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World’s Largest Another of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas fueling stations will open next month in Los Angeles. It will support a growing fleet of LNG-fueled garbage trucks. —Page 4

Eaton HLA for FL Then first Freightliner truck to be set up with retrofit-suitable hydraulic hybrid drivetrain, the HLA by Eaton, is on show here. —Page 7 Craig Teune, sales chief Cliff Buck, Jon Loftis and Brian Rhoades of Autocar with CNG-fueled Xpeditor truck with body by Labrie.

Hybrid? Natural Gas? Soon You Can Have It All Autocar Is Launching a CNG Hydraulic Hybrid for 2011

Billy Malone of Georgia’s DeKalb County is a national leader in landfill-derived biomethane for fueling vehicles. —Page 10

Trillium for Trash Veteran supplier of high-capacity CNG fueling installations seeks a larger role in the world of waste. —Page 11

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“This time next year, mid-summer, we intend to introduce the hybrid RunWise system on CNG power,” says Autocar sales manager Cliff Buck. Clients are getting the good news here, he says. That means a truck that not only burns clean compressed natural gas fuel, but far less of it, through use

of a “RunWise” hydraulic hybrid drivetrain (from Parker Hannifin). CNG emits better than 20% less greenhouse gas than diesel, Buck says. Tests of the RunWise hybrid over five years show a further 45% fuel savings, he says, with brake life extended 800 to 900%. Instead of every 90 days, “Now you’re going to be doing a brake job every two and a half years,” Buck says.

Autocar already claims the lead in Class 8 low cab forward refuse trucks powered by natural gas, as it expects to deliver more than 1,000 methane trucks in 2010, approximately double its volume of two years ago. Meanwhile 11 of Autocar’s dieselfueled Xpeditor E3 RunWise hydraulic hybrid trucks are entering service next month with three Florida fleets. —Page 6

Clean Truck Revolution! Acting Minutemen Jeremy Dormitzer, his brother Justin, and their dad Paul (with musket) pose with Freightliner sales chief Bob Carrick and Cummins Westport VP Gord Exel. Freightliner has now sold approximately 650 natural gas trucks like the M2 on show at WasteCon 3067 in the NGV Zone.


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The World’s Largest LNG Station (Again) general contractor. The site is expected to be among the destinations for technical tours as GNA hosts the ACT Expo 2011 in Long Beach, Calif. April 18-20. France-based Cryostar, which has offices in Whittier, Calif., Bethlehem, Pa., and Houston, is breaking into public-sector LNG vehicle fueling in California with pumps and controls for Alex Helou of the Los Angeles Bureau Liquefied natural gas station near Dodge Stadium is another of the world’s largest. North Central, including of Sanitation took three Solid Waste two eight-gallon-perAssociation of America awards here Opening next month, largely to sup- Gladstein, Neandross & Associates minute LCNG pumps. Cryostar Sunday morning, including recogniport Los Angeles Sanitation Bureau (GNA), which designed the North supplied equipment for Clean tion of his work on low-carbon fuels refuse trucks, is another of the Central facility and helped coordi- Energy’s new, 50,000-gallon station and recycling. serving Los Angeles ports, too. world’s largest liquefied natural gas nate the project. Butler notes too Los Angeles has some 400 refuse fueling stations, with LCNG equipment allowing it to dispense com- trucks running on LNG now, says that Los Angeles Sanitation Bureau assistant director is investing some pressed natural gas as well. Several companies here have a Alex Helou. “We’re finalizing the $3.3 million in an hand in the $7.3 million installa- spec now,” he told F&F ShowTimes, upgrade of the LNG tion at the North Central District for a new order for 100 LNG refuse truck maintenance Yard near Dodger Stadium. trucks, mostly automated side-load- facility at the North Chart/NexGen Fueling (WasteCon ers, with some front- and rear-load- Central location. As for the addi3171 in the NGV Zone) is supply- ers. The plan is to replace the entire ing the North Central facility’s four existing diesel fleet of some 750 ve- tional needed caLNG for the ports from Clean Energy (WasteCon 3155) 15,000-gallon LNG fuel storage hicles. “That’s our goal,” Helou says: pacity, GNA says it’s tanks and six LNG dispensers. Tulsa “the complete conversion of the fleet worked with Los Angeles on its alt fuel strategy since 2001, during Gas Technologies (WasteCon 3083) is to clean fuel.” That will require more fueling which time the city “developed more supplying a pair of two dual-hose than a half dozen natural gas fueling capacity. CNG fuel dispensers. “I already have the biggest in the stations, including what are now the Clean Energy (WasteCon 3155) will Publisher supply the LNG itself from its lique- world,” says Mark Butler, project world’s largest LNG/LCNG fuelKirk Fetzer 415-385-0987 faction plant at Boron, Calif. Prod- manager with LA’s Department of ing stations at the city’s East Valley, Kirk@CTNPublishing.com uct will be trucked to the North General Services. The city’s eight- West Valley and South Los AngeEditor Central station to support LNG and year-old East Valley station in les Sanitation yards.” Rich Piellisch 415-305-9050 Three GNA-supported CNG Sunland, he says, has four 15,000CNG vehicles. Rich@CTNPublishing.com The station will initially support gallon liquefied natural gas storage stations supporting street sweepers Writer & Photographer “100 to 125 LNG refuse trucks, tanks, the same capacity set-up as and other municipal NGVs were John Morris opened within the last year, three CNG street sweepers and various the new North Central’s. News Coverage by: GNA shepherded the North more CNG stations are now under other City CNGVs,” such as street sweepers, says Erik Neandross, Central project with General construction, and an additional CEO of Santa Monica-based Physics (Escondido, Calif.) as the CNG station will soon go out to bid. Printed by: George H. Dean Company

Say Hello to DoE’s GREET, Keeping Tabs on Biomethane Of the 518 landfill biomethane projects in the U.S., only three directly produce compressed natural gas (CNG) for motor vehicles, although another four and a demonstration project are under construction, according to the Argonne National Laborator y’s Marianne Mintz. The Department of Energy’s Argonne

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Lab has just released its latest GREET (Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transpor tation) analytical tool which compares carbon and greenhouse gas emissions from well to wheel for various gas and fossil fuels. Biomethane from landfill gases, which it shows is the cleanest of all fuels, has been included in the model since last year. The GREET model can be downloaded at www.transportation.anl.gov/modeling_simulation/GREET/

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Autocar E3s with Parker Hannifin hydraulic hybrid drivetrains and Heil bodies were tested in the Miami area prior to the 11-unit order.

Autocar-Parker E3 Hybrids for Hialeah, and for Miami-Dade Clean vehicle stakeholders will celebrate the deployment of 11 Autocar trucks with Heil bodies and RunWise brand hydraulic hybrid drivetrains by Parker Hannifin at a south Florida ceremony slated for September 15. Autocar has an order for 11 of its E3 refuse trucks with RunWise series hydraulic hybrid drivetrains by Parker Hannifin (and Heil bodies) for the southern Florida fleets of Miami, MiamiDade County, and Hialeah, which are taking one, six, and four trucks, respectively. The purchases follow the first-ever field trial of an Autocar E3 by Miami-Dade, which used the truck to service more than 2,500 households on two garbage routes in its western district. The City of Hialeah is the recipient of a $1.98 million energy efficiency and conservation block grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Some of the money will support the purchase of the four E3 trucks and the crafting of Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina’s city-wide energy efficiency plan. RunWise, Parker says, “replaces a refuse truck’s conventional drive train with a series hybrid drive system that marries the variable features of a hydrostatic drive, ideal for urban routes, with the ef ficient per formance of a mechanical drive that performs best at highway speeds. “Fuel consumption is reduced 30% to 50%.” The vehicles are being supplied by Heil dealer Sunbelt Hydraulics of Delray Beach. Separately, the California Energy Commission is backing a $2 million project to demonstrate Parker Hannifin’s hydraulic hybrid drive technology in four Freightliner trucks to be operated by Coca-Cola. Heil Environmental is at WasteCon 2713. Autocar is at WasteCon 3631.

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Waste Management (WasteCon 2927) and Linde are developing their second landfill gas-based facility for fueling natural gas vehicles, applying $11 million in California Energy Commission money to develop a plant in Simi Valley, between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. The new unit will follow on the two firms’ $15.5 million liquefied natural gas project at the Altamont Landfill east of San Francisco, inaugurated last year. “We supply over 300 of Waste Management’s 700 [California] trucks,” Linde’s Bryan Luftglass said at NGVAmerica’s Boston conference last week (he spoke again at WasteCon on Saturday). “We’ve produced 1.7 million gallons of LNG so far,” he said. “That’s ahead of plan.” With overall low fuel prices, however, making such facilities pay is not easy. “It’s tough to make the economics work,” Luftglass said. “We can do it, but it’s a squeeze.” “Clean-up really has been the challenge,” Luftglass said. The landfill gas “is a mess,” he said, with “at least 300 compounds” to be purged from the desired methane. WM-Linde uses a liquefaction process from the Gas

Technology Institute, he said. Steve Wilburn of California’s FirmGreen, of the other (very) few operators of a land- Why we need fill-gas-for-vehicles operation alternatives, in the U.S., will discuss his says FirmGreen facility at the Swaco (Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio) landfill near Columbus at a WasteCon conference session on Tuesday. FirmGreen is delivering CNG at a cost of about $1.60 per gasoline gallon equivalent, Wilburn told F&F ShowTimes prior to the Boston meetings.

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The first Freightliner (an M2 112 chassis) with a parallel hydraulic hybrid drivetrain by Eaton is being shown by Pennsylvaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GSP Marketing/GS-Products at WasteCon 3531. The Eaton HLA drivetrain â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for Hydraulic Launch Assist â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was installed by Fontaine Modifications in Charlotte, N.C. It was â&#x20AC;&#x153;a collaborative project,â&#x20AC;? says Dave Bryant, Freightliner vocational sales manager for hybrids, between the various partners. The concept A key HLA advantage? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can retrofit it on an existing chassis because your are not displacing the existing powertrain,â&#x20AC;? Bryant says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a parallel system.â&#x20AC;? Eaton announced deployment of four Peterbilt Model 320 trucks with the HLA drive and bodies by Labrie (WasteCon 2875) for recycling collection in Ann Arbor last month. The Michigan deployment follows successful trials on refuse vehicles in Fort Worth and

Allianz Hybrid Sweepers for New York City â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Seven Series hybrid electric drive street sweepers by Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Allianz Sweeper (APWA 431) are being ordered by the New York City Department of Sanitation, which has one of the vehicles in hand and plans to buy six more. The Allianz 4000 Electric Hybrid is said to be the first of its kind, affording fuel savings of up to 40% over comparable conventional machines, with reduced maintenance costs. The Cummins engine-powered, chargesustaining hybrid system has controls by US Hybrid. It uses lithium polymer batteries from Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SK Energy.

Denver. The system â&#x20AC;&#x153;captures the trucksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; kinetic energy during braking to assist in launching and accelerating the vehicle,â&#x20AC;? Eaton says, Eaton HLA on an M2 112 â&#x20AC;&#x153;recovering up to Freightliner chassis 75% of the energy as executed by Fontaine normally lost as Modifications APWA 1147 heat by the vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brakes in the form of pressurized hydraulic fluid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This fluid is stored in an on-board accumulator until the driver next accelerates the vehicle, reducing fuel consumption and wear on the engine.â&#x20AC;? Tests have shown â&#x20AC;&#x153;significantâ&#x20AC;? reductions in maintenance costs, while â&#x20AC;&#x153;brake replacement cost can potentially be reduced by four times compared to a baseline truck.â&#x20AC;? HLA Peterbilts have been tested by Waste Management (WasteCon 2927) in Texas, too.

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Boston-based AVSG (WasteCon 3178), is targeting New Hampshire: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re launching a multi-point offensive,â&#x20AC;? says business development Director Mike Manning. AVSG is working with the city of Nashua on a fueling station for eight to ten CNG refuse trucks for which an RFP was issued last week. And AVSG is in discussions with the University of New Hampshire at Durham, which runs a dozen CNG shuttle buses, to convert its fueling station to public access. Also on the New Hampshire horizon are public access fueling stations for Concord and Manchester, which are both planning CNG fleets of refuse trucks.

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Heil to Offer In-House CNG Trucks

Lincoln Composites Delivers First Titans Lincoln Composites (WasteCon 3171 in the NGV Zone), which specializes in Type IV all-composite compressed natural gas fuel tanks, has shipped the first of its new Titan tanks designed for bulk over-the-road transportation of CNG and other gases. “They’re used as a vir tual pipeline,” says Lincoln marketing and business development director Yukari Tanimoto. The 38 ft-long, 42 inch-diameter carbon fiber on polymer cylinders, which are much lighter than steel, bring an 80% efficiency versus just 16% for steel, she says: “With a steel tank you’re [spending your energy] hauling the steel instead.” The first Lincoln Titans have gone to customers in Latin America and Southeast Asia, she said. They will be available in the U.S. once necessary DoE permits are secured.

“We are quickly bringing it in-house,” says Nate Davis, product manager for Heil Environmental (WasteCon 2713). He’s talking about compressed natural gas-fueled refuse trucks, which Heil is building now with the help of an outside CNG fuel system vendor. Heil’s plan is to do the work at its own facilities in Fort Payne, Ala. The automated collection specialist offers a range of CNG vehicles, including front, read and side loaders with top-of-body fuel tanks, and rear-loaders with cab-mounted tanks. Heil trucks are available with chassis as specified (and bought) by the customer, and completed by Heil. The firm also offers a program

Heil is bringing CNG truck work home.

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called Ready Truck, where Heil handles it all, for customers needing vehicles on short notice. The company expects future trash trucks to reflect closer relationships between chassis and body suppliers. “CNG forces us to work closely with the chassis manufacturer,” Davis says. Why go with CNG? To save money on fuel. “Operating costs over a ten-year life are many times a multiple of the purchase price,” says Heil marketing director Ken Beaver. When fuel is available, and/or government assistance to offset purchase prices, “It’s almost a no-brainer.”

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BAF Technologies will move into 2011 as a different operation as now it’s owned by Clean Energy Fuels, a public company which was founded by Boone Pickens. “We’ve grown close to 1000% in the last three years,” sales chief John Sledge told F&F ShowTimes at the NGVA Summit here in Boston last week. “We’re going to do in excess of 2,500 vehicles this year,” he says.

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AFV Fleet Service has moved into a new facility in Fontana, east of Los Angeles. “Our new facility can accommodate up to 36 refuse trucks or tractors under roof at one time,” says AFV general manager Scott Lucero. The firm specializes in fully-plumbed gaseous fuel systems, especially CNG. "We're working with customers such as Freightliner, Kenworth and Peterbilt, as well as most of the refuse body OEMs,” Lucero told F&F ShowTimes. “Coupled with a fully fenced, 3-acre concrete yard we are able to process one hundred-plus units per month, with room to grow,” Lucero says. AFV’s new Fontana set-up effectively double the firm’s covered work space. The building has 18 16-foot (4.9-meter) roll-up doors. AFV Fleet Service, founded in 1991 to support growing fleets of NGVs in Southern California, has been a unit of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Fab Industries since 2005. Ron Eickelman is Fab president. Jeff Scott is COO. Paul Mader is AFV Fleet Service sales chief. Fab does fuel system installations in Anniston, Ala., and at customers’ faciltiies.

BAF specializes in outfitting Fords for natural gas — like the thousands of E-Series vans it’s converting for AT&T and the hundreds for Verizon. The Dallas-based Clean Energy subsidiary expects to have new U.S. EPA and California Air Resources Board certifications covering F-250 and -350 trucks with 6.2liter and F-450 and-550s with 3-valve 6.8 liter engines, E-250 and -350 with 5.4liter engines and E-450s with the 2-valve 6.8, and the Ford Transit Connect with 2.0-liter engine. BAF Technologies co-founder and VP Bill Calvert and sales BAF is also expanding its installer chief John Sledge with Texas-plated AT&T Ford E-250 van. network, adding “multiple Ford shipthroughs.” Recently signed BAF installers “By the end of 2010 we will have in excess of include Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment in 50 Ford dealerships for servicing BAF prodBaltimore (which specializes in the made-in- ucts,” says Sledge. All will be crash-tested as required in accorTurkey Transit Connect), and Louisville Truck Equipment in Kentucky, which handles vehi- dance with FMVSS rules, he says. BAF will cles from the Ford plant there. More are come into conformance with ISO standards expected. “We’re in negotiations with some next year, too Calvert says. BAF is showing a Ford E-250 at WasteCon biggies,” says BAF co-founder and VP Bill Calvert. 3167 in the NGV Zone. Parent Clean Energy Service and support is being boosted too: Fuels is at WasteCon 3155.

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Bauer for Refuse Truck Fueling The new BK line from Bauer Compressors “makes us a viable option for refuse,” says sales chief Merv Bohrer. It “puts us into a capacity range that we haven’t had before.” Norfolk, Va.-based Bauer is talking up the BK23 (and water-cooled BK26) machines at WasteCon 3285 in the NGV Zone. BK stands for “booster kompressor” — the spelling used by Bauer’s German parent. “The BK23 series is very versatile because multiple

cylinder configurations enable customization to specific requirements such as intake pressure from atmospheric to 3600 psi, discharge pressure from 350 to 6000 psi, and capacities to 400 scfm” (standard cubic feet per minute), he explains. Bauer BK23 Power requirements range up to 50 horsepower. “Adding to its versatility,” Bohrer says, “the BK23 is available in air-cooled or water-cooled designs. Water cooling is new for Bauer, but a necessary addition to our range of products because of our expansion into new markets. Another new feature is that with its unique crankcase and oil sump the BK23 can operate at angles up to 30 degrees.” Bauer’s water-cooled BK26 differs from the firm’s 28 series, as “multiple cylinder configurations allow the new BK26 series to take from atmospheric to 550 psi at the inlet, have discharge pressures from 350 to 7000 psi, and offer capacities to 680 scfm.” The BK26 series also can operate at a 30-degree tilt. Bohrer told F&F ShowTimes that another new series, designated BK52, is under development and planned for release in 2011. The BK52 will offer twice the capacity range of the BK26. All of the new Bauer BKs series are belt driven. “Direct-drive designs are under development as well as variants for hydrogen,” Bohrer says.

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Georgia Biomethane Is Going Out to Bid The number of compressed natural gas fueling stations in Georgia will jump eightfold by the end of 2012 to eight — from just one now. Though that isn’t a huge number, it is a huge expansion of infrastructure, says Billy Malone, assistant director of public works and sanitation at DeKalb County. He helped lead the successful private/public application that resulted in DeKalb County winning $7.83 million of a $14.9 million grant by Clean Cities Atlanta Coalition to use landfill gas for vehicles. Malone said DeKalb County plans to replace its fleet of 306 trucks, vans, pickups and sedans with CNG-powered vehicles over the next eight years. They will use a fueling station at the landfill and a second in the county, which will also be full public access. A third public access station is planned for 2012. Meanwhile Clean Cities Atlanta par tner PS Energy plans two stations in DeKalb County and two more elsewhere in Georgia. DeKalb County has begun the process to find contractors to upgrade its landfill gas to vehicle-pipeline quality by the end of 2011.


tanks — holding 42 gasoline gallon equivalents — can travel 500 miles on one fill. The GM van was converted to CNG using hardware from Florida’s Evotek, 3175.

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Baker Goes Green – and Goes Long Skip Baker of Baker Equipment is at WasteCon 2977 in the NGV Zone showing off his long-range, no-loss-of-cargospace CNG van, which with 100-inch roof-mounted Luxfer

Trillium provides CNG fuel in Berkeley, Calif.

Trillium USA Targets Trucks in Waste Sector Salt Lake City-based Trillium USA, which specializes in large-scale CNG fueling, with transit customers including New York City (four bus depots), the Orange County Transportation Authority south of Los Angeles, and new contracts in San Diego, is eyeing refuse trucks. “We’re looking to expand our presence into the refuse space,” says Bill Zobel, the SoCal Gas company veteran (and long-time CNG advocate) who joined Trillium as business development VP last year. To meet the waste sector’s needs, “We’re coming in with smaller packages,” he says. “The refuse industry needs reliable fueling at fair prices,” he says. “We can deliver that. “We have tremendous experience with highvolume customers,” Zobel says. “We’ve got a very high quality offering and exceptional customer service. “CNG is the most cost-effective option for this sector. If you’ve got access to a pipeline, CNG is without question the way to go.” Trillium is at WasteCon 3271 in the NGV Zone.

Trillium USA VP Bill Zobel. He’s in Boston to parlay long experience in large installations for transit buses into a waste-sector fueling business. ‘We have tremendous experience with high-volume customers,” Zobel told Fleets & Fuels Show Times. ‘The refuse industry needs reliable fueling at fair prices. We can deliver that.’

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Biomethane for Wisconsin from Cows, and from Madison Area’s Landfill Gas Waste it locally, make it locally is the message from Cornerstone Environmental Group, which is managing a new biogas-to-compressed natural gas vehicle fuel demonstration project in Wisconsin. One of only eight landfill gas-based vehicle fueling initiatives known in the U.S., the project in Wisconsin’s Dane County will use methane from three sources: landfill, waste from dairy cows, and a municipal waste water treatment digester. The trailer-mounted system will be based initially at the Rodefeld Landfill east of Madison, which already uses methane to generate electricity, and will be able to produce up to 100 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE) a day. And Mark Torresani in an effort to spur demand, the trailer-mounted fueling station can be taken to fleet operators. “This is a one year demonstration to show potential customers they can run fleets of vehicles on CNG from sources that are too small for electricity generation, such as municipalities with their waste water treatment plants,” said Mark Torresani, senior project manager at Cornerstone. Once proven, the trailer-mounted fueling station could be put into production to offer a way to deliver CNG fuel to fleets, he said. The project expects to demonstrate CNG operating costs of 50¢ to $1 per GGE compared to gasoline at $3 a gallon — “and that’s being conservative,” Torresani said. He noted that municipalities that tender for refuse collection services are increasingly asking bidders to show “greenness” and an ability to sustain it — making a compelling argument to power fleets with CNG, perhaps produced from their own wastewater plants. A separate demonstration is planned using offal at a meat-packing plant in Dubuque, Iowa, Torresani said. Partners and supporters of the private/public Dane County biogas project include Dane County, Alliant Energy, Madison Area Technical College, Unison Solutions, ANGI International (WasteCon 3275 in the NGV Zone), Clear Horizons and Cornerstone. —John Morris

Biomethane Still Drawing CNG to UK Two more household-name fleets in Britain have deployed CNG delivery vehicles to run on fuel derived from a London-area landfill. Landfill gas is processed into LNG in league with Linde and delivered by Gasrec, which has just publicized a partnership with Nottingham-based Gas Container Services for CNG fueling. Last year (as reported by F&F ShowTimes at WasteCon 2009), Italy’s

Iveco decided to offer its wide range of CNG-fueled Daily trucks to British buyers, crediting consistent-quality biomethane fuel, trash truck proven (via a trial in London) for the right handdrive vehicle launch. Now Britain’s Tesco.com is deploying 25 CNG Daily trucks for home delivery and the 231-shop Waitrose chain is deploying five CNG-fueled Mercedes Sprinters.

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Trillium USA in the Blogosphere CNG specialist Trillium USA is building up its web presence, with an active vigorous blog at trilliumusa.com/blog. The Trillium blog includes a wealth of information on compressed natural gas, including a handy energy conversion calculator and a glossary — and important sections on CNG fueling station equipment and installation, and operations and maintenance. There’s also a section on CNG for refuse trucks. Trillium USA is at WasteCon 3271 in the NGV Zone.

Mack Expanding TerraPro Line Mack Trucks has been promoting natural gas trucks for more than a year, and has an affiliate working to fuel them with biomethane. Mack unveiled its TerraPro low entry vehicle with 8.9-liter, 320-horsepower ISL G engine by Cummins Westport last year, citing an initial order for 20 from Groot Industries, of Illinois. Mack says it’s “initiated limited production with a plan to ramp up to higher volumes” of a cabover model this fall. Mack’s biomethane subsidiary, known as Terracastus, has tested landfill-derived biomethane on Mack E7 engine-powered refuse trucks in New Jersey. Mack is represented here by New England’s McDevitt Trucks, which is showing a Mack Granite at APWA 175. E-Z Pack is showing a Mack at WasteCon 3453.

Doosan Certifies Natural Gas Engine Natural gas truck builders have another choice as the U.S. arm of Korea’s Doosan has secured U.S. EPA and California certification of its 11-liter GK12TI engine with SCR. The engine is being tested on a Crane Carrier truck in Valley Vista, Calif., says Doosan’s Kwangsup “K-sup” Hwang. City of Industry (Los Angeles)-based Valley Power Systems is Doosan’s distributor.

Landi Renzo Is Opening in Torrance Italy’s Landi Renzo, the world leader in gaseous fuel vehicle systems now targeting the U.S. market, will celebrate the grand opening of its facility in Torrance, Calif. (Los Angeles) on September 9. Landi Renzo is at WasteCon 3083 in the NGV Zone.

A CNG Mixer in Dallas A compressed natural gas Kenworth T440 concrete mixer with Cummins Westport ISL G engine will be shown at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Kenworth said this month. The truck has a McNeilus mixer body. The GATS show runs August 26-28. A CNG-fueled McNeilus garbage truck may be seen at WasteCon 3166 in the NGV Zone.

CNG Iveco Daily truck operated by the Camden City Council, London

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We asked Crane Carrier VP Glen Pochocki just how those rear steering wheels save so much fuel. “Geometry of wheels, single rear wheels on last axle,” he told F&F ShowTimes. “The chassis pivots on the first rear drive axle with the 60/40 suspension and reduces the scrubbing on the rear drive axle, the rear-steer axle because it follows and the front axle now leads. “With a tandem suspension,” Pochocki says, “the chassis actually pivots on a centerline between the two rear axles, scrubbing all eight tires on the rear. With the rear axles dragging the front axle is naturally trying to straighten out in the turn as a result of the rear axle scrubbing, resulting more effort holding and turning the steering wheel. “With the rear axle trailing,” and turning/ steering, Pochocki says, “steering wheel effort is greatly reduced, making it easier to turn the wheel and the chassis tracks better in a single geometric path.” Got it?

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Just How Do Those Rear Wheels Save Fuel?

Oklahoma’s Crane Carrier is promoting its loading collection body. Both the Eaton HLA hybrid ar Crane Wastefront and side-loader trucks, among them a hydraulic hybrid vehicle with parallel HLA Con 2705 and the COE 2 in the NGV Zone (Hydraulic Launch Assist) drivetrain by Eaton, (3282) feature the RW209, Crane’s new 60/40 on show at WasteCon 2705. rear tandem suspension with self-steering rear Crane has sold hundreds of compressed axle. The RW209 reduces rear tandem axle natural gas-fueled vehicles, too. Among them is a hydraulic hybrid vehicle, one of 20 new CNG-fueled Crane LET 2 trucks for the New York City Department of Sanitation (ten entered service last year). Crane is displaying a new cabover-engine vehicle here, the COE 2, powered by a 320-horsepower, 8.9-liter ISL G engine by Cummins Westport. It’s being shown in the NGV Zone with a 75-gallon DGE (diesel gallon equivalent) fuel system by Enviromech with lightweight Type III (carbon fiber on Glen Pochocki, Crane Carrier VP. aluminum) fuel cylinders by Luxfer (3171). Cummins Westport is at 3077. weight by 2,500 pounds, and vehicle turn raAlso in the NGV Zone, McNeilus (3166) dius by 12%, Crane says, while making the veis showing a CNG-fueled Crane LET 2 hicle easer to drive. It also reduces fuel truck, likewise with 75-gallon DGE consumption by 10 to 15%, says Crane VP Enviromech-Luxfer fuel rig, and 25XC rear Glen Pochocki, by eliminating tire scrubbing.

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November 24-26, NGV India 2010, Bombay Exhibition Centre (Hall VI) in Mumbai. Organized by Bangkok Exhibition Services, which has established a conference-expo secretariat in Mumbai. BES-NGV India 2010, Satish Chandran (Mumbai), +91-99-5390-8564; satish@besallworld.com; www.ngvindia.com October 28-30, NGV China Shanghai, the 11th China International NGV and Gas Station Equipment Exhibition. Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center. Organized by Beijing Qifa Exhibitions. Beijing Qifa, Mr. Winder Wang, +86-10-8586-3866; mobile +86131-4130-3591; winderwang@gmail.com; www.ngvchinaqifa.com September 28-30, HTUF National Conference 2010, the Hybrid Truck User Forum organized by Calstart and cohosted by NAC, the U.S. Army’s National Automotive Center. Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Mich. Calstart, Debby DuBose, 626-744-5600; ddubose@calstart.org; www.htuf.org March 7-10, 2011, Work Truck Show 2011 and the 47th Annual NTEA Convention. Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. As at the 46th NTEA annual in St. Louis, the associated March 7-8 Green Truck Summit will incorporate the former CHDV, Calstart’s Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle meeting. More space will be set aside for the GTS conference in Indianapolis, as well as more space for green work truck displays. National Truck Equipment Association, Sheree Campbell, 248-489-7090 or toll-free 800-441-6832; fax 248-489-8590; sheree@ntea.com or Kathy Swartzentrover, 248-489-7090, ext 108; kathy@ntea.com; www.ntea.com / Calstart-GreenTruck Summit, Debbie DuBose or Susan Romeo, 626-744-5600; ddubose@calstart.org or sromeo@calstart.org; www.calstart.org May 9-12, Waste Expo 2011 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Organized by Penton, publishers of Waste Age magazine. Abstracts for technical papers due August 20. Penton/Waste Expo, Catherine Campfield, 203-3584128; catherine.campfield@penton.com; www.wasteexpo.com

A Tale of Two Meetings News broke in the alternative fuel vehicle world earlier this month that the longtime Alternative Fuel & Vehicle Expo organizer was dropping out of the conference business, just as Southern California’s Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) announced a new gathering, ACT Expo 2011 (see ad, facing page) for April 20-21, 2011 in Long Beach, California. “We’ve seen alternative fuels go from the obscure to the mainstream,” executive director Annalloyd Thomason of the Las Vegas-based Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute announced that AFVi would no longer stage the annual AF&V gathering (AF&V 2011 had been planned for Fort Worth, Texas in May). “It’s a bittersweet ending,” Thomason said in a release: “We so appreciate the support of our sponsors and exhibitors throughout the years, and we’ll continue to work with them in the future on other projects.” AFVI’s affiliate Natural Gas Vehicle institute has just announced its fall NGVi seminar series, with classes conducted by veteran Leo Thomason. Workshops will start at the end of this month and run into early November in Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, and Hayward and Downey, Calif. As for the new GNA meeting in Long Beach (where WasteCon was held last year and will return in 2013), “We are answering strong demand for a clean vehicles conference in

EPA/LMOP, Rachel Goldstein, 202-343-9391; goldstein.rachel@epa.gov; www.epa.gov/lmop

The U.S. Depar tment of Energy will hold its 2010 Clean Cities Coordinator Leadership Retreat September 20-24 at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn in Rapid City, S.D. Organized by the National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy. U.S. DoE/NETL, Cindy Taylor, 304-285-4750; cynthia.taylor@pr.netl.doe.gov; www.netl.doe.gov

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September 18-21, 2011, APWA 2011, American Public Works Association Congress & Exposition. Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Here in Boston: 3153. APWA, Dave Dancy, 816-472-6100, ext 5250; ddancy@apwa.net; www.apwa.net

EPA’s LMOP in Baltimore in January The U.S. EPA will again hold its Landfill Methane Outreach Program meeting in Baltimore, again in January: the 14th LMOP Annual Conference and Project Expo is slated for January 19-20 at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel. EPA LMOP is at WasteCon 2878. The agency’s NRMRL (National Risk Management Research Laboratory) is at WasteCon 2956.

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California in 2011,” says CEO Erik Neandross. “The growing industry is centered here in California, and the Long Beach venue presents unparalleled opportunity for technical tours of port and other facilities,” he said. He notes that ACT Expo 2011 builds on GNA’s successful Clean Vehicle Technology Expo series. It may also pick up the Clean Cities mantle of some 16 years of continuous meetings relinquished now by AFVi. www.actexpo.com

Other Biogas-Biomethane Meetings September 29-30, Biogaz Europe 2010, Charting a way forward for biogas in France. Charbonnières-les-Bain (Lyon), France. Simultaneous French-English conference translation. Organized by BEES, Francheville-based BioEnergie Evénements et Services. BEES, Paul Stuart, +33-3-8486-8932; biogaz-europe@bees.biz; www.biogaz-europe.com

November 18, Jumpstarting Biomethane for Transportation. One-day Calstart workshop at the Southern California Gas Company Energy Research Center in Downey, Calif. (Los Ange-

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les). Registrations discounted until October 29. Calstart, Kimberly Taylor, 626-622-6229; ktaylor@calstart.org; www.calstart.org

March 21-24, 2011, LFG 34, 34th Landfill Gas Symposium organized by SWANA, the Solid Waste Association of North America. Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas (Dallas). SWANA, Allison Burns, 240-494-2237; aburns@swana.org; www.lfg.swana.org

Three by GPC October 13-14, Biogas USA at the Hotel Whitcomb in San Francisco. NGVAmerica president Rich Kolodziej is a scheduled speaker. November 23-24, 9th International Biogas UK at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London Kensington. March 22-24, 2011, World Biofuels Markets. Beurs-World Trade Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands. GPC U.S., Sean Budway, 702-430-1832; sean.budway@greenpowerconferences.com or GPC UK, Chris Lewis, +44-203-355-4224; chris.lewis@greenpowerconferences.com; greenpowerconferences.com



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