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Natural gas is making headlines as the newest transportation fuel of choice. The New York Times and Bloomberg both recently reported on large companies, such as FedEx and AT&T Inc., switching to natural gas vehicles (NGVs) for their fleets. Amidst this activity, there have also been varying estimates about the amount of time it takes to recoup the extra initial cost of purchasing an NGV from the
By Jonathan Morissette and Karen Graham This is the third in a series of blog posts that highlight the market and environmental potential of renewable natural gas (RNG). Check back over the next several weeks as we explore the issues and opportunities for RNG in the transportation sector. Our previous two posts explored the processes behind renewable natural gas (RNG) that turn organic
At LNG 17 last week in Houston, Texas, a number of delegates from Westport presented on the opportunities for liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a transportation fuel. Here’s an excerpt from “LNG as a Fuel for Demanding High Horsepower Engine Applications”, by Paul Blomerus and Patric Ouellette. What do we mean by demanding high horsepower applications? They include rail locomotives, tug boats,
By Ganesh Khanna On March 14, 2013 the United Way hosted their annual Community Spirit Awards ceremony commemorating the workplace campaigns that took place throughout the 2012 fundraising campaign. The evening highlighted some of the best initiatives while giving all of us some insight into the types of programs that are supported by the United Way. The most powerful speech came at the end of
By Jonathan Morissette and Karen Graham Sustainable Energy Futures at Westport Innovations This is the second in a series of blog posts that will highlight the market and environmental potential of renewable natural gas (RNG). Check back over the next six weeks as we explore the issues and opportunities for RNG in the transportation sector. Our previous renewable natural gas (RNG) post was
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