MAN Introduces TGM CNG for Expanding Market

| Germany, Hanover
MAN TGM CNG Truck

MAN TGM CNG Truck

Fuel costs decrease by up to 35 percent

Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN is expanding its range of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles, adding trucks with CNG drives to its established range of natural gas city buses in 2016. The development, according to MAN, is founded on the premise that gas is here to stay and here to grow: natural gas is a resource-conserving, less harmful fuel with low CO2 emissions. As a transportation fuel it is becoming increasingly important. Read more »

EPM Describes Rally Racing with Natural Gas as ‘Awesome’

| Spain, Barcelona
EPM's Mitsubishi flies at on Vidreres gravel.

EPM’s Mitsubishi flies above Vidreres gravel.

Last weekend EPM Gas Motorsport put its Compressed Natural Gas powered Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X through its paces at Vidreres Rally, round 6 of a series of motor rallies in Spain. The EPM Lancer is the only natural gas vehicle competing in the series that takes place every year in the Catalonia region. Read more »

GFS Corp Appoints Peruvian Distributor for LNG Mine Truck Conversion Systems

| USA and Peru

GFS Mine Haul Truck (generic image)GFS Corp (GFS), maker of the EVO-MT™ Systems that allows large mine haul trucks to operate on a combination of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and diesel fuel, has appointed FNX Technologies (FNX) as its Master Distributor in Peru. FNX will be the exclusive distributor. Read more »

Iveco to Deliver First 50 Stralis LNG Euro VI Vehicles to LC3

| Italy

IVECO Stralis Hi-WayItalian industrial vehicle manufacturer Iveco has received its first contract order for 50 Stralis Hi-Ways powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The vehicles will be used by LC3, specialist in temperature-controlled transport and container lorries, which strives to equip its fleet with alternative technological solutions capable of reducing the vehicles’ environmental impact. Read more »

MAN CNG Buses for Paris and Sofia

| France and Bulgaria

MAN Lions City CNGMAN has secured major orders for natural gas powered buses from France and Bulgaria.  Paris-based RATP has purchased 103 MAN Lion’s City buses, half of which are powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), and Bulgaria’s city of Sofia has acquired 126 Lion’s City buses, all CNG-powered. The buses for Sofia use 310 HP, 6-cylinder natural gas, Euro 6 engines.  Read more »

European Commission ‘CEF Transport’ Programme Makes €26.2 Billion Available

| Belgium, Brussels

Logo of European CommissionThe European Commission has issued a Call for Proposals for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) financial programme. The main objective of CEF Transport is to help complete the TEN-T Core Network and its Corridors by 2030. A total budget of €26.2 billion (USD 33 billion) has been allocated to co-fund projects in the EU Member States for the period 2014-2020, including for CNG and LNG infrastructure for transportation fuel. Read more »

New Westport ESI Technology Targets Medium-Duty Truck Applications

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Logo WestportUp to 10% improvement in power and torque over diesel
Westport Innovations Inc., Vancouver-based engineer of advanced natural gas engines and vehicles, has unveiled its newest proprietary technology, the first generation of an enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) natural gas system. Westport’s new revolutionary approach to natural gas combustion technology is designed to provide vehicle and engine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a “downsized” natural gas solution that is cost competitive while providing similar levels of power, torque, and fuel economy to a larger diesel engine. Read more »

Paper Transport Unveils First Full-Production Kenworth T680 with Natural Gas Engine

| USA, Green Bay WI

Kenworth T680 CNG - Paper Transport fleetPaper Transport recently unveiled the latest in its continuing move toward a more green fleet – the first full-production Kenworth T680 equipped with a natural gas engine. “We continue our move toward a more environmentally conscious fleet operation by replacing our diesel-fueled trucks with Kenworth’s most aerodynamic model powered by compressed natural gas (CNG),” said Jeff Shefchik, president of Paper Transport. “This first full-production Kenworth T680 powered by CNG represents our first truly aerodynamic CNG truck in a sleeper configuration.” Read more »

CNG Buses Release Funds for Lee’s Summit Education

| USA, Lee's Summit MO
Thomas-Built SAF-T-Liner HDX CNG

Thomas-Built SAF-T-Liner HDX CNG

In the U.S. state of Missouri, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is committed to a 10-year transition program of its fleet of buses to compressed natural gas (CNG), reports Dr. David McGehee, School District Superintendent in a School Bus Fleet article. The impetus for transition is economics; education costs money and CNG operations reduce costs and release funds for student resources and school infrastructure. And the buses are environmentally cleaner. Read more »

Finnish Cargo Company Doubles Dual-Fuel Shortsea Vessel Order

| Finland, Helsinki

Helsinki-based logistics company Containerships Ltd Oy has ordered two additional new, state-of-the-art, dual-fuel engine-technology container ships. The fast-growing Finnish end-to-end cargo operator announced earlier this year an order of two similar vessels. Containerships says it will be the first shortsea container operator in Europe to run ships on LNG. Read more »

Natural Gas Vehicles in Russia – expert dialogue to make NGVs market more competitive

Natural gas vehicles in Russia - ForumNGV Global Endorsed Event

NGV in Russia Forum – Moscow, Russia, November 27

The Russian Government views the promotion of the use of gas engine fuel and increasing the number of natural gas vehicles as a strategic priority for developing the automotive, gas and transportation sectors in Russia. The aim of the Natural Gas Vehicles in Russia Forum is to identify the most efficient ways of utilising Russia’s vast natural gas resources as a transport fuel.

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BC Ferries Plans Conversions to Dual-Fuel LNG for Largest Vessels

| Canada, Victoria BC
BC Ferries - Spirit of British Columbia planned for conversion to dual-fuel 2014

Spirit of British Columbia (Image: BC Ferries)

S-Class conversions will bring BC Ferries’ dual-fuel fleet to five vessels

BC Ferries plans to convert its two largest vessels, the Spirit of Vancouver Island and the Spirit of British Columbia, to dual-fuel, as well as make modifications to the hull, in order to save approximately CAD 9.2 million per year (USD 8.3) in today’s dollars over the remaining 27-year life cycle of the two vessels. Read more »

LNG-Fuelled “Sirocco” Commissioned for European Inland Waterway Transport

| Europe
LNG artery for Europe

LNG artery for Europe

The European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) says that thanks to one of its EU-supported actions, another inland waterway vessel with pollution-reducing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) engines, the “Sirocco”, has just been commissioned. The Sirocco represents one of the milestones of the EU-supported “LNG Masterplan Rhine-Main-Danube” project, which is a series of studies and trials to assess the use of LNG as a shipping fuel in the European inland waterway sector. Read more »

Rotterdam Unites Safety Research with First LNG Training Facility

| Netherlands, Rotterdam

Rhine-Danube LNG refuelingTogether with the Unified Fire Department, Falck Risc will draw up guidelines and recommendations for emergency response services in dealing with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). This study is part of the LNG Masterplan Rhine-Main Danube project and will be ready at the end of this year. As coordinator for the Rhine Corridor in this European project, Port of Rotterdam Authority is in charge of this research project which is being executed by Falck Risc. Read more »

Alpha NR Mine Haul Trucks Get LNG

| USA, Bristol VA

USA Eagle Butte Coal MineU.S. coal supplier Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR), is to have a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant constructed on property adjacent to Alpha Coal West Inc.’s Eagle Butte Mine, near Gillette, Wyoming, by Plum Energy LLC. The facility will supply LNG to Alpha Coal West’s mine haul vehicles, producing cost efficiencies and fuel savings for its mining operations. Read more »