Cenergy Solutions, developer of commercially viable Adsorbent Natural Gas (ANG) systems technology, will be debuting a claimed world first Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) equipped passenger vehicle, a Honda Civic, and a 2016 Ford F-150 with a conformable, ANG tank at next week’s ACT Expo in Long Beach, California.
Cenergy’s ANG technology allows tanks to adsorb and efficiently desorb more CNG at substantially lower pressures (350psi – 1000psi) and can be applied to virtually any type of natural gas storage system, including CNG vehicles, CNG station and biomethane ground storage, virtual pipelines and fugitive/ wellhead methane capture systems.
The 2012 Honda Civic will have a standard, 3,600 psi, Type-3 CNG cylinder equipped with Cenergy’s patent-pending ANG system. The 2016 Ford F-150 will feature a conformable, low-pressure, aluminum tank that will be a game-changer in the CNG transportation market. The tank in the F-150 will feature a Blackstone fill valve that limits fueling to the tanks 488 psi operating pressure and Rotarex PRV’s.
The technology is seen by Cenergy as a significant step toward solving the challenges for broad and rapid adoption of clean, affordable, abundant, domestic natural gas and bio-methane as a transportation fuel.
The lower-pressure ANG technology enables the market for conformable CNG storage solution for full-scale, affordable NGV-hybrid deployment in the United States, and internationally, by allowing tanks to fit more easily into the design of existing vehicle platforms. ANG also creates a market for compact, affordable, low-pressure CNG Home Refueling Appliances (HRA’s) that will allow consumers to fill their vehicles at home.
(Source: Cenergy Solutions)