HAM and FEGATRAMER to Facilitate Natural Gas Adoption for Transport

| Spain and Italy
Sevilla LCNG Station

HAM supplies CNG and LNG at this station in Sevilla.

Federación Gallega de Transportes de Mercancías (tr. Galician Federation of Transports), known as FEGATRAMER, has signed a collaboration agreement with Spain’s HAM Group that aims to encourage uptake of natural gas as a fuel for transportation. The agreement offers advantages to the members of the Galician Federation for the supply of natural gas to their vehicles from HAM stations. Read more »

Elengy Plans Mediterranean LNG Bunker Service

| France: Bois-Colombes
Elengy LNG vessel berthing operation at Fos Cavou

Elengy LNG vessel berthing operation at Fos Cavou

Elengy, a pioneer in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and subsidiary of GRTgaz within the ENGIE Group, will work with Fosmax LNG, its subsidiary and owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, to offer a new LNG bunker-vessel loading service. Elengy operates and develops three LNG terminals in France: Montoir-de-Bretagne on the Atlantic coast, Fos Tonkin and Fos Cavaou on the Mediterranean coast. Read more »

Paris Adds 150 Natural Gas Buses to RATP Fleet

| United Kingdom: London and France: Paris
Iveco Bus Contract Signed with RATP

Alain Batier, Director of RATP’s MRB department (L) with Sylvain Blaise, VP IVECO Bus

Parisienne commuters will be able to enjoy even more natural gas buses from 2019 when Parisian transport operator, RATP (Régie Autonome des Trasports Parisiens) will receive 150 IVECO Bus Urbanway Natural Power buses. The order forms part of the city’s BUS 2025 plan to replace its entire fleet with non-polluting vehicles. Read more »

Toyota Prepares for Hydrogen Future

| Japan: Toyota City
Toyota FC Stack production building (artist rendition)

Toyota FC Stack production building (artist rendition)

Toyota’s vision of the future includes a significant ramp up of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle sales. Its sees global sales of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) increasing significantly after 2020, to at least 30,000 per year from today’s 3,000. To prepare for this growth, the company unveiled plans for two major new facilities today. Read more »

Bristol Buys 21 Scania Biogas Buses

| United Kingdom: Bristol

Scania biogas double deckers for BristolIn the UK, Bristol Community Transport has invested in a fleet of 21 Scania biogas buses for its m1 Metrobus route, which will be operated by First West. Metrobus is a new rapid public transport system for the West of England region. The m1 connects south Bristol, the city centre and the Bristol campus of the University of the West of England. Read more »

Kiwa Expands Hydrogen Testing Centre in The Netherlands

| The Netherlands: Rijswijk

Kiwa H2 imageKiwa, a global supplier of Testing, Inspection and Certification services, has responded to increased demand from fuel-cell car manufacturers who are finding new ways to integrate components such as pressure regulators, protections and closures in one module. Kiwa has invested in a high capacity hydrogen compressor that allows optimal testing of these multiple on-tank valves. Read more »

Westport Will Sell CNG Compressor Business to Snam S.p.A.

| Canada: Vancouver BC

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its Cherasco, Italy-based compressed natural gas (CNG) compressor business to Snam S.p.A. for a cash purchase price of EUR 12.5M (USD 14.8M), subject to certain customary adjustments and closing conditions. Snam owns Europe’s largest, most accessible pipeline network (32,455 km), one of the largest storage infrastructures in the European Union (16.5 bcm capacity) and the first LNG terminal built in Italy. Read more »

PennDOT Completes 12 of 29 CNG Stations

| USA: Houston TX

Trillium New Castle TA Ribbon CuttingThe Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continues to roll out its CNG P3 Project which aims to construct fueling stations for the supply of Compressed Natural Gas to more than 1,600 public-transit buses at 29 sites. According to the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT), eight stations were completed in 2017 and four have been opened in 2018. Station builder Trillium, PennDOT and New Castle Transit Authority (NCTA) celebrated the opening of one of those stations last week. Read more »

Wärtsilä LNGPac Passes 100th Order Milestone

| Finland: Helsinki
Wartsila Corporation LNGPac 100th

The Wärtsilä LNGPac has been an important enabler for LNG as a marine fuel.

The technology group Wärtsilä’s Fuel Gas Supply Systems have passed a significant milestone with the 100th order being booked. Two new shuttle tankers being built for Singapore based AET Tankers will feature Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines running primarily on LNG fuel, and fitted with LNGPac units. This contract brought the total number of orders received for this innovative system to 100. Read more »

Clean Ireland Recycling has First Private CNG Station and Fleet in Ireland

| Ireland: Cork

Ireland's First Private CNG Station at Clean Ireland RecyclingGas Networks Ireland and Clean Ireland Recycling have celebrated the official opening of the first private fast-fill CNG station at the Clean Ireland Recycling premises in Smithstown Industrial Estate, Shannon, Co. Clare. The Shannon site is part of Gas Networks Ireland’s strategy to further develop a market for natural gas as a lower-emission transport fuel. Gas Networks Ireland is developing a comprehensive national CNG refuelling network that will provide nationwide coverage for vehicles operating on Irish roads. Read more »