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Worthington Buys Trilogy ES for CNG

November 12, 2015 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Unique and Robust Designs’ Were Among the Attractions,
As BoC Units Complement Existing Top-of-Body Assemblies

Worthington Industries has acquired Trilogy Engineered Solutions, bolstering an existing line-up of inboard fuel storage assemblies for heavy duty compressed natural gas vehicles. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Trillium CNG for NFTA’s 1st CNG Buses

July 31, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Buffalo Agency Is Getting Its First CNG Transit and Paratransit Vehicles
Including First CNG Nova Bus Vehicles for U.S. – 44  for This Year and Next,
NFTA’s Military Road Station Is to Have a Two-Compressor ANGI Package

Trillium CNG has signed a letter of agreement to design, build, operate and maintain a compressed natural gas fueling station for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in Buffalo, N.Y. NFTA provides public transit service in Erie and Niagara counties.

The new CNG station will be located at the NFTA Frontier Bus Garage on Military Road in Buffalo. The agreement letter also calls for Trillium CNG to provide station maintenance for ten years. Trillium CNG and NFTA expect to break ground in August with the station fully operational by the end of 2015.

It’s to have two 250-horsepower, ANGI-packaged compressors, expandable to five, feeding four fast-fill transit dispensers and four light-fury satellite dispensers. There will be six storage tubes.

CNG-fueled low-floor transit bus by Canada'sNova Bus – the LFS

CNG-fueled low-floor transit bus by Canada’sNova Bus – the LFS

NFTA operates a fleet of about 332 transit buses and 65 bus routes with over 4,400 bus stops serviced; along with a 6.2 mile light rail system servicing 14 stations, Trillium says.

44 Nova Bus NGVs for NFTA, with Options for More

Volvo’s Nova Bus announced an $11 million order for 20 of its low-floor LFS model CNG buses from NFTA last year, noting options for as many as 166 buses. They are to be assembled in New York State for delivery this year. They will be the first CNG vehicles from Nova Bus for the U.S.

The NFTA board has since approved the purchase of 24 more Nova Bus vehicles for delivery in 2016. The buses have 8.9-liter ISL G engines from Cummins Westport and CNG cylinder assemblies by Agility Fuel Systems, each with nine Type III carbon fiber-on-aluminum tanks from Worthington.

CNG Paratransit Vehicles Too

In addition to the Nova Bus vehicles, NFTA is buying ten CNG-fueled paratransit vehicles through Canandaigua, N.Y.-based Shepard Brothers. It’s the third order of ten from Shepherd, and the first for CNG. The Ford E-450 chassis vehicles have bodies by Coach & Equipment Manufacturing of Penn Yan, N.Y. The new buses will have CNG fuel system by Green Alternative Systems.

Trillium CNG is a unit of WEC Energy.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority operates hybrid electic buses and by year-end will have CNG vehicles too.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority operates hybrid electic buses and by year-end will have CNG vehicles too.

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Source: Trillium CNG with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Worthington Offers 26.2-Inch Cylinder

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

Firm’s Largest, at 26.2 Inches, ‘Provides Superior Fast-Fill Efficiency,’
The Tanks ‘Will Fill to Rated Capacity Making Longer Routes Possible’

Worthington Industries introduced its largest-diameter compressed natural gas fuel cylinder to date at ACT Expo 2015: a 26.2-inch-diameter Type III carbon fiber-on-aluminum tank.

Chevy Adding Bi-Fuel Chassis Cab

May 11, 2015 in CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

As With Existing Models, Impco Automotive for the Upfits

Chevrolet is expanding its compressed natural gas vehicle lineup to include the bi-fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD chassis cab for 2016, allowing drivers to use CNG or gasoline.

Worthington Readies 26-Inch CNG Tanks

May 2, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Production of Cylinders for Heavy NGVs to Begin This Summer,
Firm Will Also Show ASME-Approved Toroidal Tanks for Propane

Worthington Industries has prepared a new line of large-diameter Type III compressed natural gas cylinders for debut at the ACT Expo show next week in Long Beach, Calif. Worthington plans production of four standard cylinder types, with custom sizes of 26-inch tanks to 120 inches in length. The firm will also debut a line of toroidal fuel tanks for propane autogas.

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