Optimism for Post-Pandemic Natural Gas Fuel for Mobility

| Global | Source: NGV Global
NGVAE GHG Emissions vehicle + fuel 40t LNG truck

Image courtesy of NGVA Europe

The International Energy Agency recently released its report — 2020 Global Energy Review — which states energy demand will fall 6% in 2020. This represents the largest decline in 70 years in percentage terms, the largest ever decline in absolute terms, and seven times the decline after the 2008 global financial crisis. This is predicted to lead to a record fall in carbon emissions of almost 8%, the lowest level in a decade. Read more »

Innogy Energo Plans BioCNG Tests at 63 Stations in Czechia

| Czechia: Prague | Source: prazskypatriot.cz

CNG station image by innogyFor the first time in Czechia, drivers of compressed natural gas (CNG) cars have the opportunity to try driving on BioCNG supplied by Innogy Energo s.r.o., currently the largest public network of CNG stations in the Czech Republic. Biomethane-enriched natural gas is an emission-pure variant of CNG, which, when burned, releases up to 80% less carbon dioxide emissions into the air than petrol or diesel, and thus meets even the strictest limits of pure mobility. Read more »

Finnish Refuse Tender Won with Biogas Fleet

| Sweden and Finland | Source: Scania

ScaniaP340 NG for UrbaserInclusion of natural gas powered vehicles in its fleet was the decisive factor for Kuopio Municipality in Finland to choose Urbaser as the successful refuse collection tenderer. Urbaser had the advantage of offering its services using six Scania’s biogas trucks.

“We will continue to increase the number of biogas vehicles,” says Urbaser’s Fleet Manager Harri Hietala. “Our customers are increasingly interested in reducing emissions from transport and in tenders calling for more environmentally sound alternatives. Read more »

RNG On-road Fuel Use Continues Growth in U.S.

| USA: Washington, DC | Source: Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica)

Biomethane Motor Fuel Use increases 291% since 2015, offering significant GHG reduction gains

Logo-NGVamericaNatural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) today announced that 39 percent of all on-road fuel used in natural gas vehicles in calendar year 2019 was renewable natural gas (RNG). Read more »

Gasrec CNG and LNG Sales up for Q1

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Gasrec Ltd
Gasrec-DIRFT-natural gas refuelling station

Gasrec’s flagship DIRFT facility has the capacity to refuel 700 heavy goods vehicles per day.

Gasrec has recorded a five-fold increase in sales of gas across its commercial vehicle refuelling network in the first quarter of 2020, versus the same period in 2019. This record growth follows an influx of new trucks into the market running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquified natural gas (LNG) – with demand in March 2020 exceeding the previous peak of September 2014, at the height of the Euro-5 dual fuel era. Read more »

Natural Gas Powered Transportation Gains Ground in Czech Republic

| Czech Republic: Prague | Source: Czech Gas Association

CNG image by innogyConsumption of natural gas in transport in the Czech Republic in 2019 increased by more than 20% year-on-year to a record 91.3 million cubic meters, reports the Czech Gas Association. Currently, over 25,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles run on Czech roads, for which more than 200 filling stations are already available. Last year, liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks appeared in normal operation for the first time. Read more »

New Holland Agriculture wins Sustainable Tractor of the Year 2020: Methane-Powered

| United Kingdom: London | Source: CNH Industrial
New Holland T6 Methane Power Sustainable Tractor of the Year 2020 600

New Holland T6 Methane Power

New Holland Agriculture, a global agricultural brand of CNH Industrial, has received two accolades at Agritechnica 2019, the world’s largest agricultural trade show, currently taking place in Hannover, Germany. One of these awards is for an agricultural tractor powered by natural gas. Read more »

Air Liquide Harnesses Norwegian Biogas for Transport Sector

| France: Paris | Source: Air Liquide

Biogas refueling 2019 SkagerakAir Liquide has acquired a majority equity in Norwegian company Skagerak Naturgass AS – a subsidiary of Skagerak Energi, which belongs to Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, Statkraft. Skagerak Naturgass AS operates a distribution network delivering natural gas to industry, and 100% biomethane to the Norwegian transport sector through 4 bio-NGV (Natural Gas for Vehicle) stations installed in the Oslo region. Read more »

ACT Research Notes Upsurge in Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Sales

| USA: Columbus IN | Source: ACT Research
Momentum 120DGE Tailgate

Momentum 120DGE Tailgate refuse vehicle

US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by North American commercial vehicle market analyser ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2018 were down 18%, following a 13% full-year increase in 2017. Read more »

Hunts Point First to Offer RNG in New York City

| USA: Hunts Point NY | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp

Clean Energy Hunts Point NYHunts Point, located on a peninsula in the South Bronx of New York City, is home to the first gas filling station in New York City to exclusively offer renewable natural gas (RNG) for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets. The station is owned and operated by Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America. Read more »