First Public CNG and LNG Station in Galicia

| Spain: Barcelona | Source: Naturgy

Naturgy GNC fuel stationSpanish energy company Naturgy and Vallibria Service Station SL, located in Vilalba (Lugo), have signed an agreement to open first public dual CNG and LNG gas refuelling station in Galicia. The refuelling station will have a 60 m3 LNG tank, one LNG pump and two CNG pumps that will allow both light and heavy vehicles to refuel. Read more »

IVECO Showcases Zero-oil Refrigeration Innovations at SITL 2019

| France: Trappes | Source: IVECO France and Transicold
IVECO at SITL

The 400-hp Stralis NP carrier: a 26-ton first-time Carrier Transicold Supra® CNG technology.

SITL, France’s major transport, logistics and supply chain solutions trade show, is home to the French Association for Natural Gas for Vehicles (AFGNV) this week. There is renewed interest in France in the use of natural and renewable gas for transportation and IVECO is displaying its related product at the AFGNV pavilion. Read more »

John Lewis Partnership to Switch HD Fleet to Biomethane by 2028

| United Kingdom: London | Source: John Lewis Partnership

John Lewis Waitrose Workshop HD vehiclesIn the UK, the John Lewis Partnership has declared its goal to reduce operational greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 at the latest, without purchasing offsets, in line with the pathway set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to limit global warming to 1.5C. Biomethane-powered trucks will are a significant component of the company’s sustainability strategy. Read more »

Canadian LNG Marine Jetty and Bunker Project Moves to Environmental Assessment Stage

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Wespac Midstream - Tilbury Pacific
Tilbury Marine Jetty, Delta - jetty layout Mar2019 - red line project boundary

Tilbury Marine Jetty Plan (red line is project boundary)

WesPac Midstream-Vancouver’s proposal to build the Tilbury Pacific LNG marine jetty on the Fraser River in Delta, B.C. reached a new milestone today with the filing of an application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate with the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) and the start of a new public consultation period. Read more »

Giessener Buses Use Only Renewable Natural Gas

| Germany: Giessen | Source: MIT.BUS

Mit.Bus MAN RNG bus in GiessenPublic transportation company MIT.BUS GmbH, located in Giessen in central Germany, has commissioned ten new vehicles powered by natural gas. All 54 vehicles in the MIT.BUS fleet now drive with environmentally friendly bio natural gas (RNG), thus ensuring cleaner air in the city. Read more »

New Flyer Unveils Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ Bus

| USA: St. Cloud MN | Source: New Flyer

New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE H2New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (together “New Flyer”), have unveiled the Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ fuel cell-electric heavy-duty transit bus. Both the forty-foot and sixty-foot model have successfully completed the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Model Bus Testing Program at Altoona, Pennsylvania. Read more »

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 »