More natural gas. Less diesel. That's a quick synopsis of a study by Navigant Research on future fueling trends for trucks.
Alliance AutoGas has announced the installation of its 600th autogas (a.k.a. propane) refueling station in the US this month. That's about 21 percent of the 2,842 total propane autogas stations now in the US, according to US Department of Energy data. The Alliance AutoGas industry organization says that it signifies the important role propane autogas is playing in making clean transportation fueling more widely available for US fleets.
The 2012 Work Truck Show is going on in Indianapolis this week, and that brings with it a helping of alternative-powered truck news.
A small law enforcement fleet in North Carolina converting gas-guzzling vehicles to run on propane autogas isn't exactly national news, but what we have here is also a candidate for the classic "News of the Weird" column. Why? Because sheriff Phillip Redmond of Iredell County, NC has converted 13 Ford Crown using matching grants from the North Carolina Solar Center's Clean Fuel Advanced Technologies and the NC Department of Transportation's Congestion Mitigation Air Quality program. How did the
Georgia energy provider LP Gas Holding Company has partnered with nationwide network Alliance AutoGas for "affordable," American-made propane autogas. Alliance says autogas is the answer in these unpredictable times. Why? Well, according to Alliance, autogas is easier on the environment while keeping fleet owners from having to shell out big bucks on fuel.
What's in a word? The new group Autogas for America thinks that the word "propane" needs a rewrite when it comes to using it for propulsion (don't tell Dixie Chopper). The new word of choice (if the group's name doesn't give it away) is autogas, which is what propane used for cars is called in places like Europe. The group knows that Americans think propane is used for grilling, but autogas, well, that's a gas used for autos, right? Who cares that propane and autogas (and liquefied petroleum gas
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Although LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is one of the least alternative among the alternative fuels, supporters often mention these reasons to promote its use: virtually no nitrogen oxides, lower CO2 emissions when burned, no volatile compounds and no particles to filter at the exhaust pipe. In countries like Italy, France and the UK, LPG is often used, although sales are almost unknown in Germany and Spain. As with most fuels, their use depends a lot on how its taxed. While 1 liter of gasoline c
The Real Automóvil Club de España (RACE) as well as its German counterpart ADAC, have released a complete report defending the use of LPG (Liquiefied Petroleum Gas) as a viable alternative to gasoline. The complete report (which you can download following the link below) states that LPG is a reasonable solution for the following reasons: