EU Funding Advances Hydrogen Power for Ferries

| Norway: Bergen | Source: Norled

Norled Hydrogen Ferry ConceptThe European innovation project Flagships has been awarded EUR 5 Million from the EU to support deploying two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels in France and Norway. Norled AS, one of Norway’s largest ferry and express boat operators, is pleased to be part of this project that can lead to more hydrogen-powered ferries. Read more »

Looming 2020 Sulphur Cap Drives up WinGD Dual-fuel Engine Sales

| Switzerland: Winterthur | Source: Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd

WinGD RE-flex50DF engineWinterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) says a newbuild order spree of LNG carriers affirms the market leading position of its X-DF (dual-fuel) engines.  WinGD is reporting a very solid order intake for the first quarter of 2019 for their low-pressure, two-stroke engines which enable vessels to operate using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Read more »

Momentum Fuel Technologies Introduces CNG Capacity Upgrades for Refuse Trucks

| USA: Dallas/Fort Worth TX | Source: Momentum Fuel Technologies

Momentum 120DGE TailgateInnovation from Texas company Momentum Fuel Technologies means new fuel storage options are available for refuse fleets in the USA. The most significant offering is the largest capacity tailgate compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system available, a 120 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) tailgate system. Read more »

Korea Plans to Lead Hydrogen-Fuelled Ship Development

| Korea: Busan | Source: Korean Register of Shipping

Korea Society - Hydrogen fuel cell (Fuel Cell) ship propulsion conceptIn order to promote sustainable growth in the shipbuilding and maritime sector, the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) has decided to develop hydrogen ship technologies in full cooperation with the government’s Roadmap for Activating Hydrogen Economy. In January, the government declared its intention to take the lead in the hydrogen economy by announcing this roadmap. Read more »

Blue Bird Introduces Ultra-Low NOx, Type-C School Bus Fueled by CNG

| USA: Fort Valley Ga and Livonia MI | Source: Blue Bird Corporation
Blue Bird Vision CNG School Bus

Blue Bird Vision CNG School Bus

In the USA, School districts and transportation contractors can now purchase buses fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) that are 90 percent cleaner than the national emissions standard, opening more opportunities for funding that supports reduced emissions. This is the offer from Blue Bird Corporation, designer and manufacturer of school buses. Read more »

LNG and Hybrid Technology Shines at 2019 Marine Propulsion Awards

| Netherlands: Amsterdam | Source: Riviera
Gagarin Prospect LNG-fuelled

Award-winning LNG-fuelled Gagarin Prospect

The first gas-fuelled Aframax tanker in service and the first shuttle tanker to deploy batteries and LNG fuel were among the winners of this year’s this year’s Marine Propulsion Awards announced at Riviera Maritime Media’s Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference in Amsterdam. Read more »

Agility Brings CNG-Range Versatility to UK Market

| USA and UK | Source: Agility Fuel Solutions

Agility launches 6×2 CNG tractor with trailer-mounted CNG fuel storage systemAgility Fuel Solutions has introduced the first CNG truck offered in the UK capable of 44-tonne operations at the UK Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. The global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, introduced two new compressed natural gas products: a 6×2 CNG tractor, and a trailer-mounted CNG fuel storage system. Read more »

LR Delivers AiP for HMD LNG-fuelled MR Tanker Design

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Lloyd's Register

Lloyds Register approves HMD LNG-fuelled designHyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), based in Ulsan, South Korea, has received approval in principle (AiP) from LR for an LNG-fuelled 50,000 dwt class MR tanker design. HMD is also reviewing various other types of vessels for LNG-fuelled application, such as bulk carriers and container ships. Read more »

Faber Achieves 0.75kg/l for CNG Type 1 Cylinders

| Italy: Cividale del Friuli  | Source: Faber Industrie Spa

Faber CylinderFaber Industrie Spa (Faber), Italian producer of seamless steel and composite cylinders, explains weight is becoming more and more important for on-board CNG applications as the Vehicle Manufacturers (OEMs) strive to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle. A typical Type 1 CNG cylinder from Faber boasts a weight efficiency as low as 0.84 kg/l at 200bar working pressure, which can be further enhanced to 0.75kg/l by using advanced high strength steel grade. Read more »

Samsung Heavy Incorporates Own Technology in Eco-friendly LNG-fuelled Vessels

| Korea: Seongnam-si | Source: Samsung Heavy Industries
Samsung Heavy Industries Fugas system

Samsung Heavy Industries S-Fugas LNG supply system

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fuelled vessels built with its own technology have just completed their first bunkering at the port of Rotterdam. The two LNG-fuelled 113,000 dwt oil tankers were delivered to an Asian shipowner early this year in January and February. Read more »