Monday, October 27, 2014

CleanFUEL USA Announces Availability of Mass Flow Meter Technology

Meets Vast Global Demand for Mass Flow Meters in Propane Autogas Refueling Dispensers

Showcases Technologically Advanced Products at World LP Gas Forum, Booth #3

MIAMI, FL – WORLD LP GAS FORUM CONFERENCE AND EXPO –– October 27, 2014 – CleanFUEL USA, an industry leader in propane autogas technology, today announced the addition of mass flow meter technology to its technologically advanced line of propane autogas refueling dispensers. Global demand is high for mass flow technology, the most advanced meter technology in the world, and CleanFUEL USA is offering immediate availability for the first time in the United States and worldwide.

“The United States lags behind in meter technology adoption and CleanFUEL USA is shifting that with our offering of the mass flow meter and its vast benefits, a game-changer for fleets considering or already utilizing propane autogas,” said Curtis Donaldson, founder and managing partner of CleanFUEL USA.

“We heard often from our global customers how the mass flow meter was improving their operations and bottom line, and we are pleased to meet that international demand, and to bring mass flow meters in propane autogas dispensing to America for the first time,” he added

Mass flow meter benefits include no moving parts, greatly reduced maintenance, remote diagnostics and lifetime calibration – all at an affordable incremental cost. Together with automated process control and state-of-the-art communication interfaces (fieldbus systems), the meter offers 99.9 percent accuracy, as opposed to the 96 to 98 percent accuracy offered by other metering options, and a flow rate of 0 to 18 gallons per minute. Sourced by Endress+Hauser, a global leader in measurement instrumentation, the mass flow meter is now available in all CleanFUEL USA refueling dispensers, including the  P2000, 6000 and 7000 series.

On Display at World LP Gas Forum
CleanFUEL USA’s P7000 and 2000 series dispensers with mass flow meter technology and eCONNECT, the industry’s first complete fuel network management system for electronic dispensers, will be on display in Miami at World LP Gas Forum in booth #3 from October 27-30, 2014.

About CleanFUEL USA:
CleanFUEL USA, the nation’s first developer of liquid propane fuel injection systems, is a leading manufacturer of propane autogas dispensers and refueling infrastructure. Headquartered in Georgetown, Texas, with an engineering division in Wixom, Mich., CleanFUEL USA celebrates more than 20 years of innovation. Setting industry standards with a complete alternative fuel solution, CleanFUEL USA products offer unsurpassed economic and environmental advantages. Learn more at www.cleanfuelusa.com.

Connect on Twitter (@CleanFUELUSA), Facebook (facebook.com/CleanFUELUSA), YouTube (youtube.com/CleanFuelUSA1) and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/cleanfuel-usa).


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Contacts
Gina Manassero
(512) 553-2387

Crystelle Markley
CleanFUEL USA
(512) 864-0300



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thomas Built invests $11.8M to expand C2 production

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses is investing $11.8 million to increase capacity and add up to 236 new jobs to its Saf-T-Liner C2 operations.
The investment will expand C2 bus production at Thomas Built’s headquarters and production facility in High Point by upwards of 25%, company officials said.
The expansion of the company’s C2 operations and fabrication parts producing capabilities was supported by about $66,100 in economic incentives granted from Randolph County and the city of Archdale.
Also, $300,000 was granted by the city of High Point and Guilford County to support future growth, economic development and jobs in the High Point area that will be provided by Thomas Built’s investment in jobs, production expansion, robotics, health, safety and operational enhancements.
Thomas Built will also invest in additional training and lean processes to enhance continuous improvement and augment employees’ knowledge base, company officials said.
“Since 1916, High Point has been home to Thomas Built Buses, and we are thrilled to contribute to the local economic expansion,” Thomas Built President Kelley Platt said. “This new wave of investment will allow us to hire up to 236 individuals in varying disciplines as well as invest in our production infrastructures to better streamline our production process.”
Announcement of the investment follows the recent news that union workers at Thomas Built’s High Point facility ratified a new four-year contract. See original article here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BPN: Freightliner Looks to Enter Propane Fueled Shuttle Bus Market


EPA Welcomes Applications for School Bus Rebate Program


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it is now accepting applications from public and private school bus fleets for its National Clean Diesel Rebate program.

In order to reduce emissions, the fleet owners are eligible to apply for rebates for the replacement of school buses with engine model years of 2006 or older. As part of the 2014 School Bus Replacement Funding Opportunity, the EPA is offering approximately $3 million in rebate funding.

The EPA is accepting applications until Nov. 17. Applicants may submit one application for up to five buses.

More information can be found here.