HDCNG Mine Truck Trial to be Discussed at Gas Energy Australia Forum

| Australia, Crestmead QLD

New Acland Mine HDCNG trial truck CAT789CNew Hope Group, an Australian coal-mining and energy company, is trialling a diesel and natural gas hybrid truck at its New Acland Mine on the Darling Downs in southern Queensland. The High Density Compressed Natural Gas truck was developed by Mine Energy Solutions and runs on an advanced dual fuel system. Diesel displacement above 80% has been achieved. Read more »

Alt-Fuel Opportunities in BC Cleantech Funding

| Canada, Vancouver BC

GFS dual-fuel Cat Haul TrucksIn British Columbia, the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) has entered into a Trusted Partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) that will fuel cleantech innovation in BC’s energy, mining and forestry sectors. As stated on the NRCan website, alternative-fuelled vehicle projects qualify for inclusion. Read more »

GFS Corp to Convert Mexican Mine Haul Trucks to LNG

| USA, Weston FL

Komatsu 930E Haul TruckGFS Corp, a developer of systems that allow large, high horsepower diesel engines to operate on a dual-fuel combination of natural gas and diesel, in mid-December announced it is set to convert Komatsu 930E haul trucks to LNG operation at a mine in Mexico. The company’s EVO-MT® 9300 System allows large mining equipment to use LNG in place of diesel fuel to save money and to reduce emissions.  Read more »

GFS-Corp to Convert Terex Mine Haulers to LNG

| USA, Weston FL and India

Terex TR100GFS Corp, a worldwide leader in the development of systems that allow large, high horsepower diesel engines to operate on a combination of natural gas and diesel fuel, is to convert six Terex Unit Rig 4400 trucks for a mine operator in India. The conversion will use GFS Corp’s newly developed EVO-MT® System. Read more »

Dual-fuel Retrofit Kit Coming for CAT 785C

| USA, Peoria IL | Source: International Mining

CAT 785cCaterpillar will offer its gas blending retrofit kit for the 785C mining truck in 2018, reports International Mining. Cat® Dynamic Gas Blending™ (DGB) automatically adjusts to changes in incoming fuel quality and pressure allowing mining truck engines to run on both diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG), offering lower fuel costs while maintaining diesel power and transient performance. Read more »

GFS Corp Extends LNG Retrofit Range for Mining Industry

| USA, Weston FL
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GFS Corp has released two new natural gas conversion systems for Caterpillar 785 Haul Trucks and Caterpillar 992 Wheel Loaders. The company’s EVO-MT® 7850 and EVO-WL™ 9920 LNG retrofit systems add to its growing list of proven liquefied natural gas systems for the mining industry. Read more »

Off-Road Natural Gas Vehicle Funding Solicited in California

| USA, Sacramento CA

CEC logoIn an endeavour to reduce transportation emissions in California’s most severely polluted regions – the San Joaquin Valley and the South Coast Air Basin, the California Energy Commission (CEC) released a $4 million grant funding solicitation July 11 for the research and development of natural gas engines for medium and heavy-duty off-road vehicles (ORVs) supporting the agricultural, construction, industrial, port and cargo sectors. Read more »

Teck Pilots LNG for Mine Haul Trucks

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Teck pilots LNGTeck Resources Limited, a Canadian diversified resource company, is piloting the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel source in six haul trucks at its Fording River steelmaking coal operation in southeast British Columbia – marking a reported first use of LNG as a haul truck fuel at a Canadian mine site. Supported by energy supplier FortisBC, Teck has upgraded the Fording River Operations truck maintenance shop, provided engine conversion kits, installed fuelling facilities and implemented a comprehensive safety program in advance of the pilot. Read more »

APG Dual-Fuel Technology Headed for Oklahoma Mines

| USA, Lynnfield MA

American Power Group, Inc. (APG), a U.S. company manufacturing dual-fuel technology for natural gas applications, has been selected by Oklahoma-based Go Freedom Fuel, Inc. (Go Freedom) to provide APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas® Dual Fuel Systems in conjunction with a Go Freedom Pilot Program focusing on the quarries and mines of Northeast Oklahoma. Read more »

GFS Adds Caterpillar 793D Mine Truck to Dual-Fuel Offerings

| USA. Weston FL

Caterpillar 793D - avail with GFS DF systemGFS Corp, U.S. designer and manufacturer of proprietary solutions that enable high horsepower, heavy-duty diesel engines to operate on a combination of natural gas and diesel fuel, has released a new system designed for the Caterpillar 793D mine haul truck. The first of these systems have been installed at a coal mine in the Powder River Basin in southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming, known for its coal deposits. Read more »