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Utah Valley University Unveils Charging Stations and PHEVs
on 27 Aug 2015
On Aug. 24, Utah Valley University (UVU) unveiled two electric vehicle charging stations and two newly purchased Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid EVs on its Orem campus. According to a UVU press release, the project was funded through a series of grants from the Governor's Office of Energy Development (OED), the Utah Clean Air Partnership, and the Utah Division of Air [read more]
Quantum Reports Several New CNG System Orders
on 26 Aug 2015
California-based Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. says it has received several new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel storage system orders, including follow-on orders from existing customers in addition to new customer wins. The systems to be delivered include Quantum's complete Q-CabLITE and Q-RailLITE product lines made for heavy-duty truck usage, including on-road, refuse, and oil and gas vehicle terrain [read more]
ANGI Taps Timothy Boyle to Lead International Growth
on 26 Aug 2015
ANGI Energy Systems, a Wisconsin-based designer and manufacturer of systems for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fueling and tube trailer transport, has appointed Timothy Boyle as its new director of international sales and business development. Boyle will be responsible for all sales efforts outside of the U.S. and Canada, including in Mexico, Central/South America, and Asia. Prior to assuming this [read more]
Galileo CNG Solutions Fuel Russian Bread Maker's Fleet
on 25 Aug 2015
Argentina-based Galileo Technologies says Grain Holding has installed a Microbox compressor and EMB compressed natural gas (CNG) dispenser from Galileo to fill the tanks of the bread manufacturer's 90-van distribution fleet at its new plant in Ryazan, Russia, 121.8 miles southeast of Moscow. According to Galileo, the MCS 132-3-1500-12 CNG Microbox compressor offers a total compression capacity of 1011 Nm3/h [read more]
BIO Study Promotes Benefits of RFS Over Past Decade
on 25 Aug 2015
Over its 10-year lifespan, the Renewable Fuel Standard's (RFS) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced U.S. transportation-related carbon emissions by 589.33 million metric tons, according to an analysis from the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). "The Renewable Fuel Standard was signed into law 10 years ago this month by [read more]
Electric Drive Transportation Association Names Cullen President
on 25 Aug 2015
The Electric Drive Transportation Association's (EDTA) board of directors has appointed Genevieve Cullen president of the organization. EDTA is a cross-industry trade association promoting the advancement of electric drive technologies and transportation, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric and fuel cell vehicles. "As the electric drive market enters an exciting new phase, we are fortunate to have a leader with [read more]
Hertz Adds New Sonata Hybrids to U.S. Green Fleet
on 21 Aug 2015
The Hertz Corp., which includes the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands, has announced the expansion of its Green Traveler Collection fleet to include the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid in select cities across the U.S. "Hertz is always looking for opportunities to improve and grow our sustainability efforts, as well as provide customers vehicle rental options that are fuel efficient, so [read more]
Va. Port Revamps Clean Diesel Truck Incentive Program
on 20 Aug 2015
In partnership with Virginia Clean Cities, the Port of Virginia has relaunched the Green Operator Program to encourage the use of clean diesel trucks that service the port. The incentive program can provide up to $20,000 toward the purchase of drayage trucks and up to $6,000 toward the purchase and installation of retrofit devices. Recognizing the need to modernize the [read more]
REG Closes Acquisition of Biodiesel Refinery and Terminal
on 20 Aug 2015
Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG) has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Imperium Renewables Inc., including a 100-million-gallon nameplate capacity biodiesel refinery and terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, Wash. Under the deal, REG paid Imperium $15 million in cash and issued 1.675 million shares of REG common stock. For two years post-closing, Imperium may receive [read more]
UQM Nets Follow-On Orders from Zenith and Ballard
on 19 Aug 2015
Colorado-based UQM Technologies Inc. has announced follow-on orders from Zenith Motors LLC and Ballard Power Systems. UQM says it has received increased orders for its UQM PowerPhase Pro 135 motor systems from Zenith, a Kentucky-based manufacturer of all-electric shuttle and cargo vans, to meet growing demand from the medium-duty truck delivery market. "Zenith has taken the time to do these [read more]
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