quantum with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

UPS: $100 Million for CNG Trucks, Fueling

March 15, 2016 in CNG, Companies, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Commitment Deepens with a Dozen TruStar Fueling Stations
And 380 New CNG-Fueled Kenworth T680 Tractors for Fleet

UPS is deepening its commitment to natural gas as a vehicle fuel, announcing an investment of $100 million in 380 new CNG-fueled Kenworth T680 tractors and 12 new CNG fueling facilities, by TruStar Energy.
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Quantum for $8.4m Q-VP650 Order

February 15, 2016 in CNG, Companies, industrial by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Multi-Cylinder Trailer Orders for XNG Virtual Pipeline

Quantum Fuel Systems late last week disclosed a purchase order from Xpress Natural Gas for $8.4 million worth of compressed natural gas equipment for XNG’s “virtual pipeline” services – and said that the deal includes options for $13 million more.
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NGV Men Attend HHP Summit 2015

November 24, 2015 in Companies, event, HHP Summit 2015 by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Markets, Like the ‘Virtual Pipeline,’ Eyed in Dallas

The recent High Horsepower Summit 2015 conference and exhibition in Dallas attracted a substantial number of natural gas vehicles industry representatives.
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Quantum CNG Modules Via Ryder

September 15, 2015 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Ryder Is Now Opening a New Frontier in CNG for Long Haul Trucking’

Quantum is stepping up its promotion of new 160- and 180-diesel gallon equivalent compressed natural gas fuel cylinder assemblies, noting that its three-tank Q-Cab160 and Q-Cab180 modules are now available through Ryder System.


Quantum’s 180-DGE Q-Cab180 back-of-cab CNG fuel cylinder assembly is ‘an industry masterpiece,’ the company says.

Quantum’s 180-DGE Q-Cab180 back-of-cab CNG fuel cylinder assembly is ‘an industry masterpiece,’ the company says.

“Ryder is now opening a new frontier in CNG for long haul trucking,” Quantum president and CEO Brian Olson said in a release.

“Quantum’s high quality and lightweight CNG fuel system modules are the most efficient and cost effective systems in the market and it’s this technology advantage that makes long haul CNG applications work,” Ryder supply management and global fuel products VP Scott Perry says in the Quantum announcement.

“Quantum’s new light weight systems are enabling the use of CNG in long haul applications and providing an excellent value proposition for our customers,” Perry said.


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Source: Quantum Fuel Systems with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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
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Quantum 180 DGE in Three CNG Tanks

August 4, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Revolutionary’ CNG Fuel Module Said to Be Highest Capacity Back-of-Cab,
UPS on T680s Said First Customer for 160-DGE Variant with 30-Inch Tanks

Quantum Fuel Systems is promoting a “revolutionary” back-of-cab compressed natural gas fuel cylinder assembly it says can hold as much as 180 diesel gallon equivalents.

Quantum claims ‘the lightest weight and highest capacity per DGE system in the industry.’

Quantum claims ‘the lightest weight and highest capacity per DGE system in the industry.’

“The new system can be configured for 160 or 180 DGEs in a single package and incorporates a revolutionary and cost-effective 30-inch diameter storage tank,” Quantum says.

“UPS is the first customer of Quantum’s early production Q-Cab160 series and recently took delivery of early-production systems for installation on Kenworth T680 series tractors,” states a release.

‘A New Standard’

Quantum produces Q-Lite brand Type IV all-composite CNG cylinders. Its line of on-vehicle CNG fuel system assemblies was launched last year.

“Our intimate knowledge of CNG tanks and unique ability to engineer and commercialize our own creative tank products inside our innovative system designs, offers the industry forward looking solutions to satisfy evolving requirements to drive longer distances, minimize weight and simplify the system for servicing,” Quantum president and CEO Brian Olson says in the 180-DGE announcement.


Quantum says further that it “has established a new standard for back-of-cab storage and capacity by commercializing a 180 DGE system, offering the lightest weight and highest capacity per DGE system in the industry… Quantum is able to offer fleet operators the needed capacity in a single module and the benefit of weight reduction and fuel efficiency.”


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Source: Quantum with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Quantum CNG Arrays: Free Shipping

June 4, 2015 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

No Charge for New Customers Through the Month of June

Quantum Fuel Systems is waiving shipping charges for new customers for its compressed natural gas fuel cylinder arrays through the month of June.
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Ryder NGVs for Two Arkansas Fleets

May 22, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Alpha Packaging and Boyd Metals Are Each to Get Seven Volvo VNLs
With Cummins Westport ISX12 G Engines, Quantum CNG Fuel Systems,
‘Stability of Natural Gas Fuel Costs,’ Environment Cited by Alpha’s Top Man

Ryder System’s fleet of leased compressed natural gas vehicles is expanding to Arkansas, where two existing Ryder customers have each signed up for seven new CNG-fueled Volvo tractors with 11.9-liter ISX12 G engines from Cummins Westport. The new trucks will have fuel systems from Quantum.
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Gain and Quantum: CNG Truck Financing

May 11, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, CNG, Companies, money available, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Program Would Make for ‘Same Purchase Price as Diesel,’ They Say

Quantum Fuel Systems and U.S. Gain Clean Fuel – suppliers of lightweight CNG cylinders and onboard CNG fuel assemblies and CNG fueling stations, respectively, announced a supply and marketing alliance to package and place CNG trucks “through existing dealership relationships at the same purchase price as diesel trucks.”
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1,400 CNG Trucks for UPS, 15 CNG Stations

April 1, 2015 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Brown Ups the NGV Ante with Monster Order for Trucks, Infrastructure:
Business for TruStar, Kenworth, FCCC, Agility, Quantum, Landi Renzo, GAS

UPS disclosed plans today to build 15 fueling stations to support its purchase and planned deployment of 1,400 new compressed natural gas vehicles over the next year – “a nearly 30% increase to UPS’s current industry-leading alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet of 5,088 vehicles worldwide.” updated April 2
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Quantum Promotes CNG Testing Rig

January 30, 2015 in CNG, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Validation Unit ‘Unique for Testing Its CNG Fuel Storage Modules’

Quantum Fuel Systems is promoting an in-house test and validation facility it says “is unique for testing its CNG fuel storage modules intended for over-the-road heavy-duty trucks.
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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

Quantum Q-CabLite for Kwik Trip Trucks

September 15, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Back-of-Cab CNG Fuel Cylinder Arrays Order Reported

Quantum Fuel systems today reported “additional orders for its Q-CabLite CNG module from a new customer within the Kwik Trip network of transportation providers.”
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Quantum Modules for Time Transport

September 2, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Orders for both Rail-Mount and Back-of-Cab Units Worth $700,000

Quantum reports $700,000 worth of orders for its Q-CabLite and Q-RailLite brand onboard compressed natural gas storage modules from a new customer, Wisconsin-based Time Transport Inc.
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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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