Los Angeles Contracts Applied LNG for Renewable Natural Gas

| USA, Westlake Village CA

Los Angeles WasteThe City of Los Angeles has taken another step toward meeting Southern California’s stringent air-quality goals by contracting Applied LNG to supply renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) to fuel their fleet of natural gas vehicles. The California-based energy solutions provider will deliver fuel to multiple Los Angeles LNG/LCNG stations where it will be dispensed as LNG or compressed natural gas (CNG). Read more »

IVECO’s 1,000th Stralis NP 400hp Truck goes to Germany’s First CO2 Neutral Fleet

| Germany and Italy

Iveco Stralis NP VERBIO Logistik GmbHIveco, part of CNH Industrial, has supplied five Stralis NP trucks to VERBIO Logistik GmbH (a subsidiary of VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG). VERBIO will run the new vehicles on biomethane generated from straw, taking a significant step towards CO₂ neutral transport in heavy goods vehicles. This supply also marks an important milestone for IVECO: the 1,000th Stralis NP delivered. Read more »

Renewable Methane – Clean Fuel for Today and Tomorrow

| USA, Santa Monica CA

Arthur Daniels Midland - wastewater ponds generate methaneRenewable Natural Gas (RNG), also known as biogas, biomethane and bio-CNG, with various identifying brand names such as Redeem used by Clean Energy Fuels Corporation, is undoubtedly a fuel with high quality environmental characteristics.  But just how clean is methane as a fuel for transportation? Where does RNG come from? And should policymakers focus on it or leave it out of the evolving energy matrix? California-based clean transportation and energy consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) argues for inclusion, and with good reason. Read more »

EU-funded ‘Causeway’ to Greener Transport Underway in Ireland

| Ireland, Galway

GNI image 2018 - Causeway ProjectNational University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) and Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) are leading a new transport revolution as they introduce compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable gas for trucks, vans and buses. The ‘Causeway’ project will see the development of a natural gas transport re-fuelling network in Ireland. Read more »

Biomethane Planned for Estonian CNG Stations in 2018

| Estonia, Tallinn

Parnu Savi 39 Gas Station CNGAS Eesti Gaas (Estonia Gas) and Rohegaas OÜ (Greengas) signed a cooperation agreement late last year, according to which Eesti Gaas will purchase approximately 11 million m³ of biomethane from Rohegaas OÜ in 2018 and 2019, for dispensing at its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations. Eesti Gas currently operates 8 CNG filling stations. Read more »

PitPoint’s Erik Büthker Awarded Pin for European Standardization Work

| The Netherlands, Nieuwegein
Erik Buthker (left) receives NEN Pin Award

Erik Büthker (left) receives NEN Pin Award

Every two years, CEN and CENELEC (the European standardization organizations) distinguish presidents and secretaries of technical committees who have made an exceptional contribution to standardization in Europe. On 6 December 2017, the ‘Pin Award 2017 Ceremony’ took place at the new premises of the CEN-CENELEC Management Center in Brussels. Erik Büthker, Business Development Manager for PitPoint Fuels, was one of ten selected nominees, who eventually received the special mark of appreciation. Read more »

Waste Management Exemplifies Energy Sustainability in U.S.

| USA, Houston TX

WM Sustainability Report Cover 2017Waste Management, Inc. (WM), based in Houston, Texas, the leading provider of comprehensive waste management and environmental services in North America, has published its 2017 Sustainability Report Update. The company reports that as at Q3 2017 it was the owner/operator of 6,142 natural gas vehicles and 104 natural gas fuelling stations. 28 of these stations are open to the public. Read more »

EC CEF Funding for Five Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects

| Belgium, Brussels

EC LogoFive natural gas projects are among the 39 projects that the EU Commission has selected to co-finance within the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funds under the 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call First Cut-Off. Collectively the projects will be funded €33.18m (USD 40m), being 19.2% of almost €173 million ($204m) that will be invested. The EC’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) uses its funding capacity to leverage private involvement and capital in the delivery of CEF Transport projects. Read more »

Six New Biogas Buses for Augsburg Fleet

| Germany, Augsburg

MB Citaro biogas for AugsburgStadtwerke Augsburg (SWA), the public utility in Augsburg, Germany, has acquired six new Mercedes Citaro NGT buses. As with all SWA buses, the engine is environmentally friendly and CO2-neutral with bio natural gas (RNG). The values ​​of nitrogen oxide emissions for natural gas are up to 90 percent lower than for diesel. Particulate matter is not an issue with natural gas. Read more »

Fordonsgas Reports Positive NGV Movement in Sweden

| Sweden, Stockholm

Fordonsgas Sverige foto - CNG refuelingFordonsGas, owner and operator of more than 40 gas filling stations, is committed to the renewable nature of gas as a future fuel in Sweden. To that end it had invested in expansive growth to become the leading energy company in sustainable mobility, with many more vehicle filling stations planned. FordonsGas is part of the Air Liquide Group, both of which want to increase both the share of biogas-driven travel and transport. Read more »