One of the articles said the CLNE CNG station is public, the canopies appear about high enough for most semi trucks but the maneuvering room is too small. The Jitney Association has 190 CNG buses, They are moderate size and look to be Ford 350s or 250s.
Emphasizing this is an example of a Mom and Pop Owner Operator operation.
On the PBS Motorweek tv program this morning the buses which provide the transportation for Atlantic City are Owner, Operated. They are neatly uniformly painted CNG buses, about 20 passenger size. They are all part of the Jitney ( that is the name on the buses) Owners, Operators Association and they all fuel at a CLNE CNG Station supplied by a natural gas utility pipeline. Thus they were able to beep running when the Sandy region was out of gasoline and possibly also diesel fuel. This could be considered Mom and Pop bus owners in a co-op that voted to go to CNG..
The various auto consortiums trying to bring fuel cell cars to market wiil be using high pressure hydrogen or liquid hydrogen as their fuel. Hindenburg. Or don't you believe that "natural gas" is a mixture of gases?
In the initial post I also mentioned hydrogen because of the fuel cell car supporters. I am very well aware that CNG is natural gas, with methane the largest constituent.
You with the thumbs down are ignoring how careless the average person is and you are only thinking of your stock price. Plugin electric/gasoline hybrids are the best way to go for the average consumer, of which tthe Chevrolet Volt and the Ford Fusion are the best.
CNG, LNG is good for trucks, buses, taxis and utility car fleets. 3500 psi CNG (or high pressure hydrogen) is very dangerous for ordinary consumer passenger cars. Even the utility pros at the recent Kansas City screwed up and said they had the area safe after their construction break. A little bit later the restaurant exploded and several other buidings were damaged.
Ga.soline is up 50 cents in the past month. The higher it goes, the more demand for liithium.
The Chevrolet Volt has gotten a top safety rating from the NHTSA. No accident fires have been reported to the NHTSA with more than 37,000 Chevrolet Volts in use worldwide. The highly publicized fire OCCURRED THREE WEEKS AFTER THE TEST CRASH WHILE THE VOLT WAS STORED UPSIDE DOWN IN THE NHTSA BONEYARD. The Volts EV range now is 38miles compared to the plugin Prius EV range of 11 miles. The plugin Prius costs more than the Volt. When Volts gasoline engine is needed the range is 300 miles. Magazine testers say the Volt has better acceleration than the Prius and that its gasline engine takes effect smoothly. Both cars have government rebates. Gasoline went up 50 cents in the past month.
Republic Services is recovering biogas at 70 of their 200 landfills. In 2012 they bought 548 natural gas powered trucks, presently have about 1000 trucks on natural gas, by 2015 they expect to have 3000 trucks on natural gas. CLNE is involved in some of this. Source: Republic Services websites
Thank Brook. Are these CERF/CLNE projects? Is the collected gas sold into utlility pipelines or sent to a CLNE CNG Station. If a station is it public access or just for the waste haulers?
Methane is a gas you want in the air as little as possible. Environmentalists say that it is a far worse greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Collecting methane from large farm animal operations and city sewage systems, land fills and other sources helps to minimize the methane pollution problem. It is carbon neutral. The greenies are for it and it is a potential huge profit center for the CERF subsidiary or division of CLNE.
Fair Oaks Farms is very real and one of the most modern dairy operations in the USA. One of the principal owners also has huge dairy farms in New Mexico. There are many other enormous livestock and poultry operations City sewage and landfill sources have even greater profit potential.. Any coincidental odor reduction would even add more enthusiasts besides the greenies.
Oh come on. In two days someone must know about other projects of CERF other than the one I posted. This is a very important area for CLNE growth and for the environment. Using that methane rather than let it go into the atmosphere is the correct thing to do.
Are the thumbs down directed at Malaysia and British Columbia or at the Bloomberg Channel? I just reported what i saw on Bloomberg early this morning.
Another Bloomberg banner just now said British Columbia province was imposing a tax on LNG projects to pay down (province?) debt.
Can anyone tell about Clean Energy Renewable Fuels new projects? How about a list of completed projects? A couple of months ago i posted about Fair Oaks Farms 42 CNG semis using RNG collected by anerobic digestion of the manure of 30,000 dairy cows. CLNE opened two public access CNG stations on I-65 in Indiana in connection with that project.