UPS Drives 1 Billion Miles with Alternative Fuels

Joanna Schroeder

One year earlier than expected, UPS has driven over 1 billion miles using its various alternative fueled fleet. It’s “Rolling Laboratory” included more than 7,200 vehicles ranging from pedal power and electric-assisted bicycles, to electric and hybrid vehicles to natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane and renewable diesel. The “fuel” option is tailored for the geography from dense urban areas …

Alternative Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Electric Vehicles, Natural Gas, Propane, renewable diesel

Tier 4 Regulations Could Give Propane, CNG Boost

Joanna Schroeder

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published its final Tier 4 regulations that affect heavy duty vehicles, construction equipment and agriculture equipment. Past Tier 4 emission standards have decreased particulate matter and NOx levels over time and it’s is now on engine manufacturers to refine engines to further reduce Nitrogen Oxide emissions that enter into the air. Unless of course, …

Agribusiness, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), EPA, Equipment, Propane

amCNG Opens Public CNG Fueling Station in FL

Joanna Schroeder

ampCNG has opened its second public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Jacksonville, Florida Located in the Port of Jacksonville at the GATE station along I-295. The station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week too all CNG vehicles. ampCNG selected the location due to Port of Jacksonville being home to one of the largest complexes on …

Alternative Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

Louisiana Clean Fuels Honors Republic Services

Joanna Schroeder

Louisiana Clean Fuels has awarded its Fleet of the Year Award to Republic Services of Baton Rouge for their use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Republic’s collection company, BFI Waste Services has reduced its use of petroleum and emissions by using CNG. Louisiana Clean Fuels presented the Award at its 15th annual Clean Fuel Leader Awards Gala in Baton Rouge …

Alternative energy, Alternative Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

ampCNG’s CNG as Truck Fleet Surpasses 30M Miles

Joanna Schroeder

ampCNG’s compressed natural gas (CNG) long-haul truck fleet has surpassed 30 million miles. The Class 8 CNG trucks achieved a fuel efficiency of 6.17 miles per diesel equivalent gallon. The company says with this achievement, they have demonstrated the commercial and operational viability of CNG as a fuel for heavy-duty trucks. ampCNG’s primary business is developing, owning, and operating public …

Alternative energy, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

Agility Fuel Systems Supplies CNG to UPS

Joanna Schroeder

UPS has ordered 445 new 160 DGE Behind-the-Cab compressed natural gas (CNG) systems from Agility Fuel Systems. Once the order is delivered, UPS will be operating nearly 1,600 heavy duty trucks equipped with CNG or LNG fuel systems supplied by Agility. The trucks, once fully deployed, says Agility, are projected to run more than 230 million miles annually and with …

Alternative Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

Nopetro to Roll Out CNG in Florida

Joanna Schroeder

The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) has awarded Nopetro a contract to build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, provide improvements to its maintenance facility and convert the public but fleet to CNG. In addition to fueling LYNX’s bus fleet, Nopetro’s station will also be available to serve private commercial fleets and the public at large. …

Alternative Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

Wyoming Biodiesel, CNG, Electric Drivers Could Face Tax

John Davis

Possibly trying to prove that no good deed goes unpunished, drivers of biodiesel-, compressed natural gas-, and electric-powered vehicles in Wyoming could face a new road tax. This article from the Jackson Hole News & Guide says a tax on alternative fuels is pending in the state’s legislature. Most Wyoming drivers pay 24 cents tax at the pump for gasoline; …

Biodiesel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Electric Vehicles

2015 Bi-fuel Chevy Impala Fueled by Trash

Joanna Schroeder

Man’s best friend is going to be getting less table scraps now that they can be used to fuel the new 2015 Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala. The CNG vehicle can motor around town on food and beer waste. Cleveland-based quasar energy group uses organic waste to produce biogas that is converted into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The methane gas that is …

Alternative Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Waste-to-Energy

City of Columbus Dedicates CNG Station

Joanna Schroeder

Columbus, Ohio is now home to its second compressed natural gas (CNG) station. The station was made possible in part from funds provided by Clean Fuels Ohio (CFO). CFO provides technical support for transportation professionals, advocates for sustainable transportation energy policies and serves as a resource clearinghouse for fleets, policy makers and the public. “We have been so fortunate to …

Alternative energy, Alternative Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Electric Vehicles