Cenex Forecasts Natural Gas/Biomethane Role for Public Transportation

Cenex, the UK’s centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies, has released the ‘Green Fleet Technology Study for Public Transport’ report, which points to natural gas as the mainstream fuel solution for cleaner public transport in the short to medium term. The aim of the study was to inform the multi-city Public Procurement of Innovation in Action Network (PPIA) of the main technological advances and future developments in transport which address the challenge of mitigating climate change.   Read more »

Fuel Integrity Confirmed for Cenex in the CCE Biomethane Vehicle Trial

| United Kingdom

Coaca-Cola Truck, biomethane-fuelledCeram, a UK-based materials technology company, chosen to analyse the fuel integrity of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) biomethane vehicle trial, has reported the fuel’s attributes exceeded the quality levels required by the vehicle manufacturer. Read more »

Cenex Reports on Biomethane Coca-Cola Trial

| United Kingdom

CENEX, the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon vehicle technologies, has released the results of the year-long trial running a biomethane-powered vehicle with Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). Driven by a desire to produce a step change reduction in fleet carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) contracted Cenex to evaluate and compare the emissions, fuel consumption, economics, reliability and operability of a 26 tonne Iveco Stralis gas vehicle with that of a Stralis diesel vehicle. Read more »

Six Major UK Fleet Operators to Trial Latest Gas-powered HGVs

| United Kingdom, Loughborough

Wincanton truckCenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies – has confirmed its involvement in the UK’s largest trial of biomethane-fuelled heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). The trial is led by Air Liquide – a world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health – and funded in part by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles in partnership with Innovate UK via the recently launched Low Emission Freight and Logistics Project. Read more »

Biomethane at Heart of UK Study of Low-emission Vehicles in Heavy-duty Cycles

| United Kingdom, Loughborough

UK Kuehne + NagelCenex, the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies, says global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel Ltd will trial the effectiveness of low-emissions heavy-goods vehicles (HGVs) operating as parts of large fleets with demanding-duty cycles. The vehicles to be tested are powered by liquefied renewable natural gas (RNG). Read more »

UK HD Truck Project Delivers Tool to Predict Natural Gas Performance

| United Kingdom, Loughborough

Cenex, established a decade ago as the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies, has added a truck performance simulation to their existing Fleet Carbon Reduction Tool to inform and educate fleet operators of the environmental and cost implications of operating heavy duty natural gas trucks, including costing on a per-route basis. Introduction of the tool follows three years of research and development by Cenex. Read more »

Positive Early Stage Report from UK Low Carbon Truck Trial

| United Kingdom

UK Low Carbon Truck Trial Report (Cover)The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has released the First Annual Report in relation to the Low Carbon Truck and Refuelling Infrastructure Demonstration Trial Evaluation, prepared by Atkins Ltd. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) are co-funding the low carbon truck trial: £11.3m provided by Government to pump prime procurement of low emission HGV technologies and their supporting infrastructure. Read more »

UK Government Funds Natural Gas – Biomethane Fleet Trials

| United Kingdom

Funding recipient Robert Wiseman Dairies will trial 40 dual-fuel natural gas articulated trucks.

The United Kingdom’s innovation agency, The Technology Strategy Board (TSB), has named thirteen successful applicants who will receive more than GBP 11 million (USD 17.3m) in support from the Government for carbon reduction trials that include natural gas and biomethane projects. The funding is part of a GBP 23 million (USD 36.3 m) demonstration programme that aims to encourage road haulage operators in the UK to buy and use low carbon commercial vehicles. Read more »

Dart Transit Delivers CNG Fleet for Andersen Windows

| USA, Bayport MN

“We’re excited about CNG because it opens a whole new way to improve efficiency,” says Dart Transit President David Oren.

Owner-operator Dart Transit Company has launched a small fleet of CNG powered tractors dedicated to Andersen Window Corporation, a North American windows and doors provider.  The Eco Tractors run a dedicated route between Andersen’s window and door factory in Bayport, Minnesota and its consolidation center in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Read more »

Biomethane Station for Leeds Council

| United Kingdom, Leeds

Leeds Council's Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT

Leeds Council in the UK will soon have its own permanent biomethane fuel station, to be opened at Cross Green. The £150,000  (USD 240,000) station will serve the city’s two biomethane gas-powered rubbish trucks, providing fuel storage and easier refilling at the pumps. According to the Council, biomethane offers significant cost savings as well as environmental benefits. Read more »