Volkswagen Truck & Bus and Navistar Alliance Gets Green Light

| Germany, Braunschweig

The strategic alliance between Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH — which houses the MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Trucks and Buses (in Brazil), and RIO brands — and U.S. commercial vehicle manufacturer Navistar International Corporation has been approved by the authorities so responsible. Although there has been no statement issued that is specific to natural gas, the alliance gives rise to opportunities for cooperation in the advancement of alternative fuel technologies. Read more »

BP Acquires Clean Energy’s Upstream RNG; Boosts Transportation Fueling

| USA, Chicago IL and Newport Beach CA

Clean Energy RedeemBP p.l.c. (BP) and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Clean Energy) today announced that BP will acquire the upstream portion of Clean Energy’s renewable natural gas business and sign a long-term supply contract with Clean Energy to support the firm’s continuing downstream renewable natural gas business. The deal enables both companies to accelerate the growth in renewable natural gas supply and meet the growing demand of the natural gas vehicle fuel market. Read more »

Aspro Begins New Journey with Inverlat

| Argentina, Buenos Aires
Aspro APE70 CNG Compressor

Aspro APE70 CNG Compressor

Latin American investment company Inverlat, already the owner of a diverse energy and retail portfolio, has acquired 53% of Aspro, a global Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) compressor manufacturer based in Argentina, which recently sold it’s 5,000th CNG compressor.  Read more »

ANG Goes National with 18 Acquired CNG Fueling Stations

| USA, Saratoga Springs NY

ANG dispensers at CNG stationAmerican Natural Gas (ANG), a distributor of alternative motor fuels based in Saratoga Springs NY, has made two business acquisitions in the U.S. market that adds 18 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations to its portfolio, lifting its total stations in operational or construction phase to approximately 40 in 13 states. Acquired companies are Questar Fueling Company (Questar Fueling), a subsidiary of Questar Corporation and Constellation CNG, LLC, formerly a subsidiary of Constellation. Read more »

Rush Truck Centers to Install APG Dual-Fuel Systems

| USA, Lynnfield MA

Rush converts vehicle to natural gasIn a bid to grow its natural gas dual-fuel system market in North America, American Power Group, Inc. (APG), has signed a multi-year Dual Fuel Dealer/Installer Agreement with Rush Truck Centers to initially cover fourteen states (AL,CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MO, NC, OH, OK, TN, VA, and TX). Rush Truck Centers is the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in the United States with more than 100 dealership locations in 21 states. Read more »

First Anniversary for Agility’s Vertically Integrated Plant

| USA, Santa Ana CA

Agility workshop at SalisburyAgility Fuel Solutions, an international developer and manufacturer of all-composite cylinders and natural gas fuel systems for heavy-duty vehicles, is celebrating one year of production at its state-of-the-art facility in Salisbury, N.C. The $20 million flagship plant, opened in October 2015, is the only vertically integrated facility of its kind in North America and has revolutionized how natural gas fuel systems are manufactured and assembled. Read more »

Westport Builds Capacity for US Shuttle Bus CNG Conversions with A-1

| Canada, Vancouver BC
Shuttle bus with Ford E-450 chassis

Shuttle bus with Ford E-450 chassis

Westport has named A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems of Elkhart, Indiana as its exclusive national distributor for compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems targeting the growing shuttle bus market, which utilize the E-450 and F-450/550 chassis. Read more »

Hexagon Composites Acquires xperion

| Norway and Germany

xperion x-store CNG cylindersNorway’s Hexagon Composites ASA has enhanced its commitment to alternative energy by entering into an agreement to acquire German company xperion Energy & Environment. The acquisition will enable Hexagon Composites to strengthen its global market presence and further broaden its gas storage product and technology portfolio. Read more »