Peru NGV Conversions May Reach 20 Thousand for 2014

| Peru, Lima
Masur Gazel Station

Masur Gazel Station, opened early 2014

The Peruvian Service Stations Association (AGESP) has cited Infogas figures to show the NGV market has recovered significantly in 2014. 18,029 vehicles were converted to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) from January to October. AGESP says that if this trend continues, more than 20,000 cars will have been converted to CNG by end of year. Read more »

Crazy Diamond Performance Gains EPA Approval for its Mono-Fuel CNG Cruze and Sonic

| USA, Shelby Township MI
Crazy Diamond mono-fuel Chevrolet Cruze CNG 2014-2015

MY 2014-2015 Cruze CNG by CDP

Crazy Diamond Performance (CDP) received U.S. EPA approval on two new mono-fuel small passenger vehicles, the CNG Chevrolet Cruze and CNG Chevrolet Sonic, in late October. These new mono-fuel CNG platforms are the first of a series of small and fuel efficient vehicles coming from CDP, where cost, low emissions and reduced fuel consumption is important for not only fleet owners, but to the general public as well. Read more »

Seaspan Ferries Contracts Building of Two LNG-Fuelled Vessels

| Canada, Delta BC

Seaspan FerrySeaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) has awarded a contract to Sedef Shipyard of Istanbul, Turkey for the construction of two new dual-fuelled (diesel and liquefied natural gas) ferries. The 148.9 metre ferries, both expected to be in operation by late 2016, will accommodate up to 59 trailers. Construction is scheduled to start in early 2015. Read more »

Price and Tax Incentives in Brazil’s Paraná Encourage CNG Conversion

| Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil CNG conversion installationWith rise in cost of liquid fuels in Brazil’s southern state of Paraná, compressed natural gas (CNG) has gained even more prominence according to the NGV Committee of the Brazilian Association of Piped Gas Distribution Companies (ABEGÁS). The refinery price for gasoline has risen 3% and ethanol 5%, thereby increasing the advantage for drivers of natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Read more »

DNV GL and N-KOM Sign LNG Gas Solutions Agreement

| UAE, Dubai

Dubai N-KOM Dock - SimaismaTo promote liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel within the maritime and offshore industry a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed today between classification society DNV GL and Qatar’s premier shipyard Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM). The signing ceremony took place during DNV GL’s 150th anniversary celebrations in Dubai, at which N-KOM’s CEO Chandru Rajwani and Dr Henrik Madsen, DNV GL’s Group President and Chief Executive Officer, signed the memorandum. Read more »

APG’s EPA-Approved Class 8 Dual-Fuel Engines Accepted for Texas Incentive Grants

| USA, Lynnfield MA

American Power Group, Inc. (APG), subsidiary of American Power Group Corporation, has received notice from the Texas Commission On Environmental Quality (TECQ) that its dual-fuel conversion applications for eligibility under the Emission Reduction Incentive Grants Program in the State of Texas have been accepted for over 400 of APG’s EPA approved Class 8 dual-fuel engine families. Read more »

Omnitek-LKQ Alliance Paves Way for Diesel-to-CNG Conversions in Mexico

| USA, Vista CA
Mercedes OM904 converted with Omnitek technology

Mercedes OM904 converted to natural gas operation with Omnitek technology

Addresses Pent-Up Demand for Large-Scale Conversion Projects In Region

Omnitek Engineering Corp. has established a strategic alliance with LKQ Corporation, a provider of alternative and specialty auto parts, to produce “drop-in” natural gas engines at the company’s facility in Monterrey, Mexico, initially for the widely utilized Mercedes OM904 and OM906 engines. LKQ opened the Monterrey facility in April this year. Read more »

Sea Star Line Enters LNG-Powered Container Shipping

| USA, Jacksonville FL
TOTE LNG-powered container ship design

Artist’s rendering of new TOTE ship propulsion system in cutaway close-up. (Image: NASSCO)

The seascape for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in maritime shipping is quickly changing in the U.S. as Sea Star Line awaits the first of two LNG-powered container vessels in 2015 and 2016 along with completion of an LNG bunkering station at the Jacksonville Port (JAXPORT). The two new Marlin Class ships, being built by General Dynamics NASSCO’s shipyard in San Diego will ship to Puerto Rico from Florida, specifically between Jacksonville and San Juan. Read more »

Natural Gas Dominates US Fleet Survey

Kenworth T440 natural gas - Kwik Trip fleet

Kenworth T440 natural gas – Kwik Trip fleet

Clean Energy Fuels, a company dedicated to changing the way North America fuels its vehicles, has extrapolated information from the recently published “Top 50 Green Fleets of 2014″ published by Heavy Duty Trucking. The article did not include leased fleets such as those provided by natural gas advocate Ryder Systems, but nevertheless served to demonstrate the dominance of natural gas as the alternative fuel of choice for fleet operators. Read more »

Québec’s Gaudreau Environnement Begins Fleet Conversion to CNG

| Canada, Québec City

A first for Québec City

Gaudreau Environnement, Gaz Métro and its subsidiary Gaz Métro Transport Solutions (GMTS) have underscored a major first in Québec City with the use of cleaner, cheaper fuel and quieter engines. Gaudreau Environnement is the first company to choose natural gas as a fuel on a permanent basis within Québec City. The two new trucks, powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), successfully passed the test drive, allowing the company to confirm its commitment today to going forward with its new natural gas fuelling strategy. Read more »