Which alternative fuels will survive long-term? Twitter poll results

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Building a fueling network turns out to be more of a challenge than many advocates, regulators, and drivers may have anticipated. The attempt to boost passenger vehicles fueled by cheap, abundant U.S. natural gas is now essentially over, with a mere 942 public natural-gas fueling stations throughout the 50 states. ethanol hydrogen natural gas e85 hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle Polls

Which alternative fuels will survive long-term? Take our Twitter poll

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You just don't hear the phrase "alternative fuels" as much as you did, say, 10 years ago. With a couple of million plug-in electric cars now on the world's roads, the idea of swapping in one hydrocarbon fuel for another may have passed its time. ethanol hydrogen natural gas e85 hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle Polls

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More than half of transit buses in the US were powered by alternative fuels and advanced technologies in 2018

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According to the American Public Transit Association (APTA), alternative fuels and advanced hybrid drivetrains powered more than half of all transit buses in 2017 and 2018. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuels Heavy-duty

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DOE launches alternative fueling station locator app

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) launched a new mobile app to help drivers find stations that provide alternative fuel for vehicles. Developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory with support from the Energy Department, the Alternative Fueling Station Locator app provides information on more than 15,000 stations across the country. After the user selects a fuel, the app maps the stations closest to his or her current location.

DOE: 11% of motor vehicles jobs focus on alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles

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million jobs supported by the motor vehicles and component parts industry for the first quarter of 2016 were related to alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. According to figures gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE), 11% of the 2.3

2017 95

Chevrolet and GMC expand alternative fuel fleet offerings; expanded CNG/LPG lineup

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PSI ) to introduce heavy-duty pickups and full-size vans powered by 6.0-liter V-8 compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-capable engines starting in the first quarter of 2017. PSI is one of North America’s largest and most experienced providers of integrated turn-key, alternative-fuel powertrain solutions. The expanded lineup brings GM Fleet’s portfolio of alternative fuel, hybrid and EVs to more than a dozen trucks, cars and crossovers.

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UPS to use biomethane for Memphis and Jackson alternative fuel fleet

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with an estimated 15 million diesel gallon gas equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG)—biomethane—as part of a multi-year agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing, LLC. Atmos will secure landfill gas and provide it to MLGW for conversion to LNG, which will be delivered to the UPS facility by tractor-trailer. of total gas and diesel purchased was displaced by using these alternative fuels.

Argonne LCA study finds many alternative fuels consume more water than petroleum and natural gas fuels

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have analyzed the water consumption for transportation fuels in the United States using an extended lifecycle system boundary that includes the water embedded in intermediate processing steps.

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UPS sets 2017 goal of 1 billion alternative fuel miles

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UPS released its annual Sustainability Report announcing that while the total number of packages shipped in 2012 increased, the company reduced its total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased investments in alternative fuel vehicles, and retooled routes that shaved 12.1 Through the end of 2012, UPS has logged 295 million cumulative alternative fuel miles. million gallons of fuel.

NASA and DLR to conduct joint flight tests on alternative fuel emissions with focus on ice crystals

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The focus will be on alternative fuel emissions and the characterisation of ice crystals in condensation trails (contrails), using biofuel as an example. The focus of our measurements is to characterise the emissions produced using different fuel blends.

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Federal Highway Administration establishing national ‘Alternative Fuel and Electric Charging’ Network

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The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced 55 routes that will serve as the basis for a national network of “alternative fuel” corridors spanning 35 states. Though the network is nearly 85,000 miles long, more miles will be added in the future to accommodate electric, hydrogen, propane and natural gas vehicles as additional fueling and charging stations are built.

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AT&T deploys 4,000th alternative fuel vehicle

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AT&T has deployed its 4,000 th alternative-fuel vehicle (AFV) in its US corporate fleet. The vehicles are part of AT&T’s planned 10-year initiative to invest up to $565 million to replace approximately 15,000 fleet vehicles with alternative fuel models through 2018. The milestone vehicle, deployed in Chicago, uses compressed natural gas technology (CNG), and is one of 165 AFVs deployed by AT&T in Illinois.

2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas: Video Of Alternative-Fuel Car

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OK, so gas prices are hovering around $4 a gallon, and dispensing with gasoline altogether is getting more and more attractive. But for whatever reasons, plug-in cars aren't for you. Maybe it's the limited range of battery electric vehicles, maybe it's the $41,000 cost before incentives of the 2011 Chevy Volt. Well, depending on where you live

RIP natural-gas cars, doomed by cheap gas and electric cars

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Natural gas vehicles were first promoted starting in about 2000 as a way to reduce reliance on imported oil and cut tailpipe emissions. Their promise appeared to grow near the height of the global financial crisis, when gas prices hovered around $4 per gallon across much of the United States. The domestic fuel promised to cut carbon-dioxide. natural gas LPG alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle

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When fueling stations shut down for your natural-gas car: one reader's experience

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Let's say you buy the greenest car you can, one that uses a different kind of fuel, and drive it happily for several years. What happens when the supply of your fuel suddenly ends, and you can no longer fill up your car? That's just what happened to Duncan Chalmers of Seattle, who can no longer conveniently get natural gas to fill up his 2008. natural gas alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle Civic GX Honda Civic Natural Gas

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Report: Alternative fuel buses to take over

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Alternative fuel vehicles will represent more than 50 per cent of the 64,000 total transit buses that will be delivered worldwide during 2015, according to a report from Pike Research. The figure is up from 28 per cent in 2010, with Pike predicting that while the market for diesel buses will remain strong, natural gas [.]. Green cars Latest news alternative fuel buses fuel cell buses green buses hybrid buses natural gas buses Pike Research

Westport and Fuel Systems Solutions to merge; alternative fuel vehicle and engine company with expanded reach

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and Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. have entered into a merger agreement to create a premier alternative fuel vehicle and engine company. Traditionally, Westport Innovations has focused the majority of its technological development and commercialization efforts in the heavy-duty and high horsepower natural gas arena, while Fuel Systems has significant experience and focus with gaseous fuel systems and components for light- and medium-duty automotive and industrial applications.

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Alternative Fuels: Possibilities Far Beyond Passenger Cars

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The Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) exposition rolled into Long Beach, California, last week to examine options available right now to use alternative fuels to their optimal advantage. Focusing on everything vehicular--from clean diesel, mild hybrids, compressed and liquid natural gas, propane, hydrogen and partial/full electric power--the

Argonne rolls out updated version of AFLEET alternative fuels and advanced vehicles analysis tool

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The US Department of Energy (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory is releasing an updated version of its AFLEET tool to reflect the latest advances in alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies and updated emissions data. The latest version includes, for the first time: gaseous hydrogen fuel cell vehicles; state-based (rather than national-based) fuel pricing, private station fuel pricing and fueling infrastructure costs.

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Lux: alternative fuels in China could replace up to 483B GGE in 2020; coal-to-ethanol conversion offers near-term potential

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China’s shift toward alternative fuels in order to cut its reliance on imported oil is creating large opportunities, notably in natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and in the conversion of coal to ethanol, according to a new report from Lux Research.

2015 98

Swiss WTW study finds important role for alternative fuels as well as alt drivetrains in move to low-emissions vehicles

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First, it considers the performance of both mature and novel hydrogen production processes, multiple electricity generation pathways and several alternative drivetrains. Li-ion battery specific energy density is presumed to be 150 Wh kg -1 , and fuel cell specific weight is 3 kg kW -1.

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Pike Research projects alternative fuel buses to represent 50% of total transit bus deliveries by 2015

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Transit bus deliveries by fuel type, world markets: 2010-2016. While the market for diesel buses will remain strong for the foreseeable future, Pike Research expects to see natural gas transit buses growing at an 8.2% Diesel Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hybrids Natural Gas

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DOE awarding $6M to 11 projects to accelerate alternative fuel vehicle market growth

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $6 million to 11 projects aimed at improving potential buyers’ experiences with alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles, supporting training, and integrating alternative fuels into emergency planning. Five projects will enable consumers and fleets to drive alternative fuel vehicles for extended periods of time to help them better understand how these vehicles can meet their everyday needs.

2015 81

E85 vehicles dominated US share of alternative fueled and hybrid vehicles made available in 2009

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On-road alternative fueled and hybrid vehicles made available 2009 (including light-, medium- and heavy-duty. Of those, E85 flexible fuel vehicles dominate the market with nearly 75% of the total AFV and hybrid vehicles. The amounts of fuel consumed by fleet AFVs.

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California Energy Commission approves plans to invest nearly $500M in electricity R&D and alternative fuels

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Another is an annual clean transportation investment plan that is designed to spark innovation in projects that will help transform California’s fleet to meet greenhouse gas and clean air goals. EPIC is funded by electricity ratepayers of Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. The program annually invests in a variety of alternative fuels and vehicle technologies.

2014 85

DOE awards $18M to 5 projects to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles & use of other alternative fuels

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $18 million to five projects for research, development, and demonstration of innovative plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and direct injection propane engine technologies, as well as community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of light, medium and heavy duty vehicles that operate on fuels such as biodiesel, electricity, E85, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane. Gas Technology Institute will receive $4.9

2016 65

Audi A5 Sportback g-tron: first drive of natural-gas luxury sport sedan

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Germany natural gas CNG NGV alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicleAudi’s vision of future mobility primarily centers around an array of long-range electric cars scheduled to debut in the coming years under the "e-tron" badge. These are intended to be Tesla killers, as they’re often called in Germany. But there’s another kind of tron with a “made in Germany” label as well, and.

2017 64

DOE issues Request for Information on aggregating purchases of alternative fuel vehicles

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a request for information ( DE-FOA-0001312 ) to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to purchasing/procurement processes designed to coordinate and consolidate bulk alternative fuel vehicle (AFV), advanced vehicle orders, and vehicle subsystems.

2015 76

Cummins to begin electrified powertrain delivery in 2019; alternative fuels and power, digitalization

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executives outlined plans to provide a range of power technologies spanning diesel and natural gas engines to fully electric and hybrid powertrains. Longer term, Cummins’ Research and Technology Department continues to investigate the viability of alternatives such as biofuels, synthetic fuels and hydrogen. Over the past 100 years, our ability to innovate and adapt has fueled our success and we are confident we are on the right path to do it again at this critical juncture.

2017 69

UPS to spend $90 million more on natural-gas vehicles, fueling stations

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Natural gas has not proven popular for vehicles bought by individual consumers, but some fleet operators continue to find it an attractive alternative to gasoline and diesel. That's because the lack of public fueling infrastructure proves a major drawback for natural-gas passenger cars, but fleets can circumvent that by operating their own. natural gas CNG NGV fleet sales alternative fuel vehicles fleet natural gas vehicle LNG

2017 63

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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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.

2016 Ford F-150 Offers Natural-Gas/Propane Prep-Kit Option

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Natural-gas cars sell only in tiny numbers to individual retail buyers, although they have found some traction with fleets that have ready access to the fuel. The 2016 Ford F-150 will be offered with a gaseous-fuel prep package, allowing it. natural gas alternative fuel vehicles propaneNow, those fleet buyers will get another choice--one that happens to be the best-selling vehicle in the U.S.

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AT&T his alternative fuel vehicle milestone

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Congratulations are due to mobile phone network provider AT&T which has hit a significant milestone in the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles. The company has reached 2,000 alternative fuel vehicles and 1,500 compressed natural gas vehicles as part of its corporate fleet – meaning it now has one of the largest CNG fleets in the [.].

Study: Alternative fuels to play big role for green cars

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If you thought that the future of green vehicles was focused purely on alternative drivetrains such as electric and fuel cell cars, then think again: because alternative fuels have a massive role to play too.

2014 72

Audi A5 is third model to run on natural gas, for Europe only

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New natural-gas passenger cars from major carmakers have disappeared from the U.S. Natural-gas options are available for large pickup trucks and vans but only exist for cars through aftermarket conversions offered by specialty firms. In Europe, though, the German luxury maker Audi remains committed to natural-gas powertrains. Geneva Motor Show natural gas CNG Geneva Auto Show alternative fuel vehicles

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Former president of Shell Oil calls for aggressive action on alternative fuels to break oil monopoly on transportation

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John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil Company and founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy (CFAE), is joining the Fuel Freedom Foundation (FFF) Advisory Board. Fuel Freedom is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to opening the fuel market to allow alternative fuels such as ethanol, methanol, natural gas and electricity fairly to compete with gasoline at the pump.

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Massachusetts awarding $15.5M to alternative fuel vehicles and projects; $1.8M for 8 electric school buses

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In December, the Patrick Administration awarded grants and announced new investments in three programs to support alternative fuel vehicles and related infrastructure across Massachusetts, including the launch of an electric school bus pilot. The Clean Energy and Climate Plan goal, created under the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA), aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80% by 2050.

DNV GL paper suggests near-term success for LNG in shipping; alternative fuel mix to diversify over time

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Well-to-Propeller GHG emissions results for marine alternative fuels. DNV GL has released a position paper on the future alternative fuel mix for global shipping. —“Alternative Fuels for Shipping”. —“Alternative Fuels for Shipping”.

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Chevy Impala Natural-Gas Version Delayed By A Year Over Unspecified Concerns

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Back in October 2013, General Motors announced plans to launch a "bi-fuel" version of its new Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan. It billed the planned Impala variant as the only production full-size sedan capable of running on both gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG). But more than a year after its public debut, the natural-gas Chevrolet. General Motors natural gas CNG alternative fuel vehicles

2015 81

Alternative Fuel Systems Working on CNG 3-Wheeler with Baja

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Canada-based Alternative Fuel Systems Inc., together with Indian partner Advantek Fuel Systems Pvt. is working with Bajaj Auto Limited on a development project involving the compressed natural gas fuelled version of a three-wheeled commercial delivery vehicle. By running on CNG using latest generation AFS technology, these goods carriers are expected to produce significantly less harmful emissions while offering better performance and fuel efficiency.

Republic Services opens new CNG fueling station in Long Beach; >75% of local fleet powered by alternative fuel

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Republic Services has opened its latest Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station. The new fueling station is designed to support the recent addition of 56 new CNG-powered collection trucks that serve customers throughout greater Long Beach, California. The additional CNG trucks have replaced older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of alternative fuel vehicles operated by Republic Services of Long Beach to 147.

Lux: China, India lead Asian alternative fuels; targets likely will not be met

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Driven by aggressive mandates, government support and cost advantages, China and India—the world’s two most populous countries—dominate Asia’s alternative fuels landscape, according to Lux Research. billion gallons per year for 2020—but as total fuel demand explodes as well, ethanol will creep up to only 4% of gasoline in 2017, placing that target in doubt, according to Lux. of its diesel fuel and 0.3%

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