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News Archive - May 2010

Newport Beach Opens New CNG Station
May 19th, 2010 - The City of Newport Beach, Calif., partnered with Clean Energy, Inc. to install a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in the city. The grand opening was May 19. Located in the City's General Services Corporation Yard, the station will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve public fleets and private vehicles. Under an agreement with Clean Energy, the City receives a $0.05 (5 cent) royalty fee for every gallon sold at the station, according to a city press release. click here  >

Chevy, GMC Announce CNG and LPG Vans for Fleets
May 18th, 2010 - Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) powered versions of the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans will be offered to fleet and commercial customers beginning later this year, General Motors Co. announced Monday. The vans have specially designed engines for the gaseous fuels and come direct to the customer with the fully integrated and warranted dedicated gaseous fuel system in place. click here  >

ISE Corp Introduces its Next-Generation CNG Hybrid System – an Industry First for Transit Buses
May 13th, 2010 - California-based ISE Corporation announced it will begin accepting orders for its next-generation, battery-dominant CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) Hybrid System for transit buses with production units expected to be available in 2011. The next-generation CNG Hybrid System maximizes proven technology already in production in hundreds of ISE Hybrid Systems on roads today and supports ISE’s leadership in alternatively fueled hybrid vehicle offerings. click here  >

AQMD Awarded USD 16.6 Million to Replace Older Diesel School Buses
May 11th, 2010 - In one of its largest school bus funding awards, the South Coast Air Quality Management District awarded USD 16.6 million to help school districts replace older diesel school buses with new, cleaner-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. click here  >

EPA Proposes to Streamline Approval Process for Fuel Conversion Systems
May 1st, 2010 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the current regulations for aftermarket fuel conversions, which took effect on September 21, 1994 (40 CFR part 85 subpart F). This proposal updates regulations that apply to manufacturers of light-duty vehicle and heavy-duty highway vehicle and engine clean alternative fuel conversion systems. The proposed revisions would streamline the compliance process while maintaining environmentally protective controls. click here  >

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