Hanoi Runs CNG Buses on Tourist Routes

| Vietnam: Hanoi

Hanoi CNG Bus On August 1, the Hanoi’s Department of Transportation Department launched the pilot operation of the first 3 buses using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for tourism purposes in Vietnam’s capital city. The new service is being operated by Bao Yen Tourism Construction Services Co., Ltd. Read more »

Cordoba to Acquire 15 CNG-Powered HD Sanitation Vehicles

| Spain: Cordoba
 truck (not NG) 2018

A recent SADECO acquisition

SADECO S.A., the municipal sanitation company of Cordoba, has taken steps to upgrade its waste management fleet with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles. The decision follows agreement at a city Plenary session on August 1 that contemplated Financially Sustainable Investments (IFS) for 2018. Read more »

Lima Public Transport Company Acquires IVECO Euro V Buses

| Peru: Lima

Iveco Bus 42 units for public transport in LimaProviding a major contribution to cleaner air for Lima’s resident is a new fleet of IVECO public transport buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). IVECO Bus together with dealer Motored delivered 42 urban buses CN170E20 to the company Transporte y Servicios Virgen de la Puerta SA (VIPusa) in mid July. Read more »

UK OLEV-Funded Fleet Trial to Highlight Benefits of Renewable Biomethane

| United Kingdom: Northampton
Fleet of Waitrose CNG-fuelled trucks

Waitrose operates the Scania P-340 with biomethane.

The UK’s CNG Fuels is opening a renewable biomethane refuelling station at Northampton as part of the UK’s first large-scale study of how compressed natural gas (CNG) can help slash road transport emissions. The project, which has received funding from the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) in partnership with Innovate UK, aims to encourage UK fleet operators to switch from diesel to cost-effective, low-carbon biomethane fuel by demonstrating performance benefits, and by showing that CNG stations can support growing demand for gas. Read more »

SaiPa Leads Finnish Ice Hockey League with Skoda Octavia G-Tec and Biogas

| Finland: Espoo

Finland - SaiPa BioCNG Skoda OctaviaLiiga-SaiPa Oy (SaiPa), a Finnish ice hockey team based in Lappeenranta, has introduced gas-fuelled vehicles running on Gasum’s domestically-produced, renewable biogas in a cooperative agreement between them and Auto-Suni, an official dealer for Škoda. SaiPa’s players, coaches and other staff will use CNG-powered Škoda Octavian G-TEC models. Read more »

Omaha Metro Embraces the CNG Alternative

| USA: St. Cloud MN and Omaha NE
Omaha Metro CNG MOBY Van

CNG vans joined Omaha Metro in June.

In Omaha, Nebraska, the city’s Metro is changing the makeup of its fleet with the introduction of Compressed Natural gas (CNG) buses. The transit authority has awarded New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) an order for 35-foot Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses. By mid-January, the city will be operating 14 CNG buses. Read more »

Toronto Commits to RNG Facility to Fuel Waste Collection Fleet

| Canada: Toronto ON

Dufferin Waste Management site in TorontoToronto, Canada’s largest city and listed amongst the top ten largest cities in North America by population, is a leader in solid waste management. Continuing that theme of responsible city management, Toronto has collaborated with Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. to build one of the first renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities in Canada which will generate fuel for the city’s waste management fleet. Toronto’s more than 600 vehicles collect waste from approximately 1.6 million garbage, Blue Bins and Green Bins. Read more »

Lidl Moving to LNG-fuelled Logistics in Switzerland

| Switzerland: Weinfelden / Kerzers

Lidl Schweiz IVECO LNGTogether with international transport and logistics service provider Krummen Kerzers AG, Lidl Switzerland is taking steps to ban diesel combustion engines in Swiss logistics by enabling the introduction of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles in Switzerland. The companies will jointly finance and operate the necessary infrastructure. Read more »

MAN to Supply 110 Lion’s City CNG Buses to Warsaw in 2019

| Poland: Warsaw

Poland buys 100 MAN Lion's City CNG for Warsawa MZAFrom the spring of 2019, a further 110 natural gas-powered MAN Lion’s City low-floor buses will be driving around the streets of the Polish capital of Warsaw. MAN Truck & Bus Polska was able to win the order of 80 natural gas buses from Warsaw bus operator MZA at the end of June. Read more »

EMT to Acquire 460 CNG buses from Mercedes and Scania

| Spain: Madrid

Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT for EMTThe Board of Directors of the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT) has approved an investment of EUR 138M (USD 161M) for the acquisition, during the next two years, of 460 new buses for the municipal fleet. All buses will be powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). It is the largest investment in fleet renewal carried out by EMT in its 70-year history. Read more »