New Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator Launched by Argonne

| USA, Washington DC

HDV Emissions Calculator (logo)Argonne National Laboratory has launched the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator (HDVEC) at a presentation at FedFleet 2018 in Washington, DC. NGVAmerica President Daniel Gage says: “This calculator demonstrates that allocating funds to deploy low-NOx natural gas vehicles provides the best way to deliver immediate and cost-effective NOx reductions and air quality benefit.” Read more »

Alt-Fuel Opportunities in BC Cleantech Funding

| Canada, Vancouver BC

GFS dual-fuel Cat Haul TrucksIn British Columbia, the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) has entered into a Trusted Partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) that will fuel cleantech innovation in BC’s energy, mining and forestry sectors. As stated on the NRCan website, alternative-fuelled vehicle projects qualify for inclusion. Read more »

Californian Quartet Drafts Dairy Biomethane Solicitation

| USA, Los Angeles CA

Cows walking to the afternoon milkingFour Californian gas suppliers are seeking to promote the State’s renewable natural gas (RNG) industry and clean energy by issuing a draft solicitation for dairy biomethane pilot projects under California Senate Bill (SB) 1383. Proposed projects must demonstrate an ability to capture and process biogas from dairy cows to produce renewable natural gas, which can replace traditionally sourced natural gas for fueling vehicles and other energy requirements. 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 »

Natural Gas Energy Companies Clamp Down on Emissions

| Germany, Kassel
Gas Energy Wintershall

Image courtesy of Wintershall

BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, Total and Wintershall this week committed to further reduce methane emissions from the natural gas assets they operate around the world. The energy companies also agreed to encourage others across the natural gas value chain – from production to the final consumer – to do the same. Read more »

Shell Starts Continuous Methane Detection Pilot

| Canada

Shell Caroline Complex in AlbertaShell has stepped up efforts to reduce methane slippage by launching a methane detector pilot at one of its shale gas sites near Rocky Mountain House in Alberta, Canada. If successful, the technology could be deployed wherever natural gas is captured, transported or utilised to contribute to emissions reduction. Read more »

Metro Buses with CWI Near-Zero NG Engine are Super Clean – UCR Study

| USA, Riverside CA
UCR Center for Environmental Research and Technology

Kent Johnson (UCR Center for Environmental Research & Technology) led the study.

Study shows natural gas engine in LA Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus is well below federal and state certification standards

The University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and SoCalGas have announced the results of a new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines. Read more »

UK Study Shows Huge Drop in CO2 Emissions from HGVs

| United Kingdom, Hinckley

Leyland CNG Station - Waitrose refuelA new UK study reveals an 84% drop in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from lorries using that country’s first gas filling station connected to a high-pressure pipeline. Cadent, the UK’s biggest gas network, says this is evidence that gas can be the fuel of choice for HGVs, and supports ‘clean air’ policies. Compressed natural gas (CNG) dispensed at the Lancashire station is 100% renewable, fuelling HGVs for big companies. Read more »

NGV Provisions Discussed at UNECE GRPE Meeting in Geneva

| Switzerland, Geneva

UNECE GRPE BannerThe UNECE Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) is the subsidiary body of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) that prepares regulatory proposals on pollution and energy efficiency to WP.29.  This group of experts, which includes representation from NGV Global, conducts research and analysis to develop emission and energy requirements for vehicles. NGV Global reports here, on the two provisions related to natural gas vehicles (NGV) that were on last week’s agenda in Geneva. Read more »

Californian Research Team Reassesses SCR Effectiveness for HGVs

| USA

USA_UC Riverside Report for CARB re SCR May2017Despite the dramatic progress year on year with reducing emissions in the USA, the U.S. EPA says air pollution continues to threaten Americans’ health and welfare. Furthermore, emissions from the transportation sector are comparatively on the rise, now claiming first position amongst contributing sectors. A new study prepared by UC Riverside’s College of Engineering and published by CARB last week suggests SCR technology is less effective, vocation-specific and requires further research to determine the frequency of good SCR function needed to obtain real-world NOx emissions data. Read more »