91 RNG Trucks to Join Seattle’s Solid Waste Pickup Fleet

| USA: Seattle WA | Source: City of Seattle

Seattle Public Utilities - WM Fleet RNGSeattle Public Utilities (SPU) has rolled out the City’s fossil fuel-free, primary collection fleet. The “Green Fleet” will be made up of close to 200 contractor trucks powered by electricity, renewable natural gas and renewable diesel. The Green Fleet, which includes 91 Waste Management trucks powered by renewable natural gas (RNG) – gas from garbage – will further establish Seattle as a model for US cities in combating climate change. Read more »

New CNG Buses for Barcelona with EIB Financing

| Luxembourg and Spain | Source: European Investment Bank

The City of Barcelona can set about modernising its fleet of public transportation buses following the decision by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to assist Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) put 75 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses into service. Read more »

Rebro Transport Adopts LNG for LHV Combinations in Northern Europe

| The Netherlands: Rucphen | Source: PitPoint B.V.

Rebro chooses Volvo FH LNG Trucks (2)Rebro Transport Service, from Rucphen in the southern Netherlands, has started using two Volvo LNG trucks. As one of the first transport companies in the Netherlands to focus on transport with an LHV combination, the company is determined to makes its transport service more sustainable through utilising Liquefied Natural Gas fuelled vehicles. Read more »

Volvo FH LNG the First Gas-powered Bulk Cement Transporter in Sweden

| Sweden: Skövde | Source: Cementa AB

Volvo FH LNG for Cementa Cementa AB, a developer and manufacturer of cement products in Sweden, has introduced the country’s first gas-powered bulk road transporter for cement deliveries runs on gas for reduced climate impact. The truck, a Volvo FH460 LNG, will be based at Cementa’s factory in Skövde and deliver cement to the company’s customers in Western Sweden. Read more »

Aguascalientes Launches 55 CNG Buses under Project YOVOY

| Mexico: Aguascalientes | Source: Government of Aguascalientes

YoVoy CNG Bus in AquascalientesGovernor Martín Orozco Sandoval of the State of Aguascalientes in Central Mexico has launched the YOVOY (tr. “I go”) Mobility Project which has brought into force 55 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses for public transportation. The new buses are expected to reduce air pollutants by up to 1,000 tons each year (as stated by the Secretariat of Sustainability, Environment and Water of the State (SSMAA)). Read more »

Spain’s Empresa Martín Increases CNG Share of Bus Fleet to 80%

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Scania and Castrosua

Empresa Martín SA buses by CastrosuaEmpresa Martín SA, a privately owned public transportation company belonging to Madrid-based Grupo Ruiz, has presented ten buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) with Magnus.E bodywork from Castrosua and on Scania K-280 UB 4 × 2 chassis. Read more »

New DHL Panel Van Combines EV with Fuel Cell for Range Extension

| Germany: Bonn | Source: DHL

Fuel cell EV panel van for DHLAt the Green Tech Festival in Berlin, DHL Express and electric vehicle maker StreetScooter captured attention with their collaboration on a new electric delivery vehicle. The new ‘H2 Panel Van’ will become the first 4.25 tonne electric vehicle with an added fuel cell, which will provide additional power and enable a range up to 500 kilometers. Read more »

CNG Fuels Building Five RNG Stations for 3,000 UK HGVs

| UK: Solihull | Source: CNG Fuels

CNG Fuels dispenser 2017 smCNG Fuels has commenced construction of two new public access renewable biomethane compressed natural gas (Bio-CNG) refuelling stations, two of five due to open in 2019 to cater for soaring demand from HGV operators switching from diesel, the company announced today. The company develops, owns, and operates CNG Refuelling infrastructure and sources 100% Renewable Biomethane (RNG) or Bio-CNG for its stations in the UK. Read more »

UPS to Cut 1 Million Metric Tons GHG with Huge Renewable Natural Gas Purchase

| USA: Atlanta GA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

UPS Natural Gas VehicleUPS has entered into an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest commitment for use of RNG to date by any company in the United States, with a range of 22.5 – 25 million gallon equivalents per year. Read more »

ANLA Specifies VAT Exemption for Natural Gas Powered Buses

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: Gobierno de Colombia, ANLA
Bogota CNG Bus

Bogota CNG bus

Colombia’s Autoridad Nacional de Licencias Ambientales — ANLA (National Authority of Environmental Licences) recently approved environmental certifications for mass transit companies in the country to access tax benefits, incorporating energy sources that are more environmentally friendly. ANLA has confirmed with NGV Global News the exemption is inclusive of buses fuelled by natural gas. Read more »