alternative fuel

Business, Equipment, Fuel

Building A Realistic Bridge to Alternative Energies For U.S. Long Haul Transportation

Companies are interested in adopting zero-emission (ZET) alternatives, but there remain significant concerns for the near-term. This report discusses what we know today, details the pros and cons of alternative energies, and reviews what transportation fleets are doing to help ensure they are ready for the future.   

August 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Despite Gains, Challenges Remain for Adoption of Alt-Fuel Trucks

Estes Estes has incorporated more than 200 natural-gas powered tractors. (Estes Express Lines)

Record-high diesel fuel prices are creating some painful sticker shock moments at the pump for truck lines and shippers. Yet, those rising costs aren’t necessarily driving a dramatic uptick in adoption of alternative-fueled vehicles in the Class 8 heavy-truck sector.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
April 29, 2022
Business, Fuel

Shell Uses Cow Dung to Power German Trucks, Cut CO2

Shell Uses Cow Dung to Power German Trucks, Cut CO2 A Red Poll cow grazes on a cattle farm in Fobbing, U.K. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Trucks in Germany could soon be running on fuel that’s made partly from manure at one of Europe’s biggest oil refineries.

Rachel Graham | Bloomberg News
December 15, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

White House Unveils Plan for EV Charging Network

White House Unveils Plan for EV Charging Network Vice President Kamala Harris charges an electric vehicle in one of the charging stations during her tour of the Brandywine Maintenance Facility in Prince George’s County, Md. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

The Biden administration on Dec. 13 released a federal strategy to build 500,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across the country and bring down the cost of electric cars with the goal of transforming the U.S. auto industry.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
December 13, 2021
Government, Technology, Fuel

The Economic and Environmental Benefits of The STEER Act

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Program Aired: October 19, 2021. The STEER Act, a new bill introduced by Rodney Davis, will catalyze adoption of active emissions-reducing technologies by the trucking industry, the 3rd largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the US. Its initiatives will help the US continue to lead in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and put money in truckers’ pockets.

October 19, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Democrats Call Oil Giants to Testify on Climate Campaign

Democrats Call Oil Giants to Testify on Climate Campaign Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Congressional Democrats are calling top executives at ExxonMobil and other oil giants to testify at a House hearing as lawmakers investigate what they say is a long-running, industrywide campaign to spread disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
September 16, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biden Envisions Thousands of Wind Turbines Spinning at Sea to Bolster Grid

The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm stands in the water off Block Island, R.I. The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm stands in the water off Block Island, R.I. (Eric Thayer/Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration is outlining ambitions to dramatically boost offshore wind power in the U.S. by 2030, pushing to drive construction of projects at sea capable of generating enough electricity for more than 10 million American homes.

March 29, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Senate Legislation Targets EV Charging Stations

Zero Emissions trucks at the Port of Los Angeles Zero Emissions trucks at the Port of Los Angeles (Port of Los Angeles via YouTube)

The Securing America’s Clean Fuels Infrastructure Act, recently introduced by a bipartisan group of senators, would aim to boost investments, including extending current tax incentives for projects through 2029.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 29, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Ship Orders Slump 50% With Owners Unsure Which Fuel to Use

Ships sit under construction at a shipyard in South Korea in June. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News) Ships sit under construction at a shipyard in South Korea in June. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

Ship owners facing looming deadlines to use less-polluting fuels have slashed the number of new vessels on order because they don’t know which alternative technology to switch to.

January 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Technology Provider Hopes to Strike Balance on Diesel Engine

ClearFlame's first prototype using Cummins engine ClearFlame's first prototype demonstration using a Cummins engine. (ClearFlame)

ClearFlame Engine Technologies is working to develop a diesel engine that runs on cleaner fuel without compromising performance.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
October 9, 2020

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