Clean Air Power Signs LOI for MicroPilot Dual-Fuel Engine

| United Kingdom, Leyland

Clean Air Power, developer of compression-ignited natural gas systems and software for heavy duty vehicles, has signed a Letter of Intent to commence the first phase of a production development program for a MicroPilot diesel-natural gas engine for the South East Asian and other markets. This follows the successful conclusion of a funded concept study with a global truck manufacturer. Read more »

CNG Power on Track for Indian Railways

| India, Chennai | Source: The Hindu

Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, a production unit of Indian Railways, has flagged off the first compressed natural gas (CNG) -fuelled Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU), reports The Hindu. Developed by Indian Railways Organisation for Alternate Fuels (IROAF), a unit of the Ministry of Railways (MOR), the powered rail car is one of several to be commissioned before end of 2014. Read more »

Rolls-Royce Launches New Family of Medium Speed Marine Engines

| United Kingdom, London

Rolls-Royce_new medium speed engineRolls-Royce has unveiled the first of a new family of medium-speed engines for the marine market that will include versions powered by diesel and gas. The new engines offer a 20 per cent increase in power per cylinder, while reducing fuel consumption, emissions and through-life operating costs compared to existing engines in the Rolls-Royce Bergen range. Read more »

Omnitek Receives EPA Approval for Detroit Series 60 Natural Gas Engine

| USA, Vista CA

Third Certified Diesel-to-Natural Gas Engine Model in Company’s Product Portfolio

Omnitek Engineering Corp. has received a Certificate of Conformity from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) applicable for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions of the widely operated Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine families for model years 1988 to 2009. The Certificate of Conformity allows engine conversions to proceed in 49 States and covers the 11.1 liter, 12.7 liter and 14.0 DD60S engine models. Read more »

Big US Baker Selects Clean Energy Natural Gas Fuel

| USA, Newport Beach CA

Bimbo Bakeries USAClean Energy enters additional truck fueling agreements

In California, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is to fuel the first heavy-duty natural gas trucks deployed by Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU), the largest baker in the United States. The 16 heavy-duty natural gas trucks will use fuel from Clean Energy’s public-access compressed natural gas station network throughout Northern California. Read more »

Bulk Carriers to Adopt Wärtsilä Dual-Fuel Engine Technology

| Finland, Helsinki

JT Cement - dual-fuelThe increasing use of LNG as a marine fuel is further emphasised with the latest order for Wärtsilä’s dual-fuel engine technology. A new cement carrier being built at the Scheepswerf Ferus Smit yard in the Netherlands will feature a 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF main engine, making it the first bulk carrier to adopt Wärtsilä’s multi fuel capability. The ship has been ordered by JT Cement, a joint venture between Erik Thun AB of Sweden and KG Jebsen Cement of Norway. Read more »

DNV GL Presents HHI and UASC with AIP for “LNG Ready” Mega Boxships

| Germany, Hamburg

Benefits of LNG as a marine fuel are increasingly apparent – Tor Svensen, CEO of DNV GL Maritime

At the SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology) trade fair in Hamburg, DNV GL has presented Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) with an Approval in Principle (AIP), recognizing the technical feasibility of the LNG fuel system design for the A14 and A18 series of container vessels. Read more »

2014 North American NGV Conference & Expo Program Update

| USA | Source: NGVAmerica

Logo-NGVAmerica_20142014 North American NGV Conference & Expo – Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 11–14

NGVAmerica’s 2014 conference and expo kicks off in eleven weeks. If you have not done so already, register to attend and plan your travel NOW. A comprehensive program has been planned including more than two dozen engaging and informative plenary and breakout sessions, a 90,000 sq.-ft. expo hall, a Ride-and-Drive, several great receptions, off-site tours, three continental breakfasts, two lunches, and plenty of networking time throughout. Read more »

GE Marine and DSIC Receive LR AiP for Gas Turbine-powered LNG Carrier Design

| Germany, Hamburg

DSIC LNG Carrier with COGES on deck GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) have received Approval in Principle (AiP) for their jointly developed gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design. The AiP, issued by Lloyd’s Register, was sought for this LNG carrier since this is an innovative and novel concept not covered by traditional classification rules. Read more »

DNV GL, GTT and Hanjin Unite for LNG Boxship Study

| Germany, Hamburg

JDP focuses on the LNG fuelling system

Hanjin, GTT and DNV GL have signed an agreement to jointly investigate and develop a gas fuelled large container vessel concept equipped with membrane fuel tanks. The project partners presented the Joint Development Project (JDP) as part of the DNV GL Forum at the SMM 2014 maritime trade fair in Hamburg. Read more »

Natural Gas-Powered Black Cabs for City of Reading, UK

| United Kingdom, Reading
UK_London_Taxi_Co_TX4 (Euro 5)

Reading Taxis will soon convert to CNG

Reading Borough Council has received funding to enable up to 113 black cabs to be converted to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG), helping to reduce emissions in the town. The Council’s successful GBP 368,750 (USD 610,000) bid to the Department for Transport (DfT) for Clean Vehicle Technology funding to convert a significant proportion of the town’s Hackney Carriage fleet to a hybrid gas / diesel system was confirmed by Baroness Kramer, the Minister of State for Transport, on a visit to Reading Buses’ Great Knollys Street depot. Read more »

MARAD Releases Liquefied Natural Gas Bunkering Study

| USA, Washington DC

MARAD-DNVGL LNG Bunkering StudyThe US Maritime Administration (MARAD) has released a comprehensive study examining the options for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering and the necessary infrastructure, safety, regulatory, and training factors of each in supplying LNG to ships as a propulsion fuel in the maritime sector. Bunkering is the transfer of LNG from a supply station to a receiving vessel for the sole purpose of use as propulsion fuel. Read more »

Fjord Line Gains EIB Funding for LNG-Powered Ferries

| Norway, Bergen
MS Bergensfjord - LNG-powered

MS Bergensfjord – LNG-powered

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the long-term lending institution of the European Union, is providing a EUR 124 million loan to the shipping company Fjord Line for the expansion of its fleet. Two new LNG cruise ferries are operating between Bergen, Stavanger, Langesund (Norway) and Hirtshals (Denmark). The ferries – MS “Stavangerfjord” and MS “Bergensfjord” – were delivered by the Norwegian shipbuilder Bergen Group in 2013 and earlier this year. Read more »

CNG Systems Alliance Aimed at Heavy Duty Truck Industry

| USA, Lake Forest CA

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., manufacturer of natural gas storage systems and vehicle system technologies, has entered into a commercial alliance with Mainstay Fuel Technologies LLC, manufacturer of components used in vehicular CNG-powered fuel systems, to offer Back-of-Cab CNG systems for heavy duty trucks that integrate Quantum’s 21″ diameter tanks. Read more »

LNG Hybrid Barge Launched

| Germany, Hamburg
Becker Marine LNG-Hybrid Barge - Sept 2014 pre-launch

LNG-Hybrid Barge – pre-launch

Becker Marine Systems is awaiting the arrival of its LNG Hybrid Barge at the Port of Hamburg. On 5th September 2014, the technical launching was celebrated in Komárno, Slovakia. “This is an important day for the shipping industry, because the LNG Hybrid Barge is a big step forward for supplying cruise ships with environmentally-friendly energy,” said Dirk Lehman, Managing Director of Becker Marine Systems. Read more »