DNV GL’s New LNG Test Centre Monitors LNG Fuel Characteristics

| The Netherlands: Groningen

Netherlands_DNV GL gas-chromatographDNV GL, a global quality assurance and risk management company, has opened an LNG test centre to enable safer and more efficient use of LNG. Located in Groningen, the Netherlands, the test centre will enable safer and more efficient use of LNG by supporting stakeholders across the value chain with operational experience and intelligence in addressing the large variations in the properties, density and calorific values among LNG sources globally. Read more »

Stabilis Opens West Texas LNG Fuel Depot; Completes Prometheus Acquisition

| USA: Beaumont TX

Stabilis LNG Depot opens Odessa TXStabilis Energy (Stabilis), a supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the industrial, midstream, and oilfield sectors in North America, has opened a 40,000 gallon liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel depot in Odessa, TX.  The LNG fuel depot will provide customers with convenient 24-hour access to LNG and related services. Read more »

Port of Barcelona is Converting Straddle Carriers to LNG; Establishes Marine LNG Strategy

| Spain, Barcelona

APM Terminal BarcelonaApplus+ IDIADA, a provider of design, testing, engineering, and homologation services to the automotive industry worldwide, is working with the Port of Barcelona on an adaptation project that will see two of the Port’s straddle carriers converted to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) operation. Engine modifications are being completed and in-field testing is expected to be underway before year end. Read more »

Georgia Tech Team Develops Fuel Cell Game Changer

| USA: Atlanta GA

Nanoparticle coating on disk for H2 fuel cell (Photo: Georgia Tech – Christopher Moore)

“It can let you use readily available fuels like methane or natural gas or just use hydrogen fuel much more efficiently” — Meilin Liu, Regents’ Professor in Georgia Tech

Powering clean, efficient cars is just one way fuel cell technology could accelerate humanity into a sustainable energy future, but unfortunately, the technology has been a bit sluggish. Now, engineers may be able to essentially turbocharge fuel cells with a new catalyst. Read more »

SEA\LNG Urges IMO to Ban Carriage of Non-Compliant Marine Fuels

| United Kingdom, London
Fure West Bunkers LNG in Amsterdam

LNG bunkering in Amsterdam

SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, today voiced its support for the carriage ban on non-compliant fuels proposed by the IMO when the 0.50% sulphur fuel limit comes into force in January 2020. Read more »

London’s Islington Adopts CNG for Clean Fleet

| United Kingdom: Islington

Islington flat-deck CNG vanThe London Borough of Islington has revealed plans for a new “green fleet” of vehicles that will use the cleanest possible technology and fuels, as it launches a borough-wide spring clean campaign this month. Adding to its electric and hybrid vehicles, the Council is among the first in the country to begin purchasing larger vehicles powered by compressed natural gas, or CNG. Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Ready to Accept More West Coast LNG Conversions

| Canada: North Vancouver BC
TOTE Maritime Alaska - North Star LNG conversion

TOTE Maritime Alaska’s LNG-converted North Star

Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) says the completion of the the first phase of the TOTE Maritime Alaska project at Victoria Shipyards (VSL) is a clear indicator that its workforce has the necessary skills to successfully complete LNG conversion projects. “We plan to continue to build our reputation as an industry expert for all LNG related work on the West Coast,” said Joe O’Rourke, Vice President & General Manager of VSL. Read more »

Scania Double Decker Biogas Buses for Reading UK

| United Kingdom, Reading

Reading Buses have taken 17 new high-end Scania double decker biogas buses into operation. The buses, with bodywork by Alexander Dennis, service Reading’s busiest bus route, the Purple 17. This is the first frequent bus service in the UK that can carry two wheelchair users at once. “We’re delighted to have been able to work with Scania and Alexander Dennis on a pioneering high specification for these city buses,” says Reading Buses’ Chief Executive Officer, Martijn Gilbert. “These provide users with modern and eco-friendly travel including a range of features to aid customers’ journeys, with the latest digital connectivity and extra features for wheelchair users.” The buses feature two doors, one for embarking and one for disembarking, which reduces time at bus stops. They also feature 4G Wi-Fi as well as USB charging points and coat and bag hooks at seats. “Scania is firmly committed to driving the shift to more sustainable transport systems,” comments Mark Oliver, Scania Great Britain. “When operating on biogas, the carbon dioxide emissions of Scania buses are reduced by up to 84 percent compared to regular diesel. They are significantly quieter too, making them an ideal choice for urban operations.”Reading Buses, serving the community of Reading in southern England, has taken delivery of 17 new high-end Scania double decker biogas buses. The buses, with bodywork by Alexander Dennis, service Reading’s busiest bus route, the Purple 17. This is the first frequent bus service in the UK that can carry two wheelchair users at once. Read more »

U.S. DOE Allocates $7 Million to Natural Gas Engine Research

| USA: Washington DC

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $4 million to support three new cost-shared research projects focused on medium- and heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engines. With abundant domestic supplies, the United States could increase energy security from using low-cost natural gas as an alternative to other energy sources for transporting goods. Read more »

Castile-León Aims for 1 Million Tonnes less CO2 with Natural Gas Fuel

| Spain, Valladolid

Traffic emissionsSeveral efficient energy models for reducing the impact of the transport sector upon air quality are being debated around the globe. At a seminar in Spain, the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation in partnership with the Regional Government of Castile and León renewed their partnership agreement aimed at fostering awareness initiatives and encouraging energy efficiency and rational energy use. Read more »