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CA Governor Signs Pro-NGV Legislation

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation (SB 1204) that will create the California Clean Truck, Bus, and Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Technology Program to fund zero- and near-zero emission versions of those vehicles. The bill is designed to reduce emissions from the highest polluting vehicles in the state, particularly those in the freight sector. […]

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NGVAmerica Comments on Planned CA GREET Changes

On Monday, NGVAmerica commented on planned changes to the California GREET model. The GREET model is used to evaluate the potential greenhouse gas emissions resulting from using different fuels, focusing on the full fuel cycle — including production, transmission and end-use of these fuels. The GREET model was created and is maintained by staff with […]

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Westport Unveils Spark-Ignited Technology for Medium Duty Applications

On Tuesday, Westport Innovations unveiled its newest proprietary technology, the first generation of enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) natural gas systems. The Westport ESI combustion system is targeted at sub 9L engines for Class 6 and 7 trucks applications and is also adaptable for sub 2L applications for use in automotive and non-automotive applications. Westport’s new technology […]

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Skygo Receives EPA Approval for Conversions of Cummins ISX Engines

Skygo Fuel Systems’ latest dual fuel conversion system has been approved by the U.S. EPA. The dual fuel system is available as an aftermarket upgrade for 2007 to 2009 Cummins ISX engines. According to data provided to EPA, the system reduces emissions up to 20 percent, with diesel displacements of approximately 60 percent. Initially designed […]

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Waste Management Opens CNG Station for Detroit Fleet

On Thursday, Waste Management opened a new CNG fueling facility in Detroit, Michigan to service its fleet of 38 refuse trucks that serve the area. The fleet of natural gas trucks is a first for Waste Management in the State of Michigan. A dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting was held with local officials and Waste Management […]

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Paper Transport Unveils First CNG-Powered Kenworth T680

Paper Transport recently unveiled a Kenworth T680, the latest addition to its fleet of natural gas trucks. Paper Transport is the first fleet to take delivery of a Kenworth T680 with a 400- hp Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine. The new Kenworth T680 is equipped with Agility Fuel System’s new 155 DGE behind-the-cab CNG fuel […]

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Questar Opens CNG Station for Trucks in Kansas

On Thursday, Questar Fueling Company opened its newest CNG fueling station in Kansas City, Kansas. The public-access station, which is located along an important transportation corridor, will provide fast-fill CNG fueling for fleet operators with medium and heavy duty trucks as well as motorists who drive light duty NGVs. The new Kansas City CNG station […]

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Trillium CNG Opens CNG Station for Agricultural Cooperative in Ohio

Trillium CNG and Heritage Cooperative, an agriculture producer cooperative in Ohio, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of a new CNG fueling station in Kenton, Ohio. The new station was built as part of Heritage’s $7 million Kenton Agriculture Campus Expansion. The Class 8 CNG station will be open and publically accessible […]

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TruStar Energy to Design and Construct CNG Station in Washington

On Tuesday, TruStar Energy announced the contract award for the design and construction of a time-fill CNG fuel station for the City of Tacoma, Washington. The city has plans to eventually migrate up to 80 vehicles to CNG as part of a larger strategy to reduce emissions and cut fuel costs. The City currently has […]

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U.S. DOT Approves $325 Million Loan Guarantee for LNG Container Ships

On Monday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the approval of a $324.6 million Title XI loan guarantee to TOTE Shipholdings, to finance the construction of two container ships that will be powered by LNG. The Title XI Loan Guarantee program promotes the growth and modernization of U.S. shipyards and the U.S. merchant marine by […]

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Canadian Ferries to be Converted to Dual Fuel Operation

On Monday, Canada’s BC Ferries announced that the two largest of its ferries — the Spirit of Vancouver Island and the Spirit of British Columbia — would be converted to dual fuel operation (diesel and LNG) by 2018. The estimated cost of the conversions was not released, but they did release an estimate that they […]

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Intrepid Powerboats Offers First Factory-Built Bi-Fuel Yacht

Intrepid Powerboats, a semi-custom powerboat builder, is now offering the first factory produced dedicated and bi-fuel yachts featuring a natural gas fuel system from Blue Gas Marine. The new bi-fuel Intrepid 327 center console boat will be on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat show in October. The Blue Gas Marine natural gas hybrid […]

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GM to Recall 3,200 Express and Savana CNG Vans

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has acknowledged a notice from General Motors to recall 3,196 2011–2014 Chevrolet Express CNG and GMC Savana CNG full-size vans in the U.S. and 13 in Canada due to a high pressure regulator that may leak natural gas. GM worked with IMPCO Automotive, the provider of the CNG […]

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