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Green Fleet Roundup: Linde, Goodyear, VW, Toyota, Frito-Lay

Linde is completing the first retail hydrogen fueling station it will operate in the US. The station, which is expected to be online before the end of the year, is being installed at the Ramos Oil multi-fuel station in West Sacramento, California. Goodyear has introduced the most fuel-efficient long haul drive … Read more »

44 Firms Win EPA Supply Chain Awards

Frito-Lay, Kaiser Permanente, FedEx Express and DHL Express are among the 44 truck and multi-modal carriers to receive EPA awards for supply chain environmental and energy efficiency. The 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award winners are the program’s top environmental performers, setting benchmarks in how they move products and supplies, by transporting … Read more »

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Recycling at Work Website Offers Recycling Bin Discounts

Keep America Beautiful’s Recycling at Work initiative, designed to encourage businesses, organizations and institutions to increase workplace recycling, has launched a new website, RecyclingatWork.org, with a host of tools and resources including recycling bin discounts. By taking the Recycling at Work pledge, companies can receive an exclusive 15 percent discount … Read more »

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Kohl’s, Sierra Nevada Win EPA’s WasteWise Awards

Kohl’s, which recycles 83 percent of its waste, is the partner of the year for the EPA’s WasteWise program in the very large business category and Sierra Nevada Brewing won for midsize business. Sears, Toyota and Frito-Lay won honorable mentions. The WasteWise Program helps organizations reduce or prevent waste headed … Read more »

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Supplier Monitoring Essential for Sustainable Supply Chains

Talking about a sustainable supply chain is fine and dandy, but without independent monitoring of suppliers, a company can’t back up its sustainability claims, says Tom Seal, head of research at Procurement Leaders Network, in a guest column in The Guardian. To follow through on corporate social responsibility policies, companies … Read more »

Navigant Forecasts 35m Natural Gas Vehicles by 2020

Navigant Forecasts 35m Natural Gas Vehicles by 2020

The number of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) on roadways worldwide will reach nearly 35 million by 2020, according to a Navigant Research report. The report says the market for NGVs is gaining increased traction in many countries due to a combination of low-cost natural gas and sustained higher prices for … Read more »

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Frito-Lay Builds Public CNG Fueling Stations

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay has opened its first compressed natural gas fueling station in Beloit, Wis., and announced that it will break ground on seven public CNG fueling stations across the US by the end of the year. Questar Fueling and Trillium CNG will build the seven CNG fueling stations. Also in … Read more »

Coulomb to Deploy 160 EV Chargers, Part of $4.4m NYSERDA Award

Coulomb Technologies has received $1 million to install more than 160 charging ports throughout New York state. In partnership with gas and electric company National Grid, Coulomb will deploy 80 percent of these ChargePoint stations (pictured) in upstate New York, the companies said. The EV charging project is one of … Read more »

BMW, Frito-Lay, Nike, Starbucks Commit to Support EV Deployment

BMW, Frito-Lay, Price Chopper, Ikea, National Grid, Public Service Electric and Gas Company, and Ceres’ business advocacy coalition BICEP – on behalf of member companies including Starbucks, Nike, eBay and Clif Bar – are among the 70 companies and organizations that have pledged to facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles … Read more »

Waste Management Expands CNG Fleet

Waste Management will add 35 compressed natural gas-powered vehicles to its Houston fleet by the end of 2012, the company said, and will soon open its CNG fueling station in Conroe, Texas to consumers. Each Class 8 diesel truck that Waste Management replaces with natural gas reduces diesel use by … Read more »

Frito-Lay Expands EV Fleet, Adds CNG Trucks

Frito-Lay will purchase 100 all-electric trucks in 2012, bringing its electric fleet to more than 280, and will deploy compressed natural gas vehicles in the coming months. The electric trucks, designed by Smith Electric Vehicles, generate zero tailpipe emissions and operate for up to 100 miles on a single charge. … Read more »

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Smith Electric Has Suspended EV Truck Production

Kansas City-based Smith Electric Vehicles has suspended production and assembly operations of its EV trucks. The electric vehicle manufacturer quietly stopped production last year due to a shortage of cash—a move that was disclosed in report for the last quarter of 2013 filed with the US Department of Energy, reported … Read more »