IAA Witnesses a Clean Sweeper (CNG-only) from IVECO and Johnston

| Italy and Germany | Source: IVECO
IVECO Eurocargo sweeper by Johnston Sweepers

The IVECO Eurocargo Sweeper delivers zero PM emissions

The 2018 International Motor Show Germany (IAA) has started and IVECO is grabbing attention with the presentation of a new sustainable zero-Diesel sweeper on its Diesel-free/Low Emissions Area stand. The new VS651 CNG truck mounted sweeper is based on a 210 hp IVECO Eurocargo Natural Power truck equipped with a sweeper body engineered by Johnston in collaboration with IVECO. It is powered only by CNG (Compressed Natural Gas).  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 »

GTT-Keppel Licence Agreement Advances Marine LNG Solutions

| Singapore and France
GTT LNG shape-adapted fuel tank

Shape adapted LNG fuel tank

Singapore-based Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M)’s network of global yards will be able to offer Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT)’s LNG systems in the design, construction and maintenance of LNG carriers, LNG Bunker vessels, LNG-fuelled vessels, and floating storage and regasification units (FSRU). This follows the signing of a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) that draws upon the expertise of both companies. Read more »

KAMAZ-Weichai JV Sets up Russian Production of Large Natural Gas Engines

| China: Weifang and Russia: Naberezhnye Chelny
Weichai Power 12M26 Dual Fuel Engine

Weichai Power 12M26 Dual-Fuel Engine

Russian heavy duty vehicle manufacturer PJSC KAMAZ has signed an agreement with Weichai Power Co. Ltd. of China to establish a joint venture on a parity basis for the production of industrial engines in Russia. The joint venture KAMAZ VEYCHA LLC, which specializes in the production of industrial diesel and natural gas engines with a capacity of more than 17 liters, capacity from 520 to 2000 kW, is planned to be located in the free areas of the KAMAZ subsidiary in the Yaroslavl Region – PJSC Tutaevsky Motor Plant. Read more »

Three Years Using LNG and Looking Good says TOTE

| Denmark: Copenhagen and USA: Princeton NJ

Isla Bella in serviceAmerican shipping company, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, 2a division of TOTE Inc., has returned very positive reports on its LNG-powered containerships, Isla Bella and Perla del Caribe as they approach the third anniversary of commencing operations. The 3,100-TEU sister ships serve the route between Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico and are notable for being propelled by the first ME-GI dual-fuel engines produced by MAN Energy Solutions. Read more »

Experts Discuss NGV Innovation and Challenges

| USA: Washington DC

USA_ANGI_154859_KTLaCrossefuelisland_websiteScott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe reports on the Innovations in Natural Gas Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure session held as part of WGC 2018 (conducted by the International Gas Union (IGU) and American Gas Association (AGA)). The session explored the drivers for innovation in NGVs and fueling infrastructure and examined what, if anything, could and should be done to encourage further innovations. Read more »

New Bergen Marine Gas Engine from Rolls-Royce

| United Kingdom: London

Rolls-Royce Bergen B36:45 natural gas engineRolls-Royce last week launched its latest in a series of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled marine engines at the SMM maritime exhibition in Hamburg. The Bergen B36:45 model is designed in accordance with the Rolls-Royce philosophy of a common platform for all fuel options and applications, and can be configured to meet the specific engine requirements of customers. Read more »

23,000 TEU ULCV Project Started by DNV GL and DSIC

| Norway, Høvik
Signing CSIC and DNV GL re 23000 TEU Vessel

Guan Yinghua, Dep. Technical Director DSIC, and Norbert Kray, Senior VP and Regional Manager for Greater China at DNV GL – Maritime

Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd. (DSIC) and classification society DNV GL have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement to develop a new 23,000 TEU Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled ultra large container vessel (ULCV). The agreement was announced at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg. The JDP is focused on delivering a design which is ready for construction and reflects upcoming market trends and incoming regulations. Read more »

Natural Gas Engine Dramatically Reduces Smog from HD Trucks, Study Shows

| USA: Riverside CA
Center for Environmental Research and Technology

Dr. Kent Johnson, assistant research engineer at CE-CERT

The University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) this week published results of a new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines, showing a new 11.9-liter engine achieved California’s lowest smog-forming emissions standard, and maintained those emission during all types of driving. Read more »