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 »

Argentina Approves Major Import Tariff Reduction for Natural Gas Powered Trucks

| Argentina: Buenos Aires | Source: Government of Argentina

Galileo LNG dispenser to Scania TruckThe Government of Argentina has reduced to between 2% and 5% the importation tariffs for trucks powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and biogas/biomethane, and associated components, through Decree 440/2019 as published in the Official Gazette. The Decree brings into effect the ‘Thirty-eighth Additional Protocol’ pertaining to Argentine Standard Agreement No. 00014/2008, which set the previous tariff at 35%. Read more »

HAM Pioneers LNG Refuelling in Switzerland for Lidl

| Switzerland and Spain | Source: HAM
HAM Mobile LNG Refueller in Switzerland for Lidl

A Krummen Kerzers Volvo tractor refuels with LNG.

HAM Group, through its subsidiaries HAM Criogénica and Vakuum, has been responsible for designing, building and start-up of two mobile Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) units in Switzerland. The company is the first to provide such a solutions in this country, where until now there has been no LNG service station infrastructure despite the maturity of the market and its use in neighbouring European countries. Read more »

India’s Gujarat State Plans 300 CNG Stations under “CNG Sahbhaagi Yojana”

| India: Gandhinagar | Source: Darshan Soni

CNG SAHBHAAGI Yojna for FranchiseeIndian mobility is increasingly turning to natural gas as a cleaner fuel. Several government initiatives are supporting the transition and include a massive infrastructure response that will address current limitations of supply while encouraging increased uptake. In India’s west, the State of Gujarat continues to take the lead by calling for applications to establish 300 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelling stations. Read more »

Škoda Shows Natural Gas Powered SCALA G-TEC in Berlin

| Czech Republic: Mladá Boleslav | Source: Škoda

Skoda Scala gtec (gas system view)Škoda this week introduced the most eco-friendly variant of its new compact model at the CNG Mobility Days event in Berlin: the ŠKODA SCALA G-TEC. This natural-gas-powered SCALA, the second CNG-powered vehicle in Škoda’s range, completes the engine roster for the new compact model, adding a particularly efficient and eco-friendly variant. Read more »

SEAT Gains “Energy and Sustainability” Award for Natural Gas Vehicle Commitment

| Spain: Madrid | Source: SEAT

SEAT receives energy amd sustainability award Jun2019Spanish auto-manufacturer SEAT has added yet another accolade to its trophy cabinet. The Spanish Gas Association (Sedigas) has recognised SEAT for its commitment to natural gas as an alternative fuel with a “Energy and Sustainability” award. Read more »

AMP Americas Defines Direction After ampCNG Sale

| USA: Chicago IL | Source: Amp Americas

Fair Oaks Farms IndianaMarking the closure of the sale of its 20 ampCNG fueling stations to American Natural Gas (ANG) for $41 million, AMP Americas says it will continue to own and operate its landmark Indiana biogas operations through its Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF) business unit. The company will also continue to invest heavily in dairy RNG projects and plans to break ground on two additional dairy biogas operations later this year. Read more »

North American RNG Fuel Potential Attracts Bright Biomethane

| The Netherlands:  | Source: Bright Biomethane

Bright Biomethane biogas upgrading installation in SwedenBright Biomethane, a Dutch company involved with biogas upgrading activities, has opened its first North American office in response to growing business and increasing demand for renewable natural gas (RNG) solutions in North America. RNG can be used as natural gas substitute for compression to CNG or liquefaction to LNG as fuel for natural gas vehicles (NGV), or for direct grid injection. Read more »

Californian Project turns Dairy Methane Emissions to Clean Vehicle Fuel (RNG)

| USA: San Ramon and Visalia CA | Source: CalBio and Chevron
Lakeview site Kern Cluster for diary methane capture

Methane capture installation in the Kern Cluster of dairy farms (Image: CalBio)

Continuing California’s drive toward clean fuel adoption, Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and California Bioenergy LLC (CalBio) are to jointly invest in a holding company with California dairy farmers to produce and market dairy biomethane as a vehicle fuel in the state. The holding company, CalBioGas LLC, secured funding from Chevron to build infrastructure for dairy biomethane projects in California’s San Joaquin Valley, adding to the investment from dozens of dairy farmers. Read more »