While the trucking industry seems hyper focused on the push toward electric vehicle technology, there are green alternative fuels — such as renewable versions of diesel, propane autogas and natural gas — that are ready and available for adoption today.
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Before the Kenworth T680 Next Generation recently became available with the Cummins Westport ISX12N natural gas engine, the new truck model underwent extensive customer validation testing to assess ‘real-world’ performance. Early this year, Matheson Postal Services became one of Kenworth’s first customers to receive and place into service a T680 Next Gen equipped with an ISX12N engine.
The Central Ohio Transit Authority has exercised options to purchase 18 Xcelsior compressed natural gas 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses from NFI’s New Flyer of America Inc.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, one of the world’s largest integrated energy companies has announced the signing of definitive agreements to form a joint venture with US-headed Mercuria Energy Trading, part of Mercuria Energy Group Ltd, one of the world’s largest integrated energy and commodities companies, to own and operate American Natural Gas LLC (ANG) and its network of 60 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations across the United States.
California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership on Sept. 1 announced during an ACT Expo press conference that real-world fleets are increasingly turning to near-zero emissions natural gas vehicles and carbon-negative renewable natural gas to make true sustainability progress.
According to the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership, real-world fleets are increasingly turning to near-zero emission (NZE) natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG). During a press conference at ACT Expo 2021, CNGVP representatives touted the move to NGVs by fleets who want to make greater strides towards their sustainability goals.
The Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) gas operations team is partnering with fleet operations to pilot 12 new heavy- and medium-duty natural gas vehicles.
Heavy-duty vehicle fleets are increasingly turning to near-zero-emissions natural gas vehicles and carbon-negative RNG, according to the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership.
The California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership (CNGVP) announced during an ACT Expo press conference that real-world fleets are increasingly turning to near-zero emissions (NZE) natural gas vehicles and carbon-negative renewable natural gas to make true sustainability progress.
The California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership (CNGVP) announced during an ACT Expo press conference that real-world fleets are increasingly turning to near-zero emissions (NZE) natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) to make true sustainability progress.
Hexagon Agility, a provider of natural gas transportation solutions, applauds Glenfiddich, a highly-awarded single malt whisky brand, for its commitment to further greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced a slew of new deals in response to the demand for renewable natural gas, as more fleets adopt and expand their use of the low-carbon transportation fuel.
NGVAmerica has pledged that by 2030, 80% of natural gas vehicle on-road motor fuel in the U.S. will be derived from renewable sources, rising to 100% by 2050.
PGE’s Gas Operations team is partnering with Fleet Operations to pilot 12 new heavy and medium duty natural gas vehicles. This pilot is the first step to what is an expected CNG fleet numbering 160 or more vehicles.
Clean Energy Fuels has announced new deals in response to the demand for RNG, a fuel produced from organic waste, as more fleets adopt and expand their use of the low-carbon transportation fuel.
With the U.S. goal of reaching at least a 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, numerous fleets are exploring options for reducing their carbon footprints. Some are turning to compressed natural gas and renewable natural gas.
Monarch Bioenergy, a joint venture between Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE), has finished installing manure-to-energy technology on nearly all of Smithfield’s Northern Missouri hog finishing farms. T
RoadEx America, a large California drayage company, is adding 16 natural gas trucks to its fleet that will run on renewable natural gas via the Chevron and Clean Energy partnership Adopt-A-Port program.
For the first five months of 2021, U.S. and Canadian Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales rose 19% year-to-date, compared to the start of 2020, which included the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data recently released by ACT Research.
Gevo, Inc. announced that its wholly-owned dairy manure-based renewable natural gas project company located in northwest Iowa, Gevo NW Iowa RNG, LLC, has signed binding, definitive agreements with BP Canada Energy Marketing Corp. and BP Products North America Inc. for the sale of NW Iowa RNG’s production.
Raven SR Inc. announced the selection of POWER Engineers, Inc. and Stellar J Corporation to complete the final design, engineering and fabrication of the company’s first commercial renewable fuels production facilities, to be located in the San Francisco Bay area.
OPAL Fuels LLC, a producer and distributor of RNG for heavy-duty truck fleets, has signed an agreement with CITY Furniture to build three RNG fueling stations and supply the company with 7.75 million gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) of RNG over the terms of the agreement.
Gevo Inc.’s dairy manure-based renewable natural gas (RNG) project company, Gevo NW Iowa RNG LLC, has signed agreements with BP Canada Energy Marketing Corp. and BP Products North America Inc. for the sale of NW Iowa RNG’s production.
At risk of ceding ground in the race to battery-electric trucks, Hyliion Holdings will launch its natural gas generator-powered hybrid powertrain with 75 miles of electric range, enough to qualify the Hypertruck ERX for zero-emission credits in California.
Kenworth’s T680 Next Generation on-highway flagship is now available with the Cummins Westport ISX12N near-zero emissions natural gas engine. The T680 Next Gen offers the 12-liter Cummins Westport ISX12N with ratings up to 400 hp and 1,450 lb-ft of torque.
Scotch whisky maker Glenfiddich announced that it is converting its delivery trucks to run on biomethane made from waste products from its own whisky distilling process.
Ingevity Corporation will offer a vertically integrated alternative fueling solution providing adsorbed natural gas vehicle customers with the opportunity to use renewable natural gas as an alternative fuel.
NFI Group Inc., independent bus and coach manufacturer, announced that the North County Transit District (NCTD) has recently exercised options for 50 New Flyer Xcelsior® CNG 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses, converted from backlog.
Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming is reaping the benefits of new compressed natural gas refuse truck.
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