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.

CleanFUEL USA showcases propane autogas refueling technology at Southeast Alternative Fuels Conference and Expo

GEORGETOWN, Texas –– October 21, 2014 ––

Who: CleanFUEL USA, an industry leader in propane autogas technology (Booth #106)

When: October 22-24, 2014

Where: Southeast Alternative Fuels Conference and Expo, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

What: CleanFUEL USA, in booth #106, will showcase its PRO 6100 refueling dispenser featuring eCONNECT, the propane industry’s first fully integrated fuel management system. eCONNECT allows fleet managers to economically monitor and control fuel inventories faster and easier than ever before with real-time data insight, flexible report storage and remote access capabilities.

Thomas Built Buses, in booth #209, will showcase its Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus featuring a Liquid Propane Injection (LPI) fuel system from CleanFUEL USA in the Ride and Drive portion of the show. The C2 offers school districts numerous benefits, including a reduction in emissions, lower fuel prices and exceptional power. The Ride and Drive will be held on Wednesday, October 22 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Brooke McWhirter, channel manager, School Bus Market with CleanFUEL USA will speak at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, during a breakout session entitled, “Passionate About Propane” in room 306A.

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) and YouTube (youtube.com/CleanFuelUSA1).


Media Contacts:

Gina Manassero
(512) 553-2387

Crystelle Markley

Monday, October 20, 2014

A World Stage for Propane Technology

Partnering with world-class manufacturers, the Propane Education & Research Council has helped commercialize an impressive portfolio of clean and efficient propane products that includes vehicles, commercial mowers, industrial and irrigation engines, business scale water heaters, combined heat and power units, and a variety of mobile and stationary generators, to name a few.
These investments in innovation are focused on meeting consumer desires for affordable equipment, appliances, and vehicles that deliver performance with a reduced environmental footprint. Of course, for the companies that fund PERC, these innovations also grow demand for propane and bring new customers to their businesses. Everyone wins.
At the World LP Gas Forum, meeting in Miami Oct. 28-30, PERC and our manufacturing partners will showcase these new products to a global audience with the goal of opening opportunities to expand the customer base and ultimately create economies of scale that promise to lower production costs to benefit consumers here and abroad.
During the forum, PERC’s new video series, Clean American Innovation, will present testimony from several PERC manufacturing partners: Exmark, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., Generac, Kohler, Marathon, Origin Engines, Power Solutions International (PSI), and Roush CleanTech.
Of course, not every exciting new propane product is made in America. Creativity knows no boundaries. Because propane is used on every continent except Antarctica, at the gathering in Miami, I expect to see innovations and to learn from entrepreneurs from around the planet. They’ll be there. That’s been my experience since PERC hosted the WLPGA’s first Global Technology Conference in Chicago nearly a decade ago.
This forum deserves our attention for many reasons. The opportunity to showcase propane technology on a global scale is just one of them. And so is the chance to learn from others.