Keel Laid for Carnival’s XL-Class LNG-Fuelled Mardi Gras; Countdown to 2020 Launch

| USA: Miami FL | Source: Carnival Corporation

Carnival Cruises Mardi Gras illustrationCompleting another milestone towards its August 2020 debut, Carnival Corporation and shipbuilder Meyer Turku have carried out a keel-laying ceremony at the shipyard in Turku, Finland, for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras. Steel-cutting for the XL class cruise ship, the first vessel of its kind to operate on liquified natural gas (LNG) in North America, commenced in November 2018. Read more »

Californian Project turns Dairy Methane Emissions to Clean Vehicle Fuel (RNG)

| USA: San Ramon and Visalia CA | Source: CalBio and Chevron
Lakeview site Kern Cluster for diary methane capture

Methane capture installation in the Kern Cluster of dairy farms (Image: CalBio)

Continuing California’s drive toward clean fuel adoption, Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and California Bioenergy LLC (CalBio) are to jointly invest in a holding company with California dairy farmers to produce and market dairy biomethane as a vehicle fuel in the state. The holding company, CalBioGas LLC, secured funding from Chevron to build infrastructure for dairy biomethane projects in California’s San Joaquin Valley, adding to the investment from dozens of dairy farmers. Read more »

U.S. DOE Recognizes Longtime NGVAmerica Executive Jeff Clarke

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica
Jeff Clarke at NTEA 2015

Jeff Clarke presents at 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show

Longtime NGVAmerica Director of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel Jeffrey Clarke was presented with the 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) at its 2019 Annual Merit Review on June 11th. Read more »

Matson Christens First Kanaloa Class Vessel – the Dual-fuel ‘Lurline’

| USA: San Diego CA | Source: Matson
Lurline launched into San Diego Bay, Jun 15 2019.

Lurline launched into San Diego Bay, Jun 15 2019.

Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, and General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, christened the largest combination container / roll-on, roll-off (Con-Ro) ship ever built in the United States in a ceremony at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA on Saturday, June 15. It features the first Tier 3 dual-fuel engine to be deployed in containerships serving West Coast ports. Read more »

American Natural Gas Network Expands to 60 CNG Stations with AMP CNG Acquisition

| USA: Saratoga Springs NY | Source: American Natural Gas

ANG station with AB and Frito vehiclesAmerican Natural Gas (ANG), a specialised designer, builder and operator of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in the U.S. has acquired ampCNG, a natural gas fuel provider. This acquisition bolsters ANG’s reach by adding 20 additional natural gas fueling stations to their portfolio. Read more »

Waterway LNG Parity Act Brought Before US Congress

| USA: Washington DC | Source: U.S. Senate
Q-LNG Barge

Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) for LNG bunkering (© Q-LNG Transport)

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) have for the third time brought the Waterway LNG Parity Act before Congress. This bill requires excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine transportation on inland waterways be levied at a rate consistent with energy output relative to diesel and gasoline. Read more »

CSA Seeks Experts for Revision of Natural Gas Fueling Station Components Standards

| Canada: Toronto ON | Source: CSA

CSA Group logoCSA Group, a Toronto-based global organization dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability, invites expressions of interest to participate in the revision and processing of Natural Gas Fueling Station Components Standards as national standards. Read more »

Ballard Unveils 8th-Gen Fuel Cell Module for Heavy Duty Motive Market

| Canada: Vancouver BC and Sweden: Stockholm | Source: Ballard Power Systems

Ballard fuel cell moduleBallard Power Systems unveiled the Company’s 8th generation high performance fuel cell module, the FCmove™-HD, at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit being held in Stockholm, Sweden, this week. The company says this 8th-gen module is the culmination of product development and field experience based on almost 14 million kilometers (9 million miles) of vehicle operation. Read more »

Chart Industries Notes Increased Activity in ssLNG Sector

| USA: Atlanta GA | Source: Chart Industries

Chart_LNG-Std-Plant-1Chart Industries, Inc., a leading diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas and energy industries, reports increased activity in the small-scale LNG (“ssLNG”) and utility-scale LNG markets. These smaller liquefaction plants typically have a production capacity of less than 500,000 tons per year, and serve specific uses such as marine bunkering, fuel for over the road transport, and power generation in targeted locations. Read more »

Energy and Utility Leaders Discuss Viability of RNG at Montreal Summit

| Canada: Montreal QC | Source: GRDF

Canada_Logos_communique Energir GRDF GRTgaz and SoCalGasÉnergir (Canada), SoCalGas (United States), and French companies GRDF and GRTgaz shared their visions for viable solutions to combat climate change. The presentation took place at the Movin’On Summit in Montreal last week and brought together leaders from each of the energy and utility companies. The 2019 theme of “Solutions for a Multimodal Ecosystem” covered topics such as decarbonisation and air quality, society and urban transport, innovative technologies, freight transport and the circular economy. Read more »