White Paper Positive About Natural Gas as Fuel

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: The University of British Columbia

Emissions_SGI_White_Paper_CoverA new white paper published on January 28, 2019 examines the potential impacts of using natural gas as a fuel for ships and trucks. This study — Can natural gas reduce emissions from transport? —  looks at how using natural gas affects greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air pollution, and cost to industry. Read more »

Natural Gas Futures Initiative Launched by University of BC

| University of British Columbia | Source: University of British Columbia

Logo-CERCThe University of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) has launched a major new initiative to investigate the sustainable development and use of gaseous fuels. Research priorities include the elimination of methane emissions and introduction of renewable sources as a means to decarbonize the natural gas energy system. 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 »

Natural Gas Engine Dramatically Reduces Smog from HD Trucks, Study Shows

| USA: Riverside CA
Center for Environmental Research and Technology

Dr. Kent Johnson, assistant research engineer at CE-CERT

The University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) this week published results of a new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines, showing a new 11.9-liter engine achieved California’s lowest smog-forming emissions standard, and maintained those emission during all types of driving. Read more »

UK OLEV-Funded Fleet Trial to Highlight Benefits of Renewable Biomethane

| United Kingdom: Northampton
Fleet of Waitrose CNG-fuelled trucks

Waitrose operates the Scania P-340 with biomethane.

The UK’s CNG Fuels is opening a renewable biomethane refuelling station at Northampton as part of the UK’s first large-scale study of how compressed natural gas (CNG) can help slash road transport emissions. The project, which has received funding from the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) in partnership with Innovate UK, aims to encourage UK fleet operators to switch from diesel to cost-effective, low-carbon biomethane fuel by demonstrating performance benefits, and by showing that CNG stations can support growing demand for gas. Read more »

NGVAmerica Releases Greenhouse Gas Emission Metrics White Paper

| USA: Washington D.C.

NGVAmerica Report Image - Global WarmingNatural gas use in transportation provides an immediate reduction in long-lived CO2 emissions

NGVAmerica, the national trade association for natural gas fuel in transportation, has released a white paper on greenhouse gas emission metrics — Understanding Global Warming Potential and Other Greenhouse Gas Emission Metrics.  The white paper offers a high-level overview of emission metrics and their associated timeframes, while explaining when one might use different metrics. Read more »

IGU, IOGP and IPIECA join Natural Gas Industry Leaders to Combat Methane Emissions

| Spain: Barcelona

IGU Logo (full)Leaders of global energy industry associations and natural gas industry leaders have focused on reducing methane emissions by the adoption of ‘Methane Guiding Principles’. IGU, IOGP and IPIECA became Associate Signatories to the guidelines, joining signatory companies BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Gazprom, Qatar Petroleum, Repsol, Statoil, Shell, Total, Wintershall and Woodside to encourage their application. Read more »

UK’s APC Makes £30M Funding Available to Reduce Transport Carbon Emissions

| United Kingdom: Coventry

Logo_APC UKThe Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Ltd (APC) has opened its 10th funding competition, APC 10, making up to £30M (USD 41M) available for the development of low carbon automotive technology in the UK. Included in the scope of technologies are ‘alternative propulsion systems’, ‘lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures’, and ‘energy storage and energy management’. Projects must be primarily applicable to the automotive industry. Read more »

WinGD Natural Gas Marine Technology Earns Emissions Reduction Award

| Switzerland: Winterthur

WinGD-wartsila dual-fuel engineWinGD took home the Marine Propulsion Emissions Reduction Award last week, in Amsterdam, during the Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference.  The Emissions Reduction Award is awarded for an innovation that can “demonstrate actual or potential reductions in emissions as a result of its implementation.” WinGD two-stroke 12-cylinder X92DF (dual-fuel) engines will power a series of nine 22,000 TEU containerships for CGA CGM. Read more »