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December 21, 2016 - Industry News

Landi Renzo's Dedicated CNG E-450 Certified

Photo of E-450 cutaway van courtesy of Ford.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Landi Renzo's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion of Ford's 2017 model year E-450 cutaway van.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford E-Series, EPA Certification, Cutaway Vans, Landi Renzo, Vehicle Modifiers

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Bi-Fuel CNG System for GM, Isuzu Cabovers

Photo of Isuzu NPR courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

AGA Systems received EPA Certification of its EcoSync HD Bi-fuel/CNG alternative-fuel system for the 2017 General Motors Vortec 6.0L engine that is used in the Isuzu NPR and the Chevrolet Low Cab Forward trucks.

Tags: AGA Systems, Cabovers, CNG, Bi-Fuel CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Isuzu N-Series, Vehicle Modifiers, EPA Certification

December 8, 2016 - Industry News

Westport Gains EPA Certification to Modify 2017 Ford Trucks

Westport has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to equip 2017-model-year Ford vehicles with its WiNG Power System that enables the vehicles to run compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid propane gas (LPG), also known as propane autogas.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, Westport

November 30, 2016 - Industry News

CNG Supplier Hopes to Spur Adoption in Southeast

Since opening this CNG fueling station in Anderson, S.C., last year, Piedmont has reduced the price of its fuel to $1.37 per GGE. Photo courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas

Fuel supplier Piedmont Natural Gas hopes to expand compressed natural gas adoption with lowered fuel prices and contracts with government and commercial fleets in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Piedmont Natural Gas

November 23, 2016 - Industry News

NG Advantage Names CEO


Clean Energy Fuels Corp. subsidiary NG Advantage LLC has named Enrico "Rico" Biasetti its CEO. Biasetti succeeds Tom Evslin, who will remain chairman of the board of directors, the company announced.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, C-Suite, New Hire

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

GM Expanding Alt-Fuel Heavy-Duty Pickup Lineup

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

General Motors is expanding its lineup of heavy-duty pickups and vans fueled by compressed natural gas and propane autogas for the 2017 and 2018 model years, which will bring its alternative fuel lineup to more than 25 vehicles.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, General Motors, Chevrolet SIlverado HD, Cabovers, Alternative Fuels, GMC Sierra HD

November 15, 2016 - Press Release

Clean Cities Demonstrate Alt-Fuel Fleet Vehicles

Photo courtesy of the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition.

Clean Cities and Fuels Coalitions throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee provided opportunities for fleets to experience and test a wide range of alternative fuel vehicles in new and existing industry fleet sectors at the Clean Cities Southeast AFV Demonstration Initiative (SADI).

Tags: Ford F-150, Clean Cities, Alliance Autogas, Clean Fuels Coalition

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

US Foods Partners with ampCNG on Texas Fueling Station

Source: ampCNG

US Foods and compressed natural gas fueling solutions company ampCNG have announced a fueling and station agreement to build a public-access fueling station in Buda, Texas to serve US Foods.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles

November 9, 2016 - Industry News

CNG, LPG Vehicle Market to Grow 10% a Year by 2022

The global compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) market is expected to grow by more than 10% a year over the next six years due to the increase in population and urbanization, a growing demand for passenger and commercial vehicles, and stringent emission control regulations, according to a new forecast.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, CNG, Regulations, Forecast

October 31, 2016 - Industry News

Natural Gas Truck Sales Fall in Weak Freight Environment

U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck sales declined over a three-month period from June to August, according to the latest quarterly report from ACT Research.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

October 14, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Starts Production of ISL G Natural Gas Engine

Photo by Cummins Westport.

Orders are being processed and production has started for Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine, the company announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins Westport, GHG Phase 2, Emissions Reduction

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

City, County to Build Joint CNG Station

Photo via Flickr/Mike Mozart

The City of Olathe and Johnson County, both in Kansas, have agreed to collaborate on the construction of a $3.3 million joint compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Clean Energy, CNG Fueling Stations

October 10, 2016 - Industry News

NASA Fleet Reduced Petroleum Fuel Use by 62%

Photo via Flickr/Donald Lee Pardue

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has replaced two-thirds of its fleet with vehicles that run on cleaner fuels, including biofuels and electricity, and is now working on further expanding electrification.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Federal Fleet, NASA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

October 7, 2016 - Industry News

Natural Gas Utility Tests Larger Trailers

Fairbanks Natural Gas in Alaska is upgrading to larger trailers to transport liquefied natural gas to its customers. The utility first ran a pilot program using the custom-made trailer last fall, which has a 13,000-gallon capacity and can hold 30% more gas than traditional LNG trailers.

Tags: Liquefied Natural Gas, Fuel Transport

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

Ore. County Tests In-Vehicle CNG Compressor

The road inspector's truck runs on gasoline and CNG. Photo courtesy of Deschutes County

For the past year, the Deschutes County (Ore.) Road Department has been testing a new way to green its fleet. The fleet has partnered with a local technology company to install an in-vehicle natural gas compressor.

Tags: Compressed Natural Gas

September 29, 2016 - Industry News

Wis. County Accelerates CNG Transition

Dane County's compressed natural gas (CNG) snowplow. Photo courtesy of Dane County

Dane County, Wis., is accelerating the conversion of its fleet to renewable compressed natural gas (CNG) and expects 75 vehicles running on renewable CNG by the end of next year.

Tags: CNG Conversions, Renewable Natural Gas, County Fleets

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

Houston Freedom CNG Stations Equipped With Back-Up Power

Photo courtesy of Freedom CNG.

Freedom CNG natural gas fueling stations in Houston are now equipped with dedicated, on-site back-up power generation at each of its truck-friendly sites to ensure indefinite, 24-hour operation if electricity is interrupted for any reason.

Tags: Houston, CNG Fueling Stations

September 21, 2016 - Press Release

Cenergy Solutions Unveils Natural Gas Alternative to Propane

Photo of Cenergy Solutions’ Testing Site courtesy of Cenergy Solutions.

Cenergy Solutions has unveiled Adsorbent Natural Gas (ANG) fuel technology as a less expensive and safer alternative to vehicles that run on propane autogas (LNG).

Tags: Biogas, Fuel Tanks, Propane Autogas, Cenergy

September 20, 2016 - Industry News

California, Cummins to Develop Natural Gas Heavy-Duty Engine

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $1 million grant to develop a 12-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty vehicles that produces near-zero nitrogen oxide tailpipe emissions.

Tags: Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, California Energy Commission, State Grants

September 13, 2016 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Invests in Oklahoma City Facility CNG Infrastructure

Photo: FedEx Freight

FedEx Freight has purchased more than 100 compressed natural gas powered tractors and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve its CNG fleet in Oklahoma City Service Center.

Tags: LTL, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, FedEx Freight

September 2, 2016 - Industry News

Sacramento County Switches to Renewable LNG

Photo courtesy of Sacramento County.

Sacramento County has announced that it will make the switch from liquefied natural gas (LNG) to renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Sacramento County, RNG

September 1, 2016 - Industry News

Okla. City Receives Grant for CNG Fueling Station

File photo

The City of Norman (Okla.) has received a $100,000 grant from the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments to expand the storage tanks at its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station to better meet demand during peak hours.

Tags: Grant Funding, Alternative Fuels, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 30, 2016 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Cummins Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Engine

Photo: Cummins Westport

Peterbilt is offering the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for its Model 567, 520, and 320 trucks.

Tags: Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport, CNG, NOx, Emissions, CARB, Engines

August 22, 2016 - Industry News

Fla. County Opens CNG Fueling Station

St. Johns County (Fla.) has opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station through a public-private partnership with Nopetro.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Nopetro, CNG Fueling Stations, County Fleets

August 17, 2016 - Industry News

Philly to Add $2M in CNG Waste Haulers

The City of Philadelphia will invest $2 million to purchase new refuse trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the city announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, City of Philadelphia, CNG, Refuse Fleets, Federal Grants



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