VW Adds Improved Engine and Extra CNG to Golf Variant TGI

| Germany: Wolfsburg | Source: Volkswagen AG
VW Golf Variant TGI natural gas

New Volkswagen Golf Variant TGI with three natural gas tanks

Volkswagen’s natural gas strategy continues to gain ground with the announcement that the Golf Variant TGI now joins the Polo TGI and Golf TGI as being available with a new eco-friendly natural gas engine and extended range using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or RNG. Read more »

Calgary Opens Largest North American Transit Facility for Natural Gas Buses

| Canada, Calgary AB | Source: City of Calgary; CNGVA

Calgary Transit Stoney Facility bus hoistIn the Canadian province of Alberta, the City of Calgary is celebrating the opening of its long awaited massive new bus storage and maintenance facility for Calgary Transit – the largest indoor Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus fueling complex in North America and one of the largest in the world. Investing in the facility means Calgarians now have access to a more effective and environmentally friendly transit system. Read more »

New Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Trucks Funding for Southern California Fleets

| USA: Los Angeles CA | Source: SoCalGas

SoCalGas Fueling Station with Heavy-duty TruckSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), the primary provider of natural gas to the region of Southern California, is helping California fleets obtain funding for the purchase of new near-zero emissions heavy-duty natural gas trucks. Fleets operating within the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) are able to apply for incentive funding to replace diesel trucks with new near-zero emissions natural gas trucks through the Carl Moyer Program. Read more »

NREL Funds Nine Natural Gas Vehicle Technologies Projects

| U.S. Department of Energy & NGVAmerica | Source: U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected nine projects as part of a multimillion-dollar effort funded jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to advance the state of technology for natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Read more »

Agility Gains 2019 CARB Approval for Natural Gas Fuel System for Ford 6.8L V10 Engine

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

Ford F450 with 6.8L engineAgility Fuel Solutions, a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, says it has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) certifications for a natural gas fuel system for installation on Ford 6.8L V-10 gasoline engines with gaseous engine prep package. Read more »

Westport Fuel Systems Supports Europe’s Proposed CO2 Emission Reduction Standards for Trucks

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Westport Fuel Systems Inc.
Westport_HPDI-2.0

Westport HPDI 2.0™ meets 2025 targets today

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (Westport)  supports the upcoming Plenary vote in the European Parliament to pass Europe’s first CO2 regulations which set CO2 emission reduction targets for heavy-duty vehicles.  On February 27, 2019, the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) voted to approve the final text of the legislation previously approved by the Committee of Deputy Permanent Representatives on February 22, 2019. This has now set the stage for final approval by the European Parliament currently scheduled for the week of April 15, 2019. Read more »

Construction of Teekay’s Fourth LNG-Powered E-Shuttle Tanker Underway

| Bermuda: Hamilton | Source: Teekay Offshore
Teekay LNG Shuttle Tanker (rendering)

Teekay LNG Shuttle Tanker (rendering)

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P, a leading international midstream services provider to the offshore oil production industry, says the steel cutting for its fourth and final Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered E-Shuttle has officially begun. The vessel, which will be named Current Spirit, is now officially in production. Read more »

CNG Fuel Consumption up 12% for Czech Republic

| Czech Republic: Prague | Source: Czech Gas Association
Bonett 32nd CNG Station

Bonett’s 32nd CNG Station in Czech Rep.

The Czech Republic amply demonstrates the rightful place for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) as an alternative fuel component of its national fleet: advantageous prices, the increasing number of filling stations, and the wider offer of new models of passenger cars and buses all stand behind the record consumption of compressed natural gas (CNG) in 2018 and continued investment in 2019. Read more »

Shell Study Quantifies Reduction of GHG Emissions using LNG Fuel

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: Shell Deutschland

Shell LNG Study (German only)In the climate debate, LNG has great potential to diversify fuel consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships and trucks. This is confirmed by the Shell LNG study Liquefied Natural Gas – New Energy for Vessels and Trucks? – Facts, Trends and Perspectives, which Shell developed with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Technical University of Hamburg. Read more »

Clean Energy Aims for 100% Renewable, Zero-Carbon Fuel (RNG)

| USA: Phoenix AZ | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp

Clean Energy Fuels Redeem DiagramClean Energy Fuels Corp. has set goals to offer Zero-Carbon Redeem™ renewable natural gas (RNG) at all of its fueling stations by 2025, summarized in its latest  Corporate Sustainability Report. By transitioning exclusively to Redeem by 2025 and by achieving Zero-Carbon intensity, Clean Energy would outdistance other alternative fuels, including electric vehicles, which are not excepted to hit that mark until 2045. Read more »