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    Report: Big trucking companies ready to shift to natural gas across the US

    Sales of natural-gas powered big rigs could jump as much as fivefold this year as falling prices for both natural gas and the carbon fuel tanks required for such trucks come down, the Wall Street Journal says. Lowe's, Procter & Gamble, UPS and PepsiCo are among the major US companies that ...

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    Report: Natural-gas truck sales will advance about 15 percent a year through 2019

    Driven by fleet and long-distance truck operators who want to save money in the face of climbing gasoline prices, global natural-gas truck sales will likely increase about 15 percent a year for the next six years, Pike Research predicts. While compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles are far more ...

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    Propane-powered Maxximus LNG 2000 sets three new world speed records

    It may not fit everyone's definition of green, but the supercar you see above did manage to hit 134 miles per hour in the quarter mile without burning a drop of gasoline. The 1,600+ horsepower, carbon-fiber-bodied Maxximus LNG 2000 can burn propane (a fossil fuel, also known as LPG), and it did ...

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    Maxximus LNG 2000 is a natural gas-burning, 1,500 horsepower supercar

    How do you build one of the world's quickest vehicles? Well, for chauffeur Marlon Kirby and financier David McMahan, you'd start with one of the most-capable vehicles on the road – the Ultima GTR – then you'd fuel it with natural gas. In this case, Kirby and McMahan took an ...

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    Volvo testing benefits of LNG-diesel in long-haul trucks

    Volvo Trucks is testing an idea that's complex and, quite frankly, so uncommon that we uncovered just a handful of vehicles that have motored down the road in a similar way. The truckmaker is field testing methane-diesel long-haul trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG), but the LNG is ...

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    Study: Argonne makes the case for a propane-powered automotive future

    In the alternative energy vehicle category, the choices run the gamut from battery-powered and solar, to diesel, wind-driven and everything in between. Though often overlooked, propane-powered vehicles also make the exhaustive list of alt-energy vehicles. Propane-powered vehicles are often ...

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    AFVI offers free online presentation on using LNG as transportation fuel

    If you're involved with monitoring a fleet of trucks, then you may have considered using liquefied natural gas (LNG) in those vehicles. Wal-Mart, PG&E, and the California ports have all taken a look at the technology. If you'd like a window into how LNG can reduce costs and emissions when ...

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    PG&E Adds Five HD LNG Trucks to Its Fleet

    Californian utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company has purchased five Class 8 heavy-duty LNG trucks (Kenworth T800) for its alternative fuel fleet. According to David Meisel, director of transportation services at PG&E, "The Kenworth LNG-powered trucks will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by ...

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    Government funds LPG program for highway trucks Down Under

    Canadian company Westpoint Innovations has been awarded almost AUD$1.4 million (US$1.075 million) by the Australian Government under their Alternative Fuels Conversion Programme (AFCP) to evaluate liquid petroleum gas (LPG, also known as LNG) as a heavy-duty highway truck fuel in Australia. The ...

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    I don't care what its made of, as long as it works

    Recently it seems that a lot of people have found that you can make biofuels out of just about anything in the world. We've reported on algae, chicken fat and even human fat being turned into biofuels and it looks like the list of organic substances that we're willing to consider for our transport ...

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    Diesel displacement technology operates engines on CNG, LNG and diesel

    U.S. Energy Initiatives Corporation offers a conversion system to operate medium and heavy duty diesel engines on compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and diesel fuels. They claim that their product is "universally adaptable to virtually any diesel engine through software ...


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