CNG Fuels a Winner at UK LowCVP Awards

| United Kingdom, Solihull
UK Waitrose Scania fills with biomethane

(Image: Matt Howell, UK)

CNG Fuels’ achievement in offering road transport operators a cost-effective, low carbon alternative to diesel won an award from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership at its Low Carbon Champions Awards last night. CNG Fuels develops, owns and operates Bio-CNG distribution infrastructure including refuelling stations, trailers and vehicles in the UK. Read more »

Scania Displays CNG Bus at 2017 inter airport Europe

| Germany, Munich

Scania Citywide LF CNG on trials in FranceScania took its Citywide LF bus to this year’s (21st) edition of inter airport Europe, the International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design & Services in Berlin. The 12-metre model, powered by Compressed Natural Gas 320 hp gas engine, is described as an unusually flexible solution that can be easily and cost-effectively adapted to the operating conditions and needs that are typical for airports. Read more »

IVECO Launches Blue Daily with Natural Power

| Italy, Torino

IVECO Blue Power LCV (2) Italian auto manufacturer IVECO has launched a new range of light commercial vehicles (LCV) that celebrate its cutting edge technology for sustainable transportation. ​​​​​The New DAILY BLUE POWER family is described as the perfect vehicle for urban and suburban missions. Included in the new range is the Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power. Read more »

Biomethanation Reactor System Launched in U.S. for Power-to-Gas Testing

| USA, Los Angeles CA

NREL ESIF power-to-gas testing technologyIn the U.S., attention is being turned to how best to store excess renewable energy. To this end, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) has joined with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to launch demonstration projects to create and test a carbon-free, power-to-gas system for the first time ever in the United States. They have this week launched a novel bioreactor system that will be used to test power-to-gas technology. Read more »

Ruan CNG Tractor: 1 Million Miles and Going Strong

| USA, Des Moines IA

Ruan 1M Mile TruckA 2014 Kenworth T660 compressed natural gas (CNG) powered class 8 tractor operated by Ruan Transportation Management Systems has reached the milestone of 1 million miles in service without one major maintenance issue. It is part of a fleet of 40 tractors domiciled at Ruan’s operation in Fair Oaks, Indiana. Read more »

CARB Issues Lowest Ever Carbon Intensity Score for RNG

| USA, Chicago, IL  | Source: NGVAmerica News

ampCNG stationAMP Americas, an Illinois company focussed on the provision of Renewable (RNG) natural gas for transportation, says its RNG operation at Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana has received the first dairy waste-to-vehicle fuel pathway certified by California’s Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB awarded the company a Carbon Intensity (CI) score of -254.94 gCO2e/MJ, which is the lowest ever issued by CARB. Read more »

Volvo Introduces Low-Emission LNG-Powered Trucks

| Sweden, Gothenburg
Volvo FH hill climbing in Spain

Volvo FH LNG

New trucks from Volvo running on LNG offer the same performance as diesel, but with 20-100% lower CO₂ emissions

Volvo Trucks is now introducing Euro VI-compliant heavy duty trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas. Sales of Volvo FM LNG and Volvo FH LNG will start during spring 2018. Read more »

Gasum Adds CNG Station and LCNG Station to Finnish Network

| Finland, Espoo

Gasum Turku LNGGasum’s natural gas fueling station network in Finland will expand with the addition of four new stations in 2017. In the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, a new station was opened in the summer in Petikko, Vantaa and another station opened this month in Tuupakka, also in Vantaa. Read more »

PostNL’s Green Gas Fleet an Inspiration

| Netherlands, Nieuwegein

Pitpoint for PostNLPostNL, delivering mail across the Netherlands and internationally, commenced renewal of its fleet three years ago, replacing leased diesel-powered vehicles with cleaner natural gas vehicles powered by renewable natural gas (RNG), or ‘green gas’. Alternative fuels provider Pitpoint B.V. supplies fuel for these PostNL vehicles. Read more »

Sweden’s 2018 Budget Supports Biogas as Transportation Fuel

| Sweden, Stockholm

Biogas Bus in SwedenThe Swedish government’s new budget takes an important step to promote biogas (biomethane), a renewable natural gas, by carrying forward a bonus arrangement through to 2018. The policy target is independence from fossil fuels by 2030 and fossil free from 2050. Read more »