natural gas vehicle Articles

  • Compressed natural gas use in garbage trucks

    The White Paper is developed by WIH Resource Group (WIH) and was created from industry research and analysis of the current use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in refuse (municipal solid waste – MSW) collection vehicles by both public sector agencies and private sector service providers throughout the United States. The waste management industry’s interest in this information is to assess the ...


    By WIH Resource Group

  • Natural gas as a promising alternative fuel for passenger cars

    The present work (as a field study) investigated the role of compressed natural gas (CNG), as an automotive fuel in CO, HC and CO2 emissions in vehicle exhaust. Besides evaluating the influence of the fuel-feed systems into their cylinders on a vehicular emission level, two different systems were examined; electronic fuel-injection and well-carburetted engines. The chosen vehicles were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Run cars on green electricity, not natural gas

    With the dramatic increase in oil prices earlier this year translating into higher prices at the gas pump in the United States, concerns over US dependence on foreign oil are once again part of the national discussion on energy security. Combined with the growing understanding that carbon emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels are driving global climate change, the debate is now focused on ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • From the biogas to vehicle fuel

    The biogas consists mainly of methane and carbon dioxide. Other components can be water and sulphur, mainlyhydrogen sulphide. To be able to use the biogas as vehicle fuel or to distribute it in natural gas grids the gas has to becleaned and upgraded. The biogas is upgraded by removing carbon dioxide to raise the calorific value and create a gaswith constant quality. One of the techniques to ...


    By Energy & Waste S.l

  • Feasibility of landfill gas as a liquefied natural gas fuel source for refuse trucks

    The purpose of this paper is to develop a methodology to evaluate the feasibility of using landfill gas (LFG) as a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel source for heavy-duty refuse trucks operating on landfills. Using LFG as a vehicle fuel can make the landfills more self-sustaining, reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, and reduce emissions and greenhouse gases. Acrion Technologies Inc. in ...

  • Landfill Gas to Renewable Natural Gas Project Goes Ahead in Michigan

    Greenlane Biogas, a subsidiary of the Flotech Group of companies (founded in 1986), is pleased to confirm that it recently has received an order to build two 'Totara+' landfill gas upgrading systems to process 3200 scfm (approximately 5150 Nm3/hr) of gas to be injected into a local natural gas pipeline near Detroit Michigan. Greenlane Biogas, a developer and supplier of proprietary water ...

  • The Inconvenient Truth about Electric Vehicles

    Politicians and press are extolling the virtues of the electric vehicles (EV's) that are coming to market in 2011 and the Government provides a subsidy of £5,000 pe- car. It is said that EV's solve both the air quality and global warming issues. Well there is no doubt they are very good for local air aualitv. but what about reducinq C02 emissions? First, let's consider what an EV is ...


    By CNG Services Limited

  • From biogas to natural gas - A new renewable fuel supply line

    Continents and countries that depend on fossil fuels, such as Europe, and within Europe, northern Europe, are increasingly looking with interest at renewable energies and are committed to developing such energies as a source for future development. Biogas from different sources is a valuable material for the production of energy, chemical products and bio-fuels. Because it is a renewable energy, ...


    By Energy & Waste S.l

  • A close look at fugitive methane emissions from natural gas

    Natural gas is booming in the United States. Production has increased by 20 percent in the last five years, fueled largely by technological advances in shale gas extraction. Other countries–including China–are now studying our ...

  • Effects of trees on the dilution of vehicle exhaust emissions in urban street canyons

    In order to investigate the natural ventilation and air quality of urban street canyons with trees, boundary layer wind tunnel studies at a small-scale model have been performed. Concentrations in street canyons with a tracer gas emitting line source at the ground level and one row of trees arranged along the canyon centre have been measured for several equidistant tree spacings. In the case of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Sacramento, California: The first U.S. city to power refuse trucks on renewable natural gas (RNG) made from separated food

    California has long been a pioneer in implementing sustainable transportation strategies, and yet again, the State can claim another first-of-its land project in the United States as its own. By collecting and diverting food waste from a local landfill, two Sacramento-area companies, CleanWorld and Atlas Disposal Industries, have opened the Sacramento Biodigester — the first closed-loop ...


    By Energy Vision

  • Combating Corrosion - Committee G01 Standards Fight Nature’s Destructive Tendencies

    The evening news may leave many of us feeling war-weary, but one ASTM International technical committee has been successful in conflict of a different sort. It’s a commonplace but epic struggle between the natural and civilized worlds — the fight against metal corrosion. For the past half-century, the weapon of choice of ASTM Committee ...


    By ASTM International

  • Case study - Grand Junction Sets the Pace with Colorado’s First Biogas-to-Vehicle Fuel Project at the Persigo Wastewater Plant

    The first biogas-to-vehicle fuel project in Colorado converts wastewater-derived biogas mto renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel city and county fleet vehicles Summary: The Per si go wastewater treatment plant in Grand Junction, Colorado, a city of about 60,000, processes upwards of 8.2 million gallons per day of wastewater in two anaerobic digestion tanks (primary and ...


    By Energy Vision

  • Upbeat oil and gas sector

    Managing risk and maximising opportunities were the central theme at this year’s IP Week, held in London last month. Over 2,000 delegates had the opportunity to hear of the challenges facing the oil and gas industry as it seeks to invest in new territories and new technologies in the drive to respond to demand growth, while considering health, safety, environmental and geopolitical ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Case study - Grand Junction sets the pace with Colorado’s first biogas-to-vehicle fuel project at the Persigo wastewater plant

    In Georgia, renewable compressed natural gas (R-CNG) fuels sanitation vehicles and generates income for DeKalb County. Summary: Designed, built, and operated by the Energy Systems Group, the DeKalb County Renewable Fuels Facility became operational in Apiil 2012. It is die first facility in the US to have a fueling station on-site and generate electricity, renewable natural ...


    By Energy Vision

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    An engineer repairs buried cables; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face a common danger, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited.  ...

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction An offshore worker ensures a vessel is safe to enter; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face common dangers, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited. A confined space ...

  • Effect of Biodiesel Fuels on Pollutant Emissions from EURO 3 LD Diesel Vehicles

    Transport is a key factor in modern economies. However, the EU transport system is currently not sustainable, and in many respects moving away from sustainability rather than towards it. The European Environment Agency highlights in particular the sector's growing CO2 emissions that threaten the EU meeting its target under the Kyoto protocol. Transport also represents a key challenge to ...


  • SGBI opinion article: shale gas

    Government perceives electric vehicles to be a panacea that will solve problems surrounding air quality and CO2 emissions simultaneously. The EV has two main selling points: reduced CO2 emissions and high efficiency. However, these are only valid at a superficial level and the argument disintegrates under any level of scrutiny. In terms of CO2 emissions, EVs replace ‘average’ cars to ...


    By CNG Services Limited

  • Landfill gas to fleet fuel in Ohio

    In mid-September, the Solid Waste Authority of Columbus, Ohio (SWACO) cut the ribbon on Phase I of its Green Energy Center that will convert landfill gas to compressed natural gas (CNG) for use in CNG-powered cars and medium duty trucks. The facility will produce enough CNG annually to replace almost 250,000 gallons of gasoline, plus additional natural gas sufficient to generate electricity for ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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