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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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    Federal Transportation Bill Carries Good News For NGVs

    Federal Transportation Bill Carries Good News For NGVsRichard Nemec, Natural Gas IntelDecember 7, 2015 The five-year surface transportation bill (FAST Act) has been passed by both houses of Congress and carries some important provisions for advancing the use of natural gas vehicles (NGV), according...

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    Louisiana Clean Fuels Board Election Results

    Thank you to all of the Lousiana Clean Fuels Members who participated in the LCF Board of Directors election! Per LCF bylaws, 9 of the 11 seats were open for election; 7 incumbents were on the ballot. All dues paying members and members of the LCF Board of Directors received a ballot. Four inc...

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    National Biodiesel Board Commends EPA and Obama Administration For Increasing RFS Biodiesel Volumes

    National Biodiesel Board Commends EPA and Obama Administration For Increasing RFS Biodiesel Volumes Washington — The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) applauded the Obama administration Monday for reducing America’s dependence on high-carbon fossil fuels by raising biodiesel volumes ...

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    ABB, Microsoft join forces to launch next-generation electric vehicle charging platform

    ABB and Microsoft Corp. have announced the worldwide availability of a new electric vehicle fast-charging services platform. Combining ABB’s leading EV charging stations with Microsoft’s Azure cloud-based services will ensure stability, global scalability and advanced management featu...

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    The Advocate's Views: New roles for natural gas, including on the road, will help Louisiana’s growing natural gas industry

    The price of oil is sharply down from last year, but if there’s one thing Louisiana has still got, it’s lots of natural gas at a historically low price level. That is of course good news for the metropolitan areas of the state, including big refineries in Baton Rouge and Lake Charle...

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    TruStar Energy Opens Public CNG Fueling Station in Lafayette, LA

    TruStar Energy Opens Public CNG Fueling Station in Lafayette, LA (Lafayette, LA) September 23, 2015 - TruStar Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations, announced today that it has opened a company-owned public CNG fueling station at 515 E...

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    NEW FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT!

    Clean Fuel Funding Announcement:Medium- and Heavy-Duty Powertrain Electrification Technology and Heavy-Duty Fleet Demonstration We are excited to announce a new Department of Energy funding opportunity for up to $11 million in available funding to support development and demonstration of innovative...

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    WBRZ: New "green" dorm for purple and gold LSU

    BATON ROUGE - Some incoming LSU students get to experience the newest in living arrangements with an eco-friendly dorm. Cypress Hall is the first dormitory hall that's trying to go "green." It's a new dorm built from the ground-up with recycled products and designed to be energy efficient. From sol...

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    EPA Tightens Standards for Landfills to Reduce Emissions of Methane

    USNews.com:The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tightened standards for the nation's landfills to reduce emissions of methane and other harmful air pollutants. EPA estimates the new rules announced Friday as part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan will reduce methane from decomposing ...

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    NGT News: Louisiana CNG Station Reopens After Major Facelift

    Louisiana Clean Fuels members Sparq Natural Gas and Entergy, along with Lavigne Oil Co., have completed site upgrades and facility improvements at an existing compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Baton Rouge, La. Last November, Sparq announced it was spearheading the upgrade and expansio...

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    Virginia Expands Reach of Alt-Fuel Incentives Program

    Virginia has expanded access to a state-administered alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) incentive program that helps fund the conversion of public-sector fleets in areas with some of the biggest air-quality issues. According to Virginia Clean Cities, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) recently...

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    Honda Scraps the CNG Civic

    Honda has announced that it will no longer offer its compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Civic, leaving some to wonder what significance this decision might have regarding the overall U.S. natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry. The manufacturer also will discontinue its Civic Hybrid model. John...

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    Proterra's New Electric Transit Bus Breaks Records at Altoona Testing

    Battery-electric bus manufacturer Proterra says it has not only completed the structural testing program at the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center but has also broken records on its new Catalyst bus for efficiency, gradeability, weight and acceleration.While conventional diesel buses average 3....

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    LCF Featured in LADEQ's May Newsletter: Air Quality Awareness Week



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    Press Release: Louisiana Clean Fuels Honors Republic with Fleet of the Year Award

    Republic is expected to soon become the largest CNG fleet operator in Louisiana May 26, 2015 BATON ROUGE, La., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services of Baton Rouge has been awarded the prestigious Fleet of the Year Award by Louisiana Clean Fuels. Republic's Baton Rouge collection ...

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    NBC33 Covers the 2015 Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo

    By Tim [email protected] 22, 2015

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