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Allison Heavy-Duty Hybrid System Can Now Power Components
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Allison Transmission is rolling out a new option complementing its H 40/50 EP hybrid propulsion system for transit buses and coaches that enables the full electrification of components onboard these vehicles. Allison co-developed this Increased Accessory Power II (IAP II) system with Vanner Inc. It is a customizable electric distribution platform that provides power from the hybrid system to accessory [read more]
Florida County Ready to Make a Move to CNG
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The Board of Commissioners in St. Johns County, Fla., has approved a plan to build a new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station that will support the county's own fleet of NGVs, as well as be open to the public. The Jacksonville Business Journal reports that the county is partnering with CNG station developer Nopetro LLC to build the facility, [read more]
Greenkraft Supplies Natural Gas Trucks for Waste-Container Manufacturer
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California-based Greenkraft Inc. is supplying natural gas-powered heavy-duty trucks for Otto Environmental Systems North America Inc. The forward-cabin trucks will be used for Otto's container services for waste-management contracts throughout California. Otto is a manufacturer of waste and recycling containers for residential and commercial markets. Greenkraft develops and manufactures compressed natural gas and propane autogas forward-cabin trucks, alternative fuel systems [read more]
Quantum Provides Q-Lite Storage Tanks for Nat G CNG Solutions
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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has supplied its Q-Lite compressed natural gas (CNG) storage tanks for Nat G CNG Solutions' recently introduced CNG-based Navistar spark-ignited DT 466 vehicle application. Houston-based Nat G CNG Solutions performed the system integration of the tanks and installation of the CNG system on Navistar heavy-duty trucks. Brian Olson, president and CEO of Quantum, says [read more]
Clean Energy Names New CFO
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Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a firm that specializes in providing natural gas fueling solutions for transportation applications, has appointed Robert Vreeland as the company's new chief financial officer (CFO). He served as vice president of finance and accounting at Clean Energy from 2012 to 2014. Before joining Clean Energy, Vreeland was a consultant at RV CPA Services PLLC, a provider [read more]
Republic Services Expands NGV Fleet in the Pacific Northwest
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Refuse and recycling company Republic Services has added 14 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to its fleet in suburban Seattle (the greater Eastside, specifically), bringing the company's total CNG-powered fleet in the Puget Sound, Washington, area to 109 units. Republic Services installed a natural gas refueling station at its Bellevue, Wash., facility in 2010. This station recently underwent an expansion [read more]
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow Coming Soon to the Mid-Atlantic
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Maryland Clean Cities and Virginia Clean Cities are collaborating for a four-city educational tour of the Mid-Atlantic region to showcase alternative fuel vehicles. Taking place on Nov. 18-21, the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow will feature a complete introduction on clean fuels as a replacement for gasoline and diesel and will visit Baltimore County, Montgomery County, Richmond and the City of [read more]
DOE Announces $1M Competition for Hydrogen Refueling System
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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the Hydrogen Education Foundation have launched a new competition for developing affordable systems for small-scale hydrogen fueling. Entries will install and test systems that generate hydrogen using electricity or natural gas for refueling hydrogen vehicles. The winning team will receive a $1 million cash prize. Called the $1 Million [read more]
Plug Power Supplies Fuel Cells for Calif. Food Distributor
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Plug Power Inc. says food manufacturer and distributor Golden State Foods has deployed GenDrive hydrogen fuel cells in the material-handling fleet at its new distribution center in Illinois. Plug Power will supply GenDrive fuel cells to power 39 material-handling vehicles: 11 Class 2 stand-up reach lift trucks and 28 Class 3 rider pallet trucks. Plug Power will also provide Golden [read more]
Virginia Clean Cities Presenting Part Two of NGV Webinar
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On Nov. 20, Virginia Clean Cities is hosting the second installment of its NGV Webinar Series, "NGVs Past & Prologue: Lessons Learned to Create Deployment Strategies for Commercializing NGVs." This second webinar, called "Technology, Best Strategies, and Lessons Learned," will be given by Dr. Jeffrey Seisler, CEO of Clean Fuels Consulting. He will discuss topics such as composition and quality, [read more]
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