VW Adds Improved Engine and Extra CNG to Golf Variant TGI

| Germany: Wolfsburg | Source: Volkswagen AG
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New Volkswagen Golf Variant TGI with three natural gas tanks

Volkswagen’s natural gas strategy continues to gain ground with the announcement that the Golf Variant TGI now joins the Polo TGI and Golf TGI as being available with a new eco-friendly natural gas engine and extended range using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or RNG. Read more »

Xebec Adds Biogas Plant in Italy as Focus Moves to RNG for Transportation

| Canada: Montreal QC | Source: Xebec Adsorption Inc.

Xebec Biogas Upgrading PlantXebec Adsorption Inc. (Xebec), a global provider of renewable gas solutions, has signed a CDN$6+ million contract for a landfill biogas upgrading plant in Italy, to be delivered in late 2019. Fully operational, it will produce ~5 million m3 of carbon neutral Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) annually, replacing the equivalent of approx. 5 million liters of diesel fuel. Read more »

NREL Funds Nine Natural Gas Vehicle Technologies Projects

| U.S. Department of Energy & NGVAmerica | Source: U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected nine projects as part of a multimillion-dollar effort funded jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to advance the state of technology for natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Read more »

Agility Gains 2019 CARB Approval for Natural Gas Fuel System for Ford 6.8L V10 Engine

| USA: Costa Mesa CA | Source: Agility Fuel Solutions

Ford F450 with 6.8L engineAgility Fuel Solutions, a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, says it has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) certifications for a natural gas fuel system for installation on Ford 6.8L V-10 gasoline engines with gaseous engine prep package. Read more »

Westport Fuel Systems Supports Europe’s Proposed CO2 Emission Reduction Standards for Trucks

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Westport Fuel Systems Inc.
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Westport HPDI 2.0™ meets 2025 targets today

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (Westport)  supports the upcoming Plenary vote in the European Parliament to pass Europe’s first CO2 regulations which set CO2 emission reduction targets for heavy-duty vehicles.  On February 27, 2019, the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) voted to approve the final text of the legislation previously approved by the Committee of Deputy Permanent Representatives on February 22, 2019. This has now set the stage for final approval by the European Parliament currently scheduled for the week of April 15, 2019. Read more »

U.S. DoE Funding to Boost Gaseous Fuels Research and Technology

| USA: Washington DC | Source: US. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced funding for new and innovative research of technologies for trucks, off-road vehicles, and the fuels that power them.  Funded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), this FOA addresses research and technology priorities in natural gas, biopower and hydrogen as fuels for transportation. Read more »

Clean Energy Aims for 100% Renewable, Zero-Carbon Fuel (RNG)

| USA: Phoenix AZ | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp

Clean Energy Fuels Redeem DiagramClean Energy Fuels Corp. has set goals to offer Zero-Carbon Redeem™ renewable natural gas (RNG) at all of its fueling stations by 2025, summarized in its latest  Corporate Sustainability Report. By transitioning exclusively to Redeem by 2025 and by achieving Zero-Carbon intensity, Clean Energy would outdistance other alternative fuels, including electric vehicles, which are not excepted to hit that mark until 2045. Read more »

AB InBev Beer in UK LNG Pilot with IVECO Stralis

| Belgium: Leuven | Source: AB InBev UK Limited

AB InBev trials Iveco LNG for deliveriesAB InBev, the world’s leading brewer, is trialling making beer deliveries powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a UK first for its breweries. An IVECO 100% natural gas Stralis has been appointed to the task, part of the recently acquired fleet of Stralis NP 4×2 tractor units by H Parkinson Haulage Ltd (HPH). Read more »

Amp Americas Expands Production of RNG for Transport Fuel

| USA: Chicago IL | Source: Amp Americas

Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF), a business unit of Amp Americas, has expanded production at its biogas operation at Fair Oaks Farms by 30 percent, pushing production to new heights. The Indiana project was the first dairy biogas-to-transportation fuel project in the country and now has the capacity to produce over 2.3 million gallons per year of 100 percent renewable transportation fuel (RNG/biomethane) from dairy waste. Read more »