Three Years Using LNG and Looking Good says TOTE

| Denmark: Copenhagen and USA: Princeton NJ

Isla Bella in serviceAmerican shipping company, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, 2a division of TOTE Inc., has returned very positive reports on its LNG-powered containerships, Isla Bella and Perla del Caribe as they approach the third anniversary of commencing operations. The 3,100-TEU sister ships serve the route between Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico and are notable for being propelled by the first ME-GI dual-fuel engines produced by MAN Energy Solutions. Read more »

Experts Discuss NGV Innovation and Challenges

| USA: Washington DC

USA_ANGI_154859_KTLaCrossefuelisland_websiteScott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe reports on the Innovations in Natural Gas Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure session held as part of WGC 2018 (conducted by the International Gas Union (IGU) and American Gas Association (AGA)). The session explored the drivers for innovation in NGVs and fueling infrastructure and examined what, if anything, could and should be done to encourage further innovations. Read more »

Air Products Accelerates China’s Hydrogen Infrastructure Development

| USA: Lehigh Valley PA

Air Products SmartFuel® H2 dispenserGlobal industrial gases company Air Products has signed cooperation and equipment supply agreements with Beijing Sinoscience Fullcryo Technology Co., Ltd. (Fullcryo) to accelerate the development of hydrogen infrastructure and support Fullcryo’s first, and also China’s first, commercial-scale liquid hydrogen-based fueling station. Read more »

RTC expands CNG Fleet in Las Vegas Valley

| USA: St. Cloud MN

RTC Southern Nevada CNG New FlyerRegional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has exercised options for two orders from New Flyer of America Inc., one for 40 sixty-foot compressed natural gas (CNG) and the other for 15 forty-foot CNG Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses. Read more »

Natural Gas Engine Dramatically Reduces Smog from HD Trucks, Study Shows

| USA: Riverside CA
Center for Environmental Research and Technology

Dr. Kent Johnson, assistant research engineer at CE-CERT

The University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) this week published results of a new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines, showing a new 11.9-liter engine achieved California’s lowest smog-forming emissions standard, and maintained those emission during all types of driving. Read more »

Carnival’s LNG-Powered Cruise Ship to Homeport at Port Canaveral FL

| USA: Port Canaveral FL
Artist rendition Canaveral Port Authority Terminal 3 Carnival Cruise Line

Artist’s rendering of Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3

Carnival’s new 180,000-ton ship, the first North American-based LNG powered vessel, will homeport at Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3 following unanimous approval from the Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) Board of Commissioners. Terminal 3 is planned for completion by June 2020. Read more »

Q-LNG ATB Newbuild Contract goes to VT Halter Marine

| USA: New Orleans LA

Q-LNG BargeNew Orleans-based Q-LNG Transport, formed to own and operate assets providing marine transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has contracted with VT Halter Marine, Inc. of Mississippi for the construction of America’s first offshore LNG Articulated Tug and Barge (ATB).  The ATB project will rely heavily on the collaboration between VT Halter and Wärtsilä, who will be delivering a large scope of equipment to the project. Read more »

Agility Launches Advanced Clean Fuel Solutions in India for Long-Range Buses and Trucks

| USA: Costa Mesa CA
Agility Fuel Solutions ProRail CNG System

ProRail CNG System by Agility

Agility Fuel Solutions, a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, announced today at the Busworld India tradeshow in Bengaluru that its efficient, globally-used clean energy storage and powertrain systems are being launched in the Indian market with a turnkey approach that includes design, manufacture, testing and aftermarket support, with the requisite local certifications and homologation. Read more »

Landi Renzo USA Gains CARB Certification for New Ford F-250/350

| USA: Torrance CA

Ford F250-350 avail with Landi Renzo EPA-approved CNG systemsLandi Renzo USA, a division of Landi Renzo Group, has achieved California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification for new Ford F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks across all cab configurations with compressed natural gas (CNG). Landi Renzo’s Eco-Ready Fleet™ CNG systems help fleets run cleaner by lowering vehicle emissions and reducing environmental impact, while decreasing fuel costs and maintaining vehicle performance. Read more »

North America’s First LNG Bunker Barge Delivered

| USA: Morgan City LA

Conrad Bunker BargeFollowing a successful gas trial execution in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, the first LNG bunker barge built in North America, by Conrad Industries, Inc., was last week delivered to TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico in the Port of Jacksonville, Florida. The Clean Jacksonville will bunker two Marlin Class containerships operating on LNG fuel between Jacksonville and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read more »