NGV Global Technical Forum to Discuss CNG Vehicle Inspections

| USA: Long Beach CA

NGV Global - International Association for Natural Gas VehiclesA new Technical Forum organised by NGV Global will address the evolving safety paradigm of natural gas fuel systems for vehicles. Planned to run in conjunction with ACT Expo in Long Beach, California, the event is entitled Guaranteeing Safety in CNG Vehicles: Inspections, Improvements and Innovations. It will provide participants an opportunity to learn from and discuss with global experts issues of relevance to natural gas vehicle (NGV) inspection practices. Read more »

MAN Diesel & Turbo and Hyundai to Build Engine Test Facility in Korea

| Denmark: Copenhagen

ME-GI Pump Vaporizer UnitMAN Diesel & Turbo is to build a new test-engine facility in collaboration with its two-stroke licensee, HHI-EMD, the engine and machinery division of Hyundai Heavy Industries. The new venture aims to expand MAN Diesel & Turbo’s R&D test capacity, in the process strengthening its development of dual-fuel gas engines. Read more »

PHEV CNG California Energy Commission Vehicle Program Completed

| USA: Milpitas CA

EDI PHEVCNG Armored TrucksEfficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions’ has built a fleet of six Plug-in-Hybrid Electric International-brand armored vehicles for end user fleet Sectran Security. Renewable natural gas (RNG) is employed for range extension. Read more »

GTT’s LNG Brick Bunker Tank Testing Completed

| France: Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse

GTT LNG BrickWith the rise in the use of LNG as a fuel, the marine industry requires new cryogenic storage solutions which are both compact and easy to install. To meet this requirement, GTT has developed the LNG Brick® technology and announces the end of its test campaign. Read more »

ANG System Captures Farm Generated Gas for Transport and Other Applications

| USA, Fremont CA

Cenergy Solutions stored gas in ThailandCenergy Solutions, Inc. has entered into an agreement to use its proprietary Adsorbent Natural Gas (ANG) Storage System to capture biogas that is being vented at several pig farms in Thailand. The low pressure storage system provides opportunity to economically store, transport and utilize renewable biogas, for which one of the potential uses is vehicle fuel. Read more »

DNV GL’s New LNG Test Centre Monitors LNG Fuel Characteristics

| The Netherlands: Groningen

Netherlands_DNV GL gas-chromatographDNV GL, a global quality assurance and risk management company, has opened an LNG test centre to enable safer and more efficient use of LNG. Located in Groningen, the Netherlands, the test centre will enable safer and more efficient use of LNG by supporting stakeholders across the value chain with operational experience and intelligence in addressing the large variations in the properties, density and calorific values among LNG sources globally. Read more »

Port of Barcelona is Converting Straddle Carriers to LNG; Establishes Marine LNG Strategy

| Spain, Barcelona

APM Terminal BarcelonaApplus+ IDIADA, a provider of design, testing, engineering, and homologation services to the automotive industry worldwide, is working with the Port of Barcelona on an adaptation project that will see two of the Port’s straddle carriers converted to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) operation. Engine modifications are being completed and in-field testing is expected to be underway before year end. Read more »

Georgia Tech Team Develops Fuel Cell Game Changer

| USA: Atlanta GA

Nanoparticle coating on disk for H2 fuel cell (Photo: Georgia Tech – Christopher Moore)

“It can let you use readily available fuels like methane or natural gas or just use hydrogen fuel much more efficiently” — Meilin Liu, Regents’ Professor in Georgia Tech

Powering clean, efficient cars is just one way fuel cell technology could accelerate humanity into a sustainable energy future, but unfortunately, the technology has been a bit sluggish. Now, engineers may be able to essentially turbocharge fuel cells with a new catalyst. Read more »

HDCNG Mine Truck Trial to be Discussed at Gas Energy Australia Forum

| Australia, Crestmead QLD

New Acland Mine HDCNG trial truck CAT789CNew Hope Group, an Australian coal-mining and energy company, is trialling a diesel and natural gas hybrid truck at its New Acland Mine on the Darling Downs in southern Queensland. The High Density Compressed Natural Gas truck was developed by Mine Energy Solutions and runs on an advanced dual fuel system. Diesel displacement above 80% has been achieved. Read more »