New Holland Agriculture wins Sustainable Tractor of the Year 2020: Methane-Powered

| United Kingdom: London | Source: CNH Industrial
New Holland T6 Methane Power Sustainable Tractor of the Year 2020 600

New Holland T6 Methane Power

New Holland Agriculture, a global agricultural brand of CNH Industrial, has received two accolades at Agritechnica 2019, the world’s largest agricultural trade show, currently taking place in Hannover, Germany. One of these awards is for an agricultural tractor powered by natural gas. Read more »

Do gas trucks reduce emissions? YES says NGVA Europe

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe
Volvo FH LNG

Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

The paper Do gas trucks reduce emissions? recently published by T&E (Transport & Environment) has provided NGVA Europe the opportunity to rectify some aspects and complement with educational elements and details about gas in transport. T&E’s conclusions are mainly based on a set of emissions measurement campaigns run by TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). However, while reports from TNO are scientifically well proven, NGVA Europe notes the conclusions drawn by T&E are misaligned with the measurements reported. Read more »

Hunts Point First to Offer RNG in New York City

| USA: Hunts Point NY | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp

Clean Energy Hunts Point NYHunts Point, located on a peninsula in the South Bronx of New York City, is home to the first gas filling station in New York City to exclusively offer renewable natural gas (RNG) for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets. The station is owned and operated by Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America. Read more »

PIZZORNO Environnement Opens CNG Station in SE France

| France: Draguignan | Source: PIZZORNO Environnement

Inauguration Dragui Gaz CNG filling stationThe management committee of PIZZORNO Environnement and the leaders of the Beltrame Group have inaugurated the first fueling Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicle fueling station in Var, a department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in Southeastern France. The station was opened on Thursday, July 4. Read more »

First West Invests in 77 Biomethane Buses for Bristol

| United Kingdom: Bristol | Source: FirstGroup plc

Scania Metrobus for Bristol (BCT) M1 busA major investment to improve Bristol’s air quality by First West of England will see 77 new, state-of-the-art, biomethane buses hitting the city’s streets in the coming months. Operating on routes across the city, these Scania buses offer a more than 80% reduction in greenhouse gases and a 95% reduction in Nitrogen Oxides helping to improve air quality. Read more »

Argentina Approves Major Import Tariff Reduction for Natural Gas Powered Trucks

| Argentina: Buenos Aires | Source: Government of Argentina

Galileo LNG dispenser to Scania TruckThe Government of Argentina has reduced to between 2% and 5% the importation tariffs for trucks powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and biogas/biomethane, and associated components, through Decree 440/2019 as published in the Official Gazette. The Decree brings into effect the ‘Thirty-eighth Additional Protocol’ pertaining to Argentine Standard Agreement No. 00014/2008, which set the previous tariff at 35%. Read more »

Škoda Shows Natural Gas Powered SCALA G-TEC in Berlin

| Czech Republic: Mladá Boleslav | Source: Škoda

Skoda Scala gtec (gas system view)Škoda this week introduced the most eco-friendly variant of its new compact model at the CNG Mobility Days event in Berlin: the ŠKODA SCALA G-TEC. This natural-gas-powered SCALA, the second CNG-powered vehicle in Škoda’s range, completes the engine roster for the new compact model, adding a particularly efficient and eco-friendly variant. Read more »

AMP Americas Defines Direction After ampCNG Sale

| USA: Chicago IL | Source: Amp Americas

Fair Oaks Farms IndianaMarking the closure of the sale of its 20 ampCNG fueling stations to American Natural Gas (ANG) for $41 million, AMP Americas says it will continue to own and operate its landmark Indiana biogas operations through its Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF) business unit. The company will also continue to invest heavily in dairy RNG projects and plans to break ground on two additional dairy biogas operations later this year. Read more »

North American RNG Fuel Potential Attracts Bright Biomethane

| The Netherlands:  | Source: Bright Biomethane

Bright Biomethane biogas upgrading installation in SwedenBright Biomethane, a Dutch company involved with biogas upgrading activities, has opened its first North American office in response to growing business and increasing demand for renewable natural gas (RNG) solutions in North America. RNG can be used as natural gas substitute for compression to CNG or liquefaction to LNG as fuel for natural gas vehicles (NGV), or for direct grid injection. Read more »

Californian Project turns Dairy Methane Emissions to Clean Vehicle Fuel (RNG)

| USA: San Ramon and Visalia CA | Source: CalBio and Chevron
Lakeview site Kern Cluster for diary methane capture

Methane capture installation in the Kern Cluster of dairy farms (Image: CalBio)

Continuing California’s drive toward clean fuel adoption, Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and California Bioenergy LLC (CalBio) are to jointly invest in a holding company with California dairy farmers to produce and market dairy biomethane as a vehicle fuel in the state. The holding company, CalBioGas LLC, secured funding from Chevron to build infrastructure for dairy biomethane projects in California’s San Joaquin Valley, adding to the investment from dozens of dairy farmers. Read more »