NGV Global Welcomes HYGEN

| Latvia, Riga

HYGEN logoHYGEN has become the latest company to join NGV Global as a Corporate Member. Based in Riga, Latvia, the company has a global aspiration to transform gas distribution grids into fueling infrastructure for natural gas vehicles (NGV) by bringing to market a low-cost Home Fueling Appliance. Read more »

Renfe Commences LNG Passenger Train Trials in Spain

| Spain, Madrid

Renfe Prototype LNG passenger trainThe first traction tests in Europe of a train powered by liquefied natural gas are underway in Spain. The tests, conducted on the line between Mieres and Figaredo, will analyze the potential environmental and economic advantages that natural gas can provide in rail transport using non-electrified lines. in atendance for the launch were Spain’s Minister of Development, Íñigo de la Serna, and Minister of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, Álvaro Nadal. Read more »

Tata Motors and Westport Fuel Systems Aim for Bharat Stage VI

| Canada and India

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. entered into a development and supply agreement last week with India’s Tata Motors Limited for their 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family to meet the Indian Government’s new Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission standards, scheduled to take effect in April of 2020. Read more »

Cummins Westport ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Certified for 2018

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Westport ISX12N truck (brochure image)Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine. Like the Cummins Westport L9N engine, the ISX12N meets California ARB optional Low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction from engines operating at the current EPA NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr. The ISX12N also meets 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements. Read more »

GTT and DSEC Collaborate to Deploy LNG Containment Systems

| France, Paris
GTT LNG shape-adapted fuel tank

Shape adapted LNG fuel tank

French engineering and technology company GTT, and Korean naval engineering company DSEC have signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement for the construction of GTT membrane containment systems. This deal addresses the requirement of clients wishing to fit membrane type LNG fuel tanks to all types of vessels (cruise vessels, container ships, bulk carriers or roll-on / roll-off ferries, etc.). Read more »

Cummins Westport 2018 Natural Gas Engines Certified by US EPA and CARB

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Cummins Westport 2018 L9NCummins Westport Inc. has received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2018 L9N and B6.7N natural gas engines. Both engines meet CARB optional Low NOx standards as well as 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements, making them some of the cleanest engines available today for truck and bus customers. Read more »

LR Assists HHI Group Embrace LNG-fuelled Future

| United Kingdom, London and South Korea, Ulsan

HHi_LNG fuel tank locationFollowing the introduction of the IMO’s NOx and SOx emission limitations, Hyundai Heavy Industry (HHI) Group, with the support of Lloyd’s Register (LR), is responding to the increasing  interest in the development of the global supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by being at the forefront of developing innovative ship designs. Read more »

LNG for World’s Largest Crane Vessel (SSCV) : OOS Zeelandia

| The Netherlands, Serooskerke

OOS-Zeelandia_003-600 graphic 2017Holding OOS International Group B.V., a major maritime services provider, has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Merchants Industry Holdings for the basic design and construction of the largest SSCV in the world, the OOS Zeelandia, a revolutionary new Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Read more »

Eni and FCA Jointly Target CO2 Emissions Reduction

| Italy, Rome

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Rome-based Italian Energy company Eni S.p.A. will jointly focus on reducing CO2 emissions produced by road transport vehicles under a research agreement signed late November. The agreement, which focuses on new technological applications for sustainable mobility, was signed in the presence of the Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, by the chief executives of the two companies, Claudio Descalzi and Sergio Marchionne. Read more »

World’s Largest X-Bow Vessel Designed with Dual-Fuel

| The Netherlands, Schiedam

Jumbo MaritimeJumbo, a Netherlands-based global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for the provision of the detailed engineering and construction of a new dual-fuel DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV). Read more »