US Air Force demonstrating hydrogen as alternate fuel source

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The US Air Force is demonstrating the use of hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. In a recent visit to JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Energy and Operations directorates were given a tour of the installation’s hydrogen production facility and shown several of the vehicles that use this alternative fuel. Hydrogen fuel cell use is growing exponentially worldwide in the private sector.

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UK market sees first decline in alternatively fueled vehicle sales in 27 months in June

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The performance tipped the overall alternatively fueled vehicle (AFV) sector into negative growth for the first time since April 2017, undermining efforts to reduce emissions through fleet renewal of the latest ultra low emission vehicles. Another option increasingly available is mild-hybrid technology, which provides an energy boost to traditional internal combustion engines, helping to improve fuel efficiency and lower CO 2.

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Pennsylvania awarding up to $5M to support alternative fuel transportation initiatives

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting grant applications for innovative, advanced fuel, and vehicle technology projects that will result in cleaner advanced alternative transportation within the commonwealth. DEP’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program offers funding for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Conversions Electric (Battery) Fuels Policy

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ClearRefining Process Upgrades ULSD to Lighter, Cleaner-Burning Fuel; Nevada Designates it an Alternative Fuel

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Nevada-based Advanced Refining Concepts, LLC, (ARC) has developed a process—called ClearRefining—for the upgrading of ultra-low sulfur diesel to a lighter, cleaner burning, higher quality fuel. The GDiesel product was recently designated as an alternative fuel by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) due to the reduction in criteria emissions stemming from GDiesel use. The result is GDiesel fuel. Tags: Diesel Fuels

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UPS hits target of 1 billion alternative-fueled miles one year early

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UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory” of now more than 7,200 alternative fuel vehicles. UPS’ long-term commitment to sustainability is transforming commercial transportation and logistics, spurring growth in the clean fuels market and enabling critical engineering advances.

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Jasper Alternate Fuels Adds Icom JTG Propane Engine System

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Jasper Alternate Fuels, a division of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, has signed an agreement with Icom North America to install and service Icom’s patented JTG propane liquid-injection fuel system on commercial fleet vehicles in North America. Jasper Alternate Fuels expects to sell more than 5,000 Icom JTG systems during the first three years of the Icom National Master Distributor program. It offers alternative fuel systems for vehicle fleets of any size.

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California Energy Commission awards nearly $2M to support alternative fuel production and vehicles

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The California Energy Commission unanimously approved funding of $1,974,330 for the expansion and upgrade of a biodiesel production facility and buy-downs of alternative-fuel vehicles. The enzymatic process to be used in the facility is environmentally cleaner and more efficient than current methods, and also produces a higher quality biodiesel. The buy-down incentives help to pay the difference between alternative-fuel vehicles and conventional vehicles.

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Virginia Governor signs legislation and executive order beginning transition of state vehicles to natural gas, electricity or other alternative fuels

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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has signed two pieces of legislation that promote the use of natural gas, electric or other alternative-fueled vehicles in the Commonwealth. He also signed a new executive order setting out the state alternative fuel plan required by House Bill 2282. Fourteen alternative fuel vehicles and two vehicle chargers were also on display at the signing ceremony. Establishes a plan for vehicles to use alternative fuels.

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DLR: cleaner aircraft emissions reduce the climate impact of contrail cirrus

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Research into low-soot engines and alternative fuels to counteract the climate impact of aviation is worthwhile, as contrail cirrus today have an impact similar to the total of all the atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions due to air travel over the past 100 years combined. The interplay between the choice of fuel and combustion in the engine is decisive in reducing soot emissions in aviation. Aviation Climate Change Emissions Fuels

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Westport acquires Alternative Fuel Vehicle Sweden AB, European natural gas system supplier to Volvo Cars

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a leader in natural gas engines, acquired Alternative Fuel Vehicle Sweden AB (AFV) of Gothenburg, Sweden for approximately SEK 51 million (approximately US$7.6 AFV is the sole supplier of natural gas fuel systems to Volvo Car Company (VCC). Natural gas technology is playing an increasingly important role in European automotive markets, where there is a longstanding interest in cleaner, more economical transportation solutions. Westport Innovations Inc.,

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Biofuels: Don't Assume They're All Carbon-Neutral, New Study Warns

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It's easy to see the appeal of fuels billed as cleaner replacements for gasoline that also require few changes to established consumer routines. Biofuels Carbon Footprint emissions ethanol research Study alternative fuel vehiclesTo many, biofuels seem like the ultimate compromise between lower carbon emissions and practicality.

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Obama climate plan calls for new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018; cleaner fuels and investment in advanced fossil energy

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Among the transportation-related elements of US President Barack Obama’s new climate action plan, which he is outlining today in a speech at Georgetown University, is the development of new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018. In 2011, the Obama Administration finalized the first fuel economy standards for Model Year 2014-2018 for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, and vans. Climate Change Emissions Fuel Efficiency Fuels Heavy-duty Policy

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Green Cars Part 4- Compressed Air

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Conventional cars work by exploding fuel and air in a chamber to exert force on the pistons, but what if rather than using an explosion to provide that pressure on the piston, you just stored your ‘fuel’ at a constant high pressure. The car itself has no emissions since it just uses normal air (the air might actually end up cleaner because of filtration) and the compression can be done using renewable energy to make the entire system emission free.

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CARB certifies ROUSH CleanTech’s Gen 5 propane engine for Blue Bird school buses to ultra-low NOx standards

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The optional ultra-low CARB certification is 90% cleaner than current emissions standards for nitrogen oxides. Innovations for the Gen 5 fuel system include stronger and lighter forged fuel rails and unique routing that keeps the engine-fuel distribution well organized. Propane is well established as an economical, clean and domestically produced alternative fuel for school buses.

Propane Autogas fueling nearly 600 Nestlé Waters’ delivery trucks; about 30% of NA fleet

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Nestlé Waters North America’s is deploying more than 400 additional medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. The company now operates nearly 600 of these alternatively fueled trucks, which make up about 30% of its total North American fleet. Based on the proven emissions reduction compared with our older diesel units, and lower fuel and total cost of ownership, we knew this was the right application for us within the alternative fuel space.

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US Postal Service contractor chooses propane for parcel deliveries; F-750s with ROUSH tech

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McAbee Trucking, a freight shipping and trucking company based in Blacksburg, SC, purchased eight Ford F-750 delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas, a domestically produced, clean and economical alternative fuel.

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McMaster team reviews progress on hybrid-specific engine technologies

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A team from McMaster University in Canada has published a comprehensive review of recent progress in low-temperature combustion (LTC), alternative fuels (AF), over-expansion Atkinson cycle, and waste heat recovery (WHR) techniques as applied to hybrid-specific engines. Engines as one of the propulsion components in HEVs significantly affect vehicle fuel economy and emission performance. In the meantime, fuel economy and emissions are not the only metrics of performance.

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Canada to invest C$120M for EV infrastructure, alt fueling stations and demo projects

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The Government of Canada will invest C$120 million (US$89 million) to deploy infrastructure for electric vehicle charging and refueling stations for alternative fuels such as natural gas, as well as to support technology demonstration projects. million) over two years to support the electric and alternative fuel vehicles infrastructure.

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Blue Bird first to offer certified ultra-low NOx level for propane school buses; 0.02 g/bhp-hr

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Blue Bird is providing the cleanest propane engine available for school buses on the market, with this version being 90% cleaner than the current emissions standard and 10 times cleaner than any non-Blue Bird propane school bus option available today. With the added bonus of federal and local rebates and incentives for alternative fuels, districts are saving up to $3,500 per bus annually on fuel and maintenance costs.

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CARB moves forward with third-party verification for Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) has supported an innovative revolution in alternative fuels. Those fuels have replaced more than 2.5 billion gallons of petroleum fuel in the past 12 months, providing Californians with cleaner alternatives. The LCFS regulation steadily drives down the carbon intensity of transportation fuels sold in California, resulting in cleaner fuels. Fuels LCFS Regulations

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Efficient Drivetrains introduces CNG PHEV for agriculture work truck applications

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The vehicle combines the benefits of a CNG Fuel system and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) technology and is geared to help agriculture fleets switch from petroleum-based liquid fuels to domestically available, cleaner burning natural gas and electricity. The CARB certified A-1 Alternative Fuel System includes a 24 GGE frame-mounted CNG system located on the driver’s side with integrated fuel management panel and is available in a wide array of options.

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Altalto waste-to-jet fuel plant advances in UK; BA, Shell, Velocys

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Altalto Immingham Limited, a subsidiary of renewable fuels company Velocys and a collaboration with British Airways and Shell, has submitted a planning application to develop its site in Immingham, North East Lincolnshire, close to the Humber Estuary. million gallons US) of cleaner-burning sustainable jet and road fuel each year. British Airways intends to purchase jet fuel produced at the plant for use in its aircraft. Aviation Fuels

2019 208

City of Santa Monica converting bus fleet to renewable natural gas

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The City of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus (BBB) has become one of the country’s first municipal transit authorities to convert its fleet to renewable natural gas (RNG), rated 90% cleaner than diesel. Earlier this year, BBB modified its original agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp to transition the supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for its fleet to Clean Energy’s Redeem renewable LNG, which is non-fracked methane harvested from organic waste in landfills.

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IPG to demo Flameless Ceramic Turbine for clean, off-grid power in EV charging

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Low-cost ceramics enable temperatures beyond the limitations of metals to deliver fuel efficiencies of power plants in small-scale distributed power. Not only can IPG’s technology deliver low-emission, pollutant-free energy on today’s cleaner fuels.

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DOE: US average EV CO2e/year is 4,815 lbs, vs. 11,435 lbs for average gasoline car

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Using electricity production data by source and state, the DOE’s Alternative Fuels Data Center has estimated the annual carbon dioxide (CO 2 e)-equivalent emissions of a typical EV. of the electricity sources in the state while cleaner sources such as nuclear, hydro, biomass, wind, and solar make up the rest. Although all-electric vehicles (EVs) produce zero tailpipe emissions, there are upstream emissions of greenhouse gases from electricity production.

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Ricardo partners with Excel Engineering to deliver testing and prototype services; Excel acquiring Ricardo’s Michigan Test Center and Personnel

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The facility provides Excel with capabilities in light-duty and heavy-duty engine testing and capacity to test alternative fuels as well as advanced battery and hybrid drive systems. One of our initial steps has been developing a leadership team to help clients in the US, Mexico and Canada close the gap from conventional transportation to a cleaner, connected mobility future. Ricardo Inc.,

2020 175

Altech-Eco receives ARB certification for dedicated 2014 F-250/350 6.2L CNG conversion system

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The dedicated version converts the vehicle to operate 100% on CNG, which allows users to take advantage of using CNG as a cleaner burning and more economical alternative fuel. as Bi-Fuel or Dedicated. Altech-Eco Corporation has obtained Executive Order (E.O.) certification from the California Air Resources Board (ARB) for the compressed natural gas (CNG) Dedicated conversion system for the 2014 Ford 6.2L

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Toyota to debut 2 BEVs, 1 PHEV for US this year; says research shows BEVs & PHEVs have similar environmental benefits

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Toyota currently has more than 40% share of the total alternative fuel vehicle market, which includes a 75% share of the fuel cell market and a 64% share of hybrids and plug-ins. At every price point and with multiple powertrains, we can put more people in cleaner automobiles across North America to have the greatest near-term impact on total carbon emissions.

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UPS to deploy 35 ARRIVAL purpose-built lightweight electric delivery vans in London and Paris

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UPS is working with ARRIVAL here in the UK because their smart electric vehicles are helping to reduce dependency on fossil fuel. The result is a safer and cleaner fleet for the communities in which we deliver. Electromobility and alternative technology vehicles are demonstrably a priority for UPS. Since 2009, UPS has invested more than $750 million in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.

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NY to award $18.9M to increase number of electric buses in state

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million for school bus operators to acquire cleaner forms of transportation with lower emissions. million is also now available through the NYTVIP to school bus operators statewide to support the purchase of cleaner, less polluting buses. The program reduces the cost to purchase new, clean electric or alternative-fueled buses through point of sale rebates offered through a qualified vendor.

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Big Blue Bus receives nearly $900K to purchase 58 new Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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Operating ISL G NZ engines on RNG offers a significant GHG emissions benefit compared to fossil fuels. Nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to a cleaner environment, the entire fleet operates on alternative fuels, including renewable natural gas (RNG). In California, Big Blue Bus (BBB) will receive $870,000 from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee’s (MSRC) Near Zero Engine Incentive Program.

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New Argonne partnership with Cummins, Convergent, Sandia to predict fuel injector dynamics

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Under a new Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), the three organizations, along with DOE’s Sandia National Laboratories, will work together to build more accurate fuel spray models and integrate them into full engine simulations. Endurant HD Fuel spray model.

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EQT launches pilot program to convert Marcellus drilling rigs to LNG

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This program marks the first LNG rig conversion in the Marcellus Shale and will provide a cleaner burning alternative fuel for the region’s drilling operations. Appalachian area natural gas producer EQT Corporation launched a pilot program to begin converting drilling rigs to liquefied natural gas (LNG), displacing the diesel used to power equipment at the well site.

2012 207

MITEI releases report on 3-year study of future mobility; technological innovation, policies, and behavioral changes all needed; “car pride” an issue

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areas of inquiry: The potential impact of climate change policies on global fleet composition, fuel consumption, fuel prices, and economic output. Characteristics of alternative vehicle powertrains and fuels that could affect their future market share.

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Shell and Tsinghua University set up mobility research center

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Shell officially opened its Joint Research Center for Cleaner Mobility with Tsinghua’s Department of Automotive Engineering (DAE). This new center will focus on developing solutions for the automotive sector, including the development of high-efficiency lubricants and additives; cleaner use of conventional fuels; and the development of alternative fuels and new energies that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

2017 164

Mammoet switches Dutch operations to Shell GTL fuel

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Mammoet, the world’s largest service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport will use cleaner-burning Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuel to power all its cranes and trucks in the Netherlands. Shell GTL Fuel is an alternative fuel for use in diesel engines, which can lower local emissions (e.g. Shell GTL Fuel is already in daily use with commercial fleets in Germany and the Netherlands.

2016 150

$13.5M in EPA clean diesel grant funding available

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million in grant funding to help governments and nonprofit organizations switch to cleaner diesel engines. The projects fund clean diesel technology such as emissions and idle control devices, aerodynamic equipment, engine and vehicle replacements and alternative fuel options. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $13.5 Local governments, tribal agencies and nonprofits can win grants up to $2.14 million each.

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Petrobras joins Model Fuels Consortium II

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Reaction Design, a leading developer of advanced combustion simulation software, announced that Brazil’s Petrobras has joined the Model Fuels Consortium II (MFC II). Petrobras was a participant in the inaugural phase of the Consortium and is keenly interested in the Consortium’s work toward creation of accurate fuel models and combustion simulation tools that will enable the next generation of more efficient engines used for transportation and power generation.

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Virginia Clean Cities reaches 1,000 vehicle conversions to propane

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Program fleets significantly save on fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by running vehicles on American-made propane autogas. Propane autogas, also referred to as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is the most widely used alternative fuel in the world, with more than 17 million autogas vehicles on the road globally. Autogas is cleaner than gasoline and costs around $1.50

Oregon DEQ seeking public comments on implementing Low Carbon Fuel Standard before sunset in 2015

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Oregon’s Department on Environmental Quality (DEQ) is inviting public comment on a proposed rulemaking that would fully implement Oregon’s low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). The first phase required Oregon producers and importers of fuels to register with DEQ, keep records and submit reports about the fuels they currently supply. The full program does not mandate the use of a specific alternative fuel or set a cap on total emissions.

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Propel Fuels reports strong consumer adoption of renewable diesel in SoCal; retail sales up 300% over biodiesel

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Propel launched Diesel HPR across Southern California in August 2015, and consumer adoption of the fuel has risen 300% compared to its former biodiesel product (B20). Utilizing Neste’s NEXBTL renewable diesel, Propel’s Diesel HPR is a low-carbon, drop-in renewable fuel that meets the ASTM D-976 petroleum diesel specifications for use in diesel engines, while offering drivers better performance and lower emissions. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Emissions Fuel Efficiency Fuels Sales

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EPA to award up to $5M for projects to reduce diesel emissions at ports

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Non-road Diesel Vehicles and Equipment: the incremental cost of a newer, cleaner vehicle or piece of equipment powered by a model year 2013 or newer certified non-road diesel engine, up to 25% of the cost of an eligible replacement vehicle or piece of equipment. Clean Alternative Fuel Conversions: up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible clean alternative fuel conversion.

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Polk County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office running 10 patrol cars on propane

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The Polk County, Oregon, Sheriff’s Office is running 10 patrol cars converted to propane autogas, including seven Ford Crown Vics, two Chevy Tahoes and one Ford F-350 pickup truck; the office expects to save more than $20,000 every year by using the alternative fuel. Auto Additions of Salem performed the bi-fuel vehicle conversions while Blue Star Gas installed an on-site fuel station and delivers year-round fuel supply.

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