UK’s First Dedicated Euro 6 Gas-powered Scania Starts for Argos

| United Kingdom, Milton Keynes

Scania Euro 6 tractor unit for Argos in UKThe UK’s first dedicated Euro 6 gas-powered Scania tractor unit has now entered service with leading UK digital retailer, Argos, with four more being commissioned later this month. In addition to meeting the Euro 6 exhaust emissions standard when operated on biomethane, carbon dioxide reductions of up to 70 per cent can be achieved. Read more »

Finland’s Biggest Waste-to-Biomethane Plant Opened

| Finland, Espoo

LABIO and Gasum plant in Kujala, LahtiAn integrated biogas production and upgrading facility was opened as a joint project of LABIO and Gasum in Kujala, Lahti, on Thursday March 5, 2015. The energy recovery facility is a prime example of the promotion of circular economy as it will produce 50 GWh of upgraded biogas from 44,000 tonnes of waste per year. Renewable and 100% Finnish, biogas offers a flexible and efficient way of reducing emissions from energy consumption. Read more »

Fiat Chrysler to Extend CNG Ram 2500 Range Late 2015

| USA, Detroit MI
2012 Ram 2500 CNG pickup

2012 Ram 2500 CNG pickup

Fiat Chrysler has decided to expand the range of configurations for its Ram compressed natural gas (CNG) powered pickup truck, from late 2015. David Elshoff of Ram Truck Media Relations explained to NGV Global the range will be quadrupled to give fleet buyers more options. Currently, Ram offers only the Ram 2500 pickup with crew cab and four-wheel-drive as a CNG-powered truck. Later this year, buyers will also be able to select regular cab and two-wheel-drive versions. Read more »

Shell Takes Delivery of LNG Dual-Fuel OSV for Gulf of Mexico Operations

| The Netherlands, The Hague
Harvey Energy for Shell

Harvey Energy ready for Shell operations in Gulf

Shell has today marked delivery of a special Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) for its deep water operations in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel, chartered from specialist company Harvey Gulf International Marine, is the first of its kind in the region to run on both Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and diesel. Two more LNG-fuelled vessels are expected to follow. Read more »

Mack Adds Eaton Automatic Transmission to Pinnacle Models

| USA, Greensboro NC

Mack Pinnacle 2015In what it says is a response to customer demand, Mack Trucks is now offering natural gas-powered versions of its Mack® Pinnacle™ models with Eaton UltraShift PLUS automatic transmission. Equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine, Mack Pinnacle models can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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Bill Proposes 100% Conversion of Curitiba Municipal Fleet to CNG

| Brazil, Curitiba

Carla Pimentel, Councilor of Curitiba, BrazilIn Brazil’s Municipality of Curitiba, Councilwoman Carla Pimentel (PSC) has filed a bill proposing the mandatory use of compressed natural gas (CNG) in vehicles of the municipal administration (005.00031.2015). “The implementation of CNG in the fleets of the Municipal Public Administration and Service Providers can contribute both to reducing the emission of toxic air pollutants as well as reducing costs for municipal coffers, and also contributes to sustainable development”, the councilor argued.

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Fausto Maranca (1937 – 2015) Leaves a Champion’s Legacy

| Argentina

Fausto MarancaIt is with great sadness that we farewell Senor Fausto Maranca, who passed away on March 2. Acknowledged as an NGV Global Champion in 2012, he served several terms as President of the Argentine NGV Association (CAGNC) and was one of the most important figures in the Argentine NGV Industry. He was also founder and president of GNC Galileo (now Galileo Technologies). Read more »

Omnitek Powers Mexican CNG Station with CNG

| USA, Vista CA
NatGas CNG station

A NatGas CNG station, Mexico

Omnitek Engineering Corp. has received an order for a 12-cylinder, 600 kilowatt natural gas power generator to operate the NatGas Bernardo Quintana Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in Queretaro, Mexico, with a capacity to serve an anticipated 200 CNG buses and 1,000 taxi vehicles per day. Read more »

US Freightliner Fleet Converter Chooses Luxfer CNG Cylinders

| USA, Elkhart IN

Green Alternative Systems (GAS), a North American fleet conversion company, is using Luxfer’s G-Stor® Pro Type 3 carbon composite cylinders to convert a fleet of Freightliner work trucks to run on clean-burning, environmentally friendly compressed natural gas (CNG). The vehicles will become part of the growing fleet of CNG-powered package delivery trucks deployed by a major transportation company. Read more »

SGMF Releases LNG Bunkering – Safety Guidelines (1st Edition)

| United Kingdom, London

The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has released the long awaited 1st edition of LNG Bunkering – Safety Guidelines. A first output from one of six working groups drawn from SGMF membership, the objective of the guidelines is to provide the bunkering industry with the best practices in order to ensure that gas–fuelled ships are re-fuelled with high levels of safety, integrity and reliability. Read more »