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News Archive - June 2014

 

13 New Flyer CNG Buses for Long Beach
July 19th, 2014 - Revolution CNG is spreading the word that it’s begun fueling vehicles at a new station in its hometown of Paso Robles, Calif. Revolution built the 3G CNG facility for Paso Robles Waste and Recycling, which is converting its fleet to compressed natural gas. Time-fill posts are functioning now and a public-access twin-hose fast-fill dispenser is to begin operating in the coming weeks.READ MORE >

CLNE for Seaboard and for NG Advantage
July 16th, 2014 - Clean Energy Fuels said this morning that it’s opened two more of its liquefied natural gas network stations, and that it will supply large volumes of compressed natural gas at a first-of-its-kind station in Pembroke, N.H. The “America’s Natural Gas Highway” LNG stations in Albuquerque and in Winslow, Ariz. will provide CNG (via LCNG equipment for which all ANGH stations are designed) for 58 additional trucks being deployed by Seaboard Transport.READ MORE >

3G CNG Pumps Fuel in Paso Robles
July 15th, 2014 - New Flyer said Monday that it has a contract from Southern California’s Long Beach Transit for 13 of its 60-foot Xcelsior articulated buses, fueled by compressed natural gas. New Flyer noted that it’s built 250 buses for Long Beach Transit over the past 20 years “in a variety of propulsions, bus lengths and platforms.” But, “Not only is this the first time we will build our Xcelsior model for them, it will be the first time we have ever built them CNG buses,” New Flyer president and CEO Paul Soubry said in a release.READ MORE >

Clean Energy, Saddle Creek Doubling CNG Fueling Capacity at Lakeland Facility
July 10th, 2014 - Clean Energy Fuels announced it is doubling the compressed natural gas station capacity at Saddle Creek Transportation’s CNG station in Lakeland, Fla., where an additional 25 Freightliner Cascadia tractors with Cummins ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engines are expected to fuel. Additional fueling agreements recently signed have resulted in the construction of new natural gas stations to support Clean Energy’s growing portfolio of natural gas fuel customers in the heavy-duty trucking, ready-mix and transit market segments.READ MORE >

EPA Adds Biomethane to its Renewable Fuel Initiative
July 7th, 2014 - The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. It has qualified additional fuel pathways as they meet the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirements for cellulosic biofuel under the program. This final rule also provides guidance regarding the feedstocks that EPA considers to be crop residues.READ MORE >

EPA Redemption for Waste-Based Biogas
June 19th, 2014 - The U.S. EPA is henceforth granting the same level of RFS2 – renewable fuel standard – credits to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas derived from sewage or landfill gas as it does for cellulosic ethanol, according to a new regulation signed on July 2. “EPA is now characterizing biogas as a transportation fuel feedstock,” states the final rule. Both CNG and LNG from landfill gas, or gas from agricultural municipal wastewater, or municipal solid waste digesters, and separated MSW digesters now qualify as “additional fuel pathways,” the agency says – earning the same RFS2 credits as cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE >

CNG Conversions of 2015 F-250, F-350 Now Covered By Both EPA and CARB
July 7th, 2014 - Westport says the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified model-year 2015 Ford F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks with the 6.2-liter Ford engine that are fitted with dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) WiNG Power Systems. The company had already received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the same CNG system configurations on 2015 F-250 andF-350 trucks, as well as received CARB certification for model-year 2014 Ford F-150 pickup trucks with the 3.7-liter Ford engine and WiNG Power System. READ MORE >

130 CNG Vans for Super Shuttle in 2014
July 7th, 2014 - Landi Renzo USA kits with Type I fuel cylinders from Faber are being used to convert 130 Ford E-350 vans to dedicated-compressed natural gas operation for SuperShuttle. All of the vehicles are destined for deployment in California this year. “All Landi kits and they’re all going to be in California,” says Karen Jackson, GM for Phoenix-based Blue Van Leasing, which supplies SuperShuttle franchisees with their vehicles.READ MORE >

EPA Redemption for Waste-Based Biogas
July 5th, 2014 - The U.S. EPA is henceforth granting the same level of RFS2 – renewable fuel standard – credits to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas derived from sewage or landfill gas as it does for cellulosic ethanol, according to a new regulation signed on July 2. “EPA is now characterizing biogas as a transportation fuel feedstock,” states the final rule. Both CNG and LNG from landfill gas, or gas from agricultural municipal wastewater, or municipal solid waste digesters, and separated MSW digesters now qualify as “additional fuel pathways,” the agency says – earning the same RFS2 credits as cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE >

Tucson Mass Transit System to Feature New NGVs Next Month
July 1, 2014 - The City of Tucson and Sun Tran are introducing the first of 24 new buses utilizing natural gas, further enhancing the City’s use of alternative fuels and helping improve air quality in the region. Once all are received by January 2015, these buses will replace 14 year-old vehicles in Sun Tran’s fleet. “We encourage individuals to support these efforts by riding public transportation, even if it’s just once a week,” said Kate Riley, General Manager of Sun Tran. READ MORE >
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