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  • #46
    Betsy Lillian for NGTNews May 2, 2018 - California-based U.S. Postal Service contractor AJR Trucking has taken delivery of a Kenworth T680 with a Cummins Westport 12-liter ISX12N CNG engine for its mail delivery fleet.

    According to the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership, Kenworth Truck Co. and AJR Trucking, this marks the first truck equipped with the Cummins Westport 12-liter ISX12N engine. The partners claim the ISX12N is the only engine to be certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as meeting CARB s toughest optional Low NOx standard, which is 90 percent cleaner than current U.S. EPA emission standards. This is a game-changer in bringing to market a 400-horsepower near-zero engine.

    The Kenworth T680 will go into service delivering mail from Santa Clarita to Los Angeles International Airport. In subsequent weeks, 19 more T680s with the new 12-liter Cummins Westport engines will be delivered and placed into service for AJR Trucking. The trucks were purchased through Inland Kenworth – Montebello.


    • #47
      David Rowlands for LNG Industry 18 Oct 2018

      IVECO has announced that its Stralis NP 460hp truck from the UK has completed what is believed to be the longest ever journey by road on a single fill of LNG.

      The Stralis NP 4x2 tractor unit set off from London and was pulling a tri-axle box van trailer and running at a gross vehicle weight of 30 t. After a short ferry from Dover to Calais, IVECO claims that the LNG fueled truck completed the three day, 1728 km (1075 mi) road journey to Spain without needing to refuel – exceeding its official range of 1600 km to set a new distance record. This equates to an impressive LNG fuel cost saving of 40 percent versus diesel.

      Martin Flach, Alternative Fuels Director of IVECO, says: It was a chance to demonstrate how fuel-efficient the Stralis NP is, and to put our latest 460hp engine to ultimate the test.

      We brimmed the tank before we left London, and the first time we stopped for fuel was in Madrid two and a half days later. Running on 100 percent natural power means there’s no diesel or AdBlue to worry about, making it the simplest solution for both the fleet manager and the driver.

      Although there was heavy traffic in the UK, a strong head wind in France and the hilly Spanish section of the route, the truck recorded an impressive average fuel consumption of 22.6 kg per 100 km (6.7 mpg). (1 gal diesel = 2.44 kg LNG)

      IVECO planned the journey using MyBestRoute: a web-based application developed by Michelin to enable drivers to select the optimum route for any European journey, including plotting LNG refueling stations.



      • #48
        2014 Odyssey Day CNG roadtrip - Canada to Mexico - nearly could have been completed without any fueling stops by the IVECO big rig noted in the prior post. Seattle to Los Angeles is only 1100 miles.


        • #49
          19th October 2018 - Recycling pioneers fuel new IVECO Eurocargo Natural Power with bio-gas from their own waste collections

          Recycling specialist Warrens Group has taken delivery of a 16-tonne IVECO Eurocargo Natural Power. Running on CNG, the company is also believed to be the first in the UK to refuel a truck with bio-gas made from its own food waste collections. The truck will be used to collect food waste from pubs, restaurants and supermarkets across the North East.

          Supplied by North East Truck and Van in Billingham, the Eurocargo Natural Power delivers the optimum performance for this application thanks to its six-cylinder engine with 750 Nm of torque and 204 hp. As it is already compliant with Euro VI step D emission levels, the vehicle can also enter restricted areas in city centres – a key requirement for the company as it looks to future-proof its fleet.

          Based in the North East of England, Warrens Group is a third-generation family business that currently converts 115,000 tonnes of food waste and organic-based materials into 100 million kWh of energy every year – enough to power 19,000 homes for 12 months.

          IVECO employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an IVECO vehicle is at work.



          • #50
            NGVjournal November 20, 2018: Snam opens CNG/LNG refueling station in Pesaro, Italy. Liquigas, leader in Italy in the distribution of LNG for industrial and transport use, will guarantee the supply of the product to Acema. Acema has been managing fuel distribution and integrated services for service stations for over 70 years, while Snam4Mobility is Snam s subsidiary aimed at promoting development of natural gas and biomethane as transport fuels. The company currently has about 50 refueling stations under construction.

            The opening ceremony was also attended by the managing director of Acema Lorenzo Ponselè, the senior vice president of Snam4Mobility Andrea Ricci, the head of Sales for Great Customers and LNG of Liquigas Massimiliano Naso and the Business Line Medium & Heavy Manager of IVECO, Alessandro Oitana. The event also featured the exhibition of CNG and LNG vehicles, including the IVECO Stralis NP 460, which was awarded “Sustainable Truck of the Year 2019” at Ecomondo.


            • #51
              McDonald's Adds Natural Gas Trucks to Logistics Network in Spain

              January 2, 2019 HDT TruckingInfo Staff Writer

              McDonald’s logistics network in Spain will now include 14 alternative-fuel powered vehicles that will run on either LNG or CNG.

              HAVI Spain, the fast-food restaurant s logistics provider, plans to add 12 vehicles that run on LNG fuel and two that run on CNG, according to HAVI. Previously, HAVI Spain had two CNG trucks making the new total 16 alt-fuel gas trucks. In Madrid, the vehicles will be fitted with special electrically-driven cooling equipment to cut carbon emissions and noise levels even further.

              An initiative between HAVI and Scania, called the HAVI-Scania greener fuels roadmap, is aligned with a Spanish government plan that promotes the transition of road transport fleets to low-emission vehicles, said HAVI. HAVI joined forces with vehicle manufacturer Scania to roll out a five-year roadmap towards significantly reducing the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact of McDonald s supply chain.