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News Archive - May 2009

New LNG/CNG Fuelling Station for California
May 26, 2009 - Downs Energy, a local petroleum distribution and marketing company headquartered in Corona, CA, is to hold an official "Grand Opening Ceremony" of its 24-hour Liquefied/Compressed Natural Gas (L/CNG) fueling station located at 27985 Diaz Road in Temecula, CA on June 11th (10:00 AM). The L/CNG fueling station is part of the Interstate Clean Transportation Corridor (ICTC) development project. For more information, please click here.

ESI's 7.6 L Natural Gas Engine Receives 2010 EPA and CARB Certification
May 26, 2009 - Emission Solutions Inc. (ESI), a Texas-based manufacturer of natural gas engines for trucks and buses, has received a 2010 Certificate of Conformance from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a 2010 California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order for its 7.6 liter natural gas engines. The engines are now available for new medium/heavy-duty trucks and buses, dump trucks, refuse trucks, and as an easily-installed replacement engine for International Truck(R) school buses, dump trucks and refuse trucks utilizing DT466(TM) engines. For more information, please click here.

California City Replaces Diesel Buses With CNG Buses
May 15, 2009 - The city of Santa Clarita in California has announced plans to add more compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to its fleet next year, by replacing eight diesel buses with CNG ones. With the new buses, more than two-thirds of the city's local buses—36 of the 52 buses—will be powered by CNG. The city's entire local fleet will be green within the next decade, said Adrian Aguilar, interim transit coordinator. A 2005 order by the regional air-quality agency required the city and other local governments to switch their fleets away from diesel fuel. According to Aguilar, the city chose to use CNG because of its relatively low cost—about half the price of diesel. Source: NGVAmerica

Port of Los Angeles Launches 2009 Alternative Fuel Truck Incentive Program
May 8, 2009 - The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has approved up to $44.2 million in Port funding toward the 2009 Clean Truck Incentive Program at the Port of Los Angeles. The 2009 incentives will be used to help bring trucks into service at the Port that run on Liquefied Natural Gas, Compressed Natural Gas, or lithium battery electric power. This initiative follows a successful 2008 incentive program that put into service more than 2,200 trucks that currently meet or exceed 2007 U.S. EPA emission standards. Since the launch of the Clean Truck Program October 1, 2008, pollution at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex has been reduced by more than 23 percent. For more information, please click here.

Cummins Westport ISL G In-Use Test Results Beat 2010 Emissions Regulations
May 4th, 2009 - Cummins Westport Inc., a leading provider of high-performance, alternative fuel engines for the global market, announced today that an ISL G in-use emissions test performed on an urban transit bus recorded emissions significantly lower than the 2010 EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) Heavy Duty emission regulations. For more information, please click here.

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