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March 3, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins and Westport Recall 25,000 Natural Gas Engines

Cummins and Cummins Westport are recalling just over 25,000 Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines manufactured Sep.12, 2007, through Feb. 2, 2014, and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines manufactured Feb. 19, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.

Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Recalls, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines

February 18, 2014 - Industry News

Legislation Restoring Federal Biodiesel Incentives Introduced

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. to reinstate a tax incentive that expired at the end of 2013 when it comes to the production of domestic biodiesel fuel.

Tags: Diesel, Biodiesel, Legislation, Alternative Fuels, U.S. Senate

February 13, 2014 - Industry News

Standard Specification Set for Diesel Alternative DME

DME engine is based on Volvo D13 diesel. This prototype has common-rail fuel injection, which production engine might or might not use. (Photos by Tom Berg)

Testing standards group ASTM International has issued a standard specification for the diesel alternative in truck engines, dimethyl ether.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, DME, Oberon Fuels

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

LNG Providers Make Cutbacks, Slowing Development of Fueling Stations

Two major players who are developing their own networks of natural gas fueling stations have cut back on expansion efforts.

Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Engines, Blu, LNG, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels

December 5, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Board, EPA, Alternative Fuels, Fuel and Oil

December 3, 2013 - Industry News

Calif. Rolling Out $200M for Hydrogen Vehicle Infrastructure

Photo by Thi Dao.

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.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, Grant Funding, California Energy Commission, Medium-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California

October 4, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Nissan, Alternative Fuels, General Motors, Cummins Westport, Shorepower Technologies

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

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.

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.

Tags: Nissan, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 8, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Smith Newton, Alternative Fuels

September 8, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Central Freight Lines

June 10, 2013 - Industry News

Senate Introduces the LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act

The U.S. Congress introduced bipartisan legislation to equitably tax liquefied natural gas as a transportation fuel.

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).

Tags: Legislation, Congress, Alternative Fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas

June 6, 2013 - Industry News

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

Volvo Trucks in North American announced plans to begin production in 2015 of vehicles powered by Dimethyl Ether, a fuel that mirrors the performance qualities and energy efficiency of diesel. DME also burns clean without producing any soot.

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.

Tags: Volvo, Alternative Fuels, DME, Safeway, Oberon, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

May 2, 2013 - Industry News

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).

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, NGV, ACSF

April 23, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, UPS, Alternative Fuels

March 28, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 4, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Natural Gas, Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

February 28, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Partners With Clean Energy for LNG Truck Natural Gas Project

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that it has completed an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to purchase four liquefied natural gas trucks to operate in Southern California.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Clean Energy, Liquefied Natural Gas, YRC

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Roush Reveals New Ford Stripped Chassis Powered by Propane

Roush CleanTech expands alternative fuel technology product offerings with new propane autogas fuel systems for Ford F-59, F-53 and E-450 stripped chassis.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Alternative Fuels, Ford

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Biodiesel Board Goal: 10% of Diesel Market in 10 Years

The National Biodiesel Board announced a new goal Tuesday during the Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Las Vegas: 10% of the on-road diesel market by 2022. The Diesel Technology Forum has signed on to help the industry get there while making sure engines are protected.

Tags: Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels, Diesel, biodiesel emissions, National Biodiesel Board

January 31, 2013 - Industry News

Florida-Based Beer Distributor Replaces Fleet with Green Tractors

Beer distributor J.J. Taylor Companies Inc. announced it will replace its Tampa-based fleet with compressed natural gas tractors as part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability.

Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Florida, Alternative Fuels, Freightliner

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Fontaine Modification Joins Alliance AutoGas Network

Fontaine Modification has joined the Alliance AutoGas network, with all eight of its modification centers nationwide certified as Alliance AutoGas conversion centers

Tags: Industry, Propane Autogas, Fontaine, Alternative Fuels

January 15, 2013 - Industry News

Fontaine Modification Announces Segmentation Plan

Fontaine Modification Co. is transforming itself into three focused business segments in 2013: Fontaine Alternative Fuels, Fontaine Auto Transport Services and Fontaine Modification Services

Tags: Industry, Fontaine, Marmon, Alternative Fuels

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

Balqon Gets Electric Truck Grant for Port Drayage Applications

Balqon Corp., a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, announced $925,000 in funds earmarked for Balqon Corp. by the Department of Energy to develop three on-road electric trucks, Model MX-30 for use at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tags: Industry, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, California, Ports

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Eight Truckstops Join Network of Electric Plug-in Power Pedestals

Shorepower Technologies has announced eight more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations. Connections providing 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers are also being installed at four of the eight truckstops

Tags: Highways, Truckstops, EVs, Alternative Fuels, shore power

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

Petroleum Industry Files Suit Challenging Biodiesel Mandate

UPDATED -- The American Petroleum Institute, which represents the petroleum industry, is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, challenging its mandate for the use of 1.28 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2013, a 28% increase from the 2012 requirement.

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels, Biodiesel, API, EPA

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