Compac Brings World Class Fast Fill Technology to India

| India and New Zealand | Source: Compac Industries

Compac 4-hose fast-fill CNG for IGLNatural Gas Vehicles have to wait for a long time at India’s compressed natural gas stations (CNG) as growth in the number of vehicles running CNG has outpaced the rate of expansion in the refuelling stations. The situation is further aggravated by paucity of land for putting up new CNG stations. All that is about to change with a new dispenser designed and manufactured by Compac Industries. Read more »

MAN Energy Incentivises Gas for Greek Shipping Decarbonisation

| Greece: Athens | Source: MAN Energy Solutions
Naftemporiki Shipping Conference - decarbonisation discussion

Wayne Jones (centre right): “turn to gas”

MAN Energy Solutions’ Chief Sales Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Wayne Jones OBE, addressed the 4th annual Naftemporiki Shipping Conference, held in Athens on October 3rd 2018 on the theme of Greek/European Shipping and the environment. His support of gaseous fuels as “the only way forward” was unequivocal. Read more »

NW Natural Tests GoFlo Mobile CNG Compressor

| USA: Bend OR | Source: Onboard Dynamics

Onboard Dynamics GoFlo CNG80 Mobile CompressorOregon-based Onboard Dynamics has delivered their GoFlo® CNG80 mobile compressor unit to NW Natural, the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. The unit is being used to fill tube trailers for bringing compressed natural gas to where it is needed throughout the company’s service territory. Read more »

GTT and Dongsung Finetec to Commercialise LNG Brick for Marine Fuel Tank Solutions

| France: Paris | Source: GTT

GTT LNG BrickGTT, French specialist in cryogenic containment systems, and Dongsung Finetec, a Korean company specialised in thermal insulation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to commercialise GTT’s LNG Brick® technology. LNG Brick provides LNG fuel tank solutions for capacities ranging between 1,000 and 3,000 m3, including the capability for external tank building prior to installation into an LNG-fuelled vessel. Read more »

Largest Dairy RNG Project Opened by Amp Americas

| USA: Chicago IL | Source: Amp Americas

Amp Americas dairy-to-RNG facility at JasperThe largest dairy to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) project in the U.S. is now operational in the State of Indiana. This is Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF)’s second biogas facility to produce RNG from dairy waste and it is delivering into Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO)’s natural gas pipeline system to be used as transportation fuel. Read more »

Positive Outcomes for NGV Safety from UNECE Meeting

| Switzerland: Geneva | Source: NGV Global
Faber CNG Cylinder

CNG Cylinder (Image: Faber Industrie SpA)

Under the umbrella of the UNECE’s Group of Experts on General Safety, which met in Geneva on 8-12th October 2018, a busy agenda of NGV activities across a wide variety of topics has been attended by NGV Global.  The agenda included provisions for the testing of CNG cylinders (with mirror provisions for LNG tanks) and several new CNG/LNG technologies introduced to legitimize their use on vehicles. Read more »

Wärtsilä LNG Solutions Selected for Ponant’s Polar Cruiser

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation
Ponant

Wärtsilä LNG solutions will power the pioneer icebreaker.

French cruise company Ponant in late 2017 commissioned VARD shipbuilding group of Norway to build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fuelled luxury polar expedition cruise vessel, the first of it’s kind in the world. Now Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has revealed it’s 31DF dual-fuel engine has been selected to power the vessel. Read more »

Omnitek’s Euro VI 13-Liter Natural Gas Engine Ready to Go

| USA: Vista CA | Source: Omnitek Engineering

Omnitek Engineering Corp., developer of natural gas engines and conversion technology, has finalized the development of a 420 hp 13-liter heavy-duty natural gas engine for truck and bus applications. The project was commenced for a European customer in late 2016 and the end product exceeds the Euro VI emissions standard.  Read more »

Dutch Milk Sustainably Transported with LNG

| Netherlands: Amersfoort | Source: FrieslandCampina

FrieslandCampina Volvo LNG

Milk delivered with a Volvo LNG tractor

FrieslandCampina, a Netherlands producer and seller of dairy-based consumer products, values sustainable operations. For that reason it began with its carriers to experiment with Liquefied Natural Gas fuelled transportation in 2014, starting up a pilot project using LNG as an alternative to diesel fuel. The results have been more than satisfactory. Read more »

Belgium City Embraces CNG with Scania XT

| Belgium: Hasselt | Source: Scania

Scania CNG VrachtwagenDesigned for sensitive urban environments, the first gas-powered truck in Scania’s new XT range for construction applications has found a home in the Belgian city of Hasselt. The Scania P 340 4×2 hooklift truck for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) was selected by the municipal council, primarily for its lower emissions but also because of lower operating costs. Read more »