IC Bus Launches Propane School Bus Incentive Program

School Districts Can Qualify for $5,000 Grants for Newly Purchased Propane-Powered CE Series School Buses

LISLE, Ill. – August 24, 2017 – Today IC Bus announced a new, environmentally friendly grant program that provides school districts with incentives to add propane-powered school buses to their fleets. The IC Bus Grant Program will offer qualifying school districts throughout the United States and Canada $5,000 in grants per newly purchased propane-powered CE Series school buses. This grant gives those school districts that would ...

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Halifax County Public Schools Adds Five LPG School Bus with DEQ Assistance

Halifax County Public Schools continues its conversion to LPG-fuel school buses through a partnership with Virginia Clean Cities and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. VCC was able to identify Supplemental Environmental Program funding of $125,000 to help with the purchase of 5 LPG school buses. HCPS then scrapped five pre-2009 diesel school buses. The removal of these diesel buses will result in a net reduction in particulate matter of 0.3 tons, a net reduction in nitrogen oxide of 3.6 ...

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AFV’s and Propane Come to the Rescue

Contributed by Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing at Roush Clean Tech

Our nation has been hit hard by natural disasters in recent months. Gasoline and diesel shortages in Texas and Florida due to hurricanes wreaked havoc with people trying to evacuate prior to the storms and support First Responders after the storms had passed.

According to the Propane Education & Research Council, propane fuel is playing a vital role during the hurricanes, providing backup power, hot water and hot ...

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Motorweek: Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Emergency Preparedness

Being prepared for emergencies is more essential than ever. Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast back in 2012, and the current hurricane season has also been devastating. Vulnerable coastal regions in the southeast were hit with powerful storms that flooded communities and cut electric power and gasoline/diesel fuel supplies. But early reports from both Texas and Florida included numerous examples of how alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and infrastructure proved to be reliable and resilient throughout the disasters. MotorWeek ...

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CIT offering $2.5 Million for Research/ Commercialization

CIT Announces FY2018 Solicitation for Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

$2.5 million in funding opportunities available for Virginia’s research community

October 5, 2017 (HERNDON, VA.) – The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) Request for Proposals (RFP) for FY2018.

The CRCF grows Virginia’s economy by supporting high-potential technology commercialization projects at Virginia’s public and private institutions of higher education, the private sector and nonprofit research institutions. A single ...

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Tire Strategies to Save Fuel

What vehicle tire strategies and technologies are available to save fuel?

It’s easy to understand why tires are essential to a vehicle, but tires also play an important role in your vehicle’s fuel economy. Tires affect resistance on the road and, therefore, how hard the engine needs to work to move the vehicle. By maintaining proper tire inflation or investing in low rolling resistance or super-single tires, you can improve your vehicle’s fuel economy. Whether you drive a light-duty (LDV) or ...

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Welcome and opening remarks: 8am 2/16

The full conference kicked off this morning with a welcome and a series of presentations and comments from the Renewable Fuels Association and the EPA. We heard from RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen that the state of the ethanol industry is strong, that 10.6 billion gallons were produced last year, and that there is a lot of work remaining for this industry to take advantage of opportunities ahead. Dinneen’s energetic recounting of ethanol industry growth ...

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The Smart Grid

By Alleyn Harned | January 27, 2010 at 12:21 PM EST |

There was a great morning session on the technologies and policies needed for effective management of electric power and electric fueling. The panel identified vehicle electrification as the prime appliance driving the smart grid. Again, the panel stressed open standards for charging and information management, and advancing intelligent communication with the grid from square one. As technology advances we can move from a binary smart grid to a granular ...

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