Green Vision Goes Online

Laura McNamara

Alternative energy enthusiasts looking to see some renewable fuels in action can now access a vast array of demonstrations online. GreenEnergyTV.com describes itself as an Online Television Channel that allows millions of viewers worldwide to get plugged in to what’s going on with alternative energy. Though having been launched only in January 2007, Green Energy TV now has viewers from …

Biodiesel, Cellulosic, Energy, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Hydrogen, Propane, Solar, Wind

Propane Powers Metro Cars

Laura McNamara

Michigan-based Metro Cars is converting the majority of it’s fleet to operate on propane fuel as part of its new Propane Initiative. The self-described leader of transportation in Michigan has also received an award for its propane conversion. Because of their innovative use of propane to fuel their vehicles, Metro Cars has received the prestigious 2007 PROPANE Exceptional Energy Fleet …

Propane

Propane Helping Out Dairies

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s an interesting application for propane that targets the dairy industry from a company that’s known for making gas fired appliances. One of the companies that the Propane Education & Research Council is working with on some projects is Rinnai. One thing they’re doing that is real interesting is tankless water heaters. As you’ll hear in my interview with Mike …

Audio, Propane

Propane Powered Mowers

Chuck Zimmerman

We think of propane as a cooking or heating fuel but how about mowers? I met Chris Row with Manchester Tank here at Propane Days and we talked about mowers. Chris says that his company is working with several OEM’s to bring propane powered mowers to market. I think they’re focusing on mower fleets primarily at this point. He says …

Audio, Propane

Propane Days and PERC

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning I met with the President/CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council, Roy Willis. He was on hand at the sessions taking place for the 3rd Annual Propane Days here in Washington, DC. Roy says PERC’s goal here is to help educate policy makers so that they make good decisions based on sound science and research. I asked …

Audio, Propane

Trucking With Propane

Chuck Zimmerman

As I promo’d last week, I’m here in Washington, DC at Propane Days. The Roush F-150 Propane Injection Truck is the first thing I got to learn about since it was on display right outside the hotel where the main program is taking place. To learn all about it I interviewed Tom Arnold, director, Roush Manufacturing. He says that the …

Audio, Propane, Video

Interest PERC’d in Propane

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a heads up about a short trip I’m taking next week courtesy of the Propane Education & Research Council. I’ll be attending Propane Days, which is sponsored in part by PERC. Propane Days is put on by the National Propane Gas Association to educate policymakers on the benefits of propane. I’ll be there for a couple of days to …

Propane

High Crude Oil Prices Boost Alternative Fuels’ Price Competitiveness

John Davis

The Energy Management Institute has released a report that shows alternative fuels are much more cost effective… by nearly 30 percent… than they were just three years ago. The New York-based institute touts itself as higher learning for energy professionals such as oil companies, utilities, and transportation fleets. It found that biodiesel was 29.2% more cost effective than a few …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, News, Price, Propane