Pipeline transport – EGE RUS http://ege-rus.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:18:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ege-rus.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-5-120x120.png Pipeline transport – EGE RUS http://ege-rus.com/ 32 32 Escapees tarnish NSW government transport achievements https://ege-rus.com/escapees-tarnish-nsw-government-transport-achievements/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:02:00 +0000 https://ege-rus.com/escapees-tarnish-nsw-government-transport-achievements/ The New South Wales government is seriously committed to improving the state’s public transport, but problems with delivering some major projects are undermining its credibility. While the Coalition spent heavily on road projects, such as the $17 billion WestConnex highway in the first years after it took office in 2011, it refocused the transportation budget […]]]>

The New South Wales government is seriously committed to improving the state’s public transport, but problems with delivering some major projects are undermining its credibility.

While the Coalition spent heavily on road projects, such as the $17 billion WestConnex highway in the first years after it took office in 2011, it refocused the transportation budget on rail and light rail in using electricity privatization procedures.

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Sydney’s central business district, South East Light Rail and North West Metro, both of which opened in 2019, had some issues along the way, but they transformed Sydney. Equally important are the City and Southwest metro line – due for completion in 2024 – and the Metro West line, between the CBD and Parramatta.

Despite these achievements, the Coalition is criticized for its record on public transport, particularly because of supply problems for its major projects. The last Herald The Resolve Political Monitor poll indicates that the opposition outperforms the Coalition on the issue.

As the Herald reports today, for example, Transport NSW officials have held urgent talks with Spanish manufacturer CAF over a $2.6 billion contract for new regional passenger trains, which are now set to face delays important.

The government has come under criticism over the suitability and safety of three new Emerald-class catamaran port ferries. Two years ago, it was discovered that 10 new River class ferries could not pass under bridges over the Parramatta River.

The government is not entirely to blame for its biggest transport headache: the 18-month dispute with the Rail Tram and Bus Union, hitting commuters with strikes and service disruptions.

The government and union are squabbling over wages and what the union says are safety issues with new Korean-built intercity trains for routes from Sydney to Newcastle, the South Coast and the Blue Mountains.

These claims should be taken with a grain of salt.

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India could transport Russian gas and oil to Bangladesh, Economic Times says https://ege-rus.com/india-could-transport-russian-gas-and-oil-to-bangladesh-economic-times-says/ Sun, 20 Nov 2022 08:40:00 +0000 https://ege-rus.com/india-could-transport-russian-gas-and-oil-to-bangladesh-economic-times-says/ Delhi is exploring ideas to facilitate transit given its geographical location and close political ties with Dhaka TBS report November 20, 2022, 2:40 p.m. Last modification: November 20, 2022, 3:09 PM A view shows the Kozmino crude oil terminal on the shore of Nakhodka Bay near the port city of Nakhodka, Russia August 12, 2022. […]]]>

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India is exploring the possibility of emerging as a transit country to transport Russian oil and gas to Bangladesh after Turkey said it wanted to act as a transit country for such supplies, according to a report from the Economic Times.

According to The Economic Times, Delhi is exploring ideas to facilitate transit given its geographic location and close political ties to Dhaka.

Turkey’s Ambassador to Bangladesh, Mustafa Osman Turan, said Wednesday (November 16th) that his country would be “more than happy” to help Bangladesh by becoming a transit country for Russian energy supplies, including the country of Southeast Asia needs to deal with fuel shortages.

This comes as Turkey plans to increase its influence in Bangladesh and India monitors the trajectory of Bangladesh-Turkey relations over the past few years.

In South Asia, besides India, Sri Lanka bought fossil fuels from Russia amid its economic crisis. Bangladesh has been eyeing cut-price Russian oil to meet its growing energy and electricity needs.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday November 20 hoped that the import of fuel oil from India by pipeline will start next year.


“Bangladesh wanted to import oil from India by pipeline and I hope it will start next year,” the prime minister said as Assam Legislative Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary called Ganabhaban to his official residence.

The 130 km India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline (IBFPL) project aims to export petroleum products from Siliguri Marketing Terminal in West Bengal to Bangladesh.

Sheikh Hasina also said that border haats between Bangladesh and India in different parts of the border between the two countries will resume their function as these were shut down during the coronavirus pandemic period.

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What Trucking Executives Are Saying About Falling Demand https://ege-rus.com/what-trucking-executives-are-saying-about-falling-demand/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 17:42:40 +0000 https://ege-rus.com/what-trucking-executives-are-saying-about-falling-demand/ Listen to the article 5 minutes This audio is generated automatically. Please let us know if you have any comments. Overall freight demand has slowed, largely due to a pullback in retail orders, prompting many companies to shift their priorities to cutting costs after years of profit-chasing. Some, including CH Robinson, announced layoffs. Others like […]]]>

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Overall freight demand has slowed, largely due to a pullback in retail orders, prompting many companies to shift their priorities to cutting costs after years of profit-chasing.

Some, including CH Robinson, announced layoffs. Others like Yellow Corp. are desperate to keep the workers they’ve worked hard to recruit and will pursue other cost-cutting efforts.

Here’s how a handful of logistics executives talked about year-end demand levels in their third-quarter earnings calls.

CH Robinson

Falling demand for freight, a weak retail market and further slowing in the housing market have developed for logistics provider CH Robinson Worldwide.

During second and third quarter earnings updates, CEO and Chairman Bob Biesterfeld described the demand deceleration the logistics provider expected for the second half of 2022. “We are now seeing those expectations come to fruition and with the slowdown freight demand and lower prices in the freight and surface transportation markets,” he said on the Nov. 2 earnings call.

Shortly after the call, the company announced that approximately 650 layoffs had taken place. The layoffs come as the company pursues a $150 million annual cost savings plan amid slowing economic growth and efficiency seen by the logistics provider, Biesterfeld said.

Werner

Werner Enterprises expects a moderate peak season in the fourth quarter with demand moderating.

“We expect industry demand for truck freight to continue to moderate, more for discretionary goods and less for consumer staples,” CEO, Chairman and President Derek Leathers said at the conference. a conference call on November 2.

Despite the challenges, the carrier has underscored its resilience, and Chief Financial Officer John Steele told Stephens’ annual investment conference on Tuesday that there were no plans for layoffs or downsizing. But the company will be careful with hiring as it enters a tougher economy, he said.

Yellow Corp.

Demand remains firm among Yellow’s industrial customers, but more than half of its top 10 accounts are in retail, CEO Darren Hawkins said during a third-quarter earnings conference call Nov. 2.

“While we didn’t lose any significant accounts in this area, we saw a general decline in shipments and tonnage in these areas in October,” Hawkins said.

The carrier will sell 28 terminals as it completes its One Yellow transformation into a super regional carrier. Yellow hopes to reduce purchased transportation and other costs, and the company wants to avoid downsizing after working to boost its recruiting pipeline.

“We spent a lot of time and money in 2022 on our driving academies and all of our hiring efforts, and then also a lot on training,” Hawkins said. “We would like to keep these employees on board.”

Saia

Saia shipments were down around 4.5% and its tonnage fell 3% in October, chief financial officer Doug Col said in a conference call Nov. 1.

“October was the first month in a while where we saw a kind of more normal sequential flow from September to October,” Col said. “We’ve resisted seasonality all year, but this was the first month where it felt seasonally normal to us.”

“That will be our expectation for the rest of the year,” he added, “and we’ll see how it plays out.”

XPO logistics

XPO defied macro and industry trends, reporting tonnage above seasonality, with most competitors reporting declines in the third quarter. The carrier’s year-over-year tonnage improved every month during the quarter, turning positive year-over-year in September, executives said on an Oct. 31 earnings call.

Founder Brad Jacobs, who stepped down from his role as CEO following the spinoff of RXO, the carrier’s brokerage firm, projected positive tonnage year-over-year for the fourth quarter.

“Our goals are to gain market share, optimize pricing and improve operational efficiency,” he said. “It starts with our investment in capacity.”

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Stellantis Promotes Opportunities for Minority-Owned Businesses in EV Shift https://ege-rus.com/stellantis-promotes-opportunities-for-minority-owned-businesses-in-ev-shift/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 21:35:00 +0000 https://ege-rus.com/stellantis-promotes-opportunities-for-minority-owned-businesses-in-ev-shift/ [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] DETROIT — The chief operating officer of North America for SUV maker Jeep and truck maker Ram highlighted opportunities Nov. 14 for minority-owned businesses to be part of the company’s transformation toward electrification. Stellantis NV’s Mark Stewart told the Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit […]]]>

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DETROIT — The chief operating officer of North America for SUV maker Jeep and truck maker Ram highlighted opportunities Nov. 14 for minority-owned businesses to be part of the company’s transformation toward electrification.

Stellantis NV’s Mark Stewart told the Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit that the automaker is in the midst of negotiations for its third electric vehicle battery plant that could go live in 2026. It will likely be in the United States, a- he declared. With electric vehicles accounting for 5.5% of U.S. vehicle sales so far this year, according to S&P Global Inc.’s mobility team, the growing adoption of electric vehicles presents opportunities for suppliers and other trading partners and is a chance for the industry to be more representative of the communities it serves.

“Now is the time,” Stewart said at the MotorCity Casino Hotel at the conference organized by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition founded by the Reverend Jesse Jackson and focused on human and civil rights. “Look at Tesla. How many EVs are actually sold? We just saw the stat. There aren’t many on the market. Now is the time to join us.

Stellantis has yet to launch an all-electric vehicle in North America. But it projects that more than half of its sales on the continent will be BEVs by 2030. It is investing $35.5 billion in electrification and software by 2025.

Efforts are also focused on building supply chains for critical materials and components for electric vehicles and their batteries in U.S. trade-friendly partners. Currently, many of these networks are based in China. Stellantis has signed agreements to obtain minerals such as lithium, nickel and cobalt from companies in California, Australia and Germany.

“We don’t have that many here in the United States,” Stewart said of critical mineral resources. “And our friends in northern Canada are very rich in resources, in a lot of the chemistry that goes with it. Mexico too, with lithium and a few others. So we have dedicated teams and procurement who make sure we secure that capability for our needs. And if things are progressing the way we see, that’s why we need this third factory in line in 26.”

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Added to the challenges of transformation is the need for talent. The summit also recognized Stellantis and the Wayne County Community College District with its benchmark award for a $27 million mechatronics program that will train students in robotics and other skills needed in industry.

“We can meet the needs of higher education and workforce development, skills development across all of these supply chain industries,” said CharMaine Hines on behalf of WCCD Chancellor Curtis. Ivery. “We are taking the city and our communities where they need to go.”

The lab on the college’s east campus in Detroit is set to open as early as this month with the program launching in January following pandemic-related delays. Stellantis’ contribution was part of its community benefits agreement with the city of Detroit and residents for its $2.5 billion investment in its Detroit Assembly Complex.

“It’s another great way to nurture the community,” Stewart said, “for the next generation to have people who are going to have great jobs in our industry that we fight so hard to get kids into our industry. , but for us to do it and do it here.

One of the two factories that make up the complex has hired 3,500 Detroit residents, Stewart said. In total, the company has hired 8,800 Detroit residents at its factories in southeastern Michigan.

Rainbow PUSH, however, showed with its annual diversity scorecard that Stellantis has some work to do in advertising and marketing. This gave the automaker a “yellow” rating in these two of the six assessment areas, indicating evidence of ethnic diversity.

Stewart said Stellantis does not have its own ad agency, but does offer marketing work.

Mark Stewart, COO of Stellantis

Mark Stewart, COO of Stellantis

“What’s great is that it gives a lot of people the opportunity to come and work with us,” he said, but added that the company’s marketing team “went out, and we help grow black-owned marketing agencies, and we’ve had some really good wins this year and some amazing creatives that have come out of it.

He said the company has engaged in multicultural marketing, with African Americans making up a growing share of the market. He said the company has teamed up with Byron Allen, the former stand-up comedian turned media mogul, who has publicly demanded companies like GM do more business with black-owned media companies , and several other agencies as well as recent film school graduates.

The company received a “green” score in the other areas of employment, procurement, dealer development and philanthropy, indicating a demonstration of best practice in ethnic diversity.

Stewart said Stellantis has done $100 billion in business with minority-owned vendors over the past four years. Within the company itself, more than 35% of its workforce is diverse, as well as more than 20% of its leadership team.

“We’re making sure our pipeline is absolutely full of diversity vendors and especially African Americans,” he said, “because we’re absolutely on the fast track to get to where we are.” same as in every community we live in.”

The 2022 dashboard was the first time no major automaker had a red mark, meaning diversity initiatives and investments are either non-existent, undisclosed, or lack sufficient relevant information for scoring.

General Motors Co.’s only yellow mark was in the job. Ford Motor Co. came into employment and marketing.

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Police issue over 5,800 Challans for violating transport restrictions under GRAP Phase III in Delhi https://ege-rus.com/police-issue-over-5800-challans-for-violating-transport-restrictions-under-grap-phase-iii-in-delhi/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 07:10:16 +0000 https://ege-rus.com/police-issue-over-5800-challans-for-violating-transport-restrictions-under-grap-phase-iii-in-delhi/ Delhi Police issued more than 5,800 challans after the city government restricted the circulation of BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel four-wheeled vehicles, he said. Traffic police stopped or issued challans to 5,882 vehicles for violations up to 6 a.m. on Friday, it added. “As part of the restrictions on BS III Petrol and BS IV […]]]>

Delhi Police issued more than 5,800 challans after the city government restricted the circulation of BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel four-wheeled vehicles, he said.

Traffic police stopped or issued challans to 5,882 vehicles for violations up to 6 a.m. on Friday, it added.

“As part of the restrictions on BS III Petrol and BS IV Diesel vehicles until 13 November to combat pollution, 5882 vehicles were arrested/challenged for violation until 6 am on 11.11.2022. The vehicles emergency are exempt,” he said in a tweet.

In a recent review meeting, the Department of Transport, Government of Delhi decided that the Graduated Response Action Plan (GRAP) Phase III restrictions should remain in place for the next few days instead of a reaction without reflex.

“BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel four-wheelers in Delhi will remain banned under Phase III of the Graduated Response Action Plan,” Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Monday.

In an order issued on Monday, the city government’s Department of Transportation said owners of vehicles found in violation of the rule would be prosecuted under the Motor Vehicle Act, which could result in a $20,000 fine. rupees.

Vehicles deployed for emergency services and government and election-related work do not fall under the ban.

The Department of Transport had said in its order: “In accordance with instructions provided under the revised GRAP Phase III, there will be a restriction on the operation of BS-III gasoline and BS-IV diesel light-duty motor vehicles ( four wheels) in NCT’s jurisdiction of Delhi. The above instructions will remain in effect until November 13 or the downward revision of the GRAP stage, whichever comes first. The restrictions will continue beyond the November 13, if the CAQM orders the GRAP-III and higher restrictions.

“If a BS-III petrol and a BS-IV diesel LMV are found on the roads they will be prosecuted under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988.”

-With PTI input

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Hydrogen fuel cells seek transportation niches that electric vehicles can’t reach https://ege-rus.com/hydrogen-fuel-cells-seek-transportation-niches-that-electric-vehicles-cant-reach/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 17:02:00 +0000 https://ege-rus.com/hydrogen-fuel-cells-seek-transportation-niches-that-electric-vehicles-cant-reach/ Hydrogen fuel cells are losing the battle to lithium-ion batteries in cars and light transport, but as hydrogen prices fall, the technology could find a niche in transporting heavy loads longer term. Nov 8 – The rapid adoption of electric vehicles has some saying that fuel cells powered by clean hydrogen have no place in […]]]>
  • Hydrogen fuel cells are losing the battle to lithium-ion batteries in cars and light transport, but as hydrogen prices fall, the technology could find a niche in transporting heavy loads longer term.

Nov 8 – The rapid adoption of electric vehicles has some saying that fuel cells powered by clean hydrogen have no place in the transport sector – Elon Musk calls them ‘crazy cells’ – however batteries Electric vehicles have limitations, both in range and weight, especially for long-range heavy-duty vehicles such as freight trucks.

A relatively light, battery-powered family sedan might boast a range of around 400 to 500 kilometers before needing to recharge, but a heavy-duty truck would be lucky to have half that range.

A larger battery, for longer range, would be cumbersome, take away valuable cargo space and mean an additional payload of up to five tonnes for an already heavy, fully laden vehicle.

By comparison, Volvo says its hydrogen fuel cell trucks have a range of up to 1,000 kilometres, while the batteries themselves weigh less than two tonnes.

GRAPH: Stock of fuel cell electric vehicles, 2021

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA)

All-weather, non-stop transportation

Hydron, a startup of less than 100 people based in Southern California, is working closely with Cummins on its fuel cell technology to produce a heavy-duty truck capable of towing 40,000 pounds (over 18 metric tons) for long-haul destinations.

The company hopes to have a demonstration of a small fleet of trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells and operating autonomously within a few years.

“Hydrogen is ideal for long-haul operations; it can work in any type of weather conditions and does not lose its effectiveness in cold weather, which electric vehicles can do. They’re quick to refuel – you can refuel a Class A truck in about 20 minutes, and it can take several hours for an EV,” says Jason Wallace, North American operations manager at Hydron.

“We envision Class A trucks running almost continuously, with no breaks, stopping only for refueling and preventative maintenance, we’re going to be able to double the capacity of every truck on the road and do it with a carbon footprint. almost nil.”

Hydron aims to run its first generation trucks on gaseous hydrogen and aims to introduce liquid hydrogen which would improve refueling speed and range further down the pipeline.

However, Wallace is realistic about the challenges inherent in building clean hydrogen infrastructure and, while the company aims to work with hydrogen from sustainable sources, says Hydron is keeping its supplier options open.

“We’re not going to make hydrogen fuel, but we want to be able to provide the storage and dispersal equipment on-site at terminals along high-volume freight routes,” he says.

“If you look at where these high-volume arteries are in the United States and Canada, we can start mapping our refueling sites to those locations and then slowly start building the network that allows us to keep those trucks running.

Put the egg before the chicken

A vast network of hydrogen fueling infrastructure will only be built when there are enough vehicles to demand it, although companies are cautious about diving into the hydrogen vehicle industry until that there is enough refueling infrastructure, an issue that the electric vehicle industry has also been facing lately. decade.

Companies like Hydron are considering fixed routes with refueling stations at strategic points along those routes, especially around high-volume shopping centers such as points between Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin in Texas.

California, meanwhile, got into the chicken-and-egg problem by helping fund the creation of hydrogen refueling stations across the state in an effort to stimulate the fuel cell market.

“We’re committing at least $20 million a year for 10 years to developing hydrogen fueling stations, and that’s managed by the California Energy Commission,” says California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hydrogen Program Expert Andrew Martinez. .

CARB is investigating where these resources are best located, but noted that it is currently tracking 176 station projects. Today, 56 stations are open across California, and the government has set a goal of having 200 stations funded by a combination of private and public money by 2025.

As the number of gas stations increases, the state is also focusing on targeted markets that can use hydrogen fuel cells in their own field, such as drayage trucking, which involves shipping goods over a short distance using land freight, often ship to rail for delivery. , and bus lines.

California operates a program that provides point-of-sale rebates on zero-emissions trucks and buses, the Hybrid and Zero-Emissions Trucks and Buses Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), but today it There’s only one eligible hydrogen fuel cell bus included, says zero-emissions heavy-duty vehicle infrastructure specialist at CARB Leslie Goodbody.

“That doesn’t mean they don’t come!” It’s just that automakers need more time to develop utility vehicles,” says Goodbody.

The key to deploying commercial fuel cell vehicles like regional and long-haul trucks is knowing where hydrogen infrastructure is needed and where it can be most useful for OEMs who want to developing fuel cell technology, she said.

“Along with refueling infrastructure, station location and reliability are two key considerations for drivers and fleets when adopting zero-emissions technology. We are still in the early stages, but it is very important for us that fleets understand that as the state moves towards transitioning more and more types of vehicles to zero-emission vehicles, we are also supporting infrastructure for electric batteries and fuel cells. automotive technologies,” says Goodbody.

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Paul Day

Based in Toronto, Canada, Paul writes on nuclear energy and hydrogen. Paul began his career as a journalist in Mexico City, covering the energy industry, economics and tax policy for Market News International, the Financial Times, The Economist and local English language publications. In the early 2000s, Paul moved to Madrid, Spain, where he worked for Reuters as a macro and political correspondent.

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Major Leeds transport projects, including improvements to Dawsons Corner and the Inner Harbour, are put on ‘pause’ https://ege-rus.com/major-leeds-transport-projects-including-improvements-to-dawsons-corner-and-the-inner-harbour-are-put-on-pause/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 10:32:07 +0000 https://ege-rus.com/major-leeds-transport-projects-including-improvements-to-dawsons-corner-and-the-inner-harbour-are-put-on-pause/ This could mean that some long-planned projects will only be completed towards the end of the decade. Among those likely to be suspended are a scheme to improve traffic at Dawsons Corner – one of the main routes between Bradford and Leeds – and plans for an inland port in Leeds. When the West Yorkshire […]]]>

This could mean that some long-planned projects will only be completed towards the end of the decade. Among those likely to be suspended are a scheme to improve traffic at Dawsons Corner – one of the main routes between Bradford and Leeds – and plans for an inland port in Leeds.

When the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s finance, resources and business committee meets on November 10, members will be told that dozens of upcoming transport and infrastructure projects have been scrutinized in light of cost of inflation.

Many of these will be put on hold or “on hold” – set aside until new funding becomes available. The mothballing is expected to save around £270m.

Planned improvements to Dawsons Corner in Pudsey are among the projects put on hold. Image: Google

A report to members says a mix of high inflation costs and pressures created by the war in Ukraine and Covid are to blame. He says: “Costs have increased and continue to increase on all transport programs, but the funding allocation remains the same, meaning there is a significant risk that funding allocations may not be able to fund all ongoing projects in transportation programs.

“The Combined Authority and its partners wish to continue executing the programs in full. Therefore, the agreed way forward is to suspend and channel certain projects for delivery over a longer period and to continue executing priority projects at the rhythm.”

More than £1.9million has already been spent on the works at Dawsons Corner, according to the report, but a break now will save £6million. Leeds City Council had earlier this year submitted plans for a phase of works which would see the four-way junction redesigned, with a view to widening access roads, installing new bus lanes and crossings for pedestrians.

No funding has yet been approved for the Leeds Inner Port, which is expected to cost nearly £3.2m. The scheme, led by the Canal and River Trust, aims to create a new quay at Stourton to enable the transport of goods from the Humber Estuary to Leeds. The hope is that it will reduce congestion on the roads and reduce carbon emissions.

Other projects listed for a break include improvements to the A61 Scott Hall Road and A58 Roundhay Road which were expected to cost £14m and £9.5m respectively.

Rail parking passes at a number of stations including Guiseley, Apperley Bridge and Outwood are also at risk of delays.

A spokesperson for the Combined Authority said: “Record levels of inflation, combined with the ripple effects of Brexit, the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, are having a significant impact on project costs. infrastructure across the country.

“We have worked closely with our local authority partners to minimize this disruption and ensure that no part of the region is unfairly affected, as we identify programs that can be suspended and run over a longer period.

“We look forward to the next autumn statement and hope that ministers will spare local governments another wave of austerity so that projects like these, which will help deliver growth and improve living standards in all regions of the country, can move forward.”

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Lightning eMotors Announces Transport Canada Registration, Expanding Electric Vehicle Commercial Presence in Canada https://ege-rus.com/lightning-emotors-announces-transport-canada-registration-expanding-electric-vehicle-commercial-presence-in-canada/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 12:12:02 +0000 https://ege-rus.com/lightning-emotors-announces-transport-canada-registration-expanding-electric-vehicle-commercial-presence-in-canada/ Lightning eMotors (NYSE:ZEV), a leading provider of zero-emission medium-duty utility vehicles and electric vehicle technology for fleets, today announced that Transport Canada has registered Lightning eMotors in its pre-service program. -clearance. Transport Canada is a federal institution responsible for transportation policies and programs that promote safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible transportation. This registration will […]]]>

Lightning eMotors (NYSE:ZEV), a leading provider of zero-emission medium-duty utility vehicles and electric vehicle technology for fleets, today announced that Transport Canada has registered Lightning eMotors in its pre-service program. -clearance. Transport Canada is a federal institution responsible for transportation policies and programs that promote safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible transportation. This registration will allow Lightning to significantly expand its business in the country.

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Canada Post / Postes Canada is among the fleets deploying Lightning eMotors electric vehicles in Canada. (Photo: Lightning eMotors)

Transport Canada registration adds Lightning’s full line of Class 3-7 electric utility vehicles to a list of vehicles eligible for additional Canadian funding programs, making it easier for Canadian fleet operators to choose Lightning eMotors for their fleet electrification needs. Lightning made its first delivery of zero-emission battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to Canada in 2021 and currently has a dozen customers and partners across Canada, such as Canada Post, GoBolt, Crestline Coach Ltd., Frigid, Annex Distribution , Transmeda, Direct Bore, Cubex, 7Gen and others, including a major Canadian grocery chain.

Today, there are nearly 50 Lightning eMotors zero-emission vehicles on Canadian roads, including the flagship ZEV3 and ZEV4 models in passenger, cargo and refrigerated configurations. More than 100 of these Class 3 and Class 4 vehicles are currently in the company’s order book for Canada, and another 1,000 vehicles are in the works. Additionally, several partners, including Toronto-based GoBolt, have fleets across the United States and Canada, opening the doors to other international partners.

“As a global leader in sustainability, Canada represents an important market for our international growth,” said Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning eMotors. “Canada is showing interest in EV adoption, offering attractive financing options and forward-thinking electrification mandates that make fleet electrification not only necessary, but beneficial for Canadian businesses. »

Canada’s National Incentive Program for Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) aims to have 100% of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles zero-emissions by 2040. These targets apply to private transportation, utilities and logistics fleets and more, all industries where Lightning eMotors has proven its ability to manufacture, sell, deploy and support electric vehicles that have racked up more than 2.8 million fully electric, zero-emissions miles in the real world.

To help fleet owners achieve these goals, Canada has implemented several subsidy programs:

  • iMHZEV funding program delivering C$550 million over the next four years for point-of-sale vouchers for medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles.

  • Launched in 2021, the Zero-Emission Transit Fund is investing C$2.75 billion nationwide through 2026 to support the electrification of public transit and school bus fleets. The fund will help buy 5,000 zero-emission buses and build supporting infrastructure.

  • The Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program is dedicating C$680 million over the next five years to accelerate the provision of electric vehicle charging.

Having received Transport Canada registration, Lightning’s full line of Class 3-7 electric vehicles are now eligible for the above incentives. Lightning’s team of product and policy experts can help Canadian businesses take advantage of these programs and transition to electric fleets in the most cost-effective way possible. Additionally, Lightning can advise customers operating in the United States and Canada on how best to utilize the incentives of both countries when building an international fleet.

“Canada sees the environmental importance and business benefits of converting to electric fleets and has matched calculated mandates with smart, targeted funding to make it happen,” said Charlie Beckman, regional sales manager at Lightning eMotors. “Our recent momentum and growth projections in Canada are very promising, and now, with this new registration, we are poised to support even more accelerated adoption of Lightning vehicles.

In addition to EVs from Lightning eMotors, the company’s EV-specific Lightning Insights telematics software, Lightning Energy and Lightning Mobile charging solutions are also available to all Canadian customers, with seamless conversion to kilometers for all metrics. .

About Lightning eMotors

Lightning eMotors (NYSE:ZEV) has been providing specialized and sustainable fleet solutions since 2009, deploying complete zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) solutions for commercial fleets since 2018 – including Class 3 and passenger vans, ambulances , classes 4 and 5 freight. vans and shuttles, Class 4 Type A school buses, Class 6 work trucks, Class 7 city buses and coaches. The Lightning eMotors team designs, engineers, customizes and manufactures zero-emission vehicles to meet the wide range of fleet customer needs with a full suite of control software, telematics, analytics and charging solutions to simplify buying and ownership experience and maximizing availability. and energy efficiency. To learn more, visit our website at https://lightningemotors.com.

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Decarbonization of public transport: the penetration of electric buses is gradually progressing https://ege-rus.com/decarbonization-of-public-transport-the-penetration-of-electric-buses-is-gradually-progressing/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 13:09:24 +0000 https://ege-rus.com/decarbonization-of-public-transport-the-penetration-of-electric-buses-is-gradually-progressing/ After battery-powered two- and three-wheelers, electric buses are also experiencing a rise in power, supported by a major subsidy. Electric buses are being rolled out across the country under the Gross Cost Contract (GCC) model, which helps reduce the initial capital burden of cash-strapped State Road Transport Enterprises (SRTUs), while promoting adoption by increasing private […]]]>

After battery-powered two- and three-wheelers, electric buses are also experiencing a rise in power, supported by a major subsidy.

Electric buses are being rolled out across the country under the Gross Cost Contract (GCC) model, which helps reduce the initial capital burden of cash-strapped State Road Transport Enterprises (SRTUs), while promoting adoption by increasing private participation.

Nearly 2,000 electric buses have been deployed in the country, while there is also a good pipeline of electric bus orders.

Industry analysts claim that the subsidy offered for electric buses makes their deployment viable and that the intra-city would be the first segment to witness the transition to electric buses.

Under the FAME II scheme, the Center offers capital grants of up to Rs 35-55 lakh per bus (or up to 40% of the cost of the bus) to bridge the initial cost differential. Of the total expenditure of Rs 10,000 crore for FAME II, 35% is for e-buses.

Thanks to capital subsidies and lower running costs, the total cost of ownership of electric buses has become favorable compared to diesel buses. Additionally, many states’ electric vehicle policies encourage the adoption of electric buses, in addition to two- and three-wheel electric vehicles.

While there are no additional capital subsidies for electric buses, some state policies offer flexibilities such as reduced or waived license fees, road tax, and electric rates. preferences for charging electric vehicles. Due to these factors, the penetration of electric buses in India has accelerated.

As of August 2022, around 1,950 electric buses were deployed across the country, supported by the FAME I & II programs. Four states (UP, Maharashtra, Delhi and Gujarat) reported higher adoption and together accounted for 77% of the total rollout. These buses were supplied by PMI Electro Mobility, Tata Motors, JBM Auto, Olectra Green Tech and Switch Mobility (the EV arm of Ashok Leyland). The total number of sanctioned e-buses is 6,740 under FAME I & II.

“As FAME provides subsidies for buses deployed under the Gross Cost Contract (GCC) model, all of these buses were deployed under concession agreements with STUs. So far, electric buses have been widely deployed under the GCC model. Some private operators have, however, started rolling out electric buses on intercity routes and the numbers are expected to increase in the medium term,” says Rohan Kanwar Gupta, Vice President and Area Head, Corporate Ratings, Icra.

The electric bus market in FY22 stood at 1,193 units, according to data from Vahan (which excludes MP, Telangana and AP). The number of buses deployed is expected to increase over the medium term, helped in part by demand aggregation by government-owned Convergence Energy Services (CESL) for various state needs.

Tata Motors has established a subsidiary – TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Ltd – to develop clean and sustainable transport solutions. The company was recently declared the lowest bidder for the world’s largest tender for 5,450 electric buses with CESL.

Under this larger lender, Tata Motors has already won an order for 3,600 electric buses, including 1,500 electric buses from Delhi Transport Corporation, 1,180 electric buses from West Bengal Transport Corporation and 921 electric buses from Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation. . Recently, it also received an order for 200 e-buses from Jammu and Kashmir. The company has so far supplied more than 715 electric buses.

Olectra Green said in July 2022 it had an order book of 3,300 electric buses which were to be supplied in the next 12 to 18 months. Switch Mobility has an order book of over 600 electric buses.

CIFAR expects electric bus penetration (as a percentage of overall bus sales) to increase from about 4% in FY22 to about 12% in FY25 and to approximately 35-40% by FY30.

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Denbury Signs CO2 Transportation and Storage Agreement for Lake Charles Methanol Project https://ege-rus.com/denbury-signs-co2-transportation-and-storage-agreement-for-lake-charles-methanol-project/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 22:23:36 +0000 https://ege-rus.com/denbury-signs-co2-transportation-and-storage-agreement-for-lake-charles-methanol-project/ Denbury Carbon Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Denbury Inc., has signed a 20-year definitive agreement with Lake Charles Methanol (LCM) to supply CO2 transportation and storage services for LCM’s planned blue methanol project, the company said in a statement Oct. 27. LCM’s $4 billion project, which will be located along the Calcasieu River near Lake […]]]>

Denbury Carbon Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Denbury Inc., has signed a 20-year definitive agreement with Lake Charles Methanol (LCM) to supply CO2 transportation and storage services for LCM’s planned blue methanol project, the company said in a statement Oct. 27.

LCM’s $4 billion project, which will be located along the Calcasieu River near Lake Charles, Louisiana, 10 miles from the Denbury Green Pipeline, is designed to use Topsoe technology to convert natural gas into hydrogen which will be synthesized into methanol, while incorporating permanent carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).

The process is expected to provide over 500 million kg/yr of hydrogen feedstock to produce 3.6 million tonnes/yr (tpa) of blue methanol, while capturing approximately 1 million tpa of CO2—the CO2 equivalent to removing emissions from 200,000 cars off the road each year, Denbury said.

CO2 captured by LCM will be transported through Denbury to the Green Pipeline and then to one of multiple planned sequestration sites along the Gulf Coast of Denbury CO2 pipeline network. In association with the project, Denbury plans to construct a pipeline connection between the Lake Charles Industrial Estate and its Green Pipeline. CO2 emissions in the area are currently estimated at 20 million tpa.

LCM has begun engineering work and is finalizing key permits to begin construction of the project. A final investment decision is expected in 2023 with first production in 2027.

Construction of the Green Pipeline was completed in 2010. The 320-mile pipeline runs from the end of the Denbury NEJD Pipeline near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, west to the Hastings field south of Houston, Texas. Denbury currently uses approximately 25% of the 16 million types of CO2 ability.

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