Alternative Fuels

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July 24, 2014

Weights and Measures Council Fails to OK LNG Standard

After regulators failed to agree to a nationally recognized, gallon-equivalent measure for sales of liquefied natural gas, fleets that rely on LNG-fueled vehicles will continue to face a state-by-state patchwork of standards for at least one more year.

July 21, 2014

Report: 14% of Medium, Heavy Duty Vehicles Sold in 2035 Will Run on Alternative Fuels

Medium and heavy duty vehicles represent less than 5% of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use conventional internal combustion engines powered by either gasoline or diesel. That is changing as less expensive alternatives to petroleum-based fuels, such as natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and electricity make inroads in the market.

July 14, 2014

E85-Fueled Engine Cuts CO2 by Up to 80%, Cummins Says

Based on a 2.8-liter diesel, the spark-ignited Ethos engine runs on corn- or lignocellulosic-derived fuel, and also produces high power and torque.

July 7, 2014

Optimus Receives First EPA Approval for Advanced Biofuel Conversion

Optimus claims its Vector Vector bi-fuel conversion system can reduce fleet fuel costs up to 25% and lifecycle emissions up to 80% without the prohibitive start-up costs of compressed natural gas (CNG).

July 1, 2014

Supreme Court Lets California's Low-Carbon Fuel Rules Stand

Overshadowed by the Hobby Lobby decision, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday turned aside a challenge to California's low carbon fuel standard, which a coalition of energy, farm and trade groups claimed illegally discriminates against fuel produced outside of the state.

June 30, 2014

Minnesota Ups Biodiesel Mandate to 10%

Starting Tuesday, Minnesota, the first state to require biodiesel be blended with diesel sold in the state, will require all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel.

June 30, 2014

Survey Examines Fuel Industry Priorities, Trends

Margin management and fuel invoicing were at the top of the list of business priorities in the second annual Eye on Energy survey conducted by FuelQuest.

June 19, 2014

Mack Offering Grant Application Assistance for Alternative Fueled/Clean Diesel Customers

Mack Trucks is now working with an organization to assist dealers and customers navigate through the grant process to obtain public funding for alternative fuel and clean diesel-powered vehicles.

June 12, 2014

HDT Looking for Greenest Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions for its 2014 Top 50 Green Fleets.

June 12, 2014

Video: UPS Talks About Propane Adoption

In March, UPS announced plans to roll out 1,000 propane autogas vehicles and 50 on-site refueling dispensers in select locations beginning in 2015. This video from the Propane Education & Research Council features interviews with key personnel involved in the 20-car propane autogas pilot test they conducted in Gainesville, Ga., and answers why propane autogas is a fit for one the largest, most sustainable fleets in the nation.

May 28, 2014

APG Books Return Orders for Dual-Fuel Gas-Diesel Systems

The company says its dual-fuel gliders outperform and are more reliable than dedicated natural gas engines that customers are evaluating.

May 27, 2014

Upgrading Refuse Fleets to CNG: Three Considerations Beyond Economics

Refuse fleets are one of the fastest growing markets for compressed natural gas, primarily because of the significant fuel cost savings that can be realized. The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute offers these key factors refuse fleets need to examine when considering upgrading to CNG.

May 15, 2014

Survey Shows Majority of Public Cares About “Green Shipping"

The American public cares more about how their products are delivered to them they you may have though, at least in one sector of the shipping business.

May 15, 2014

Legislative Inaction Hurting Biodiesel Industry Say Producers

Biodiesel producers say policy setbacks in Washington are taking a major toll on their business and they point to a new survey released Wednesday as proof.

May 15, 2014

Fish for the Future and the Future of Fuel

This video from Blu is about promoting liquified natural gas, but it's also a fascinating look at a rather unusual load -- fish. Live fish. Learn how Rich Thompson Trucking is making significant contributions for the sustainability of the environment.

May 13, 2014

Propane Autogas Engine Squeezes Out Cost, So It’s Called ‘PIthon’

Powertrain Integration’s 8-liter V-8 propane autogas engine is now called “PIthon." The big-block propane-fuel V-8 is being used by FCCC in its S2G medium-duty chassis-cab truck.

May 12, 2014

Smith Electric Vehicles Getting $42 Million Investment, Production to Resume

Following recent reports it suspended production, a producer of all-electric medium commercial vehicles, Smith Electric, has secured a $42 million investment so it can resume operations.

May 12, 2014

N.Y. Updates Eligible Vehicles for Alternative Fueled Truck Voucher Program

New York has updated its list of trucks that are eligible under its Voucher Incentive Program, a $19 million “first come, first served” program that aims to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and diesel emission control devices for medium to heavy duty commercial fleets in the state.

May 6, 2014

Kroger Adding LNG Fleet in Oregon

Kroger announced will be the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty trucks that run on liquified natural gas. The 40 LNG trucks will replace 40 diesel trucks currently in use, and are expected to start making store deliveries in the Portland metropolitan area by the end of 2014.

May 5, 2014

'Clean Trucks Bill' Approved in Colorado

A Clean Trucks Bill has received final approval from Colorado lawmakers and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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