Clean Energy Fuels Reports a Busy Q3

| USA, Newport Beach CA

Clean Energy natural gas filling stationClean Energy Fuels Corp., will open its Carlisle, Penn., heavy-duty natural gas truck station to fuel LNG trucks for Giant/Martin’s, a large U.S. grocery retailer. Additionally, 43 new fleet customers began fueling at Clean Energy’s nationwide network of natural gas stations in the third-quarter of 2014.  Select deals representative of Clean Energy’s growing portfolio of natural gas fueling customers were also announced. Read more »

SPATCO Energy Solutions Sells First North American Galileo Cryobox

| USA, Charlotte NC

Galileo CryoboxSPATCO Energy Solutions, North American distributor for Galileo USA, has sold the first North American Galileo Cryobox® Nano Station to Terra Energy Group. Scheduled to be operational in early 2015, the Cryobox will capture natural gas that would otherwise be flared off from the oil and gas fields in North Dakota, converting the well-head gas into more than 8,000 gallons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per day. Read more »

New Mercedes-Benz B-Class of 2014 Now With Natural Gas

| Germany, Stuttgart

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Natural Gas DriveMercedes-Benz has not just given the already successful B-Class a thorough facelift, giving particular attention to an upgrade of the interior, it has added the B 200 Natural Gas Drive to the portfolio. Featuring the “energy space” bodyshell concept, the underbody houses one large and two smaller natural gas tanks and a 14‑litre petrol tank, thereby retaining the generously proportioned luggage compartment for which the model is known. Read more »

LNG America and Buffalo Marine to Develop LNG Bunkering Network

| USA, Houston TX

LNG America supply schematic“Bunkering LNG in North America presents a unique opportunity for shippers—a cost effective, readily available, and extraordinarily clean fuel.”

Texas-based LNG infrastructure developer LNG America and Buffalo Marine Service, Inc. (Buffalo Marine), a bunker transportation company, have signed an agreement to cooperate on the design of a Liquefied natural Gas (LNG) bunker fuel network for the U.S. Gulf Coast region. Read more »

Gas Natural Fenosa and Spain’s Baleària Ferries to Develop LNG Marine Engine

| Spain, Barcelona
Balearia Abel Matutes

Baleària Abel Matutes

Gas Natural Fenosa and Spanish ferry operator Baleària plan to develop the first natural gas engine for passenger vessels in Spain. The project, pioneered in Spain, will allow the development and installation of auxiliary engines in the maritime domain in order to reduce emissions and improve air quality for both urban and port environments.

The agreement is part of the collaboration of the two companies with the Port of Barcelona, ​​the Generalitat de Catalunya and Barcelona City Council. Read more »

Worthington Acquires US Designer and Manufacturer of CNG Fuel Systems

| USA, Columbus OH
dHybrid top-of-body CNG system

dHybrid top-of-body CNG system

Worthington Industries, Inc., a global diversified metals manufacturing company, has acquired a majority interest in dHybrid Systems, a manufacturer of  compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems. Worthington will own 80% of the equity, with the founder retaining 20% and continuing in a leadership role. Read more »

Christened LNG Hybrid Barge to Power Docked Cruise Ships

| Germany, Hamburg
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LNG Hybrid Barge HUMMEL and AIDAsol

Hamburg now has an environmentally friendly alternative for supplying power to cruise ships lying at port. The LNG Hybrid Barge, Becker Marine Systems’ floating liquefied gas power plant christened at Hafencity, a quarter in the district of Hamburg-Mitte, on Saturday, is a world premiere. The barge is not self-propelled, instead being steered to locations by a natural gas fuelled tug. Read more »

DNV GL Foreshadows LNG Fuel Reality for North America

| USA, Houston TX

To meet the rapidly growing demand for a wide variety of LNG related services, including the adoption of Liquefied Natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for the marine industry, DNV GL has established a group of LNG experts in North America — the Houston-based ‘LNG Solutions Group – Americas’. Bjørn-Harald Bangstein, Director of Operations Maritime Advisory, Americas explains the rationale for the initiative: “Judging from our list of recently completed projects, you can clearly see the market is about to reach a tipping point, from market, feasibility and risk studies to actual new-buildings, export and bunkering facilities.”

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Quasar Converts Waste to Fuel for Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Impala

| USA, Detroit MI

Chevrolet Impala Bi-fuel refuels with Quasar biomethaneCleveland-based quasar energy group uses organic waste to produce a renewable energy source known as biogas, which is then converted into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) – one of two fuels that can power the 2015 Chevrolet Bi-fuel Impala which goes on sale later this year. Read more »

JnNURM Approved Tender to Add 271 CNG Buses to Bangalore Metro (BMTC)

| India, Bangalore

After approval by the Government of India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM), Tender BMTC/ME(P)/20/2014 was issued on 25 September by the Government of Karnataka in India’s southwest, for the procurement of 271 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-fuelled low-floor (400 mm) non-air-conditioned buses. The buses will join Bangalore Metro Transport Corporation (BMTC)’s fleet. Read more »