‘State of the Air’ in USA – We Can Do Better says NGVAmerica

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica
Bakersfield CA

Bakersfield CA

For 20 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the “State of the Air” report. It found justification for growing concern about the impact of air-borne pollution. Gage, President of NGVAmerica, released a statement in regards to findings in the 2019 report. Read more »

U.S. and Global Entities Collaborate on Hydrogen Fuel Safety

| USA: Washington DC | Source: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
FCEV at CHS launch

A FCEV at the CHS launch

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the new Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS) launched by AIChE, are to work together with several global entities to facilitate information sharing on hydrogen safety and best practices among national and international stakeholders with an interest in hydrogen fuel cell technologies. Read more »

ABS and KOMERI MoU Advances Safety of LNG as Fuel

| Korea: Busan | Source: ABS

Fuel Gas Compressor Package Test FacilityIn an industry first, ABS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute (KOMERI) to create a new facility dedicated to improving the safety of LNG as fuel. ABS and KOMERI will collaborate on research at the shoreside facility, which will allow shipowners to safely test fuel gas and bunkering systems, under actual loading conditions, prior to installation onboard. Read more »

Crowley Teamwork Earns Safety at Sea Award for LNG-Powered ConRo Ships

| USA: Jacksonville FL | Source: Crowley Maritime Corporation

Crowley El CoquíFlorida-based Crowley Maritime Corporation has received international acclaim for its new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships El Coquí and Taíno. The company gained the ‘Shoreside Team of the Year’ Award during the Safety at Sea Awards ceremony held by Safety at Sea International magazine recently in London. Read more »

Positive Outcomes for NGV Safety from UNECE Meeting

| Switzerland: Geneva | Source: NGV Global
Faber CNG Cylinder

CNG Cylinder (Image: Faber Industrie SpA)

Under the umbrella of the UNECE’s Group of Experts on General Safety, which met in Geneva on 8-12th October 2018, a busy agenda of NGV activities across a wide variety of topics has been attended by NGV Global.  The agenda included provisions for the testing of CNG cylinders (with mirror provisions for LNG tanks) and several new CNG/LNG technologies introduced to legitimize their use on vehicles. Read more »

Bolivia’s ANH and EEC-GNV Align Systems for Improved NGV Safety

| Bolivia: La Paz

ANH and EEC-GNV Sign AgreementThe Executive Director of Bolivia’s National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH), Gary Medrano, and the Director Executive of the Execution Entity of Conversion to Natural Gas Vehicles (EEC-GNV), Alejandra Huaylla, last week signed a strategic alliance for the sustainability of the energy matrix and safe us of natural gas fuel for transportation. Read more »

AIDAnova Officers Receive Training for LNG-Fuelled Cruising

| Germany: Hamburg
Aida Helios-class LNG fueled vessel

AIDAnova is the first ship of new Helios-Class

The first ship of Carnival Maritime’s new Helios-Class vessels, the AIDAnova, is due to usher in a new era at the end of the year when it becomes the first cruise ship that can run on environmentally-friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG). Training for sailing the LNG-powered vessels has commenced under a cooperative agreement between Carnival Maritime and German coastal shipping company Wessels Reederei. Read more »

NGV Global Leads New Work Under ISO’s SC41 for Gaseous Fuels

| International

ISO SC41 MembersWork has commenced on the development of a completely new set of ISO standards intended to certify personnel involved in the Gaseous Fuels industry. The task belongs to WG 9, one of seven active Working Groups under ISO TC22/SC41 — Specific Aspects for Gaseous Fuels — the Technical Committee dealing specifically with all fuel systems and tasks related to the use of Gas as a fuel for road vehicles. WG 9 is led by NGV Global.  Read more »

Tulsa Gas Technologies India and Emcara Gas Development Join NGV Global

| International

NGV Global - International Association for Natural Gas VehiclesNGV Global welcomes two new members. Tulsa Gas Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, a compressed natural gas (CNG) service company located in Kundli, Sonipat Haryana (just north of New Delhi), India has joined as a Corporate Sponsor and will participate on NGV Global’s Board. Emcara Gas Development Inc., a Canadian company designing pressure relief devices (PRD), located in Guelph, Ontario, has joined as a Corporate Member.  Read more »

CNG Cylinder Inspection Workshop Highlights Global Impact of Regulations

| USA: Long Beach CA

NGV Global Tech Forum ACT Expo 2018NGV Global held an informational workshop, “Guaranteeing Safety in CNG Vehicles: Inspections, Improvements and Innovations” on 30th April 2018 in conjunction with the ACT Conference in Long Beach California. More than 50 attendees participated to hear about and discuss the range of regulatory and practical issues associated with the cylinder inspection process to further improve NGV safety while also enhancing user convenience. Read more »