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New Program Focuses on Alternative Fuels, Fleet Efficiency
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The North Carolina Solar Center, an organization within North Carolina State University that focuses on clean energy technologies, has launched N.C. Smart Fleet, an initiative designed to recognize North Carolina fleets for their clean transportation technology efforts and policies. The group says N.C. Smart Fleet provides an opportunity for both public and private fleets to quantify and aggregate what they [read more]
TruStar Energy Developing Private CNG Site for Heavy Hauler
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TruStar Energy LLC says it is building its first compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Oklahoma: a fast-fill facility for Seaboard Corp. subsidiary High Plains Bioenergy. Seaboard Foods is currently deploying more than 103 Kenworth CNG-powered tractors with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine. These heavy-duty trucks are hauling products both locally and in over-the-road applications.TruStar's station will be [read more]
Lockheed Martin Completes LNG Storage Vessel for Marine Application
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Lockheed Martin has delivered the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank built at its dedicated facility in New Orleans to Wartsila for integration into an offshore support vessel for Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC. Harvey Gulf's LNG-powered vessel is currently under construction at Gulf Coast Shipyard Group in Gulfport, Miss. The ship will ultimately be used to support Harvey Gulf's [read more]
Alt-Fuel Engine Specialist PSI Adds to Ranks
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Power Solutions International Inc. (PSI), a designer and manufacturer of alternative fuel power systems, has appointed Richard Nielsen and Peter Ridgen to its global business development team. Nielsen is executive vice president of global business development, focused on bolstering PSI's existing relationships and building new markets. He most recently served as a corporate officer and executive director of industrial sales [read more]
Scania Fulfilling Order for 100 CNG-Powered Refuse Trucks
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Amsa S.p.A., a provider of street cleaning and waste management services in Milan, Italy, will be taking delivery of 100 new compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks from Scania. Scania will fulfill the contract, which also includes the supply of 100 diesel-powered heavy-duty vehicles, over the next two years. The company is working with its body-building partner, Farid Industrie, to [read more]
NAFA, CALSTART Building New Fleet Sustainability Program
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NAFA, one of the major U.S. nonprofit associations for fleet management, is working with fellow clean-transportation nonprofit CALSTART to establish a Sustainable Fleet Standard Program in order to promote fleet fuel efficiency and improved emissions. "The importance of sustainable practices becomes more evident each day," says NAFA President Claude T. Masters. "By becoming more energy independent and efficient, our members [read more]
Group Plans Heavy-Duty NGV Training Programs for Technicians
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The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) will be presenting its Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training program twice this summer on the East and West Coasts. The courses - to be held in Charlotte, N.C., on June 24-26, and in San Leandro, Calif., on Aug. 12-14 - will give heavy-duty vehicle technicians comprehensive NGV training, focusing mainly on maintenance and [read more]
American Trucking Associations Endorses ACT Expo
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American Trucking Associations (ATA), the major national trade association for the trucking industry, has endorsed the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo (ACT Expo). "As environmental sustainability and stewardship continue to grow in importance, ATA is pleased to work with the organizers of ACT Expo, which brings together many of the key stakeholders in alternative transportation fuels," says ATA President and CEO [read more]
'Alternative Fuel Vehicle Experience Event' During NAFA Show
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GE Capital Fleet Services is hosting a special event during the upcoming NAFA 2014 Institute & Expo in Minneapolis that will highlight alternative fuel vehicles and related technologies. The event, which will be held off-site at GE's Vehicle Innovation Center on Mon., April 7, will give fleet managers the opportunity to test drive more than 35 different alternative fuel vehicles, [read more]
PERC Acknowledges Clean Cities Groups for Autogas Advocacy
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The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has recognized five U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities organizations with its inaugural Outstanding Propane Supporter award. The winners include the following: Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition works with a large number of propane stakeholders, including propane retailers AmeriGas, Blossman Gas, Ferrellgas and Heritage Propane, in addition to the Alabama Propane Gas Association and [read more]
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