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 »

New Flyer CNG Buses for Arlington Transit and Whistler Transit

| USA, St. Cloud MN
BC Transit Whistler New Flyer CNG launch

BC Transit CNG bus launch in Whistler

North American transit bus and motor coach manufacturer New Flyer Inc. has announced a new order for its U.S. subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc., for 13 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. The buses will be supplied to Arlington Transit (ART), a new purchase based on a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) contract. They will be the first New Flyer CNG buses for ART. Read more »

Seville Public Transport Fleet Passes 50% CNG with New Acquisitions

| Spain, Seville

MAN NL 313 GNC Carroceria CastrosuaIn the Spanish city of Seville, the Municipal Corporation’s urban transportation division (TUSSAM) has acquired a total of 15 new 12-meter buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), which will provide immediate service. The buses, featuring MAN NL 313 chassis and bodywork by Castrosua, are Euro VI compliant and cost EUR 4 million (USD 4.75m). Read more »

EC CEF Funding for Five Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects

| Belgium, Brussels

EC LogoFive natural gas projects are among the 39 projects that the EU Commission has selected to co-finance within the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funds under the 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call First Cut-Off. Collectively the projects will be funded €33.18m (USD 40m), being 19.2% of almost €173 million ($204m) that will be invested. The EC’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) uses its funding capacity to leverage private involvement and capital in the delivery of CEF Transport projects. Read more »

Fordonsgas Reports Positive NGV Movement in Sweden

| Sweden, Stockholm

Fordonsgas Sverige foto - CNG refuelingFordonsGas, owner and operator of more than 40 gas filling stations, is committed to the renewable nature of gas as a future fuel in Sweden. To that end it had invested in expansive growth to become the leading energy company in sustainable mobility, with many more vehicle filling stations planned. FordonsGas is part of the Air Liquide Group, both of which want to increase both the share of biogas-driven travel and transport. Read more »

Spain Approves Incentives for Alt-Fuel Vehicle Purchases

| Spain, Madrid

Spain_IDAE-logoSpain’s Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, through the IDAE, last month approved the provision of €35 million (USD 41.5m) for actions aimed at promoting alternative and efficient mobility, which includes an incentive of 20 million euros for the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles ( LPG, natural gas, electricity and fuel cell). Read more »

Clean Energy Awarded Santa Fe Multi-Use CNG Station Contract

| USA, Newport Beach CA

Clean Energy Santa Fe Station OpeningClean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded a $3 million design, build, operation and maintenance contract for a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station which will serve both public and private customers by the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Clean Energy is to build a CNG fueling station for its transit and refuse fleets as well as offering access to the public. Read more »

Carrier Transicold CNG-Powered Supra® Wins at Stratégie Logistique

| France, Rueil Malmaison

Carrier Supra Refrigerant SystemThree weeks after its world premiere at Solutrans 2017, Carrier Transicold’s new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Supra® multi-temperature truck refrigeration prototype unit has won the Sustainable Innovation award from Stratégie Logistique. The prototype unit also received the bronze Innovation award at Solutrans. The new unit is a high performance, sustainable solution that helps significantly reduce emissions and increase operator efficiencies. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.  Read more »

Chart Commissions 4th Gasum LNG/LCNG Fueling Station in Finland

| Czech Republic, Decin and Finland

Finland_Gasum LNG LCNG Station airport Dec2017 (1)Chart says it has commissioned a fourth permanent fueling station for natural gas vehicles in Finland, the latest situated close to Helsinki Vantaa airport, which is now open to the public and has served its first customers. The public station is owned and operated by Finnish gas sector expert Gasum. Read more »