December 19, 2016
EPA Certifies Westport’s CNG Modifications to 2017 Ford Trucks
The EPA has given Westport approval to equip 2017 model year Ford trucks with its WiNG Power System, which enables the trucks to run on CNG or liquid propane gas (LPG). Trucks included in the certification are the Ford F-150 5-liter CNG and LPG; the Transit 3.7-liter CNG; the F-450, F-550, F-650, F-750 and F-59 6.8-liter CNG; and the E-450 6.8-liter CNG models. Also, Westport is now certified under Ford’s Qualified Vehicle Modifier program, so the trucks will retain their factory warranties after the modification.
Clean Energy Inks New Fueling Agreements Across California
Clean Energy has signed several new fueling agreements in the trucking, transit, and refuse sectors across California.
Bimbo Bakeries USA has signed a fueling agreement allowing an additional 19 CNG trucks based at its Montebello facility to use Clean Energy’s public fueling stations in Commerce and Whittier. Frank C. Alegre Trucking, which recently purchased its first five NGVs for hauling operations in Southern California, has signed a multiyear LNG fueling agreement with Clean Energy. And the Orange County Transportation Authority has signed a contract to buy 1.5 million gges of natural gas fuel for its fleet of 73 buses. The agency will use Clean Energy’s Redeem RNG to help transition its fleet from LNG to CNG.
In the refuse sector, Clean Energy built a private time-fill station in Daly City for Republic Services to fuel 21 CNG refuse vehicles. Universal Waste Systems and Burrtec Waste Services in Los Angeles County have signed multiyear contracts for Redeem RNG. Burrtec has also contracted with Clean Energy to build a new CNG station in Coachella to fuel 50 refuse trucks.
In addition, Clean Energy secured more than $400,000 in grant funding for its customers Amato Industries, Bimbo Bakeries USA, and Testa Produce. The money, which comes from California as well as Pennsylvania and Illinois, will allow the companies to buy NGVs, including 18 heavy-duty CNG vehicles for Bimbo.
Love’s Trillium CNG Opens New CNG Stations
Love’s Trillium CNG has opened new CNG fueling stations in Aberdeen, Maryland, and Vancouver, Washington. Both stations are open to the public, including light- and- heavy-duty trucks.Clean Energy, Trillium CNG, Westport
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