Topics: Alternative Fuel

Renewable Diesel Fuel Creates Opportunities for Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators

Renewable Diesel Fuel Creates Opportunities for Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators

Use of renewable diesel—a clean fuel option that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and meets the same specifications as petroleum diesel—is increasing. Renewable diesel can be used as a drop-in fuel, blended with petroleum diesel and blended with biodiesel in various amounts. As a drop-in fuel there are little to no modifications needed to fueling equipment or storage or the diesel engine. “Most West Coast retailers are using or looking to use renewable diesel at their locations because it’s a drop in. There aren’t modifications needed on the fueling side or the engine side. You don’t have to blend it,” said Ginger Laidlaw, vice president of the Alternative Fuels Council. More

Alternative Fuels Outlook With the North American Council for Freight Efficiency

Alternative Fuels Outlook With the North American Council for Freight Efficiency

What is the future of autonomous trucking? Has any alternative fuel pulled ahead of another in the heavy-duty space? Mike Roeth, executive director of NACFE and Ginger Laidlaw, vice president of NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council, take a deep dive these alternative fuels questions on NATSO's podcast. More

Manchin, Schumer Announce Deal on Inflation Reduction Act, Which Harms Industry

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with President Biden, on July 27 announced a deal on a $740 billion reconciliation bill. The more than 700-page bill includes a broad energy tax title that will rework existing biofuel and alternative fuel incentive structures for the next several years, as well as health and tax components. The Senate intends to vote on the legislation next week, with the House likely soon thereafter. More

Interest in Alternative Fuels Among Trucking Fleets Continues to Increase

Interest in Alternative Fuels Among Trucking Fleets Continues to Increase

Interest in alternative fuels among the public and fleets has continued to increase. More

White House Releases Infrastructure Proposal

White House Releases Infrastructure Proposal

President Biden on March 31 released the first phase of his “Build Back Better” proposal, the “American Jobs Plan,” focusing on the infrastructure components of the White House’s recovery efforts as well as addressing climate change and job creation. The package includes $2.3 trillion in spending over eight years with a $621 billion investment in transportation and the resiliency of our infrastructure. Specifically, the proposal provides $115 billion for bridge, highway, and road investments. More

NATSO Analysis: President Biden to Unveil Infrastructure Package Today

NATSO Analysis: President Biden to Unveil Infrastructure Package Today Members Only Join or Login

The proposal will be an eight-year, $2 trillion-plus spending bill with a 15-year mechanism to pay for it. This $2 trillion figure does not include approximately $400 billion in clean energy credits on top of the new spending. More

ChargePoint and NATSO Progress Toward 2030 Fast Charging Commitment Across the United States

ChargePoint and NATSO Progress Toward 2030 Fast Charging Commitment Across the United States

In its first year, the public-private Collaborative successfully funded more than 150 DC fast charging spots with additional access to more than 1,500 publicly available DC fast charging spots for consumers on ChargePoint’s existing network. More

Biden Administration Pivots to Infrastructure Members Only Join or Login

The Biden Administration and congressional Democrats are beginning to pivot to their next legislative priority: infrastructure. The Administration's strategic and substantive thinking is starting to leak out and it is quite ambitious. More

Biodiesel Blending Practices

Biodiesel Blending Practices

Biodiesel can be blended and used in many different concentrations, and adding biodiesel to a location’s offerings does not require truckstop and travel plaza operators to buy new equipment. More

24-7 Travel Stores Rolls Out Biofuels, Moves Forward With EV Vision

24-7 Travel Stores Rolls Out Biofuels, Moves Forward With EV Vision

In the years ahead, there will be a plethora of alternative fuel funding opportunities for fuel retailers to consider.  These opportunities can help minimize the capital expenditures necessary to adapt to different fuel technologies that will be commercialized in the years ahead. Mark Augustine, president of 24-7 Travel Stores by Triplett Inc., embraces alternative fuels. More

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