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New logo launched for propane autogas
January 28, 2015
The logo, developed by the Propane Education & Research Council, promotes propane autogas as the term for the fuel when used for transportation. It also emphasizes the fuel as an American-made energy source.
Biodiesel use decreased in 2014
January 26, 2015
The U.S. biodiesel market fell from nearly 1.8 billion gallons in 2013 to 1.75 billion gallons in 2014. The National Biodiesel Board points to policy uncertainty in Washington.
76 school bus fleets win EPA rebates
January 19, 2015
The $3 million in rebates will be used in replacing more than 200 older diesel school buses.
Connecticut district saves $200K with propane school buses
January 5, 2015
Contractor All-Star Transportation acquired 51 Blue Bird Propane Vision Type C school buses to service Torrington Public Schools about two years ago when the district was looking to replace some of its older diesel school buses.
Alt-fuel tax credits extended
December 30, 2014
Fuel and infrastructure tax credits for propane, natural gas and biodiesel are among tax provisions that have been retroactively extended through 2014.
Pennsylvania district launches 23 CNG buses
December 18, 2014
Rose Tree Media School District hits the road with 15 new buses and eight retrofitted buses running on compressed natural gas. Superintendent James Wigo discusses the district's efforts to convert its fleet.
Project to test electric school bus profitability
December 18, 2014
Companies operating under a grant are retrofitting six school buses with electric batteries to double as mobile generators and test the profitability of selling back the electricity to power companies. The companies also hope to assess potential health benefits.
School bus veteran, alt-fuel advocate Jerry Rineer to retire
December 12, 2014
Rineer, who has more than 40 years of experience in school transportation, has become a “go-to guy” for colleagues across the country who are interested in alternative fuels.
Free webinar to discuss CNG benefits
December 10, 2014
On Jan. 29, Collins Bus and Westport will discuss key considerations for adopting compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. They will also share details on the new NEXBUS Type A CNG Collins bus.
Thomas Built to offer CNG Type C school bus
November 17, 2014
A compressed natural gas model of the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 is slated to go into production in early 2016. It will be powered by a Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G engine.
Missouri school district awarded for CNG fleet
November 13, 2014
Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is recognized by NGVAmerica for its use of compressed natural gas for its school buses.
IC Bus showcases propane bus at NAPT
November 10, 2014
The manufacturer features its new CE Series school bus with the Power Solutions International 8.8-liter LP propane engine. The bus will be available for order for the 2015-16 school year.
Collins Bus, Westport to display new CNG school bus
November 6, 2014
The NEXBUS Type A bus powered by compressed natural gas will be exhibited at the NAPT trade show next week.
Nonprofit helps district add propane buses, save money
November 6, 2014
Clean Fuels Ohio helped Pike-Delta-York Schools obtain funding to buy three propane buses and build a propane fueling station. The district is seeing annual reductions in fuel and operating costs.
2 school districts among winners of Green Fleet Award
November 4, 2014
Houston Independent School District in Texas and Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania are honored for use of alternative fuels and other green initiatives.
Oregon fleet sees success with propane in cold weather
November 3, 2014
Bend-La Pine Schools has replaced aging diesel buses with 53 propane Type C school buses, which officials say average 95% reliability.
Maine district replaces 31 diesel buses with propane
October 30, 2014
Sanford School Department switched to Blue Bird Propane Vision buses because of a short return on investment, ease of fueling, low infrastructure cost and reduced emissions compared to diesel fuel, officials say.
New apps estimate cost savings with propane
October 24, 2014
The Propane Education & Research Council’s calculator tools compare propane costs to those of conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel.
Clean Energy launches natural gas vapor barrier system
October 22, 2014
The NGV Easy Bay utilizes an industrial curtain designed for quick, cost-efficient installation and operation. It can accommodate a single bay isolation project or divide a building into multiple bays for servicing or storing multiple vehicles.
Application period opens for EPA school bus rebate program
October 16, 2014
In this year’s program, the U.S. EPA is offering about $3 million in rebates for purchases to replace older diesel school buses.
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