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 »

U.S. State of Ohio Opens Way for Alt-Fuel Conversion Grants

| USA, Columbus OH

PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate - CNG RefuelingIn the U.S. State of Ohio, a legislative committee voted recently to approve rules regarding the Alternative Fuels Vehicle Conversion Grant (AFVC) program. This grant will help reduce up-front costs of vehicles powered by natural gas. The AFVC grant will reimburse business owners for a portion of the cost of replacing or converting a vehicle to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or propane autogas (LPG). Read more »

NGV Numbers Climb in Peru

| Peru, Lima

Conversion to CNG in PeruAccording to the latest statistics made available by Infogas, Peru’s data website under the control of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Production and Transportation and Communications, the number of natural gas vehicle conversions in the country has reached 0.25 million at the end of November 2017. There are also 305 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations, up from 284 at the end of 2016. Read more »

Egyptian Government Finances Vehicle Conversions to CNG

| Egypt, Cairo | Source: Daily News

Egyptian CNG vehicle conversionThe Egyptian government’s Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) has signed a contract worth EGP 10m (approx. USD 0.564m) with Natural Gas Vehicles Company (Cargas), to finance a vehicle conversion project.  Read more »