Westport Fuel Systems Supports Europe’s Proposed CO2 Emission Reduction Standards for Trucks

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Westport Fuel Systems Inc.
Westport_HPDI-2.0

Westport HPDI 2.0™ meets 2025 targets today

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (Westport)  supports the upcoming Plenary vote in the European Parliament to pass Europe’s first CO2 regulations which set CO2 emission reduction targets for heavy-duty vehicles.  On February 27, 2019, the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) voted to approve the final text of the legislation previously approved by the Committee of Deputy Permanent Representatives on February 22, 2019. This has now set the stage for final approval by the European Parliament currently scheduled for the week of April 15, 2019. Read more »

Biomethane (RNG) A Solution for Climate Change – NGVAmerica Addresses NY State Senate

| USA: Albany NY | Source: NGVAmerica

NGVAmerica continues its push for recognition of natural and renewable gas (biomethane) as an affordable, available and cleaner fuel for transportation by joining nearly 40 stakeholders in testifying on the Climate and Community Protection Act (S79871A), which would aim to offer aggressive, new decarbonization goals in New York. Dan Gage, President of the association, participated at the hearing which was the first on climate change in the New York State Senate. 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 »

Lid Lifted off CNG and LNG Vehicle Imports for Argentina

| Argentina: Buenos Aires | Source: Télam Agency
Galileo fueled first LNG fleet Scania

LNG-fuelled Scania trucks in Mendoza

The Government of Argentina has published ENARGAS (National Gas Regulatory Entity) Resolution 42 to enable the importation of vehicles powered by natural gas. According to the official bulletin of the Republic of Argentina, the efficient use of natural gas represents a transition from the secondary energy matrix to cleaner and more efficient fuel use patterns. Read more »

NGVA Europe: EU HDV CO2 Standards Must Include Renewable Gaseous Fuel

| NGVA Europe | Source: NGVA Europe

NGVA_EUROPE_LOGONGVA Europe urges co-legislators of the European Parliament and Council to make appropriate inclusive decisions as they seek final agreement on the new regulation setting CO2 standards for Heavy Duty Vehicles. The European natural and bio gas vehicle association says it is fundamental that a mechanism for inclusion of renewable and synthetic fuels in the range of alternatives to reach the final CO2 reduction targets is developed. Read more »

Gujarat Leads India’s Efforts to Become a Natural Gas Based Economy (Part 2)

| India: Gandhinagar | Source: Darshan Soni
Petronet offers LNG bunkering at Kochi Terminal

Petronet LNG offers LNG bunkering at Kochi Terminal

Gujarat, a state in Western India renowned for its diversity of enterprise and business acumen, has been a determined leader for gas-fuelled energy diversification. It is home to 469 CNG filling stations and 1 million natural gas vehicles.

This is the second and concluding article about Gujarat and India’s transition to natural gas for transportation.

PART 2: INDIA – AN OCEAN OF OPPORTUNITIES IN NATURAL GAS & RNG Read more »

Gujarat Leads India’s Efforts to Become a Natural Gas Based Economy (Part 1)

| India: Gandhinagar | Source: Darshan Soni
1st CNG Station of GSPC

1st CNG station of GSPC, Jun 2003. 
Inaugurated by then CM of Gujarat & now PM of India, Mr. Narendra Modi

Gujarat, a state in Western India renowned for its diversity of enterprise and business acumen, has been a determined leader for gas-fuelled energy diversification. Today, it is home to 469 CNG filling stations and 1 million natural gas vehicles. How it transitioned to natural gas is a story of vision and determination.

This article is presented in two parts.

PART 1: INCEPTION TO CURRENT STATUS Read more »

India Notifies Dual-fuel Usage for Agricultural and Construction Equipment Vehicles

| India: New Delhi | Source: PIB India

India_Farm TractorThe Ministry Road Transport & Highways in India has notified dual-fuel usage for agricultural and construction equipment vehicles in a bid to expand the use of natural and renewable gas.  Read more »

SEDIGAS Urges Spain to Pursue Renewable Gas for Transportation

| Spain: Barcelona | Source: SEDIGAS
Guadalajara Sewage Treatment Plant

Guadalajara Sewage Treatment Plant produces RNG.

SEDIGAS, the Spanish Gas Association, is advocating for the adoption of national policies that reinforce the role of renewable natural gas (RNG) as a CO2 sink and part of the circular economy. Not only would RNG enhance the 2030-2050 National Energy and Climate Plan, it argues, it has a major role to play in decarbonising transportation. Read more »

IVECO Welcomes European Parliament Recognition of Decarbonising Role for Natural Gas

| Italy: Turin | Source: IVECO
IVECO Stralis NP London to Madrid

IVECO Stralis NP

IVECO welcomes the European Parliament’s backing of the amendment recognising the role of natural gas in achieving European decarbonization objectives.​ The European Parliament, in its plenary session, has voted its official opinion and amendments to the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation of CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. Read more »