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 »

Implementation of Advanced Transit Bus Technology the Goal of FTA Funding Opportunity

| USA: Washinton DC

USA FTA logoThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has presented an opportunity for its grantees to apply for up to $84.45 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. The Low-No Program supports projects sponsored by local transit agencies to bring advanced, American-made bus technologies such as natural gas and hydrogen fuel cells into service nationwide. Read more »

Japan’s First Large LNG Trucks Made and Monitored by Isuzu

| Japan: Tokyo

Isuzu monitors LNG truck in JapanIsuzu Motors Co., Ltd. is working with the support of Japan’s Ministry of the Environment to reduce emissions from heavy transport vehicles, strengthen related technology and deliver demonstration projects. Considerable effort has gone into the development of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered trucks and two vehicles have been built, with testing to commence early in June. Read more »

CNG Hybrid the First Zero Emissions Agriculture Vehicle in North America

| USA: Milpitas CA

EDI Ag CNG TruckCalifornia-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has integrated its EDI PowerDrive™ 4000 into a Class-4 General Motors Low Cab Forward platform, creating an industry-first electrified work truck for agriculture applications. The vehicle combines the benefits of a CNG Fuel system and Plug-in Hybrid technology and is geared to help agriculture fleets switch from petroleum-based liquid fuels to domestically available, cleaner burning natural gas and electricity. Read more »

WinGD X-DF NG-VOC Capability a Greener Solution for Shipping

| Italy: Trieste

WinGD-wartsila dual-fuel engineWinterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has moved into a new category of environmental compatibility following the successful testing of a NG-VOC (Natural Gas – Volatile Organic Compounds) fuel mix for the WinGD X-DF engine. The engine uses a VOC recovery system developed by Wärtsilä Gas Systems. The engines will power two 125 000 dwt Shuttle Tankers for AET. 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 »

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 »