Toyota Prepares for Hydrogen Future

| Japan: Toyota City
Toyota FC Stack production building (artist rendition)

Toyota FC Stack production building (artist rendition)

Toyota’s vision of the future includes a significant ramp up of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle sales. Its sees global sales of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) increasing significantly after 2020, to at least 30,000 per year from today’s 3,000. To prepare for this growth, the company unveiled plans for two major new facilities today. Read more »

Van Oord Contracts Keppel to build two Dual-fuel Dredgers

| Singapore and Netherlands

Van Oord TSHDs dual-fuel illustrationKeppel Offshore & Marine’s (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) has secured contracts from Dutch dredging contractor Van Oord to build two high-specification Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHDs). Built to the requirements of classification society, Bureau Veritas, the two dredgers will be equipped with dual-fuel systems capable of running on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Read more »

Gaseous Fuels the Simplest Answer to Australia’s Fuel Security

| Australia: Barton ACT

(Image: Austrade)

Does the Australian Government have its head in the sand when it comes to moving from a country largely dependent on imported liquid fuels to a nation able to take full advantage of its abundant natural gas resource? That is the question raised by Gas Energy Australia (GEA), the downstream gaseous fuels peak industry body, in response to the government acknowledging it has a serious problem. Read more »

Total Plans LNG Bunkering Facility for Sohar, Oman

| France: Paris

Oman - Port of SoharTotal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Oman to develop natural gas resources in Oman. This MoU covers both upstream and downstream businesses. Downstream includes intention to develop liquefied natural gas fuel supply for shipping in Sohar, a port city on Oman’s northern coast. Read more »

Xebec to Accelerate H2 and Renewable NG Developments with Strategic Agreements  

| Canada: Montreal QC

Xebec biogas upgrade plantXebec Adsorption Inc. (Xebec), a global provider of clean energy solutions for the industrial, energy and renewables marketplace, has entered into strategic relationships in China, Korea and Italy. The agreements relate to the Canadian company’s hydrogen energy solutions and biogas upgrading products for fuel for transportation, and technology exchange that will see new products for the North American market. Read more »

IVECO Launches Natural Gas Vehicle Range in Japan

| Italy: Turin and Japan: Yokohama

IVECO team launches NG vehicles at Truck Show in YokohamaIVECO has launched its natural gas powered vehicle range on the Japanese market with a display of the Stralis NP 400 and the Daily Blue Power Family at the Japan Truck Show in Yokohama, open from May 10th to 12th. The Stralis NP 400 is the first ever Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) truck ready for sale in Japan. Read more »

LNG Bunkering Business Launched in Japan

| Japan: Nagoya
StS LNG Bunkering vessel, LNG Fueled vessel diagram

Ship-to-Ship (StS) bunkering

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line), Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) have agreed to launch an LNG Bunkering business in Japan. They marked the decision by establishing two Joint Ventures (JV) on May 10. Read more »

Bauer CNG Station in Eastern Siberia now Operational

| Germany: Munich

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, a city and the administrative, industrial, scientific, and cultural center of Kamchatka Krai in the far east of Russia, is home to a unique Compressed Natural Gas filling station. The intense cold for much of the year is hard on equipment and planning, and the absence of a natural gas grid connection delayed commissioning. Read more »

Keppel Names SE Asia’s First LNG Powered Tug

| Singapore

keppel-dual-fuel-graphicSpecialised shipbuilder Keppel Offshore & Marine, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Singmarine, is on track to deliver South East Asia’s first dual-fuel LNG tug to Keppel Smit Towage. The vessel was named KST Liberty at a ceremony held at Keppel Singmarine yesterday, with Mr Loh Ngai Seng, Permanent Secretary at Singapore’s Ministry of Transport as the Guest of Honour. Read more »

Oasis New Light Duty Fill Valve for Global CNG and Bio-Gas Market

| New Zealand: Tauranga

Oasis Engineering Light Duty CNG Fill Valve and Transit NozzleOasis Engineering, a specialist CNG and product development company situated in the City of Tauranga, New Zealand, has recently released a new Light Duty CNG Fill Valve and Transit Nozzle. Andy Cameron, Managing Director, says the intuitive fill valve and nozzle operation redefines the flow rate standard for NGV gas delivery. Read more »