Greenkraft 8L V8 Engine Certified by CARB

| USA, Santa Ana CA

Greenkraft 8L CNG engineGreenkraft, Inc., a player in the U.S. alternative fuel engine and vehicle market, says its 8L V8 Gasoline, CNG, and LPG fuel-injected engine received new certification from the California Air Resources Board’s “On-Road New Vehicle and Engine Certification Program.” Read more »

Viking Princess Becomes First LNG Hybrid OSV

| Norway, Bømlo

Viking Princess with LNG hybrid power Eidesvik Offshore’s 5-year old offshore supply vessel (OSV) Viking Princess has until recently been operating with four LNG-powered Wärtsilä engines, with engine loads varying between 90% and 20%.  Now, with new Wärtsilä battery technology, it has returned to supply duties using three engines and a hybrid energy system, delivering significant environmental and economic benefits. Read more »

U.S. DOE Funds Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine Research

| USA, Washington DC

The U.S. Energy Department has announced up to $4 million for research projects on medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies. The Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge upon which industry can develop and deploy innovative transportation energy technologies that improve efficiency, lower costs for families and businesses, and increase the use of secure, domestic energy sources. Read more »

Biomethanation Reactor System Launched in U.S. for Power-to-Gas Testing

| USA, Los Angeles CA

NREL ESIF power-to-gas testing technologyIn the U.S., attention is being turned to how best to store excess renewable energy. To this end, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) has joined with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to launch demonstration projects to create and test a carbon-free, power-to-gas system for the first time ever in the United States. They have this week launched a novel bioreactor system that will be used to test power-to-gas technology. Read more »

California NGV Coalition Releases New CWI ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Video

| USA, Long Beach CA

CWI ISX12N engineEngine to be Certified by CARB to produce 90 percent less NOx than current EPA standard

The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) has released a video portraying the power and performance of heavy duty trucks powered by the newest 12 liter natural gas engine offering from Cummins-Westport. The engine is already in use on the road at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Read more »

J-W Power Company Announces Patent of CNG Technology

| USA, Dallas TX

J-W Power CNG Dispensing technologyJ-W Power Company has developed technology that significantly improves compressed natural gas (CNG) fill time at the dispenser. The design has now been protected under U.S. Patent No. 9,765,930 B2 “CNG Fueling System” dated Sept 19, 2017. Read more »

LR Issues AiP for HMD’s LNG Bunkering Vessel Solution

| United Kingdom, London

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has received approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a cargo handling system design for a 6,600 m³ LNG bunkering vessel. HMD chose to develop the LNG bunkering vessel design because of the potential for growth in the LNG-fuelled ship sector. Read more »

US DOE Releases Notice of Intent for NGV Engine R&D

| USA, Washington | Source: NGVAmerica

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a Notice of Intent, DE-FOA-0001812, for medium and heavy duty natural gas vehicle engine research and development. As explained by NGVAmerica, the national trade association dedicated to growing a sustainable NGV market, the program aims to address technical barriers to the adoption of natural gas vehicles. Read more »

Oasis Engineering Launches NGV1 Light Duty Transit Nozzle

| New Zealand, Tauranga

Oasis Engineering Light Duty Transit Nozzle - NGV1Oasis Engineering, a manufacturer and global supplier of valves and couplings, has launched its new Light Duty NGV1 Transit Nozzle. With improved ergonomics and redesigned operating functions for public station use, the Oasis Light Duty NGV1 Transit Nozzle is set to make waves in the CNG industry. Read more »