Amid all of the financial turmoil that has occurred over the last several years it is good to see that the American people are still more than willing to help out the financial elite by forking over more and more money at the gas pump. It was different as recently as 2008 when gas hit $4 a gallon. Back then people were angry and ready to fight for something. Now, after losing their retirement savings, home and good paying job or some combination thereof we must be like dogs that have…
According to a recent story in The New York Times people in Utah have embraced their supply of natural gas as a vehicle fuel and are filling up on CNG for as little as .87 a gallon (as of last fall). Where is our state at in relation to this?
Pennsylvania is a prime example of states who are missing the ball on CNG. We have huge deposits of natural gas within our borders and in a short time we could have municipal fleets… Continue
The nation’s supply chain is getting an energy-efficient shot in the arm that will make transporting goods more cost-effective, energy efficient and environmentally friendly. A series of cost-sharing grants from the Department of Energy, totaling $300 million, should help 25 separate projects add more than 9,000 alternative fuel and energy efficient vehicles.
The grants also will help kick-start an infrastructure for refueling stations,… Continue
Last year T. Boone Pickens brought the concept of natural gas as a vehicle fuel into the national stream of consciousness when he launched his “Pickens Plan”. Since then the concept has evolved to the point where there are several pieces of legislation making their way through Congress (Natural Gas Act of 2009)and the Senate which will encourage the more widespread implementation of this “green” fossil fuel. Recent estimates of the natural gas reserves in the United States indicate that we have… Continue
A recent television ad from Exxon/Mobil introduces the concept of an on-board fuel reformer for vehicles (view the ad here). These devices combine water and oil (or another feedstock) at elevated temperature in the presence of a catalyst to produce Hydrogen fuel for the vehicle. This sounds very complicated but it really isn’t that hard to understand. I have…
I made this video of the introduction of the Natural gas Act of 2009 earlier this year and thought I would share it so people could get an idea of what it is about. This is the first of four parts, links to the other 3 parts are below. I guess it is a really basic documentary:
We have all seen freight trains pulling rail cars loaded with truck trailers and shipping containers but it wasn't until I saw an ad on TV recently that I really started thinking about the potential of intermodal transportation from a "green" perspective. The ads claim that freight trains can move a ton of freight 436 miles on a gallon of diesel fuel and that is probably true. Compare that to the mileage of a tractor/trailer on the highway and the difference is obviously huge. Imagine a future… Continue
Wasn't it only last year that Americans were outraged over 4$ a gallon gasoline and ready to revolt en masse in support of any kind of alternative energy or fuel which would bring back energy prices that were at least affordable if not cheap or green? Everyone wanted a voice in the choices that were being made regarding our energy future and grassroots campaigns led by T. Boone Pickens and Al Gore each had several million active members working together for a green energy… Continue
Added by mike on May 12, 2009 at 7:09pm —
Source - Citizen Times
Tuesday, 09 December 2008 00:00
USA, Arden NC
Altech-Eco Corporation, the conversion facility for Transeco Energy Corporation, has obtained an EPA Certificate of Conformity for converting 2008 Ford Focus models with 2.0 liter engines to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). The CNG conversion is backed… Continue
Source - NGV Global
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
Westport Innovations Inc and Australia's Kenworth Trucks -- a division of PACCAR Australia Pty Ltd (PACCAR) -- have jointly announced the development and commercialisation of liquified natural gas (LNG) Kenworth heavy duty trucks to meet… Continue
Added by mike on December 12, 2008 at 9:32am —
When T. Boone Pickens began to advertise his ideas in relation to using Natural Gas as a vehicle fuel I knew he was onto something. I have been advocating hydrogen fuel for a long time now and it made sense to me to use compressed natural gas (CNG) as a "bridge" fuel to a clean hydrogen energy future.
I have explained that natural gas is NOT a finite resource as many critics of the Plan claim. Natural gas (CH4) is a chemical compound that can be synthetically produced by reacting… Continue
Added by mike on December 5, 2008 at 4:14pm —
U.S. ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION
WASHINGTON DC 20585
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 3, 2008
U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increased by 1.4 Percent in 2007
Total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were 7,282 million metric tons
carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2007, an increase of 1.4 percent
from the 2006 level according to "Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the
United States 2007", a report released today by the Energy… Continue
Added by mike on December 4, 2008 at 7:20am —
Without doubt the world has changed over the last decade or so. OPEC nations no longer have to kowtow to the United States in the way that they used to. New customers have emerged, most notably China, as their attitude toward private business ownership changed and investors from all over the world took advantage of their cheap labor force. As a result the US is losing control of world markets and emerging nations are slipping in to pick up the reigns of power.
When you think of German vehicles, odds are that you're picturing big Mercs and Bimmers speeding on the Autobahn. However, the German market is quite diverse and there's a good supply of alternative fuels to be had. You can get most models powered with gasoline, diesel, natural gas (CNG) or liquified petroleum gas (LPG, also called Autogas). While the debate between… Continue
Added by mike on October 31, 2008 at 1:00pm —
At the rate the United States is consuming oil, it will cost the country more than a trillion dollars annually to buy foreign oil in 10 years.
Businessman T. Boone Pickens told about 1,000 people Wednesday at the Shreveport Convention Center that the country will have to import 75 percent of its oil at $300 a barrel by 2018. The country already imports nearly 70 percent of its oil and at the current price of $70 a barrel, spends more than $320 billion annually.
The US Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum (NGVTF) is revitalizing its efforts to develop and deploy commercially competitive natural gas engines, vehicles, and infrastructure, according to the Department of Energy.
In June 2008, NGVTF leaders met in Diamond Bar, California, to formulate strategies and establish an NGVTF Steering Committee. The first NGVTF all–stakeholder meeting under… Continue
Added by mike on October 21, 2008 at 11:07pm —
After many months of work, we are pleased to announce that the IANGV OEM Natural Gas Vehicle Directory is now online. The directory is a searchable database of OEM natural gas vehicles and certified conversions currently available. Vehicles are searchable by location or by vehicle type and listings are also included for off road vehicles and engines.