clean energy

Business, Equipment

Safer, Cleaner Power for your Reefer

Purkeys by Mission Critical Electronics

Anti-idling regulations for reefers are becoming increasingly important in heavy-duty trucking. In an industry that uses high-voltage power, it can be challenging to find solutions that protect personnel, property, and the environment.

July 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Hexagon Composites Acquires Stake in Cryogenic Tanks Company

Cryoshelter tank Hexagon Agility

Hexagon Composites, a designer and manufacturer of clean fuel solutions for commercial vehicles, announced it signed an agreement to acquire a 40% stake in Cryoshelter, an Austria-based company specializing in the development of cryogenic tank technology for liquid renewable natural gas and liquid hydrogen.

May 16, 2022
Business, Equipment

Port of Baltimore Gets Grant to Upgrade Diesel Equipment

Containership at the Port of Baltimore A containership unloads at the Port of Baltimore. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore announced it received a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the port’s Diesel Equipment Upgrade Program, which replaces older cargo-handling equipment and dray trucks with newer, cleaner and more efficient models.

February 11, 2022
Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Are you prepared for the alternative fuel future?

Uptake Whitepaper

Learn how maintenance and operations teams can get ahead of the energy transition. This white paper from Geotab and Uptake explores alternative vehicle adoption, mixed-asset fleet management, and how AI/ML is offering a road towards continued operational excellence. 

September 1, 2021
Government, Technology, Fuel

Fuel-Efficient Tech Available for Trucks Via Proposed Legislation

Fuel-efficient technology image The STEER Act would set up a five-year, $500 million voucher program at the U.S. Department of Energy to cover certain costs associated with the adoption of fuel-efficient technologies for commercial motor vehicles. (Getty Images)

Legislation that would establish a program at the U.S. Department of Energy to assist the trucking industry with the adoption of fuel-efficient technologies recently was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Nikola Invests in Midwestern Hydrogen Plant

Nikola Two Class 8 truck A Nikola Two Class 8 truck, powered by a hydrogen fuel cell for the U.S. market. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Zero-emission truck builder Nikola Corp. has invested $50 million in cash and stock in Wabash Valley Resources in exchange for a 20% equity interest in the clean hydrogen production project WVR is developing in West Terre Haute, Ind.

June 23, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Granholm Says Oil Industry Must Embrace Green Transition

Jennifer Granholm thanks the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Jennifer Granholm thanks the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee after testifying at her confirmation hearing for Energy Secretary on Jan. 27. (Jim Watson/AFP via Bloomberg News)

Jennifer Granholm used her first speech as U.S. energy secretary to warn oil and gas companies they risk being left behind unless they embrace a transition to cleaner sources of energy, while offering them an opportunity to partner with the new administration.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
March 3, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Dems to Push Clean Energy Tax Breaks in Infrastructure Plan

A General Electric Co. renewable energy technician walks on a turbine A General Electric Co. renewable energy technician walks on a turbine at the Colorado Highlands Wind Farm in Fleming, Colo. (Bloomberg News)

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal unveiled plans to pursue tax breaks for renewable energy as a way to ease the shift away from fossil fuels in President Joe Biden’s upcoming infrastructure bill.

February 12, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Panel Discusses What’s Ahead for Greener Diesel

Trucks fueling up Trucks fuel up at a Pilot Flying J in Virginia. (Peggy Smith/Transport Topics)

Diesel can play a central role for the transportation sector as it moves toward a more sustainable future, a panel of experts said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

House Advances Diesel-Reduction Program

Diesel fuel The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act looks to reduce older, diesel-powered trucks on the road, as well as facilitate the transition in the freight industry to newer equipment. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Legislation that would authorize a federal emissions reduction program and fund research and development for technologies across the environmental sector recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 29, 2020