Enagás Emprende buys into Sustainable Mobility Start-up Hygen

| Spain: Madrid and Latvia: Riga | Source: Enagás
HYGEN Team

Alex Safronov and Robert Strods, Hygen founders.

Enagás Emprende, an Enagás subsidiary, has become one of the shareholders of Hygen, a start-up technology company facilitating the supply of compressed natural gas/biomethane (CNG/bio-CNG) to vehicles. HYGEN is focusing on the G-Mobility providing original decentralized gaseous refueling solutions that can refuel vehicles everywhere. Read more »

Innogy Energo Plans BioCNG Tests at 63 Stations in Czechia

| Czechia: Prague | Source: prazskypatriot.cz

CNG station image by innogyFor the first time in Czechia, drivers of compressed natural gas (CNG) cars have the opportunity to try driving on BioCNG supplied by Innogy Energo s.r.o., currently the largest public network of CNG stations in the Czech Republic. Biomethane-enriched natural gas is an emission-pure variant of CNG, which, when burned, releases up to 80% less carbon dioxide emissions into the air than petrol or diesel, and thus meets even the strictest limits of pure mobility. Read more »

Finnish Refuse Tender Won with Biogas Fleet

| Sweden and Finland | Source: Scania

ScaniaP340 NG for UrbaserInclusion of natural gas powered vehicles in its fleet was the decisive factor for Kuopio Municipality in Finland to choose Urbaser as the successful refuse collection tenderer. Urbaser had the advantage of offering its services using six Scania’s biogas trucks.

“We will continue to increase the number of biogas vehicles,” says Urbaser’s Fleet Manager Harri Hietala. “Our customers are increasingly interested in reducing emissions from transport and in tenders calling for more environmentally sound alternatives. Read more »

BMS GmbH Opens 2nd LNG filling station in Germany

| Germany: Munich | Source: BayWa AG

BayWA LNG Station NordlingenBayWa Mobility Solutions GmbH (BMS) has now put a second LNG station (liquefied natural gas) into operation in Nördlingen, Bavaria. It is located at Markhamstraße 2 in the industrial area of Am Steinernen Mann in North Rhine-Westphalia, where BayWa already offers diesel and petrol at its automatic filling station that opened in 2015. Read more »

20 Hydrogen Solaris buses for Zuid-Holland

| The Netherlands | Source: Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.

Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen busA contract for the delivery of 20 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses was signed by representatives of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. and the operator Connexxion providing transport services for South Holland province. Twenty hydrogen Solaris buses will be delivered to that destination by the end of 2021. Read more »

Volvo and Daimler Plan JV to Develop Sustainable Transportation

| Sweden: Gothenburg | Source: AB Volvo

The common goal is for both companies to offer heavy-duty vehicles with fuel cells for demanding long-haul applications.
Volvo-Daimler JV Notice

Sharing the Green Deal vision of sustainable transport and a carbon neutral Europe by 2050, two leading companies in the commercial vehicle industry, Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group, have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish a new joint venture. The intention is to develop, produce and commercialize fuel cell systems for heavy-duty vehicle applications and other use cases. Read more »

Gasrec CNG and LNG Sales up for Q1

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Gasrec Ltd
Gasrec-DIRFT-natural gas refuelling station

Gasrec’s flagship DIRFT facility has the capacity to refuel 700 heavy goods vehicles per day.

Gasrec has recorded a five-fold increase in sales of gas across its commercial vehicle refuelling network in the first quarter of 2020, versus the same period in 2019. This record growth follows an influx of new trucks into the market running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquified natural gas (LNG) – with demand in March 2020 exceeding the previous peak of September 2014, at the height of the Euro-5 dual fuel era. Read more »

All-new SEAT Leon Includes Two Natural Gas Models

| Spain: Martorell | Source: SEAT

All New Seat Leon 1.5 TGI The all-new SEAT Leon offers five different engine technologies designed to deliver customers the right combination of vehicle and engine to match their specific needs. Included are two compressed natural gas (CNG) models: 1.5 TGI 130PS 6-speed Manual and 1.5 TGI 130PS 7-speed DSG. Read more »

Natural Gas Powered Transportation Gains Ground in Czech Republic

| Czech Republic: Prague | Source: Czech Gas Association

CNG image by innogyConsumption of natural gas in transport in the Czech Republic in 2019 increased by more than 20% year-on-year to a record 91.3 million cubic meters, reports the Czech Gas Association. Currently, over 25,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles run on Czech roads, for which more than 200 filling stations are already available. Last year, liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks appeared in normal operation for the first time. Read more »

Ecological Solaris Buses for Ostrava

| Czech Republic: Ostrava | Source: Solaris

Solaris Urbino 18 CNG 4Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. has secured yet another significant order for environmentally friendly, CNG-fuelled articulated buses. Pursuant to the contract signed between the manufacturer and public transport operator Dopravní podnik Ostrava a.s., the Czech city of Ostrava will receive 37 state-of-the-art Solaris Urbino 18 CNG buses. Read more »