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May 29, 2015 - Industry News

Obama Lowers Ethanol Blending Levels

Photo via Wikipedia.

President Obama's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reduced the federal required levels of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline, which dealt a blow to a biofuel that's falling out of favor in an era of cheap gasoline.

Tags: Ethanol, EPA, Renewable Fuel Standard, President Obama

May 29, 2015 - Industry News

Transportation Sector Driving Renewable Energy Usage

Charts via EIA.

The transportation sector was a big factor in renewable energy growth in the past decade thanks to growing demand for liquid biofuels.

Tags: Renewable Fuel, EIA, Biofuels

May 29, 2015 - Global News

GE Capital Canada and Shell Offer Cheaper LNG Lease Options

GE Capital Canada has signed a commercial agreement with Shell Canada Products to incentivize the Canadian trucking industry’s adoption of liquefied natural gas, the financial services company announced.

Tags: Canada, Shell, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, LNG, GE Capital

May 28, 2015 - Industry News

Two CNG Stations Opened on Texas Trucking Corridors

Brock, Texas ampTrillium Station Photo: Trillium CNG

Two new public-access compressed natural gas stations have been opened in Texas by amp Trillium, a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG.

Tags: Texas, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, ampCNG

May 28, 2015 - Industry News

CALSTART to Manage Alt-Vehicle Incentive Program

The California Air Resources Board has selected the clean transportation consortium CALSTART to continue to administer the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

Tags: CARB, Trucks, California, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Buses, Vouchers, State Grants

May 26, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Moves Closer to $3, Sixth Straight Weekly Hike

The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel continues moving closer to the $3 per gallon mark with it recording its sixth straight weekly increase, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

May 25, 2015 - Industry News

Ryder Leases NGVs to Arkansas Fleets

Photo courtesy of Ryder.

Ryder System will lease natural gas vehicles (NGVs) to two fleet customers in Arkansas, marking the first time it has offered NGVs in the state, the company announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Arkansas, Ryder System, CNG

May 19, 2015 - Industry News

Study: Biggest Downside to Natural Gas Trucks is Upstream Methane

As EDF sees it, even though trucks fueled by natural gas may be regarded as running green, methane is released to the atmosphere “all along the value chain."

Upstream methane is seen as the biggest downside to natural gas trucks, according to a new policy-analysis paper published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Tags: EDF, Natural Gas Vehicles, Emissions, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, GHG Emissions

May 19, 2015 - Industry News

TruStar to Refurbish City of Tucson's CNG Station

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TruStar Energy, in conjunction with Arizona-based D.L. Withers Construction, has been contracted to refurbish the compressed natural gas (CNG) station for the City of Tucson, Ariz., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Arizona, City of Tucson, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

May 18, 2015 - Industry News

Average Diesel Price Moves Higher for Fifth Straight Week

The national average cost of on-highway diesel moved higher on Monday for the fifth consecutive week, hitting its highest level in two months.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

May 18, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Raises GHG Phase 2 Alert

Volvo Trucks North America's Göran Nyberg.

Göran Nyberg, Volvo Truck North America president, is concerned that the upcoming Phase 2 round of GHG regulations could push back hard against the advance of truck technology.

Tags: GHG, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Volvo Trucks

May 15, 2015 - Industry News

California Awards $15M for Alt-Fuel Trucks

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The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $15 million in grants for several projects that will fund alternative-fuel armored security trucks and refuse trucks in in the state.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California Energy Commission, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants

May 14, 2015 - Industry News

Waste Management to Build CNG Facility in Louisiana

Photo courtesy of Waste Management.

Waste Management has started construction on a compressed natural gas (CNG) facility that will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area. It's scheduled to open in August.

Tags: Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Louisiana, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

ConocoPhillips to Add 300 Propane Autogas Trucks to Fleet

Photo: ROUSH CleanTech

ConocoPhillips recently announced it will convert 30 trucks to propane autogas this year and replace more than 300 more trucks over the next five years with vehicles powered by propane autogas.

Tags: ConocoPhillips, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford F-250, Pickup Trucks

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

Smith EV Returns with Chinese Funding

Photo via Smith EV

Smith Electric Vehicles is returning to the U.S market after it announced an agreement to form a joint venture with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, China, Joint Venture, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

Study: 25 Percent of Cars Create Most Air Pollution

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The majority of vehicle pollution is produced by a small number of older or "badly-tuned" cars and trucks, according to a study by researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Tags: Canada, Case Studies, Air Pollution, Trends

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

Penske Awarded $400,000 Grant from DOE

Photo courtesy of Penske.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Penske Truck Leasing a $400,000 grant for the company’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Project, to be administered by the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Penske Truck Leasing, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Westport Reports Smaller Financial Loss

The Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine. Photo: Westport

Natural gas engine provider Westport Innovations Inc. said last week it thinned financial losses in the second quarter of the year despite a 30% drop in revenue.

Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Earnings, Cummins Westport, Westport Innovations, Engines

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo Brings Back Largest Green Ride & Drive

This year’s Fleet Technology Expo is bringing back Green Fleet Conference’s Green Ride and Drive Event, offering attendees the chance to get behind the wheel of green vehicles from major manufacturers.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Ride and Drive, Test Drive, Fleet Technology Expo

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Climb for Fourth Week Straight

Graph via EIA

The national average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel rose slightly to $2.878, continuing a four-week streak of price increases. The national average cost of a gallon of gasoline also increased this week, gaining 2.7 cents to $2.691.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

May 11, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Outlines Global Sustainability Goals

Cummins has pledged both to reduce carbon emissions from its products in-use and to streamline the logistics of the company’s managed freight as part of a global sustainability effort.

Tags: Sustainability, Cummins, Carbon Footprint

May 8, 2015 - Industry News

Natural Gas Powered ampCNG Fleet Hits 30 Million Miles

Photo courtesy of ampCNG.

Compressed natural gas fueling company ampCNG announced that its fleet of Class 8 CNG trucks has surpassed 30 million miles.

Tags: CNG, ampCNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Renewable Dairy Fuels

May 7, 2015 - Industry News

Chevrolet Adds Bi-Fuel CNG Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab

Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet will expand its compressed natural gas lineup to include the bi-fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab, allowing drivers to operate the vehicle on CNG or gasoline.

Tags: Silverado HD, Bi-Fuel CNG, Southern California Gas Co., Chevrolet Silverado, Natural Gas Vehicles, Chevrolet

May 7, 2015 - Industry News

Major Fleets Saved $477 Million With Fuel-Efficient Tech

Photo via Con-way Truckload

Fourteen fleets achieved fuel savings of $477 million in 2014 by adopting a variety of fuel efficiency technologies according to an annual study from the NACFE.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fleet Efficiency, Survey, NACFE

May 6, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Tests Near Zero NOx Natural Gas Engine

An ISL G engine Photo: Cummins Westport

Cummins Westport has announced field-testing of a spark-ignited natural gas engine capable of producing near zero NOx emissions for use in refuse and transit applications.

Tags: Emissions, GHG, Natural Gas Engines, NOx, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport

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