Shell Adds LNG Truck Fueling Stations in US

| USA, Houston TX

Shell LNG facility at Travel Center station March 2015Shell has opened new LNG lanes at two TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) truck fueling stations in the US. Located in Baytown, Texas and in Lafayette, Louisiana, the locations offer an LNG refueling option to trucks driving to the Port of Houston and through Louisiana. The two stations follow Ontario, California, which was the first site to open LNG lanes under the Shell-TA agreement last year. Read more »

Ecomotori CNG Team Triumphs at Monte Carlo Rally

| Italy, Paderno d'Adda

Ecomotori_Montecarlo_2 Two races and two wins: the Ecomotori Racing Team and its Cavagna-Bigas CNG-converted Fiat 500 Eco-Abarth have started the 2015 racing season in perfect fashion. Beginning the 2015 racing season by taking out the Eco Snow Trophy in Northen Italy, the rookie pair – made up of the Lombard Nicola Ventura and the Tuscan Guido Guerrini – have now won the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally: no easy feat, as they were one of the 87 crews competing in the most challenging race on the FIA Alternative Energies Cup calendar. Read more »

First Display in UK of DAF Euro 6 Dual-fuel HGV

| United Kingdom, London

DAF - Dieselgas Euro 6Gasrec, a European supplier of liquefied gas for road transport, has confirmed that the UK’s first DAF Euro 6 dual-fuel heavy goods vehicle, an XF Euro 6, 12.8 litre, 450 hp small midlift, will be displayed on the company’s stand at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, on 14-16 April at the NEC Birmingham. Read more »

UK Government Funds Stations to Refuel Gas-Powered HGVs

| United Kingdom, London
Stobart HGV refuelling at own BOC-built LNG station

Eddie Stobart HGV refuelling LNG at Depot

British Minister of State for Transport Baroness Kramer will provide £4 million (USD 5.95 m) to support the early deployment of publically accessible gas refuelling points for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) across the UK. The investment would give businesses who use gas-powered trucks the flexibility to refuel en route, rather than having to specifically plan journeys between refuelling stations. Read more »

Altech-Eco Adds EPA Certification for 2015 Ford CNG Transit

| USA, Asheville NC
Ford CNG Transit 2015 full size van and wagon bi-fuel

2015 Ford CNG Bi-Fuel Transit 150/250/350 3.7L Full-Size Van & Wagon

Altech-Eco Corporation of Asheville, North Carolina has received U.S. EPA certification for the new 2015 Ford CNG Transit 150/250/350 3.7L Full-Size Van & Wagon with the Ford gaseous prepped engine option. The Altech-Eco CNG system for the Ford Transit is Ford QVM approved and is available as bi-fuel or dedicated. Using an Altech-Eco CNG System insures the original Ford Engine and Powertrain Limited Warranty remains intact.

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Clean Energy Fuels to Build Filling Station for Dean Foods’ New CNG Fleet

| USA, Newport Beach CA

Dean FoodsAmerican dairy-based food and beverage company Dean Foods has contracted Clean Energy Fuels to construct a compressed natural gas (CNG) station at its Oak Farms Dairy plant in Houston, Texas. Beginning in the second half of 2015, the station will be used to fuel the CNG vehicles deployed by Dean Foods. Read more »

Peterbilt Increases LNG Range, Introduces Medium Duty CNG Vehicle Platform

| USA, Louisville KY
Peterbilt 567 (L) and 579 (R) now optioned for LNG

Peterbilt 567 (L) and 579 (R) now optioned for LNG

Peterbilt Motors Company, a Texas-based PACCAR company, is expanding its portfolio of natural-gas powered vehicles with the introduction of Models 579 and 567 in LNG configurations and Models 337 and 348 in CNG configurations. The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) configurations are available as daycabs and production is scheduled for June. The Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles are now in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors. Read more »

Dillon Places Further Order with Quantum Technologies for CNG Systems

| USA, Lake Forest CA

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (QTWW), manufacturer of natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies, has received another follow-on order for its fully-integrated Q-CabLITE CNG storage system from Dillon Transport, a provider of temperature sensitive transportation services in the USA and adopter of CNG transportation solutions. Read more »

Wärtsilä New LNG Carrier Series With DF Engine Propulsion

| Finland, Helsinki

Wartsila 4 designsWärtsilä Corporation’s expertise in LNG fuel solutions for the marine industry has been emphasised in the company’s launch of a new series of LNG Carrier ship designs. This series is the latest addition to Wärtsilä’s ship design portfolio and is an important part of the company’s strategic programme under the theme “Taking Merchant Shipping into the Gas Age”. All vessel designs incorporate the latest dual-fuel engines for LNG propulsion in ECA zones. Read more »

TEN-T Ports Project to Test ‘Greener’ Equipment

| Europe - Spain and Italy

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will support with €3.1 million a project to test energy-efficient and emission-reducing equipment in the ports of Valencia (Spain) and Livorno (Italy). The project aims to establish examples of best practice in smart energy management and in use of alternative fuel in European ports. Read more »