Agility and Advantek Jointly Target Indian CV Market

| USA: Costa Mesa CA | Source: Agility Fuel Solutions

Agility and Advantek Sign Agreement Aug 2018Agility Fuel Solutions, a global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and Advantek Fuel Systems, a provider of natural gas solutions to Indian automotive OEMs, recently entered into a strategic alliance to provide CNG products and services to the Indian CV market. The relationship is part of Agility’s launch into India with a turnkey approach that includes design, manufacture, testing and aftermarket support, with the requisite local certifications and homologation. Read more »

KAMAZ-Weichai JV Sets up Russian Production of Large Natural Gas Engines

| China: Weifang and Russia: Naberezhnye Chelny
Weichai Power 12M26 Dual Fuel Engine

Weichai Power 12M26 Dual-Fuel Engine

Russian heavy duty vehicle manufacturer PJSC KAMAZ has signed an agreement with Weichai Power Co. Ltd. of China to establish a joint venture on a parity basis for the production of industrial engines in Russia. The joint venture KAMAZ VEYCHA LLC, which specializes in the production of industrial diesel and natural gas engines with a capacity of more than 17 liters, capacity from 520 to 2000 kW, is planned to be located in the free areas of the KAMAZ subsidiary in the Yaroslavl Region – PJSC Tutaevsky Motor Plant. Read more »

Solaris Bus & Coach Acquired by Spain’s CAF

| Poland: Owińska
Solaris Urbino 12m CNG

Solaris Urbino 12m CNG

CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles), a Spanish company best known for its strong position in the global railway industry, has acquired 100% of the shares of Poland’s Solaris Bus & Coach S.A., a leading European manufacturer of innovative public transportation vehicles including buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Hydrogen. Solaris will be included to the Group CAF. Read more »

Clean Energy Equalizes Natural Gas Truck Prices with ‘Zero Now Financing’

| USA: Newport Beach CA

Freightliner Trucks are optioned with the CWI ISX12N natural gas engine.

The major natural and renewable gas supplier for North American transportation, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has introduced Zero Now Financing to level the playing field for purchasers of a new natural gas heavy-duty truck equipped with the cleanest engine in the world. Read more »

Agility Fuel Solutions Certified to ISO 14001 Standard

| USA: Costa Mesa CA

Agility logoAgility Fuel Solutions, a global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, is now certified to be compliant with the ISO 14001:2015 standard at its manufacturing facilities in Salisbury, North Carolina, USA and in Raufoss, Norway. Its product offerings include natural gas and hydrogen energy storage and delivery systems, Type 4 composite natural gas cylinders and natural gas fuel systems. 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 »

Total and Clean Energy to Drive Deployment of Natural Gas HD Trucks in USA

| France: Paris and USA: Newport Beach CA
Andrew Littlefair, CEO of Clean Energy, and Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of Total

Andrew Littlefair, CEO of Clean Energy, and Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of Total

Total SA and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. today announced that the two companies have entered into a broad strategic agreement to drive deployment of new natural gas heavy-duty trucks. Total has agreed to purchase up to 50.8 million shares of Clean Energy’s common stock for $83.4 million, to become Clean Energy’s largest stockholder with ownership of 25% of Clean Energy’s outstanding shares of common stock. Read more »

Swagelok Seeks Optimum Location for Global HQ and Innovation Center

| USA: Solon OH

Swagelok Company, a global developer and manufacturer of fluid system solutions, plans to construct a new Global Headquarters and Innovation Center. Swagelok expects to invest between $30M-$50M in the campus, which will include a new, state-of-the-art Innovation Center, and Customer Welcome Center to provide the company and its global customer base with dedicated space to collaborate on fluid system technology development including for natural gas fuel. Read more »