NGVAmerica Advocates for NGVs at NREL Research Workshop

| USA, Washington DC

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaNGVAmerica and industry advocates participated at the Natural Gas Vehicle Research Workshop that recently took place at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. There were approximately fifty people in attendance from across the NGV industry and national laboratories. 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 »

LNG-fuelled Newcastlemax Design Delivered by Green Corridor JIP

| Norway, Oslo

Green Corridor LNG fueled NewcastlemaxAt the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo today, partners in the “Green Corridor” Joint Industry Project (JIP) — BHP, Fortescue, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), Rio Tinto, SDARI, U-Ming, Woodside, and DNV GL — presented the results from stage one of their “Green Corridor” joint industry project (JIP), delivering a design based on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuel. Read more »

COGES LNG Boxship Design Validated and Ready

| Norway, Lillestrøm
PERFECt II, a (computer-gernerated model) - COGES system

PERFECt II, a (computer-generated model)

The Nor-Shipping event in Oslo this week has highlighted Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)’s continued emergence as a viable, cleaner marine fuel. In this instance, project partners ABB (Switzerland), OMT (Denmark), GTT (France), Caterpillar’s Solar Turbines (USA), CMA CGM (France), its subsidiary CMA Ships, and DNV GL (Norway), presented the results of phase II of the PERFECt joint industry project (JIP). Phase II looked to validate the phase I results and develop the concept to a “ready to order” stage. Read more »

Caterpillar Establishes First Marine LNG Test Bed

| Germany, Hamburg

Caterpillar Marine LNG Test Facility in Hamburg May2017Caterpillar Marine has unveiled the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) test bed for gas-fuelled engines at its facility in the port city of Kiel, 90 km north of Hamburg. The LNG preparation unit comprises of an LNG tank and a gas preparation unit, both in 40 ft container size; both developed and provided by Marine Service GmbH. Read more »

Kenworth Explores Hybrid-Electric Trucking with CWI ISL G Near Zero Engine

| USA, Kirkland WA

Kenworth_T680 day-cab hybrid-electric-CNG prototype illustration 2017 Kenworth Truck Company is developing a prototype series hybrid-electric T680 day cab designed to produce near-zero-emissions. The truck will use the currently available Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx engine fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) to generate electrical power. Initial track and road testing is expected to start in the fourth quarter. Four more hybrid day cab prototypes will follow in 2018. Read more »

Wärtsilä 34DF Engines Certified EPA Tier III Emissions Compliant

| Finland and USA

Wärtsilä- 34DFFinnish technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded model year 2017 certification of emissions compliance from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engine family.The Tier III certification of conformity covers the Wärtsilä 34DF engines manufactured from the date of issue until the end of 2017. Read more »

Volkswagen Introduces 1.0 TGI CNG Engine for Polo

| Germany and Austria

VW 1.0 TGI CNG EngineA key pillar of Volkswagen’s drive system strategy is compressed natural gas (CNG) propulsion technology which the company says it is using to shape the transition to sustainable mobility. Signalling its impetus, the German auto manufacturer is presenting an innovative, compact three-cylinder TGI engine for natural gas propulsion for the VW Polo at the 38th Vienna Motor Symposium this week. Read more »

New Natural Gas Engine Lineup from Cummins Westport

| Canada, Vancouver BC

CWI at ACT Expo 2017 (1)Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) is introducing model year 2018 dedicated natural gas engines for regional haul truck / tractor, vocational and transit, school bus, and refuse applications. The new lineup comes with a change in names, following Cummins tradition of using B, L, and X series letters, followed by engine displacement. The letter “N” denotes engines that are fueled by natural gas. Read more »

Landi Renzo USA Gains EPA CNG Certification for MY2017 F250/350

| USA, Torrance CA

Ford-MY 2017 SuperDuty Commercial F-250 XLLandi Renzo USA, an approved Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), has received US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for its natural gas bi-fuel & dedicated MY2017 Ford F-250/350 6.2L engine with gaseous prep engine package. The approval builds on the company’s growing list of certifications for natural gas vehicle conversions. Read more »