MAN Successful with 75 Years Immersed in Natural Gas Technology

| Germany: Hannover | Source: MAN Truck & Bus AG

The new Lion’s City G with its E18 gas engine

75 years ago, MAN Truck & Bus brought its first gas-powered bus to market, setting a new standard in doing so. MAN released the first gas-powered bus in 1943, which was first used in Nuremberg; the gas cylinders were fitted on the vehicle roof and the trailer. Now a new chapter of the success story begins with a brand-new development: the MAN E18 gas engine.  Read more »

IAA Witnesses a Clean Sweeper (CNG-only) from IVECO and Johnston

| Italy and Germany | Source: IVECO
IVECO Eurocargo sweeper by Johnston Sweepers

The IVECO Eurocargo Sweeper delivers zero PM emissions

The 2018 International Motor Show Germany (IAA) has started and IVECO is grabbing attention with the presentation of a new sustainable zero-Diesel sweeper on its Diesel-free/Low Emissions Area stand. The new VS651 CNG truck mounted sweeper is based on a 210 hp IVECO Eurocargo Natural Power truck equipped with a sweeper body engineered by Johnston in collaboration with IVECO. It is powered only by CNG (Compressed Natural Gas).  Read more »

IVECO Sets History-making Tone at IAA with Diesel-free Stand

| Germany: Hannover | Source: IVECO
IVECO Crossway LE NP Bus IAA

Award-winning IVECO Crossway LE NP Bus

IVECO is displaying multiple natural gas powered vehicles as part of its sustainable solutions range at IAA in Hannover this week. Their offering is described as covering the requirements of every business and every mission. It includes many award-winning vehicles, such as the Daily Blue Power ‘Van of the Year’ 2018, the Crossway LE NP ‘Sustainable Bus of the Year’ 2018 and the Stralis NP 460 ‘Low Carbon Truck of the Year’’ 2018. Read more »

Hyundai and H2 Energy MOU Plans First Fleet of Fuel Cell Electric Trucks

| Hyundai | Source: Hyundai

Hyundai FCEV Cargo Truck GraphicHyundai Motor Company affirmed at the ‘IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018’ in Hannover that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Swiss hydrogen company H2 Energy (H2E), a company specialized in the production and supply of renewable hydrogen in Switzerland. The MOU focuses on the production of HD fuel cell electric trucks and energy supply. Read more »

First German LNG Retail Station for Shell

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: Shell
Shell opens Hamburg LNG station with Lahuttte and IVECO present

Pierre Lahutte (right), IVECO Brand President, attends the Hamburg opening.

Shell completed the inauguration of its first LNG Retail station for trucks in Hamburg, Germany on September 18, adding another milestone in its journey to roll out LNG for the road transport sector within Europe given the increase in freight traffic on European roads. IVECO was in attendance with the Stralis NP 460. The new LNG station is located in the south of Hamburg at Georgswerder Bogen, an important refueling spot for freight transport near the Hamburg Port. Read more »

Yanmar Delivers Dual-Fuel Tugboat Propulsion Engines

| Japan: Osaka | Source: Yanmar Co., Ltd

Yanmar Dual-fuel commercial marine engine 6EY26DFJapanese engine and machinery manufacturer Yanmar has delivered two 6EY26DF dual-fuel commercial marine engines with the ability to use both heavy fuel oil (HFO) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuels for an LNG tugboat. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) will take delivery of the vessel once construction is completed in February 2019 with the tugboat expected to commence operation in April 2019. Read more »

Canada Permits Quantum Virtual Pipeline Trailers

| USA: Lake Forest CA | Source: Quantum Fuel Systems LLC

Quantum Tech supplies CNG by virtual pipelineQuantum Fuel Systems, manufacturer of Compressed Natural Gas fuel systems for the automotive and heavy-duty industry, has been granted Canadian Equivalency Certification for its Virtual Pipeline Trailers by Transport Canada. This certification enables Quantum’s Virtual Pipeline Trailers to be registered and utilized in Canada. Read more »

FPT Takes Hydrogen Powertrain Concept to IAA 2018

| FPT Industrial | Source: FPT Industrial

FPT Industrial Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain ConceptTurin-based FPT Industrial, a brand of CNH Industrial, is working to develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology as part of its multi-fuel offering. In the future, the company believes this Research & Development project could lead to new zero emissions solutions specially designed for heavy duty transport: both long haulage goods delivery and long-distance / intercity passenger transport. Read more »

First CNG Multifuel Stations Planned in Egypt by Gastec and ENI 

| Egypt: Cairo | Source: Sources: Arab Republic of Egypt - Ministry of Petroleum; Gastec

Mataryia Station and CTA garage 2018Egyptian natural gas vehicle conversion company Gastec and Italy’s energy major Eni have signed an agreement to establish multi-fuel (liquid fuels/natural gas) fuel stations in various areas across Egypt, particularly in Upper Egypt, to serve owners of natural gas-operated vehicles. The agreement was signed by Gastec’s president Eng. Abdel Fattah Farhat, their technical director and managing director Eng. Stefano Kisi, and Giuseppe Richie, head of refining and marketing for Eni. Read more »

Otokar CNG Buses Show at IAA; Headed for Spain

| Germany and Turkey | Source: Otokar

Otokar Kent-c-cngOtokar, Turkey’s leading bus brand, is exhibiting Kent C buses at IAA whose Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered version will operate firstly in Spain. Otokar contributes to modern public transportation in 50 countries including Turkey with its buses. Otokar has recently registered the first European order of Kent C CNG for 9 units for the city Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz). Read more »