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Congress Extends Federal Alternative Fuel Tax Credits
Friday, December 18, 2015 | Congress has passed legislation that, among other things, will extend several expired tax credits of great importance for the U.S. alternative fuel vehicle industry. READ MORE >

Adsorbent Natural Gas Tank Applied to First Fleet Truck
Thursday, December 17, 2015 | Cenergy Solutions, a developer of adsorbent natural gas storage systems, reports that it has delivered its first ANG vehicle to be used in a commercial fleet. The fleet customer sent the truck to Cenergy for modification, said Gary Fanger, Cenergy’s chief operating officer, and now it’s been returned. The 2001 Dodge Ram B2500 van, with a 5.2-liter V-8 engine, is used by technicians who service power generation equipment. It was originally set up by Chrysler to use compressed natural gas. READ MORE >

Council approves bid for CVTC
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | The Reedley City Council on Dec. 8 voted to award a contract to EFS West to build the Central Valley Transportation Center natural gas fuel island and bus parking facility. The contract is in the amount of $1,736,259 to build phase one of the project, which will be located near Huntsman and Buttonwillow avenues just south of the Reedley Sports Park. The agreement will be subject to the submittal of the necessary bonds, insurance certificates and other necessary documents. READ MORE >

San Mateo to Convert its Waste into Fuel: City First to Turn Biogas into Compressed Natural Gas at Wastewater Plant
Friday, December 11, 2015 | Most might not consider that flushing a toilet or running a dishwasher could contribute to fueling a vehicle. But such is the future for thousands of local residents, as San Mateo will break ground on California's first city-run biogas conversion project to produce compressed natural gas at its wastewater treatment plant. READ MORE >

Westport to Advance Natural Gas Tech with Grant
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 | Westport Innovations Inc. and the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) have been awarded a $900,000 grant as part of a public-private partnership for a program to advance natural gas combustion technology, Westport has announced. READ MORE >

Fiat-Chrysler Invests Heavily in CNG Truck-Fleet Conversion
Monday, December 07, 2015 | Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles US LLC (FCA) is investing $40 million in its FCA Transport unit to convert its fleet of 179 parts-haulers to run on compressed natural gas. FCA said the investment will make FCA Transport the largest private fleet of CNG–powered heavy-duty vehicles in the state of Michigan. READ MORE >

Shell and TA Open Central California LNG Station
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 | Shell has expanded its LNG truck fueling with the opening of new LNG lanes at a TravelCenters of America fueling station in Santa Nella, Calif. The new location is the second Shell LNG station in the state and is part of an expansion of the company’s alternative fuel network that included opening new fueling lanes in Texas and Louisiana earlier this year. READ MORE >

Sacramento-Based Greyrock Energy Wins Technology Innovation Award
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 | A Sacramento-based company that aims to convert natural gas into diesel fuel was recently recognized for its innovative technology at the 2015 R&D 100 awards. Greyrock Energy was one of 100 companies honored at the awards, which were held Nov. 13 in Las Vegas to celebrate the year’s top technology products. READ MORE >

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