Biomethane (RNG) Now Available for NGVs in Estonia

| Estonia: Tallinn

Tehnika St station in Tallinn, EstoniaAS Eesti Gaas (Estonia Gas) has opened a gas station in Tallinn where in addition to compressed natural gas, the company also sells renewable green gas or biomethane, a first for Estonia. The sale of innovative automotive fuel at Estonian Gas Gas stations was made possibile by Rohegaas OÜ (Greengas) establishing the first biomethane production unit in the Baltics in Kunda, about 110 kms east of the capital, Tallinn. Read more »

Clean Energy To Construct 3 CNG Stations Along Ontario’s Highway 401

| USA: Newport Beach CA

Ontario Hwy 401 trafficNorth American natural gas fuel supplier Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded a contract to construct three compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Ontario, Canada for Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership (UES). UES is currently embarking on establishing a network of compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling stations along Ontario’s 400 Series highways. Read more »

Wärtsilä Signed to Maintain LNG Systems onboard Viking Grace

| Finland: Helsinki

Viking GraceThe technology group Wärtsilä and Finnish ferry company Viking Line have signed an Optimised Maintenance agreement for the Wärtsilä LNGPac system onboard passenger ferry Viking Grace. This is the first Optimised Maintenance agreement ever made for Wärtsilä LNGPac, a complete gas handling system for ships fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Viking Grace was the first passenger ferry to utilise LNG as a fuel source. Read more »

Chart to Install Pioneering LNG Vehicle Fueling Station in Croatia

| Czech Republic: Decin
Chart's LNG installation in Ennshafen for RAG

A similar LNG installation by Chart in Ennshafen, Austria

Chart Ferox has been awarded a contract for the design, manufacture and commissioning of Croatia’s very first LNG vehicle fueling station. The skidded design incorporates Chart’s recently introduced 60m³ horizontal cryogenic storage tank together with many other innovative features for enhanced reliability and economy. Read more »

Three New Biomethane Production Units Doubles Air Liquide’s Capacity

| France: Paris

Air Liquide biomethane productionSince the beginning of 2018, Air Liquide has commissioned three new biomethane production units, in the United States, in France and in the United Kingdom. This has doubled the company’s biomethane production capacity which now stands at 60 MW, the equivalent of 500 GWh for a full year of production. Used as fuel in vehicles, renewable natural gas or biomethane is also called bio-NGV. Read more »

Russia’s NGV Refuelling Infrastructure Rolls Out for 2018 FIFA World Cup

| Russia: St. Petersburg
Gazprom’s CNG station in Ufa (Republic of Bashkortostan)

Gazprom’s CNG station in Ufa (Republic of Bashkortostan)

Gazprom continues to roll out Russia’s natural gas refuelling network, building new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations and platforms for mobile refuellers, as well as installing CNG modules at the existing filling stations. In particular the Gazprom Board of Directors has been evaluating readiness of the NGV refueling infrastructure for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Read more »

VIA’s New CNG Fueling Station Largest in North America

| USA: San Antonio TX

VIA CNG Bus San AntonioVIA Metropolitan Transit, the mass transit agency serving San Antonio, Texas and its surrounding municipalities, this week officially dedicated its new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station at the regional transit agency’s San Antonio campus. The 10,980 square foot compressor compound stands as the largest in North America. Read more »

First Sayaringo STaGE Hybrid LNG Carrier Named

| Japan: Nagasaki

Diamond Gas OrchidNYK and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) have, on behalf of their co-owned joint venture company Diamond LNG Shipping 1 Pte. Ltd., carried out a naming ceremony at the Nagasaki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier. The 293.5 metre dual-fuel hybrid vessel with 165,000 m3 cargo capacity will be delivered on June 29 this year. Read more »

New Pacific Northwest Alliance to Promote NG-Fuelled Transportation

| USA: Tacoma WA

Logo-nwactA group of Pacific Northwest businesses and nonprofits launched the Northwest Alliance for Clean Transportation on April 17. The Alliance is dedicated to helping the region reduce harmful pollutants and greenhouse emissions by encouraging use of natural gas vehicles. Alliance members include utilities Puget Sound Energy, NW Natural, Avista and FortisBC. They are joined by non-profits including Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities, American Biogas Council, and Natural Gas Vehicles for America. Read more »

U.S. DOE Announces $39 million for Innovative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies R&D

| USA: Washington DC

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has made available up to $39 million in funding to support early stage research and development (R&D) of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The work supported through this investment will address key early-stage technical challenges for fuel cells and for hydrogen fuel production, delivery, and storage related to hydrogen infrastructure. Read more »