Volvo Trucks Extends Alt-Fuel Urban Range with FE CNG

| Sweden: Gothenburg
Volvo FE CNG 2018 (1)

Volvo FE CNG

Volvo Trucks has extended its low-entry cab range for the Volvo FE with several new features, for demanding transportation in urban areas. Most of the features are about improved safety and productivity for drivers. At the same time, gas-powered engines are now available for all Volvo FE cab and chassis combinations. All this makes the Volvo FE a suitable choice for demanding urban transports tailored to operator’s specific needs. Read more »

Gas Natural Fenosa Aims for 100 CNG Stations in 2018

| Spain, Madrid

Gas Natural Fenosa station at Calle Fuembellida, MadridThis year, Spain’s largest integrated gas and electricity company, Gas Natural Fenosa, will majorly increase the number of its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) supply station in Spain in order to meet increased demand in the coming years. As part of a plan to encourage the uptake of natural gas fuel, the company will invest EUR 18 million (USD 22.3 million) in opening gas refuelling stations this year. Read more »

London’s Islington Adopts CNG for Clean Fleet

| United Kingdom: Islington

Islington flat-deck CNG vanThe London Borough of Islington has revealed plans for a new “green fleet” of vehicles that will use the cleanest possible technology and fuels, as it launches a borough-wide spring clean campaign this month. Adding to its electric and hybrid vehicles, the Council is among the first in the country to begin purchasing larger vehicles powered by compressed natural gas, or CNG. Read more »

Castile-León Aims for 1 Million Tonnes less CO2 with Natural Gas Fuel

| Spain, Valladolid

Traffic emissionsSeveral efficient energy models for reducing the impact of the transport sector upon air quality are being debated around the globe. At a seminar in Spain, the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation in partnership with the Regional Government of Castile and León renewed their partnership agreement aimed at fostering awareness initiatives and encouraging energy efficiency and rational energy use. Read more »

CNG Companies “O”Ring and InsightFuel Merge in U.S.

| USA: Macedonia OH & Coolspring PA
O'ring CNG System

“O”Ring’s transportable CNG fueling station

“O”Ring CNG Fuel Systems, a developer and operator of CNG fueling stations in western and central Pennsylvania is merging with InsightFuel, a manufacturer and specialty contractor serving the clean fuel transportation market in the United States and Canada. Read more »

HDCNG Mine Truck Trial to be Discussed at Gas Energy Australia Forum

| Australia, Crestmead QLD

New Acland Mine HDCNG trial truck CAT789CNew Hope Group, an Australian coal-mining and energy company, is trialling a diesel and natural gas hybrid truck at its New Acland Mine on the Darling Downs in southern Queensland. The High Density Compressed Natural Gas truck was developed by Mine Energy Solutions and runs on an advanced dual fuel system. Diesel displacement above 80% has been achieved. Read more »

Ankai Secures 70 CNG Bus Order for Kazakhstan

| China, Hefei

Ankai CNG Buses being built for KazakhstanOn the production line of Chinese bus manufacturer Anhui Ankai Automobile Co., Ltd. (Ankai), 70 exotic Ankai natural gas buses are being built for Kazakhstan. Ankai reports there is a “new upsurge” in the New Year’s orders. The buses have been ordered by Kazakhstan Saryarka AvtoProm LLP, which signed up for 70 8.5 metre units in January.  Read more »

Gas Natural Fenosa Updates on BESTWay Project and Vehicular Natural Gas

| Spain, Madrid

Spain_GNF_station 2018The BESTWay project is an important infrastructure initiative between Spain and France, co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Promoted by Gas Natural Fenosa to develop nine liquefied natural gas refuelling stations along the Atlantic Corridor between Algeciras and Paris, the project is part of the large-scale roll-out of natural gas as an alternative fuel for road transport. Read more »

Romania’s First of Nine CNG Stations Gets Go Ahead

| Romania, Râmnicu Vâlcea

Romania's first CNG Station proposed for BucharestA building permit for the construction of Romania’s first CNG (compressed natural gas for vehicles) public transport station has been issued. It is the first of nine to be built under the CNG Romania project with non-repayable funding from the European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA). Read more »

Lancia Ypsilon Ecochic Methane Reinterpreted for 2018

| Italy, Turin

Lancia Ypsilon Ecochic CNG 2018 (2)Lancia introduced the Ypsilon Ecochic Methane to the Italian market in 2012. It’s popularity is such that the Italian automobile manufacturer, part of the FCA Group, decided to introduce three new contemporary reinterpretations — Elefantino Blu, Gold and Platinum — in February this year. To entice buyers, the new Ypsilon Ecochic was launched coupled with a short-term financial incentive. Read more »