CNG Optimum ABS Testing Nears Completion

| Australia: West Perth WA | Source: GEV

GEV CNG Optimum 200 gas carrier designGlobal Energy Ventures Ltd (GEV), an Australian developer of global integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, reports the Long-term Fatigue Test and 6,000 cycles Notched Burst Test for its high-strength line-pipe by ABS have been successfully completed. Only the Cooled Burst Test remains to gain full CNG Optimum cargo system approval. Read more »

Patent Issued for ANGP’s Low-Pressure Storage System for NGVs

| USA: Johns Island SC | Source: ANGP

ANGP 1Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) has been issued U.S. Patent Number US 10,113,696 B1 Integrated On-Board Low-Pressure Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage System for an Adsorbed Natural Gas Vehicle by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Read more »

Hexagon Acquires Testing Technology for Type 4 HP Cylinders

| USA: Denver CO | Source: Hexagon Composites ASA

Hexagon Lincoln CylindersHexagon Composites ASA has moved to acquire the technology testing company Digital Wave Corporation, based in Denver, Colorado. With this acquisition, Hexagon Composites will fully integrate capabilities for testing and requalification of high-pressure cylinders. Read more »

Positive Outcomes for NGV Safety from UNECE Meeting

| Switzerland: Geneva | Source: NGV Global
Faber CNG Cylinder

CNG Cylinder (Image: Faber Industrie SpA)

Under the umbrella of the UNECE’s Group of Experts on General Safety, which met in Geneva on 8-12th October 2018, a busy agenda of NGV activities across a wide variety of topics has been attended by NGV Global.  The agenda included provisions for the testing of CNG cylinders (with mirror provisions for LNG tanks) and several new CNG/LNG technologies introduced to legitimize their use on vehicles. Read more »

Ceres Power – Weichai Collaborate on CNG Range Extender for FCEV Buses

| United Kingdom: Horsham | Source: Ceres Power

Ceres Steelcell for FCEVCeres Power (Ceres), a low cost Solid Oxide Fuel Cell company, and Weichai Power (Weichai), one of the leading automobile and equipment manufacturing companies in China, have finalised their long-term strategic collaboration first announced in May 2018. Read more »

Fuel Cell for the Future Developed by VW and Stanford

| Volkswagen | Source: Volkswagen

Volkswagen has partnered with Stanford University in the USA to bring about the next major advance in fuel cell technology. The fuel cell is regarded as a serious alternative to the classic electric car with battery cells. However, the biggest problem is the comparatively high cost of the technology. Now, a new process has been developed that significantly reduces this disadvantage. Read more »

Canada Permits Quantum Virtual Pipeline Trailers

| USA: Lake Forest CA | Source: Quantum Fuel Systems LLC

Quantum Tech supplies CNG by virtual pipelineQuantum Fuel Systems, manufacturer of Compressed Natural Gas fuel systems for the automotive and heavy-duty industry, has been granted Canadian Equivalency Certification for its Virtual Pipeline Trailers by Transport Canada. This certification enables Quantum’s Virtual Pipeline Trailers to be registered and utilized in Canada. Read more »

FPT Takes Hydrogen Powertrain Concept to IAA 2018

| FPT Industrial | Source: FPT Industrial

FPT Industrial Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain ConceptTurin-based FPT Industrial, a brand of CNH Industrial, is working to develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology as part of its multi-fuel offering. In the future, the company believes this Research & Development project could lead to new zero emissions solutions specially designed for heavy duty transport: both long haulage goods delivery and long-distance / intercity passenger transport. Read more »

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
trawler

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 »