Florida Railway Shows Off LNG Operations

| USA, Jacksonville FA

Florida East Coast Railway - FEC 300 LNG tender“We are proud to be the first North American Railroad to operate its entire mainline fleet on LNG”, said Fran Chinnici, Chief Operating Officer.

Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway provided an exclusive tour of its LNG (liquid natural gas) operations at its Jacksonville facility this week. Tour participants came from a wide range of industries, including marine, rail, mining, E&P, power gen operations. Read more »

California Funds Dairy Digester Projects for Renewable Fuel

| USA, Sacramento CA
Lakeview Dairy Project - manure lagoon

Lakeview Dairy Lagoon construction (Image: CalBio)

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $35.2 million in grant funding to 18 dairy digester projects across the state. These projects, part of the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from manure on California dairy farms. Harvested renewable natural gas will for the most part be directed to fuel for transportation. Read more »

GFS-Corp to Convert Terex Mine Haulers to LNG

| USA, Weston FL and India

Terex TR100GFS Corp, a worldwide leader in the development of systems that allow large, high horsepower diesel engines to operate on a combination of natural gas and diesel fuel, is to convert six Terex Unit Rig 4400 trucks for a mine operator in India. The conversion will use GFS Corp’s newly developed EVO-MT® System. Read more »

IGU on World Energy Outlook 2017: Natural Gas a Fuel Unmatched

| Spain, Barcelona

IGU Logo (full)The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) has published World Energy Outlook 2017 in which the central theme is of a world in energy transition as traditional ways are upended in favour of renewables and cleaner choices through technology advancements. The International Gas Union (IGU) draws much optimism from the report which cites the “strong environmental dimension” in the case for natural gas and lauds natural gas’ “multiple roles across the energy system that no other fuel or technology can match”. Read more »

San Bernardino County TA Honoured for CNG Tow Truck Program

| USA< San Bernardino CA

Airport Mobile Towing San BernardinoSan Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) was awarded with the “Model Community Achievement” award by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) at the district’s 29th Annual Clean Air Awards honoring entities who are making significant contributions to cleaner air in the Southland. SBCTA was honoured for its use of CNG-powered tow trucks. Read more »

LNG-fueled Hybrid Power for Rolls-Royce Luxury Yacht

| United Kingdom, Manchester and Netherlands, Amsterdam

Rolls Royce LNG-battery super yachtRolls-Royce has unveiled a ground-breaking luxury yacht concept designed to showcase the advantages of advanced ship intelligence solutions and hybrid propulsion based on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuel and battery power in the marine leisure market. Power is derived from twin LNG-fuelled 16V4000 MTU M65-N generator sets. Read more »

WinGD X-DF Engine to Power World’s Biggest Containerships

| Switzerland, Winterthur

WinGD DF LNG engine 72dfWinterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd (WinGD) has been contracted by French shipping line CMA CGM, based in Marseille, to supply the biggest 2-stroke dual-fuel engine in the WinGD range, designed for modern large and ultra large container vessels. The 12-cylinder X92DF engines (12X92DF) will power a series of nine “mega” containerships, each with a record capacity of 22,000 TEU. Read more »

MAN-led Gathering in Bonn Discusses Maritime Decarbonisation

| Germany, Augsburg

IMO - ambition 1.5A meeting of maritime experts and decision-makers gathered in Germany this week on the sidelines of COP 23 to discuss ways to advance the goals of ‘Maritime Energy Transition’. The term, which stems from the German expression ‘Energiewende’, encapsulates MAN Diesel & Turbo’s call to action to reduce emissions and establish natural gas as the fuel of choice in global shipping. Read more »

Swiss Survey: Natural Gas Vans Top Environmental List

| Switzerland, Bern
Panda Van 0.9 TwinAir

Panda Van 0.9 TwinAir: 5-star rating

The highest rating of this year’s van environmental list has been achieved by natural gas models. Surveying organisation VCS Traffic Club Switzerland explains that as before, there are no really clean diesel vehicles in the van area, and the market is still awaiting gasoline direct injection vehicles with a particle filter.  Read more »

America’s First LNG ATB Build Contract Goes to VT Halter Marine

| Singapore and USA, Pascagoula MS
Shell LNG ATB illustration

Shell LNG ATB (Illustration)

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd  (ST Engineering) says its US shipyard, VT Halter Marine Inc. (VT Halter Marine) has been awarded a contract by Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport, LLC (Q-LNG) to build America’s first offshore Liquefied Natural Gas Articulated Tug and Barge (LNG ATB) unit. Read more »