Momentum Fuel Technologies Introduces CNG Capacity Upgrades for Refuse Trucks

| USA: Dallas/Fort Worth TX | Source: Momentum Fuel Technologies

Momentum 120DGE TailgateInnovation from Texas company Momentum Fuel Technologies means new fuel storage options are available for refuse fleets in the USA. The most significant offering is the largest capacity tailgate compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system available, a 120 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) tailgate system. Read more »

VW-Inspired European Demand Pushes Hexagon to Produce More CNG Cylinders

| Hexagon Composites | Source: Hexagon Composites
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(Image: Volkswagen AG)

Hexagon Composites’ new business area Hexagon Purus, launched in March this year, is substantially increasing its production capacity of high-pressure fuel tanks for CNG-powered passenger cars to meet the growing demand in Europe. Hexagon Purus recently entered into an agreement with its largest customer, Volkswagen AG, to triple the annual production volume. Read more »

Iran Second in World for NGVs

| Iran: Tehran | Source: TGEC

CNG filling station in IranIran sits comfortably in second position on the table of countries with the most natural gas vehicles (NGVs). That position is upheld by the government’s determination to strengthen the NGV sector and by massive gas reserves. Amir H Khaki, Managing Director for Tamkar Gas Equipment Co., a Tehran-based company that has designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned hundreds of large CNG refueling stations throughout the country, discussed the state of play with NGV Global News. Read more »

Agility Brings CNG-Range Versatility to UK Market

| USA and UK | Source: Agility Fuel Solutions

Agility launches 6×2 CNG tractor with trailer-mounted CNG fuel storage systemAgility Fuel Solutions has introduced the first CNG truck offered in the UK capable of 44-tonne operations at the UK Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. The global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, introduced two new compressed natural gas products: a 6×2 CNG tractor, and a trailer-mounted CNG fuel storage system. Read more »

Faber Achieves 0.75kg/l for CNG Type 1 Cylinders

| Italy: Cividale del Friuli  | Source: Faber Industrie Spa

Faber CylinderFaber Industrie Spa (Faber), Italian producer of seamless steel and composite cylinders, explains weight is becoming more and more important for on-board CNG applications as the Vehicle Manufacturers (OEMs) strive to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle. A typical Type 1 CNG cylinder from Faber boasts a weight efficiency as low as 0.84 kg/l at 200bar working pressure, which can be further enhanced to 0.75kg/l by using advanced high strength steel grade. Read more »

Mitsubishi Introduces FUSO FE CNG Concept in USA

| USA: Long Beach CA | Source: Agility Fuel Solutions

Mitsubishi Fuso FE CNG Concept USAMitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. has unveiled its FUSO FE CNG concept truck during the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California. The CNG system on the FE CNG truck, developed by Agility® Fuel Solutions, is certified to the California Air Resources Board’s optional low NOx standard. Read more »

Quantum Lite Virtual Pipeline Trailer To Deliver Dairy RNG

| USA: Lake Forest CA | Source: Quantum Fuel Systems LLC

Quantum 10ft mobile trailerSan Diego based Quantitative BioSciences, Inc. (QBI) has set about purifying gas harvested from dairy waste and preparing it for use as a fuel for transportation. To complement that project, QBI is partnering with Quantum Fuel Systems (Quantum) and purchasing their 10’ Virtual Pipeline trailers to deliver the biogas to where it is needed. Read more »

Bigger CNG Range for Latest Audi A3 Sportback g-tron

| Germany: Ingolstadt | Source: Audi AG
Audi A3 Sportback g-tron

Audi A3 Sportback g-tron

Audi AG, a German automobile manufacturer and member of the Volkswagen Group, is introducing the new model year Audi A3 Sportback g-tron with a technology update. Thanks to its increased tank volume, the compact model can cover around 400 kilometers (248.5 miles) (WLTP cycle) in natural gas operation. Read more »

Bolivian Automotive Fleet Reaches 25 Percent Natural Gas Powered

| Bolivia: La Paz | Source: EEC-GNV

EEC-GNV image - CILINDROSThe Executive Director of Bolivia’s Execution Entity of Conversion to Natural Gas Vehicles (EEC-GNV), Alejandra Huaylla, reported in February that growth of natural gas vehicles in his country has been exponential. The national fleet has grown from 40,000 vehicles in 2005 to 390,000 vehicles today using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), representing 25% of the entire Bolivian automotive fleet. “We can qualify this program as successful”, Huaylla says. Read more »

Hexagon Sharpens Focus on Hydrogen and CNG Opportunities

| Norway: Ålesund and Germany: Kassel | Source: Hexagon Composites

Hexagon Purus image cylinders X-storeThe strong momentum towards global zero-emission economies is stimulating demand for Hexagon’s clean mobility and storage solutions. To focus its pursuit of the growing market opportunities for renewable fuel solutions, Hexagon has launched Hexagon Purus, a dedicated business division for its group-wide Hydrogen activities and CNG Light-Duty Vehicle activities. Read more »