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Transit, Natural Gas Leaders Join CALSTART Board
on 02 Jul 2015
CALSTART, a national nonprofit with more than 150 member companies, has announced that two clean transportation industry executives have joined its board of directors. Representative of CALSTART's support of a diversity of new fuels and technologies, one of the new members is a leader in electric transit bus operations while the other is an expert in the use of methane [read more]
Toyota, Nissan and Honda Partner on Hydrogen Stations in Japan
on 02 Jul 2015
Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. have agreed on key details regarding a new joint support project for the development of hydrogen fueling infrastructure in Japan. The collaboration was initially announced in February. In addition to partially covering the operating costs of hydrogen stations, the three automakers say they have agreed to help infrastructure [read more]
Fuel Cell Maker Ballard Launches U.S. Offering
on 02 Jul 2015
Shortly after revealing plans to launch an underwritten public offering in the U.S., Canada-based fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Power Systems has priced the offering of 8,125,000 common shares at $1.60 per share, for gross proceeds of approximately $13 million. Ballard expects to use the net proceeds of approximately $11.8 million´╗┐ ´╗┐for working capital and other general corporate purposes, including the [read more]
Volkswagen of America Completes Renewable Fuel Tests
on 30 Jun 2015
Volkswagen of America has announced the successful completion of its Renewable Diesel Evaluation Program in collaboration with renewable fuel companies Solazyme Inc. and Amyris Inc. Beginning in 2012, Volkswagen measured the environmental impacts from the use of pre-commercial renewable diesel formulas with TDI Clean Diesel technology found in the 2012 Passat TDI (which uses a NOx storage system) and 2012 [read more]
CNG Station Firm Nopetro Adds Tapstone Energy CEO to Board
on 30 Jun 2015
Nopetro, a Florida-based compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure provider, says Tom L. Ward has joined its board of directors and completed an equity investment in the company. Ward is chairman and CEO of Tapstone Energy LLC, an Oklahoma City-based oil and gas company that launched in September 2013. Prior to that, he co-founded Chesapeake Energy, serving as president and [read more]
CP Industries Makes Some Organizational Changes
on 30 Jun 2015
CP Industries, a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of high-pressure vessels for various applications, including alternative fuel storage, has announced several organizational changes. The company has appointed Kevin Collins vice president of sales and marketing. Collins, formerly vice president of business development, will be responsible for driving new products to market in the alternative fuels, industrial gas and offshore sectors.Brian Kochanski, quality assurance [read more]
Municipal Fleet in Florida Chooses New Flex Fuel
on 24 Jun 2015
CyberFuels Inc. says it has received the first order for its EcoFlex 96, an alternative flex-fuel methanol, from an undisclosed municipal fleet in Florida. CyberFuels CEO Ron Mills Sr. says the company, a subsidiary of EncounterCare Inc., is thrilled. "We have determined that there are large fleets of flex-fuel vehicles that have been purchased in Florida, as well as many [read more]
Renault-Nissan EV Alliance Reaches Sales Milestone
on 24 Jun 2015
The Renault-Nissan Alliance says it has sold its 250,000th electric vehicle (EV): a white Renault ZOE sold to a French engineer. The Alliance reached the milestone in early June, four-and-a-half years after the launch of the Nissan LEAF. The Alliance claims it accounts for half of the EVs sold worldwide and the Nissan LEAF remains the best-selling EV, with more [read more]
ChargePoint Announces Express 100 Station for EVs
on 24 Jun 2015
ChargePoint has announced its Express 100 DC fast charger station for electric vehicles (EVs). The company says the 24 kW product offers up to 100 RPH (miles of range per hour). Furthermore, the company claims the Express 100 provides drivers a quick place to recharge and a compact DC fast charger for businesses, including retail locations, restaurants and convenience stores. [read more]
Scania Inks Deal for 147 Natural Gas Buses in South America
on 23 Jun 2015
Scania has announced it will provide 147 Euro 6 natural-gas-powered buses to the Colombian city of Cartagena. The city selected Scania as the exclusive provider for two trunk lines for Cartagena's brand-new bus rapid transport (BRT) system, called Transcaribe. According to Scania, Cartagena will become the first city in Colombia to use natural gas solutions for urban transport. "Scania Euro [read more]
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