Greenkraft 8L V8 Engine Certified by CARB

| USA, Santa Ana CA

Greenkraft 8L CNG engineGreenkraft, Inc., a player in the U.S. alternative fuel engine and vehicle market, says its 8L V8 Gasoline, CNG, and LPG fuel-injected engine received new certification from the California Air Resources Board’s “On-Road New Vehicle and Engine Certification Program.” Read more »

Clean Energy Fuels Begins First Bronx CNG Fueling Station

| USA, The Bronx NY

Clean Energy Hunts-Point-Web 600Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America- the City of New York, and community leaders broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx that will fuel multiple fleets operating across the city. Read more »

West Virginia Transit Fleet Initiates CNG Adoption

| USA, Bluefield WV

Bluefield Area Transit, which services the West Virginia counties of Mercer and McDowell, has commenced the journey to a natural gas fueled fleet with the recent acquisition of its first bus equipped to run with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). As reported by local news service bdtonline, new buses purchased over the past two years have all been prepped for conversion to CNG. Read more »

U.S. DOE Funds Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine Research

| USA, Washington DC

The U.S. Energy Department has announced up to $4 million for research projects on medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies. The Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge upon which industry can develop and deploy innovative transportation energy technologies that improve efficiency, lower costs for families and businesses, and increase the use of secure, domestic energy sources. Read more »

Biomethanation Reactor System Launched in U.S. for Power-to-Gas Testing

| USA, Los Angeles CA

NREL ESIF power-to-gas testing technologyIn the U.S., attention is being turned to how best to store excess renewable energy. To this end, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) has joined with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to launch demonstration projects to create and test a carbon-free, power-to-gas system for the first time ever in the United States. They have this week launched a novel bioreactor system that will be used to test power-to-gas technology. Read more »

California NGV Coalition Releases New CWI ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Video

| USA, Long Beach CA

CWI ISX12N engineEngine to be Certified by CARB to produce 90 percent less NOx than current EPA standard

The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) has released a video portraying the power and performance of heavy duty trucks powered by the newest 12 liter natural gas engine offering from Cummins-Westport. The engine is already in use on the road at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Read more »

LA Metro Orders 300 CNG Buses from New Flyer

| USA, St. Cloud MN

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has awarded Minnesota-based New Flyer Industries (NFI) a contract for up to 300 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG), 60-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The contract is for 65 firm orders and options to purchase an additional 235 buses. Read more »

NGVAmerica Submits Comments to U.S. EPA, CARB re GHG Standards

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaLast week, NGVAmerica submitted comments in response to the U.S. EPA’s request for information concerning its review of the 2022 – 2025 greenhouse gas standards for light duty vehicles. The agency is currently revisiting a decision by the Obama Administration under the Mid-term Review. Read more »

Ruan CNG Tractor: 1 Million Miles and Going Strong

| USA, Des Moines IA

Ruan 1M Mile TruckA 2014 Kenworth T660 compressed natural gas (CNG) powered class 8 tractor operated by Ruan Transportation Management Systems has reached the milestone of 1 million miles in service without one major maintenance issue. It is part of a fleet of 40 tractors domiciled at Ruan’s operation in Fair Oaks, Indiana. Read more »