U.S. DOE Funds Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine Research

| USA, Washington DC

The U.S. Energy Department has announced up to $4 million for research projects on medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies. The Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge upon which industry can develop and deploy innovative transportation energy technologies that improve efficiency, lower costs for families and businesses, and increase the use of secure, domestic energy sources. Read more »

California NGV Coalition Releases New CWI ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Video

| USA, Long Beach CA

CWI ISX12N engineEngine to be Certified by CARB to produce 90 percent less NOx than current EPA standard

The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) has released a video portraying the power and performance of heavy duty trucks powered by the newest 12 liter natural gas engine offering from Cummins-Westport. The engine is already in use on the road at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Read more »

US DOE Releases Notice of Intent for NGV Engine R&D

| USA, Washington | Source: NGVAmerica

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a Notice of Intent, DE-FOA-0001812, for medium and heavy duty natural gas vehicle engine research and development. As explained by NGVAmerica, the national trade association dedicated to growing a sustainable NGV market, the program aims to address technical barriers to the adoption of natural gas vehicles. Read more »

Wes Amelie Successfully Converted to LNG Operation

| Germany, Bremerhaven
Wes Amelie LNG tank being loaded for delivery to Bremerhaven

LNG tank being loaded for delivery to Bremerhaven

Wes Amelie, a 1,036 teu containership, re-entered service this week for German shipping management company Wessels Reederei GmbH after being converted to Liquefied Natural Gas fuel. The conversion work was carried out at German Dry Docks in Bremerhaven. It is claimed that this is the first ship of its kind to be converted to use the environmentally friendly fuel. Read more »

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 »