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FedEx Tests Fuel Cargo Trucks at US Airport

Hydrogen fuel cell-powered ground support equipment debuted at the Memphis International Airport this spring, marking the beginning of a two-year demonstration project at Federal Express’s airport hub location. The 15-vehicle fleet is expected to save more than 175,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 1,700 metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to the … Read more »

Ann Calamai

Environmental Executive Moves: Watts, Plug Power, Optoro, Xylem

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Watts Water Technologies: The water efficiency products manufacturer has appointed Todd A. Trapp as chief financial officer. Trapp comes to Watts from Honeywell, where he most recently held the position of vice president of financial planning and analysis. … Read more »

Mark Wilhelm

Environmental Executive Moves: ERI, Ameresco, Plug Power, RRS, SiteHawk

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Electronic Recyclers International: The e-waste recycler has named Allen Hershkowitz, Ph.D., senior sustainability advisor. Hershkowitz is co-founder and current president of the Green Sports Alliance. Ameresco: The energy efficiency and renewable energy company has named Mark Wilhelm (pictured) … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: AmeriPride Services, Ryder System, Plug Power

AmeriPride Services took delivery of its first fuel-efficient hydraulic hybrid system this month.  The vehicle (pictured), a 2014 Ford F59 chassis with a Morgan Olson Route Star walk-in van body, will be put into delivery service in one of its Canadian Linen branches in Toronto, Ontario. Tops Friendly Markets has … Read more »

Serge Tchuruk

Environmental Executive Moves: Plug Power, Joule, World Green Building Council

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Joule: The CO2-to-liquid fuels production company has named Serge Tchuruk (pictured) president and CEO. Tchuruk is the former chairman and CEO of Alcatel and Total SA. Tchuruk succeeds Paul Snaith, who resigned. Plug Power: The clean energy products … Read more »

GenKey

Plug Power, Praxair Sign Liquid Hydrogen Agreement

Plug Power has signed a long-term hydrogen distribution agreement with Praxair, North America’s largest liquid hydrogen producer, which will allow Plug Power to offer Praxair hydrogen to its US customers using the company’s GenKey hydrogen fuel cell system. The GenKey system consists of three separate elements: GenDrive fuel cell units, … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Boeing, Indianapolis, SCT Fleet Solutions

Boeing and Commercial Aircraft of China have opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil into aviation biofuel. The two companies estimate that 500 million gallons of biofuel could be made annually in China from used cooking oil. Indianapolis will deploy the largest municipal fleet of electrified vehicles … Read more »

Time Warner fleet

Green Fleet Roundup: Time Warner Cable, Wamart, Plug Power, Clean Energy Fuels

Time Warner Cable is joining the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities’ National Clean Fleet Partnership to further reduce petroleum use and increase efficiencies within its fleet (pictured) of more than 20,000 service trucks and vehicles. TWC’s participation is part of the company’s “Go Green” initiative under which TWC is on … Read more »

Ace Hardware Forklift Fleet Powered by Plug Power

Plug Power has deployed GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell units for Ace Hardware’s first all-hydrogen material handling fleet at the company’s Wilmer, Texas warehouse. In addition to the fleet of class-2 and class-3 lift and reach trucks at the Wilmer facility, Ace has ordered further GenDrive units for another distribution center … Read more »

GenDrive

Plug Power Incorporates Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Infrastructure, Maintenance

Plug Power’s latest hydrogen fuel cell product, GenKey, is the company’s first all-inclusive product for material handling sites. GenKey is comprised of three separate elements: GenDrive fuel cell units (pictured), GenFuel hydrogen fuel and infrastructure, and GenCare maintenance service. Plug Power says it provides full integration and deployment of the … Read more »

FedEx Express delivery truck

Plug Power Extends FedEx Delivery Trucks’ Driving Range

Plug Power will develop hydrogen fuel cell range extenders for 20 FedEx Express electric delivery trucks. The fuel cell technology company says this will allow FedEx Express to nearly double the amount of territory the vehicles can cover with one charge, increasing delivery fleet efficiency more than 50 percent coupled … Read more »

Truck with TRU

Plug Power Fuel Cells to Power Refrigeration Units

Plug Power has received $500,000 from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to evaluate replacing diesel generators with hydrogen fuel cells for powering transport refrigeration units (TRUs) on trailers hauled by trucks that deliver perishable goods. NYSERDA selected Plug Power to develop a fuel cell and … Read more »