Monday, September 26, 2011

BAF Natural Gas Conversions now available at AVS.

Contact:Bry Granger
Alternative Vehicle Solutions
255 W 2950 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Phone: 801-463-0444

Salt Lake City, UT – August 22, 2011 –Alternative Vehicle Solutions (AVS), a tier 1 supplier for General Motors Alternative Fuel Division, ISO-9001 Compliant manufacturer, installer and distributor of Compressed Natural Gas systems. AVS is pleased to announce that we are now an authorized dealer of Natural Gas conversions from BAF, a Clean Energy Company (NYSE:CLNE). BAF, founded in 1992, is the largest manufacturer of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) systems for FORD vehicles in the United States. BAF is the only CNG upfitter designated by the Ford Motor Company as a Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) for gaseous-fueled vehicles. BAF’s alternative fuel vehicle upfitting capabilities include aftermarket compressed natural gas conversions of Ford-manufactured vans, cutaway shuttles, taxis, pick-ups and light-duty trucks.
Scott Brandeberry, V.P. of Operations at AVS said, “By adding BAF conversions to our lineup we are giving or customers’ options and delivering on our promise to provide only the highest quality products and services.”

Robert Sessa BAF Western Regional Sales Manager quoted, “We could not be happier that we have teamed up with a company that shares the same quality goals as our own, AVS is a great addition to our installer network.”

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Phone: 801-463-0444

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Looking for a CNG hose manufacturer?

Go Natural CNG begins production of custom CNG hose assemblies

Woods Cross, Utah - Go Natural CNG is now manufacturing custom CNG hose assemblies. These assemblies are available in 3/8” and ½” inside diameters and can be used for CNG vehicles, CNG dispensers, CNG fuel transfer and at home CNG refueling. All of Go Natural’s CNG hose assemblies comply with NFPA 52, ANSI/IAS NGV 4.2-1999 and CSA 12.52-M99 certification requirements.

Each hose is constructed with an electrically conductive nylon core that is designed to dissipate static build-up. These hoses also include fiber reinforcement that helps maximize pressure capabilities while remaining flexible. The outside of the hoses are covered with a red polyurethane jacket that provides abrasion resistance and protection from outdoor elements, including ultraviolet light. In compressor or dispensing applications, Go Natural installs protective wire spring guards over the end of each hose.

Once an order is placed, Go Natural manufactures the hose assemblies to the length the customer specifies. The manufacturing process includes the installation of permanent crimp fittings and wire spring guards (as necessary). Before being shipped, each hose assembly is conductivity tested and pressure tested to 10,000 PSI.

Custom hose orders are typically shipped within 48 hours. To place orders or get more information call 801-281-4766 or visit

About: Go Natural CNG specializes in the creation and distribution of CNG conversion kits, CNG hoses and hydraulic natural gas compressors for fueling stations. Go Natural CNG also offers new replacement engine long blocks that are engineered for CNG use.

Jack Falkenrath


Friday, September 23, 2011

Idle Free Service Saves Over 4,000 Tons of Diesel Emissions

Utah Clean Cities giving away $500 in IdleAir services to truck drivers

September 23, 2011
Robin Erickson
(435) 652-4721 Ext. 138

SALT LAKE CITY –As part of its ongoing support of Idle Free Utah, IdleAir is working with Utah Clean Cities to give drivers and fleets an opportunity to “Turn your key, be idle free.” In conjunction with Idle Free Awareness Month, Utah Clean Cities will be giving away a total of $500 of IdleAir service to reduce vehicle emissions and help improve air quality along the Wasatch Front.

The Idle Free Awareness campaign began as a weeklong initiative in 2008 with the support of Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon. Since its inception, the program has grown into a month long endeavor with the support of Governor Gary Herbert and over 40 Utah mayors.

“Reducing our idling time is an action each of us can take to help improve our local air quality,” Mayor Ralph Becker said. “As our Council continues to consider an ordinance to establish a citywide idle free policy, we appreciate Utah Clean Cities, IdleAir and Sapp Bros. Travel Centers partnering with us to promote practices that will lead to cleaner, healthier air here in Utah.”
Since 2008, Utah Clean Cities and its partners have actively promoted Idle Free education in Utah schools. Now IdleAir and Sapp Bros are helping take the message to the long haul driver community.

“The surrounding community is very important to us here at Sapp Bros,” said Holly Cunningham, general manager. “Our goal for the IdleAir project is to reduce the unnecessary idling that detracts from the local air quality, and to use this opportunity to educate drivers about the financial and environmental benefits of being Idle Free.”

IdleAir is an electrification station that allows drivers to turn off their engines and plug in, giving them an alternative to idling during rest periods. With IdleAir, drivers enjoy the comfort of conditioned air and entertainment options while saving money and getting better sleep without the noise, vibration, and exhaust fumes from idling. Local drivers can use IdleAir at the Sapp Bros travel center, located at 1953 California Avenue in Salt Lake City (I-215, Exit 21/California Ave), as well as at 20 other locations around the country.

“Reduced idling is a simple and easy way we can improve our air quality,” said Mayor Corroon. “I applaud Utah Clean Cities, IdleAir, and Sapp Bros Travel Centers for raising awareness and giving truck drivers an opportunity to be idle free right here in Salt Lake County.”

IdleAir has provided over 400,000 hours of idle free service, and has reduced our demand for foreign oil by over 400,000 gallons in Salt Lake City alone. By choosing IdleAir as an idle free alternative, drivers and fleets have helped mitigate over 4,000 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September Clean Cities Question of the Month

Question of the Month:
What are the top 10 resources for reliable and unbiased information about alternative fuels, advanced vehicles and other petroleum reduction strategies?


1. Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC):
The AFDC is a comprehensive clearinghouse of data, publications, tools, and information related to alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, idle reduction, fuel economy, and other petroleum reduction strategies. The AFDC Tools page ( is a one-stop-shop for links to tools, database searches, calculators, and interactive maps available through the AFDC, including the Alternative Fuel Station Locator, Vehicle Searches, Incentives and Laws Search, and Publication Search.

2. Clean Cities:
The national Clean Cities website includes links to relevant news, events, and publications; program and coalition contacts; financial opportunities; and Coordinator Toolbox resources.

3. allows users to search for fuel economy information for light-duty vehicles models through the Find and Compare Cars tools. In addition, the website includes a search tool for cars that do not use gasoline, verified gas mileage tips, and Your MPG fuel economy tracking tool.

4. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)'s Alternatives to Traditional Transportation Fuels:
EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates information about energy production and use in the United States. On an annual basis EIA publishes their Alternatives to Traditional Transportation report, which summarizes data on the number of alternative fuel vehicles supplied and in use, and the amount of alternative fuel consumed. Please note that the data published is generally two years delayed; 2010 data will be available in the spring of 2012. EIA also publishes data on conventional fuel prices and production, as well as other topics of interest.

5. DOE's Energy Policy Act (EPAct) Information
The following DOE websites provides information about EPAct regulatory activities:
a. EPAct Transportation Regulatory Activities:
This website provides information on vehicles and fuel use requirements for state
government and alternative fuel providers fleets, as well as the EPAct definition of an
"alternative fuel"
b. Federal Fleet Management:
This website provides information about federal fleet requirements under EPAct and other

6. DOE National Laboratories
The DOE national labs perform research, implement programs, and publish documents related to alternative fuels and advances vehicles. A full list of labs and technology centers is available on the DOE website: . The labs involved with Clean Cities include Argonne National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, National Energy Technology Laboratory, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

7. Clean Cities Coalitions
Coalitions around the country are deploying alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, educating their stakeholders and the public, and engaging their communities. The coalition websites and coordinator contact information listed on DOE's Clean Cities website ( are great resources for information and case studies. You may also reach out to the coordinator listserv with specific questions.

8. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
EPA administers a number of different programs aimed at reducing vehicle emissions. For example, the EPA website features information on the following:
a. Alternative Fuel Conversion Regulations (including an Excel spreadsheet of EPA-compliant conversion systems):
b. Renewable Fuels Standard:
c. Aftermarket Retrofit Device Evaluation "511" Program:

9. Other Federal Government Agencies
Several other federal government agencies implement programs and regulations related to alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. These agencies include the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; U.S. Department of Agriculture; and U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The AFDC Incentives & Laws database provides information and links for additional information about federal incentives, laws, regulations, and programs by agency at the following website: .

10. State and Government Agencies
State and local government agencies are great resources for information about regulations and programs in your area. the National Association of State Energy Officials maintains a list of state and territory energy office websites and contacts ( ). Likewise, the EPA posts a list of state and territorial environmental agency websites ( In addition, many state agency contacts are listed on the AFDC State Incentives and Laws website (

Industry associations and nonprofit organizations can also provide useful information specific to certain fuel or technology types or issue areas. For example, NAFA Fleet Management Association ( and ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability ( can be helpful resources.

Clean Cities Technical Response Service Team