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Green ArrowNews Archive - October 2015

Honda Opens Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station on Troy, Ohio Campus
28 October 2015 - Honda's continuing effort to minimize the environmental impact of its operations took another step forward today as it opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its property in Troy, Ohio. The CNG station, which was designed, constructed and will be operated by Trillium CNG, is the second public CNG station located on a Honda property in North America, following one opened at Honda of America Mfg. in Marysville, Ohio in August. READ MORE >

Biofuel Groups Debate Fate of Renewable Fuel Standard
28 October 2015 - Agreeing to respectfully disagree was one of very few assenting points reached by association heads representing the biodiesel, ethanol and advanced biofuel groups during a candid debate about the renewable fuel standard (RFS), policy amendments and the best course of action to maintain and grow the industry. READ MORE >

Manhattan Beer Distributors Raises Another Glass to CNG
28 October 2015 - Manhattan Beer Distributors Raises Another Glass to CNG NGT News "Volvo Trucks and Manhattan Beer share a concern for the environment and a passion for energy efficiency, so we are proud to help the company expand its fleet of natural-gas-powered trucks," says Goran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. READ MORE >

Chemists Find Better Way to Pack Natural Gas into Fuel Tanks
28 October 2015 - A new and innovative way to store methane could speed the development of natural gas-powered cars that don't require the high pressures or cold temperatures of today's compressed or liquefied natural gas vehicles.READ MORE >

Clean Energy Cuts Ribbon on CNG/LNG Station in Kansas City
28 October 2015 - Clean Energy Cuts Ribbon on CNG/LNG Station in Kansas City. Located at 4650 Kansas Ave., the station offers both compressed and liquefied natural gas. READ MORE >

Honda Announces CNG Station Opening
28 October 2015 - Honda announces CNG station opening — American Honda Motor Company Inc. announced the opening of a public compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station at its parts distribution center in Troy.READ MORE >

Air Products and Kiewit Team-Up to Pursue Smaller-Sized LNG Projects in North America
27 October 2015 - Air Products (NYSE: APD) and Kiewit Energy Company today jointly announced an agreement in which the two companies will work together to pursue smaller-sized LNG projects in North America. READ MORE >

Agility Fuel Opens New Facility in North Carolina
27 October 2015 - Agility Fuel Systems celebrated the opening of its new manufacturing plant in Salisbury, NC, with a ribbon cutting ceremony to which more than 300 guests attended, the company announced. William Nowicke, COO and interim CEO and Shawn Adelsberger, Director of Operations and Plant Manager were joined by Paul Woodson, Mayor of Salisbury and Gregg Edds, Chairman of Rowan County Board of Commissioners, to commemorate the occasion. READ MORE >

SNL Energy Experts See Headwinds for Pipelines, Export Terminals
26 October 2015 - Future natural gas pipeline expansions and LNG export projects could have trouble getting off the ground as a slip in production and uncertain demand for gas in power generation and exports scrub off the thrust behind some of these projects, industry observers said. READ MORE >

Advanced Disposal opens $1.7M CNG station
23 October 2015 - Advanced Disposal opened a $1.6 million CNG fueling station in September at its Macon, GA facility. It is planning to expand the fleet from its current 15 trucks. READ MORE >

$20 Million ‘World Class Facility’ for CNG Fuel Systems in Salisbury
22 October 2015 - Agility Fuel Systems celebrated the opening of its new manufacturing plant in Salisbury, N.C. yesterday with a ribbon-cutting attended by more than 300 guests. READ MORE >

DOE Announces $34 Million to Improve the Nation's Energy Infrastructure
22 October 2015 - On October 9, 2015, DOE awarded more than $34 million to the Universities of Arkansas and Illinois to improve the U.S. electric grid and oil and natural gas infrastructure.READ MORE >

SL G "Near Zero" Natural Gas Engine Wins Approvals
22 October 2015 - Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has announced that its new ISL G Near Zero (NZ) NOx dedicated natural gas engine has received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). READ MORE >

Waste Management Opens CNG Infrastructure to Service Baton Rouge CNG Refuse Truck Fleet
22 October 2015 - The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy named some of the most populous states in the country as having made some of the biggest strides toward energy efficiency in a new report released Wednesday.READ MORE >

California, Texas, Illinois Cited as Most-Improved on Energy Policy Scorecard
21 October 2015 - The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy named some of the most populous states in the country as having made some of the biggest strides toward energy efficiency in a new report released Wednesday. READ MORE >

Certificate of Inspection to World’s First LNG-Powered Container Ship
21 October 2015 - The U.S. Coast Guard has joined in the maritime history surrounding Isla Bella, the LNG-fueled container ship delivered last week to Tote Maritime at the GD Nassco yard in San Diego. The ship is to enter the Puerto Rico trade, connecting Jacksonville, Fla. and San Juan. READ MORE >

Rowan County, Salisbury Leaders Celebrate Grand Opening of Agility Fuel Systems
21 October 2015 - Agility Fuel Systems brings more than 100 jobs and would invest about $20 million into the tax base, according to economic projections. The facility serves the southern area of the United States. Regional headquarters that leaders say will be a game changer for the county and surrounding areas. READ MORE >

Biogas, Landfill Gas Users Win EPA Onsite Green Power Awards
20 October 2015 - The U.S. EPA has announced its annual Green Power Leadership Awards, this year recognizing 22 Green Power Partners and three renewable energy suppliers across the country. Award winners are being recognized for their efforts in expanding the domestic renewable energy market through generating or purchasing green power. READ MORE >

Orange County Transportation Authority Calls for RNG Suppliers 2
19 October 2015 - The Orange County Transportation Authority invites proposals from qualified natural gas suppliers for the purchase of renewable natural gas and consulting services for management of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program under California Assembly Bill (AB) 32. READ MORE >

NY Paper Plant Opts for "Virtual" NatGas Pipeline Over Real One
19 October 2015 - Last year International Paper’s Ticonderoga mill in northern New York, near the Vermont border, received $1.75 million in grant money from Andrew Cuomo and New York State to help with an $11 million project to convert the plant from using oil to using natural gas. READ MORE >

Shell Secures Two-Year LNG Supply Contract with Jordan
19 October 2015 - Shell is expected to provide up to 20 shipments of LNG for the next two years, said Jordan's National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) director general Abdel Fattah Daradkeh. The supply will cover around 40 per cent of Jordan's annual power needs. READ MORE >

Ryder Receives Heavy Duty Trucking Sustainability Award at the 2015 Fleet Technology Expo
18 October 2015 - Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management,dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it received the Heavy Duty Trucking Sustainability Award at the 2015 Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, Calif. READ MORE >

Emterra Environmental Opens Third CNG Fleet Fuelling Station in Canada
16 October 2015 - Emterra Environmental, an Emterra Group company, has officially opened its third state-of-the-art compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station, which is also its second Emterra station in Victoria, British Columbia. READ MORE >

5 Points On How Natural Gas Producers Are Cutting Methane Emissions
15 October 2015 - Methane, a greenhouse gas (GHG), has been top-of-mind for many of the nation’s environmental regulators over the past year. Though emissions of this particular GHG from the natural gas and oil sector represent a little less than three percent of total U.S. emissions – followed closely by the U.S. cattle industry—the Obama administration has proposed new restrictions on energy producers, targeting a 40 to 45 percent reduction in methane emissions over the next decade. READ MORE >

Truck Owners Can Receive $65k for Replacing Diesel Trucks with Natural Gas
15 October 2015 - Truck owners operating in California may receive a $65,000 grant for every diesel truck that they replace with a new natural gas model. READ MORE >

Natural Gas Symposium to Highlight Research, Regulations, Clean Energy
14 October 2015 - Colorado State University’s fifth annual Natural Gas Symposium, hosted by the CSU Energy Institute, will take place Oct. 27-28 in the Lory Student Center on the university’s main campus. READ MORE >

TRANSPORTATION UPDATE: NGV Industry Expanding Despite Low Oil Prices
12 October 2015 - The natural gas vehicle industry is still kicking despite low oil prices that are putting pressure on the transition to natural gas as a transportation fuel, according to Andrew Littlefair, chief executive of natural gas fueling station builder Clean Energy Fuels. READ MORE >

City Approves Recycling Food Scraps with Yard Waste by 2016
11 October 2015 - Next year, San Clemente residents could begin recycling food scraps under a program that the city is setting up with its trash hauler. City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to enter into an agreement with CR&R to recycle organic wastes. The intent, officials said, is to comply with state laws demanding more recycling and less trash going into public landfills.READ MORE >

ISL G 'Near Zero' Natural Gas Engine Wins Approvals
6 October 2015 - Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has announced that its new ISL G Near Zero (NZ) NOx dedicated natural gas engine has received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). READ MORE >

New Ozone Standard Could Provide Opportunities For NGVs
5 October 2015 - The Obama administration's proposed new ozone standard could expand opportunities for the use of natural gas vehicles (NGV), according to both industry and government sources. READ MORE >

Waste Management Opens CNG Fleet Facility in Louisiana
2 October 2015 - On Wednesday, Waste Management was joined by elected officials at the grand opening of the company's compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet facility in Walker, La. READ MORE >

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