LNG is Prime Contender for Newbuilds: DNV GL Alt-Fuels White Paper

| Norway, Høvik
Searoad Mersey II

Searoad Mersey II

Classification society DNV GL has issued a new white paper which assesses a range of alternative fuels and technologies. Entitled Alternative fuels and technologies for greener shipping, the paper examines the price, availability, regulatory challenges and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and technologies, including LNG, LPG, hydrogen, fuel cells, and hybrid and battery technologies, and comparing them to the use of conventional fuel with scrubbers and new low sulphur alternatives. Read more »

Calgary Issues RfP for 40 CNG Buses Plus Extensive Options

| Canada, Calgary AB

City of Calgary LogoThe City of Calgary has issued a Request for Proposal (Solicitation Number 17-1750) for the supply and delivery of up to forty (40) buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The new buses will join Calgary Transit, the public transit service which is owned and operated by the city. Read more »

ANL Dairy and Food Waste Digester Case Studies Shine Light on RNG

| USA, Lemont IL
Fair Oaks upgrading plant

Fair Oaks Dairy Farm biogas upgrading plant (image: Greenlane)

Two Case Studies released by the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the sustainable energy NGO Energy Vision highlight the environmental and economic benefits of generating transportation fuel from bio-waste. The studies focus on two successful projects that were among the first to produce Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) vehicle fuel using anaerobic digesters to capture biogases from decomposing organic waste. Read more »

Alt-Fuel Opportunities in BC Cleantech Funding

| Canada, Vancouver BC

GFS dual-fuel Cat Haul TrucksIn British Columbia, the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) has entered into a Trusted Partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) that will fuel cleantech innovation in BC’s energy, mining and forestry sectors. As stated on the NRCan website, alternative-fuelled vehicle projects qualify for inclusion. Read more »

Ontario Incentivises Low-Carbon Vehicles for Businesses

| Canada, Toronto ON

Ontario government buildingThe Canadian Province of Ontario is helping businesses reduce their carbon impact through a new program that helps companies buy low-carbon vehicles and fuel-saving devices. This investment is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market. Read more »

Spain Approves Incentives for Alt-Fuel Vehicle Purchases

| Spain, Madrid

Spain_IDAE-logoSpain’s Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, through the IDAE, last month approved the provision of €35 million (USD 41.5m) for actions aimed at promoting alternative and efficient mobility, which includes an incentive of 20 million euros for the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles ( LPG, natural gas, electricity and fuel cell). Read more »

Colorado Channels VW Settlement toward Alt-Fuel Solutions

| USA, Washington DC | Source: Source: NGVAmerica

Encourages Officials to Maximize NOx Reductions by Investing in NG Technology for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaNGVAmerica, the U.S. organization driving the use of natural gas as a clean, safe and abundant transportation fuel, applauds the State of Colorado for its development of a draft Volkswagen settlement environmental mitigation plan. The plan focuses on maximizing emission benefits for Colorado’s citizens and significantly increases the use of clean alternative fuel technologies like natural gas vehicles. Read more »

Order Book Opens in Germany for Audi A4 and A5 g-tron

| Germany, Ingolstadt

Audi’s order book is now open for the new A4 Avant g-tron and the new A5 Sportback g-tron–two sustainable alternatives in the midsize category. Both models are powered by a bivalent 2.0 TFSI engine developing 170 hp. Read more »

EC Approves Alternative-fuel Funding for Czech Republic

| Belgium, Brussels
Bonett CNG station at the Shell petrol station in Hodonin, Czech Rep.

Bonett CNG station at the Shell petrol station in Hodonin, Czech Rep.

The European Commission (EC) approved a measure this week that will see increased deployment of alternative-fuel vehicles in the Czech Republic. The EC has determined that Czech plans to support the creation of a network of refuelling for low emission vehicles to be in line with EU state aid rules.  Read more »

New Texas Bill Says Government Fleets Must Buy Alt-Fuel

| USA, Austin TX

In the U.S. State of Texas, the Texas Fuels bill recently passed through both the House (HB 1979) and Senate (SB 26). The legislation provides state grants for government entities with more than 15 vehicles to purchase vehicles that use natural gas. State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, co-sponsor of the bill, said that for the first time, Texas will commit to providing state grants for governmental entities to purchase vehicles that utilize the abundant natural gas widely found in the state. Read more »