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 »

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 »

Spain Approves Incentives for Alt-Fuel Vehicle Purchases

| Spain, Madrid

Spain_IDAE-logoSpain’s Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, through the IDAE, last month approved the provision of €35 million (USD 41.5m) for actions aimed at promoting alternative and efficient mobility, which includes an incentive of 20 million euros for the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles ( LPG, natural gas, electricity and fuel cell). Read more »

Clean Energy Awarded Santa Fe Multi-Use CNG Station Contract

| USA, Newport Beach CA

Clean Energy Santa Fe Station OpeningClean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded a $3 million design, build, operation and maintenance contract for a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station which will serve both public and private customers by the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Clean Energy is to build a CNG fueling station for its transit and refuse fleets as well as offering access to the public. Read more »

Carrier Transicold CNG-Powered Supra® Wins at Stratégie Logistique

| France, Rueil Malmaison

Carrier Supra Refrigerant SystemThree weeks after its world premiere at Solutrans 2017, Carrier Transicold’s new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Supra® multi-temperature truck refrigeration prototype unit has won the Sustainable Innovation award from Stratégie Logistique. The prototype unit also received the bronze Innovation award at Solutrans. The new unit is a high performance, sustainable solution that helps significantly reduce emissions and increase operator efficiencies. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.  Read more »

Chart Commissions 4th Gasum LNG/LCNG Fueling Station in Finland

| Czech Republic, Decin and Finland

Finland_Gasum LNG LCNG Station airport Dec2017 (1)Chart says it has commissioned a fourth permanent fueling station for natural gas vehicles in Finland, the latest situated close to Helsinki Vantaa airport, which is now open to the public and has served its first customers. The public station is owned and operated by Finnish gas sector expert Gasum. Read more »

NEDO and Japanese Consortium Start CNG-NGV Demo Project in Indonesia

| Indonesia and Japan
NEDO Diagram demo project

Project overview: proposed CNG Stations

Japanese research and development government agency New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), together with Toyota Motor Corporation, Hino Motors Corp., Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Toho Gas Engineering Co., Ltd., with assistance from Nippon Automobile Research Institute, aim to expand the presence of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles in Indonesia. Read more »

Oxford County Introduces CNG Snow Ploughs to Fleet

| Canada, Woodstock ON

Oxford County Snow Plow CNGOxford County Public Works in the province of Ontario, Canada, has introduced what they claim to be the country’s first snow plows powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The two CNG vehicles are ready to begin clearing roads as soon as first significant snows fall. The County is confident they will assist to reach its planned annual CO2 emission reduction objectives. Read more »

Eni and FCA Jointly Target CO2 Emissions Reduction

| Italy, Rome

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Rome-based Italian Energy company Eni S.p.A. will jointly focus on reducing CO2 emissions produced by road transport vehicles under a research agreement signed late November. The agreement, which focuses on new technological applications for sustainable mobility, was signed in the presence of the Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, by the chief executives of the two companies, Claudio Descalzi and Sergio Marchionne. Read more »

Eni and SNAM Plan First Batch of CNG Stations

| Italy, Rome/San Donato Milanese

eni-snam CNGItalian integrated energy company Eni S.p.A., and Italian natural gas infrastructure company, Snam S.p.A., recently revealed details of the first contract arising out of a framework agreement signed earlier this year for the development of natural gas service stations in Italy, which is part of a set of initiatives promoting sustainable mobility. Read more »