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Alberta Government Awards Grants for CNG Buses
on 01 Oct 2015
In Canada, the Alberta government has awarded C$9.5 million in grants to the City of Red Deer and Red Deer County to support the purchase of compressed natural gas (CNG) buses and a new rural transit initiative. Under its Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP), the Alberta government has committed to provide funds to municipalities for sustainable public transit alternatives. The [read more]
Propane Autogas Transit Fleets Honored at BusCon
on 01 Oct 2015
At this year's BusCon Expo in Indianapolis, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) partnered with METRO Magazine to recognize five transit fleets for their use of propane autogas. Groome Transportation, Historic Tours of America, Inter-County Public Transportation Authority, LeeTran, and VIA Metropolitan Transit were each presented a "Top User of Propane Autogas" award. "Propane autogas is a leading alternative [read more]
Nonprofit CALSTART Announces Board Changes
on 01 Oct 2015
CALSTART, a clean-transportation nonprofit with more than 150 member companies, has elected new officers and added more executives to its board of directors. Michael Britt, director of maintenance and engineering international operations of the ground fleet at UPS, was recently elected board chair. He replaces George Survant Sr., fleet director for Time Warner Cable, who served as CALSTART chair for [read more]
Electric Truck Maker Orange EV Expanding Operations
on 01 Oct 2015
Orange EV, a terminal truck manufacturer based in Kansas City, Mo., has announced expansion of the company to meet growing demand for its electric vehicles. Driven by increased orders for its T-Series electric terminal truck, the company will more than double, with up to 15 people filling production and business management roles by the end of 2015. To accommodate the [read more]
Georgia Power Adds to Statewide EV Charging Infrastructure
on 01 Oct 2015
Georgia Power has opened 11 new electric vehicle (EV) charging islands to the public. The new charging islands, located at Georgia Power properties across the state, mark the completion of the first phase of planned charging infrastructure being developed by the utility. Ultimately, Georgia Power plans to install approximately 60 community charging islands statewide by the end of 2016. Georgia [read more]
PERC Donates $30,000 to Schools Driving Propane Buses
on 30 Sep 2015
More than 500,000 students across 45 states will ride a school bus powered by propane autogas this back-to-school season, according to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). The organization says the growing trend has prompted PERC to start a campaign to teach communities about the benefits of propane-powered transportation. Furthermore, as part of the campaign, PERC is partnering with [read more]
Shell Expands LNG Station Network in The Netherlands
on 30 Sep 2015
Shell has opened its third liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck refueling station in the Netherlands. Located in the western port area of Amsterdam, the new station follows the official opening of Shell's first two stations in the country - in Rotterdam and Waalwijk - earlier this year. Shell says the Amsterdam station has a capacity of 70,000 liters of LNG, [read more]
Blackmer Launches Compressor Line with Autogas Application
on 30 Sep 2015
Blackmer, a manufacturer of pumps and compressors, has launched a new series of triple-seal LB943 oil-free reciprocating gas compressors designed for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and anhydrous ammonia applications. According to a Blackmer spokesman, the new compressors could be used in autogas applications. "There very well could be applications within fleets and OEMs for this product,” he says. “Normally, there [read more]
U.S. E&P Market Increasingly Turning to Dual-Fuel Engines
on 29 Sep 2015
Dual-fuel engines, which use diesel fuel to ignite natural gas, are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S., where they are often used to power drilling rigs and hydraulic fracturing spreads, says a new Navigant Research report. The report examines the market for such engines in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P), and it notes the technology reduces the amount [read more]
Cenergy Opens ANG Test Center, Provides Tech Updates
on 28 Sep 2015
Nevada-based Cenergy Solutions has opened a new adsorbent natural gas (ANG) testing center in Fremont, Calif. The company says the technology developed and commercialized at the facility will enable consumers and businesses to transition gasoline and diesel vehicles to use natural gas and refuel at their homes and offices. Cenergy Solutions is also having its Generation I ANG system tested [read more]
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