May 17, 2020

Altech-Eco: Certification for CNG conversion system

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Altech-Eco Corporation
Altech-Eco Corporation has been granted a Certificate of Conformity (COC) from the EPA for the development of its DEDICATED 2010 Ford E-Series 5.4L...

Altech-Eco Corporation has been granted a Certificate of Conformity (COC) from the EPA for the development of its DEDICATED 2010 Ford E-Series 5.4L compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion system. The DEDICATED system allows the vehicle to be powered by 100 percent natural gas, with no gasoline at any time. When companies purchase the 100 percent natural gas E-Series conversion system from Altech-Eco or vendors, they will automatically receive an $8,000 Federal Income Tax Credit.

The Dedicated 2010 CNG E-Series conversion system can convert the E-150, E-250 and E-350 Series vans to run 100 percent on CNG. The system also includes manufacturer-rated CNG cylinders with fuel storage capacity starting at 15 GGEs (Gas Gallon Equivalent). Purchasers will also have the option of a 30 GGEs, which allows the driving range to reach 300 to 360 miles, based on various fuel tank sizes.

The E-Series is designed for multiple businesses’ use, such as airports and municipalities, Fortune 1000 companies, taxi fleets, various merchants and catering and delivery service companies. Altech-Eco offers buyers of the conversion system a lifetime warranty on emissions components. The CNG conversion system is currently available at select Ford dealerships for the 2010 Ford E-Series.

CNG is less expensive than traditional gasoline fuel, and also has the benefit of reducing dependence on foreign oil. CNG has been proven to significantly minimize the production of pollutants like nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, particulate matter and sulfur oxides. The conversion systems are produced exclusively by Altech-Eco and are not a product manufactured by Ford Motor Company.


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Apr 20, 2021

Amazon's renewable energy projects surpass 200 milestone

Dominic Ellis
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Nine new projects announced today takes Amazon's renewables portfolio beyond 200 projects

Amazon claims it is now Europe's largest corporate buyer of renewable energy as its projects surpassed 200 globally.

Broken down, it has 136 solar rooftops on facilities and stores and 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects, nine of which were announced today covering the US, Canada, Spain, Sweden and UK. They include:

First solar project paired with energy storage Based in California’s Imperial Valley, Amazon’s first solar project paired with energy storage allows the company to align solar generation with the greatest demand. The project generates 100MW of solar energy, and includes 70MW storage.

First renewable project in Canada An 80 MW solar project in the County of Newell in Alberta. Once complete, it will produce over 195,000MWh of renewable energy to the grid.

Largest corporate renewable energy project in the UK Amazon’s newest project in the UK is a 350MW wind farm off the coast of Scotland and is Amazon’s largest in the country. It is also the largest corporate renewable energy deal announced by any company in the UK to date.

New projects in the US Amazon’s first renewable energy project in Oklahoma is a 118 MW wind project located in Murray County. Amazon is also building new solar projects in Ohio’s Allen, Auglaize, and Licking counties. Together, these Ohio projects will account for more than 400MW of new energy procurement in the state.

Additional investments in Spain and Sweden In Spain, Amazon’s newest solar projects are located in Extremadura and Andalucia, and together add more than 170 MW to the grid. Amazon’s newest project in Sweden is a 258 MW onshore wind project located in Northern Sweden.

It now has more than 2.5 GW of renewable energy capacity, enough to power more than two million European homes a year, and aims to power all its activities with renewables by 2025 and net zero by 2040.

Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019, a commit ment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net-zero carbon by 2040. The pledge now has 53 signatories, including IBM, Unilever, Verizon, Siemens, Microsoft, and Best Buy.

A map of all of Amazon’s renewable energy projects around the world can be found here.

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