NGV Vehicles Leading By Example

As the trucking industry advance towards sustainability goals, natural gas vehicles and renewable natural gas are already an essential part of the emission reduction strategies for fleets.

Across the United States, leading fleets are making record investments in (RNG) renewable natural gas. These companies are growing RNG into their fueling portfolio for the long haul. NGV Global Group in Dallas Texas has been fulfilling orders for fleets all sizes.

These fleets have set and continue to meet their greenhouse emission reduction goals. Because of RNG’s ultra-low-carbon potentialnatural gas vehicles fueled with RNG can provide greenhouse gas emission reduction benefits that far exceed what zero-emission vehicles can provide. 

When we capture carbon, in the form of methane emissions from decomposing organic waste, we prevent it from entering the atmosphere, warming the planet and contributing to the negative impacts of climate change.

As independently certified by the latest data from California’s clean air agency, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the carbon intensity of RNG produced from in-state dairy waste is negative 308.59 gCO2e/MJ compared to the carbon intensity of California’s electricity grid (one of the cleanest in the nation) which is 16.58 gCO2e/MJ.

NGV Global Group owns a remanufacturing facility out of Dallas Texas that specialize in delivering Natural Gas/ Renewable Natural Gas to trucking fleets throughout the United States and internationally.

NGV Global Group recently launched GreenPath Logistics which is a fully alternative Fuel freight forwarding company that delivers freight throughout the DFW and surrounding areas.

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NGV Global Group Inc.

10733 Spangler Rd,

Dallas, TX 75220 USA

Phone: +1 (214) 630-1000

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Full Report https://www.act-news.com/news/fitting-renewable-fuels-into-your-fleets-sustainability-strategy/

Jones, Campbell. “Fitting Renewable Fuels into Your Fleet’s Sustainability Strategy.” ACT News, ACT News, 31 Mar. 2021, www.act-news.com/news/fitting-renewable-fuels-into-your-fleets-sustainability-strategy/.

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Coalition Asks Biden Administration to Reduce Truck Emissions by Fall 2022

A wide-ranging coalition of business, science and environmental groups is calling on the Biden administration to within the next 18 months set “multi-pollutant climate and clean air standards” that will eliminate particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions from new freight trucks and buses.

“We urge your administration to adopt pollution standards by fall of 2022, eliminate the smog-forming nitrogen oxides, deadly particles and climate pollution from freight trucks and buses that are based upon, and fully mobilize, the availability of zero-emitting solutions,” said a letter to President Joe Biden, dated March 23.

The Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund, Union of Concerned Scientists, Interfaith Power & Light, League of Conservation Voters, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and the California Business Alliance for a Clean Economy were among the 17 groups signing onto the letter.

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Copies of the letter also were sent to a range of top Environmental Protection Agency officials, including recently confirmed EPA Administrator Michael Regan.

Truck pollution standards should eliminate pollution from all new freight trucks and buses no later than 2040, and from freight trucks and buses used in urban and community areas no later than 2035, the letter said.

A recent analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund showed that pollution standards that achieve the groups’ goals would prevent 57,000 premature deaths and eliminate more than 4.7 billion metric tons of climate pollution by 2050, according to the letter.

“Pollution from freight trucks and buses is concentrated in low-income communities and communities of color,” the letter said. It said “protective standards are essential in order to address that disproportionate impact.”

NGV Global Group owns a remanufacturing facility out of Dallas Texas that specialize in delivering Natural Gas/ Renewable Natural Gas to trucking fleets throughout the United States and internationally.

NGV Global Group recently launched GreenPath Logistics which is a fully alternative Fuel freight forwarding company that delivers freight throughout the DFW and surrounding areas.

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10733 Spangler Rd,

Dallas, TX 75220 USA

Phone: +1 (214) 630-1000

Mail: info@ngvglobalgroup.com

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RNG: Drive Clean in 2021 With Additional Grants Opening In Spring

There is a buzz around electric trucks, and Wall Street has responded to it. But most currently available options are light- and medium-duty, which make them preferably suited for short routes or last-mile delivery.

Trucks Fueled by RNG Provide Immediate Emission Reductions

Before electric trucks get more scalable, there is a low-carbon option for heavy-duty applications that is already in wide-scale use. Investing in trucks fueled by renewable natural gas (RNG) is the most immediate and cost-effective climate positive change policymakers can affect.

RNG, or biogas, is produced from methane emitted through the decomposition of animal manure, food waste, forest management waste, wastewater sludge, and garbage. RNG projects capture this methane and redirect it away from the environment, repurposing it as a clean, green energy source of energy to fuel America.

Using RNG as a transportation fuel not only reduces the environmental impact of organic waste, it displaces traditional fossil motor fuels, and restores America’s local economies by supplying new revenue streams for family farms, employing laborers for facility construction and operation, and creating a whole new green energy workforce.

RNG can also be zero-emission equivalent when it comes to smog-forming tailpipe pollutants like nitrogen oxides (NOx). All new natural gas trucks, regardless of fuel source, virtually eliminate NOx emissions as a result of the fact that they achieve emission reductions that are greater than 90% better than federal or California standards, and they don’t produce any diesel particulates.

RNG/CNG Grants Available In Spring 2021

A grant opening up in spring 2021 shows the continued government support and the industry’s inevitable direction towards renewable fuels. New motor vehicles that operate primarily on compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, hydrogen fuel cells, or electricity, including electricity to power fully electric motor vehicles and plug-in hybrid motor vehicles. Also provides minimum of $600,000/yr in grants to assist eligible applicants in the installation of refueling infrastructure for grant funded vehicles. https://www.txng.org/grants-interest-form

Data Confirms RNG is Carbon Negative

Data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB, Q3 LCFS Data) confirms that the energy weighted carbon intensity (CI) value of California’s bio-CNG consumed as a result of its Low Carbon Fuel Standard program is now below zero at -17.95 gCO2e/MJ.

NGVAmerica’s Newest Fact Sheet on RNG

You can find out more about RNG’s carbon-free transportation achievement in NGVAmerica’s newest fact sheet, Fuel a Greener Future, available at our online Resource Center.

Secretary Kerry is correct. We need to move fast; we need to move now. And since climate change is cumulative, the longer we wait, the harder it gets to solve.

Get clean air and reduced emissions today by replacing aging fleets with RNG-fueled trucks and buses.

NGV Global Group owns a remanufacturing facility out of Dallas Texas that specialize in delivering Natural Gas/ Renewable Natural Gas to trucking fleets throughout the United States and internationally.

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10733 Spangler Rd,

Dallas, TX 75220 USA

Phone: +1 (214) 630-1000

Mail: info@ngvglobalgroup.com

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TXNG. Texas Natural Gas Foundation, Texas Natural Gas Foundation, www.txng.org/.

ACT News. “RNG: Drive Clean in 2021 or Drive Clean (Maybe) Later?” ACT News, 2 Mar. 2021, www.act-news.com/news/rng-drive-clean-in-2021-or-drive-clean-maybe-later/.

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New Cummins Powertrain for Heavy-Duty, Natural Gas Applications

Cummins Inc., NYSE: CMI a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures and distributes engines and power generation products, and Cummins Westport Inc. say the ISX12N engine +Endurant HD N powertrain is now available for heavy-duty customers.

This powerful powertrain combination supports heavy-duty trucking fleets reaching their lower emissions goals and taking initiative in sustainability. “The deep powertrain integration delivers improved launch, low-speed maneuverability and smoother shifts that drivers will appreciate,” says Thomas R. Hodek, president of Cummins Westport.

The ISX12N, natural gas engine is available with a rating of 400 horsepower and 1,450 lb-ft torque. The new powertrain can operate on CNG, LNG and RNG Renewable Natural Gas. When using RNG fuel, the system is deemed with a neutral to negative carbon index, resulting in net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at or below zero.

The Endurant HD N automated transmission was optimized to integrate with the ISX12N natural gas engine and features new software functionality and calibrations – and a new diaphragm spring clutch designed to meet the load requirements of the natural gas engine while protecting the engine for optimal performance.

NGV Global Group has seen high customer satisfaction with heavy duty trucks equipped with Cummins power train technology. NGV Global Group owns a remanufacturing facility out of Dallas Texas that specialize in delivering Natural Gas/ Renewable Natural Gas to trucking fleets throughout the United States and internationally.

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10733 Spangler Rd,

Dallas, TX 75220 USA

Phone: +1 (214) 630-1000

Mail: info@ngvglobalgroup.com

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RNG Trucking Turnkey Solutions

With RNG Growing across the US, a need to provide heavy duty truck classes that can run on the RNG fuel increases. Companies of all sizes across the country are looking for turnkey solutions to implement in their current fleet. NGV Global Groups remanufacturing plant in Dallas Texas gives them everything they need to incorporate RNG trucking.

Big companies like UPS and InBev have already positioned portions of their natural gas fleets to RNG. Smaller companies, like Green Path Logistics in Dallas Texas, have devoted their entire fleet to RNG ready Trucking for their company. Companies of all sizes are seeing the bigger picture and making then transition now.

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As the pressure for cleaner air and government policies on pollution tighten, all roads leads to an alternative fuel use in a trucking company’s fleet. NGV Global Group is creating attainable avenues for companies to add RNG trucking to their fleets and help them with the transitioning process. Dmitri Tisnoi of NGV Global Group spoke earlier this month in regards to the company’s recent 2020 Ana Hargrove Outstanding Service Award related to their work in the CNG/RNG industry, “TXNGVA is a top tier association helping organizations to decrease their carbon emissions and meet their sustainability goals.”

NGV Global Group is offering logistic companies a hand holding approach to implementing RNG into their current fleet. A lot of times companies need more than just a place to buy a RNG vehicle. They need assistance or guidance seeing it to fruition. NGV Global Groups approach offers that creating a higher success rate in companies implementation of alternative fuel use.

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CalPortland Taps CNG to Fuel Bulk Hauler Truck Fleet

CalPortland Co., a producer of concrete products and asphalt in the western U.S. and Canada, has launched its compressed natural gas (CNG) powered bulk hauler truck fleet. The company commissioned 24 new near-zero-emission trucks to transport cement to customers in Southern California.

CalPortland’s near-zero vehicles will be fueled with Redeem by Clean Energy at a new private fueling hub located at CalPortland’s Oro Grande, Calif., cement plant. Developed by OZINGA Energy, the fueling hub consists of 24 slow-fill stations and one fast-fill station.

Redeem, a renewable natural gas (RNG) vehicle fuel, is derived from biogenic methane that is naturally generated by the decomposition of organic waste at landfills and agricultural waste sources. Utilizing Redeem instead of diesel or gasoline can reduce carbon emissions by at least 70% and up to 300%, depending upon the sources.

“In 2017 Catalina Pacific, a CalPortland company, commissioned 118 new near-zero emission concrete mixer trucks that serve the greater Los Angeles area,” says Allen Hamblen, president and CEO of CalPortland. “By adding 24 cement bulk hauler trucks and a fueling center at our Oro Grande cement plant, CalPortland continues to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to achieving zero emissions through environmental stewardship and lowering our carbon footprint within the communities where we operate.”

CalPortland’s CNG bulk hauler fleet is being partly funded with a Prop 1B grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Additionally, the fueling station project received grant funds from the Mobile Source Emission Reductions Program (AB 2766) through the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.

The fleet consists of 24 Kenworth T680 trucks containing the Cummins Westport ISX12N Near Zero (NZ) natural gas engine. The engine is certified to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and CARB for meeting the 0.02 g/bhp-hr optional Low NOx Emissions standards – 90% lower than current emission standards. The Kenworth T680 trucks also feature an aerodynamic body to increase fuel efficiency, coupled with the Momentum 135DGE Fuel System which is designed for 600+ mile range.

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SoCalGas Utility now adding RNG produced in state to the 100% renewable fuel used at its fueling stations

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced it is for the first time dispensing California-produced renewable natural gas (RNG) at many of the natural gas fueling stations it operates across the state. The utility recently began purchasing RNG from Pixley-based Calgren Dairy Fuels (Calgren), which captures the greenhouse gas-producing manure from dairy farms and turns it into RNG, a renewable fuel. SoCalGas has dispensed 100% RNG from out-of-state sources at its fueling stations for a year. Calgren’s facility is part of a rapidly growing biomethane industry in California and is currently the largest dairy biogas operation in the U.S.

Photos of the fueling stations and Calgren’s dairy digester facility are available here. A video demonstrating RNG’s ability to reduce California’s transportation emissions is available here.

“RNG is an important tool in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which cause climate change, and we’re looking forward to major growth in production of this renewable fuel in California,” said Jawaad Malik, SoCalGas vice president of gas acquisition.  “With the right incentives in place, RNG has significant opportunity to help the state move toward carbon-neutrality in not only the transportation sector but in many areas where traditional natural gas is now used.”

“Calgren is excited to be one of the leading production facilities in the U.S., which will eventually capture the waste of more than 132,000 cows from at least 18 dairies,” said Lyle Schlyer, president of Calgren.  “Using the methane captured from dairy waste for transportation fuel is good for the environment because it not only keeps methane from escaping to the air, it allows us to replace traditional natural gas with a renewable version, and it reduces pollution from diesel truck engines.”

RNG is produced when methane, a greenhouse gas that occurs naturally when organic waste breaks down, is captured and upgraded to pipeline standards rather than being released into the air. Organic waste sources such as dairy farms, landfills, sewage, food waste, and dead forest trees create about 80% of all methane emissions in California. Capturing this methane and converting it to RNG rapidly reduces greenhouse gas emissions. In California, a 2016 law requires a 40% reduction of methane emissions from waste sources, with provisions to deliver that energy to customers.

Production of the fuel has accelerated quickly in California, supported by state incentive programs seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from trucking and dairy farms.  In just the next three and a half years, at least 160 RNG production facilities will be online in California to serve the transportation fuel sector, producing more than 15.8 million therms of carbon-negative RNG every year and replacing about 119 million gallons of diesel fuel.  That’s enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 3.4 million tons every year, the equivalent of taking more than 730,000 cars off the road.

Renewable natural gas trucks currently displace about 150 million gallons of diesel fuel in California. By increasing RNG trucks by ten times and decreasing diesel trucks by half, California could cut NOx emissions by 200 tons and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 million tons.

In addition, California recently enacted legislation that expands the definition of renewable natural gas to include organic waste such as dead trees, agricultural waste and vegetation removed for wildfire mitigation which is typically converted to RNG by non-combustion thermal conversion.  The new legislation has a twin benefit of helping to manage wildfires with reduced debris and also lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

To help expand the growth and use of RNG, SoCalGas has proposed a service that would give its customers the option to purchase a portion of their natural gas from renewable sources, just as millions of people can opt to purchase renewable electricity today.  The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has issued a draft ruling authorizing such a service, which is expected to be voted on by the end of the year.

Investment in RNG is also growing beyond California.  Oregon recently enacted legislation allowing its natural gas utilities to purchase RNG on behalf of its customers, with the goal of replacing 15% of traditional natural gas with RNG by 2030.  Virginia-based Dominion Energy has committed to investing in enough RNG projects to make its gas infrastructure net-zero carbon by 2040.  In 20 years, enough RNG could be available in the U.S. to replace about 90% of the nation’s current residential natural gas consumption, according to a recent study by ICF.

About SoCalGas
Headquartered in Los Angeles, SoCalGas® is the largest gas distribution utility in the United States. SoCalGas delivers affordable, reliable, clean and increasingly renewable gas service to 21.8 million customers across 24,000 square miles of Central and Southern California, where more than 90 percent of residents use natural gas for heating, hot water, cooking, drying clothes or other uses. Gas delivered through the company’s pipelines also plays a key role in providing electricity to Californians— about 45 percent of electric power generated in the state comes from gas-fired power plants.

SoCalGas’ vision is to be the cleanest gas utility in North America, delivering affordable and increasingly renewable energy to its customers. In support of that vision, SoCalGas is committed to replacing 20 percent of its traditional natural gas supply with renewable gas by 2030. Renewable natural gas is made from waste created by dairy farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants. SoCalGas is also committed to investing in its gas delivery infrastructure while keeping bills affordable for our customers. From 2014 through 2018, the company invested nearly $6.5 billion to upgrade and modernize its pipeline system to enhance safety and reliability. SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), an energy services holding company based in San Diego. For more information visit socalgas.com/newsroom or connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas), Instagram (@SoCalGas) and Facebook. 

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NGV Global Group’s Dual Fuel Engine Conversions See Uptick In Demand

NGV Global Group’s department for heavy duty natural gas engine conversions has seen an uptick in demand for their Fracturing engine conversion department. NGV Global Group welcomes the increase and is ready to meet the demand. 

In fracking, higher pumping rates and pressures increase the amount of fuel required to perform the work. Even idling between stages consumes a lot of fuel; these large engines consume about 10 gal/hr while idling. With varying efficiencies and stage lengths, diesel fuel usage can exceed 20,000 gal/d for the frac pumps on one fracturing spread of equipment. A proven way to significantly reduce fuel consumption is to use dual fuel operations. Properly executed dual fuel operations can reduce the amount of diesel fuel a fracturing spread uses by as much as 55%.

NGV Global Group has the technology and experience to handle these conversions, offering their clients’ savings that contribute to their profit margin positively. In addition to operational savings, a dual fuel engine is a reliable choice for those looking for dependability when it’s needed the most.

The picture below is a 2500 HP Engine being converted to a dual fuel engine with the ability to run on natural gas.

cummins 2500 HP Engine CNG Conversion to Dual Fuel Capabilities

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ULTRA-LOW NOX NATURAL GAS VEHICLE EVALUATION

A report released by the University of California Riverside’s College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), found that new ultra-low NOx natural gas heavy-duty vehicles met and were cleaner than their certification standards during a full range of duty cycles. This finding is in stark contrast to previously released CE-CERT data of heavy-duty diesel trucks that emitted higher levels of NOx than their certification standards in the same duty cycles. With the near-zero emission factors demonstrated for natural gas vehicles, it is expected that these vehicles could play an important role in providing much needed emissions reductions required for the South Coast Air Basin and California to reach federal air quality attainment standards. 

In-use testing results of heavy-duty trucks in port applications found: (The data has been pulled from UCR CE-CERT test results of the Cummins Westport ISL G near-zero natural gas engine and 2010 diesel engines with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission control systems.) 

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Natural Gas Truck Technology Proven Ready for the Rigors of Drayage Operations in San Pedro Bay Ports

Today’s commercially available, near-zero-emission (NZE) heavy-duty natural gas trucks have proven their readiness for the rigors of daily drayage truck operations at North America’s largest shipping ports, the San Pedro Bay ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. NZE natural gas trucks were officially upgraded to the highest Technology Readiness Level—TRL 9— in the Ports’ Feasibility Assessment for Drayage Trucks

NZE natural gas trucks are the first technology in the Ports’ assessment to achieve the TRL 9 rating (adapted from the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Technology Readiness Assessment Guide”). The assessment, first published by the Ports in March 2019, plays an integral role in the forward strategy of the Port’s groundbreaking Clean Trucks Program, as it evaluates the readiness of zero-emission (ZE) and NZE drayage truck fuel-technology platforms based on four key parameters: commercial availability, operational feasibility, infrastructure availability and economic workability.

NZE natural gas trucks are the first technology in the Ports’ feasibility assessment to achieve the TRL 9 rating, important to the Clean Trucks Program.

Seven Local Drayage Companies Led Demonstration Project

The upgraded rating was achieved following the successful demonstration of 20 natural gas trucks (powered by the Cummins ISX12N NZE engine) in daily drayage operations. Seven local drayage companies took part in the demonstration, including Total Transportation Services (TTSI), NFI, CR&R, Pacific 9 Transportation, 4Gen, Green Fleet Systems, and Orange Avenue Express. The demonstration trucks, designed for the 80,000 lbs gross combined weight rating typical in drayage, accumulated 567,603 miles running between the Ports and distribution centers throughout Southern California. Since completing the demonstration, the trucks have surpassed 1 million miles of operation.

“In our experience, NZE natural gas trucks are the closest direct replacement for diesel trucks in terms of their power and speed, the 600-mile range they provide between refueling, the ability to fast-fuel in about 10 or 15 minutes, and most importantly, their ability to compete on a cost-per-mile basis,” said Vic LaRosa, CEO and President of TTSI. “Our fleet has been operating NZE natural gas trucks reliably and cost-effectively for several years and plans to continue our investment based on the proven results and ROI we’ve achieved.”

The upgraded rating was achieved following the successful demonstration of 20 natural gas trucks (powered by the Cummins ISX12N NZE engine) in daily drayage operations.

Grant Funds Supported Demonstration

The demonstration, led by Clean Energy and Cummins Westport, was conducted under a grant (GFO-16-604) provided by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

“Cummins Westport is excited for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to officially recognize the commercial readiness of NZE natural gas trucks,” said Gord Exel, President of Cummins Westport. “We have thousands of NZE natural gas engines now operating throughout the country in Class 8 trucking operations, and more than 100 operating in the Southern California Ports; there is no question that our ISX12N engines will continue to provide the power and performance needed to reliably haul freight every day.”

Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck Emissions Cause Smog

Nearly 40% of the nation’s total containerized import traffic and 25% of its total exports are handled by the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Southern California is a major global goods movement hub with an expansive network of warehouse distribution centers. The heavy-duty diesel trucks that support the industry are the backbone of California’s thriving goods movement economy but are also one of the largest sources of emissions in Southern California. Heavy-duty diesel trucks cause smog and unhealthy air for 90% of Californians—about 35 million people. These impacts are particularly pronounced for residents living near major transportation corridors and in communities disproportionately impacted by truck traffic.

Southern California is a major global goods movement hub, but the heavy-duty diesel trucks that support the industry are one of the largest sources of emissions.

“Reducing diesel truck emissions from the 17,000 drayage trucks operating in our region each day will significantly reduce air pollution from the Ports,” said Wayne Nastri, Executive Officer at South Coast AQMD. “With a continued need for goods movement, it is critical to deploy more cost-effective, commercially ready near- or zero-emission solutions that can help us reach our clean air goals.”

“Air pollution from diesel trucks harms people every day in Southern California, so it is imperative that we see more aggressive efforts to meet the Ports’ stated goal of transitioning the current diesel-fueled drayage truck fleet – the largest fleet of trucks in Southern California – to near‐zero emission technology as soon as possible,” added Marc Carrel, President and CEO of BREATHE California of Los Angeles County.

No Limits on NZE Truck Production

The NZE ISX12N natural gas engine is produced in the Cummins engine plant in Jamestown, NY. “With our production capacity and partnership with Freightliner, Kenworth, Mack , Peterbilt and Volvo to sell this proven commercial product, there is effectively no limit on how many NZE trucks can be produced and delivered to meet the clean air needs of the Southern California ports,” Exel added. “As soon as the orders for these trucks are placed, we will build the engines and the trucks will be delivered shortly thereafter.”

NZE trucks can be delivered to meet the clean air needs of the Southern California ports. Fleets also benefit from the extensive public access natural gas refueling network.

Southern California fleets benefit from the existing and extensive public access natural gas refueling network, including multiple high-volume truck capable stations in the San Pedro Bay Ports, Southeast Los Angeles, and Inland Empire region. This fueling infrastructure is poised for the addition of several thousand trucks and the private sector is ready to invest in the development of additional infrastructure as demand grows.

“During these challenging economic times, this presents a unique opportunity for the deployment of private capital to facilitate our collective clean air efforts,” noted Andrew Littlefair, President and CEO of Clean Energy. “There is no need for public taxpayer or ratepayer incentives to build out this low carbon infrastructure; we have the private sector capital ready to go and we look forward to the Ports leading on this innovative public-private partnership opportunity.”

RNG Achieves Significant Reductions in GHG Emissions

When NZE natural gas trucks are fueled with renewable natural gas (RNG), significant reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can also be achieved. In California, more than 75% of the natural gas vehicle fuel being used in California today is renewable, according to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program data (Q1-Q3 2019).  The average carbon intensity (CI) of natural gas in California is 39gCO2e/MJ, which is similar to the average CI value for electricity reported by ARB.

NGV Global offers CNG Trucks from all classes. NGV Global Group is a global technology company that designs, manufactures, distributes and supports natural gas operated medium and heavy duty commercial vehicles sold worldwide. We manufacture natural gas engines, fuel storage units and fueling systems for application in our own products and for sale to third party companies interested in the conversion of trucks and buses to operate on natural gas completely (dedicated) or in conjunction (duel-fuel)  with diesel fuel. 

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