CO2-derived Methane Research Funded by U.S. Government and SoCalGas

| USA: Los Angeles CA
LLNL 3d-printed aerogel

3D-printed carbon aerogel electrode materials made by LLNL

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Stanford School of Engineering’s Spormann Laboratory have been awarded funding to study new technology with potential to significantly reduce the cost of producing renewable natural gas (RNG) and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The two entities will receive $800,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and SoCalGas will provide co-funding of $400,000 in addition to $125,000 of seed funding it provided in 2017.  Read more »

DNV GL’s First AiP for Maritime Hydrogen Solution goes to Hyon in Norway

| Norway: Oslo
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Image courtesy of PowerCell

Norwegian hydrogen fuel chain company Hyon AS has received the world’s first approval-in-principle from DNV GL of their module-based fuel cell solutions, adapted for maritime use. The approval builds on the MS-100 fuel cell from PowerCell and opens the way for a general application of fuel cells in ships. Read more »

Ballard and Audi Extend PHEV Fuel Cell Passenger Car Program

| Canada: Vancouver BC and Germany: Ingolstadt
Audi h-tron quattro PHEV

Audi h-tron quattro PHEV concept

Ballard Power Systems, a global provider of clean energy and fuel cell solutions, has signed a 3.5-year extension to its current Technology Solutions contract with AUDI AG, part of the Volkswagen Group, extending the HyMotion program to August 2022. The program encompasses automotive fuel cell stack development as well as system design support activities.  Read more »

WGC 2018 ‘Transportation Driven by Gas Award’ Part of Event’s Rich NGV Offering

| USA: Johns Island SC

ANGP PHANGV Technology Ford 2018 F-150Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) is to be a proud recipient of the 2018 World Gas Conference ‘Innovation Award for the Transportation Driven by Gas’ segment for the company’s PHANGV® technology. This and a content rich with opportunities to learn more about natural gas for transportation applications  demonstrates the IGU’s commitment to engage downstream stakeholders. Read more »

GEV Delivers CNG Pipe for ABS Testing

| Australia: West Perth WA

GEV pipe for ABS testingGlobal Energy Ventures Ltd , an Australian developer of global integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, says that the test pipe required for the ABS Approval of the CNG Optimum 200 system has been delivered to Edmonton, Canada from Japan. Read more »

Tulsa Gas Technologies India and Emcara Gas Development Join NGV Global

| International

NGV Global - International Association for Natural Gas VehiclesNGV Global welcomes two new members. Tulsa Gas Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, a compressed natural gas (CNG) service company located in Kundli, Sonipat Haryana (just north of New Delhi), India has joined as a Corporate Sponsor and will participate on NGV Global’s Board. Emcara Gas Development Inc., a Canadian company designing pressure relief devices (PRD), located in Guelph, Ontario, has joined as a Corporate Member.  Read more »

Kiwa Expands Hydrogen Testing Centre in The Netherlands

| The Netherlands: Rijswijk

Kiwa H2 imageKiwa, a global supplier of Testing, Inspection and Certification services, has responded to increased demand from fuel-cell car manufacturers who are finding new ways to integrate components such as pressure regulators, protections and closures in one module. Kiwa has invested in a high capacity hydrogen compressor that allows optimal testing of these multiple on-tank valves. Read more »

CNG Cylinder Inspection Workshop Highlights Global Impact of Regulations

| USA: Long Beach CA

NGV Global Tech Forum ACT Expo 2018NGV Global held an informational workshop, “Guaranteeing Safety in CNG Vehicles: Inspections, Improvements and Innovations” on 30th April 2018 in conjunction with the ACT Conference in Long Beach California. More than 50 attendees participated to hear about and discuss the range of regulatory and practical issues associated with the cylinder inspection process to further improve NGV safety while also enhancing user convenience. Read more »

UK’s APC Makes £30M Funding Available to Reduce Transport Carbon Emissions

| United Kingdom: Coventry

Logo_APC UKThe Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Ltd (APC) has opened its 10th funding competition, APC 10, making up to £30M (USD 41M) available for the development of low carbon automotive technology in the UK. Included in the scope of technologies are ‘alternative propulsion systems’, ‘lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures’, and ‘energy storage and energy management’. Projects must be primarily applicable to the automotive industry. Read more »

ANGI Brings New Integrated CNG Station System to Market

| USA: Janesville WI

ANGI Integrated CNG station systemANGI Energy Systems, LLC has introduced an all new Integrated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station system for applications in small and medium sized CNG fleets. The ANGI NG100E FleetPro is a fully packaged, quick-deployment CNG system that allows for simplified installation and operation. Read more »