New Three-Wheeler CNG Range for Patna by Piaggio

| India: Patna | Source: Piaggio Vehicles and MotorIndia

Piaggio Range 2019 CNGIn India, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), a 100 % subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group, has rolled out its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered, water-cooled 395cc engine vehicle range for the Patna, Bihar market. The launch coincides with the inauguration of the city gas distribution (CGD) system in Patna, a ancient city that sprawls alongside the Ganges River.  Read more »

Ford India Launches Aspire CNG

| India: Chengalpattu | Source: Ford India Pvt. Ltd.

Ford Aspire CNG (India)Ford India has updated the Aspire with a CNG option. The bi-fuel option will be offered in the Ambiente and Trend Plus trims at a price of Rs 6,27,414  (USD 8,783) and Rs 7,12,314 (USD 9,972) ex-showroom respectively. The Ford Aspire will come equipped with a sequential Italian-designed CNG kit from the factory, supplied and installed by Lovato (Krishna Landi Renzo India Private Limited). Read more »

RariTEK Highlights Natural Gas Technology Options for Tatarstan’s Agriculture

| Tatarstan: Naberezhnye Chelny (Russia)  | Source: RariTEK Group

Gomselmash Gas harvester KZS-4118K PALESSERussian manufacturing group RariTEK, participating this last week at the Collegium of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan, discussed and displayed natural gas technology as it applies to the region’s massive agricultural sector. Read more »

Hydrogen Refuelling Network Expands in Germany

| Germany: Munich | Source: TÜV SÜD

World H2 Station Map 2019In Germany, 17 new public refuelling stations started operation in 2018, further consolidating Germany as the country with the second largest public hydrogen refuelling infrastructure globally with 60 public stations, ahead of the USA (42 stations) and only surpassed by Japan (96 public stations). Read more »

India Launches CNG Station Scheme Amid National Network Enhancement

| India: New Delhi | Source: Government of India

Mahanagar Gas CNG StationIndia’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan this week launched a Dealer Owned Dealer Operated (DODO) model for setting up CNG stations. In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, India’s Council of States, he also described measures being undertaken to massively expand the availability of natural gas across the nation. Read more »

MOL’s Tugboat Ishin Bunkers LNG Fuel – First in Kansai Region

| Japan: Tokyo | Source: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

MOL Bunkers LNG for Ishin Tugboat Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL)’s LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin bunkered LNG fuel in Sakai Senboku Port for the first time on January 31, in preparation for test operation. MOL ordered the vessel from Kanagawa Dockyard Co., Ltd. This is the first bunkering of LNG as a vessel fuel at any port in the Kansai region. Read more »

Kawasaki Designs LNG-fuelled Bulk Carrier Without Cargo Intrusion

| Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd | Source: Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd

Kawasaki LNG-fuelled Bulk Carrier DesignKawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd says development of a design for a 200,000 DWT bulk carrier powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) had been completed. The design had received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from the Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) based on the classification society’s Rule Part GF, which adopts the IGF Code*. Read more »

CNG Production Pending for Volkswagen’s New Indian Tech Center

| India: Pune | Source: ŠKODA

SKODA-VW Technology Center PuneŠKODA AUTO and Volkswagen have celebrated the opening of a new Technology Center in Pune, India, attended by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and other government officials. On behalf of the Volkswagen Group, ŠKODA is leading the INDIA 2.0 project, which sets out the Volkswagen Group’s model campaign on the Indian market. CNG vehicles may be forthcoming. Read more »

Emirates Transport 2018 CNG Conversions Up 21%

| UAE: Dubai | Source: Emirates Transport

Dubai CNG conversion centre Emirates GasAl Etihad Centre, a subsidiary of Emirates Transport (ET) which specialises in converting vehicles to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG), reported it converted 1,325 vehicles to natural gas fuel during 2018. The Centre serves clientele from both the government and private sectors. Read more »