October 2012. Emisstar Secures $1.084MM EPA Grant for Freightliner and Aldine ISD.
EPA today announced selection of the Aldine ISD proposal for 2012 DERA funding. The Emisstar-produced proposal, submitted by Aldine ISD, will receive nearly $1.1MM in DERA funding for the installation of 52 Cleaire diesel particulate filter school bus retrofits by Freightliner of San Antonio.
September 2012: Ford Motor Company Awards Emisstar-AVL Team New Vehicle NTE Zone Testing Contract.
Emisstar and AVL initiate emissions compliance (not-to-exceed zone) testing on new 2012 Ford F-550 vehicles. Up to ten (10) vehicles will be tested under this contract, to be executed by December 31, 2012.
August 2012: Emisstar Clients Frito-Lay and Smith Electric Vehicle Announce New Electric Vehicle Deployment with California Governor Edmund Brown.
On August 9, 2012 Frito-Lay celebrated the release of a new fleet of all-electric delivery vehicles. They were joined in the celebration by California’s Governor, Edmund Brown, secretary of the California EPA, Matt Rodriquez, and chairman of the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, Gregory Winterbottom. By the end of 2012, all vehicles will be deployed, making California home to the largest all-electric delivery truck deployment in any state. These vehicles will help Frito-Lay reduce diesel fuel use by 500,000 gallons annually. More details about the event and vehicles are located here
August 2012: Emisstar CEO Accepted Into the Clean Energy Entrepreneurship Development Program.
Our very own Partner and CEO, Glenn P. Goldstein, has been accepted into the inaugural class for the Clean Energy Entrepreneurship Development Program, a transformational 10-week program geared towards helping clean energy business leaders bridge the gap between technology innovation and commercialization. The program, funded by NYSERDA, hosted by the Long Island High Technology Incubator at Stony Brook University, runs from September 6 to October 31, 2012. More details about the program are located here
July 2012: Emisstar Guides Client Through CARB DVECS Verification.
Diesel Emission Technologies (DET) is proud to announce that its UltraTrapTM diesel particulate filter has been verified by the Air Resources Board (ARB) for use with specific on-road diesel vehicles. It has been designated as a Level 3 Plus system. The DPF reduces engine emissions of diesel particulate matter by at least 85%. It includes a catalyzed diesel particulate filter and a backpressure monitoring and notification system. Vehicles compatible with this retrofit unit include on-road vehicles which use up to 20% biodiesel fuel and have a model year between 1994 and 2006. Additional information and Executive Order are located here
July 2012. Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. Opens Service Center in Kansas City, MO.
Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. was also featured in the July issue of Diesel Progress magazine for its announcement of its recently-opened conversion center. T & E Service Co. is a full-service facility for tires and general heavy-duty truck repair as well as a conversion center for Evans’ waterless coolants. It services the greater Kansas City area and offers the latest and greatest products from Evans, including their well-known waterless engine coolants.
July 2012: GFS Corp. Introduces LNG Conversion Kit for Mine Haul Trucks.
Emisstar client GFS Corp. was recently featured in the July issue of Diesel Progress, announcing the release of its first LNG conversion kit for the retrofit of mine haul trucks. Specifically, the Evo-MT 7930 system, as it is called, will convert the Caterpillar 793 series of mine haul trucks to LNG power. In the event of a fault condition or low LNG fuel, it has the ability to default to 100% diesel operation. This kit will allow fleet operators to reduce their operating costs with minimal modification of the chassis and drive engine.
June 1, 2012: Emisstar Announces Completion of Green Fleet Analytics Project.
Emisstar today announced the completion of a Strategic Green Fleet Analysis for the City of Sugarland, TX. The work, commissioned by the City under competitive solicitation, provides a strategic, long-term roadmap for city planners, engineers, and fleet managers to attain a more economical, energy-efficient and less environmentally impactful fleet in the period 2012-2032. The study investigated various “optimized” green fleet versus “business as usual” scenarios to fully quantify the expected ROI, TCO, fuel, air emissions and GHG savings.
May 2012: U of H Selects Emisstar to Support Diesel Testing and Research Center, Joins Emisstar Test Channel.TM
. Emisstar announces competitive selection by the U of H to support the University’s Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center. Organizations to offer a full suite of test capabilities for research, development and optimization of cleaner emission, alternative fuel, and energy-efficient technologies serving industrial and governmental clients across the medium and heavy-duty vehicle marketplace. More information is available here
April 24, 2012: Frito-Lay Announces Plans for CNG Fleet.
Emisstar client Frito-Lay, a division of beverage giant PepsiCo, recently unveiled part of its fleet sustainability strategy, including wider adoption of CNG and all-electric vehicles. More from the April 17th NYT article can be found here
. According to Chris Trajkovski, the national fleet-sustainability manager for Frito-Lay, at least 67 tractor-trailers will be replaced with CNG-powered vehicles by the middle of July. This move will net savings of $2.50 per gallon (compared to diesel) and 900,000 gallons of fuel per year. Beyond fiscal savings, the vehicles will emit 23% fewer greenhouse gases. As domestic exploration increases and hydraulic fracturing technology improves, natural gas is becoming much more prevalent and affordable as a fuel. These benefits, along with an estimated ROI of a year and a half for each replaced vehicle, has convinced the company to replace as many of their long-range fleet vehicles as possible each year.
March 6, 2012: ROUSH to be featured at the 2012 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit.
This week, ROUSH CleanTech will be sponsoring, speaking and exhibiting at the 2012 NTEA Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit
. Having seen unprecedented growth in the past year, Roush is prepared to present a new lineup of up-fitter partnerships, engine and vehicle certifications and available products. Just recently certified by the California Air Resources Board, Roush will announce the availability of a new 6.8-liter, V10 engine which will be offered in Blue Bird Vision school buses, Ford F-450, 550 and 650 super duty chassis cabs. Roush will also offer rides in their Ford E-450 box truck, fueled by the ROUSH CleanTech dedicated liquid propane autogas system, and provide a first-hand look at several other vehicles in their product line. The Emisstar team wishes them the best of luck and looks forward to hearing more from Roush in the future.
February 2012: Emisstar Director of Engineering, Saeed Abolhasani, publishes groundbreaking work on construction equipment engine and emissions in the Journal of Environmental Engineering.
See the publication here
January 20, 2012: Emisstar Work Highlighted in Super Yacht News.
Emisstar was recently recognized in a Super Yacht article as part of its participation in auditing the GO2 nanoparticle fuel additive produced by Cerion Energy. Read more about Emisstar's part in this project as well as details about the GO2 technology here