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

| IVECO | 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 »

IVECO Sets History-making Tone at IAA with Diesel-free Stand

| IVECO | Source: IVECO Sets History-making Tone at IAA with Diesel-free Stand
IVECO Crossway LE NP Bus IAA

Award-winning IVECO Crossway LE NP Bus

IVECO is displaying multiple natural gas powered vehicles as part of its sustainable solutions range at IAA in Hannover this week. Their offering is described as covering the requirements of every business and every mission. It includes many award-winning vehicles, such as the Daily Blue Power ‘Van of the Year’ 2018, the Crossway LE NP ‘Sustainable Bus of the Year’ 2018 and the Stralis NP 460 ‘Low Carbon Truck of the Year’’ 2018. Read more »

First German LNG Retail Station for Shell

| Germany: Hamburg
Shell opens Hamburg LNG station with Lahuttte and IVECO present

Pierre Lahutte (right), IVECO Brand President, attends the Hamburg opening.

Shell completed the inauguration of its first LNG Retail station for trucks in Hamburg, Germany on September 18, adding another milestone in its journey to roll out LNG for the road transport sector within Europe given the increase in freight traffic on European roads. IVECO was in attendance with the Stralis NP 460. The new LNG station is located in the south of Hamburg at Georgswerder Bogen, an important refueling spot for freight transport near the Hamburg Port. Read more »

Canada Permits Quantum Virtual Pipeline Trailers

| USA: Lake Forest CA

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 »

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 »

Dairy Facility Orders Puregas Turnkey RNG Solution, First for U.S.

| Finland; USA
Oregon Wartsila biodigester

The Puregas solution will convert methane gas from cow manure into sustainable transportation fuel.

Technology from Puregas Solutions, a part of the technology group Wärtsilä, will process 3100 cfm (cubic feet per minute) of biogas from the anaerobic digestion of manure from more than 50,000 dairy cows in Oregon. The renewable natural gas (RNG) will then be injected into a pipeline for use as transportation fuel in neighbouring California. Read more »

First Scania LNG Trucks for Argentina

| Argentina: Buenos Aires

Scania G340 presented before ENARGASSwedish truck manufacturer Scania has conducted a presentation ceremony for the first six Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) -powered trucks to enter service in Argentina, acquired by Transporte Andreu from the province of Mendoza. The ceremony took place in the presence of a delegation of officials from ENARGAS, the country’s national gas regulator. Read more »

Germany Reaches 50 H2 Filling Stations

| Germany: Potsdam

The launch of the 50th public hydrogen service station has been celebrated by H2 MOBILITY, a company formed by Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL to advance hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in Germany. Located in Potsdam and with a refueling time of under 5 minutes, the station has capacity to refuel up to 40 vehicles per day and a facility for future refuelling of hydrogen buses. Read more »

India Raises Profile of CNG for Transportation

| India: Delhi | Source: Economic Times, India
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 LXi (CNG)

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 LXi (CNG)

India’s minister of petroleum and natural gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, reportedly informed the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam) convention on September 6th of a planned rollout of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations to reach 10,000 units. Although improvement of air quality will result from an increased transition to this cleaner fuel, the primary motivator is to reduce dependence on oil imports. Read more »

Two LNG-Fuelled Large-Capacity Tankers Ordered by Sovcomflot

| Russia: St. Petersburg

Ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de MargeriePAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has reinforced its move to embrace Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for marine transportation by placing orders with Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex for two next generation large-capacity Aframax tankers. VEB-Leasing will finance the construction of the tankers, whilst a subsequent 20-year time-charter for them has been agreed with Rosneft following an exchange of signatures at the 4th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. Read more »