Algás Incentive Finds Willing Participants for CNG Vehicle Conversions

| Brazil: Maceió | Source: Algás

Algas GNV campaignGás de Alagoas S.A. (Algás), a natural gas trading company which operates in the Brazilian state of Alagoas, has hit a winner with its “GNV é mil” promotion. The initial offering has been fully subscribed and now a second CNG conversion offering has been introduced. Read more »

CNG Fuel Sustains Passenger Transportation in Morelia

| Mexico: Morelia | Source:
Gaseco gas conversion advert

Gaseco promotes CNG conversion

Residents of the State of Michoacán on Mexico’s west coast has been stimulated by the shortage of gasoline to look for fuel alternatives. Over the past year more than 1100 public transport vehicles have switched to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in the metropolitan area of Morelia, the state’s capital city. Read more »

Transcaribe in Cartagena adds 131 Natural Gas Buses

| Colombia: Cartagena | Source: Caracol Radio

CNG buses for CartagenaTranscaribe in the Colombian City of Cartagena has added 131 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to its fleet. Of the 131 buses, 32 are dual articulated (doors on both sides of the body), with capacity for 140 passengers each; 69 are standards, with capacity for 90 people; and 30 are ‘busetons’ (feeder buses) capable of carrying 50 passengers per vehicle. Read more »

Faber to Supply CNG Type 4 Cylinders for Bogota Scania Bus Order

| Italy: Cividale del Friuli | Source: Faber Industrie Spa
Faber CNG Cylinder

CNG Cylinder (Image: Faber)

Faber Industrie Spa (Faber), Italian producer of seamless steel and composite cylinders, has been awarded the supply of Type 4 CNG (compressed natural gas) cylinders (tanks) for the renewal of the tender for Bogota’s TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit System fleet. This tender, awarded by Scania, has just been won for buses running on natural gas. Read more »

Brazilian Biogas Producer Starts RNG for Vehicle Fuel

| Brazil: Rio de Janeiro | Source: Brasil Energia Online via ABEGÁS
Biomethane for vehicles in Brazil

Biomethane for vehicles (image: ABiogás)

GEO Energética, a 100% Brazilian company that produces biogas from agroindustrial waste, has put into operation a biogas purification unit for the production of biomethane for use as a vehicular fuel. The unit is located in its biogas plant, installed since 2012, at the sugar and alcohol plant of Coopcana, Tamboara (PR). Read more »

CNG Fuel on Upward Surge in Brazil

| Brazil: Rio de Janeiro | Source: ABEGÁS and Argus Media

Brazil CNG conversion installationBrazilian compressed natural gas (CNG) sales reached a record 6.25mn m3/d in September as more motorists shift away from gasoline and hydrous ethanol, reports Argus Media. The Brazilian Association of Piped Gas Distributors – ABEGÁS – is projecting that 150,000 vehicles will be converted to use CNG this year, up from 127,000 vehicles in 2017. Read more »

Scania Wins Record Order for Natural Gas Buses for Bogota

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: Scania, Gas Natural S.A. ESP and other sources

Bogota CNG BusIn its largest Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus delivery ever, Scania will supply 481 Euro 6 buses for the renewal of Bogotá’s TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit system. Colombia’s capital city is replacing its earlier Euro 2 and Euro 3 diesel buses with the latest in low-emission technology. Read more »

Peru Sets Up Funding for Conversion of Cars to CNG

| Peru: Lima | Source: MINEM

Peru CNG VehiclePeru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM) has invited citizens to participate in the financing program for conversion of vehicles to Compress Natural Gas (CNG) with resources made available through the Social Energy Inclusion Fund (FISE). The program estimates conversion of 15,000 vehicles per year in 12 regions of the country. Read more »

CNG Buses Now Service Santiago, Chile’s Tourists

| Chile: Santiago | Source: Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

CNG buses for Santiago ChileNew Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses commenced operations this week at part of tourist services in Chile’s capital city of Santiago. These convertible, low environmental impact vehicles will deliver tourists from the city centre to the spectacular views and attractions of Santiago Metropolitan Park (Parquemet), including the renowned San Cristóbal Hill with its statue of the Immaculate Conception, and the Antilén pools. Read more »

Naturgas to Stimulate CNG Uptake for Colombia’s Aburrá Valley

| Colombia: Medellín | Source: Naturgas

Colombia_EPM segundo-distribuidor-gasThe president of the Colombian Natural Gas Association, Orlando Cabrales Segovia, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding that seeks to promote the consumption of cleaner energy sources such as natural gas for mobility in the Aburrá Valley, in Colombia’s populous Andean Region. According to the president the primary objective is to promote a cleaner automotive fleet in this environmentally sensitive area. Read more »