Gasum Accelerates Nordic Natural Gas Uptake with 50 Stations for HDVs

| Finland: Espoo

Gasum station with Scania truckDemand for cleaner fuel solutions is growing significantly in heavy-duty road transport, and responding to this demand will be even more strongly at the core of the Finnish energy company Gasum’s business in the future. Gasum is investing in the construction of around 50 gas filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in Finland, Sweden and Norway by the beginning of the 2020s. The investment will multiply the size of the Nordic heavy-duty vehicle gas filling station network, enabling considerable emission cuts. Read more »

Scania takes LNG-Fuelled Long-Distance Coach to 2018 IAA

| Sweden: Södertälje

Scania Interlink Medium Decker LNG busScania premiers its new Euro 6 Scania Interlink Medium Decker coach for liquefied gas (LNG) operations for a range of up to 1,000 kilometres, at IAA in Hannover, Germany, starting September 20. By doing so, Scania will extend the range of alternative fuel options to sustainable intercity coach journeys. Read more »

Huge BioLNG Plant Produces RNG for Norwegian Public Transport

| Norway: Asker

Biogas Upgrading and Liquefaction Plant was installed at the Skogn Papermill, NorwayThe worlds largest bioLNG plant, featuring Puregas Solutions technology, has been officially opened by Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg. The biogas upgrading and liquefaction plant was installed at the Norske Skog Skogn paper mill. The plant will convert the cleaned biogas from fishery waste and residual paper mill slurry into liquid bioLNG fuel. Read more »

NGVA-EBA 2030 Roadmap Highlights G-Mobility Role in Sustainable Future

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

G-Mobility Flowchart from 2030 RoadmapThe Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) and the European Biogas Association (EBA) have released a roadmap document that unveils the contribution that g-mobility will play to mitigate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions moving rapidly towards carbon neutral solutions for a more sustainable future. Read more »

Eco-friendly Bulk Carrier Delivered to ESL Shipping

| Finland: Helsinki

Haaga sea trial for ESL ShippingESL Shipping, the leading carrier of dry bulk cargoes in the Baltic region, has taken delivery of its next-generation bulk carrier Haaga from Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China. The 160-meter, 25,600 dwt, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) -fueled vessel generates less than 50% of the carbon dioxide emissions of the previous generation of vessels. Read more »

Californian Flour Transported with New Ultra-Low Emission HD Natural Gas Trucks

| USA: Los Angeles CA

Food Express (FXI) Kenworth FleetFood Express, Inc. (FXI) a transporter of flour and malt barley throughout California for use in products such as bread, ramen noodles, tortillas and craft beer, has taken delivery of the first set of 46 new trucks for use on delivery routes. Eleven new ultra-low emission Kenworth T680 natural gas trucks contribute to California’s and FXI’s clean air solution. Read more »

Kenworth Offers Trucks with CWI L9N Near Zero Natural Gas Engine

| USA: Kirkland WA
Cummins Westport L9N Engine

Cummins Westport L9N Engine

Kenworth has introduced the Cummins Westport L9N near zero NOx emissions natural gas engine to its options for the T680 on-highway truck and T880 and T880S work trucks. The L9N engine is certified to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) optional low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr ‒ a 90 percent reduction from engines operating at the current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr. Read more »

Massive Natural Gas Filling Station Expansion Planned for Italy

| Italy: Rome

Italy-CNG-1_2Snam S.p.A., one of Europe’s main regulated gas companies, is generating considerable momentum for Italy’s natural gas vehicle market with two major announcements this week. The first is with api Group, an Italian energy and construction multi-faceted company. The second is with Snam4Mobility, a subsidiary of Snam. Collectively, they will grow natural gas refueling infrastructure by 20% across the nation. Read more »

PitPoint Argues LNG is Economically Smart for Inland Shipping

| The Netherlands: Nieuwegein

Netherlands_PitPoint tracks LNG-price-development (August 2018)PitPoint BV, a Netherlands-based international provider of clean fuels, says that in all future scenarios Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) appears to be a logical alternative for inland navigation: clean, cost-efficient and reliable. Committed to the provision of LNG infrastructure, PitPoint.LNG will open first LNG bunker station in the port of Cologne in 2019. Read more »

CO2-derived Methane Research Funded by U.S. Government and SoCalGas

| USA: Los Angeles CA
LLNL 3d-printed aerogel

3D-printed carbon aerogel electrode materials made by LLNL

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Stanford School of Engineering’s Spormann Laboratory have been awarded funding to study new technology with potential to significantly reduce the cost of producing renewable natural gas (RNG) and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The two entities will receive $800,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and SoCalGas will provide co-funding of $400,000 in addition to $125,000 of seed funding it provided in 2017.  Read more »