NYK’s Tugboat in First LNG Bunkering Operation in Western Japan

| NYK Line | Source: NYK Line

LNG bunkering of Sakigake tugboat This week NYK, together with Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., Saibu Gas Co. Ltd., and The Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc., successfully conducted a truck-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering demonstration at the port of Kitakyushu, the northernmost city on Japan’s Kyushu Island. This operation is the first LNG bunkering in the Setouchi and Kyushu areas of western Japan and advances the four companies’ discussions on the commercialization of a new business in the area. Read more »

Scania LNG Truck and Fresh Vegetables Both Viable over 3000 kms

| Spain and Sweden | Source: Scania

Scania G410 CV LNG on route to StockholmNatural gas is a real, profitable and sustainable alternative to diesel. That is the obvious conclusion reached by Scania and market suppliers after artichokes and melons from Castellón travelled by refrigerated road transport to Stockholm onboard a Scania G 410 CV powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Not only viability of transportation by also 18 tons of viable vegetables! Read more »

Pennsylvania Adds 500 Miles to Alt-Fuel Corridors

| USA: Harrisburg PA | Source: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Pennsylvania - Route 220 (Image: Wikipedia)In the U.S. State of Pennsylvania, the government has moved to expand routes for those who drive clean-fuel vehicles, including vehicles powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Transportation (PennDOT) have designated 500 more miles of highway as “Alternative Fuel Corridors” with readily accessible CNG refuelling and EV charging stations. Read more »

Belgium CNG Stations Proliferate

| Belgium: Tournai | Source: gas.be

Enora CNG stationIt is four years since Enora, a company formed by ENGIE Electrabel, G&V Energy Group and the Picardy Wallonia Inter-Communal Development Agency (Ideta), inaugurated the first CNG service station in Wallonia, in the city of Tournai, home of Belgium’s heritage-listed Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century). Today, Wallonia has twenty five Compressed Natural Gas filling stations and more are planned as part of a rapidly expanding nation-wide network. Read more »

Peruvian Conversions to CNG Continue Steady Growth

| Peru: Lima | Source: INFOGAS
sitec GNV Conversion Workshop

(Image: sitec in Lima)

In Peru, the natural gas vehicle (NGV) market has transitioned from a new market in 2005 through years of major expansion to achieve an average of 7.5% growth per annum over the past three years. 2019 looks set to continue that trend. According to information supplied by INFOGAS for the end of April 2019, 281,194 vehicles have now been converted to CNG operation, of which 277,338 are recorded as being active (not deregistered). Read more »

Momentum Fuel Technologies Introduces CNG Capacity Upgrades for Refuse Trucks

| USA: Dallas/Fort Worth TX | Source: Momentum Fuel Technologies

Momentum 120DGE TailgateInnovation from Texas company Momentum Fuel Technologies means new fuel storage options are available for refuse fleets in the USA. The most significant offering is the largest capacity tailgate compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system available, a 120 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) tailgate system. Read more »

HAM Installs 3rd HAMikro RNG Refuelling Station in Lleida

| Spain: Lleida | Source: Grupo HAM

HAM Hamikro bio-cng station (2)HAM Group has designed, installed and commissioned its third HAMikro refueling station, which allows the refueling of biomethane (renewable natural gas) derived from the treatment of wastewater. The facility, owned by Aqualia, is located in the municipal water service facilities that the company has in Lleida, in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region. Read more »

California Energy Commission Funds RNG Projects

| USA: Sacramento CA | Source: California Energy Commission

The  California Energy Commission has approved grants for demonstration projects that will apply innovative thinking to the production of renewable natural gas for transport applications from food waste and forest residue. Apart from a raft of technology goals, the success of these projects will also increase the supply of in-state natural gas; 90% of California’s supply currently arrives via pipeline from interstate. Read more »

NGVA Europe’s Revamped Map Marks 200th European LNG Station

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

NGVA Europe Stations MapNGVA Europe reports that this month, a milestone for sustainable transport in and for Europe was reached: the 200th LNG fuelling station was opened. These stations provide fuel for the over 6,000 LNG trucks now running in Europe driving a low-carbon emissions transport system that natural and renewable gas offer. NGVA Europe has marked the occasion by updating its natural gas filling stations map. Read more »

40 Wärtsilä 20DF Engines for First Chinese LNG PSVs

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation
Chinese PSVs planned with Wartsila DF engines

(Image: COSL)

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply 40 generating sets for 12 new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled platform supply vessels (PSV), the first such vessels to be built for a Chinese owner. The multiple benefits of the Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines were cited as the reason for the contract award over strong competitive bids. Read more »