CNG Fuels Building Five RNG Stations for 3,000 UK HGVs

| UK: Solihull | Source: CNG Fuels

CNG Fuels dispenser 2017 smCNG Fuels has commenced construction of two new public access renewable biomethane compressed natural gas (Bio-CNG) refuelling stations, two of five due to open in 2019 to cater for soaring demand from HGV operators switching from diesel, the company announced today. The company develops, owns, and operates CNG Refuelling infrastructure and sources 100% Renewable Biomethane (RNG) or Bio-CNG for its stations in the UK. Read more »

Lille Metro Adds 41 Scania Citywide to NGV Fleet

| France: Lille | Source: Scania

Scania_Citywide Bus CNG option

Scania has successfully tendered to supply 49 Citywide LF 18 metre Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses for public transportation in the French city of Lille. 28 vehicles will be delivered by the end of 2019. The contract is spread over four years, with a further 21 Citywide units to be delivered in that term. Read more »

Scania LNG Truck and Fresh Vegetables Both Viable over 3000 kms

| Spain and Sweden | Source: Scania

Scania G410 CV LNG on route to StockholmNatural gas is a real, profitable and sustainable alternative to diesel. That is the obvious conclusion reached by Scania and market suppliers after artichokes and melons from Castellón travelled by refrigerated road transport to Stockholm onboard a Scania G 410 CV powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Not only viability of transportation by also 18 tons of viable vegetables! Read more »

Peruvian Conversions to CNG Continue Steady Growth

| Peru: Lima | Source: INFOGAS
sitec GNV Conversion Workshop

(Image: sitec in Lima)

In Peru, the natural gas vehicle (NGV) market has transitioned from a new market in 2005 through years of major expansion to achieve an average of 7.5% growth per annum over the past three years. 2019 looks set to continue that trend. According to information supplied by INFOGAS for the end of April 2019, 281,194 vehicles have now been converted to CNG operation, of which 277,338 are recorded as being active (not deregistered). Read more »

Scania Reports “Ever-Increasing” Sales of NGVs

| Sweden: Södertälje | Source: Scania AB

Gruppo Sanpellegrino Scania LNG TrucksScania’s net sales rose to SEK 36.1 billion (USD 5.42 b.) and earnings in the first quarter amounted to an all-time-high of SEK 4,207 m. (USD 631.1 m.), which gave an operating margin of 11.7 percent. Higher vehicle and service volume, currency effects and the market mix contributed positively, with particular note being made in the Interim Report of sales of natural gas vehicles. Read more »

London Chooses Hydrogen Double-Deckers for 2020

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Transport for London (plus comment)

Wrightbus Fuel Cell Electric busLondon is committed to addressing transport-related air pollution, hence a decision to engage with hydrogen. Transport for London, the local government body tasked with responsibility for the transport system in Greater London, will introduce the world’s first hydrogen double decker buses on three London bus routes next year. Read more »

Blue Bird Introduces Ultra-Low NOx, Type-C School Bus Fueled by CNG

| USA: Fort Valley Ga and Livonia MI | Source: Blue Bird Corporation
Blue Bird Vision CNG School Bus

Blue Bird Vision CNG School Bus

In the USA, School districts and transportation contractors can now purchase buses fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) that are 90 percent cleaner than the national emissions standard, opening more opportunities for funding that supports reduced emissions. This is the offer from Blue Bird Corporation, designer and manufacturer of school buses. Read more »

VW-Inspired European Demand Pushes Hexagon to Produce More CNG Cylinders

| Hexagon Composites | Source: Hexagon Composites
VW image - erdgas signage

(Image: Volkswagen AG)

Hexagon Composites’ new business area Hexagon Purus, launched in March this year, is substantially increasing its production capacity of high-pressure fuel tanks for CNG-powered passenger cars to meet the growing demand in Europe. Hexagon Purus recently entered into an agreement with its largest customer, Volkswagen AG, to triple the annual production volume. Read more »

Volgabus Increases CNG Bus Range and Sales

| Russia: Volzhsky | Source: Volgabus

Volgabus CNGRussian bus manufacturer Volgabus, based in Volzhsky, an industrial city in Volgograd Oblast, has set about in-field trials of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) -powered low-floor bus in Chelyabinsk in West-central Russia. Earlier trials were also conducted 210 kms to the north in the city of Yekaterinburg. Read more »

Fiat Introduces Grand Siena CNG to Brazil

| Brazil: Sao Paulo | Source: FCA Brazil

Fiat Grand Siena Attractive CNG Fiat has introduced the Grand Siena 1.4 to the Brazilian marketplace. Equipped with flex-fuel motorization and factory-prepared for driving with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), the vehicle is offered with original one-year warranty for fifth-generation CNG kits installed by INMETRO-certified converters, which Fiat says is an unprecedented and exclusive advantage that makes the Grand Siena the most cost-effective sedan on the market. Read more »