Skangass Signs VTG to Supply LNG Wagons

| Germany, Munich and Hamburg

VTG LNG rail wagon May2015VTG Aktiengesellschaft, one of Europe’s leading wagon hire and rail logistics companies, signed the first hire contract with the option to order LNG rail tank wagons with the Nordic company Skangass AS at the ‘Transport Logistic’ fair in Munich. Skangass is a supplier of liquefied natural gas for bunkering, including fuel for Fjord Line’s LNG passenger ferries MS Stavangerfjord and MS Bergensfjord.  Read more »

Omnitek Natural Gas Technology Powers Converted Czech Railways Locomotive

| USA, Vista CA

Vitkovice CNG Locomotive utilizing Omnitek technologyNatural gas engine technology developed by Californian company Omnitek Engineering Corp. is being utilized in two TEDOM natural gas locomotive engines powering a Czech Railways train in a pilot program with scheduled service three times daily between the Czech cities of Opava and Hlučín. The low-emission dedicated natural gas engines from TEDOM, based in Jablonec nad Nisou, are certified to the Euro5 EEV emissions standard.

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VTG and Brunsbüttel Ports Cooperate on LNG

| Germany, Hamburg

VTG LNG wagonsVTG Aktiengesellschaft, one of the leading wagon hire and logistics companies in Europe and Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH, owner and operator of the Brunsbüttel group of ports, have signed an agreement in which both parties reaffirmed their commitment to the promising and environmentally-friendly energy source, liquefied natural gas (LNG). Read more »

VMG Introduces CNG Locomotive in Czech Republic

| Czech Republic, Ostrava
Vitkovice CNG Locomotive undergoing testing Dec 2014 - Czeck R

Vitkovice CNG Locomotive undergoing testing.

The Czech engineering company Vitkovice Machinery Group (VMG) has launched a Compressed Natural Gas-powered locomotive for rail operations between Opava and Hlučín. The 15 meter long and four meter high locomotive is described as among the most powerful of its kind in Europe. It was developed by VMG’s Vitkovice Transport division and Railway Research Institute, using a rebuilt 714 diesel locomotive provided by the Czech Railways (ČD). Read more »

Indian Railways Launches CNG Dual-Fuel DEMUs

| India, New Delhi

India - CNG Train (2015 - 1)India’s Minister for Railways, Suresh Prabhu, has flagged off two more Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered trains. The trains are Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMU) which have been converted to dual-fuel (Diesel, CNG) as part of a project by Indian Railways Organisation for Alternate Fuels (IROAF) to deliver technology that reduces the environmental impact of Indian Rail operations. Read more »

Chart-VTG LNGonRail Prototype Close to Final Testing

| Czech Republic and Germany

Chart Ferox-VTG LNGonRails ProjectChart, global supplier of cryogenic products and systems for storage, transport, and distribution of liquefied technical gases, and VTG Aktiengesellschaft (VTG), a global wagon hire and rail logistics company, have successfully manufactured and tested the cryogenic tank section of the world’s first LNG rail car prototype at Chart’s Ferox facility in Decin, Czech Republic. The section has now been transferred to VTG for final assembly in Elze, German facility. Read more »

Major Marine and Rail Opportunities for LNG, ANGA Study Declares

| USA, Washington DC

ANGA Study - LNG Opportunities for Rail and MarineThousands of miles of rail, inland waterways and coastal routes crisscross America moving products, energy and people. A new study, released by America’s Natural gas Alliance (ANGA), confirms that thanks to its cleaner profile and low cost, greater use of natural gas as a marine and rail fuel is becoming a welcome reality.

The study, performed by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) and commissioned by ANGA, sought to identify locations across three key areas – the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River and its tributaries – with the best potential for demand growth to support liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure investment. Read more »

Tenaska NG Fuels, Waller Marine Announce Louisiana’s First Natural Gas Liquefaction and Fueling Facility

| USA, Louisiana

Tenaska NG Fuels, LLC and Waller Marine, Inc. say they have agreed to develop, construct, own and operate Louisiana’s first natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility along the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Mississippi River corridor with access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Located in the Port of Greater Baton Rouge area near major highway traffic thoroughfares and high-horsepower industries, Tenaska Bayou LNG will provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) as alternative clean-burning fuels for the high-horsepower marine, transportation, and natural gas and oil exploration and production industries in the region.  Read more »

CNG Power on Track for Indian Railways

| India, Chennai | Source: The Hindu

Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, a production unit of Indian Railways, has flagged off the first compressed natural gas (CNG) -fuelled Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU), reports The Hindu. Developed by Indian Railways Organisation for Alternate Fuels (IROAF), a unit of the Ministry of Railways (MOR), the powered rail car is one of several to be commissioned before end of 2014. Read more »

VTG and Chart Ferox to Build LNG Rail Car Prototypes for Bulk Transport

| Germany, Hamburg and Czech Republic, Dĕčin

Chart Ferox Bulk LNG Tank for RailVTG Aktiengesellschaft, a European wagon hire and rail logistics company collaborating with Chart Ferox, manufacturer of storage, transport, and distribution systems for liquefied air and natural gases, plan to build two prototype units for the safe and economical carriage of LNG by rail. Through this collaboration VTG and Chart Ferox will develop and construct Europe’s first LNG rail car prototypes. Read more »