Optimism for Post-Pandemic Natural Gas Fuel for Mobility

| Global | Source: NGV Global
NGVAE GHG Emissions vehicle + fuel 40t LNG truck

Image courtesy of NGVA Europe

The International Energy Agency recently released its report — 2020 Global Energy Review — which states energy demand will fall 6% in 2020. This represents the largest decline in 70 years in percentage terms, the largest ever decline in absolute terms, and seven times the decline after the 2008 global financial crisis. This is predicted to lead to a record fall in carbon emissions of almost 8%, the lowest level in a decade. Read more »

Hexagon and CIMC Enric Unite to Push Hydrogen Fuel into China and SE Asia

| Norway and China | Source: Hexagon Composites ASA

Hexagon-CIMC Enric VentureHexagon Composites ASA has signed a term sheet for a strategic cooperation and joint venture agreement with CIMC ENRIC, a leading Chinese manufacturer of energy equipment, headquartered in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China. CIMC ENRIC is a subsidiary of China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd. (CIMC), a global leading supplier of transportation solutions headquartered in Shenzhen. The Parties will now proceed towards a final agreement. Read more »

Enagás Emprende buys into Sustainable Mobility Start-up Hygen

| Spain: Madrid and Latvia: Riga | Source: Enagás
HYGEN Team

Alex Safronov and Robert Strods, Hygen founders.

Enagás Emprende, an Enagás subsidiary, has become one of the shareholders of Hygen, a start-up technology company facilitating the supply of compressed natural gas/biomethane (CNG/bio-CNG) to vehicles. HYGEN is focusing on the G-Mobility providing original decentralized gaseous refueling solutions that can refuel vehicles everywhere. Read more »

Innogy Energo Plans BioCNG Tests at 63 Stations in Czechia

| Czechia: Prague | Source: prazskypatriot.cz

CNG station image by innogyFor the first time in Czechia, drivers of compressed natural gas (CNG) cars have the opportunity to try driving on BioCNG supplied by Innogy Energo s.r.o., currently the largest public network of CNG stations in the Czech Republic. Biomethane-enriched natural gas is an emission-pure variant of CNG, which, when burned, releases up to 80% less carbon dioxide emissions into the air than petrol or diesel, and thus meets even the strictest limits of pure mobility. Read more »

Canadian Project to Focus on Mitigation of Natural Gas Engine Emissions

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Natural Gas Futures

NaturalGasFutures-emissions schematicNatural Gas Futures, a research initiative at the University of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Research Centre focusing on developing sustainable solutions for the responsible use of natural gas, has launched a new project focusing on emissions mitigation for in-use natural gas engines. research will be conducted in collaboration with FortisBC Inc., Seaspan Ferries Corporation, and Solaris Management Consultants Inc. Read more »

Finnish Refuse Tender Won with Biogas Fleet

| Sweden and Finland | Source: Scania

ScaniaP340 NG for UrbaserInclusion of natural gas powered vehicles in its fleet was the decisive factor for Kuopio Municipality in Finland to choose Urbaser as the successful refuse collection tenderer. Urbaser had the advantage of offering its services using six Scania’s biogas trucks.

“We will continue to increase the number of biogas vehicles,” says Urbaser’s Fleet Manager Harri Hietala. “Our customers are increasingly interested in reducing emissions from transport and in tenders calling for more environmentally sound alternatives. Read more »

IGU 2020 World LNG Report Notes Rise of Natural Gas Propulsion for Newbuilds

| Spain: Barcelona | Source: IGU

IGU 2020 World LNG ReportThe International Gas Union (IGU) has launched its annual LNG report for 2020. The report proposes that “As the world has entered an unprecedented era of low LNG prices, the moment could be opportune for the environment, as there is a stronger economic case for switching from more polluting fuels to natural gas.”

The comprehensive analysis highlights all the material changes in the global LNG industry in 2019. It features key global LNG industry updates, right across its value chain, demonstrating yet another strong year of growth for this crucial segment of the natural gas sector. LNG continues to enhance global energy security and increase the flexibility of access to the abundant global gas supplies. Read more »

Clean Energy Online Tool Highlights Economics of Switching From Diesel To Natural Gas Vehicles

| USA: Newport Beach CA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Clean Energy costToolClean Energy Fuels Corp., North America’s leading provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market, has launched an online Cost Calculator that makes it quick and easy to estimate the cost of transitioning an individual vehicle or entire fleet from diesel fuel to natural gas, including the estimated carbon emissions reduction. Read more »

BMS GmbH Opens 2nd LNG filling station in Germany

| Germany: Munich | Source: BayWa AG

BayWA LNG Station NordlingenBayWa Mobility Solutions GmbH (BMS) has now put a second LNG station (liquefied natural gas) into operation in Nördlingen, Bavaria. It is located at Markhamstraße 2 in the industrial area of Am Steinernen Mann in North Rhine-Westphalia, where BayWa already offers diesel and petrol at its automatic filling station that opened in 2015. Read more »

20 Hydrogen Solaris buses for Zuid-Holland

| The Netherlands | Source: Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.

Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen busA contract for the delivery of 20 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses was signed by representatives of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. and the operator Connexxion providing transport services for South Holland province. Twenty hydrogen Solaris buses will be delivered to that destination by the end of 2021. Read more »