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Greenkraft Converts Sweeper Truck to Natural Gas
on 31 Jul 2015
Greenkraft Inc., a California-based manufacturer of alternative fuel trucks and alternative fuel systems, says it has modified a heavy-duty sweeper truck to run on natural gas. Greenkraft manufactured and installed a 60 GGE natural gas fuel system for the truck, which was designed by NiteHawk Sweepers. Greenkraft says this vehicle is unique in that it has steering on both sides [read more]
Cryoshelter Receives EU Grant to Move LNG Tank to Market
on 30 Jul 2015
Austria-based Cryoshelter recently won a EUR 1.7 million (about $1.9 million) grant from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program in support of the company's second-generation liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank. Cryoshelter says the funding aims to help the company complete the required testing for full certification and commercialization of the tank. The company notes that European heavy-duty LNG truck manufacturers [read more]
Fuel Systems Solutions' MTM Signs Italian CNG Station Contract
on 30 Jul 2015
New York-based Fuel Systems Solutions Inc. says its fully owned subsidiary MTM, through the CUBOGAS brand of compressed natural gas (CNG) compressors and systems, has signed an exclusive contract with Eni S.p.A. Rome-based Eni, a multinational oil and gas company, has tapped MTM to supply and maintain new CNG stations to be constructed in Italy. Under the terms of the [read more]
CEO of Agility Fuel Systems Steps Down from Post
on 29 Jul 2015
Agility Fuel Systems, a developer and manufacturer of natural gas fuel systems for heavy-duty vehicles in North America, says Barry Engle has accepted an executive vice president position with General Motors and will depart from his post as CEO of Agility. Agility says its board is thoughtfully considering succession plans and has initiated a CEO search process. Bill Nowicke, the [read more]
SoCalGas Donating CNG for Special Olympics NGVs
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Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is donating the compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel that will be used in NGVs transporting athletes and their coaches during the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics are using 300 CNG-powered school buses donated by the Los Angeles Unified School District. The buses will access CNG at refueling stations at the school district's bus yards.SoCalGas is [read more]
Omnitek Hires New Chief Financial Officer
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Omnitek Engineering Corp., a company that develops and sells diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion systems, has appointed Richard L. Miller as its chief financial officer. He succeeds Alicia Rolfe, who is retiring. "We appreciate Alicia's service as chief financial officer and look forward to working with Richard at an exciting juncture in the company's accelerating growth," says Werner Funk, president and [read more]
Penske Opens New Alabama Facility Capable of Handling NGVs
on 27 Jul 2015
Pennsylvania-based Penske Truck Leasing has formally opened a new facility in the Birmingham suburb of Alabaster, Ala. Among other services, the new location offers maintenance for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. Situated at 185 Airpark Industrial Rd., the state-of-the-art facility also provides truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental, and contract truck fleet maintenance services. The 8,480 square-foot facility also [read more]
BYD Supplying 50 EVs to Opoli's San Diego Fleet
on 27 Jul 2015
BYD Motors Inc. will supply Opoli Technologies, a rideshare services provider, with 50 of its e6 electric vehicles (EVs) for Opoli's fleet in San Diego. Under Opoli's green initiative, the all-electric crossover SUVs will join Opoli's natural gas airport shuttles later this summer. This company notes that this partnership comes weeks after Opoli launched services in the San Diego area, [read more]
Xebec's Landfill Gas Upgrade Project Helps Fuel Taxis in China
on 27 Jul 2015
Xebec Adsorption Inc., a Canada-based provider of gas purification and filtration solutions, has successfully started up a commercial landfill gas to compressed natural gas (CNG) upgrading system in Anshan, China. Xebec says the resultant gas will be used to power natural gas taxis operating in Anshan. According to the company, the landfill gas upgrading system is based on Xebec's fast-cycle [read more]
ClipperCreek Announces HCS-50 EV Charging Station
on 23 Jul 2015
California-based ClipperCreek has added the HCS-50 electric vehicle (EV) charging station to its product line. The company says the 240-volt, Level 2 station is built to serve the residential and commercial markets and is rated for both indoor and outdoor use. ClipperCreek says the HCS-50 has the company's standard product features, including a three-year warranty, a NEMA 4 station enclosure [read more]
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