Republic Services Buys More RNG for Growing Natural Gas Fleet

| USA: Phoenix AZ | Source: Republic Services, Inc.

Republic Services NG Waste Collection VehicleRepublic Services, Inc., the second largest waste collection services provider in the United States and a leader in the use of natural gas refuse vehicles, has signed up for more renewable natural gas from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Read more »

NGVAmerica Leads Massive Call on Congress to Reinstate Alt-fuels Tax Credit

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Nearly 700 users, retailers, customers, fleet managers, utilities and producers of clean alternative transportation fuels joined Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) to call on Congress to act on a reinstatement of the Alternative Fuels Tax Credit (AFTC), which would offer $.50 per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) on certain transportation fuels. Read more »

Lotos 105 LNG Bus Begins Tests by City of Chelyabinsk

| Tatarstan: Naberezhnye Chelny (Russia) | Source: RariTEK Group

Raritek Lotos 105 LNGRussian manufacturing group RariTEK presented its LOTOS 105 LNG city bus for testing by the City of Chelyabinsk, located in west-central Russia close to the Ural Mountains. On hand to receive the bus were Minister of Economic Development of the Chelyabinsk Region, Sergey Smolnikov, and the Acting Head of the City of Chelyabinsk, Vladimir Yelistratov. Read more »

Santa Clarita Transit Closer to 100 Percent CNG

| USA: Santa Clarita CA | Source: City of Santa Clarita

City Santa Clarita TransitJust north of Los Angeles, the City of Santa Clarita is building on its 2005 commitment to move to a 100 percent Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered bus fleet with the recent acquisition of seven new natural gas vehicles (NGVs). The purchase was aided by federal funding. Read more »

IVECO Natural Power Buses for South-Eastern France

| France: Lyon | Source: IVECO France

IVECO Crossway Natural Power DPVAThere are several recent developments in the Dracénie Provence Verdon (DPV) agglomeration in south-eastern France that involve natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Frédéric Decompte, Director of Transport of DPVA, said the changes stem from moves to encourage bidding companies to renew their fleets with cleaner vehicles. Read more »

LNG Proposed for HD Vehicles in Bolivia

| Bolivia: La Paz | Source: YPFB

HD Trucks on dusty Bolivian roadBolivia’s state owned and operated oil company Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) is conducting a series of tests aimed at replacing the short-term consumption of diesel by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in heavy transport and the public sector fleet. Gas will be sourced from its LNG Plant in Rio Grande, Santa Cruz. Read more »

World’s Largest Double Deck NGV Fleet to Double

| United Kingdom: Nottingham City | Source: Nottingham City Transport

Nottingham CT Bio-Gas busNottingham City Transport (NCT)’s fleet of 53 biogas double deck buses will more than double in size this year, as a further 67 join the City Operator of the Year’s fleet. NCT has been successful in securing a further £1.12m from OLEV (Office of Low Emission Vehicles), which will be used to expand its bio-methane refuelling station at its main bus depot. Read more »

Girteka Logistics Confirms Benefits of LNG-fuelled Trucks

| Lithuania: Vilnius | Source: Girteka Logistics

Girteka IVECO LNGEuropean transportation and logistics heavyweight Girteka Logistics, based in Lithuania, has been testing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) -powered trucks. It has found CO2 emissions reduction of 85 per cent is possible using the renewable fuel Bio LNG when compared to an equivalent diesel vehicle. Read more »

Calor Adds Sixth LNG Station to UK Network

| United Kingdom: Warwick | Source: Calor

Calor's Bristol LNG Station under constructionCalor, a leading provider of liquified natural gas (LNG) in the UK, has further enhanced its refuelling network for natural gas-powered trucks by upgrading its Aust LNG facility, near Bristol. It is a vital refuelling stop for LNG-fuelled vehicles using the M4 corridor to travel to London or elsewhere in the UK. Read more »

Nordsol Migrating BioLNG to Mainstream with Shell Ventures Support

| Netherlands: Bunnik | Source: Nordsol

Nordsol BioLNG Process (diagram)Nordsol, a Dutch BioLNG production and technology company, has brought Shell Ventures on as strategic investor to support its mission to significantly reduce the fuel industry’s carbon footprint. Together they plan to enable the transition to cleaner energy by raising the profile of BioLNG from alternative fuel to mainstream. Read more »