Biogas Upgrading Plant at China Agricultural University Fuels NGVs

| Canada, Burnaby BC and China, Beijing

Biogas upgrading company Greenlane Biogas has partnered with China Agricultural University (CAU) to install a biogas upgrading system at CAU’s National RNG Demonstration Park in Zhuozhou to facilitate research in the generation of renewable natural gas (RNG) — biomethane. China’s most prestigious agricultural university will use Greenlane’s water scrubbing based biogas upgrading solution to test and optimize biogas yields of various agricultural organic wastes generated from a variety of anaerobic digesters. Read more »

Landfill Gas Harvesting Provides First Biomethane for Taxis in Anshan, China

| Canada, Montreal and China, Shanghai
Anshan landfill methane capture

Anshan landfill methane capture

Xebec Adsorption Inc., a Canadian company providing gas purification and filtration solutions, has commenced operation of its first commercial landfill gas to CNG upgrading system in Anshan, Liaoning province in North Eastern China. The high quality product gas — biomethane — will be used to power compressed natural gas (CNG) taxis that operate in the City of Anshan. Read more »

TruStar Energy Opens First Own-Brand CNG Station

| USA, Orlando FL

TruStar Energy CNG Station Orlando - opening Jul 2015TruStar Energy, a developer of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations in the USA and with a litany of CNG station constructions for others, has opened its first TruStar Energy-branded public CNG fueling station in Orlando, Florida. Located in a heavy truck traffic corridor, the 24/7 CNG fast-fill station is capable of fueling several hundred vehicles a day and promises to deliver lower fueling cost and reduced transportation-related emissions to the Orlando area. Read more »

LR – Penn Oak Agreement Provide Equity for US LNG Bunker Infrastructure

| USA, Scottsdale AZ

“LNG as a fuel has emerged as one of the most considered choices for a new generation of vessels” (LR)

Classification society Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc. (LR) and Penn Oak Energy Corp, an LNG fuel solutions provider based in the U.S. state of Arizona, will together help companies raise capital and mitigate the technical risks associated with retrofitting ships fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG), by providing a one-stop-shop solution to the industry. Read more »

Lithuanian MoU Focuses on Developing Small Scale LNG Bunkering

| Lithuania, Vilnius

Lithuania's LITGAS and Statoil sign smale scale LNG agreement Jul2015Lithuania’s natural gas supply and trading company LITGAS, part of state-owned energy holding Lietuvos Energija, and Statoil, a global energy company in oil and gas production, have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in capital city Vilnius regarding establishment of a joint venture company to develop small scale LNG bunkering services. Read more »

Ulsan Plans LNG-Fuelled Ship-Building Dominance

| Korea, Seoul
Korea - Ulsan Port Authority - port image Sep2014

Image provided by Ulsan Port Authority

On July 15, at an inauguration ceremony of ‘Ulsan Creative Economy Innovation Center’, Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) signed an agreement for “Eco Ship Coexistent Cooperation Network” with 50 related organizations including HHI (Hyundai Heavy Industry), KOMERI (Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute) and KOMEA (Korea Marine Equipment Association). Among its major tasks, the prime one will be the development of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled shipping and LNG bunkering infrastruecture. Read more »

Natural Gas Included in Delaware’s Clean Transport Incentives Program

| USA, New Castle DE

In the US State of Delaware, Governor Jack Markell and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary David Small have launched Delaware’s new Clean Transportation Incentive Program (CTIP). Administered through DNREC’s Division of Energy and Climate, the program aims to create a clean energy economy, ensuring cleaner air and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Read more »

Iveco-Smet Trial Highlights NG Advantages for 18M Trucks

| Italy, Turin

Iveco Stralis LNG 18m for SMET trial  with LNGItalian heavy duty vehicle manufacturer Iveco is working with SMET, a European logistics company, to trial the integration of two different green solutions, with an 18-metre-long Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered Iveco Stralis. In its press release Iveco states the results exceeded expectations: the 18-metre/LNG solution delivered significant advantages compared with the traditional diesel solution, both in terms of the total cost of ownership (TCO) and environmental impact. Read more »

EU Approves Major Natural Gas for Transportation Projects Under CEF

| Europe
TEN-T corridors 2013

TEN-T corridors 2013

EU Member States represented in the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Coordination Committee have approved the allocation of EUR 13.1 billion (USD 14.3 billion) to support a total of 276 projects selected following the first transport calls for proposals under the CEF, published in 2014. 2014 has been the first programming year under the CEF. At least 27 natural gas for transportation projects are included, attracting CEF funding of almost EUR 235 million (USD 256m). Read more »

US Study Focuses on Natural Gas-Gasoline Engine

| USA, Argonne IL
Argonne - Visiting IIT Professor Carrie Hall troubleshoots the engine wiring harness of dual-fuel engine

Argonne – Visiting IIT Professor Carrie Hall troubleshoots the engine wiring harness of dual-fuel engine

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are partnering with industry to study, explore and develop engine technology that simultaneously uses natural gas and gasoline to maximize the best characteristics of both fuels. The project partners Argonne with Ford Motor Company and FCA US LLC (Chrysler), under a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA). Read more »