Albertsons Converts Used Cooking Oil to #Biodiesel

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In an effort to reduce its waste streams, Albertsons Companies is converting used cooking oil, created at its grocery stores, into biodiesel. The biodiesel is then used to fuel its trucking fleets. Since 2010, several of its brands in California, including Safeway, Vons and Pavilions have been fueling their fleets with biodiesel. The program is part of Albertson’s goal of …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

Natural Gas as a Marine Fuel

Joanna Schroeder

Natural gas is being tested in Canada as a marine fuel. The NM F.-A.-Gauthier has officially been commissioned and is the first ferry in North America to be fueled with liquified natural gas (LNG). It is also the first ship of any kind running on LNG in Canada. Gaz Métro, a company that sells LNG, applauded the trial and the noted in …

Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

UPS Ups Its LNG Game

Joanna Schroeder

UPS is once again increasing its commitment to liquified natural gas (LNG) with plans to invest nearly $50 million to build an additional nine LNG fueling stations bringing the total number of stations to 13. Four were announced in April of 2013 and these stations should be operational by the end of 2014. The enhanced LNG fueling infrastructure will support …

Alternative energy, Alternative Vehicles, Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

CNG & LNG Conversion Co. Expands to Indiana

John Davis

A California company that converts light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles to run on CNG, LNG, and LPG systems is expanding to the Midwest. A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems announced the opening of its new Elkhart, Indiana facility, meeting the needs of several area bus manufacturers. “We are in a strong position to apply our depth of experience in California to markets …

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

Refuel Colorado Fleets

Joanna Schroeder

Refuel Colorado Fleets, a pilot project to boost the use of alternative fuel vehicles in public and private sector fleets, has announced a new pilot program for several Colorado communities. The program is funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant to the Colorado Energy Office. Counties selected for the year-long pilot are Routt, Larimer, Boulder, Jefferson, Adams, Garfield, Mesa, …

Alternative Vehicles, biofuels, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Electric Vehicles, Liquefied natural gas (LNG), Propane

Governor Corbett Commits $9.6M to Clean Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced a commitment of more than $9.6 million for 13 clean and alternative energy projects in 11 counties. The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved 13 projects, through the state’s Alternative and Clean Energy Program, including five Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueling stations that, the agency says, have the benefits of …

Alternative energy, Clean Energy, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

UPS Ramps Up Its Natural Gas Fleet

Joanna Schroeder

UPS is ramping up its natural gas fleet with the addition of approximately 700 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles. In addition, the company will build four refueling stations by the end of 2014. Once completed, UPS says its LNG private fleet will be one of the most extensive in the U.S. The company has been operating natural gas vehicles for …

Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

Honeywell UOP Selected for Floating LNG Project

Joanna Schroeder

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has been selected by Malaysia‘s Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) to provide technology for acid gas removal on the world’s first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project, known as PETRONAS Floating LNG 1or PFLNG 1. The PFLNG 1 facility, which is designed to extract natural gas from offshore wells and liquefy and store it for later …

Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

Shell & TravelCenters to Build LNG Nationwide Network

Joanna Schroeder

Shell and TravelCenters of America LLC have finalized an agreement to develop a U.S. nationwide network of liquefied natural gas (#LNG) fueling centers for heavy-duty road transport customers. The plan is to construct at least two LNG fueling lanes and a storage facility at up to 100 existing TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded full service travel centers along the …

Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

‘America’s Natural Gas Highway’ Expands

Joanna Schroeder

GE and Clean Energy Fuels have announced a partnership to expand the infrastructure for natural gas transportation in the U.S. The idea for the project is to develop a natural gas highway or network that will enable trucks to operate on Liquefied Natural (LNG) from coast to coast. In a press statement, the companies say truck fleets can reduce fuel …

Alternative energy, Liquefied natural gas (LNG)