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Consortiums Enable Cost-Effective Fueling Stations

December 5, 2022

You’ve decided integrating alternative fuels within your fleet makes sense. Now, you’re sifting through the “where to fuel” dilemma, likely penciling out several options and configurations to see what makes the most financial sense. Well, look no further as this blog highlights cost-effective ways to approach fueling stations. Many large fleets enlist the help of…

LCFS Credits Benefiting Electric Fleets

October 10, 2022

Across the United States, organizations are benefiting from low carbon fuel programs: the federal RFS, California’s LCFS, and Oregon’s CFP. Under each of these standards, state and local governments have incentivized the adoption of alternative fuels—meaning fleets and organizations alike can get paid for using clean fueling alternatives. While many fleets are currently benefiting from credit generation services, others…

Solar Microgrids Benefiting RNG Development

April 7, 2022

Energy and fuel producers are exploring new means to lower their project’s carbon intensity (CI) score—simultaneously reducing their environmental impact. How? In many cases, by using microgrids and combined heat and power (CHP) technology. But what exactly are these processes, and what benefits do they bring to renewable natural gas (RNG) development projects? First, let’s start with the basics….

The 9 Colors and Carbon Impacts of Hydrogen

January 10, 2022

For years, hydrogen has been used for industrial applications: refining petroleum, producing fertilizers, processing foods, and treating metals. More recently, it has been recognized as an alternative fuel. Facing looming emission reduction targets, many within the transportation sector have begun to evaluate hydrogen’s future potential for their fleets and assess how feedstock affects its carbon impact. How…

The Difference Between Smart Charging and Managed Charging

October 19, 2021

Demand charging. Automated load management. Systems integration. Adaptive charging. Remote management. With the electrification movement well underway, fleets are being introduced to a whole new glossary of terms and an ever-evolving list of key considerations for selecting vehicle technology, charging infrastructure, and route optimization tools. Relative to charging their fleets, organizations are tasked with optimizing fleet charging costs—designed…

California’s New WAIRE Program

August 10, 2021

California has been known for its thought leadership in facilitating transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, namely through its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). However, recently one of the state’s jurisdictions has gone one step further: targeting key emission-producing sectors through their Warehouse Actions and Investments to Reduce Emissions (WAIRE) Program. WHAT IS THE WAIRE PROGRAM? Also known…

British Columbia’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

July 27, 2021

Fleets and organizations alike have become accustomed to hearing of California’s LCFS, Oregon’s CFP, and the United State’s federal RFS. However, fewer are aware of British Columbia’s LCFS (BC-LCFS). To find out how this standard compares to others and the impact it has on the adoption of alternative fuels within Canada, keep reading below. BC-LCFS: PROGRAM OVERVIEW Established…

Most Common EV Charging Mistakes

June 4, 2021

Electric vehicles are here for many commercial applications and emerging for others, but the question remains: are fleets ready? Vehicle manufacturers have been diligently working to expand fleet access to electric vans, trucks, and buses. As of January 2021, there were 44 electrified medium-duty models, 24 heavy-duty, and over 40 bus models on the market. However,…

A Case for Near-Zero Natural Gas Engines

October 27, 2020

When natural gas engines were re-introduced to the market in the early 2000’s, adoption quickly followed. In some cases, a little too quickly. Seeking an alternative to the high diesel prices, many fleets were eager to take advantage of natural gas vehicle technology. However, in response, some trucks were ordered with the available 9-liter engine…

Leveraging the United State’s Federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)

August 13, 2020

RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD: OVERVIEW The  United State’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a national program that focuses on reducing the country’s dependence on foreign oil, achieving greenhouse gas reductions, and growing the nation’s renewable energy industry. It was created in 2005 under the Energy Policy Act, refined in 2007 as part of the Energy Independence…