NGVAmerica Submits Comments to U.S. EPA, CARB re GHG Standards

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaLast week, NGVAmerica submitted comments in response to the U.S. EPA’s request for information concerning its review of the 2022 – 2025 greenhouse gas standards for light duty vehicles. The agency is currently revisiting a decision by the Obama Administration under the Mid-term Review. Read more »

Mexico Publishes New CNG Standard

| Mexico, Mexico City

SEMARNAT, through the National Agency of Industrial Safety and Protection of the Environment of the Hydrocarbons Sector, published the Official Mexican Standard NOM-010-ASEA-2016 (Standard), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) on August 23. Included are statements about the minimum safety requirements for supply stations for motor vehicles. Read more »

Hexagon Composites VP Receives CSA Group Award of Merit

| Canada, Halifax NS | Source: NGVAmerica

Norman Newhouse Hexagon Lincoln - CSA awardDr. Norman Newhouse, Vice President, Technology, Hexagon Composites was presented the CSA Group Award of Merit on June 20, 2017, in Halifax, Nova Scotia as part of the CSA Group 2017 Annual Conference and Committee Week. The CSA Group Award of Merit is bestowed upon individual members for outstanding contributions and leadership in the development and advancement of voluntary standards. Read more »

NGV Provisions Discussed at UNECE GRPE Meeting in Geneva

| Switzerland, Geneva

UNECE GRPE BannerThe UNECE Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) is the subsidiary body of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) that prepares regulatory proposals on pollution and energy efficiency to WP.29.  This group of experts, which includes representation from NGV Global, conducts research and analysis to develop emission and energy requirements for vehicles. NGV Global reports here, on the two provisions related to natural gas vehicles (NGV) that were on last week’s agenda in Geneva. Read more »

ISO/DIS 17519.2 Mounted Cylinders Opens for Comment

| International | Source: NGV GLOBAL
Hexagon Lincoln Tuffshell (TM) cylinders

Image: Agility Fuel Solutions

ISO has sent out for ballot the 2nd Draft International Standard ISO/DIS 17519.2, Gas cylinders – Refillable permanently mounted composite tubes for transportation. The draft document has been prepared by ISO TC58 SC3. TC 58 focuses on the Standardization of gas cylinders, their fittings and characteristics relating to their manufacture and use, and SC3 looks specifically at cylinder design. Read more »

ISO Publishes Standards for CNG and LNG Fuelling Stations

| International | Source: NGV Global

LNG dispenserIn December 2016, ISO published two international standards that will play an important role in the deployment of the alternative fuels infrastructure. The publication of ISO 16923 and ISO 16924 respectively enables entities to apply broadly supported requirements for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and inspection of CNG and LNG fuelling stations. NGV Global has been a key player in the process for these two Standards. Read more »

Mandatory Safety Code Now Active for Gas-fuelled Vessels

| United Kingdom, London
Isla Bella

TOTE introduced the world’s first natural gas-powered containership, the Isla Bella.

A new code for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels entered into force on 1 January 2017, along with new training requirements for seafarers working on those ships. The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) demands compliance with the requirements of the IGF code, which contains mandatory provisions for the arrangement, installation, control and monitoring of machinery, equipment and systems using gases, focusing initially on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Read more »

ISO PC252 Fueling Stations – An NGV Global Initiative

NGV Global - International Association for Natural Gas VehiclesActive on behalf of the natural gas for transportation industry for 30 years, NGV Global is building a rich history of leadership, collaboration and advocacy. Our Technical Group of Experts is currently focusing on ISO PC252, just one of our many priorities that call for international collaboration and input.  PC252 began with an NGV Global initiative in 2007. Read more »

International Ports Network Grows to Develop First Harmonised LNG Bunkering Standards

| Singapore
Singapore MoU re LNG bunkering harmonisation

MoU inked to further efforts to facilitate uptake of LNG for the future

An MOU signed 2013 by representatives of the ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam, Singapore and Zeebrugge delivered an impetus to facilitate the supply of LNG as a marine fuel to the shipping trade. Jacksonville and Norway subsequently enlisted to create a foundation network. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has this week driven the expansion of representation in the network to include Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and the Ulsan Port Authority. Read more »

U.S. Introduces Phase 2 Standards for MDVs and HDVs; Phase 1 Retained for Natural Gas

| USA, Washington DC

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have this week jointly finalized standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that will improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution, add to energy security and stimulate manufacturing innovation. NGVAmerica, the U.S. trade association for natural gas vehicles (NGV), sees positive outcomes for the natural gas for transportation sector. Read more »