Air Products Equipment Bound for China Energy’s First H2 Fueling Station

| USA: Lehigh Valley PA and China: Shanghai

Air Products, a world-leading industrial gases company, has signed an agreement with state-owned Shenhua New Energy Co. Ltd. (New Energy), a subsidiary of China’s energy conglomerate China Energy Investment Group Co., Ltd. (China Energy), to provide two hydrogen dispensers to China Energy’s first commercial hydrogen fueling station project in Rugao City of Jiangsu Province, eastern China. Read more »

MAN Diesel & Turbo and Hyundai to Build Engine Test Facility in Korea

| Denmark: Copenhagen

ME-GI Pump Vaporizer UnitMAN Diesel & Turbo is to build a new test-engine facility in collaboration with its two-stroke licensee, HHI-EMD, the engine and machinery division of Hyundai Heavy Industries. The new venture aims to expand MAN Diesel & Turbo’s R&D test capacity, in the process strengthening its development of dual-fuel gas engines. Read more »

Mahindra Launches Bi-fuel KUV100 Trip

| India, Mumbai

Mahindra KUV100 Trip CNGIndia’s automotive manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a company of Mahindra Group, has reportedly launched a new Compressed Natural Gas powered compact SUV. The KUV100 Trip bi-fuel version (CNG and petrol) has a starting price of Rs 5.16 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), about USD 7,925. The diesel version is 5% more expensive. Read more »

GTT’s LNG Brick Bunker Tank Testing Completed

| France: Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse

GTT LNG BrickWith the rise in the use of LNG as a fuel, the marine industry requires new cryogenic storage solutions which are both compact and easy to install. To meet this requirement, GTT has developed the LNG Brick® technology and announces the end of its test campaign. Read more »

ANG System Captures Farm Generated Gas for Transport and Other Applications

| USA, Fremont CA

Cenergy Solutions stored gas in ThailandCenergy Solutions, Inc. has entered into an agreement to use its proprietary Adsorbent Natural Gas (ANG) Storage System to capture biogas that is being vented at several pig farms in Thailand. The low pressure storage system provides opportunity to economically store, transport and utilize renewable biogas, for which one of the potential uses is vehicle fuel. Read more »

HDCNG Mine Truck Trial to be Discussed at Gas Energy Australia Forum

| Australia, Crestmead QLD

New Acland Mine HDCNG trial truck CAT789CNew Hope Group, an Australian coal-mining and energy company, is trialling a diesel and natural gas hybrid truck at its New Acland Mine on the Darling Downs in southern Queensland. The High Density Compressed Natural Gas truck was developed by Mine Energy Solutions and runs on an advanced dual fuel system. Diesel displacement above 80% has been achieved. Read more »

Japan H2 Mobility formed to Deploy Hydrogen Refuelling

| Japan, Tokyo

H2 Station Construction TargetsJapan H2 Mobility, LLC (JHyM) is a company newly established by eleven companies to accelerate the full-fledged development of hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles (FCV) in Japan. Deployment will be guided by the Japanese Central Government’s Ministerial Council on Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Related Issues (“Basic Hydrogen Strategy” published on December 26, 2017). Read more »

Ankai Secures 70 CNG Bus Order for Kazakhstan

| China, Hefei

Ankai CNG Buses being built for KazakhstanOn the production line of Chinese bus manufacturer Anhui Ankai Automobile Co., Ltd. (Ankai), 70 exotic Ankai natural gas buses are being built for Kazakhstan. Ankai reports there is a “new upsurge” in the New Year’s orders. The buses have been ordered by Kazakhstan Saryarka AvtoProm LLP, which signed up for 70 8.5 metre units in January.  Read more »

World-first LR-approved LNG-fuelled Bulk Carrier Delivered

| South Korea, Ulsan

Ilshin Green Iris (image: Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and Ilshin Logistics have successfully delivered the world’s first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier under the dual-class of Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Korean Register. Fitted with a MAN ME-GI main engine, the 50,000 dwt bulk carrier has also been verified to be in compliance with the International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code. Read more »