DTC Opens #Propane Fuel Station, Increases Fleet

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The Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) has opened a new propane fuel station in New Castle. The station goes along with the agency’s plans to increase its fleet of propane-powered paratransit buses. By FY18 the agency will operate 130 propane buses within it’s DART paratransit service. The decision was made following a two-year pilot program that tested five buses. DTC then …

Alternative Vehicles, Propane

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

PERC Promotes Propane at ACT Expo

Joanna Schroeder

Propane will be on display at the upcoming 2016 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long,Beach California. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is promoting the benefits of propane. Tucker Perkins, chief business officer, is presenting at the expo’s May 4, 2016 general session on urban mobility. “To meet the needs of any urban fleet, whether that’s a city …

Alternative energy, Propane

Clean Cities Coalitions Promoting Propane Autogas

Joanna Schroeder

Clean Cities Coalitions around the U.S. have been promoting the use of propane autogas to lower tailpipe emissions. Just around the corner, the Alliance AutoGas converted F-150 will set out on its 5,500 mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride”. The tour kicks off in Kansas City on May 2, 2016 and will be hauling a propane autogas 2013 …

Fleet, Propane

#Propane Power on a Roll

Joanna Schroeder

Propane power is on a roll these days, going far beyond it’s traditional uses of home heating and grain drying, moving into areas such as fleet vehicles and school buses. To learn more about propane’s market expansion, Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Becky Hornblower, GROWMARK’s propane marketing and technical services manager. GROWMARK is one of the country’s largest retailers of propane. …

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Propane Conversion in a Snap

Joanna Schroeder

During the Indianapolis Work Truck Show earlier this week, Alliance AutoGas conversion techs Stephen Holland and Stacey Snyder installed the Alliance fuel engineered conversion system on a Bi-Fuel 2016 3.5 Liter Ford F-150 V6 in a little more than an hour an a half, setting a record. The propane fuel system features a single plug wiring connector with a 21-gallon …

Alternative Vehicles, Propane

PERC Promotes Farm Incentive Program

Joanna Schroeder

Several years ago, the Propane Research and Education Council (PERC) launched the Propane FEED Program for farmers. Today the program has evolved as is now called the Propane Farm Incentive Program and it’s taking off. To learn more about the program and how farmers can get involved, Chuck Zimmerman spoke with PERC’s Director of Agriculture Business Development Cinch Munson during …

Agribusiness, Alternative energy, Audio, Commodity Classic, Propane

ROUSH Aids Nestlé Waters Switch to Propane

Joanna Schroeder

ROUSH CleanTech has recently assisted several companies convert to greener fleets. Nestlé Waters North America is adding 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks (Ford F-650) fueled by propane autogas. According to ROUSH CleanTech, over the vehicles’ lifetime, the 155 Ford F-650 trucks will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 24.6 million pounds. These units will be deployed beginning in April. …

Alternative energy, Propane

Propane Autogas Buses Offer Clean Ride to School

John Davis

A school district in Indiana this month is rolling out the state’s largest deployment of propane autogas school buses, giving the students a cleaner ride to school and saving taxpayer dollars. The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township will start using 11 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses purchased through dealer MacAllister Transportation, including 10 78-passenger models and one bus outfitted …

autogas, Propane

Olympia School District Goes to School with Propane

Joanna Schroeder

Stanford, Illinois students are traveling around town in school buses fueled by propane. The Olympia Community Unit #16 School District, a rural district covering 377 square miles, converted to propane-fueled buses to meet the district’s needs for reliable, lower-cost buses. The school buses travel an average of 20,000 miles per year. According to John Olsen, assistant superintendent for Olympia, the …

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