IVECO’s 1,000th Stralis NP 400hp Truck goes to Germany’s First CO2 Neutral Fleet

| Germany and Italy

Iveco Stralis NP VERBIO Logistik GmbHIveco, part of CNH Industrial, has supplied five Stralis NP trucks to VERBIO Logistik GmbH (a subsidiary of VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG). VERBIO will run the new vehicles on biomethane generated from straw, taking a significant step towards CO₂ neutral transport in heavy goods vehicles. This supply also marks an important milestone for IVECO: the 1,000th Stralis NP delivered. Read more »

Paris City Hall Uses LNG-Fuelled Trucks

| France, Paris

Iveco and Renault selected to supply natural gas powered trucks equipped with Allison AutomaticsIn France, the publicly-financed vehicle fleet of Paris City Hall, which since 2014 has halted the purchase of diesel vehicles as a matter of ecological policy, has taken delivery of 11 new heavy goods vehicles and utilities vehicles with Allison transmissions and powered by natural gas. Iveco and Renault models were selected. Read more »

Snam Tenders €33m CNG-Powered Fleet Replacement

| Italy, San Donato

eni-snam CNGSnam S.p.A., a European leader in the construction and integrated management of natural gas infrastructure, has launched an estimated € 33 million Euro (excluding VAT) call for tenders for the renewal of its car fleet to natural gas. Snam is the owner of Europe’s largest, most accessible pipeline network (32,455 km), one of the largest storage infrastructures in the European Union (16.5 bcm capacity) and of the first LNG terminal built in Italy. Read more »

Rostov-on-Don Acquires NefAZ CNG Buses

| Russia, Rostov-on-Don

NEFAZ 5299-40-51 CNG buses for Rostov-on-DonNefAZ PTC, a subsidiary of KamAZ, has delivered a batch of low-floor NEFAZ buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia. The city acquired 25 low-floor large capacity buses, model NEFAZ 5299-40-51. New buses will begin to serve the city’s routes in the near future. Read more »

NGV Global Welcomes HYGEN

| Latvia, Riga

HYGEN logoHYGEN has become the latest company to join NGV Global as a Corporate Member. Based in Riga, Latvia, the company has a global aspiration to transform gas distribution grids into fueling infrastructure for natural gas vehicles (NGV) by bringing to market a low-cost Home Fueling Appliance. Read more »

Renfe Commences LNG Passenger Train Trials in Spain

| Spain, Madrid

Renfe Prototype LNG passenger trainThe first traction tests in Europe of a train powered by liquefied natural gas are underway in Spain. The tests, conducted on the line between Mieres and Figaredo, will analyze the potential environmental and economic advantages that natural gas can provide in rail transport using non-electrified lines. in atendance for the launch were Spain’s Minister of Development, Íñigo de la Serna, and Minister of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, Álvaro Nadal. Read more »

Romania’s Antares Group Completes First Vehicle Conversion to CNG

| Romania, Râmnicu Vâlcea

Romania_CNG Conversion by Antares GroupIn Râmnicu Vâlcea, the capital city of Vâlcea County, Romania, the Antares Group has successfully completed the country’s first conversion of a motor vehicle to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The success comes after a long training with specialist technicians, both in Italy and Romania. Antares Motors will now offer customers on the Romanian market the opportunity to convert their vehicles to CNG. Read more »

IVECO Natural Power Daily Vans for Veolia

| United Kingdom, Basildon

Iveco Daily UK CNGIVECO has supplied three compressed natural gas powered Daily Natural Power vans to Veolia, the UK’s largest waste management company. The vehicles will carry specialist equipment for removing graffiti, as part of a new contract with the London Borough of Camden. Read more »

EU-funded ‘Causeway’ to Greener Transport Underway in Ireland

| Ireland, Galway

GNI image 2018 - Causeway ProjectNational University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) and Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) are leading a new transport revolution as they introduce compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable gas for trucks, vans and buses. The ‘Causeway’ project will see the development of a natural gas transport re-fuelling network in Ireland. Read more »

LR-classed Hydroville Prepares Way for H2-Powered Vessels

| United Kingdom, London

Hydroville - H2-poweredAntwerp maritime group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) has launched its new hydrogen-powered passenger vessel, Hydroville, classed by LR. The catamaran crew boat is the first LR-classed vessel to use hydrogen to power a diesel engine. The advantage of hydrogen is that no CO2, particulate matter or sulphur oxides are released during combustion. Read more »