London’s Islington Adopts CNG for Clean Fleet

| United Kingdom: Islington

Islington flat-deck CNG vanThe London Borough of Islington has revealed plans for a new “green fleet” of vehicles that will use the cleanest possible technology and fuels, as it launches a borough-wide spring clean campaign this month. Adding to its electric and hybrid vehicles, the Council is among the first in the country to begin purchasing larger vehicles powered by compressed natural gas, or CNG. Read more »

Scania Double Decker Biogas Buses for Reading UK

| United Kingdom, Reading

Reading Buses have taken 17 new high-end Scania double decker biogas buses into operation. The buses, with bodywork by Alexander Dennis, service Reading’s busiest bus route, the Purple 17. This is the first frequent bus service in the UK that can carry two wheelchair users at once. “We’re delighted to have been able to work with Scania and Alexander Dennis on a pioneering high specification for these city buses,” says Reading Buses’ Chief Executive Officer, Martijn Gilbert. “These provide users with modern and eco-friendly travel including a range of features to aid customers’ journeys, with the latest digital connectivity and extra features for wheelchair users.” The buses feature two doors, one for embarking and one for disembarking, which reduces time at bus stops. They also feature 4G Wi-Fi as well as USB charging points and coat and bag hooks at seats. “Scania is firmly committed to driving the shift to more sustainable transport systems,” comments Mark Oliver, Scania Great Britain. “When operating on biogas, the carbon dioxide emissions of Scania buses are reduced by up to 84 percent compared to regular diesel. They are significantly quieter too, making them an ideal choice for urban operations.”Reading Buses, serving the community of Reading in southern England, has taken delivery of 17 new high-end Scania double decker biogas buses. The buses, with bodywork by Alexander Dennis, service Reading’s busiest bus route, the Purple 17. This is the first frequent bus service in the UK that can carry two wheelchair users at once. Read more »

Italy Receives €4.7 Billion EU State Aid for Advanced Biomethane and Biofuels

| Belgium, Brussels
Biomethane facility (image: Consorzio Italiano Biogas)

Biogas facility (image: Consorzio Italiano Biogas)

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Italian support scheme for the production and distribution of advanced biofuels, including advanced biomethane (renewable natural gas). The measure will contribute to reaching EU energy and climate change goals while limiting distortions of competition. In particular, it will help Italy reduce the use of fossil fuels in the transport sector. Read more »

Fill Up with RNG at IKEA Finland

| Finland, Espoo

Gasum filling station at IKEA in LommilaGasum has opened a gas filling station in Lommila, Espoo, at the IKEA department store. At the new refueling station, pressurized biogas (biomethane) and natural gas fuel are available for cars, distribution vehicles, garbage trucks and buses. This gas station is the world’s first gas filling station opened in conjunction with an IKEA store. Read more »

Europe’s Green Gas Seven Forge Ahead with Renewable Gas Transition by 2050

| Belgium, Brussels

GGI ImageThe amount of biomethane injected into the gas networks has seen a threefold increase since 2014. Seven Transmission System Operators (TSOs) are committed to continue this development and further develop the gas system making it carbon neutral in 2050. The advancement of this transition was the topic on a roundtable discussion hosted by the Green Gas Initiative. Read more »

Natural Gas Fuels for California’s Big Ports

| USA, Long Beach CA

TTSI RNG Truck Port Los AngelesIn California,Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has entered into an agreement with Harbor Trucking Association (HTA) to be the exclusive provider of clean transportation fuels to the association member companies. Both HTA and Clean Energy have been leaders in responsible environmental stewardship that won’t create an overarching burden on the companies or drivers that makeup the port drayage industry. Read more »

European Study Shows Renewable Gas Can Achieve Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2050

| The Netherlands, Groningen

“…there is a role to play for renewable gas in the form of bio-CNG/LNG, as an efficient, sustainable and scalable alternative to other energy dense fuels.”

A new study — Gas for Climate : How gas can help to achieve the Paris Agreement target in an affordable way — published by the Gas for Climate initiative, sets out a plan to meet the Paris Agreement target in a cost-effective way. It focuses on using renewable gas in existing gas infrastructure for the heating of buildings, to produce dispatchable electricity as a complement to wind and solar, and to fuel heavy transport. Read more »

Natural Gas Vehicles Pay for Coffee Every 100kms – See at Geneva Motor Show

| Switzerland, Vevey
Skoda Octavia Combi G-tec

Skoda Octavia Combi G-tec

Running on natural gas/biogas is currently the best option in Switzerland for saving on vehicle and fuel costs, says Gaznat SA. In addition to running green thanks to the 20% average biogas component of natural gas sold at the pump in Switzerland, this fuel can save up to 40% compared to gasoline, and certainly the price of a coffee every 100km, while the wide range of vehicles available in the market comes with an entry price of less than CHF 10,000 (USD 10,630). Read more »

PitPoint Opens First CNG Station in Lisse

| The Netherlands, Nieuwegein

PitPoint opens CNG at LissePitPoint BV, Netherlands-based operator of renewable natural gas (RNG) filling stations, has officially opened the first CNG station in Lisse, southwest of Amsterdam. PitPoint is investing together with initiators in the production of green gas and, among other things, new refueling points for green gas / CNG, LNG are being opened. Read more »

Seven IVECO Stralis NPs for UK Haulage Company

| United Kingdom, Basildon

Iveco Stralis NPs for H Parkinson Haulage in UKUK transportation company H Parkinson Haulage, from Preston in Lancashire, has taken delivery of its first IVECO vehicles – seven Stralis NP 4×2 tractor units. The compressed biomethane-powered trucks will be used on high-mileage contracts with each vehicle expected to cover more than 350,000 km every year. Read more »