Volkswagen Presents New Natural Gas System at Vienna Motor Symposium

| Austria: Vienna
Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion

Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion

Volkswagen will be enhancing its model range with the introduction of what it says is currently the world’s most cutting-edge natural gas drive, announced at the Vienna Motor Symposium (26 to 27 April). The technology meets the CO2 fleet emissions target of 95 g/km prescribed in the EU as of 2020. Read more »

Kenworth ZECT and HECT Technology at ACT Expo 2018

| USA: Long Beach CA
Kenworth T680 HECT at ACT Expo

Kenworth T680 HECT (Image: ACT Expo 2018)

Kenworth trucks incorporating the latest green emission technologies designed to help fleets and truck operators address requirements for emission reduction have been on display this week at Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California. Two special Kenworth T680 day cabs, the HECT (Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport) and the ZECT (Zero Emission Cargo Transport) attracted plenty of interest. Read more »

IGU, IOGP and IPIECA join Natural Gas Industry Leaders to Combat Methane Emissions

| Spain: Barcelona

IGU Logo (full)Leaders of global energy industry associations and natural gas industry leaders have focused on reducing methane emissions by the adoption of ‘Methane Guiding Principles’. IGU, IOGP and IPIECA became Associate Signatories to the guidelines, joining signatory companies BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Gazprom, Qatar Petroleum, Repsol, Statoil, Shell, Total, Wintershall and Woodside to encourage their application. Read more »

UK’s APC Makes £30M Funding Available to Reduce Transport Carbon Emissions

| United Kingdom: Coventry

Logo_APC UKThe Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Ltd (APC) has opened its 10th funding competition, APC 10, making up to £30M (USD 41M) available for the development of low carbon automotive technology in the UK. Included in the scope of technologies are ‘alternative propulsion systems’, ‘lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures’, and ‘energy storage and energy management’. Projects must be primarily applicable to the automotive industry. Read more »

WinGD Natural Gas Marine Technology Earns Emissions Reduction Award

| Switzerland: Winterthur

WinGD-wartsila dual-fuel engineWinGD took home the Marine Propulsion Emissions Reduction Award last week, in Amsterdam, during the Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference.  The Emissions Reduction Award is awarded for an innovation that can “demonstrate actual or potential reductions in emissions as a result of its implementation.” WinGD two-stroke 12-cylinder X92DF (dual-fuel) engines will power a series of nine 22,000 TEU containerships for CGA CGM. Read more »

Coalition says LNG Marine Fuel Uptake a Significant Decarboniser for Shipping Industry

| United Kingdom: London
AIDAprima 2017

SEA\LNG member Carnival Corp.’s LNG-fuelled AIDAprima

SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has expressed its support for the level of ambition outlined by the IMO’s Initial Strategy. It believes that the accelerated uptake of LNG as a marine fuel can play a significant role in the decarbonisation of the shipping sector while enabling it to comply with short-term regulatory demands of the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap. Read more »

New Pacific Northwest Alliance to Promote NG-Fuelled Transportation

| USA: Tacoma WA

Logo-nwactA group of Pacific Northwest businesses and nonprofits launched the Northwest Alliance for Clean Transportation on April 17. The Alliance is dedicated to helping the region reduce harmful pollutants and greenhouse emissions by encouraging use of natural gas vehicles. Alliance members include utilities Puget Sound Energy, NW Natural, Avista and FortisBC. They are joined by non-profits including Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities, American Biogas Council, and Natural Gas Vehicles for America. Read more »

Delhi’s Air Pollution Compels Early Intro of Bharat Stage VI Fuel

| India, Delhi

India - city pollution“BS-VI fuel will bring down sulphur level by 80 percent from current BSIV levels.” — Dharmendra Pradhan, Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister

India has decided to proactively advance the roll-out of BS-VI fuel in Delhi from April 2018, instead of April 2020 after taking stock of the alarming pollution situation in Delhi each winter. Given CNG already meets that requirement, there is likely to be a strong impetus for acquiring natural gas vehicles. Read more »

SoCalGas Assists Fleets to Fund New Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Trucks

| USA: Los Angeles CA

CWI-powered HD truck New Natural Gas trucks can reduce smog-forming emissions by 90 percent

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has assisted California fleets to get more drivers behind the wheel of new near-zero emissions heavy-duty natural gas trucks.  The effort is part of a $21 million Prop 1B incentive pool administered by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Read more »

Wärtsilä Introduces LNG-with-VOC Recovery for Cleaner Tankers

| Finland, Helsinki

Wartsila VOC Recovery SystemFinnish engineering group Wärtsilä will use ground-breaking technology for two new shuttle tankers being built for Singapore based AET Tankers at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. The system creates a fuel mix of LNG and recovered volatile organic compounds (VOC), the gas evaporating from the oil cargo tanks. Read more »