Updated Alternative Fuel Locator Maps Online

Joanna Schroeder

MapMuse has released updated interactive Alternative Fuel Locator Maps that identify where consumers can fill up with alternative fuels. The maps feature stations that sell biodiesel, E85, propane, compressed natural gas (CNG), hydrogen, liquified natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and electric charging stations. For accuracy, the data used to identified the alternative fueling stations was verified by the …

Biodiesel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), E85, Electric Vehicles, Hydrogen, Liquefied natural gas (LNG), Propane

Compressed Natural Gas Station Opens in Santa Ana

Joanna Schroeder

A new compressed natural gas fueling station has been opened in Santa Ana, California by Waste Management of Orange County. PetroCard operates the Clean N’ Green station and will sell CNG to commercial fleets including transit agencies, school districts, taxis, cities, and municipalities. Supporters of CNG say that the price of fuel is one-third below the cost of gasoline and …

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

WM Commissions 1,000th Natural Gas Truck

Joanna Schroeder

This week, Waste Management (WM) commissioned its 1,000th natural gas truck. The company is the largest owner and operator of natural gas burning heavy duty trucks in North America. The truck was commissioned during a ceremony in Carson, California and on hand was Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster. The truck will be dedicated to picking up recyclable materials. “This is …

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied natural gas (LNG), Waste-to-Energy

The CEC Awards $29M to Advanced Biofuels Projects

Joanna Schroeder

I sometimes wonder what in the world California is thinking. I just wrote about Feinstein’s attack on biofuels in the state, yet today the state’s biofuels industry scored a victory when the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced the approval of more than $29 million for advanced biofuels projects. The CEC completed the first two years of its program funding cycle …

advanced biofuels, biofuels, biogas, biomethane, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Hydrogen, Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

Waste Management & Harvest Power to Partner

Joanna Schroeder

Waste Management continues to build its reputation in the development of alternative energy with the announcement that they have partnered with Harvest Power to expand next generation organics recycling facilities across the United States and Canada. Waste Management now joins founding investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Munich Venture Partners, as investors in the project. The largest food and …

bioenergy, biogas, Company Announcement, Liquefied natural gas (LNG), Waste-to-Energy

Waste Management Recieves EPA Recognition

Joanna Schroeder

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Waste Management, Inc. for its innovation and creativity in the development of the Altamont Landfill Gas to Liquefied Natural Gas Facility that went online in Livermore, CA in late 2009. The award was presented during the EPA’s 13th annual Landfill Methane Outreach Program Conference and Project Expo. The project is a joint venture …

bioenergy, biomethane, Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

California Continues to Add Green Fueling Options

Joanna Schroeder

Linde North America, a member of The Linde Group, which is one of the world’s largest hydrogen energy producers, will be showcasing two of its green fueling options to California residents during the San Francisco International Auto Show, which opens on Thanksgiving day. The first featured project highlights refuse trucks that are running on natural gas. The fuel is produced …

Hydrogen, Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

World’s Largest LNG Plant In Production in California

Joanna Schroeder

Using landfill gas to produce energy is real! Waste Management, in conjunction with Linde North America, has begun to produce renewable vehicle fuel at its Altamont Landfill near Livermore, California. The facility is the world’s largest landfill gas (LFG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant. The plant which was built and is operated by Linde, purifies and liquefies landfill gas …

Company Announcement, Liquefied natural gas (LNG), News, Waste-to-Energy