Los Angeles Contracts Applied LNG for Renewable Natural Gas

| USA, Westlake Village CA

Los Angeles WasteThe City of Los Angeles has taken another step toward meeting Southern California’s stringent air-quality goals by contracting Applied LNG to supply renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) to fuel their fleet of natural gas vehicles. The California-based energy solutions provider will deliver fuel to multiple Los Angeles LNG/LCNG stations where it will be dispensed as LNG or compressed natural gas (CNG). Read more »

GFS Corp to Convert Mexican Mine Haul Trucks to LNG

| USA, Weston FL

Komatsu 930E Haul TruckGFS Corp, a developer of systems that allow large, high horsepower diesel engines to operate on a dual-fuel combination of natural gas and diesel, in mid-December announced it is set to convert Komatsu 930E haul trucks to LNG operation at a mine in Mexico. The company’s EVO-MT® 9300 System allows large mining equipment to use LNG in place of diesel fuel to save money and to reduce emissions.  Read more »

Jamaica Initiates LNG-Bus Pilot Project

| Jamaica, Kingston

Jamaica - New Fortress LNG tanksJamaica is entering the era of natural gas powered transportation, beginning with five liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered buses. The government has approved a pilot project to retrofit buses operated by Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), the single largest carrier of passengers in the Kingston Metropolitan Region. Read more »

Mobile CNG Compressor Launched in U.S.

| USA, Bend OR

OnBoard Dynamics portable CNG compressorOnboard Dynamics (ObDI), an Oregon-based innovator in alternative refueling technologies, has launched its GoFlo™ CNG-80 mobile natural gas compressor for commercial use. The compression capacity of the GoFlo CNG-80 compressor makes it cost-effective for smaller fleets of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, as well as for the initial deployment of CNG vehicles in larger fleets. Read more »

Clean Energy Appoints Stephen Scully Chairman of Board

| USA, Newport Beach CA

Clean Energy - Stephen Scully ChairClean Energy Fuels Corp. has appointed Stephen Scully as Chairman of its board of directors, effective immediately. Mr. Scully will replace Warren Mitchell, who will remain on the board. Mr. Scully, 58 years old, was founder and president of Scully Companies, a California based truck leasing and specialized contract carriage provider. Read more »

Cummins Westport ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Certified for 2018

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Westport ISX12N truck (brochure image)Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine. Like the Cummins Westport L9N engine, the ISX12N meets California ARB optional Low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction from engines operating at the current EPA NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr. The ISX12N also meets 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements. Read more »

Renewable Methane – Clean Fuel for Today and Tomorrow

| USA, Santa Monica CA

Arthur Daniels Midland - wastewater ponds generate methaneRenewable Natural Gas (RNG), also known as biogas, biomethane and bio-CNG, with various identifying brand names such as Redeem used by Clean Energy Fuels Corporation, is undoubtedly a fuel with high quality environmental characteristics.  But just how clean is methane as a fuel for transportation? Where does RNG come from? And should policymakers focus on it or leave it out of the evolving energy matrix? California-based clean transportation and energy consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) argues for inclusion, and with good reason. Read more »

Westport MOU with Weichai Power Opens HPDI Commercialization

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. reports it has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Weichai Power Co., Ltd. (Weichai Power), which sets the framework for finalizing the development, marketing, and commercialization of the Westport high pressure direct injection (“Westport™ HPDI”) technology in China. Read more »

California’s NGV Coalition to Ramp Up Regulatory Engagement for 2018

| USA, Sacramento CA

NGV truckThe California Natural Gas Vehicles Coalition (CNGVC)’s board of directors has set a course for 2018 that prioritizes intensive engagement with California’s regulatory process and includes sponsoring near-zero-emission vehicle legislation. Objectives are to extend NGV incentive funding, improve existing programs, and protect and encourage investments in natural gas fuel technologies.  Read more »

Waste Management Plans South Carolina Facility with CNG-Powered Fleet

| USA, Hardeeville SC

WM natural gas powered truckU.S. company Waste Management is expanding its operations by constructing a new, cutting-edge facility utilizing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) at RiverPort Business Park in Hardeeville, South Carolina. The company will create 53 new jobs and invest USD 23 million at the new 25,000-square-foot facility, which will be located on Hwy 17, just off I-95 at Exit 5 in Jasper County. Read more »