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New Online Education for Natural Gas Fueling Topics
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The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has added a pair of new e-learning options - CNG Fueling Station Design Training and CNG Fueling Station Operation and Maintenance Training - to its CNG Fueling Training program. CNG Fueling Station Design Training provides engineers, project managers, fueling equipment providers and other fueling professionals with detailed technical information needed to successfully size, design [read more]
Model-Year 2016 Volvo VN Series Trucks Receiving Enhancements
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Volvo Trucks says its model-year 2016 VN series of heavy-duty tractors will feature new powertrain enhancements and aerodynamic-design elements in order to increase the trucks' fuel efficiency. Central to the improvements is an XE-Adaptive Gearing package: "a direct and overdrive driveline depending on rear axle load, which the system senses in real-time," the company says. When loaded, the transmission locks [read more]
Virginia-Based Firm Developing Hydrogen Storage Cylinders
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected WireTough Cylinders LLC to lead a $2 million project aimed at developing low-cost, high-pressure storage vessels for hydrogen refueling stations. WireTough says its goal is to develop a 30-foot tank with a large storage volume of 700 gallons (2,600 liters) at high pressures (12,700 psi). The project result will be a cost-effective [read more]
All-Electric Terminal Truck Makes the Grade in Intermodal
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ITS Technologies & Logistics, a provider of rail intermodal terminal services, has successfully completed pilot testing of Orange EV's T-Series electric terminal truck at its facility in Edgerton, Kan. The T-Series is a heavy-duty, all-electric truck platform that Orange EV has positioned as an alternative to diesel-powered trucks for warehouse/transportation, intermodal, manufacturing and parcel delivery terminal operations."Terminal trucks work long [read more]
Training for CNG Fueling Station Design Coming to Las Vegas
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The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) says it is offering its CNG Fueling Station Design Training program on Oct. 6-7 in Las Vegas. The two-day course, which is oriented to engineers, designers, construction firms and those interested in acquiring compressed natural gas refueling assets, will provide attendees with up-to-date methods and practices for sizing, designing, specifying and constructing CNG fueling [read more]
Ryder Orders Quantum CNG Storage Systems for Over 80 Vehicles
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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. says it has received purchase orders from Ryder for more than 80 vehicles for the Q-RailLITE and Q-CabLITE compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system modules. In May, Quantum and Ryder entered into a long-term agreement for the purchase and supply of complete CNG fuel systems for businesses that lease and rent CNG vehicles from [read more]
APG Names Authorized Dealer and Installer for Colombia
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American Power Group Inc. (APG) has appointed Organizacion Equitel SA (Equitel) its authorized Dealer and Certified Installer in Colombia. In addition, APG received an evaluation order from one of Equitel's business units, Cummins de los Andes, to convert three heavy-duty trucks and two cement mixers to operate on APG's Turbocharged Natural Gas dual-fuel system. APG anticipates the evaluation period to [read more]
NGVAmerica Introduces New and Improved Website
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Natural gas vehicle trade group NGVAmerica says it has launched a redesigned website with improved and expanded features. The homepage now features a navigation bar and drop-down menu with a new "stations" section that provides current station counts and analysis, as well as detailed pages covering compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas station design, construction and economics. In addition, [read more]
Worthington Industries Acquires James Russell Engineering Works
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Worthington Industries Inc., an Ohio-based diversified manufacturing company, has acquired James Russell Engineering Works Inc. (JRE), a manufacturer of aluminum and stainless-steel cryogenic transport trailers used for hauling liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen and other gases for producers and distributors. "[JRE's] capabilities complement the Aritas cryogenic business we recently purchased in Europe," says Andrew Billman, president of the Worthington Industries [read more]
CDTi Creates Line of Replacement Diesel Particulate Filters
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Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. (CDTi) has launched DuraFit, a line of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) replacement diesel particulate filters (DPFs). The company says the filters leverage its proprietary catalyst technology to address a growing opportunity in the heavy-duty aftermarket to replace original equipment DPF units. According to Ian MacDonald, CDTi's vice president of sales, the filters "provide emissions reductions equivalent [read more]
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