Kenworth Offers Trucks with CWI L9N Near Zero Natural Gas Engine

| USA: Kirkland WA
Cummins Westport L9N Engine

Cummins Westport L9N Engine

Kenworth has introduced the Cummins Westport L9N near zero NOx emissions natural gas engine to its options for the T680 on-highway truck and T880 and T880S work trucks. The L9N engine is certified to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) optional low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr ‒ a 90 percent reduction from engines operating at the current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr. Read more »

Hanoi Runs CNG Buses on Tourist Routes

| Vietnam: Hanoi

Hanoi CNG Bus On August 1, the Hanoi’s Department of Transportation Department launched the pilot operation of the first 3 buses using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for tourism purposes in Vietnam’s capital city. The new service is being operated by Bao Yen Tourism Construction Services Co., Ltd. Read more »

Cordoba to Acquire 15 CNG-Powered HD Sanitation Vehicles

| Spain: Cordoba
 truck (not NG) 2018

A recent SADECO acquisition

SADECO S.A., the municipal sanitation company of Cordoba, has taken steps to upgrade its waste management fleet with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles. The decision follows agreement at a city Plenary session on August 1 that contemplated Financially Sustainable Investments (IFS) for 2018. Read more »

CNG and KAMAZ a Successful Team for Silk Way Rally 2018

| Russia: Moscow
Gas-fueled KAMAZ

Gas-fueled KAMAZ

On July 27, the Russian part of the Silk Way Rally 2018 drew to a close in Moscow. The gas-fueled KAMAZ led by Sergey Kupriyanov successfully tackled all of the challenges, finishing fourth among trucks in the final standings. Read more »

Massive Natural Gas Filling Station Expansion Planned for Italy

| Italy: Rome

Italy-CNG-1_2Snam S.p.A., one of Europe’s main regulated gas companies, is generating considerable momentum for Italy’s natural gas vehicle market with two major announcements this week. The first is with api Group, an Italian energy and construction multi-faceted company. The second is with Snam4Mobility, a subsidiary of Snam. Collectively, they will grow natural gas refueling infrastructure by 20% across the nation. Read more »

Proviridis Brings Second Natural Gas Filling Station to Marseille Region

| France: Arles

V-gas saint martin de crauFrench alternative fuels infrastructure company Proviridis, a provider of CNG, LNG and hydrogen fueling stations, has opened a new station in Saint-Martin-de-Crau, a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France. Under the fuel brand name ‘V-GAS’, the company is expanding its presence across southern France. Associated with the Saint-Martin initiative, the local transportation company CFC Transports has acquired its first gas-powered heavy-duty tractor. Read more »

SEAT Charms Youth Urban-Driver Market with Smarter CNG-Powered Mii

| Spain: Martorell

Seat MiiSEAT has streamlined the Mii range for its popular small car, aimed directly at the youth urban-driver market. Three trims are now available in the line-up: Style, Chic and FR Line – all of which can be ordered with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines. Furthermore, it will be exclusively available as a 5-door version for more versatility and comes with even more technology (BeatsAudio®, infotainment connection, SD Card, Smartphone, etc.). Read more »

Lima Public Transport Company Acquires IVECO Euro V Buses

| Peru: Lima

Iveco Bus 42 units for public transport in LimaProviding a major contribution to cleaner air for Lima’s resident is a new fleet of IVECO public transport buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). IVECO Bus together with dealer Motored delivered 42 urban buses CN170E20 to the company Transporte y Servicios Virgen de la Puerta SA (VIPusa) in mid July. Read more »

CNG Hybrid Truck Trial Wins Mining Award

| Australia: Crestmead QLD
New Acland Mine HDCNG CAT789C

New Acland Mine HDCNG CAT789C

An innovative CNG hybrid truck trial at Australian coal-mining and energy company New Hope Group’s New Acland Mine was recognised at the State of Queensland Mining Awards last week, winning the JCB CEA Project Innovation Award for its standout ability to lower emissions and operational costs. Read more »

UK OLEV-Funded Fleet Trial to Highlight Benefits of Renewable Biomethane

| United Kingdom: Northampton
Fleet of Waitrose CNG-fuelled trucks

Waitrose operates the Scania P-340 with biomethane.

The UK’s CNG Fuels is opening a renewable biomethane refuelling station at Northampton as part of the UK’s first large-scale study of how compressed natural gas (CNG) can help slash road transport emissions. The project, which has received funding from the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) in partnership with Innovate UK, aims to encourage UK fleet operators to switch from diesel to cost-effective, low-carbon biomethane fuel by demonstrating performance benefits, and by showing that CNG stations can support growing demand for gas. Read more »