Peter Goedvolk of Rotterdam-based Count, a recently formed commodity, trading & logistics company has joined forces with Dutch entrepreneurs Peter Versluis (Veka Group), Gerard Deen (Deen Shipping) and Ed de Jong (IUVENIS), to cooperate on the expansion of LNG bunkering services in north west Europe, specifically in the field of trade, transport and bunkering of small scale LNG.
New York State, through its Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), has adopted new rules which define a permitting program for the safe siting, construction, and operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in New York State as required by Article 23, Title 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. LNG facilities are those that either store LNG in a tank system or convert LNG into natural gas through vaporization. Read more »
Natural gas engine technology developed by Californian company Omnitek Engineering Corp. is being utilized in two TEDOM natural gas locomotive engines powering a Czech Railways train in a pilot program with scheduled service three times daily between the Czech cities of Opava and Hlučín. The low-emission dedicated natural gas engines from TEDOM, based in Jablonec nad Nisou, are certified to the Euro5 EEV emissions standard.
Ryder System, Inc., a North American leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, has achieved a significant milestone with its fleet of natural gas vehicles surpassing 30 million miles. The fleet consists of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors serving customers in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Maryland, Georgia and Louisiana, as well as in Canada. Read more »
California-based Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., a manufacturer of natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies, says it has developed a technologically advanced in-house test and validation facility that is unique for testing its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel storage modules intended for over-the-road heavy-duty trucks. The test equipment and facility simulates the combined effects of extreme road use to assure the integrity and strength of fuel storage module systems for heavy duty vehicle applications.
Three large new escort tugs contracted by Norwegian offshore services provider Østensjø Rederi, will feature Wärtsilä dual-fuel (DF) engines integrated with a customized gas storage and supply system also supplied by Wärtsilä. The tugs will operate primarily on LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) but the Wärtsilä DF engines provide the flexibility to select the most suitable fuel according to availability, price and local environmental restrictions. Read more »
Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, LLC (GMT) and the government of Vologda Oblast, a federal subject located north of Moscow, have joined the growing number of Russian regions signing up to introduce natural gas as a transportation fuel and cooperate on the development of NGV infrastructure. The scope for this major energy transformation not only includes natural gas as a fuel for passenger and special transport, but also municipal, agricultural and other machinery applications. Read more »
PSI Technologies, a Californian company, has introduced to the market an on-the-road CNG fill kit to extend range in an emergency. The aptly named “eCNG” kit uses a small DOT approved NGV cylinder manufactred by SCI/Worthington Industries, valves and hoses from Parker Hannifin, and an NGV-2 receptacle (OPW) for filling the product package at all suitable CNG stations. Read more »
China Yuchai International Limited’s “K-Gold” model C&C truck equipped with the YC6K1340N liquid natural gas (LNG) engine has won the “Fuel Efficient Heavy-Duty Truck of the Year 2014″ at China’s largest annual commercial vehicle (“CV”) event. Mr. Weng Ming Hoh, President of China Yuchai, commented, “We are pleased that our YC6K13N engine has, once again been recognized as the leader in fuel conservation, emissions control and high performance in its engine category.”
Mobile Fuel Solutions (MFS), a New York company specializing in the supply of fuel, is preparing to set up the first of two Virtual Pipeline™ systems to fuel two large fleets, one that transports goods and the other one offering public services, both at refueling places and on the road. Galileo Technologies of Argentina will supply the Compressed Natural Gas system, designed to transport natural gas by road where there are no pipelines. Read more »