Alternative Fuels

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December 5, 2013

Biodiesel Producers Air Concerns About Proposed Cutbacks

Biodiesel producers continue to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. At a Thursday hearing, producers told the agency that the planned cutback threatens investments that already have been made and could lead to layoffs.

December 3, 2013

Calif. Rolling Out $200M for Hydrogen Vehicle Infrastructure

The California Energy Commission is seeking proposals to spend $200 million starting in 2015 to build out fueling stations and other infrastructure to support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

October 11, 2013

Three Cool Things from the Green Fleet Expo

More than 600 fleet managers and fleet stakeholders took part at last week's Green Fleet Conference & Expo, held Oct. 1-2 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The exhibition hall had nearly 70 exhibitors, and while there were plenty of interesting things to see, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge picks out three of the most intriguing to write about for her "All That's Trucking" blog.

October 8, 2013

European Rally Promotes Natural Gas as Fuel

In Europe, they're partway through the seventh Blue Corridor Natural Gas Vehicle Rally, where natural-gas-powered vehicles are driving from St. Petersburg, Russia, around the Baltic Sea with stops along the way in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to demonstrate the benefits of using natural gas in transportation.

October 4, 2013

Cummins, GM, Nissan and Shorepower Recognized for Reducing U.S. Oil Dependence

Securing America’s Future Energy recently recognized Cummins Westport Inc., General Motors, Nissan, and Shorepower Technologies as the winners of its Advanced Technology Award for their leadership in driving fundamental improvements to America’s energy security.

October 1, 2013

Trucks at the Green Fleet Conference Ride & Drive

The Ride & Drive event at the Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix Oct. 1 gave attendees a chance to drive everything from Segways and an electric Smart Car to bi-fuel heavy-duty pickups and a medium-duty electric hybrid. Here's a sampling of the cargo vans and commercial trucks on display.

September 9, 2013

Nissan e-NV200 Zero Emission Van in Final Development Phase

Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van.This vehicle is envisaged for use as a delivery van.

September 8, 2013

All-Electric Trucks Planned for Houston

The Houston-Galveston Area Council is partnering with the Center for Transportation and the Environment and Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. to replace existing diesel-powered delivery vehicles with all-electric medium- and heavy-duty Smith Newton trucks in the Houston-Galveston area.

September 8, 2013

Central Freight Lines Upgrades Fleet with Freightliner CNG Trucks

Central Freight Lines Inc. has added 100 2014 Freightliner M2 112 compressed natural gas tractors equipped with Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engines to its fleet of more than 1,600 trucks.

August 28, 2013

A Good Place to Start for Alternative Fuel & Fuel Efficiency Funding

Whether you're looking for funding for alternative fueled vehicles, idle reduction or other fuel efficiency and emissions improvers, one blog post out there offers an impressive list of incentive programs.

August 5, 2013

5 Steps to Take When Considering Fuel-saving Tech

Nearly every day you see headlines about alternative fuels for commercial trucks, from natural gas to electric hybrids to Volvo’s latest effort, dimethyl ether or DME.

June 10, 2013

Senate Introduces the LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act

Yesterday, the U.S. Congress introduced bipartisan legislation to equitably tax liquefied natural gas as a transportation fuel. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced the legislation, titled the “LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013” (S.1103).

June 6, 2013

Volvo Trucks to Begin Production and Testing of Bio-DME Vehicles in North America

Volvo Trucks announced Thursday it plans to begin limited production in 2015 of dimethyl ether (DME) powered heavy-duty commercial vehicles. It's teaming up with Safeway and Oberon Fuels for a test funded with $500,000 from California's San Joaguin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

May 20, 2013

Running an Alternative-fueled Fleet

Want to get a handle on alternative fuels? Talk with someone who uses them. One person is Melvin Rose, fleet manager for Monroe County in western New York, which surrounds Rochester. The county has 700 vehicles, from compact cars to Class 8 trucks. All run on ethanol-gasoline blends, biodiesel, compressed natural gas or propane, and Rose loves to talk about them.

May 3, 2013

GE Introduces LNG In A Box Fueling System

GE Oil & Gas introduced the LNG In A Box system, a small-scale, plug-and-play, re-deployable liquefied natural gas fueling solution it says can help accelerate the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel.

May 2, 2013

Report Finds More Natural Gas Vehicles Would Not Raise Natural Gas Prices

A new study from the American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF) finds that a transition to natural gas-fueled heavy- and light-duty vehicles over the next decade will have a minimal impact on natural gas prices. The report, “Driving on Natural Gas: Fuel Price and Demand Scenarios for Natural Gas Vehicles to 2025,” used three scenarios to calculate potential natural gas demand and price impacts attributable to natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

May 2, 2013

Going Green Without Saying Goodbye to Diesel

Green shouldn't be the only color a fleet is considering when making a move toward “going green.” "The most important colors in business are still red and black," said Joe Fiorelli, fleet and safety director for Gulfeagle Supply, during a session for the National Truck Equipment Association's recent Green Truck Summit entitled, "Compounding the Green: Incremental Measures for Going Green and Sustainable."

April 23, 2013

UPS Adding 700 New LNG Vehicles Across 10 States

UPS has announced the accelerated growth of its alternative vehicle fleet with plans to purchase approximately 700 liquefied natural gas vehicles and to build four refueling stations by the end of 2014. Once completed, the company says, the LNG private fleet will be one of the most extensive in the U.S.

March 28, 2013

PSI and Capacity Launch Medium-Duty Truck Collaboration at MATS

LOUISVILLE -- Power Solutions International and Capacity of Texas announced a collaboration to bring the attractive economics of natural gas engines to the medium-duty truck market.

March 4, 2013

Love's to Expand Fast-Fill CNG to Texas Triangle

Love’s Travel Stops is adding fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling capability to service Class 8 trucks at eight of its travel stops on the highways between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas.

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