Port of Singapore Prepares for Future LNG Bunkering

| Singapore
At SIBCON - Minister of Transport Mr Lui Tuck Yew

Minister of Transport, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, leads bunkering change momentum in Singapore.

Singapore’s Minister for Transport, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, presided over the opening ceremony of the 18th Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON), organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). In conjunction with SIBCON, Minister Liu also officiated the global launch of the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF), a new non-governmental organisation established to promote safety and industry best practices in the use of gas as a marine fuel. Read more »

Hyundai Rolls Out New Generation i30 CNG Concept Car at Paris Motor Show

| France, Paris

Hyundai engines Paris Motor ShowHyundai is featuring their New Generation i30 CNG at this year’s Paris Motor Show, marking the debut of their 1.4-liter T-GDI engine and a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

The engine coupled with the transmission emits CO2 emissions as low as 87 g/km, a significant reduction compared to the equivalent internal combustion engine (ICE) model, and meets the strict Euro6c emission standards three years ahead of introduction in 2017. Running on CNG, the engine develops 117 ps and maximum torque of 206 Nm from 1,500 rpm to 3,500 rpm. Read more »

Mazda Premieres SKYACTIV-CNG Concept

| Japan, Hiroshima

Mazda3 SKYACTIV-CNG ConceptMazda Motor Corporation will showcase its Mazda3 SKYACTIV-CNG Concept at the 43rd 2013 Tokyo Motor Show late November. Mazda has responded to increased demand for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) worldwide by delivering a concept car that adopts a bi-fuel system to run on both gasoline and CNG. The SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine will require only minor modifications to operate using CNG, and will reduce emissions by about 20% compared with same displacement gasoline engines.

(Source: Mazda)

Toyota Concept Hints at CNG Future

| Switzerland, Geneva | Source: Insideline

Toyota Motors has unveiled a concept vehicle at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the FT-Bh Concept, which may be developed for several fuel applications including compressed natural gas, reports Insideline. Designed for affordability, fuel efficiency and suited to various alternative-fuel powertrains, “It serves as a study for how even greater fuel efficiency might be achieved in the medium term by using two alternative powertrains,” said Toyota in a statement. “A compressed natural gas hybrid with 38g/km CO2 emissions and a plug-in hybrid, emitting just 19g/km.”

G-City Concept Vehicle Uses Biomethane and Electricity

| France

At the ‘Techno Buzz’ session of the Mobilis 2011 conference held mid-November in Belfort, France, a new natural gas – electric concept car was presented. This vehicle, a partnership between GDF Suez (CRIGEN), FAM Automobiles and France Craft, is said to be the first natural gas / biomethane to electric traction vehicle. Its design can be adapted for use as a pick-up (see image) or to carry four people.  Read more »