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Gas-to-Liquids Technology Makes Fuel, Oil From Natural Gas
<p><strong>Shell&rsquo;s gas-to-liquids plant in Qatar is the largest in the world.</strong> <em>Photo: Shell</em></p> By Deborah Lockridge
A a giant facility in Qatar, Shell is turning natural gas into products normally produced from crude oil — fuel, base oils, paraffin, kerosene, etc.
DME: Companies Testing 'Alternate’ Alternative Fuel
<p>Photo: Volvo Trucks</p> By Stephane Babcock
Volvo Trucks is testing dimethyl ether in a pair of Volvo VNL 300 trucks with D13 DME engines with partners Oberon Fuels and Martin Energy Services.
Alternative Fuels: There’s More Than One Path to Sustainability and Savings
By HDT Staff
Whether you’re looking to improve the environment, tap into demand for “greener” transportation options, or save money on fuel, there are many possible routes to take when it comes to alternative fuels.
Emerging Technologies Enlarging Playing Field for Biofuel
<p><strong>A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy&rsquo;s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a way to transform a mixture of algae and water into a form of crude oil in less than an hour.</strong><em> Photo: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory&nbsp; </em></p> By Stephane Babcock
The face of biofuels is changing, and more than one company is responsible.
Propane Remains Popular Alternative Fuel in the U.S.
<p><strong>UPS made headlines earlier this year when it announced a $70 million investment in propane-powered delivery trucks.</strong><em> Photo: UPS</em></p> By Tom Berg
The country’s third most popular vehicle fuel powers everything from gas grills to medium-duty trucks.


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New Delo Severe-Duty Oil Offers Protection for Changing Operations Plus Fuel Economy Chevron's new Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 engine oil is designed to address the growth of severe-duty applications in on- and off-highway markets.
Kenworth Adds FuelSense Package to Trucks Kenworth is now be including FuelSense packages for its Class 8 and medium-duty trucks with certain Allison transmissions.
Quantum and Mainstay Produce Back-of-Cab CNG System Quantum Fuel Systems and Mainstay Fuel Technologies will begin offering back-of-cab CNG systems for heavy duty trucks as part of an alliance between the two companies.
Peterbilt Adds New Configuration for SmartAir System Peterbilt has added a compact space-saver battery box for the no-idle SmartAir system for Model 579 trucks.
Mitsubishi Announces Idle Limit System Option for Canter Trucks Mitsubishi Fuso has made an idle limit system optional for its Canter line of work trucks.


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