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    LCF Member Update | Love’s Travel Stops, Trillium CNG Debut New Logo

    Leaders from Oklahoma City-based Love’s Travel Stops and compressed natural gas (CNG) veteran Trillium CNG unveiled the companies’ new consolidated logo yesterday at the sixth-annual ACTExpo in Long Beach, Calif., following Love’s recent acquisition of Trillium. “Together, L...

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    DOE, DOT Partner on Smart Transportation, Alt-Fuel Technologies

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) have announced a collaboration to accelerate the research, development, demonstration and deployment of smart transportation systems and alternative fuel technologies. According to the DOE’s release, the age...

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    U.S. Senate Passes Vehicle Innovation Act

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate approved the Vehicle Innovation Act (VIA) as part of a broader energy bill that passed, the Energy Policy Modernization Act. Authored by U.S. Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., VIA promotes investments in research and ...

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    Entergy News Room | Entergy Louisiana Among Louisiana Clean Fuel Leader Award Winners

    Entergy Louisiana Among Louisiana Clean Fuel Leader Award Winners LAFAYETTE, La. – Entergy Louisiana, LLC was among the companies honored by Louisiana Clean Fuels for its work to reduce emissions from its vehicle fleet. The company received the Utility Fleet of the Year award during the rece...

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    Diamond Green Diesel Expanding Production to 275 Million Gallons Annually

    Darling Ingredients Inc. is expanding the Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) facility in Norco, La., to increase annual production capacity from 160 million gallons of renewable diesel to 275 million gallons. The incremental cost per gallon of renewable diesel production for the expansion is estimated to...

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    ROUSH Debuts Propane Autogas System for the Ford F-750

    In an effort to meet growing demand for alternative-fuel-powered, medium-duty trucks, ROUSH CleanTech has developed a propane autogas fuel system for the Ford F-750 chassis that costs less than similar diesel counterparts. Operating up to 33,000 GVWR, the model was created as an autogas-fueled, medi...

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    NREL: EVs Need 300 Miles of Range for Most Consumers

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a new report, “Consumer Views on Plug-in Electric Vehicles-National Benchmark Report,” that finds, among other things, approximately 24% of consumers plan to buy a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle (EV) as their next purchase....

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    FTA Offering Up To $55 Million for Low- or No-Emissions Transit Vehicles

    The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is making up to $55 million available for the 2016 fiscal year for the purchase or lease of low- or no-emissions vehicles under the Low or No Emissions (Low-No) Program. The funding can also be used for the required equipment or facilities for low- or no-emis...

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    Lafayette Daily Advertiser: Official wants to up vehicles’ use of CNG

    BATON ROUGE — Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality Chuck Brown wants to make the use of compressed natural gas the go-to fuel for fleets of trucks and buses across the state. Pointing out the bus system in Lafayette and the waste management trucks in Baton Rouge and New Orleans...

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    2016 Westport Training Schedule Released

    2016 Westport Training Schedule Released Our 2016 service training schedule is set! This intense three-day course, held at our Westport facility in Dallas, Texas covers a range of essential topics in both the classroom and on our Production floor - including hands-on repairs f...

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    No car? How about car-sharing? LSU students, others now have that option

    BY REBEKAH ALLEN | [email protected] For people who don’t have a car in Baton Rouge, their options historically have been limited to walking, biking or taking the bus. But a car-sharing service that started Tuesday will give people one more option. ...

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    CATS to buy 12 buses a year, replacing its aging fleet by 2020

    Capital Area Transit Authority leaders on Wednesday discussed plans to replace their aging fleet in the coming years and entertained the possibility of, in a few years, switching to electric buses. Standard industry practice is to retire a city bus after 12 years, said CATS CEO Bob Mirabito. The ...

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    Webinar | Propane Financial Common Sense for Schools

    Attend this webinar to learn why propane autogas buses are the best choice for school transportation — lower total cost-of-ownership compared with diesel buses, scalable and affordable infrastructure options for convenient on-site refueling, and buses from all four major OEMs.     ...

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    DOE Announces Webinars on Electric Vehicle Charging at Colleges, a Hydrogen Leak Detector, and More

    DOE Announces Webinars on Electric Vehicle Charging at Colleges, a Hydrogen Leak Detector, and More The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Higher Ed Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Webinar," on Thursday, March 10, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Join ...

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    DERA RFP Webinars

    EPA Clean Diesel News: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host two informational sessions for the FY 2016 Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program funded through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). Pre-registration is not required. To join the webinar, foll...

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    ACT Expo Webinar Series | Preparing Your Shop for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

    Join the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo and the National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium (NAFTC) for two complimentary webinars to learn how fleets can prepare key stakeholders and maintenance facilities ...

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    NREL Finds Electric Buses Extremely Efficient

    A new analysis of a recent 12-vehicle Proterra electric bus demonstration (put on by Foothill Transit in California) by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found that these buses possess an average fuel economy roughly 4 times higher than that of baseline CNG buses. The exact comparison ...

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    Mack Trucks Green-Lights Renewable Diesel Fuel for Use in Mack Engines

    Following extensive truck and engine testing, Mack Trucks has signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines. Renewable diesel fuel delivers performance similar to diesel refined from petroleum, but with several additional customer benefits, including reduced greenhouse gas and p...

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    Cummins Improves Fuel Efficiency in 2017 Engine Lineup

    Cummins Inc. has received certification for its lineup of on-highway diesel and natural gas engines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The endorsement meets both the current EPA regulations and the future greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel-efficiency standards that go into effect...

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    Vehicle Technologies Office Issues Notice of Intent for Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

    The Vehicle Technologies Office has issued a Notice of Intent (No. DE-FOA-0001462) to make interested parties aware of its plan to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “FY 2016 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement.” The information contain...

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