CNG Cylinder Inspection Workshop Highlights Global Impact of Regulations

| USA: Long Beach CA

NGV Global Tech Forum ACT Expo 2018NGV Global held an informational workshop, “Guaranteeing Safety in CNG Vehicles: Inspections, Improvements and Innovations” on 30th April 2018 in conjunction with the ACT Conference in Long Beach California. More than 50 attendees participated to hear about and discuss the range of regulatory and practical issues associated with the cylinder inspection process to further improve NGV safety while also enhancing user convenience. Read more »

First NGV Seminar in Romania

| Romania: Bucharest

NGVA Romania SeminarThe first national seminar dedicated to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles has concluded in Bucharest, Romania. The event, organised by Meda Consulting, ambitiously aimed to merge elements of theory with the practical side, a format that attracted participants from some important local organisations including Atlas Copco Romania, Carrefour Romania, Hope Sped, and Radcom. Read more »

Dual-fuel Systems Distribution Agreement Supports Eastern Canada Fleets to Switch to Natural Gas

| USA: New Hudson MI and Canada: Ayr ON

Hiller's dual-fuel conversionsIcom North America, a New Hudson MI-based manufacturer and distributor of patented alternative fuels systems to the Americas, and Hiller Truck Tech of Ayr, Ontario have signed an Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Icom Dynamic CNG/diesel and LNG/diesel Dual Fuel Systems for Eastern Canada including Ontario, Quebec and the Eastern Provinces. Read more »

Update from Indian Railways re CNG Conversions

| India, Delhi
IROAF CNG DEMU

IROAF CNG-converted DEMU

During question time in India’s Rajya Sabha (Council of States), it was made clear by the Ministry of Railways that progress is being made to reduce use of diesel fuel and increase energy/fuel efficiency in its operation system. Representatives were updated on conversions of Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMU) to natural gas. Read more »

CNG Forklift a First for UAE

| United Arab Emirates: Dubai

CNG Forklift Emirates TransportEmirates Transport (ET), a UAE government entity for organising and managing transport and maintenance services, has launched the first compressed natural gas (CNG) operated forklift in the UAE. The move comes within the Corporation’s efforts to develop its business investments in line with the country’s green development aspirations. Read more »

Texas Funds More Diesel to Natural Gas HD Vehicle Upgrades

| Texas: Austin
Texas CNG HD Vehicles - image NGV Texas 2017

Image courtesy of NGV Texas Inc.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has continued its support for the State’s natural gas fuel for transportation industry by offering another round of grants, this time totalling USD 15.474 million. Successful applicants will repower or replace heavy-duty diesel or gasoline powered vehicles with natural gas engines, or new natural gas vehicles. Read more »

CNG Romania Project Discussed at SIAB 2018

| Romania: Râmnicu Vâlcea

Romania CNG station mapDenisson Energy, a member of Antares Group, and the Romania’s natural gas vehicle association NGVA Romania have much to discuss about the progress of natural gas fuel in their country, choosing the Bucharest International Motor Show – SIAB 2018, running until April 1st, as their presentation venue. There, they will welcome inquiries about optimal solutions for switching from traditional fuels to alternative fuels and their significant benefits. Read more »

Ohio Moves Application Date for HD Vehicle Repower Grants

| USA, Columbus OH

Ohio EPA Logo$5 million available to replace or repower heavy trucks and buses

The State of Ohio EPA has moved the new application submittal date of March 6 to March 20, 2018, for grant proposals to the new Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants program. The extended time line will allow applicants and vendors additional time to prepare their proposals. Read more »

Landi Renzo Adds Quintet of U.S. EPA Certifications for Ford MY2018

| USA, Torrance CA

Ford Landi Renzo EPA-Certified ConversionsLandi Renzo USA Corporation, the California-based company of Italy’s Landi Renzo Group, gained U.S. EPA CNG certification for MY2018 Ford F-450/550, F-650/750, F-59 & E-450 with 6.8L gaseous prep engines last week. This week it has added EPA certification for the MY2018 Ford F-250/350 CNG product. Read more »

Romania’s Antares Group Completes First Vehicle Conversion to CNG

| Romania, Râmnicu Vâlcea

Romania_CNG Conversion by Antares GroupIn Râmnicu Vâlcea, the capital city of Vâlcea County, Romania, the Antares Group has successfully completed the country’s first conversion of a motor vehicle to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The success comes after a long training with specialist technicians, both in Italy and Romania. Antares Motors will now offer customers on the Romanian market the opportunity to convert their vehicles to CNG. Read more »