ISO Publishes Standards for CNG and LNG Fuelling Stations

| International | Source: NGV Global

LNG dispenserIn December 2016, ISO published two international standards that will play an important role in the deployment of the alternative fuels infrastructure. The publication of ISO 16923 and ISO 16924 respectively enables entities to apply broadly supported requirements for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and inspection of CNG and LNG fuelling stations. NGV Global has been a key player in the process for these two Standards. Read more »

Gasum Plans LNG Fuel Future with CEF Grant

Gasum rekka lng truckNatural gas retailer Gasum is developing a new kind of LNG refueling station network in Finland, primarily for heavy-duty road transport. Finland’s first LNG/LCNG pilot station will be constructed by the company in Turkul located on the south west coast. The station will supply compressed natural gas (CNG) and biogas (CBG) for cars and liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy-duty vehicles. Read more »

Korean NGV Program Very Active

Diego Goldin, NGV Global’s Executive Director was invited by KANGV (Korean Association for NGV), KOGAS and the Center for Environmentally Friendly Vehicle to take part in the 2013 “NGV Future Strategy Forum” hosted by KANGV and the 2013 International Symposium of Center for Environmentally Friendly Vehicles, hosted by the CEFV in South Korea. Both events had great turnout that showed the on-going support for the very successful Korean NGV program. Read more »

NGV Growth and Development Ongoing in Korea

There are now more than 35 thousand Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) in the Republic of Korea, serviced by 164 CNG or LNG stations, reports the International Energy Agency’s AMFI Newsletter. Promoted by the government’s Ministry of Environment since 2000, the Korean NGV population is made up of about 80% OEM transit buses and 20% OEM trucks and bi-fuel retrofit passenger cars, NGVs are predominantly powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and have contributed to reduced air pollution in the cities by cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »

ITM Power and Hardstaff to Develop HCNG Fuel System for Heavy Goods Vehicles

ITM Power, a clean fuel and energy storage company, and transport industry innovator The Hardstaff Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and market a Hydrogen Compressed Natural Gas (HCNG) fuel system for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). Natural Gas or Bio Methane may be combined at various ratios with hydrogen to produce HCNG, which, when burned, offers significant benefits in the emissions performance and efficiency of engines. These improvements in combustion not only reduce the tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide, NOx, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons but also allow for increased engine speed operation, enabling the downsizing of engines. Engine downsizing results in improved operational efficiency and reduced weight. Read more »

Eden Energy Signs Collaboration Agreement with ARAI

Eden Energy Ltd (Eden), an Australian clean energy company based in Perth, has entered into an agreement with the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) to collaborate to promote the use of hydrogen and hydrogen enriched natural gas (HCNG or Hythane®) as a premium blend of natural gas for internal combustion engines in India. Read more »

Vanzetti Engineering Opens Italy’s First Public LCNG Fuelling Station

The Vanzetti-engineered L-CNG fuelling station is open for business in Cuneo.

Vanzetti Engineering S.r.l. has completed construction of Italy’s first public Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) fuelling station. The station has been built at Villafalletto (Cuneo), about 50km south of Vanzetti’s base in Moretta, in the country’s north-west region. Featuring made-in-Italy technology, it has a capacity of 600 Nm3/h and is set to refuel up to 500 Kg/h. It operates independent of any pipeline supply. Read more »

ARAI Develops HCNG Engine

The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has developed a four-cylinder engine at their power train engineering (PTE) laboratory, according to a report by Times of India. The 3.9 liter engine, modified from an existing CNG engine, will support an 18 per cent blend of hydrogen and compressed natural gas (HCNG). It promises to reduce carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and other emissions. Read more »

GAIL and Eden Unite for Hydrogen-Enriched Natural Gas Bus Trial

India’s natural gas distributor GAIL (India) Ltd is to join with an Australian firm Eden Energy Ltd (Eden) in what could be the largest trial of a hydrogen-enriched blend of natural gas (HCNG) for transport. Describing the trial as commercial in scale, Eden says the project  is designed to reduce pollution levels from India’s massive public transport bus fleets. The trial is expected to see between 50-70 buses on the streets of Mumbai, a city of some 16 million people, by the end of this year. Read more »