ANLA Specifies VAT Exemption for Natural Gas Powered Buses

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: Gobierno de Colombia, ANLA
Bogota CNG Bus

Bogota CNG bus

Colombia’s Autoridad Nacional de Licencias Ambientales — ANLA (National Authority of Environmental Licences) recently approved environmental certifications for mass transit companies in the country to access tax benefits, incorporating energy sources that are more environmentally friendly. ANLA has confirmed with NGV Global News the exemption is inclusive of buses fuelled by natural gas. Read more »

Australia’s Incat Secures Contract for LNG-Powered World-Leading Ferry

| Australia: Hobart TAS | Source: Incat Australia

Buquebus world largest aluminium ferry conceptAustralian shipbuilder Incat, based in Hobart, Tasmania, has secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship. The vessel, like its Incat-built predecessor Francisco, will be used Liquefied Natural Gas to achieve a maximum speed of over forty knots. The 130‑metre ferry will join the other Incat ships already serving various ports between Argentina and Uruguay. Read more »

Peruvian Conversions to CNG Continue Steady Growth

| Peru: Lima | Source: INFOGAS
sitec GNV Conversion Workshop

(Image: sitec in Lima)

In Peru, the natural gas vehicle (NGV) market has transitioned from a new market in 2005 through years of major expansion to achieve an average of 7.5% growth per annum over the past three years. 2019 looks set to continue that trend. According to information supplied by INFOGAS for the end of April 2019, 281,194 vehicles have now been converted to CNG operation, of which 277,338 are recorded as being active (not deregistered). Read more »

Fiat Introduces Grand Siena CNG to Brazil

| Brazil: Sao Paulo | Source: FCA Brazil

Fiat Grand Siena Attractive CNG Fiat has introduced the Grand Siena 1.4 to the Brazilian marketplace. Equipped with flex-fuel motorization and factory-prepared for driving with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), the vehicle is offered with original one-year warranty for fifth-generation CNG kits installed by INMETRO-certified converters, which Fiat says is an unprecedented and exclusive advantage that makes the Grand Siena the most cost-effective sedan on the market. Read more »

Colombia Incentivises Cleaner-Fuelled Mass Transit with VAT Exemptions

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: ANLA Communications

Colombia air pollutionColombia’s National Environmental Licenses Authority (ANLA) has approved environmental certifications for mass transit companies in the country to access tax benefits in the form of VAT exemptions when incorporating non-conventional renewable energy sources for their fleet operations. Natural gas fueled buses will qualify for VAT exemption, local media reports ANLA as confirming. Read more »

Colombian Market Study Reveals Improving Competitiveness of CNG

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: Naturgas

Bogota gas busThe Colombian Natural Gas Association, Naturgas, has published a study conducted by the industry to analyze the competitiveness of different fuels for urban transport. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Vehicular Natural Gas (GNV) as it is known in Colombia, clearly demonstrates its economic advantage. Read more »

Bolivian Automotive Fleet Reaches 25 Percent Natural Gas Powered

| Bolivia: La Paz | Source: EEC-GNV

EEC-GNV image - CILINDROSThe Executive Director of Bolivia’s Execution Entity of Conversion to Natural Gas Vehicles (EEC-GNV), Alejandra Huaylla, reported in February that growth of natural gas vehicles in his country has been exponential. The national fleet has grown from 40,000 vehicles in 2005 to 390,000 vehicles today using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), representing 25% of the entire Bolivian automotive fleet. “We can qualify this program as successful”, Huaylla says. Read more »

HAM Introduces First LNG Mobile Refuelling Station in South America

| Spain and Peru | Source: HAM Group

Ham Group installs mobile LNG fuel stationHAM Group has designed and manufactured the first mobile liquefied natural gas (LNG) station in South America. This unit has been entrusted to HAM by Quavii, a commercial brand of the company Gases del Pacífico, which is part of the Promigas Group, the market leader in the distribution of natural gas by pipeline in Peru. Read more »

LNG Proposed for HD Vehicles in Bolivia

| Bolivia: La Paz | Source: YPFB

HD Trucks on dusty Bolivian roadBolivia’s state owned and operated oil company Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) is conducting a series of tests aimed at replacing the short-term consumption of diesel by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in heavy transport and the public sector fleet. Gas will be sourced from its LNG Plant in Rio Grande, Santa Cruz. Read more »

Landi Renzo – Uber Collaboration in Brazil Offers Conversion to CNG

| Brazil: Sao Paolo and Italy: Cavriago (RE) | Source: Landi Renzo

Brazil Uber graphicLandi Renzo Brasil, the Brazilian subsidiary of the Landi Renzo Group, has signed an exclusive collaboration contract with Uber, the global company that connects passengers and drivers. This agreement provides for the conversion of cars owned by Uber partners all over Brazil to natural gas fuel using Landi Renzo’s methane gas components and systems. Read more »