Pennsylvania DEP Calls for Alt-Fuel Infrastructure Grant Applications

| USA: Harrisburg PA | Source: Penn Dept. of Environmental Protection

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has called for applications for approximately $1 million in grants to support the installation of publicly accessible alternative fuel infrastructure projects in designated major transportation corridors. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is included. Read more »

Funding for 12 CNG Projects to Improve Pennsylvania Air Quality

| USA: Harrisburg PA | Source: Penn Dept. of Environmental Protection
Giant Eagle CNG Station

Giant Eagle will add 20 CNG trucks to its fleet.

Twelve Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) clean energy vehicle projects have been funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as part of the commonwealth’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants (AFIG) Program. CNG projects accounted for almost 73% of funds approved. Read more »

Hexagon Composites Moves to Acquire 100% Agility Fuel Solutions

| USA: Costa Mesa CA | Source: Agility Fuel Solutions

Agility Logo Fuel SolutionsHexagon Composites ASA (Hexagon) has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 50% of Agility Fuel Solutions Holdings Inc. (Agility).  By bringing together two leading players in clean energy, the two companies will become an even stronger force in driving energy transformation globally by promoting natural gas and other alternative fuels. Read more »

US DOE Natural Gas Vehicle Research Coming to NGVAmerica Summit

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

As part of NGVAmerica’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Industry Summit agenda in Palm Springs, California from November 13 to 16, 2018, a new interactive session on Natural Gas Vehicle Research by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Laboratories has been introduced. Read more »

Nikola Creates Hydrogen Truck for European Market

| USA: Phoenix AZ | Source: Nikola Motor Company

nikola tre1 (for Europe)U.S. hybrid truck manufacturer Nikola Motor Company has responded to growing interest from European customers by creating a hydrogen-electric truck for their market. Named the ‘Nikola Tre’ (three), the truck has 500 to 1,000 HP, 6×4 or 6×2 configurations and a range of 500 to 1,200 kilometers depending on options. Read more »

CGA Renewable Gas Funding Proposal Receives Support

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Canadian Gas Association

Canada - CGA Proposal Renewable Gas (cover clip)The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) last month said it received broad support from stakeholders encouraging the Government of Canada to endorse CGA’s federal policy proposal for a Renewable Gas Innovation Program. A persuasive element of the proposal relates to the immediate benefit derived from switching transportation to this clean fuel. Read more »

Hexagon to Supply H2 Tanks for New Flyer Fuel Cell Buses

| USA: Lincoln NE | Source: Hexagon Composites

Hexagon Lincoln Hydrogen storageNorth America’s largest transit bus maker, New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Canada ULC (collectively “New Flyer”), has ordered high-pressure hydrogen tanks from Hexagon Composites to be used on 25 of its Xcelsior® hydrogen fuel cell (or fuel cell-electric) transit buses. Read more »

Hexagon Acquires Testing Technology for Type 4 HP Cylinders

| USA: Denver CO | Source: Hexagon Composites ASA

Hexagon Lincoln CylindersHexagon Composites ASA has moved to acquire the technology testing company Digital Wave Corporation, based in Denver, Colorado. With this acquisition, Hexagon Composites will fully integrate capabilities for testing and requalification of high-pressure cylinders. Read more »

Clean Energy Reports Success with CNG and RNG Supply Contracts

| USA: Newport Beach CA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

PHL shuttle bus CNGClean Energy Fuels Corp. is to supply Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) with compressed natural gas (CNG) as part of a sustainability initiative to reduce toxic emissions, decrease noise volume, and lower fuel costs. The airport’s entire shuttle fleet will switch from diesel to CNG. Clean Energy reports on other successes also. Read more »

Equal Opportunity Sought for Light-Duty NGVs Under U.S. Rules

| USA: Washington DC, Bala Cynwyd PA and Mount Vernon OH | Source: NGVAmerica, VNG.Co and Ariel Corporation
SoCalGas Light-duty NGV

(Image: SoCalGas)

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica), supported by industry trade bodies and separately lodged member statements, have submitted comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) related to their proposed Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks. Read more »