Finnish Refuse Tender Won with Biogas Fleet

| Sweden and Finland | Source: Scania

ScaniaP340 NG for UrbaserInclusion of natural gas powered vehicles in its fleet was the decisive factor for Kuopio Municipality in Finland to choose Urbaser as the successful refuse collection tenderer. Urbaser had the advantage of offering its services using six Scania’s biogas trucks.

“We will continue to increase the number of biogas vehicles,” says Urbaser’s Fleet Manager Harri Hietala. “Our customers are increasingly interested in reducing emissions from transport and in tenders calling for more environmentally sound alternatives. Read more »

Clean Energy Online Tool Highlights Economics of Switching From Diesel To Natural Gas Vehicles

| USA: Newport Beach CA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Clean Energy costToolClean Energy Fuels Corp., North America’s leading provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market, has launched an online Cost Calculator that makes it quick and easy to estimate the cost of transitioning an individual vehicle or entire fleet from diesel fuel to natural gas, including the estimated carbon emissions reduction. Read more »

ACT Research Notes Upsurge in Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Sales

| USA: Columbus IN | Source: ACT Research
Momentum 120DGE Tailgate

Momentum 120DGE Tailgate refuse vehicle

US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by North American commercial vehicle market analyser ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2018 were down 18%, following a 13% full-year increase in 2017. Read more »

91 RNG Trucks to Join Seattle’s Solid Waste Pickup Fleet

| USA: Seattle WA | Source: City of Seattle

Seattle Public Utilities - WM Fleet RNGSeattle Public Utilities (SPU) has rolled out the City’s fossil fuel-free, primary collection fleet. The “Green Fleet” will be made up of close to 200 contractor trucks powered by electricity, renewable natural gas and renewable diesel. The Green Fleet, which includes 91 Waste Management trucks powered by renewable natural gas (RNG) – gas from garbage – will further establish Seattle as a model for US cities in combating climate change. Read more »

Momentum Fuel Technologies Introduces CNG Capacity Upgrades for Refuse Trucks

| USA: Dallas/Fort Worth TX | Source: Momentum Fuel Technologies

Momentum 120DGE TailgateInnovation from Texas company Momentum Fuel Technologies means new fuel storage options are available for refuse fleets in the USA. The most significant offering is the largest capacity tailgate compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system available, a 120 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) tailgate system. Read more »

Redeem RNG is Flowing for Clean Energy Fuels

| USA: Newport Beach CA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Wastepro MACK CNG Trucks refuelingCalifornia’s Clean Energy Fuels Corp. says they have experienced increased demand for renewable natural gas (RNG) from the refuse sector, particularly in California, where refuse trucks are fueled by the very solid waste they haul. Several other developments are included in their latest market update. Read more »

Sewage-to-RNG Project Commences in Longmont, Colorado

| USA: Longmont CO | Source: CGRS, Inc.

Longmont CO develops RNG FacilityDriven by an age where sustainable resources are increasingly important, the City of Longmont has begun construction on its Biogas Treatment and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Fueling Station Project. Once complete, this innovative project will transform sewage gas from the wastewater-treatment process into sustainable fuel for the City’s trash trucks. Read more »

NGVAmerica Promotes NGV Benefits in NewFact Sheets

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

NGVAmerica has released four new fact sheets regarding the benefits of using Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) for heavy-duty trucks, school buses, refuse and transit vehicles. The new information comes as states are beginning to distribute their share of the $2.9 billion Environmental Mitigation Trust funding established as part of the Volkswagen emissions settlement. Read more »

Waste Management 2018 Sustainability Report Highlights NGV Contribution

| USA: Houston TX | Source: Waste Management, Inc.

WM Natural Gas Powered Front Loader TruckWaste Management (WM) this week released its 2018 Sustainability Report — Driving Change: Change for the Better. The report highlights progress toward reducing Waste Management’s (WM) greenhouse gas footprint, recycling viability, technology utilization and helping employees, customers and communities to be safe, resilient and sustainable. Read more »

City of Chesapeake Clocks 1 Million CNG Gallons

| USA: Chesapeake VA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Chesapeake CNG Waste Vehicle Clean Energy Fuels reports that for the City of Chesapeake, VA, a journey that started in September 2012 advanced this week when its millionth gallon of compressed natural gas (CNG) was dispensed into the city’s fleet vehicles. What began as six trucks running on Clean Energy’s diesel-alternative fuel has grown to a fleet of 50 CNG solid waste trucks now in service. Read more »