Canadian Funds Support Development of Westport Conformable CNG Storage Technology

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Natural Gas Innovation Fund
Westport Conformable CNG fitpack

Westport™ CNG Conformable Storage technology

Canada’s Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) is investing $500,000 towards the development and testing of Westport Fuel Systems’ high performance compressed natural gas (CNG) storage system. This is in partnership with the project co-funders and supporters including Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Ford Motor Company and Linamar Corporation. Read more »

VW-Inspired European Demand Pushes Hexagon to Produce More CNG Cylinders

| Hexagon Composites | Source: Hexagon Composites
VW image - erdgas signage

(Image: Volkswagen AG)

Hexagon Composites’ new business area Hexagon Purus, launched in March this year, is substantially increasing its production capacity of high-pressure fuel tanks for CNG-powered passenger cars to meet the growing demand in Europe. Hexagon Purus recently entered into an agreement with its largest customer, Volkswagen AG, to triple the annual production volume. Read more »

Faber Achieves 0.75kg/l for CNG Type 1 Cylinders

| Italy: Cividale del Friuli  | Source: Faber Industrie Spa

Faber CylinderFaber Industrie Spa (Faber), Italian producer of seamless steel and composite cylinders, explains weight is becoming more and more important for on-board CNG applications as the Vehicle Manufacturers (OEMs) strive to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle. A typical Type 1 CNG cylinder from Faber boasts a weight efficiency as low as 0.84 kg/l at 200bar working pressure, which can be further enhanced to 0.75kg/l by using advanced high strength steel grade. Read more »

Quantum Lite Virtual Pipeline Trailer To Deliver Dairy RNG

| USA: Lake Forest CA | Source: Quantum Fuel Systems LLC

Quantum 10ft mobile trailerSan Diego based Quantitative BioSciences, Inc. (QBI) has set about purifying gas harvested from dairy waste and preparing it for use as a fuel for transportation. To complement that project, QBI is partnering with Quantum Fuel Systems (Quantum) and purchasing their 10’ Virtual Pipeline trailers to deliver the biogas to where it is needed. Read more »

FIBA Diversifies to Type IV Carbon Composite Trailers with Light Store

| USA: Littleton MA | Source: FIBA Technologies

FIBA Technologies - Light Store trailerFIBA Technologies, Inc., an American-owned manufacturer of gas containment equipment and services, has acquired Light Store, a California-based manufacturer of Type IV composite vessels. The acquisition allows FIBA to continue to diversify its product line and offer one of the most innovative gas storage solutions available on the market today. Read more »

Faber to Supply CNG Type 4 Cylinders for Bogota Scania Bus Order

| Italy: Cividale del Friuli | Source: Faber Industrie Spa
Faber CNG Cylinder

CNG Cylinder (Image: Faber)

Faber Industrie Spa (Faber), Italian producer of seamless steel and composite cylinders, has been awarded the supply of Type 4 CNG (compressed natural gas) cylinders (tanks) for the renewal of the tender for Bogota’s TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit System fleet. This tender, awarded by Scania, has just been won for buses running on natural gas. Read more »

CNG Optimum ABS Testing Nears Completion

| Australia: West Perth WA | Source: GEV

GEV CNG Optimum 200 gas carrier designGlobal Energy Ventures Ltd (GEV), an Australian developer of global integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, reports the Long-term Fatigue Test and 6,000 cycles Notched Burst Test for its high-strength line-pipe by ABS have been successfully completed. Only the Cooled Burst Test remains to gain full CNG Optimum cargo system approval. Read more »

Hexagon Composites Moves to Acquire 100% Agility Fuel Solutions

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

Agility Logo Fuel SolutionsHexagon Composites ASA (Hexagon) has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 50% of Agility Fuel Solutions Holdings Inc. (Agility).  By bringing together two leading players in clean energy, the two companies will become an even stronger force in driving energy transformation globally by promoting natural gas and other alternative fuels. Read more »

Hexagon Acquires Testing Technology for Type 4 HP Cylinders

| USA: Denver CO | Source: Hexagon Composites ASA

Hexagon Lincoln CylindersHexagon Composites ASA has moved to acquire the technology testing company Digital Wave Corporation, based in Denver, Colorado. With this acquisition, Hexagon Composites will fully integrate capabilities for testing and requalification of high-pressure cylinders. Read more »