Alt fuel news roundup: 1/24/13

It’s been a big news week, with Martin Luther King, Jr’s Day and the presidential inauguration kicking things off. There’s plenty to report from the world of alternative fuels and the transportation sector as well, from Alliance AutoGas adding a new truck modification specialist to Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection extending alt fuel vehicle rebates. Let’s dig in:

  • Fontaine Modification has joined the Alliance AutoGas network to provide propane autogas vehicle conversions for fleets in eight locations across six states. The autogas modification centers are located in Garland, Texas; Denton, Texas; Laredo, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; Dublin, Va.; Gainesville, Ga.; Springfield, Ohio; and Williamstown, W.V.

  • A school district in Roslyn, N.Y., has added three new propane autogas buses to cut fuel costs. This district is also adding a propane-powered van to its fleet.
  • Power Solutions International, Inc., a clean tech engine supplier, has earned EPA and CARB certifications for its 2.0-Liter and 2.4-Liter spark-ignited industrial engines. The engines meet standards for off-road, large spark-ignited (LSI) engines for mobile applications running on propane autogas and natural gas.

  • As it nears a milestone of awarding 500 $3,500 rebates for large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery-electric vehicles, the Department of Environmental Protection in Pennsylvania has extended the alternative fuel vehicle rebate program. Rebates of $1,000 are offered for natural gas, propane autogas, hydrogen and fuel-cell vehicles.

  • According to NGT News, Kwik Trip, Inc. has “aggressive” plans for CNG in 2013, with at least 10 state-of-the-art CNG fueling stations planned in addition to the nine it launched in the second half of 2012.

  • A fleet in Southwest Virginia could save almost $47,000 annually by converting 10 buses from gasoline to propane autogas. The annual cost to operate a gasoline bus 21,500 miles per year is $9,379 versus $4,718 for an autogas-powered bus, according to figures from Alliance AutoGas.

  • The City of Temple, Texas, is in the process of reviewing proposals for a CNG fueling station to serve their 14 new natural gas waste trucks. The vehicles will cost the city $3.3 million, while installing the fueling infrastructure will cost about $1.3 million.

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