Call to Clean Californian Ports Air with Low NOx RNG-Powered Trucks

| USA, Sacramento CA
Port of Long Beach - Pier T Gate

Pier T Gate (Image: Port of Long Beach)

The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have released their draft 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) update, addressing plans to reduce emissions from all sources that move cargo throughout the ports.  The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) and SoCalGas say today’s heavy duty natural gas vehicle technology and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is an immediate solution. Read more »

Cornerstone Laid for Hungary’s first LNG Filling Station

| Hungary, Budapest

Hungary's first LNG station inaugurated

Hungary’s first LNG filling station was today inaugurated at the M0 highway within the frame of the PAN-LNG project. “Soon another 4 stations offering both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) will be established in our country, along the main highways,” emphasized Henrik Domanovszky, president of the Hungarian Gas Transport Cluster Association (MGKKE) and coordinator of the PAN-LNG Project. Read more »

Tata Develops Engines for Biomethane-powered Buses

| India, Pune

Tata Motors biomethane bus, launched at Urja UtsavTata Motors, India’s largest Commercial Vehicles manufacturer, has showcased the country’s first Bio-CNG (biomethane or renewable natural gas (RNG)) bus at a bio-energy event in mid-June. Displayed at the event were three engines, along with the lead Tata Bio-CNG model. Read more »

Biomethane for HGVs from Food and Beverage Process Residue – UK Study

| United Kingdom, Cambridge

Clearfleau StudyNew research by a leading British bioenergy company shows that biomethane generated from food and drinks process residues has growing potential as a low-carbon alternative to diesel used in commercial vehicles. The study focuses on the use of biomethane for transport (BfT) technology in the commercial vehicle market. Read more »

Canadian City Commits to CNG for Transit Fleet

| Canada, Red Deer AB

Nova CNG Buses for Red Deer TransitThe city of Red Deer, Alberta has launched new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses, joining the fleet of Red Deer Transit as a ‘greener’ way of providing service to its customers. The newly launches buses replace, on July 11, replaced 17 ageing diesel buses. The city has committed to an ongoing replacement program to continue the transition to natural gas fuel. Read more »

Addition of CO2 to ESI from July 1 No Problem for LNG-fuelled Vessels

| The Netherlands, Rotterdam
Tersund in Port of Rotterdam (Photo: Ries van Wendel de Joode/HBR)

LNG-fuelled Tersund in Port of Rotterdam

As of 1 July 2017, the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI)’s Environmental Ship Index (ESI) commenced evaluating performance of CO2 in the field. Previously, only the environmental performance of ships on emissions of air pollution (NOx and SOx) was assessed. SEA\LNG, says utilising best practices and appropriate technologies to minimise methane leakage, realistic reductions of GHG by 10-20% are achievable, with a potential for up to 25% compared with conventional oil-based fuels. Read more »

LNG Marine Fuel Coalitions Joined by Japanese Ports of Yokohama and Kawasaki

| United Kingdom and Japan
Minami Honmoku Pier - Port of Yokohama

Minami Honmoku Pier – Port of Yokohama

Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP) has joined both SEA\LNG and SGMF to support and contribute to the development of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. YKIP is the official managing entity of Keihin Port Complex including Yokohama port and Kawasaki port. Read more »

CNG Right Decision for Lawton Fleet

| USA, Lawton OK

Lawton CNG Station for city fleet refuelingThe City of Lawton, in the U.S. State of Oklahoma, is comfortable with its switch to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for city fleet vehicles. After a five-year process of research, discussion, and brainstorming, the city now has it’s first CNG station and several CNG-powered vehicles. More CNG vehicles also arrive this month. Read more »