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Florida Transit Fleet Making Big Shift to Natural Gas
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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), one of Florida's largest public transit fleets, has finalized an agreement whereby Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will design, build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station for the organization. JTA is eyeing the conversion of 100 buses from diesel to CNG, ultimately consuming an estimated 1 million DGE of CNG annually. In turn, [read more]
Oklahoma State Continues Transition to Compressed Natural Gas
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Oklahoma State University (OSU) is converting its fleet of diesel buses to compressed natural gas (CNG) and has been approved to buy a nearby Clean Energy fueling station. According to an article from The Oklahoman, some of the school's buses have been running on CNG for a number of years - all of the local buses are powered by the [read more]
Eight School Buses Switch to CNG in Pennsylvania District
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The Rose Tree Media School District in Media, Pa., has converted eight of its 74 diesel buses to compressed natural gas (CNG) and opened a fast-fill CNG station to fuel them. Alexandria, Va.-based NGV Motori USA replaced the VT 365 diesel engines in the buses with its DT 466 CNG engine. The projected cost savings for the CNG project over [read more]
EPA Certifies Bi-Fuel Engine Platform for NatGasCar
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NatGasCar LLC has achieved Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for its (MY) 2014 and 2015 Ford 2.5L Transit Connect bi-fuel engine platform. Compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle conversions and parts sales will all take place at the new NatGasCar 50,000-square-foot facility at the Cleveland Industrial Innovation Center campus. Additional U.S. sales and installations are supported through the company’s certified installers [read more]
Researchers, Engineers Developing Conformable CNG Tank for Light-Duty Trucks
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Michigan Technological University and REL Inc., a technology company focused on material-process development, have been awarded a $2.1 million, three-year investment from Southwestern Energy Co. (SWN) to develop a compressed natural gas (CNG) tank for light-duty trucks. The grant charges an interdisciplinary team of Michigan Tech researchers and REL engineers with designing, fabricating and testing a conformable CNG tank for [read more]
N.Y. School District Getting Two Propane Autogas Buses
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New York State's Bloomfield Central School District is adding two Blue Bird propane autogas buses to its fleet of school buses. According to the Brighton-Pittsford Post, each bus will cost around $7,500 more than a $105,000 diesel bus, but the district expects to save $30,000 in fuel costs per year. The new buses will be funded under a grant from [read more]
Alliance AutoGas Adds N.C. Company to Propane Conversion Network
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Alliance AutoGas, the authorized distributor of Prins autogas technologies in North America, has welcomed Appalachian Automotive of Waynesville, N.C., as a new conversion center. Alliance AutoGas coordinates propane autogas vehicle conversions, installs refueling infrastructure, and provides ongoing vehicle maintenance support and training through a network of more than 100 member companies and conversion centers throughout North America. "We are excited [read more]
Texas Drilling Company Switches from Diesel to Natural Gas
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Halcon Resources Corp., an independent energy company focused on the acquisition, production, exploration and development of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the U.S., has commissioned its first compressed natural gas (CNG) facility through its subsidiary Hawk Clean Fuels. This CNG facility, serving the company's operations in its 101,000-net-acre El Halcon area in East Texas, is being used to [read more]
Companies Debut the DYNAFLOW 3000 LNG Dispenser
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Flow Instruments GmbH and Beta Control Ltd. have introduced the LNG DYNAFLOW 3000 dispenser, which quickly fuels heavy-duty trucks and buses with liquefied natural gas (LNG). Flow Instruments, a subsidiary of Chart Industries, is a specialist in the development, engineering and production of flow measurement systems. Beta Control is one of the largest manufacturers of electronics for fuel dispensers in [read more]
APG Gets Its First EPA Intermediate Useful Life Approvals
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American Power Group Inc. (APG) has received its first intermediate useful life (IUL) approvals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 28 Volvo/Mack engine families. Following APG's recent Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversion submission, the company's dual-fuel diesel/natural gas conversions have been approved for integration into the Volvo/Mack D12, D13, E7 and MP8 11.9-liter to 12.8-liter engine [read more]
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