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FedEx Finds Unexpected Benefits from New Fuel Technologies: Q&A with Mitch Jackson

FedEx Finds Unexpected Benefits from New Fuel Technologies: Q&A with Mitch Jackson

Each business day, FedEx serves over 220 countries and territories with more than 600 aircraft as well as more than 190,000 on-road and off-road vehicles, which includes around 132,000 company-owned vehicles. The shipping company, which has $60 billion-plus in revenue, operates on an immense scale. Over the past decade, FedEx … Read more »

Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks Extend UPS Fleet Range, Improve Fuel Economy

Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks Extend UPS Fleet Range, Improve Fuel Economy

UPS has updated 125 hybrid electric delivery trucks to extend their range and improve fuel economy as part of the company’s commitment to log 1 billion miles with alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles by the end of 2017.

Biofuel Developers Can Thrive Despite Cheap Oil

Biofuel Developers Can Thrive Despite Cheap Oil

Renewable diesel producers Neste Oil and Diamond Green Diesel, gasification specialist Red Rock Biofuels, and Edeniq, which makes cellulosic ethanol, were among 13 producers of alternative fuels best positioned to compete with cheap oil, according a report from Lux Research. How Alternative Fuel Companies Will Compete with $50 Oil evaluated … Read more »

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UPS Becomes Largest Renewable Natural Gas User in Shipping Industry

UPS has entered into an agreement to purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) for its delivery vehicle fleet from Clean Energy Fuels, making it the largest RNG users in the US shipping industry. RNG, also known as biomethane, can be derived from sources including decomposing organic waste in landfills, wastewater treatment … Read more »

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GE Joins Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium

General Electric is the newest member of a research consortium working to develop sustainable alternative fuels. The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium was founded by the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, together with Etihad Airways, Boeing, and Honeywell UOP to develop a clean, alternative fuel supply for the … Read more »

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Tax Incentives Benefit Waste Industry

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) welcomed the decision by Congress and President Barack Obama to extend a number of expiring tax incentives for the 2014 calendar year. President Obama signed H.R. 7551, also known as the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, into law on Friday. This legislation … Read more »

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Chevron’s Alternative Fuels Foray Fails

Chevron says its attempts at producing profitable, commercial-scale alternative fuels have failed. The oil company has spent “significant sums” and unsuccessfully evaluated more than 100 kinds of feedstock and 50 techniques for turning them into fuel, Bloomberg reports. “The smartest minds in my company and others haven’t yet cracked the … Read more »

Coal Company Says EPA Partially to Blame for Layoffs

Alpha Natural Resources, a coal company based in West Virginia, has told 1,100 of its workers to prepare for layoffs because of EPA regulations and weak market conditions, according to The Hill. The company specifically stated that 11 mines across the state were “subject to being idled.” In a statement, … Read more »

Biodiesel Market to Grow 8.1 Percent

The global biodiesel market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.1 percent between 2013 and 2018, according to a report by Research and Markets. According to the report, one prominent driver in the market is the advantage of using biodiesel over diesel, noting that the market is … Read more »

EPA Approves Propane And Gas Fueled Engine

The EPA has certified Power Solutions International’s 8.8-liter propane and natural gas fueled engine for on-highway applications. The new engine works for a number of on-highway applications, including school and transit buses, recreational vehicles, vocational trucks, tow and utility trucks, garbage trucks and delivery fleets. The 8.8 liter liquid-injected propane … Read more »

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Alternative Fuel Fleet Planning 101

While alternative fuels make good business sense for commercial and government fleets, cost-effective implementation isn’t always easy, says WEX, formerly known as Wright Express. In a new white paper, Going Green, Saving Green: A fleet manager’s guide to alternative fuel best practices, the fleet fueling payment card system company gives … Read more »

Alternative Fuel Technologies ‘Can Produce $75 per Barrel Gasoline’

Alternative Fuel Technologies ‘Can Produce $75 per Barrel Gasoline’

With crude oil price projected to top $140 per barrel by 2035, alternative fuel technologies, which can produce gasoline at the equivalent of $75 per barrel, will rise, according to a Lux Research report. Bringing the Heat: Gas- and Waste-derived Synfuels, says the price disparity between crude oil and other … Read more »

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