NGV Global: Natural Gas Regulations Update

| International | Source: NGV Global
Agility Fuel Solutions ProRail CNG System

Agility Fuel Solutions ProRail CNG System

Globally, natural gas mobility is an evolving industry that continues to thrive, expand and consolidate despite market challenges. Natural gas vehicles (NGV) operate in more than 80 countries and natural gas propulsion is taking vessels along inland waterways and across oceans. Regulations and standards are a vital component of this industry.

Such is the context in which several documents were tabled at the UNECE Group of Experts on General Safety (GRSG) meeting on 10-13 April 2018 in Geneva. NGV Global was in attendance to ensure the best interests of the worldwide natural gas for transportation industry were kept to the fore. Discussed were proposed changes to UNECE R.110 (CNG/LNG Vehicles) including CNG cylinder inspections, and expansion to applications for on-board vehicle appliances. Read more »

U.S. DOE Announces $39 million for Innovative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies R&D

| USA: Washington DC

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has made available up to $39 million in funding to support early stage research and development (R&D) of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The work supported through this investment will address key early-stage technical challenges for fuel cells and for hydrogen fuel production, delivery, and storage related to hydrogen infrastructure. Read more »

NGV Global Technical Forum to Discuss CNG Vehicle Inspections

| USA: Long Beach CA

NGV Global - International Association for Natural Gas VehiclesA new Technical Forum organised by NGV Global will address the evolving safety paradigm of natural gas fuel systems for vehicles. Planned to run in conjunction with ACT Expo in Long Beach, California, the event is entitled Guaranteeing Safety in CNG Vehicles: Inspections, Improvements and Innovations. It will provide participants an opportunity to learn from and discuss with global experts issues of relevance to natural gas vehicle (NGV) inspection practices. Read more »

GTT’s LNG Brick Bunker Tank Testing Completed

| France: Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse

GTT LNG BrickWith the rise in the use of LNG as a fuel, the marine industry requires new cryogenic storage solutions which are both compact and easy to install. To meet this requirement, GTT has developed the LNG Brick® technology and announces the end of its test campaign. Read more »

ANG System Captures Farm Generated Gas for Transport and Other Applications

| USA, Fremont CA

Cenergy Solutions stored gas in ThailandCenergy Solutions, Inc. has entered into an agreement to use its proprietary Adsorbent Natural Gas (ANG) Storage System to capture biogas that is being vented at several pig farms in Thailand. The low pressure storage system provides opportunity to economically store, transport and utilize renewable biogas, for which one of the potential uses is vehicle fuel. Read more »

Georgia Tech Team Develops Fuel Cell Game Changer

| USA: Atlanta GA

Nanoparticle coating on disk for H2 fuel cell (Photo: Georgia Tech – Christopher Moore)

“It can let you use readily available fuels like methane or natural gas or just use hydrogen fuel much more efficiently” — Meilin Liu, Regents’ Professor in Georgia Tech

Powering clean, efficient cars is just one way fuel cell technology could accelerate humanity into a sustainable energy future, but unfortunately, the technology has been a bit sluggish. Now, engineers may be able to essentially turbocharge fuel cells with a new catalyst. Read more »

NGV Global Welcomes HYGEN

| Latvia, Riga

HYGEN logoHYGEN has become the latest company to join NGV Global as a Corporate Member. Based in Riga, Latvia, the company has a global aspiration to transform gas distribution grids into fueling infrastructure for natural gas vehicles (NGV) by bringing to market a low-cost Home Fueling Appliance. Read more »

Galileo Opens New Frontiers for Natural Gas

| Argentina, Buenos Aires
Galileo - Cryobox trailer on site to receive liquefied gas

Galileo – Cryobox trailer on site to receive liquefied gas

Natural gas supply is undergoing a revolution thanks to cutting edge systems being deployed by Argentine company Galileo Technologies. CEO Osvaldo del Campo and his team have developed virtual pipeline equipment that enables the transport of gas directly from the well to main gas pipelines or to those who, due to lack of infrastructure, have thus far been denied the benefits of this cleaner burning fuel. Read more »

GTT to Build LNG Fuel Tanks for CMA CGM’s Nine Newbuilds

| France, Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse

French engineering and technology company GTT has been selected by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd., member of China State Shipbuilding Corporation conglomerate, and by shipowner CMA CGM for the design of cryogenic tanks for nine new LNG-fuelled container ships. Read more »