Tata Motors and Westport Fuel Systems Aim for Bharat Stage VI

| Canada and India

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. entered into a development and supply agreement last week with India’s Tata Motors Limited for their 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family to meet the Indian Government’s new Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission standards, scheduled to take effect in April of 2020. Read more »

Cummins Westport ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Certified for 2018

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Westport ISX12N truck (brochure image)Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine. Like the Cummins Westport L9N engine, the ISX12N meets California ARB optional Low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction from engines operating at the current EPA NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr. The ISX12N also meets 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements. Read more »

Cummins Westport 2018 Natural Gas Engines Certified by US EPA and CARB

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Cummins Westport 2018 L9NCummins Westport Inc. has received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2018 L9N and B6.7N natural gas engines. Both engines meet CARB optional Low NOx standards as well as 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements, making them some of the cleanest engines available today for truck and bus customers. Read more »

Dual-Fuel Variant of MAN L23/30 Engine Awarded TAT

| Germany, Augsburg

Dual-fuel MAN L23/30DF four-stroke engineMAN Diesel & Turbo’s dual-fuel MAN L23/30DF four-stroke engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT) on November 2nd 2017 at CSSC Marine Power (CMP) in Zhenjiang in front of the industry’s main classification societies. The five-cylinder test engine in China had an output of 125 kW per cylinder at a nominal speed of 720/750 rpm. Read more »

Scania Brings 13 Litre Natural Gas Engine to Market

| Sweden, Södertälje

Scania 410hp gas engineSwedish truck manufacturer Scania has demonstrated its long term commitment to natural gas fueled vehicles with the introduction of a new 410 hp six-cylinder gas engine, designed for demanding and sustainable long-distance and regional transport operations. Using renewable natural gas / biomethane as fuel, CO2 reduction can be as much as 90 percent compared to a similar diesel engine. Read more »

Dual-fuel Retrofit Kit Coming for CAT 785C

| USA, Peoria IL | Source: International Mining

CAT 785cCaterpillar will offer its gas blending retrofit kit for the 785C mining truck in 2018, reports International Mining. Cat® Dynamic Gas Blending™ (DGB) automatically adjusts to changes in incoming fuel quality and pressure allowing mining truck engines to run on both diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG), offering lower fuel costs while maintaining diesel power and transient performance. Read more »

Type Approval Granted to Uprated MAN L51/60DF Marine Engine

| Denmark, Copenhagen

MAN L51/60DF Marine EngineMAN Diesel & Turbo’s MAN L51/60DF marine engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT), which ran from October 17th to 20th at the company’s Augsburg works in Germany, in front of the industry’s main classification societies. The nine-cylinder test engine has an output of 1,150 kW/cylinder at a nominal speed of 500/514 rpm. Read more »

FPT Industrial unveils New Cursor 13 Natural Gas Engine

| Italy, Turin

Iveco Cursor 13 NG Engine (2)Specifically designed for heavy duty missions – FPT Industrial’s flagship Natural Gas engine with 460 hp max power is ready for long-haulage commercial missions

100% Natural Gas: FPT Industrial (FPT) has unveiled its newest and most powerful NG engine. The Cursor 13 Natural Gas was presented at the FPT Tech Day 2017 event held in Turin on October 30. FPT describes it as “the most powerful 100% Natural Gas engine available on the on-road segment market today, and is the first purely NG engine on the market specially developed for long-haul missions”. Read more »

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 »