Patent Issued for ANGP’s Low-Pressure Storage System for NGVs

| USA: Johns Island SC | Source: ANGP

ANGP 1Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) has been issued U.S. Patent Number US 10,113,696 B1 Integrated On-Board Low-Pressure Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage System for an Adsorbed Natural Gas Vehicle by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 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 »

ABS Awards AIP for MARIC LNG-Powered Bulk Carrier Design

| China: Shanghai | Source: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

ABS Awards AIP for MARIC Dual Fuel Newcastlemax Oct2018ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to the Marine Design & Research Institute of China (MARIC), a subsidiary company of China State Shipbuilding Corporation group, for an LNG-fuelled 210,000 DWT bulk carrier of novel design. 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 »

Compac Brings World Class Fast Fill Technology to India

| India and New Zealand | Source: Compac Industries

Compac 4-hose fast-fill CNG for IGLNatural Gas Vehicles have to wait for a long time at India’s compressed natural gas stations (CNG) as growth in the number of vehicles running CNG has outpaced the rate of expansion in the refuelling stations. The situation is further aggravated by paucity of land for putting up new CNG stations. All that is about to change with a new dispenser designed and manufactured by Compac Industries. Read more »

Graforce Produces Environmentally Friendly HCNG from Wastewater

| Germany: Berlin | Source: Graforce

Graforce plasmalysis demo plant in Berlin-AdlershofThe Berlin-based tech company Graforce has introduced a unique technology which it calls Plasmalysis. It saves resources in its highly efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water. The process adds biogas to produce hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG) – a cost-effective, environmentally friendly fuel for vehicles. Read more »

GTT and Dongsung Finetec to Commercialise LNG Brick for Marine Fuel Tank Solutions

| France: Paris | Source: GTT

GTT LNG BrickGTT, French specialist in cryogenic containment systems, and Dongsung Finetec, a Korean company specialised in thermal insulation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to commercialise GTT’s LNG Brick® technology. LNG Brick provides LNG fuel tank solutions for capacities ranging between 1,000 and 3,000 m3, including the capability for external tank building prior to installation into an LNG-fuelled vessel. 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 »

Omnitek’s Euro VI 13-Liter Natural Gas Engine Ready to Go

| USA: Vista CA | Source: Omnitek Engineering

Omnitek Engineering Corp., developer of natural gas engines and conversion technology, has finalized the development of a 420 hp 13-liter heavy-duty natural gas engine for truck and bus applications. The project was commenced for a European customer in late 2016 and the end product exceeds the Euro VI emissions standard.  Read more »

AET Tankers Welcomes First LNG Dual-fuel Aframaxes

| South Korea and Singapore | Source: AET Tankers

AET Aframax LNG for Shell charter Q4 2018Singapore-based AET Tankers Pte Ltd has named and welcomed its first LNG dual-fuelled aframax vessels, Eagle Brasilia and Eagle Bintulu at a ceremony this week, held at the Samsung Heavy Industry Co Ltd’s (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. The 113,400 dwt vessels are in compliance with NOx Tier III emission when operating in gas mode. Read more »