Optimism for Post-Pandemic Natural Gas Fuel for Mobility

| Global | Source: NGV Global
NGVAE GHG Emissions vehicle + fuel 40t LNG truck

Image courtesy of NGVA Europe

The International Energy Agency recently released its report — 2020 Global Energy Review — which states energy demand will fall 6% in 2020. This represents the largest decline in 70 years in percentage terms, the largest ever decline in absolute terms, and seven times the decline after the 2008 global financial crisis. This is predicted to lead to a record fall in carbon emissions of almost 8%, the lowest level in a decade. Read more »

Innogy Energo Plans BioCNG Tests at 63 Stations in Czechia

| Czechia: Prague | Source: prazskypatriot.cz

CNG station image by innogyFor the first time in Czechia, drivers of compressed natural gas (CNG) cars have the opportunity to try driving on BioCNG supplied by Innogy Energo s.r.o., currently the largest public network of CNG stations in the Czech Republic. Biomethane-enriched natural gas is an emission-pure variant of CNG, which, when burned, releases up to 80% less carbon dioxide emissions into the air than petrol or diesel, and thus meets even the strictest limits of pure mobility. Read more »

Finnish Refuse Tender Won with Biogas Fleet

| Sweden and Finland | Source: Scania

ScaniaP340 NG for UrbaserInclusion of natural gas powered vehicles in its fleet was the decisive factor for Kuopio Municipality in Finland to choose Urbaser as the successful refuse collection tenderer. Urbaser had the advantage of offering its services using six Scania’s biogas trucks.

“We will continue to increase the number of biogas vehicles,” says Urbaser’s Fleet Manager Harri Hietala. “Our customers are increasingly interested in reducing emissions from transport and in tenders calling for more environmentally sound alternatives. Read more »

IGU 2020 World LNG Report Notes Rise of Natural Gas Propulsion for Newbuilds

| Spain: Barcelona | Source: IGU

IGU 2020 World LNG ReportThe International Gas Union (IGU) has launched its annual LNG report for 2020. The report proposes that “As the world has entered an unprecedented era of low LNG prices, the moment could be opportune for the environment, as there is a stronger economic case for switching from more polluting fuels to natural gas.”

The comprehensive analysis highlights all the material changes in the global LNG industry in 2019. It features key global LNG industry updates, right across its value chain, demonstrating yet another strong year of growth for this crucial segment of the natural gas sector. LNG continues to enhance global energy security and increase the flexibility of access to the abundant global gas supplies. Read more »

BMS GmbH Opens 2nd LNG filling station in Germany

| Germany: Munich | Source: BayWa AG

BayWA LNG Station NordlingenBayWa Mobility Solutions GmbH (BMS) has now put a second LNG station (liquefied natural gas) into operation in Nördlingen, Bavaria. It is located at Markhamstraße 2 in the industrial area of Am Steinernen Mann in North Rhine-Westphalia, where BayWa already offers diesel and petrol at its automatic filling station that opened in 2015. Read more »

20 Hydrogen Solaris buses for Zuid-Holland

| The Netherlands | Source: Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.

Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen busA contract for the delivery of 20 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses was signed by representatives of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. and the operator Connexxion providing transport services for South Holland province. Twenty hydrogen Solaris buses will be delivered to that destination by the end of 2021. Read more »

Volvo and Daimler Plan JV to Develop Sustainable Transportation

| Sweden: Gothenburg | Source: AB Volvo

The common goal is for both companies to offer heavy-duty vehicles with fuel cells for demanding long-haul applications.
Volvo-Daimler JV Notice

Sharing the Green Deal vision of sustainable transport and a carbon neutral Europe by 2050, two leading companies in the commercial vehicle industry, Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group, have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish a new joint venture. The intention is to develop, produce and commercialize fuel cell systems for heavy-duty vehicle applications and other use cases. Read more »

RNG On-road Fuel Use Continues Growth in U.S.

| USA: Washington, DC | Source: Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica)

Biomethane Motor Fuel Use increases 291% since 2015, offering significant GHG reduction gains

Logo-NGVamericaNatural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) today announced that 39 percent of all on-road fuel used in natural gas vehicles in calendar year 2019 was renewable natural gas (RNG). Read more »

Gasrec CNG and LNG Sales up for Q1

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Gasrec Ltd
Gasrec-DIRFT-natural gas refuelling station

Gasrec’s flagship DIRFT facility has the capacity to refuel 700 heavy goods vehicles per day.

Gasrec has recorded a five-fold increase in sales of gas across its commercial vehicle refuelling network in the first quarter of 2020, versus the same period in 2019. This record growth follows an influx of new trucks into the market running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquified natural gas (LNG) – with demand in March 2020 exceeding the previous peak of September 2014, at the height of the Euro-5 dual fuel era. Read more »

All-new SEAT Leon Includes Two Natural Gas Models

| Spain: Martorell | Source: SEAT

All New Seat Leon 1.5 TGI The all-new SEAT Leon offers five different engine technologies designed to deliver customers the right combination of vehicle and engine to match their specific needs. Included are two compressed natural gas (CNG) models: 1.5 TGI 130PS 6-speed Manual and 1.5 TGI 130PS 7-speed DSG. Read more »