Second UK Low Carbon Truck Trial Report Released

| United Kingdom, London

Waitrose DAF CF HGV truckThe UK Department for Transport (DfT) has released the Second Annual Report in relation to the Low Carbon Truck and Refuelling Infrastructure Demonstration Trial Evaluation, prepared by Atkins Ltd. DfT, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK are co-funding the Low Carbon Truck Trial: £11.3m provided by Government to pump prime procurement of low emission HGV technologies and their supporting infrastructure and leveraging over £12m of industry investment to create a £23.4m trial (USD 38m).  Read more »

Trinidad OEM CNG Taxi Grants Now Available

| Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain
T&T Route2 maxi-taxi depot

Diesel-powered maxi-taxis will soon be replaced with cleaner CNG vehicles.

In May this year, NGC CNG Company Limited and the Association of Maxi Taxi of Trinidad & Tobago signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate a grant for the purchase of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) CNG maxi taxis. The “OEM CNG Maxi-Taxi Grant” is now officially available, to be awarded to qualified applicants on a first-come first-served basis. Read more »

Ceremony Marks Start of Tallink`s new LNG vessel

| Finland, Turku

New Generation LNG powered fast ferry gets underway at TurkuProduction of AS Tallink Grupp’s new generation LNG powered fast ferry for the Tallinn-Helsinki route was started on 4th of August 2015 with the steel cutting ceremony in Meyer Turku shipyard. The new environmentally friendly ship will be propelled using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel and she will comply with the new and stricter emission regulations for the ECA areas including the Baltic Sea. Read more »

Caterpillar Retrofits DF LNG Engine for Furetank

| Germany, Hamburg
Caterpillar M 46 DF marine engine 2015

Dual-fuel engine demand is growing, says Cat.

Under a European co-financed Joint Industry Project (JIP) ‘LNG-CONV’, Caterpillar Marine is carrying out a dual-fuel engine retrofit conversion onboard the vessel Fure West, part of Furetank Rederi AB’s fleet. The onboard MaK™ M 43 C diesel engine will be retrofitted in hull to a 7 cylinder M 46 dual-fuel platform, with each cylinder offering 900 kW of rated power. Read more »

Bolivia’s Natural Gas Fleet Grows to Over 330,000

| Bolivia, La Paz

Fulfilling the constitutional mandate to work on changing the energy matrix of Bolivia, the Implementing Entity Conversion to Natural Gas Vehicles (EEC-GNV) has carried out since 2010 116,249 free conversions. The conversions performed by the government, together with those carried out before the existence of the program amount to 331,550 vehicles using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), representingore than 48% of the national fleet using gasoline which can technically be converted to CNG. Read more »

Gazprom Upgrades CNG Station, Plans More in Bashkortostan

| Russia, Ufa

Gazprom CNG station at Ufa - Jul2015In Ufa, the capital city of the Republic of Bashkortostan, which lies between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains, Gazprom has completed the reconstruction and modernising of a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station, increasing the capacity for fuel supply and making it more convenient for filling large vehicles. Read more »

MTM Gains Exclusive Eni CNG Station Contract

| USA, New York NY and Italy

Eni metano (CNG) stationMTM, a fully owned subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc., through its CUBOGAS brand of compressed natural gas (CNG) compressors and systems for vehicle refueling, has signed a new exclusive multi-year contract with Eni S.p.A., an Italian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Rome, to supply and maintain new CNG refueling stations to be constructed in Italy. Read more »

U.S. Legislation Lowers Tax on LNG

| USA, Newport Beach CA

Clean EnergyWithin the Highway Trust Fund legislation passed by both Houses of the U.S. Congress this week and expected to be signed by President Obama, is a provision to equalize the federal tax on liquefied natural gas (LNG) to an energy-equivalent basis with diesel and gasoline. Twenty-six State Legislatures have already taken similar action. Read more »

Quantum Launches High Capacity CNG Fuel Module for Back-of-Cab System

| USA, Lake Forest CA

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (QTWW), a U.S. manufacturer of natural gas storage systems, has launched a 3-tank back-of-cab CNG module with an innovative configuration that can provide up to 180 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs). Quantum received pre-orders for this new system prior to launching its broad-scale sales and marketing campaign during the second half of 2015.

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Port of Singapore Issues RFP for LNG Bunkering

| Singapore

Request for Proposal Deadline 30 September 2015

Continuing its drive toward LNG bunker for marine vessels, the Port of Singapore has launched its first Request for Proposal (RFP) for interested parties to apply for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker supplier licence. The approved licencee will supply comprehensive bunkering services to the increasing number of LNG-fuelled vessels that will past through this global hub port. Read more »