HART Becomes First Public Transportation Agency in Florida to Convert to CNG

| USA, Tampa FL
Facilities modification exhaust fans installed by Clean Energy

Facilities modification exhaust fans installed by Clean Energy

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will this week open the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) compressed natural gas (CNG) station to serve the first transit agency in Florida expected to transition its entire fleet to cleaner-burning natural gas.  This fueling station will be equipped with four fast-fill CNG dispensers to fuel buses, vans and other fleet vehicles. The project includes capacity to add additional compressors as the HART fleet gradually transitions its entire fleet to CNG buses. Read more »

GASE Letter of Intent Heralds CNG Distribution JV in Ukraine

| USA, New York NY and Ukraine, Kiev
A CNG Station in Lutsk City, Ukraine

A CNG Station in Lutsk City, Ukraine

Great East Energy, Inc. (GASE), which controls over 160 square miles of producing, clean energy, natural gas holdings through two local operating companies, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to joint venture (JV) with a leading compressed natural gas (CNG) distributor and retailer in Ukraine, GASE’s home market. The JV is expected to be formally agreed for launch in June 2014. Read more »

MP&ES Introduces the Greenville Natural Gas Locomotive

| USA, Greenville SC

The Greenville LocomotiveMotive Power & Equipment Solutions, Inc. (MP&ES), a provider of new and re-manufactured locomotives, has introduced the Greenville™ locomotive, an ultra­‐low emissions Gen Set locomotive powered by a combination of natural gas and diesel fuels. “Natural gas offers our customers an opportunity to greatly reduce their operating fuel costs while cutting emissions at the same time,” said MP&ES CEO and President David Wilkerson. Read more »

EnerG2 Partners with NW Natural for Innovative CNG Storage Project

| USA, Seattle and Portland

EnerG2, a Seattle-based company manufacturing advanced nano-structured materials for next-generation energy storage breakthroughs; and NW Natural, an Oregon gas distribution company, are partnering to improve the fuel storage on board vehicles that use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) by developing a new adsorbed natural gas technology. Read more »

US EIA Explores Potential of LNG for Railroad Fuel

| USA

US EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2014Continued growth in domestic natural gas production, along with substantially lower natural gas spot prices compared to crude oil, is reshaping the U.S. energy economy and attracting considerable interest in the potential for fueling freight locomotives with liquefied natural gas (LNG). As part of the staged release of its Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014), U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) looks at the economics of fuel choice, the issues facing investors and regulators, a discussion about a fuel revolution or evolution, and lays out two scenarios. Read more »

TruStar CNG Station to Fuel Biodiesel Transporters

| USA, Guymon OK
Kenworth T660 CNG

High Plains Bioenergy operates Kenworth T660s with Cummins Westport ISX12 G engines

California-based TruStar Energy has been awarded a contract for the construction of its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Guymon, in the US State of Oklahoma. The large, fast-fill station is being built for High Plains Bioenergy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Seaboard Foods – a division of Seaboard Corporation, which uses CNG-powered Kenworth T660s and T800s day cabs to transport pork products and biodiesel. Read more »

European Parliament Approves EU Rules for Build-Up of Refueling Points

| Europe, Brussels

Logo-European_Commission“… a clear signal that Europe is putting clean fuels at the heart of its transport policy” – VP Siim Kallas

The European Parliament has given its final approval to new EU rules to ensure the build-up of alternative refuelling points across Europe with common standards for their design and use. Policy initiatives so far have mostly addressed the actual fuels and vehicles, without considering fuels distribution. Efforts to provide incentives have been uncoordinated and insufficient. Read more »

Lockheed Martin LNG Tank Ready for Wärtsilä Propulsion

| USA, New Orleans LA

Lockheed Martin LNG tankLockheed Martin’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tank has transitioned from the assembly line to the shipyard for integration with the Wärtsilä LNG propulsion system. Weighing in at 250,000 pounds, this LNG tank is the first of its kind for Lockheed Martin and will soon be used for marine applications under contract to Wärtsilä, a Finnish power solution provider for Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC, a marine transportation company based in New Orleans. Read more »

Chevrolet and GMC Announce CNG Pricing Options for US Market

| USA, Detroit MI
GM 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Bi-Fuel

GM 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Bi-Fuel

Bi-fuel options, allowing either compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline to power the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups, will start at USD 9,500. A dedicated CNG option on the 2015 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cargo and passenger short-wheelbase vans starts $10,825 for the three-tank system and $12,090 for the four-tank system. Read more »

Scania Tenders Successfully to Supply CNG Refuse Trucks for Italy

| Sweden, Södertälje

Scania P 270Swedish OEM Scania has won a public tender in Milan, Italy, to supply up to 200 trucks for refuse collection, 100 of which will be powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The order includes service contracts for the vehicles. Read more »

TGE Marine Notes Momentum for LNG Fuel Gas Systems

| Germany, Bonn

In mid-February TGE Marine, provider of engineering services for the design and supply of gas carriers and offshore units, signed a contract with Rolls-Royce Marine AS for the design and supply of a LNG fuel gas package destined for the conversion of an oil tanker. TGE Marine’s scope of supply comprises engineering and delivery of two vacuum insulated LNG tanks, each 150 m3 and the gas processing equipment to send natural gas to the main engine. Read more »

Westport WiNG™ Ford F-250, F-350 Receive EPA Certification and CARB Certification for Ford F-150

| Canada and USA

Ford F-150 2014 with Westport WiNG CertificationOnly F-150 Currently Available with CARB Certification

Westport has received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2014 model year Westport WiNG™ Ford F-150 3.7 L pickup truck with the dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) system. Westport is the only natural gas system provider that currently offers a CARB certified Ford F-150 truck in the market. CARB certified vehicles meet all applicable California emission regulations. Read more »

Delivery of Westport LNG Tender Enables EMD Testing to Begin

| Canada, Vancouver BC | Source: International Railway Journal

EMD SD70 LocomotivesWestport Innovations, Canada, a global manufacturer of alternative-fuel low-emissions transportation technologies, has delivered the first of four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tenders ordered by Canadian National Railway (CN), to Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) in the U.S., which is developing a pilot low-pressure dual-fuel locomotive for the Class I railroad. Read more »

Stabilis Energy to Purchase Encana Natural Gas Inc.’s Domestic LNG Business

| USA, Beaumont TX

U.S. private energy company Stabilis Energy has signed a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the national assets of Encana Natural Gas Inc. (ENGI). Denver-based ENGI is a leading distributor of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel to domestic high horsepower engine operators in the oilfield, mining, rail, marine, over the road transportation, and industrial sectors. ENGI is a subsidiary of Encana Corporation. Read more »

Landi Renzo Canadian Distributor Gains Certification as Ford QVM

| USA, Torrance CA and Canada

National Energy Equipment, Landi Renzo USA’s sole official distributor for the Canadian market and Canada’s largest energy equipment distributor – has successfully attained Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier Program (QVM) status and received Transport Canada (NSM) accreditation. Read more »