Alstom’s Hydrogen Train Recognised in Europe 1 Mobility Awards

| France, Saint-Ouen

Alstom Coradia iLint H2 Train test in GermanyAlstom, a French engineering company focused on sustainable mobility, has been awarded the Mobility Trophy for Coradia iLint, its hydrogen train, in the context of the French leading radio Europe 1 Trophies of the Future. It is the world’s first low-floor passenger train powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, which produces electrical power for traction. Read more »

Landi Renzo Adds Quintet of U.S. EPA Certifications for Ford MY2018

| USA, Torrance CA

Ford Landi Renzo EPA-Certified ConversionsLandi Renzo USA Corporation, the California-based company of Italy’s Landi Renzo Group, gained U.S. EPA CNG certification for MY2018 Ford F-450/550, F-650/750, F-59 & E-450 with 6.8L gaseous prep engines last week. This week it has added EPA certification for the MY2018 Ford F-250/350 CNG product. 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 »

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 »