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 »

Agility Fuel Solutions Extends Long-Term Agreement with New Flyer

| USA: Costa Mesa CA | Source: Hexagon Composites

New Flyer Xcelsior bus for DART

New Flyer Xcelsior CNG bus for DART

Hexagon Composites’ wholly-owned subsidiary Agility Fuel Solutions has signed an exclusive long-term agreement with New Flyer Industries Canada ULC and New Flyer of America Inc. (collectively, New Flyer) for the supply of compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders for transit buses. Read more »

IVECO Natural Power Buses for South-Eastern France

| France: Lyon | Source: IVECO France

IVECO Crossway Natural Power DPVAThere are several recent developments in the Dracénie Provence Verdon (DPV) agglomeration in south-eastern France that involve natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Frédéric Decompte, Director of Transport of DPVA, said the changes stem from moves to encourage bidding companies to renew their fleets with cleaner vehicles. Read more »

CNG Buses Piloted for Interstate Routes in India

| India: New Delhi | Source: The Times of India
Tata CNG Buses complete 1 billion kms

DTC’s Tata CNG buses passed the billion kms mark in 2015

Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is planning to restart interstate passenger services after an eight-year hiatus, with buses using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to commence a pilot project around the national capital from February 2019. Read more »

FIBA Diversifies to Type IV Carbon Composite Trailers with Light Store

| USA: Littleton MA | Source: FIBA Technologies

FIBA Technologies - Light Store trailerFIBA Technologies, Inc., an American-owned manufacturer of gas containment equipment and services, has acquired Light Store, a California-based manufacturer of Type IV composite vessels. The acquisition allows FIBA to continue to diversify its product line and offer one of the most innovative gas storage solutions available on the market today. Read more »

Faber to Supply CNG Type 4 Cylinders for Bogota Scania Bus Order

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

CNG Cylinder (Image: Faber)

Faber Industrie Spa (Faber), Italian producer of seamless steel and composite cylinders, has been awarded the supply of Type 4 CNG (compressed natural gas) cylinders (tanks) for the renewal of the tender for Bogota’s TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit System fleet. This tender, awarded by Scania, has just been won for buses running on natural gas. Read more »

Hexagon Composites Moves to Acquire 100% Agility Fuel Solutions

| USA: Costa Mesa CA | Source: Agility Fuel Solutions

Agility Logo Fuel SolutionsHexagon Composites ASA (Hexagon) has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 50% of Agility Fuel Solutions Holdings Inc. (Agility).  By bringing together two leading players in clean energy, the two companies will become an even stronger force in driving energy transformation globally by promoting natural gas and other alternative fuels. Read more »

Hexagon Acquires Testing Technology for Type 4 HP Cylinders

| USA: Denver CO | Source: Hexagon Composites ASA

Hexagon Lincoln CylindersHexagon Composites ASA has moved to acquire the technology testing company Digital Wave Corporation, based in Denver, Colorado. With this acquisition, Hexagon Composites will fully integrate capabilities for testing and requalification of high-pressure cylinders. Read more »