alternative fuels

Old World, new tech

Electric-truck spotting across the pond.

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Volvo says run DME

Volvo Trucks North America this week unveiled a "new" alternative fuel for heavy-duty commerical trucks. Here are some technical aspects.

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Volvo unveils dimethyl ether-powered truck

Volvo unveiled June 6 a new alt fuel option for the North American trucking market — dimethyl either (DME).

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Shell, TA team up to build nationwide natural gas network

Up to 100 existing TravelCenters of America and Petro Shopping Centers sites will soon be receiving at least two liquified natural gas fueling lanes, per the agreement.

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Biodiesel group aiming for 10 percent of market

The National Biodiesel Board wants biodiesel to make up about 10 percent of the on-road diesel market by 2022.

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Obama, Romney show no substance on fuel prices

Take two of the Obama-Romney 2012 debate season offered no substance on the role of government in fuel prices, despite current efforts to rein in speculation: ultimately, there's a reason for that.

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Natural gas: Ready for prime time? Part 1

Industry begins to accept expensive natural gas engines running on cheaper fuel, in spite of power and range tradeoffs.

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Study: Diesel engines to remain top power source

Clean diesel engines will continue to be the dominant power source for heavy-duty vehicles in the United States for decades, says a Department of Energy study.

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Company to construct CNG stations nationwide

Trillium CNG and AMP Americas have announced a joint venture focused on building a network of CNG stations across the US.

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Fleet conference to discuss viability of alt fuels

The CVOC, held prior to GATS, will feature much discussion on natural gas as a viable fuel option.

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