Increasing Emission Regulations Transitioning Commercial Truck Industry

The adoption of stringent emission regulations across regions to safeguard the environment is a prominent factor transforming the commercial trucks industry, according to Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Truck OEM Strategies for GHG/CO2 Regulation Compliance, 2020-2030.

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are exploring advanced internal combustion engine (ICE) concepts, energy recovery systems, advanced aerodynamics and driver assistance systems to improve fuel efficiency. Globally, 2.37 million powertrain units are expected to be sold by 2030 that will include 1.8 million units of diesel powertrain, 0.57 million units of xEV (which includes hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery-electric and fuel cell-electric vehicles) and natural gas powertrains.

“Innovation in environmental sustainability and digitization are taking center stage,” says Saideep Sudhakar, research manager of mobility practice at Frost & Sullivan. “As a result, connected, shared, autonomous and electric (CASE) are driving the transformation in the commercial trucking industry. The next five to seven years will foresee a strong proliferation of electric trucks. This transformation toward CASE will help achieve a cleaner and safer environment.”

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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 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.

GET MORE INFO on RNG solutions for your company.

NGV Global Group Inc.

10733 Spangler Rd,

Dallas, TX 75220 USA

Phone: +1 (214) 630-1000

Mail: info@ngvglobalgroup.com

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.

GET MORE INFO on RNG solutions for your company.

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10733 Spangler Rd,

Dallas, TX 75220 USA

Phone: +1 (214) 630-1000

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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.

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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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We are Moving Away from Fossil Fuels, Towards a Circular Clean Energy Economy. The Question Is, Can It Be Scaled?

With diesel and methane as leading polluters, Companies For Zero Waste believes renewable natural gas is a viable solution for the circular economy and presents an opportunity for companies to realize growth, income and to diversify their investment portfolios.

CZW is working with the Coalition For Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) to educate corporations on the advantages of embracing RNG and addressing organic waste management issues and harmful emissions. “It is a public education gap, and we are working to bridge that,” explains Johannes Escudero, RNG Coalition, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. 

“The role of scaling up RNG production, both from a societal awareness and from an industry production standpoint, benefits not only our environment but our economy.”

Johannes Escudero, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

“Whether it is mandated by public policy and diverted away from the landfill or not,”  Johannes says, “we are wasting and forfeiting energy content from that organic material and RNG provides a way of capturing and controlling the methane.”

Each week organic waste is picked up by conventional waste management companies and taken to either a landfill, where it emits methane into the atmosphere as it breaks down, or to a compost facility, where its broken down to provide a beneficial soil amendment and fertilizer. 

With over twenty years in the anerobic digestion business, one global leader, Bioenergy Devco (BDC), is doing just that.

“We are here to make anerobic digestion the way that the United States recycles organic material,” said Shawn Kreloff, Founder & CEO Bioenergy Devco, Executive Chairman, “instead of landfilling and incinerating.” 

BDC‘s anaerobic digesters, microbiological recipe, facility design and implementation are optimized based on the specific goals and objectives of the stakeholders. BDC has built over 230 plants in seven countries and operates 150 of them, with a fully integrated business including: development, engineering, financing, technology and operations.

Bioenergy Devco Anerobic Digestion
Anaerobic digestion (“AD”) is a well proven process in which biodegradable organic residuals are broken down naturally by microorganisms in the absence of oxygen.

As hydrogen becomes a larger component of the energy industry, private equity backed companies like BDC are maximizing project growth potential and scaling RNG. The company expects the interest in renewable energy to grow rapidly under the new administration and is poised to meet the demand through its recent fundraising of $100,000,000+ and a robust pipeline of projects. 

Shawn notes the oil industry is beginning to show signs of winding down from a storage and refining standpoint and believes that the oil industry is past peak oil, a peak demand of oil where it is past behind us and it will fully decrease over time and says that there could be legislation associated with diesel fuel that could make even it happen more quickly.

“Anaerobic digestion’s natural microbial process is a truly sustainable solution to organic recycling management yielding healthier and cleaner air, water and soil while simultaneously creating renewable energy and organic fertilizer.” 

Shawn Kreloff, Founder & CEO, Bioenergy Devco, Executive Chairman

“With anaerobic digesters,” Johannes explains, “You not only get the benefit of a secondary by product of soil amendment or fertilizer, but in a digestor, raw biogas is captured and converted into a near pure methane gas, which can then be injected into pipelines, and be used to displace conventional natural gas in virtually any application. And, the beautiful thing about RNG, before any energy is produced, it already helps to solve an organic waste management problem.” 

Adopting and integrating AD within your community will lower fossil fuel and chemical fertilizer use, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality, reduce our reliance on unhealthy organic material disposal facilities such as incinerators, scarce space and capacity in our landfills, and generate renewable energy.

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RNG vs. Conventional Natural Gas: What is the difference?

Renewable Natural Gas comes from organic material and organic waste, whereas conventional natural gas, or fossil source natural gas, is derived from tapping limited natural resources underground. 

The difference: Instead of releasing harmful gases, anaerobic digestors collect them as a renewable and sustainable energy source. 

RNG provides a way of capturing and controlling the methane emitted from organic materials.

In addition to educating corporations on the advantages of embracing RNG across North America, Johannes said the RNG Coalition has committed to public education as well, creating an increased and improved awareness about what renewable natural gas is, where it comes from and how it is being used.

Where does RNG come from?

RNG is essentially a raw biomass that is produced and occurs naturally when an organic waste becomes organic material- it can come from municipal solid waste landfills, wastewater treatment plants, livestock farms, agricultural operations, food production facilities and organic waste management operations. 

As society realizes the role in producing the organic waste feed stock that is being pushed out the curb every week, creates a greater sense of responsibility to do something with the methane that is produced from the waste as a result. Johannes explained the RNG Coalition is trying to improve understanding and “to increase the curb appeal” associated with RNG.

As a substitute for natural gas, RNG has many end uses: in thermal applications, to generate electricity, for vehicle or aviation fuel, and as a bio-product feedstock.

“RNG Coalition advocates for sustainable development, deployment and utilization of renewable natural gas so that present and future generations will have access to domestic, renewable, clean fuel and energy,” says Johannes. “If we are really going to address climate change it going to take a portfolio that includes a diverse suite of options.” 

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Crude oil futures rise on spot demand, as executive presidential orders effect markets.

Crude oil prices rose by Rs 85 to Rs 4,410 per barrel on Monday as participants widened their positions on firm spot demand.

On the Multi Commodity Exchange, crude oil for February delivery traded higher by Rs 85, or 1.97 per cent, at Rs 4,410 per barrel in 3,826 lots.

Analysts said the raising of bets by participants kept crude oil prices higher in futures trade.

Globally, West Texas Intermediate crude oil gained 2.17 per cent to USD 60.76 per barrel, while Brent crude traded 1.62 per cent higher at USD 63.44 per barrel in New York.

Joe Biden’s ambitious goals of decarbonizing the energy sector by 2035 and attaining net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is within reach according to Bill Gates. That is, if clean energy storage and transmission challenges are met, next-generation nuclear power remains part of the portfolio, and the federal government ramps up investment in research and development of carbon-neutral building materials to make them far less expensive.

Executive orders are the latest step in the Biden-Harris administration’s aggressive early actions seeking to combat climate change and reverse Trump administration policies seen as harming that goal. Their overarching aim is to “center the climate crisis” in U.S. foreign policy and national security, and to create a “whole-of-government approach” to shifting the country from reliance on fossil fuels to sources of low- or no-carbon energy, according to a White House fact sheet

The federal government also spent about $4.4 billion on its vehicle fleet in 2019, according to General Services Administration data, setting a rough estimate of the potential value of Biden’s goal to electric vehicle makers and equipment vendors. Under the administration’s target, federal agencies would buy U.S.-made EVs to replace the roughly 645,000 vehicles it now owns. 

“The transportation sector is the largest domestic source of carbon emissions,” Tom Kuhn, president of U.S. investor-owned utility trade group Edison Electric Institute, said in a statement. “By accelerating transportation electrification and increasing the number of electric vehicles in the federal fleet and on U.S. roads, we can leverage the already ongoing emission reductions in the power sector to meet economy-wide carbon reduction goals.” 

Beyond being a market for existing clean energy technologies, “government procurement has played a critical role in driving early commercialization and maturation of a whole range of technologies,” Jesse Jenkins, assistant professor at Princeton University and co-author of a December report on U.S. decarbonization pathways, said in a Wednesday interview.

NGV Global Group Continues to grow as the demand for reduced carbon footprints across all business industries continues to rise. The Parent company recently soft launched Green Path logistics, a logistic freight forwarding company thats entire fleets runs off of CNG and RNG (Renewable Natural Gas). Companies can grow their corporate social responsibility in the Fort Worth Dallas area by utilizing Green Path’s vehicles at the same price as their diesel counterparts.

For more information on how to acquire your CNG/RNG Box Trucks, Busses and Semi Trucks please give us a call. We can walk you through the steps and help you weigh your options regardless of your company size.  

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St. John, Jeff. “Biden Executive Orders Set Broad Federal Role in Clean Energy and Climate Change Mitigation.” Greentech Media, Greentech Media, 27 Jan. 2021, www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/biden-executive-orders-set-broad-federal-role-in-climate-change-and-clean-energy.

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Natural Gas RNG Markets

Renewable Natural Gas Production

Renewable natural gas (RNG) is a pipeline-quality gas that is fully interchangeable with conventional natural gas and thus can be used in natural gas vehicles. RNG is essentially biogas (the gaseous product of the decomposition of organic matter) that has been processed to purity standards. Like CNG, RNG can be used as a transportation fuel in the form of compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). RNG qualifies as an advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Biogas is produced from various biomass sources through a biochemical process, such as anaerobic digestion, or through thermochemical means, such as gasification. With minor cleanup, biogas can be used to generate electricity and heat. To fuel vehicles, biogas must be processed to a higher purity standard. This process is called conditioning or upgrading, and involves the removal of water, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and other trace elements. The resulting RNG, or biomethane, has a higher content of methane than raw biogas, which makes it comparable to conventional natural gas and thus a suitable energy source in applications that require pipeline-quality gas.

For a comprehensive list of projects that are upgrading gas for pipeline injection or use as vehicle fuel, see the Renewable Natural Gas Database developed and maintained by Argonne National Laboratory.

Biogas from Landfills

Landfills are designated locations for disposal of waste collected from residential, industrial, and commercial entities. Landfills are the third-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(PDF) (EPA). Biogas from landfills is also called landfill gas (LFG), as the digestion process takes place in the ground rather than in an anaerobic digester. As of June 2020, there were about 564 operational LFG projects in the United States, according to the EPA. However, most of these projects use biogas to produce electricity rather than power natural gas vehicles.

Learn about these LFG alternative fuel transportation projects:

Biogas from Livestock Operations

Biogas recovery systems at livestock operations can be used to produce renewable natural gas. Animal manure is collected and delivered to an anaerobic digester to stabilize and optimize methane production. The resulting biogas can be processed into RNG and used to fuel natural gas vehicles.

As of August 2017, there were about 250 anaerobic digester systems operating at commercial livestock farms in the United States. Most of these facilities use biogas for electricity generation. A few farms are using biogas to produce transportation fuel, including Hilarides Dairy in California and Fair Oaks Dairy in Indiana. EPA’s AgSTAR database provides more information about the use of such systems in the United States.

Biogas from Wastewater Treatment

Biogas can be produced during the digestion of solids removed in the wastewater treatment process. According to EPA estimates, this biogas potential(PDF) is about 1 cubic foot of digester gas per 100 gallons of wastewater. Energy generated at U.S. wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) could potentially meet 12% of the national electricity demand, according to a study released(PDF) by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and the Water Environment Federation. This could spur some production of RNG for vehicle use as well.

There are more than 16,000 WWTPs in the United States, and about 1,300 employ anaerobic digestion to produce biogas that is used on site. The Janesville Wastewater Treatment Plant in Wisconsin is an example of a plant that uses biogas to produce RNG for use in vehicles.

Other Sources of Biogas

Other sources of biogas include organic waste from industrial, institutional, and commercial entities, such as food manufacturing and wholesalers, supermarkets, restaurants, hospitals, and educational facilities. Learn about the Sacramento BioDigester, the largest anaerobic digestion system of its kind in North America.

Biogas can also be produced from lignocellulosic material (such as crop residues, woody biomass, and dedicated energy crops) via thermochemical conversions, co-digestion, and dry fermentation. These technologies are underway in Europe, with limited applications in the United States.

Amazon has recently ordered more than 1,000 engines to be supplied by a joint venture between Westport and Cummins (NYSE: CMI), according to Reuters. The engines will run on renewable and non-renewable natural gas. Renewable natural gas (RNG) is made from methane derived from the breakdown of organic waste collected from farms, landfills, wastewater treatment plants, and the like.

Companies are tapping into this thriving abundant market towards lower carbon footprints and social responsibility. This is no longer a band of few but rather many are in the know and actively progressing towards change utilizing RNG Gas.

NGV Global Group is offering logistic companies a hands on 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.

Call us today and our experts will help you select the right trailer or truck based on your needs.

  • Dry Van.
  • Refrigerated Trailers / Reefers.
  • Flatbed Trailers.
  • Stepdeck / Single Drop Trailers.
  • Lowboy or Double-Drop Trailer.
  • RGN or Removable Gooseneck Trailers.
  • Conestoga or Curtainside Trailers.
  • Box Truck.
  • Semi Truck

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10733 Spangler Rd,

Dallas, TX 75220 USA

Phone: +1 (214) 630-1000

Mail: info@ngvglobalgroup.com

Reporting by Laura Sanicola; Additional reporting by Tim Aeppel and Lisa Baertlein; Editing by Marguerita Choy and Daniel Wallis)

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Amazon Purchases more than 1,000 natgas-powered engines for U.S. fleet

By Laura Sanicola

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has ordered hundreds of trucks that run on compressed natural gas as it tests ways to shift its U.S. fleet away from heavier polluting trucks, the company told Reuters on Friday.

The coronavirus pandemic caused delivery activity to surge in 2020, with truck volumes exceeding 2019 levels on average while passenger car traffic fell. But that increase in road activity means more pollution, as heavier-duty trucks emit higher levels of greenhouse gases than passenger vehicles.

Transportation companies are building their stable of electric vehicles to reduce carbon emissions. Much of the nation’s freight is delivered via medium- and heavy-duty trucks, which account for more than 20% of the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions even though they make up less than 5% of the road fleet, according to U.S. federal data.

“Amazon is excited about introducing new sustainable solutions for freight transportation and is working on testing a number of new vehicle types including electric, CNG and others,” the company said in a statement.

Amazon has ordered more than 700 compressed natural gas class 6 and class 8 trucks so far, according to the company.

The online retailer’s sales rose 38% in 2020; it plans to run a carbon neutral business by 2040.

The engines, supplied by a joint venture between Cummins Inc and Vancouver-based Westport Fuel Systems Inc, are to be used for Amazon’s heavy duty trucks that run from warehouses to distribution centers. More than 1,000 engines that can operate on both renewable and non-renewable natural gas have been ordered by the supplier, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Natural gas emits approximately 27% less carbon dioxide when burned compared with diesel fuel, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Electric-powered motors are considered less viable for heavy-duty trucks than for the average passenger vehicle.

In 2019, Amazon ordered 100,000 electric vans from startup Rivian Automotive LLC. The first of those vans, to be used for last-mile delivery to customers, are to be delivered this year. The company also ordered 1,800 electric vans from Mercedes-Benz for its European delivery fleet.

Other transportation companies are also experimenting with ways to reduce emissions.

In 2019, United Parcel Service Inc announced plans to buy more than 6,000 natural gas-powered trucks over three years and step up purchases of renewable natural gas (RNG) as part of a $450 million investment to reduce the environmental impact of its 123,000-vehicle fleet.

RNG and natural gas from fossil fuel are both methane gases and can be used interchangeably. RNG is derived from decomposing organic matter such as cow manure on dairy farms, discarded food in landfills and human waste in water treatment plants. It also prevents naturally occurring methane – a powerful greenhouse gas – from being released into the environment.

NGV Global Group in Dallas Texas manufactures and assembles natural gas engines at our Dallas production facility. RNG growth has created an increase in demand for clean fuels as companies of all sizes continue to reduce their carbon footprint.

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.

Call us today and our experts will help you select the right trailer or truck based on your needs.

  • Dry Van.
  • Refrigerated Trailers / Reefers.
  • Flatbed Trailers.
  • Stepdeck / Single Drop Trailers.
  • Lowboy or Double-Drop Trailer.
  • RGN or Removable Gooseneck Trailers.
  • Conestoga or Curtainside Trailers.
  • Box Truck.
  • Semi Truck

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10733 Spangler Rd,

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Phone: +1 (214) 630-1000

Mail: info@ngvglobalgroup.com

Reporting by Laura Sanicola; Additional reporting by Tim Aeppel and Lisa Baertlein; Editing by Marguerita Choy and Daniel Wallis)

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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.

NGV Global Group Dallas Facility

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.

Call us today and our experts will help you select the right trailer or truck based on your needs.

  • Dry Van.
  • Refrigerated Trailers / Reefers.
  • Flatbed Trailers.
  • Stepdeck / Single Drop Trailers.
  • Lowboy or Double-Drop Trailer.
  • RGN or Removable Gooseneck Trailers.
  • Conestoga or Curtainside Trailers.
  • Box Truck.
  • Semi Truck

GET MORE INFO on RNG Virtual Pipeline Solutions

NGV Global Group Inc.

10733 Spangler Rd,

Dallas, TX 75220 USA

Phone: +1 (214) 630-1000

Mail: info@ngvglobalgroup.com

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