Natural Gas Fuels for California’s Big Ports

| USA, Long Beach CA

TTSI RNG Truck Port Los AngelesIn California,Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has entered into an agreement with Harbor Trucking Association (HTA) to be the exclusive provider of clean transportation fuels to the association member companies. Both HTA and Clean Energy have been leaders in responsible environmental stewardship that won’t create an overarching burden on the companies or drivers that makeup the port drayage industry. Read more »

European Study Shows Renewable Gas Can Achieve Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2050

| The Netherlands, Groningen

“…there is a role to play for renewable gas in the form of bio-CNG/LNG, as an efficient, sustainable and scalable alternative to other energy dense fuels.”

A new study — Gas for Climate : How gas can help to achieve the Paris Agreement target in an affordable way — published by the Gas for Climate initiative, sets out a plan to meet the Paris Agreement target in a cost-effective way. It focuses on using renewable gas in existing gas infrastructure for the heating of buildings, to produce dispatchable electricity as a complement to wind and solar, and to fuel heavy transport. Read more »

World-first LR-approved LNG-fuelled Bulk Carrier Delivered

| South Korea, Ulsan

Ilshin Green Iris (image: http://www.constimes.co.kr/)Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and Ilshin Logistics have successfully delivered the world’s first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier under the dual-class of Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Korean Register. Fitted with a MAN ME-GI main engine, the 50,000 dwt bulk carrier has also been verified to be in compliance with the International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code. Read more »

BMW Tests LNG-Fuelled Lorries

| Germany, Regensburg

BMW tests Iveco LNGThe logistics department of the BMW Group Regensburg plant has now completed a pilot trial in which a truck with the alternative drive was part of the real supply chain for two weeks. Their conclusions: long range, less pollutants, quieter operation — these are the advantages of trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Read more »

Status of CNG Mobility in Germany Rising

| Germany, Wolfsburg
SEAT Arona

SEAT Arona

Since the start of their cross-brand campaign in the northern spring of 2017, the Volkswagen campaign alliance has succeeded in significantly enhancing the status of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) for individual mobility in Germany. 18 CNG models are now available. The current registration figures from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority confirm that CNG engines are currently the type of power unit experiencing the most robust growth. Read more »

Natural Gas Vehicles Pay for Coffee Every 100kms – See at Geneva Motor Show

| Switzerland, Vevey
Skoda Octavia Combi G-tec

Skoda Octavia Combi G-tec

Running on natural gas/biogas is currently the best option in Switzerland for saving on vehicle and fuel costs, says Gaznat SA. In addition to running green thanks to the 20% average biogas component of natural gas sold at the pump in Switzerland, this fuel can save up to 40% compared to gasoline, and certainly the price of a coffee every 100km, while the wide range of vehicles available in the market comes with an entry price of less than CHF 10,000 (USD 10,630). Read more »

Shell Strengthens LNG Fuel Commitment with Aframax Time Charters

| The Netherlands and Russia

SCF LNG-fuelled AframaxPAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has signed time-charter agreements with Shell for two dual-fuelled ice-class Aframax tankers, which mark a historic turning point that sets new environmental standards for the global tanker industry. The signed agreements represent the next step in an extensive top-to-bottom collaboration between SCF Group and Shell over the last three years around reducing the environmental footprint of the tanker industry, in particular, by fuelling tankers with LNG. Read more »

Primagaz and Avia inaugurate Public CNG Station on Montélimar Bypass

| France, Montélimar

Primagaz and Avia CNG StationFrench gas supplier Primagaz and filling station company Avia have opened a public Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refueling station on the ring road of Montélimar in south-eastern France. The opening follows their October 2017 opening of a new CNG station on the French motorway network near Limoges. The companies jointly plan in the short term to open twenty CNG stations but say 40 to 50 stations is possible. Read more »

Tankterminal Opens First Manned Multifuel LNG Filling Station in Belgium

| Belgium, Ghent

Liqal LNG station at Lokeren opens Feb 2018Tankterminal NV, owner and operator of tank cleaning facilities, has opened its inaugural manned LNG filling station for trucks in Lokeren, Belgium today. The new LNG filling station, the third in Belgium, is equipped with a storage capacity of 73m³ and currently has the largest LNG buffer in the Benelux region for a total of four LNG dispensers. Read more »