Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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April 8, 2013

Chart Improves LNG Truck Fuel System

Chart Industries has addressed some of the drawbacks of using liquefied natural gas for long-haul trucking with improvements to its LNG truck fuel system, including a larger-capacity single tank to extend range and cut costs, and integration for faster installation.

April 3, 2013

Much More Iowa Fuel Contains Biodiesel

A new report from the Iowa state Department of Revenue says biodiesel made from plant oil or animal fat is blended with more than 42% of all diesel sold in the Hawkeye State.

March 28, 2013

Work Truck Show 2013 Green Award Goes to Odyne Systems

Organizers of The Work Truck Show, held earlier this month, announced this week Odyne Systems, of Waukesha, Wis., has won The Work Truck Show 2013 Green Award for an advanced hybrid commercial vehicle it developed with ComEd in Chicago.

March 25, 2013

Lehigh Gas Partners, Clean Energy Partner to Develop CNG Fueling Stations

Lehigh Gas Partners LP, a wholesale fuel distributor, and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced an agreement to develop compressed natural gas fueling stations at potentially 20 Lehigh Gas facilities throughout the United States.

March 25, 2013

Dual Fuel Glider Offers Another Path to Natural Gas Transition

American Power Group has partnered with Fitzgerald Glider Kits and the WheelTime Network to offer what it says is the nation’s first natural gas dual fuel glider.

March 21, 2013

Volvo Unveils New Heavy Haul Truck, Engine Ratings, Disc Brake, Suspension, More

Volvo Trucks Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show introduced the VNX, a heavy-haul, high-performance model designed for extreme gross weight applications. The company also said it’s making the I-Shift the standard transmission on all trucks and made a number of other announcements.

March 11, 2013

Electrifying the Windy City

Chicago has ordered 20 heavy-duty, electric-powered trash trucks that will be the first of their kind in the nation. The electric trucks will run almost silently, produce practically no emissions and, with no traditional pow-ertrains to fuel and maintain, will cut operating costs by at least 50%, says Jim Castelaz, chief executive officer of Motiv Power Systems.

March 7, 2013

Shell Plans LNG Liquefaction Plants in Great lakes, Gulf Coast Regions

Shell is planning two liquefaction plants that will produce about one quarter of a million tons of LNG to road and marine users in the Gulf Coast and Great Lakes regions.

March 7, 2013

Companies Report Success for Algae Biodiesel Pilot Project

Renewable-fuel retailer Propel Fuels and biofuel maker Solazyme report good results from their 30-day pilot program of an algae-derived biodiesel, called Soladiesel.

March 6, 2013

EcoDual Teams up With Clemson to Promote Use of Natural Gas Fueled Trucks

A university center for automotive innovation has partnered with a company doing advanced technology research and development to advance commercial availability of natural gas engine systems for heavy-duty diesel trucks.

March 5, 2013

Quantum to Offer ‘Bolt-On’ CNG Conversions for MD Trucks

A “bolt-on” kit to convert medium-duty trucks to burn compressed natural gas will soon be available from California-based Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide.

January 2, 2013

Do-it-Yourself CNG

From a frozen pizza company to neighborhood ice cream delivery, from a dry cleaner to a real estate business, these small fleets have been running natural gas-powered vehicles for years

December 28, 2012

DeKalb County in Georgia is converting landfill gas to CNG to run its fleet

The old saying goes, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Life, or in this case, a landfill, gave DeKalb County, Ga., methane gas - so the Sanitation Department decided to make vehicle fuel. In 2009, DeKalb County, located just east of Atlanta, was experiencing the same economic frustrations and high fuel prices as the rest of the country

December 18, 2012

No crystal ball for natural gas

Natural gas prices neared the lowest they've been in about a decade last winter, as utilities scrambled to take advantage of the fuel's low price tag and producers began to turn away from the low-profit fuel

December 12, 2012

Suppliers Outline Natural Gas Product Plans

The engine products of the joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Westport Innovations now dominate the existing, albeit small, market for natural gas trucks, but more are on the way from other sources, indicated manufacturer representatives during the American Trucking Associations' recent Natural Gas Summit

November 29, 2012

ATA Summit: Plenty of Natural Gas to go Around, but Few Users So Far

There are only about 167,000 natural gas-fueled vehicles in the United States, according the head of a group that promotes natural gas as a vehicle fuel, but its abundance and cheap price is spurring so much interest that an almost overflow crowd turned up at the American Trucking Associations Natural Gas Summit, which began yesterday in Alexandria, Va

November 6, 2012

Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know - Natural Gas Truck and Engine Information

Announcements about new natural gas engines, bi-fuel engines and aftermarket conversion systems are coming faster and faster

November 6, 2012

Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know - Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure Growing

One of the key roadblocks to wider adoption of natural gas fuel by the trucking industry has been a lack of fueling infrastructure. In the past, natural gas was mostly an option only for companies that could return to a central fueling station each night.

October 29, 2012

Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know, Part 3 - What's the payback?

The environmental and image benefits of being "green" and reducing dependence on foreign oil are among the reasons fleets are looking at natural gas fuel for trucks, but even the most diehard "green" fleet is still looking for a return on its investment

October 24, 2012

Talon Logistics and CNG

Last year, food and fuel retailer Giant Eagle unveiled its first two compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in the Pittsburgh area at its Beechnut Drive retail support and distribution center. The demonstration included a fuel-up of one of its brand-new natural gas-powered VNM daycabs

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