 Ga. dry cleaner transitions vehicles to run on propane autogas

Sun Ray Cleaners, a Georgia-based company, has decided to convert two service vans to run on propane autogas. Alliance AutoGas is helping the company with the conversion and will supply the vehicles' fuel. LPGasMagazine.com (5/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 Propane autogas is gaining momentum, supporters say

The use of propane autogas in the U.S. is growing significantly as the market looks for a cheaper energy source and new technologies are being developed to make the fuel more viable. In an interview, Roush CleanTech President Joe Thompson, Ford Motor Commercial Vehicle Chief Engineer Rob Stevens and CleanFuel USA Chief Operating Officer Wayne Moore explained the benefits of using propane autogas and the latest market trends in the autogas industry. "The big commercial customers, fleets, they really look at the payback and what is the business case that supports clean energy," said Stevens. Autoline.tv (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 Ohio city plans to convert 12 vehicles to propane autogas

The commissioners of Springfield, Ohio, will vote next week whether to release $148,800 in grant money to convert 12 of the city's vehicles to propane autogas and set up a propane autogas filling station. The shift is expected to save the city about $10,000 annually on fuel costs and may led to more conversions, an official said. Springfield News-Sun (Ohio) (free registration) (4/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 Ariz. school district acquires propane autogas-fueled school bus

The San Carlos School District in Arizona recently acquired a school bus that runs on propane autogas from Canyon State Bus Sales. A growing number of districts in the state have switched to propane autogas to reduce costs and environmental emissions. Arizona Silver Belt (Globe, Ariz.) (4/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 Mich. transit agency receives delivery of propane autogas buses

The Mass Transportation Authority in Flint, Mich., received delivery of four El Dorado National buses fitted with Roush CleanTech's liquid propane fuel systems last week; six more buses are expected to arrive this week. MTA will continue receiving delivery of six buses per week until the 60-vehicle acquisition is complete. MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration) (3/25), Fleets & Fuels (3/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 Wash. county to hold public discussion on propane autogas conversion

Propane autogas will be the highlight of this month's Energy Lunch Program in Jefferson County, Wash., on Tuesday. Brad Beauchamp, a representative from Roush CleanTech in Michigan, will address the crowd to promote the use of the fuel. Also, a panel of energy experts will discuss "Justifying Local Conversion to Propane Transportation Fuels." Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader (Wash.) (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 Neb. firm introduces new propane-powered lawnmower model

  • Exmark Manufacturing has begun production of propane-powered lawnmowers with electronic fuel injection. "It's got an oxygen sensor that senses the exhaust gases and it knows whether the fuel mixture is too rich or too lean for that condition. It sends back a signal to the [engine control unit], telling if it needs to make an adjustment. It's constantly measuring," said Exmark's chief development engineer, Garry Busboom. "There have been a number of our customers over the past years that have been looking for products that have a lower carbon footprint and are more green, and propane fits that bill," Busboom said. Beatrice Daily Sun (Neb.) (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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