In an endeavour to reduce transportation emissions in California’s most severely polluted regions – the San Joaquin Valley and the South Coast Air Basin, the California Energy Commission (CEC) released a $4 million grant funding solicitation July 11 for the research and development of natural gas engines for medium and heavy-duty off-road vehicles (ORVs) supporting the agricultural, construction, industrial, port and cargo sectors. Read more »
Agrowill Group, the largest organic farming and investment group of companies in Lithuania and one of the biggest organic farming entities in Europe, aims to attract EUR 20 million investment into scientific research and innovations. Implementing its new vision of sustainable business the company aims to become not only the biggest but also the most innovative organic farm in Europe. Renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel for vehicles is high on its agenda. Read more »
Bodegas Torres, a historical wine growing company located in Pacs del Penedes, Spain has conducted the first trial in Spain of a second-generation New Holland T6 methane tractor under a collaboration agreement with the Italian manufacturer, part of CNH Industrial. New Holland first unveiled the prototype T6.140 Methane Power tractor at Agritechnica 2015 as part of its sustainability approach to ‘Energy Independent Farming’, a goal shared by Bodegas Torres. Read more »
Expo Milano 2015 is being serviced by 64 logistics vehicles from CNH Industrial N.V.’s Iveco and Iveco Bus brands, many of which are equipped with alternative natural gas engines. CNH Industrial N.V. is an Official Global Partner of the international event being held in Milan, Italy from May 1 to October 31.
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Industrial truck manufacturer Linde Material Handling has taken its load capacity range to the next level with the introduction of series 391-00 EVO, which includes a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered forklift truck. The EVO H14-H20 offering, covering load capacity from 1.4 to 2.0 tonne, brings in the natural gas model at the upper end with the 2.0 tonne H20CNG. Read more »
Arch Coal’s Black Thunder Mine, located in Wright, Wyoming, has ordered 10 EVO-MT 9300 LNG Conversion Systems for installation on Komatsu 930E haul trucks. The order, placed with GFS Corp., follows adoption of GFS LNG systems in 2014 and is part of Arch Coal’s ongoing program to assess the benefits of using liquid natural gas (LNG) in their mining operations. The EVO-MT® Systems will be configured for use with either Cummins or MTU engines. Read more »
Finnish tractor manufacturer Valtra, Inc., has been awarded the silver medal at the Agrosalon exhibition in Moscow in early October, for its N103.4 HiTech Dual Fuel tractor. The jury praised especially the low operating costs of the dual-fuel tractor, which can run on diesel and either biogas or natural gas. If gas is unavailable, the tractor can run normally on diesel alone. Read more »
Tenaska NG Fuels, LLC and Waller Marine, Inc. say they have agreed to develop, construct, own and operate Louisiana’s first natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility along the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Mississippi River corridor with access to the Gulf of Mexico.
Located in the Port of Greater Baton Rouge area near major highway traffic thoroughfares and high-horsepower industries, Tenaska Bayou LNG will provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) as alternative clean-burning fuels for the high-horsepower marine, transportation, and natural gas and oil exploration and production industries in the region. Read more »
U.S. coal supplier Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR), is to have a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant constructed on property adjacent to Alpha Coal West Inc.’s Eagle Butte Mine, near Gillette, Wyoming, by Plum Energy LLC. The facility will supply LNG to Alpha Coal West’s mine haul vehicles, producing cost efficiencies and fuel savings for its mining operations. Read more »