Snam Tenders €33m CNG-Powered Fleet Replacement

| Italy, San Donato

eni-snam CNGSnam S.p.A., a European leader in the construction and integrated management of natural gas infrastructure, has launched an estimated € 33 million Euro (excluding VAT) call for tenders for the renewal of its car fleet to natural gas. Snam is the owner of 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 of the first LNG terminal built in Italy. Read more »

NGV Global Welcomes HYGEN

| Latvia, Riga

HYGEN logoHYGEN has become the latest company to join NGV Global as a Corporate Member. Based in Riga, Latvia, the company has a global aspiration to transform gas distribution grids into fueling infrastructure for natural gas vehicles (NGV) by bringing to market a low-cost Home Fueling Appliance. Read more »

Renewable Methane – Clean Fuel for Today and Tomorrow

| USA, Santa Monica CA

Arthur Daniels Midland - wastewater ponds generate methaneRenewable Natural Gas (RNG), also known as biogas, biomethane and bio-CNG, with various identifying brand names such as Redeem used by Clean Energy Fuels Corporation, is undoubtedly a fuel with high quality environmental characteristics.  But just how clean is methane as a fuel for transportation? Where does RNG come from? And should policymakers focus on it or leave it out of the evolving energy matrix? California-based clean transportation and energy consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) argues for inclusion, and with good reason. Read more »

EU-funded ‘Causeway’ to Greener Transport Underway in Ireland

| Ireland, Galway

GNI image 2018 - Causeway ProjectNational University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) and Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) are leading a new transport revolution as they introduce compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable gas for trucks, vans and buses. The ‘Causeway’ project will see the development of a natural gas transport re-fuelling network in Ireland. Read more »

Biomethane Planned for Estonian CNG Stations in 2018

| Estonia, Tallinn

Parnu Savi 39 Gas Station CNGAS Eesti Gaas (Estonia Gas) and Rohegaas OÜ (Greengas) signed a cooperation agreement late last year, according to which Eesti Gaas will purchase approximately 11 million m³ of biomethane from Rohegaas OÜ in 2018 and 2019, for dispensing at its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations. Eesti Gas currently operates 8 CNG filling stations. Read more »

Waste Management Plans South Carolina Facility with CNG-Powered Fleet

| USA, Hardeeville SC

WM natural gas powered truckU.S. company Waste Management is expanding its operations by constructing a new, cutting-edge facility utilizing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) at RiverPort Business Park in Hardeeville, South Carolina. The company will create 53 new jobs and invest USD 23 million at the new 25,000-square-foot facility, which will be located on Hwy 17, just off I-95 at Exit 5 in Jasper County. Read more »

Waste Management Exemplifies Energy Sustainability in U.S.

| USA, Houston TX

WM Sustainability Report Cover 2017Waste Management, Inc. (WM), based in Houston, Texas, the leading provider of comprehensive waste management and environmental services in North America, has published its 2017 Sustainability Report Update. The company reports that as at Q3 2017 it was the owner/operator of 6,142 natural gas vehicles and 104 natural gas fuelling stations. 28 of these stations are open to the public. Read more »

EC CEF Funding for Five Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects

| Belgium, Brussels

EC LogoFive natural gas projects are among the 39 projects that the EU Commission has selected to co-finance within the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funds under the 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call First Cut-Off. Collectively the projects will be funded €33.18m (USD 40m), being 19.2% of almost €173 million ($204m) that will be invested. The EC’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) uses its funding capacity to leverage private involvement and capital in the delivery of CEF Transport projects. Read more »

Fordonsgas Reports Positive NGV Movement in Sweden

| Sweden, Stockholm

Fordonsgas Sverige foto - CNG refuelingFordonsGas, owner and operator of more than 40 gas filling stations, is committed to the renewable nature of gas as a future fuel in Sweden. To that end it had invested in expansive growth to become the leading energy company in sustainable mobility, with many more vehicle filling stations planned. FordonsGas is part of the Air Liquide Group, both of which want to increase both the share of biogas-driven travel and transport. Read more »

SoCalGas Supports Policy to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants

| USA, Los Angeles CA

California RNG signThe California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) last week issued details of its plan to implement Senate Bill 1383, the Short-Lived Climate Pollutants bill, which aims to reduce emissions of potent greenhouse gasses. The bill requires state agencies to adopt policies and incentives to significantly increase the sustainable production and use of renewable gas. Read more »