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ICOM Wins EPA Approval for Propane Autogas Ford Transit
on 01 Sep 2015
ICOM North America LLC says it has extended its autogas fleet offerings after receiving more U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approvals for its JTG liquid-injection bi-fuel and dedicated autogas fuel systems. According to the Michigan-based company, the new certifications apply to the model-year 2015 Ford Transit with the 3.7-liter V6 engine and can allow delivery, shuttle and work truck fleets [read more]
Transit Agency Breaks Ground on CNG Station in Buffalo, N.Y.
on 01 Sep 2015
In partnership with Chicago-based Trillium CNG, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) has begun construction on a high-capacity, fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) station at its Metro department's Frontier Bus Garage at 1000 Military Rd., Buffalo, N.Y. According to the NFTA, Metro operates 316 buses over 65 routes in New York's Erie and Niagara counties, in addition to a 6.4-mile [read more]
GE Completes Sale of U.S. Fleet Services Business to Element
on 01 Sep 2015
GE has completed the previously announced sale of its U.S. fleet services business, representing aggregate ending net investment of approximately $4.4 billion, to Element Financial Corp. in a transaction valued at approximately $5 billion. Separately, the previously announced sale of GE's Mexican, Australian and New Zealand fleet businesses to Element is expected to close at the end of the third [read more]
TruStar Energy Opens Public CNG Station in Houston
on 31 Aug 2015
TruStar Energy, a developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, has opened a company-branded, public-access CNG station at 2109 McCue Rd. in Houston. According to TruStar, the new facility has two traffic lanes and two fast-fill fueling pumps, providing easy access for commercial vehicles and private CNG-powered consumer vehicles. The station is supplied by natural gas from Apache Corp. [read more]
AmeriPride Spotlights Alt-Fuel Fleet Program in Report
on 28 Aug 2015
Minnesota-based AmeriPride Services, a textile rental services and supply company serving North America, has announced the availability of its first-ever Corporate Responsibility Report. The company says the report outlines key programs and initiatives AmeriPride is implementing as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, the health and safety of its employees, and the well-being of the communities it serves. In [read more]
Pa. School District Gets Collins' New NEXBUS CNG Buses
on 28 Aug 2015
Collins Bus Corp., a subsidiary of motor vehicle manufacturer Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), has delivered the first four production units of its new NEXBUS compressed natural gas (CNG) Type A school bus to the Lower Merion School District in Montgomery County, Pa. With more than half of its 117-vehicle fleet fueled by CNG, the Lower Merion School District boasts one [read more]
Public Compressed Natural Gas Station Online Near LAX
on 27 Aug 2015
California-based TIMCO CNG has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station at 11144 S. La Cienega Blvd., Inglewood, Calif. Pennsylvania-based Evergreen CNG Systems Inc., which commissioned the station, notes in a company press release that the facility is located right near the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the I-405 and I-105 freeways. Evergreen CNG Systems Inc., a division [read more]
Meal-Delivery Nonprofit Showcases New CNG Van and Station
on 27 Aug 2015
Meals on Wheels and More (MOWAM), an Austin, Texas-based meal-delivery nonprofit organization, officially unveiled a compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered cargo van and CNG fueling station on Tuesday. A recent MOWAM blog post says the new vehicle and on-site station were made possible thanks to a grant from ONE Gas Foundation, the charitable arm of Texas Gas Service's parent company. According [read more]
Canadian Funding Available to Alt-Fuel Tech Projects
on 27 Aug 2015
Sustainable Development Technology Canada, a group funded by the Canadian government to support cleantech technologies and help get them to market, is seeking applications under its SD Tech Fund and SD Natural Gas Fund. Through the SD Tech Fund, SDTC helps finance various solutions that address the challenges of clean air, soil, water and climate change. One technology sector that [read more]
Oregon Beverage Fleet Sees Savings with Propane Autogas
on 26 Aug 2015
Seven months after converting 10 cargo vans from gasoline to propane autogas, General Distributors Inc. reports those vehicles have cut the company's greenhouse gas emissions by over 20% and saved an estimated $10,000 in fuel costs, according to Blue Star Gas. General Distributors distributes beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages to taverns, gasoline stations and grocery stores in 11 Oregon counties. [read more]
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