Los Angeles Contracts Applied LNG for Renewable Natural Gas

| USA, Westlake Village CA

Los Angeles WasteThe City of Los Angeles has taken another step toward meeting Southern California’s stringent air-quality goals by contracting Applied LNG to supply renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) to fuel their fleet of natural gas vehicles. The California-based energy solutions provider will deliver fuel to multiple Los Angeles LNG/LCNG stations where it will be dispensed as LNG or compressed natural gas (CNG). Read more »

IVECO’s 1,000th Stralis NP 400hp Truck goes to Germany’s First CO2 Neutral Fleet

| Germany and Italy

Iveco Stralis NP VERBIO Logistik GmbHIveco, part of CNH Industrial, has supplied five Stralis NP trucks to VERBIO Logistik GmbH (a subsidiary of VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG). VERBIO will run the new vehicles on biomethane generated from straw, taking a significant step towards CO₂ neutral transport in heavy goods vehicles. This supply also marks an important milestone for IVECO: the 1,000th Stralis NP delivered. Read more »

Cummins Westport ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Certified for 2018

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Westport ISX12N truck (brochure image)Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine. Like the Cummins Westport L9N engine, the ISX12N meets California ARB optional Low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction from engines operating at the current EPA NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr. The ISX12N also meets 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements. Read more »

Renewable Methane – Clean Fuel for Today and Tomorrow

| USA, Santa Monica CA

Arthur Daniels Midland - wastewater ponds generate methaneRenewable Natural Gas (RNG), also known as biogas, biomethane and bio-CNG, with various identifying brand names such as Redeem used by Clean Energy Fuels Corporation, is undoubtedly a fuel with high quality environmental characteristics.  But just how clean is methane as a fuel for transportation? Where does RNG come from? And should policymakers focus on it or leave it out of the evolving energy matrix? California-based clean transportation and energy consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) argues for inclusion, and with good reason. Read more »

EU-funded ‘Causeway’ to Greener Transport Underway in Ireland

| Ireland, Galway

GNI image 2018 - Causeway ProjectNational University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) and Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) are leading a new transport revolution as they introduce compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable gas for trucks, vans and buses. The ‘Causeway’ project will see the development of a natural gas transport re-fuelling network in Ireland. Read more »

EC CEF Funding for Five Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects

| Belgium, Brussels

EC LogoFive natural gas projects are among the 39 projects that the EU Commission has selected to co-finance within the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funds under the 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call First Cut-Off. Collectively the projects will be funded €33.18m (USD 40m), being 19.2% of almost €173 million ($204m) that will be invested. The EC’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) uses its funding capacity to leverage private involvement and capital in the delivery of CEF Transport projects. Read more »

Six New Biogas Buses for Augsburg Fleet

| Germany, Augsburg

MB Citaro biogas for AugsburgStadtwerke Augsburg (SWA), the public utility in Augsburg, Germany, has acquired six new Mercedes Citaro NGT buses. As with all SWA buses, the engine is environmentally friendly and CO2-neutral with bio natural gas (RNG). The values ​​of nitrogen oxide emissions for natural gas are up to 90 percent lower than for diesel. Particulate matter is not an issue with natural gas. Read more »

Fordonsgas Reports Positive NGV Movement in Sweden

| Sweden, Stockholm

Fordonsgas Sverige foto - CNG refuelingFordonsGas, owner and operator of more than 40 gas filling stations, is committed to the renewable nature of gas as a future fuel in Sweden. To that end it had invested in expansive growth to become the leading energy company in sustainable mobility, with many more vehicle filling stations planned. FordonsGas is part of the Air Liquide Group, both of which want to increase both the share of biogas-driven travel and transport. Read more »

Paris’ RATP Selects Iveco for 200 Natural Power Buses

| France, Paris

IVECO UrbanwayRATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens), the French state-owned public transport operator for the city of Paris, France, has awarded Iveco Bus, the global bus brand of CNH Industrial (CNHI), with one of the lots in a Europe-wide tender calling for long-term collaboration between 2017 to 2021. This tender will involve the supply of up to 200 Urbanway Natural Power buses, equipped to run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and biomethane. Read more »

RNG Market Responds Positively to US EPA Ruling on Biofuel

| USA, Newport Beach CA

Clean Energy RedeemClean Energy Fuels Corp. President and CEO Andrew J. Littlefair made the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final rule on the 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard which included 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel. Read more »