France’s ID Logistics Receives First Bio-CNG Trucks

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ID Logistics Bio-CNG Iveco Trucks At the Forum des Solutions Ecoresponsables – Logistique Froid Innovation, an event held this week in Essone devoted to ecofriendly initiatives for innovation in the cold chain, IVECO formally handed over the keys to ID Logistics’ first two trucks running on Bio-CNG. Bio-CNG is a compressed natural gas derived from fermenting biomass, which sets it apart from extractive fossil fuels. Read more »

Republic Services Cuts GHGs with Renewable Natural Gas

RNG Emissions reduction Chart by Coalition for RNGRepublic Services, an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste, will increase its usage of renewable natural gas (RNG) by three times what it used in 2016 through an expanded agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. According to the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, RNG has the lowest carbon intensity of all commercially available transportation fuels. Read more »

Audi Achieves Best Ever Endurance Test for A3 g-tron

Audi A3 Sportback g-tronThe Audi A3 Sportback g-tron with compressed natural gas (CNG) drive was awarded the first-ever rating of 1+ by the automotive publication Auto Bild after completing 100,000 kilometers of endurance testing. Audi says this ranking confirms the quality of the climate-friendly g-tron technology, which was introduced in 2013. Read more »

Kenworth Explores Hybrid-Electric Trucking with CWI ISL G Near Zero Engine

Kenworth_T680 day-cab hybrid-electric-CNG prototype illustration 2017 Kenworth Truck Company is developing a prototype series hybrid-electric T680 day cab designed to produce near-zero-emissions. The truck will use the currently available Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx engine fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) to generate electrical power. Initial track and road testing is expected to start in the fourth quarter. Four more hybrid day cab prototypes will follow in 2018. Read more »

Volkswagen Introduces 1.0 TGI CNG Engine for Polo

VW 1.0 TGI CNG EngineA key pillar of Volkswagen’s drive system strategy is compressed natural gas (CNG) propulsion technology which the company says it is using to shape the transition to sustainable mobility. Signalling its impetus, the German auto manufacturer is presenting an innovative, compact three-cylinder TGI engine for natural gas propulsion for the VW Polo at the 38th Vienna Motor Symposium this week. Read more »

Cleaner and Economic Outcomes for California using RNG for HDVs, Study Shows

California Study 2017 coverA California-generated new jobs study reveals that deploying trucks fueled by renewable natural gas (RNG) could create up to 130,000 new jobs and add $14 billion to California’s economy. The ‘RNG Jobs Report’ examines the economic potential of fueling heavy-duty trucks with renewable natural gas produced in California, instead of being powered by petroleum-based diesel. Read more »

Alt-Fuel HD Vehicle Purchase Incentives Extended in Québec

As part of its 2030 Energy policy, the Government of Québec has made it a priority to establish the province as a North American leader in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The newly released budget for 2017 enhances and extends the financial incentives to encourage the freight transportation sector to turn to vehicles with a low carbon footprint, using the existing Écocamionnage program. Read more »

Audi A5 Sportback g-tron Showcased at Geneva Motor Show

Audi A5 Sportback G-tronFollowing the A3 Sportback g-tron and the A4 Avant g-tron, the Audi A5 Sportback g-tron is the brand’s third model that can run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). It is powered by a 2.0 TFSI engine with 125 kW (170 hp) of power output and 270 Nm of torque. The new Audi, yet to enter production, has been showcased at the 87th International Motor Show which started this week in Geneva. Read more »

D-GID Light ECU Converts Diesel Vehicles to Dual Fuel

Ecomotive Solutions - D-GID LIGHT ECUEcomotive Solutions, an engine calibration manufacturer and Holdim group company, has introduced the new d-gid Light ECU that converts diesel cars into dual fuel vehicles. The electronic management system is designed to power diesel engines with a dynamic controlled mix of diesel and gas (natural gas, biomethane or LPG). Read more »

Collaborators Focus on Promoting Natural Gas Vehicles and Fuel in Europe

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE have agreed to collaborate on the promotion of natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe, with a particular focus on certain countries and regions. The initiative will unfold first in the Wallonia region of Belgium. The collaboration is in line with the implementation of the DAFI Directive (Directive 2014/94 – Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructures) and is part of a wider set of initiatives to promote sustainable mobility. Read more »