Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains to Start in Frankfurt in 2022

| France: Saint-Ouen and Germany: Höchst | Source: Alstom and Industriepark Höchst

Coradia_ilint_r._frampe-alstom_toyota_salzgitterRMV, the public transport network of the Frankfurt metropolitan area in Germany, through its subsidiary fahma (Vehicle Management Region Frankfurt RheinMain GmbH) recently issued a tender throughout Europe for 27 fuel cell trains. The tender has been awarded to French engineering company Alstom, manufacturer of hydrogen-fuelled trains. Read more »

Rebro Transport Adopts LNG for LHV Combinations in Northern Europe

| The Netherlands: Rucphen | Source: PitPoint B.V.

Rebro chooses Volvo FH LNG Trucks (2)Rebro Transport Service, from Rucphen in the southern Netherlands, has started using two Volvo LNG trucks. As one of the first transport companies in the Netherlands to focus on transport with an LHV combination, the company is determined to makes its transport service more sustainable through utilising Liquefied Natural Gas fuelled vehicles. Read more »

Blue Corridor Viability Researched in Brazil’s State of São Paulo

| Brazil: São Paulo | Source: FAPESP

The substitution of diesel oil by liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy duty transportation in outstate São Paulo in Brazil would make possible a significant reduction of fuel costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as other pollutants. This is the picture presented in a study by the FAPESP Shell Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI), in which four scenarios were analyzed. Read more »

Lima’s Vision for 2034 Includes Cleaner Air with NGVs

| Peru: Lima

Calidda vision of Lima in 2034A clear vision is an essential component of city planning, and for Lima, the capital city of Peru, this envisioning process is underway at present. What sort of city do Limeños want and expect fifteen years from now? Whenever considering city needs, one essential element must be included — transportation — and in Lima, natural gas fueled vehicles are seen to be very much part of its future. Read more »

Elenger’s LNG Bunkering Vessel Commences Construction in China

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Keel cutting for Elenger's LNG bunker vessel in ChinaThe Dutch shipbuilding company Damen has commenced construction of the body of Elenger’s LNG bunkering vessel with the keel laying ceremony at Yichang shipyard in China. The ship will be completed in one year and start operating in the Gulf of Finland in the second half of 2020. ‘Elenger’ is the new brand name for Eesti Gaas international operations in countries such as Finland and Latvia. Read more »

UPS to Cut 1 Million Metric Tons GHG with Huge Renewable Natural Gas Purchase

| USA: Atlanta GA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

UPS Natural Gas VehicleUPS has entered into an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest commitment for use of RNG to date by any company in the United States, with a range of 22.5 – 25 million gallon equivalents per year. Read more »

AMGN Implores Mexican Governments to Support Natural Gas Fuel to Reduce Air Pollution

| Mexico: Mexico City | Source: AMGN
Dirty air over Mexico City 2019

Image courtesy of CAMe

Last week in Mexico, the Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis (Comisión Ambiental de la Megalópolis – CAMe) declared in motion an extraordinary environmental contingency on May 14 due to the excessive fine particles existing in the air (PM2.5). A third of air pollution in the country is generated by the vehicle fleet, so cleaner fuels are required. The Mexican Association of Natural Gas (AMGN) is calling of governments in Mexico to promote widespread adoption of natural gas for cleaner transportation. Read more »

Alt-Fuels Mix Delivers 100% Compliance with Californian Low Carbon Fuel Standard

| USA: Sacramento CA | Source: California Air Resources Board

RNG Port Trucks (TTSI)New 2018 data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) indicates that the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) continues to drive production of a growing volume of cleaner transportation fuels for California consumers: to date almost 3.3 billion gallons of petroleum diesel have been displaced by clean, low-carbon alternatives which includes renewable natural gas (RNG). The 2018 data also shows fuel producers are in 100 percent compliance with the LCFS. Read more »

HAM Installs 3rd HAMikro RNG Refuelling Station in Lleida

| Spain: Lleida | Source: Grupo HAM

HAM Hamikro bio-cng station (2)HAM Group has designed, installed and commissioned its third HAMikro refueling station, which allows the refueling of biomethane (renewable natural gas) derived from the treatment of wastewater. The facility, owned by Aqualia, is located in the municipal water service facilities that the company has in Lleida, in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region. Read more »

London Chooses Hydrogen Double-Deckers for 2020

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Transport for London (plus comment)

Wrightbus Fuel Cell Electric busLondon is committed to addressing transport-related air pollution, hence a decision to engage with hydrogen. Transport for London, the local government body tasked with responsibility for the transport system in Greater London, will introduce the world’s first hydrogen double decker buses on three London bus routes next year. Read more »