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$6.25 Million for ‘Near Zero’ ISX12 G

September 23, 2016 in money awarded, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More CEC Money via South Coast Air Quality Management District

The California Energy Commission is adding $1 million from the state’s Clean Fuels Fund to help Cummins Westport develop a “Near Zero” version of its 11.9-lter, natural gas-fueled ISX12 G engine.
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Next-Gen Transit Gas Webinar Sept 21

September 9, 2016 in Biomethane, Game Changer, Technology, transit, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ultra-Low NOx & Renewable Natural Gas Combination Makes for
‘Most Important Development for Sustainable Transit in Decades’

Southern California Gas is hosting a free webinar detailing how the combination of ultra-low NOx natural gas engines and renewable natural gas can help meet state emission targets and in fact together constitute “the most important development for sustainable transit operations in decades.”
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SoCalGas CNG for Pico Rivera Trucks

July 22, 2016 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs, trucking, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A Public-Access Station Designed for Heavy Trucks

Southern California Gas has opened a new compressed natural gas fueling outlet “in the heart of Pico Rivera’s warehouse and distribution district,” east of downtown Los Angeles. updated July 25
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RNG + Near Zero = ‘Game Changer’

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Biofuels, Biomethane, certifications, Conference/Meeting, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Strategy Details Are Released at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach:
‘A Clear, Cost-Effective Strategy to Achieve Our Air Quality Goals’
As Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus Outlines Near Zero Purchase Plans

Heavy duty vehicles with well-to-wheel emissions levels approaching nil are possible today given the combination of new “Near Zero” engine technology from Cummins Westport and the use of RNG – renewable natural gas.
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SoCalGas CNG in Riverside County

April 16, 2016 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Public Access Station in Murrieta, South of San Bernardino,
Supports Truck Traffic and Murrieta Valley Unified School District

SoCalGas opened a new compressed natural gas fueling outlet, its 15th, in Murrieta, Calif. on Friday. The public access station is located at a utility operating base near the intersection of Interstate-15 and I-215. updated April 18
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Funding a Near Zero ISX 12G Variant

October 13, 2015 in Companies, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Partners Would Like to See Mid-2017 Market Debut for the Engine

The South Coast Air Quality Management District and allied organizations in California are looking to put together a $5.25 million funding package for a “Near Zero” version of the dedicated-natural gas 11.9-liter ISX12 G engine by Cummins Westport.
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CNG Truck Webinar on October 7

September 22, 2015 in CNG, Education, NGVs, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California Trucking Association and Southern California Gas

The California Trucking Association and Southern California Gas are hosting a free webinar on the future of clean trucking and how compressed natural gas operations can help meet long-term compliance goals and business objectives.
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SoCalGas Teams with CTA on NGVs

July 9, 2015 in Conference/Meeting, event, NGVs by Rebecca Schenker  |  No Comments

Joint Initiative to Inform Industry, Operators, Owners of Benefits

Southern California Gas has joined forces with the California Trucking Association “to help expand the awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas and alternative fuels for heavy-duty trucking and goods movement.” updated August 11 to reflect September 15 San Diego time and venue change

“The California Trucking Association is excited to welcome Southern California Gas Company as our newest Executive Circle Club Partner and recognizes the importance of natural gas to the continued success of the trucking industry,” CTA CEO Shawn Yadon says in a SoCalGas release. “Trucks carry most of the tonnage and value of freight in the United States and CTA welcomes SoCalGas’ support of our mission as the voice of trucking in California.”

The first of a series of five Southern California workshops on natural gas fuel for trucks takes place in Riverside on May 12. Click image or here for details.

The next SoCalGas workshop on natural gas fuel for trucks takes place in Wilmington on the evening of July 14. Click image or here for details.

“We recognize the critical importance of the trucking industry to California and value the hard work of truck owner-operators, fleet owner-operators, and national and international carriers in keeping goods movement flowing and our state’s economy healthy,” said SoCalGas customer solutions VP Rodger Schwecke.

‘Save Money, Clean Up Our Air’

“SoCalGas is pleased to join with the California Trucking Association to help its members learn more about the many ways natural gas fueling and clean natural gas engine technologies can help them save money, clean up our air, and mitigate the environmental impact of goods movement.”

SoCalGas mentioned UPS, Swift Transportation, Coca Cola, 99 Cents Only Stores, Frito-Lay and others as logistics, goods movement, and food and beverage operations that have begun transitioning their fleets to CNG fueling.

Summer Evening Workshops

SoCalGas is hosting a series of free natural gas trucking workshops (F&F, April 15) through November at locations in Los Angeles and San Diego. “Fleet operators who have already transitioned to natural gas-powered trucks will be at the workshops to share their first-hand experiences,” the company says.

SoCalGas has lined up speakers from organizations including 99 Cents Only Stores, Angus Transportation, the California Energy Commission, the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, Clean Energy Fuels, Coca-Cola, Cummins Cal Pacific, Fox Trucking, Ryder, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

The next four events are slated for

  • July 14 at Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington (Port of Los Angeles);
  • September 15, noon-3:00pm at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (Bay Tower Point Loma Room in San Diego;
  • October 14 at the SoCalGas Energy Resource Center in Downey (Los Angeles); and
  • November 3 at the Marriott Burbank Airport in Burbank.

Topics include

  • the NGV business case and funding the switch to natural gas trucks;
  • natural gas fueling, including infrastructure location, accessibility, and cost; and
  • the SoCalGas Truck Loan Program.


With the exception of September 15 in San Diego, all of the workshops are slated to start at 5:30pm. They are to include a no-cost meal and display of natural gas-powered Class 8 vehicles.

Workshop info


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Source: SoCalGas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

SoCalGas: Four NGV Truck Workshops

May 28, 2015 in Conference/Meeting, event, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Four More Events Addressing Natural Gas Fuel for Truck Fleets

Southern California Gas is reminding fleet managers about a series of evening workshops to educate its area operators about the benefits of converting their trucks to natural gas.

The next four events are slated for

  • The first of a series of five Southern California workshops on natural gas fuel for trucks takes place in Riverside on May 12. Click image or here for details.

    The next SoCalGas workshop on natural gas fuel for trucks takes place in Wilmington on the evening of July 14. Click image or here for details.

    July 14 at Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington (Los Angeles);

  • September 15 at Bully’s East Restaurant in San Diego;
  • October 14 at the SoCalGas Energy Resource Center in Downey (Los Angeles); and
  • October 22 at a San Fernando Valley location TBD.

Representatives from SoCalGas, local and state funding agencies, natural gas truck manufacturers, and fleet operators are to address

  • the NGV business case and funding the switch to natural gas trucks;
  • natural gas fueling, including infrastructure location, accessibility, and cost; and
  • the SoCalGas Truck Loan Program.


All of the workshops are slated to start at 5:30pm and run three hours. They are to include a no-cost dinner and display of natural gas-powered Class 8 vehicles.

The SoCalGas NGV workshop series was announced last month (F&F, April 15).


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Source: SoCalGas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Rethink Methane Is Set for June 9-10

April 15, 2015 in Biomethane, Conference/Meeting, Rethink Methane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Renewable Methane from Biological & Synthetic Sources Can Help California’
As It Holds the Key to True ‘Baseload’ Market Penetration of Wind & Solar Power

Wondering where biogas and biomethane – renewable methane – is going in this era of cheap fossil natural gas? The short answer: It’s going to go far. Renewable methane, experts believe, will be critical if California and the places that follow California’s lead are going to meet critical greenhouse gas reduction goals. updated April 15 and April 29

This Item Was Initially Posted in Shorter Form on April 8
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SoCalGas Sets NGV Truck Workshops

April 15, 2015 in Conference/Meeting, event, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Five Events Addressing Natural Gas Fuel for Truck Fleets

Southern California Gas is gearing up for a series of evening workshops to educate local Southern California fleet operators about the benefits of converting their trucks natural gas.

The five events are slated for

  • The first of a series of five Southern California workshops on natural gas fuel for trucks takes place in Riverside on May 12. Click image or here for details.

    The first of a series of five Southern California workshops on natural gas fuel for trucks takes place in Riverside on May 12. Click image or here for details.

    May 12 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside (Inland Empire);

  • May 19 at Hodel’s Country Dining in Bakersfield (San Joaquin Valley);
  • July 14 at Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington (Los Angeles);
  • September 15 at Bully’s East Restaurant in San Diego; and
  • October 14 at the SoCalGas Energy Resource Center in Downey (Los Angeles).

Representatives from SoCalGas, local and state funding agencies, natural gas truck manufacturers, and fleet operators are to address

  • the NGV business case and funding the switch to natural gas trucks;
  • natural gas fueling, including infrastructure location, accessibility, and cost; and
  • the SoCalGas Truck Loan Program.


All of the workshops are slated to start at 5:30pm and run three hours. They are to include a no-cost dinner and display of natural gas-powered Class 8 tractor trucks.


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Source: SoCalGas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

SoCalGas Unveils Branded CNG Station

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

‘The Energy of Possibility and a Fuel That Can Power a Clean Environment’

Southern California Gas has unveiled its first company-branded, public-access compressed natural gas fueling station at its operating base in Lancaster, Los Angeles County. The retail facility is open 24 hours a day and features a fast-fill dispenser to serve both fleets and individual owners of natural gas vehicles.
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Moving Heavy NGVs Closer to Zero

March 11, 2014 in Education, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

In California, Even Existing Emissions and Greenhouse Goals
Will Require Heavy Vehicle Advances, Likely Using Natural Gas

Existing clean air and greenhouse gas goals in California won’t be met without a new generation of technologies for heavy duty vehicles. The likelihood is that the same aggressive designs now being applied to make diesel acceptably clean will be applied to natural gas-fueled buses and trucks to make them even cleaner than they are today.
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Emerging Near-Zero- Emission NGVs

February 28, 2014 in Conference/Meeting, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

March 5 SoCalGas-GNA Webinar Outlines Super-Clean Potential

Southern California Gas is sponsoring a webinar on California’s need to dramatically reduce emissions from diesel-fueled heavy-duty vehicles and equipment to meet year 2050 greenhouse gas targets. The webinar is titled Emerging Near-Zero-Emission Natural Gas Heavy-Duty Engines: Meeting California’s Air Quality and Climate Protection Goals.

SoCalGasGNAzeroNGVswebinarThe webinar will be held on March 5 at 1:00 pm PST.

“California is not on track to meet air quality standards for ozone and policy makers face significant challenges,” notes a summary from webinar organizer (and Fleets & Fuels publisher) GNA – Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

‘Regulators Must Take Immediate Steps’

“Air quality regulators must take immediate steps to dramatically reduce emissions from diesel-fueled heavy-duty vehicles and equipment,” states the summary, “and emerging near-zero-emission natural gas technology can provide the quickest, most cost effective solution to securing the emission reductions needed” (emphasis added).

The South Coast (Los Angeles) and San Joaquin Valley ozone non-attainment areas are among the most challenged. “In order to meet Federally-mandated air quality deadlines, these regions must quickly phase in heavy-duty vehicles that are 75% to 90% cleaner” than those currently being sold.

The scheduled webinar presenters are

  • Matt Miyasato, Deputy Executive Officer for Science & Technology Advancement, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), Natural Gas Engine Funding and Research Programs;
  • Mark Walls, Senior Research Engineer, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Next Generation Natural Gas Engine; and
  • Stephen Ptucha, Director, Product Management & Planning, Cummins Westport, Near-Zero Emission Engines.

SoCalGas released a GNA-drafted white paper on the topic, Pathways to Near-Zero-Emission Natural Gas Heavy Duty Vehicles, earlier this year (F&F, January 27).

The March 5 webinar will be moderated by GNA founder and president Cliff Gladstein.


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GNA, Charlotte Medlock, 424-744-4482; mobile 909-801-4540; [email protected]; gnaevents.webex.com

GNA, Melissa Wake, 949-852-7393; [email protected]; www.gladstein.org (direct link to prior report in PDF format)

SCAQMD, Matt Miyasato, 909-396-3249; [email protected]

SwRI, Mark Walls, 210-522-6880; [email protected]

Cummins Westport, Stephen Ptucha, 604-718-2024; [email protected]

Source: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

 

Near-Zero-Emission NGV Pathways

January 27, 2014 in Publications by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

SoCalGas White Paper on Cleaning Up Heavy Duty Vehicles
Advocates Technologies Successfully Used in Light Duty Sector

Ultra-low-emission heavy-duty natural gas engines can help California achieve its air quality, climate protection and petroleum-displacement goals – if policymakers and manufacturers emulate the success of smaller vehicles, states a new report from Southern California Gas.
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RNG Webinar Talks Courtesy SoCal Gas

December 29, 2013 in Biofuels, Biomethane, Conference/Meeting by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Presentations by SeaHold, Harvest, and SoCalGas Itself

Information about the latest biomethane/renewable natural gas developments in California are available from Southern California Gas, which hosted a webinar on RNG, Securing California’s Clean Energy Future with Renewable Natural Gas, on November 20.

Click the graphic for a recording of the webinar, and to download the three presentation PDFs.

Click the graphic for a recording of the webinar, and to download the three presentation PDFs.

Speakers described how RNG can be used as a transportation fuel and to make electricity:

  • Tom Hintz, senior/managing partner at SeaHold, LLC, gave an overview of RNG and highlighted strategies for successful project development;
  • Wayne Bishop, senior project developer at Harvest Power, provided a case study of the company’s 660,000 diesel gallon equivalents per year biofuels project at an existing compost facility in Tulare, Calif.; and
  • Jim Lucas, market development manager for the biofuels market development group at SoCalGas, discussed the market drivers and challenges to produce RNG and highlighted current waste-to-energy projects in California.

The webinar was organized by Fleets & Fuels publisher Gladstein, Neandross & Associates. GNA president Cliff Gladstein moderated.

Click Here for a recording of the webinar,
and to download the three presentation PDFs


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Free SoCalGas RNG Webinar on Nov. 20

November 11, 2013 in Biofuels, Biomethane, Conference/Meeting by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Major & Compelling Benefits as a GHG Reduction Strategy’

Southern California Gas is hosting a webinar on renewable natural gas as a transportation fuel. The event next week will allow participants to explore the role that RNG, which can be made from a variety of organics feedstocks, can play as an emerging transportation fuel to help California achieve its long-term climate and air quality goals.

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