Westport Will Sell CNG Compressor Business to Snam S.p.A.

| Canada: Vancouver BC

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its Cherasco, Italy-based compressed natural gas (CNG) compressor business to Snam S.p.A. for a cash purchase price of EUR 12.5M (USD 14.8M), subject to certain customary adjustments and closing conditions. Snam owns 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 the first LNG terminal built in Italy. Read more »

PennDOT Completes 12 of 29 CNG Stations

| USA: Houston TX

Trillium New Castle TA Ribbon CuttingThe Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continues to roll out its CNG P3 Project which aims to construct fueling stations for the supply of Compressed Natural Gas to more than 1,600 public-transit buses at 29 sites. According to the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT), eight stations were completed in 2017 and four have been opened in 2018. Station builder Trillium, PennDOT and New Castle Transit Authority (NCTA) celebrated the opening of one of those stations last week. Read more »

NGV Global to Convene Natural Gas for Transportation Session at WGC 2018

| USA: Washington DC
NGV Global 2017 at Rotterdam - Diego Goldin Plenary

Diego Goldin with convene transport discussion at WGC2018.

In the IGU’s 2017 Edition of Global Natural Gas Insights, it is stated: “The use of natural gas in transportation is seeing exponential growth, offering significant long-term cost savings, while greatly improving air-quality”. As the initiator and convenor of the session Global Opportunities in the Transportation Market at WGC 2018 (June 25-29, Washington DC), NGV Global leads a panel of experts who will explore and build upon this theme as it relates to land and sea mobility and a sustainable energy future. Read more »

TransLink Receives 106 CNG Buses with Cummins Westport LN9 Engines

| Canada: Surrey BC

New Flyer CNG buses for TransLink in Surrey BCThe Metro Vancouver city of Surrey is excited about 106 new New Flyer Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses. The buses join the fleet of Coastal Mountain Bus Company, the largest operating company in the integrated TransLink enterprise. They add to the 146 CNG buses in the fleet, operating out of the Port Coquitlam Transit Centre and the Hamilton Transit Centre in Richmond. Just in time for summer, all new CNG buses are climate controlled and set for 20.5°C Read more »

Xebec to Accelerate H2 and Renewable NG Developments with Strategic Agreements  

| Canada: Montreal QC

Xebec biogas upgrade plantXebec Adsorption Inc. (Xebec), a global provider of clean energy solutions for the industrial, energy and renewables marketplace, has entered into strategic relationships in China, Korea and Italy. The agreements relate to the Canadian company’s hydrogen energy solutions and biogas upgrading products for fuel for transportation, and technology exchange that will see new products for the North American market. Read more »

Total and Clean Energy to Drive Deployment of Natural Gas HD Trucks in USA

| France: Paris and USA: Newport Beach CA
Andrew Littlefair, CEO of Clean Energy, and Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of Total

Andrew Littlefair, CEO of Clean Energy, and Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of Total

Total SA and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. today announced that the two companies have entered into a broad strategic agreement to drive deployment of new natural gas heavy-duty trucks. Total has agreed to purchase up to 50.8 million shares of Clean Energy’s common stock for $83.4 million, to become Clean Energy’s largest stockholder with ownership of 25% of Clean Energy’s outstanding shares of common stock. Read more »

Cleaner Ports with CWI Near-Zero RNG Trucks

| USA: Newport Beach CA

RNG Port Trucks (TTSI)Ultra clean CWI engines achieve the lowest emissions of any heavy-duty engine used in any truck in North America, yet deliver diesel caliber performance with reliability and durability. That is good news for California which is determined to drive down air pollution from drayage fleets servicing the busiest ports in the USA. A project involving two ports, six trucking firms, trucks powered by Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) near-zero ISX12N engines, and Redeem™ — Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s brand of renewable natural gas (RNG), is leading by example. Read more »

American Brewer to Convert Entire Dedicated Fleet to Renewable Power by 2025

| USA: St Louis MO and Salt Lake City UT

Anheuser-Busch plans H2-electric semi trucksAnheuser-Busch and Nikola Motor Company today announced that America’s leading brewer has placed an order for up to 800 hydrogen-electric powered semi-trucks from the pioneer in hydrogen-electric renewable technology. The zero-emission trucks — which will be able to travel between 500 and 1,200 miles and be refilled within 20 minutes, reducing idle time — are expected to be integrated into Anheuser-Busch’s dedicated fleet beginning in 2020. Read more »

Swagelok Seeks Optimum Location for Global HQ and Innovation Center

| USA: Solon OH

Swagelok Company, a global developer and manufacturer of fluid system solutions, plans to construct a new Global Headquarters and Innovation Center. Swagelok expects to invest between $30M-$50M in the campus, which will include a new, state-of-the-art Innovation Center, and Customer Welcome Center to provide the company and its global customer base with dedicated space to collaborate on fluid system technology development including for natural gas fuel. Read more »

First Truck with CWI 12L Near Zero Natural Gas Engine Goes to California’s AJR Trucking

| USA: Long Beach CA
AJR Trucking receives Kenworth with CWI NZ 12 litre engine ACT Expo May2018

AJR Trucking T680 with Cummins Westport ISX12N

AJR Trucking, a California supplier of transportation services to the USPS for over 30 years, received the keys to the first truck equipped with the Cummins Westport 12-liter ISX12N engine. The ISX12N is the only engine to be certified by the California Air Resources Board as meeting the California Air Resources Board’s toughest optional Low NOx standard, which is 90% cleaner than current federal EPA emission standards. Read more »