Hexagon Encouraged by Strong North American NGV Market

| Norway, Ålesund

Hexagon Lincoln CylindersNorth American heavy duty and transit bus customers have placed new orders with Hexagon Composites’ wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln to the sum of more than USD 7.5 million (around NOK 64 million) for delivery of TUFFSHELL® compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tanks. Hexagon Lincoln sees the USD 5 million (around NOK 43 million) orders, scheduled for delivery in first quarter 2016, as a sign the market remains robust in this region. Read more »

Agility Fuel Systems Appoints New CEO

| USA, Santa Ana CA

Kathleen Ligocki, CEO Agility Fuel SystemsAgility Fuel Systems, a major developer and manufacturer of natural gas fuel systems for heavy duty vehicles in North America, has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. Kathleen Ligocki, formerly CEO of Harvest Power, an organics management solutions company, will take up the role of CEO effective December 3rd, 2015. Read more »

GTT Flex System Facilitates AIPs for 4,000 m3 Bunkering Ship Concept

| France, Paris

GTT LNG Bunkering Ship Concept French engineering and technology company GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz SA) has recently received an Approval in Principle (AIP) from Bureau Veritas and Lloyd’s Register for its 4,000 m3 Bunkering Ship concept, using the Mark III Flex Cargo Containment system in tanks which can be operated with a vapour pressure of up to 2 barg. Read more »

MARAD Funds Study of LNG Dual-Fuel for Inland Waterways

| USA, Seabrook TX

TSGi concept Inland Rivers TowboatA marine air quality study centered on the conversion of an inland towboat to dual-fuel diesel/liquid natural gas (LNG) and subsequent emissions testing is being carried out in the U.S. by The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) in conjunction with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC) and Clean Fuels Clean Rivers (CFCR). As part of the project, the particpants will develop technology to support the LNG conversion and to monitor before and after emissions. Read more »

MAN Complements Marine Fuel Business by Acquiring Cryo AB

| Germany, Munich
Tallink Shuttle - dual-fuel power

Cryo AB is supplying the LNG fuel system for Tallink’s new ferry.

MAN Diesel & Turbo Sverige AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (part of MAN and Volkswagen Group), is acquiring the marine fuel gas supply system (FGSS) business from Sweden’s Cryo AB, part of the Linde Engineering Division and a manufacturer of cryogenic equipment for the storage, distribution and handling of liquefied gases. It will be integrated into the company’s four-stroke marine business. Read more »

Endesa Signs to Supply CityLogistics Fleet in Lyon

| Spain, Madrid

Endesa to fuel citylogistics fleet (Nov2015)Endesa, a major energy provider in Spain and Portugal, has signed an 8-year agreement with the French transport company CityLogistics to supply vehicular natural gas and renewable natural gas (biomethane) for the company’s entire fleet of vehicles in Lyon, a city in France’s Rhône-Alpes region. Read more »

Deutz Develops Natural Gas Engine for Agricultural Tractors

| Germany, Köln

Deutz Fahr CNG Tractor 5120ccAgricultural machinery manufacturer SAME Deutz-Fahr introduced a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered agricultural tractor at Agritechnica 2015 last week in Hannover, developed as part of a joint research project with Deutz AG and Rostock University and funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) project. Working together, engineers converted a diesel engine to run on natural gas and successfully installed it in a tractor, reducing pollutants and CO2 emissions without any loss of performance. Read more »

Spanish-Lithuanian Partners to Develop LNG Bunker Standards

| Lithuania, Klaipeda and Spain, Madrid
Pioneer Knutsen bunkering vessel (Source: Gasnor Shell)

Pioneer Knutsen bunkering vessel (Source: Gasnor Shell)

Lithuania’s energy terminals operator Klaipedos Nafta (Klaipeda Oil) and the Spanish Association of Natural Gas for Mobility, GASNAM, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in developing standards for the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) governing the activities of LNG supply to ships in its various forms: truck-to-ship, port-to-ship and ship-to-ship, in which Spain has accumulated significant experience. Read more »

UNECE WP.15 Approves Gaseous Fuels on ADR-Certified Trucks

| Switzerland, Geneva

Another step in the direction of ‘equalizing’ opportunities for gaseous fuels with petroleum liquids was made at the United Nations in Geneva on 11-12 November 2015 when UNECE Working Party 15 on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WP.15) passed an amendment allowing the use of gaseous fuels on ADR-certified (dangerous goods) trucks. NGV Global, working collaboratively with the AEGPL (European LPG Association), successfully advocated adding CNG and LPG to the list of approved fuels for ADR trucks. This follows a successful effort by NGV Global in 2014 to include LNG as a fuel for ADR-certified trucks. Read more »

ClassNK Grants AIP to LNG-fueled Bulk Carrier

| Japan, Tokyo

Tokyo-based classification society ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to a 98,000 dwt Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fueled bulk carrier design developed by Maritime Innovation Japan Corporation (MIJAC). The vessel will be fitted with a 2,000 m3 capacity LNG tank (IMO Type B) and an LNG fuel supply system. The main engine and main generator engines will all operate on dual fuel. Read more »