Alt Fuels Training Expands to Another College

John Davis

A group that trains technicians, fleet managers, law enforcement and first responders on how to handle today’s vehicles fueled by biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen, propane and other renewables has added another college to its list of training sites. BlueRidgeNow.com reports that Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Virginia is the latest member of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Hydrogen, Miscellaneous, Natural Gas, News

Company to Turn Natural Gas & Biogas into Clean Diesel

John Davis

A Nevada company is looking to turn natural gas and biogas, such as methane from garbage dumps, into a clean form of diesel. Advanced Refining Concepts, LLC is building a 100,000-gallon-a-day plant 10 miles east of Reno in Northern Nevada that will use a proprietary pollution-free process, called ClearRefining™, that liquefies natural gas and other biogases into a product they …

biogas, Natural Gas

Company Touts ‘Dual Fuel’ as Green Solution

John Davis

An Iowa-based energy company is claiming that its one-of-a-kind technology is a solution America needs as the country looks to reduce greenhouse emissions and lower energy costs, while helping put people back to work. American Power Group’s “dual fuel” blends diesel (which should have the ability to use biodiesel, right) and compressed natural gas or methane: APG’s technology couldn’t come …

biomethane, Natural Gas, technology

$300 Mil in Stimulus Bucks Stimulates Alternative Fuels

John Davis

Nearly $300 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act… aka the “Stimulus Bill”… funds are being handed out by the U.S. Department of Energy to replace or change more than 9,000 vehicles so they will burn alternative fuels and/or make them more fuel efficient, as well as establish nearly 550 alternative refueling stations across the U.S.. Energy Secretary Steven Chu …

Biodiesel, Electric Vehicles, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Natural Gas

NREL – Launches Mobile Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Joanna Schroeder

Drivers now can take a popular tool on the road thanks to the staff at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The Mobile Alternative Fueling Station Locator (MAFSL) helps on-the-go drivers find the five closest biodiesel, electricity, E85 (ethanol), hydrogen, natural gas, and propane fueling sites using any mobile device with Internet access. Before launching the device, NREL said that …

Biodiesel, Education, Electric Vehicles, Ethanol, Hydrogen, Miscellaneous, Natural Gas, News, Propane

Freightliner Introduces 1st Natural Gas-Powered Truck

Joanna Schroeder

Natural gas is not just for cars and buses. Today, Freightliner Trucks introduced its first natural gas-powered truck tabbed the Freightliner Business Class® M2 112 NG. The truck was designed for use in port operations, natural gas utilities, and municipalities. The truck is powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G. With the price of gas a continual challenge to profitability …

Company Announcement, Natural Gas