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Category: Fuel and Oil

Nestle Sweetens Propane Autogas Fleet by Adding 400 Delivery Trucks

Nestle Sweetens Propane Autogas Fleet by Adding 400 Delivery Trucks

| December 11, 2017

Nestlé Waters North America is going even greener, deploying more than 400 additional medium-duty ReadyRefresh℠ beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. The company now operates nearly 600 of these alternatively fueled trucks, which make up about 30 percent of its total North American fleet. Noted Bill Ardis, national fleet manager for its ReadyRefresh business […]

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Consumers Union Says EPA Plan for Toyota to Review Management a Conflict of Interest

Consumers Union Says EPA Plan for Toyota to Review Management a Conflict of Interest

| December 11, 2017

In testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt revealed a plan to invite Toyota Motor Company to assist in overhauling the internal management practices at the agency. Responding to what he has called a “clear conflict of interest,” David Friedman, director of cars and product policy and […]

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UPS Boosts Use Of Renewable Natural Gas

UPS Boosts Use Of Renewable Natural Gas

| November 27, 2017

UPS has announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy (a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC) to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year. This is the largest investment in RNG to date for the company, and the agreement runs through 2024. Use of RNG yields up to a […]

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ExxonMobil and Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison to Research Conversion of Biomass into Transportation Fuel

ExxonMobil and Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison to Research Conversion of Biomass into Transportation Fuel

| July 18, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil have announced a two-year renewal of an agreement to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. The research is part of a broad effort to identify scalable and commercially viable solutions to help meet increasing global energy demand with a renewable resource. The project leverages the […]

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Nearly 90% of Americans Support Higher Fuel Efficiency Requirements

Nearly 90% of Americans Support Higher Fuel Efficiency Requirements

| June 29, 2017

While the price at the pump is down, one thing is up: Americans want high fuel efficiency from vehicle manufacturers. According to a new study from Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of Consumer Reports, nearly 9 in 10 consumers agree that automakers should continue to improve the fuel efficiency for all vehicles. In […]

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Commercial Fleets and Municipalities Show How to Save Fuel, Improve Air in Chicago

Commercial Fleets and Municipalities Show How to Save Fuel, Improve Air in Chicago

| May 31, 2017

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition announced that in 2016 its member fleets displaced nearly 26.5 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 230,000 tons. This represents a six percent increase in fuel savings over 2015 and a two percent improvement in emissions. “Our Clean Cities member fleets are going the […]

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Agility Fuel Acquires Certain propane assets of CleanFUEL USA

Agility Fuel Acquires Certain propane assets of CleanFUEL USA

| May 12, 2017

Agility Fuel Solutions has announced that its recently-formed Powertrain Systems business unit has acquired the assets of CleanFUEL USA, a leading provider of liquid-injection propane fuel systems for commercial vehicles, as well as propane autogas dispensers and refueling equipment. Agility’s Powertrain Systems business unit is also hiring key employees of CleanFUEL USA and will add […]

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Allison Transmission New Technology to Optimize Fuel Savings

Allison Transmission New Technology to Optimize Fuel Savings

| March 15, 2017

Allison Transmission has announced FuelSense® 2.0 featuring DynActive™ Shifting, delivering what the company says is “up to 6 percent additional fuel savings beyond the company’s original FuelSense software.” “This latest technology further reduces fuel consumption in all segments of a vehicle’s duty-cycle,” said Heidi Schutte, vice president of marketing and sales for the Americas with […]

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Major Investors Urge New EPA Chief to Keep MPG and GHG Standards in Place

Major Investors Urge New EPA Chief to Keep MPG and GHG Standards in Place

| March 7, 2017

A major group of U.S. businesses and investors,  with more than $740 billion in assets under management, are urging the federal Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt to leave in place vehicle standards for passenger cars and light trucks. In a letter delivered this week to Mr. Pruitt, the businesses pointed out that the standards […]

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Biodiesel in The Age of Trump

Biodiesel in The Age of Trump

| February 22, 2017

I believe that it’s fair to speculate that most historians will remember the year 2016 as the year that the American people elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of United States. The year 2016 was also, on a much smaller scale, one of the best years ever for marketers to blend biodiesel.  Biodiesel […]

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