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Inland Waste Begins Shift to Natural Gas Vehicle Owner and Converter
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Omnitek Engineering Corp. has appointed Austin, Texas-based refuse and recycling company Inland Waste Solutions as an authorized conversion center for Omnitek's natural gas systems for heavy-duty vehicles. Additionally, Inland Waste has submitted an initial order for Omnitek conversion systems for the 12-liter Mack E7 engine, which the company will use to begin converting its own fleet of 200-plus refuse trucks [read more]
EPA Approves Oberon's Dimethyl Ether Alternative Fuel
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Oberon Fuels Inc.'s biogas-based dimethyl ether (DME) fuel for inclusion under the Renewable Fuel Standard. As a part of its examination, the EPA determined that biogas-based DME produced from the Oberon process resulted in an approximate 68% reduction in greenhouse gases when compared to baseline diesel fuel, the company says. And now, [read more]
Omnitek-Equipped Natural Gas Engine from U.R.E. Attains Certification
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Omnitek Engineering Corp. says U.R.E.'s 6.6-liter natural gas engine, which is equipped with Omnitek's natural gas engine management system, has received EURO 4 emissions certification in Mexico. In March, U.R.E placed an order for Omnitek's proprietary engine management technology to power buses manufactured by Master Road, which is based in Puebla, Mexico. "EURO 4 emissions certification is a competitive advantage [read more]
Stakeholders Band Together to Form New NGV Coalition
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A number of Wisconsin-based organizations have teamed up to form Wisconsin Wins With Natural Gas Vehicles, a new coalition that will support various strategies designed to increase the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel. Nine entities came together as founding members of the coalition: Alliant Energy Kwik Trip Inc. Madison Gas and Electric Trillium CNG Wisconsin Beer Distributors Association Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association Wisconsin Public [read more]
Agility Fuel Systems Names Chief Operating Officer
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Agility Fuel Systems, a Santa Ana, Calif.-based provider of alternative fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy-duty vehicles, has appointed a new chief operating officer, William Nowicke. Nowicke, who has over 15 years of operations experience, most recently served as vice president of merger and acquisition operations at Platinum Equity, an operations-focused global private equity firm. Prior to his position [read more]
Ballard Power Systems Shakes Up Executive Team
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Ballard Power Systems says it has appointed Randall MacEwen president and CEO to replace John Sheridan, who is retiring at year-end after having occupied the positions since 2006. To support the transition process, Sheridan will continue to serve as an employee in an advisory capacity and on the board as a director until Dec. 31. MacEwen, who has extensive executive-level [read more]
CNG Source Adds Office in Houston to Lead Expansion
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CNG Source, a provider of compressed natural gas vehicle solutions and CNG station development services, has opened a regional office in Houston that will "serve as a launch pad for increasing the company's presence in the Southwest and Latin America." The new office will be led by Karim Bousfina, who has been appointed vice president of marketing and development."We have [read more]
Natural Gas Vehicle Event to Convene in Western New York
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U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities group Clean Communities of WNY, American Natural Gas LLC and Try-It Distributing Co. Inc. are presenting the 2014 WNY NGV Expo on Oct. 8 in Lancaster, N.Y. The event revolves around the theme "Exploring CNG for your fleet." Try-It is among New York-based fleets that have gained experience with compressed natural gas (CNG), having [read more]
Session Details for Tulsa Natural Gas Vehicle Conference Are Complete
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NG Productions has filled out the details of the breakout sessions that will be presented during the upcoming NGVOK conference, which convenes in Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 23-24. Attendees will be able to choose among three educational tracks: CNG 101, CNG 201 and Heavy Duty. The comprehensive session schedule - accessed here - includes two days of discussions that address [read more]
Volvo Buses Introducing Volvo 7900 Hybrid-Electric Transit Bus
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Volvo Buses is launching its Volvo 7900 electric-hybrid full-size bus, which has been shown to reduce fuel consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions by up to 75%, compared to a conventional diesel bus. Volvo says a number of public transportation fleets in Europe, where the model will be initially rolled out, have already signed contracts to acquire Volvo 7900 buses. Three Volvo [read more]
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